As you know, you can customize the ROM at will, add themes, mods, batteries, kernels and so on.
You will find all options offered by our Kitchen detailed below, in order to easily make your selections or to test new mods.
In addition we will avoid a lot of questions that come up very often, as "for what is this mod?" "What is the most suitable kernel?", etc.
1 - What is a Kitchen ?
There are no silly questions! Yes what is a kitchen? Again we talk in our language, a Kitchen is a kind of "plus" added to a rom.
Numerous ROMs do not offer this option, which means that you do not have the opportunity to choose a different kernel, or a different modem, or different themes, if wished you need to separately flash dozens of zip.
Thus this is a huge advantage for a ROM to have its own kitchen, a bit like if you were going shopping, you can choose whatever you want to include in your rom.
Firstly You will load the ROM and the Kitchen on your sd card, (do not unzip the files).
Once you have installed your rom, (flash the appropriate zip file), restart your phone then in a second time flash the Kitchen.
It will allow you to customize the ROM to your own taste, by adding dozens of very different and varied options.
You can come back whenever you want, (flash the Kitchen again and again), try other options, try other mods, back up your previous choices, in short, a valuable tool.
2 - I just flashed my kitchen, how to determine my choices ?
Once the kitchen being flashed, a home screen will be displayed, press "Next" then press the "CriskeloROM SIII Kitchen" icon.
First choose which theme you prefer to adopt:
- el liberator Wall Blue Theme
(see pictures in post 1)
- Syps Theme
(see pictures in post 1)
- Or the Stock Theme
(corresponding to an official ROM without any visual customization
On next step you will choose the options and addons that are offered for each theme, however I advise you to try both in order to get an idea.
Now select the contacts and the dial pad:
- For el liberator Wall Blue Theme:
- For Syps Theme:
- or semi-transparent
Now choose your battery mods!
Batteries mods available for el liberator Wall Blue Theme:
Batteries mods available for Syps Theme:
Now choose your toggles:
The "Toggles" are the shortcuts available in the scrolldown menu, wifi, bluetooth etc., you can choose those that suit you best:
For el liberator Wall Blue Theme:
For Syps Theme:
Now choose your mods!
You want sound at phone startup and when using the camera? If you select "yes" it will be activated, if you select no, these sounds will be disabled.
This is a Mod that will significantly amplify your volume (boost your sound). Select yes or no, (Watch out for sensitive ears with headphones)
CRT ON OFF
CRT is the cathode-ray tube effect, (like for cut-off on old televisions) you will see a small line when your screen turns to sleep mode. Select yes or no.
This mod allows you while listening music, (although the screen is off), to scroll through the songs with the + / - volume button. Select yes or no.
This is a modified camera, for example:
Take photo by pressing AND holding POWER-KEY until you feel the vibration, then release button. Unfortunately the Power-menu apears but photo is saved.
BURST shot mode (continious 20 pics AND Best photo) by only pressing “Menu” button (capacitive button) once
Start Video-recording with Vol.UP (or virtual key) and Pause Video recording with Vol. Down AND RESUME video with vol. UP again. Finally STOP recording by pressing the virtual key.
Many thanks to hyperX-!
See all details in his thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1691145
Select the applications you want to add to the ROM, as for exampe a different launcher like Nova or Apex, or add Flipboard, or Svoice etc. Select the desired applications.
But how to choose a Kernel!
A big thanks to Sad56, our Kernels specialist, for this detailed descriptive:
Summary and help to choose "YOUR" Kernel available via the ROM Kitchen:
We are talking about using the Android stock kernel. With Android many tools allow to modify certain parameters of the kernel and to use it for functions other than those for which it was created, (eg a kernel dedicated to battery life would become a kernel for best performance).
The kitchen offers 3 types of Kernels:
The stock kernel offers an excellent stability and honorable performances. Battery life will not be better than satisfactory.
The modifiable kernel by excellence, everything is customizable: Sound, Display, Overclock, Undervolt, CPU, GPU etc. via Stweaks (integrated in the kernel)
If you want to configure your kernel as you please, take that one.
Also very customizable but in a lesser extent, it will allow you to control CPU, GPU, (no overclock), to activate scripts etc., thanks to its dedicated application.
Optimized for a foolproof fluidity.
Control your cores one by one via
(Watch out, each phone responds differently to Undervolt. Freeze, Sod are in no way linked to the ROM)
This is the intermediate version of the Phenomenal kernels. Targets are autonomy and performance.
Nothing more, nothing less, it is intended to be used as is.
Optimized for stability and autonomy. Less aggressive than the Phenomenal, (therefore sucseptible to be better tolerated), however it incorporates more tweaks concerning governators, scripts etc.
Choose a modem?
We advise you to flash the modem that corresponds to the ROM, we are in LG8 base, so prefer the LG8 modem by default. It is always recommended to use the modem matching the rom!
However, you find that to get the network is not sufficiently satisfactory? In such a case, test your usual area modem or another one and you will see over time which one suits you best! You can try them all.
3 -Backup your choices
It's almost finished, a window will now ask you if you want to save your choice for next time, say yes, your choices will be saved on your SD card, and when you will return to the kitchen, (do not forget that you can return as many times as you like and test what you want), you will only need to change the new options you want to try.
Now press Install now, Next, Finish. Hey presto, the flash of all the options that you selected starts alone, the telephone restarts, your very own kitchen is operational.
When you want to change options, use recovery executer, (in Settings / rom mods), you will see how to use it on this post
select "flash file", select the kitchen and presto, you're there!
****Note, thank you to Sad56
for the kernels, thank you to DanBert
for the English translation
****If you want to use el liberator theme, you will see the entire theme on this thread
****Another theme is available for Criskelo Rom, Deep Blue ,thanks to Virnik0, you will find it on this thread