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psyke83

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The build will be delayed until tomorrow - I want to double-check a few things to make sure that this build works smoothly for as many people as possible. I've updated the changelog and rom status (posts #1 and #2), so read that if you're curious about the next build.

The two remaining major issues are the camcorder and OMX codecs. I don't think I'll be able to fix in this build, as I don't have enough much free time to check them right now.

P.S. Post #1 links to a new mini-gapps-ics package. Make sure that you use only this package with my new build (when it's released).
 
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daniel910821

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The build will be delayed until tomorrow - I want to double-check a few things to make sure that this build works smoothly for as many people as possible. I've updated the changelog and rom status (posts #1 and #2), so read that if you're curious about the next build.

The two remaining major issues are the camcorder and OMX codecs. I don't think I'll be able to fix in this build, as I don't have enough much free time to check them right now.

P.S. Post #1 links to a new mini-gapps-ics package. Make sure that you use only this package with my new build (when it's released).

Really thanks, just one question, is the home button working on the u8180?
Already readed posts 1 and 2, but it's not clear for me.

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psyke83

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Really thanks, just one question, is the home button working on the u8180?
Already readed posts 1 and 2, but it's not clear for me.

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Send me a logcat taken from a fresh reboot (must be a fresh reboot) on an older CM9 build. That will help me ensure that the home key works on the next build.
 

daniel910821

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Send me a logcat taken from a fresh reboot (must be a fresh reboot) on an older CM9 build. That will help me ensure that the home key works on the next build.

I'll do it , but the old builds were deleted from goo.im
I'll send you the logcat tomorrow after try new build.

Thanks for answer so fast.

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psyke83

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I'll do it , but the old builds were deleted from goo.im
I'll send you the logcat tomorrow after try new build.

Thanks for answer so fast.

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I think that someone did post a package to fix this problem, but I can't find the message/link. If anyone can point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it. It'd be nice to include this fix in tomorrow's build.
 
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Can't find the rom on goomanager neither on rom manager

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umarino

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Hi guys, I actually have the CM7.2, i would like to test the CM9 but i'm confused on where to download it.
Into the goo.im repository i have found only cm-10-20121027-MADTEAM-u8160 .... help me please.
 
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ferlagod

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That's good, thank you. I need some more information from anyone with a U8180, though. Reboot into Clockwork Recovery, then enter Advanced and choose Key Test. Press all of the front buttons (home, menu, back, search) and make a note of the key codes for each button. Thanks.

With cm7.2::
Power button: key:116
Vol+: key:115
Vol-: key:114
Home: key:102
Menu: key:139
Search: key:217
Back: key: 158

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daskonn

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That's good, thank you. I need some more information from anyone with a U8180, though. Reboot into Clockwork Recovery, then enter Advanced and choose Key Test. Press all of the front buttons (home, menu, back, search) and make a note of the key codes for each button. Thanks.

Here is key codes (U8180)

home - 102
back - 158
menu - 139
search - 217

thanks. :D
 

daniel910821

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That's good, thank you. I need some more information from anyone with a U8180, though. Reboot into Clockwork Recovery, then enter Advanced and choose Key Test. Press all of the front buttons (home, menu, back, search) and make a note of the key codes for each button. Thanks.

Home = 102
Back = 158
Menu = 139
Search = 217
Vol + = 115
Vol - = 114
Power = 116

Exactly, like the other users.
 

bk109

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Hi guys, I actually have the CM7.2, i would like to test the CM9 but i'm confused on where to download it.
Into the goo.im repository i have found only cm-10-20121027-MADTEAM-u8160 .... help me please.
It's not available yet - if you took the time to read the first post of this page you'd have seen that and also the info about when it'd probably be released

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umarino

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It's not available yet - if you took the time to read the first post of this page you'd have seen that and also the info about when it'd probably be released

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thank you very much for the pretty answer but i want to be clear, i usually not post a question until have read almost the full tread.
The first post is not so clear about the unavailability of the rom.
The unique dubt came from the [Builging] word.
Anyway, I appreciate your job and I look forward to test the new ROM.

:eek:)
 

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    CyanogenMod 9.1 Huawei U8160/U8180 Port
    Latest release: 20121130 [v0.6] <--- this link is not broken - learn what "RTFM" means
    Latest Google Apps package: mini-gapps-ics-20120429b-signed.zip
    <--- you must only use the mini-gapps-ics package, as the standard gapps-ics packages are too large for our device

    Hey folks,

    This is a port of CyanogenMod 9.1, a community-developed Android ROM based on Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4, for the Huawei U8160 & U8160 phones. The current port status is beta - may be suitable for daily use, but you must read the ROM Status before deciding whether to use this ROM.

    Pre-requisites:

    Installation (first time/new users):
    • Open the GooManager application.
    • Navigate to psyke83 -> roms -> u8160.
    • Click on the build you wish to install from the list.
    • Click on the Download button to download the rom.
    • Once the download(s) are complete, reboot into recovery and install the update package, followed by the Google Apps package.
    • Important: if you are updating from a stock ROM, CM7 or any other ROM that is not my personal CM9 build, choose the data wipe option before rebooting!

    Latest changelog:
    • 20121130 [v0.6]
    • md5: a2972a18cfbafbce64088433b941a35e
      • updated CyanogenMod source (9.1)
      • enabled compile-time optimizations (-Os, -fstrict-aliasing, switched to gcc4.6)
      • optimized package size/memory usage (mdpi-sw600dp resources removed)
      • full CM9 application list is now included in build (possible thanks to space optimizations)
      • switched from Gallery2 to older Gallery (new app doesn't display static images properly).
      • switched from CM7's FileManager to new CMFileManager (backported from Jelly Bean)
      • switched from Apollo music player to ICS Music (interface is similar to Gingerbread version). Will switch to Apollo when the memory usage is reduced/layout is better optimized for LDPI.
      • added U8160Parts application available at Settings -> Device -> Advanced. This allows configuration of audio attenuation, swap, background process limiting and SD card readahead cache settings.
      • optimization: set default background process limit to 2. This improves memory efficiency for most usage scenarios, but you can reconfigure the setting via U8160Parts if you need to have more applications stay resident in memory.
      • kernel: fully updated, based on latest android_kernel_msm7x25 Gingerbread source with ICS-related drivers/patches added
      • kernel: USB host mode available by default (no separate kernel/package needed)
      • fixed: automatic brightness & lcd button levels
      • fixed: basic camera function (taking pictures, barcode scanner mode working; camcorder not working)
      • fixed: USB tethering
      • fixed: wifi hotspot
      • fixed: compass
      • fixed: U8180 detection (automatic)
      • improved: Trebuchet performance (widgets are not joined to apps by default, reducing memory usage & rendering complexity)
      • many small fixes and improvements.

    • 20120528 [v0.5]
    • md5: 3bacb6a08c447b2389d16b65dc18f8fe
      • updated CyanogenMod source
      • big update based on tilal6991's latest changes - codename "FrozenFissionY" :p
      • kernel: using my latest codeaurora-kernel_huawei_u8160 kernel source with configuration changes to better suit ICS
      • kernel: backported xt_quota2, xt_qtaguid, iface_stat drivers to allow proper networking stats and prevent recurring framework crashes
      • libaudio: adapt Adriano Carrata's rewritten libaudio to ICS with new AudioFilter and audio attenuation enabled
      • framework: fixed cpu deep sleep issue that was caused by wakelock in highspeed serial device (Bluetooth quick switch) - should drastically improve battery life (may now be similar to CM7)
      • framework: optimizations to 2D rendering speed
      • framework: disable UI touch sounds (was slowing down presses + increasing battery drain)
      • include old Music app alongside new Apollo music player (as the latter may have problems detecting media for some people)
      • add VoiceDialer, SoundRecorder, and FileManager from CM7 (as there is no CM9 version yet).
      • Trebuchet: change drawer animation back to default (looks nicer, no change in performance)
      • fix simple2ext compatibility issue. Note: you will need to enable the "mount as ext4" option in the app settings, as CM9 does not auto-mount /sd-ext on boot.
      • increase VM heap to 32MB - should reduce ANR errors.
      • camera partially working (preview works, taking picture not supported by default app)

    • 20120418 [alpha 4]
    • md5: unknown
      • updated to latest CyanogenMod source (now Android 4.0.4)
      • included new kernel (based on CM7's v1.2-batterytest3);

    • 20120212 [alpha 3]
    • md5: unknown
      • fixed/confirmed working - multitouch, telephony, mobiledata, audio (all routing appears to be working fine), bluetooth, mac addresses, accelerated 2D rendering.

    • 20111130 [alpha 2]
    • md5: unknown
      • fixed/confirmed working - gps, sensors, wifi signal indicator, graphics flickering, touchscreen for u8180 users(?)

    • 20111129 [alpha 1]
    • md5: unknown
      • initial port. Touchscreen, wifi, sd card mount works. Graphics working with some flickering/without acceleration.

    Thanks to:
    • ac1953 (libaudio, general help on CM7)
    • DSM (assistance with device settings app)
    • tilal6991
    • aorth
    • loyal testers... ;)

    Source code:

    Downloads:
    17
    CyanogenMod 9 U8160 ROM Status (20121130) [v0.6]:

    Working:
    • 2D acceleration (using copybit)
    • Audio
    • Bluetooth
    • Bluetooth tethering (?)
    • Camera - preview, picture taking, barcode scanner mode
    • GPS
    • Lights
    • Sensors
    • Telephony - calling, messaging, mobiledata
    • Touchscreen (multitouch)
    • USB Mass Storage
    • USB tethering
    • Wi-Fi
    • Wi-Fi Hotspot
    • Swap
    • zRam (i.e. compcache)

    Not working:
    • Camcorder mode
    • OMX encoders/decoders (e.g. Youtube HQ video playback)

    Issues:
    • Bluetooth - when enabled, Bluetooth will cause the phone to constantly hold a wake lock, preventing the phone from sleeping. Turn off Bluetooth when you don't need it.
    • FM Radio - no CM9 radio app yet exists, but libaudio has support included. This means that some third-party apps (e.g. Spirit FM) can work.
    • Gallery - after installing Google Apps, you will have two different Gallery apps installed. We need to use the legacy Gallery app, because the newer Gallery2 (and Google's version, GoogleGallery) requires OpenGL extensions that our phone cannot support. You are free to delete one of the duplicate applications from /system/app using CMFileManager (in root mode).
    • Trebuchet - after first installation, the default background wallpaper may be misaligned, leaving some black banding at the sides. This only occurs on first start, and the problem will correct itself on the next reboot / relaunch of Trebuchet.
    • USB tethering - the phone will freeze if you remove the cable during tethering. Make sure to disable tethering via the menu option manually when you want to remove the phone from the computer.

    U8160Parts:
    This is my special settings app for our specific device, which you can reach from Settings -> Device -> Advanced. The options available are:
    • Audio attenutation for speaker, headset and FM audio
    • Background process limit: this will limit the amount of background processes, which is very useful for low memory phones. Note: This is also a development option in Settings -> System -> Developer options, but if you configure it there, your choice will not be remembered over reboots. Configure from my application instead, and your choice will always be saved/applied over reboots.
    • SD card read ahead buffer: this is useful if you don't use a dedicated app/script (Link2SD, S2E, etc.) that increases the read-ahead cache for the SD card's sd-ext partition.
    • Swap: this will enable the swap partition (if it exists on your SD card). Using a swap partition larger than 64MB is not recommended, as it may cause lag. Don't mix regular swap and zRam (compcache)
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    Update on the kernel work: I've been doing a lot of testing, and I think that I finally managed to solve the battery drain that happens when the phone is idle. My phone has been 19.5 hours idle off-charge and the battery is showing 96% capacity.

    There's still a small bug with the USB drivers (it's enumerating some invalid endpoints). Once I've fixed that, I'll put out a CM7 test build with the new kernel. After some testing by the community, I'll then use it for a refreshed CM9 or CM10.1 build.
    7
    Just to let you guys know, I haven't abandoned you all ;). I've been busy porting the 3.0 kernel for my Samsung phone, but I am also looking at the Huawei kernel too. I currently have a 2.6.35 kernel revision booting on the U8160 (only enough for CWM so far). I'm currently doing some regression testing, as the latest head of codeaurora's android-msm-2.6.35 is not working and I'd like to use the latest version (or perhaps a later kernel if feasible).

    As for CM10.1, unfortunately there is a lot of code missing for legacy support. After the kernel work I may focus on the CM10 branch again and try to get copybit acceleration working. Failing that, I can simply release a new ICS build with new fixes (and maybe the new kernel eventually). If the kernel works well, I may release in a CM7 build too.

    Even if it's only CM9, I discovered important code that was missing in the CM9 source (as well as CM10.x). The ability to force "purgeable assets" was not implemented in the framework, despite the option being present in the Settings app in all CyanogenMod versions. This is a very important feature for memory-limited phones, and improves responsiveness quite a bit.
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    Anyone know if this thing is suitable for everyday use on t mobile rapport (u 8180)

    Sent from my U8180 using XDA App
    Ah,you again... As it's plainly written - it's a TEST BUILD and moreover the list of known issues is again pointed out prominently enough.. So unless you don't mind not being able to make calls, use the keys under the screen or an assortment of other problems,glitches and other issues... Yes,it's suitable for everyday use