[ROM] MROM-Encore [4.2.2][LINARO][CM10.1] build:20131003

mmontuori

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Introducing MROM-encore. Custom ROM for the B&N NOOK Color

Free Yourself and Feel the Difference

This is my attempt to build a stable, complete, and fully functional custom ROM for the B&N NOOK Color completely built from source code; MROM-encore is built on top of Cyanogen ROM latest source code. I recompiled all components to guarantee maximum efficiency and performance. Along the way, I realized that I needed things to work different for the B&N NOOK Color, so I also made some changes. If you like my work, consider a donation to my cause.

MROM-encore is entirely build from source. You will see the difference when you run it. Just to list a few features:
  • Entire ROM and Kernel are compiled and optimized with Linaro toolchain 4.7
  • Superior Performance. (User benchmarks have reported excellent performance)
  • Excellent battery life
  • Multi-User Enabled
  • Contains all the most common tweaks
  • QuickPic gallery application

While I tried to maintain the main core small, size is not the main focus.

Before posting negative comments about the ROM. Browse the thread and the FAQ. http://www.montuori.net/android-mrom/mrom-faq-2/

Requirements:
  • Clockworkmod or compatible recovery
  • B&N NOOK Color

WARNING: I DECLINE ANY RESPONSIBILITY IN DAMAGING YOUR DEVICE. YOU ASSUME ALL RISKS IN ANY PROCESS DESCRIBED ON THIS PAGE.

Installation:
  • Backup your current ROM
  • Boot Clockworkmod recovery
  • Perform a factory reset (data and cache) *** THIS IS ONLY REQUIRED IF COMING FROM ANOTHER ROM ***
  • Clean dalvik cache
  • Install MROM-encore zip file
  • Boot the device
  • Reboot in recovery and install Google Apps (this is required to avoid the home and search button not working)
  • If applicable, re-apply the addon package
  • Reboot
  • 1st reboot takes a little longer

THE SERVER RUNS ON PAID SERVICES TO PROVIDE THE BEST POSSIBLE EXPERIENCE FOR YOU, HELP KEEP IT OPEN BY DONATING.

donor page: http://www.montuori.net/android-mrom/mrom-donors/

Please consider providing valuable FEEDBACK to the thread

DOWNLOAD MROM-encore

Download EXPERIMENTAL BUILDS (requires registration)

NC-MROM Change Log: Change Log

File a bug report: here. Please provide good description and a fresh logcat.

To report bugs, follow these steps:
  • Install ADB (Google SDK) www.android.com for reference
  • Connect your device to USB (Make sure USB Debugging is set)
  • run "adb logcat > {somefileonyourpc}"
  • Reproduce the problem
  • Press CRTL+C on your computer
  • Open a Bug Report, the link is on the main thread.
  • Make sure to attach the logcat file, a description of the problem, and the time it happened
  • After that, it can be tracked and I can ask additional information to solve

A great tutorial on how to use adb and logcat is located here

User screenshots (1heffer):


Screenshots:





All the ROM source code changes are available via my github repository https://github.com/mmontuori/atrix-mrom

XDA:DevDB Information
[ROM] MROM-Encore [4.2.2][LINARO][CM10.1] build:20131003, a ROM for the Barnes & Noble Nook Color

Contributors
mmontuori
ROM OS Version: 4.2.x Jelly Bean
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.0.x
Based On: CyanogenMod

Version Information
Status: Stable

Created 2013-10-01
Last Updated 2013-10-04
 
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mmontuori

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Personally, i think cm9 is stable enough to be a daily driver
The first comment I get is negative and shuts me down... It's fine, if you think that way, however, this particular ROM has been very successful for both the Atrix and the HTC Incredible 2. Before you slam down something, you should try it first...
 

dli7319

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Im not saying that its bad or anything but it would be better if it was based off of cm9/ics

Sent from my GT-I9300 using xda app-developers app
 

docfreed

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Did You Try This Running From SD Card

If it's renamed to fit the convention used in Verygreen's installer?

---------- Post added at 07:24 AM ---------- Previous post was at 06:25 AM ----------

If it's renamed to fit the convention used in Verygreen's installer?
Answering my own question - YES!!!! And this ROM is unbelievingly fast. I usually run the kanged version of CM7.2 but I am totally amazed by the smoothness and speed of this ROM as compared to CM7.2. I will post further observations when I get home from work.

Well Done!
 
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deboyz1014

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Looks like I'll have to try this one out when I get home. One thing though, your warning is not applicable to us because we don't have a phone.
 

Quantumrabbit

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Can you get Cynaoboot in there? I'm having issues booting into recovery to flash GAPPS since TWRP keeps freezing on me. Your reboot to recovery works fine, but I seem unable to boot after a TWRP freeze and hold "n" to get into recovery. Cyanoboot I never seem to fail getting in there.

So far your ROM seems responsive enough, but until I get GAPPs I can't get any apps (I really should start saving Titanium on my SD or something) to give it a good run through.
 

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Personally, i think cm9 is stable enough to be a daily driver
CM9 roms is just not for Nook Color, all are to slow... I used Kang's CM7 and this new ROM seems as fast, if not faster. I like it very much, only this blue style is not for me :) If the OP could make a classical theme, it would be great. Thanks for this rom, it's really great!
 

docfreed

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CM9 roms is just not for Nook Color, all are to slow... I used Kang's CM7 and this new ROM seems as fast, if not faster. I like it very much, only this blue style is not for me :) If the OP could make a classical theme, it would be great. Thanks for this rom, it's really great!
This is definitely faster than any Nook Color CM9 that I've tried and extremely smooth. Running all day and not one issue, no fc's, nothing. I'm overclocking to 1200 and undervolting using Nook Color Tweaks - battery life seems good. While listening to an audiobook AND surfing the web I am only losing about 3-4% per hour.

As far as themes, there are other themes included - just use theme chooser (comes installed with ROM).
 

mmontuori

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Theme

Hey Guys,

Thanks for testing out my ROM, I just wanted to drop a note about the theme, the current theme that comes pre-selected is Mixer-MROM, which is an extension on Mixed Theme, plus little enhancements for the swype keyboard.

But if your preference is to use something else, the ROM still has the default themes, plus, the android market is full of CM7 themes that you could apply, for a minimalistic theme, my preference is Minimal Bread... it's very simple and good looking...
 

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This is definitely faster than any Nook Color CM9 that I've tried and extremely smooth. Running all day and not one issue, no fc's, nothing. I'm overclocking to 1200 and undervolting using Nook Color Tweaks - battery life seems good. While listening to an audiobook AND surfing the web I am only losing about 3-4% per hour.

As far as themes, there are other themes included - just use theme chooser (comes installed with ROM).
To the OP, thanks for the great ROM! Just installed it this morning, and except for ADW crashing once on the first boot, it's been great.

docfreed, thanks for the tip on the Theme Chooser ... I prefer a more traditional theme.
I'm not very knowledgeable about undervolting. Can you tell me what settings you are using?

Also, does anyone know of a key combination that can get it into recovery on power up? As Quantumrabbit mentioned,
it's sometimes useful to be able to get into recovery without booting fully and then booting back into recovery.
 

sisterchick

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Texas!
Thank you!

Personally, i think cm9 is stable enough to be a daily driver
Correct me if I'm wrong, but there is still not a stable fix for hardware acceleration/video issues with CM 9/10. That kills Netflix, etc. CM7 is stable and everything works.

Thanks for the ROM, OP! Will try it out. :good:

If there's demand, I could make a flashable zip of the stock theme. The theme chooser themes are often problematic because the Nook Color uses MDPI sized pngs for the status bar in the hdpi framework and SystemUI. Also, some themes lack appropriate pngs for the soft buttons used by the NC.
 
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