[ROM][4.2.2][AOKP/CM/PA] GT-I9100 Vanilla RootBox [04/08][v4.2][DEVELOPMENT THREAD]

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Vanilla RootBox is built straight from RootBox sources and always carries a very light installation with no extra/useless apps. This means, you can enjoy a pure Android experience combined with AOKP/CM/PA features. Every RootBox releases are stable and always up to the challenge for a daily usage. If you're wondering how this ROM differs from any other AOKP roms out there, I only have one thing to say: Try it yourself and choose the one that meets your requirements.


Built from RootBox Sources

For a complete list of all Features in RootBox, visit the following link:
Complete Feature List

AOKP Features

Hybrid Settings

Per App DPI
Per App Colors (Statusbar, Icons, NavBar)
Per App UI (Phone, Tablet, Phablet)
Per App Expanded Mode (FullScreen)
NavBar Height

General Settings

Home button call answer (Accessibility Option)
Variable Lockscreen Pattern size (CM)
Quiet Hours (CM)
Power Sounds (CM)
Camera Shutter sound
Permissions (AOKP)
Profiles (CM)
Update Center – OTA Updates through GOO Manager


Save pictures to external memory
Timer Shutter
Voice Shutter
Power Shutter
Picture Size
Focus Mode
Color Effects
White Balance
ISO Settings
Scenery Settings
Smart Shutter
Store Location (GPS)
Burst Shots


Clock: Increasing Alarm
Clock: Flip/Shake – Snooze or Dismiss
Clock: Disable Alarm Icon on Statusbar


Easy selector
Privacy Mode
Quick Message
Wake and Unlock
Strip Unicode
Emoji support
Direct Call
Message font size
Text area size


Noise supressiony, Off)
Flip Actions
Phone: Advance Phone Settings (Vibrate on Answer, Every 45 Seconds, On Hangup and On Call Waiting)
Rejected calls as missed
Voicemail can be cleared in notification

RootBox Settings

General UI

Pie (Paranoid Android)
Low Battery Warning (Pop-up & Sound, Pop-up only, Sound only, Off)
Expanded Desktop


Disable Fullscreen Keyboard (Landscape mode)
Auto keyboard rotation
Option to control cursor in text fields using volume keys


Lockscreen See Through
Lockscreen Background
Screen Security Features (Unlock options: Quick Unlock, Delay Screen Lock, Menu Unlock, Home Unlock)

Statusbar and Notification Drawer

Breathing SMS
Breathing Missed Call
Display Connected WiFi Network beside Carrier Label
Notification Drawer Shortcuts
Notifications Behaviour (Always Expand, Never Expand, Normal, Old Style)
Notification icon opacity
Power Widget (CM)


cLock (Chronus)


Option to disable sound when adjusting volume
Launch Music app on Headset connection
Swap Volume Buttons on Rotation

Hardware Keys

Hardware Keys Remapping
Lockscreen Hardware Keys Remapping

Recommended Installation Steps

Coming from another Custom ROM:

1. Wipe Data/Factory Reset (This does not affect your Internal/External storage)

2. Flash RootBox zip

3. Flash JB GAPPS

4. Wipe Dalvik Cache

5. Reboot

Coming from Stock Samsung ROM:

1. Root Phone - Get CWM Recovery (Refer to How to root your Samsung Galaxy S2)

2. Wipe Data/Factory Reset (This does not affect your Internal/External storage)

3. Flash RootBox zip

4. Flash JB GAPPS

5. Wipe Dalvik Cache

6. Reboot

How to upgrade RootBox versions:

1. Download RootBox update

2. Flash RootBox update

3. Wipe Cache (Optional)

4. Wipe Dalvik Cache (Optional)

5. Reboot

RootBox Sources

Kernel Sources

CyanogenMod Samsung SMDK4210


Official Downloads

Mirror 1

Mirror 2

Google Apps

Quick Tip: To avoid bad flashes and unexpected surprises, make sure you check the md5sum of the downloaded zip file against the one displayed on Goo or Androtransfer.

All Private Messages sent to me for support will be ignored. I do not have the time to go through all the PMs I receive on a daily basis.

New Rules:
*Read Support Thread (At least the first page and the last few pages)
*Read Support Thread once again to make sure you haven't missed anything
*Got a question? Search in this thread or Search in the Support Thread using the search function available in each thread.
*Questions related to: Kernel, Battery, Apps, Themes, Features etc.. should be asked in the SUPPORT THREAD.
*If you don't follow the rules, you will be reported to a moderator. (You have been warned)

For any DEVELOPMENT related question, you can ask them here

Non-development | Discussion | Support

This is a development thread only. For Discussion, Support and Non-development posts: Use the Support Thread! You have been warned.

RootBox Support Thread


**Due to thread size limit restrictions, only the latest version's changelog will be displayed.
If you wish to have changelogs from previous versions, you can find them at the following link:

RootBox Changelogs

RootBox Nightlies Changelogs

Changelogs are now integrated with the ROM itself:

- At the root of ROM zip file (changelog.txt)
- Goo Manager app (View Changelog section of the zip file)
- website (Drag mouse over the zip file and click "view file changelog")


* Check Support Thread for Known Issues


If you want to donate, feel free to do so but I'm not a big fan of donations. I put this up because I've been getting too many PM asking for my paypal account.

Credits/Thanks To:
* Teamhacksung
* The CyanogenMod Project
* Paranoid Android
* DaXmax
* Rodries
* Pier
* BigDenn - Logo, bootanimation and wallpapers


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Contribute to RootBox

Those interested in making wallpapers and bootanimation for RootBox, send an email to [email protected] with the following:

  • Name
  • Email

  • Attach wallpaper in email
  • Two sizes are required: HDPI and XHDPI

I'll review them and add the wallpapers in the next release. I will also choose the best one as the default wallpaper for official releases.

  • Attach bootanimation or paste download link in the email.
  • Two sizes are required: HDPI and XHDPI

Wallpaper Resolution
  • HDPI: 960 x 800
  • XHDPI: 1440 x 1280

You can also contribute by creating icons for settings. Use proper sizes and always include compatibility for HDPI and XHDPI.

The reason behind this is very simple. I'm always busy and I've neglected the visual aspect of RootBox for a while now. It's time to polish it with new visuals!

How to Build RootBox from Source

Getting started

I will assume that you have some kind of knowledge with Linux and how to use a terminal. I will also assume that you have already setup all the android building requirements. First, you must create your working folder and initialize a repository with RootBox sources. The following steps will guide you in creating this working folder where you will be able to build RootBox.

You should now open a terminal (By default you should be in your home folder: /home/yourusername/)

Step 1: Let's create a folder in your home directory named RootBox. This will be referred as your working folder.

~$ mkdir RootBox

Step 2: Let's change our directory to the new RootBox folder we just created.

~$ cd RootBox

Step 3: Now that we are in our working folder (RootBox), we will initialize our RootBox repository by entering the following command:

~$ repo init -u git:// -b jb-mr1

Step 4: It's now time to sync RootBox sources which could vary from a few minutes to a few hours depending on your internet connection.

~$ repo sync

Building Vanilla RootBox

Now that you have synced the sources, you're ready to build RootBox.

You can run the following build script:

~$ . -device- -sync- -thread- -clean-
  • Device: Choose between the following supported devices: i9100, i9100g, i9300, d2att, d2tmo, d2vzw, mako and grouper.
  • Sync: Will sync latest RootBox sources before building
  • Threads: Allows to choose a number of threads for syncing and building operation.
  • Clean: Will remove the entire out folder and start a clean build. (Use this at your discretion)


1) Sync sources and Build RootBox for GT-I9100 with 12 threads

~$ . i9100 sync 12
2) Don't sync sources, clean out folder and build RootBox for GT-I9300 with 6 threads

~$ . i9300 nosync 6 clean
3) Don't sync sources, clean out folder and build RootBox for SGH-I747 with 4 threads

~$ . d2att nosync 4 clean
4) Sync sources, clean out folder and build RootBox for Nexus 4 with 5 threads

~$ . mako sync 5 clean
This script will make a signed flashable zip file located in out/target/product/-device-/RootBox-JB-(Device)-Nightly-(Date).zip

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Good job! Looks simple and nice. Thank you for the rom.
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Awesome. Now I have something to play with during work. Good job.
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Nice job, mate! Now it's time to build your own kernel, I think.
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