[ROM] [12.x] Descendant [sargo] [OFFICIAL]

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Sahil_Sonar

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Descendant is a customised Android ROM that focuses on enhancing UX and UI
over stock Android along useful features.

Downloads

Head to the download page.

Sources

Github



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Same as any ROM.
Do the necessary wipes and flash the ROM.
No wipes are needed between updates from Descendant itself, unless specified.


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Listing all the additions would be a huge wall of text, that you wouldn't even read.
So, head over the Telegram group and feel free to lurk.


Preloaded applications
Google Apps are included.




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Having a bug or not booting for whatever reason?
Look for "How to report bugs" on this post.
Bug reports without logs will be ignored.




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@phhusson | @Letzen | @krule031 | @ezio84 | @linuxct


Android OS version: 12.1.0_r8
Security patch level: June
 

mmead1143

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Thanks for posting this - I've gotten it up and running. It seems REALLY smooth and fast a couple of hours in. i"ll give another update in a week.
 

mmead1143

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How did you install it? Did you use a custom recovery? I'm on A12 custom rom now....
I used the custom recovery from the rom yes. It ran great today though, I did for some reason lose GPS using maps, and my bike tracker...my settings look good and I cleared data/cache to no avail. I'm going to try a clean install and see if that fixes - I like the rom overall and battery life is good. Super smooth/slick - so I hope the GPS was just a bad install...stay tuned lol.
 

Fentadroid

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I used the custom recovery from the rom yes. It ran great today though, I did for some reason lose GPS using maps, and my bike tracker...my settings look good and I cleared data/cache to no avail. I'm going to try a clean install and see if that fixes - I like the rom overall and battery life is good. Super smooth/slick - so I hope the GPS was just a bad install...stay tuned lol.
Thanks, I only see two files i can download from their website, ROM and Boot.. Where did you get the Recovery?
 

mmead1143

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Oh sorry - when you add the boot in fastboot mode, it sets up their custom recovery...so run the boot.img in fastboot, then use the up-volume and go into recovery.
 

mmead1143

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On the GPS issue - on my install the GPS is somehow toggled "off" for maps, waze etc. I added the icon to my quick start pull down and turned it on.

I did backup/reinstall settings from another rom on the initial install so the settings may have been screwy, but I did another fresh install and this time didn't migrate any data from past backups...it was still that way. I think this fixed the issue but i'll test it out tomorrow.
 

Fentadroid

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Oh sorry - when you add the boot in fastboot mode, it sets up their custom recovery...so run the boot.img in fastboot, then use the up-volume and go into recovery.
Ok, thank you...
So, you flashed the boot file first and then you rebooted into recovery, right?
I hope someone will put here more detalied instructions about it.....
 

mmead1143

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Okay now I have everything up and running - will comment on battery life in a few days.

The 2nd fresh install - I had the same GPS issue above but once I put the GPS icon on the quick-pull down menu, I just turned it on.
 

mmead1143

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Dec 27, 2010
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Battery notes and review: the Rom is slick and fast - better than most and at least as good as any others I've tried for this device.

I like the fact the gapps are in the rom folder - saves you some trouble with all the apps being installed as part of the official rom. Sometimes apps aren't installed at system-apps if it's done afterwards so this is a help for guys like me :)

Battery - I got 24 hours in and still had 33% left. with SOT at 1.5 hours. I'm not a heavy user so that should give me about 36 hours or so of phone-on time at least the way I use it (about 2-2.5 hours of SOT is normal for me with a full charge). By comparison...most other roms give me between about 28-35 hours. So this also has great battery life.

Charging time is fast - I'm not sure how all that works but it charges really quickly.

Features are plenty - I generally like the stock-roms with all the crap stripped out, with just a few extra features. This has way more than just that but you still get great speed and battery.

The thing I love is - I don't feel like I need to add a new kernel, or root to enhance the speed or battery - it's pretty legit straight up as-is. As-is this is a great rom with not tweaks needed post install.

Great rom - thanks for the work.
 
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