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[ROM][4.0.4][Crespo] Apex v1.1.3: Features Keep Pilin' On! (5/13/12)

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There's a severe issue with the dialer in 1.1.3, thread has been reverted to 1.1.2 for the time being

This is a crespo build of my maguro ROM found here:

Happy Mother's Day!

This is a generally stock ROM with mods chosen to add to functionality without detracting from the Ice Cream Sandwich experience that Google envisioned. I built this ROM from AOSP, merged in mods from CM9, AOKP, Gummy, RootzBoat, and other ROMS, to create what I feel is a perfect mixture of stock feel and helpful customizations.

I had a lot of fun building, testing, and running this ROM. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!

  • Built from AOSP source code - 4.0.4 IMM76I base
  • Stock look and feel with useful mods
  • Device specific control app (Galaxy Nexus Parts, Crespo Parts, etc) for low level adjustments
  • Customizeable Lockscreen (2-5 targets, custom targets, custom icons)
  • Customizeable Notification Pulldown Widgets
  • Customizeable NavBar w/ tutorial
  • Customizeable batteries (%, circle, bar, miui bar)
  • Customizeable Trebuchet Launcher with adjustable homescreen grid size
  • Advanced sound settings: quite hours, expanded volume control, unlink ringtone & notifications
  • T9 Predictive (smart) dialer w/ advanced settings
  • Built in CPU Perfomance Settings w/ voltage control
  • Facebook sync enabled
  • Quick unlock (toggleable, for PIN and Password lockscreens)
  • 3.0.31 CyanogenMod Kernel
  • Advanced Power Menu w/ reboot and screenshot options
  • Rooted and busybox preinstalled
  • All apks deodexed/zipaligned/optimized

  • Google: for creating ICS and the AOSP
  • birdman: for CMDA build, proprietary files help, helping me fix camera effects
  • kejar31: APM, auto restore fix, and more
  • CyanogenMod: Kernel, Trebuchet launcher, back button app killer, T9, lockscreen, navbar, and more
  • paulobrien/romanbb: facebook sync fix
  • romanbb: volume controls, volume wake, and more
  • rascarlo: custom boot animation and wallpapers
  • jrummy16: Performance settings
  • xoomdev: clock controls and more
  • syaoran12: customizeable batteries, miui bar, and more

And anyone I may have missed, thank you!

Bluetooth: AVRCP support for many players, MAP support
NEW Option to unlink ringtone & notification volumes (Sound Settings)
NEW Option to customize volume panel: single, expandable, expanded, none (Sound Settings)
NEW Quiet hours feature to set time span where phone doesn't interrupt you (Sound Settings)
NEW Statusbar brightness control: hold finger on statusbar and move to adjust brightness (Misc. Tweaks)
NEW Dialer advanced settings: vibrate on connect/disconnect, 45s, call waiting, option to turn on/off T9, hit name to dial
Fixed 2G/3G toggle

Updated NavBar: code cleanup, added big menu button option, button color option, option to hide navbar via APM
Updated leanKernel to 3.6.0: Linux kernel 3.0.31, gamma control, and more

NEW LTE toggle

NEW Wimax toggle

*The remainder of the changelog can be found in the 2nd post

  • GSM Nexus S
  • Clockwork Recovery


  • Wipe data and cache! Just wipe cache and dalvik if coming from Apex 1.1.x
  • Flash ROM file
  • Flash GAPPs file immediately afterwards, prior to rebooting (also if you are updating!).
  • Reboot
  • Profit

  • 2G/3G toggle does not work
  • Battery types sometimes don't change (just toggle back and forth until it does)
  • MIUI battery bar requires a screen toggle (on/off) to update after an orientation change
  • Yes, lockscreen and navbar settings SHOULD be under UI Customization, but I am lazy and cut some corners. Shh!

Things to be aware of
  • If Facebook picture sync is not working after contacts have synced, please clear the application cache and data, sign in again, and it will sync.
  • Please allow the phone some time to sync initially (calendar, picasa, bookmarks, etc.)
  • If market auto restore gets stuck, a reboot should fix it

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MD5SUM can be found on the download splash screen

All crespo builds

Kernel Source Code


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ROM Changelog - Older ROM Versions
Updated to 4.0.4. IMM76I base
NEW Kernel built inline with ROM
Updated notification power widget drawables, fixed torch toggle
NEW Lockscreen customization - customize up to 4 additional targets (5 total inc. unlock) w/ activities and icons
Updated T9 dialer - no more slowdowns and crashes
Updated Trebuchet launcher - more mod options, adjustable homescreen grid size
Updated Messaging - support for emojis, custom vibration settings, and more
NEW Quick unlock - enable to skip pressing OK after typing in PIN/Password at lockscreen
NEW Device Control App - control screen colors, enable presets, and more low level mods
Updated GAPPS package - using "official" package, no more update/signature mismatch issues

NEW Navigation Bar customizations - pick and choose order, number, etc, with tutorial
Updated leanKernel to 3.5.0 stable

NEW CyanogenMod 3.0.31 kernel - OC up to 1400MHz, Voodoo support, deep idle, BLN

Added option to change carrier text in notification pulldown (reboot required)
Added gesture templates in Messaging app
Fixed volume stepping in applications while volume music controls were enabled

Updated kernel to 3.0.18 imoseyon v1.8.0

Sped up navigation bar key glow animations
Long press link in Browser now has an added 'Open in Incognito Tab' option
Fixed volume long press down music control waking up the phone

Fixed GPS wakelock preventing some users from achieving deep sleep
Fixed busybox install script (it didn't install on the last build)

Name changed to Apex -- it was about time!
Cleaned up customizations menus -- no more clutter in Settings main menu
New battery styles -- Stock, Stock w/ offset % (romanbb), Bar % (Gummy), Circle Battery, Hide Battery
MIUI bar battery -- 1 pixel bar representing battery percentage, color changeable
Color picker now includes HEX (for nav buttons, battery bar)
Rotation Options - 0, 90, 180, 270
Volume Wake -- cooperates with volume music controls
ADB Over Network -- wireless adb
Trebuchet update -- tons of animations
New boot animation by rascarlo
New wallpaper app w/ user submissions

Updated Kernel to imoseyon latest 1.7.1 (modified ramdisk for network ADB)

Touch to focus in camera
Removed Nav Bar customization options

  • Updated Trebuchet -- no more inivisble homescreens
  • Updated T9 dialer -- minor translations update
  • Updated Kernel to imoseyon 1.6.6 -- fix wakelock issue
  • Toggleable Quad Lockscreen Targets (xoomdev, codenamedroid)
  • Customizeable SMS App on Quad Lockscreen (romanbb)*
  • Navigation button color picker (romanbb)*
  • Customize clock (right, middle, hide, am/pm options) (xoomdev)*
  • Long press volume to change tracks (CM, fixed for ICS by romanbb)
  • Updated kernel to imoseyon 1.6.4
  • Fixed MMS receive for T-Mobile USA (fitsnugly)
  • T9 Dialer is now included by default
  • New Mms app features (SMS 160 split w/ counter option)
  • Trebuchet updated to latest CM9 source (some fixes and optimizations)
  • Removed "feature" that took screenshots of errors and emailed them to yourself (
  • Reduced wifi scan interval to 120s from 15s (better battery)
  • Added Navigation Bar Settings (toggle search and menu buttons)

  • Fix deep sleep issue (works again)

  • Added notification pulldown widgets (user customizeable, scrollable, removeable)
  • Added Performance Settings (ty JRummy16!)
  • Added Automatic Brightness settings from CM9
  • Added Trebuchet Settings shortcut in Settings
  • Default config changes (allow non market sources, speed up transitions)
  • Exiting Airplane mode will now turn on wifi automatically (if it was on prior to entering)
  • Long Press Back to Kill cleaned up (now will vibrate and display toast message)
  • Fixed UI sounds for ICS
  • initial support
  • fixed Wimax downloading via Browser
  • fixed MMS
  • changed a wifi channel setting which should help non US and EU users connect
  • Fix a bluetooth issue that prevented deep idle

  • Fully functional
  • Gapps finalized for 4.0.3
  • Market Autorestore is fixed
  • Customizeable Trebuchet Launcher (slightly modified by me)
  • Updated Kernel to 3.0.14, 1.35GHz capable (1.2GHz boot), voltage control
  • OI File Manager (updated interface to HC/ICS style)
  • Lowered rotation delay (faster orientation changes)
  • Fixed string error in Browser ('Find on page')
  • Long press back to kill foreground app (toggle in Developer options)
  • Reverted HSPA icon back to H (previously 4G)
  • Reverted to AOSP Dialer, T9 was too unstable
  • Added FB Sync Support (credit Paul OBrien & romanbb)
  • Battery Percentage on lock screen
  • Support for 1% battery icons
  • Apex kernel by default w/ charging fix
  • 4G icon for HSPA+
  • Init.d support and scripts

  • Fixed Google Plus in GAPPS
  • Added Sim Toolkit (STK) - built successfully, but I cannot test it
  • New Power menu layout, screenshot functionality
  • More LWP (Black Hole, Bubbles, Magic Smoke)
  • Optimized boot animation (curtesy of WJDDesigns)

  • Fixed Market purchasing error
  • Sped up GPS lock
  • Added Reboot Options (Normal, Recovery, Bootloader)
  • T9 "Smart" Dialer (CM9 kang)
  • Included a few additional Gapps
  • Replace 2.3 Music with Google Music
  • Fixed some duplicate notifications
  • Fixed default ringtone (previously Silent)
  • egl.cfg tweak
  • Picasa syncs even w/ G+ app installed
  • Removed Chinese Pinyin IME & Japanese Inputs

  • New gapps package
  • NFC is fixed
  • Face effects are fixed
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Downloading the rom
I will test the rom if there any issues I will report...
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T9 dialer
Is the T9 dialer from the original rom compatible?

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so? Anybody tested this rom, yet? I'd like to hear some reviews before i jump to this rom.
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Thanks for this - Downloading now - I'm getting a bit lost with ICS ROM's and shall start again with this :]
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Originally Posted by mike.b93

so? Anybody tested this rom, yet? I'd like to hear some reviews before i jump to this rom.

+1, this one seems interesting !
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looks good. I'm building my own right now .
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testing, sound promising!

thanks for your effort Bigxie
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Originally Posted by sorenjul

Is the T9 dialer from the original rom compatible?


Yes, it is compatible. I will update the OP when at a computer. I did not get a chance to test it last night, but I have today, and it works well.

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anybody having problem downloading..thanks
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