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The Avatar Team is proud to present:

Avatar ROM
CM based ROM for Samsung Nexus S (ICS for now, JB rolling out in coming weeks)

Love the minimal feel of CM? Love the themeing capability of MIUI?
The Avatar team brings you, both combined in one ROM. Now enjoy beautiful MIUI themes on Cyanogen base.


  • Android ICS 4.0.4 (JB update coming very soon)
  • Kernel Version: 3.0.36-Cyanogenmod-g632456b
  • Baseband version: 19023XXkl1

Our Changes:
  • The platform for avatarrom as of now is CM9.1. The following components are changed on top CM9.1.
  • Status Bar
    • Toggles page to contain controls for toggles
    • Fixed memory leaks
  • Theme Chooser
    • Has an online theme server - head here and download cool MIUI converted themes. Orginal themes coming soon.
    • Changed the layout
    • Added previews
  • Bazooka Launcher (market link)
    • Own launcher which is an enhanced version of Trebuchet (you can download this at the end of this post)
    • Enhanced theming by adding dockbar
    • Preview mode to edit workspaces
  • Messaging App
    • Changed message thread to make them themeable
  • Boot Animation
    • A beautiful boot animation - will be made themeable in upcoming versions
  • Settings
    • Changed statistics to point to Avatar statistics server
    • OTA updater - you can check for updates to Avatar right from your device
    • Changed to support Avatar ROMs
    • Support for Gapps - download latest Gapps package as an OTA update
  • Framework
    • Integrated with ACRA Error Reporter for system wide crashes
  • Lockscreen
    • Changed to make them themeable
    • Support for complex unlock gestures

Coming Soon:
  • Port to JellyBean.
  • Layout Theming – Changing a theme changes the entire layout of an app!
  • Font Support – As you apply the theme the fonts will change.
  • Boot Animation – Boot animations change with themes

Download Avatar ROM for Samsung Nexus S:

We also have ROM for SIII, Galaxy Nexus, S II, One X (will update with links and more devices soon)

Sample Video - checkout our MIUI style lockscreens, statusbar, messaging, etc and the smooth transition of themes:

Known Issues:
  • Notification page has some gap at the botom of the screen
  • With some themes, in status bar signal type of 'H','3G' is not clear
  • When the number of toggles is anything other than 12 then toggles page does not look good.
  • Very rarely, Launcher crashes when applying themes continuously for a long time
  • In Lockscreen, music widget does not display the correct song details
Please let us know in this thread if you find any other issues.

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3rd December 2012, 09:31 PM |#2  
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Will try this once JB is released
3rd December 2012, 10:27 PM |#3  
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Nice one. Its unique. But without jellyBean its not that IN. i will try it when my phone reboots or something. (212hours of uptime and counting)

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4th December 2012, 12:31 AM |#4  
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thanks OP, I too will give it a go once updated to 4.2 (or is it 4.1 you're porting?)

4th December 2012, 06:01 AM |#5  
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Moving to JB
Porting to 4.1 first.
Originally Posted by tweeny80

thanks OP, I too will give it a go once updated to 4.2 (or is it 4.1 you're porting?)


4th December 2012, 06:20 AM |#6  
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I like theming my phone and i tried your ROM. OP you did a good job. The themes look nice and i like the choice of your themes. Unlike CM the themes changed lot of stuff on my phone. Lockscreen was nice and status bar with toggles look good.

No crashes still and everything seems to be ok. I will explore for sometime and let you know how it goes.

Its definitely unique. Good job OP.
4th December 2012, 11:58 AM |#7  
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nice design. its looks like a little bit miui rom. and its good for miui lovers. beautiful themes great rom but not good for battery
4th December 2012, 01:44 PM |#8  
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Thanks for your contribution .
4th December 2012, 01:49 PM |#9  
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Good to see new ROMs coming out! Will definitely try it out!
4th December 2012, 02:23 PM |#10  
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Very nice team, keep it up

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4th December 2012, 09:22 PM |#11  
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Please tell as soon as JB releases
please update to the latest 4.1.2
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