[ROM][GB][GSM]AuroraPlay v2.0.0[AdrenoBooster][Updated 06/02/2014]

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I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because your phone 
bootloops and your alarm does not go off. Please do some research 
if you have any concerns about features included in my ROM before using it! 
YOU and only YOU are choosing to make these modifications.

For a 'Light Edition' of this ROM please see this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2371539


I'll quickly mention a few of the features of this ROM... I highly suggest giving it a test-drive however! (See screenshots)

  • Xperia Z Themed With a 'Personal' Feel
  • After initial boot/install, ROM boots in around 3 - 4 seconds
  • Plenty of free RAM - Over 280MB!
  • Tweaked for increased performance (3G/Graphics/Sound/CPU)
  • Supercharged
  • Multi-boot aware
  • ICS Keyboard
  • All the goodies from the NXT LE ROM
  • AdrenoBooster Ready (Customised)
  • Init.d Support
  • CWM Ready
  • Compatible with Turbo Kernel
  • Compatible with Lupus GB Kernel
  • Compatible with Lupus Stock ICS/GB Kernel
  • Compatible with DoomKernel
  • Mobile Bravia Engine
  • Sony X-Loud
  • Other Sound Boosters/Tweaks
  • Swipe-to-Remove Notifications
  • Loads more... (Check Changelogs)



Nothing! Again, as far as i know...

Let me know if something doesn't seem to work as desired!

Only known issues are that on first boot the Keyboard doesn't work. This is why the system must be rebooted after first boot for this to work correctly.
Also - The camera app can sometimes not connect to the camera. This is because the SystemUI (Notification Bar) has taken control of it for use with the 'Flashlight' function. If you load the Camera a few times it will eventually work.

Installation Instructions

Unlocked Bootloaders
  1. Perform a Nandroid backup of your current ROM
  2. Install firmware 4.0.2.A.0.58 Enhanced from the downloads section below. (Only required if you don't already have it installed - This is used to get the right baseband and 420mb DATA partition.)
  3. Install DoomLord's V14 DoomKernel (See download section below) - the LuPuS GB Kernel is also compatible, and in some cases better than the DoomKernel.
  4. Perform factory reset (wipe Data/Cache) - If you had a GB ROM installed previous, you MIGHT not have to do this. However if the ROM isn't working right after install, it is recommended you perform a reinstall & factory reset.
  5. Format System (Mounts & Storage in ClockWorkMod)
  6. Flash ROM from the downloads section below
  7. Install DoomKernel's V14 Wifi Modules (Link in downloads section)
  8. After initial boot, perform an additional reboot to ensure everything is settled

Locked Bootloaders


Please do not mirror any AuroraPlay downloads. Thanks!
AuroraPlay v2.0.0


Old Releases

AuroraPlay v1.1.0

AuroraPlay v1.0.1

AuroraPlay v1.0.0

AuroraPlay v0.9.0

AuroraPlay v0.8.1 Patch

DATA Formatting Disabled in this version
AuroraPlay v0.8.0 Update Post
AuroraPlay v0.8.0
AuroraPlay v0.8.0 - Mirror #1

This version WILL format SYSTEM and DATA.
AuroraPlay v0.7
AuroraPlay v0.7 - Mirror #1

This version WILL format SYSTEM and DATA.
AuroraPlay v0.6
AuroraPlay v0.6 - Mirror #1

This version WILL format SYSTEM and DATA.
AuroraPlay v0.5
AuroraPlay v0.5 - Mirror #1

This version WILL format SYSTEM and DATA.
AuroraPlay v0.4 - Out of bandwidth
AuroraPlay v0.4 - Mirror #1
AuroraPlay v0.4 'Complete' Edition
Also - Be sure to flash the 'Complete' addon pack for the extra apps/themes from v0.3.

Data wipe for v0.3 highly recommended!
AuroraPlay v0.3 Final - Out of bandwidth
AuroraPlay v0.3 Final - Mirror #1

AuroraPlay v0.3 Release Candidate - Out of bandwidth
AuroraPlay v0.3 Release Candidate - Mirror #1

AuroraPlay v0.2
AuroraPlay v0.2 - Mirror #1

AuroraPlay v0.1
AuroraPlay v0.1 - Mirror #1

[Firmware] [GSM] R800i 4.0.2.A.0.58 Enhanced

DoomKernel V14

DoomKernel V14 Wifi Modules




Thanks @smokerman

Note: Video is running AuroraPlay v1.0.0, not v1.1. Also, extra apps have been installed.


Krissdee - For his awesome initial NXT LE ROM and for allowing me to use it as a base for this ROM.
CosmicDan - For his Multiboot 'Turbo Kernel' and numerous other additions/mods for the Play.
Wedgess - His LuPuS GB Kernel is the perfect companion of AuroraPlay and is highly recommended.
DoomLord - For his awesome DoomKernel which almost all GB users have used for litterally years now.
Xperia Play Development Community - For never giving up.
vokal1992 - For being a legend, and I used 1 or 2 apps from his Gin2JB theme in the earlier versions of AuroraPlay (v0.1/v0.2)

If you like my ROM, please click 'Thanks'.

 
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Changelog

Latest Version: AuroraPlay v2.0.0 Final

  • Fixed WiFi Connection Issue
  • Multiple Performance Tweaks
  • Partial Hardware Accelleration from Beta (Best for Performance)
  • AdrenoBooster Remains Disabled - Change Filename to Enable or Flash AdrenoBooster


AuroraPlay v2.0.0 Public Beta

Note: I do NOT recommend the use of Extreme Kernel with AuroraPlay.

  • Fixed Initial Installation Keyboard Bug
  • Massive improvement on RAM usage
  • Decreased memory requirements for Android System (more free RAM)
  • SYSTEM partition decreased by 60mb - No functionality removed
  • Updated various libs & assets
  • AdrenoBooster tweaks for improved graphics performance (AdrenoBooster disabled in 'beta')
  • Build.prop updates
  • Moved ES apps to DATA
  • Update ZIP less than 100MB
  • Updated Settings.apk
  • Changed to SuperSu (Superuser) and updated Binary
  • Enabled SWAP (Only used when RAM is full)
  • Fixed multiple background errors/bugs (appeared in logcat only)
  • Disabled GPU hardware accelleration (Beta only - for testing)

AuroraPlay v0.1

  • Initial release

AuroraPlay v0.2

  • Added 'Gmail' app to /System
  • Fixed import contacts from SD Card/SIM
  • Changed System BootAnimation
  • Changed Default Wallpaper
  • Installed & changed default fonts
  • Made SystemUI (Status Bar) transparent - Some transparency effects are not compatible with Holo Launcher
  • Various speed & performance tweaks
  • Boots even faster!

AuroraPlay v0.3 RC

  • Added Beats Audio Engine (Please give feedback)
  • Changed Default Music Player
  • Added Music Player Widget
  • Possible fix for XLoud audio issues when playing music
  • Fixed Wallpaper Chooser
  • Added New Wallpapers
  • Added ClearBass
  • Updated Font – Should fix Filename/Drive issues
  • Added DSP Manager (Please give feedback)
  • Updated HoloLauncher to Latest Version (REMOVED)
  • Updates to Settings.apk
  • Added QuickPanel Settings as requested
  • Added Xperia Z Wallpapers (Some)
  • Added Xperia Z Sounds/Notifications
  • Included SEMC Setup Wizard
  • Final attempt at getting Xperia Weather Widget
  • Updated Adreno Libs (Please test performance!) (Removed from RC)
  • Updated Notification Bar – To Support QuickPanel Changes
  • Removed HoloLauncher & Replaced with Xperia Home (Let me know your opinions on this, bear in mind this fixes all widget issues)
  • Added Some Xperia Widgets
  • Fixes and Updates to build.prop
  • Updated SystemUI.apk (Still working on this, QuickPanel might not work properly still)
  • Removed PS Store (I intend to create a seperate update.zip for this - Give feedback/view please)
  • Removed SEMC Digital Clock

AuroraPlay v0.3 Final

  • Flashlight App Removed as 'Flashlight' present in SystemUI
  • Optimized Launcher & Reduced Size
  • Removed DSP Manager - Not quite as good as I had hoped
  • Updated Sound Enhancement APK - Fix bug from RC
  • Updated On/Off Widgets
  • Updated SEMC Calculator
  • Updated Browser
  • Fixed xLoud Issues - Sound Levels should be OK now

AuroraPlay v0.4

  • This update WILL format DATA & CACHE
  • Removed Gmail App - Doesn't Like Being in /System
  • Updated Frameworks
  • ROM is now Multi-boot Aware
  • Enable Track Skip with Vol +/- Buttons
  • Add 'Supremacy' Script to ROM (thanks emwno) - Should speed things up a bit??
  • Cleaned up SYSTEM (Some things removed can be restored using the 'Complete' Pack Addon)

AuroraPlay v0.5
  • AdrenoBooster Enabled (v0.1)
  • Multiple apps from v0.3 Included into Main ROM
  • Restored some resources from v0.3 that didn't effect Performance
  • Useless Init.d scripts cleared from ROM
  • Minor modifications to Init.d scripts

AuroraPlay v0.6

  • AdrenoBooster Enabled (Minimal Edition - For stability & performance)
  • Xperia Z Theme Changer (Modded by Myself)
  • ROM to be OXED'ed for speed
  • Updated Superuser
  • Updated Apps
  • Sound is DEFINITELY fixed - If anyone says otherwise, tuff! :)
  • Camera is Fixed
  • On-Off Tools/Widgets Removed

AuroraPlay v0.7
  • Updated Beats Audio Libs/Files
  • Removed No-Frills CPU Control (CPU Overclock not required)
  • Reworked Entire Framework (Full Xperia Z Look)
  • Updated Browser
  • Updated SEMC Music
  • Updated Gallery
  • Updated Weather Widget
  • Updated SystemUI
  • Updated Lock Screen - Xperia Z Look
  • Updated Calendar
  • Updated DeskClock
  • Updated to Xperia Z Fonts
  • Updated to Bravia Engine 2

AuroraPlay v0.8
  • Fix Lock Screen Imagery from v0.7
  • Fix SystemUI Imagery from v0.7
  • Change SystemUI Bar Imagery for Xperia Z Look
  • Fix 'Favourite' Contact Imagery from v0.7
  • Minor Framework Changes
  • Change Install Script to no longer Format Partitions
  • Fix 'Call Settings' in Settings - Missing
  • Fixed Bravia Engine - Reverted
  • Update Google Talk - Includes Video Chat
  • Fixed 'Messenger' App Attachment Bug
  • Google Login Service Added to ROM - To Fix 2-Step Notification Login Issue
  • Added VoiceSearch Service to ROM by Default
  • Added Video Chat Libs to ROM
  • Removed Broken Libs
  • Loads of Bugfixes (Most of these may not have been noticable)
  • Fix Audio Configuration

AuroraPlay v0.8.1 Update
  • Restore Resources/Imagery from Phone.apk from v0.7
  • New Battery Animation/Imagery
  • Cybershot Camera - Cancelled (Can't be done)
  • Increased Sound Performance
  • Fixed Loading Bar Imagery
  • Replaced Spinner Imagery

AuroraPlay v0.9.0
  • Decreased Size of Multiple APK's
  • Replaced Voice Search APK (Previous one was API Level 14, my bad xD)
  • Added Service Menu APK
  • Added 30 Steps Volume Control
  • Increased Sound 'Loudness'
  • Changed Lockscreen Imagery Reverted and Moved to 0.9.1
  • Added Smooth Spinners/Loading Bars
  • Multiple Framework Changes
  • Improved Xperia Z Home Look (Done faster thanks to Krisdee!)
  • Lockscreen Sound Controls/NXT Lockscreen
  • Changed Boot Animation to Default Xperia
  • Recompiled Some APKs to Reduce File Sizes
  • Compressed Transparency within Res Images to Reduce File Sizes
  • Changed Lockscreen Lock Pattern Imagery
  • Changed General SEMC Background
  • Compressed Wallpapers to Reduce Space
  • Changed Power Options Imagery
  • Battery Performance Improvements
  • Changes to AdrenoBooster
  • Changed Battery Animation
  • Fixed Alarm Icon - Part of the Correct Framework Now (WIP)
  • Changed Camera App
  • Increased 720p Recording Bitrate/Quality
  • Increased JPEG Quality of Camera
  • Added Power Save Mode APK
  • Added Main Xperia Play Launcher
  • Fix Weather Widget FC Bug
  • Fix Phonebook FC Bug
  • Fix SemcPhone FC Bug
  • Fix App Text Area Imagery (WIP)

AuroraPlay v1.0.0
  • Add Music Controls to Lockscreen - Done
  • Changes to SystemUI - More Xperia Z-like - Done
  • Fix Dock App Auto-Load - Done
  • Add Lockscreen Settings to Settings.apk - Done
  • Change Bootanimation Again Due To Requests - Cancelled
  • Fix App Text Area Imagery - Done
  • Updated ES File Explorer to v3.0.1 - Done
  • Fix Alarm Icon Imagery - Done
  • Updated Google Login Service - Done
  • Updated Google Services Framework - Done
  • Updated Google Services APK - Done
  • Further Reductions in APK File Sizes - Partially Done
  • Updated Semc Desk Clock APK - Done
  • Fix Music Track Change on Long Press Vol +/- - WIP/Broken - Moved to next version (Requires completely rebuilding all previous android.policy.jar mods or choosing between this one mod, and all the others i.e. Lockscreen, Smooth Loading Circles, Increased Audio etc.)
  • Updated to AdrenoBooster v0.7 (Beta) - Testing
  • Multiple Build.prop Tweaks - Done
  • Full GPU Hardware Accelleration - (Removed, Greatly Reduces Gaming Performance)
  • Fix Wireless Setting Toggle Imagery - Done
  • Added Multiple Default APNs (Over 1300 APNs added!) - Done
  • Separate ZIPs for Locked/Unlocked Bootloaders - Done
  • Add Date & Time to Notification Bar - Done
  • Add Settings Shortcut to Notification Bar - Done
  • Move Carrier Name from Notification Bar (Now Only Present on Open/Close) - Done
  • Fix/Replace QuickPanel Settings Imagery - Done
  • Fixed Google Talk Video Chat - Done
  • Improved Battery Performance - Done
  • Improved I/O Performance - Should keep things smooth - Done
  • Disabled Signature Checking - Done
  • Added Original/Classic Live Wallpapers - Done (They're only 100kb or so each)
  • Updated SEMC Email App - Done
  • Fixed Service Menu Access Bug - Done
  • Partially Based on FW 4.0.2.A.0.79 - Done
  • Updated Google Talk App - Done
  • Fix SystemUI 'Clear' Imagery - Done
  • Fix Lockscreen Imagery - Done
  • Added Sound Recorder - Done
  • Updated Resources of Phonebook APK - Done
  • Updated Resources of SemcPhone APK - Done
  • Updated Resources of Conversations APK - Done
  • Re-add ODEXing from Testing - Not part of Main Changelog
  • Smaller Settings Bars in Settings.apk - Done
  • Updated Battery Animation/Icon - Done
  • Fix In-Call Notification Display - Done

AuroraPlay v1.0.1
  • Changed Battery Icon
  • Improved Graphics Performance
  • Enabled Full GPU Hardware Accelleration
  • Added Custom Version of AdrenoBooster
  • Improve SD Card Read/Write Speeds
  • Disabled zRAM - No idea why the hell this was even there anymore, thought I removed it long ago.
  • Fix Clear Button in SystemUI

AuroraPlay v1.1.0
  • Rebuild all android.policy.jar mods - Done
  • Removed Beats Audio Mod/Library Files - Done
  • Implement Long-Press Back Button to Kill App (Development Settings) - Reverse Engineered from Gin2JellyBean (Thanks @vokal1992) - Done
  • Implement Long-Press Volume Rocker to Skip Track - Done
  • Clean ROM/Remove Unused Files and Resources - Done
  • GPS Tweaks - Done
  • Updated SuperUser - Done
  • Removed Google Talk (App Now Redundant) - Done
  • Updated Google Play - Done
  • Updated Google Services - Done
  • Updated ES File Explorer to v3.0.4 - Done
  • Further Modifications to GPU Accelleration - Done
  • Removed Unused Apps - Done
  • Improved RAM Performance and Usage - Done
  • Changed Lockscreen Timeout Value to 10 Seconds - Done
  • Add Reboot to Recovery - Thanks @vokal1992 - Done
  • Optimized for LuPuS Kernel & CWM Recovery - Done
  • Updated AdrenoBooster to v0.7 - Done
  • Re-Enabled Custom zRAM (Recommended by Google) - Done
  • Added Hosts File to Block Ads - Done
  • Added NXT2 Battery Mod - Thanks @krisdee - Done
  • Fix SystemUI 'Clear' Bug - Done
  • Hidden 'Easter Egg' Update - Done
  • Also move images up on QuickPanel. - Done
  • Add 'Recent Apps' to SystemUI - Thanks @vokal1992 - Done
  • Several minor init.d script changes - Done
  • Various Framework Changes - Done
  • Decompressed some System Resources - Done
  • Redone the Look of the SystemUI - Inspired by ideas from vokal1992 and krisdee <3! - Done
Latest unreleased update acts as a 'To-Do' list for myself.
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Addons

AuroraPlay Auto-ODEX Activator
This ZIP will only be required for those who install new APKs to /System/app and will only ODEX this folder. It will NOT reODEX the framework.
If the above ZIP doesn't work, please try this one http://www.mediafire.com/?4d6zzp9237ljlgg

AuroraPlay - SuperUser Fix for Locked Bootloaders - Also works with other ROMs such as Gin2JellyBean. (See attached/Bottom of Post)

AuroraPlay 'Complete' Pack Addon v0.1 - For AuroraPlay v0.4 Only

As of AuroraPlay v0.4, the following additions are no longer included in standard versions of AuroraPlay - however can be optionally flashed to our device using the specified update ZIP.
If you do not want any of the additions below, navigate to the specified folder in the ZIP and delete them.

Apps Included(In system\app)
  • Clock Widgets
  • Cosmic Flow Live Wallpaper
  • Default Themes
  • ES File Explorer
  • No Frills CPU Control
  • Google Talk
  • On/Off Tools Widgets
  • PlayStation Pocket
  • Weather Widget
  • Calendar Widget
  • Youtube
Wallpapers
Can be found in system\etc\customization\content\com\sonyericsson\wallpaperpicker\wallpapers

Other additions include (Large file sizes only - others remain in AuroraPlay)
Can be found in system\media\audio

Alarm Sounds
Notification Sounds
Ringtones

Notification Bar - Centered Clock (Attached) - v0.1/v0.2 ONLY

The method to center the clock that works for almost every ROM, refuses to work on this one! It seems to not be pulling the settings from SystemUI.apk


Xperia S Widgets & Walkman for AuroraPlay - v0.1/v0.2 ONLY

This will add the standard clock widget, digital clock widget, walkman app and walkman widget to your installation of AuroraPlay. (Working on adding Weather widget & more - defaults are not compatible with Holo Launcher)

Timescape Addon for AuroraPlay

Transparent Status Bar for AuroraPlay - Must be flashed when installing ROM (If not requires Factory Reset) - Now included in ROM by default as of v0.2.

This will make your status bar transparent, and also further to the transparency of your status bar when maximised.

NXT Gesture Keyboard from NXT LE 1.3

AuroraPlay Addon - SuperUser Fix for Locked Bootloaders

AuroraPlay Battery Mod #1 - (0.8.1 Battery Mod for 0.9.0)

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Sorry, forgot to mention - It's 2.3.7
It's original base is the NXT LE ROM which is also 2.3.7

This was chosen as Gingerbread is still the best ROM in terms of performance when it comes to gaming.

With an OC of 1.6Ghz I am able to run Vice City on almost full graphics with only a slight bit of slowdown in specific places.

FPSE runs perfectly, not tested many games using the OpenGL plugin however Klona and one or two others do work at 55 - 60fps. Using the normal plugin however, all games run fully at 60fps.

Antutu benchmark is 6130 @ 1.6Ghz. (Haven't tested this in a while)

Unfortunately ICS and JB scores are usually higher, specifically in the graphics department. It's a shame that GB hasn't received an update recently in terms of graphics libs. - I tried quite a few different ones to get more performance, inclusive of those from other phones... Most of them either slowed it right down or simply stopped it from booting! I'll keep looking though... :)
 

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Unfortunately ICS and JB scores are usually higher, specifically in the graphics department. It's a shame that GB hasn't received an update recently in terms of graphics libs. - I tried quite a few different ones to get more performance, inclusive of those from other phones... Most of them either slowed it right down or simply stopped it from booting! I'll keep looking though... :)

that s why i moved from GB to ICS or JB..you see big difference in graphics..watching videos in hi resolution its almost perfect..most of it with 2000/2500 kb in video..smooth and clean..and the roms are faster with many tweaks..anyway good work man.:good:
 
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The problem is however, that the tweaks and improvements only look good on paper in terms of gaming...

For some reason, even if ICS and JB do score higher, GB ends up performing better in the real world.

...If only we could port the drivers.... But that's just not possible
 
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Oh wow! Nice. Going to download and install when I get home from work! :D

---------- Post added at 08:18 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:15 AM ----------

Also would you recommend using DoomKernel instead of Lupus? I notice you've linked Doom's one, but would there be any difference at all?
 

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Oh wow! Nice. Going to download and install when I get home from work! :D

---------- Post added at 08:18 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:15 AM ----------

Also would you recommend using DoomKernel instead of Lupus? I notice you've linked Doom's one, but would there be any difference at all?
It's a GB ROM, so you're gonna need a GB Kernel. :)

As far as i knew, Lupus doesn't have a GB one does he?

If there is one though, I can't imagine there would be any problems with using it... By all means give it a shot and let us know how it goes.

I chose DoomKernel as he has set a GPU Overclock as part of the Kernel towards the end of its development... So to make up for the old drivers, it tends to fill the gap between ICS and GB in terms of Graphics.
 

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It's a GB ROM, so you're gonna need a GB Kernel. :)

As far as i knew, Lupus doesn't have a GB one does he?

If there is one though, I can't imagine there would be any problems with using it... By all means give it a shot and let us know how it goes.

I chose DoomKernel as he has set a GPU Overclock as part of the Kernel towards the end of its development... So to make up for the old drivers, it tends to fill the gap between ICS and GB in terms of Graphics.

1. There is a Lupus kernel for GB (Lupus-GB V6)

2. So you're using DoomKernel v13? v14 has disabled GPU Overclock.

Anyway I am not asking a question I'm answering an answer.



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Hmm... I should've looked into that a bit more then... Thanks for clearing that up!

I'll try out different Kernels at some point and find out which is best.

I was considering upping the clock to 1.3Ghz in a v0.2 (It is currently clocked by default to 1.2Ghz) But that could cause problems for some users, especially if I start recommending the use of DoomKernel v13 instead of v14... That is, assuming the GPU clock wasn't removed for stability issues or something.

Something to add to my to-do list.

Edit: Looks like 1.3Ghz is where the default voltages within the DoomKernel increase to ensure stability... 1.2Ghz stays at the default voltage of 1200mv whereas at 1.3Ghz this increases to 1250mv. It wouldn't be fair to have to have voltages set by default so I think I'll give the clock increase a miss. - It's not like users can't easily set their own clock speeds anyway.
 
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I've had installed for a few hours now, and i've been playing around with it. After the first boot up, the keyboard didn't want to come up, but after second boot, everything was peachy. Everything that needs to work, works just great. Lots of space, so that's a win. Very fast too. Haven't overclocked it yet, but the settings you have as default run everything just great.

All in all so far, you've done a great job buddy. I've installed DoomKernal V.14. I will test with Lupus later on tonight. Keep up the great work bro. This is in my opinion the best GB rom i've used so far. :D
 
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I've had installed for a few hours now, and i've been playing around with it. After the first boot up, the keyboard didn't want to come up, but after second boot, everything was peachy. Everything that needs to work, works just great. Lots of space, so that's a win. Very fast too. Haven't overclocked it yet, but the settings you have as default run everything just great.

All in all so far, you've done a great job buddy. I've installed DoomKernal V.14. I will test with Lupus later on tonight. Keep up the great work bro. This is in my opinion the best GB rom i've used so far. :D
Thanks, I really appreciate it!

I experienced the keyboard issue too, the first time I installed the ROM. So I added the 'Reboot' bit to the installation instructions in case it was an ongoing issue.

That being said, with my current v0.2 build, it appears to be working right off the bat. However I've no idea as to how/why as I haven't done anything specific to the keyboard to make it do so!

I'll hopefully be releasing the v0.2 update before the end of the week - This will be a full ZIP instead of a patch, however you'll be able to simply flash it on top of v0.1 without having to format/factory reset.
 

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OH sweet! :D Already an update coming. Looking forward to it, though really, I don't know what else you can really tweak? It's running really damn good as is right now. The only thing I do miss about the ICS ROMS from Gingerbread is the notification panel settings when you do the swipe down. The swipe down panel from Xpress ROM is just sweet. I'm guessing though that the GingerBread framework wouldn't be able to do that. It's sad that ICS doesn't really want to play well with the Xplay. But as long as we got guys like you that bring awesome GB ROMS this little device isn't going to die off any time soon. :)

Edit: Just a quick question. I want to put this on my other Xperia Play that has a locked bootloader? Is this possible? Or is this for only unlocked bootloaders? And yes... I have two plays, with a 3rd on it's way... >_> I really like this device, even if I use my S3 as my daily driver. >__<
 
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OH sweet! :D Already an update coming. Looking forward to it, though really, I don't know what else you can really tweak? It's running really damn good as is right now. The only thing I do miss about the ICS ROMS from Gingerbread is the notification panel settings when you do the swipe down. The swipe down panel from Xpress ROM is just sweet. I'm guessing though that the GingerBread framework wouldn't be able to do that. It's sad that ICS doesn't really want to play well with the Xplay. But as long as we got guys like you that bring awesome GB ROMS this little device isn't going to die off any time soon. :)

Edit: Just a quick question. I want to put this on my other Xperia Play that has a locked bootloader? Is this possible? Or is this for only unlocked bootloaders? And yes... I have two plays, with a 3rd on it's way... >_> I really like this device, even if I use my S3 as my daily driver. >__<
You can add similar Notification panels to the one you're suggesting in GingerBread, but the problem is their excessive RAM usage... I'll see what I can find though, and if something does crop up that is good as doesn't take up too much RAM I'll replace it.

In regards to updates, there's quite a few things that can still be done to get things a little faster... I'm currently looking into the Linaro toolchain, I had originally thought it was ICS and JB only but it looks like the Linaro optimisations can be applied to GB ROMs as well. This is something that would take a while to sort out though, so I wouldn't expect it anytime soon. Especially not in the v0.2.

I've emailed Quallcomm/looked into trying to get updated versions of the GB libs for the Adreno 205... As the ICS/JB ones are much more optimised than the ones we have. Doubt I'll get anywhere with that though, but there's no harm in trying.

Other than that I intend to add a few more standard apps to /System such as the Gmail app and so on so save more space for /Data, and also the Play Launcher.

My task for this evening however is to compare the performance between the V14/V13 and LuPuS kernels, to see which is best on the ROM. At the end of the day it will all come down to personal preference, however if Quallcomm decide to do nothing in regards to the GB libs then I guess I'll go for the V13 Kernel, as it'll be the last resort for getting improved graphics performance from the Play.

Edit: In regards to the Locked Bootloader... I've only got the one Play which is unlocked - so I am unable to test. As far as I know though, it should work on a Locked Bootloader - I can't see why not!
 
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Re: [ROM][GB] AuroraPlay v0.1 [ICS Themed/Low RAM Usage]

Can I just say, wedgess' LuPuS kernel is so much better than DooMLoRD's in my opinion, it has google's new snappy compression

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I've emailed Quallcomm/looked into trying to get updated versions of the GB libs for the Adreno 205... As the ICS/JB ones are much more optimised than the ones we have. Doubt I'll get anywhere with that though, but there's no harm in trying.

I wouldnt mind emailing Qualcomm and inquiring about this as well. I mean the Adreno 205 is 2 years olf (if not older) and I dont see a reason why they would at least be willing to release the sources for it......... because truthfully it would be one of the best news for our phone... updated graphics libs for your PLAYs.

What email address did you use? I am thinking what if we got as many Xperia PLAY users to email Qualcomm and request either updated libs or sources to let the devs look into it.

Edit - Made a thread in General section.... would so love to see this happen... I gave all credit to the idea to you Spizzy01, your idea, your credit. Hope you dont mind I made a thread - request for users to band together and assist in getting Qualcomms attention... hopefully.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=37420777#post37420777
 
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I wouldnt mind emailing Qualcomm and inquiring about this as well. I mean the Adreno 205 is 2 years olf (if not older) and I dont see a reason why they would at least be willing to release the sources for it......... because truthfully it would be one of the best news for our phone... updated graphics libs for your PLAYs.

What email address did you use? I am thinking what if we got as many Xperia PLAY users to email Qualcomm and request either updated libs or sources to let the devs look into it.

Edit - Made a thread in General section.... would so love to see this happen... I gave all credit to the idea to you Spizzy01, your idea, your credit. Hope you dont mind I made a thread - request for users to band together and assist in getting Qualcomms attention... hopefully.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=37420777#post37420777
My initial email to them was simply done using the 'Contact Us' at the bottom of their development site.

Since then I've opened a topic on their Graphics forums too, but I'm yet to get a reply. See here

And nope, that's no problem at all. I agree that we should try any available method in order to get an update. I guess we can only wait and see. For now, I'm going to see if I can try some different combinations of new/old drivers to see if it makes a positive impact on performance.
 
My initial email to them was simply done using the 'Contact Us' at the bottom of their development site.

Since then I've opened a topic on their Graphics forums too, but I'm yet to get a reply. See here

And nope, that's no problem at all. I agree that we should try any available method in order to get an update. I guess we can only wait and see. For now, I'm going to see if I can try some different combinations of new/old drivers to see if it makes a positive impact on performance.


Just a tip, I have looked into this before, and I dont remember which phone it was that was on GB but it got updated GPU libs... and it was running the Adreno 205 processor. I'll see if I can find the thread for it here on XDA and post it below.
 
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    For locked and unlocked bootloaders

    Code:
    Your warranty is now void...
    
    I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
    thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because your phone 
    bootloops and your alarm does not go off. Please do some research 
    if you have any concerns about features included in my ROM before using it! 
    YOU and only YOU are choosing to make these modifications.

    For a 'Light Edition' of this ROM please see this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2371539


    I'll quickly mention a few of the features of this ROM... I highly suggest giving it a test-drive however! (See screenshots)

    • Xperia Z Themed With a 'Personal' Feel
    • After initial boot/install, ROM boots in around 3 - 4 seconds
    • Plenty of free RAM - Over 280MB!
    • Tweaked for increased performance (3G/Graphics/Sound/CPU)
    • Supercharged
    • Multi-boot aware
    • ICS Keyboard
    • All the goodies from the NXT LE ROM
    • AdrenoBooster Ready (Customised)
    • Init.d Support
    • CWM Ready
    • Compatible with Turbo Kernel
    • Compatible with Lupus GB Kernel
    • Compatible with Lupus Stock ICS/GB Kernel
    • Compatible with DoomKernel
    • Mobile Bravia Engine
    • Sony X-Loud
    • Other Sound Boosters/Tweaks
    • Swipe-to-Remove Notifications
    • Loads more... (Check Changelogs)



    Nothing! Again, as far as i know...

    Let me know if something doesn't seem to work as desired!

    Only known issues are that on first boot the Keyboard doesn't work. This is why the system must be rebooted after first boot for this to work correctly.
    Also - The camera app can sometimes not connect to the camera. This is because the SystemUI (Notification Bar) has taken control of it for use with the 'Flashlight' function. If you load the Camera a few times it will eventually work.

    Installation Instructions

    Unlocked Bootloaders
    1. Perform a Nandroid backup of your current ROM
    2. Install firmware 4.0.2.A.0.58 Enhanced from the downloads section below. (Only required if you don't already have it installed - This is used to get the right baseband and 420mb DATA partition.)
    3. Install DoomLord's V14 DoomKernel (See download section below) - the LuPuS GB Kernel is also compatible, and in some cases better than the DoomKernel.
    4. Perform factory reset (wipe Data/Cache) - If you had a GB ROM installed previous, you MIGHT not have to do this. However if the ROM isn't working right after install, it is recommended you perform a reinstall & factory reset.
    5. Format System (Mounts & Storage in ClockWorkMod)
    6. Flash ROM from the downloads section below
    7. Install DoomKernel's V14 Wifi Modules (Link in downloads section)
    8. After initial boot, perform an additional reboot to ensure everything is settled

    Locked Bootloaders


    Please do not mirror any AuroraPlay downloads. Thanks!
    AuroraPlay v2.0.0


    Old Releases

    AuroraPlay v1.1.0

    AuroraPlay v1.0.1

    AuroraPlay v1.0.0

    AuroraPlay v0.9.0

    AuroraPlay v0.8.1 Patch

    DATA Formatting Disabled in this version
    AuroraPlay v0.8.0 Update Post
    AuroraPlay v0.8.0
    AuroraPlay v0.8.0 - Mirror #1

    This version WILL format SYSTEM and DATA.
    AuroraPlay v0.7
    AuroraPlay v0.7 - Mirror #1

    This version WILL format SYSTEM and DATA.
    AuroraPlay v0.6
    AuroraPlay v0.6 - Mirror #1

    This version WILL format SYSTEM and DATA.
    AuroraPlay v0.5
    AuroraPlay v0.5 - Mirror #1

    This version WILL format SYSTEM and DATA.
    AuroraPlay v0.4 - Out of bandwidth
    AuroraPlay v0.4 - Mirror #1
    AuroraPlay v0.4 'Complete' Edition
    Also - Be sure to flash the 'Complete' addon pack for the extra apps/themes from v0.3.

    Data wipe for v0.3 highly recommended!
    AuroraPlay v0.3 Final - Out of bandwidth
    AuroraPlay v0.3 Final - Mirror #1

    AuroraPlay v0.3 Release Candidate - Out of bandwidth
    AuroraPlay v0.3 Release Candidate - Mirror #1

    AuroraPlay v0.2
    AuroraPlay v0.2 - Mirror #1

    AuroraPlay v0.1
    AuroraPlay v0.1 - Mirror #1

    [Firmware] [GSM] R800i 4.0.2.A.0.58 Enhanced

    DoomKernel V14

    DoomKernel V14 Wifi Modules




    Thanks @smokerman

    Note: Video is running AuroraPlay v1.0.0, not v1.1. Also, extra apps have been installed.


    Krissdee - For his awesome initial NXT LE ROM and for allowing me to use it as a base for this ROM.
    CosmicDan - For his Multiboot 'Turbo Kernel' and numerous other additions/mods for the Play.
    Wedgess - His LuPuS GB Kernel is the perfect companion of AuroraPlay and is highly recommended.
    DoomLord - For his awesome DoomKernel which almost all GB users have used for litterally years now.
    Xperia Play Development Community - For never giving up.
    vokal1992 - For being a legend, and I used 1 or 2 apps from his Gin2JB theme in the earlier versions of AuroraPlay (v0.1/v0.2)

    If you like my ROM, please click 'Thanks'.

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    Changelog

    Latest Version: AuroraPlay v2.0.0 Final

    • Fixed WiFi Connection Issue
    • Multiple Performance Tweaks
    • Partial Hardware Accelleration from Beta (Best for Performance)
    • AdrenoBooster Remains Disabled - Change Filename to Enable or Flash AdrenoBooster


    AuroraPlay v2.0.0 Public Beta

    Note: I do NOT recommend the use of Extreme Kernel with AuroraPlay.

    • Fixed Initial Installation Keyboard Bug
    • Massive improvement on RAM usage
    • Decreased memory requirements for Android System (more free RAM)
    • SYSTEM partition decreased by 60mb - No functionality removed
    • Updated various libs & assets
    • AdrenoBooster tweaks for improved graphics performance (AdrenoBooster disabled in 'beta')
    • Build.prop updates
    • Moved ES apps to DATA
    • Update ZIP less than 100MB
    • Updated Settings.apk
    • Changed to SuperSu (Superuser) and updated Binary
    • Enabled SWAP (Only used when RAM is full)
    • Fixed multiple background errors/bugs (appeared in logcat only)
    • Disabled GPU hardware accelleration (Beta only - for testing)

    AuroraPlay v0.1

    • Initial release

    AuroraPlay v0.2

    • Added 'Gmail' app to /System
    • Fixed import contacts from SD Card/SIM
    • Changed System BootAnimation
    • Changed Default Wallpaper
    • Installed & changed default fonts
    • Made SystemUI (Status Bar) transparent - Some transparency effects are not compatible with Holo Launcher
    • Various speed & performance tweaks
    • Boots even faster!

    AuroraPlay v0.3 RC

    • Added Beats Audio Engine (Please give feedback)
    • Changed Default Music Player
    • Added Music Player Widget
    • Possible fix for XLoud audio issues when playing music
    • Fixed Wallpaper Chooser
    • Added New Wallpapers
    • Added ClearBass
    • Updated Font – Should fix Filename/Drive issues
    • Added DSP Manager (Please give feedback)
    • Updated HoloLauncher to Latest Version (REMOVED)
    • Updates to Settings.apk
    • Added QuickPanel Settings as requested
    • Added Xperia Z Wallpapers (Some)
    • Added Xperia Z Sounds/Notifications
    • Included SEMC Setup Wizard
    • Final attempt at getting Xperia Weather Widget
    • Updated Adreno Libs (Please test performance!) (Removed from RC)
    • Updated Notification Bar – To Support QuickPanel Changes
    • Removed HoloLauncher & Replaced with Xperia Home (Let me know your opinions on this, bear in mind this fixes all widget issues)
    • Added Some Xperia Widgets
    • Fixes and Updates to build.prop
    • Updated SystemUI.apk (Still working on this, QuickPanel might not work properly still)
    • Removed PS Store (I intend to create a seperate update.zip for this - Give feedback/view please)
    • Removed SEMC Digital Clock

    AuroraPlay v0.3 Final

    • Flashlight App Removed as 'Flashlight' present in SystemUI
    • Optimized Launcher & Reduced Size
    • Removed DSP Manager - Not quite as good as I had hoped
    • Updated Sound Enhancement APK - Fix bug from RC
    • Updated On/Off Widgets
    • Updated SEMC Calculator
    • Updated Browser
    • Fixed xLoud Issues - Sound Levels should be OK now

    AuroraPlay v0.4

    • This update WILL format DATA & CACHE
    • Removed Gmail App - Doesn't Like Being in /System
    • Updated Frameworks
    • ROM is now Multi-boot Aware
    • Enable Track Skip with Vol +/- Buttons
    • Add 'Supremacy' Script to ROM (thanks emwno) - Should speed things up a bit??
    • Cleaned up SYSTEM (Some things removed can be restored using the 'Complete' Pack Addon)

    AuroraPlay v0.5
    • AdrenoBooster Enabled (v0.1)
    • Multiple apps from v0.3 Included into Main ROM
    • Restored some resources from v0.3 that didn't effect Performance
    • Useless Init.d scripts cleared from ROM
    • Minor modifications to Init.d scripts

    AuroraPlay v0.6

    • AdrenoBooster Enabled (Minimal Edition - For stability & performance)
    • Xperia Z Theme Changer (Modded by Myself)
    • ROM to be OXED'ed for speed
    • Updated Superuser
    • Updated Apps
    • Sound is DEFINITELY fixed - If anyone says otherwise, tuff! :)
    • Camera is Fixed
    • On-Off Tools/Widgets Removed

    AuroraPlay v0.7
    • Updated Beats Audio Libs/Files
    • Removed No-Frills CPU Control (CPU Overclock not required)
    • Reworked Entire Framework (Full Xperia Z Look)
    • Updated Browser
    • Updated SEMC Music
    • Updated Gallery
    • Updated Weather Widget
    • Updated SystemUI
    • Updated Lock Screen - Xperia Z Look
    • Updated Calendar
    • Updated DeskClock
    • Updated to Xperia Z Fonts
    • Updated to Bravia Engine 2

    AuroraPlay v0.8
    • Fix Lock Screen Imagery from v0.7
    • Fix SystemUI Imagery from v0.7
    • Change SystemUI Bar Imagery for Xperia Z Look
    • Fix 'Favourite' Contact Imagery from v0.7
    • Minor Framework Changes
    • Change Install Script to no longer Format Partitions
    • Fix 'Call Settings' in Settings - Missing
    • Fixed Bravia Engine - Reverted
    • Update Google Talk - Includes Video Chat
    • Fixed 'Messenger' App Attachment Bug
    • Google Login Service Added to ROM - To Fix 2-Step Notification Login Issue
    • Added VoiceSearch Service to ROM by Default
    • Added Video Chat Libs to ROM
    • Removed Broken Libs
    • Loads of Bugfixes (Most of these may not have been noticable)
    • Fix Audio Configuration

    AuroraPlay v0.8.1 Update
    • Restore Resources/Imagery from Phone.apk from v0.7
    • New Battery Animation/Imagery
    • Cybershot Camera - Cancelled (Can't be done)
    • Increased Sound Performance
    • Fixed Loading Bar Imagery
    • Replaced Spinner Imagery

    AuroraPlay v0.9.0
    • Decreased Size of Multiple APK's
    • Replaced Voice Search APK (Previous one was API Level 14, my bad xD)
    • Added Service Menu APK
    • Added 30 Steps Volume Control
    • Increased Sound 'Loudness'
    • Changed Lockscreen Imagery Reverted and Moved to 0.9.1
    • Added Smooth Spinners/Loading Bars
    • Multiple Framework Changes
    • Improved Xperia Z Home Look (Done faster thanks to Krisdee!)
    • Lockscreen Sound Controls/NXT Lockscreen
    • Changed Boot Animation to Default Xperia
    • Recompiled Some APKs to Reduce File Sizes
    • Compressed Transparency within Res Images to Reduce File Sizes
    • Changed Lockscreen Lock Pattern Imagery
    • Changed General SEMC Background
    • Compressed Wallpapers to Reduce Space
    • Changed Power Options Imagery
    • Battery Performance Improvements
    • Changes to AdrenoBooster
    • Changed Battery Animation
    • Fixed Alarm Icon - Part of the Correct Framework Now (WIP)
    • Changed Camera App
    • Increased 720p Recording Bitrate/Quality
    • Increased JPEG Quality of Camera
    • Added Power Save Mode APK
    • Added Main Xperia Play Launcher
    • Fix Weather Widget FC Bug
    • Fix Phonebook FC Bug
    • Fix SemcPhone FC Bug
    • Fix App Text Area Imagery (WIP)

    AuroraPlay v1.0.0
    • Add Music Controls to Lockscreen - Done
    • Changes to SystemUI - More Xperia Z-like - Done
    • Fix Dock App Auto-Load - Done
    • Add Lockscreen Settings to Settings.apk - Done
    • Change Bootanimation Again Due To Requests - Cancelled
    • Fix App Text Area Imagery - Done
    • Updated ES File Explorer to v3.0.1 - Done
    • Fix Alarm Icon Imagery - Done
    • Updated Google Login Service - Done
    • Updated Google Services Framework - Done
    • Updated Google Services APK - Done
    • Further Reductions in APK File Sizes - Partially Done
    • Updated Semc Desk Clock APK - Done
    • Fix Music Track Change on Long Press Vol +/- - WIP/Broken - Moved to next version (Requires completely rebuilding all previous android.policy.jar mods or choosing between this one mod, and all the others i.e. Lockscreen, Smooth Loading Circles, Increased Audio etc.)
    • Updated to AdrenoBooster v0.7 (Beta) - Testing
    • Multiple Build.prop Tweaks - Done
    • Full GPU Hardware Accelleration - (Removed, Greatly Reduces Gaming Performance)
    • Fix Wireless Setting Toggle Imagery - Done
    • Added Multiple Default APNs (Over 1300 APNs added!) - Done
    • Separate ZIPs for Locked/Unlocked Bootloaders - Done
    • Add Date & Time to Notification Bar - Done
    • Add Settings Shortcut to Notification Bar - Done
    • Move Carrier Name from Notification Bar (Now Only Present on Open/Close) - Done
    • Fix/Replace QuickPanel Settings Imagery - Done
    • Fixed Google Talk Video Chat - Done
    • Improved Battery Performance - Done
    • Improved I/O Performance - Should keep things smooth - Done
    • Disabled Signature Checking - Done
    • Added Original/Classic Live Wallpapers - Done (They're only 100kb or so each)
    • Updated SEMC Email App - Done
    • Fixed Service Menu Access Bug - Done
    • Partially Based on FW 4.0.2.A.0.79 - Done
    • Updated Google Talk App - Done
    • Fix SystemUI 'Clear' Imagery - Done
    • Fix Lockscreen Imagery - Done
    • Added Sound Recorder - Done
    • Updated Resources of Phonebook APK - Done
    • Updated Resources of SemcPhone APK - Done
    • Updated Resources of Conversations APK - Done
    • Re-add ODEXing from Testing - Not part of Main Changelog
    • Smaller Settings Bars in Settings.apk - Done
    • Updated Battery Animation/Icon - Done
    • Fix In-Call Notification Display - Done

    AuroraPlay v1.0.1
    • Changed Battery Icon
    • Improved Graphics Performance
    • Enabled Full GPU Hardware Accelleration
    • Added Custom Version of AdrenoBooster
    • Improve SD Card Read/Write Speeds
    • Disabled zRAM - No idea why the hell this was even there anymore, thought I removed it long ago.
    • Fix Clear Button in SystemUI

    AuroraPlay v1.1.0
    • Rebuild all android.policy.jar mods - Done
    • Removed Beats Audio Mod/Library Files - Done
    • Implement Long-Press Back Button to Kill App (Development Settings) - Reverse Engineered from Gin2JellyBean (Thanks @vokal1992) - Done
    • Implement Long-Press Volume Rocker to Skip Track - Done
    • Clean ROM/Remove Unused Files and Resources - Done
    • GPS Tweaks - Done
    • Updated SuperUser - Done
    • Removed Google Talk (App Now Redundant) - Done
    • Updated Google Play - Done
    • Updated Google Services - Done
    • Updated ES File Explorer to v3.0.4 - Done
    • Further Modifications to GPU Accelleration - Done
    • Removed Unused Apps - Done
    • Improved RAM Performance and Usage - Done
    • Changed Lockscreen Timeout Value to 10 Seconds - Done
    • Add Reboot to Recovery - Thanks @vokal1992 - Done
    • Optimized for LuPuS Kernel & CWM Recovery - Done
    • Updated AdrenoBooster to v0.7 - Done
    • Re-Enabled Custom zRAM (Recommended by Google) - Done
    • Added Hosts File to Block Ads - Done
    • Added NXT2 Battery Mod - Thanks @krisdee - Done
    • Fix SystemUI 'Clear' Bug - Done
    • Hidden 'Easter Egg' Update - Done
    • Also move images up on QuickPanel. - Done
    • Add 'Recent Apps' to SystemUI - Thanks @vokal1992 - Done
    • Several minor init.d script changes - Done
    • Various Framework Changes - Done
    • Decompressed some System Resources - Done
    • Redone the Look of the SystemUI - Inspired by ideas from vokal1992 and krisdee <3! - Done
    Latest unreleased update acts as a 'To-Do' list for myself.
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    Addons

    AuroraPlay Auto-ODEX Activator
    This ZIP will only be required for those who install new APKs to /System/app and will only ODEX this folder. It will NOT reODEX the framework.
    If the above ZIP doesn't work, please try this one http://www.mediafire.com/?4d6zzp9237ljlgg

    AuroraPlay - SuperUser Fix for Locked Bootloaders - Also works with other ROMs such as Gin2JellyBean. (See attached/Bottom of Post)

    AuroraPlay 'Complete' Pack Addon v0.1 - For AuroraPlay v0.4 Only

    As of AuroraPlay v0.4, the following additions are no longer included in standard versions of AuroraPlay - however can be optionally flashed to our device using the specified update ZIP.
    If you do not want any of the additions below, navigate to the specified folder in the ZIP and delete them.

    Apps Included(In system\app)
    • Clock Widgets
    • Cosmic Flow Live Wallpaper
    • Default Themes
    • ES File Explorer
    • No Frills CPU Control
    • Google Talk
    • On/Off Tools Widgets
    • PlayStation Pocket
    • Weather Widget
    • Calendar Widget
    • Youtube
    Wallpapers
    Can be found in system\etc\customization\content\com\sonyericsson\wallpaperpicker\wallpapers

    Other additions include (Large file sizes only - others remain in AuroraPlay)
    Can be found in system\media\audio

    Alarm Sounds
    Notification Sounds
    Ringtones

    Notification Bar - Centered Clock (Attached) - v0.1/v0.2 ONLY

    The method to center the clock that works for almost every ROM, refuses to work on this one! It seems to not be pulling the settings from SystemUI.apk


    Xperia S Widgets & Walkman for AuroraPlay - v0.1/v0.2 ONLY

    This will add the standard clock widget, digital clock widget, walkman app and walkman widget to your installation of AuroraPlay. (Working on adding Weather widget & more - defaults are not compatible with Holo Launcher)

    Timescape Addon for AuroraPlay

    Transparent Status Bar for AuroraPlay - Must be flashed when installing ROM (If not requires Factory Reset) - Now included in ROM by default as of v0.2.

    This will make your status bar transparent, and also further to the transparency of your status bar when maximised.

    NXT Gesture Keyboard from NXT LE 1.3

    AuroraPlay Addon - SuperUser Fix for Locked Bootloaders

    AuroraPlay Battery Mod #1 - (0.8.1 Battery Mod for 0.9.0)

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

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    AuroraPlay v1.0.0 Released

    Changelog
    • Add Music Controls to Lockscreen
    • Changes to SystemUI - More Xperia Z-like
    • Fix Dock App Auto-Load - Done
    • Add Lockscreen Settings to Settings.apk
    • Change Bootanimation Again Due To Requests - Cancelled
    • Fix App Text Area Imagery
    • Updated ES File Explorer to v3.0.1
    • Fix Alarm Icon Imagery
    • Updated Google Login Service
    • Updated Google Services Framework
    • Updated Google Services APK - Done
    • Further Reductions in APK File Sizes
    • Updated Semc Desk Clock APK
    • Fix Music Track Change on Long Press Vol +/- - WIP/Broken - Moved to next version (Requires completely rebuilding all previous android.policy.jar mods or choosing between this one mod, and all the others i.e. Lockscreen, Smooth Loading Circles, Increased Audio etc.)
    • Updated to AdrenoBooster v0.6
    • Multiple Build.prop Tweaks
    • Full GPU Hardware Accelleration - (Removed, Greatly Reduces Gaming Performance)
    • Fix Wireless Setting Toggle Imagery
    • Added Multiple Default APNs (Over 1300 APNs added!)
    • Separate ZIPs for Locked/Unlocked Bootloaders
    • Add Date & Time to Notification Bar
    • Add Settings Shortcut to Notification Bar
    • Move Carrier Name from Notification Bar (Now Only Present on Open/Close)
    • Fix/Replace QuickPanel Settings Imagery
    • Fixed Google Talk Video Chat
    • Improved Battery Performance
    • Improved I/O Performance - Should keep things smooth
    • Disabled Signature Checking
    • Added Original/Classic Live Wallpapers - Done (They're only 100kb or so each)
    • Updated SEMC Email App
    • Fixed Service Menu Access Bug
    • Partially Based on FW 4.0.2.A.0.79
    • Updated Google Talk App
    • Fix SystemUI 'Clear' Imagery
    • Fix Lockscreen Imagery
    • Added Sound Recorder
    • Updated Resources of Phonebook APK
    • Updated Resources of SemcPhone APK
    • Updated Resources of Conversations APK
    • Smaller Settings Bars in Settings.apk
    • Updated Battery Animation/Icon
    • Fix In-Call Notification Display
    Yes, I know this was long awaited and long overdue... But it's here now! I've got a few things lined up for the next version already which I was hoping to include in this version but unfortunately time is not on my side at the moment so it is what it is. The next update may be 1 - 2 months, I really cannot say - I've got loads of stuff on at the moment and won't be able to start work on the next version until June.

    Until then, I'll of course give support as much as I can.

    Also, please be aware that from now on (to ensure everything is working) I'll be releasing two versions of AuroraPlay for each update. A ULB version which is for those who have an Unlocked Bootloader, and a LB version which will be for those who have a Locked Bootloader. Both versions are exactly the same in terms of features however the Locked Bootloader has an older version of SuperUser installed which works perfectly without any issues for people who have locked bootloaders.

    If you still want the latest version of SU but have a locked bootloader, simply flash the ULB version and fix it yourself if you can. :)

    Download
    As always, a format is highly recommended but is not required.

    AuroraPlay v1.0.0 (Unlocked Bootloaders) from NovaProject.co.uk
    AuroraPlay v1.0.0 (Unlocked Bootloaders) from MediaFire

    AuroraPlay v1.0.0 (Locked Bootloaders) from NovaProject.co.uk
    AuroraPlay v1.0.0 (Locked Bootloaders) from MediaFire

    Also - I'm going to go ahead and admit that it was rushed towards the end. If anyone is unhappy with this (although I've not found any bugs as of yet) then please take it up with all the people who have PMed me asking for ETA's and release times etc.
    15
    Update Released: AuroraPlay v1.1.0 Signed

    Code:
    Note: This will be the FINAL major version of AuroraPlay. If anything is 
    released after this these updates will contain minor patches and bug fixes if 
    required, with the addition of any updated APKs released at that time. Until 
    further notice, the continuation of this ROM project is on hold whilst I move 
    on to other things such as the AdrenoBooster mod for ICS/JB and an ICS 
    or JB ROM.

    Changelog
    • Rebuild all android.policy.jar mods - Done
    • Removed Beats Audio Mod/Library Files - Done
    • Implement Long-Press Back Button to Kill App (Development Settings) - Reverse Engineered from Gin2JellyBean (Thanks @vokal1992) - Done
    • Implement Long-Press Volume Rocker to Skip Track - Done
    • Clean ROM/Remove Unused Files and Resources - Done
    • GPS Tweaks - Done
    • Updated SuperUser - Done
    • Removed Google Talk (App Now Redundant) - Done
    • Updated Google Play - Done
    • Updated Google Services - Done
    • Updated ES File Explorer to v3.0.4 - Done
    • Further Modifications to GPU Accelleration - Done
    • Removed Unused Apps - Done
    • Improved RAM Performance and Usage - Done
    • Changed Lockscreen Timeout Value to 10 Seconds - Done
    • Add Reboot to Recovery - Thanks @vokal1992 - Done
    • Optimized for LuPuS Kernel & CWM Recovery - Done
    • Updated AdrenoBooster to v0.7 - Done
    • Re-Enabled Custom zRAM (Recommended by Google) - Done
    • Added Hosts File to Block Ads - Done
    • Added NXT2 Battery Mod - Thanks @krisdee - Done
    • Fix SystemUI 'Clear' Bug - Done
    • Hidden 'Easter Egg' Update - Done
    • Also move images up on QuickPanel. - Done
    • Add 'Recent Apps' to SystemUI - Thanks @vokal1992 - Done
    • Several minor init.d script changes - Done
    • Various Framework Changes - Done
    • Decompressed some System Resources - Done
    • Redone the Look of the SystemUI - Inspired by ideas from vokal1992 and krisdee <3! - Done

    Download
    AuroraPlay v1.1.0 from NovaProject.co.uk
    AuroraPlay v1.1.0 from MediaFire.com

    Note: If you want to add your own stuff to the ROM or to /SYSTEM/ then please be sure to delete the 'odex' folder from the ZIP. This will disable the 'ODEXing' process during the installation of the ROM and will enable you to easily modify the applications and framework within the ROM.

    Addons
    Build.prop Refresher (Also removes AdrenoBooster lines from original ZIP)

    I'll update the screenshots and first few posts soon and give the thread a general rehaul to make it look better. To 'Final' things a little more. xD
    14
    AuroraPlay v0.8.0 Released!

    Changelog:

    AuroraPlay v0.8
    • Fix Lock Screen Imagery from v0.7
    • Fix SystemUI Imagery from v0.7
    • Change SystemUI Bar Imagery for Xperia Z Look
    • Fix 'Favourite' Contact Imagery from v0.7
    • Minor Framework Changes
    • Change Install Script to no longer Format Partitions
    • Fix 'Call Settings' in Settings
    • Fixed Bravia Engine - Reverted
    • Update Google Talk - Includes Video Chat
    • Fixed 'Messenger' App Attachment Bug
    • Google Login Service Added to ROM - To Fix 2-Step Notification Login Issue
    • Added VoiceSearch Service to ROM by Default
    • Added Video Chat Libs to ROM
    • Removed Broken Libs
    • Loads of Bugfixes (Most of these may not have been noticable)
    • Fix Audio Configuration

    Download: Click Here

    Links and Mirrors will also be put on the first post shortly.

    Let me know what you think! As of this version I'll hopefully be introducing small patches instead of big updates, unless of course there aren't many bugs that are found and everything can still be done in one go.

    When I get to v1.0.0 I will be starting OTA updates, as I'm expecting the project to be almost finished around then so large updates will not be required.

    ...We'll see though!