[ROM][A501] ICS Evil Alex Unleashed Ver 2-10/08/2012 & OC/UV Kernel

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Moscow Desire

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A501 Evil Alex Unleashed ICS ver 4.0.3 Ver 2

For current Acer Test Builds and Kernels GO HERE. Current test build/Kernel: ezT20-v1.0.1 by EZTerry OC/UV 1.5ghz

NO MORE WAKELOCK!
*On Most Devices. Still effects 1 or 2 users

Evil Alex II patches located at end of this post.
Currently Patch 1. Should fix users with Google Contacts Synch Issues.

Acer_AV041_A501_1.021.00_WW_GEN1 ICS 4.0.3

This is the Official Release Build it seems. Same build as initial OTA.

Please note. I have tested most of the ROM, but not 100%. Nobody can. Testing on Odexed version went well with only a couple minor things. So if you have an issue, please post it, along with a LOGCAT.

home.png

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ring2.png





Rom uses the Tweaked acer kernel 2.6.39.4+. Please see POST INSTALLATION procedures for Full System R/W access.

WARNING: You MUST have the hacked ICS Bootloader VER 3 or higher. Steps for installing unlocked ICS Bootloaders can be found in Civato's Bootloader and Recovery Guide

Do not install this ROM if you are on HC bootloader. If you don't know which bootloader version you have, download AcerRecoveryInstaller and run it. It will tell you. Also remember, once you go to ICS Bootloader, you can no longer run HC roms unless you go back to the HC Bootloader

PRO TIP: Copy the Evil Alex Unleashed rom to your EXT SD card first, before messing with bootloaders. Also, you must use an ICS compatible Custom Recovery which is mentioned in the same thread


Please direct all NVFlash bootloader install issues to the bootloader thread. Do not post them here.

To get the full features, and avoid issues, you MUST be on the Bootloader Version 3 or higher!!!

First off, a big THANKS to the following:
Galapagos1 - For the update dump
Vache - For his info
Drellisdee & Skrilax_CZ - Work with ICS Bootloader
EZTerry - For your previous help and OC Kernels.
Civato - for guidance in getting Ring and Print running, and tips/images, and Kernels. I owe him a lot with modding roms. Without his assistance, I probably would be lost.
And the rest of the people who got these leaks running when they were first introduced.

And I want to thank everyboy who tested the TEST Rom, and reported back. I appreciate your help. You all know who you are, and you are ACES in my book. Thank You Very Much.

Change list at end of post.

What doesn't work.
It seems Acer broke the SMS. You can send, but not receive SMS. This has only effected a few devices.
UPDATE: My sms started working properly last week. Go figure.

Features:
SystemUI Mods
Acer Ring
Acer Print
Custom Nav Buttons @55Pegasus
Fully Deodexed
Zip Aligned
Full /System R-W
Ad-Hoc support
Tweaked kernel @Civato
-Increased IO
-GPS Mods
-Init.d support
-/System R/W

Language Support:

English, Bahasa Indonesia, Cestina, Dansk, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Magyar, Nederlands, Norsk bokmal, Polski, Portugues (Brasil, Portugal), Romania, Russian, Suomi, Svenska, Turkish, Ukranian (dialects unknown- Arabic, Asian)


Apps Removed:

FDUpdater
FDUpdateService
AcerNidus
ApInApp
Hero of Sparta (stock Acer game and not allowed to be re-distributed)
Lets Golf (Stock Acer Game and not allowed to be re-distributed)
Other Acer stuff.

To Install:

Boot to CWM recovery
a. Wipe User Data
b. Wipe Cache
c. Wipe Dalvik Cache
d. Wipe Battery Stats

Go to Mounts and Storage

a. Format System
b. Format Flexrom

Go back to Install Zip from SD

Select Evil Alex Unleashed zip

Install and reboot when finished.

Note: please give the tablet a few minutes to settle after initial start. This allows it to build it's Dalvik Cache. You may not see the Acer Ring button at first. Allow a minute.

Do your RECOVERY BACK-UP

POST INSTALLATION NOTES. IMPORTANT!!!!

- Turn USB Debugging ON in Settings/Development.

- For Full Root /System R/W access, open your file manager and set /system to R/W. It's painless.

- If you install any other mods, DO NOT wipe your Dalvik Cache. This may cause the Acer Ring to not function properly, resulting in re-installation of the ROM.

- Volume. Notice that you now have 2 volume controls because of Acer Ring. If you do not have initial volume, please check the Acer Ring volume.

- Acer Print. This has not been tested, as I lack a compatible printer.

- Ad-Hoc should work. If not, try alternative patch at end of post.

- Titanium Back-Up users. I do not use this app, so results may not work correctly with ICS and HC Apps. Do not restore Data from TB, and expect me to support it. TB only really works, when you reinstall the exact same rom.

- Reporting Issues: If you get a FC on an Installed App that comes with the ROM, I may be able to help.

- Games. I cannot promise all games will work. Nobody can. The best way, is to download the game fresh before installing any other apps.

- Phone Apps. Don't even bother reporting it.

- ROM Manager... see above ^

Thanks and hope you enjoy it!

DOWNLOAD
 

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civato

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Apr 20, 2011
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Congrads with your release.

Side info:
The V3 is a better and newer unlocked ICS bootloader 0.3.12 where V2 = 0.3.11 is , with that version you can go to fastboot with power off button and volume up button , that was not possible with V2.

ps:
If you want I patch the kernel for full root , pm it to me.
 

Moscow Desire

Retired Senior Moderator
Congrads with your release.

Side info:
The V3 is a better and newer unlocked ICS bootloader 0.3.12 where V2 = 0.3.11 is , with that version you can go to fastboot with power off button and volume up button , that was not possible with V2.

ps:
If you want I patch the kernel for full root , pm it to me.

Will Do. And Thanks for your help! Between baby and stuff, never thought I would get it done!
 

AstroMag

Member
Apr 23, 2012
26
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Saint Petersburg
I am very glad that you are prepared and have the firmware-based ICS, use your firmware back to Alexandra III rev 1.1. The only thing I would like to achieve stable 3g connection, but then of course have to wait for the next course of Acer.
 

Moscow Desire

Retired Senior Moderator
I am very glad that you are prepared and have the firmware-based ICS, use your firmware back to Alexandra III rev 1.1. The only thing I would like to achieve stable 3g connection, but then of course have to wait for the next course of Acer.

Thanks. I am sure next "leak" will have permanent fix for 3g. WakeLock fixes it for now. But battery life suffers because of it. Keep plugged into charger at night :D
 

imaulana

Member
Sep 9, 2009
34
8
Ciputat
OMG

oooooooh........my god.
it's the long waiting ROM, finally here. Alexandra IV.
will try to upgrade my Alexandra III. yippeyy.....
thank u moscow. :eek:

can't wait to get home.
 

Moscow Desire

Retired Senior Moderator
oooooooh........my god.
it's the long waiting ROM, finally here. Alexandra IV.
will try to upgrade my Alexandra III. yippeyy.....
thank u moscow. :eek:

can't wait to get home.

HA! On your way home, I suggest to stop by the Liquor store, grab a bottle, then stop by a sport shop, grab a "jock strap". Reason is, you still have to update your Bootloader if you have not done so already.

I run Ver2 of the patched bootloader, but I hear ver3 is ok also. So you may want to NVFlash ver3 as it has the Fastboot enabled.

Big Note: With ver3, they have a modified CWM to use. The old "it's magic" is no longer required with the version3. At least to my knowledge. If I am wrong, somebody please correct me.
 

ebonikeys

Senior Member
Jan 23, 2011
52
1
I dont know if this has something to do with the rom but playstore keeps on posting this message whenever I open it - "unfortunately, google play store has stopped"
 

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    A501 Evil Alex Unleashed ICS ver 4.0.3 Ver 2

    For current Acer Test Builds and Kernels GO HERE. Current test build/Kernel: ezT20-v1.0.1 by EZTerry OC/UV 1.5ghz

    NO MORE WAKELOCK!
    *On Most Devices. Still effects 1 or 2 users

    Evil Alex II patches located at end of this post.
    Currently Patch 1. Should fix users with Google Contacts Synch Issues.

    Acer_AV041_A501_1.021.00_WW_GEN1 ICS 4.0.3

    This is the Official Release Build it seems. Same build as initial OTA.

    Please note. I have tested most of the ROM, but not 100%. Nobody can. Testing on Odexed version went well with only a couple minor things. So if you have an issue, please post it, along with a LOGCAT.

    home.png

    *
    ring2.png





    Rom uses the Tweaked acer kernel 2.6.39.4+. Please see POST INSTALLATION procedures for Full System R/W access.

    WARNING: You MUST have the hacked ICS Bootloader VER 3 or higher. Steps for installing unlocked ICS Bootloaders can be found in Civato's Bootloader and Recovery Guide

    Do not install this ROM if you are on HC bootloader. If you don't know which bootloader version you have, download AcerRecoveryInstaller and run it. It will tell you. Also remember, once you go to ICS Bootloader, you can no longer run HC roms unless you go back to the HC Bootloader

    PRO TIP: Copy the Evil Alex Unleashed rom to your EXT SD card first, before messing with bootloaders. Also, you must use an ICS compatible Custom Recovery which is mentioned in the same thread


    Please direct all NVFlash bootloader install issues to the bootloader thread. Do not post them here.

    To get the full features, and avoid issues, you MUST be on the Bootloader Version 3 or higher!!!

    First off, a big THANKS to the following:
    Galapagos1 - For the update dump
    Vache - For his info
    Drellisdee & Skrilax_CZ - Work with ICS Bootloader
    EZTerry - For your previous help and OC Kernels.
    Civato - for guidance in getting Ring and Print running, and tips/images, and Kernels. I owe him a lot with modding roms. Without his assistance, I probably would be lost.
    And the rest of the people who got these leaks running when they were first introduced.

    And I want to thank everyboy who tested the TEST Rom, and reported back. I appreciate your help. You all know who you are, and you are ACES in my book. Thank You Very Much.

    Change list at end of post.

    What doesn't work.
    It seems Acer broke the SMS. You can send, but not receive SMS. This has only effected a few devices.
    UPDATE: My sms started working properly last week. Go figure.

    Features:
    SystemUI Mods
    Acer Ring
    Acer Print
    Custom Nav Buttons @55Pegasus
    Fully Deodexed
    Zip Aligned
    Full /System R-W
    Ad-Hoc support
    Tweaked kernel @Civato
    -Increased IO
    -GPS Mods
    -Init.d support
    -/System R/W

    Language Support:

    English, Bahasa Indonesia, Cestina, Dansk, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Magyar, Nederlands, Norsk bokmal, Polski, Portugues (Brasil, Portugal), Romania, Russian, Suomi, Svenska, Turkish, Ukranian (dialects unknown- Arabic, Asian)


    Apps Removed:

    FDUpdater
    FDUpdateService
    AcerNidus
    ApInApp
    Hero of Sparta (stock Acer game and not allowed to be re-distributed)
    Lets Golf (Stock Acer Game and not allowed to be re-distributed)
    Other Acer stuff.

    To Install:

    Boot to CWM recovery
    a. Wipe User Data
    b. Wipe Cache
    c. Wipe Dalvik Cache
    d. Wipe Battery Stats

    Go to Mounts and Storage

    a. Format System
    b. Format Flexrom

    Go back to Install Zip from SD

    Select Evil Alex Unleashed zip

    Install and reboot when finished.

    Note: please give the tablet a few minutes to settle after initial start. This allows it to build it's Dalvik Cache. You may not see the Acer Ring button at first. Allow a minute.

    Do your RECOVERY BACK-UP

    POST INSTALLATION NOTES. IMPORTANT!!!!

    - Turn USB Debugging ON in Settings/Development.

    - For Full Root /System R/W access, open your file manager and set /system to R/W. It's painless.

    - If you install any other mods, DO NOT wipe your Dalvik Cache. This may cause the Acer Ring to not function properly, resulting in re-installation of the ROM.

    - Volume. Notice that you now have 2 volume controls because of Acer Ring. If you do not have initial volume, please check the Acer Ring volume.

    - Acer Print. This has not been tested, as I lack a compatible printer.

    - Ad-Hoc should work. If not, try alternative patch at end of post.

    - Titanium Back-Up users. I do not use this app, so results may not work correctly with ICS and HC Apps. Do not restore Data from TB, and expect me to support it. TB only really works, when you reinstall the exact same rom.

    - Reporting Issues: If you get a FC on an Installed App that comes with the ROM, I may be able to help.

    - Games. I cannot promise all games will work. Nobody can. The best way, is to download the game fresh before installing any other apps.

    - Phone Apps. Don't even bother reporting it.

    - ROM Manager... see above ^

    Thanks and hope you enjoy it!

    DOWNLOAD
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    Test Builds/Kernels 10/08/2012

    Open Testing

    EZTerry ezT20-v1.0.1 Kernel for a501 ONLY
    75728d09deda8b1f1f42346ca8ad59b6 *ezT20-v1.0.1-pre1_S.zip

    ICS Only

    *** 1.5ghz OC
    *** UV control
    *** Full Sys RW
    *** GPS Tweak
    *** IO Tweak
    *** BFG IO Scheduler
    *** lulzactive CPU Controller

    For installation, Flash via CWM, Public Recovery.
    Download a CPU app from the Market. I use System Tuner, but any should work.

    Note: This is a TEST kernel. Battery life doesn't seem to be the best, but could be because of Google Now (GPS/Wifi running)

    I shouldn't have to say this, but make sure you do a recovery backup before flashing.

    DOWNLOAD

    Kernel Source

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Acer_AV041_A501_1.021.00_WW_GEN1 ICS 4.0.3

    Rom based on latest Acer leaked update.

    Note: With this ROM you need to run Zero-Null's root after installation. Set your USB Debugging to on. Ignore the errors just let it finish rooting., Then use Root Explorer or File Manager HD to set the /System to R/W.

    Thanks to:
    Galapagos1-System Dump
    EZTerry - Custom Busybox install


    Details;
    Full Origin ODEX
    Newest Busybox
    Includes ALL Acer Bloatware

    Things to specifically watch for;
    3g for dropping
    SOD
    Battery Life

    Installation is the same with my other roms. If you don't know how to install a rom, please see the instructions in the Original Post. Example: Wipes and Formats

    You must be on the unlocked ICS Bootloader for this rom to function properly

    DOWNLOAD

    Enjoy!!!! Remember, this is a STOCK ODEXED Acer build. I am not responsible if games and restored data do not function well. Although I did add the latest Busybox and custom install. Also, I used slight compression in the zip, as Acer seems to want to overbloat the rom where I can't find a server to upload. But it installs fine on my tab.
    3
    Take your time Mr. MD, Wife and children first :) We can wait, Euro opening games are waiting us ;)

    Do u like football MD, If Yes, Go Russian Bear :) If Not, Go Russian Bear again :p

    Ehhhh.... Go Portugal (I like the smaller countries) :D:D:D

    Update. Deodex good. Problems with acer print and ring. Signing issue. Really don't want to deal with it again ;)

    Few things and I'll post a beta and PM you guys on the "unofficial" beta testers.
    3
    Hello MD, would you mind to upload a smaller update file to your future release (not the whole packages)? because 400 megs is a "big" file for some user.

    Just uploaded a patch on the OP and also this post.

    Patch should fix some issue with Play Store downloads and Network Provider issues. Will post a new updated rom later.

    It should update to ver 3d.
    3
    Hey is there a fix to get my gsp working, it's not linking at all.
    ???

    Sent you a PM already Mate.

    Info for any having GPS issues with not locking.

    In the past 3 or 4 days, I noticed GPS was no longer getting locks on Sat's. WTH????

    Of course I mess with different kernels, so figured maybe had some bad kernel files leftover. Did a fresh re-install. Got some locks (3 of 11)

    Yesterday, GPS wouldn't lock so I installed Civato's tweaked kernel and all worked. Today, no GPS locks (tab was on 24+hrs). Rebooted all is fine. Locks on 7 of 12 sats.

    Just some info for you all.

    MD
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