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[ROM][AOSP][Nightly/Release] CarbonRom KitKat [moto_msm8960]

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CarbonROM

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About Carbon

CarbonRom is an aftermarket firmware based on the Android Open Source Project. We are dedicated to fast, stable, and feature-filled roms, honesty and communication with our users, and openness with our code. We like frequent builds, with the very latest and greatest hardware support and fixes. We strive to not only provide you with the best rom we can build, but also to give back to the Android community and our fellow developers. For us, this is about creating something we can be proud of and hope you will enjoy.

Please feel free to look at, build, and use our code on CarbonDev GitHub. and on our Gerrit CarbonDev Gerrit.

We would like to thank CyanogenMod for their device trees, framework/settings mods and their code that was incorporated into this project. We also extend our gratitude to the devs whose code that we have incorporated. Proper authorship has been maintained and can be viewed on our repository.

Special thanks also go to Slim Rom for some of their features, PA, AOKP, and anyone else we may have borrowed commits from that hasn't been mentioned here. If you feel you have been unfairly left out, please - let us know.

While we make every effort to test these builds as much as possible, we are not responsible for anything that may happen to your device, family, pets, or perception of reality. We ask that you do your part to know your device and know how to recover from problems before you flash! If you have questions, ask your fellow users or ask us in #teamcarbon on freenode IRC.


Features

All of our features can be found on our site here:

Carbon Features

Here are some screenshots:

Carbon Screenshots


Carbon Updates

Join us on these Social Media Channels to keep yourself up-to-date on all the latest Carbon news, updates, contests, and more! Join our completely open Google+ community for insider conversation with devs and other users.




Download Carbon

All Carbon downloads and further information such as features, changelog, and FAQ can be found on our website.

Carbon Downloads


Changelog

For a detailed changelog, check out the changes made each night here:

Carbon Changelog


Support

We spend an astonishing amount of time developing this software. We can't spend much time on XDA as a result, so if you need support, please try the following:

1) Search. Search, search, search. Yes, you. I don't care how unique or important your question is, it's very likely someone has adressed it already. Especially if you're even close to new at this.

2) Read our FAQ, which can be found on our website. Carbon FAQ

3) Ask a question in your device forum. Someone will no doubt try to help you. Warning: this help may come in the form of telling you it's a dumb question that has been asked before. See step 1 - such are the perils of asking questions when you haven't done the research yourself. Android is about helping yourself.

4) Ask a question on our IRC channel. Connect to #teamcarbon on irc.freenode.net or click here. You'll find several other Carbon fans and usually one or more devs as well. Please be polite.


Who is Team Carbon?

Find out here:

Carbon Team


Remember, every penny you send to us goes right back into the rom. It's used for hardware, server costs, etc - all the things that help us make Carbon better with every release. Your support means the world to us! If you've enjoyed Carbon, please consider a donation toward this goal. Thank you, and we hope you continue to enjoy Carbon!


 
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levizx

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I was told none of these moto's have DevDB. I've never used it myself, might be why haha.

Yeah, maybe that:D

Quick question: I'm noticing quite apparent banding on my screen, especially on white background. And occational white noise splash while turning screen on, is it normal or just because I'm using it on XT905? Seems to be kernel related. I'm actually testing out both Gummy and Carbon, both have the same problem.
 

arrrghhh

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Yeah, maybe that:D

Quick question: I'm noticing quite apparent banding on my screen, especially on white background. And occational white noise splash while turning screen on, is it normal or just because I'm using it on XT905? Seems to be kernel related. I'm actually testing out both Gummy and Carbon, both have the same problem.

This is not made for xt905, so I'm not sure... Do you know how that device differs? I'm not aware of any forum for that device...

Edit - just checked, seems CM doesn't support it either? How does CM run?
 
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levizx

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This is not made for xt905, so I'm not sure... Do you know how that device differs? I'm not aware of any forum for that device...

Edit - just checked, seems CM doesn't support it either? How does CM run?

Should be almost the same since this is just the GSM version of XT907. By apparent I actually mean noticable by human eyes (on while background). It's has to have something to do with the buffer or refresh rate.

Actually all ROMs with minor modification works fine. Not as smooth as I'd hope ie not smoother than debloated stock 4.1, but all things work, sans the occasional white-noise splash while turning screen on and the annoying band morie pattern.

Another question, do you have any plans ditching the emulated sdcard? It's quite pointless with just about 4GB after a full wipe and you have to share the space with apps.
 

arrrghhh

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I can't find out the download package of the xt907, is that true? I love carbon team, the black theme looks really nice

We are working on migrating to a new download site + mirror... as our infrastructure was not up to the task (downloads were REALLY slow).

Hopefully the new setup can handle the load! I'll upload the last build to a mirror.
 
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hecksagon

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The banding issue affects all 4.4 roms. I don't know the technical details but it seems 3D acceleration is about 50% slower than 4.2 roms. Since nearly everything is composted in the GPU now, everything seems to suffer from poor frame rates and other graphical anomalies.
 

levizx

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which is going to be better as a daily driver this one, or the JB?

Personally I would not recommend anything above 4.2.2/CM10.1 at this stage.
It's fine if you want a test drive, and it's stable enough to be a daily driver.
But it's not as fast and feature-complete. Unless you desperately want the new things (ART etc),
you might have to wait for a while (after official kk for RAZR M/HD) before KitKat roms really take off.
 

motoroid7

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Personally I would not recommend anything above 4.2.2/CM10.1 at this stage.
It's fine if you want a test drive, and it's stable enough to be a daily driver.
But it's not as fast and feature-complete. Unless you desperately want the new things (ART etc),
you might have to wait for a while (after official kk for RAZR M/HD) before KitKat roms really take off.
I don't know, I prefer the 4.4 ROMs over 4.2. Personally faster for me. It's just right now if people want a lot of features there aren't going to be as many in 4.4 as there are for 4.2, though that will change. It's only because obviously JB has been out longer, but honestly feature-wise things are catching up.
 
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levizx

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I don't know, I prefer the 4.4 ROMs over 4.2. Personally faster for me. It's just right now if people want a lot of features there aren't going to be as many in 4.4 as there are for 4.2, though that will change. It's only because obviously JB has been out longer, but honestly feature-wise things are catching up.

KitKat is buggier than JB4.2 with our dated kernel/driver, that's a fact. For me the banding issue is a showstopper, period. Feature-wise, I do agree it's getting better, but we live in the moment don't we? Like I said, it's cool if you use it just to test it out, you might even be of help to the devs in identifying bugs.

But if you are asking the question "should I use this as my daily driver", the answer is probably no, otherwise you wouldn't be asking the question in the first place.
 
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allenrb2

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Is there an error with the reported signal in the battery options? Cell standby shows very high percentage time without signal, upwards of %50. On stock based roms I have never seen more than %1 time without signal.
 

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    About Carbon

    CarbonRom is an aftermarket firmware based on the Android Open Source Project. We are dedicated to fast, stable, and feature-filled roms, honesty and communication with our users, and openness with our code. We like frequent builds, with the very latest and greatest hardware support and fixes. We strive to not only provide you with the best rom we can build, but also to give back to the Android community and our fellow developers. For us, this is about creating something we can be proud of and hope you will enjoy.

    Please feel free to look at, build, and use our code on CarbonDev GitHub. and on our Gerrit CarbonDev Gerrit.

    We would like to thank CyanogenMod for their device trees, framework/settings mods and their code that was incorporated into this project. We also extend our gratitude to the devs whose code that we have incorporated. Proper authorship has been maintained and can be viewed on our repository.

    Special thanks also go to Slim Rom for some of their features, PA, AOKP, and anyone else we may have borrowed commits from that hasn't been mentioned here. If you feel you have been unfairly left out, please - let us know.

    While we make every effort to test these builds as much as possible, we are not responsible for anything that may happen to your device, family, pets, or perception of reality. We ask that you do your part to know your device and know how to recover from problems before you flash! If you have questions, ask your fellow users or ask us in #teamcarbon on freenode IRC.


    Features

    All of our features can be found on our site here:

    Carbon Features

    Here are some screenshots:

    Carbon Screenshots


    Carbon Updates

    Join us on these Social Media Channels to keep yourself up-to-date on all the latest Carbon news, updates, contests, and more! Join our completely open Google+ community for insider conversation with devs and other users.




    Download Carbon

    All Carbon downloads and further information such as features, changelog, and FAQ can be found on our website.

    Carbon Downloads


    Changelog

    For a detailed changelog, check out the changes made each night here:

    Carbon Changelog


    Support

    We spend an astonishing amount of time developing this software. We can't spend much time on XDA as a result, so if you need support, please try the following:

    1) Search. Search, search, search. Yes, you. I don't care how unique or important your question is, it's very likely someone has adressed it already. Especially if you're even close to new at this.

    2) Read our FAQ, which can be found on our website. Carbon FAQ

    3) Ask a question in your device forum. Someone will no doubt try to help you. Warning: this help may come in the form of telling you it's a dumb question that has been asked before. See step 1 - such are the perils of asking questions when you haven't done the research yourself. Android is about helping yourself.

    4) Ask a question on our IRC channel. Connect to #teamcarbon on irc.freenode.net or click here. You'll find several other Carbon fans and usually one or more devs as well. Please be polite.


    Who is Team Carbon?

    Find out here:

    Carbon Team


    Remember, every penny you send to us goes right back into the rom. It's used for hardware, server costs, etc - all the things that help us make Carbon better with every release. Your support means the world to us! If you've enjoyed Carbon, please consider a donation toward this goal. Thank you, and we hope you continue to enjoy Carbon!


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    why take you guys so long to update your website?

    Is there something specific you'd like to see updated, or are you just complaining in general?

    Keep in mind, this isn't a job - we're doing this all for free, and in our free time. Some teams don't even have a website...
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    The "latest" version of carbon is on the JB bootloader, while the latest of CM11 is on the KK bootloader. So to use carbon, you would need to downgrade the bootloader.

    I am on the JB bootloader and running the last release of carbon on an XT905. The GPS works very well, and I get a cold lock outdoors in a few seconds. I can even get a solid lock inside my apartment with the blinds closed.

    Indeed. There's also a new device at CM11, moto_msm8960_jbbl.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=54553631&postcount=405

    I've built Carbon using these trees, and will resurrect the device. Just need to sort out this roomservice issue and it should build on the new bi-weekly schedule!

    Edit - done.

    You must be running the old 4.1.2 JB bootloader setup - this is basically for folks who can't upgrade to the new KK bootloader from moto for whatever reason.
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    Maybe, but these recorded calls were specifically within this 3rd party app.

    I'm just letting you know there's no need to install a third party app :) (especially if it's causing issues!)
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    Some of us like the simplicity and others like customizations. No need to advertise beanstalk here

    Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk