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About Carbon

CarbonRom is an aftermarket firmware based on the Android Open Source Project. We are dedicated to fast, stable, and feature-filled roms, honesty and communication with our users, and openness with our code. We like frequent builds, with the very latest and greatest hardware support and fixes. We strive to not only provide you with the best rom we can build, but also to give back to the Android community and our fellow developers. For us, this is about creating something we can be proud of and hope you will enjoy.

Please feel free to look at, build, and use our code on CarbonDev GitHub. and on our Gerrit CarbonDev Gerrit.

We would like to thank CyanogenMod for their device trees, framework/settings mods and their code that was incorporated into this project. We also extend our gratitude to the devs whose code that we have incorporated. Proper authorship has been maintained and can be viewed on our repository.

Special thanks also go to Slim Rom for some of their features, PA, AOKP, and anyone else we may have borrowed commits from that hasn't been mentioned here. If you feel you have been unfairly left out, please - let us know.

While we make every effort to test these builds as much as possible, we are not responsible for anything that may happen to your device, family, pets, or perception of reality. We ask that you do your part to know your device and know how to recover from problems before you flash! If you have questions, ask your fellow users or ask us in #teamcarbon on freenode IRC.


Features

All of our features can be found on our site here:

Carbon Features

Here are some screenshots:

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Download Carbon

All Carbon downloads and further information such as features, changelog, and FAQ can be found on our website.

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Changelog

For a detailed changelog, check out the changes made each night here:

Carbon Changelog


Support

We spend an astonishing amount of time developing this software. We can't spend much time on XDA as a result, so if you need support, please try the following:

1) Search. Search, search, search. Yes, you. I don't care how unique or important your question is, it's very likely someone has adressed it already. Especially if you're even close to new at this.

2) Read our FAQ, which can be found on our website. Carbon FAQ

3) Ask a question in your device forum. Someone will no doubt try to help you. Warning: this help may come in the form of telling you it's a dumb question that has been asked before. See step 1 - such are the perils of asking questions when you haven't done the research yourself. Android is about helping yourself.


Who is Team Carbon?

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Carbon Rom, ROM for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini, Mini Pro, Active

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vishal_android freak
ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x
ROM Firmware Required: 4.1.B.0.587
Based On: Carbon Rom

Version Information
Status: Beta
Beta Release Date: 2014-01-05

Created 2013-12-20
Last Updated 2014-09-21
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Nightly #14:

- Rebased to caf sources
- Carbon upstream changes
Older Changelogs:

Nightly #13:
-Kernel updated to 3.4.95
-720p video recording enabled
-added an extra 1-2 MB of RAM
-System UI FC should now be fixed
-Fixed Video Recording Delay on start up.
-Sources updated to 4.4.4
-For whole list of Carbon changes go here
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Code:
Nightly #12:
-Fixed soft reboot on long press of power menu
-fixed mtp connection
-fixed wallpaper not changing
-Added visualization wallpapers

Code:
Nightly #11: Changelogs:
- kernel updated to 3.4.91
- RAM increased upto 406mb
- kernel level fixes which can be checked here

For list of changes in ROM, visit here

Code:
Nightly #10:
-Switched to correct branch of ION kernel. This should fix the bugs in previous nightly
-Made Dark Carbon menu glow even/consistent on pop ups and menus
-Fix LTE quick tile
-Added Recents RAM Bar
-Fixed a typo in Privacy Settings
-Fixed Quite Hours quick tile long press action
-Fix Carbon Quick Tile
-Add screen color settings (Hue, contrast, saturation, intensity) for Qualcomm devices
-Fixes for QuickBoot
-Fixed Dark Carbon for MMS app
-Changes to Quiet Hours
-Disabled full screen keyboard
-Force enter key instead emoticon key in keyboard
-Mark messages as unread in stock MMS app
-Added Cm’s new Theme Manager
-Fixed vibration intensity not remembering custom value
-Added Battery Saver Mode
-Added Omni Performance Control
-Added Gesture Lockscreen
-Added power menu Quick Tile
-Fixed donation link and images in About Carbon menu

Complete wipe and fresh install is required due to ION kernel. Use kernel inside zip only

enjoy :)

Code:
Nightly #9:
-Changed “immersive” tile name to “expanded desktop”
-Fixed wifi and expanded desktop tiles not doing the flipping animation
-Cleaned up the Volume Steps options and put them into their own section in Sound settings
-Fixed tiles flipping even when disabled
-Added more items on lockscreen that can have custom colors
-Added ability to customize Toast Animations
-Moved “lock before unlock” option from Carbon Fibers to Security settings
-Added settings button in Quick Tiles panel to instantly edit Tiles
-Various additions and fixes to Active Display including:
>Add option Double tap to sleep every where
>Allow to show numbers of notification on Handle (only show if notification count is enabled in bar settings)
>add battery circle around handle (only show if battery circle around lockscreen handle enabled, see security settings)

-Added time-context headers in the statusbar
>This commit adds image headers to the notification panel header,
based on the date/time. There are pictures for morning, afternoon
and night, as well as special events like Christmas and new
year's eve.
-PIE fixes
-Lockscreen slider fixes
-Fix memory leak
-Added Battery Bar (displays battery level in a slim bar under the statusbar)
Code:
Nightly #8:
-Added ability to flip phone to mute/reject a call
-Added option to disable camera shutter sound (this is illegal in some states, make sure you are following your local laws regarding this feature)
-Added option to set screen timeout to “never” in quick tiles
-Added Smart Pulldown for the statusbar. This adds the ability to directly open the Quick Settings panel when there are no notifications present in the notification panel.
-Added the ability to set day and week on the data usage graph instead of only months.
-Added Smooth/Custom Progress Bar settings
-Added breathing icon for SMS/Missed Call/Voicemail notifications
-Added option to show lockscreen slider before protected lockscreen (pin, pattern, etc.)
-Added flip animations for quick settings tiles
-Put PrivacyGuard and Blacklist into their own “Privacy” header in Settings
-List volume steps
https://review.carbon-rom.com/#/c/2736/
-Changed Circle with Text battery icon to current CM version

Before: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-s...54-no/2014+-+1

After: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-V...54-no/2014+-+1
Code:
Nightly #7:
-Added ability to use custom Lockscreen wallpaper
-Added back Dark Carbon (system stuff will be darked out, but not all apps are yet)
-Possibly fix ART boot issues
-Active Display rework from Omni which adds many different fixes as seen in this commit https://review.carbon-rom.com/#/c/2410/
-Show download speeds in notification shade when downloading a file, as seen in this pic https://www.dropbox.com/s/z78j8s9h9hnykmx/IMG-20140210-WA0021.jpg
-Added native Facebook Contact sync capability to stock Contacts app
-Made DocumentsUI into a standalone file manager
-Enabled back key when in Emergency Call Dialer
-Add Camera to apps affected by Dark Carbon
-Set expanded desktop through profiles
-Fixed memory leak in settings>InstalledAppDetails
-Added YellowPages Canada to reverse lookup provider in Dialer
-Fix incoming call card
-Track our own MMS app, more features added to app
- Fix owner profile photo not displaying in user Quick Tile
-Variety of Cm PrivacyGuard fixes and changes
-Added Contacts to Dark Carbonified apps
-Decrease volume panel transparency
-Fix menu unlock always unlocking even when disabled
-Add ability to show notification count and change network statusbar icon
-Fix Dark Carbon aesthetics and color mismatches for dialer and in-call UI
-Tons of other small and big fixes..
Nightly #6:
-Switched to Slim’s Camera App
-Fix lockscreen rotation
-Added Custom lockscreen background color
-Added cLock settings back to lockscreen settings
-Added Menu and home button unlock
-Added camera button functionality for applicable devices
-Fixed issue for users using Xposed and having the navbar be enabled on boot even though navbar is disabled
-Added Spanish (espanol-ES) translations to Carbon Fibers
-Fixes to Italian Translations in Carbon Fibers
-Added Slim’s Power Menu
-test: UV all frequencies to improve battery life (untested)
-Decreased RAM by 1 Mb for stability

Please use kernel inside zip for best compatibility.. Builds have started rolling out.. Enjoy :)


Nightly #5:
-Added Slim PIE (yes we know you are crying tears of joy, you’re welcome)
-Added Google Open Source Dialer
-Added German translation
-Fixed QS volume tile sync, it shows the correct volume level now
-Webview fixed.. No lags now.. I hope all are happy now.. :P
-Added ability to show battery level around lock ring
-Added Carbon Fiber Quick Setting Tile
-Update to Android 4.4.2_r2 (small changes)
-Small fixes to flac sound to stop stuttering/skipping
-Variety of fixes to various parts of the OS

Builds will roll out alphabetically till tomorrow..
Enjoy guys.. It's getting better day by day :D

Nightly #4:
-Added color options for Quick Setting Tiles
-Added clear all button and cleaned up look of Lockscreen Notifications
-Added Quick Pin Unlock
-Added ability for custom lockscreen color and lockscreen slider image
-Added statusbar brightness slider
-Added home and menu button unlock
-Small changes and fixes..

Nightly #3 :
-Reverted webview hack.. This will probably fix browser FC and Google sign in issues
-fixed HighEndGfx mode
-fixed option to force high-end graphics on low memory devices

All should go fine now.. :)

Nightly #2 :
- Ram increased to 381 mb
-Classical webview hack (Not tested)
-allow forcing HighEndGfx mode
-add option to force high-end graphics on low memory devices
-Keyguard: Fix PIN layout on sw320dp-mdpi devices
-Added Double tap statusbar to sleep on secure lockscreens
-Added Listview animations
-Added big menu key in navbar

OTAs will take a little more time to get atuomated.. Use the app till then to download Nightlies from Play Store.. Name is : Carbon Rom Center

Builds have started rolling alphabetically.. Enjoy :)


Nightly #1 :
- OTA Updates
- New Carbon app for rom downloads here
-Minor bug fixes
-wifi improvements
-wifi hotspot
-many more

1st carbon nightly seems still to be a no big release as for our devices, as I already provided them unofficially :P Still it's worth a try and now coming with OTA's you need not ask for ETA's. It will be there on your phone once new nightly is up.. Enjoy guys.. It's official now.. :D


Alpha build #2 :

-Fixed Bluetooth
-Added Apollo (glitchy at times)
-Added use AOSP version of wpa_supplicant_lib
-Added option for switching between UMS and MTP/PTP mode
-Implemented noise suppression for phone calls
-Network host name now shown in status bar
-Added low ram option.. (Placeholder for now)

Download links are updated in OP.. Enjoy.. :)
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Finally u have ur hands on urushi
Dwnldng straight away.
Wondering if Based on new partioned build by mike?

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Finally u have ur hands on urushi
Dwnldng straight away.
Wondering if Based on new partioned build by mike?

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The kernel.. Yess. New partitions will make art somewhat possible to atlest boot the rom properly without fc

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ZRAM is not working.
Browser is still laggy, slow. you should use other browers like Opera, Firefox...
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How about install instructions? Do we need to wipe /system and /data, or/and flash older .tft first? Could somebody write the exact instructions here? Thanks..
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How about install instructions? Do we need to wipe /system and /data, or/and flash older .tft first? Could somebody write the exact instructions here? Thanks..

If latest lxp user :
#flash boot.img( inside the zip)
#cwm
#format /system /cache /data ,wipe dalvick
#install from zip>carbon rom
#Flash gapps
#done

Othr user :
#flash .587 ics
#then follow above

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Let us know the result!

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Thanks for instructions But I'm curious - why do we must to flash ics before flashing KK?

EDIT: Would that be a good .tft ? http://www.mediafire.com/download/ue...587_Kernel.ftf
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Thanks for instructions But I'm curious - why do we must to flash ics before flashing KK?

EDIT: Would that be a good .tft ? http://www.mediafire.com/download/ue...587_Kernel.ftf

From now , devs (lxp) has decided to repartition our intrnl space like /system /data /cache for art watsoevr art has future/not we now get /have got more intrnl usable space. thanks to 'art' lol...
So for that devs have repartitioned /chnged different thngs &for it to work as per they want,latest stock valued default space is needed in correct order which is attained by flashing stock ics .
$look in ray dev thread / index thread ,u will get the link.
The link u refer is jst kernel,we need full stock ftf

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Thanks again @vikalstha Is this version from the thread on this Ray forum correct to flash ? - 4.0.4 - Build 4.1.B.0.587 (CE)

If not, give me a correct link to download, pls.
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