At least in its earliest versions, this ROM is not guaranteed to be perfectly stable, so I'm prepared to listen to bug reports and suggestions, as long as they're made in an organized way.
Read the FAQ below to learn how you can involve in the Redux project.
Q: I've installed it, what now?
A: Enjoy your Desire. Redux comes fully equipped and most usual tasks can be accomplished with the stock apps and settings. Google applications such as Gmail, Maps or Youtube are included as well.
Q: Is this compatible with Oxygen's HBOOT partitioning scheme?
A: Yes, since v1.0.0-RC4 Redux is compatible with such a small /system partition. While you shouldn't encounter issues, such an exotic partitioning scheme is not supported by the Redux team.
Q: I thought this ROM had A2SD. Why isn't there enough space on my phone?
A: Apps are being moved to the ext partition on the card but dalvik-cache is eating up a lot of space. If you can't live with this, download the 'apps_dalvik2ext' script from the add-ons section in the first post. Flash that like a regular update .zip (warning: the .zip isn't signed) and you should have more space on your /data partition.
Q: What's with all those kernels available as add-ons?
A: Those are the official Redux kernels. The Redux-SVS_BFS.zip
is the stock 18.104.22.168 Redux kernel, used until v1.1.1. The ULV add-on isn't a standalone kernel, but just a script which lowers the voltages fed to the CPU. Since not many phones can handle these low voltages, this add-on may cause severe instability problems for many Desires. This means we won't offer any support for problems occuring with lowered voltages.
Q: What about those test builds?
A: Once in a while the first post will contain links to test builds (snapshot builds or release candidates). Those are a glimpse of what's to come in future versions of Redux but aren't fully supported. Altough they're pretty stable in general, these test builds may still have issues. Providing feedback on them will ensure the quality of the final release.
Q: Will this feature be included in the next release? Please!
A: Best thing to do is ask in the forum. Most eye-candy, bragging features won't be included, Redux is not a sole demonstration of how mancy bounce effects you can have in Android. Features that will be considered useful will however be implemented sooner or later.
Q: How can I build redux from the source?
A: Since the source code is entirely hosted at Github
, you can download the source code and then compile it for yourself (text in square brackets is optional):
repo init -u git://github.com/Redux/android_manifest.git
repo sync -j 8
make redux RX_KERNEL=true [THEMED=true]
Q: What can I do to help? Can I join the team?
A: You can improve Redux at any time. You can help with translations or code improvements at Redux's Github
, using pull requests, reporting problems with Redux in this thread or helping out new users.
Q: Where's the donate button?
A: Nowhere. Redux isn't built for money, nor is it a very big project. If you'd like to offer support for the team, please help with finding and fixing problems, translating Redux or help new users. Let the community be what money can't be.
Full changelog available here