[ROM-AOSP] Redux2 TEST builds [2.3.5|GRJ90] (31st August)

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By ihlades, Senior Member on 22nd August 2011, 02:14 AM
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Ruud Mastbergen, Theodoros Abazis, soronk

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Redux is a custom ROM, built with three key aspects in mind: Clean, fast, stable.

This second version focuses on users' needs and experience; it tries to bring useful features to our phones that have a place in our day-to-day usage models. Current implemented features are as follows:
  • FM radio support;
  • Built-in FTP server functionality, so there's no need for a cable when transferring files;
  • Multitasking panel, with quick access to common settings and multimedia controls.

Smaller additions include:
  • Trackball wake
  • Lockscreen music controls
  • Playback control via the volume keys
  • Killing the foreground application by long-pressing BACK
  • LED notifications improvements
  • Option to turn overscroll glow off
  • Supports small /cache partitions
  • LITE build supports small /system partitions (as small as 75MB with the LITE build)

Source code:
The source code isn't yet available, though I will release it at some point in the future, after it gets settled.

  • Amon-RA or ClockworkMod recovery to flash the image

Flash the .zip file from recovery. If coming from another ROM, erase /data and /cache partitions.

Download: (md5: a27c14e6dd0fb90e8c54ef1c392e198b)

Experimental versions: (These are not supported in any way, and you may not find any use for them) (md5: 84fd58305dab7e9c3a17f69093e4bcd3) -- This is a stock Redux build with LiveWallpapers, Gmail, Maps, Talk and Email removed. It uses only 75MB of storage.

  • CyanogenMod team for their work on enhancing Android;
  • All you out there testing and providing feedback!

Current builds use _thalamus' kernel. Sources are available at Github
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22nd August 2011, 02:14 AM |#2  
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Read the FAQ below to learn how you can involve in the Redux project.


Q: I've installed it, what now?
A: Enjoy your Desire. Redux comes fully equipped and most usual tasks can be accomplished with the stock apps and settings. Google applications such as Gmail, Maps or Youtube are included as well.

Q: Is this compatible with Oxygen's HBOOT r1 partitioning scheme?
A: Only the LITE builds.

Q: Is this compatible with Oxygen's HBOOT r2 partitioning scheme?
A: Yes, all builds.

Q: I thought this ROM had A2SD. Why isn't there enough space on my phone?
A: Apps are being moved to the ext partition on the card but dalvik-cache is eating up a lot of space. If you can't live with this, download the 'apps_dalvik2ext' script from the add-ons section in the first post. Flash that like a regular update .zip (warning: the .zip isn't signed) and you should have more space on your /data partition.

Q: What about these test builds?
A: These are perfectly stable for daily-use but bugs may appear from time to time since the development speed is quite high. Also, more features are planned for the final versions so there's no need to name things as "final" for no reason. What's the rush?

Q: Will this feature be included in the next release? Please!
A: Having many features is far from this project's purpose. I am going to focus on adding only useful features and ignore stuff like "dude, but I want to have glowing stars on my display!". If you think you have something in mind, you're more than welcome to share your thoughts in this thread and I'll consider it.

Q: What can I do to help? Can I join the team?
A: You can improve Redux at any time, mainly with translations. A guide will be posted in the near future.

Q: Where's the donate button?
A: Look in my signature. Donations are welcome in a humble way; I am not developing this ROM for your money, but for my own pleasure. It started out as a personal project but it has grown on me and I continue to develop Redux even if I no longer have an HTC Desire.
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22nd August 2011, 02:19 AM |#3  
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Very nice! Good job!
edit: just wondering if thats the full changelog?
22nd August 2011, 02:24 AM |#4  
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This is not the final version, and as such the feature list will grow in time. I just considered it's better to move the discussion about Redux2 in a separate thread, and leave the old one free for anyone who still uses Redux 1.2 and encounters an issue, needs advice, etc.
22nd August 2011, 02:28 AM |#5  
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Sweet as, Will be looking forward to more updates in the future. Ok if i create redux twitter page? bored
22nd August 2011, 03:28 AM |#6  
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i am new with your rom i install v1.2 yesterday

if i flash new version without backup should i lose any data or program

also i download the 'apps_dalvik2ext' script in v1.2 should i install it again
22nd August 2011, 06:12 AM |#7  
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I'd guess it'll be ok.
22nd August 2011, 06:59 AM |#8  
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Thanks for continuation.
Going to try.
Wait for the sources.
22nd August 2011, 07:33 AM |#9  
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I was just testing Cm 7.1 and found to be quite good. But very bloated with features here and there (not to mention bad battery). But i did find a couple of upsides to it.

Music app looked much nicer. Maybe you could theme original, or some how incorporate cm's one. I tried replacing it by pushing cm's to system/app but it didn't work.
The Dsp manager is a neat app too. But then again we can all just push it if we want to all in all great rom!
22nd August 2011, 08:59 AM |#10  
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I had just perfected my customization for test build2 mentioned in 1.2 page and you release this new build.

Why did you make it so tempting ?
Now I'll have to fight the urge to reflash it Today itself.
Damm it !!

Wish you had released on a Friday/ Saturday.

Jokes apart , thanks for this release.
Surely it will be nice. Will try to test it ASAP.
22nd August 2011, 09:03 AM |#11  
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Getting the new build right now. Stoked.
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