[FAQ] OxygeN + Tips!

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th3

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I personally think the Animated Weather app is a very good, free weather widget, and Mag Flashlight app is very similar to HTC Flashlight app. The other essential app I'm sort of crazy about is Screen Filter ;)

All working well on this ROM.

Anyone know an app to disable/enable button backlight that works with this ROM?

Thanks much for the list. It helped me many with some basics that I always search for with a new ROM.

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bernabap

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@potter1984

I have seen some posts like this on Adam thread:

"Am I the only one who can't read comments in the Market on RC2? It says "no comments" regardless of app."

maybe should be good if u post on Tips section that they need to set location first to see market comments. We also need set this first to see all the numbers on ginger keyboard.

btw great FAQ man, keep going!

Thanks
 
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@potter1984

I have seen some posts like this on Adam thread:

"Am I the only one who can't read comments in the Market on RC2? It says "no comments" regardless of app."

maybe should be good if u post on Tips section that they need to set location first to see market comments. We also need set this first to see all the numbers on ginger keyboard.

btw great FAQ man, keep going!

Thanks

I am not able to see market comments either, (I am using Oxygen 1.0.4 at the moment). How do I set location? In settings I have Use wireless networks enabled..

EDIT: ok found it! changed the locale in settings


Btw thanks for adding the new comments ;)
 
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potter1984

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@potter1984

I have seen some posts like this on Adam thread:

"Am I the only one who can't read comments in the Market on RC2? It says "no comments" regardless of app."

maybe should be good if u post on Tips section that they need to set location first to see market comments. We also need set this first to see all the numbers on ginger keyboard.

btw great FAQ man, keep going!

Thanks

I am not able to see market comments either, (I am using Oxygen 1.0.4 at the moment). How do I set location? In settings I have Use wireless networks enabled..

EDIT: ok found it! changed the locale in settings


Btw thanks for adding the new comments ;)


Thanks guys added to the FAQ :).

Hope you ALL had a great Christmas
 

nikv5

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Newbie alert!

When it sais N1table is recommended, does that mean I need to s-off my desire, but can use data++ like you said or does it mean I don't have to s-off?

Or should I just stfu because you never NEED to s-off for any rom?

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potter1984

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Soff gives you full access to system. So its much better to have it and use what ever table you want. If you have a ext3 partition n1table is recommended.

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amigo_s

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I am still a little bit scared to s-off my desire.. How may that affect the Rom and my ext partition..?

it doesn't affect the rom and the partitions at all if i'm correct. It only bypasses the security as it's explained on alpharev.nl


Maybe it's an option to include the oxygen table in the FAQ now it's available on the alpharev.nl site
 

Kendoji

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Yep, and might be good to put in some links to good S-Off instructions, as the ones on alpharev.nl aren't very noob-friendly. Loads of questions in the main thread recently about that (when I did my S-Off I also got stuck on the apharev.nl instructions and had to search xda for something more detailed).
 

rpeter

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Flash signature verification problem

I try to install Oxigen v2.0 RC4, but i have an interesting problem (and can't find any sollution in the web)
I rooted my phone temporary with ViISIONary+ (can't root permanently), s-offed and install the Alpharev HBOOT to the phone via Alpharev (rooted temporary before the step2 too)
After the reboot, i rooted permanently.
Installed the Rom Manager, flashed the newest ClockworkMod.
After it, when i tried to backup my current rom, i received an error in the recovery :"Can't open /cache/recovery/command"

If i try to instal the new rom from ROM manager, received a same message from recovery, when I try it manualy, i received an error after the Verifying update package:
E:failed verify whole-file signature
E:signature verification failed
Installation aborted

Could you help me, which step(s) was missed?


The phone is:
BRAVO PVT3 SHIP S-OFF
HBOOT-0.93.0001
MICROP-051d
TOUCH PANEL-SYNT0101
RADIO-5.11.05.27
Currently sw is the stock 2.29.405.5 from HTC.

SWs:
Rom Manager 3.0.0.2 from market
ClockworkMod 2.5.0.7
Android system recovery<3e>
Alpharev 1.5

khm:)
I solved it...:) The Rom Manager tried to flash recovery, unsuccessful (but the main screen sad : ClockworkMod 2.5.0.7 installed..

When i flashed manualy, the backup and the rom installation works correctly...:)

Nice regards
Peter
 
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Silver100HP

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@potter1984

First of all, good tutorial. Thanks.
But the major point of it is useless like in all other tutorials.
1) Nandroid backup in recovery.
2) Verify the MD5SUM of the file you downloaded against the one in the table.
3) Flash HBOOT with your phone in fastboot mode (Back+POWER) ->
Code:
 fastboot flash hboot bravo_alphaspl-oxygen.img
(change into the correct filename for the HBOOT you downloaded)
Is it so hard to write something like
3a) Boot your phone is fastboot mode (Back+POWER) ->
3b) Open a command promt (Windows) / a terminal (Linux) and type the following code:

fastboot flash hboot bravo_alphaspl-oxygen.img
I think, this is one of many other point, why the original threat for das Oxygen ROM is totaly messed out.

Sorry for my english, if there are to many mistakes. My schooldays were long ago.
 
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potter1984

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@potter1984

First of all, good tutorial. Thanks.
But the major point of it is useless like in all other tutorials.

Is it so hard to write something like

I think, this is one of many other point, why the original threat for das Oxygen ROM is totaly messed out.

Sorry for my english, if there are to many mistakes. My schooldays were long ago.

TBF if you NEED this type of instruction you should really not be rooting, The instructions are clearly stated, if you do not know what these are then please do your homework first, and don't expect to be spoon fed!
 
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I don't need this type of instruction. I already S-OFFed my phone and flashed the Oxygen HBOOT. The only trouble I had was to get 'fastboot' working under xubuntu. (driver/connection problem; not the problem that I have to use the terminal)
But in the other thread, there are hundreds of people asking how to do that, when they are in 'fastboot mode'.
 
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@potter1984

please also mention in the faq that some desire models cannot be s-off yet (those with erasesize 40000) as some are having trouble with it. they can check their mtd erasesize via adb

adb shell cat /proc/mtd

the display of the models that cannot be s-off'd yet would possibly look like this:

dev: size erasesize name
mtd0: 00100000 00040000 "misc"
mtd1: 00480000 00040000 "recovery"
mtd2: 00340000 00040000 "boot"
mtd3: 0fa00000 00040000 "system"
mtd4: 02800000 00040000 "cache"
mtd5: 096c0000 00040000 "userdata"

while those models with erasesize 20000 can be s-off'd by alpharev.

thanks.
 

potter1984

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@potter1984

please also mention in the faq that some desire models cannot be s-off yet (those with erasesize 40000) as some are having trouble with it. they can check their mtd erasesize via adb

adb shell cat /proc/mtd

the display of the models that cannot be s-off'd yet would possibly look like this:

dev: size erasesize name
mtd0: 00100000 00040000 "misc"
mtd1: 00480000 00040000 "recovery"
mtd2: 00340000 00040000 "boot"
mtd3: 0fa00000 00040000 "system"
mtd4: 02800000 00040000 "cache"
mtd5: 096c0000 00040000 "userdata"

while those models with erasesize 20000 can be s-off'd by alpharev.

thanks.

Thanks added in :p
 

potter1984

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I don't need this type of instruction. I already S-OFFed my phone and flashed the Oxygen HBOOT. The only trouble I had was to get 'fastboot' working under xubuntu. (driver/connection problem; not the problem that I have to use the terminal)
But in the other thread, there are hundreds of people asking how to do that, when they are in 'fastboot mode'.

So let me get this right....

Your bashing the way i wrote the thread because YOU had a personal problem with a certain distro??

And if you use SEARCH with the terms oh say "fastboot how to" you may of found the solution quicker XD

And you say "But in the other thread, there are hundreds of people asking how to do that, when they are in 'fastboot mode'." This is mainly a lack of EFFORT on their part, lazyness, you really do need to do your homework before ever attempting anything in "life" really. Its just simple common sense.....
 
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    Oxygen Forums has moved to http://forum.oxygen.im/


    This is the FAQ for the ROM Oxygen Produced by AdamG.
    oxygenwallpaper2.jpg

    Hello all,

    This is going to be the new place to ask for help and receive answers to your most challenging questions about Oxygen.

    I have taken the time to make this FAQ for you all so we can try and keep a lid on the countless Questions being asked again and again in the thread, inevitability getting lost in translation and posts.

    Please Continue!


    Basics First!

    New to Rom's, Flashing and developing in general?

    Start here

    Then here

    Turkeys Ultimate guide to root

    Recent Changes Oxygen 2.1.3

    Features
    • Android v2.3.4 (GRJ22) built from AOSP
    • Linux kernel v2.6.35.x
    • Minimal Google apps
    • Superuser
    • Busybox
    • Apps2SD

    • Adhoc wifi network support
    • Advanced power menu with reboot options
    • Customizable auto backlight settings
    • Customizable status bar power widget
    • Download any file type
    • FM Radio
    • Improved widget picker
    • Long press back to kill mod (must be activated in Oxygen Settings)
    • Optional battery percentage
    • Text reflow when zooming
    • Various other tweaks and features

    ************************* READ ME *******************************
    *****************************************************************
    * Market downloads are now stored on the SD card because Google *
    * increased the maximum app size to 50mb, the /cache partition *
    * on some HBOOT partition layouts are under this size so some *
    * larger apps will fail to download, if you have any problems *
    * with downloading market apps, delete the "Android" folder on *
    * your SD card and reboot, you should have no problems then. *
    *****************************************************************
    *****************************************************************


    Known Bugs

    • None...


    Bugs Tracker
    Here is the LINK to Adams Bug tracker, Please post all found bugs here!

    What's Oxygen?
    (snippet from AdamG frontpage):
    Oxygen ROM is an AOSP source built ROM (ie. not a mod of any sense based ROM), it's minimal, it's superfast and 99.9% bugfree.

    After OpenDesire, I wanted to create something unique, as a fellow developer said to me there is no point there being 3 ROMs based around the same code (CM/OD/DF), I grew bored and lost interest in OD because it no longer felt special and it just felt like a race to release the latest CM code against DF, which was 1 pretty lame and 2 damn right depressing. When I initially started OD it was unique and it's popularity grew exponentially as it was the first Froyo AOSP ROM available for the HTC Desire at the time and a real alternative to the dull, dark and nasty HTC bloatware.

    Oxygen is not a mod/port of any HTC/CyanogenMod or any other ROM and may not be to everyones liking, it's minimalistic and basic but I'm open to ideas and suggestions for improving the ROM.


    Screenshots

    device1.png
    device2.png
    device3.png
    device4.png
    device5.png
    device6.png
    device7.png
    device8.png


    How do I Install OxygeN?
    This thread made by Benko286, Explains in detail how to install ANY rom on HTC desire, with easy and complex guides Here

    Make sure you already have a custom recovery installed
    ie: Clockwork or Amon-RA.
    Clockwork / Amon-RA


    S-OFF?

    ***Please be aware***
    Good news to all pvt4 (different NAND security version of desire) with erasesize 40000 and 20000:

    PVT4 can now be S-OFF'd

    AlphaRev 1.8 HBOOT reflash utility

    How to S-OFF your Desire using the reflash utility - By AndroidGX

    http://*******/2GajZ

    custom HBOOT for erasesize 40000 and 20000 now available.

    To Check erasesize use the adb command below
    Code:
    adb shell cat /proc/mtd

    Output should look like this.

    mtd0: 00100000 00040000 "misc"
    mtd1: 00480000 00040000 "recovery"
    mtd2: 00340000 00040000 "boot"
    mtd3: 0fa00000 00040000 "system"
    mtd4: 02800000 00040000 "cache"
    mtd5: 096c0000 00040000 "userdata"

    All models can now be S-OFF'd



    What's S-OFF?
    Quoated from the alpharev
    HTC implemented security on their newer generation phones. This flag, called @secuflag, controls whether your phone has
    it's NAND or flash unlocked. Most noticeably, S-ON (security on) will read-lock your /system and /recovery partition, to name a few. Also, secuflag controls whether zip files being flashed through recovery or fastboot, are signed by HTC.


    The now notorious S-OFF (security off) will disable this NAND security.
    Since we are unable to access the Radio NVRAM itself (where secuflag is stored), we turned our attention to HBOOT.

    http://alpharev.nl/​


    Detailed S-OFF instructions by AndroidGX


    Once you have S-OFF'ed you can flash a different partition table Ie: data++, Sense, Stock 1.5 and N1Table.

    For Oxygen it is recommended to flash OxygeN HBOOT, Although you can flash data++ and N1table with no problems.

    OxygeN HBOOT

    Their is now a specific Oxygen HBOOT provided by alpharev.nl.

    AdamG: I would like to recommend that people who intend
    to use Oxygen as their main ROM use the AlphaRev Oxygen HBOOT,
    this is a customized HBOOT specifically for Oxygen and features a
    massive /data partition, allowing you to install even more apps
    than previously possible.

    To install:
    Ubuntu :
    1) Nandroid backup in recovery. (on your phone)
    2) Verify the MD5SUM of the file you downloaded against the one in the table.
    Code:
    md5sum bravo_alphaspl-oxygen.img
    3) Flash Oxygen HBOOT with your phone in fastboot mode (fastboot is a command line program used in the android sdk)
    To enter fastboot press = (Back+POWER) -> open up a termon ubuntu or on windows, a CMD shell, then enter the below
    Code:
     fastboot flash hboot bravo_alphaspl-oxygen.img
    (change into the correct filename for the HBOOT you downloaded)
    4)Then
    Code:
     fastboot reboot-bootloader
    5)Then
    Code:
    fastboot erase cache
    6)Boot into recovery, flash oxygen-rom, wipe all and Reboot.

    Fastboot and ADB Setup Instructions

    ADB
    ADB setup Windows


    Fastboot
    Ubuntu Instructions by wddglr
    Windows Instructions by mazodude - Even tho this is for Nexus, The process is exactly the same

    Ext3 partition removal

    With the new OxygeN HBOOT their is no longer a need for ext3 (in fact its slower), So to remove it you will need to download something like Gparted to manage the partition tables on your sdcard.

    Delete the ext3 partition and completely reformat the card to fat32


    Then install the new Oxygen HBOOT,
    Then wipe cache's /all,
    Then install OxygeN.

    Radio

    If your using the Oxygen Hboot you WILL need to flash any radios via fastboot!
    Using ADB from either a terminal or command line, enter the below...
    Code:
      fastboot flash radio radio.img
    Remember to extract the radio.img from the .zip before hand!
    TIP! = Having the radio.img in the tools folder of the SDK, or wherever your adb program is makes life easy..

    Recommended Radio

    Here - 32.44.00.32U_5.09.05.30_2


    Download Oxygen
    To download Oxygen click HERE where you will be redirected to AdamG's thread on Oxygen.

    Download is near the end of post 1!


    Thalamus Kernels for oxygen 2.0.+

    To test a new kernel if you experience any issues at all, you can try these made by thalamus.

    http://thalamus.ineige.org/kernels/

    To install ...
    - Boot into Recovery
    - Flash the required kernel .zip
    - Reboot


    Oxygen FAQ

    More EXCELLENT answers from MattMan83 - Here

    Code:
    [COLOR="Green"]Q: How do I use OxygenUpdater[/COLOR]
    A: Read this excellent tutorial [URL="http://*******/2Gana"]here[/URL]
    
    Q: [COLOR="Green"]Help I get a FC with ...[/COLOR]
    A: Perform a wipe, 99% of the time this solves all problems
    
    Q: [COLOR="Green"]I can't flash any radios, with OxygeN Hboot![/COLOR]
    A: If your using the Oxygen Hboot you WILL need to flash any radios via fastboot! 
    
    Q: [COLOR="green"]The keyboard doesn't have my locale dictionary[/COLOR]
    A: Check the following thread [URL="http://*******/2Gaot"]here[/URL] for an alternative IME
    
    Q: [COLOR="green"]How can I change the stock Launcher[/COLOR]
    A: Go to Settings > Apps > Permissions > Clear data for Zeam. Press home, choose Launcher and highlight "use as default" **remember to download another launcher from the market first**
    
    Q: [COLOR='green']Do I need to do a full wipe? [/COLOR]
    A: You shouldn't have to if coming from RC7 or DevNull, however if you have any issues with stability or features not working you will be asked to perform a full wipe + reinstall before we can help you.
    
    
    Q: [COLOR='green']What A2SD does this support? [/COLOR]
    A: Oxygen 2.0 supports "froyo style" apps2sd, it also supports A2SD with an EXT3 or EXT4 partition. By default the dalvik cache is not moved to SD for performance reasons - [URL="http://*******/2GapT"]see here[/URL]. D2SD/D2W scripts will work - but please take this up in their respective threads if you have questions to ask.
    
    Q: [COLOR='green']My battery is draining too fast - what the?[/COLOR]
    A: This is a peculiarity of GB rom's at this point. Change your wifi settings to never sleep and problem solved - seems a little back to front but it works! (thanks earanor)
    
    Q: [COLOR='green']Why don't some apps show in market - they did before?[/COLOR]
    A: In the final release of this ROM the market fingerprint was updated to reflect that you're now running 2.3.3. If an app does not show it means it may not be compatible with Gingerbread - you should contact the App dev regarding this. [URL="http://*******/2Gaq3"]See here[/URL]
    
    Q: [COLOR='green']Why is this missing? [/COLOR]
    A: OJ Wake/Track Change/Quiet Hours Google changed alot of the underlying code in the 2.3.3 update which broke a few things. These features are being actively worked on but are currently not functioning - an update will be released at some point to restore these features, but there is no ETA currently. UPDATE - FM Radio is back in 2.0.1 - thanks AdamG
    
    Q: [COLOR='green']Does HTC Sync/ x sense app work with this?[/COLOR]
    A: No, and they never will. This is not a HTC ROM - therefore HTC features are not here. Sense apps require massive amounts of framework changes to run and at this point in time it's simply not worth the effort. If you MUST have your sense app - run a sense rom.
    
    Q: [COLOR='green'] My USB transfers are slow/VPN doesn't work? [/COLOR]
    A: This is an issue in the latest .37 kernels. Thalamus has kindly updated a .35 kernel to be compatible and is available [URL="http://thalamus.ineige.org/kernels/2.6.35/"]here[/URL]. 2.35.11r5 currently recommended. 2.35.11 build will also fix your VPN - .37 VPN implementation is currently incompatible with Android (thanks _thalamus!) 
    
    Q: [COLOR='green']Why can't I see my wireless network?[/COLOR]
    A: It's a minor bug in the 2.37.2 kernel launched with Oxygen 2.0.1 - simply update to the latest .37 build[URL="http://thalamus.ineige.org/kernels/2.6.37/"] here[/URL] and all will be resolved. Later releases of Oxygen will include the fixed kernel. (thanks _thalamus).
    
    Q: [COLOR='green']Automatic backlight is too dark - how can i fix?[/COLOR]
    A: AdamG posted his fix [URL="http://*******/2Gaqy"]here[/URL] - UPDATE from 2.0.1 auto backlight should be fine so long as you full wipe before install.
    
    Q: [COLOR='green']Where did 720P recording go?[/COLOR]
    A: Google did not include 720P recording in the Nexus One 2.3.3 update that AdamG needed to pull video recording from - therefore it's not in here either. Unlike other roms which employ hacks to enable 720P recording, Oxygen is kept clean and hack free to keep your user experience as good as possible. Video quality however IS STILL GOOD! You can't watch 720P back on a Desire screen anyway.
    
    Q: [COLOR='green']Do i need to be S-off or have Oxygen hboot?[/COLOR] 
    A: No, the rom will work S-on and with any hboot layout. However the recommender set-up is S-off and Oxygen hboot (thanks TheGhost1233)
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    Add-on's, Themes, Tips!



    Add-on's

    HTC IME - Here (if you keep getting FC's, check its installed on internal memory!)

    ADFREE - can be downloaded from the market.

    ADFREE PLUS - Made and maintained by Dnlgee! A much better adblocker!
    This is a flashable .zip (in recovery) by Dnlgee (AdFree only uses the MVPS database which isn't updated too often.. So I use MVPS, Peter Lowe's and Host-File.net to increase the amount of ads and tracking sites blocked. This also includes some referral sites.) Download HERE Please remember to say thanks if you see him about!

    Music app from HONEYCOMB with Sync! - Flashable .zip made by me! - Here..

    Original Gingerbread Music.apk - Download from my Dropbox - Signed flashable .zip

    Menu Wake MOD ON (flashable.zip) - Here Flash via recovery! Made by Me!

    Menu Wake MOD OFF(flashable.zip) - Here Flash via recovery! Made by Me! to Revert back to normal.

    Bootanimation for Oxygen (original) - Here

    Wallpaper for Oxygen (original) - Here

    The NEW Market 2.2.7 - Here *(signed test-keys)*

    Black Market 2.2.6(old style) - Here by djDarkknight96 This is the normal market old style just in black!

    3D Gallery (high res) - Here by Number22

    2D Gallery (old) - Here

    GAPPS (Google standard apps) - Here

    GenieWidget.apk - Here This is the stock news and weather widget should you need it!

    Themes

    ClockR MOD - Here (this is very, very cool mod, check it out!) by zehro

    Kbanause Theme - Here by Kbanause -Must see!

    Battery % Mod - Here by classicalGas

    PureOxygen MOD - Here by Jazzk

    Circles Mod Oxygen - Here. - Must see! by Hooolme

    ProperBlack Theme for Oxygen - Here Nice theme mod, Check it out! by str355

    Oxygen RC2 theme by rover.prince - Here, Check it out for screen shots! *added circles mod to theme Updated 23/12/10*

    INexus port for Oxygen - Here by dboy0911! Check it out!

    UOT Kitchen - Here UOT kitchen is a complete Theme making kit, for instruction visit the link supplied! (for 1.0.4)(just batt symbol on RC1 gingerbread)

    Android Theming and Tweaking V2 - Here A complete Theming and tweaking solution for Android by Shoey-n

    Green Icons Oxygen v2 RC1 - Flash the zip downloaded from HERE


    Tips

    Oxygen Updater - The updater is located in your app draw on your desire!, To use just open it up, and click "check for updates" after a successful download you can either flash the zip right away or quit and reboot into recovery and do a nandroid backup first (Highly recommended)

    Market Issue (No comments shown) - In order to see the comments, You must remember to set your locale in settings first!. (This also sorts out numbers issue on the gingerbread keyboard). Thanks to bernabap

    Youtube & Google Maps FC's (force close's) on RC3 - Install Youtube from the market. Then If any more problems, Uninstall and reinstall again, seems to sort it.

    DropBox *extra 250mb with this link* - Use this to sync files from your Pc and Android phone automatically. Highly recommended.

    Make Flashable .zip files Thanks to Dakata

    OxygeN FaQ. PDF Download 308kb.
    - Updated 4/1/2011



    Please, Please, Please PM for me to add more info, this is for everyone's benefit! Many thanks :)
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    If anyone is looking for a link to Oxygen, i have just uploaded Oxygen 2.3.2 on Mediafire.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?bg5uc0ojf58ospp
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    Can anybody tell me why the gmail app is gone? In Germany i can´t install it via the market :(

    Because oxygen is currently too large for it's hboot, some apps had to be removed. Will all be fixed in next release.

    M.

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    Guys, i need some advice. Everytime i try to install this rom, i get the same problem, only 114 MB of free space after full wipe/all. These are my specs ext3 part 1gig, 4gig SD card class 6. I know all about the oxygen HBOOT, but i would rather keep my ext 3 for now and just use A2SD+, can anyone tell me why i'm only getting the 114MB free of internal memory?

    Thanks

    it is because RC4/5 moved dalvik-cache back to /data which was in /sd-ext before.


    A small question, I hope somebody can answer.

    I'm running RC5 with a 8gb MicroSD card. Before i flashed it with RC5, I created a 2GB partition (not sure if ext3 or ext4) for apps on the SD card via the clockworkmod menu and the rest is a 6gb FAT32 partition for "normal" use on the SD card.

    I love how this works, giving me 2gb for apps, so I don't use my internal storage for Apps, which is normally quickly used up.

    Now I read in this FAQ under "Ext3 partition removal", that the sd card should be one big fat32 partition, as this is faster. Is this correctly understood?
    If so, is apps still installed to the SD card and will they not be affected if I go into storage mode, which unmounts the SD card, if plugging in the phone to a PC/MAC.

    if you are using Oxygen Hboot then you will have 337MB /data, it should provides enough space for you to install apps so the EXT3 is useless.
    if you remove the EXT3 then all apps will be installed in internal storage (no A2SD+ anymore, but you can still moving apps to SD-FAT32 the default app2SD).
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