Category Archives: Gingerbread

Top 3 Custom ROMs for HTC Explorer/Pico


Its quite a time since HTC Explorer came out – loaded  with android 2.3.5 gingerbread on a sense 3.5  with a 3.2 inch hvga screen,600mhz , arm v7 cpu ,adreno 200 gpu and too add a lit tang a 512 mb ram and rom.Being strong on the hardware side it was expected to have a series of custom roms but unfortunately first few months it did not have any roms and later ,a modified stock  rom.But bad days had to go and good ones had to come. RESULT- a variety of roms for the little explorer have kicked in , and so here goes a list of TOP 3 custom roms for HTC Explorer a.k.a pico and all those top 3 are made by the xda recognized developer sakindia123.

3.Cyanogenmod 7.2 -This was probably the day saver for htc explorer.With this, the power of cyanogen came into explorer.Its quite fast and stable but sadly doesn’t have camera and few bugs are still prevelant and runs on Android 2.3 gingerbread.

Features

-Works on Android 2.3 Gingerbread

What Works-
– WiFi
– Hardware acceleration
– RIL
– GPS
– Audio
– Usb Mass Storage
– Bluetooth
– USB Tethering
– Fm Radio

What Doesnt work-
– Camera
– Phone sometimes reboots when playing videos(use 3rd party apps)

2.Cyanogenmod 9.1 – What can we say ! Its a legendary build ! Within 4 weeks from the first build it has almost everything working including the camera , a few bugs are still left like HQ video and video recording, but these are minor bugs and the rom is extraordinarily stable and after all it is ICS!

    

Features

-Runs on Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4.

What Works

– Audio
– FM Radio(Use Spirit FM from Play Store)
– Hardware Acceleration
– RIL
– Bluetooth
– Wifi
– GPS
– Video
– Camera
– USB Tethering(3rd party app Works)
– Voice Search

What Doesnt Work
– Video Recording(3rd party app may work)
– HQ Videos stutter a bit

1.Evervolv ICS for HTC explorer

It is almost the same as cm 9.1 (even the bugs are same !)but it is extremely fast, even faster than cm 9 and light weight only 87 mb. These features make it #1 ROM in our list!

  

Features

Same as CM9 like this too Runs on Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4.

What Works

– Audio
– FM Radio(Use Spirit FM from Play Store)
– Hardware Acceleration
– RIL
– Bluetooth
– Wifi
– GPS
– Video
– Camera(Taking Pictures)
– USB Tethering(3rd party app WORKS)
– Voice Search(It was a bug ! )

What Doesnt Work
– Video Recording(3rd party app may work)
– HQ Videos stutter a bit

Check out this video of Evervolv ROM 

Installation Process for Cyanogenmod 7.2  , cyanogenmod 9.1   

Disclaimer : Do It At Your Own Risk!

  1. Download required files and updates from below :
  1. Copy the downloaded files to the (Root directory of) your sd-card.
  2. Reboot your device to Custom Revovery (Press Home + Power Button).
  3. [Optional but, Recommended] Do a Nandroid Backup of your current ROM.
  4. Now from recovery main menu and select Wipe Data option.
  5. Confirm data wipe by selecting Yes.
  6. Now flash this the rom you have downloaded (it is a zip file)  using clockwork mod recovery. Follow these steps :
    • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
    • Select Choose Zip From SD Card option.
    • Now select the rom you  downloaded earlier.
    • Confirm the installation and wait till the rom is installed on you handset.
  7. Flash Latest Google apps  for GB or ICS  in CWM recovery.This one has working Google Now and voice search!
    • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
  8. Select Choose Zip From SD Card and the rom is installed on you handset.
  9. Reboot and enjoy!

Hope you agree with our top three list and liked it and yes!do not forget to flash these on your explorer else you would be missing out on the opportunity of unleashing the beast in your pico!

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MIUI Gingerbread 2.4.20-RC2 for Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570


This is one of my favorites!This Rom by xda senior member ahmadsafar has some amazing features.It is packed with aroma installer which just makes you fall in love with the whole installation process.You can choose from a ton of things ranging from which kernel to use between cyanmobile and cyangonemod 7, the boot animation, the sd ext support and many such things.Other options include installing with minimal, recommended, typical and custom settings .Though some people are saying that RC1 was better and smoother but i dont think so.If you install with minimal settings it works great.The MIUI interface is really well resized and each and everything works.The camera is awesome and has some features such as anti shake, delay snap, burst, etc.So, i would really recommend you try this one as it is really really stylish and stable as well.So, here’s the changelog, screenshots, and flashing instructions.

Changelog

• Include all previous update
• Change Default wallpaper
• Move MIUI Control Panel to Settings > Personal > Extended Settings
• Move all MIUI Script to /system/miui-bin
• Update Superuser to v3.2 RC2
• Update Gmail to v2.3.6
• Using AROMA Installer
• Add ‘fchanger’ binary (Font Changer)
• Add MiLocker
• Add DroidWall
• Add Task Manager
• Add Google Maps
• Add Youtube
• Add S2E, A2SDGUI, GingerMod Apps2SD. (Select one in AROMA Installer)
• CyanMobile Kernel, CM7 Kernel. (Select one in AROMA Installer)
• MIUIAndroid Bootanimation, Xiaomi Bootanimation. (Select one in AROMA Installer)
• DroidSans, DroidSans (Multyread), Roboto (Multyread). (Select one in AROMA Installer)

Flashing instructions

  1. Download required files and updates from below :
  2. Copy the downloaded files to the (Root directory of) your sd-card.
  3. Reboot your device to Custom Revovery (Press Home + Power Button).
  4.  Do a Nandroid Backup of your current ROM.
  5. Now from recovery main menu and select Wipe Data option.
  6. Confirm data wipe by selecting Yes.
  7. Clear Cache and from advanced options clear Dalvik cache as well.(Optional)
  8. Now flash this android 2.3 Gingerbread based MIUI rom using clockwork mod recovery. Follow these steps :
    • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
    • Select Choose Zip From SD Card option.
    • Now select miuiandroid_tass-2.4.20-RC2.zip
    • Confirm the installation and wait till the rom is installed on you handset.
  9. Flash Latest Google Apps for Gingerbread  in CWM recovery.
    • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
    • Select Choose Zip From SD Card option.
    • Now select the gapps-gb-20110114-signed.zip file which you downloaded.
    • Confirm the installation and wait till the MIUI ROM is installed on your mini.
  10. Reboot your device from your recovery main menu.

How to create a Nandroid backup without rebooting for Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570 (Onandroid)


Are you sick of rebooting your phone to create a nandroid backup?If you are a frequent “new ROM needed” kind of person, then a nandroid backup is a must and if you want to create one without rebooting, then is just what you need!Onandroid tool created by xda member  ameer 1234567890 is a must have tool indeed!It allows you to create a complete nandroid backup without rebooting your device!So, here we go with the screenshots and the  process of using it.
 

This tool backups /boot , /recovery , /system , /data , /cache , .android_secure & sd-ext partitions to /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup directory. The date format used for folder name is the same used by CWM itself and nandroid backups created with this tool can safely be restored using CWM. If you would want to have a custom name for backup folder, pass an argument with the name to the script and it will use the name.

Requirements

1. Rooted android phone
2. A terminal emulator installed on phone
3. Busybox
4. A working CWM based recovery installed

Installation

1. Download and copy onandroidv5.9-S5570.zip file to SD card.
2. Reboot into recovery
3. Choose install zip from SD card, select zip and flash .
4. Reboot!

Usage

1. Open terminal emulator
2. Type su to obtain root
3. Type onandroid
4. And voila!The backup has started!

How to create a Custom Backup Name
* Example:

Code:

onandroid custom_name

* Please be careful not to include characters not allowed in filenames.

How to modify Timezone
* Example: Use home/phone timezone for backup file name

Code:

onandroid -h

* Example: Use UTC (default) for backup file name

Code:

onandroid -u

That’ it!You have successfully installed the Onandroid tool on your mini.Now go make some Nandroids!

Dark Knight Theme for Play Store v3.7.15


This is my friends is something really really cool created by XDA member enimnick009 .Its not a ROM its not a tweak.Its a theme!An awesome theme that would change your play store or android market to a great looking thing with stylish black background.It works both on ICS and Gingerbread.It i think works with all the android phones running on GingerBread or ICS.Here are the details.

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Instructions

  • Download the apk of latest version from here.
  • Copy the apk to your phone.
  • (optional)make a backup of you current vending.apk or phonesky.apk.
  • Use root explorer and copy it to system/app
  • Change the permissions to rw-r-r.
  • If you are on ICS let it be phonesky.apk but if you are on gingerbread rename it to vending.apk.
  • Thats it!Your play store is now gonna look really really cool indeed!

New Experience v2 ROM for Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570


Like the speed of Gingerbread and the style of ICS?Then you need this.Though quite a few Gingerbread modded into ICS ROMs are now coming up but this one is one of the best.It is really really lag free and the looks are fully ICS.Each and everything has been modded to give you an ICS feel.Some really cool wallpapers are provided and toggles in the notification bar beautify it furthermore.Holo launcher is the default launcher and there are many other good changed in this ROM like inbuilt Bravia boost and X-Loud engine.So, here we go with the changelog right from the official thread, screenshots and flashing instructions.

Changelog

– Squadzone-Kittenlinux Cyanogenmod 7.2.0 ROM cooked from zero;
– Latest Squadzone Cyanmobile Kernel.

Appearances,graphics And Utility

– New Experience Launcher (Zeam launcher full modded);
– ICS Theme by Achep modded by me with UOT Kitchen with new icons status bar and resized soft button by me;
– New default font roboto, full ics loock;
– New ICS layout with Achep patcher [optional];
– New ICS layout and center clock with Achep patcher [optional];
– New ICS lockscreen (Achep patcher);
– New Cyanogenmod 10 (Jelly Bean) Settings.apk;
– New Honeycomb Wallpaper;
– New ICS Wallpaper;
– New Jellybean Wallpaper;
– New Cyanogenmod Wallpaper;
– Gallery 3D replaced with full modded by me QuickPic;
– Enable default tablet tweaks (SOFTKEYS) all cyanogenmod 7.2 by autoradio78
– New Boot Sound;
– Bootsound on\off patch by autoradio78;
– New Fantastic and light Google Gears bootanimation;
– New ringtones arrangement(only useful tones).- Holo launcher v1.1.2
– Zeam launcher full modded in ICS style with fantastic dots as page indicator;
– ICS Theme by Sonny modded by me with UOT Kitchen with soft button png modify by me and button keyboard mod by killar_aka_arabu;
– ICS Theme by Achep modded by me with UOT Kitchen with new icons status bar and resized soft button by me;
– New default font roboto, full ics loock;
– New ICS lockscreen (Achep patcher);
– New Ics Style Settings.apk;
– New Honeycomb Wallpaper;
– Enable default tablet tweaks (SOFTKEYS) all cyanogenmod 7.2 by autoradio78
– New Boot Sound;
– Bootsound on\off patch by autoradio78;
– New Fantastic Android bootanimation;
– New Fantastic ringtones, alarm and notification of Samsung Galaxy SIII.

Performance

– HOT!: Default overclok after flash (min 604 max 729 mhz..governor: smartassV2..io\scheduler sio);
– HOT!: low memory kill script by me(init.d);
– Zipaligned (init.d)
– Sd Card speed fix script (2048 kb) by me;
– Signal Tweak;
– Photo And Video Quality;
– Touch Responsiveness;
– Scrolling Responsiveness;
– Call Tweaks;
– Power Save Battery Tweaks;
– Camera orientation fix;
– wi-fi tweak;
– Boost tweak (hardware acceleration, disabled scrolling cache ecc);
– Ram Hack;
– Dalvik set at 48m to default;
– Compcache disabled;
– 16 bit image to default;
– dithering disabled;
– Scrolling cache disabled to default;
– HOT!!!! Xloud Sound with working DPS Manager for perfect sound;
– BRAVIA Engine;
– Performance OC Kernel overclock to 864 mhz;
– Ability to install unknown source applications at first boot;
– Debug usb removed from statusbar notifactions;
– Airplane mode active by default after first boot (for those without a data plan);

Applications

SuperSu app and binary;
– Gapps in build with latest Google Play Store 3.7.15;
– Disabled Setup Wizard at first boot;
– Deleted CM Update Notify;
– Deleted CM Stats;
– Deleted Protips;
– Deleted Genie Widget;
– Samsung Taskmanager;
– New ICS digital clock;
– New ICS StopWatch;
– New ICS Timer;
– Notepad;
– Droid Wall;
– s2e;
– CPU Temp Widget;
– SGSII digital clock Widget ICS style by autoradio78;
– Youtube with ability to video download.– Updated Superuser app and binary at last version;

Do it at you own risk!

  1. Download required files and updates from below :
  1. Copy the downloaded files to the (Root directory of) your sd-card.
  2. Reboot your device to Custom Revovery (Press Home + Power Button).
  3.  Do a Nandroid Backup of your current ROM.
  4. Now from recovery main menu and select Wipe Data option.
  5. Confirm data wipe by selecting Yes.
  6. Clear Cache and from advanced options clear Dalvik cache as well.(Optional)
  7. Now flash this android Gingerbread based rom using clockwork mod recovery. Follow these steps :
    • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
    • Select Choose Zip From SD Card option.
    • Now select ROM_New_Experience_v2.0_GT-S5570_by_autoradio78.zip downloaded in step 3.
    • Confirm the installation and wait till the rom is installed on you handset.
    • Again choose install zip from sd card and select  ICS_LAYOUY_PATCH.zip
    • For the settings.After installation,use root explorer copy the apk to system/app and set permissions to r-w-r-r.
  8. Reboot your device from your recovery main menu.

How to make your low end devices lag free and lightning fast.(V6 supercharger)


V6 supercharger for me is one of the greatest achievements of xda.Simply, because it provides the low end and legacy devices like galaxy mini great memory management which makes them run very very smoothly indeed with little or no lags at all.Xda member zeppelinrox is the one who has made this script and it works on all devices and almost all ROMs.As for me, i have experienced it and i have got to admit that it is really worth it and really makes your 280 RAM device run like anything.So, the question is what does it do that makes the device s smooth.V6 Super Charger makes your phone super snappy, fast with better multitasking management. It rearranges and fixes Out Of Memory (OOM) Groupings, Priorities and LowMemoryKiller values to make your low RAM device fast, by freeing memory when possible thereby increasing the overall performance of you device.This post will    provide you information related to everything related to V6 supercharger like the requirements, the installation process, the way to implement in ICS and jellybean and how to start it at boot.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Fully Rooted with Superuser and BusyBox 1.19.4. If you install script manager
2. Please update BusyBox Free (Stericson) to v7.8.2 on PlayStore.
3. Proceed to BusyBox Installation. Install BusyBox 1.19.4 to SYSTEM/BIN directory.
4. Reboot device.
5. Launch script manager and goto the script. Tap on SU.
6. It will fail on 1st time, just Try Again until all text are Green
7. Reboot device.Boot will take a LONG time as it “optimizes all your apps”

Steps for installing V6 supercharger on your device.

This part applies to everyone. The V6 SuperCharger requires a couple files to be downloaded to the root of the SD card. You can find them here at the original XDA thread. Download all files and extract/move them to the root of the SD card.

Go to the Android Market and download Script Manager. Open the app and tap “Browse as root”. Grant SM superuser permisisons and hit “OK”. Now navigate to /sdcard or wherever you placed the file V6_SuperCharger_update8. Select that file and a box should appear.
super-charger-v6-script-manager-startup

The only option necessary to run the SuperCharger is root access. Tap the small root icon above “Su”. Hit run, grant SuperCharger root access in the pop-up, and hopefully everything works.

If all goes well you’ll be greated with a large text menu of 17 items. These items are options for customizing how your phone uses its RAM. The Aggressive options tend to cut down on multitasking (and thus speed up the phone). The Balanced options allow for more apps to run.Choose the options according to your needs and continue.

Steps for Installing V6 supercharger on Jelly bean and Ice cream sandwich.

1. Run the NEWEST V6 SuperCharger script as always.

Note: You may get Segmentation Fault errors running the V6 SuperCharger script on ICS due to a flakey su (superuser) binary.
To resolve the issue, you can:

  •  Go HERE for a fixed SU binary.
  •  Go HERE and get the Super charger kit.

2. Patch and install services.jar

A) Automatically – Use the latest Update 9 RC* and select ICS Service Centre’s automatic transmission. (seemless webapp integration and installation to automatically make your launcher die hard) Actually, when you run V6 Update 9 RC* for the first time,this option is by default, so you really don’t have to do anything.
B) Semi-automatically – Make your launcher die hard with the ICS OOM Priority Charger webapp (latest Update 9 RC* can install and apply permissions via ICS Service Centre’s manual mode)

3.SuperClean & ReStart! (ie. Wipe Dalvik Cache & Reboot)

Notes: For decent launcher detection use at least V6U9 RC6.9 or newer and check the bOOM Stick to see if the launcher the desired ADJ value!

  •  If it doesn’t boot (unlikely if you did the edits yourself), try wiping caches (not data)
  • If it still doesn’t boot, you can always just re-flash your current untouched rom but do have a backup nevertheless.
  •  If you get FCs, fixing permissions will solve that. (Use the “Fix Emissions” Option in the latest V6 SuperCharger Script! )

That’s It!!!

LOAD 99SUPERCHARGER.SH ON BOOT:

1. Launch Script Manager and press Back Key twice until you reach [/] Directory.
2. Open /Data and look for 99SuperCharger.sh, tap it to select and run using Script Manager.
3. Select [SU] and [Boot] and hit the RUN button. After finish, just close it.
4. Enjoy V6_SuperCharger – Super-Saiyan Mode.
5. Do not uninstall Script Manager. It is used by 99SuperCharger.sh every Boot-up.

For a video tutorial check his out.

That’s all folks!You have successfully installed the V6 supercharger script on your device and now it will run smoother and better than ever before.For any Questions feel free to comment and you will be replied instantaneously!Happy Supercharging!!!

How to get HTC Sense 4.0 feel on Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570(Minisense v4 ROM)


Love the HTC sense layout?Feel like making your Samsung device look like htc sense 4.0?Then this is what you need.Team thunder of Xda has done an amazing job by making a Custom Rom for our mini which has complete feel of Htc Sense and the best part of it all-Its Stable!It is based on cyanogenmod 7.2 and is very smooth and fast.It also has the Adrenaline script working and has HTC keyboard, launcher, lockscreen, themes, widgets and many such tweaks that give you a complete feel of HTC stock ROMS.

Changelog v4

  • Upgraded to sense 4.0 looks (htc rom’s android 4 based stock roms are called sense 4.0)
  • Squadzones kernel
  • Now the keyboard is htc-keyboard (blurry character bugs are solved)
  • Base completely updated to latest sources and latest new features
  • Droid wall(firewall for android)
  • You can install apps on sd card by using settings (go to:settings->cyanogenmod settings->applications->install location and then select externel , dont install any a2sd scripts)
  • ROM is very smooth and performing like never before
  • Scripts updated and modded
  • And many tweaks as usual for performance,battery backup and hw acceleration

So go ahead and flash the latest version of Mini sense which is Mini Sense v4 by following the instructions below:

  1. Download required files and updates from below :
  2. Copy the downloaded files to the (Root directory of) your sd-card.
  3. Reboot your device to Custom Revovery (Press Home + Power Button).
  4.  Do a Nandroid Backup of your current ROM.
  5. Now from recovery main menu and select Wipe Data option.
  6. Confirm data wipe by selecting Yes.
  7. Clear Cache and from advanced options clear Dalvik cache as well.(Optional)
  8. Now flash this android 2.3.8 Gingerbread based MIUI rom using clockwork mod recovery. Follow these steps :
    • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
    • Select Choose Zip From SD Card option.
    • Now select minisense_v4.zip.  downloaded in step 3.
    • Confirm the installation and wait till the rom is installed on you handset.
    • Again choose install zip from sd card and select minisense_v4__workin_wifi_fix.zip
  9. Flash Latest Google Apps for Gingerbread  in CWM recovery.
    • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
    • Select Choose Zip From SD Card option.
    • Now select the gapps-gb-20110114-signed.zip file which you downloaded.
    • Confirm the installation and wait till the zip is installed on your mini.
  10. Reboot your device from your recovery main menu.

To watch a video of this ROM working watch this video.

You have successfully flashed Mini sense v4 on your mini and you are now ready to feel what it is like to use Sense 4.0!!!

MIUI X V1 for Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570


Owning an android device and a fan of IPhone layout?Then this is just what you need.The MIUI ROM by xiaomi corporation has redefined the meaning of custom ROMs and with one of its kind, a sort of MIUI store with all the lock screens,wallpapers and ringtones you need, the experience just gets better.Since a long time xda’s team thunder has been porting these MIUI ROMs to mini and now they have released the most stable version of them all MIUI X V1, which is almost bugfree and they term it as “The most bugfree miui rom for galaxy mini ever”.It runs on android 2.3.8 Gingerbread and is completely up to date. So, what are you waiting for?Follow the instructions and flash the latest and the most stable ROM ever for our mini.

Changelog of Miuix v1 :

  • based on cyanmobile x 
  • upgraded to android 2.3.8 with latest libs and sources
  • usb mass storage bug on installing apps on sd card is now solved
  • ringtone single loop bug solved
  • stability and performance wise improvements
  • smooth scroll volume (15 steps for ringer,alarm etc and 30 steps for media volume) 
  • some tweaks and lot more improvements
  • everything is up to date 

Do it at you own risk!

  1. Download required files and updates from below :
  2. Copy the downloaded files to the (Root directory of) your sd-card.
  3. Reboot your device to Custom Revovery (Press Home + Power Button).
  4.  Do a Nandroid Backup of your current ROM.
  5. Now from recovery main menu and select Wipe Data option.
  6. Confirm data wipe by selecting Yes.
  7. Clear Cache and from advanced options clear Dalvik cache as well.(Optional)
  8. Now flash this android 2.3.8 Gingerbread based MIUI rom using clockwork mod recovery. Follow these steps :
    • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
    • Select Choose Zip From SD Card option.
    • Now select miuix_v1_goutamniwas.zip  downloaded in step 3.
    • Confirm the installation and wait till the rom is installed on you handset.
    • Again choose install zip from sd card and select update-miuix-v1.zip.
  9. Flash Latest Google Apps for Gingerbread  in CWM recovery.
    • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
    • Select Choose Zip From SD Card option.
    • Now select the gapps-gb-20110114-signed.zip file which you downloaded.
    • Confirm the installation and wait till the zip is installed on your mini.
  10. Reboot your device from your recovery main menu.

Thats it!You have successfully installed the latest version of MIUI on you mini.!!!So,try it for yourself and enjoy the Iphone experience on your device!