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<ROM> Samsung Gravity Smart T589 <10/26/11>

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By Arhtard, Senior Member on 26th October 2011, 11:12 AM
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Sorry for posting here - there is no forum for this device.

This is for the Samsung Gravity Smart T589.

This is a stock 2.2.2 froyo rom that is deodexed and themed.

This was built from a system dump - the firmware hasn't been released yet.
Please note that I am not a developer - just a tinkerer.
This will be installed by flashing through the stock recovery.
There are no custom recoveries available yet for this device.
This has the majority of the bloatware removed.
It will utilize the stock kernel already in the phone.
The ROM download link is provided after the screenshots.
A RAR file download link is provided with the apps that were removed.


Removed Drivesmart from Settings.
Removed Social Network Key from Settings - hotkey defaults to Facebook
Removed Messaging Key from Settings - hotkey defaults to Message App
Removed Notification Slider from Settings
Removed Software Update from Settings - wont OTA a custom rom
Removed many ringtones and added a few.
Removed Startup sounds and Shutdown sounds.
Removed Startup and Shutdown animations.

Removed the following apps:

Aim - Bejewled - Allshare - DriveSmart - Dual Clock - Cloud Text - Gallery3d - Glympse - Lookout -
MallLite - Maps - Memo - My Account - My Files - Photobucket - Protips - Sticky Message Widget -
Street - Swipe Tips - Talk - Tetris - TeleNav - Uno - Youtube

Added the following apps:

File Expert (has root explorer) - Flash Player - Latest Gmail - Htc Keyboard - Latest Link2sd -
QuickPic (gallery app) - Latest SuperUser + Latest Binaries - Busybox - Latest Terminal Emulator -
Latest Titanium Backup (free version) - Latest Spare Parts Plus

Added 3 build.prop edits.
One for maximum events per second and the other two for sounds.
The default ringtone is from the movie "Crank" - the fading in and out phone tone.
The default notification sound is "Tinkerbell" - lol.
Added a custom boot animation - blue coin.
Added Sd Card speed tweak + battery tweak.
Themed several icons through the IC Menu.
Themed the framework to a black "Sense" theme.
Themed the battery icons.

  • This device has very little internal space, so I have included Link2Sd app.
  • If you wish to utilize this included app, you must do the following prior to installing the rom:

Partition the sd card as follows:


- first partition will be created as a <FAT32> <Primary> partition.
- (leave about 512mb for the 2nd partition)

- second partition will be created as a <Ext2> <Primary> partition.
- this should be 512mb with 0 swap

Installation instructions:

- partition sd card (this will erase the contents)
- download rom (which is an for the stock recovery)
- put rom on the sd card
- power off phone
- slide open the keyboard and hold down the <T/5> button and the <Power> button until the recovery appears
- use the <Volume Keys> to scroll to <wipe data/factory reset> and hit the <Power> button to confirm
- use the <Volume Keys> to scroll to <wipe cache partition> and hit the <Power> button to confirm
- use the <Volume Keys> to scroll to <apply> and hit the <Power> button to confirm
- rom will install and reboot phone automatically
- first boot will take a minute
- open Link2Sd app - inform the app the 2nd partition is a <Ext2> partition and reboot phone
- open Link2Sd app after reboot - hit the <Menu> key then click on <Settings> tab
- check the <Auto Link> box and click on <Install Location> and click <Internal>
- most apps downloaded from market will default to the sd card
- you will have to open Link2Sd app after installing apps and move the app back to the phone
- then you will have to click each installed app in Link2Sd interface and click on <Create Link> and link all thats permitted
- this will solve the majority of the limited space issue with this phone


This phone seems to operate best when the CPU frequencies are set to 320 min and 800 max.
We can't overclock the phone until a kernel is developed. Samsung hasn't release the kernel or firmware yet.
Download No Frills Cpu from the market and set the frequencies to those specs.
The phone is defaulted to 245 min and whatever it needs up to 800.
At 245 minimum, it uses more battery power to "wake" and if it wakes frequently at this setting,
it really adversely effects battery performance.



Download ROM from here -----> T589 Deodexed ROM

Download Removed Apps from here ----> T589 Removed Apps

Download Extra FREE Apps from here ----> Extra FREE Apps

Special thanks to Cdesai for helping to make this possible

Special thanks to MikeD215 for being my first tester

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26th October 2011, 11:13 AM |#2  
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flash player work?
im glad u made a rom hope it works
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Originally Posted by eggowaffle

flash player work?
im glad u made a rom hope it works

yes flashplayer works - i tested with a movie in mp4 format
26th October 2011, 11:25 PM |#6  
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ive got a few tweaks i want to make to this rom. please contact me.
27th October 2011, 02:18 AM |#7  
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I'm kinda new to flashing roms so I was wondering if this rom would work on the canadian sgh t589 (samsung galaxy q)?
Thanks alot
27th October 2011, 04:23 AM |#8  
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the cdn version indeed is the galaxy q.. just like ours is the same line of phones..

so yes i cant see why flashing wouldn't work..

the only thing that comes to mind would be changing the apn settings.. im not sure

but i dont think you will get a data signal since me and arhtard are running on with

tmobile with a sim...if you have tmobile great if not and running a diff provider and hopefully not cdma... so thats probably the only issue i can for see.. as i flashed this rom with

zero error.
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27th October 2011, 06:55 AM |#9  
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Just flashed this tonight on my friend's phone. Success! The stock recovery will show errors on nuking cache and data I believe, but they do get nuked. The spinning coin animation is nice! Where is it from? Am I safe to assume I can nuke other apps without issue via su?

Oh...and when is the next release and how can I help? I have a knack for programming/scripting.
27th October 2011, 09:18 AM |#10  
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AMS 0.1 beta

Removed the following:
FBAndroid.apk – 3.0MB
Email.apk – 1.8MB
LiveWallpapersPicker.apk – 25.9KB
TouchWiz30Launcher.apk – 2.1MB
Swype.apk – 5.9MB – 435.6KB – 435.6KB – 707.1KB

Total Removed thus far: 14.3MB

Added the following:
SlideIT Keyboard – 2.3MB
Go Launcher Ex – 3.8MB

Total Added thus far: 6.1MB

I plan on working with a few of you to make Ams the strongest rom evar!
I am going to make further changes to the rom when i get time in the morning so check back often for updates
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I can provide ROM hosting if you guys would like.

The friend who I installed this for wants DriveSmart back on the phone. How can I put it back on? I saw the link with the removed APKs but I just noticed that it also hooks into Settings.

Lastly can we flash AMS 0.1 beta (above) over the current custom ROM without issue? (e.g., no factory reset)
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