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16th April 2013, 11:50 PM   |  #1  
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This thread has been created strictly for
Questions & Troubleshooting

Specific for SLIM ROM JB



This thread has been created for people to share issues, questions and help
while using this version of SLIM ROM JB



PLEASE make sure to thank the developer for the dedication to this ROM


Please do not clutter the Development thread with non development-related chatter

See post two for FAQ
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17th April 2013, 12:40 AM   |  #2  
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Q Why a special Q&T Thread for a specific ROM??

A The bigger a ROM development thread gets, the greater the chance that posts are being placed in this thread that are not related to the ROM development itself, e.g. problems with flashing, installation, bugs, things not working etc. However this is understandable, it's not according to the guidelines of XDA for Development sections. Therefore the main goals of the ROM specific Q&T threads is to avoid this cluttering of the original develpment thread with these OT posts by redirecting the posters to the ROM specific Q&T thread and also to relieve the developer from answering these post, so he can dedicate his time to developing.

Q How to move my post to the Q&A/T thread?

A Copy the text of your post in the dev's thread, got to the Q&A/T thread and paste it there. After having done that, go back to the dev's thread, edit your post and change the text into: moved to Q&A/T thread, preferably accompanied with a link to this thread.

Q When I'm asked to move my post to the Q#A/T thread, do I have to do that?

A When you're asked to move your post, there will always be given an explanation by the OP of the Q&A/T, e.g. your post is not development related (f.i. SD card problems, etc), so please be so kind to move your post. If you want to help the dev to keep his original thread as clean as possible from OT posts, then the answer is, of course, YES. Although we cannot force you to move your post, it's highly recommended to do so

Q Where can I download this ROM and How do I install?

A You can find the link to download and installation instructions HERE. Pay close attention to this post, everything required for a successful flash is listed right here. If you fail to follow the instructions or meet the requirements for installation, you could run into some problems.

Q What are the known issues with these ROM's?

A Right now there doesn’t appear to be any specific issues with this ROM.

Q How’s battery life?

A see this question asked repeatedly across all ROMS. Honestly there is no way to give you an answer based on a ROM. There are too many variables in question and results vary from user to user and device to device. Battery life is going to depend on age and condition of your battery, your use habits with your device, installed apps, tweaks, settings, etc...

Q How do I...

A Ask your questions and report your issues in this thread. You will receive a response and hopefully get you back up and running this ROM to it's fullest
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17th April 2013, 04:22 PM   |  #3  
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Welcome post
Hi,

First of all welcome to this thread. I wanted to be the first poster in this Q&T thread, especially created and dedicated to my ROM thread, to show my appreciation to be able being a part of this.. I want to thank Kuzibri, and of course the entire Q&T Team (all of them are RC's), to make this possible.
Now a little word about the goal of this specific Q&T thread:
"goal of this specific thread is to clean up my development ROM thread with Off Topic posts. These kind of posts will ,with this especially created Q&T thread , redirected to this new Q&A/T thread. With Off Topic post we, Kuzibri and I, mean posts that are not directly ROM development related, e.g. I want to use ths ROM, how to install it or can I use this app with this ROM,etc. Kuzibri and I will be monitoring my ROM thread for these kind of posts and ask the poster kindly to move his post to this thread. We hope that after a certain amount of time this will be self-sustaining and becoming a normal thing to do.

Many thanks to Kuzibri and the entire Q&T team,
macs18max

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17th April 2013, 06:14 PM   |  #4  
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTION
What is Nand, Data2EXT or NativeSD?
Just a brief understanding of types of installation. During installation of rom has 3 options for setup. 1. NAND 2. DataOnExt 3. NativeSD
1. NAND. Installing everything (System and data) on Phone Memory. sd-ext(EXT4 partition) partition isn't used
2. DataOnEXT. Installing all system files on phone(NAND) and Installing all data files on sd-ext(EXT4 partition)
3. NativeSD. Installing everything(System and Data) on sd-ext(EXT4 partition)
Depending on this 3 type of installation we need to decide if we need a Ext4 partition, as Nand do not require SD-EXT, but data2ext and NativeSD reuire SD-ext partition


Main Steps in brief
A. HSPL
B. Latest Radio
C. Install Bootloader cLK or MAGLDR (Seperate instructions for cLK and MagLDR)
D. Selecting system size and Install Recovery Extended TWRP 2.5.0.5 (Seperate instructions for cLK and MagLDR)
E. Partition sdcard (only data2ext and NativeSD)
F. Install ROM.
G. NativeSD setup (Seperate instructions for cLK and MagLDR)
H. Default kernel and Mulitboot options (For NativeSD, Seperate instructions for cLK and MagLDR)


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Step A & B - HSPL, Radio
Install HSPL and the latest radio (probably most of you have done this, if not, search in Xda)
(It is recommended to task29 before flashing bootloader, but not necessary)


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Step C - Flashing Bootloader
Two type of Bootloader available for cLK or MAGLDR
First lets go to pro's and cons

Benifit MAGLDR over cLK
*Supports RMNET which is very stable data connection
*Support booting of WP7
*Boot a second faster than cLK
*NativeSD boot kernel don't occupy any space in Nand(Phone memory)

Benifit cLK over Magldr
*Support charging when device is OFF
*Behaves more like native android device, supporting fastboot and booting into recovery using ROM
*You can change system size by editing in settings, unlike Magldr we need to flash bootloader again.

Installation
Decide which Bootloader you want to flash: cLK or Magldr
Download Bootloader.zip and extract the content to a folder
Press and Hold volume down key and press switch on HD2. You will be booted into HSPL showing serial. Plug in the USB. HSPL will display USB
Run "LeoAdvancedRUU.exe" as administrator
Select "Regualr RUU (Task28) - recommended for flashing NBH with OS section
Select NBH file the bootloader you want (Selecting clk.nbh will flash cLK bootloader or magldr will flash MagLDR bootloader)
Click "Next" (This will flash bootloader, wait for it to finish and let it reboot)


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Step D - Flashing recovery and setting system partition
Understang of partitions: The Phones ROM has been partition into the following: Misc, Recovery, boot, system, cache, and data
Misc 1MB, boot 5MB and cache 5MB sizes are the same for most of ROM unless specified.
Recovery partition size depend on the Recovery we flash (For TWRP it is 9MB )
ROM develeper usually specifies the size of ROM, example system=300MB so we need to adjust system partition size accordingly.
The remaining space will be assigned to data automatically.
If you are planning to use data2ext, make system size 380MB as data partition isn't used, we can utilize everything for system.


For CLK
Boot into Mainmenu for bootloader by pressing and holding the back button when during boot.



Go to Settings>Resize partition and change size of system by adding and subracting values, commit changes and apply.
Also change the size of recovery partition to 9MB



Download Recovery.zip and extract to a folder. Plug in USB. Run file "fastbootflash.bat" Wait. It should take around 2 mins to flash.(There is no progress bar)



Reboot Clk and now we can boot into recovery by pressing and holding the back button when during boot, and choosing recovery.



For Magldr

Download Recovery.zip and extract to a folder. Open File "flash.cfg"
Change the partition size for system. for example if you want to change system partition to 300MB, change the following: system ya 300M
and save changes to flash.cfg



Boot into Mainmenu for bootloader by pressing and holding the power (disconnect) button when during boot.
Choose "USB flasher" in menu. Connect usb cable. Run "DAF.exe" as administrator and follow instructions. It will flash recovery and reboot.
During reboot hold power button and boot in MAGLDR main menu. Choose "AD Recovery"


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Step E - Partitioning SD card
Partitioning SD card with ext4 (only required for data2ext and nativesd, this step is not needed for nand type installations)
Once booted in recovery, go to "advance" > "partition SD card" > and choose size for sd-ext partition by moving the slider.
And "swipe to partition" will start creating and formatting partitions


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Step F - Installating ROM
TWRP can mount sdcard as USB Mass Storage by choosing Mount>Mount USB Storage.
Copy the installation ROM Zip file to sdcard. Safely remove device in Windows and Unmount from TWRP recovery
In TWRP main menu click install and choose installation zip file and swipe to install.


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Step G - NativeSD Boot
When we installed NativeSD, the Bootloader doesn't know how to boot it. On power on it will still boot the Nand ROM. So we need to make the bootloader boot nativesd rom. Heres how


For cLK

If we have installed a NativeSD ROM, we need create seperate boot partition for storing the NativeSD kernel. in clk we can add 4 more secandary boot partitons. sboot, tboot, vboot and wboot (Offcource this comprimises nand space). To add/remove secandary partition go to clk settings



Now we can flash NativeSD kernel on Sboot. 3ways of doing this. I have already included an option in aroma installer to flash sboot whilst installing rom. However if you are on other rom, you will need to flash sboot2.zip (search in xda) or you can goto twrp recovery>advance>native manager choose your secandary boot and rom.


For Magldr

For Magldr is rather simple. We don't need to add secandary boot partiton for nativesd. Just show the location of the kernel on sdcard.
Goto Magldr main menu. now select Services>BootSettings>AD SD Dir and choose the NativeSD folder on sdcard.


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Step H - Default kernel and Mulitboot options
Now that we have STEP G, I will try to explain about Default kernel and Mulitboot options.
When to bootloader boots into ROM we need to tell the bootloader which ROM we need to boot into, this is done by choosing default kernel
When We enable ShowMultiboot the bootloader will ask the user to choose the ROM that need to be booted into. (Clk will wait for 5seconds for user input and then will boot in defualt kernel whereas Magldr will wait forever until user choose the ROM)

Scenario:
User A: I want my HD2 to directly boot into Nand(or Data2ext) ROM when I switchON my hd2
User B: I want my HD2 to directly boot into NativeSD ROM when I switch ON my hd2
User C: I want my HD2 to ask me which ROM should I boot, when I power up my HD2 and I will choose everytime which ROM to boot


User A and B wants to directly boot into their ROM type without asking (so they need to disable ShowMultiboot) but User A need to set Default kernel as NAND and User B has to set default kernel to NativeSD
UserC has to enable show multiboot.. Below are steps how to achieve this


For cLK

Boot into Clk, Go to settings
You will see set default kernel. If you choose Nand it will boot into Nand(or Data2ext) ROM. (UserA should do this)
If you choose sboot(or on of the secandary) it will boot into NativeSD ROM. (UserB should do this)

If you enable show multiboot it will wait on the clk boot menu for 5 seconds. If you don't choose within 5 secs, it will boot to the default kernel selected (UserC should do this)




For MagLDR

Boot in MagLDR main menu.
We can set default kernel by going to Services>BootSettings>BootSource.
Choosing Boot from NAND will automatically boot into Nand or Data2ext everytime we switch on HD2 (UserA should do this)
Choosing Boot from SD will boot into NativeSD automatically, without asking, everytime we switch ON HD2 (UserB should do this)

We can enable show multiboot by going to Services>BootSettings>Always Menu. . Choosing Green-Yes will activate Show Multiboot(UserC should do this)



I hope I haven't made this guide complicated.
If you found this installation instruction usefull. HIT THANKS BUTTON BELOW
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1st June 2013, 09:53 PM   |  #5  
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Goal of this specific Q&A/T thread for SLIM ROM JB
Hi my dear followers of this ROM,

As an addition to the post of macs18max in the third post, I will explain further the goal of this specific thread created for this ROM with the permission of the Developer of this ROM:

This is a statement made in the Q&A/T template thread:

"While our forum has slowly been morphing, the one area we would like to keep original is Development

The goal is to alleviate the OT banter that occurs within any rom. While the XDA forum continues to grow, we need to help users work within the guidelines created by XDA. Over the last couple of years the average rom being created, has become a free for all chat thread. There tends to be much infighting and mod/developer cleaning.

The idea of this template is to create a Questions and Answers for each rom. This is in no way asking for Development to be moved here, rather any and all conversation that is non Development related to your conjoined Q&A."

This means that non-development related posts, should be posted - with the permission of the Dev - in this thread. What are the most common Off Topic posts, that should be posted in this Q&A/T thread?
1. Battery life related posts
2. Will this app work with this ROM
3. SD Card related problems
4. How do I dowmload and install this ROM, etc

Hope to have given you enough information,

kindest regards, Kuzibri
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1st June 2013, 10:41 PM   |  #6  
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Is there a reason why should I replace my CWM 5.0.2.6. with 4ext recovery? I mean,is it better, does it have more options, is it more stable...?I'm asking this cause 4ext was recommended here as recovery type.
Will the flashing of 4ext wipe my rom and everything? I never flashed another recovery but cwm,and that was way back when my phone was still running WM.
Sorry for asking this here,but like I said ,only cause 4ext was mentioned here.
Thanks.

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I've just seen this: "Select the size of for 1st partition (Choose greater than 1024MB) (This will be the size of data partition)"

I have one 4ext 1024mb partition and everything is working fine, except some FC in trebuchet.

Is there a reason I should increase my partition to 2gb?
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Originally Posted by Lincoln357

Is there a reason why should I replace my CWM 5.0.2.6. with 4ext recovery? I mean,is it better, does it have more options, is it more stable...?I'm asking this cause 4ext was recommended here as recovery type.
Will the flashing of 4ext wipe my rom and everything? I never flashed another recovery but cwm,and that was way back when my phone was still running WM.
Sorry for asking this here,but like I said ,only cause 4ext was mentioned here.
Thanks.

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Hi Lincoln357, I think you should try another recovery, you might then be able to boot a pixeldroid rom, just a thought.

That said, I had trouble with this ROM on nativeSD booting from wm6.5.
I first tried launcher2 from aroma, after booting and at end of setup i had setup not responding (wait/force close) and could not get to launcher (home button pressed). After reboot it hung on slim bootscreen.
Fresh install same sdcard, and it hung on slim bootscreen. (note sdcard was previously formatted with gparted)
Fresh install new sdcard, chose nova, same problem with setup and couldn't get to launcher. (formatted with minitool)
Fresh install, same new sdcard, formatted sdext with recovery (4ext sd version edited by Xylograph, never given me problems before) and finally got it to go to launcher. Phew
So a combination of sdcard and formatting got me there. It is odd how some roms are sensitive to these things

Lastly, I think the same problem with tytung's aroma script with ppp is occurring here. If you leave rmnet as default (booting from wm6.5), there is no data. you must choose ppp to get data despite there being a checksys.sh and lines in updater.script which should force ppp install for haret booting.

Anyway, its great to see Slim ROM back on our hd2, it seems really fast.
Excellent job max18mac and thanks for your continuing support for our hd2
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2nd June 2013, 01:12 AM   |  #9  
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Hi my friends,

It/s vey nice to see, that when a Dev's Rom and the accompanying Q&A/T thread for this ROM are released on the same day, posters will make directly more use of this Q&A/T thread. Totally different from starting a Q&A/T thread for an already existing ROM!! Thanks very much for posting here and hoping that this thread will become very soon self-sustaining without our interference on the Dev's thread to move posts to this thread!!! Again, thank you very much, really appreciate this!!!!!

kindest regards, Kuzibri
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2nd June 2013, 01:46 AM   |  #10  
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Hi Lincoln357, I think you should try another recovery, you might then be able to boot a pixeldroid rom, just a thought.

That said, I had trouble with this ROM on nativeSD booting from wm6.5.
I first tried launcher2 from aroma, after booting and at end of setup i had setup not responding (wait/force close) and could not get to launcher (home button pressed). After reboot it hung on slim bootscreen.
Fresh install same sdcard, and it hung on slim bootscreen. (note sdcard was previously formatted with gparted)
Fresh install new sdcard, chose nova, same problem with setup and couldn't get to launcher. (formatted with minitool)
Fresh install, same new sdcard, formatted sdext with recovery (4ext sd version edited by Xylograph, never given me problems before) and finally got it to go to launcher. Phew
So a combination of sdcard and formatting got me there. It is odd how some roms are sensitive to these things

Lastly, I think the same problem with tytung's aroma script with ppp is occurring here. If you leave rmnet as default (booting from wm6.5), there is no data. you must choose ppp to get data despite there being a checksys.sh and lines in updater.script which should force ppp install for haret booting.

Anyway, its great to see Slim ROM back on our hd2, it seems really fast.
Excellent job max18mac and thanks for your continuing support for our hd2

Maybe not a place for this question,but how do I get 4ext recovery?Just flash it from usb flasher option described by macs18max?Will it wipe my current rom?Like I said,I've been using only cwm since I switched from wm to android (wm was only a day on my hd2 )
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