[ROM] Rwilco12's Mostly Stock NE2 v1.3 (1/24/15) (Updater, Debloated, and more!)

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I don't stream,I have allot of music on my sd card.

I've been reading front the beginig, so if I'm late, forgive me.

I wonder if the buffer is low. I think I remember there is a file for setting the buffer of media types. It also would set things like what camera modes were allowed.

I just thought I would mention it before I forgot/got pulled away.

I love when I see something after I say something.
I saw the post showing a logcat. Nevermind me.
 
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Well, that sucks....just got done flashing this ROM, restoring all my apps/data with Titanium Backup, set up everything how I want it and....lost root. Tried everything suggested in this thread for getting back with nothing successful, but I sure as hell am not going to wipe, re-flash, and reconfigure this again.

<Edited out the last line in my late night rage post so that I won't seem as much a ****-head....LOL>
 
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Well, that sucks....just got done flashing this ROM, restoring all my apps/data with Titanium Backup, set up everything how I want it and....lost root. Tried everything suggested in this thread for getting back with nothing successful, but I sure as hell am not going to wipe, re-flash, and reconfigure this again.

Talk about a deal-killer and a nice waste of time. What's the point of a custom ROM that loses root?

That's funny because I have been updating SU from like the first boot and still have root. I'm not sure why it would be lost, but all I can say is I still have it as I use it several times a week.
 
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Well, that sucks....just got done flashing this ROM, restoring all my apps/data with Titanium Backup, set up everything how I want it and....lost root. Tried everything suggested in this thread for getting back with nothing successful, but I sure as hell am not going to wipe, re-flash, and reconfigure this again.

Talk about a deal-killer and a nice waste of time. What's the point of a custom ROM that loses root?
The issue here isn't the ROM but some incompatible binaries in the last several versions of SuperSU. To fix the issue and restore root dirty flash the ROM again and don't update SuperSU.
 

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The issue here isn't the ROM but some incompatible binaries in the last several versions of SuperSU. To fix the issue and restore root dirty flash the ROM again and don't update SuperSU.

Tried that multiple times with no success. If I reboot after that it's back to square one with no root again. I can tolerate not updating the binaries out the SuperSU app, but never reboot again? I also tried DrKetan's as well as three other rooting methods that work on stock TW but still no root. As a last attempt I also flashed several older versions of SuperSU in recovery, but still no root. Again, I'm not going to start from scratch with a clean flash and reconfiguring everything only for this to likely happen again.

I'm not a dev, but I am a 25-year career network engineer and troubleshooting 101 begs the question that if the issue isn't the ROM then why can I update SuperSU on the stock rooted TW ROM as well as CM11 without losing root? I'm also updating SuperSU without losing root on two different Galaxy S3 TW ROMs. I only encounter this issue with this specific ROM, and again that's quite a caveat.
 

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Tried that multiple times with no success. If I reboot after that it's back to square one with no root again. I can tolerate not updating the binaries out the SuperSU app, but never reboot again? I also tried DrKetan's as well as three other rooting methods that work on stock TW but still no root. As a last attempt I also flashed several older versions of SuperSU in recovery, but still no root. Again, I'm not going to start from scratch with a clean flash and reconfiguring everything only for this to likely happen again.

I'm not a dev, but I am a 25-year career network engineer and troubleshooting 101 begs the question that if the issue isn't the ROM then why can I update SuperSU on the stock rooted TW ROM as well as CM11 without losing root? I'm also updating SuperSU without losing root on two different Galaxy S3 TW ROMs. I only encounter this issue with this specific ROM, and again that's quite a caveat.

Is not only that rom. It happens on a few others also. It something in the SuperSU binary. That doesn't like these custom roms. To get root back you need to use the Dr ketans root kit. Is the only way to get root without wiping and reinstalling.
 

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Love the phone dialer/log interface. .. I like that I can show all logs showing both text and calls from contacts in the log... This tidies up the whole launcher since I no longer need the messages shortcut to access messages... Simply love it...

I enjoyed 1.1 but disliked the popping and skipping in Pandora. .. I have since updated to 1.2 and going to test it out for audio glitches. ..

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Tried that multiple times with no success. If I reboot after that it's back to square one with no root again. I can tolerate not updating the binaries out the SuperSU app, but never reboot again? I also tried DrKetan's as well as three other rooting methods that work on stock TW but still no root. As a last attempt I also flashed several older versions of SuperSU in recovery, but still no root. Again, I'm not going to start from scratch with a clean flash and reconfiguring everything only for this to likely happen again.

I'm not a dev, but I am a 25-year career network engineer and troubleshooting 101 begs the question that if the issue isn't the ROM then why can I update SuperSU on the stock rooted TW ROM as well as CM11 without losing root? I'm also updating SuperSU without losing root on two different Galaxy S3 TW ROMs. I only encounter this issue with this specific ROM, and again that's quite a caveat.

The issues with SuperSU do appear to be isolated to custom ROM's on the Sprint Note 2. There are several other custom TW ROM's for the Sprint Note 2 that also have the same issue as my ROM here.

I apologize for the difficulty your having but I think your case is unique. The last 10 to 20 pages have all mentioned the SuperSU issues at least once, but your's is the first post mentioning any issues with root not lasting after a reboot when using the binaries included with the ROM.

If you could provide us some additional details as to what you did after flashing the ROM it would be helpful in determining where things went wrong.

Thanks!
 

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Uploading v1.3 beta. :)


Mostly bug fixes for 1.2.

Haven't had a chance to fully test it yet as my wife is using my N2 until I can get her a new phone to replace the S3 she busted. :(

So I'll need help on the testing front...

EDIT: Upload complete! http://www.rwilco12.com/downloads.p...tom ROMs/Rwilco12's Mostly Stock NE2/ZIP/BETA

I don't think it fixes any issues with SuperSU but I haven't noticed any issues with streaming audio now. I was limited to about a two minute test though. lol
 
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Uploading v1.3 beta. :)


Mostly bug fixes for 1.2.

Haven't had a chance to fully test it yet as my wife is using my N2 until I can get her a new phone to replace the S3 she busted. :(

So I'll need help on the testing front...

EDIT: Upload complete! http://www.rwilco12.com/downloads.p...tom ROMs/Rwilco12's Mostly Stock NE2/ZIP/BETA

I don't think it fixes any issues with SuperSU but I haven't noticed any issues with streaming audio now. I was limited to about a two minute test though. lol

Also, this build is still NE2. There weren't any updates beyond blocking Towleroot that I thought were worth including in the update for NK2.
 

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The issues with SuperSU do appear to be isolated to custom ROM's on the Sprint Note 2. There are several other custom TW ROM's for the Sprint Note 2 that also have the same issue as my ROM here.

I apologize for the difficulty your having but I think your case is unique. The last 10 to 20 pages have all mentioned the SuperSU issues at least once, but your's is the first post mentioning any issues with root not lasting after a reboot when using the binaries included with the ROM.

If you could provide us some additional details as to what you did after flashing the ROM it would be helpful in determining where things went wrong.

Thanks!

After flashing this ROM for the first time, I did my usual -- let all the apps update from the Play Store, including SuperSU which updated the app and then wanted to update the binaries. Having never encountered this problem before, I did let it update the binaries. I then installed Titanium Backup, and restored my apps/data (non-system). Then because I did a full personal app restore, I rebooted, was pretty much done with configuring everything when I ran ESFile Manager to do some file housekeeping and discovered that I had lost root. I then came to this thread and tried all the suggestions here for getting it back with the last one being dirty flashing the ROM again. Dirty flashing did seem to work, but then I realized that I only lost root the last time after rebooting the phone. So I rebooted, and sure enough -- no root. Every time I dirty flashed, I'd get root back, but when I'd reboot the phone (even without doing anything to it, including updating the binaries or the SuperSU app), I lost root.

I had to go back to my CM11 nightlies, I'll try flashing this again and see if I can replicate it. I guess I need to pay special attention to make sure that SuperSU doesn't get updated. Normally, I would just stick with CM11 (I finally got the S-pen add-ons working well, and it's running fast with good battery life, etc.), but CM11 doesn't play as nicely as TW does with my 2014 Toyota Sequoia's bluetooth. It might just be something I'll have to get over with such an "old" phone.

Anyone smell that? It's the beautiful aroma of a Note 4 upgrade drifting into the room....haha

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Is not only that rom. It happens on a few others also. It something in the SuperSU binary. That doesn't like these custom roms. To get root back you need to use the Dr ketans root kit. Is the only way to get root without wiping and reinstalling.

I wasn't having this issue with my previous stock NE2 ROM or CM11. Dr. Ketans root kit didn't work for me. Only dirty flashing the ROM again would get root back, but unfortunately that would only last until the next reboot and then I'd lose root again.
 

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After flashing this ROM for the first time, I did my usual -- let all the apps update from the Play Store, including SuperSU which updated the app and then wanted to update the binaries. Having never encountered this problem before, I did let it update the binaries. I then installed Titanium Backup, and restored my apps/data (non-system). Then because I did a full personal app restore, I rebooted, was pretty much done with configuring everything when I ran ESFile Manager to do some file housekeeping and discovered that I had lost root. I then came to this thread and tried all the suggestions here for getting it back with the last one being dirty flashing the ROM again. Dirty flashing did seem to work, but then I realized that I only lost root the last time after rebooting the phone. So I rebooted, and sure enough -- no root. Every time I dirty flashed, I'd get root back, but when I'd reboot the phone (even without doing anything to it, including updating the binaries or the SuperSU app), I lost root.

I had to go back to my CM11 nightlies, I'll try flashing this again and see if I can replicate it. I guess I need to pay special attention to make sure that SuperSU doesn't get updated. Normally, I would just stick with CM11 (I finally got the S-pen add-ons working well, and it's running fast with good battery life, etc.), but CM11 doesn't play as nicely as TW does with my 2014 Toyota Sequoia's bluetooth. It might just be something I'll have to get over with such an "old" phone.

Anyone smell that? It's the beautiful aroma of a Note 4 upgrade drifting into the room....haha

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I wasn't having this issue with my previous stock NE2 ROM or CM11. Dr. Ketans root kit didn't work for me. Only dirty flashing the ROM again would get root back, but unfortunately that would only last until the next reboot and then I'd lose root again.
Thank you for the clarification. The issue here is the updating of the binaries. SuperSU itself is OK to update from the Play Store, just don't update the binaries and you'll be good.
 
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Thank you for the clarification. The issue here is the updating of the binaries. SuperSU itself is OK to update from the Play Store, just don't update the binaries and you'll be good.

Well, I just tried flashing this ROM again at least 1/2 dozen times from scratch and the same thing happens every time -- loss of root after the first reboot. All I did each time was a complete wipe for installing a new ROM (with Philz), flash the ROM (this time beta 1.3), go through the initial setup (making sure to turn off all automatic restore features on both my Google and Samsung accounts), I don't update anything from the Play Store, I do install Root Checker and it does say I have root. I reboot the phone, go into SuperSU and it just churns, and then when I try Root Checker again it says I do not have root.

I tried the process above a few more times except I let the SuperSU app update from the Play Store, but the exact same thing happened -- loss of root on the first reboot. Like 2/3 times that I let SuperSU update from the Play Store, it immediately wanted to update the binaries, so I knew that wouldn't go well (and it didn't).

My last attempt at the above process I dirty flashed the ROM again, verified that I got root back, rebooted, and it was gone again. I then tried re-rooting with Dr. Ketan's utility, but it didn't get root back.

If I want to stick with Kitkat I guess for me it's going to be CM11 or if I want better bluetooth features with my truck I may actually go back to TW 4.3. Samsung's Kitkat was a bad update for this phone.

Thanks for your efforts, though. I'm glad it's at least working for some people.
 

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Tried that multiple times with no success. If I reboot after that it's back to square one with no root again. I can tolerate not updating the binaries out the SuperSU app, but never reboot again? I also tried DrKetan's as well as three other rooting methods that work on stock TW but still no root. As a last attempt I also flashed several older versions of SuperSU in recovery, but still no root. Again, I'm not going to start from scratch with a clean flash and reconfiguring everything only for this to likely happen again.

I'm not a dev, but I am a 25-year career network engineer and troubleshooting 101 begs the question that if the issue isn't the ROM then why can I update SuperSU on the stock rooted TW ROM as well as CM11 without losing root? I'm also updating SuperSU without losing root on two different Galaxy S3 TW ROMs. I only encounter this issue with this specific ROM, and again that's quite a caveat.

When did last update stock touchwiz? The latest updates of su have NPR been working on stock or stock like for the past few updates. It worked for me last time I tried cyanogenmod

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When did last update stock touchwiz? The latest updates of su have NPR been working on stock or stock like for the past few updates. It worked for me last time I tried cyanogenmod

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I'm not sure what you're asking here. In the three years I've owned this phone it's been rooted since day one so the only update to stock TW that I've taken is through flashing roms like this one.
 

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I'm not sure what you're asking here. In the three years I've owned this phone it's been rooted since day one so the only update to stock TW that I've taken is through flashing roms like this one.

I mean the su update. You said it works fine even on touchwiz, but the last few su updates have not worked for most people on touchwiz. It messes everything up.

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I see why I confused you. I made it look like I was talking about updating touchwiz

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    Rwilco12's Mostly Stock NE2

    As many of you know, I've spent so long dealing with all these stock ROM's and never really branched out into the world of custom ROM's. I can never find a ROM that is 100% what I want. I find a lot that come close but never 100%. So I decided to branch out and try my hand at making my own custom ROM. I got what I wanted for my S5 and was then asked to port it over to the Note 2. That being said, this is my ROM. I made it for me. I'll take requests and do what I can but ultimately I'm building a ROM that is my daily ROM and does what I need it to the way I want it to. I'm sharing with everyone but I'm putting myself at your mercy to play nice. So without further ado...

    The ROM:

    - NE2 Stock Deodexed Base
    - Rwilco12's Updater (ability to install mods, apps, etc on the fly)
    - Native Call Recording
    - Wi-Fi & USB Hotspot enabled
    - 360 Degree Rotation
    - Carrier Lockscreen Text Removed
    - System Apps Updated to Latest Versions
    - Wireless Charging Pop-Up Removed
    - Debloated (Removed Apps available through Updater)
    - Removed Safe Volume Warning
    - Customized CSC Default Workspaces
    - Full Battery Notification Removed
    - Extended Reboot Menu
    - Connections Optimizer Removed
    - Additional Quickpanel Tiles
    - Boot Animation Support
    - Custom Boot Animation
    - Camera Sound & GPS Menus Enabled
    - Permissions Manager Enabled (found in Settings)
    - Call/Message Blocker Enabled (found in Settings)
    - Torchlight Volume Up Mod Enabled (found in Display Settings)


    Changelog:

    Mostly Stock NE2 v1.3 - (released 1/24/2015)
    - Rebased ROM back to @Chaz187's base.
    - Fixed power on bug when charging with phone off!
    - Fixed issue with hosts files blocking sites!
    - Removed more bloat!
    - Additional minor performance tweeks!
    - Updated build.prop tweaks!
    - And more!

    Mostly Stock NE2 v1.1 - (released 10/3/2014)
    - ROM completely rebased using a hybrid of @jlmancuso and @Chaz187's bases!
    - More bloat removed!
    - Increased animation speeds for faster GUI response!
    - Disabled scrolling cache!
    - Dialer/contacts bug fixed!
    - MSL check removed for hidden menu!
    - PRL writing enabled!
    - Custom CSC desktop settings added!
    - New boot animation!

    Mostly Stock NE2 v1.0 - Initial Release (released 8/24/2014)
    - Added Updater v3.02 to ROM
    - Added Rwilco12's Wallpaper Gallery & Repo to ROM
    - Enabled Native Call Recording
    - Removed Carrier Lockscreen Text
    - System Apps Updated to Latest Versions
    - Wireless Charging Pop-Up Removed
    - Wi-Fi & USB Hotspot enabled
    - 360 Degree Rotation enabled
    - Updated System Apps
    - Removed Safe Volume Warning
    - Customized CSC Default Workspaces
    - Full Battery Notification Removed
    - Extended Reboot Menu Added
    - Connections Optimizer Removed
    - Additional Quickpanel Tiles Unlocked
    - Boot Animation Support
    - Custom Boot Animation
    - Camera Sound & GPS Menus Enabled
    - Permissions Manager Enabled
    - Call/Message Blocker Enabled
    - Torchlight Volume Up Mod Enabled
    - Debloated​


    Credits/Thanks:

    - @Chaz187 for the base!
    - Huge thanks to @tdunham for his awesome guides that made this ROM possible!
    - @TeamPATB ( @fryingpan0613 @jimmydene84, @The Real Sitek, @elwood, @cbucz24 & @kenny8504 ) - for just being awesome!
    - @acquariusoft - for the original Update Me App I based my Updater off of.
    - @garwynn - for being Garwynn and everything he does for all of us!
    - @mijjah74 & Team Nocturnal - for the extended reboot menu.
    - @digiblur - for full battery notification removal mod.​


    Downloads:
    http://www.rwilco12.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=923
    Other items are currently available through the Updater included within the ROM. More items will be added to the Updater as we progress.


    Directions:
    1. Download ROM.
    2. Boot to recovery.
    3. Do and advanced wipe and wipe cache, dalvik cache, system and data.
    4. Flash the ROM.
    5. Enjoy!

    XDA:DevDB Information
    [ROM] Rwilco12's Mostly Stock NE2 v1.3 (1/24/15) (Updater, Debloated, and more!), ROM for the Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note II

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    ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat

    Version Information
    Status: Stable
    Current Stable Version: 1.3
    Stable Release Date: 2015-01-24

    Created 2014-10-13
    Last Updated 2015-01-24
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    Rwilco12's Mostly Stock NE2 v1.1 is now available!

    Huge thanks to @jlmancuso and @Chaz187 for the bases and all their help! Both of them are awesome guys!

    Another big thanks to @The Real Sitek, @ceabbott2, @hondafreak513, @Patch7 and @XPinochitoX who helped me out with testing the dialer/contacts bugs since my phone isn't actually activated. :)

    As always, I recommend a full wipe when flashing. :)
    Downloads in the OP!

    Changelog:
    Mostly Stock NE2 v1.1 - (released 10/3/2014)
    - ROM completely rebased using a hybrid of @jlmancuso and @Chaz187's bases!
    - More bloat removed!
    - Increased animation speeds for faster GUI response!
    - Disabled scrolling cache!
    - Dialer/contacts bug fixed!
    - MSL check removed for hidden menu!
    - PRL writing enabled!
    - Custom CSC desktop settings added!
    - New boot animation!​
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    Look forward to the Updated Rom, This one is my daily driver and is the most stable i have tried in a while

    Exciting news. When is it going to be available?

    +100000 This rom works flawlessly on my phone, very exited for an update!!!
    Sorry guys, work has kept me insanely busy so I haven't gotten much done yet. :(

    I have completed the process of rebasing the ROM to incorporate pieces of both @jlmancuso and @Chaz187 base ROM's and have added a few new mods. I'm planning on taking some time off next week and hope to get it out then.
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    Is the Updater app the best way to check for releases?
    There and here. :)

    I'll let you in on a secret though... It's gonna be posted tonight. :)
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