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[12/20/2013] Updater Script / How to for flashing aroma based roms

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bri315317

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Oct 27, 2010
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Updated 12/20/2013

I have had some people ask about how to use an aroma based rom with our safe strap recovery. I have attached a zip file to the post that contains the "meta-inf" folder that goes into the archive of your rom. In theory, this should work on any SM-9005 rom or T-Mobile rom.

Prerequisites: Root - Busy Box - Safe Strap Recovery

Choose your Rom Slot and prepare it before starting ( build the system.img and userdata.img ) Instructions are HERE


Wipe system and data from recovery. Data is optional. If you wipe date, you will have to change your APN settings, network mode, time and region settings,etc....

1. Open your "Rom".zip with 7zip. Do not extract, only open!

2. Delete the "meta-inf" folder from the archive.

3. Take any apps in the aroma (maybe called something different i.e. xnote) folder that you want to keep and move them to the system/app folder in the archive.

4. Delete aroma folder from archive when finished.

5 extract the attached zip that contains the new "meta-inf" folder. File is here The extracted zip folder is named the same as the folder within the zip. You need the folder "meta-inf" folder INSIDE the zip, not the extracted folder that was just created. I know this is confusing!


6. Copy this folder to the rom with 7zip.

7. You should now only have 2 folders ( system and meta-inf ) inside the archive. Close archive and copy to phone to flash.

8. Download this file to phone. This is the second file to flash. It fixes all current issues in one package.

9. Flash Rom.zip first and then flash file from step 8. No need to reboot between flashes.

10. Reboot and let rom load.


Everything I have tested now works including NFC, WiFi, BT, All SPen functions including snote, screen write, and action memo. Bluetooth Tethering with Gear is working. Also corrected the music bug and Video chat on hangouts. By not wiping data, proper APNs are saved. If you need to wipe due to problems, you will need to load your APN settings manually.

Help Section

Xnote Transformer app not working? Fix is here

No Samsung email app? Flash this Zip

Something needs changed or not working? Let me know! :highfive:



Be sure to thank these guys for their hard work at making our phones BETTER!

Credits:
@Hashcode for his wonderful SafeStrap recovery!
@drakeymcmb for the zip file containing the fixes for NFC , WIFI , and BT
@wally3614 Check out his awesome Air command Themes!
 

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bri315317

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Just for verification...

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redalertlb

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So in the case of using x-note 6.0 which folders would i actually keep from the x-note folder? Im assuming i dont need the recovery and kernal folders but im not sure about the others. Hope this isnt a stupid question.
 

bri315317

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So in the case of using x-note 6.0 which folders would i actually keep from the x-note folder? Im assuming i dont need the recovery and kernal folders but im not sure about the others. Hope this isnt a stupid question.

When you're done you will have only the meta-inf folder from this post and the system folder. The xnote folder is for aroma. You will need to take what you want out of there and move to the system/app folder.

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redalertlb

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Sorry I probably should have clarified alittke better. Say I wanted to keep all of the aroma features which one do I save out of the folder. I don't actually see a folder titled "aroma".

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LuckyColdJohnson

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Just for verification...

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Try this, when you pull your pen out - it shows the little pie menu for things you can do. The first one is the action memo thing I believe.
Make the note come up and write a number down. Then click on the action button, "the one that selects whatever you wrote" then try to message that to a contact, If your Spen apps are working, you wont get stuck on "Recognizing" forever..Does that work for you?
 

bri315317

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Try this, when you pull your pen out - it shows the little pie menu for things you can do. The first one is the action memo thing I believe.
Make the note come up and write a number down. Then click on the action button, "the one that selects whatever you wrote" then try to message that to a contact, If your Spen apps are working, you wont get stuck on "Recognizing" forever..Does that work for you?

I have the same problem. Perhaps a bug? Quick Google search showed this thread with same problem not related to this rom.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2489819

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LuckyColdJohnson

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bri315317

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I use that function all the time and can't when on X Note v6. Sucks...Still trying to flash a damn theme using SS.

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Was able to fix this issue on x note 6.0

Handwriting Recognition works now

The en_US folder was missing from the VODB folder which is the language settings for handwriting recognition.
Extract the zip attached and copy the en_US folder to :system/VODB
Set permissions same as other folders and reboot.

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bri315317

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Installing Xnote 6.0

Here is how i installed Xnote 6.0 using SS by @Hashcode
Make a back up of stock rom before starting. These files will be flashed to the stock rom partition.
I recommend starting from a fresh odin with root and safe strap installed.
Wipe system from recovery but do not wipe data. this will retain your APN settings, etc....

1. Open your Xnote6.0.zip with 7zip. Do not extract, only open!
2. Delete the "meta-inf" folder from the archive.
3. Take any apps in the aroma (maybe called something different ie: xnote) folder that you want to keep and move them to the system/app folder in the archive.
4. delete aroma folder,It is called Xnote.
5 extract the attached zip that contains the new "meta-inf" folder. File is here
6. Copy this folder to the rom with 7zip.
7. Open system/VODB and copy the folder "en_US" from this zip file.
8. Close archive and copy to phone to flash.
9 Download this file to phone. This is the second file to flash.
10. Flash Xnoterom.zip and then flash file from step 9. no need to reboot between flashes.
11. Reboot and let rom load. go to xnote settings and then to update and download the fix for music and games from the dropbox link in the update app.
12. reboot and go to safestrap recovery. Install the downloaded fix file.
Reboot and profit!

Dont think i missed any steps, if something is not right, please let me know!
 

LuckyColdJohnson

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Dec 27, 2012
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Garland, TX
Here is how i installed Xnote 6.0 using SS by @Hashcode
Make a back up of stock rom before starting. These files will be flashed to the stock rom partition.
I recommend starting from a fresh odin with root and safe strap installed.
Wipe system from recovery but do not wipe data. this will retain your APN settings, etc....

1. Open your Xnote6.0.zip with 7zip. Do not extract, only open!
2. Delete the "meta-inf" folder from the archive.
3. Take any apps in the aroma (maybe called something different ie: xnote) folder that you want to keep and move them to the system/app folder in the archive.
4. delete aroma folder,It is called Xnote.
5 extract the attached zip that contains the new "meta-inf" folder. File is here
6. Copy this folder to the rom with 7zip.
7. Open system/VODB and copy the folder "en_US" from this zip file.
8. Close archive and copy to phone to flash.
9 Download this file to phone. This is the second file to flash.
10. Flash Xnoterom.zip and then flash file from step 9. no need to reboot between flashes.
11. Reboot and let rom load. go to xnote settings and then to update and download the fix for music and games from the dropbox link in the update app.
12. reboot and go to safestrap recovery. Install the downloaded fix file.
Reboot and profit!

Dont think i missed any steps, if something is not right, please let me know!

Thank you so much bri315317 !!!! I will hit thanks tomorrow cause I've reached my 8 a day already.
As soon as I get home, I will try your method. I know it will work for us. YOU DA MAN !!!!!
I bet your battery life is insane on that ROM......Thanks again
 

bri315317

Senior Member
Oct 27, 2010
6,811
22,861
South Carolina
Thank you so much bri315317 !!!! I will hit thanks tomorrow cause I've reached my 8 a day already.
As soon as I get home, I will try your method. I know it will work for us. YOU DA MAN !!!!!
I bet your battery life is insane on that ROM......Thanks again

No problem, if something is not working right just let me know and i will troubleshoot it for you. Ive been through it a couple times and seems pretty stable for me. Flashing to the stock rom partition is the way i always did it in the past on every other device, so just back up and flash away as far as i am concerned. :laugh:
 

s2kpdx

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Oct 24, 2013
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Glad to see this is working for you, what about language and settings?? Does screen write with the spen actually save a picture how its supposed to and not FC?
 

Raiderman

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May 27, 2010
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Confirmed, everything works perfect doing this method. I tried earlier with an Updater script from an international stock rom, and that did not go well...
 

clothednblack

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Anyone want to put it all together and have a download link? I won't be home till Saturday and would love to flash x note much sooner lol. Doesn't hurt to ask, right?

Stickied with my post-it-note 3
 

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    Updated 12/20/2013

    I have had some people ask about how to use an aroma based rom with our safe strap recovery. I have attached a zip file to the post that contains the "meta-inf" folder that goes into the archive of your rom. In theory, this should work on any SM-9005 rom or T-Mobile rom.

    Prerequisites: Root - Busy Box - Safe Strap Recovery

    Choose your Rom Slot and prepare it before starting ( build the system.img and userdata.img ) Instructions are HERE


    Wipe system and data from recovery. Data is optional. If you wipe date, you will have to change your APN settings, network mode, time and region settings,etc....

    1. Open your "Rom".zip with 7zip. Do not extract, only open!

    2. Delete the "meta-inf" folder from the archive.

    3. Take any apps in the aroma (maybe called something different i.e. xnote) folder that you want to keep and move them to the system/app folder in the archive.

    4. Delete aroma folder from archive when finished.

    5 extract the attached zip that contains the new "meta-inf" folder. File is here The extracted zip folder is named the same as the folder within the zip. You need the folder "meta-inf" folder INSIDE the zip, not the extracted folder that was just created. I know this is confusing!


    6. Copy this folder to the rom with 7zip.

    7. You should now only have 2 folders ( system and meta-inf ) inside the archive. Close archive and copy to phone to flash.

    8. Download this file to phone. This is the second file to flash. It fixes all current issues in one package.

    9. Flash Rom.zip first and then flash file from step 8. No need to reboot between flashes.

    10. Reboot and let rom load.


    Everything I have tested now works including NFC, WiFi, BT, All SPen functions including snote, screen write, and action memo. Bluetooth Tethering with Gear is working. Also corrected the music bug and Video chat on hangouts. By not wiping data, proper APNs are saved. If you need to wipe due to problems, you will need to load your APN settings manually.

    Help Section

    Xnote Transformer app not working? Fix is here

    No Samsung email app? Flash this Zip

    Something needs changed or not working? Let me know! :highfive:



    Be sure to thank these guys for their hard work at making our phones BETTER!

    Credits:
    @Hashcode for his wonderful SafeStrap recovery!
    @drakeymcmb for the zip file containing the fixes for NFC , WIFI , and BT
    @wally3614 Check out his awesome Air command Themes!
    9
    Installing Xnote 6.0

    Here is how i installed Xnote 6.0 using SS by @Hashcode
    Make a back up of stock rom before starting. These files will be flashed to the stock rom partition.
    I recommend starting from a fresh odin with root and safe strap installed.
    Wipe system from recovery but do not wipe data. this will retain your APN settings, etc....

    1. Open your Xnote6.0.zip with 7zip. Do not extract, only open!
    2. Delete the "meta-inf" folder from the archive.
    3. Take any apps in the aroma (maybe called something different ie: xnote) folder that you want to keep and move them to the system/app folder in the archive.
    4. delete aroma folder,It is called Xnote.
    5 extract the attached zip that contains the new "meta-inf" folder. File is here
    6. Copy this folder to the rom with 7zip.
    7. Open system/VODB and copy the folder "en_US" from this zip file.
    8. Close archive and copy to phone to flash.
    9 Download this file to phone. This is the second file to flash.
    10. Flash Xnoterom.zip and then flash file from step 9. no need to reboot between flashes.
    11. Reboot and let rom load. go to xnote settings and then to update and download the fix for music and games from the dropbox link in the update app.
    12. reboot and go to safestrap recovery. Install the downloaded fix file.
    Reboot and profit!

    Dont think i missed any steps, if something is not right, please let me know!
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    Good news!
    @soloilmeglio , the developer of Xnote had agreed to allow me to port and maintain an ATT version of his rom. I will begin working on it tonight for us.

    Please visit his thread here and give this man some thanks!

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2472301

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    All feedback has been positive from testers. I will post tonight in development forum. It's on mega right now. Trying to get setup with Androidfilehost. Thanks to everyone for help and support!

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    I have updated the OP to be easier to follow. Also combined all the fixes into one file.
    Now it is just the rom.zip and the fix_xnote.zip that need to be flashed.