[PORT][32B][ROM] 04/09/2009 JACxHEROSkiv1.6r2 - MoDaCo custom Hero 1.51 merge

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dodgyal

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Jul 27, 2009
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Hi All,

Ive ran Deciest's ROM conversion script against the MoDaCo\JACSkiv port that Akirah did over in the Dream forum. Here

Its bloomin fast for me so I though you guys might like to try it. This is my first port so be gentle ;) As usual Nandroid yourself up first

Info from MoDaCo Link

This ROM is based on a test version of the 'new update' (together with my own optimisations) for the best possible performance! As soon as the 'new update' goes 'SHIP' status, I will provide a new custom ROM.

- Rooted with 'adb remount' permission and superuser APK
- Quickoffice moved to data partition to allow easy uninstall
- Deleted 'Learn More' application
- Deleted Maps application - install from the Android Market to always stay up to date
- Added Jbed Java
- Added Business Card Scanner
- Added busybox 1.15 - tweaked such that 'get information' in Swapper now works as desired
- Added nano 2.09
- Added terminfo and settings to boot.img to allow nano etc. use
- Added android-wifi-tether 1.52
- Added WMSM
- Added tun.ko file
- Added spare parts
- Added Custom Locale for setting non english Locales
- ROM now includes 'Plurk' client
- ROM now includes WAP browser
- ROM now includes touch focus in Camera app
- ROM now supports shortcuts using BetterCut (and therefore I assume anycut!) in Rosie
- Updated A2SD (ext3), now runs on initial boot
- Used APN config file with additional APNs
- Preinstalled files required for Debian linux [edit: this seems to be broken for some reason, investigating!]


ENSURE YOU DO A NANDROID BACKUP SO YOU CAN 'ROLL BACK' IF REQUIRED!

A 'wipe' is MANDATORY when installing this ROM, and you MUST do this BEFORE applying the update zip (as the update zip puts files on the data partition)! I also recommend you install the latest radio from my 'update zips' topic if you have not done so.

Please note that first boot may take a little while, especially if you have a lot of apps on your A2SD partition. Be patient! If you want a real clean start or you have issues with your existing A2SD installed apps when you boot, you need to wipe your EXT3 partition on SD too by executing 'adb shell rm -r /system/sd/app', 'adb shell rm -r /system/sd/app-private' and 'adb shell reboot' wink.gif

The ROM is in an update.zip format for installation via the custom recovery image, I also recommend installing the latest radio. As always, do a Nandroid backup before you do anything... just in case! wink.gif

For the complete newbies, these are the steps you need to take with a 'virgin' Hero:

- Download the patched recovery image linked above and install as detailed in that post
- Download this custom ROM, and copy it to your SD card
- Enter the recovery image (if you're not in it already) by powering on while pressing 'home'
- Select 'nandroid backup' from the menu to do a backup
- If you copied the custom rom as update.zip, select 'apply sdcard:update.zip', else select the option below.
- all done

Feedback / feature requests welcome! smile.gif

Many thank to:
[email protected]
JAC
ccyrowski
Akirah
+ all the rest of developers involved in any modification of any Android ROM



Link to version 1.5 http://rapidshare.com/files/275149768/MoDaCo-sapphire.zip



1.5.1
- stripped down
- first boot 10 minutes :p (due to removed odexes)
- broken boot logo... black screen during boot is normal...
- If you want the version without java\flash let me know.

Link to version 1.51 http://rapidshare.com/files/275446262/Modaco_custom_1_51_java_flash-sapphire.zip

Sendspace mirror: http://www.sendspace.com/file/xxzuwu
 
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shizzyraw585

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Aug 16, 2009
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Philadelphia, PA
Are the instructions the same for the sapphire?

Do I need to install the linked Radio and recovery, or can i just install with my current set up (radio-2.22.19.261, recovery-RAv1.2.0G). The posted instructions are for a Hero, pardon my noobness.
 

dodgyal

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Jul 27, 2009
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No, I didn't do that. I posted the original thread for reference. I just did the usual wipe\factory reset, wipe ext2, flash and it was all good.

HTH :)
 

shizzyraw585

Senior Member
Aug 16, 2009
151
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Philadelphia, PA
No, I didn't do that. I posted the original thread for reference. I just did the usual wipe\factory reset, wipe ext2, flash and it was all good.

HTH :)

Thanks, so what CPU/Swapper settings are you using to get it running "bloomin" fast? Are you using cache2sd or anything else that you think helps?
 
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Lakers3408

Senior Member
Jan 14, 2009
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Covina (Los Angeles)
So far so good..... testing now


Really FAST! :eek: ... thus far set up went blazzing fast, faster setup than ANY other hero, and I have tested them ALL:D

Will report once i run it ragged and see if it gets laggy

FYI

I have

-NO overclocker
-linux-swap size 64mb
 

beelzeb

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Jul 19, 2009
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Smooth!

I've had a few launcher loads, but that's OK when it's running this fast.

Typing is the most responsive I've ever tried - on any rom. But we'll see in a few hours :)

Great!
 

cbaltzer

Senior Member
Jun 15, 2009
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Halifax
Someone check the timestamps! There's no mention of them in either the Dream thread, or the original Hero thread.

Need to know if it's worth my time to port it to 32A! :p
 

dodgyal

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Jul 27, 2009
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Hi,

Sorry for the delay, long drive home.

I'm using the overclock widget set to 248/528 with screen on and standard speed with the screen off.

At the minute I have 96mb swap.

Loving this ROM can't wait for the official hero update if this is a taste of things to come.
 

Luca_Dream

Senior Member
Feb 3, 2009
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mirror =]

Anyone feel like mirroring this? Hehe I don't have my laptop with me and I'm very eager to try this, but as you all know Rapidshare+Android=Epic Fail
 

Lakers3408

Senior Member
Jan 14, 2009
972
42
Covina (Los Angeles)
This IS thee FASTEST, MOST RESPONSIVE Hero EVER!!! :eek:

It runs with NO htc or loading screens

I have ALL screens full with htc widgets (41 apps)
(Big calendar, message, mail, flip clock, tweeter, browser w/images, tech buzz)

VERY smooth transistion from screen to home when home button pressed.

Issues:

-BlueTooth does NOT work (pairs and connects, but no sound to headset)
-Flip clock does NOT flip (maybe not a issue, but an update)


Works:

-WiFi
-Auto Rotate
-GPS
-SMS (still testing) (time stamp accurate)

*Again I have a 64mb swap
*No overclocker


All in All .... BEST Hero EVER :D
 
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yipcanjo

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Apr 2, 2008
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Seattle, WA
I grabbed the .zip from the 1st post (MoDaCo-sapphire.zip), wiped data, and installed. Seemed fine, but then received constant 'force close' messages when first starting up. Also got the "blurry" screen of death :( MT3G

Anyone else see this behavior?
 

naplesbill

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Jun 13, 2008
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I grabbed the .zip from the 1st post (MoDaCo-sapphire.zip), wiped data, and installed. Seemed fine, but then received constant 'force close' messages when first starting up. Also got the "blurry" screen of death :( MT3G

Anyone else see this behavior?

Same thing happened to me. I just now did a factory reset, booted to recovery, did a wipe, formatted the card completely, restored the image again and I'm booting up right now. I will follow up with the results.

***** Still getting the blur! #*&%(^@#
 
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robotician

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May 12, 2007
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Tokyo
Same thing happened to me. I just now did a factory reset, booted to recovery, did a wipe, formatted the card completely, restored the image again and I'm booting up right now. I will follow up with the results.

***** Still getting the blur! #*&%(^@#

I had same problem as yours.

But, I have my sd card partitioned fat32, ext3 and swap, and I haved used evilD's Rom.
According to his early comment, I'd better to format only ext3 partion everytime I flash new rom.

After format, the problems was gone. :D