[ROM] LGP500 AmberHome V1.1 (02.12.2010)

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corwin42

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LGP500 AmberHome ROM

This is the first ROM I have ever created and its very close to the stock one. Only some preinstalled apps are removed and some features added. I don't have the time to make much modifications so don't expect much "killer features" in this ROM.

The main intention for creating this ROM was that I was low on internal memory all the time so the main feature for me is the Darktremor Apps2SD support.

If you want to overclock, install this kernel: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=866774

This ROM ist based on the original european Firmware and you can download it here: http://csmg.lgmobile.com:9002/swdata/WEBSW/LGP500/ANEUBK/V10c_00/V10C_00.kdz

For the german version of this thread look here: http://www.android-hilfe.de/lg-p500-optimus-one/57227-rom-lgp500-amberhome-v1-0-25-11-2010-a.html


Features/Changelog:

V1.1:
  • hardware acceleration enabled
  • raised Dalvik Heap Size to 40M
  • more complete APN-List from Cyanogen ROM
  • ES File Explorer added
  • ADW Launcher updated to 1.3.3.
V1.0:
  • Based on V10c EUR
  • Root
  • Superuser
  • Bash
  • Everything deodexed
  • All APKs zipaligned
  • JIT enabled
  • Dalvik Heap Size 32MB
  • Memory parameters for auto taskkiller optimized
  • LG Launcher replaced with ADW Launcher 1.2.0 (deinstallable)
  • Many preinstalled apps removed or made deinstallable
  • Google Maps updated to 4.7.0
  • Darktremor Apps2SD
  • Dalvik Cache moved to SD-Card
Download:

V1.1: LGP500_AH_1_1_EUR.zip
V1.0: LGP500_AH_1_0.zip

Custom status bar:
THIS WILL NOT WORK WITH STOCK ROM! Your ROM needs to be deodexed!

Many people wished a black status bar (including me) so I took a look into it. The tricky part of making a black status bar is to get the clock, date and ticker text color to white. There are some tools here in the forum for doing this automatically but none of them worked for me so I searched for a description, how to make this manually. I found it in a youtube video.

The easier part is changing icons, battery symbol etc because there is the great Ultimate Online Theme Kitchen. This is really great. Just click together what you want and let this kitchen cook your theme. :). Most features should work but I have not tested them all.

If you want to create your own status bar feel free to extract the framework-res.apk from one of the following files. If you want to create a black status bar use the first one, if you want to create a white status bar use the second one.

These files are flashed like a ROM. (First reboot takes very long)

Black status bar:
http://www.4shared.com/file/g7Dgu4K-/AH_Black_Theme1_signed.html

attachment.php


White original status bar:
http://www.4shared.com/file/b1_ZXr9v/AH_Orig_White_Theme_signed.html

Credits and Donations
Though it took me some nights to create this ROM and to create the black status bar I only used tools created by others. So if you want to make a donation please make a donation to them, not me.

drellisdee for the great recovery and the first OC Kernel. Thank you very much!

dsixda for the great and simple kitchen. Everybody can create a ROM with it. Thanks very much!

The team behind the Ultimate Online Theme Kitchen. This makes it possible to create great simple themes. Thank you very much.

And a big thanks to the others who developed the tools I used. Mainly: Windows Enabler, DZExtract, unyaffsmbn, nandroid, ...
 

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corwin42

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www.amberhome.de
Installation:

1. Root

Rooting the phone is very simple. Look this thread: [APP]SuperOneClick v1.5.5 (Root, Unroot, Enable Non-Market App, Get UNLOCK code) - xda-developers

You can also root the LG P500 with the z4root market app.

2. Install custom Recovery

See here to install custom recovery: Custom recovery Optimus One P500/Thunderg - Android Forums


3. Partition SD-Card

Because this ROM uses Apps2sd you need an ext3 partition on your sd-card.

  • Make backup of sd-card
  • boot into recovery (HOME+VolumeDown+Power)
  • select "Partition sdcard"
  • select "Partition SD" and confirm with menu
  • set swapsize to 0 with volume-down (no Swap-Partition) confirm with menu
  • create EXT-Partition with 512MB (confirm with menu)
  • after partitioning select "SD:ext2 to ext3" and convert ext2 to ext3
  • restore backup of your sd-card
4. Wipe

For first installation of this ROM you should do a full wipe:

  • boot into recovery (HOME+VolumeDown+Power)
  • select "Wipe"
  • select"Wipe data/factory reset"
  • select "Wipe cache"
  • select "Wipe Dalvik-cache"
  • select "Wipe SD:ext partition"
  • back to main menu to flash ROM
5. Install ROM

Copy Zip of ROM to SD-card. Do NOT extract!

  • boot into recovery (HOME+VolumeDown+Power)
  • select "Flash zip from sdcard"
  • select correct zip of ROM from list
  • confirm with menu
  • reboot phone (Reboot system now)
 
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Happyman

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Thanks for sharing. I will try when i got it. And I have some question. This is work for asia version?
 

Daniel_liu

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Nov 27, 2010
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thanks for you great job!
but I also want to know if the rom work for all device including asian version, mine is HONGKONG version.
waiting for your reply!!thanks
 

midshipmanorg

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I'm having problems figuring out the difference between Froyo's native app2sd functionality and the methode that's used here (seperate partition on the external sd card). Could someone please explain it to me?
 

eigokyoukan

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Thank you for the work on this ROM!

Just flashed, everything worked well. Coming from the USA Tmobile stock rom, the aesthetics are much better in this

Linpack MFLOPS score went from 3.6 to 7.4!

Everything is tops so far. Any problems I will post, but so far so good!

Thanks again from the US!
 
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knzo

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Good job, I did exactly the same with my personal ROM, also through the no-brainer dsixda's kitchen.
I suggest you enable hardware accel, change vm.heapsize to 48mb and replace ADW with LP.
 
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corwin42

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Oct 22, 2008
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www.amberhome.de
Thanks for sharing. I will try when i got it. And I have some question. This is work for asia version?

Sorry, I don't really know. The ROM is based on the V10c Version which is linked here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=9263813&postcount=3
So if this version supports Asian language, my ROM will support it, too.

I'm having problems figuring out the difference between Froyo's native app2sd functionality and the methode that's used here (seperate partition on the external sd card). Could someone please explain it to me?
Froyo Apps2SD: App must support it. You have to manually move the app to SD. Only parts of the app are moved to SD. Does not support Apps with widgets.

Darktremor Apps2SD (used in this ROM): Needs ext3 partition on SD-card. Every App is moved to SD-card (even those with widgets). Saves lots more of space. Disadvantage: You can't remove SD card from device while device is powered on.

I think Darktremor Apps2SD is much better than Froyos so I added it to the ROM.

Good job, I did exactly the same with my personal ROM, also through the no-brainer dsixda's kitchen.
I suggest you enable hardware accel, change vm.heapsize to 48mb and replace ADW with LP.

Currently playing around with 48MB Heap and HW acceleration. ADW is my favorite and will stay (will be updated soon).

hi, how can reinstall lg home default? thanks

Just search for "LG Home" in Market but be aware that some of the standard widgets are removed, though some of them (at least the calendar widget) are available in the market, too.
 

theelle

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Nov 29, 2010
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Hi, I have this phone recently, and I would have some questions:
1. How to backup the original ROM from the phone before you install this rom changed?
2. How to return to the original version of the rom hour did not go well? you could put the steps back?
3. Everything works with this rom? any malfunction?

sorry for the bad english but i'm italian and newbie of android world :)
 
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    LGP500 AmberHome ROM

    This is the first ROM I have ever created and its very close to the stock one. Only some preinstalled apps are removed and some features added. I don't have the time to make much modifications so don't expect much "killer features" in this ROM.

    The main intention for creating this ROM was that I was low on internal memory all the time so the main feature for me is the Darktremor Apps2SD support.

    If you want to overclock, install this kernel: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=866774

    This ROM ist based on the original european Firmware and you can download it here: http://csmg.lgmobile.com:9002/swdata/WEBSW/LGP500/ANEUBK/V10c_00/V10C_00.kdz

    For the german version of this thread look here: http://www.android-hilfe.de/lg-p500-optimus-one/57227-rom-lgp500-amberhome-v1-0-25-11-2010-a.html


    Features/Changelog:

    V1.1:
    • hardware acceleration enabled
    • raised Dalvik Heap Size to 40M
    • more complete APN-List from Cyanogen ROM
    • ES File Explorer added
    • ADW Launcher updated to 1.3.3.
    V1.0:
    • Based on V10c EUR
    • Root
    • Superuser
    • Bash
    • Everything deodexed
    • All APKs zipaligned
    • JIT enabled
    • Dalvik Heap Size 32MB
    • Memory parameters for auto taskkiller optimized
    • LG Launcher replaced with ADW Launcher 1.2.0 (deinstallable)
    • Many preinstalled apps removed or made deinstallable
    • Google Maps updated to 4.7.0
    • Darktremor Apps2SD
    • Dalvik Cache moved to SD-Card
    Download:

    V1.1: LGP500_AH_1_1_EUR.zip
    V1.0: LGP500_AH_1_0.zip

    Custom status bar:
    THIS WILL NOT WORK WITH STOCK ROM! Your ROM needs to be deodexed!

    Many people wished a black status bar (including me) so I took a look into it. The tricky part of making a black status bar is to get the clock, date and ticker text color to white. There are some tools here in the forum for doing this automatically but none of them worked for me so I searched for a description, how to make this manually. I found it in a youtube video.

    The easier part is changing icons, battery symbol etc because there is the great Ultimate Online Theme Kitchen. This is really great. Just click together what you want and let this kitchen cook your theme. :). Most features should work but I have not tested them all.

    If you want to create your own status bar feel free to extract the framework-res.apk from one of the following files. If you want to create a black status bar use the first one, if you want to create a white status bar use the second one.

    These files are flashed like a ROM. (First reboot takes very long)

    Black status bar:
    http://www.4shared.com/file/g7Dgu4K-/AH_Black_Theme1_signed.html

    attachment.php


    White original status bar:
    http://www.4shared.com/file/b1_ZXr9v/AH_Orig_White_Theme_signed.html

    Credits and Donations
    Though it took me some nights to create this ROM and to create the black status bar I only used tools created by others. So if you want to make a donation please make a donation to them, not me.

    drellisdee for the great recovery and the first OC Kernel. Thank you very much!

    dsixda for the great and simple kitchen. Everybody can create a ROM with it. Thanks very much!

    The team behind the Ultimate Online Theme Kitchen. This makes it possible to create great simple themes. Thank you very much.

    And a big thanks to the others who developed the tools I used. Mainly: Windows Enabler, DZExtract, unyaffsmbn, nandroid, ...
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    Thank you for the work on this ROM!

    Just flashed, everything worked well. Coming from the USA Tmobile stock rom, the aesthetics are much better in this

    Linpack MFLOPS score went from 3.6 to 7.4!

    Everything is tops so far. Any problems I will post, but so far so good!

    Thanks again from the US!
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    You should watch your tone, and stop swearing to a guy asking a legitimate question. It's very unprofessional and reflects poorly on your maturity as an adult.

    To d3adbroke: here it is.
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=VRCI78L8

    I'm not a professional, I'm a serious human being that hates when other humans don't use their brains. I didn't swear at anyone and my maturity or anyone's maturity isn't measured by cursing or not cursing. I'll quote something that I've read and it's going to be my last post in this thread because I hope this **** gets deleted or locked very soon:

    Bottom line is people just cant talk to anyone any damn way they feel. This is not a site to make people popular. Hell I dont give a **** how many people use the kernel, rom, mod, or hack. Act like a fool and you deserve to be banned for good. The rules are here for a reason. Either follow them or leave, your chose.


    Now I have had to hold my tounge on this for a while but no longer.
    XDA is a developers site
    XDA is a free forum you are ALLOWED to use. We could make it invite only
    XDA is and always will be about the developers. And before you say without the users there would be no XDA, Bullshit, who do you think used the stuff before normal people even knew what a smartphone was......wait for it.........other developers. People that could give good feedback with relavent info. Not just "dahhh this is broken, please fix".

    XDA is not a place to come and make your phone cool.
    XDA is not the cool place for idiots to hang out.
    XDA is not your friends house
    XDA is not a democracy
    XDA is not a place to make Money.

    XDA IS a place to come to learn and share your knowledge. If you are not here for those reasons then you are here for the wrong ones.



    I have watched XDA become a place where every dumbass in the world has a smartphone and comes here thinking they have the right to anything. Well guess what? You dont have the right to ****. We share it because we want to and we dont if we dont feel like it. Are the Developers or the Mods required to make you happy? Nope not in the least. Wanna leave. Go ahead. I beg you, please do. The less people that are asking dumb question cause they dont know what they are doing (this is understand, but at least look) or are too lazy to look for it the better.

    Dont like what I have to say? I am sorry you must have mistaken me for someone that gives a ****.