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☆ ★ | ROM | SynergyROM AT&T S3 | JB 4.1.2 | Floating Multiwindows! | Apr 20 r484 |★ ☆

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eschelon

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☆ ★ | ROM | SynergyROM AT&T S3 | JB 4.1.2 | Floating Multiwindows! | Apr 20 r484 |★ ☆



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Modus Operandi

After tens of thousands of downloads and millions of thread views accross multiple devices, Team Synergy has now expanded their operations to include ALL of the carrier variants of the Galaxy S3 :D

Team Synergy unites the various skills of numerous devs including TrevE, Ziggy471, Virus, Mr. X, freeza, as well as yours truly. Our goal is to provide a fully optimized ROM that runs insanely fast, looks clean, and includes our special under-the-hood tweaks that all around kick a$$. SynergyROM is what you wanted your phone to be like right out of the box.


Thanks

  • dsixda for his kitchen
  • invisiblek for his VZW GS3 root method
  • incubus and scrossler for their support
  • Thanks to all of Team Synergy (All members named above, as well as NxtGenCowboy and santod040 for their support and endless testing)


The ROM


  • Jelly Bean 4.1.2 - A hybrid framework created by us with pieces from the S3/Note2 4.1.1 and 4.1.2 frameworks
  • Fully Deodexed, Zipaligned, Busybox, Superuser, Debloated
  • Multi-carrier support for any S3 (Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile - all in one ROM)
  • Fully working PDroid support
  • Team Synergy's custom init.d scripts for insane performance
  • Blocked Samsung’s "root checker" and screenlogger services (We killed it so well that Device Status shows "Normal" rather than "Modified")
  • EXT4 performance tweaks for moar speed
  • 23 notification toggles
  • 4-in-1 reboot menu
  • Long press volume to skip tracks
  • Fully rotating homescreens
  • Ability to toggle mass storage or MTP (see Q&A)
  • Customized mounting scripts (see Q&A)
  • Custom boot animation support
  • 4G and WiFi speed tweaks
  • Verizon OTAs blocked
  • Synergized build.prop
  • Customized SystemUI interface
  • Ability to set WiFi transmit power (see Q&A)
  • Tons more tweaks and enhancements


Changelog

Jelly Bean Changelog:
Code:
r444-484 See this post: [url]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=40492362&postcount=21579[/url]

r421-443 Must read this post: [url]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=39741874&postcount=19825[/url]

r374-420 See this post: [url]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=39389033&postcount=19172[/url]

r327-373 Too big to list here. See this post for info: [url]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=38444520&postcount=756[/url]

r258-289 Network location fix. Attempt to fix APN and data loss issue. Completely overhauled AROMA installer with scores of new options and menus. Excessive boot times fixed. Poweramp fixed. Updated Ziggy kernel. Attempt to fix superwipe from not wiping internal storage (remember to flash from external SD when using this option). Fix lockscreen circle lock notifications from disappearing. Other cleanup, bug fixes, and performance enhancements

r186-257 Lots of commits summarized as follows: SynergyROM is now multicarrier. Added smart AROMA installer (with Virus' special touches) which detects your S3 carrier (you don’t do anything, we do it for you behind the scenes) and flashes the appropriate files. Some testing still needed for a few carriers. Added mods and options to AROMA. Scores of performance enhancements. Volume button now works to skip music tracks in ALL apps, thanks to loserskater who personally patched our files (be sure to thank him). Added AOSP messaging, thanks to italysfinest327 for patching Synergy’s files himself. Battery drain fixes. Other misc cleanup and kernel enhancements

r185 We now block the ripple effect from being used with AOSP lockscreen to prevent lockups. Thanks TrevE

r184 Updated kernel

r183 Zipalign, fix headers

r182 Removed increasing ringtone

r181 Voice activated apps no longer crash when voice control is turned on in S-Voice

r175-180 Launcher and lockscreen now rotates all directions. Thanks TrevE

r174 Fix SMS sending issue for messages over 160 chars

r173 Kernel bug fix

r171-172 Several performance tweaks

r170 More fluid scrolling through lists

r169 - Volume key track skipping partially added. Only works with some music apps (like Poweramp), but not all yet. Still a WIP. Thanks TrevE!

r168 - Ziggy/Chad Goodman kernel.  Moved all the usb network drivers outside of the kernel. Changelog here: [url]http://projects.ziggy471.com/projects/ziggy471-sgs3-jb/activity[/url]

r167 - Update Note 2 apps, libs (Gallery, etc)

r166 - Update apps, more ad blocking

r165 - Clean up notification toggles, fix minor launcher bug

r164 - Added system sounds/ringtones/notifications from Nexus 4. Thanks Virus

r163 - Attempt to fix high Android System battery drain #2. Thanks TrevE, as well as cyanogenmod for the original code

r162 - Fix lockscreen torch

r161 - Multiwindow now works from clean flash, INK lockscreen added, bluetooth fixed, funny messages in dialog boxes fixed, location services to GApps fixed (GPS fix), double tap to open Google Now voice search restored, PDroid toast messages working again, ripple effect fixed, other cleanup. Thanks TrevE and the rest of Team Synergy!

r160 - Attempt to fix high Android System battery drain #1. Thanks TrevE

r159 - EOL

r158 - New CSCs

r157 - Added Note 2 camera with best group shot option. Also hacked to use volume keys as shutter buttons. Pinch to zoom if needed. Thanks freeza

r156 - Update Gapps

r155 - Synergy config file now available in phone storage

r154 - Update Synergy configuration

r153 - Multiwindow feature added

r152 - Updated Ziggy kernel

r151 - Add custom Synergy configuration, more to come

r150 - Add rng-tools deamon

r149 - Fix offset text in notification bar toggles

r148 - Add file version 5.11

r147 - Cleanup, debloat, app updates

r146 - Updated Ziggy kernel. More exFAT support (working on our end). Also includes better voltage logic

r145 - Added toggles for: Tap home for flashlight in lockscreen, switch between AOSP and Touchwiz lockscreen (most TW options should still work with AOSP lockscreen), hide time in statusbar, hide AM/PM. AM/PM size and center clocks mods only partially functioning at this point. Great work and big THANKS to Didact74!

r144 - Full Pdroid support. Huge thanks to Trev for all his time on this. Please read TrevE's thread for more details: [URL]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2077839[/URL]

r143 - Zipalign, added latest binary

r142 - EOL

r141 - Restore lockscreen notification bubbles that Verizon tried to kill off for some reason

r140 - Fix for Google Now

r139 - Messaging app updated to allow screen on/off option, also unlocked TONS of other menu options and settings in messaging. Thanks TrevE!

r138 - New busybox with ndk, nslookup, and ping

r137 - Added modules

r136 - Update bash and abootimg

r135 - Remove setting ondemand for post_boot

r134 - Added Ziggy kernel (exFAT was working on the 32 gig card we tested here)

r133 - Added share file version 5.11

r132 - Remove ongoing wifi notification

r131 - 4-in-1 reboot menu, double tap home to open Google Now search, long press volume to skip tracks

r130 - 1% battery, remove constant GPS location reticle from statusbar, remove battery charged notification

r129 - Added initial PDroid support. More to follow. As always, thanks to the many devs involved with creating and porting this great app

r128 - System/data app updates, Titanium Backup fix, ad blocking

r127 - Hacked LK3 ramdisk. ADB remount, boot animation support, increased buffers, opened bluetooth services, debugging battery killers removed, dual mass storage, etc. Thanks TrevE!

r126 - Rebase to official JB OTA - Jelly Bean 4.1.1 I535VRBLK3. Also blocked Samsung root checkers/screenloggers. Most previous mods/tweaks left intact, rest to follow in next several commits

r125 - Cleanup, zipalign

r124 - Ziggy Kernel added. Kernel source available at the following git: [url]http://projects.ziggy471.com/projects/ziggy471-sgs3-jb/repository[/url]

r123 - Fixed Verizon SSO Engine (My Verizon, NFL Mobile, etc). It may fail the first sign in. Just close app and try again, or reboot

r122 - System and Data app updates, more ad blocking

r121 - Wifi Tether update (lots of bug and encryption fixes). Also fixed Trace (Swype-style functionality) which now works with stock Samsung keyboard

r120 - Rebase to Jelly Bean 4.1.1 I535VRBLK1 leak. Bug fixes. All prior mods left intact

r119 - EOL to LF (this is for devs only), improvements to UI speed

r118 - Zipalign, performance enhancements

r117 - Cleanup

r116 - TrevE Mod Wifi Tether update. Encryption should now work (at leat it did for me in testing)

r115 - More ad blocking

r114 - Launcher cleanup, 6 row app drawer - thanks wchill!

r113 - Unlock hidden features in camera, messaging, browser, contacts, etc

r112 - Rebase to Jelly Bean 4.1.1 I535VRBLJ1 leak. Prior mods all merged. TrevE's Wifi Tether app included. If your wifi goes out, just reboot. Other bug fixes and cleanup/housekeeping. Notification lockscreen bubbles and annoying help popups should also be fixed

r111 - 4x5 launcher - THANKS wchill!

r110 - Second attempt to fix Samsung's "swype-style" keyboard functionality

r109 - Attempt to fix Google Now voice search (working perfectly for me after a full wipe), also added Gtalk back in

r108 - Attempt to fix bluetooth issue with audio cable and audio reconnects

r107 - Second attempt to add additional camera modes + enable swipe in gallery (maybe)

r106 - Blue toggles - I know there is still more themeing to do. It takes a long time. Don't bug me about it :)

r105 - Debug-enabled browser. Enabled advanced settings + hardware acceleration

r104 - Attempt to fix those annoying help messages (maybe)

r103 - Attempt to enable action shot, add me, best shot, continuous shot, frame shot, stop motion, mosaic, vintage camera modes.  Camera effects are catoonize, monochrome, sketch, and speed controls

r102 - Fixed Samsung keyboard swipe functionality

r101 - Volume keys can now skip tracks when screen is off - Thanks TrevE!

r100 - Fix battery bug (incorrect images occasionally showing)

r99 - Last of the missing libs

r98 - Added more missing libs, Google Now search update, more cleanup/debloat

r97 - Added CSCs

r96 - Change from British to US localization

r95 - Update Google apps/framework/libs, fix facelock, more debloat

r94 - Removed remote diagnostic software

r93 - SVN server relocate (this was for us Synergy devs only)

r92 - Removed ongoing wifi notification. Also includes some fun messages if you can catch it in logcat. THANKS TREV!

r91 - Update sqlite binary

r90 - Updated Android 4.2 keyboard to an even newer version

r89 - 1% battery mod

r88 - 15 toggle mod (thanks lidroid, thisiskindacrap, incubus)

r87 - 4-in-1 reboot menu

r86 - Force MTP, fixes for Android 4.2 keyboard and Google Now voice search

r85 - Android 4.2 keyboard

r84 - Double tap home button to open Google Now voice search

r83 - Titanium Backup bug fix

r82 - NFC fix

r81 - Gmail 4.2, Play Store 3.9.16, added camera and gallery from Note 2

r80 - Cleanup, app updates, more debloat

r79 - Initial Jelly Bean release, changelog found in this post: [URL]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=33581719&postcount=9578[/URL]

Older ICS Changelog:
Code:
Moved to nightly status. Changelog can be found here: [URL]http://svn.androidfilehost.com/projects/synergy-siii-vzw/activity[/URL]


Changelog for builds before nightly status found below:
v1.7 - Full wipe is only required for those having GPS issues or those coming from any build before 1.4. Everyone else should wipe cache and dalvik - Posts start here: [URL]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=30113212&postcount=3276[/URL]
[LIST]
[*]Double tap of home button now launches your choice of Google Now voice search or S Voice (if you aren’t wiping then you’ll need to clear app defaults in app settings)
[*]No more fugly Gingerbread green checks, dots, sliders, etc (HUGE thanks to our boy santod040, whom many of you may remember from WinMo – Cookie Home Tab ring bells for you WinMo vets out there? – we love have ya around santod :) )
[*]Added new settings to SMS/MMS (delayed/scheduled sending, repeat alerts, read reports, forward info, msg priority, signature, etc) 
[*]Added ability to block individual numbers from calling and/or sending texts
[*]Added new settings to Contacts (import/export/backup)
[*]Added other misc minor settings to Calendar and Email
[*]Attempt to fix some WiFi issues
[*]Google apps updated
[*]Some system libs updated
[*]Other bug fixes
[/LIST]


v1.6 - Full wipe is only required for those having GPS issues or those coming from any build before 1.4. Everyone else should wipe cache and dalvik - Posts start here: [URL]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=29974289&postcount=2593[/URL]
[LIST]
[*]Restored completely stock GPS files and setting (if you are still seeing problems you may wish to flash back to stock via Odin then back to Synergy again cuz nothing about GPS in v1.6 is custom – all stock GPS)
[*]Offline dictation for Google Now added
[*]Cell standby bug fixed (for realsies this time, I had too many versions of the apk and accidentally bundled the wrong one with the last 2 builds)
[*]Camera can now be used during a call (thanks to Team Synergy's TrevE for this and other mods)
[*]Camera shutter sound can now be disabled
[*]Enabled “Find my mobile’ in Security settings
[*]Added new settings to stock Samsung keyboard
[*]Increase MMS resolution
[*]Fixed Jelly bean keyboard
[*]Other minor tweaks and enhancements
[*]Updated apps
[/LIST]


v1.5 - Wipe not required if coming from v1.4 - Posts start here: [URL]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=29916937&postcount=2015[/URL]
[LIST]
[*]Completely disabled Samsung’s nosy syscope adb/root/modified checking service (you can tell it’s completely dead because Device Status now says “Not available”). Thanks TrevE
[*]Lotsa bug fixes (wifi notification bug, breaking custom kernels, 4G speed tweaks, etc)
[*]Most Google Now glitches should be worked out (thanks again to all the XDA devs behind this effort)
[*]Secondary “Voice Search” removed from input settings
[*]Status bar re-themed (you guys be sure to thank racinwarrior for his contributions)
[*]1% battery icons added
[*]GPS indoor positioning improved and SUPL support updated for faster GPS locks
[*]Enabled all advanced menus in browser
[*]Increasing ringtone disabled (thanks yoelsd for logic)
[*]Added Jelly Bean keyboard and its logic engine
[*]Added long press volume to skip music tracks when screen is off (thanks freeza, we love having ya on the team)
[*]Attempt to improve WiFi speeds
[*]More ad blocking
[*]Enabled Allshare settings, change backend settings for tvout/ringtone/FM radio/auto downgrading to mono
[/LIST]


v1.4 - FULL WIPE REQUIRED due to re-base; This will be the last required wipe for a while - Posts start here: [URL]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=29839780&postcount=1524[/URL]
[LIST]
[*]Re-based to LG1 – Great work from nosympathy again on this. He’s been really cool about making the base available for everyone. You guys be sure to go find a way to thank him
[*]15 toggles + brightness slider – Huge thanks to Lidroid for originating this, wanam for his smali contribution, and MASSIVE thanks to electron73 for porting to the VZW SGS3 – Well done, sirs
[*]You can also control which toggles appear in notification and in which order
[*]Google Now voice search fully working thanks to a whole bunch of devs here on XDA (Step aside, Siri, let the king of search show you how it’s done)
[*]The newer VZW base tried to kill search functionality thanks to another Apple lawsuit so we kept the older search functions intact :)
[*]Fixed Samsung’s high “cell standby” usage bug (wasn’t actually wasting any battery, just reporting usage incorrectly)
[*]Due to outrageously outrageous outrage, wallpaper scrolling has been disabled. There’s a flashable in the OP to turn this back on
[*]Removed “Verizon Wireless” from notification pulldown
[*]Added tons of additional scripting by our very own Ziggy471
[*]Master binaries updated
[*]Gmail moved to /data/app/ for those having issues
[*]Overall ROM size reduced. We’ll work on reducing this even further
[*]Plenty of other misc bug fixes and tweaks
[/LIST]


v1.3 - Full Wipe Required. Sorry guys, too many changes this time - Posts start here: [URL]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=29479955&postcount=693[/URL]
[LIST]
[*]4x5 Homescreens :D
[*]Up to 9 homescreens now (set 5 by default, add more if you want em)
[*]Fugly green in the notification bar replaced with ICS blue (thanks all of Team Synergy and to irtehun, this one was truly a team effort)
[*]Added wallpaper scrolling
[*]Maxed out 4G and WiFi speed tweaks (although Samsung already had these values set pretty high by default)
[*]Our very own TrevE’s force enable reuse/recycle/scaling and decrease timeout scripting added
[*]I/O scheduler tweaks for internal storage
[*]Apps updated
[*]More ads blocked
[*]Misc bug fixes
[/LIST]


v1.2 - Full wipe required - Posts start here: [URL]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=29327621&postcount=354[/URL]
[LIST]
[*]Enabled in-call recording (It’s illegal in most places to record someone without telling them. We at SynergyROM are not responsible for mis-use of this feature) – Thanks to wanam and sanpaco
[*]Jelly Bean animations added (Thanks to hikarugo and BeansTown106)
[*]Location crosshair gone (ginormous thanks to our newest team member, freeza :D  )
[*]Battery full notification gone (freeza again)
[*]Power saver toggle added back in
[*]Fix 7zip
[*]Removed more bloat
[*]Added wireshark support, powertop, htop, vim, and nano :D See Q&A in post #2
[/LIST]


v.1.1 - Posts start here: [URL]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=29254124&postcount=103[/URL]
[LIST]
[*]Poweramp fixed (had to remove xloud engine for now since poweramp doesn’t like it)
[*]Voice search fixed
[*]S voice works again (had to remove Google Now. We’ll bring it back once Jelly Bean TTS is ported)
[*]Ability to set Wifi transmit power. See Q&A
[*]Launguage and input settings now only shows one “Google voice typing”
[*]Apps updated
[*]Ads blocked
[*]MyVerizon is now deleteable (is that a word?)
[/LIST]


v1.00 - Initial Release, full wipe required. More to come!


Download Links

Latest Build Here:
http://www.androidfilehost.com/?a=show&w=files&flid=660


Older Builds:

http://www.androidfilehost.com/main/Team_Synergy/Galaxy_S3/Verizon/Buildbox/old/


Kernel

Kernel source is here: http://git.ziggy471.com/ Ziggy's PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/w...3663d3faee8da6a0e86558d6153d8812cd76bf2fd83f[)


Themes / Tweaks / Add-ons

http://beta.androidfilehost.com/?a=show&w=files&flid=659/ (New server!)

^^ Mods here for the following:

Jelly Bean Only:
  • Remove exchange security
  • Restore stock Samsung media/sound files

ICS Only:
  • Restore exchange security
  • Enable wallpaper scrolling
  • Restore 4x4 launcher
  • Center clock mod
  • Remove ad blocking
  • Remove long press volume to skip music tracks mod
  • Remove call recording
  • Restore older Google Now TTS engine (only use this if you are having problems)
  • Remove volume key as shutter toggle mod
  • Add Nexus style on screen buttons. See this post for warning: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=30872462&postcount=6354


Legal Stuffs

Yeah yeah... I know you guys already know this but it's just one of those things you gotta say anyway: Bad things can happen to your phone when you flash custom ROMs and mods. We at SynergyROM are not responsible if anything bad happens to you, your associates, or your device by flashing this ROM or any other modifications posted in this thread or others.


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eschelon

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Q&A

Q: How do I install this ROM?
A: Download the ROM from the "Download Links" section above, place the file on your phone's external SD card, and then flash via your recovery.

Q: How can I enable mass storage mode?
A:
Code:
To enable mass storage mode:
1) Plug your phone into the computer via USB and MTP will likely open as it usually does
2) Open a command prompt
3) Type: adb shell mountsd

At this point the phone's external sd card will open up in mass storage mode (so you can use it just like a usb drive). Be advised that mass storage and MTP cannot mount the SD card at the same time so MTP will show the SD card with folders empty and something like -1330850028 bytes of storage - don't panic, this is normal since, again, it can only be mounted one place at a time.​

Code:
To get back to MTP:
1) While still plugged in via USB
2) Open a command prompt
3) Type: adb shell unmountsd

Q: Why can't I "adb remount"?
A: This is a symptom of the locked down kernel. We've created a workaround for now.
Code:
To set /system as R/W, in a terminal or command prompt type:
adb shell
su
sysrw
Code:
To set /system back to R/O, in a terminal or command prompt type:
adb shell
su
sysro

Q: How do I lower the WiFi transmit power?
A: Do the following
Code:
We've added iwconfig. This lets you set wifi transmit power. Download "wifi tx power" from play store or run the following commands:

adb shell iwconfig wlan0 txpower X
X == txpower(in dBm). 32/25/18/11/4

To make sure it set run :
adb shell iwconfig

and look at TX-Power (3rd row down)

Q: What other tools does this ROM have
A:
  • Native Wireshark app support
  • RUN THESE FROM INSIDE ADB SHELL:
  • Latencytop - For latency monitoring
  • htop - A system monitor
  • Powertop - Run with screen off to show number of wakes per second (helpful for finding rogue processes, batt drain, SODs, etc)
  • We also added the following text editors:
  • vim
  • nano

Q: Why doesn't this ROM have ___________ feature?
A: We listen to our users, so please leave us a polite request in the forums and we'll see what we can do about incorporating it

Q: This ROM is awesome! Will you have my baby?
A: No, but we do take a significant amount of time away from our wives/families to work on these ROM tweaks so that you don't have to. Donations help keep us motivated to continue to do so.

 
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bidi1985

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Re: ☆ ★ | ROM | SynergyROM AT&T S3 | JB 4.1.1 | Multiwindow | PDroid | 1-23-13 r290 |

Were is the download?

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soulysephiroth

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Does this have issues with GPS? Its been quite a issue going from Multicarrier rooms, and att ones etc that can cause GPS to go out. I just went back to stock and rooted.

Will this rom cause my GPS to stop locking?


Also any ideas on battery life from testing?
 

eschelon

Retired Recognized Developer
Jun 20, 2009
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Does this have issues with GPS? Its been quite a issue going from Multicarrier rooms, and att ones etc that can cause GPS to go out. I just went back to stock and rooted.

Will this rom cause my GPS to stop locking?


Also any ideas on battery life from testing?

It's been working fine for our testers.

Only caveat is if you happen to use PDroid Manager then you need to long press on Network Location in that app, then click the dropdown top-right and select "allow"
 

bidi1985

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Re: ☆ ★ | ROM | SynergyROM AT&T S3 | JB 4.1.1 | Multiwindow | PDroid | 1-23-13 r290 |

Thanks

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crazililazn

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It seems that something in the customization menu was causing the bootloop. Flashed with the default config and it seems to be booting.
 
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bidi1985

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Happened to me too.

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mymusicathome

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Re: ☆ ★ | ROM | SynergyROM AT&T S3 | JB 4.1.1 | Multiwindow | PDroid | 1-23-13 r290 |

Any plans for d2can support? Rogers user here... tried flashing the Rom but installer does not support Canadian carriers.

Looks great though. Thanks for sharing

Edit: after following this thread I learned that it is the recovery that the installer determines which carrier you are on. I originally installed twrp via goomanager which gave me d2can. Installed the latest d2att via terminal and was able to install the Rom.

All setup now with the settings I prefer and everything working great (gps, LTE, WiFi) running with the latest kt kernel.

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caspersfi

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Sweet!!!! Thanks Team Synergy! I loved the Team's work back when I had my HTC TBOLT. The past cpl builds have been running amazing for me. Also, this ROM works well with Morphology.

Couple screenies. :)

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Re: ☆ ★ | ROM | SynergyROM AT&T S3 | JB 4.1.1 | Multiwindow | PDroid | 1-23-13 r290 |

Won't let me download from my phone :( gonna try again again when I get home

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    synergyrom3.jpg

    Modus Operandi

    After tens of thousands of downloads and millions of thread views accross multiple devices, Team Synergy has now expanded their operations to include ALL of the carrier variants of the Galaxy S3 :D

    Team Synergy unites the various skills of numerous devs including TrevE, Ziggy471, Virus, Mr. X, freeza, as well as yours truly. Our goal is to provide a fully optimized ROM that runs insanely fast, looks clean, and includes our special under-the-hood tweaks that all around kick a$$. SynergyROM is what you wanted your phone to be like right out of the box.


    Thanks

    • dsixda for his kitchen
    • invisiblek for his VZW GS3 root method
    • incubus and scrossler for their support
    • Thanks to all of Team Synergy (All members named above, as well as NxtGenCowboy and santod040 for their support and endless testing)


    The ROM


    • Jelly Bean 4.1.2 - A hybrid framework created by us with pieces from the S3/Note2 4.1.1 and 4.1.2 frameworks
    • Fully Deodexed, Zipaligned, Busybox, Superuser, Debloated
    • Multi-carrier support for any S3 (Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile - all in one ROM)
    • Fully working PDroid support
    • Team Synergy's custom init.d scripts for insane performance
    • Blocked Samsung’s "root checker" and screenlogger services (We killed it so well that Device Status shows "Normal" rather than "Modified")
    • EXT4 performance tweaks for moar speed
    • 23 notification toggles
    • 4-in-1 reboot menu
    • Long press volume to skip tracks
    • Fully rotating homescreens
    • Ability to toggle mass storage or MTP (see Q&A)
    • Customized mounting scripts (see Q&A)
    • Custom boot animation support
    • 4G and WiFi speed tweaks
    • Verizon OTAs blocked
    • Synergized build.prop
    • Customized SystemUI interface
    • Ability to set WiFi transmit power (see Q&A)
    • Tons more tweaks and enhancements


    Changelog

    Jelly Bean Changelog:
    Code:
    r444-484 See this post: [url]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=40492362&postcount=21579[/url]
    
    r421-443 Must read this post: [url]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=39741874&postcount=19825[/url]
    
    r374-420 See this post: [url]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=39389033&postcount=19172[/url]
    
    r327-373 Too big to list here. See this post for info: [url]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=38444520&postcount=756[/url]
    
    r258-289 Network location fix. Attempt to fix APN and data loss issue. Completely overhauled AROMA installer with scores of new options and menus. Excessive boot times fixed. Poweramp fixed. Updated Ziggy kernel. Attempt to fix superwipe from not wiping internal storage (remember to flash from external SD when using this option). Fix lockscreen circle lock notifications from disappearing. Other cleanup, bug fixes, and performance enhancements
    
    r186-257 Lots of commits summarized as follows: SynergyROM is now multicarrier. Added smart AROMA installer (with Virus' special touches) which detects your S3 carrier (you don’t do anything, we do it for you behind the scenes) and flashes the appropriate files. Some testing still needed for a few carriers. Added mods and options to AROMA. Scores of performance enhancements. Volume button now works to skip music tracks in ALL apps, thanks to loserskater who personally patched our files (be sure to thank him). Added AOSP messaging, thanks to italysfinest327 for patching Synergy’s files himself. Battery drain fixes. Other misc cleanup and kernel enhancements
    
    r185 We now block the ripple effect from being used with AOSP lockscreen to prevent lockups. Thanks TrevE
    
    r184 Updated kernel
    
    r183 Zipalign, fix headers
    
    r182 Removed increasing ringtone
    
    r181 Voice activated apps no longer crash when voice control is turned on in S-Voice
    
    r175-180 Launcher and lockscreen now rotates all directions. Thanks TrevE
    
    r174 Fix SMS sending issue for messages over 160 chars
    
    r173 Kernel bug fix
    
    r171-172 Several performance tweaks
    
    r170 More fluid scrolling through lists
    
    r169 - Volume key track skipping partially added. Only works with some music apps (like Poweramp), but not all yet. Still a WIP. Thanks TrevE!
    
    r168 - Ziggy/Chad Goodman kernel.  Moved all the usb network drivers outside of the kernel. Changelog here: [url]http://projects.ziggy471.com/projects/ziggy471-sgs3-jb/activity[/url]
    
    r167 - Update Note 2 apps, libs (Gallery, etc)
    
    r166 - Update apps, more ad blocking
    
    r165 - Clean up notification toggles, fix minor launcher bug
    
    r164 - Added system sounds/ringtones/notifications from Nexus 4. Thanks Virus
    
    r163 - Attempt to fix high Android System battery drain #2. Thanks TrevE, as well as cyanogenmod for the original code
    
    r162 - Fix lockscreen torch
    
    r161 - Multiwindow now works from clean flash, INK lockscreen added, bluetooth fixed, funny messages in dialog boxes fixed, location services to GApps fixed (GPS fix), double tap to open Google Now voice search restored, PDroid toast messages working again, ripple effect fixed, other cleanup. Thanks TrevE and the rest of Team Synergy!
    
    r160 - Attempt to fix high Android System battery drain #1. Thanks TrevE
    
    r159 - EOL
    
    r158 - New CSCs
    
    r157 - Added Note 2 camera with best group shot option. Also hacked to use volume keys as shutter buttons. Pinch to zoom if needed. Thanks freeza
    
    r156 - Update Gapps
    
    r155 - Synergy config file now available in phone storage
    
    r154 - Update Synergy configuration
    
    r153 - Multiwindow feature added
    
    r152 - Updated Ziggy kernel
    
    r151 - Add custom Synergy configuration, more to come
    
    r150 - Add rng-tools deamon
    
    r149 - Fix offset text in notification bar toggles
    
    r148 - Add file version 5.11
    
    r147 - Cleanup, debloat, app updates
    
    r146 - Updated Ziggy kernel. More exFAT support (working on our end). Also includes better voltage logic
    
    r145 - Added toggles for: Tap home for flashlight in lockscreen, switch between AOSP and Touchwiz lockscreen (most TW options should still work with AOSP lockscreen), hide time in statusbar, hide AM/PM. AM/PM size and center clocks mods only partially functioning at this point. Great work and big THANKS to Didact74!
    
    r144 - Full Pdroid support. Huge thanks to Trev for all his time on this. Please read TrevE's thread for more details: [URL]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2077839[/URL]
    
    r143 - Zipalign, added latest binary
    
    r142 - EOL
    
    r141 - Restore lockscreen notification bubbles that Verizon tried to kill off for some reason
    
    r140 - Fix for Google Now
    
    r139 - Messaging app updated to allow screen on/off option, also unlocked TONS of other menu options and settings in messaging. Thanks TrevE!
    
    r138 - New busybox with ndk, nslookup, and ping
    
    r137 - Added modules
    
    r136 - Update bash and abootimg
    
    r135 - Remove setting ondemand for post_boot
    
    r134 - Added Ziggy kernel (exFAT was working on the 32 gig card we tested here)
    
    r133 - Added share file version 5.11
    
    r132 - Remove ongoing wifi notification
    
    r131 - 4-in-1 reboot menu, double tap home to open Google Now search, long press volume to skip tracks
    
    r130 - 1% battery, remove constant GPS location reticle from statusbar, remove battery charged notification
    
    r129 - Added initial PDroid support. More to follow. As always, thanks to the many devs involved with creating and porting this great app
    
    r128 - System/data app updates, Titanium Backup fix, ad blocking
    
    r127 - Hacked LK3 ramdisk. ADB remount, boot animation support, increased buffers, opened bluetooth services, debugging battery killers removed, dual mass storage, etc. Thanks TrevE!
    
    r126 - Rebase to official JB OTA - Jelly Bean 4.1.1 I535VRBLK3. Also blocked Samsung root checkers/screenloggers. Most previous mods/tweaks left intact, rest to follow in next several commits
    
    r125 - Cleanup, zipalign
    
    r124 - Ziggy Kernel added. Kernel source available at the following git: [url]http://projects.ziggy471.com/projects/ziggy471-sgs3-jb/repository[/url]
    
    r123 - Fixed Verizon SSO Engine (My Verizon, NFL Mobile, etc). It may fail the first sign in. Just close app and try again, or reboot
    
    r122 - System and Data app updates, more ad blocking
    
    r121 - Wifi Tether update (lots of bug and encryption fixes). Also fixed Trace (Swype-style functionality) which now works with stock Samsung keyboard
    
    r120 - Rebase to Jelly Bean 4.1.1 I535VRBLK1 leak. Bug fixes. All prior mods left intact
    
    r119 - EOL to LF (this is for devs only), improvements to UI speed
    
    r118 - Zipalign, performance enhancements
    
    r117 - Cleanup
    
    r116 - TrevE Mod Wifi Tether update. Encryption should now work (at leat it did for me in testing)
    
    r115 - More ad blocking
    
    r114 - Launcher cleanup, 6 row app drawer - thanks wchill!
    
    r113 - Unlock hidden features in camera, messaging, browser, contacts, etc
    
    r112 - Rebase to Jelly Bean 4.1.1 I535VRBLJ1 leak. Prior mods all merged. TrevE's Wifi Tether app included. If your wifi goes out, just reboot. Other bug fixes and cleanup/housekeeping. Notification lockscreen bubbles and annoying help popups should also be fixed
    
    r111 - 4x5 launcher - THANKS wchill!
    
    r110 - Second attempt to fix Samsung's "swype-style" keyboard functionality
    
    r109 - Attempt to fix Google Now voice search (working perfectly for me after a full wipe), also added Gtalk back in
    
    r108 - Attempt to fix bluetooth issue with audio cable and audio reconnects
    
    r107 - Second attempt to add additional camera modes + enable swipe in gallery (maybe)
    
    r106 - Blue toggles - I know there is still more themeing to do. It takes a long time. Don't bug me about it :)
    
    r105 - Debug-enabled browser. Enabled advanced settings + hardware acceleration
    
    r104 - Attempt to fix those annoying help messages (maybe)
    
    r103 - Attempt to enable action shot, add me, best shot, continuous shot, frame shot, stop motion, mosaic, vintage camera modes.  Camera effects are catoonize, monochrome, sketch, and speed controls
    
    r102 - Fixed Samsung keyboard swipe functionality
    
    r101 - Volume keys can now skip tracks when screen is off - Thanks TrevE!
    
    r100 - Fix battery bug (incorrect images occasionally showing)
    
    r99 - Last of the missing libs
    
    r98 - Added more missing libs, Google Now search update, more cleanup/debloat
    
    r97 - Added CSCs
    
    r96 - Change from British to US localization
    
    r95 - Update Google apps/framework/libs, fix facelock, more debloat
    
    r94 - Removed remote diagnostic software
    
    r93 - SVN server relocate (this was for us Synergy devs only)
    
    r92 - Removed ongoing wifi notification. Also includes some fun messages if you can catch it in logcat. THANKS TREV!
    
    r91 - Update sqlite binary
    
    r90 - Updated Android 4.2 keyboard to an even newer version
    
    r89 - 1% battery mod
    
    r88 - 15 toggle mod (thanks lidroid, thisiskindacrap, incubus)
    
    r87 - 4-in-1 reboot menu
    
    r86 - Force MTP, fixes for Android 4.2 keyboard and Google Now voice search
    
    r85 - Android 4.2 keyboard
    
    r84 - Double tap home button to open Google Now voice search
    
    r83 - Titanium Backup bug fix
    
    r82 - NFC fix
    
    r81 - Gmail 4.2, Play Store 3.9.16, added camera and gallery from Note 2
    
    r80 - Cleanup, app updates, more debloat
    
    r79 - Initial Jelly Bean release, changelog found in this post: [URL]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=33581719&postcount=9578[/URL]

    Older ICS Changelog:
    Code:
    Moved to nightly status. Changelog can be found here: [URL]http://svn.androidfilehost.com/projects/synergy-siii-vzw/activity[/URL]
    
    
    Changelog for builds before nightly status found below:
    v1.7 - Full wipe is only required for those having GPS issues or those coming from any build before 1.4. Everyone else should wipe cache and dalvik - Posts start here: [URL]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=30113212&postcount=3276[/URL]
    [LIST]
    [*]Double tap of home button now launches your choice of Google Now voice search or S Voice (if you aren’t wiping then you’ll need to clear app defaults in app settings)
    [*]No more fugly Gingerbread green checks, dots, sliders, etc (HUGE thanks to our boy santod040, whom many of you may remember from WinMo – Cookie Home Tab ring bells for you WinMo vets out there? – we love have ya around santod :) )
    [*]Added new settings to SMS/MMS (delayed/scheduled sending, repeat alerts, read reports, forward info, msg priority, signature, etc) 
    [*]Added ability to block individual numbers from calling and/or sending texts
    [*]Added new settings to Contacts (import/export/backup)
    [*]Added other misc minor settings to Calendar and Email
    [*]Attempt to fix some WiFi issues
    [*]Google apps updated
    [*]Some system libs updated
    [*]Other bug fixes
    [/LIST]
    
    
    v1.6 - Full wipe is only required for those having GPS issues or those coming from any build before 1.4. Everyone else should wipe cache and dalvik - Posts start here: [URL]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=29974289&postcount=2593[/URL]
    [LIST]
    [*]Restored completely stock GPS files and setting (if you are still seeing problems you may wish to flash back to stock via Odin then back to Synergy again cuz nothing about GPS in v1.6 is custom – all stock GPS)
    [*]Offline dictation for Google Now added
    [*]Cell standby bug fixed (for realsies this time, I had too many versions of the apk and accidentally bundled the wrong one with the last 2 builds)
    [*]Camera can now be used during a call (thanks to Team Synergy's TrevE for this and other mods)
    [*]Camera shutter sound can now be disabled
    [*]Enabled “Find my mobile’ in Security settings
    [*]Added new settings to stock Samsung keyboard
    [*]Increase MMS resolution
    [*]Fixed Jelly bean keyboard
    [*]Other minor tweaks and enhancements
    [*]Updated apps
    [/LIST]
    
    
    v1.5 - Wipe not required if coming from v1.4 - Posts start here: [URL]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=29916937&postcount=2015[/URL]
    [LIST]
    [*]Completely disabled Samsung’s nosy syscope adb/root/modified checking service (you can tell it’s completely dead because Device Status now says “Not available”). Thanks TrevE
    [*]Lotsa bug fixes (wifi notification bug, breaking custom kernels, 4G speed tweaks, etc)
    [*]Most Google Now glitches should be worked out (thanks again to all the XDA devs behind this effort)
    [*]Secondary “Voice Search” removed from input settings
    [*]Status bar re-themed (you guys be sure to thank racinwarrior for his contributions)
    [*]1% battery icons added
    [*]GPS indoor positioning improved and SUPL support updated for faster GPS locks
    [*]Enabled all advanced menus in browser
    [*]Increasing ringtone disabled (thanks yoelsd for logic)
    [*]Added Jelly Bean keyboard and its logic engine
    [*]Added long press volume to skip music tracks when screen is off (thanks freeza, we love having ya on the team)
    [*]Attempt to improve WiFi speeds
    [*]More ad blocking
    [*]Enabled Allshare settings, change backend settings for tvout/ringtone/FM radio/auto downgrading to mono
    [/LIST]
    
    
    v1.4 - FULL WIPE REQUIRED due to re-base; This will be the last required wipe for a while - Posts start here: [URL]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=29839780&postcount=1524[/URL]
    [LIST]
    [*]Re-based to LG1 – Great work from nosympathy again on this. He’s been really cool about making the base available for everyone. You guys be sure to go find a way to thank him
    [*]15 toggles + brightness slider – Huge thanks to Lidroid for originating this, wanam for his smali contribution, and MASSIVE thanks to electron73 for porting to the VZW SGS3 – Well done, sirs
    [*]You can also control which toggles appear in notification and in which order
    [*]Google Now voice search fully working thanks to a whole bunch of devs here on XDA (Step aside, Siri, let the king of search show you how it’s done)
    [*]The newer VZW base tried to kill search functionality thanks to another Apple lawsuit so we kept the older search functions intact :)
    [*]Fixed Samsung’s high “cell standby” usage bug (wasn’t actually wasting any battery, just reporting usage incorrectly)
    [*]Due to outrageously outrageous outrage, wallpaper scrolling has been disabled. There’s a flashable in the OP to turn this back on
    [*]Removed “Verizon Wireless” from notification pulldown
    [*]Added tons of additional scripting by our very own Ziggy471
    [*]Master binaries updated
    [*]Gmail moved to /data/app/ for those having issues
    [*]Overall ROM size reduced. We’ll work on reducing this even further
    [*]Plenty of other misc bug fixes and tweaks
    [/LIST]
    
    
    v1.3 - Full Wipe Required. Sorry guys, too many changes this time - Posts start here: [URL]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=29479955&postcount=693[/URL]
    [LIST]
    [*]4x5 Homescreens :D
    [*]Up to 9 homescreens now (set 5 by default, add more if you want em)
    [*]Fugly green in the notification bar replaced with ICS blue (thanks all of Team Synergy and to irtehun, this one was truly a team effort)
    [*]Added wallpaper scrolling
    [*]Maxed out 4G and WiFi speed tweaks (although Samsung already had these values set pretty high by default)
    [*]Our very own TrevE’s force enable reuse/recycle/scaling and decrease timeout scripting added
    [*]I/O scheduler tweaks for internal storage
    [*]Apps updated
    [*]More ads blocked
    [*]Misc bug fixes
    [/LIST]
    
    
    v1.2 - Full wipe required - Posts start here: [URL]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=29327621&postcount=354[/URL]
    [LIST]
    [*]Enabled in-call recording (It’s illegal in most places to record someone without telling them. We at SynergyROM are not responsible for mis-use of this feature) – Thanks to wanam and sanpaco
    [*]Jelly Bean animations added (Thanks to hikarugo and BeansTown106)
    [*]Location crosshair gone (ginormous thanks to our newest team member, freeza :D  )
    [*]Battery full notification gone (freeza again)
    [*]Power saver toggle added back in
    [*]Fix 7zip
    [*]Removed more bloat
    [*]Added wireshark support, powertop, htop, vim, and nano :D See Q&A in post #2
    [/LIST]
    
    
    v.1.1 - Posts start here: [URL]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=29254124&postcount=103[/URL]
    [LIST]
    [*]Poweramp fixed (had to remove xloud engine for now since poweramp doesn’t like it)
    [*]Voice search fixed
    [*]S voice works again (had to remove Google Now. We’ll bring it back once Jelly Bean TTS is ported)
    [*]Ability to set Wifi transmit power. See Q&A
    [*]Launguage and input settings now only shows one “Google voice typing”
    [*]Apps updated
    [*]Ads blocked
    [*]MyVerizon is now deleteable (is that a word?)
    [/LIST]
    
    
    v1.00 - Initial Release, full wipe required. More to come!


    Download Links

    Latest Build Here:
    http://www.androidfilehost.com/?a=show&w=files&flid=660


    Older Builds:

    http://www.androidfilehost.com/main/Team_Synergy/Galaxy_S3/Verizon/Buildbox/old/


    Kernel

    Kernel source is here: http://git.ziggy471.com/ Ziggy's PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/w...3663d3faee8da6a0e86558d6153d8812cd76bf2fd83f[)


    Themes / Tweaks / Add-ons

    http://beta.androidfilehost.com/?a=show&w=files&flid=659/ (New server!)

    ^^ Mods here for the following:

    Jelly Bean Only:
    • Remove exchange security
    • Restore stock Samsung media/sound files

    ICS Only:
    • Restore exchange security
    • Enable wallpaper scrolling
    • Restore 4x4 launcher
    • Center clock mod
    • Remove ad blocking
    • Remove long press volume to skip music tracks mod
    • Remove call recording
    • Restore older Google Now TTS engine (only use this if you are having problems)
    • Remove volume key as shutter toggle mod
    • Add Nexus style on screen buttons. See this post for warning: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=30872462&postcount=6354


    Legal Stuffs

    Yeah yeah... I know you guys already know this but it's just one of those things you gotta say anyway: Bad things can happen to your phone when you flash custom ROMs and mods. We at SynergyROM are not responsible if anything bad happens to you, your associates, or your device by flashing this ROM or any other modifications posted in this thread or others.


    Reviews:







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    Q&A

    Q: How do I install this ROM?
    A: Download the ROM from the "Download Links" section above, place the file on your phone's external SD card, and then flash via your recovery.

    Q: How can I enable mass storage mode?
    A:
    Code:
    To enable mass storage mode:
    1) Plug your phone into the computer via USB and MTP will likely open as it usually does
    2) Open a command prompt
    3) Type: adb shell mountsd

    At this point the phone's external sd card will open up in mass storage mode (so you can use it just like a usb drive). Be advised that mass storage and MTP cannot mount the SD card at the same time so MTP will show the SD card with folders empty and something like -1330850028 bytes of storage - don't panic, this is normal since, again, it can only be mounted one place at a time.​

    Code:
    To get back to MTP:
    1) While still plugged in via USB
    2) Open a command prompt
    3) Type: adb shell unmountsd

    Q: Why can't I "adb remount"?
    A: This is a symptom of the locked down kernel. We've created a workaround for now.
    Code:
    To set /system as R/W, in a terminal or command prompt type:
    adb shell
    su
    sysrw
    Code:
    To set /system back to R/O, in a terminal or command prompt type:
    adb shell
    su
    sysro

    Q: How do I lower the WiFi transmit power?
    A: Do the following
    Code:
    We've added iwconfig. This lets you set wifi transmit power. Download "wifi tx power" from play store or run the following commands:
    
    adb shell iwconfig wlan0 txpower X
    X == txpower(in dBm). 32/25/18/11/4
    
    To make sure it set run :
    adb shell iwconfig
    
    and look at TX-Power (3rd row down)

    Q: What other tools does this ROM have
    A:
    • Native Wireshark app support
    • RUN THESE FROM INSIDE ADB SHELL:
    • Latencytop - For latency monitoring
    • htop - A system monitor
    • Powertop - Run with screen off to show number of wakes per second (helpful for finding rogue processes, batt drain, SODs, etc)
    • We also added the following text editors:
    • vim
    • nano

    Q: Why doesn't this ROM have ___________ feature?
    A: We listen to our users, so please leave us a polite request in the forums and we'll see what we can do about incorporating it

    Q: This ROM is awesome! Will you have my baby?
    A: No, but we do take a significant amount of time away from our wives/families to work on these ROM tweaks so that you don't have to. Donations help keep us motivated to continue to do so.

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    Synergy-S3_25Feb13_0527_r373_s.zip (MD5: 9fb7152fa1be83d7b97a386cc8d170cc) http://beta.androidfilehost.com/?fid=9390331926465740974


    Pretty significant changelog in this release, so hopefully things are pretty stable for you guys. First, the thanks. Yea I know it's like getting a present with a card attached and nobody wants to read the card so you just pretend to skim over it before you get to the good stuff, but a lot of people really spent a lot of time on this update making it run better than ever before and they deserve props. As you know TrevE finally got his hands on a device and has been going on a tear adding new toys and cleaning up TONS of issues on the back end. He's always been a great asset to team Synergy; we're lucky to have him around. Same goes for Ziggy. He spent two weeks flashing a hundred times a day (no exaggeration) to get his S3 kernel running better than anything I have ever run in the past. You guys should see insane battery life on this release. Also check your deep sleep times and be amazed with his work. There were so many others who pitched in this ROM (Didact74 again) as well as a ton of you for testing. I wish I could name you all personally, but you know who you are. Thanks for helping us work out the bugs with this release.

    For starters, Samsung and the carriers have all sorts of checks on the back end to see if you're rooted, running a custom ROM, or have made any modifications to /system. Often times Android devs (us included at times) will do a mod and as soon as it works, they run with it. But there are numerous instances in which stuff is broken behind the scenes and you don't even know it. This build includes some serious patches on the back end which make things run properly and phone home correctly without raising red flags to Samsung or your carrier. TrevE has a post here with more info (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=38444474&postcount=17932). Point is: You can trust Synergy to be clean, secure, and free of any behind-the-scenes nonsense.

    Now to answer the questions I know you're already gonna ask: Ink effect is now sorta fixed (all colors work, including the 'none' option, but the color flash still happens. We took a long look at this one and it's still evading us at the moment. The math they use in the ink effect is weird...

    Glance view: We have (and actually have had for the last several builds now) the framework working to support this. In fact we were able to kick it off with adb commands at our will, but hovering your hand over the sensor didn't quite work and it's actually gonna be a nasty hack to get fully working. We're still looking at it, but no promises on when or if we fully get it working.

    Also, The reason we asked about your CPU revisions earlier in the thread is because some of you guys are running different revs and they handle voltages differently. Bad news for you guys on rev 4: You can't adjust your voltages. Samsung hard-coded them right into the CPU. You can try to change them all you want, but they aren't going to stick. You're probably stuck with stock. We've added scripting to AROMA which will tell you your CPU revision you have and if you can't adjust voltages, we'll tell you right there in AROMA so pay attention.

    Open Pdroid has also been merged into our already existing PDroid capabilities. This is great news for those following the Open PDroid story. Head over here to give those guys thanks: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=36678558 You should also be advised that we've changed the way that we install /data apps. They won't start pouring into your app drawer until about 30 seconds after first boot. This is the proper way to do it and will help a lot of you guys out that are seeing problems from dirty flashes. The AOSP lockscreen has also been fixed. In fact, we've forced it so that only the AOSP option OR the ripple effect can be checked at a time - not both. If you want to use one, you gotta go uncheck the other. Ripple is forced by default.

    Finally, our AROMA is also significantly improved. Too many changes to list them all out but the biggest things are a new toolbox which you can use to change ROM and kernel settings without having to reflash the entire ROM (w00t) and if you choose the Ziggy kernel on flash you will get a new screen in which you can change frequencies and voltages.

    The full changelog for this release is huge. You can see the list of all of our SVN commits since r326 here (http://www.ziggy471.com/changelog_r372.txt) if you'd like, otherwise you can just check the list of only the biggest stuff below


    Changelog - This is only a partial changelog, if you wish to see all commits since the last build then go here (http://www.ziggy471.com/changelog_r372.txt):
    • Improved support for GSM devices
    • Synergy now passes all background carrier compliance checks / CSC verification (and still passes the Samsung root checkers)
    • Improved activation bypass support (when this option is selected the Setup screen will still load for a few seconds – it needs to do this in order to pass some checks properly)
    • Lots of changes to AROMA
    • If you choose Ziggy kernel on custom install you will now get a new screen to set OC levels and voltages
    • New additions in the form of a Synergy toolbox in AROMA (make changes to the ROM here without having to reflash the entire ROM)
    • New options in AROMA for Note 2 keyboard, emoji keyboard, and some other stuff
    • Updated all apps, as well as Polaris office from Note 2 (this Polaris is actually pretty sweet, check it out)
    • New Ziggy kernel
    • Battery icon can be changed on the fly in Settings – Display (Thanks once again to smali master Didact74!)
    • Ink lockscreen sorta fixed (screen still flashes sometimes, but all colors work)
    • New Ziggy kernel with drastically improved deep sleep functionality
    • Added in OpenPdroid support to our already existing PDroid port
    • AOSP lockscreen fixed (only AOSP or ripple effect can be checked at a time, not both)
    • Over 50 bug fixes
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    First, thanks to all of you guys for helping each other out while we work out the remaining frustrating bugs :good:

    We had an AT&T model in hand and were able to make some good progress with the APNs for you GSM guys. Got a few more bugs to work out then we'll get another release in your hands as quick as we can.

    Once we work out these pesky data issues then this ROM is gonna fly for you guys
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    We should have a new build for you guys within the next few days to help address the data issues you GSM guys are having. Hang in there :)