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[ROM] GooApple V.5 / Goophone 4S (NOT 3G) ''Bestrom.v.4''

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By macsga, Senior Member on 14th February 2012, 07:22 PM
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IMPORTANT UPDATE 1:
As of yesterday (April 21, 2012), I don't have the ability to update/install or experiment with my phone anymore. All of a sudden after an hour's charge, the screen has seized to function. All I have is a blurry, cloudy black and white screen.
IMPORTANT UPDATE 2:
I've contacted android-sale for a solution; and I have to admit that the guys were very helpful. I was thinking of paying the extra $ for the newest Y5 model; but at this moment (May 22, 2012) is not yet available so I went for the MeizuMX (dual core, 1.4GHz Samsung CPU).
As you can understand, from now on, my rom development for GooApple V.5 comes to an end. Also, I can only provide help from memory regarding this rom. I 'm sorry for any inconvenience this may cause to you.
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This thread is dedicated on which is the best rom for GooApple V5; thus it's called Bestrom. It's purpose is to provide the most functional rom available which is able to solve ALL the issues this phone's original roms had. In version 4, I've been based on Von275's (www.anexonel.tk) fine work (version 2.1), tried to make it more stable, eliminate F/C issues and added some bits n pieces here and there. Detailed list follows:

Instructions on how to install it can be found here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=198
This is a recovery image taken from my phone via Chinese recovery.

What's inside:
01. This is called ''Bestrom v.4'' and it's based on von275's 2.1 custom rom.
02. FAST iOS UI.
03. Working Wifi based location services & GPS.
04. QuickBoot.
05. RootExplorer.
06. RootUninstaller.
07. Gmail & Google Apps preinstalled.
08. Automatically Syncing Calendar and Contacts.
09. SlideIT keyboard & Greek input method.
10. Default locale set to English.
10. Rom is already rooted.
11. MoboPlayer (Best performance Video player for V5)
12. Documents 2 Go.
13. Adobe Flash 11.
14. Dolphin Browser HD.
15. Advanced Task Manager.
16. Removed Smartkeyboard of Von275's rom.

You can download the rom from here:

Bestrom v.4: http://www.mediafire.com/?k635fc2dvnc6emu

Make sure you clear / wipe cache BEFORE restoring. Helps a lot avoiding Force Closing some programs.

Previous versions:
Bestrom v.3: http://www.mediafire.com/?zz848479c3h73hh
Bestrom v.2: http://www.mediafire.com/?p0c4hec3pko45p6
Bestrom v.1: http://www.mediafire.com/?f1es24rgn0zmp72

Please post any bugs and/or requests regarding this rom here.
Enjoy.
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15th February 2012, 02:45 PM |#2  
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Installed on my Gooapple V5. So far no issues. Thanks!
15th February 2012, 07:00 PM |#3  
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Installed on my Gooapple V5. So far no issues. Thanks!

Please let me know about the GPS performance. Which program(s) did you test and if they had a fast fixpoint. Thanks for the feedback.
19th February 2012, 11:06 PM |#4  
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Hello

Did you think this works with M99 Google 4?? from fastcardtech?

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20th February 2012, 04:20 AM |#5  
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Did you think this works with M99 Google 4?? from fastcardtech?

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I've read that this phone is different from GooApple v5. So, you may have to take a leap of faith. If you decide to install it please report here your issues/experience for others to know.

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22nd February 2012, 12:06 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by macsga

Instructions on how to install it can be found here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=198

This is a recovery image taken from my phone via Chinese recovery.

What's inside:
01. This is called ''Bestrom v.2'' and it's based on gooapple_ios_12.01.14 rom.
02. Working Wifi based location services AND GPS (faint signal on my place)
03. QuickBoot
04. RootExplorer
05. RootUninstaller
06. Latest Gingerbread apps: Market, GoogleMaps, Latitude, CarHome, Talk, Navigator etc.
07. Automatically Syncing Calendar and Contacts.
08. Greek Input method (It's a free alternative to the chinese QQ)
09. Default locale set to English (from Chinese)
10. Rom is already rooted.

The rom link is here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?p0c4hec3pko45p6

What's NOT inside: GooglePartnerSetup.apk. It kept killing itself for no apparent reason. Other than that I've decided to keep most of the Chinese apps, just in case any people out there want some of them. You can uninstall any unneeded apps via RootUninstaller which is already inside the rom.

Make sure you clear / wipe cache after restoring. Helps a lot avoiding Force Closing some programs.

Previous versions:
Bestrom v.1: http://www.mediafire.com/?f1es24rgn0zmp72

Please post any bugs and/or requests regarding this rom here.
Enjoy.

Hi macsga,
can I just load it via the restore option, or do I have to install the gooapple_ios_12.01.14 rom first. I'm still running the gooapple_ios_11.12.29, and restored the bestrom v2.
22nd February 2012, 06:09 PM |#7  
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You just need to restore it. The only drawback I've found out is that an embedded script turns the chinese Clockworkmod back to the official English one; that means you need to reflash the chinese c/w everytime you need to restore any other rom.
Sorry about that.
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26th February 2012, 08:48 PM |#8  
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Dear friend, why you don't post a video about this 3 version?
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Dear friend, why you don't post a video about this 3 version?

I'm a programmer, physicist, a university student, a teacher, a father, a husband and (trying to be) a human being with (what is my perception of close to) an ordinary life.

Time is of the essence, and I'm lacking of it at the moment. Many other guys here have done this though, if you check out this thread

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1389930

there are a lot of videos that will help you out solving your questions.

Cheers.
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A small question, does bestrom v3 runs so faster like bestrom v1? Because in v1 the main screen scrolls perfectly and I dont want to change to a slower version.. Great job, and thanks!!
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A small question, does bestrom v3 runs so faster like bestrom v1? Because in v1 the main screen scrolls perfectly and I dont want to change to a slower version.. Great job, and thanks!!

You're welcome! I can tell that v3 runs smoothly. It also has features that v1 didn't (like GPS fix). I'd say you make a backup first and try. If you don't like it you can always revert.
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