[mako][CWM Advanced Edition] PhilZ Touch

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Phil3759

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PhilZ Touch is a CWM Advanced Edition that adds all the features you could ever miss in CWM
It is a well proven recovery for many phones

It also adds a full touch interface a completely configurable GUI

Main thread + features + install instructions + dev support
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2201860


Please give your feedback, what works, and any bug you could encounter
Read the features, and check if you are missing something

I would appreciate a screen shot from your device, mainly under GUI options or custom backup menu where you select partitions
To take a screen shot, just slide left

Also, do not forget to read about the powerful aroma file manager integration and double tap shortcut



Download links
Last version can be found here:



Special thanks to McKael for his invaluable support in fixing for Nexus 4
Big thanks to Shaky156 and mustangtim49 for debugging it for the Nexus 4
 
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22sl22

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Hi,

I used your recovery on my old S2 so I thought I'd try this. First impressions are good, touch needs to be calibrated though. I will upload screenshots soon

---------- Post added at 01:54 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:39 AM ----------

Screenshots don't appear to be saving for me unless i'm doing something wrong. It says that it has taken the screenshot but when i look under clockworkmod/screenshots there are no screenshots
 

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Screenshots don't appear to be saving for me unless i'm doing something wrong. It says that it has taken the screenshot but when i look under clockworkmod/screenshots there are no screenshots

Yeah, same for me too. Also having problems with the touchscreen. Will test it out more soon. Play around with backups and such but all in all, i'm loving it! Like having custom colours and such :)
 
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Hey buddy, I flashed your recovery and I'll say, I love the colors and the other little things you've done to it. One problem is it's not quite ready yet. When I was booted to your recovery, I kept getting an error message "unable to find screen settings" I don't know if that's what it said exactly. Another issue is the touch control is not 100%, it's sensitivity is spotty. So, using the hardware keys, I attempted a nandroid and it got as far as data then failed at that partition. Anyhow, I modified mskip's old version of his toolkit to install your recovery through fastboot. I will link it here for anyone else interested in beta testing for you. When you launch the toolkit on windows 7 or 8(I have 8touch) just choose to permanently flash custom recovery, then choose either "philz" or cwmtouch-6.0.1.9, I renamed your file to trick the tool into flashing your recovery. If I can help, either message me here in your thread or via PM.


Edit: I've updated the toolkit to flash recovery 4.9.2.3. Big thanks to XDA Senior Member mskip for his awesome Toolkit that I molested to make it flash philz recovery. Remember, choose to flash cwmtouch 6.0.1.9 and it will flash philz instead through fastboot. This is for those who don't have a custom recovery installed yet.


New Toolkit

If I've helped, smash that "Thanks" button!
 
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Phil3759

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Big thanks,
If overall it works, then the small things will be fixed. It is an early release to spot bigger issues
- screen shots: is expected, I used a precompiled dynamic binary and it could fail for many reasons. I will look at it later
- dim screen: will be fixed in next release
- currently, custom backup and restore need a bit tweaking because of the additional partitions, I will fix it properly
- touch: I will release a version to calibrate screen. In next v5, this will be no more needed

Stay tuned and thank you for the early reports

I will keep the above warnings until I fix most important functions like the backup and restore
 

Phil3759

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Here's a debug version for touch calibration
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?odqumulgia866fn

Please do the following:
Each time, only touch screen and immediately lift finger, do not keep it on screen

1- Reboot into recovery, do not touch screen at all
2- Touch and lift finger on top left corner (outside any menu)
3- Touch and lif on top right (outside any menu)
4- Touch and lift on bottom left (outside any menu)
5- Touch and lift on bottom right (outside any menu)
6- Touch middle of screen and swipe to left edge, slowly until you are out of screen. Do the same right, then top, then bottom

Now, do not touch the screen any more
Use hardware buttons:
- do a nandroid backup, not custom backup
- Go to Advanced / Error Report
- upload here the /sdcard/clockworkmod/recovery.log file you get
 
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rehanraza

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Re: [Nexus 4][CWM Advanced Edition] PhilZ Touch

Waoooooo philz is here loved your recovery in note 2. Good to see u here again:)

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
 

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Re: [Nexus 4][CWM Advanced Edition] PhilZ Touch

I won't be able to try it till tonight (east coast U.S.) because I'm at work and I didn't bring my lappie. I'll try to get some free time and make a flashable zip or install it through terminal while I'm working.

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Phil3759

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I won't be able to try it till tonight (east coast U.S.) because I'm at work and I didn't bring my lappie. I'll try to get some free time and make a flashable zip or install it through terminal while I'm working.

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Thank you and no hurry at all, really
It shouldn't take time to fix if I get enough logs and tests
Try to provide a log when the backup fails as that's a bit strange. Normal backup should work normally if things are left stock
 

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Re: [Nexus 4][CWM Advanced Edition] PhilZ Touch

Thank you and no hurry at all, really
It shouldn't take time to fix if I get enough logs and tests
Try to provide a log when the backup fails as that's a bit strange. Normal backup should work normally if things are left stock

I don't know if you are aware that the guys with TWRP recovery are having a lot of issues getting their recovery fully working on the N4. I'm pretty sure it has to do with the way the phone is partitioned for data and sd on the same partition, kinda. Anyhow, had a break at work and wanted to see what was happening if anything. I'll get to the new version tonight and run through those tests. Thanks.

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I don't know if you are aware that the guys with TWRP recovery are having a lot of issues getting their recovery fully working on the N4. I'm pretty sure it has to do with the way the phone is partitioned for data and sd on the same partition, kinda. Anyhow, had a break at work and wanted to see what was happening if anything. I'll get to the new version tonight and run through those tests. Thanks.

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I support many /data/media devices
If stock CWM works, this should and hopefully will work
 
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Re: [Nexus 4][CWM Advanced Edition] PhilZ Touch

I support many /data/media devices
If stock CWM works, this should and hopefully will work

I read that you supported numerous devices, I was just throwing it out there that they can't seem to get the partitions right. Which not only affects nandroids, it doesn't wipe when it says it is, ect...... I'm sure you'll get it, hell, half the fun is getting it right, lol! TTYL.

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Phil3759

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I read that you supported numerous devices, I was just throwing it out there that they can't seem to get the partitions right. Which not only affects nandroids, it doesn't wipe when it says it is, ect...... I'm sure you'll get it, hell, half the fun is getting it right, lol! TTYL.

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If stock CWM works, then it is ok. If stock CWM doesn't work, then it could be hard in fact...
 
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v4.91.4: debug
- fix nandroid, custom and twrp backup and restore for devices with different special partitions (/preload, /modem, /efs)
- better support for devices without secondary storage
- fix set brightness and auto dim screen for Nexus 4

http://www.mediafire.com/view/?6p6ppaba30oh6mq

Please, follow debug instructions of previous post to fix touch and nandroid backup if still issues
 
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Re: [Nexus 4][CWM Advanced Edition] PhilZ Touch

v4.91.4: debug
- fix nandroid, custom and twrp backup and restore for devices with different special partitions (/preload, /modem, /efs)
- better support for devices without secondary storage
- fix set brightness and auto dim screen for Nexus 4

http://www.mediafire.com/view/?6p6ppaba30oh6mq

Please, follow debug instructions of previous post to fix touch and nandroid backup if still issues

Here ya go, man, It was driving me nuts trying to find this log! A problem it's having is it can't find "sdcard/clockworkmod". Thankfully, your recovery was able to write at "data/media" instead. So, everything was there including my back up(where it should be) . Hope this log helps, thanks again buddy. http://db.tt/ifm0BsiD
Also, it seems the nandroid is good, so maybe that's a non-issue now.
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Phil3759

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Re: [Nexus 4][CWM Advanced Edition] PhilZ Touch

Sadly, you forgot the touch calibration steps. So i cannot fix it. Please, someone do the calibration steps described above.
I will look at /sdcard issue
Brightness setting seems broken from log. I will look at it too

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does this support usb storage mode? its kinda annoying to use adb to push files to flash :/
if not, i'd love to see this feature
 

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Re: [Nexus 4][CWM Advanced Edition] PhilZ Touch

Sadly, you forgot the touch calibration steps. So i cannot fix it. Please, someone do the calibration steps described above.
I will look at /sdcard issue
Brightness setting seems broken from log. I will look at it too

Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2

Like this recovery, have pm you the touchscreen log, goodluck

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
 
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    PhilZ Touch is a CWM Advanced Edition that adds all the features you could ever miss in CWM
    It is a well proven recovery for many phones

    It also adds a full touch interface a completely configurable GUI

    Main thread + features + install instructions + dev support
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2201860


    Please give your feedback, what works, and any bug you could encounter
    Read the features, and check if you are missing something

    I would appreciate a screen shot from your device, mainly under GUI options or custom backup menu where you select partitions
    To take a screen shot, just slide left

    Also, do not forget to read about the powerful aroma file manager integration and double tap shortcut



    Download links
    Last version can be found here:



    Special thanks to McKael for his invaluable support in fixing for Nexus 4
    Big thanks to Shaky156 and mustangtim49 for debugging it for the Nexus 4
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    PhilZ Touch version 5

    - Brings mainly a completely revised and more portable touch code
    - A true scrolling touch GUI
    - A lot of fixes and optimizations



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    Change log
    5.00.4
    - touch code completely rewritten to support more devices (no more calibration needed)
    - true touch scroll effect and much improved touch response
    - secure touch: robust to wrong selections while scrolling + confirmation before any bad thing
    - add option to completely disable touch
    - options to restore Koush or PhilZ Touch background images
    - restoring default backgrounds (Koush, PhilZ Touch) will apply live (a reboot was previously needed)
    - fix touch on HTC Pico, HTC One S and HTC One XL
    - restore support for device keys KEY_MENU and Home key (KEY_HOME, KEY_HOMEPAGE)
    - add /preload support in twrp backup and restore modes
    - mount /system and /data on Aroma File Explorer launch
    - fix battery stats error in some circumstances
    - i9100/n7000: update CWM Superuser to v1.0.1.8 (through zip installer)
    - code cleaning, various fixes and optimizations
    - force reset of recovery settings to v5: new settings file name
    - backup file name is unchanged so that old settings can still be restored



    Download links
    Last version can be found here:



    Please give a feedback about the new touch GUI and scrolling
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    ill sum up all the amazing things i have to say with this: Goodbye TWRP.

    Please do not take it personally. I am really happy that you like this one, but I hate when people say this about TWRP or even stock CWM or Koush touch version

    TWRP is an amazing project, with an amazing dev. Without him and without Koush, there will be no PhilZ Touch.
    Look at my sources and credits inside them. Dees_Troy has a big part in this. I still have a lot to learn from him
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