[ROM][JULE8]-=Virtuous Picasso v. 1.1.0=- [Honeycomb 3.1][Kernel: UNITY V5]

2,615 posts
Thanks Meter: 12,696
By mdeejay, Retired Recognized Developer on 18th June 2011, 10:22 PM
Thread Closed Email Thread
discontinued on XDA



Based on Acer ROM 4.010.22_COM_GEN1 (Honeycomb 3.1)


- Multilanguage
- Improved EXT4 performance
- Ultra Fast
- Virtuous CPU scaling scripts - READ MORE
- Deodexed
- Zipaligned
- 216-1200MHz default
- TweetComb / FriendMe
- 3D Photo Browser
- Photo Editor
- Polaris Office
- Google Video Service (does not work in all countries)
- LumiReader
- Memo
- Busybox / Superuser
- 3G modem support (Huawei)
- Nano text editor support
- Bash command shell support
- WP7 fonts
- and more


- Flash via ClockworkMod Recovery:
[TUTORIAL] How to Flash Virtuous Picasso Rom On the Acer Iconia A500:
(Thanks to cfcoleman)


V1.1.0 Full ROM:
Do a full wipe & format /system before first flash

More Info & GPL:
All credits & thanks to: Google, Virtuous Dev Team (rmk, Flemmard, Diamondback, Chrisch1974, m-deejay, seo)
The Following 69 Users Say Thank You to mdeejay For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift mdeejay Ad-Free
18th June 2011, 10:22 PM |#2  
mdeejay's Avatar
OP Retired Recognized Developer
Flag Abakan
Thanks Meter: 12,696
Donate to Me

Video review:
(Thanks to cfcoleman)

The Following 17 Users Say Thank You to mdeejay For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift mdeejay Ad-Free
18th June 2011, 10:23 PM |#3  
mdeejay's Avatar
OP Retired Recognized Developer
Flag Abakan
Thanks Meter: 12,696
Donate to Me

- New base 4.010.22_COM_GEN1
- New kernel UNITY V5
- Updated Maps
- Updated TweetComb
- Updated FriendMe
- Newest kernel UNITY V2
- Fixed random reboots
- Other minor tweaks
- Back to Asus 3.1 base
- New custom kernel UNITY V1 with OC support (1600MHz max)
- Enabled 1080p video out
- Remoived eBook
- Removed PressReader
- Updated AcerSync
- Removed Asus DLNA
- Added Acer DLNA
- Updated Clearfi
- Updated nemoPlayer
- Updated 3D Photo Browser
- Added SocialJogger
- Added Asus Reader
- Replaced clock font
- Added Acer weather widget
- Other minor fixes & tweaks
- Improved media_profiles
- Added Asus buttons
- Fixed 3G modems support
- Added CIFS/TUN modules
- Other minor fixes & tweaks
- New base: leaked Acer update Acer_A500_3.019_COM_GEN1 (Honeycomb 3.1)
- New kernel:
- Fixed 3G support
- Updated TweetComb
- Improved ramdisk
- Improved updater-script
- Other minor fixes & system tweaks
- Updated kernel
- Added Memo from SGT 10.1
- Added Aurora & Bluesea live wallpapers from SGT 10.1
- Added DoubleClock widget from SGT 10.1
- Added Photo Editor from SGT 10.1
- Added Ebook from SGT 10.1
- Fixed hardware decoding H264, etc
- Added symlinks to external_sd & usb_storage
- Other minor fixes & tweaks
- Added SketchMemoPlus
- Updated Layar
- Removed Asus PCSync
- Added Magic Smoke Live wallpapers
- Added AcerSync
- Added link to Adobe Flash Player
- Added ApInAp (with English & Rusian translations)
- alot ROM cleanups
- Updated PolarisOffice from Asus Transformer
- Updated ES File Explorer
- Speed up animation
- Ported Camera app from Acer (with storage select)
- Updated Clearfi
- Other minor tweaks & cleanups
- Initial release

Introduction to the new Overclocking Daemon

This ROM features a completely new way of Overclocking and managing screen states.

The History
But before explaining it further, let's talk about previous solutions.
There are several different approaches to archieve "screen-state-scaling".
That means basically that the govenor changes if you turn the screen off and changes back to normal when turning the screen on.

This is mainly used to restrict the amount of CPU usage (the frequency in fact) during screen off. This can lead to a major battery life increase.

The solutions so far were:
  • App like SetCPU, which change automatically the govenor based on profiles
  • integrated solutions in the govenor itself

Both these solutions have major problems.

The one with a tuner app is always a little laggy right after turning on the screen because SetCPU (or any other CPU tuner) needs some time to change the govenors (up to 7 seconds). This leads mostly to major lag in the lockscreen.

The second solution is the smartass govenor. It has already a screen-state-scaling included, so it reduces the frequency when the screen turn off.
This could be a really nice solution but it has some problems too.
Smartass most of the time is not really stable and has problems with its frequency scaling.

So we (more precisely rmk40) thought of a better solution.
He wrote a native C Daemon which changes the govenors instantly without any lag.

This leads to major performance improvements right after turning on the screen and in the lockscreen.

But at the moment this solution is a little bit harder to configure. We are plaing to make a GUI for this, so you get the same comfort as using SetCPU.
Nevertheless you can even now adjust the daemon to your needs.

Be aware that the daemon only works if all CPU tuner apps are deinstalled. Otherwise it deactivates itself.

How to adjust the daemon

The daemon is configured with 6 files in the folder /system/etc/virtuous_oc/.
There are 3 files for the wake state and 3 for the sleep state. For each state one file for the govenor, one for the minimal frequency and one for the maximal frequency.

You can easily edit these files eg. with RootExplorer or any other app which can edit system files. So you can adjust the frequencies and the govenor for each state just like with SetCPU.

In order to get the available frequencies for the current kernel, just open your favorite terminal app and type
cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_available_frequencies
You could also use adb shell to show the frequencies on your computer.

To get the available govenors use a similar approach:
cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_available_governors

Please make sure, you are entering the right values in the daemon's config files.
The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to mdeejay For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift mdeejay Ad-Free
18th June 2011, 10:37 PM |#4  
infinitybiff's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 202
making roms for all the devices i keep switching to! Glad to see ya bro
The Following User Says Thank You to infinitybiff For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift infinitybiff Ad-Free
18th June 2011, 10:41 PM |#5  
hazard99's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 78
I will be checking this out myself. Its good to see you in the i-conia forums

Sent from my LG-P999 using XDA Premium App
18th June 2011, 10:42 PM |#6  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
good to see this device grow up!
18th June 2011, 10:48 PM |#7  
redroger's Avatar
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
Does the screen orientation lock - toggle works with this ROM?
18th June 2011, 10:54 PM |#8  
Johnny0906's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 80
Donate to Me
Hey bro!

Could you upload a video on youtube or something showing how the UI is running on the Acer?

18th June 2011, 10:56 PM |#9  
OrionBG's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Plovdiv
Thanks Meter: 221
m-deejay is there a way to make the task bar like the original one? I mean the buttons! I like the Honeycomb default ones more!
18th June 2011, 11:04 PM |#10  
entropy.of.avarice's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag St. Louis
Thanks Meter: 52
Donate to Me
Hardware decoding for supported formats?
18th June 2011, 11:17 PM |#11  
Tahde's Avatar
Senior Member
North Dallas
Thanks Meter: 243
Very nice. Might have to give this one a go.
Thread Closed Subscribe to Thread

virtuous mdj honeycomb
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes