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[ROM] RCR - "Clean" ROM, [HC 3.2] A500, Rooted, Busybox

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By GamezR2EZ, Senior Member on 26th September 2011, 12:36 AM
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Base is Acer_A500_7.006.01_COM_GEN2.
Rooted.
Deodex.
Busybox.
Bloatware removed.
Bootloader unlocked.
Recovery partition is left unchanged.

This ROM is intended as a base for other ROM's OR regular use without all the bloatware.

It is a "clean" stripped out version of the 7.006.01_COM_GEN2 update (full update, not OTA). The COM_GEN version does not matter a great deal. It will not hurt anything to install this on a GEN1 or GEN3 tablet. The hardware is exactly the same.

I keep track of everything that is changed, you can view the history and create this ROM yourself.

This will probably be the last update on this ROM until a large change in the OS occurs again. I built it to be quick, stable, and bloatware free. It is all of those.

Latest Version

Version History:
v1110062238
v1109261806
v1109252300
v1109251910 - Initial Release

Orginal ROM I worked off of can be found here



Notes:
This ROM will not recieve over the air updates. You would need to restore FWUpdateService* and FDUpdater* to re-enable OTA.
This requires CWM or similar to flash. It does not modify the recovery partition when installed.
Google Maps, Videos, Music2, and AdobeFlash have been removed. The latest versions can be downloaded through the market.
Feel free to restore any apks you you want, they should reintegrate without issue.

ROMs based off of this one in whole or in part:
Civato's ROM

Thanks List:
sc2k, thor2002ro, vache, civato
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Changes
v1110062238 -
Changed updater-script as needed.
Removed an additional unneeded apk and a few files.
The version of su and Superuser.apk is from su-3.0.2-efgh-signed.zip.
Installed busybox v1.19.2 and symlinked the appropriate binaries in the updater-script.

v1109261806 -
Removed a few additional unneeded apks.
The version of su and Superuser.apk is from su-3.0-efgh-signed.zip.

v1109252300 -
Changed updater-script as needed.
Removed the bootloader.blob (Locked bootloaders don't concern me but would give you trouble!)

v1109251910 -
Changed updater-script as needed.
Deodexed entire ROM by hand using baksmali/smali v1.2.8.
The version of su and Superuser.apk is from su-2.3.6.3-efgh-signed.zip.
Opened flexrom.img and removed folder app. This had a preinstall apk that did nothing in this version. It only brought up an annoying message when firstrun saying "apk preinstaller complete".


Code:
ADDED:
/system
  /app
    Superuser.apk
  /bin
    busybox
    su

REMOVED:
/Acer_A500_7.006.01_COM_GEN2.txt
/apkinstaller.temp
/bootloader.blob
/flexrom.img/app*
/Instruct_record.txt
/recovery*
/system
  /app
    3DPhotoBrowser.*
    AcerAbout.*
    AcerClockWidget.*
    AcerDLNA.*
    AcerNidus.*
    AcerOneTimeInit.*
    AcerRegistration.*
    AcerSync.*
    AcerSyncHelper.*
    AdobeFlashPlayer.*
    AgendaWidget.*
    ApInAp.*
    Aupeo.*
    BooksTablet.*
    Calculator.*
    Clearfi.*
    DeskClock.*
    DigitalClockWidget.*
    DTG.*
    Email.*
    Exchange.*
    FDUpdater.*
    FWUpdateService.*
    GameLoftStore.*
    HeroOfSparta.*
    LetsGolf.*
    LinkToFacebook.*
    LiveWallpapersPicker.*
    LumiRead.*
    MagicSmokeWallpapers.*
    Maps.*
    MusicA.*
    Music2.*
    MyLocationWidget.*
    nemoPlayer.*
    NFS.*
    Nook.*
    SocialJogger.*
    Street.*
    TegraZone.*
    Videos.*
    VideoEditorGoogle.*
    VisualizationWallpapers.*
    VoiceSearch.*
    WeatherWidget.*
    ZinioReader.*
    ZinioSettingsProvider.*
  /etc/permissions
    com.acer.android.clearfilib_tablet.xml
  /framework
    com.acer.android.clearfilib_tablet.jar
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Developers Extras
These are extras that rom devs can use. If you aren't building a rom, this section wont matter to you.


Below are the framework jars from 7.006.01. They have all been deodex'd.
Deodex'd Framework Jars 7.006.01

Below are all of the APKs from the app folder (including ones I have removed from the ROM above). They have all been deodex'd (with the exception of voicesearch.apk, im working on it) and can be added into the update package without issue.
Deodex'd APK's from 7.006.01

Some applications will require restoring multiple files to their respective directories. Here is a list of dependancies.
Code:
Dependancies:
Clear.fi-
  AcerDLNA.*,Clearfi.*,com.acer.android.clearfilib_tablet.xml,com.acer.android.clearfilib_tablet.jar
TegraZone-
  Download the latest TegraZone from android market
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Do you have a recommendation of kernal for this? Are you using Richards?
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I am not currently using a stock kernel with this. I have not changed anything. I am in the process of getting together a few boot.img with new kernels and posting those here as extras. In the meantime richards should work assuming it is compatible with 3.2 (im 99% sure it is)
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Originally Posted by GamezR2EZ

Below are the framework jars from 7.006.01. They have all been deodex'd.

Deodex'd Framework Jars 7.006.01



Below are all of the APKs from the app folder (including ones I have removed from the ROM above). They have all been deodex'd and can be added into the update package without issue.

Deodex'd APK's from 7.006.01

What are these files used for? I thought the framework jars were a necessary part of the OS (not a programmer or anything) Should I install them?
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What are these files used for? I thought the framework jars were a necessary part of the OS (not a programmer or anything) Should I install them?

These are extras for dev use only. If you aren't building a rom this wont matter to you,
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I just finished installing the ROM.

During the installation, however, I got this error.

random offset 0x136

Does this mean anything? The installation did go without any other glitches and I have been using the tablet with your ROM for about half an hour now. Works without any problems.
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How do you get the media server working with clearfi , now it crashes when you try to start the media server in clear fi.

EDIT:
Ok I got it , added the clearfi framework and the Acer DLNA apk and now it works.
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Originally Posted by skiddhard

I just finished installing the ROM.

During the installation, however, I got this error.

random offset 0x136

Does this mean anything? The installation did go without any other glitches and I have been using the tablet with your ROM for about half an hour now. Works without any problems.

I always receive that message for every ROM I install. I have never tracked down why it is there. I believe it has to do with formatting a partition (maybe installing the flexrom?), but I do not know. Unless you are told otherwise, I wouldn't worry about it.
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I get random offset messages to , but never experience any problems .

First , REALLY nice rom , you can install what you want and it is fast !!!
GPS fix is so fast and this even when I'm in the house ( I did use a modded GPS config for it but I did that with all the roms).

Not working , tegrazone but that is no problem.
The HD widget doesn't find my location if I set it at auto search (strange because the gps lock-on is so fast) that is the only problem that I got with it and that is no biggy.

Thanks !!!!!!


my gps config (edit before flash)
Code:
NTP_SERVER=eu.pool.org
NTP_SERVER=0.europe.pool.ntp.org
NTP_SERVER=1.europe.pool.ntp.org
NTP_SERVER=2.europe.pool.ntp.org
NTP_SERVER=3.europe.pool.ntp.org
XTRA_SERVER_1=http://xtra1.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin
XTRA_SERVER_2=http://xtra2.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin
XTRA_SERVER_3=http://xtra3.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin
INTERMEDIATE_POS=1
C2K_HOST=c2k.pde.com
C2K_PORT=1234
SUPL_HOST=FQDN
SUPL_HOST=supl.google.com
SUPL_PORT=7276
SUPL_SECURE_PORT=7275
SUPL_NO_SECURE_PORT=3425
SUPL_TLS_HOST=FQDN
SUPL_TLS_CERT=/etc/SuplRootCert
ACCURACY_THRES=5000
CURRENT_CARRIER=common
DEFAULT_USER_PLANE=TRUE
REPORT_POSITION_USE_SUPL_REFLOC=1
Life wallpaper to work = "LifeWallpapersPicker.apk
Clear-FI to work = Clear-FI.apk and AcerDLNA.apk and framework "com.acer.android.clearfilib_tablet.jar (needs to be added in the framework folder)

Also modded my "build prop" before flash = added "ro.carrier=wifi-only" so the simcard messages won't pop-up.


Using THOR 3.5 kernel and NO problems , can oc the hell out of it.
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