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[ROM][4.2.2][AOKP/CM/PA] SPH-L900 Vanilla RootBox [6/8/13][v4.0]

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By slick_rick, Senior Member on 2nd February 2013, 11:39 AM
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Vanilla RootBox is built straight from RootBox sources and always carries a very light installation with no extra/useless apps. This means, you can enjoy a pure Android experience combined with AOKP/CM features and some CM cherry-picks. Keep in mind Jelly Bean is only at the beginning stage of development and there will be minor bugs. Every RootBox releases are stable and always up to the challenge for a daily usage. If you're wondering how this ROM differs from any other AOKP roms out there, I only have one thing to say: Try it yourself and choose the one that meets your requirements.


Built from RootBox Sources

For a complete list of all Features in RootBox, visit the following link:
Complete Feature List

AOKP Features

Hybrid Settings
Per App DPI
Per App Colors (Statusbar, Icons, NavBar)
Per App UI (Phone, Tablet, Phablet)
Per App Expanded Mode (FullScreen)
NavBar Height

General Settings
Home button call answer (Accessibility Option)
Variable Lockscreen Pattern size (CM)
Quiet Hours (CM)
Power Sounds (CM)
Camera Shutter sound
Permissions (AOKP)
Profiles (CM)
Update Center – OTA Updates through GOO Manager

Save pictures to external memory
Timer Shutter
Voice Shutter
Power Shutter
Picture Size
Focus Mode
Color Effects
White Balance
ISO Settings
Scenery Settings
Smart Shutter
Store Location (GPS)
Burst Shots

Clock: Increasing Alarm
Clock: Flip/Shake – Snooze or Dismiss
Clock: Disable Alarm Icon on Statusbar

Easy selector
Privacy Mode
Quick Message
Wake and Unlock
Strip Unicode
Emoji support
Direct Call
Message font size
Text area size

Noise supressiony, Off)
Flip Actions
Phone: Advance Phone Settings (Vibrate on Answer, Every 45 Seconds, On Hangup and On Call Waiting)
Rejected calls as missed
Voicemail can be cleared in notification

RootBox Settings

General UI
Pie (Paranoid Android)
Low Battery Warning (Pop-up & Sound, Pop-up only, Sound only, Off)
Expanded Desktop

Disable Fullscreen Keyboard (Landscape mode)
Auto keyboard rotation
Option to control cursor in text fields using volume keys

Lockscreen See Through
Lockscreen Background
Screen Security Features (Unlock options: Quick Unlock, Delay Screen Lock, Menu Unlock, Home Unlock)

Statusbar and Notification Drawer
Breathing SMS
Breathing Missed Call
Display Connected WiFi Network beside Carrier Label
Notification Drawer Shortcuts
Notifications Behaviour (Always Expand, Never Expand, Normal, Old Style)
Notification icon opacity
Power Widget (CM)

cLock (Chronus)

Option to disable sound when adjusting volume
Launch Music app on Headset connection
Swap Volume Buttons on Rotation

Hardware Keys
Hardware Keys Remapping
Lockscreen Hardware Keys Remapping

Recommended Installation Steps
Coming from another Custom ROM or Stock ROM:
1. Wipe Data/Factory Reset (This does not affect your Internal/External storage)
2. Flash RootBox zip
3. Flash latest GApps zip
4. Wipe Dalvik Cache
5. Reboot

How to upgrade RootBox versions:
1. Download RootBox update
2. Flash RootBox update
3. Wipe Cache (Optional)
4. Wipe Dalvik Cache (Optional)
5. Reboot

RootBox Sources

Official Releases - Nightlies
ROM | Google Apps

Mirror 1 -
Mirror 2 - Basketbuild

Quick Tip: To avoid bad flashes and unexpected surprises, make sure you check the md5sum of the downloaded zip file against the one displayed on Goo.

**Due to thread size limit restrictions, only the latest version's changelog will be displayed.
If you wish to have changelogs from previous versions, you can find them at the following link:

RootBox Changelogs

RootBox Nightlies Changelogs

Changelogs are now integrated with the ROM itself:
- At the root of ROM zip file (changelog.txt)
- Goo Manager app (View Changelog section of the zip file)
- website (Drag mouse over the zip file and click "view file changelog")


Donations (to Bajee11)

If you want to donate, feel free to do so but I'm not a big fan of donations. I put this up because I've been getting too many PM asking for my paypal account.

If you would like to donate to me (slick_rick) for whatever reason, dont. Donate to someone like sbrissen, codeworkx, etc.

Credits/Thanks To:
* Teamhacksung
* The CyanogenMod Project
* Paranoid Android
* DaXmax
* Rodries
* Pier
* BigDenn - Logo, bootanimation and wallpapers


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Per-App Settings

This guide will help you setup your phone with new Per-App Settings.

First, all credits associate to Xposed Frameworks and Modules goes to Rovo89 for sharing his work and making it open source for everyone. You guys should all buy him a beer.

Steps to follow:
  1. Install Xposed Frameworks by going in Modules Management>Install/Update
  2. Enable Per-App Settings by going in Modules Management> Modules>Tick Per-App Settings (You should reboot your phone at this point)
  3. Setup your phone : Per-App Settings>Choose your app>Set DPI/Resolution/Tablet UI/Language> Press Save on top
  4. Your app should now display in your preferred settings. If it doesnt, kill the app and restart it or reboot phone.

Contribute to RootBox

Those interested in making wallpapers and bootanimation for RootBox, send an email to with the following:

  • Name
  • Email

  • Attach wallpaper in email
  • Two sizes are required: HDPI and XHDPI

I'll review them and add the wallpapers in the next release. I will also choose the best one as the default wallpaper for official releases.

  • Attach bootanimation or paste download link in the email.
  • Two sizes are required: HDPI and XHDPI

Wallpaper Resolution
  • HDPI: 960 x 800
  • XHDPI: 1440 x 1280

You can also contribute by creating icons for settings. Use proper sizes and always include compatibility for HDPI and XHDPI.

The reason behind this is very simple. I'm always busy and I've neglected the visual aspect of RootBox for a while now. It's time to polish it with new visuals!

How to Build RootBox from Source

Getting started

I will assume that you have some kind of knowledge with Linux and how to use a terminal. I will also assume that you have already setup all the android building requirements. First, you must create your working folder and initialize a repository with RootBox sources. The following steps will guide you in creating this working folder where you will be able to build RootBox.

You should now open a terminal (By default you should be in your home folder: /home/yourusername/)

Step 1: Let's create a folder in your home directory named RootBox. This will be referred as your working folder.

~$ mkdir RootBox

Step 2: Let's change our directory to the new RootBox folder we just created.

~$ cd RootBox

Step 3: Now that we are in our working folder (RootBox), we will initialize our RootBox repository by entering the following command:

~$ repo init -u git:// -b jb-mr1

Step 4: It's now time to sync RootBox sources which could vary from a few minutes to a few hours depending on your internet connection.

~$ repo sync

Building Vanilla RootBox

Now that you have synced the sources, you're ready to build RootBox.

You can run the following build script:

~$ . -device- -sync- -thread- -clean-
  • Device: Choose between the following supported devices: i9100, i9100g, i9300, d2att, d2tmo, d2vzw, mako and grouper.
  • Sync: Will sync latest RootBox sources before building
  • Threads: Allows to choose a number of threads for syncing and building operation.
  • Clean: Will remove the entire out folder and start a clean build. (Use this at your discretion)


1) Sync sources and Build RootBox for GT-I9100 with 12 threads

~$ . i9100 sync 12
2) Don't sync sources, clean out folder and build RootBox for GT-I9300 with 6 threads

~$ . i9300 nosync 6 clean
3) Don't sync sources, clean out folder and build RootBox for SGH-I747 with 4 threads

~$ . d2att nosync 4 clean
4) Sync sources, clean out folder and build RootBox for Nexus 4 with 5 threads

~$ . mako sync 5 clean
This script will make a signed flashable zip file located in out/target/product/-device-/RootBox-JB-(Device)-Nightly-(Date).zip


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Netflix Workaround:

Standard gapps DO NOT come with the Photosphere feature! You must use other, non-official gapps if thats what you want.

You must format your external sdcard to FAT32 before using it on this rom! Otherwise you will get currupted sdcard messages.

If you want to return to a 4.1.x ROM after flashing AOKP, flash madmacks AFTER flashing/nandroiding back to your 4.1.x rom. You can get this .zip attached below.

Enjoy guys I am personally using this rom as my daily driver. Dont forget to thank those in credit section!
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Re: [ROM][4.2.1][AOKP/CM] SPH-L900 Vanilla RootBox [2/1/13][v3.6][Per-App-DPI][PIE]
This looks great.... fixing to download. Thanks a ton!!!

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Re: [ROM][4.2.1][AOKP/CM] SPH-L900 Vanilla RootBox [2/1/13][v3.6][Per-App-DPI][PIE]
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Re: [ROM][4.2.1][AOKP/CM] SPH-L900 Vanilla RootBox [2/1/13][v3.6][Per-App-DPI][PIE]
Thank you much.

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Re: [ROM][4.2.1][AOKP/CM] SPH-L900 Vanilla RootBox [2/1/13][v3.6][Per-App-DPI][PIE]
Looks awesome!
Thanks for yet another option

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Originally Posted by neudof

Looks awesome!
Thanks for yet another option

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I like the looks of this!!
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Re: [ROM][4.2.1][AOKP/CM] SPH-L900 Vanilla RootBox [2/1/13][v3.6][Per-App-DPI][PIE]
Thanks slickrick!

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Re: [ROM][4.2.1][AOKP/CM] SPH-L900 Vanilla RootBox [2/1/13][v3.6][Per-App-DPI][PIE]
I still need to try 4.2
So many options

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I'll give this here a try! Thanks slick!
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