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[ROM][JB] [4.2.2] Avatar ROM for Motorola Droid 3 (solana) - Updated [Nov 30,2013]

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The Avatar Team is proud to present:

Avatar ROM
CM based ROM for Motorola Droid 3 (solana)

Love the minimal feel of CM? Love the themeing capability of MIUI?
The Avatar team brings you, both combined in one ROM. Now enjoy beautiful MIUI themes on Cyanogen base.


  • Android JB - 4.2.2
  • CM10.1


If it's the first time flashing avatarrom or coming from another ROM

Same as cyanogen - Link
Our Changes:
  • The platform for avatarrom as of now is CM10.1. The following components are changed on top CM10.1.
  • Status Bar
    • Fixed memory leaks
  • Theme Chooser
    • Google playstore like theme chooser - head here and download cool MIUI converted themes and CM themes.
  • Bazooka Launcher (market link)
    • Own launcher which is an enhanced version of Trebuchet (you can download this at the end of this post)
    • Enhanced theming by adding dockbar
    • Preview mode to edit workspaces
    • Many new Customization options.
    • Different gestures like swipe-up, swipe-down, double-tap, home-button press are added.
    • Added "edit workspace" option in menu button.
  • Messaging App
    • Changed message thread to make them themeable
    • Themeable Emoticons
  • Boot Animation
    • Themeable boot animation - the only CM ROM to do so.
  • Font Theming
    • Only ROM to support change of font without a reboot.
    • Tons of themes which change font - Eg: Buff, Simpsons, Mi_Xmas, European Gorgeous etc
  • Settings
    • Changed statistics to point to Avatar statistics server
    • OTA updater - you can check for updates to Avatar right from your device
    • Changed to support Avatar ROMs
    • Support for Gapps - download latest Gapps package as an OTA update
  • Framework
    • Integrated with ACRA Error Reporter for system wide crashes
  • Lockscreen
    • Changed to make them themeable
    • Support for complex unlock gestures
  • Weebo
    • A smart tasker kind of app which can help you to automate your device.
    • You can use exisiting rules or create your own customized rules for your needs.
    • More info - Link
  • Layout Theming
    • Themes not only change images, colors but it also can change the size, shape and position of any UI element.
    • More info - Link
  • Theme Editor
    • A tool to insulate you from all the complex operations involved in theming.
    • More info - Link
    • usage - Link

Recent Changelog

Oct 19th 2013 - 3.1.6 nightly changelog
  • Launcher:
    • Fix for Market Launcher UPDATE issue in our Avatar Rom
    • Fix for double tapped on Home button where animation was stopped in between
    • Minor fix for seekbar paddin
  • ThemeChooser:
    • Tone stop issue fix
    • null check for appcount display in store tab View
    • Feature: play tone on clicking tone select item in ThemeMixManager (Missed file added back)
    • Default Image changed
    • Boot animation and font renderer added in theme Mix
    • Feature: play tone on clicking tone select item in ThemeMixManager
    • ThemeMixmanager enabled

Sep 29 2013 - 3.1.3 Nightly changelog
  • Launcher
    • Fixed double tap Widget issue
    • Preview image fix
  • ThemeChooser
    • Fix a gap with breadcrumb text gaps
    • Fix an issue with search
  • Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 27th Septmeber.

24/08/2013 - 3.1 Nightly changelog
  • Launcher
    • Fixed a bug with folders not working correctly
  • ThemeChooser
    • Bug fix: download themes when wifi is on
    • Fixed a bug Theme Engine Versioning
    • Fixed a bug with System Theme
  • Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 22st August.

19/08/2013 - 3.1 Nightly changelog
  • Launcher
    • Fixed a bug with an extra gallery icon appearing at times
  • Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 16th August.

08/10/2013 - 3.1 Nightly changelog
  • Launcher
    • Black shadow in Landscape
    • Drawer default transition -Cube In and out
  • Removed icon showing for themes in installed tab and showing default gray image
  • Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 8th August.

07/28/2012 - Nightly release 3.0.2 changelog

07/21/2013 - AvatarROM 3.0.1 Nightly release
  • Update to latest cyanogenmod (till July 17) which has
    • Support for exfat, ntfs partitions
    • Some preliminary support for selinux
  • Themechooser is using action bar
  • Launcher
    • Fixed major issues and Critical crashes reported in error reporter have been fixed.
    • Some performance optimizations have been made when scrolling the workspace.

Stable release 3.0 - 07/02/2013
As CM10.1 has hit the general release, Avatar Team is branching with stable and nightly releases.

Stable releases are marked as 3.0. This is the first stable release from Avatar Team. Stable releases will be weekly or bi-weekly and will be tested extensively by our testing team.

Nightly releases will kickstart in a few days. We will merge CM changes every day and it will also contain experimental features from Avatar.

We highly recommend to wipe cache/data/dalvik before flashing the stable releases.


Based on CM10.1.0 (General Release)

06/16/2013 - AvatarROM 2.15b release
  • CyanogenMod RC5 merges.
  • Fixes in Theme chooser.
  • Launcher:
    • Grid size issue fixed across all devices and resolutions.
    • Transparency setting changed(1 to 10 transparency, also moved from general to Drawer).
    • Fixed the issue with the transparent fade animation while going from Apps to Widgets.
    • Fixed some crashes.
  • Weebo:
    • New UI for editing rules.
    • Shows a dialog if rule is broken. If the rule is fine, user can directly enable/disable the rule by tapping on it.
    • Weebo icon changed.

    ***If you need the functionality of flashing Avatar ROM and Gapps in ROMS <= 2.13b, you can push the CMUpdater.apk to /system/app. ***

06/08/2013 - AvatarROM 2.14b release
  • Cyanogen Mod RC4
  • OTA Updater app can now flash with Gapps( This time also they need to do manual flashing of gapps. From next time it will be automatic if correct recovery is installed.) TWRP and unlocked clockworkmod is supported. Official locked clockworkmod recovery is not supported.
  • Lot of Theme chooser crash fixes.
  • Theme chooser gets updates from server, when the theme changes.
  • Notification for theme updates.
  • Fix for lock screen not showing music status for some themes.
  • Launcher
    • Crashes reported in error reporter have been fixed.
    • Some performance optimizations have been made when scrolling the workspace.

06/01/2013 - AvatarROM 2.13b release
  • CM merges till 28-05-2013
  • Bazooka --Custom grid size fix. Bug fixes.
  • Weebo -- UX/UI changes for location screen. Improved UI for mapping location screens.
  • Nova Launcher fix
  • Lockscreen support for new MIUI tag
  • Theme Chooser - some bug fixes
    • Service unregister crash
    • Notification added to show theme installing and installed

Previous releases

05/25/2013 - Avatar ROM 2.12b release.
  • CM 10.1 code merges till 21st May (RC2 Tag)
  • Mixing Themes - When applying a theme, you can now pick the components. Eg: If you want only the lock screen and boot animation from WP7 theme you can now choose it. We are one step closer to MiUi style of mixing and matching.
  • Rom Toolbox - Rom images will be available for download from Rom Toolbox app instantly. Fully automated.
  • Theme Chooser -
    • Support for enabling/disabling components when applying a theme
    • Improved facebook sharing and brand new gallery page (
    • Bug fixes and improved graphics.
  • Launcher
    • Transitions in app drawer (like workspace)
    • App drawer can now be made transparent (no more black background)
    • Performance improvements in app drawer scrolling
  • Weebo
    • Ability to map a particular cell id to a location through location logs
    • Fixed bug related to mobile network not available

05/18/2013 - With more features and fixes Avatar team releasing the latest version 2.11b
  • Merged with CM 10.1 RC2 tag (May 15th, 2013)
  • Added Centre Clock feature - can be enabled/disabled from Settings
  • Made Navigation bar themeable - the resource name is nav_bar_bg
  • Made Statusbar Transparent - Default Status bar is now 25% transparent. Themes which have transparent status bar can make use of this. Seasons is one such theme.
  • Weebo
    • A 4x3 weebo widget can be added in homescreen. It displays current location and recent actions taken by weebo. This list is updated whenever there is location change or any actions are performed by weebo.
    • Fix for change of location when network is not detected
    • Removed cell-Id display from recent events logs. Remove cell-Id entries from recent events list shown in weebo.
    • Changed location tracking time options from locations page. Put a "recommanded" text for 4 hours option and removed "5 minutes" tracking time.
    • Action notifications are getting cleared now
    • Removed Actions in the notifications s when notification is cleared. When user removes notification the actions shown in notification are cleared.
  • Launcher
    • Feature to lock/unlock homescreen. Once homescreen is locked apps or widgets cannot be moved.
    • Fix a bug related to Gesture detection
  • Theme Chooser
    • Some memory leak fixes
    • Added support to share a fav theme on facebook
    Existing AvatarROM users can update via OTA from setting-> About Phone-> Avatar Updates
    More info about 2.11b release -

05/11/2013 - Avatar team is proud to present the 2.10b version based on the latest CM 10.1 RC base (Stable build).
  • Merged with CM 10.1 RC1 tag (May 8th, 2013)
  • Added more space between wifi and signal icons in status bar
  • Added gapps version in Error Reporter
  • Message Bubbles - Reset the bubbles similar to stock version bubble when not themed.
  • Theme Chooser - Themes now display the size of the apk.
  • Theme Chooser - Fixed memory leaks
  • Theme Chooser - Fixed download problems with some themes - cobalt blue, cobalt inferno etc
  • Bazooka --> Fixed Widget scolling issue when Widgets are placed on Home screen.
  • Bazooka --> Fixed the dockbar pages issue. You can select number of pages in Settings screen of Bazooka launcher.
  • Bazooka --> Other minor bug fixes.
  • Weebo --> Fixing the issue where files cannot be read from /mnt/sdcard/weebo folder.
  • Weebo --> Contact picker to make it simpler to select the contacts you want to call/send message to.
  • Weebo --> New categories in "All rules" callled Enabled and Disabled. This shows currently enabled/disabled rules.
  • Weebo --> Location exit condition bug fixed. You can now trigger actions when you leave a particular location.

Existing Avatar ROM Users - Hit the refresh button from "settings -> About Phone -> Avatar ROM Updates" for download via OTA
AvatarROM is now available for download via ROM Toolbox lite and pro versions. Thanks jrummy.

05/04/2013 - AvatarROM 2.9b release.
  • CyanogenMod merges till May 2nd 2013.
  • SystemUI fixes during expanded desktop (the background was not covering till the end. Also portrait - landscape transition, the notifications wouldn't expand fully)
  • ThemeChooser : Fixes for text invisible in installed themes tab for dark themes
  • ThemeChooser will not handle market links anymore and Memory leak fix.
  • Old themechooser is removed completely.
  • Launcher : Fix crash without wipe & make dockbar transperant.
  • In OTA updater show that the gapps and rom is installed if they are installed. ( Previously it used to show new or downloaded).
  • Change Cyanogen Mod Updates to Avatar Updates
  • We have a global error reporter collecting the crashes reported by the user using ACRA. Error Reporter link

04/27/2013 - AvatarROM 2.8b Release
  • Merged CM changes till 24th April ( includes Camera driver fixes for lot of devices )
  • Bazooka Launcher
    • Fixed some critical issues reported in previous build.
    • Added Gestures in workspace. A settings page also added to configure gesture actions. Different gestures like swipe-up, swipe-down, double-tap, home-button press are added. Different actions for each of the gesture can be set in preference.
    • Added ""edit workspace"" option in menu button.
    • Removed ""pinch to preview mode"". This option is currently disabled for some issues as we can go to preview mode through many other ways. It will be added later.
    • Many new Customization options."
  • Lockscreen
    • Fixed a bug
  • Fixed Settings crash on Input Method
  • Fixed Version Number problem in Error Reporter
  • Theme Chooser
    • Removed Old theme chooser
    • enabled Total download count of themes
    • Sorting themes based on download count
    • Sorting themes based on date
    • Settings App now launches the new Theme chooser

04/19/2013 - AvatarROM 2.7b Release
  • Merged with CM 10.1 M3 build( 14th April )
  • Changed Error Reporter to send requests to server instead of a google document
  • New Theme Chooser fixes
  • Weebo fixes
  • Support for layout theming

Existing AvatarROM users can update via OTA. Go to Settings-> About Phone-> Avatar updates and hit the refresh button.
Known issues
Update Google search and Google voice from playstore after installing the Gapps.

03/31/2013 - AvatarROM 2.5b Release
  • Latest CM 10.1 code merges for 2.5b release(upto Mar 28th 2013)
  • Included new theme chooser based on Aptoide(Alpha release)
  • Lockscreen - Enable/Disable vibration when unlocking from settings -> Lockscreen -> Screen Security -> Vibrate
  • Launcher - Option to edit workspace in menu
  • Weebo - Bug fixes and now you can create your own rules (see -
  • OTA - Full support from client side. Next update will be via OTA.
  • General bug fixes

03/26/2013 - AvatarROM 2.4b (CM10.1)
  • Latest CM 10.1 code merges for 2.4b release( upto Mar 22nd 2013)
  • Two new themes (MiUi v5 and Pink theme)
  • Weebo and status bar fixes.
  • Weebo adding actions in log.
  • Performance improvements in animations.

03/15/2013 - AvatarROM 2.3b Release
  • Latest CM 10.1 code merges ( upto Mar 13th 2013)
  • Fix Settings -> About phone -> Status crash
  • Usual bug fixes

03/02/2013 - AvatarROM 2.1b Release
  • Latest CM 10.1 code merges (upto Feb 27th 2013)
  • Bug fixes from 2.0b Avatar Release
  • Small tweaks for battery.

Download Avatar ROM for Motorola Droid 3 (solana) :

Nightly Release 3.x.y - Android version 4.2.2 based on CM10.1
Nightly 3.1.8 Oct 30 2013
Stable Release 3.x - Android version 4.2.2 based on CM10.1
Stable 3.0
Beta Release - Android version 4.2.2 based on CM10.1
Link(Jun 23,2013)
Gapps (4.2.2)


Sample Video - checkout our MIUI style lockscreens, statusbar, messaging, etc and the smooth transition of themes:

Review by Phone tech kid

All Videos

  • Cyanogen Team
  • Trebuchet launcher
  • MiUi Theme creators

If there are any errors let us know in the comments or file the bug at

You can find more information at

Feature request page -

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camera is working? G____G
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Originally Posted by giovannipaquier

camera is working? G____G

It's based on CM10.1, so I'm going with no camera for D3. It does look pretty though.
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Re: [ROM][JB] [4.2.2] Avatar ROM for Motorola Droid 3 (solana) - Updated [Mar 26,2013
So, not Safestrap compatible?

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Re: [ROM][JB] [4.2.2] Avatar ROM for Motorola Droid 3 (solana) - Updated [Mar 26,2013
Boots happily from SS slot-1 here.

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Originally Posted by pgzerwer

So, not Safestrap compatible?

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I also got it to boot after installing to Slot-1 in SS. The themes are very nice.
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Re: [ROM][JB] [4.2.2] Avatar ROM for Motorola Droid 3 (solana) - Updated [Mar 26,2013
Cool that it boots with safestrap... Yes themes are cool

How is performance? What daily features work/don't work? If any

Camera still a no go?

MMS and calls fine?

Just hoping to see some posts with useful info about the ROM so I can try to put something new and improved on my gf's D3. She's been rocking minimoto for months now, only cause she needs cam to function with her kids(deal breaker)

I've ran this for a few hours on my Gnex. Great ROM on my device.

Thanks for the port!

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No luck for me in Safestrap at all. It just keeps on rebooting, even when I put it in freshly rebuilt slot-1

Edit: So I went back in and did a factory reset again after applying the ROM and now it is booting.
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Is bluetooth working? Wifi? Both camera? Recording video? Thank you.
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Re: [ROM][JB] [4.2.2] Avatar ROM for Motorola Droid 3 (solana) - Updated [Mar 26,2013
Originally Posted by lewrydiboys

Is bluetooth working? Wifi? Both camera? Recording video? Thank you.

No camera for D3 yet. When the camera does work in cm10.1 and other customs you wont have to ask. Everyone will know bcuz a worldwide party will have taken place.

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