[ROM] [ICS] [Miro/Tipo/Tipo Dual] Gimlo v2.1 [Nov 2013] [DISCONTINUED]

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About:
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Gimlo is an all-in-one customizable ROM for Xperia Tipo, Tipo Dual and Miro. It supports both locked and unlocked bootloaders, it also supports both stock kernels and custom kernels (so long as they are ICS based kernels). To be able to support all these devices the ROM was divided into two parts: Gimlo Firmware (1st install) and Gimlo Rom (2nd install).

The install process is based on the Aroma installer that provides a touch-based install wizard and more important, it will let you select which things you want to install... all choices are yours! So finally, you will not get the Gimlo ROM but your ROM, it could be a ROM which contains a lot of features or a light and fast ROM.

The size of the ROM is slightly large as there are many features but not all of them will be installed, it will all depend on your choices during the install process.


Features:
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Based on Sony Official ICS 4.0.4 for your device
* Deodexed
* Zipaligned
* Recovery
* Root
* BusyBox
* Init.d support
* For both locked and unlocked bootloaders
* For both stock kernels and custom kernels (provided they are ICS based kernels)
* Bloatware free (provided the Gimlo ROM is installed and not just the Gimlo firmware)
* Includes NXT items like framework, settings, small apps, magnification glass, bravia engine 2 etc
* You can include your own apk's files (applications), into the zip file of the ROM, they will be automatically installed
* The install process is based on the Aroma installer that provides a touch-based install wizard


Requirements:
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Nothing special, just have an Xperia Tipo, Tipo Dual or Miro.
* Stock or custom Kernel (make sure the custom kernel is ICS based)
* Locked or unlocked Bootloader
* A recovery system like CWM


Feedback:
Your feedback is very important to me as I don't have an Xperia Tipo or Tipo Dual, so I can't try the new versions of the ROM myself on those two devices.

Error Report Form:
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Device:
Bootloader Unlocked: Yes/No
Kernel:
Launcher:
Camera:
Sound Mod:
Keyboard:
Bravia Engine:
Swapped Memories?:
Framework:
Themes:
Boot Animation:
Shutdown Animation:
Font Pack:
Status Bar:
Infinite View:
Lockscreen:
Sound Pack:
Root Manager:
Recovery:
Messaging:
Gallery:
Walkman:
Video Player:
Calculator:
Stock Apps: (Please List)
Port Apps: (Please List)
Extra Apps: (Please List)


How to install, Downloads and Changelog are in the second post


Screenshots and Credits are in the third post

XDA:DevDB Information
Gimlo, ROM for the Sony Xperia Miro, Tipo (Dual)

Contributors
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ROM OS Version: 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich

Version Information
Status: Beta
Current Stable Version: 2.1
Current Beta Version: 2.2

Created 2014-11-03
Last Updated 2014-11-03
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28th November 2013, 08:15 PM |#2  
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How to install:
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* IF YOU ARE ON A TIPO WITH VENGEANCE V1.46 PLEASE INSTALL STOCK KERNEL BEFORE FLASHING
* Make a backup before the installation.
* Boot to recovery.
* Format system partition
* Format data partition
* Clear the cache
* Clear the dalvik cache
* Install the Gimlo Firmware (from Section A) corresponding to your device first
* Follow the touch-based install wizard
* FIX PERMISSIONS AND THEN REBOOT
* Boot back into recovery
* Install the Gimlo Rom (from Section B)
* Follow the touch-based install wizard
* FIX PERMISSIONS
* Restart your phone


If you installed the NXT framework, then please follow these additional steps:

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* Wait for your phone to start completely (after the last step in the main install process). DON'T try to configure anything or to do other things as the NXT framework is not yet available. Your phone will work fine but the install is not complete yet.
* Restart your phone.
* During the booting, a short time after the "Sony" logo, your phone will restart again automatically. Don't be afraid it's normal.
* That's all, just wait that your phone start completely.


If you don't want to use the Gimlo Rom but the Official Firmware, don't install the Gimlo Rom, just the Gimlo Firmware and then reboot.

The installation process depends on how many apps you install. It could take between 2 and 5 minutes.


Important information about NXT framework:
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* You need a compatible status bar to be able to use Small Apps.


Here is a list of mods which require NXT framework (what I haven't yet put a filter on):
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* Cybershot camera
* Bravia Engine 2


Downloads - Section A - Gimlo Firmware
Xperia Tipo
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Gimlo Firmware v1.1 for Tipo: http://devhost.xda-developers.com/n4V (Based on 11.0.A.4.22 CE)
Gimlo Firmware v1.0 for Tipo: http://devhost.xda-developers.com/9zA (Based on firmware 11.0.A.4.22 CE)

Xperia Tipo Dual
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Gimlo Firmware v1.1 for Tipo Dual: http://devhost.xda-developers.com/aGT (Based on firmware 11.0.A.6.8 CE)
Gimlo Firmware v0.3 for Tipo Dual: http://devhost.xda-developers.com/AJo (Based on firmware 11.0.A.6.8 CE)

Xperia Miro
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Gimlo Firmware v1.1 for Miro: http://devhost.xda-developers.com/Tq5 (Based on firmware 11.0.A.5.5 Generic)
Gimlo Firmware v1.0 for Miro: http://devhost.xda-developers.com/EFi (Based on firmware 11.0.A.5.5 Generic)


Downloads - Section B - Gimlo Rom
Downloads - Section C - Extras
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This should only be needed if the gallery doesn't work for some reason. Download it, flash it in recovery and then fix permissions.
Gallery Fix: http://www.mediafire.com/download/tr...GalleryFix.zip
This should only be installed if you wish to have the widgets on other launchers. Functionality is not guaranteed. Download it, flash it in recovery and then fix permissions.
Tipo Widget Items: http://devhost.xda-developers.com/upy
Tipo Dual Widget Items: http://devhost.xda-developers.com/Qyz
Miro Widget Items: http://devhost.xda-developers.com/PuE

Changelog
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Gimlo v2.2 Public Beta

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- Updated the install process
- Removed Xperia Z themes by Noel Macwan.
- Enabled Widgets on all (MAYBE) launchers.

Gimlo v2.1
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- Update install process
- Remove Feel The Music
- Remove AC!D Audio Engine
- Remove Gimlo font pack (Hopefully temporary)
- Fix for Xperia Z Gallery by DavidMKD (Hopefully)
- Fix for when the NXT framework and Xperia Go Walkman are both installed
- Fix for the bootloop with the Stock Walkman (Hopefully)
- Updated Nova launcher to the latest version
- Updated Apex launcher to the latest version
- Remove Nexus Camera by Garner
- Added filter for when the NXT framework is selected in the install process

Gimlo Firmware (All Devices) v1.1
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-Definitely pre-rooted and CWM installed prior to first boot.


FAQ:
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Q) Can I install a new version of the ROM over my old install (A.K.A Can I dirty flash?)?
A) NO! You must make a fresh install.

Q) I selected something I don't like during the install process, can I change my setup without a fresh install (A.K.A. Can I dirty flash)?
A) NO! You must make a fresh install.

Q) How can I take screenshots of my device?
A) Hold Power and Vol Down (-) together.


Possible Bugs:
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Cybershot camera cannot auto/manual focus.
Custom SystemUI crashes when GPS is used in apps (GPS bug)

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Install Wizard Step 1 : Main Features
Launcher:

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(A) - Stock launcher


(B) - Apex launcher (Need Screenshots)
(C) - Nova launcher

(D) - Xperia Z (Needs Scrrenshots)
(E) - Xperia T (Needs Screenshots)
(F) - Xperia GX (Needs Screenshots)


Camera:
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(A) - Stock camera


(B) - Nexus camera (Needs Screenshots)
(C) - Cybershot camera


Audio:
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(A) - Stock audio system


(B) - Viper4Android


Input Method:
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(A) - Stock keyboard


(B) - Android AOSP keyboard (Needs Screenshots)
(C) - Xperia T keyboard (Needs Screenshots)
(D) - Xperia Z keyboard


Bravia Engine:
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(A) - Bravia Engine 1 (Needs Screenshots)
(B) - Bravia Engine 2 (Needs Screenshots)


Root Manager:
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(A) - Superuser


(B) - SuperSU


Recovery:
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(A) - CWM (Needs Screenshots)
(B) - TWRP (Needs Screenshots)



Install Wizard Step 2 : Overall Appearance

Boot Animation:

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(A) - Stock boot animation (Needs Screenshots)
(B) - Xperia Z (Needs Screenshots)
(C) - Sony Make.Believe (Needs Screenshots)
(D) - Android Particle (Needs Screenshots)
(E) - Nexus (Needs Screenshots)
(F) - FraClock (Needs Screenshots)
(G) - ICSNPrime (Needs Screenshots)
(H) - Quake (Needs Screenshots)
(I) - Bubbles (Needs Screenshots)


Status Bar:
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(A) - Stock status bar + Power Toggles (Needs Screenshots)
(B) - Xperia T Tab'n'Grid v1


(C) - Xperia T Tab'n'Grid v2 (Needs Screenshots)
(D) - Xperia T Tab'n'Grid v3 (Needs Screenshots)
(E) - Xperia T Tab'n'Grid v4

(F) - JB (Needs Screenshots)
(G) - Greper (Needs Screenshots)
(H) - Chrome White v1 (Needs Screenshots)
(I) - Chrome White v2 (Needs Screenshots)
(J) - Dual Sim (Needs Screenshots)


Lockscreen:
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(A) - Stock lockscreen


(B) - NXT lockscreen

Fonts:
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(A) - Stock fonts


(B) - Exo

(C) - Olney (Needs Screenshots)
(D) - Rosemary (Needs Screenshots)

Themes:
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(A) - Stock (Needs Screenshots)
(B) - Xperia Z by Noel Macwan (Needs Screenshots)
(C) - Walkman (Needs Screenshots)
(D) - Orochi (Needs Screenshots)
(E) - Xperia Z by djedjy (Needs Screenshots)


Infinite View:
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(A) - Stock (Needs Screenshots)
(B) - InfiniteX2 (Needs Screenshots)
(C) - White (Needs Screenshots)
(D) - Full Pic (Needs Screenshots)


Shutdown Animation:
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(A) - Stock (Needs Screenshots)
(B) - TV-Out (Needs Screenshots)
(C) - Sony Make.Believe (Needs Screenshots)


Thanks List:
davidmkd for their mods
Aeron Sager & edzacruz95 for their mods
serajr for the Xperia GX launcher
ViPER520 and zhuhang for Viper4Android
Abhinandh Ajay for Nexus camera
djedjy for their collection of mods
gregbradley for the Xperia T Keyboard
Rizal Lovins for the Xperia Z Keyboard
Dragoboss for the Bravia Engine 1
Noel Macwan for their Xperia Z themes
edzacruz95 for their Boot animations
fuser1337 for the Sony Make.Believe boot animation
lozohcum for the android particle boot animation
yuweng for their boot animations
M4ST3R-V for their shut-down animations
zoldyck for their status bars
Nathan Ali Ashari for their status bars
AeonWorld for their infinite view
reaper61616 for their infinite view
Pranav Pandey for their NXT lockscreen
sandy7 for their MUIU calculator
srl3gx for the Recoveries
Thanks to the people who offered to beta test
v72807647 for providing me with screenshots
And last but not least Yokav for the original ROM and idea
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29th November 2013, 02:46 PM |#4  
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Man come on please edit post like it has to be,change font color,add screenshoots + ... dont just hurry and post it! (For example look one of my thread for rom, or see official gimlo thread)


Anyway... can i get permission to port gimlo v2.1 to xperia j?
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30th November 2013, 12:27 PM |#5  
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nothing new
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Originally Posted by wergon

nothing new

Not in this update, this has focused on removing items what caused bugs.
30th November 2013, 04:50 PM |#7  
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no sony widgets on GX launcher, also in the next update put an option if we want to keep Facebook for Xperia.

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Which launcher has clock, weather and calendar widget? On Gimlo 2.0 only stock launcher had those widgets.
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Originally Posted by s1m0n.lfs

Which launcher has clock, weather and calendar widget? On Gimlo 2.0 only stock launcher had those widgets.

At the moment it is only the stock launcher, I am unsure of the compatibility of the widgets with the other launchers.
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I'm getting an "installation aborted" error when i try to flash Gimlo 2.1 zip file
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can you elaborate how this is different the original gimlo rom?
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