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[Odin][Rom][6/20/11]AC's Altered Beast **Alpha 5**EE4 based

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By DroidXcon, Senior Member on 26th May 2011, 03:49 AM
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POST #1 = ROM info and download
POST #2 = How to extract a compressed file
POST #3 = Directions on flashing odin written and visual
POST #4 = TroubleShooting
POST #5 = Random post lol
POST #5 = Credits


Original content from AC:
you will find me there most of the time.


XDA, jt1134, nor myself are responsible for modification done to your phone. This includes, bricking, exploding, spontaneous combustion, or it running away with your significant other!!!




This Rom is SUPER ALPHA so do not tell me that you want this or that give me a chance to work on it please.

This ROM is fully Deodexed, but only Partially debloated as time goes on i will keep debloating deeper and deeper.

List of thing to do:

[S]ED2 update[/S]
[S]Full Deodex[/S]
[S]Full Debloat[/S]
[S]Black Status Bar[/S]
[S]Dark themed Market[/S]
[S]Dark google search[/S]
[S]Change Colors on touchwiz theme[/S] (Work in progress but accomplished)
[S]Remove touchwiz launcher[/S]
[S]Replace Launcher[/S] (Launcher Pro for now)
[S]Quickboot app[/S] (to boot into clockwork)
[S]AOSP unlock screen[/S] (courtesy of nitsuj17)
Accurate battery mod (courtesy of nitsuj17)
[S]Clockwork recovery[/S] (Modified by jt1134 )
[S]Voodoo ext4 lagfix[/S] (courtesty of jt1134)
Themed Dialer
Themed Swype
Altered Beasts Themed Dock and Icons
[S]Transparent notification pull down[/S]
Animated text notifications
Power button boot options[/note]


For those that ask if there is lag

This is still an ALPHA build so please do not be to critical, it needs alot of themeing to be done and there is more i need to put on but i think everyone will be happy with the direction this is going with. This is inludes everything Striked off the list of things to include above.

After flashing it will boot right into clockwork, press power to reboot. Clearing cache partition and Dalvik is not a bad idea but if you dont it wont hurt anything.

[tip]If you do not already have voodoo installed boot time should be 5-7 mins do not panic just be patient.[/tip]

DOWNLOAD Altered Beast voodoo+cwm here:


Altered Beast Alpha 5 (to be flashed in CWM) this does not contain a kernel but is a full system flash not a patch

Change log 6/20
Hulu (on boot, before you sign into google, go to settings privacy and make sure auto restore is not checked. Also make sure flash doesnt update)
voodoo control app
alot of themeing by gunner and myself
new tv shutdown animation that i modded up
charging fixed
aosp launcher themed up by me
Teamnew widget added
Androphile wallpapers added
icons added to /system/icons may need ES explorer or root explorer to get to them

For those of you who dont know how to use clockwork there is plenty of info on this site, otherwise wait till tonight or tomorrow and i will be opening a new altered beast thread as this one is cluttered[/code][/CODE]

Change log: 5/27
Clock fixed
Voice input fixed
Partially themed
Flying windows added

Change log:5/26

Calendar fixed
Visual voicemail fixed
Dark Angel USB mod made
Carbon fiber quickpanel added

Hulu Patch: (Flash with clockwork)

apks :(move to /system/app folder then reboot your device)
GoogleCalendarsyncAdapter.apk To fix Calendar problems
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26th May 2011, 03:49 AM |#2  
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Extracting a compressed file (ex. zip or rar)

1.) Download and install Winrar HERE

2.) Locate the compressed file you would like to extract

3.)Right mouse click on the file icon a drop down menu will appear , select Extract Here

4.) You will then see a progress pop up window that will appear then when completed will close itself

5.)This will leave an extracted file in the destination folder

Congrats you have successfully extracted the compressed file it is now ready for use
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26th May 2011, 03:50 AM |#3  
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To install ODIN packages on your device
1.Download and install drivers on your computer HERE
2. Next you will need to download the Altered Beast zip file from post #1 which will be extracted and placed in the PDA section of ODIN:
3.) You will need to download the ODIN application tool found here ODIN or ODIN MIRROR
4) Extract the Altered Beast zip file to get the .tar.md5 file
5.) If your phone is plugged into your computer, unplug it now.
6.) If your phone is not powered down, power it down now.
7.) Remove battery from phone.
8.) Launch ODIN on PC.
9.) Plug USB cable into phone.
10.) Plug your Droid Charge into the PC via the USB cable that came with your phone.
11.) Press and hold the volume down key until (approx 3 secs) you see a gigantic yellow triangle on your phone, and your phone will be in download mode. The first thin rectangle in the upper left of the ODIN applicate should also turn yellow and identify a com port. You can now release the volume key.

12.) Click on the PDA button in ODIN

Triple check that you pushed the PDA button. Do NOT click the Phone button prior to continuing to step 13. If you choose Phone, you will have bought your Fascinate a one-way ticket to hell.

13.) Find and double click on the Altered Beast .tar.md5 file you downloaded & click the Start button. (This should take approx 3 to 6mins)
14.) Phone will power down when finished.
15.) Close ODIN, remove USB cable from phone, reinsert battery, power on phone and let ROM fully load.
[TIP]It may boot into stock recovery simply Press the home button to reboot
It is also advised to wipe cache partition while you are in recovery [/TIP]

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[INFO]Visual Instructions [/INFO]
First you must download
Odin v1.3

Once odin is downloaded open it, its an executable file so when you open it you will see the following :

Once this is up, do the following
-Remove the battery from your Device
-Plug in the USB cord
-Hold down the Volume Down button until you see a big bright triangle on your screen , underneath it will say Downloading and beneath that it will say Do not turn off target

At this point you will see one of the boxes in the corner turn yellow, letting you know there is a connection, it will look like this

after you are connected you want to hit the PDA button, NEVER PHONE, phone will erase your modem and you will have trouble connecting after that at all.

when you click the PDA button a pop up will appear and you will need to select the file you would like to flash and then click open

now you will see the file appear in the PDA window ,, with connection made and the file in the PDA window, you may now hit Start

Once you hit start this process Should take approx. 5 mins if you are returning to stock . shouldnt take any less time than that and not much more. So dont start freaking out at min 2...(wait till min 7) lol

If you are flashing a Clockworkmod file it should take approx 7seconds.

once it is completed you should see the following window:

Once you have reached this screen it is safe to unplug , put your battery in and boot up..
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26th May 2011, 03:50 AM |#4  
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Trouble Shooting

Odin application displays one of the following in message box OR Odin is locking up in the middle of the process

<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 0)


<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

90% of problems associated with Odin are due to communication between phone and computer

  • Reboot your computer
  • Redownload the odin package
  • Use USB ports in the back of the computer, if you already are use a different port
  • Make sure you did not forget to remove battery from phone (Should be out the ENTIRE process)
  • make sure Odin is the only application running and Antivirus is DISABLED
  • If you are using a laptop make sure its plugged in also find the nearest desktop and try from there

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After failed flash with odin upon power up the following is depicted on the screen


First off DO NOT PANIC. there is a simple solution, just remove the battery , plug the phone into the computer, press and hold volume down and it will enter download mode. Please review all the steps oulined in this thread and try and flash again
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26th May 2011, 03:51 AM |#5  
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  • AC Member drewwalton19216801 for assistance deodexing
  • AC Adviser Paul627g giving instructions on themeing
  • AC Moderator Ragnarox for overall advise on Roms
  • AC Super Moderator gbhil for assistance on pushing deodexed folders to system without clockwork
  • XDA Developer jt1134 for developing the Voodoo Kernel
  • XDA Developer nitsuj17 for aosp lockscreen mod
26th May 2011, 03:55 AM |#6  
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So we can't install this through cwm right(if we already have it)?

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26th May 2011, 03:58 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by Grillrd

So we can't install this through cwm right(if we already have it)?

Sent from my SCH-I510 using Tapatalk

no i honestly i am not sure how to make it in zip flashable form yet hopefully a developer will show mercy upon me lol and show me how its done
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26th May 2011, 04:00 AM |#8  
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I'm game!

Downloading now.

Just wanted to give y'all a big "THANKS" for all you do!

This is the first time I've flashed a ROM in a long time. SO far, it's been fun - let's see what this one does!



After rebooting, it booted into recovery mode (Red Text), so I just rebooted, and it went to the "Red Eye", and about 2 minutes later, we're golden!

BTW, the boot animation is still 'glitchy'. Could this be from my original flashing of v4 Kernel?


Looks like email is ability to add either POP email or Exchange email, unless I'm missing something.
26th May 2011, 04:30 AM |#9  
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Thank you for the ROM ...loaded up perfectly. Are you planning on keeping the background image for the notification pull down or going with a solid color/transparent?
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26th May 2011, 05:45 AM |#10  
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Rom is amazing.
26th May 2011, 05:50 AM |#11  
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UPDATE: nevermind, found the solution in the thread on androidcentral.


Ok, the rom booted up great. But I'm having calendar problems. I downloaded both the .apks. The calendarsync installed fine, but my accounts say sync is experiencing problems and will be back shortly. So I tried to install the calendarprovider and it won't install.


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