Updated 12/13/12!! (ROM) [4.67 OTA] Simplicity Final v2

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Hi everyone!!

This is my very first ROM!! It is based off of MiseryInMotions stock 4.67 OTA ROM, Deodexed.
*Please give me constructive criticism and tips and pointers of what you guys want I really want to learn more..
I want this ROM thread to be as user friendly and helpful as Tommytomatoes thread is. Thank you all for trying this. ENJOY!! - Kyler aka MBQsniper

Whats included?
-Custom font, battery, etc!
-Custom bootanimation (and the ability to replace it)
-init.d support
-Zipaligned APKs
-BusyBox 1.19.3
-Deodexed
-Bash
-A2SD
-sysro/sysrw
-AMAZING battery life
~400MB free on install
-Sony Bravia Engine
-XLOUD
-FAST
-Stable
-Custom wallpaper chooser
-Underworld v7 SBC kernel baked (thanks ca1ne)
-Ghost Rosie
-Rosie-utility
-Sense 4.0 white clock (thanks digitalkarma)
-Sense 4.0 wallpapers
-Way more than I can and want to type

Thanks to MiseryInMotion for the RUU, Sprint/HTC for the evo, ca1ne kernel (thanks for the catch death-by-soap), etc, TommyTomatoe for his mods and the ghost rosie/android utility, ca1ne for his kernel(s), HUGE thanks to dsixda for his kitchen! Zeppelin_Rox for his v6 supercharger script, Juwe for his RAM script, saintZ for his help and patience, MazdaRider for all of his help, death-by-soap for being my friend and helping tons and tons in this thread!! Deadmau5 for his awesome music, Monster for providing me with lots of energy, John Mayer for good music, Redbull, God, and to all of YOU! :) (sorry if I missed anyone, please notify me and I will put you in here ASAP)

Bugs: (PLEASE be very detailed in explaining your problem!!)
None so far...

** Recommended flashing method: (For recovery, I recommend Smelkus' recovery)
1. Partition SD card
2. Upgrade ext.2 to ext.3
3. Wipe everything 3x except SDcard
4. place ROM/whatever on phone
5. In recovery, flash the ROM
6. Reboot
7. Let ROM sit for about 15 minutes
If you want to install a kernel..
7. (Optional) wipe cache/dalvik 2x
8. Mount everything
9. Flash kernel
10. Wipe cache/dalvik 2x
11. Reboot
12. Let ROM sit for at least 15 minutes


CPU recommendations:
768/245
ondemandX
deadline


Changelog:
5/30/12
- Initial release (Was initially released at Tincandroid)

-5/31/12
-Removed some more stuff (will remove more soon)
-build.prop tweaks (better JPG quality, render UI with GPU, lots more, this thing is pretty fast now!)
-Native screenshot built in (thank you swagstr/mjhuffer)
-Updated apps

-6/2/12
- A couple framework tweaks
- Added a few apps, as well as removed some too
- Extended quick settings (Thanks tommytomatoe)
Tweaked audio libs to that of 'beats audio' so you will have AWESOME sound! (thank you rockodev)
- Sony Bravia Engine (thank you to blaz1nr for giving me permission to copy it off of his build.prop)

-6/2/12 #2
-Updated apps
-Added a few apps (DSP manager, Nofrills CPU)
-Removed a few apps
-Re-added the clock widget (sorry about that)
-Added Tommytomatoes wallpaper chooser.apk
-Smaller ROM size (170.5MB)

-6/5/12
-Added inverted apps (Thanks rujelus22)
-Added some speed tweaks/loopy smoothness (Thanks to 'Ipy' for creating it.)
-Zipaligned again
-ROM size: 205MB
-This thing FLIES

6/6/12
-Removed some apps (I have more to pull)
-Disabled boot screen sound (you're welcome lol)
-Memory tweaks to make it faster
-Custom settings transparency (borrowed from grayn0des ROM. Thank you.)
-More stuff im probably forgetting....
-ROM size: 191MB

-6/7/12
-More speed tweaks
-Set SDcard readahead speed to 4096
-Htcclockwidgets.apk added back in again (sorry about that)
-ROM size: 188.4MB
-A couple more things I can't remember...

-6/8/12
-Added battery calibration app, script manager, titanium backup, A2SDGUI, adfree, Lux brightness app, system tuner, and terminal emulator
-Removed some apps
-BAKED IN UNDERWORLD V7 SBC KERNEL!! (HUGE thanks to mazda for his patience and showing me how, and ca1ne for his kernel)
-ROM size: 201MB

6/9/12
-Inverted MMS, Youtube, Facebook, Search (thanks rujelus22)
-Slight memory tweaks
-Removed a few apps
-Added Dolphin Browser
-Added htcbookmarkswidget.apk
-New, simpler boot animation
-ROM size: 193MB
couple more things that I forgot...

6/15/12
-Lots of changes!
-Bug fixes
-Slight memory tweaks
-Removed some apps
-Added some apps
-Ghost rosie added, dual remappable buttons! (Still need to edit the text to make it 'my' Rosie)
-Baked in remCPU made by Lithid, it will help the phone remember the CPU speeds
-Baked in vipermod (thanks viperboy) to run this, go to Terminal Emulator>type in 'su' and hit enter, then type in 'vipermod' and pick what you want!
-ROM size: 192MB
-Other stuff....

6/17/12:
-Added a new clock, it is white and sense 4.0 styled (Credits go to DigitalKarma)
-Slight memory tweaks, I think I may of found the sweet spot..
-Re-added Xloud and Beats audio, and Sony Bravia, just to make sure lol
-zipaligned again
-reduced ROM size (deleted a couple of lib files, and a couple of .apk's I wouldn't use, cause.. it's MY ROM, heh ;)
-Added something else, but I forgot, if you notice something new, tell me. Lol
-ROM size: 188MB

6/21/12:
-Updated all apps
-Zipaligned all apps
-Added transparent statusbar
-Added a few apps
-Google play store now instead of market
-Further customized the Rosie
-Memory tweaks
-Removed a few apps
-Added new clock widget (thanks DigitalKarma)
-Much much more!!!
-ROM size: 192MB

6/24/12
-Removed a couple of things
-Fixed Google search issue
-Added alot of custom text and stuff
-More memory tweaks
-Zipaligned again
-Custom statusbar (transparent now)
-Added an app or two
-Other things I can't remember...
-ROM size: 217MB, sorry about such a large increase in size. It's worth it though.

6/27/12
-Deleted Facebook, Youtube, and Sense 4 wallpapers (To reduce size)
-Added stock MMS.apk to ensure messaging will work
-Added Team D.I.R.T wallpapers (you're the man Mazda)
-Added Dolby audio.apk (Borrowed from MazdaRider23's CM9 ROM, thanks man..)
-ROM size: 204MB

6/28/12
Please keep in mind this isn't complete yet.
-New screen before Rosie appears on setup
-More custom text
-ROM size: 204MB

7/2/12
-Deleted some apps to make the ROM smaller
-Slight theming
-Changed the statusbar
-Now even faster
-Better settings
-More stuff, but I forgot..
-ROM size: 198MB

7/3/12
-Added Titanium backup and an app that'll allow you to download inverted apps (credits go to rujelus22)
-Added swiping notifications, recent apps, and quick settings. (creds go to swagstr)

7/6/12
-Fixed status bar not appearing, sorry about that. (thanks to tommytomatoe for the quick settings and death-by-soap for finding the fix)

8/11/12:
-Deleted some apps
-Fixed bootloop issue
-systemUI/framework redone
-slightly themed
-New bootanimation
-ICS style animation
-Beats audio, xloud, and sony bravia added in
-zipaligned
-Memory tweaks
-Added a TON of new apps
-Waaaay more
-ROM size: 232.65MB
^^ older changelogs

12/13/12:
-Added an HD Youtube app
-Added in the newest Sense 4 clock
-Added in a GPS Status app
-Added Beats Audio with Dolby Mobile
-Added in AC!D Audio mod
-Added in a ton of init.d tweaks
-Updated the Play Store
-Updated Flipboard
-Updated BetterBatteryStats
-Changed Wifi scan interval to 300
-Removed some apps
-Better battery life
-Zipalign at boot
-Fix permissions at boot
-Better picture/video quality
-0 lag between calls
-3G speed increases
-Wifi speed increases
-OOM/ADJ tweaks
-RAM tweaks
-TCP tweaks
-SQlite binary defrag on boot
-SDcard speed tweaks
-Faster screen response
-Logger disable for a slight performance improvement
-Faster than ever

-ROM size: 227.56MB

Download link(s):
Final v2: http://d-h.st/F9F
MD5 sum: fcdd638e65cee35798eecce96a7a5b84
All versions of Simplicity ROM: http://d-h.st/myfiles?fld_id=2765#files

TCD link: http://forum.tincandroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=265
Rootzwiki link: http://rootzwiki.com/topic/26711-updated-531-team-dirt-rom-sense-simplicity-v15/

-Did you come across a problem? Please see Post #8 for information on how to report it.

**I am NOT responsible if your phone blows up, bricks, wont boot, tries to eat you, leaves you, NOTHING.
 

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But cains kernels has some sort of lag for music and and video playback, if it was me I stick with stock kernel and let others flash the kernel themselves. That's my opinion.

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Right on MBQ!! Welcome aboard the magical mystery tour that IS development on XDA! With all the help you provide over at TCD it's great to see you jump in the mix. Hit me up any time bro, I'm not well versed in sense but I got ya with whatever I can do bro!! Expecting some big things from ya man, no pressure... lol

-jamie
 
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Right on MBQ!! Welcome aboard the magical mystery tour that IS development on XDA! With all the help you provide over at TCD it's great to see you jump in the mix. Hit me up any time bro, I'm not well versed in sense but I got ya with whatever I can do bro!! Expecting some big things from ya man, no pressure... lol

-jamie
Bring on the pressure. 8)
Haha. Thanks for the kind words Jamie, just figured i'd give a little back to the community, there is ALOT I want to do with this ROM (as you see what I haved planned in the OP haha), I want to add NEW, unheard of tweaks, but I still have alot to learn. Enjoy this everyone. It has some INSANE battery life!!! :) - Kyler
 

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update!

New update is coming!!
changes:
new battery bar
transparent statusbar with custom text
smaller size
new custom icons
more stuff..

*edit: wouldnt boot, saving alot of this for next major update..
 
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A sexier lockscreen/rosie and Tweaked audio libs for better sound to make it my daily. Please!!!!
Oh yeah!! I also modded the audio libs to that of 'beats audio' so now you will have amazing sound quality, and in the next update, I am going to edit the rosie.apk and tweak some XML files to make it less curvy, looks ugly :(

the link is coming soon, my frickin dev-host upload keeps stopping at 99%. and its nearly 4am. Luckily Im on summer vacation (1 more year til I graduate high school wooo!) and I dont have to worry about waking up in the morning. *edit: I would prefer waking up in the morning hahah, I meant like, not at 6am anymore


**What do you guys think of the "Status update" I put at the bottom of the OP? :D
I think it makes it somewhat more.. 'interactive' itll keep you guys in the loop of whats going on, plus give you a reason to come back to my thread hehe.
 
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I can't believe this phone is going to be 2 years old in a couple weeks and there are STILL new devs popping up and threads filling like this. Long live the OG Evo!
Will flash this on my son's Evo tonight and report back...

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Oh yeah!! I also modded the audio libs to that of 'beats audio' so now you will have amazing sound quality, and in the next update, I am going to edit the rosie.apk and tweak some XML files to make it less curvy, looks ugly :(

the link is coming soon, my frickin dev-host upload keeps stopping at 99%. and its nearly 4am. Luckily Im on summer vacation (1 more year til I graduate high school wooo!) and I dont have to worry about waking up in the morning. *edit: I would prefer waking up in the morning hahah, I meant like, not at 6am anymore


**What do you guys think of the "Status update" I put at the bottom of the OP? :D
I think it makes it somewhat more.. 'interactive' itll keep you guys in the loop of whats going on, plus give you a reason to come back to my thread hehe.
AWESOME, thank you!!!