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[ROM][Sept26][SAGA]Virtuous Unity 2.39.0 Sense 3.0 Based on Pyramid

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cjward23

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Virtuous Unity is the first custom Sense 3.0 ROM, scaled for WVGA screens, to be based on an official shipping release from HTC (1.35.75.1).
The entire ROM is brand new, taking no application or framework components from any prior Sense 3 releases.

Unity is the result of a collaborative, team effort by the following developers:

Screenshots

unity1.png
unity2.png
unity3.png


Features

  • Based on the official Sensation shipping ROM (1.45.401.2).

  • Ported for full functionality on each supported devices. Additional device support is being added regularly.

  • Resized for WVGA (800x480) displays, using a purpose built tool to modify HTC's proprietary m10 binaries, developed by Flemmard and Diamondback.

  • Heavily optimized for fluid performance and usability.

  • Overclocked kernels with numerous additional kernel modules.

  • Built-in screen state frequency scaling (1.2Ghz-245MHz/ondemand screen-on, 806Mhz-245Mz/conservative screen-off), via custom built Virtuous_OC C daemon.

  • Trackpad wake support (DesireZ/G2 and MT4G only).

  • WiFi calling (T-Mobile USA only).

  • Fully functional device hardware, including wifi, bluetooth, camera, camcorder, etc.

  • Market-sourced applications (Gmail, Maps, Voice, etc) automatically installed on first boot into /data/app for easy removal.

  • Bloatware and unnecessary applications removed.

Supported Devices

Porting Information and Credits

There has been an enormous amount of interest surrounding utilizing components or modifications from our ROMs. To this point, our policy was that any such work needed to explicitly be approved by the team. The fact of the matter is that the policy is simply not enforceable and any time consumed working to enforce it detracts from the time we have to work on Android (which is what we really enjoy). As such, we’ve decided to go in a different direction.

Going forward, ROM developers are welcome to utilize any portions of our ROM which are of interest.

Our only requirement is that you let us know about what you’re doing by sending an email to (devteam|at|virtuousrom.com), credit the Virtuous Team in your thread(s) and provide a link to our website. No response on our part is required whatsoever, we’re just interested to hear about how our work is helping you.
Our plan is to continue to innovate and push the envelop of ROM development; with the goal of staying enough ahead of the curve to merit a desire to clone our work.


Important Notes

  • If you are experiencing random freezes and/or reboots, this is likely due to your device being incapable of handling our overclocking defaults. Download and apply this flashable patch, which will reduce the maximum CPU frequency to 1Ghz and likely eliminate this issue.

  • You must complete a full wipe prior to installing this ROM the first time. We also recommend wiping between upgrades, but you are welcome to try upgrading without a wipe. However, no support will be provided if you file a bug without having wiped prior to submission.

Bugs and Errors

To ease the process of reporting bugs to the team, we made a public bugtracker where you can report the bugs you found. Please make sure you read all the existing entries there to avoid doubling the errors.

The bugtracker is located here.

Device specific information


(Official Website of Virtuous ROM)​
Check out our forums
 
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Diamondback

Retired Dev Committee Lead / Retired Senior Mod
Jan 17, 2010
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virtuous-ten-studio.com
Install instructions (thanks to lollylost100):
1. Make a full wipe (please don't use Full Wipe 1.5 (EXT4) or such tools)
2. Flash ROM
3. Reboot

Please keep in mind:

You can always try to do a non wipe install, but we can't provide you support in this case.
If you find any errors in the ROM and you have NOT wiped before, please wipe and see if the errors persists.

Special features

This ROM has some unique or not widely known features which I want to explain here.

Screenshot
This ROM (in fact most Sense 3 ROMs) has the unique feature to make screenshots without any additional app.
Just Hold the "Power"-Button and then press "Home" at the same time and the phone will save your screenshot in the Images folder on you SD-Card. :)

OC Daemon
This ROM deals with overclocking a little bit different than other ROMs. To get further information read this post.

Fancy input animations
Unfortunately HTC removed from all their Sense ROMs the "open" and "close" animations for the keyboard. :(
Thanks to seo we were able to get them back :)
There are two different animation versions. The normal one is always activated and there is also no way to deactivate it.
The second "fancy" version can be enabled via the app "Spare Parts" which is in the Android Market. :)

Custom user app install during first boot
The ROM has the ability to automatically install custom user apps during the first boot (after a wipe)
All you need to do is the following:
  1. Create an folder on your SD card and name it virtuous_unity
  2. Create another folder inside virtuous_unity folder and name it 'app.user'
  3. Copy all the desired apps in this directory in there paketname form, for example: 'com.quoord.tapatalkxda.activity.apk'
  4. Now flash the ROM via your recovery
  5. During the first boot the apps get installed from your SD card, as this will take a while, don't get impatient :)


Release strategy
We are planing to release our ROM in the future every week on the same day and around the same time.
This point in time will be every Monday night (GMT). Which is ca. 24h from NOW.

If there are no MAJOR bugs we will release what ever we have done at this time.
Saturday night (GMT) is the so called feature freeze, then the ROM will enter the testing phase. It gets tested until monday and then the team will talk about the results.
Once everything is approved we'll release the next version.

As you should know now when the next version arrives I won't answer ANY questions concerning ETAs. :)

Further information and support at #virtuousrom on Freenode
 
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Diamondback

Retired Dev Committee Lead / Retired Senior Mod
Jan 17, 2010
4,493
6,629
virtuous-ten-studio.com
Changelog

Our changelog lives here.


Supported devices
  • Desire HD (Ace)
  • Desire Z (Vision)
  • Desire S (Saga)
  • Incredible S (Vivo)
  • Inspire 4G
  • T-Mobile MT4G (Glacier)

Addons for v1.27.0
 
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Diamondback

Retired Dev Committee Lead / Retired Senior Mod
Jan 17, 2010
4,493
6,629
virtuous-ten-studio.com
Introduction to the new Overclocking Daemon

This ROM features a completely new way of Overclocking and managing screen states.

The History
But before explaining it further, let's talk about previous solutions.
There are several different approaches to archieve "screen-state-scaling".
That means basically that the govenor changes if you turn the screen off and changes back to normal when turning the screen on.

This is mainly used to restrict the amount of CPU usage (the frequency in fact) during screen off. This can lead to a major battery life increase.

The solutions so far were:
  • App like SetCPU, which change automatically the govenor based on profiles
  • integrated solutions in the govenor itself
Both these solutions have major problems.

The one with a tuner app is always a little laggy right after turning on the screen because SetCPU (or any other CPU tuner) needs some time to change the govenors (up to 7 seconds). This leads mostly to major lag in the lockscreen.

The second solution is the smartass govenor. It has already a screen-state-scaling included, so it reduces the frequency when the screen turn off.
This could be a really nice solution but it has some problems too.
Smartass most of the time is not really stable and has problems with its frequency scaling.

State-of-the-art-solution
So we (more precisely rmk40) thought of a better solution.
He wrote a native C Daemon which changes the govenors instantly without any lag.

This leads to major performance improvements right after turning on the screen and in the lockscreen.

But at the moment this solution is a little bit harder to configure. We are plaing to make a GUI for this, so you get the same comfort as using SetCPU.
Nevertheless you can even now adjust the daemon to your needs.

Be aware that the daemon only works if all CPU tuner apps are deinstalled. Otherwise it deactivates itself.

How to adjust the daemon

The daemon is configured with 6 files in the folder /system/etc/virtuous_oc/.
There are 3 files for the wake state and 3 for the sleep state. For each state one file for the govenor, one for the minimal frequency and one for the maximal frequency.

You can easily edit these files eg. with RootExplorer or any other app which can edit system files. So you can adjust the frequencies and the govenor for each state just like with SetCPU.

In order to get the available frequencies for the current kernel, just open your favorite terminal app and type
cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_available_frequencies
You could also use adb shell to show the frequencies on your computer.

To get the available govenors use a similar approach:
cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_available_governors

Please make sure, you are entering the right values in the daemon's config files.
 

proxuser

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downloading now.thanks man!

thats great, 1 rom for 5 devices. no one need to port it :)

/use it since half hour. everything working good.
 
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loveboatcaptain

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hey guys... that looks very impressive.

thank you so far for all the work you all are doing for the community.

will have a look to that rom tomorrow, cause i just had to play with my own sense2.1+3.0 mixed rom ;)

if this rom is stable it would be great to use it for further builds of my own rom project. would be great to get permission from you.

i´m also willing to participate in that project if you need my help.

thank you very much and regards from berlin ;)

stephan
 

loveboatcaptain

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some quick first impressions from the first tests.

really really fast ;) impressive.

some little things i found, but you probably know them yourself.

some widgets aren´t in the right shape (a little to big), like mail (list), sms (list), contacts (big list) etc. but it´s ok... perhaps you can use some of seo´s resized apps from the desire HD... just an idea.

gmail is missing and can´t be downloaded via market (even with market enabler). take my backup and working very well.

what this rom need is rommanager, titanium backup and a file explorer.
these 3 apps make the setup process easier spacially when you wipe your phone as much as we all are doing ;)

****... this rom is awesome ;)

thx and regards
 

chrisch1974

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some quick first impressions from the first tests.

really really fast ;) impressive.

some little things i found, but you probably know them yourself.

some widgets aren´t in the right shape (a little to big), like mail (list), sms (list), contacts (big list) etc. but it´s ok... perhaps you can use some of seo´s resized apps from the desire HD... just an idea.

gmail is missing and can´t be downloaded via market (even with market enabler). take my backup and working very well.

what this rom need is rommanager, titanium backup and a file explorer.
these 3 apps make the setup process easier spacially when you wipe your phone as much as we all are doing ;)

****... this rom is awesome ;)

thx and regards

The Gmail problem was reported from a Incedible S user too. So we will try to fix this in next version.
 

Diamondback

Retired Dev Committee Lead / Retired Senior Mod
Jan 17, 2010
4,493
6,629
virtuous-ten-studio.com
some quick first impressions from the first tests.

really really fast ;) impressive.

some little things i found, but you probably know them yourself.

some widgets aren´t in the right shape (a little to big), like mail (list), sms (list), contacts (big list) etc. but it´s ok... perhaps you can use some of seo´s resized apps from the desire HD... just an idea.

gmail is missing and can´t be downloaded via market (even with market enabler). take my backup and working very well.

what this rom need is rommanager, titanium backup and a file explorer.
these 3 apps make the setup process easier spacially when you wipe your phone as much as we all are doing ;)

****... this rom is awesome ;)

thx and regards

All these apps you mentioned should have been installed during first boot.
You can find them on your sdcard under /virtuous_unity/app.user/.
Will be fixed for next version :)
 
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e2zippo

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This looks great! Can't wait for HTC to release an unlocked bootloader for my Desire S so I can flash this thing! Looking forward to future updates!

Thank you all for doing this!
 

gkaipale

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Jan 16, 2010
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It is awesome.
Only one thing.

Data connection is lost every now and then.I have to enable it manually.



Sent from my Desire S using XDA Premium App
 

Blezz

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nice bugtracker ^^ just thinking it won't avoid 100 of useless posts here with x and y is bugged :D

@diamondback: kannst du dem bugtracker vielleicht noch eine spalte mit "Gerät" hinzufügen? würde bei so einem rom für mehrere geräte doch sinn machen
 

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    Virtuous Unity is the first custom Sense 3.0 ROM, scaled for WVGA screens, to be based on an official shipping release from HTC (1.35.75.1).
    The entire ROM is brand new, taking no application or framework components from any prior Sense 3 releases.

    Unity is the result of a collaborative, team effort by the following developers:

    Screenshots

    unity1.png
    unity2.png
    unity3.png


    Features

    • Based on the official Sensation shipping ROM (1.45.401.2).

    • Ported for full functionality on each supported devices. Additional device support is being added regularly.

    • Resized for WVGA (800x480) displays, using a purpose built tool to modify HTC's proprietary m10 binaries, developed by Flemmard and Diamondback.

    • Heavily optimized for fluid performance and usability.

    • Overclocked kernels with numerous additional kernel modules.

    • Built-in screen state frequency scaling (1.2Ghz-245MHz/ondemand screen-on, 806Mhz-245Mz/conservative screen-off), via custom built Virtuous_OC C daemon.

    • Trackpad wake support (DesireZ/G2 and MT4G only).

    • WiFi calling (T-Mobile USA only).

    • Fully functional device hardware, including wifi, bluetooth, camera, camcorder, etc.

    • Market-sourced applications (Gmail, Maps, Voice, etc) automatically installed on first boot into /data/app for easy removal.

    • Bloatware and unnecessary applications removed.

    Supported Devices

    Porting Information and Credits

    There has been an enormous amount of interest surrounding utilizing components or modifications from our ROMs. To this point, our policy was that any such work needed to explicitly be approved by the team. The fact of the matter is that the policy is simply not enforceable and any time consumed working to enforce it detracts from the time we have to work on Android (which is what we really enjoy). As such, we’ve decided to go in a different direction.

    Going forward, ROM developers are welcome to utilize any portions of our ROM which are of interest.

    Our only requirement is that you let us know about what you’re doing by sending an email to (devteam|at|virtuousrom.com), credit the Virtuous Team in your thread(s) and provide a link to our website. No response on our part is required whatsoever, we’re just interested to hear about how our work is helping you.
    Our plan is to continue to innovate and push the envelop of ROM development; with the goal of staying enough ahead of the curve to merit a desire to clone our work.


    Important Notes

    • If you are experiencing random freezes and/or reboots, this is likely due to your device being incapable of handling our overclocking defaults. Download and apply this flashable patch, which will reduce the maximum CPU frequency to 1Ghz and likely eliminate this issue.

    • You must complete a full wipe prior to installing this ROM the first time. We also recommend wiping between upgrades, but you are welcome to try upgrading without a wipe. However, no support will be provided if you file a bug without having wiped prior to submission.

    Bugs and Errors

    To ease the process of reporting bugs to the team, we made a public bugtracker where you can report the bugs you found. Please make sure you read all the existing entries there to avoid doubling the errors.

    The bugtracker is located here.

    Device specific information


    (Official Website of Virtuous ROM)​
    Check out our forums
    22
    Install instructions (thanks to lollylost100):
    1. Make a full wipe (please don't use Full Wipe 1.5 (EXT4) or such tools)
    2. Flash ROM
    3. Reboot

    Please keep in mind:

    You can always try to do a non wipe install, but we can't provide you support in this case.
    If you find any errors in the ROM and you have NOT wiped before, please wipe and see if the errors persists.

    Special features

    This ROM has some unique or not widely known features which I want to explain here.

    Screenshot
    This ROM (in fact most Sense 3 ROMs) has the unique feature to make screenshots without any additional app.
    Just Hold the "Power"-Button and then press "Home" at the same time and the phone will save your screenshot in the Images folder on you SD-Card. :)

    OC Daemon
    This ROM deals with overclocking a little bit different than other ROMs. To get further information read this post.

    Fancy input animations
    Unfortunately HTC removed from all their Sense ROMs the "open" and "close" animations for the keyboard. :(
    Thanks to seo we were able to get them back :)
    There are two different animation versions. The normal one is always activated and there is also no way to deactivate it.
    The second "fancy" version can be enabled via the app "Spare Parts" which is in the Android Market. :)

    Custom user app install during first boot
    The ROM has the ability to automatically install custom user apps during the first boot (after a wipe)
    All you need to do is the following:
    1. Create an folder on your SD card and name it virtuous_unity
    2. Create another folder inside virtuous_unity folder and name it 'app.user'
    3. Copy all the desired apps in this directory in there paketname form, for example: 'com.quoord.tapatalkxda.activity.apk'
    4. Now flash the ROM via your recovery
    5. During the first boot the apps get installed from your SD card, as this will take a while, don't get impatient :)


    Release strategy
    We are planing to release our ROM in the future every week on the same day and around the same time.
    This point in time will be every Monday night (GMT). Which is ca. 24h from NOW.

    If there are no MAJOR bugs we will release what ever we have done at this time.
    Saturday night (GMT) is the so called feature freeze, then the ROM will enter the testing phase. It gets tested until monday and then the team will talk about the results.
    Once everything is approved we'll release the next version.

    As you should know now when the next version arrives I won't answer ANY questions concerning ETAs. :)

    Further information and support at #virtuousrom on Freenode
    15
    Introduction to the new Overclocking Daemon

    This ROM features a completely new way of Overclocking and managing screen states.

    The History
    But before explaining it further, let's talk about previous solutions.
    There are several different approaches to archieve "screen-state-scaling".
    That means basically that the govenor changes if you turn the screen off and changes back to normal when turning the screen on.

    This is mainly used to restrict the amount of CPU usage (the frequency in fact) during screen off. This can lead to a major battery life increase.

    The solutions so far were:
    • App like SetCPU, which change automatically the govenor based on profiles
    • integrated solutions in the govenor itself
    Both these solutions have major problems.

    The one with a tuner app is always a little laggy right after turning on the screen because SetCPU (or any other CPU tuner) needs some time to change the govenors (up to 7 seconds). This leads mostly to major lag in the lockscreen.

    The second solution is the smartass govenor. It has already a screen-state-scaling included, so it reduces the frequency when the screen turn off.
    This could be a really nice solution but it has some problems too.
    Smartass most of the time is not really stable and has problems with its frequency scaling.

    State-of-the-art-solution
    So we (more precisely rmk40) thought of a better solution.
    He wrote a native C Daemon which changes the govenors instantly without any lag.

    This leads to major performance improvements right after turning on the screen and in the lockscreen.

    But at the moment this solution is a little bit harder to configure. We are plaing to make a GUI for this, so you get the same comfort as using SetCPU.
    Nevertheless you can even now adjust the daemon to your needs.

    Be aware that the daemon only works if all CPU tuner apps are deinstalled. Otherwise it deactivates itself.

    How to adjust the daemon

    The daemon is configured with 6 files in the folder /system/etc/virtuous_oc/.
    There are 3 files for the wake state and 3 for the sleep state. For each state one file for the govenor, one for the minimal frequency and one for the maximal frequency.

    You can easily edit these files eg. with RootExplorer or any other app which can edit system files. So you can adjust the frequencies and the govenor for each state just like with SetCPU.

    In order to get the available frequencies for the current kernel, just open your favorite terminal app and type
    cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_available_frequencies
    You could also use adb shell to show the frequencies on your computer.

    To get the available govenors use a similar approach:
    cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_available_governors

    Please make sure, you are entering the right values in the daemon's config files.
    14
    Changelog

    Our changelog lives here.


    Supported devices
    • Desire HD (Ace)
    • Desire Z (Vision)
    • Desire S (Saga)
    • Incredible S (Vivo)
    • Inspire 4G
    • T-Mobile MT4G (Glacier)

    Addons for v1.27.0
    8
    Dear Virtuous users,
    we just got informed about a phishing site specialized to VirtuousROMs.
    It looked exactly the way our real site looks and was promising you access to a 1.4.0 (i guess they are not smart enough the understand the versioning scheme :D ) beta after registering with your email etc.

    So please do NOT, i repeat - NOT - enter any information to sites asking you for such.

    We are NOT distributing betas to registered users.
    The only download sources you should trust is coming directly from 'virtuousrom.com'.
    Any other domain is not from us!

    The site already got taken down shortly after we made a blog post about it on our site.