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Wechy77

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This is the FAQ section of the RAY rom P.A.C All in 1 ROM

NEW: battery saving tips in post #20

How to falsh PACman ROM: Post #2 Thank Langes

0. Do I need unlocked bootloader? YES

1. I'm going to post my question without doing a search.
Fine, but you'll just get made fun of, or infracted by one of the mods who use this mod. Searching is the first rule of XDA.
1. Search before posting.
Use one of our search functions before posting, whether you have a question or something new to share, it's very likely someone already asked that question or shared that news.

2. People have sometimes a bad attitude in this thread, or they ignored my question.
You broke rule #1, didn't you?

3. Why Youtube FC all the time?
Mabye it’s the latest youtube app problem. Try [APP] Youtube Apk For Ics/Jelly Bean [Version 3.5.5].

4. I didn’t hear music, ringtone, notification, etc. Why?
The steps for custom tones are:
create
sdcard\alarms
sdcard\notifications
sdcard\ringtones

At first time after the rom install if you choose rintone the ringtone is mute. Select one of the ringtones and press vol+ or vol-. The notification ringtone is mute too. Select one of the notification tone then press vol+ or vol-. The same relates to the alarm. I have only one alarm time, and my phone wakes me up every time.
In apollo if you play music at the first time, the sound is mute too. press vol+ or vol-..

5. I lost my custom ringtone/alarm/notification sound, why?
Are your custom sound int he right folder? See 4.

6. I don’t want a tablet look.
If you use pac 4.1.2 it doesnt have paranoidpreferences.apk (Search for any 4.1.2 PA rom, and extract paranoidpreferences.apk from it.)
The new 4.2.2 PAC has it, so you don't need to search for it.
Just go in setting/paranoid setting/apps select
Settings (com.android.settings) and change size to 240, layout 360px save, and hit ok.
select System UI (com.android.systemiu) and change to 240/360 px.
(setting and system ui take effect after you restart the phone)
If gmail/calendar and other apps are in hybrid mod, then change it to 240/360px too.

Or try this flashable zip: see original thread post 1519 don't forget to thank pluGinSz

7. Which gapps do i need? Can i use inverted gapps too?.
Yes.
Be sure you use the proper gapps.
for 4.1.2 roms you need "gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip"
for 4.2.2 roms you need "gapps-jb-20130301-signed.zip"
Search xda for inverted gapps.
you can save about 30mb in the system partition by flashing the "Bexton" script (download here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?t=1831004) or you can modify justunbean's zip to remove the offending files...Bexton was good enough to list the files in his OP.
– Thanks to justmpm in this post: #1145

8. Why it calls Alpha, its a stable rom, rename itt to beta!
alpha status protects szl from not needed questions :)
– by coolkaas

9. I'm on wrong baseband where can i find bb77, and how to upgare it?
I would like to update baseband from .70/.72. to .77,is necessary after update do something? Or is recommend to do full wipe (or maybe reflash ROM)?

The basebands are in sirkay's kernel thread. Thans to him!
Download from dropbox link the "ST18i_8x55A-AAABQOAZM-203028G-77_baseband.ftf" Copy it to [C:/]Flashtool/firmwares folder. In flashtool select Flashmode, select de baseban ftf file. (Turn off the phone, press volume down when plug in the usb) Flash it without fota, unchecked all wipe and checked no final verification. It's only the baseband, so it affect only for network signal. After baseband flashing just start your phone.
you can also use BB85, download link Thanks Langes
I tried the bb85 and found bb77 is the best, but you can give a try too

10. Where is the kernel?
The kernel (boot.img) is inside the zip. Don't unzip it, just copy the "boot.img" to the folder, where you can find it.
If you use another kernel, be sure you downloaded kernel for right jb version.

11. Can i use the rom with other kernel?
Yes you can. Some devs made a kernel for JB. But remember, that if you use other kernel, you must probably falsh his own wifi modules. Read and search in kernel thread for possible bugs.
sirkay's xKernel: xKernel JB v1.0.2 If you use it, don't forget to thanks him.
Lupus kernel by wedgess: LuPuS-_-JB.img If you use it, don't forget to thanks him.
FlyKernel by thomas1991_12: Flykernel JellyBean. Working from P.A.C. v16 and up, older (e.g. v15) not supported If you use it, don't forget to thanks him.

12. I've flashed [MOD][ICS]Camera Mod v.4.4 Cybershot Experience /
[Driver GPU Libs] New JB Adreno Driver For ICS Increase Performance

As in the thread name is, both is for IceCreamSandwich. Please read the threads! If you found it's for ICS, so it's "maybe?" not compatible with JB rom. If you found for ICS/JB roms, then you can test it for your own risk.

13 . Play store fc?
I had the same issue with PAC 15 and Google Play. What I did:
-wipe cache
-wipe dalvic cache
-reset permissions
-re-flash gapps
by Langes

14. Can I use the PACman kernel in another JB ROM (FXP CM10 for example)?
Yes you can. The PACman kernel has a good selection of governors and schedulers, as well as OC/UV capability. The Wi-fi is also quite stable when compared with similar JB kernels. For any marriage to work, the wi-fi modules found within the PACman ROM zip archive (in folder: /system/lib/modules) MUST replace those within the ROM you want to pair the kernel with. If you haven’t installed the ROM the you want to use you can drag (not copy and paste) the files from the PACman ROM folder to the new ROM folder before you flash it. If you have already installed the ROM you want to use you can drag the files from the PACman ROM folder to the root of your SD card, then copy and paste them to the system/lib/modules folder on your phone using a root explorer (like ES), making sure that the system is mounted and the permissions of the files once on the phone are set correctly (i.e. check they are the same as the files you replace)… Remember to unmount system when you’ve finished and reboot.
- by Daniel_GT

15. my sim card is not allowed to its own provider! does anyone know what to do?
You can manually restore the APN.
or you can try and restore the apns-conf.xml by flashing the attached zip.....
if it doesn't restore automatically after rebooting, go into system settings->Wireless&Networks->More->Mobile Networks->Access Point Names
hit the menu key and then select restore default (this is also where you would find go to manually restore the APN, except you would select add new APN) attachment: see post: 1287
- thanks justmpm

I applied zip, but when I try to set up the apn's and go to settings --> wireless & networks --> more... --> mobile networks --> access point names it goes back to the main settings screen and so I can't set the apn's.
Make sure you turn off any sim card lock and then turn the phone off and on to make sure it is gone. Check to see if your apn sets up automatically. If that doesn't work make sure that your provider (including country) is listed in the apns-conf.xml (it is pretty legible if you open it with notebook+).
- thanks justmpm

16. Can I use xperia keyboard? - It's the defauld keyboard from v16 - to v19.3.
Yes you can. [APP] Xperia S Keyboard [ICS][JB] Don't forget to thank idareyoutoclickthis in his thread.
The other prefered xperia keyboard is: Xperia sx keyboard Don't forget to thank naruk

17. Can I revert back to android keyboard? Since the defauld keyboard in v16-v19.3 is xperia keyboard
Yes you can. The 4.2 android keyboard support only english, but you can copy LatinIME.apk from rom zip [in 4.1.2 roms the v15 has it (4.1.x keyboard), in 4.2.2 roms in all zips], and put with rootexplorer in system/app. Change permissions to rw-r--r--. Reboot and enjoy.

Or you can download from original thread post #1953 don't forget to thank justmpm

18. Low RAM problem?
If you want you can activate swap.
Read more and how to in this post: SWAP flashable zip.
Don't forget to thank shardul_seth!

19. TWRP recovery (pac v19.1 kernel) backup problem?
E:Unable to locate boot partition.
Who has this backup fail, open .twrps file from sdcard/twrp folder with text editor (root explorer or copy it to pc and edit with notepad++ and overwrite old one). In this file change "tw_backup_boot 1" to 0.

20. Themed mms/sms app Recommended :good:
Made by Adulfo, download link and instructions: [HDPI/MDPI][FXP/CM10/PAC]Inverted MMS with 471 Emoji Icons
Don't forget to thank Adulfo in oroginal thread.

more comming soon.
 
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Wechy77

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HOW TO USE FLASHTOOL?
Flashtool & Fastboot (XPERIADEV) or Ray Flashtool thread

HOW TO FALSH PAC ROM, IF YOU ARE A NEW ANDROID USER OR YOU UNLOCKED A BOOTLOADER FEW WEAKS AGO

Try this, slowly, carefully, exactly and in order.

1) Make sure you have a copy of the PAC ROM zip on your SD card.
2) Using Flashtool, install 4.0.4 in full, Do not exclude anything, all the wipe tick boxes checked.
3) Unplug your phone, do not turn it on.
4) On your computer, open the PAC ROM zip with WinRAR and DRAG boot.img to your desktop with your mouse. Close the ROM zip.
5) Holding volume +, plug your phone back in. The light will go blue. The Flashtool window will show connected in fastboot mode.
6) Open the Fastboot window in Flashtool and select kernel to flash. Pick the one on your desktop. Wait for it to finish (not long)
7) In the fastboot window, reboot phone into system.
8) Unplug the phone
9) The phone should start, if it doesn't then turn it on.
10) The PAC logo will appear. When the lights flash press Vol + and Vol - until the wobbly CWM recovery screen comes on.
11) do this from the menus:

Wipe data/ factory reset, then Wipe cache.
Go to advanced, wipe dalvik cache.
Hit back, go to mounts and storage, format system.
Hit back, choose zip to install, pick the PAC ROM from your SD card.

Leave the phone for about an hour alone.
Then install gapps from SD card using recovery. Pick reboot to recovery from power off menu.
You do not need xparts. The phone will go back into wobbly CWM screen. Choose zip from SD card. Choose gapps. When installed wipe data, cache, and dalvik cache again. DON'T FORMAT SYSTEM. Reboot.

The giude was made by Daniel_GT thank him in this post: #2175


How to Flash PACman ROM (first time)

1 - MAKE BACKUP
2 - download rom zip file, store it somewhere on your SD card (I have a "FlashFiles" folder)
3 - copy boot.img from zip to pc, where you can find it
4 - flash kernel in ROM zip file in fastboot mode
5 - reboot into recovery
!! did you make a backup ??
6 - flash ROM
7 - flash gapps (or inverted gapps if you want)
8 - factory reset
9 - wipe cache
10 - wipe dalvik cache
11 - flash any other zip's you need/want to (e.g. wifi modules if you usin other kernel as in the zip)
12 - reboot
13 - enjoy
14 - click on THANKS button in szl's Original Post


How to Update PACman ROM (you are already on PACman, new version is out)

1 - MAKE BACKUP
2 - download rom zip file, store it somewhere on your SD card (I have a "FlashFiles" folder)
3 - flash kernel in ROM zip file (only if a new kernel is mentioned)
4 - reboot into recovery
!! did you make a backup ??
5 - flash ROM
6 - flash gapps
7 - flash any other zip's you need/want to
8 - reboot
9 - enjoy
10 - click on THANKS button in szl's update post
If you encounter any bugs after updating ROM without wipe data process, back up your installed apps & user data using TB, go to CWM & wipe data, reboot & restore from TB
- by szl.kiev

For incremental updates:
How to Update PACman ROM (you are already on PACman, update is out e.g. from 15.0 to 15.1)

1 - MAKE BACKUP
2 - download update zip file, store it somewhere on your SD card (I have a "FlashFiles" folder)
3 - reboot into recovery
!! did you make a backup ??
4 - flash update zip file
5 - reboot
6 - enjoy
7 - click on THANKS button in szl's update post

The gapps doesn't include Gmail and maps, this two apps (if you want it) you must download from playstore.

Credit goes to Langes for this guide :)

KERNEL:

V19.3 kernel with TWRP recovery - Fixed WiFi connectivity
V19.3 kernel link: boot.img (v19.3)
Code:
MD5: aa05b6fedd97f4afaa2b69dee4081e0b *boot.img

Older kernels

v19.2.1 test kernel with TWRP
v.19.2.1 kernel link: Original thread post#2848
Code:
MD5: 68204ba4fa8dd7e2573b41c4266a19c3 *boot_v19.2.1_test.img

V19.2 kernel with TWRP recovery - Fixed TWRP backup & restore
V19.2 kernel link: boot.img (v19.2)
Code:
MD5: 46dadcb05b50ff4d1d4b6f008ff12f4b *boot.img

V19.1 kernel with TWRP recovery
V19.1 kernel link: boot.img (v19.1)
Code:
MD5: 909202c9afbd6692ce2ad2dcdf25193c *boot.img
*If you have problem with creating backup then go to post #1 19.
If you want you can use my twrp theme for pac rom: PAC twrp theme 854x480

V19 kernel
. New two-stage boot method
. Fix some lagging
. Fix dancing CWM (thank to Scritch007)
. CWM 6.0.2.5
V19 kernel link: boot.img (v19)
Code:
md5: 62dc729b9309bb201fbdba9f0820f149 *boot.img

V18 kernel:
V18 kernel link: boot.img (v18)
Code:
md5: 5ce2ca3297ecf6f474ca4f3e98904b1c *boot.img
 

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Power saving

I added some lines to pac v16.1 build.prop to save more battery.
I maked it as flashable zip, so you don't need add lines manually to build.prop.

Download zip. Put it in sdcard root (or where you can find it on sdcard) Go in cwm, select "install zip from sdcard" select zip, reboot and enjoy.

This are the lines what i added:
Code:
# power saving
ro.ril.disable.power.collapse=0
# Saves some battery without reducing performances
wifi.supplicant_scan_interval=180
pm.sleep_mode=1

If you want to edit/delete some lines, or add your own lines just copy wechy.sh from zip, edit it with notepad++ (add your tweak line) copy back edited one into zip, and falsh it as i wrote above. Be carefull what you add to build.prop!
And of course: flash it at your own risk, i'm not responsible if you brick your phone... etc.

Hit thanks if i helped you.

New version: View attachment Battery_saves_buildprop_addon.zip

(MD5: cedef7671603c5b2cb5d4ce6d561c5d8 *Battery_saves_buildprop_addon.zip)
 
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How to Flash PACman ROM (first time)

1 - MAKE BACKUP
2 - download rom zip file, store it somewhere on your SD card (I have a "FlashFiles" folder)
3 - copy boot.img from zip to pc, where you can find it
4 - flash kernel in ROM zip file in fastboot mode
5 - reboot into recovery
!! did you make a backup ??
6 - flash ROM
7 - flash gapps (or inverted gapps if you want)
8 - factory reset
9 - wipe cache
10 - wipe dalvik cache
11 - flash any other zip's you need/want to (e.g. wifi modules if you usin other kernel as in the zip)
12 - reboot
13 - enjoy
14 - click on THANKS button in szl's Original Post


How to Update PACman ROM (you are already on PACman, new version is out)

1 - MAKE BACKUP
2 - download rom zip file, store it somewhere on your SD card (I have a "FlashFiles" folder)
3 - flash kernel in ROM zip file (only if a new kernel is mentioned)
4 - reboot into recovery
!! did you make a backup ??
5 - flash ROM
6 - flash gapps
7 - flash any other zip's you need/want to
8 - reboot
9 - enjoy
10 - click on THANKS button in szl's update post
- by szl.kiev

For incremental updates:
How to Update PACman ROM (you are already on PACman, update is out e.g. from 15.0 to 15.1)

1 - MAKE BACKUP
2 - download update zip file, store it somewhere on your SD card (I have a "FlashFiles" folder)
3 - reboot into recovery
!! did you make a backup ??
4 - flash update zip file
5 - reboot
6 - enjoy
7 - click on THANKS button in szl's update post

The gapps doesn't include Gmail and maps, this two apps (if you want it) you must download from playstore.

Credit goes to Langes for this guide :)


Im sorry for the question but I dont understand what im doing wrong...
I have unlock my bootloader, install CWM , flash my Xperia Ray with the Boot.img kernel (via flashtools) but when Im installing the .zip file via CWM I get a error message (Status 7)...

Anyone have any Idea why is this happening ???? I have download all from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1803076

Thanks
 

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Detailed step-by-step guide
Be sure your bootloader is unlocked

1. Download flashtool from this thread: Flashtool thread
If you don't fion the download link: http://androxyde.github.com/index.html?1353608331000 Go to "installation" and download Flashtool

2. Install flashtool.
3. Install drivers inside [C:/]flashtool/drivers restart your pc
4. Download boot.img from post #2
5. Download rom from original thread and download gapps from original thread too.
6. Copy untouched zips to sd card root.
7. Turn off your phone
8. Plug usb into Pc
9. Hold volume up when plug the other end of usb cable into phone (led lights blue)
10. Run flashtool, hit the lightning icon and select fastboot mode
11. Flash kernel YOU MUST SEE: "OKEY"
12. Disconnect usb cable
13. Turn on phone, go into recovery
And follow post #2 How to Flash PACman ROM (first time)
 
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Battery saving tips:

1. See what's sucking the most juice. Navigate to Settings > About Phone > Battery Use to see an organized breakdown of what's consuming your phone's battery. Applications and features will display in a descending list of battery hogs. If you see an application you barely use or a feature you never use, uninstall the app or turn off the feature.
You can download BetterBatteryStats from xda
2. Turn unnecessary hardware features off It's great that today's phones have 3G, GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, but do you really need all four activated 24 hours per day? (Use toggles and enable/disable it)
3. Dump unnecessary home screen widgets and live wallpaper. Just because they're sitting on the home screen, seemingly inactive, doesn't mean they're not consuming power. That goes for widgets that poll status updates in the background, as well as ones that just sit there but look pretty and animated—not to mention animated live wallpaper.
4. Screen rotation - use with toggle. enable it, if you really want to with toggle
5. Google play store - Do you need realy that google play looks for updates in 24 h a day? Or you can check it manually when you are at home with wifi?
In playstore settings disable Notification, Auto-update apps, Auto-add widgets and Google AdMobs Ads.
6. Are you 0/24 on net? Enable with toggle only 2g, and disable it, when you use internet browsing mail download etc.
7. Keep an eye on signal strength. If you're in an area with low signal strength, the phone will work harder to latch onto a strong-enough cellular signal. This has an adverse effect on battery life. If your phone switching all the time from 3g to 2g, then you shoul enable only 2g, then the phone doesn't look for 3g network.
8. Most of widget/apps has a update time chooser. Set weather widgets/apps update time to 1 hour.
9. Sometimes i use Google maps, but location is off by me. If you dont want share you location with others then disable it in setting (so the phone does not attempt to determine your place on the basis of transmission towers)
10. I'm almost certain, that after turning wifi off the battery drain is much higher than normally...
justmpm I think this is pretty normal...it will depend a lot on how you set up you 3g/2g settings. Syncing, location tracking, and google maps can all really burn up the battery. If you don't want to fiddle around optimizing every little network app....you can use something like Green Power from the play store. You can set this up to turn off the wifi and data network when the screen goes off....the good thing about Green Power is that you can set it up to wake up every so often to sync your emails, facebook, and whatever else you want. When I have it installed, I usually have it off for 15 minutes and then turn on to sync for 1 minute (it will keep the network open until all the traffic is done, so it won't cut things off if they take > 1 minute to download). I think the default setting for this is off for 5 minutes, on for 1. Even these settings can really extend your battery if your wifi or 3g/2g networks are causing a lot of battery drain.

With this settings you can reach 2 days maybe 3 with low usage.

If someone has other usefull idea, than i edit this post.
 
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    This is the FAQ section of the RAY rom P.A.C All in 1 ROM

    NEW: battery saving tips in post #20

    How to falsh PACman ROM: Post #2 Thank Langes

    0. Do I need unlocked bootloader? YES

    1. I'm going to post my question without doing a search.
    Fine, but you'll just get made fun of, or infracted by one of the mods who use this mod. Searching is the first rule of XDA.
    1. Search before posting.
    Use one of our search functions before posting, whether you have a question or something new to share, it's very likely someone already asked that question or shared that news.

    2. People have sometimes a bad attitude in this thread, or they ignored my question.
    You broke rule #1, didn't you?

    3. Why Youtube FC all the time?
    Mabye it’s the latest youtube app problem. Try [APP] Youtube Apk For Ics/Jelly Bean [Version 3.5.5].

    4. I didn’t hear music, ringtone, notification, etc. Why?
    The steps for custom tones are:
    create
    sdcard\alarms
    sdcard\notifications
    sdcard\ringtones

    At first time after the rom install if you choose rintone the ringtone is mute. Select one of the ringtones and press vol+ or vol-. The notification ringtone is mute too. Select one of the notification tone then press vol+ or vol-. The same relates to the alarm. I have only one alarm time, and my phone wakes me up every time.
    In apollo if you play music at the first time, the sound is mute too. press vol+ or vol-..

    5. I lost my custom ringtone/alarm/notification sound, why?
    Are your custom sound int he right folder? See 4.

    6. I don’t want a tablet look.
    If you use pac 4.1.2 it doesnt have paranoidpreferences.apk (Search for any 4.1.2 PA rom, and extract paranoidpreferences.apk from it.)
    The new 4.2.2 PAC has it, so you don't need to search for it.
    Just go in setting/paranoid setting/apps select
    Settings (com.android.settings) and change size to 240, layout 360px save, and hit ok.
    select System UI (com.android.systemiu) and change to 240/360 px.
    (setting and system ui take effect after you restart the phone)
    If gmail/calendar and other apps are in hybrid mod, then change it to 240/360px too.

    Or try this flashable zip: see original thread post 1519 don't forget to thank pluGinSz

    7. Which gapps do i need? Can i use inverted gapps too?.
    Yes.
    Be sure you use the proper gapps.
    for 4.1.2 roms you need "gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip"
    for 4.2.2 roms you need "gapps-jb-20130301-signed.zip"
    Search xda for inverted gapps.
    you can save about 30mb in the system partition by flashing the "Bexton" script (download here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?t=1831004) or you can modify justunbean's zip to remove the offending files...Bexton was good enough to list the files in his OP.
    – Thanks to justmpm in this post: #1145

    8. Why it calls Alpha, its a stable rom, rename itt to beta!
    alpha status protects szl from not needed questions :)
    – by coolkaas

    9. I'm on wrong baseband where can i find bb77, and how to upgare it?
    I would like to update baseband from .70/.72. to .77,is necessary after update do something? Or is recommend to do full wipe (or maybe reflash ROM)?

    The basebands are in sirkay's kernel thread. Thans to him!
    Download from dropbox link the "ST18i_8x55A-AAABQOAZM-203028G-77_baseband.ftf" Copy it to [C:/]Flashtool/firmwares folder. In flashtool select Flashmode, select de baseban ftf file. (Turn off the phone, press volume down when plug in the usb) Flash it without fota, unchecked all wipe and checked no final verification. It's only the baseband, so it affect only for network signal. After baseband flashing just start your phone.
    you can also use BB85, download link Thanks Langes
    I tried the bb85 and found bb77 is the best, but you can give a try too

    10. Where is the kernel?
    The kernel (boot.img) is inside the zip. Don't unzip it, just copy the "boot.img" to the folder, where you can find it.
    If you use another kernel, be sure you downloaded kernel for right jb version.

    11. Can i use the rom with other kernel?
    Yes you can. Some devs made a kernel for JB. But remember, that if you use other kernel, you must probably falsh his own wifi modules. Read and search in kernel thread for possible bugs.
    sirkay's xKernel: xKernel JB v1.0.2 If you use it, don't forget to thanks him.
    Lupus kernel by wedgess: LuPuS-_-JB.img If you use it, don't forget to thanks him.
    FlyKernel by thomas1991_12: Flykernel JellyBean. Working from P.A.C. v16 and up, older (e.g. v15) not supported If you use it, don't forget to thanks him.

    12. I've flashed [MOD][ICS]Camera Mod v.4.4 Cybershot Experience /
    [Driver GPU Libs] New JB Adreno Driver For ICS Increase Performance

    As in the thread name is, both is for IceCreamSandwich. Please read the threads! If you found it's for ICS, so it's "maybe?" not compatible with JB rom. If you found for ICS/JB roms, then you can test it for your own risk.

    13 . Play store fc?
    I had the same issue with PAC 15 and Google Play. What I did:
    -wipe cache
    -wipe dalvic cache
    -reset permissions
    -re-flash gapps
    by Langes

    14. Can I use the PACman kernel in another JB ROM (FXP CM10 for example)?
    Yes you can. The PACman kernel has a good selection of governors and schedulers, as well as OC/UV capability. The Wi-fi is also quite stable when compared with similar JB kernels. For any marriage to work, the wi-fi modules found within the PACman ROM zip archive (in folder: /system/lib/modules) MUST replace those within the ROM you want to pair the kernel with. If you haven’t installed the ROM the you want to use you can drag (not copy and paste) the files from the PACman ROM folder to the new ROM folder before you flash it. If you have already installed the ROM you want to use you can drag the files from the PACman ROM folder to the root of your SD card, then copy and paste them to the system/lib/modules folder on your phone using a root explorer (like ES), making sure that the system is mounted and the permissions of the files once on the phone are set correctly (i.e. check they are the same as the files you replace)… Remember to unmount system when you’ve finished and reboot.
    - by Daniel_GT

    15. my sim card is not allowed to its own provider! does anyone know what to do?
    You can manually restore the APN.
    or you can try and restore the apns-conf.xml by flashing the attached zip.....
    if it doesn't restore automatically after rebooting, go into system settings->Wireless&Networks->More->Mobile Networks->Access Point Names
    hit the menu key and then select restore default (this is also where you would find go to manually restore the APN, except you would select add new APN) attachment: see post: 1287
    - thanks justmpm

    I applied zip, but when I try to set up the apn's and go to settings --> wireless & networks --> more... --> mobile networks --> access point names it goes back to the main settings screen and so I can't set the apn's.
    Make sure you turn off any sim card lock and then turn the phone off and on to make sure it is gone. Check to see if your apn sets up automatically. If that doesn't work make sure that your provider (including country) is listed in the apns-conf.xml (it is pretty legible if you open it with notebook+).
    - thanks justmpm

    16. Can I use xperia keyboard? - It's the defauld keyboard from v16 - to v19.3.
    Yes you can. [APP] Xperia S Keyboard [ICS][JB] Don't forget to thank idareyoutoclickthis in his thread.
    The other prefered xperia keyboard is: Xperia sx keyboard Don't forget to thank naruk

    17. Can I revert back to android keyboard? Since the defauld keyboard in v16-v19.3 is xperia keyboard
    Yes you can. The 4.2 android keyboard support only english, but you can copy LatinIME.apk from rom zip [in 4.1.2 roms the v15 has it (4.1.x keyboard), in 4.2.2 roms in all zips], and put with rootexplorer in system/app. Change permissions to rw-r--r--. Reboot and enjoy.

    Or you can download from original thread post #1953 don't forget to thank justmpm

    18. Low RAM problem?
    If you want you can activate swap.
    Read more and how to in this post: SWAP flashable zip.
    Don't forget to thank shardul_seth!

    19. TWRP recovery (pac v19.1 kernel) backup problem?
    E:Unable to locate boot partition.
    Who has this backup fail, open .twrps file from sdcard/twrp folder with text editor (root explorer or copy it to pc and edit with notepad++ and overwrite old one). In this file change "tw_backup_boot 1" to 0.

    20. Themed mms/sms app Recommended :good:
    Made by Adulfo, download link and instructions: [HDPI/MDPI][FXP/CM10/PAC]Inverted MMS with 471 Emoji Icons
    Don't forget to thank Adulfo in oroginal thread.

    more comming soon.
    26
    HOW TO USE FLASHTOOL?
    Flashtool & Fastboot (XPERIADEV) or Ray Flashtool thread

    HOW TO FALSH PAC ROM, IF YOU ARE A NEW ANDROID USER OR YOU UNLOCKED A BOOTLOADER FEW WEAKS AGO

    Try this, slowly, carefully, exactly and in order.

    1) Make sure you have a copy of the PAC ROM zip on your SD card.
    2) Using Flashtool, install 4.0.4 in full, Do not exclude anything, all the wipe tick boxes checked.
    3) Unplug your phone, do not turn it on.
    4) On your computer, open the PAC ROM zip with WinRAR and DRAG boot.img to your desktop with your mouse. Close the ROM zip.
    5) Holding volume +, plug your phone back in. The light will go blue. The Flashtool window will show connected in fastboot mode.
    6) Open the Fastboot window in Flashtool and select kernel to flash. Pick the one on your desktop. Wait for it to finish (not long)
    7) In the fastboot window, reboot phone into system.
    8) Unplug the phone
    9) The phone should start, if it doesn't then turn it on.
    10) The PAC logo will appear. When the lights flash press Vol + and Vol - until the wobbly CWM recovery screen comes on.
    11) do this from the menus:

    Wipe data/ factory reset, then Wipe cache.
    Go to advanced, wipe dalvik cache.
    Hit back, go to mounts and storage, format system.
    Hit back, choose zip to install, pick the PAC ROM from your SD card.

    Leave the phone for about an hour alone.
    Then install gapps from SD card using recovery. Pick reboot to recovery from power off menu.
    You do not need xparts. The phone will go back into wobbly CWM screen. Choose zip from SD card. Choose gapps. When installed wipe data, cache, and dalvik cache again. DON'T FORMAT SYSTEM. Reboot.

    The giude was made by Daniel_GT thank him in this post: #2175


    How to Flash PACman ROM (first time)

    1 - MAKE BACKUP
    2 - download rom zip file, store it somewhere on your SD card (I have a "FlashFiles" folder)
    3 - copy boot.img from zip to pc, where you can find it
    4 - flash kernel in ROM zip file in fastboot mode
    5 - reboot into recovery
    !! did you make a backup ??
    6 - flash ROM
    7 - flash gapps (or inverted gapps if you want)
    8 - factory reset
    9 - wipe cache
    10 - wipe dalvik cache
    11 - flash any other zip's you need/want to (e.g. wifi modules if you usin other kernel as in the zip)
    12 - reboot
    13 - enjoy
    14 - click on THANKS button in szl's Original Post


    How to Update PACman ROM (you are already on PACman, new version is out)

    1 - MAKE BACKUP
    2 - download rom zip file, store it somewhere on your SD card (I have a "FlashFiles" folder)
    3 - flash kernel in ROM zip file (only if a new kernel is mentioned)
    4 - reboot into recovery
    !! did you make a backup ??
    5 - flash ROM
    6 - flash gapps
    7 - flash any other zip's you need/want to
    8 - reboot
    9 - enjoy
    10 - click on THANKS button in szl's update post
    If you encounter any bugs after updating ROM without wipe data process, back up your installed apps & user data using TB, go to CWM & wipe data, reboot & restore from TB
    - by szl.kiev

    For incremental updates:
    How to Update PACman ROM (you are already on PACman, update is out e.g. from 15.0 to 15.1)

    1 - MAKE BACKUP
    2 - download update zip file, store it somewhere on your SD card (I have a "FlashFiles" folder)
    3 - reboot into recovery
    !! did you make a backup ??
    4 - flash update zip file
    5 - reboot
    6 - enjoy
    7 - click on THANKS button in szl's update post

    The gapps doesn't include Gmail and maps, this two apps (if you want it) you must download from playstore.

    Credit goes to Langes for this guide :)

    KERNEL:

    V19.3 kernel with TWRP recovery - Fixed WiFi connectivity
    V19.3 kernel link: boot.img (v19.3)
    Code:
    MD5: aa05b6fedd97f4afaa2b69dee4081e0b *boot.img

    Older kernels

    v19.2.1 test kernel with TWRP
    v.19.2.1 kernel link: Original thread post#2848
    Code:
    MD5: 68204ba4fa8dd7e2573b41c4266a19c3 *boot_v19.2.1_test.img

    V19.2 kernel with TWRP recovery - Fixed TWRP backup & restore
    V19.2 kernel link: boot.img (v19.2)
    Code:
    MD5: 46dadcb05b50ff4d1d4b6f008ff12f4b *boot.img

    V19.1 kernel with TWRP recovery
    V19.1 kernel link: boot.img (v19.1)
    Code:
    MD5: 909202c9afbd6692ce2ad2dcdf25193c *boot.img
    *If you have problem with creating backup then go to post #1 19.
    If you want you can use my twrp theme for pac rom: PAC twrp theme 854x480

    V19 kernel
    . New two-stage boot method
    . Fix some lagging
    . Fix dancing CWM (thank to Scritch007)
    . CWM 6.0.2.5
    V19 kernel link: boot.img (v19)
    Code:
    md5: 62dc729b9309bb201fbdba9f0820f149 *boot.img

    V18 kernel:
    V18 kernel link: boot.img (v18)
    Code:
    md5: 5ce2ca3297ecf6f474ca4f3e98904b1c *boot.img
    17
    Battery saving tips:

    1. See what's sucking the most juice. Navigate to Settings > About Phone > Battery Use to see an organized breakdown of what's consuming your phone's battery. Applications and features will display in a descending list of battery hogs. If you see an application you barely use or a feature you never use, uninstall the app or turn off the feature.
    You can download BetterBatteryStats from xda
    2. Turn unnecessary hardware features off It's great that today's phones have 3G, GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, but do you really need all four activated 24 hours per day? (Use toggles and enable/disable it)
    3. Dump unnecessary home screen widgets and live wallpaper. Just because they're sitting on the home screen, seemingly inactive, doesn't mean they're not consuming power. That goes for widgets that poll status updates in the background, as well as ones that just sit there but look pretty and animated—not to mention animated live wallpaper.
    4. Screen rotation - use with toggle. enable it, if you really want to with toggle
    5. Google play store - Do you need realy that google play looks for updates in 24 h a day? Or you can check it manually when you are at home with wifi?
    In playstore settings disable Notification, Auto-update apps, Auto-add widgets and Google AdMobs Ads.
    6. Are you 0/24 on net? Enable with toggle only 2g, and disable it, when you use internet browsing mail download etc.
    7. Keep an eye on signal strength. If you're in an area with low signal strength, the phone will work harder to latch onto a strong-enough cellular signal. This has an adverse effect on battery life. If your phone switching all the time from 3g to 2g, then you shoul enable only 2g, then the phone doesn't look for 3g network.
    8. Most of widget/apps has a update time chooser. Set weather widgets/apps update time to 1 hour.
    9. Sometimes i use Google maps, but location is off by me. If you dont want share you location with others then disable it in setting (so the phone does not attempt to determine your place on the basis of transmission towers)
    10. I'm almost certain, that after turning wifi off the battery drain is much higher than normally...
    justmpm I think this is pretty normal...it will depend a lot on how you set up you 3g/2g settings. Syncing, location tracking, and google maps can all really burn up the battery. If you don't want to fiddle around optimizing every little network app....you can use something like Green Power from the play store. You can set this up to turn off the wifi and data network when the screen goes off....the good thing about Green Power is that you can set it up to wake up every so often to sync your emails, facebook, and whatever else you want. When I have it installed, I usually have it off for 15 minutes and then turn on to sync for 1 minute (it will keep the network open until all the traffic is done, so it won't cut things off if they take > 1 minute to download). I think the default setting for this is off for 5 minutes, on for 1. Even these settings can really extend your battery if your wifi or 3g/2g networks are causing a lot of battery drain.

    With this settings you can reach 2 days maybe 3 with low usage.

    If someone has other usefull idea, than i edit this post.
    13
    Power saving

    I added some lines to pac v16.1 build.prop to save more battery.
    I maked it as flashable zip, so you don't need add lines manually to build.prop.

    Download zip. Put it in sdcard root (or where you can find it on sdcard) Go in cwm, select "install zip from sdcard" select zip, reboot and enjoy.

    This are the lines what i added:
    Code:
    # power saving
    ro.ril.disable.power.collapse=0
    # Saves some battery without reducing performances
    wifi.supplicant_scan_interval=180
    pm.sleep_mode=1

    If you want to edit/delete some lines, or add your own lines just copy wechy.sh from zip, edit it with notepad++ (add your tweak line) copy back edited one into zip, and falsh it as i wrote above. Be carefull what you add to build.prop!
    And of course: flash it at your own risk, i'm not responsible if you brick your phone... etc.

    Hit thanks if i helped you.

    New version: View attachment Battery_saves_buildprop_addon.zip

    (MD5: cedef7671603c5b2cb5d4ce6d561c5d8 *Battery_saves_buildprop_addon.zip)
    4
    Pac 4.2.2 faq

    0. With PAC 20 kernel you can't make a backup and cant restore backup if you use 3rd party app (e.g. onandroid) The solution is: change kernel to shufuking's kernel

    1. Can i use other kernels as in zip included?
    Yes you can, but only 4.2.2 kernels. There are only one yet: shufuking's CM10.1 kernel
    Kernel and modules attached.
    Kernel md5:
    Code:
    f5687fd1386b19b9a04b083dd062a94a *boot.img
    Don't forget to thank shufuking in his cm10.1 mdpi thread for the kernel :)