[ROM][AROMA] Bad Boyz ZTE Axon 7 US ROM | 7.1.1 | v 2.1| 4.09.2017

chas123

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Team Bad Boyz presents...




Bad Boyz ZTE Axon 7 US ROM 7.1.1 v 2.1

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MD5- b4e7cb6c4727d543b60e6a237e2dca20


You must be on Nougat firmware (bootstack) to flash this. See post #4


DOWNLOAD MAGISK ROM see post #3/5

You need Nougat firmware, system.img, and boot.img to flash this. See post #4


REQUIREMENTS

CLEAN INSTALL REQUIRED: PLEASE READ
We will tell you when an update is released whether or not a full wipe is needed. On other devices that you may have become accustomed to, full wipes probably weren't necessary when updating. With the thick overlay that zte puts on this phone, It is, in fact, necessary more often than not. It is ALWAYS recommended that you wipe if coming from another ROM. If you fail to do so, please do not report any issues here.



Code:
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-Must be unlocked with custom recovery installed [URL="https://dl.twrp.me/ailsa_ii/"](TWRP)[/URL]
- This ROM is based on the US variant- Others- Feel free to flash just don't report errors here.
- A clean flash is recommended if you are currently rooted w/ Chainfire's SU. Alternatively, you can uninstall SU from the app's settings and dirty flash, but, again, a clean flash is recommended. 
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KERNEL

Code:
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-Stock Kernel
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AROMA CHOICES
Code:
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Choose your launcher
Choose added apps
Debloat- choose which apps to delete
Choose your keyboard
Choose your Dialer- For Google grant permissions, select as default dialer, and reboot
Choose your root method- Chainfire or Magisk
Navbar- Choose to remove the stock softkeys
DPI- choose between 550 -> 640
Boot animations- Stock, Red, and Blue

More options to come. We're just getting started.............

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MODs
Code:
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-APM Thanks to [URL="https://forum.xda-developers.com/member.php?u=2471504"]@jeboo[/URL]
-disabled adb icon
-disabled NFC icon
-Removed clear all apps toast
-Redid QS tiles, added DND, Cast tile, and......
-added Night mode tile
-added Tuner tile
-added Color Inversion tile
-nixed carrier label
-Added SystemUI Tuner- @ the bottom of Advanced Settings
-Darkened the pale blue in Settings on the default theme
-removed Hot spot provisioning
-Google wifi and signal icons
-Removed am/pm from the status bar clock
- Misc. performance tweaks
-ZTE Theme Store Credit to [URL="https://forum.xda-developers.com/member.php?u=309990"]freeza[/URL] &[URL="https://forum.xda-developers.com/member.php?u=3044858"]DrakenFX[/URL]
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Changelog


v2.1 4/17/2017
-Minor aroma option fixes


v2.0 4/09/2017
-Added more removable apps
-Added ZTE Theme store option
Cleaned up aroma under the hood


v1.1 3-28-17
-Fixed aroma script
-Added native APM

v 1.0 3-21-17 >>>reset to 1.0 ON OS UPDATE

- rebased to 7.1.1
- fixed keyboard issue in Aroma
- Night mode tile is nixed

* Note to anyone using Magisk for android pay, etc.

If you update the provided Magisk app, Magisk hide will no longer work. Go to play store > my apps> Magisk> 3 dot menu> uncheck auto-update

v 3.2 3-15-17

-aroma fixes

v 3.1 3-12-17

- Moved to Aroma

v 2.0 2-11-17

-Rebased to Nougat B15
-Fixed remaining bluetooth issues
-Reverted to stock clock


v1.1 1-23-17

-removed NFC icon

v1.0 1-22-17

Initial release




Heart of Gold Band:
Please thank these folks every chance you get

[MENTION]@Cueball74
@JeromeLeung
@MiMtnBiker.
@Erahgon
@psyfer5[/MENTION]




CREDITS



benny3 - Team Bad Boyz >The " Man"<
chas123 - Team Bad Boyz
OMJ - Team Bad Boyz
topjohnwu- a veritable mastermind in the ways of espionage
Chainfrire- Everything
SuperR. - kitchen
jcadduono - twrp


If you don't buy 'em a beer, at least find a post and click thanks.









XDA:DevDB Information
Bad_Boyz_Axon_7_US, ROM for the ZTE Axon 7

Contributors
chas123, benny3, OMJ
ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat

Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: Bad Boyz ZTE Axon 7
Stable Release Date: 2017-01-22

Created 2017-01-22
Last Updated 2017-04-17
 

chas123

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Benny, and I have had this phone for a couple of months. We have been playing and testing the ZTE waters so to speak. We have now consolidated all of our ideas into one flashable utilizing an Aroma installer.
We highly suggest installing logcat while you are there. There are really only two pertinent items now when reporting issues:
1) Are you using Magisk or SuperSu for root\
2) Options selected that you are having an issue with.


Please enjoy the ROM
 
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chas123

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Guide for using SVN

Step 1: Install Tortoise SVN
This is pretty straight-forward, simply download the correct installer for your PC (32 or 64).


Step 2: Create a folder to download the ROM
Create a folder on your Windows PC, call it whatever you want, BadBoyz ROM, ZTE, whatever


Step 3: Add the SVN Checkout Link
Right click on the folder you added in step 2 then choose SVN Checkout
Add the following link to "URL of repository": http://svn.badboyzsvns.com/ZTE_Axon_7/


Step 4: Ready to Download!
Right click on the folder you added in step 2 then choose SVN Update
The ROM structure will download


Step 5: Create the ROM!
Simply double click the "Run_to_build_ROM.bat" to create the ROM
Copy ROM from ROM folder to your phone & flash away!
 
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Magisk ROM INFO:

What is this? A pure magisk ROM allows you to maintain an untouched stock system while having all the features of a custom ROM and root. The modifications run as a module, and makes for a much more stable ROM than one that has been run through the kitchen and deodexed.
Also, If you are on this ROM. updates will be much less cumbersome. Once the data image is in place further mods/changes require a very small file to flash. End game- you will be on a custom ROM, rooted, and still be able to take OTA's.
My stategy: I keep the stock recovery on my sd card. After the OTA has dl'd, disable the current ROM module in Magisk manger, boot to twrp, and flash the stock recovery img. Then, in twrp, choose reboot recovery. You should boot into stock recovery, at witch point you can flash the OTA. An updated module will be provided here in due time. I use this device so updates to the module will come quickly.

Instructions:

1) Restore your stock system image backup in TWRP. If you don't have one you can flash the stock img's in post #3. If you are not on N flash the bootstack first then the B15 stock file. Wipe data and reboot.
2) Reboot and breeze through the setup. No wifi, google acct, etc
3) Reboot to TWRP. Don't swipe to allow system modifications. Keep system RO. Swipe to factory reset, then flash the Magisk ROM.
4) Reboot. Setup. You will see the ROM running as a module in Magisk manager.

Notes:
This is based on the regular ROM, and also includes:
-fixed Until next alarm when activating DND w/ an alarm set
-added cast screen tile to QS
-No bluetooth weirdness
-reverted to stock clock

If you don't like the navbar-
Open the ROM zip. Look in /magisk and extract badboyz.zip. Inside the the zip there is a common folder. Open the file "post-fs-data.sh" w/ notepad++ and change "qemu.hw.mainkeys 0" to "qemu.hw.mainkeys 1"


Update: 2.1 3/2/17

-added Night mode tile
-added Tuner tile
-added Color Inversion tile
-added more settings and features to System Tuner
-nixed carrier label

Must clean flash for all of the changes to show up.


Nougat Update: 2/9/17

-Removed NFC Icon
-Removed ADB icon
-Redid QS tiles and added DND and Cast tiles
-Added SystemUI Tuner- Now in advanced settings
-Removed ampm from status bar clock
-Removed the dumbass toast after you clear recent apps- effin gimmick
-Added Google signal and wifi icons
-Darker blue in settings on the default theme
-Removed hotspot provisioning
-slight debloat- same as before

Added:

-Advanced Power Manager- to activate open it and give it root permission
-Magisk Manager- To use Android Pay- Open the app and enable Magisk hide- reboot
-aLogcat- If you run into a problem please post a logcat in the thread
-PHH SU
-Command Center Widget

Anything added is uninstallable using the native app manager
 
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Gallery not seeing my SD card. Also 3 finger screen capture not working. Screenshot not working.
 
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chas123

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Gallery not seeing my SD card. Also 3 finger screen capture not working. Screenshot not working.
I can't replicate either of these issues. Both work for me. Did You clean flash?

Xposed allows a lot more than just modding.
This isn't my first rodeo. I baked the rom. I know what xposed is and what you can do with it. I just prefer to leave app_process alone, and do what I need thru hard code
 
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I can't replicate either of these issues. Both work for me. Did You clean flash?



This isn't my first rodeo. I cooked the rom. I know what xposed is and what you can do with it. I just prefer to leave app_process alone, and do what I need thru hard code
Nevermind gallery working. Just 3 finger and screenshot not working. Yes clean flash.
 

chas123

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Can we get the stock clock app as an add-on?
Yessir. I'll be right on it tomorrow am. Please understand that this ROM is in it's infancy. When N gets released we will have more mods and features. I have developed stuff all the way from honeycomb to nougat. It's just not worth the work right now to edit the code as it WILL change with the upcoming release