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Version 8 [31/8/2011]
A nova (plural novae) is a cataclysmic nuclear explosion caused by the accretion of hydrogen on to the surface of a white dwarf star, which ignites and starts nuclear fusion in a runaway manner. Novae are not to be confused with supernovae or luminous red novae.


Nova (click it for trivia!) is a ROM for Optimus Black which aims to replace the stock ROM and give you what stock doesn't: minimalism and speed. Any LG and OEM trace has been reduced to a minimum and it has been significantly improved and optimized while keeping the most bugfree as possible. I hope you enjoy using it as much as I have coming up with it.


Android 2.2.2 based on V10C
Quasar kernel v2.6.32.x
Partitions upgraded to EXT4 without journalism
OC + UV by default


A wipe is required when first flashing Nova, however, unless otherwise stated, no wipe is needed to upgrade between versions.
  1. Download to your sdcard storage on your OB
  2. [Optional] Check's Md5 to check if your download copy is corrupted
  3. Boot into CWM Recovery through whatever method you choose (anreboot, terminal, ...)
  4. [First flash only] Use the volume keys and power button to select Wipe Data
  5. Select Install Zip from SD Card
  6. Find the file you downloaded earlier
  7. Scroll through all the No's and hit Yes, install
  8. Wait for the installation to finish
  9. Select Reboot
  10. After the long initial reboot, reboot a second time and you're all set


I'm not responsible for any damage what-so-ever done to your phone, as with any ROM, you accept this risk.

First time flashing Nova? Download this: (it will wipe data) | md5: 655b0af2e6f15224d4840cee67519902
Already have Nova? Download this: --- (it will not wipe data)

Quick guidelines:

- If UI is very slow after 2 minutes, reflash. If home button doesn't work, reflash.
- Remember to reboot after the first long boot (applies some tweaks).
- Check "known issues" and "FAQ" before posting.

For more information on the ROM's features, changelog and where to place your suggestions and bug reports, keep reading post #2 and #3.
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9th July 2011, 12:59 PM |#2  
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Basic features

Heavily deapked
AOSP launcher
HTC_IME keyboard
AOSP ringtones & notifications
Deodexed framework
Screencapture (press power + home to take screenshot)
Overclock support & Nova Script *
Background Process Optimizer
Background Memory Recycler
Developer2user interface
* Read this for how to use it.
Additional features

Latest market version
Camera application recompiled (disabled shutter sound)
UI / PowerOn,Off sounds disabled
Emergency recovery MOD *
Application Injector MOD *
APN entries file extended
Hardware acceleration enabled
JPEG quality raised to 100%
Patched hosts for AdBlock
Build.prop tweaks
GSM signal tweaks
Internet speed tweaks
GPS tweaked for europe (if it's slow for you, get this)
VM and memory tweaks
SDcard write speed tweak
SQLite sync disabled
SQLite DB tweaks
Build.prop tweaks
Auto-Zipalign data on boot
Battery tweaks
Further FS optimizations
* Read this for how to use it.
* Instructions on how to use are in Nova Script. [microSD card needed]
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28th July 2011, 02:26 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by Noejn

(Github source here; please don't recompile and publish it under other name, I'm tired of this. Oh and, this is a quasar.)

hi Noejn,in Github i can't find your source???
28th July 2011, 02:58 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by dxdiag32

hi Noejn,in Github i can't find your source???

Everyone here on XDA who releases a kernel has also to release the source.
It's because of GPL licensing and a XDA rule (Google might jump on them if they don't enforce users to do so).
28th July 2011, 03:09 PM |#5  
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How can I install stock apps, such as weather, notes, and the alarm clock?
28th July 2011, 03:12 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by rashad1

How can I install stock apps, such as weather, notes, and the alarm clock?

If you have 179:17 device, you use App Inj. Go to /sdcard/nova/appinj/ and read the readme file there.
Then use this link:

If you have 179:16 device, you need to wait for today's Nova version.
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v8 [31/08/2011]

Added Nova updates checker application
Enabled standby battery tweak by default
Standby battery tweak is now injected as service to force it to work (thanks for reporting Huexxx)
Fixed Smartass2 in Nova Script and it's now the default governor (thanks for reporting everyone)
Fixed I/O Scheduler autoboot (thanks for reporting Huexxx)
Updated Superuser.apk and su binary to beta 4 to avoid the freeze error (thanks the tip dxdiag32)
Disabled BPO and d2u by default (you can change it back in Misc Options)
Fixed some issues in Nova script (remove initial check, added noop, fixed active theme issue)
Updated Quasar kernel to v8 (optimized Smartass2, added anticipatory I/O scheduler, config_hz=200)
Updated WP7 theme to v15

v7 [29/08/2011]

Added Browser and Calculator.
Removed "useful apps" from App Injector
App Injector now goes to microSD card (50 MB) to save internal memory
Theme Chooser improved and now displays a progress bar while download
Default wallpaper moved to microSD card so you can choose it back
BPO and BMR scripts transformed into running service to ensure max efficacy
Fixed issue of not being able to set a governor on boot - now works on nova script! Default: Minmax
Added developer2user interface (d2u) feature - automatically checks for new nova/theme updates or messages
Added in misc options of nova script the possibility to disable d2u and BPO
Updated Quasar kernel (check its changelog)

v6.1 [28/08/2011]

Removed zeam launcher (was consuming too much battery) and added again AOSP 2.3 launcher
Fixed powermenu when changing back to stock LG theme
Fixed some Nova script issues (LG notes, ...)
Updated overclock module (compiled with smartreflex flag)
Setting custom voltages fixed (big thanks to Huexxx)
- should decrease battery consumption
- default UV @ low voltage preset
- careful with this playing with voltages, if phone is slowish, it's because they are set too low
Updated theme chooser in Nova Script (now checks for theme's latest version and if needed updates it!)
Fixed many small things
Added "Boost standby battery tweak" in misc options @ Nova Script (experimental) - major undervolt on minimum frequency; best used along with a governor like minmax or interactiveX.

Older changelog here.

Current issues

Sometimes the wifi signal strength doesn't correspond to the truth.

Suggestions and bug reports

Use the form right here.


Q. If I flash a firmware after flashing Nova, I can't install applications! why?

Q. I miss some stock applications, how can I have them back?
A. Use Application Injector in Nova Script (terminal app > 'su' > 'nova')

Q. I'm getting problems with superuser (root) and reboot doesn't fix it, help!
A. Use this: - instructions inside.

Q. It seems it's a bit laggy sometimes, what can I do to improve this?
A. You might want to try disable BPO and d2u in misc options @ nova script to see if it solves your problem. Also keep in mind that if you have too low voltages for the frequencies, one of the most evident signs will be lag.

Q. I'm having problems with market! Errors and what nots. Why?
A. Reboot. Didn't work? Clear its data in settings. Didn't work? Reflash and sign in google acount before running market.


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9th July 2011, 01:03 PM |#8  
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thx first!!! lets add some fuel to him
26th July 2011, 04:16 PM |#9  
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Thank you very much for your effort Though it might be only me, after I flashed your Rom on my OB, the Divx-ready video player seemed to have uninstalled itself :/ Still, thanks a million!
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Do any file manager among the programs to their default values!!!!
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