[ROM][SENSE][10-01-2013] UnoX SENSE4 for Optimus 4X HD - FIRST CUSTOM ROM!

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Dexter_nlb

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LG O4X UnoX SENSE4 ALPHA RELEASE
You thought you never see a HTC SENSE with BeatsAudio interface on O4X? This is the ALPHA release of SENSE 4.0 (version 2.17.401.2) and using STOCK LG kernel for your LG Optimus 4X HD​


Latest update 10.Jan.2013
Changed build to avoid conflict with team venoms mods, this should be more stock now.
It is now a ClockWorkMod Update.zip using AROMA installer.
alot changed and yet, no GSM is working but i am getting closer.

This is very early developer release, more a proof of concept, to help others start porting or even developing roms, without thinking the locked bootloader will limit the distribution. so regular users, will probably not use this for anything since mobile connectivity is not working.
but if you wish to check performance and maybe test some performance here, this is a way to do it and compare.
Any contribution to fixing the RIL driver in this one or other fixes are appreciated, feel free to make patches if you can help improve this.


So the O4X community have been almost dead and not a single custom rom has been released, primarily because many believe a unlocked bootloader is needed.




  • GSM Mobile Radio - NO
  • AUDIO - YES (+ BEATS AUDIO works fine with headset)
  • PHOTO CAMERA - YES (FRONT is very,very dark, BACK camera is ok)
  • VIDEO CAMERA - YES (for now only 1080p recording, 1280x720 closes camera, change in settings)
  • VIDEO PLAYBACK - YES
  • MICROPHONE - YES
  • WIFI - YES
  • GPS - YES
  • BLUETOOTH - YES (Wifi seems affected by enabling bluetooth at bootup, and no wifi connectivity exists, so disable BT at bootup)
  • ROTATION - YES
  • YOUTUBE - YES
  • MOST SENSORS - YES
  • VIBRATION - NO
  • NFC - YES (No icon when activated, but works fine with included NFCtag+)
  • PC CONNECTION - NO (not worked on it)
  • INT / EXT SDCARD - YES (without sdcard, camera cannot save to internal storage)

NOTES ON FIRST USE
- First start can take 5-6 minutes due to a process waiting for media scanner.
- in /system folder, you can rename "local.prop1" to "local.prop" , and you can enable adb root.
- its based on v10d, i do not know if the boot.img is required, but remove it if you wish to try it without. (remember to edit md5 checksum file if you do)
- do not try and install recovery from the CWM app, just use it to reboot into cwm, do NOT install recovery, its already in place and modified to work with sense.



Download full as CWM update.zip ALPHA 1.0 here

Firefox users: Ignore warning, this is just a zip with a backup included, no executables here
 
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can someone make a backup for TWRP recovery??

you can modify the existing backup, by editing the nandroid.md5 checksum file, remove the "system.ext4.tar" line in the md5 file
and rename the "system.ext4.tar.a" to "system.ext4.tar" . and of course do the same with the real tar file.

then it should look pretty much like old backups


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Update:
after the upload,
i have checked GPS and NFC.
GPS is confirmed working
NFC needed fixing but it works now , althoug icon is gone, and the NFCplus app works too, so you can modify tags
 
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wow NICE!! almost had a mini heart attack when i saw this post!:fingers-crossed:

looking forward to working CALL XDD

THX a lot for ur work!!!
 
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you can modify the existing backup, by editing the nandroid.md5 checksum file, remove the "system.ext4.tar" line in the md5 file
and rename the "system.ext4.tar.a" to "system.ext4.tar" . and of course do the same with the real tar file.

then it should look pretty much like old backups


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Update:
after the upload,
i have checked GPS and NFC.
GPS is confirmed working
NFC needed fixing but it works now , althoug icon is gone, and the NFCplus app works too, so you can modify tags

no luck...btw any other method to install via TWRP recovery?? my sd card has a problem, and no money to buy new one...so any solution to restore this backup??
 
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i've been stuck in the setup wizard for so long now, i managed to get past the language/locale selection screen but I'm stuck in the next screen where venom setup is.

Anyone managed to get past this screen? can i delete setupwizard to bypass this process?:D

EDIT: finally get past the setup wizard!!! ultra smooth rom!!!

i know this is ALPHA but thought i should post a list of things i found not working so maybe someone can fix it =)
- Vibration not working
- Google Voice Search not working
- mount ext-sdcard not working
- Flashlight not working
- Whatsapp doesn't work (it says "Tablet is not supported" so i guess there's sth wrong with the IMEI or build.prop)
- pressing "settings" in camera app crash the app itself
- "Share" option is unusable (tested both by email and by Google+)

BUT

- Camera app works GREAT with rear camera!!!!!
- most if not all widgets work (though i didn't test all of them, most of them work!!! without a lag)
- Speaker works
 
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i've been stuck in the setup wizard for so long now, i managed to get past the language/locale selection screen but I'm stuck in the next screen where venom setup is.

Anyone managed to get past this screen? can i delete setupwizard to bypass this process?:D

EDIT: finally get past the setup wizard!!! ultra smooth rom!!!

i know this is ALPHA but thought i should post a list of things i found not working so maybe someone can fix it =)
- Vibration not working
- Google Voice Search not working
- mount ext-sdcard not working
- Flashlight not working
- Whatsapp doesn't work (it says "Tablet is not supported" so i guess there's sth wrong with the IMEI or build.prop)
- pressing "settings" in camera app crash the app itself
- "Share" option is unusable (tested both by email and by Google+)

BUT

- Camera app works GREAT with rear camera!!!!!
- most if not all widgets work (though i didn't test all of them, most of them work!!! without a lag)
- Speaker works
thanks for the report back, and yes, i am aware of the setup screen bug, it also seems to relate to the customization process hanging in the background, so it will hang for some time too, sorry. porting is not always easy
edit: i believe the problem rely in the SIMcard not being detected as you might note, the simcard screen normally shown is not being shown, which asks to insert sim. it also seems the the firmware seems to tell the htc software it is a CDMA phone, so this might also be the problem why gsm is not working. this is seen in the radio log.

- i noted the other things, and flashlight is the only one i am not looking at, as our flashlight is different and can be damaged if i try to make it like a lightbulb i think. (do not know and do not want to find out)
- we got no IMEI yet, since phone is not working, so the whatsapp might have a different issue or as you say, it does not exist. build.prop is pretty much OneX original here.
- external sdcard works fine here, i wonder why you cannot see it in storage settings?
- i do not know why googlevoice do not work, ill check up on it, probably relate to recording format, which i noted only works with AAC and not AMR format.
 
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thanks for the report back, and yes, i am aware of the setup screen bug, it also seems to relate to the customization process hanging in the background, so it will hang for some time too, sorry. porting is not always easy
edit: i believe the problem rely in the SIMcard not being detected as you might note, the simcard screen normally shown is not being shown, which asks to insert sim. it also seems the the firmware seems to tell the htc software it is a CDMA phone, so this might also be the problem why gsm is not working. this is seen in the radio log.

- i noted the other things, and flashlight is the only one i am not looking at, as our flashlight is different and can be damaged if i try to make it like a lightbulb i think. (do not know and do not want to find out)
- we got no IMEI yet, since phone is not working, so the whatsapp might have a different issue or as you say, it does not exist. build.prop is pretty much OneX original here.
- external sdcard works fine here, i wonder why you cannot see it in storage settings?
- i do not know why googlevoice do not work, ill check up on it, probably relate to recording format, which i noted only works with AAC and not AMR format.

external sd is not accessible in the default file manager? but if i use another file manager (FX Explorer), i can access the extSD

but in storage settings, everytime i try to unmount the sd, settings.apk crashes:eek:

but as an alpha "port" (sort of), the rom is ULTRA-SMOOTH, wish at least GSM call work soon:silly:
 
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external sd is not accessible in the default file manager? but if i use another file manager (FX Explorer), i can access the extSD
ok i see now.

this the the HTC way of having external sdcard, the semi way, since they officially do no longer make many top models with sdcard.

the location of external sdcard is at /mnt/sdcard2 and internal is /mnt/sdcard

let me check up on the unmounting, i already got some fixes, but not GSM, sorry, that require alot more it seems to fix.

about the GSM part, it is strange that both OneX and O4X uses a radio chipset with QUO 6260 radio, but they flash firmware different ways, so that makes it incompatible somehow.
 

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Great job man!

I will join your development as soon as I finish my exams (2-3 weeks) so the LG 4X community gets alive. Will read your thread in the meantime.
 

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Sense 4.1 is actually pretty smooth on our O4X. Too bad radio is somehow turned off. I would rock this rom as my daily once radio gets solved. But for now, everything else seems to be working. Beats works great too. Camera is good, but video FCs.
 

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Sense 4.1 is actually pretty smooth on our O4X. Too bad radio is somehow turned off. I would rock this rom as my daily once radio gets solved. But for now, everything else seems to be working. Beats works great too. Camera is good, but video FCs.
getting DRM working little better here, i simply copied the generated RSA keys from /data to a tar file and extract it at every boot, but not sure how i get the lgeril to load it now, since its htc based.

for the camera, i simply use a camera from another htc 4.0.4 release and it works fine. probably related to resolution of camera and it works now recording in 1080p as well.
 

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    LG O4X UnoX SENSE4 ALPHA RELEASE
    You thought you never see a HTC SENSE with BeatsAudio interface on O4X? This is the ALPHA release of SENSE 4.0 (version 2.17.401.2) and using STOCK LG kernel for your LG Optimus 4X HD​


    Latest update 10.Jan.2013
    Changed build to avoid conflict with team venoms mods, this should be more stock now.
    It is now a ClockWorkMod Update.zip using AROMA installer.
    alot changed and yet, no GSM is working but i am getting closer.

    This is very early developer release, more a proof of concept, to help others start porting or even developing roms, without thinking the locked bootloader will limit the distribution. so regular users, will probably not use this for anything since mobile connectivity is not working.
    but if you wish to check performance and maybe test some performance here, this is a way to do it and compare.
    Any contribution to fixing the RIL driver in this one or other fixes are appreciated, feel free to make patches if you can help improve this.


    So the O4X community have been almost dead and not a single custom rom has been released, primarily because many believe a unlocked bootloader is needed.




    • GSM Mobile Radio - NO
    • AUDIO - YES (+ BEATS AUDIO works fine with headset)
    • PHOTO CAMERA - YES (FRONT is very,very dark, BACK camera is ok)
    • VIDEO CAMERA - YES (for now only 1080p recording, 1280x720 closes camera, change in settings)
    • VIDEO PLAYBACK - YES
    • MICROPHONE - YES
    • WIFI - YES
    • GPS - YES
    • BLUETOOTH - YES (Wifi seems affected by enabling bluetooth at bootup, and no wifi connectivity exists, so disable BT at bootup)
    • ROTATION - YES
    • YOUTUBE - YES
    • MOST SENSORS - YES
    • VIBRATION - NO
    • NFC - YES (No icon when activated, but works fine with included NFCtag+)
    • PC CONNECTION - NO (not worked on it)
    • INT / EXT SDCARD - YES (without sdcard, camera cannot save to internal storage)

    NOTES ON FIRST USE
    - First start can take 5-6 minutes due to a process waiting for media scanner.
    - in /system folder, you can rename "local.prop1" to "local.prop" , and you can enable adb root.
    - its based on v10d, i do not know if the boot.img is required, but remove it if you wish to try it without. (remember to edit md5 checksum file if you do)
    - do not try and install recovery from the CWM app, just use it to reboot into cwm, do NOT install recovery, its already in place and modified to work with sense.



    Download full as CWM update.zip ALPHA 1.0 here

    Firefox users: Ignore warning, this is just a zip with a backup included, no executables here
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    4.1.2 JB with Sense exists. E.g.: HTC One's Sense5. BTW I have Sense porting on my to-do list.

    Sent from my LG-P880
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    possibly a new CM10/PAC being released

    A little OT in this thread.
    but as i wrote previously i got the 4.1.2 release to work quite well with calls, and i tested it and made calls, so everything seems verified on that part with audio working.

    but i also received permission from Floatshow to release it in the Optimus 4X section, so i will try and put this together since it might help a little when we get an unlocked bootloader to get radio fixed, since it seemed that certificates were important here.

    anyways, the base is from CustoNexus here , you find screenshots in his thread too.

    what does not work atm (sorry, always something not working on ports, like the devs say)
    - Bluetooth
    - Camera
    - probably something else, it will be worth reporting if you test/play with it.

    when i got a zip ready ill post another thread for this release.
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    update on progress

    I kinda stopped sense4 work for now, and switch to verify if the radio could get working at all from a ported OneX rom, so i switch to another port for now.

    using the "CustoNexus-v1.1.0-Endeavoru-09.11.12" for OneX which is a 4.1.2 rom, i managed to get radio fixed and the lgdrm libs so it loaded with certificate verification ok.
    the final hack seems to be in the way they added power control for this.
    these 2 lines
    modem.power.device=/sys/class/gpio/gpio61/value,0,1
    modem.powercontrol=enabled
    enabled the antenna to begin with.

    next the radio still fell out losing connectivity, so i added all original LG framework (even if its only 4.0.3) for telephony com and android-private telephony ril's and it finally made it work on that rom. so somehow if i can adapt the framework, and on top use the power control they added to the 4.1.2 release of this rom, we might just get radio enabled on sense4 as well, but the question is whether sense framework is so closely related which i doubt it is.
    a stock aosp rom is much closer.

    anyways this port, is much more buggy, as internet and camera is not working :( so im probably not gonna post anything related here, except confirming if the certificate do loads and works, the radio will actually activate together with the few findings above.


    so progress! lets see if i can adapt these changes to the sense4 rom now.

    edit,
    do i need to say how FAST 4.1.2 is on O4X? its just super fast and feels really like it was made for it. and it kinda is made for tegra3 :)
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    i found the file on a old backup, ill upload it to depositfiles.com tomorrow, they accept 650MB files :)

    my old location simply closed , so all stuff got lost :(