[ROM][AOKP/CM][4.0.4][04/09][AROMA] RootBOX ICS [v1.8][Milestone 6][STABLE]


Retired Recognized Developer
Mar 10, 2012

[RootBOX ICS 4.0.4]

  • AOKP Based ICS 4.0.4 IMM76I (Built from Source - RootBox Sources)
  • Kernels: Fluxi ICS Kernel, Siyah ICS Kernel, CM ICS Kernel, Dorimanx ICS Kernel & Dark Knight ICS Kernel
  • Launchers: Nova Launcher, Apex Launcher, LG Launcher (240DPI +SGS3 Theme), TouchWiz UX Launcher (180DPI and 240DPI)
  • File Manager: ES File Explorer, Solid Explorer
  • Music Player: Google Play Music, Sony Walkman Music Player, Apollo Music Player
  • Music Enhancement: Beats Audio & DSP Manager
  • Camera: AOKP + cherry picked CM9 features (ISO support & Burst Shots)
  • Unread Notification Count for Missed Calls and Messaging (LG Home Launcher)
  • Multi Waves Lockscreen (Multi Waves Style + 2-8 Target Apps)
  • Tweaked build.prop (Phone, Battery, WiFi, GUI & Network tweaks)
  • Modified host file (Block ads)
  • CM9 Messaging App (With break line, Enter or Smileys)
  • CM9 Browser
  • Sense 4 Task Manager
  • Lockscreen Vibration Option
  • Default or Dark Theme Google Apps
  • ICS or Jelly Bean Animations
  • OTA Update (Rom, Kernel and Apps)
  • ExTweaks & xxTweaker integrated in Settings
  • Init.d Fix applied
  • Fully functional HSPA+ (HSPAP:15)

Recommended Installation Steps

Coming from another Custom ROM:
  1. Wipe Data/Factory Reset (This does not affect your Internal/External storage)
  2. Format /System (This does not affect your Internal/External storage)
  3. Flash ROM
  4. Follow Aroma Instructions (Uncheck Reboot Device when Aroma Installation is complete)
  5. Wipe Cache
  6. Wipe Dalvik Cache
  7. Reboot

Coming from Stock Samsung ROM:
  1. Root Phone - Get CWM Recovery (Refer to How to root your Samsung Galaxy S2)
  2. Wipe Data/Factory Reset (This does not affect your Internal/External storage)
  3. Format /System (This does not affect your Internal/External storage)
  4. Flash ROM
  5. Follow Aroma Instructions (Uncheck Reboot Device when Aroma Installation is complete)
  6. Wipe Cache
  7. Wipe Dalvik Cache
  8. Reboot

Aroma Options

Customized Installation

Kernel Options
  • Fluxi XX ICS Kernel
  • Siyah ICS Kernel
  • CM9 ICS Kernel
  • Dorimanx ICS Kernel
  • Dark Knight ICS Kernel
Launcher Options
  • Nova
  • Apex
  • LG UI 3.0 (240DPI +SGS3 Theme)
  • TouchWix UX
File Manager Options
  • Solid Explorer
  • ES File Manager
Music Player Options
  • Google Play Music
  • Apollo Music Player
  • Sony Walkman Music Player
Music Enhancement
  • Beats Audio
  • DSP Manager
Keyboard Option
  • Stock Keyboard
  • Dark Theme Keyboard
Toggles Option
  • Stock Toggles
  • RootBOX Toggles (made by Cyberboob)
Lockscreen Vibration Option
  • Default
  • Disable Lockscreen Vibration
Jelly Bean Animations
  • ICS Animations
  • Jelly Bean Animations
GAPPS Themes Options
  • Default GAPPS
  • Dark GAPPS (Except Play Store+GTalk)

RootBox Sources



JellyBean 4.1.1 Vanilla RootBox JB 4.1.1 Thread

v1.8 Final ICS Version (20120904)
  • Removed Dorimanx - Aroma Options
  • Removed Dark Knight Kernel - Aroma Options
  • Updated Siyah ICS Kernel v4.1.2
Project name: platform_manifest
  •Bajee11 - Track CM zlib to fix fopen64

Project name: vendor_aokp_ics
  •Bajee11 - Change RootBox version V1.8
  •Bajee11 - Fix product name for build.prop
  •Bajee11 - Update OTA app Update Me 1.3.4
  •Bajee11 - USB Tether fix
  •Bajee11 - Add Galaxy Note (N7000) support

Project name: proprietary_vendor_samsung
  •chris41g - update
  •Robert Burns - Fix toro/d2vzw coexistence
  •Daniel Bateman - vibrantmtd: done goofed
  •PierPP - galaxys2: updated blobs from LPT this should let us get back HSPAP:15 - thx bajee11
  •Scott Warner - Update d2 blobs
  •Scott Warner - Update d2spr to match jellybean
  •Daniel Hillenbrand - n7000: use opensauce sensor hal
  •Daniel Bateman - vibrantmtd: original gps libs
  •Bajee11 - Use LPS RIL
  •Shareef Ali - Fix camera
  •Chris41g - Update epic4gtouch/epic4gtouch-vendor-blobs.mk

Project name: android_bootable_recovery
  •Daniel Bateman - recovery: fix up key repeating
  •Koushik Dutta -
  •Koushik Dutta - First pass at fixing up the threading issues in ro.cwm.enable_key_repeat.
  •David Ferguson - recovery: support for more than 1 sdcard in USB mass storage
  •Koushik Dutta - allow customization of the backup format
  •Koushik Dutta - add nandroid menu extension
  •Koushik Dutta - cleanups
  •Koushik Dutta - rename dedupe_gc to nandroid_dedupe_gc
  •Koushik Dutta - rename dedupe_gc to nandroid_dedupe_gc
  •Koushik Dutta - Add minizip tool.
  •Koushik Dutta - Rename Nandroid to backup/restore. Allow configuration of default backup handlers.

Project name: frameworks_base
  •rodries - Fix compiling errors in AudioService.java
  •Phil Tunstall - Fix ring/notification volume not restoring correctly on headset (dis)connect
  •Phil Tunstall - Sound preference: Safe volume restore when plugging in a headset (1/2)
  •Phil Tunstall - Fix ring/notification volume not restoring correctly on headset (dis)connect
  •Emilio López - Turn off "too slow" logs.
  •rodries - Fix 100% cpu usage with no early suspend Fom http://review.android.git.linaro.org/#change,2431
  •codeworkx - Smdk4210RIL: swap voice privacy and video
  •Bajee11 - Add xhdpi RootBox ressources

Project name: packages_apps_Camera
  •rodries - Fix compiling error
  •Ricardo Cerqueira - Camera: Prevent double-stops on preview for some HALs
  •Jorge Ruesga - Fix 5914: Reset Camera to Defaults Crashes Camera App

Project name: AOKP_Backup
  •Roman Birg - add initial Parse compatibility
  •Roman Birg - add parse lib, some cleanup
  •Roman Birg - fix index issue
  •Roman Birg - initial split of ICS & JB settings. 1.5

Project name: android_packages_apps_Mms
  •Romuald Brunet - MMS app: fix crash when MMSC setting is NULL
  •Jorge Ruesga - Fix 5872: (Mms) Phone doesn't vibrate on receiving texts unless on vibrate only
  •Andrew Jiang - Mms: Updated Simplified Chinese Translations
  •pvolkov - Update Russian Translation-Mms-CM9

Project name: android_packages_apps_Trebuchet
  •Rajulu Ponnada - Launcher: increasing the lower bound and upperbound of loaded pages to avoid stutter in applist scroll

Project name: android_packages_apps_Superuser
  •Björn Lundén - SuperUser : New xhdpi icon

Project name: android_packages_apps_Browser
  •Marco Brohet - Browser: Update search engines

Project name: android_device_samsung_galaxys2
  •PierPP - extract-files: new shared lib for LPT ril blobs
  •Bajee11 - SGS2 Hardware Info + RootBox Tweaks
  •Francesco - GalaxyS2_DeviceSettings - Updated Italian translation
  •syman - Added missing translation for vibration settings

Project name: android_kernel_samsung_smdk4210
  •codeworkx - kang touchscreen values and bcmdhd driver from siyah
  •codeworkx - samsung opensource ics update 6
  •codeworkx - samsung opensource ics update 5

Project name: android_external_zlib
  •Koushik Dutta - minizip: fix up erroneous fopen64 usage.
[B][COLOR="Red"]v1.7 (20120721)[/COLOR][/B]
[*]Updated Fluxi ICS Kernel XX.03-beta3-s2w
[*]Updated Dorimanx ICS Kernel V4.9
[*]Updated Siyah ICS Kernel v3.4
[*]Updated Dark Knight ICS Kernel V1.9.2
[*]Updated Solid Explorer Beta 2
[*]Updated Update Me 1.3.3
[*]Using OpenSource Sensor Hal
[*]Fixed HSPA+ behaviour 
[*]Fixed init.d - Thanks to users for pointing it out
[*]Fixed Location showing multiple times in camera settings
[*]Fixed Date not showing up in dropdown menu
[*]Added New Bootanimation - Thanks to BigDenn
[*]Added Burst shots (up to 20 shots) - Camera
[*]Added Fast Dormancy app - Aroma Option
[*]Changed Lockscreen wave count from 5 to 3 - Looks better this way
[*]Changed Lockscreen position - Lowered it as stock
[*]Changed default wallpaper
[*]Changed File Explorers extract location to /data/app (easier for user update)
[*]More to come...

[B][COLOR="Red"]v1.6 (20120710)[/COLOR][/B]
[*][URL="http://aokp.co/index.php/releases/_/milestone-6-r27"]Milestone 6[/URL]
[*]Updated Fluxi ICS Kernel XX.03-beta1
[*]Updated Dorimanx ICS Kernel V4.4
[*]Updated xxTweaker 0.4.0_beta1
[*]Updated Siyah ICS Kernel v3.3.3B
[*]Added Dark Knight ICS Kernel V1.8
[*]Fixed DSP Manager issue
[*]Fixed Jelly Bean Animations
[*]Fixed "recents" Opening When Waking Device With Home Button 
[*]Fixed keypad lighting up when screen backlight auto-adjusts - CM Kernel
[*]Fixed Samsung Volume Bug (Headset/Music/Notification) - Thanks to Codeworkx
[*]Fixed Automatic Timezone Failing - AOKP
[*]Added Camera ISO Support - Merged from CM Camera
[*]Added OTA - Update Me (requested by users)
[*]Added OTA in Settings
[*]OTA: ROM, Kernel, xxTweaker & Phone DPI.
[*]Reverted Lockscreen Handle - Removed RB
[*]Removed Dark Background option - Aroma  
[*]Noise Suppression - AOKP/CM
[*]Extend Reset Touch Focus Delay to 15 seconds from 3 seconds - Merged from CM Camera
[*]Configurable Touchkey Backlight Timeout - CM Kernel (Device Settings)

[B][COLOR="Red"]v1.5 (20120704)[/COLOR] - FULL WIPE or Uninstall xxTweaker/ExTweaks before flashing[/B]
[*]Minor Fixes
[*]Updated Fluxi ICS Kernel XX.02-beta10
[*]Updated Dorimanx ICS Kernel 4.0B
[*]Updated Dark Theme GAPPS (Thanks to Team ICEmods)
[*]Added xxTweaker to Settings (Only shows if you have xxTweaker installed in /system/app)
[*]Added ExTweaks to Settings  (Only shows if you have ExTweaks installed in /system/app)
[*]Added CM Browser -
[*]Added CM Mms - Option to change the soft keyboard type when composing in default Mms (Smiley, Enter to a new line or Enter to send)
[*]Added [URL="http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1738329"]Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) Animations[/URL] - Aroma Option (thanks to hikarugo)
[*]AOKP/CM Upstream as Always

[B][COLOR="Red"]v1.4 (20120626)[/COLOR][/B]
[*][URL="http://aokp.co/index.php/releases/_/build-40-r26"]Build 40 AOKP[/URL]
[*]Added Dorimanx 3.9B Kernel
[*]Updated Solid Explorer
[*]Updated Fluxi Kernel ICS XX.02-beta9
[*]Updated xxTweaker0.3.9_rc2
[*]Modified Aroma Installer - Avoid installation of GAPPS
[*]Modified Aroma Installer - Avoid installation of DSP Manager & Beats Audio
[*]Minor Bug Fixes

[B][COLOR="Red"]v1.3 (20120621)[/COLOR][/B]
[*]Merged remaining updates from B39 (Including weather refresh bug)
[*]Redesigned Aroma Installer - Easier to select options
[*]Added CM9 Kernel - Compiled from source
[*]Added Back Apollo Music Player
[*]Added Google Play Music
[*]Added Beats Audio
[*]Added TouchWiz UX Launcher
[*]Added Toggle Option
[*]Added Background Option
[*]Added Lockscreen Vibration Option
[*]Added 3G tweaks in build.prop
[*]Upgraded Fluxi Kernel ICS XX.02-beta6
[*]Upgraded xxTweaker0.3.9_rc1
[*]Removed LG Memo App
[*]Fixed Battery Drain Issue
[*]Many more AOKP/CM [URL="https://github.com/Bajee11"]merges[/URL]

[B][COLOR="Red"]v1.2 (20120614)[/COLOR][/B]
[*][URL="http://aokp.co/site/index.php?/topic/437-release-build-39/page__pid__3396#entry3396"]Build 39 AOKP[/URL]
[*]New Installer: Aroma
[*]Added Siyah Kernel ICS v3.3.2
[*]Added ExTweaks (Will install if Siyah selected in custom installation)
[*]Added xxTweaker0.3.9-beta5 (Will install as default if Siyah not selected)
[*]Added Sony Walkman Player
[*]Upgraded Fluxi Kernel ICS XX.02-beta4
[*]Upgraded DSPManger V2.0
[*]Upgraded Nova Launcher
[*]Removed Apollo Player
[*]Tweaked Hosts File
[*]Tweaked build.prop (Media, Phone, Battery, WiFi and GUI)
[*]Modded Dark Theme Messaging app keyboard to display enter key instead of smiley (Thanks to aceofclubs)
[*]Minor upstream upgrades from AOKP


[B][COLOR="Red"]v1.1 (20120611)[/COLOR][/B]
[*][URL="http://aokp.co/site/index.php?/topic/433-release-build-38/"]Build 38 AOKP[/URL]
[*]Fixed USB Connection Type
[*]Fixed Internal Storage Option (Internal=SDCard External=emmc)
[*]Added New Lockscreen Waves/Handle Implementation as default
[*]Added New RBOX Wallpapers (Thanks to BigDenn/Hospital349)
[*]Added S2 Device Settings
[*]Changed Contacts (People - Black&Blue)
[*]Changed Keyboard (Black)
[*]Changed Toggle Icons (Toggles made by Cyberboob)
[*]Changed File Manager - Solid Explorer
[*]Changed Holo Background to Full Black
[*]Lots of minor improvements

[B][COLOR="red"]v1.0 (20120605)[/COLOR][/B]
[*]Added New Bootanimation (Thanks to BigDenn)
[*]Added Sound to Bootanimation
[*]Added Latest Fluxi Kernel XX.02 Beta1
[*]Added SGS3 Theme for LG UI Launcher (Thanks to XaToR91)
[*]Added RootBOX Wallpapers
[*]Ported Memo app from LG (Thanks to XaToR91)

- A Simple Thanks is enough for the download
- Read "Recommended Installation" and "Aroma Options" above before flashing

RootBOX v1.8 (245.07 MB - MD5 Sum: bc204e5ed211ebcca3f3b3879ac0d00d )

If you require immediate support, try catching me on IRC #rootboxics

Donation Thanks

  1. drdoulittle
  2. malavan
  3. drdoulittle
  4. pelpa87
  5. Spyder Networks
  6. Rashidkhan
  7. Bauke
  8. deepo75
  9. drdoulittle
  10. Mike

If you like my work and wish to donate, here's the link :)

  • Only 240 DPI for LG Launcher
  • Only 180/240 DPI for TouchWiz UX Launcher
  • Nav Bar Not Compatible With LG Launcher
  • Phone.apk for DPI Changes - Download Fix Here

Huge Thanks To:

  • AOKP Team
  • CM Team
  • FrozenAOKP Team (Support)
  • gokhanmoral (Siyah Kernel)
  • Fluxi (Fluxi Kernel)
  • Amarullz - Aroma Installer
  • Team ICEmods (Inverted Gapps)
  • Rodries (Support)
  • Luminoso (Support)
  • XaToR91 for LG launcher and SGS3 Theme
  • BigDenn for Logo, bootanimation and wallpapers
  • bluefa1con
  • Hospital349 for Wallpapers
  • GalaxyS2Root (Video Review)
  • Rueben_ (Video Review)

Special Thanks to FrozenAOKP TEAM


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Retired Recognized Developer
Mar 10, 2012
RootBox F.A.Q

Q: I changed my DPI and my phone crashes when I make or get calls

A: Flash DPI Phone Fix Posted on OP​

Q: Where is my external SD Card?

A: /emmc = External Storage
/sdcard = Internal Storage​

Q: I have duplicate media files.. What do I do?

A:You can unmount SD Card and mount it back or Clear Data for Media Storage and reboot.​

Q: How can I disable fast dormancy?

A:Use this app

Q: Where are the Samsung stuff in this rom?

A:I will never bloat this rom with Samsung. Here's a thread you could check out.​

Q: I don't like RootBox toggles, can I get the stock ones?

A:I already included stock ones in Aroma.​

Q: What's the different between this Rom and all the other AOKP out there?

A:It's neat, clean, MANY cherry picked CM fixes and features, very hassle free and of course: my presence​

Q: Where are the Google apps (GAPPS)?

A:It's included in Aroma​

Q: What it Aroma?

A:It's a unique installation process that allows you to choose the things you want to install before flashing. You can keep the rom pure and bloat free or add as much as you want. The user decides everything!​

Q: What modem comes with this rom?

A:This rom does not come with any modem and does not modify your current one, because that's how it should be! Modems are region specific and it is really unwise to include modems with a ROM.​

Q: I just flashed the ROM but I get no data connection?

A:Reboot once and you should be fine​

Q: I flashed Default GAPPS but I don't see Gmail, Youtube or Maps?!

A:Latest GAPPS package (20120429) does not include these. You have to get them in Play Store.​

Q: There's no FM radio in here?!

A:Yup.. Get one from the Play Store. AOKP doesn't support FM radio.​

Q: What's the best kernel?

A: Best Kernels

Q: I keep having wlan_rx_wakelock. How can I fix this?

A: Read Post by burgess_boy​
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Retired Recognized Developer
Mar 10, 2012


Recognized Themer
Jan 5, 2011
1.3 beta testing:

If someone could test the Stock background, stock toggles and No vibration.. that would be nice since a lot of users want the stock ones instead of the default ones I put.
I tested Stock background, stock toggles and no vibration all works good ;)

Here a lot of screenshot of new Aroma Installer and other small things ;)

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/d6id57p3pvrdiir/UmAeIWTasW (My Dropbox Folder)
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Senior Member
Aug 1, 2011
I think that's their way of subscribing to this thread :D

Btw guys, just implementing my lockcreen with this rom as default. It'll be white waves as default :)
Nice cant wait to try this hopefully this will replace Hydrogen ROM :( and be the best AOKP rom For me :) keep up the good work !


Retired Recognized Developer
Mar 10, 2012
Yeah I know:) i'm just excited:) haha!

Btw Bajee, in the title it says B37. Since B38 is out, you plan to start with B37 first isit:)? Just a thougt

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Yea starting with B37, will update to B38 when I`ll have more time on hand :)

amazing things... im excited to try rootbox,
congrats bajee for the new rom, be prepared to be "recognized developer" someday... ;)
Haha.. far from it mate, It's easy to compile and build from source and add stuff.. Im still learning a lot. Most of the credits goes to the ones that actually thought me how to do all this. specially, FrozenAOKP team. Hats off to them!


Senior Member
Nov 14, 2010
Haha.. far from it mate, It's easy to compile and build from source and add stuff.. Im still learning a lot. Most of the credits goes to the ones that actually thought me how to do all this. specially, FrozenAOKP team. Hats off to them!
as you said your learning and i think its not possible for that title, :) i know you can do it mate, you have amazing mods from hydrogen and rr and now you have your own rom, i want to learn also but i dont have enough free time to study compiling, :) thanks bajee, will follow this thread, goodluck mate


Senior Member
Nov 6, 2011
HI mate , sound interesting , i'll give it a try, especially because you helped a lot in the thread of my actual ROM , and because i see u are a good person, the best for you. :D :D
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