[ROM] 09/09 2.2 - MoDaCo Custom ROM - Hero to Dream port (optional 4.1.6)

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paulobrien

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READ FIRST - I am no longer updating my ROMs - details.

If you're following the Hero scene, you'll know that I have published a custom ROM based on the 1.73.405.5 shipping ROM. I have a Vodafone Magic (32B) and a T-Mobile G1 kicking around (and HTC want my PR review unit Hero back!), so figured it would be cool to firstly build a really simple way for me to package my ROMs for all 3 devices, and secondly try and produce an update.zip that runs on all 3!

Well, the first step is here, I have the MoDaCo Custom ROM ready to install on your Sapphire 32B device (if anyone can point me at a boot.img / kernel that runs this on 32A, i'll include that in the package (I can't test 32A)).

Things you should know...

- Contents are IDENTICAL to the MoDaCo Custom ROM core version detailed here.
- I have used cyanogen's kernel from 4.0.4 (big respect to cyanogen, he's doing awesome work!)
- Now compcache ready - use this script for a big performance boost!

It has room for improvement, and given the serious lack of ROM on the G1, I think optimising is a priority. Hopefully it will also provide a useful base for some other chefs. All that said and done tho, I don't think in it's current state it's unusable! :D

The download link (in update.zip format for flashing in the usual way via recovery image) is at: http://android.modaco.com/content/h...-09-2-1-modaco-custom-rom-hero-to-dream-port/

I've packaged Cyanogen's 4.1.6 BFS enabled Kernel and wlan.ko as an update.zip too (see above thread) - nandroid backup before applying!

I've quoted some of my original Hero post here, so you know what you're getting. Enjoy! :D

P

Changelog

2.2

Fixed SU and SD card bugs.

2.1.2

Updated busybox
Now compcache ready - use this script for a big performance boost!


2.1.1

Switch to Cyanogen's kernel
Fixed G-Sensor / Compass
Fixed sound
Unified Dream / Sapphire 32B download

2.1

Initial Release

me said:
This ROM is based on the Generic 2.73.405.5 release version of the 'new update' (together with my own optimisations) for the best possible performance! The ROM is now available in 2 versions - 'core' and 'enhanced' by popular request.

Included in both 'core' and 'enhanced' versions

- Rooted with 'adb remount' permission and superuser APK
- A2SD included (fully automatic - thanks cyanogen!) - create a EXT3 partition as your second partition to use. dalvik-cache remains on device. EXT4 is NOT supported.
- Added Jbed Java
- Added Spare Parts (run it and switch the 2 animation types to 'fast' for an even better experience!)
- Added Custom Locale for setting non english Locales
- Added android-wifi-tether 1.52 (props to the developer, this is a great app!)
- Added WMSM
- Added busybox 1.15 - tweaked such that 'get information' in Swapper now works as desired
- Added nano 2.09 - text editor for use in shell mode
- Added terminfo and settings to boot.img to allow nano etc. use
- Added tun.ko file (untested, please report on whether this is useful)
- Added files required for Debian linux
- Moved Quickoffice 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
- ROM now includes touch focus in Camera app
- ROM now supports shortcuts using BetterCut (and therefore I assume anycut!) in Rosie
- Silenced boot sound (it's still there and can be reactivated with a file edit)
- You can now check your MoDaCo Custom ROM (MCR) version from the about menu. It will display MCR2.0 (core) or MCR2.0e (enhanced).
- Fix for HTC Peep on Vodafone now available here!
 
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ccyrowski

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If you're following the Hero scene, you'll know that I have published a custom ROM based on the 1.73.405.5 shipping ROM. I have a Vodafone Magic (32B) and a T-Mobile G1 kicking around (and HTC want my PR review unit Hero back!), so figured it would be cool to firstly build a really simple way for me to package my ROMs for all 3 devices, and secondly try and produce an update.zip that runs on all 3!

Well, the first step is here, I have the MoDaCo Custom ROM ready to install on your Sapphire 32B device (if anyone can point me at a boot.img / kernel that runs this on 32A, i'll include that in the package (I can't test 32A)).

Things you should know...

- Contents are IDENTICAL to the MoDaCo Custom ROM core version detailed here.
- I have used the awesome 2.6.29 jac kernel (serious respect - these guys are the real heroes (pun intended)!)
- None of the 2.6.29 kernel tricks are used (yet)
- No real optimisation has been done (yet)

So, it has room for improvement, and given the serious lack of ROM on the G1, I think optimising is a priority. Hopefully it will also provide a useful base for some other chefs. All that said and done tho, I don't think in it's current state it's unusable! :D

The download link (in update.zip format for flashing in the usual way via recovery image) is at: http://android.modaco.com/content/h...-09-2-1-modaco-custom-rom-hero-to-dream-port/

I've quoted some of my original Hero post here, so you know what you're getting. Enjoy! :D

P

thanks!!! 10 chars :D
 

Jonno12345

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Redownloaded, still can't flash, get

Code:
E:failure at line 361:
copy_dir PACKAGE:data DATA:
Installation aborted.

EDIT: Wiped dalvik-cache and it flashed :).
 
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jugg2000

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Yeeeahhh.

The blaze is about to be set!

Got a question....

Are there any devs out there that can build a ROM from the ground up? Maybe a Hero clone that doesn't require so much space and resource? I've noticed (not being anything close to a dev) that you guys take a ROM developed by some techie at HTC and cook it to bring the rest of us enjoyment and peace with our phones, but does any dev have the know-how to develope a "Hero" ROM designed for the G1?

If this is retarded, just ignore the post and tell me to go brick my G1. Word...
 

r_dub

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Yeeeahhh.

The blaze is about to be set!

Got a question....

Are there any devs out there that can build a ROM from the ground up? Maybe a Hero clone that doesn't require so much space and resource? I've noticed (not being anything close to a dev) that you guys take a ROM developed by some techie at HTC and cook it to bring the rest of us enjoyment and peace with our phones, but does any dev have the know-how to develope a "Hero" ROM designed for the G1?

If this is retarded, just ignore the post and tell me to go brick my G1. Word...

Um first off that would be painstainkinly annoying to do and second if it was possible someone probably would have done it and third these roms are a HERO rom designed for a g1 they were once for hero now there for a g1
 

ccyrowski

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Yeeeahhh.

The blaze is about to be set!

Got a question....

Are there any devs out there that can build a ROM from the ground up? Maybe a Hero clone that doesn't require so much space and resource? I've noticed (not being anything close to a dev) that you guys take a ROM developed by some techie at HTC and cook it to bring the rest of us enjoyment and peace with our phones, but does any dev have the know-how to develope a "Hero" ROM designed for the G1?

If this is retarded, just ignore the post and tell me to go brick my G1. Word...


if you have the money to pay my bills whilst I quit my day job and can wait several months. Then yes.

It takes TEAMS of people that get paid a **** ton of money MONTHS to develop a ROM from the ground up.
 

ccyrowski

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if you have the money to pay my bills whilst I quit my day job and can wait several months. Then yes.

It takes TEAMS of people that get paid a **** ton of money MONTHS to develop a ROM from the ground up.

Scratch that. If you have the money to pay every cooker here for several months then yes it could be done.

EDIT: I'm only talking for myself and JAC, but a lot of the stuff JAC or I include in our builds we built from the source at http://android.git.kernel.org/
 

r_dub

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Scratch that. If you have the money to pay every cooker here for several months then yes it could be done.

Not a bad idea we could all pitch in and have all the hero devs work togeather on a fully functional G1 Hero build LOL just kidding :D
 

paulobrien

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It looks like we have some known issues for me to fix tomorrow... no G-Sensor, Compass or (worringly) sound! biggrin.gif

If any chefs have come across these before and have any hints, let me know! wink.gif

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dhruvzz

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hey i have bricked my phone i trieed to update my radio to install this rom after completing it when i rebooted my phone now i onli see a photo of a box and a arrrow cuming out of it indicating to phone i cant even power on my phone cant even go to recovery mode..............please help...