[ROM][ARC/ARC S] Arconium ICS 5.0 - "Woop!" [FW:587][1 Nov]

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doomed151

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Dec 5, 2009
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Arconium ICS

A user-customizable lightweight ROM stripped of bloatwares based on the official ICS update for arc (LT15i) and arc S (LT18i). Now with AROMA Installer.

Screenshots

rwTS
rwU1
rwU8

rwUg
rwUl


Recomended Configuration


Changelog

5.0 (1 Nov)
  • Rebased to 4.1.B.0.587.
  • Updated some third party apps.
  • Fixed build.prop for LT18i not showing Arconium ICS 4.X in About phone.
  • Removed software rendering support due to insufficient testing.
  • Adjusted tweaks, system should be more responsive
  • Updated to latest APN list from CM10

4.0 (14 June)
  • Rebased to official 4.1.B.0.431.
  • Deodexed framework.
  • Moved apks from /vendor/app to /system/app.
  • SuperCharged services.jar.
  • Updated most apps.
  • Camcorder records stereo audio.

2.4 (15 May)
  • Fixed broken WiFi on stock kernel.
  • Applied status bar patch. Thanks to darebak666 for pointing it out.
Your phone will be slow for a minute after booting in this version due to SQL optimization running in the background.

2.3 (15 May)
  • Updated following apps:
    • Facebook.
    • Titanium Backup.
    • Twitter.
    • No-frills CPU Control.
  • Added following apps:
    • Adobe Flash Player.
    • Adobe Reader.
    • Equalizer.
  • Improved battery life.
  • Included status bar mod by Darkfunnyguy.
  • Improved scrolling smoothness. Thanks to tkymgr for the patch.
  • Attempt to lock messaging, contacts and phone into memory.
  • Improved connectivity performance.
List on second post has been updated.

2.2 (26 Apr)
  • AROMA Installer 2.0.
  • Streamlined customizations.
  • Updated following apps:
    • SuperSU.
    • Street View.
    • Titanium Backup.
    • Facebook.
  • Changed SD card readahead to 1024 KB.
  • Minor changes to VM management.

2.1a (24 Apr)
  • Small fix in updater-script.
  • ROM version is still 2.1.

2.1 (23 Apr)
  • Different build.prop for LT15i (arc) and LT18i (arc S).
  • Only install "Performance assistant" if either "FB Inside Xperia and Timescape" or "ANT+" or both are installed.
  • Added DSP Manager.
  • Sync and SIM Tookit is now optional.
  • Fixed derp in updater-script.
  • Recalibrated touch in AROMA.
  • Added camera mod by hansip87.
  • Ability to move dalvik-cache to /system partition (saves a lot of space on /data). Highly experimental, only for advanced users.
List on second post has been updated.

2.0 (22 Apr)
  • Integrated AROMA Installer. Refer to the post below for a list of customizable items.
  • Added various useful apps during installation.
  • Updated system apps.
  • Improved VM management.

1.1 (18 Apr)
  • Adjusted tweaks and added some new ones.
  • Updated system apps.
  • Deodexed framework (WARNING: Might break compatibility with themes).

1.0 (15 Apr)
  • Rebase to final official ROM.
  • Rooted with Superuser 3.0.7.
  • BusyBox 1.19.3.
  • Updated system apps.
  • Removed bloatware.
  • Tweaked.

Credits

DooMLoRD - zdzihu - cobrato - Bin4ry - iridaki - ShyamSasi - zeppelinrox - amarullz - hansip87 - tkymgr - Darkfunnyguy

I'll consider requests and report any problems you find.
I'm not asking for any but if you want to donate, I'll be very grateful.
 
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doomed151

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Dec 5, 2009
1,522
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Downloads

Main ROM
update-Arconium-ICS-5.0.zip (189 MB)
Mirrors: MediaFire

! Attention ROM devs/chefs !
Please do NOT use any of my customized scripts for your own release. Using them as reference is fine though.


Known Issues for 5.0

  • Touch controls might not work in AROMA Installer.
  • As with stock ICS, phone/contacts may take a while to start for the first time after boot.
  • If you didn't do a full wipe when coming from 4.1.B.0.431, you might have problems deleting bloatware.

Troubleshooting

  • Flash the corresponding modules from the kernel you use (unless "modules included" is written) to make sure WiFi works properly.
  • If touch doesn't work in AROMA Installer, you can use hardware keys to navigate (like CWM).

Installation

  1. Copy update zip to SD card.
  2. Flash a suitable baseband using FlashTool.
  3. Flash one of the listed kernels or any compatible ones.
  4. Boot into ClockworkMod Recovery.
  5. Flash zip package.
  6. Follow on-screen instructions.
  7. Reboot.

List of Customizable Items for 5.0

Required:
  • Xperia arc or
  • Xperia arc S.
  • Superuser or
  • SuperSU.
Applications:
  • Facebook.
  • Talk.
  • Twitter.
  • Adobe Reader.
  • Adobe Flash Player.
Tools:
  • Explorer.
  • No-frills CPU Control.
  • Titanium Backup.
  • DSP Manager.
  • SIM Toolkit.
  • Equalizer.
Add-ons:
  • Facebook inside Xperia™ and Timescape.
  • ANT+.
  • Sync.
  • Stock sounds and ringtones.
  • Live wallpapers.
  • Xperia™ Wallpapers.
  • Sony Widgets.
Advanced:
  • Factory reset / wipe data.
  • Dalvik-cache on /system.
 
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doomed151

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Dec 5, 2009
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What About Overclock? :)
That's kernel related, nothing to do with ROM.

Can I use it on my LT15i?
Locked bootloader
Fully working CWM 5
Stock 4.0.2.A.58
Baseband -56

Sent from my LT15i using XDA App
Probably not because you need to flash the new kernel using fastboot (which is only available on unlocked bootloaders).

To others: Please read the two main posts before asking.
 
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maliceomalice

Senior Member
Apr 26, 2011
1,209
243
Gonna try this as soon as im near my pc. However,it will be great if there is a list of the things that works,..i mean like a basic list such as gsm,data,etc... :)

Sent from my LT18i using xda premium
 

dinesh690

Retired Forum Moderator
Dec 9, 2011
820
1,565
UK
'Same as stock ICS beta.'

Everything that works in ICS beta works here im assuming. Its still an initial release so not too much tweaked.
 

wayne850

Senior Member
Jan 25, 2011
178
52
great work doomed as always ;)
everything is working on my arc s. the rom looks very nice i love the ics-style.
The UI is a bit laggy and slow but it is still a beta rom so it doesn't matter.
 

hemo1001

Senior Member
Dec 9, 2008
396
112
Riyadh
Nice Work mate thanks alot ...
i wish if somebody can put some more tweaks .... ex : removing timescape ..build.prop tweaks .... super charged automaticly (added to init.d).... Changing the lockscreen , and if possible chaning the whole SE launcher with stock ICS .... i wish if i can do it my self but in the main time i can't :( ... Good luck
 

DemonicHawk

Senior Member
Jul 16, 2010
332
89
Just when I thought I could hold off a little longer, you make it so easy to have ice cream sandwich :eek: Much thanks, will have to try this out asap!
 

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    Arconium ICS

    A user-customizable lightweight ROM stripped of bloatwares based on the official ICS update for arc (LT15i) and arc S (LT18i). Now with AROMA Installer.

    Screenshots

    rwTS
    rwU1
    rwU8

    rwUg
    rwUl


    Recomended Configuration


    Changelog

    5.0 (1 Nov)
    • Rebased to 4.1.B.0.587.
    • Updated some third party apps.
    • Fixed build.prop for LT18i not showing Arconium ICS 4.X in About phone.
    • Removed software rendering support due to insufficient testing.
    • Adjusted tweaks, system should be more responsive
    • Updated to latest APN list from CM10

    4.0 (14 June)
    • Rebased to official 4.1.B.0.431.
    • Deodexed framework.
    • Moved apks from /vendor/app to /system/app.
    • SuperCharged services.jar.
    • Updated most apps.
    • Camcorder records stereo audio.

    2.4 (15 May)
    • Fixed broken WiFi on stock kernel.
    • Applied status bar patch. Thanks to darebak666 for pointing it out.
    Your phone will be slow for a minute after booting in this version due to SQL optimization running in the background.

    2.3 (15 May)
    • Updated following apps:
      • Facebook.
      • Titanium Backup.
      • Twitter.
      • No-frills CPU Control.
    • Added following apps:
      • Adobe Flash Player.
      • Adobe Reader.
      • Equalizer.
    • Improved battery life.
    • Included status bar mod by Darkfunnyguy.
    • Improved scrolling smoothness. Thanks to tkymgr for the patch.
    • Attempt to lock messaging, contacts and phone into memory.
    • Improved connectivity performance.
    List on second post has been updated.

    2.2 (26 Apr)
    • AROMA Installer 2.0.
    • Streamlined customizations.
    • Updated following apps:
      • SuperSU.
      • Street View.
      • Titanium Backup.
      • Facebook.
    • Changed SD card readahead to 1024 KB.
    • Minor changes to VM management.

    2.1a (24 Apr)
    • Small fix in updater-script.
    • ROM version is still 2.1.

    2.1 (23 Apr)
    • Different build.prop for LT15i (arc) and LT18i (arc S).
    • Only install "Performance assistant" if either "FB Inside Xperia and Timescape" or "ANT+" or both are installed.
    • Added DSP Manager.
    • Sync and SIM Tookit is now optional.
    • Fixed derp in updater-script.
    • Recalibrated touch in AROMA.
    • Added camera mod by hansip87.
    • Ability to move dalvik-cache to /system partition (saves a lot of space on /data). Highly experimental, only for advanced users.
    List on second post has been updated.

    2.0 (22 Apr)
    • Integrated AROMA Installer. Refer to the post below for a list of customizable items.
    • Added various useful apps during installation.
    • Updated system apps.
    • Improved VM management.

    1.1 (18 Apr)
    • Adjusted tweaks and added some new ones.
    • Updated system apps.
    • Deodexed framework (WARNING: Might break compatibility with themes).

    1.0 (15 Apr)
    • Rebase to final official ROM.
    • Rooted with Superuser 3.0.7.
    • BusyBox 1.19.3.
    • Updated system apps.
    • Removed bloatware.
    • Tweaked.

    Credits

    DooMLoRD - zdzihu - cobrato - Bin4ry - iridaki - ShyamSasi - zeppelinrox - amarullz - hansip87 - tkymgr - Darkfunnyguy

    I'll consider requests and report any problems you find.
    I'm not asking for any but if you want to donate, I'll be very grateful.
    86
    Downloads

    Main ROM
    update-Arconium-ICS-5.0.zip (189 MB)
    Mirrors: MediaFire

    ! Attention ROM devs/chefs !
    Please do NOT use any of my customized scripts for your own release. Using them as reference is fine though.


    Known Issues for 5.0

    • Touch controls might not work in AROMA Installer.
    • As with stock ICS, phone/contacts may take a while to start for the first time after boot.
    • If you didn't do a full wipe when coming from 4.1.B.0.431, you might have problems deleting bloatware.

    Troubleshooting

    • Flash the corresponding modules from the kernel you use (unless "modules included" is written) to make sure WiFi works properly.
    • If touch doesn't work in AROMA Installer, you can use hardware keys to navigate (like CWM).

    Installation

    1. Copy update zip to SD card.
    2. Flash a suitable baseband using FlashTool.
    3. Flash one of the listed kernels or any compatible ones.
    4. Boot into ClockworkMod Recovery.
    5. Flash zip package.
    6. Follow on-screen instructions.
    7. Reboot.

    List of Customizable Items for 5.0

    Required:
    • Xperia arc or
    • Xperia arc S.
    • Superuser or
    • SuperSU.
    Applications:
    • Facebook.
    • Talk.
    • Twitter.
    • Adobe Reader.
    • Adobe Flash Player.
    Tools:
    • Explorer.
    • No-frills CPU Control.
    • Titanium Backup.
    • DSP Manager.
    • SIM Toolkit.
    • Equalizer.
    Add-ons:
    • Facebook inside Xperia™ and Timescape.
    • ANT+.
    • Sync.
    • Stock sounds and ringtones.
    • Live wallpapers.
    • Xperia™ Wallpapers.
    • Sony Widgets.
    Advanced:
    • Factory reset / wipe data.
    • Dalvik-cache on /system.
    38
    Arconium ICS 3.a
    • Based on 4.1.B.0.431-zdzihu (Android 4.0.4).
    • Added safe tweaks. More to be added later after testing.
    • Rooted with Superuser and BusyBox v1.19.3.
    • Patched framework.jar to support software rendering.

    3.b
    • Optimized startup sequence. Now less likely to freeze during boot.
    • Enabled software rendering by default.

    3.c
    • AROMA Installer customizations are back!
    • Overall system performance improvement.
    • Applied SystemUI background fix.

    update-Arconium-ICS-3.c_AROMA.zip (186 MB / 27 May)
    EDIT: Almost forgot this, a full wipe is highly recommended if you're coming from 4.1.A.0.562 (2.x) releases.

    Happy testing.
    19
    Arconium ICS 4.0 is released. Sorry for the delays guys, I've been super busy with a lot of stuff.

    @doomed151

    Any chance to have AD2SDX mod in the next release ? Will be awesome
    I'll look into it, perhaps in the next update?
    17
    Arconium ICS 5.0 is out! I'm really sorry for the late release, I've been real busy with real life stuff. Anyways, here's the changelog:
    - Rebased to 4.1.B.0.587.
    - Updated third party apps.
    - Fixed build.prop for LT18i not showing correct version in About phone.
    - Removed software rendering support due to insufficient testing.
    - Adjusted tweaks, system should be more responsive
    - Updated to latest APN list from CM10​

    Before you start flashing: Keep in mind that this release is untested by me but it should work. Always make a backup beforehand in case I did a major ****up in this release.

    Last but not least, thanks to those who volunteered for testing the 5.0 pre-release:
    • 1stichiban
    • shadow532
    • tomatos
    • justkiddinghere
    • ajgftw
    • Patambiz
    • rec71
    • n3n00
    • Overdose1986

    Links and everything else are on the first page. If you encounter any issues, post away and I'll see to it later. Have fun!
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