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By zephiK, Inactive Recognized Developer on 6th April 2015, 06:26 AM
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Chroma is a lightweight AOSP ROM focused on battery, performance and stability.
The philosophy of Chroma is to stay relatively close to Google's stock Lollipop with the additions of essential features that should have been included with stock Lollipop.

Features:

Franco Kernel
Layers 2.1 support
Silent mode (Settings > Sound & notifications > Interruptions)
Native LED notifications (solid, limited to RGB colors)

Status Bar Customization:
Battery Style (Icon Portrait/Landscape, Circle, Text, Hide) and Battery Percentage
Clock & Date (Show/Hide, Color, Alignment, AM/PM, Show/Hide Date, Date Style, Date Format)
Brightness Control (long press status bar to change brightness)
Double-tap status bar to turn screen off
Show/hide notification count
Quick pull-down on left/right side to pull down tiles
Network traffic
Pressing on clock or date on status bar opens up Clock, Calendar
Tile customizations (LTE, screenshot, sync, heads up, expanded desktop, and more)
Status bar weather
Enlarge 1st row, show 4 tiles per row, show/hide brightness slider
Heads up notifications
Show/hide brightness slider
Advanced location tile

Navigation bar customization
Rearrange navigation bar to your liking
Navigation bar height (48/44/40/36/32/28/24/20/0dp)
Navigation button tint
Show/hide arrow keys while typing
Kill app back button
Double tap navigation bar to sleep
Navigation ring customization
Clear all recents button (enable/disable) and location (top left, top right, top center, bottom left, bottom right, bottom center)

Lock screen customization
Power menu customization (power off, reboot, screenshot, airplane mode)
Advanced Reboot (reboot/soft reboot/recovery/bootloader)

Volume rocker customization:
Wake device with volume keys when screen off
Long press volume up/down keys to skip track when screen off
Volume key adjustment sound (enable/disable)
Volume key cursor control

Other:
A large number of optimizations and memory leak fixes
Animated expandable volume panel
Long press recents to swap back to previous app
AOSP Gallery2 with material design
Prevent accidental wake (proximity sensor before waking screen)
... and more (see changelog)


Special thanks to:
  • People who have tipped/donated to me to support ongoing development
  • sykopompos for the proprietary vendor organization
  • franciscofranco for the kernel
  • boysetsfire for the wallpapers and boot animation
  • CyanogenMod as well as the open source community

Instructions
Pre-requisites: unlocked bootloader | latest TWRP recovery
1. Download ROM, Gapps and put it on the phone's internal storage.
2. Boot into TWRP recovery.
3. Coming from a different ROM? Perform a factory reset using TWRP. If you're upgrading from Chroma ROM, proceed to dirty flash (nandroid backup before flashing is a good idea)
4. Clean Installation: Flash ROM, GApps
....Dirty Flash: Flash ROM, no need to wipe
5. Reboot and enjoy.

Enjoy what I do? Want to show your appreciation? You can donate HERE.

Changelog: HERE

Download: (thanks to @GtrCraft for compiling!)
Grouper (2012 WiFi): Chroma 2015-06-22 | GApps
Tilapia (2012 3G): Chroma 2015-06-22

You must flash SuperSU otherwise you will not have root access.
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XDA:DevDB Information
Chroma, ROM for the Nexus 7

Contributors
zephiK
ROM OS Version: 5.1.x Lollipop

Version Information
Status: Stable

Created 2015-04-06
Last Updated 2015-06-22
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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I have a bug report to submit. What would be the best way to submit them?
Before you submit a bug report, please check the following before you submit a bug report.
1. Are you using Xposed? If you are, then you're on your own as I do not support Xposed as it causes too many problems (e.g. reboots, force closes, instability, etc). Disable Xposed and see if you can reproduce the problem.
2. Do a clean installation and see if you can reproduce the problem. Do a nandroid backup before doing a clean installation if you wish to revert back easily.
3. Does the problem still persist? Read THIS POST and post in detail on how to reproduce the problem.

If a user does not follow these simple instructions, the bug report will be ignored as there is nothing I can do without logs.

Why is it when I flash the ROM, my settings isn't the same as the screenshots shown in OP?
What you're seeing are themes which utilizes Layers which takes advantage of Sony's RRO commits to AOSP. Read on how to apply layers HERE or read further below on the steps I use for layers.

I'm having problems with <Google-related application>
Only the BaNkS GApps (the ones listed in OP) are the ones supported, if you're not using that particular GApps then you're on your own when it comes to any problems that you may have with Google applications.

I flashed BaNkS GApps, where are all of the Google applications!?
BaNkS' GApps is a minimal google applications package that contains only the essential applications from Google that you need (e.g. Google Play Store). You can download all of your favorite Google applications (e.g. Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, etc) from the Play Store.

I have a feature request, how do I let the developer know?
The developer (me) does not take feature requests as Chroma is a ROM that is suited to my needs. I may add features that are not beneficial to me but to others if I believe that the feature would be widely used by the users. I am always actively looking through repositories to see what is available, so for the most part it is not needed to request a feature. If you think it would be strongly useful and a lot of users would use it, then feel free to make a post.

HELP! I just got a force close with a app and I'm using a layer for that app
If you're using a layer for a particular application that is force closing, the overlay could be ultimately responsible, remove the layer and attempt to reproduce the crash. Otherwise clear cache and/or re-install the application as this is typically not ROM related.

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Applying layers (advanced mode)

You can also apply layers with the following steps,
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Also, I have added a method for people to apply Layers more easily than the application (in my opinion).
1. View your preferred page and find a theme/layer that you like.
https://plus.google.com/communities/...0-869bc7870274
http://forum.xda-developers.com/andr...hemes-t3011075
2. Extract the .zip
3. Inside the .zip you will find a variety of .apks
4. Copy all of the apks using a file manager of your choice (the file manager needs to be root compatible)
5. Paste all of the apks into /system/vendor/overlay/
6. Verify that the apks have the permission rw-rw-rw (if you use Root Explorer you do not have to check permissions as Root Explorer does it for you)
7. Reboot.

To Themers: The Chroma logo can be found HERE
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Verizon and VoLTE: http://www.droid-life.com/2015/03/12...-with-verizon/ @grinchyyy 's guide to Verizon and VoLTE: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...ostcount=12666 (Tasker required)
Baseband collection thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexu...ction-t2969380

Chroma boot splash screen (thanks to @Franzie3):
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=5757
Mac (thanks @erraggy): http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=5760
Check out the wallpapers made by @boysetsfire
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cr1w7pw1p...S4OY89e4a?dl=0
http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexu...-v1-1-t3075808 by @registered-user
Want to represent Chroma? Check out the banners made by @boysetsfire
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=4004
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=4015
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=5710

Useful Apps (you can find them on the play store):
AcDisplay: This application allows you to further customize ambient display, such features would be pocket mode (turn screen on when you pull your phone out of your pocket) - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...chep.acdisplay
AdAway: To block advertisements - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2190753
Chrome: To browse the internet - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...om.chrome.beta
Exchange: http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-...-apk-download/ (thanks to @tenchi0205 for the link)
Franco Kernel Updater (paid): To control the built-in kernel - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....franco.kernel
GSam: - To debug your battery life and find out why it's draining - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...labs.bbm&hl=en
Layers: To personalize your ROM - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...dlayersmanager
Pushbullet: Easily send notifications from device to another and to be alerted when new Chroma versions are available - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...bullet.android
Textra SMS: Send/receive text and picture messages https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...m.textra&hl=en
Servicely: Keep your wakelocks/services in tact to maximize battery - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...anco.servicely
StickMount: To obtain USB-OTG support - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ickmount&hl=en
Viper4Android: Enhance your sound - http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexu...droid-t2952137
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I'll be adding ambient display and Franco into the next version
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It should be noted that the zips posted are blind test builds, @sykopompos currently maintains it for N7 2012.
Do a nandroid before flashing.

Report back any problems that arise and Syko should fix it up.
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Originally Posted by zephiK

It should be noted that the zips posted are blind test builds, @sykopompos currently maintains it for N7 2012.
Do a nandroid before flashing.

Report back any problems that arise and Syko should fix it up.

Only tilapia is blind built. Grouper has been tested but I don't know anyone with a tilapia
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Flashing it when I get home.

@sykopompos
I know that Franco kernel supports F2FS for /data and /cache.
Does Chroma also support F2FS for /system?
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Does Chroma also support F2FS for /system?

Check the OP
"Chroma does not use/support F2FS"
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Check the OP
"Chroma does not use/support F2FS"

But franco Kernel does. So i can have data and cache as F2FS.
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But franco Kernel does. So i can have data and cache as F2FS.

Confirmed: flashed Franco 82 after flashing the rom and gapps... and now this is super smooooth with f2fs!
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Confirmed: flashed Franco 82 after flashing the rom and gapps... and now this is super smooooth with f2fs!

You mean Franco r82 isn't already included?
As per OP, it should be included.

Edit: Bloody the ROM is just 140MB?? We have gapps bigger than this
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