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If any one is interested, i know a couple of you may be very intersted !!

I found this link someone posted on need rom, from 4PDA site, for the s650, these roms are custom based from CN roms which include MIUI , LEWA and AOSP !!

EDIT 10 / 5 / 14: New roms have been added and updates to LEWA and MIUI, also a couple of ROW based roms in there too !!

EDIT 15 / 5 / 14: All roms confirmed to be working fully with dual sim !!


All seem to be good and working , i am still testing and have got stuck on AOSP, I love it !! It is smooth and fast,and for first release on all these roms extremely good with a very promising future !!!!

They are all in development stage still but, in particular the AOSP is particularly stable, the only fault seems to be notification light not working for missed calls and messages !!! MINIMAL PROBLEM !!!

If only i could join these forums to thank the guys for their hard work !!
Problem is the verification code to join, needs to be in Russian, so i can't !!!

Here is the link, ENJOY !!!!!

ALL LINKS FOR ROMS ARE OPEN TO GUEST USERS !!

http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=567114




So far my impression of the AOSP is very good, the only slightly annoying thing is that after a long call the screen does not wake automatically, you must press the power button, otherwise really good !!!!

Just started testing LEWA and so far looks good, a couple of things to note:
After first boot leave it to settle for a few minutes and then reboot, if you don't a lot of the toggles in settings do not work !!!

Dual sim settings in main setting menu do not seem to work, i tried the sim in both sim 1 and sim 2 slots and they work as they should but i don't know about 2 sims together !!
(TESTER NEEDED FOR THIS )

Will continue testing and move on to MIUI later , so more posts / issues and request for testers on dual sim use will follow !!

OK, so apart from the already mentioned issue with dual sim management, the LEWA rom is actually very good, everything seems to work and the interface is very clean and easy to use, with smooth graphics !

The MIUI rom also has the issue with dual sim management, it is not obvious if it works or not, the feature in settings only shows the card in use
( TESTER NEEDED TO TRY 2 SIMS ), otherwise works very well, the things i don't like so much are, trying to figure out the root manager ( seems to be on all MIUI roms ) and the annoying WI-FI only pop up everytime you try to download or if it thinks it is too big for data, which happens to be everything over about 2 mb !!!

The AOSP rom, seems to be working great except for notification LED not working and poor battery life, it seems that the dual sim function is OK, the warning is in notification drawer that no sim in slot 2 and each slot works individually ( TESTER NEEDED FOR 2 SIMS TOGETHER ) i am really hoping battery life will be fixed somewhere in development but it does seem to be a problem with AOSP roms specifically , so i am not optimistic !!
The AOSP is exactly as expected, pure android look and feel, very fast, light on the system and without all the overwhelming features of some roms, i do like it but battery drain is a real minus for me !!!

If you like MIUI roms and are used to the features, it is great if not i would try the LEWA rom for something similar to VIBEUI !! Go with the AOSP if you want simple, stock android, light on the system and very easy to use !!!
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thanks for the info. I do not have a backup phone so please let us know if dual sim is functional for the AOSP. I really hate the default ROW ROM.
 

Phone Model: Lenovo S650
MOD Version: Lenovo S650 VibeUI / Andorid 4.4.2
Recovery Image: TWRP
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Tablet Model: HP TouchPad 32Gb/WiFi
MOD Version: [4.2] [CM10.1] [Experimental Preview by Jcsullins]
Recovery Image: TWRP
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It appears to be, the warning is there to the tell me that no card is insim2 slot and both slots work separately , I just have not tried both together !!! Worst case is going back to ROW if it doesn't work, bear in mind these are only first release customs so they should become more functional with development !!

The downside with AOSP is battery life, seems to drain twice as fast but seems to be a typical AOSP thing !!!
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It appears to be, the warning is there to the tell me that no card is insim2 slot and both slots work separately , I just have not tried both together !!! Worst case is going back to ROW if it doesn't work, bear in mind these are only first release customs so they should become more functional with development !!

The downside with AOSP is battery life, seems to drain twice as fast but seems to be a typical AOSP thing !!!
Batter battery drain is a show stopper for me. My current Rom is fine with battery. I just want to run plain vanilla ROM. My gf doesn't need the extra crap they installed. I wish there was a Linux or Mac way of rooting. I don't run Windows, but if I have to dual boot, I guess I don't have a choice.
 

Phone Model: Lenovo S650
MOD Version: Lenovo S650 VibeUI / Andorid 4.4.2
Recovery Image: TWRP
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Tablet Model: HP TouchPad 32Gb/WiFi
MOD Version: [4.2] [CM10.1] [Experimental Preview by Jcsullins]
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If there is flash tool for mac or linux you can actually load TWRP using flash tool and root through TWRP !??

Just make sure if you are with ROW download ROW recovery and CN for CN roms !!

Once you have chosen the scatter file in flash tool, tick DA DL ALL box at the top !
Click on the RECOVERY line, this will open up a window so that you can choose which recovery.

Choose the TWRP recovery you downloaded and then proceed with the flash procedure as normal.

Once finished reboot the phone.

Now power down

Now power on holding volume up and down together, release power button only on vibrate, this will boot recovery

You should see TWRP reovery, go to wipes / advanced wipe wipe cache and dalvik

Now go back to main menu and choose reboot, you should see a prompt that SUPERUSER IS NOT INSTALLED, JUST SLIDE THE BAR TO INSTALL

Now once the phone is rebooted you will see superuser icon on screen, click it and it will tell you to update, easiest is via play store ( make sure you added account ) , it will tell you upgrade success and tell you to update binary, do this too and now you are rooted
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Awesome, hope the will be more progress on the AOSP rom.
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Yeah, me too, i have been using it for a couple of days and it really is good, the battery does even out a bit after a couple of charges but not nearly as good as the battery life on stock Jelly bean rom, getting about 15-20%% less life !!

I have mentioned somewhere before that during 6 hours intense use on internet, testing GPS, bluetooth and downloading 2 rom zip files at 600mb each, on stock 4.2.2 rom still had about 50% left on battery but on this AOSP rom during exactly the same use it went down to 31% !!
 
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Waiting for a 4.4.2 AOSP

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The 4.4.2. stock rom is still in development, so my guess is they are waiting for a more stable version to use for custom, it does take time and i honestly think there will be something by about July / August, provided everything goes well !!
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Everything stable and working fine after a week using 1417 dev

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