[ROM][ICS 4.0.4][27-Jun] Spacious, smooth and light ICS

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shardul_seth

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In continuation of the highly appreciated Spacious, smooth and light Gingerbread ROM, I present you the ICS version!!

Works on Locked bootloader also as reported by FTW_260

1. What is so special about this ROM?
The main feature is 400 MB is free on /data for your apps!

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This is the highest free on any custom ICS ROM for the Neo V.

2. How is this made possible?
a) This ROM has been ODEXed. Hence all dalvik files for system apk's are in the /system partition itself!
b) Dalvik-cache has been moved to the /cache partition.

3. Why ODEX the ROM?
a) ODEX ROM's load up faster the first time
b) ODEX'ed system apks do not create .dex files in dalvik-cache, hence size of dalvik-cache decreases. This is required so that there is enough room on the /cache partition for the dalvik-cache also.

4. What are the features of this ROM?
  • Based on official stock ICS firmware for Neo V
  • Rooted and busybox (latest su binary and Superuser.apk)
  • 12 Notification toggles with QuickPanel app for editing them
  • Many bloatware apps removed
  • File manager (ES File explorer) added
  • My tweaks for better performance
  • UOT kitchen compatible

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5. Where to get this ROM?

v4 - based on official ICS 4.0.4
Download (Mediafire - 164 MB) + [ Update 1 Neon OR Update 1 Blue ]
+ Supercharged services (Details here)
+ Optional apps pack
+ Optional Restore framework without onscreen buttons (New Link)
+ Optional Neo Patch <- NOT for Neo V
+ LED notification fix
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(Supercharged) (Credits arcatarc and me)
+ Optional 7OH mods (skip tracks with volume + reboot recovery + more) See here
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+ Optional Xperia S Mega Pack + Walkman fix [ Details ]
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+ Optional Disable_Data_Disabled_Notification.zip
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Want better battery life? See here


v2 - changelog on 2nd post
Download (Mediafire - 176 MB) + Offmode charging fix
Tip: Best if supercharged, steps here.


6. How to install this ROM.
  1. Copy Downloaded files to SD card.
  2. Enter recovery by pressing the back key when you see the blue light with vibration.
  3. If you were not on stock/stock-based ROM, wipe Data is safer [ AFTER NANDROID BACKUP ]
  4. Install the ROM zip.
  5. Optionally install optional packs (open and delete whatever you dont want)
  6. Reboot to you new Spacious, Smooth and Lightwieght ROM :)


7. Any disadvantages of ODEX'ed ROM?
The only disadvantage is that you cannot install custom themes on the ROM.
But, mind you, UOT kitchen can be used to change a lot of the UI.


8. But why not use Link2SD or Dalvik2SD?
It has its own problems, most important being io speeds from the card and problems when card is removed.


10. Credits?
hansip87 - for the status bar toggles
muzontnt and umarian for ICS 404 toggles - thread here
Sony - for ICS update ( and making wonderful firmware :) )
and all Devs etc on XDA for making custom ROMs possible!
 

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shardul_seth

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Addons

UOT Battery + Themes

v4:
- Xperia apps + music integrated
- Supercharged services
- LED on message/gmail fix - [credits arcatarc]
- All previous goodness!

v2:
- Using modified stock kernel (better battery life)
- New tweaks, makes the ROM fly :D
- Supercharged services.jar (that means you can install supercharger script directly) - credits hansip87
- ODEX'ed for saving /data space and smoothness
- dalvik-cache moved to cache.
Tip:
- Only phone dialer lags (in all ICS stock and custom). My fix is to use another dialler. For me, Touchpal (mobile link) works without even a second of lag!!

v1:
- ODEX'ed for saving /data space and smoothness
- dalvik-cache moved to cache.
- removed many useless applications.
 

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palimatix

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Downloading now.. will review later in the day..
Expecting it to be as simple and plain and airy as ur GB..

Keep up the efforts :)

Expecting no random or usb chargin/wifi battery drain stuff.. ;)

Thanks Shardul
 
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SHIRI

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Hey guys, I am on fully stock ICS, no root, no unlocked BL...
What to do to get this installed? Procedure guide?
If you can help PLZ? Steps by step...
 

Dkadr1

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I've installed your Rom, but Wifi doesn't even switch on. The button is like disabled :confused:


EDIT: I had Official Stock Kernel, flashed night-elf ics beta RC2 kernel and Wifi works :)
Please, is any way to make it work with stock kernel? I prefer that better than custom kernels...
 
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shardul_seth

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I've installed your Rom, but Wifi doesn't even switch on. The button is like disabled :confused:


EDIT: I had Official Stock Kernel, flashed night-elf ics beta RC2 kernel and Wifi works :)
Please, is any way to make it work with stock kernel? I prefer that better than custom kernels...

Yes, it is possible, but you will lose the benefit of Dalvik-to-Cache.. so it will be less spacious :)
 

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sspoko

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The dream come true :D, I didn't thought that you will make ICS! GB is awesome I'm using it since I've got my Neo, If your ICS is as good as GB then everyone this is the best rom :D Dude your are BIG!
 
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shardul_seth

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Try the GB now, just remove apps you dont want..
Same for ICS, use Titanium to remove useless apps.

Personally, I have removed all Sony launcher widgets, Facebook, Sony store etc in my device, but kept it in my ROM, cause someone may want it.
 

SHIRI

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Can you add some detailed description about perf. pack? What it does?
Also, have you tried Mod that Madfysh mentioned? Will it work for your rom?
 

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    In continuation of the highly appreciated Spacious, smooth and light Gingerbread ROM, I present you the ICS version!!

    Works on Locked bootloader also as reported by FTW_260

    1. What is so special about this ROM?
    The main feature is 400 MB is free on /data for your apps!

    attachment.php


    This is the highest free on any custom ICS ROM for the Neo V.

    2. How is this made possible?
    a) This ROM has been ODEXed. Hence all dalvik files for system apk's are in the /system partition itself!
    b) Dalvik-cache has been moved to the /cache partition.

    3. Why ODEX the ROM?
    a) ODEX ROM's load up faster the first time
    b) ODEX'ed system apks do not create .dex files in dalvik-cache, hence size of dalvik-cache decreases. This is required so that there is enough room on the /cache partition for the dalvik-cache also.

    4. What are the features of this ROM?
    • Based on official stock ICS firmware for Neo V
    • Rooted and busybox (latest su binary and Superuser.apk)
    • 12 Notification toggles with QuickPanel app for editing them
    • Many bloatware apps removed
    • File manager (ES File explorer) added
    • My tweaks for better performance
    • UOT kitchen compatible

    attachment.php
    |
    attachment.php
    |
    attachment.php


    More Screenshots


    5. Where to get this ROM?

    v4 - based on official ICS 4.0.4
    Download (Mediafire - 164 MB) + [ Update 1 Neon OR Update 1 Blue ]
    + Supercharged services (Details here)
    + Optional apps pack
    + Optional Restore framework without onscreen buttons (New Link)
    + Optional Neo Patch <- NOT for Neo V
    + LED notification fix
    New-Icon.gif
    (Supercharged) (Credits arcatarc and me)
    + Optional 7OH mods (skip tracks with volume + reboot recovery + more) See here
    New-Icon.gif

    + Optional Xperia S Mega Pack + Walkman fix [ Details ]
    New-Icon.gif

    + Optional Disable_Data_Disabled_Notification.zip
    New-Icon.gif


    Want better battery life? See here


    v2 - changelog on 2nd post
    Download (Mediafire - 176 MB) + Offmode charging fix
    Tip: Best if supercharged, steps here.


    6. How to install this ROM.
    1. Copy Downloaded files to SD card.
    2. Enter recovery by pressing the back key when you see the blue light with vibration.
    3. If you were not on stock/stock-based ROM, wipe Data is safer [ AFTER NANDROID BACKUP ]
    4. Install the ROM zip.
    5. Optionally install optional packs (open and delete whatever you dont want)
    6. Reboot to you new Spacious, Smooth and Lightwieght ROM :)


    7. Any disadvantages of ODEX'ed ROM?
    The only disadvantage is that you cannot install custom themes on the ROM.
    But, mind you, UOT kitchen can be used to change a lot of the UI.


    8. But why not use Link2SD or Dalvik2SD?
    It has its own problems, most important being io speeds from the card and problems when card is removed.


    10. Credits?
    hansip87 - for the status bar toggles
    muzontnt and umarian for ICS 404 toggles - thread here
    Sony - for ICS update ( and making wonderful firmware :) )
    and all Devs etc on XDA for making custom ROMs possible!
    11
    Update!!

    Update: Spacious, Smooth and Light v3
    Based on Unofficial ICS 4.0.4 (4.1.B.0.431)


    Changelog:
    ---------------------------------------------
    -> Aroma installer options
    • Automatically detects sd-ext partition and offers Amarullz, Link2SD also
    • Default dalvik2cache if no sd-ext partition
    • On-screen keys mod (optional)
    • Sony specific widgets (optional)
    • Change default keyboard skin (optional)
    • Neo patch (optional) for Neo owners
    -> 30-steps volume + smooth scrolling spinner mod(credits BBangSik)

    -> Statusbar widget, ICS themed keyboard, Auto-rotate home (credits hansip87)

    -> My performance tweaks

    -> Themer friendly (Only selected system apps ODEXed, framework not ODEXed, hence easy to install mods and themes)



    v3 Link will be back after fixing the installer issues some people are facing!


    Important Notes:
    -----------------------------------------------
    -> Data wipe is recommended, otherwise boot-loops may occur.

    -> For sd-ext to work you will need night-elf kernel

    -> TAKE A NANDROID BACKUP FIRST!!

    -> Dalvik2Cache is not recommended now unless you plan to install only 80-100 apps. If you want more, please use Amarullz or Link2SD.

    -> If you want it even lighter, run the attached script (windows or linux pc) and wipe cache, reboot ;)

    -> Please hit thanks on hansip87 and BBangSik threads also.
    9
    Addons

    UOT Battery + Themes

    v4:
    - Xperia apps + music integrated
    - Supercharged services
    - LED on message/gmail fix - [credits arcatarc]
    - All previous goodness!

    v2:
    - Using modified stock kernel (better battery life)
    - New tweaks, makes the ROM fly :D
    - Supercharged services.jar (that means you can install supercharger script directly) - credits hansip87
    - ODEX'ed for saving /data space and smoothness
    - dalvik-cache moved to cache.
    Tip:
    - Only phone dialer lags (in all ICS stock and custom). My fix is to use another dialler. For me, Touchpal (mobile link) works without even a second of lag!!

    v1:
    - ODEX'ed for saving /data space and smoothness
    - dalvik-cache moved to cache.
    - removed many useless applications.
    9
    7OH mods for our spacious ROM
    ======================================
    Almost all credits to 7OH - Details here

    Download:
    1. 7OH mod
    2. Optional - No Onscreen Keys framework
    3. m7parts.apk

    Installation:
    1. Install via cwm (flash 2 after 1 if you do not want on-screen keys)
    2. Install app like a normal app and select options you want!!

    Please thank 7OH also!!


    Xperia S Mega Pack
    ================================
    I have made a Mega pack from all the apps from Xperia S.. This keeps the OP clean ;)

    Included
    1. Xperia S Walkman [ Details | Credits: ThilinaC and skyline159 ]
    2. Xperia S apps [ Details | Credits sdk16420 ]
    • Phonebook
    • Album
    • Messaging
    • Home
    • Widget Picker
    • Notes & Notewidget
    • Calendar

    Download Xperia S Mega Pack + Walkman fix
    8
    Planned Update

    Spacious, smooth and light ICS 4.0.4 coming soon..
    This time I am planning to add options for everyone :D