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By shardul_seth, Senior Member on 17th April 2012, 09:50 AM
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In continuation of the highly appreciated Spacious, smooth and light Gingerbread ROM, I present you the ICS version!!

Works on Locked bootloader also as reported by FTW_260

1. What is so special about this ROM?
The main feature is 400 MB is free on /data for your apps!



This is the highest free on any custom ICS ROM for the Neo V.

2. How is this made possible?
a) This ROM has been ODEXed. Hence all dalvik files for system apk's are in the /system partition itself!
b) Dalvik-cache has been moved to the /cache partition.

3. Why ODEX the ROM?
a) ODEX ROM's load up faster the first time
b) ODEX'ed system apks do not create .dex files in dalvik-cache, hence size of dalvik-cache decreases. This is required so that there is enough room on the /cache partition for the dalvik-cache also.

4. What are the features of this ROM?
  • Based on official stock ICS firmware for Neo V
  • Rooted and busybox (latest su binary and Superuser.apk)
  • 12 Notification toggles with QuickPanel app for editing them
  • Many bloatware apps removed
  • File manager (ES File explorer) added
  • My tweaks for better performance
  • UOT kitchen compatible

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5. Where to get this ROM?

v4 - based on official ICS 4.0.4
Download (Mediafire - 164 MB) + [ Update 1 Neon OR Update 1 Blue ]
+ Supercharged services (Details here)
+ Optional apps pack
+ Optional Restore framework without onscreen buttons (New Link)
+ Optional Neo Patch <- NOT for Neo V
+ LED notification fix (Supercharged) (Credits arcatarc and me)
+ Optional 7OH mods (skip tracks with volume + reboot recovery + more) See here
+ Optional Xperia S Mega Pack + Walkman fix [ Details ]
+ Optional Disable_Data_Disabled_Notification.zip

Want better battery life? See here


v2 - changelog on 2nd post
Download (Mediafire - 176 MB) + Offmode charging fix
Tip: Best if supercharged, steps here.


6. How to install this ROM.
  1. Copy Downloaded files to SD card.
  2. Enter recovery by pressing the back key when you see the blue light with vibration.
  3. If you were not on stock/stock-based ROM, wipe Data is safer [ AFTER NANDROID BACKUP ]
  4. Install the ROM zip.
  5. Optionally install optional packs (open and delete whatever you dont want)
  6. Reboot to you new Spacious, Smooth and Lightwieght ROM :)


7. Any disadvantages of ODEX'ed ROM?
The only disadvantage is that you cannot install custom themes on the ROM.
But, mind you, UOT kitchen can be used to change a lot of the UI.


8. But why not use Link2SD or Dalvik2SD?
It has its own problems, most important being io speeds from the card and problems when card is removed.


10. Credits?
hansip87 - for the status bar toggles
muzontnt and umarian for ICS 404 toggles - thread here
Sony - for ICS update ( and making wonderful firmware )
and all Devs etc on XDA for making custom ROMs possible!
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File Type: zip Spacious_Update_1.zip - [Click for QR Code] (2.63 MB, 8076 views)
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UOT Battery + Themes

v4:
- Xperia apps + music integrated
- Supercharged services
- LED on message/gmail fix - [credits arcatarc]
- All previous goodness!

v2:
- Using modified stock kernel (better battery life)
- New tweaks, makes the ROM fly
- Supercharged services.jar (that means you can install supercharger script directly) - credits hansip87
- ODEX'ed for saving /data space and smoothness
- dalvik-cache moved to cache.
Tip:
- Only phone dialer lags (in all ICS stock and custom). My fix is to use another dialler. For me, Touchpal (mobile link) works without even a second of lag!!

v1:
- ODEX'ed for saving /data space and smoothness
- dalvik-cache moved to cache.
- removed many useless applications.
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Downloading now.. will review later in the day..
Expecting it to be as simple and plain and airy as ur GB..

Keep up the efforts

Expecting no random or usb chargin/wifi battery drain stuff..

Thanks Shardul
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Hey guys, I am on fully stock ICS, no root, no unlocked BL...
What to do to get this installed? Procedure guide?
If you can help PLZ? Steps by step...
17th April 2012, 10:58 AM |#5  
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I've installed your Rom, but Wifi doesn't even switch on. The button is like disabled


EDIT: I had Official Stock Kernel, flashed night-elf ics beta RC2 kernel and Wifi works
Please, is any way to make it work with stock kernel? I prefer that better than custom kernels...
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Originally Posted by SHIRI

Hey guys, I am on fully stock ICS, no root, no unlocked BL...
What to do to get this installed? Procedure guide?
If you can help PLZ? Steps by step...

Flash night-elf ics beta RC2 kernel
then flash this ROM
17th April 2012, 12:04 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by SHIRI

Hey guys, I am on fully stock ICS, no root, no unlocked BL...
What to do to get this installed? Procedure guide?
If you can help PLZ? Steps by step...

You need unlocked boot-loader to flash Night-elf or Pwn kernel!! Without it, no init.d support!!
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Originally Posted by Dkadr1

I've installed your Rom, but Wifi doesn't even switch on. The button is like disabled


EDIT: I had Official Stock Kernel, flashed night-elf ics beta RC2 kernel and Wifi works
Please, is any way to make it work with stock kernel? I prefer that better than custom kernels...

Yes, it is possible, but you will lose the benefit of Dalvik-to-Cache.. so it will be less spacious
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Originally Posted by shardul_seth

You need unlocked boot-loader to flash Night-elf or Pwn kernel!! Without it, no init.d support!!

Fully unlocked or Sony official unlock will do?
17th April 2012, 12:50 PM |#10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SHIRI

Fully unlocked or Sony official unlock will do?

Sony official will do

Sent from my neo V
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Will this work on neo?
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