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[ROM] Redux v1.2 [Smooth|Clean|Stable|Open-sourced] (21st April)

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By ihlades, Senior Member on 2nd January 2011, 01:19 AM
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Redux is a custom ROM, built with three key aspects in mind: Clean, fast, stable.

This is not necessarily a hacker's ROM but thought for day-to-day usage scenarios. To keep it clean, only features that are considered useful by the development team will be included in Redux. This ensures that every single feature implemented will be carefully selected and programmed into the ROM's source code, which lead to stability and intuitive usage. Performance tweaks find their way into Redux quite often because speed and smoothness are two key features which must be present in a day-to-day usage scenario. Redux is mostly bugfree, again a vital feature for the 24/7 usage scenarios this ROM has been thought for.

Code source:

Since January 2011, Redux has become fully open-sourced. The code is available at, here.

  • Gingerbread base, coming straight from AOSP.
  • Lightweight and clean builds
  • Built for day-to-day usage, meaning stability and good battery life
  • Fast and smooth, the UI is working very nice
  • User interface tweaks and additions
  • Added functionality, such as new Browser and Camera options
  • Makes use of ext partition on SD card, to provide space for more apps

More detailed features included in this ROM are available in the changelog from the second post. You can also find a quick FAQ over there.

  • Amon-RA or ClockworkMod recovery to flash the image

Flash the .zip file from recovery. If coming from another ROM, erase /data and /cache partitions.

ROM Downloads:
Official Redux download page (Stock and themed version available)

Test builds and other downloads are available as well.

  • CyanogenMod team for their work on enhancing Android;
  • Beenee for his wonderful work in vorkKernel;
  • Classical Gas for various graphics.

GPL Kernel source files: Github

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2nd January 2011, 01:19 AM |#2  
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At least in its earliest versions, this ROM is not guaranteed to be perfectly stable, so I'm prepared to listen to bug reports and suggestions, as long as they're made in an organized way.

Read the FAQ below to learn how you can involve in the Redux project.


Q: I've installed it, what now?
A: Enjoy your Desire. Redux comes fully equipped and most usual tasks can be accomplished with the stock apps and settings. Google applications such as Gmail, Maps or Youtube are included as well.

Q: Is this compatible with Oxygen's HBOOT partitioning scheme?
A: Yes, since v1.0.0-RC4 Redux is compatible with such a small /system partition. While you shouldn't encounter issues, such an exotic partitioning scheme is not supported by the Redux team.

Q: I thought this ROM had A2SD. Why isn't there enough space on my phone?
A: Apps are being moved to the ext partition on the card but dalvik-cache is eating up a lot of space. If you can't live with this, download the 'apps_dalvik2ext' script from the add-ons section in the first post. Flash that like a regular update .zip (warning: the .zip isn't signed) and you should have more space on your /data partition.

Q: What's with all those kernels available as add-ons?
A: Those are the official Redux kernels. The is the stock Redux kernel, used until v1.1.1. The ULV add-on isn't a standalone kernel, but just a script which lowers the voltages fed to the CPU. Since not many phones can handle these low voltages, this add-on may cause severe instability problems for many Desires. This means we won't offer any support for problems occuring with lowered voltages.

Q: What about those test builds?
A: Once in a while the first post will contain links to test builds (snapshot builds or release candidates). Those are a glimpse of what's to come in future versions of Redux but aren't fully supported. Altough they're pretty stable in general, these test builds may still have issues. Providing feedback on them will ensure the quality of the final release.

Q: Will this feature be included in the next release? Please!
A: Best thing to do is ask in the forum. Most eye-candy, bragging features won't be included, Redux is not a sole demonstration of how mancy bounce effects you can have in Android. Features that will be considered useful will however be implemented sooner or later.

Q: How can I build redux from the source?
A: Since the source code is entirely hosted at Github, you can download the source code and then compile it for yourself (text in square brackets is optional):

repo init -u git://
repo sync -j 8
. build/
lunch bravo-user
make redux RX_KERNEL=true [THEMED=true]
Q: What can I do to help? Can I join the team?
A: You can improve Redux at any time. You can help with translations or code improvements at Redux's Github, using pull requests, reporting problems with Redux in this thread or helping out new users.

Q: Where's the donate button?
A: Nowhere. Redux isn't built for money, nor is it a very big project. If you'd like to offer support for the team, please help with finding and fixing problems, translating Redux or help new users. Let the community be what money can't be.

Full changelog available here.
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2nd January 2011, 01:39 AM |#3  
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Thumbs up Great Job man
I'll test your rom, because from what I read seems to be a good job ...

thanks and a happy new year to you!
2nd January 2011, 01:42 AM |#4  
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yep, it seems nice. i'll give it a try.
2nd January 2011, 02:56 AM |#5  
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Looking good

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2nd January 2011, 03:46 AM |#6  
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I'll try it when i get home. Seems great

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2nd January 2011, 04:06 AM |#7  
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I am ready to flash it now. Thanks a lot!
2nd January 2011, 05:44 AM |#8  
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Originally Posted by troly

I am ready to flash it now. Thanks a lot!

Let us who can't try it for some hours know about your experience =)

EDIT: Installing now! Really, really hope this rom has what the other Ginger roms didn't..

EDIT#2: Amazed how fast the install was!!
Continuing with setting up settings, and installing apps to test speed of it.
2nd January 2011, 06:36 AM |#9  
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This ROM is quite good and stable. However, is there any working FM radio for this ROM? I have tried the ones from MIUI and Oxygen R5, but unfortunately both of them don't work! FC....

One more thing, the pull down status bar is excellent. It will be more ideal if Data service icon can be added or it can be user configurable. Good job, man.
2nd January 2011, 08:08 AM |#10  
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i tried to flash but every time i get error as
"E:Wrong digest:
E: verification failed"
2nd January 2011, 08:19 AM |#11  
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installed succesfully, wifi networks r not available
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