[ROM] [E] [E Dual] (Nanhu) Nexboost Purity - Learned from radioactivity!

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iH8Ecchi

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Right. New update possibly incoming
The memory problem is partially fixed (I think. Not guaranteeing anything though). Testers are welcomed.
Also, in this update:
- 2 choices on first boot: Apex and Nova
- Viper4Android FX added
- updated Busybox
- updated SuperSU and SU binary
- updated QuickPic
- updated CM11 calculator
- Replaced AOSP camera with CyberShot camera (coz the AOSP one kinda sucks)

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I recommend bringing back Walkman, since Apollo sucks a lot. I've seen a lot of CM users remove their actual Apollo and install Walkman ports. It's our pride anyway.
Also, fix media scanning and screenshot bugs.
 

axxx007xxxz

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@doperthancoke: I have two problems:
  • It doesn't "play sounds" (only ringtones and notifications but not music, WhatsApp audio, etc.), if I reboot it'll be fixed but after few minutes it come back. :(
  • Contacts lose my avatar.
Please fix! I really like your ROM! :)

P.S.: Sorry for my bad English. :(
 
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axxx007xxxz

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There's a "sound bug", when I receive a WhatsApp message it play the notification sound a lot of time.

For now, you don't have to wipe data anymore.
Every time things start crashing, go to CWM -> advanced -> fix permissions
Today I had the WhatsApp bug, I fixed permissions from CWM and works! Thanks! :thumbup:

P.S.: Sorry for my bad English. :(


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axxx007xxxz

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@doperthancoke
  • Contacts lose my avatar.
There's a "sound bug", when I receive a WhatsApp message it play the notification sound a lot of time.
Any idea for fix them? :confused:

Today I had the WhatsApp bug, I fixed permissions from CWM and works! Thanks! :thumbup:
I had the bug again and I've solved it using your method. Thanks again! :thumbup:

Anyway great ROM! :)

P.S.: Sorry for my bad English. :(


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doperthancoke

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Im planning on a minor update of this rom.

Also: The KitKat look is becoming outdated since Lollipop is coming to more devices. Can anyone re theme this rom so it has a Lollipop look? Im too lazy. Thanks in advance.

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doperthancoke

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I have found some clues explaining the memory management bugs and the force closes.

As a person who lacks knowledge on development, I have mindlessly added multiple tweaks into this ROM. Some of the tweaks have values which doesnt even fit our devices, causing memory leak. Additionally, I may have put in wrong lines into the updater-script of the ROM zip (to include the tweaks mentioned above), messing up the permissions. Wrong permissions causes force closes, which can be fixed by fixing permissions in CWM (like I told everyone a while ago).

I now have a test version of Nexboost update, which include some layout modifications, some fonts modifications, and all tweaks removed.
I need an experienced person to add some proper tweaks into this ROM zip with caution, so the bugs no longer occur.

Anyone who wishes to help can PM me and I'll send you the link to download the test rom zip.
 
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I have found some clues explaining the memory management bugs and the force closes.

As a person who lacks knowledge on development, I have mindlessly added multiple tweaks into this ROM. Some of the tweaks have values which doesnt even fit our devices, causing memory leak. Additionally, I may have put in wrong lines into the updater-script of the ROM zip (to include the tweaks mentioned above), messing up the permissions. Wrong permissions causes force closes, which can be fixed by fixing permissions in CWM (like I told everyone a while ago).

I now have a test version of Nexboost update, which include some layout modifications, some fonts modifications, and all tweaks removed.
I need an experienced person to add some proper tweaks into this ROM zip with caution, so the bugs no longer occur.

Anyone who wishes to help can PM me and I'll send you the link to download the test rom zip.
can we have test version plz?
 

doperthancoke

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Update incoming!!!

Since adding tweaks to the ROM causes so many problems, the new update would have no tweaks other than build.prop tweaks. Anyone who wants any tweaks can flash it themselves after flashing the ROM. That way each person can use their own favourite tweaks.

Changelog for new update:
Smaller lockscreen clockfont (looks more like CM11)
All fonts changed to Bauhaus (including Italic, Bold, etc...)
Changed busybox - no more problems with busybox
Updated Viper4Android

Because all tweaks (PurePerformanceX for example) is now removed from the ROM, it should be completely stable: no more force closes, no more memory leaks

LINKS ARE UP SOON!!
 
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axxx007xxxz

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Good work! :)
Do you have fixed also WhatsApp problem?
And if I flash PurePerformanceX after that I flash the ROM, it'll give me problem?

P.S.: Sorry for my bad English. :(


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    Nexboost ROM - Unofficial Cyanogenmod alternative

    Kernel sources can be found in this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xperia-j-e/development/e-poseidon-ics-kernel-t2686028

    CAUTION: GLTOOLS WILL NOT WORK WITH THIS ROM, OR ANY ICS BASED ROM FOR THAT MATTER. IT'LL WORK AT FIRST, BUT OVER TIME IT WILL CAUSE APPS TO CRASH, AND MESS UP YOUR CAMERA DRIVER.

    CAUTION #2: WHEN YOU FINISH FLASHING, CLOCKWORKMOD RECOVERY MIGHT SAY SOMETHING LIKE "Rom might attempt to flash stock recovery on reboot. Disable recovery flash?". YOU MUST PICK NO. IF YOU PICK YES, NONE OF THE PUREPERFORMANCE TWEAKS WILL WORK.

    To ensure the smoothness of this ROM, Google Play Services is not included.
    However, this means that newer version of Google Apps will not work. Older versions of those apps, still work nonetheless.
    I have uploaded older version of some Google apps I've tested and seems to work best with Nexboost specifically.

    Right now on my list:
    Gmail 4.8
    YouTube 4.1.47 HD Mod
    Maps 6.14
    News and Weather 1.3
    Google Play Music 4.3.609.436083
    You can download these in the download section: http://forum.xda-developers.com/devd...5474#downloads

    Anyone who have any requests or suggestion for any other Google apps, please post it here.


    SCREENSHOT LINK: http://forum.xda-developers.com/devdb/project/?id=5474#screenshots

    Do a full wipe when you flash a newer version of the ROM (wipe data, cache, dalvik cache, and system). The reason for this is, most of the updates involve messing with system files. So it would be safer to just to a clean wipe before you flash a newer version.


    Features:

    • CM11 Look - Kitkat themed framework
    • Pre-rooted with latest SuperSU and su binary
    • Updated Busybox installed
    • Debloated Extremely - only 50 apps left /system/app/ - and that's with Gapps included
    • Init.d support
    • 1.5 GHz OC - thanks @UltraGamerHD
      [*]PurePerformance X Golden Edition - thanks @Jeeko Removed for stability!
    • AOSP Message app
    • CM11 Calculator
    • AOSP Browser
    • Apollo Music Player like in CM11
    • AOSP Contacts and Dialer
    • CM9 LatinIME
    • Apex Launcher as default launcher
    • AOSP Lockscreen
    • Custom font
    • AOSP 4.2 Camera and Gallery
    • Nexus 4 themed Clock Widget
    • QuickPic
    • Cyanogenmod File Manager
    • Newest Play Store - v4.9.13
    • Google Play Services NO GOOGLE PLAY SERVICES! BLOCKED INSTALLATION PERMENENTLY!

    BUGS:

    I honestly don't know how to fix these bugs. I would if I could.

    - Battery percentage is weird at times (goes up and down). Battery life is ok, though. There seems to be a problem with the Poseidon Kernel causing this. Hope @UltraGamerHD will fix it sometime in the future.

    - A lot of people ask about the stock Xperia Themes. Well, they don't work. I already changed .pngs files in various apks causing the themes to no longer work.

    - Some apps force closes at times (Whatsapps, Gmail, Browser,etc..). Clearing the apps data, they'll work again.




    Credits:
    Other people who helped: @DanielFlorin - helped me a lot with some of the features in this ROM @iPlasm - HTC HD Mini CM9 dev - I got some of my apks and pngs from his rom
    TamsuiCM and Cyanogenmod team - I took a lot of pngs from CM11 of course @Xmoose - for his rom xboost
    And many other people who helped indirectly.... @Gerr_kpo - Tipo dev for his Performa V5 - took a lot of his pngs in his ROM as well @serajr, @djedjy and @anurox2 - For CM11-like SystemUI
    .... I can't include everyone because I got my resources from so many places. So to all those people I haven't thanked: Thank you very much. You all contributed one way or another.



    Download link
    HERE: http://forum.xda-developers.com/devdb/project/?id=5474#downloads


    Size of ROM: 170 MB - The size of a CM9 nightly. Slimmed down Gapps included. So it's basically CM-sized. (In fact, it's even lighter than CM11 Alpha 6.1).

    Instructions:
    1. Flash 11.0.A.6.8 firmware (4.0.4 ftf)
    2. Flash Poseidon Kernel
    3. Boot into CWM
    4. Wipe data, cache, dalvik cache
    5. Format system
    6. Flash the ROM, enjoy your Sony Xperia Nexus

    NOTE (MUST READ):
    On first boot, before doing anything, adjust the time on your phone to the correct date and time, time zone. Otherwise Play Store won't download.

    This rom is very slim. So it might not have some of the stuff you use (Voice Search, Sim Toolkit,etc...). I'll upload a zip of the removed apps later.


    Tips:



    - Download "Disable Services" from Play Store to well...disable services. Anything you don't use - disable it.

    - Use old version of apps. The new version of Facebook for example, takes up 50 MB of space and 80 MB of RAM. Use Facebook 3.4, takes up only 35 MB of RAM and 30 MB of space. Another example is Google Maps. The new version is clunky, laggy. Use the old Google Maps with the Locales app and the ICS-like UI. Much smoother.

    - Greenify everything except for apps that you need to run in background.

    - Whenever your apps start force closing and media won't scan, go to CWM -> Advanced -> Fix permissions


    Changelog

    1.0
    - Initial Release

    2.0
    - Changed the font to Diavlo (with Unicode support)
    - Changed Bold fonts to Jelly Bean Roboto
    - Removed Google Play Services
    - Added CM11-like tabbed SystemUI (Battery percentage included) - thanks to @serajr, @djedjy and @anurox2
    - Changed default wallpaper to Kitkat wallpaper

    3.0
    - Added CPU Stats and CPU Settings in developer options
    - SuperUserMod services.jar

    4.0
    - Removed Sony Phonebook - Replaced with AOSP ICS Dialer
    - Changed the Android Clock font (You'll see the changes in Clock app).
    - Replaced the SystemUI with @Gerr_kpo SystemUI - CM11 Themed
    I replaced it because I've heard complaints about the tabbed ones being to clunky.
    (If you want tabbed, take it from V3. I'll leave the links up).
    - Further debloating (Removed all Sony Contacts related apks - they're no longer neccessary. Also, removed MediaUploader.apk)
    - Removed parts of the Sony Framework
    - Permenently blocked the automatic installation of Google Play Services. From now on, it can't be installed on your phone and slow everything down ever again!
    - Further themed the call screen so it looks more like AOSP
    - Some layout xmls modifications (Just flash new version, you'll see)

    5.0
    - Updated AOSP Browser: Now with Incognito, and Home Page button!
    - Font changed to Bauhaus
    - Clock font changed to HeroLight
    - New tiled SystemUI that looks almost identical to CM11. Thanks to @draco_ag
    (To access SystemUI preferences, pull down notification bar, press the "Menu" hardware key, and tap "SystemUI Preferences")

    6.0
    The ROM is almost no longer based on Xboost. Most of the system files in the base ROM have been replaced with files from @DanielFlorin deodex package

    Reloaded:
    The memory problem is partially fixed (I think. Not guaranteeing anything though). Testers are welcomed.
    Also, in this update:
    - 2 choices on first boot: Apex and Nova
    - Viper4Android FX added
    - updated Busybox
    - updated SuperSU and SU binary
    - updated QuickPic
    - updated CM11 calculator
    - Replaced AOSP camera with CyberShot camera (coz the AOSP one kinda sucks)

    Purity:
    - Smaller lockscreen clockfont (looks more like CM11)
    - All fonts changed to Bauhaus (including Italic, Bold, etc...)
    - Changed busybox - no more problems with busybox
    - Updated Viper4Android
    - Removed all tweaks. The ROM should be stable now






    You can do whatever you want with this rom (use it as a base rom, mirror it, etc...). Just give me proper credits. Worked so hard on it.
    This is my first ROM. So feel free to leave suggestion, comments, insults, etc... Honesty is appreciated.


    XDA:DevDB Information
    Nexboost, ROM for the Sony Xperia E

    Contributors
    doperthancoke, Xmoose, UltraGamerHD, DanielFlorin
    ROM OS Version: 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.0.x
    Based On: Xboost

    Version Information
    Status: Stable

    Created 2014-08-19
    Last Updated 2015-02-25
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    Installed V3 some time ago... dude, this ROM is the stuff of my dreams! It's practically exactly KitKat, and it's fast as ICS. Freaking awesome stuff! Keep it up! Downloading V4 now!
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    Thanks very much! Can I include this in my next update? I'll give credits.

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    Yes
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    @doperthancoke

    Battery Issue is due to over clock, set Max to 1GHz and you won't get no bug. This is because its not meant to run at 1.5GHz also the battery and software is calibrated differently. Hence the Battery Issue.
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    There is this mod about tabbed SystemUI-http://forum.xda-developers.com/xperia-j-e/themes-apps/port-xperia-systemui-23-jb-toggles-t2212272 it its mentioned in the official thread. You might wanna check it out.

    About themes you could put in basic color theming like in Stock ROMs.

    Thanks. By the way, theming is broken because I changed the pngs in framework-res.apk and SemcGenericUxpRes.apk.

    EDIT: Tried the tabbed tiled system UI you linked. Works great. Pulling down is buttery smooth. Now I need to theme it to look like CM11.

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