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This is the official thread for ParanoidAndroid users. Feel free to talk about anything related to the ROM!

I'll answer questions about feature here to keep the dev thread as clean as possible.
Feel free to suggest things, ask about features, I hope I can help you.
I'll also try to make the rom better for everyone, so I might need opinions on some topics.



Is m2sd good for you? If no, why?
I know there are some users out there that don't like m2sd, please send me your opinion. I always recommended it, but as I got a lot of things sorted out, chances are I could include m2sd or another a2sd script.
Should I include a file explorer?
CM recently introduced a new file explorer, but I miss a lot of features (but it looks nice ))
I think SolidExplorer is the best file manager, do you have a preference?
Android 4.2 apps?
I actually didn't want to modify too much, but the new clock does really look nice and I really like the new keyboard.
I prefer installing it afterwards, you too?
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6th November 2012, 05:10 PM |#2  
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6th November 2012, 05:43 PM |#3  
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I prefer xplore but solidexplorer is great overall. Looks nice too

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6th November 2012, 06:09 PM |#4  
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Should I include a file explorer?
CM recently introduced a new file explorer, but I miss a lot of features (but it looks nice ))
I think SolidExplorer is the best file manager, do you have a preference?

Personally I like Ghostcommander with the samba plugin best. But file explorers are easy to obtain in the Play store. As soon as a one has Play store access after flashing the ROM, one can choose whatever one wants. Aside from that, including it means less space available for app data in /data (when a Hboot is available which has a bigger /data partition).
So my opinion is not to include file explorers.
6th November 2012, 06:10 PM |#5  
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Solid explorer is going to expire soon. I've always been an ES File Explorer fan due to the fact it is free.

And I agree with WOH. M2SD is the best script due to it's stability and customisabilitity. Also whilst upgrading the ROM whilst using M2SD I don't have to wipe and re download my apps as only data is on the internal partition with Jelly Hboot from roalex and dalvik + apps are on SD ext. I've been on PA for two week now and I'm yet to encounter a problem due to the way my sd ext is setup.

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6th November 2012, 06:17 PM |#6  
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I think the miui file explorer is also a good file manager. And a question: in pacman rom, how can i disable the default toggles and use aokp toggle instead? Last version i have is v15 and if i remember correctly,when i disabled the default toggles from system in settings, it disappeared but the space of that remained at top of the notification bar! Like an empty space there. And another question: is it possible to flash and use another kernel for your rom? And for the final thing, ac!d sound engine v1 works great with your rom.but latest version(v4) it got stuck at screen splash and doesn't work. I thought that if you work on that, maybe it work and we had a great rom with a great sound and enjoy the music. And I'm sorry for my bad english.it's not my primary language.:thumbup:

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6th November 2012, 08:12 PM |#7  
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Should I include a file explorer?
CM recently introduced a new file explorer, but I miss a lot of features (but it looks nice ))
I think SolidExplorer is the best file manager, do you have a preference?
Android 4.2 apps?
I actually didn't want to modify too much, but the new clock does really look nice and I really like the new keyboard.
I prefer installing it afterwards, you too?

Please include a file explorer. Sometimes it is really helpful,if you aren't at home and don't have mobile data it is really annoying not having a file explorer.
I backed up important apps for using them if I haven't got a connection to the internet, but it is worthless if I don't have a file explorer preinstalled.
I would prefer CMFilexplorer, worked for me pretty well, for additional features (like SMB or FTP) you can install other FileExplorer.
I would have a go for ES and Solid too, but ES doesn't look that good and with Solid I had some issues with replacing many files in root directory.

And I would appreiate 4.2 apps since they don't make any trouble. Especially the clock widget of 4.1 is horrible. Swyping keyboard isn't bad too
6th November 2012, 08:40 PM |#8  
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Should I include a file explorer?

For me, the answer is absolutely yes. There should be a File Manager included in any ROM, a basic one to do changes just after the Flash. Many includes OI File Manager. CM's is very nice and very light, putting it by default in the ROM would be great and maybe while flashing GApps you can choose to have Solid Explorer and remove CM File Manager. Still a File Manager in system/app is still a safeboat. If something goes wrong with data partition or sd-ext, where you have Solid Explorer, you can always open CM's ( which is in system/app so always there. If the problem is in system/ having or not a file manager won't help ) and search for the wrong file in the partition, maybe choose the files you want to save and move them. Or if Solid Explorer fails you can always open CM's and reinstall it without a connection. So a light file manager is very important in my opinion, and CM's combines lightness and features in a well-designed piece of software.

And another thing just too non-dev to be posted in dev section : the launcher is quite laggy ( Stock, Nova and 4.2 ). I can use apps like Launcher7 to gain smoothness but I lose all the beaties of Android : the widges. Have anyone found anything nice, android-looking ( so similar to Trebuchet, Nova, Apex and all those launchers ) and smooth? The "problem" could be with wallpaper ( I don't use any with Launcher7 ), but an Android Launcher without wallpaper is quite ugly... Thanks in advance people.
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I'm currently on cm7 hboot and i want to try this rom out. I'm willing to flash the stock hboot question is if i dont like the ROM and if i do a nandroid restore, will my hboot change back to cm7 or stay on stock?

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7th November 2012, 12:13 AM |#10  
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Didn't know Solid Explorer wouldn't be free in the future, maybe I'll use cm file manager, but i couldn't figure out how to access the root folder :/

I don't think i should work on this audio engine, maybe ask the creator

And yes, of course you can flash new kernels, but which one would you like to flash?

Nova launcher feels smoother in 2.53, no worries

If you flash stock hboot, the nandroid won't change that, but I doubt you would want to return

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And another thing just too non-dev to be posted in dev section : the launcher is quite laggy ( Stock, Nova and 4.2 ). I can use apps like Launcher7 to gain smoothness but I lose all the beaties of Android : the widges. Have anyone found anything nice, android-looking ( so similar to Trebuchet, Nova, Apex and all those launchers ) and smooth? The "problem" could be with wallpaper ( I don't use any with Launcher7 ), but an Android Launcher without wallpaper is quite ugly... Thanks in advance people.


What did you think of holo launcher? Not the HD one though.


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