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*[4.2.2][CM10.1][Linaro]MadCowRom-v2.0, green, wild, mad and fast

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By vet-note, Senior Member on 20th March 2013, 10:30 AM
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MadCowRom is a cm10.1 based themed rom with a complete cow theme including framework, settings, system apps, sounds and more
we removed unnecessary apps and useless crap
no ICS blue
blacked out framework
Addon.d scripts for backing up your custom DPI, N4 camera, custom carrier and restoring them even after a full wipe and flash
Bootanimation change script
added zipinstaller for easy flashing, adaway and MadCowRom wallpaper apk
removed trebuchet and added nova launcher


new default wallpaper, thanks Galaxtus
some more wallpapers, thanks trahzebuck

new hybrid settings:
switch ui modes: tablet, phablet and phone
choose custom dpi
choose dpi groups for all apps
choose navigation bar height
dual panel for settings
developer options and advanced reboot per default
removed cm statistics
and some more things I forgot about

all credits to Beerbong for hybrid settings, thanks a million for your help and patience

Our Team

vet-note, veterinarian in real life who needed desperately a girls rom
Galaxtus, our ingenious bootanimation and graphic designer
Gugelhupf, the linux scripter, picture colorizer and helper in all desperate developing situations
Trahzebuck, our wallpaper designer, sound seeker, bluetooth moaner and kernel specialist
Ukicar, the incredible comic drawer

How often will the Rom be updated?

Cause we all have a life beside XDA, the rom will be frequently updated but not daily. It is a work in progress so will probably add or delete features.

How do I flash it?

You must be on a safe kernel and recovery. If you are not sure, check this thread out to see which ones are safe!

If coming from previous version, Asylum or cm10.1 nightlies:

1. boot into recovery
2. flash the Rom
3. reboob

If coming from any other safe kernel except Philz older than v3.99:

1. Copy Gapps and MadCowRom zip to yout internal SDCard
2. Boot into Recovery
3. Wipe data and dalvik cache
3. Flash MadCowRom zip from internal SDCard
4. Flash Gapps zip from internal SDCard
7. Reboob
8. Don't restore system stuff or apps + data using Titanium, it might cause issues

If coming from a Rom containing PhilZ kernel older than v3.99 (TW based JB leaks and ICS TW Roms):

1. flash a CM10 kernel
2. stay in CWMR, go to advanced/reboot recovery
3. follow all the steps from #3 above


Rom - 143.30 MB - 143.47 MB - 144.49 MB - 145.80 MB - 149.93 MB - 152.34 MB

gapps-jb-20130301 contains the following:


You have to extract those you need, paste or push them to /system/app,
fix permissions so they are the same as the other apps in the folder and reboob. It is NOT a flashable zip.

What is not working:

Whatever doesn't work in official CM10.1
the number of apps shown in each dpi group is wrong

Credits and Thanks go to

my husband for colorizing infinitely pictures, working on sounds and helping searching through endless files and java codes
CM Team
Antichoasylum for establishing asylum and the beast mode
Chasmodo for his build cm10 fred and his help and kindness in all situations
Beerbong for his ingenious Zipinstaller app and the framework for our wallpaper apk, please consider buying the paid version of zipinstaller in playstore, for the hybrid settings
Toxicthunder for being a friend and helper in development questions
Bangsti for his server and his mirrors and his kindness
AA1973 for help
And the whole Asylum Community

Enjoy and happy flashing.

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20th March 2013, 10:31 AM |#2  
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20th March 2013, 10:33 AM |#3  
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Congratulations! The first "female" Rom for the N7000! Great job.


Well, with admission from the developer here some preview pics for the weak hearted. Only a small selection cause some of them are not appropriate for minors.


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20th March 2013, 10:36 AM |#4  
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congratulations Vet ... (Now I regret that I sold my Note )



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MadCowRom(MCR) Glossary and F.A.Q

Cows are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates. They are a prominent modern member of the subfamily Bovinae, are the most widespread species of the genus Bos, and are most commonly classified collectively as Bos primigenius. (Source Wikipedia)

She is a Lady, a Veterinarian in Profession and Madly about Cows. She spends most of the time caring them, treating them and most importantly she Loves them a lot. Apart from this, she also has a private life where they need her most. Remember when quoting anything to her, have some respect and so prefer to call her @Milady and also for the fellow lady’s here Corininha and lady-27

Vet-Note – The Master and Almighty
And her fellow loyal followers - Chasmodo, Gugelhupf, Ukicar, Trahzebuck, Bangsti, Ahalford, AA1973, Toxicthunder, Beerbong, Corininha, sdvsf, snabben and let alone me (if i have missed someone, PMS me and i will add them here)

Freaking Annoying Questions (aka FAQ) – Thanks to @AA1973
(Note: Some of the iterations have been taken from @AA collection, which is already best in its class)

Q. How can I flash this ROM?
A. Try Reading the OP first. Thanks.

Q. I tried flashing this but getting Status7 error? Please Help?
A. This error appears when using PhilZ kernel (Version < 3.99) and Speedmod K5-1. Try any CM/HydraCoreNirvana/DragonHeart Kernels, flash anyone in recovery and go to advance>reboot recovery and follow OP for instructions.

Q. I cant find the Developer Options? What can I do? Where to find it?
A. This is hidden for safety reasons. Go to Settings > About phone > Build number > hit build number 7 times in order to "become a developer"

Q. I cant reboot to recovery?
A. This has hidden inside the developer options menu. Just select Advance reboot option from there.

Q. I getting Error and force closes? What is this?
A. Best bet is you might have dirty flashed from previous build or flashed a wrong gapps package. So look into it. Always clean flash once in a week if you are a flashaholic.

Q. I have very nasty eye and i cannot bare this DPI, but don’t know how to change it? Any help?
A. Use Root Explorer or Es file Manager for changing this manually. Find this line ro.sf.lcd_density=320 and change it to your desire liking ro.sf.lcd_density=? Still easy, download Rom Toolbox Lite from PlayStore and change it from build.prop editor with your desired DPI.

Q. I cant access few apps from playstore?
A. Play Store Supports specific DPI groups. This only appears when using odd DPI’s. Flash this Multi DPI store 3.10.14 for JB 4.2+ from recovery.

Q. I want S-Memo, S-Planner, S-Note and other Samsung Apps? Please help?
A. They require Touchwiz-framework and will NOT work on this ROM and nobody cares.

Q. Can I flash any other kernel in this ROM?
A. Yes, you can. Just use kernel which supports CM10.1. Best Options would be @Chasmodo‘s Kernel Repository and @Neobuddy89’s DH Kernels

Q. I cant detect my External SdCard?
A. In the current version 4.2.2 JellyBean, the Internal SdCard is mounted as "sdcard0" and External SdCard as "sdcard1" under storage in your root directory. Install any File manager from Play Store to access them.

Q. How to get the PIE controls enabled. I don't have them under settings. Please Help?
A. Follow this Link

1.)Do not post or spam this thread with unrelated topics.
2.)Always give respect to the DEV.
3.)Always use Search function before posting. Best bet it would have been answered already.
4.)Do not clutter the thread with quoting repeated posts which have been answered by someone.
5.)Do not post “+1 or +2”. There is Thanks button for that, so just use it. We know the problem and it will be looked into.
6.) use this thread to clutter your chit chats related to MCR.

Thankyou for reading this. This post will be updated frequently with all the madness possible which i can find. Please bare with me.
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20th March 2013, 10:40 AM |#6  
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Kudos for leading the project to the release stage, Milady.
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AW: *[4.2.2][CM10.1] MadCowRom, green, wild, mad and fast
Welcome to our First Lady ROM Cook :thumbup:
All the best wishes - really nice job :thumbup:
Thanks to your team - it was a pleasure to see the graphical artists in action
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Welcome Lady and the Cowboys

I wish all the best with your Rom.

Great Job!
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Good, congrats, milady
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Thanks for the release. Will definitely give this a go
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Just tested. It's green
Keep the good work
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