[ROM][ICS][.13][Arc/S] TrueSmoothV1.4 - Extreme Fast |Smooth| Stable | All in One

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fearless139

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Aug 28, 2009
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Introduction
For the first release, I was going to cook a ROM which include all mods I think the best for all people. But people's favorite are different, someone like this, someone like that, someone dislike at all... so I decided to improve the ROM to be much customizable as possible. Beside that, smoothness and stability of the ROM are still the first goal which I strive for now and in future.
I hope it will satisfy all Arc users and I'm looking for your feedback to improve it further :)

Features
- Based on ICS 4.1.B.1.13 ROM
- Extreme fast, smooth, and stable
- Suit for both gaming and multitask
- Switch mod easily with the installer
- Add support for HDMI
- Remove bloat-ware
- Tweaked for increasing performance
- AROMA installer with much customizable
- Change Mode in the installer help you delete mod and revert back to official version. No need to clean it yourself.
- Choice for camera (no mod, cybershot v6.7.2 or cybershot v7.1.2)
- Choice for sound enhancement (no mod or ACID Audio Engine v4, v5, v7)
- Choice for on-screen buttons size (22, 29, 35 dip or none)
- Choice for style of notification bar (slide, 2 version of tab or official)
- Choice for boot animation
- Choice for themes (Xperia Z or original Arc theme)
- Choice between many popular launchers
- Choise between SuperSU or Superuser
- And choice for many extra stuffs

Changelog:
v1.4:
- AROMA installer REMEMBER setup configuration
- LED fix (optional)
- Fix FC when edit image in Sony Album
- Fix Network Mode toggle not available in QuickPanel Setting of Slide Style
- All google apps is optional to install
- All Sony apps is optional to install (clock, calculator, album...)
- Sound mod only install WALKMAN (no Album or Video apps)
- Add new slide style notification bar v2
- Update apps to latest version
v1.3:
- Choices between SuperSU and Superuser
- Add Xperia S apps (optional) (thanks sohrab1985)
- Add new tab notification bar with more toggles (optional) (thanks EAGLEBOOY)
- Add AC!D v4 (optional)
- Add AC!D v5 (optional)
- Add Xperia V Media apps (optional)
- Add Social Engine (optional)
- Add Rescan Media app (optional)
- Delete outdated galery app from new installation
NOTICE: the installer in v1.3 considerably increase in size due to I add a lot more of customization. After installation, you still get a light, fast, smooth ROM as always:p
v1.2:
- All mods are uninstallable by using AROMA installer. You can use v1.2 to uninstall mod in previous version of TrueSmooth
- Add "Official Notification Bar" in the installer in case you dislike mod at all ^^
- Add cybershot v7.1.2 as an option in the installer (thanks jader)
- Fix 2G/3G toggle in Tab Notification Bar (thanks is0l4ted)
- Choice for camera mod in the installer
- Choice for sound enhancement mod in the installer
- Clean up the installer for more choice but less size
v1.1:
- Change to Cyber-shot mod v6.7.2 to make camera working
v1.0:
- Initial release

Performance:
After installing this ROM with all extra stuffs, depends on the decision of mods in the installer, we'll have at least 175mb of free RAM, and nearly 300mb of free internal storage (screenshot shows nearly 200Mb free RAM when I just use Xperia V Engine). We can run Temple Run 2 smoothly at 806Mhz. Let's try and see how smooth it is compared to JB ROMs, you won't regret ^^

Recommendation:
- Kernel: lupus v9. There's a newer version - lupus v10 but I haven't tried yet, because I'm just satisfied with current setup on my phone. I heard that lupus v10 even give you more free RAM
- Governor/Scheduler: ondemandx/sio
- Extra apps: Link2SD (config Auto-link) and Advanced Task Killer (config Auto Kill level is Crazy and frequency is When screen off). These apps are just essential when you want to install a lot of apps and games
- As my experience, using Xperia V Engine sound mod seem to boost overall system performance. Try and see if you feel like me ;)
- Install ONLY apps you need to use frequently or essential to use because a lot of apps runs their service which slow down your phone.
- Disable startup of apps by any start up manager (I'm using ES Task Manager). You must figure out by yourself which app need to start up to run normally (email, alarm...) or sure to disable such as games (there's no reason to start up games at boot)

Installation Mode Behavior
New Mode: it swipe data and install entire .13 system core and your selected mods.
Change Mode: it clean up old mod and change to new selected one. It's useful when you want to test mod or just like to use bare bone ROM.

Installation instruction:
- Copy ROM setup file to SD card
- Enter CWM and choose the setup file
- Follow instruction in AROMA installer, customize the ROM as you like and click Install. NOTICE: in Extra section, unchecked item means you don't like it to install with this ROM, so it will be removed if it's already existed (in case you re-install the ROM)

Warning
- Delivery report is enabled by default in messaging app, so if it costs money in your country, please uncheck it in option of messaging app
- Make nandroid backup of your current ROM in CWM just in case you like to revert back.

Screenshots:













Credits:
In this ROM, I just collect and write some setup config to merge all the best things for Arc together. In short, I'm just a cooker, so all credit should be passed to these people. If you like the ROM, please click thanks to them in their topic:
- jader13254 - For ICS 4.1.B.1.13 ROM: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2125370
- amarullz - For AROMA installer: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1461712
- Rizal Lovins - For Cybershot mod: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1918744
- Team AC!D - For ACID audio engine mod and Xperia V apps: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2000749
- SariKanaryaAli - For link to download ACID audio engine: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2127984
- soldiers33 - For on-screen buttons: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1699824
- kristiancarl - For Xperia S keyboard: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1818442
- JKenvin - For tabbed notification bar: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2051512
- shardul_seth - For slide notification bar: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1679663&page=6
- session20 - For Xperia Z theme: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2095383&nocache=1
- optik19918 - For Tweaking tips: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1709836
- EAGLEBOOY - For tabbed notification bar v7.2: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=38031527
- sohrab1985 - For Xperia S apps: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1725189
- adulfo - For slide notification bar v2: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1918299
- Mazellat - For Xperia Z calculator: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2179238
- BBangSik - For LED fix: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=37531058

LINK DOWNLOAD:
TrueSmooth_V1.4.zip - 407.74 MB
TrueSmooth_V1.4Special.zip - 427.57 MB
Special version is the same as v1.4, but includes wifi modules (so you don't need to flash it after installing ROM) of following kernel:
- Lupus v9, v10
- Vengeance v1.31, v1.32
- KTG 1.52
- ArcKnight 4.1
If you use other kernel, just download normal version of v1.4

While you're downloading, please rate topic or leave some comment here :)

Happy flashing everyone! :cowboy:
 
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XtremeSilencer

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Sep 5, 2012
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Re: [ROM][ICS][4.1.B.1.13][Arc/ArcS] TrueSmoothV1 - Feeling the true smooth and stabi

Nice another. 13 based Rom
I don't want acid sound mod!
Can I remove it?

Sent from my LT18i using xda app-developers app
 

SuperSkill

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Jun 25, 2011
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Re: [ROM][ICS][4.1.B.1.13][Arc/ArcS] TrueSmoothV1 - Feeling the true smooth and stabi

God going, thanks for sharing :)

Sent from my LT18i using xda premium
 

jass619

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Oct 21, 2012
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Re: [ROM][ICS][4.1.B.1.13][Arc/ArcS] TrueSmoothV1 - Feeling the true smooth and stabi

Will try and give my feedback !!
Looks brilliant with 175 nhi free ram ...I love gaming :D

Press thanks if i helped !! ;)
Using the truly Ultimate HD with xperia Z looks on Xperia Arc!!
 
Installed and using Vengence Kerne 1.32

Everything working ok but problem found ..... I had lost ROOT

Sorted that out using doomlords xperia root script and all ok. Runs smooth and quick with some nice themes included.

One comment - most roms have delivery reports disabled in the messaging app. Only a small thing but it costs me £0.09 every time and I had got out of the habit of checking. Just a small pointer, no biggie.

Everything works as it should otherwise.

Nice one :D
 
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maqninou

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Jun 9, 2012
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Camera not available

Installed and using Vengence Kerne 1.32

Everything working ok but problem found ..... I had lost ROOT

Sorted that out using doomlords xperia root script and all ok. Runs smooth and quick with some nice themes included.

One comment - most roms have delivery reports disabled in the messaging app. Only a small thing but it costs me £0.09 every time and I had got out of the habit of checking. Just a small pointer, no biggie.

Everything works as it should otherwise.

Nice one :D

Is the camera working? I can't see it anywhere!
 

fearless139

Senior Member
Aug 28, 2009
150
121
Re: [ROM][ICS][4.1.B.1.13][Arc/ArcS] TrueSmoothV1 - Feeling the true smooth and stabi

Nice another. 13 based Rom
I don't want acid sound mod!
Can I remove it?

Sent from my LT18i using xda app-developers app
Sorry, you only can disable it if you don't like. I see it's really good mod so I decided to stick it in the ROM


Sent from my LT18i using Tapatalk 2
 

fearless139

Senior Member
Aug 28, 2009
150
121
Re: [ROM][ICS][4.1.B.1.13][Arc/ArcS] TrueSmoothV1 - Feeling the true smooth and stabi

Installed and using Vengence Kerne 1.32

Everything working ok but problem found ..... I had lost ROOT

Sorted that out using doomlords xperia root script and all ok. Runs smooth and quick with some nice themes included.

One comment - most roms have delivery reports disabled in the messaging app. Only a small thing but it costs me £0.09 every time and I had got out of the habit of checking. Just a small pointer, no biggie.

Everything works as it should otherwise.

Nice one :D
Oh, I never notice it costs $ when request delivery report. Actually, I always check it :D I will add warning in first post
The thing I like in the messaging app is it allow Enter key to go new line, just what I wish :p

Sent from my LT18i using Tapatalk 2
 

fearless139

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Aug 28, 2009
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Is the camera working? I can't see it anywhere!
Why didn't I test camera before releasing, just test game performance :eek:
I found that latest cyber-shot mod cannot integrate to any ROM, I'll use cyber-shot 6.7.2 instead. Please flash cyber-shot 6.7.2 for quick fix. I've just re-integrated it and camera is working now. I'll upload new version immediately
 

MarcSinger

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Aug 10, 2011
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Nice to see developers haven't abandoned this phone. That's the one reason I've still stuck to it. As long as Android's latest iterations run on the Arc and run smoothly, and as long as there are good ROMs coming through, I see no reason to waste money on getting a "latest" phone. Thank you for the effort and the upload.
 

maqninou

Senior Member
Jun 9, 2012
169
19
Algiers
Camera not available

Why didn't I test camera before releasing, just test game performance :eek:
I found that latest cyber-shot mod cannot integrate to any ROM, I'll use cyber-shot 6.7.2 instead. Please flash cyber-shot 6.7.2 for quick fix. I've just re-integrated it and camera is working now. I'll upload new version immediately

I'm using a .13 based ROM and Cybershot 7.1.2 is working. I've tried to flash it yesterday but no way. Btw, has the modified ROM been uploaded? It's very smooth and I want to test it.

Thanks for your work
 

jader13254

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AW: [ROM][ICS][4.1.B.1.13][Arc/ArcS] TrueSmoothV1 - Feeling the true smooth and stabi

I don't know why you mean, Cybershot can't be added to ROM, but I just would like to inform you that it works ;)
 

peng1970

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Jan 6, 2013
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Choice for style of notification bar (slide or tab)

Could you add an option "none"? It seems there are some issues in both V6 and V7 tabbed, and no WIFI tether in slide version.
 

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    Introduction
    For the first release, I was going to cook a ROM which include all mods I think the best for all people. But people's favorite are different, someone like this, someone like that, someone dislike at all... so I decided to improve the ROM to be much customizable as possible. Beside that, smoothness and stability of the ROM are still the first goal which I strive for now and in future.
    I hope it will satisfy all Arc users and I'm looking for your feedback to improve it further :)

    Features
    - Based on ICS 4.1.B.1.13 ROM
    - Extreme fast, smooth, and stable
    - Suit for both gaming and multitask
    - Switch mod easily with the installer
    - Add support for HDMI
    - Remove bloat-ware
    - Tweaked for increasing performance
    - AROMA installer with much customizable
    - Change Mode in the installer help you delete mod and revert back to official version. No need to clean it yourself.
    - Choice for camera (no mod, cybershot v6.7.2 or cybershot v7.1.2)
    - Choice for sound enhancement (no mod or ACID Audio Engine v4, v5, v7)
    - Choice for on-screen buttons size (22, 29, 35 dip or none)
    - Choice for style of notification bar (slide, 2 version of tab or official)
    - Choice for boot animation
    - Choice for themes (Xperia Z or original Arc theme)
    - Choice between many popular launchers
    - Choise between SuperSU or Superuser
    - And choice for many extra stuffs

    Changelog:
    v1.4:
    - AROMA installer REMEMBER setup configuration
    - LED fix (optional)
    - Fix FC when edit image in Sony Album
    - Fix Network Mode toggle not available in QuickPanel Setting of Slide Style
    - All google apps is optional to install
    - All Sony apps is optional to install (clock, calculator, album...)
    - Sound mod only install WALKMAN (no Album or Video apps)
    - Add new slide style notification bar v2
    - Update apps to latest version
    v1.3:
    - Choices between SuperSU and Superuser
    - Add Xperia S apps (optional) (thanks sohrab1985)
    - Add new tab notification bar with more toggles (optional) (thanks EAGLEBOOY)
    - Add AC!D v4 (optional)
    - Add AC!D v5 (optional)
    - Add Xperia V Media apps (optional)
    - Add Social Engine (optional)
    - Add Rescan Media app (optional)
    - Delete outdated galery app from new installation
    NOTICE: the installer in v1.3 considerably increase in size due to I add a lot more of customization. After installation, you still get a light, fast, smooth ROM as always:p
    v1.2:
    - All mods are uninstallable by using AROMA installer. You can use v1.2 to uninstall mod in previous version of TrueSmooth
    - Add "Official Notification Bar" in the installer in case you dislike mod at all ^^
    - Add cybershot v7.1.2 as an option in the installer (thanks jader)
    - Fix 2G/3G toggle in Tab Notification Bar (thanks is0l4ted)
    - Choice for camera mod in the installer
    - Choice for sound enhancement mod in the installer
    - Clean up the installer for more choice but less size
    v1.1:
    - Change to Cyber-shot mod v6.7.2 to make camera working
    v1.0:
    - Initial release

    Performance:
    After installing this ROM with all extra stuffs, depends on the decision of mods in the installer, we'll have at least 175mb of free RAM, and nearly 300mb of free internal storage (screenshot shows nearly 200Mb free RAM when I just use Xperia V Engine). We can run Temple Run 2 smoothly at 806Mhz. Let's try and see how smooth it is compared to JB ROMs, you won't regret ^^

    Recommendation:
    - Kernel: lupus v9. There's a newer version - lupus v10 but I haven't tried yet, because I'm just satisfied with current setup on my phone. I heard that lupus v10 even give you more free RAM
    - Governor/Scheduler: ondemandx/sio
    - Extra apps: Link2SD (config Auto-link) and Advanced Task Killer (config Auto Kill level is Crazy and frequency is When screen off). These apps are just essential when you want to install a lot of apps and games
    - As my experience, using Xperia V Engine sound mod seem to boost overall system performance. Try and see if you feel like me ;)
    - Install ONLY apps you need to use frequently or essential to use because a lot of apps runs their service which slow down your phone.
    - Disable startup of apps by any start up manager (I'm using ES Task Manager). You must figure out by yourself which app need to start up to run normally (email, alarm...) or sure to disable such as games (there's no reason to start up games at boot)

    Installation Mode Behavior
    New Mode: it swipe data and install entire .13 system core and your selected mods.
    Change Mode: it clean up old mod and change to new selected one. It's useful when you want to test mod or just like to use bare bone ROM.

    Installation instruction:
    - Copy ROM setup file to SD card
    - Enter CWM and choose the setup file
    - Follow instruction in AROMA installer, customize the ROM as you like and click Install. NOTICE: in Extra section, unchecked item means you don't like it to install with this ROM, so it will be removed if it's already existed (in case you re-install the ROM)

    Warning
    - Delivery report is enabled by default in messaging app, so if it costs money in your country, please uncheck it in option of messaging app
    - Make nandroid backup of your current ROM in CWM just in case you like to revert back.

    Screenshots:













    Credits:
    In this ROM, I just collect and write some setup config to merge all the best things for Arc together. In short, I'm just a cooker, so all credit should be passed to these people. If you like the ROM, please click thanks to them in their topic:
    - jader13254 - For ICS 4.1.B.1.13 ROM: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2125370
    - amarullz - For AROMA installer: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1461712
    - Rizal Lovins - For Cybershot mod: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1918744
    - Team AC!D - For ACID audio engine mod and Xperia V apps: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2000749
    - SariKanaryaAli - For link to download ACID audio engine: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2127984
    - soldiers33 - For on-screen buttons: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1699824
    - kristiancarl - For Xperia S keyboard: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1818442
    - JKenvin - For tabbed notification bar: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2051512
    - shardul_seth - For slide notification bar: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1679663&page=6
    - session20 - For Xperia Z theme: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2095383&nocache=1
    - optik19918 - For Tweaking tips: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1709836
    - EAGLEBOOY - For tabbed notification bar v7.2: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=38031527
    - sohrab1985 - For Xperia S apps: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1725189
    - adulfo - For slide notification bar v2: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1918299
    - Mazellat - For Xperia Z calculator: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2179238
    - BBangSik - For LED fix: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=37531058

    LINK DOWNLOAD:
    TrueSmooth_V1.4.zip - 407.74 MB
    TrueSmooth_V1.4Special.zip - 427.57 MB
    Special version is the same as v1.4, but includes wifi modules (so you don't need to flash it after installing ROM) of following kernel:
    - Lupus v9, v10
    - Vengeance v1.31, v1.32
    - KTG 1.52
    - ArcKnight 4.1
    If you use other kernel, just download normal version of v1.4

    While you're downloading, please rate topic or leave some comment here :)

    Happy flashing everyone! :cowboy:
    12
    Dear all,
    I've just released v1.4, it may be the final version for this ROM. Nothing is perfect but I think it's good enough for all Arc/S users, and I don't need to improve it anymore. I'll stick with my ROM until changing to other phone, and I hope you will too :).
    If you like the ROM, please rate it or leave some comment here. I don't need any praise or thanks button because I'm not an active member in XDA or even I was an active member, I don't care about those things. I just like to share my work and feel happy when people feel comfortable with it. Your comment or rate will motivate other to try it and feel comfortable with Arc like me and you.
    Finally, thanks for all your feedback.
    p/s: I uploaded a special version which include choices for installing modules of some Arc kernel which I think it's best suit for this ROM (just lupus, vengeance, KTG and ArcKnight) You don't need to flash wifi modules anymore if you use one of those kernels. If you use other kernel, just download normal version of v1.4
    4
    Re: [ROM][ICS][4.1.B.1.13][Arc/ArcS] TrueSmoothV1 - Feeling the true smooth and stabi

    Nice another. 13 based Rom
    I don't want acid sound mod!
    Can I remove it?

    Sent from my LT18i using xda app-developers app
    Sorry, you only can disable it if you don't like. I see it's really good mod so I decided to stick it in the ROM


    Sent from my LT18i using Tapatalk 2
    3
    Re: [ROM][ICS][4.1.B.1.13][Arc/ArcS] TrueSmoothV1 - Feeling the true smooth and stabi

    Installed and using Vengence Kerne 1.32

    Everything working ok but problem found ..... I had lost ROOT

    Sorted that out using doomlords xperia root script and all ok. Runs smooth and quick with some nice themes included.

    One comment - most roms have delivery reports disabled in the messaging app. Only a small thing but it costs me £0.09 every time and I had got out of the habit of checking. Just a small pointer, no biggie.

    Everything works as it should otherwise.

    Nice one :D
    Oh, I never notice it costs $ when request delivery report. Actually, I always check it :D I will add warning in first post
    The thing I like in the messaging app is it allow Enter key to go new line, just what I wish :p

    Sent from my LT18i using Tapatalk 2
    3
    I'm blown away by how smooth this ROM is.

    It's the first ICS ROM that comes close to GB / JB UI Smoothness. Awesome!


    Sad to hear that the dev has stopped working on it, a minor update regarding the acore bug and maybe adding the latest adreno libs would be great.

    But I agree that it is almost perfect. :victory: