[ROM] MiniCM9-3.0.5 [4/11/12]ICS 4.0.4/CM9.1 port for the Χ8

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MiniCM9 is an unofficial port of CyanogenMod 9 for the SEMC msm7x27 devices. MiniCM9 is running Android ICS on top of the nAa-ics kernel.

  • To cookers: If you want to use parts or all of this ROM for your custom cooks, read this first.
  • To everyone: Please don't mirror this ROM
  • MiniCM9 is built for the X8 / x10mini / x10minipro range. It is quite stable and the most feature-complete ICS ROM, perfect for day to day use
  • This is a team work by DaRk_dOg and me
  • For Troubleshooting common issues visit:

FAQs (Many thanks to matmutant)

If you have a question, please READ THIS before posting and also use the SEARCH button at the top right ->

If you want a more relaxed chat, or have issues with MiniCM, visit the MiniCM chat

(Thanks to thanhhungtn1, SafiXS)

Before posting an issue wipe (factory reset) via CWM at least once.

  • Built for MDPI
  • Full hardware acceleration (the ICS way)
  • Camera
  • Opengl rendering
  • MiniCM Update notifications via c2dm (Settings -> System -> Update notifications)
  • App2sd / Dalvik2sd compatible with 2.1 app2sd (storing to ext2/3/4 pre-existing partition is detected and mounted as such)
  • Android's native App2sd (move to sdcard, storing to fat)
  • In kernel ClockworkMod recovery v5.0.2.3 and option to reboot into Recovery
  • Modular Undervolting handled Settings -> Performance menu (by default not active)
  • KSM support
  • Extra Settings display option for Ultra brightness, also handled via notification bar icons
  • Smooth 2D scrolling in menus
  • Native Wifi Hotspot
  • Native USB tethering
  • Native Bluetooth tethering

Bugs: (Please use the project's tracker for reporting bugs. Please file them properly following the template or they will be discarded.)


  • Download the from the release link that follows
  • Backup your /data contents: contacts, apps, sms, etc. or backup via recovery
  • Move the to the root folder of your sdcard. Download the suggested Google Apps for CM9 from here (check if you want to experiment with other gapps versions)
  • Make sure you are using the nAa-ics kernel
  • Enter CWM and:
    - Select 'backup and restore -> Backup'
    - Select 'wipe data/factory reset' (MUST DO)
    - Flash the To do this, Select 'install zip from sdcard -> choose zip from sdcard' and select the
    - Flash gapps in the same way
  • Reboot (first boot will take ~2 mins)
  • Once your device has booted, you can use the nAa notification to register for upcoming updates. This way you can get update notifications on new versions of MiniCM9 and the nAa-ics kernel!

Please make sure you followed the above steps before reporting any issues, especially 'wipe data/factory reset'

Downloads: do NOT mirror


If you are enjoying my work please consider donating: .
Donations are voluntary but allow me to spend more time on this project.

I can't be held responsible if this ROM bricks your device or makes it explode in your hands! Use it at your own risk!

- 4/11/12 MiniCM9 3.0.5 build
- 25/7/12 MiniCM9 3.0.4 build
- 5/7/12 MiniCM9 3.0.3 build
- 26/5/12 MiniCM9 3.0.2 build
- 2/5/12 MiniCM9 3.0.1 build
- 1/4/12 MiniCM9 3.0.0 build
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Build Changelog:

### MiniCM9-3.0.5
* CyanogenMod 9.1 code base
* HW Video encoder/decoder
* YouTube HQ
* Camcorder 640x480

### MiniCM9-3.0.4
CyanogenMod 9 RC2 code base

### MiniCM9-3.0.3
* Sim lock dialog not showing up
* Long-pressing the HOME button toggles flashlight (option in Settings -> Lockscreen -> Security)
* Back button ends current call option in Settings -> Accessibility
* Bugreporting by pressing vol down + vol up + power. Attach this report on bugs that you open on the project's tracker
* Shakira sensors axes mapping corrected
* A2SD settings
* Swap settings
* Dhcpd from sources
* Partition info Settings menu
* Option to disable bootanimation for faster boot
* MiniCM9 aroma-based installer (for robyn and shakira)
* Notification bar icon for app switching
* Faster app startup

### MiniCM9-3.0.2
* MiniCM9 theme - to be used only with the MiniCM9 ROM
* Kernel bootlogo animation now finishes before MiniCM9 boot animation starts
* Autobrightness levels fixed
* Recovery version in Settings -> About Phone
* Updates for camerahal
* camera: barcode scanners fix
* camcoder: 352x288 resolution
(higher resolution is possible but has audio/video sync issues due to missing codecs)
* FM Radio app now enables bluetooth when it starts
* SmartassV2 governor as default
* Many fixes from CM: theme manager, lockscreen icons, Apollo, etc.
* Fixed reboot hanging issues (when rebooting from power button)
* Fixed some A2SD issues

### MiniCM9-3.0.1
* Functional Camera (SEMC libcamera, camcorder not working)
* Many fixes from CM
* libcopybit (shakira)
* Fixed banding issues
* Bluetooth a2dp
* Ultra brightness setting is now persistent on boot
* Sim and timezone fixes are included
* Fixed power draining issues
* Kernel update

### MiniCM9-3.0.0
* CM9 - Android 4.0.4 code baseline
* Full Hardware Acceleration with Adreno ICS libs
* For use with nAa-ics kernel line only
* Built for MDPI - shakira, LDPI - robyn, mimmi
* MiniCM9 theme
* GSM/SMS/Data(3G, EDGE)
* Wifi
* Wifi Tethering
* Usb mass storage
* Usb tethering
* Bluetooth
* Bluetooth Tethering
* FM Radio
* Flash led (Torch app)
* ADB at boot
* Sensors
* OpenGL Rendering for gui
* Libaudio from sources
* Software Video decoder
* Vibration
* App2sd (storing to ext4. Detect ext4 partition and swap and usingmount as such)
* Native android moving apps to sdcard
* Flash led (Torch app) (for robyn, mimmi)
* Stock SE T9 keyboard (for robyn, mimmi)
* Offline charging
* Reboot menu - boot into Recovery
* Gallery, Browser, Live Wallpapers and Gmail are fully working
* OTA Update notifications for both kernel and ROM
* Network stats via Settings -> Data usage
* Undervolting via Settings -> Performance menu
* Ultra brightness via Settings -> Display menu
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### Built from sources
* libaudio
* libgralloc/memalloc
* libcopybit
* hwcomposer
* libsensors
* liblight
* fm Radio
* camerahal/libcamera
* bluetooth

### Done
* HW Video encoder/decoder
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MiniCM9 Visuals
MiniCM9 Theme:


MiniCM9 theme, is the valid successor for MiniCM6 and MiniCM7 legacy.
It is designed as close as possible to the original specs of ICS, in order to be a lightweight, beautiful alternative to the stock theme. However it is tweaked in several parts of the UI, in order to fit better to x8's device's screen.



*3.0.2* 26-05-2012
-Initial release
-Several UI elements are resized (in order to fit better with x8's screen size)
-themed most of the basic parts of framework
-themed Trebuchet (also compatible with Apex/Nova Launcher)
-themed Contacts/dialer
-themed/redesigned status bar icons (Bigger and sharper, especially on the LDPI res)
-themed Playstore (Small details in order to fit the theme)
-themed Torch (also fixed on LDPI)
-themed Apollo
-themed Camera
-themed launcher icons (lots to follow)

Wallpaper MDPI:

MiniCM9 sig banners:

(If you use MiniCM9 and want to show it to the others, feel free to use the following sigs)


CID, (as referring to the new CyanogenMod mascot) is the personal work of Caio and CyanogenMod. All logos of MiniCM9 are based on his design and are reproducing the original work of the respectful author. Therefore, all credits go to him and CM
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Tips to make things faster

* You want to overclock as much as you device can handle. ICS requires more juice to run.
* Remove / Freeze system apps that you don't need, especially DSP Manager
* Install only apps that you need, don't bloat your system
* Consider using a swap partition / file if you got a fast sdcard. Swap will give more memory for the hungry ICS to consume
* Using Zram (Compcache) and KSM is also suggested as they will give you a tad more RAM for your apps. Note that they might also reduce battery life since they require CPU cycles.
* Trebuchet is beautiful but a bit on the laggy side yet. Consider installing another launcher from the market like Apex.

Don't report bugs if you are using thirdparty tools that claim to be boosting the performance (Supercharger, RAM Manager, etc.)
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omg i have a very good feeling about this minicm9 and nAa ics kernel
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