[ROM] 19 Aug Gr5 XXKH3: MoDaCo Custom ROM for the Galaxy S II (stock-style/vanilla)

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By paulobrien, Senior Member on 12th August 2011, 04:03 PM
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I'm pleased to present my MoDaCo Custom for the Samsung Galaxy S II! READ THIS WHOLE POST BEFORE YOU START! No, really, it contains everything you need to know.

About MoDaCo Custom ROMs

MoDaCo Custom ROMs are based on official ROMs - either shipping or leaked. A MCR release is designed to feel as far as possible like a stock ROM, with optimisations, tweaks and complimentary additions that enhance the user experience. The aim of a MCR is to be ultra reliable for use on an everyday device.


In order to flash this ROM, you need ClockworkMod recovery installed. Once you have that, MCR is completely 'Odin Free' including the baseband flash. If you have yet to install ClockworkMod, you can find it (as part of CF-Root), in this topic.

The ROM is installed at your own risk. The ROM should be installed using ClockworkMod. A wipe IS mandatory, but if you do encounter issues, please wipe and try again before reporting them here.

Features Included (many optional)
  • Based on the XXKH3 release
  • Include a customised version of CF-Root
  • Packaged for ClockworkMod
  • Rebuilt using the MoDaCo MCR optimisation scripts
  • Full up to date Google experience + additional apps (including new look Market)
  • 'Stock Gingerbread' iconset
  • 'Stock Gingerbread' versions of almost every app available
  • HSPA icon differentiation ('H' icon when transferring data via HSPA)
  • Connected icon differentiation (green when connected to Google services)
  • 'CRT effect' on screen off
  • Camera without battery limitations
  • Ugly progress bar fix
  • su / Superuser.apk root
  • Busybox
  • Semi-transparent notification pull-down
  • Optional SIP over 3G
  • Modified build.prop to show full Market catalogue
  • sicopat's advanced power menu / battery percentage mod
  • Options to mute many of the annoying system sounds
  • Option to mute camera sounds
  • De-odex Browser lag fix (thanks brightidea!)
  • Bluetooth enhacements (thanks stevenz)
  • AppWidgetPicker
  • Additional application stores
  • Google Voice and Video talk
  • SIP calling over 3G
  • De-odexed
  • Many, MANY optional and additional apps in the kitchen
  • Much much much more!

Please see the post below this one for the changes in each release.


To install this ROM:
  • Download the zip file of your choice and copy to your SD card
  • Restart your device in recovery mode
  • Select the option to apply an update zip, and select the zip file you copied to your memory card
If you have problems with Market licencing, check your device date!

First boot may take a while - be patient while it carries out it's pre-dexopt. It's worth it!


Prebake download
  • Gr5 (default options - please view the kitchen to see what is selected by default) - DOWNLOAD - MD5: c8c8a4e2430aba95827695bca748c39a
  • Gr5 (vanilla edition - Samsung apps replaced by Google stock equivalents, most Samsung added apps removed) - DOWNLOAD - MD5: 575f9134a78e95de7a7f62292b283201
  • Gr5 BLN patch (apply to either of the above ROMs to add BLN compatability) - DOWNLOAD - MD5: 3797d788ae45a052517d53e7e4d2b291
Kitchen download
  • an online kitchen is also available in the MoDaCo topic for you to bake a Custom Custom ROM.

It's impossible to mention everyone who contributes to the Android community by name, but to everyone out there who does great work and shares it with us all - you have my gratitude and respect.

Future Updates - READ THIS!

By providing this ROM I am not implying in any way that future updates will follow. Due to limits on my time and the fact that I have a large number of devices for short periods of time, it isn't possible for me to continue providing ROM updates indefinitely. Please do not donate / sign up on the assumption that future releases will be available (I don't want you to be disappointed!).

And finally...

Details on how to donate should you wish to do so are in download topic at MoDaCo.


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12th August 2011, 04:04 PM |#2  
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19 Aug 19:30
  • Gr5 release
  • XXKH3 merge
  • Updated Google Music
19 Aug 09:30
  • Gr4 release
  • Relocated su binary (busybox conflict)
  • Fixed 5% step issue in sicopat inspired battery percentage mod
  • VoiceToGo APK fix
  • Added option for battery percentage mod with 3G SIP
  • Added auto EFS backup script
  • Added touch sensitivity mod by vitalij to MCK r4 kernel
  • MCK r4 now default (non BLN), BLN enabled version remains an option
16 Aug 17:00
  • Updated to MCK r3
  • Fixed init.d script running
16 Aug 09:30
  • Gr2 release
16 Aug 09:00
  • Added CSC regions
15 Aug 20:00
  • Updated to MoDaCo Custom Kernel r2 in BLN and no-BLN flavours
15 Aug 14:00
  • Added MoDaCo Custom Kernel r1 in BLN and no-BLN flavours
  • Added terminfo support to boot image (MCK only)
  • Added tmpfs Market download configuration (MCK only)
  • Added SIP XML in permissions directory (user request)
  • Added patched E-Mail APK (administrator removal) by gauner1986 (user request)
  • Added patched SQLIte library (sync removal) as discussed by ownhere (user request)
  • Added app_process smoothness patch by nikademus (user request)
  • Fixed 'CRT effect blockiness' issue
12 Aug 15:30
  • Modified build.prop to solve problem with apps not appearing in the Market (masquerade as Nexus S, option to revert)
  • Added Google Videos
  • Added sicopat's advanced power menu / battery percentage mod as an option
12 Aug 13:25
  • Added option to mute camera sounds
12 Aug 13:15
  • Added stock Gingerbread Email application
  • Updated kitchen text to note dependency on Social Hub for Samsung email application
12 Aug 11:40
12 Aug 10:00
  • Shell script fixes (thanks stevenz)
  • Bluetooth enhancement option (thanks stevenz)
  • AppWidgetPicker added (user request)
  • GetJar app added
11 Aug 16:10
  • Updated Google Talk to the latest release (with voice and video chat)
11 Aug 15:20
  • Corrected icon resource in stock Google Messaging APK
11 Aug 15:00
  • Added BLN compatible services / lights files from montymintypie - (requires you to flash a BLN compatible kernel and the BLN app)
11 Aug 14:50
  • Added stock Google Calendar option
11 Aug 14:15
  • Added sound options (boot, battery full, charger disconnect)
11 Aug 12:45
  • Initial Release
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12th August 2011, 04:06 PM |#3  
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Alright, first prebake is up, vanilla edition to follow!

Let me know your feature requests for Gr2... I know a BLN compatible kernel is right up there...

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12th August 2011, 04:09 PM |#4  
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Lordy lordy..... was wondering if you would grace the SGS2 threads, great work! Also great stuff on the Optimus 2X!
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12th August 2011, 04:18 PM |#6  
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Finally the master is here! It's been a long wait, but I'm sure it's worth it

One thing, if it isn't added already.. Is it possible to add Norwegian support for Swype?

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12th August 2011, 04:23 PM |#7  
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I'll check what languages are in there from stock...? If Norwegian isn't there I might be able to merge it in from another source...

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I've been waiting for this! thanks Paul
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As a previous customer, I wouldn't recommend donating. I did so when you brought out your custom kitchen for the Desire and at a time when it was still easily the best phone on the market, you chose to dump it and devote all your time to the ZTE Blade.

I'm sure you have to develop for multiple devices to maximise your profit, but doing so as widely as you did sacrificed quality and led to a multitude of frustrated members which you then attempted to pacify by promising updated releases which never materialised.

Hopefully this problem won't repeat itself here, but buyer beware nonetheless.
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