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[ROM] Aurora ICS 4.0.4 for u8800 - Version 5.0 update 20

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By dzo, Senior Recognized Developer on 12th February 2012, 05:14 AM
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This is a clean ICS ROM built from from the Qualcomm Code Aurora source.
Everything is functional including the camera, video recording, bluetooth and GPU acceleration.
This is based on the ics_chocolate branch and a new version is released regularly.

Full source is available on github, see here:

Please do not use this thread to ask questions that are not related to development.
Use this thread in the general section instead:


3.0.8 Kernel running at 1GHz default.
Google apps included

Known Bugs

Use this issue tracker to report bugs/problems:

If you get a reboot, do the following from a terminal or over adb:
cat /dev/block/mmcblk0p7 > /sdcard/crash.txt
Then post the crash file (if it has anything in it) here or on the issue tracker.


Download it here:
or here:


To install, you must have upgraded to the official gingerbread rom and installed CWM recovery or
You will have to wipe data when you first install but upgrading shouldn't need a wipe unless it is stated in the release notes.
Some instructions on upgrading are here:
and here:

Users in Finland on the Saunalahti network need to change a setting for the sim card to load correctly.
download a terminal program such as connectbot and open a local session, then type:

setprop persist.opl.enabled 0
setprop persist.pnn.enabled 0
setprop persist.eons.enabled 0

Now reboot.
You only have to do this again if you wipe data.


Thanks to the Code Aurora team at Qualcomm.
Thanks to Tom Giordano/bukington for some of the the ics kernel commits.
Thanks to early testers who risked missed calls and corrupt memory cards to try it out.
Thanks to all those who have donated - your contributions help me continue this work. This stuff takes a lot of time so your support makes a big difference. All donations are much appreciated.

Please also support my work by buying my Camera App:

Changelog and Release Notes

Initial Version 1.0

camera not functional
low in call volume
sound recording is quiet and distorted
wifi doesn't always connect automatically
notification led doesn't flash

Version 1.1

fix low in call volume
fix bootloop on enabling cell location
fix light and proximity sensors
fix home key on amtel touchscreens
enable mtp mode for data transfer

Version 1.2

fix for bootloop when audioflinger doesn't start sometimes
enable usb mass storage
mount internal emmc as /mnt/sdcard1
build with all languages

Version 1.3

Working camera (no video yet)
fix for SD card not being recognised and getting corrupted
change to the rpc ril instead of the qmi ril
There are still random crashes but I think they are caused by the GPU failing when the device suspends if you don't use live wallpapers that may help.

Version 1.4

Fix low resolution icons
Fix Mobile Networks menu when language is not US English
Update kernel GPU driver to latest version

Version 1.5

Fix video recording
If you switch away from the cam when it's in video mode (e.g. to view a video), it will crash when you return to it.
This doesn't affect the functionality but is annoying.
It does full 720p h264 with audio.

Version 1.6

Fix a bug that caused the gpu to sometimes crash when the display was switched off.
Enable autobrightness (don't think it actually works yet though)
Flash led for notifications - fast flash means phone is awake, slow flash means phone is power collapsed (in deep sleep)

Version 1.7
Update to M7630AABBQMLZA4040295I release
Fix camera crashes
Fix barcode apps not working
Include ES file explorer
Fix for echo on speakerphone (not well tested)
Use handset mike when headset is plugged in (not tested)
Reduce brightness of keypad led
Fix wifi not always connecting automatically
Turn off bluetooth completely when not in use
Extra CPU frequencies (thanks godofdream)

Version 1.8
Fix music not skipping to next track. This was a kernel audio problem and fixing it has
fixed some other problems. e.g. with some games pausing while trying to play audio.
Fix picture rotation for the camera.
Add smartass2 cpufreq governor, I don't care about this but somebody asked for it.
Change some values in /system/etc/gps.conf - don't know if this will help.

Version 1.8a
Fix video recorder crash

Version 1.9
Change speaker acoustic profile - hopefully this will fix audio problems
Change sensitivity of synaptics touchscreen
put aurora version in build number
change phone name, model and manufacturer to the correct values
fix strictmode not turning off (may need a reboot)
fix raw picture mode for camera (not very useful)
set build type to user rather than eng

Version 1.10
Fix battery stats not showing (needs more power data to be useful)
Add ability to skip loading some records from the SIM card (for Finland)
Fix compass
Remove some frequencies from cpufreq table (might help with battery life)
Change wifi scan rate from 15 to 60 seconds
Add latest google apps (should let navigation work better)
Free up a bit of spare memory from the kernel
Add FM radio - (thanks to honking)
Replace ringtones and notifications with those from Nexus S
Add simple boot logo (sorry, the full animated logo didn't fit)

Version 1.11
Fix FM radio
Add another fix for Saunalahti
Update all proprietary libs to newer versions
Free up some more memory (camera was being very greedy)
add headsetmic and dualmic properties

Version 1.12
Update to M7630AABBQMLZA4040296I release - fairly big change so this may introduce new bugs
Use version 0.8 of wpa_supplicant with wext library (should help with wifi connection problems)
Fix atmel touchscreen
Add settings for dualmic and headset to settings app (in Sound) - property names had to change so you will need to set them again.

Version 1.12a
Fix 720p video recording

Version 1.13
Use the 2d graphics core for composition - should make graphics faster and use less power (set debug.composition.type=gpu in build.prop if you don't like it)
Update power profile so battery stats work better
Some gps changes (not tested well)
Remove some unused resources to reduce the size of /system
Add a system property to override the wifi mac address - use su; setprop persist.sys.wifimac mac_param=11:22:33:44:55:66

Version 1.14
Fix FM Radio
Possible fix for audio volume problems after a notification or call
Some updates for graphics composition

Version 2.0
Getting stable now so bump the version up to 2.0
Add camera library from latest official gb (seems to focus better)
Update bootlogo
Reorganise camera ui so flash menu is visible
Remove 480p from camcorder menu (use wvga instead)
Enable panorama mode for camera (pan slowly with the phone held horizontally)
Fix Pinyin IME (Chinese input)
Update market and music apps to Google Play versions

Version 2.02
Notification drawer widget and settings (some things don't work yet)
Fix to stop wifi disconnecting when the device sleeps
Kernel dumps a log to /dev/block/mmcblk0p7 on a panic (kernel crash)
Change default I/O scheduler to no-op
Disable some GPIOs that were unnecessarily enabled (may save some power)
Update FM radio

Version 2.04
Update to M7630AABBQMLZA404030I release
Fix torch in Notification drawer and add torch app
Add new wifi driver, enable it from Settings..Developer Options
The new driver uses much less power and stays connected when the phone is asleep but doesn't work with WEP networks and may be more buggy.
Update GPU drivers to the binaries that were released by Qualcomm.
Enable gpu composition, 2D is slower but some apps work better.
Change Bluetooth power level to 2. May help BT connection problems.
Saunalahti users note that the SIM loading hack has changed - see the installation instructions.

Version 2.05
Update to kernel version 3.0.8 (ported from u8860 with lots of work), this may be less stable than earlier versions.
Only the new wifi driver will work, the settings app still shows a choice but changing it won't do anything.
New wifi config file (thanks to sbasil).
Fix the date in exif tags for photos.
Fix button backlight, now has autobrightness too.
Fix photo editor crashing.
Use CAF radio app (has a horrible interface but the old one no longer works). Supports rds.

Version 2.06_experimental
Update to latest ics_chocolate (caf_AU_LINUX_ANDROID_ICS_CHOCOLATE. 9 manifest)
This is Android version 4.0.4 so there are lots of changes from 4.0.3 and that is why it's experimental.
Fix camera picture corruption (camera may still not be completely stable)
Fix wifi not seeing some APs
Fix some causes of wifi reboots.
Warning: Since this is a new Android version you may not be able to downgrade without clearing data so make a backup first.

Version 2.07_test
Update to latest tagged release for msm7x30 (M7630AABBQMLZA4040305I)
Change touchscreen mode to avoid jitter
Update some proprietary binaries
Fix failure to send vreg rpc to the modem from causing battery drain sometimes
Wifi fix for occasional reboots
In /system/etc/firmware/wlan/qcom_cfg.ini I have set gMaxPsPoll=1 because without this wifi doesn't stay connected during sleep. Some people claim this gives problems when connecting to certain APs but I have never seen this.

Version 2.08
Fix SD card detection using a gpio interrupt
Free 33M ram by reducing the size of the surfaceflinger cache and the camera record buffer
Fix a couple of memory leaks in the wifi module
Fix notification of an incoming call during a call
Switch back to version 0.8 of wpa_supplicant (should help with wifi connection problems)

Version 2.09
fix sd card not mounting if wifi is initially off
add haptic feedback for atmel touchscreens (to disable, put "echo 0 > /sys/module/atmel_i2c_rmi_QT602240/parameters/vibrate" at the end of /system/etc/
fix bluetooth not pairing
make wifi module much smaller (from 2M to 800K)
update root filesystem and rc files

Version 2.10
Update ril proprietary libs
Enable HSDPA symbol
Fix button lights with manual brightness
Fix time lapse video recording (720p only)
First try at getting native wifi tethering working (turns on but doesn't work)
Increase surfaceflinger pmem size

Version 2.11
Possible fix for volume button failure
Revert to the larger wifi driver
Increase minimum free memory available
Increase echo cancelling microphone level in calls
Update kernel GPU driver to latest version
Fix wifi not always resuming from suspend correctly
Fix noise on non-echo cancelling microphone
Update to latest proprietary GPU libraries
Fix notification of an incoming call during a call (Again!)
Update to latest google apps, google music and es file explorer

Version 2.11a
Fix wifi configuration in 2.11

2.11a Update1
Install from recovery on top of an existing 2.11a installation
Fix volume button breakage (for real this time)
Fix native wifi tethering
Set default min/max cpu frequency to 122MHz/800MHz, this saves some battery and you can always change it with setcpu.

Version 3.0_beta
Update to new CAF release M7630AABBQMLZA404031I
New LED driver (only does the same notifications as before but is much more programmable)
Use older kgsl driver (possibly more stable)

Version 3.0_beta2
Revert to older version of the ril because some people had problems with mobile data
Use older wpa_supplicant to fix wifi connection problems
Use the new kgsl driver again since the old one didn't seem to fix anything
Remove the software opengl lib from egl.cfg
Remove qualcomm's media parser from the media scanner, this may help with media scanning problems.

3.0_beta2_update1 (Install from recovery on top of an existing 3.0_beta2 installation)
Apply the patches described here:
Increase the panel frame rate to 53fps - thanks to zephyr1988
Add smartass2 (not default) - also thanks to zephyr1988

Remove the panel modification patch because it doesn't seem to work on some hardware

fix kernel config

3.0_beta2_update2 (Install from recovery on top of an existing 3.0_beta2 installation)
Same fixes as update1 +
more reliable wifi driver
Settings to allow switch between MTP and mass storage mode:
Use Computer Connection
The second option will enable Mass Storage (for languages other than English, this will be displayed as PTP mode)

Version 3.1
Fix Pinyin Keyboard
Use small wifi driver again
Use version 2.0 wpa_supplicant. (this may cause problems with some APs but I think it's better to use this than version 0.8 because the rest of the system is designed for it). If it doesn't connect to an AP, post a log giving all the details and I'll try to fix it.
Add /HWuserdata as a symlink to the internal sdcard
Use Computer Connection to switch between usb storage and MTP mode (some people have reported lost data on the card when doing this, you have been warned). MTP mode is probably what most people want.
Fix battery reporting for the backlight.
Reduce flashlight LED brightness.
set modprobe path correctly so modules will load
Updated network drivers
Update to latest sd card, fb and kgsl drivers.
Add SmartassV2 governor
Fix to allow Light Flow to control notification LED

aurora_3.1_update1 (Install from recovery on top of an existing 3.1 installation)
Fix wifi not connecting on boot
This may also fix some (but probably not all) wifi disconnection problems
Add battery percentage option in settings..development

aurora_3.1_update3 (Includes fixes in update1)
Fix bluetooth pairing.
Fix searching for available networks.

aurora_3.1_update4 (Includes fixes in updates 1 and 3)
Add "strip unicode" and timestamp options for SMS (thanks to mrasquinho)
Fix for bluetooth not sleeping correctly
Some updated translations in settings (thanks to mrasquinho and one-2-z)
A possible fix for wifi crashing on wakeup
Fix for a rpc wakelock never being released sometimes

aurora_3.1_update5 (Includes fixes in updates 1-4)
Fix Gallery causing reboot
Fix laggy transitions on some devices
Update Mms translations by mrasquinho

update to new CAF release M7630AABBQMLZA404032I
This is on a new release branch - ics_chocolate_rb7.1
There are a lot of changes here so some things may break, others may be fixed....

update to new CAF release M7630AABBQMLZA4040325I on ics_chocolate_rb7.2 (lots of changes)
Fix voip apps not working (not well tested and may be buggy)
Fix for missed call led notification
Update video encode/decode driver
Update rotator hardware (this does hardware rotation of video and wasn't being used before)
New proprietary binaries

aurora_4.1_update1 (Install from recovery on top of an existing 4.1 installation)
Fix gallery crash
Fix overlay (uses less power when playing videos)
Disable continuous focus for video recording
Enable brightness control using volup/down buttons in camera

New kernel based on the u8800pro source
Updated camera HAL and libs, zoom bug and green lines on thumbnails are gone
Enable continuous focus for video recording

aurora_5.0_update2 (Install from recovery on top of an existing 5.0 installation)
Update for atmel ts (still not great)
Fix USB mass storage
Fix wifi driver not loading/unloading if memory is fragmented
Allow scene mode when recording videos
Fix date on pics

aurora_5.0_update9 (Install from recovery on top of an existing 5.0 installation or any other 5.0 update)
Fix audio after sound recording
Fix atmel ts
Add ram console and panic dumper
kgsl changes suggested by PaulMilbank, thanks Paul
Fix memory allocation for wifi
Fix wifi hardware crashing not recovering correctly
Enable runtime power management

aurora_5.0_update11 (Install from recovery on top of an existing 5.0 installation or any other 5.0 update)
Fix camera chroma in portrait mode
Fix unforgettable wifi
Fix atmel haptic feedback
Fix button brightness after closing camera

aurora_5.0_update14 (Install from recovery on top of an existing 5.0 installation or any other 5.0 update)
Fix button backlight
Fix bluetooth pairing

aurora_5.0_update16 (Install from recovery on top of an existing 5.0 installation or any other 5.0 update)
Fix gallery causing a reboot on some devices.

aurora_5.0_update18 (Install from recovery on top of an existing 5.0 installation or any other 5.0 update)
Fix 1080p showing up in my Camera App.
Fix wifi memory allocation problem.
Fix button backlight again

aurora_5.0_update20 (Install from recovery on top of an existing 5.0 installation or any other 5.0 update)
Improve wifi driver
add entropy fix
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Great news man, have to try it after I come from Ice Fishing. Will post bugs/news/related.
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Great! Thank you.

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Thank you very much for the work done!
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Hell yeah!

home key doesn't bring me home. is this confirmed?
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Hell yeah!

home key doesn't bring me home. is this confirmed?

I can confirm. And I can't use Phone App. too.
12th February 2012, 06:27 AM |#9  
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Awesome..... I will test this later.

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good work. I'll try it after it grew somewhat mature.
its built using 7630 code. isn't 7230 code available???
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12th February 2012, 06:55 AM |#11  
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Home key works fine for me, did you wipe data?
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