[ROM][OFFICIAL][4.2.2]AOSPA 3.6x for SPH-L720

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garwynn

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DISCLAIMER:
Your device, your responsibility. I am not liable for anything you flash, including this.
As a result you'll probably want to read the rest of the thread and at least be aware of what you're flashing.
You've been warned.

Android Open Source Paranoid Android for SPH-L720 (jfltespr) - OFFICIAL (HALO)

Features:
This is AOSPA as it is provided in the source repos. I will be keeping it as such.
Only deviations are to allow it to build properly and are generally from CM repos.
Any modifications, enhancements, etc. will be brought in and supported through their Gerrit review process.
(At the moment as I cannot reach their Gerrit I'm doing Github pull requests instead.)

Screenshots:
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Latest Build: Official (7/1/2013) - Now includes HALO. Official Status granted by Gokussjx.
Tar/ZIP Mirror: [ROM][UNOFFICIAL]AOSPA 3.6x for SPH-L720 (Team SXTP Site)
Both contain a kernel and ROM. Latest PA GApps here courtesy Rootzwiki. (Use latest version)
CM Gapps seems to get camera to stop FCing but do so at your own risk.

Flash Instructions:
1) Back up your current system and all data if desired.
2) In your favorite custom recovery, wipe data, cache and dalvik.
If you want to flash the ZIP version you'll need to format system as well.
3) TAR - Boot to Odin Mode and flash via Odin.
ZIP - Flash ZIP in recovery
4) Flash GApps

Summary Changelog:
Code:
Unofficial (6/11/13) - Updated to 3.60, includes the open source release of HALO.
Unofficial (6/5/13) - Updated to 3.56 and remove Beta tag.
Beta (5/17/13) GPS working, stock camera working.
Beta (5/16/13) - 3G/LTE working, display seems better.  GPS should also lock but I personally can't.
Beta 1 (5/13/13) - Calls working, GPS tries but no lock so far.
Alpha 3 (5/10/13) - Successful Boot.No phone/data, no GPS.

Source:

PA Official Repositories
CyanogenMod Official Repositories
Device Dependencies:
android_device_samsung_jf-common
android_device_samsung_msm8960-common
android_device_samsung_qcom-common
Sprint GS4 Device Repository

Here is specifically what I did to get it to build.

NOTE: Due to potential copyright issues I do not include a vendor repo.
You can extract the files from the phone or ROM as needed - should you decide to build on your own.


Credits:
Early Bringup Advice: Entropy512, Shabbypenguin, Cordell12
Current Mentor/Collaborator: Noobnl (CM CDMA Maintainer)
If it's working this well, chances are he's had a big hand in it!
Testers: Mohogalore, robbyamor, crawj and others
Steve Kondik (Cyanogen) for CM development and jf common work
The CM maintainters who continue to improve CM along with Mr. Kondik
The crew that is Paranoid Android - Pure Hybrid!
...and of course! You, the community, for your support as well! Thank you!
 

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jsmcmahon89

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Credits:
Thanks to those who helped get CM going.
I'm using that as a base.

Here it is - Paranoid Android based on AOSP (current 3.50)
Well, in my sleep deprived state I figured I would at least try getting this to build.

DISCLAIMER:
Your device, your responsibility. I am not liable for anything you flash, including this. You've been warned.

Current Status, Links to Current Builds, Notes, Base, etc are consolidated here:
[ROM][ALPHA][UNOFFICIAL]AOSPA 3.50 for SPH-L720 (SXTP Developers)

Hope this kick starts the dev efforts for the S4!

Anyone give this a go yet? I'll be the first if not

Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk 2
 

MoHoGalore

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Anyone give this a go yet? I'll be the first if not

Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk 2

Did, but more input the better. Has the slanted graphics issue that we saw on the first builds of CWM and CM.. Try it, you'll see.. and the phone is actually booting (you'll see it under device from pc when booted) Just can't get adb working yet but I'm sure he'll crack that nut as well.
 
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garwynn

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When I do a . build/envsetup.sh I get 2 git errors.
Don't think that would cause this issue but we only had that with the original jfltespr repo.
So I guess I have some digging to do into this.... when time allows.
 
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blacknet101

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going to give this a try right now, will get back to see if the calls work soon.

Update: didn't boot up. I got a black screen and that is it right after the Samsung logo came up :(
 
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going to give this a try right now, will get back to see if the calls work soon.

Update: didn't boot up. I got a black screen and that is it right after the Samsung logo came up :(

By chance did you catch the flash of slanted graphics right after the logo or connected to PC to see if the device was awake?

Sent from my SPH-L720 using Xparent Skyblue Tapatalk 2
 

mjs2011

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Yes. PA 3.50 is the Halo release.

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garwynn

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Yes. PA 3.50 is the Halo release.

Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk 2

It is but it's not out in their public repos. Caused a bit of problems because they made some commits publicly and some not.

Anyhow it looks like we have a few issues. PA's ramdisk gets distorted boot animation (like we saw with early CM testing) and then goes to black. Think I can get that one into ADB with same edits. Flash CM kernel and no boot animation but USB init goes through - just as mtp (not mtp,adb like in recovery)

So, making a change to CM the init file to start adbd. That ought to get us far enough to peek in and see what's going on. Obviously something is different between the two kernel ramdisks causing a display change.
 

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so it's normal that it's not booting? or should it be booting by now?

It's normal based on current results for it not to boot. That's why it's at Alpha development.
In all honesty I should downgrade it to Pre-Alpha because Alpha suggests it would boot successfully.
Don't worry, when it boots and we get some functionality I'll promote it to Beta testing.

If this CM kernel + AOSPA ROM gets us ADB I'll post that for people to go in and collect logcats.
That may help us track down the issue to at least get display going.
 
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blacknet101

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It's normal based on current results for it not to boot. That's why it's at Alpha development.
In all honesty I should downgrade it to Pre-Alpha because Alpha suggests it would boot successfully.
Don't worry, when it boots and we get some functionality I'll promote it to Beta testing.

If this CM kernel + AOSPA ROM gets us ADB I'll post that for people to go in and collect logcats.
That may help us track down the issue to at least get display going.

Thanks for the clarification! I can't wait to be able to run this ROM. I would wanna help with logcats but I have no idea how to do any of that.
 

garwynn

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OK, finally took a peek at this. Turns out there's something wrong with the kernel/ramdisk for sure. System is not mounting, shell folders within /data didn't exist.... which means even the init scripts didn't get far. ADBD did start so it's a clue as to how far it got.

Unfortunately since it's not as far as I hoped it is being downgraded to Pre-Alpha status.
 
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    DISCLAIMER:
    Your device, your responsibility. I am not liable for anything you flash, including this.
    As a result you'll probably want to read the rest of the thread and at least be aware of what you're flashing.
    You've been warned.

    Android Open Source Paranoid Android for SPH-L720 (jfltespr) - OFFICIAL (HALO)

    Features:
    This is AOSPA as it is provided in the source repos. I will be keeping it as such.
    Only deviations are to allow it to build properly and are generally from CM repos.
    Any modifications, enhancements, etc. will be brought in and supported through their Gerrit review process.
    (At the moment as I cannot reach their Gerrit I'm doing Github pull requests instead.)

    Screenshots:
    attachment.php
    attachment.php

    attachment.php
    attachment.php


    Latest Build: Official (7/1/2013) - Now includes HALO. Official Status granted by Gokussjx.
    Tar/ZIP Mirror: [ROM][UNOFFICIAL]AOSPA 3.6x for SPH-L720 (Team SXTP Site)
    Both contain a kernel and ROM. Latest PA GApps here courtesy Rootzwiki. (Use latest version)
    CM Gapps seems to get camera to stop FCing but do so at your own risk.

    Flash Instructions:
    1) Back up your current system and all data if desired.
    2) In your favorite custom recovery, wipe data, cache and dalvik.
    If you want to flash the ZIP version you'll need to format system as well.
    3) TAR - Boot to Odin Mode and flash via Odin.
    ZIP - Flash ZIP in recovery
    4) Flash GApps

    Summary Changelog:
    Code:
    Unofficial (6/11/13) - Updated to 3.60, includes the open source release of HALO.
    Unofficial (6/5/13) - Updated to 3.56 and remove Beta tag.
    Beta (5/17/13) GPS working, stock camera working.
    Beta (5/16/13) - 3G/LTE working, display seems better.  GPS should also lock but I personally can't.
    Beta 1 (5/13/13) - Calls working, GPS tries but no lock so far.
    Alpha 3 (5/10/13) - Successful Boot.No phone/data, no GPS.

    Source:

    PA Official Repositories
    CyanogenMod Official Repositories
    Device Dependencies:
    android_device_samsung_jf-common
    android_device_samsung_msm8960-common
    android_device_samsung_qcom-common
    Sprint GS4 Device Repository

    Here is specifically what I did to get it to build.

    NOTE: Due to potential copyright issues I do not include a vendor repo.
    You can extract the files from the phone or ROM as needed - should you decide to build on your own.


    Credits:
    Early Bringup Advice: Entropy512, Shabbypenguin, Cordell12
    Current Mentor/Collaborator: Noobnl (CM CDMA Maintainer)
    If it's working this well, chances are he's had a big hand in it!
    Testers: Mohogalore, robbyamor, crawj and others
    Steve Kondik (Cyanogen) for CM development and jf common work
    The CM maintainters who continue to improve CM along with Mr. Kondik
    The crew that is Paranoid Android - Pure Hybrid!
    ...and of course! You, the community, for your support as well! Thank you!
    7
    New build up and you'll see I've removed something from the title.
    With the changes that I see committed to CM lately - and thanks to the CM maintainers for that! - I'm not sure the beta tag applies any longer.

    Another minor update. I have the blessing of Gokussjx to maintain this but I have yet to reach the PA developers to get their blessing on making this official. Updates on that will come as they do.
    5
    New build up from yesterday and a note.
    Builds are moving to a full-time build box that is just set up.
    Good news - builds will hopefully be churning out more frequently soon.
    Bad news - It's a new build environment so I have to set up everything again from scratch.

    So please let me know if you see any issues.
    I had this initially tested before it was uploaded.

    I'll be working to hammer out some of the customizations here soon.
    Hopefully by the time I get the dev blessing to make this official we'll have it very easy to build.
    5
    New build up...

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk 2
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    Yet another sleep deprived day... yet as I go to work I am happy.
    PA back to Alpha status as it successfully boots.

    Screenies to come but I can say this - Wi-fi okay, 3G/4G/Calls NG, GPS NG.
    I'll start with calls first on this.