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CyanogenMod 10 (nightly – 04/10/2012) for Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570


Its raining Jellybeans!!! Yes here is another build of Cyanogenmod 10 for Galaxy Mini by thewhisp and this has quite a few changes to look out for in addition to the previous ones.The glitches in the notification drawer are gone and it is now quite goog for daily use. So here is the changelog of this nightly along with the previous one or two as well along with the screenshots and flashing instructions.

Changelog

  • Fixed Video recording
  • Almost fixed panorama
  • Updated with CM sources
  • Fixed notification glitch
  • Using new RIL class (which should fix “unknown call”, I can’t test since I don’t have the problem)
  • Re-fixed PIN lock

 

Installation Process

Disclaimer : Do It At Your Own Risk!

  1. Download required files and updates from below :
  • Unofficial   CyanogenMod 10 nightly  from here.
  • Latest Google apps for JellyBean.
  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 android 4.1.1 jellybean based cyanogenmod 10 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 downloaded earlier.
    • Confirm the installation and wait till the rom is installed on you handset.
  7. Flash Latest Google apps  for JB 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 nightly is installed on you handset.
  9. Reboot and enjoy!
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INIT.D SCRIPTS BY CRONICCOREY


INIT.D SCRIPTS BY CRONICCOREY

Are you fedup of getting notifications that your phone storage is low or linking and moving apps to sdcard or ext partition then here is a solution for you. A senior member, croniccorey of xda developers have shared some scripts which aims to achieve stable and fast A2SD and D2EXT. INT2EXT scripts are new and faster then D2EXT, They are also the first universal INT2EXT method released.You can find official thread here

Features:

A2SD
-Moves /data/app to /sd-ext
-Moves /data/app-private to /sd-ext
-Works with EXT 2/3/4 filesystems
-ZipAligns /data/app on every boot
-No symlinks

A2SD+
-Moves /data/app to /sd-ext
-Moves /data/app-private to /sd-ext
-Moves /data/dalvik-cache to /sd-ext
-Works with EXT 2/3/4 filesystems
-ZipAligns /data/app on every boot
-No symlinks

A2SD++
-Moves /data/app to /sd-ext
-Moves /data/app-private to /sd-ext
-Moves /data/dalvik-cache to /sd-ext
-Moves /data/data to /sd-ext
-Works with EXT 2/3/4 filesystems
-ZipAligns /data/app on every boot
-No symlinks

D2EXT
-Mounts /data to /data_internal and /sd-ext to /data
-Works with EXT 2/3/4 filesystems
-ZipAligns /data/app on every boot

D2EXT+
-Mounts /data to /data_internal and /sd-ext to /data
-Leaves /data/dalvik-cache on internal for speed
-Works with EXT 2/3/4 filesystems
-ZipAligns /data/app on every boot

INT2EXT
-Mounts /sd-ext to /data
-Works with EXT 2/3/4 filesystems
-ZipAligns /data/app on every boot
-No symlinks
-First universal INT2EXT method

INT2EXT+
-Mounts /sd-ext to /data
-Leaves /data/data on internal for speed
-Works with EXT 2/3/4 filesystems
-ZipAligns /data/app on every boot
-No symlinks
-First universal INT2EXT method

INT2EXT4
-Mounts /sd-ext to /data
-Works with EXT 4 filesystem
-ZipAligns /data/app on every boot
-No symlinks
-First universal INT2EXT method

INT2EXT4+
-Mounts /sd-ext to /data
-Leaves /data/data on internal for speed
-Works with EXT 4 filesystem
-ZipAligns /data/app on every boot
-No symlinks
-First universal INT2EXT method

Prerequisites:

-Rooted Rom with init.d support
-SD-EXT partition

SD Card Partitioning:

Partition 1 – Fat32
Partition 2 – Ext 2/3/4

Install:
(Instructions based on ClockWorkMod recovery)
-Download Appropriate Script Below
-Place on root of your sdcard
-Reboot Recovery
-Select “install zip from sdcard”
-Select “choose zip from sdcard”
-Select “CronMod-****_signed”
-Select “mounts and storage” category
-Select “format /sd-ext”
-Reboot

(IF YOU ALREADY USE A A2SD/D2EXT/INT2EXT SCRIPT THEN YOU WILL NEED TO REMOVE IT COMPLETELY)

Downloads:

INT2EXT

INT2EXT+ (Recommended and featured in CronMod 1.0.6)

INT2EXT4

INT2EXT4+

Final Releases:

A2SD

A2SD+

A2SD++

D2EXT

D2EXT+

 

Credits :croniccorey

CyanogenMod 9.1 for Htc Explorer/Pico


You own a htc explorer and are tried of its android 2.3.5 ? Are you afraid of using the sense UI forever ? Well we have got a good news for you- today we are gonna showcase   CyanogenMod 9.1 for Htc Explorer. It was 8th august 2012 when explorer proved to the odds that even the so-called “low-ends” can get a tasty treat of ics . sakindia123  a recognized developer and some other devs  at xda were successful in building a cm 9 for htc explorer from source. Since then within two weeks it became a daily driver with working camera. So here follows some screenshots ,features,change log and instruction for flashing.

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Features

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

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

Change log

   Build#4

– new kernel with qdsp5 backported from htc golf (audio / adsp)
– new audio abstraction layer
– Added back support for avi file in CM9 source, since could not get libmmparser to work without source.

    Build#3

  • Superuser issue fixed(Su itself is fixed,no need for SuperSU)
  • Camera now works
  • Much faster than before
  • Updated source code to CyanogenMod 9.1.0
  • Many other fixes by lirokoa like overlays,bluetooth etc

Installation Process

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 ICS  you downloaded earlier  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 liked ICS for htc explorer and if you haven’t flashed it yet fo it straight away or you might be losing the chance to unleash the beast out of the explorer !

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!

Boot animations for Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570


Love boot animations?Want your mini to look Awesome right from the time it boots up?Then you need some of these.This a list of boot animations that i have gathered from xda that are available for our mini.Some of these are indeed beautiful and you have got to have one of them.So, here goes huge list of some amazing boot animations!!!

RED ANDROID

Download link
CM9 boot animation – pencil.

Link download
GOOGLE NEXUS

Download Link
DECEPTION

Download Link
CM9 Boot Animation – Flash

Download Link

Android & linux


Download Link
COD MW3

 Download Link
Android Particles

Download Link
Android Glow

Download Link
Android Splash


Download Link
ICS Bootanimation

Download Link

DROID

Download Link
ABSTRACT

Download Link

BEATS AUDIO

Download Link
ICS

Download Link
300


Download Link
RAZR eye droid

Download Link

CMX

Download Link

How to change Boot animation

First Method:

  • Download the animation.
  • Change filename from:

“ anything” to “bootanimation.zip

“anything” to “bootanimation.zip

  •  Place the bootanimation.zip in /system/media/  using root explorer.

Second Method using CWM:

Download the animation.

1. Copy zip to sdcard
2. Go into ClockWorkMod recovery
3. Flash zip
4. Reboot
5. Enjoy

That’s it folks!!!Happy Booting!!!

CyanogenMod 10(Jellybean) for LG GT540 by miroslav_mm


Still on Froyo, Gingerbread or ICS? Its time for some beans in our device. Our GT540 Android Devlopment is reaching great heights every day. Its a great achievement by xda members as they have released one of the first JB ports for our GT540 and this is one of them. Thats Right! when we have such wonderful developers in the Android development community, old devices such as the Optimus GT540 will never fade away into oblivion. Therefore,  XDA Senior Member miroslav_mm has released a CyanogenMod 10 ROM upgrade for it which means that it is now possible to run Android Jelly Bean 4.1 on it. The ROM is yet under initial stage which means that some of the features are not working fine on it. So it is not a recommended upgrade but yet if you really want to taste jellybean, then you can surely go for it..So, here’s the changelog with all the instructions.

Currently working:
Browser (have artefacts)
DSPManager
Audio
EGL (2D/3D)
Gallery
H/W Acceleration
Codecs (only soft)
Headphones/Headset/BT-Headset
Keyboard
Lights
Overclocking
Live Wallpapers
Deep sleep
Phone radio (calling, sms, mms, data)(You may seldom get a FC of Phone While Rebooting your phone)
Swap
Sensors
Sound & Mic
Root
Superuser(Apps might often ask you to Allow root priveldge to them)
Wifi
Bluetooth
Touchscreen
USB Mass Storage Device
Vibration & Haptic feedback
GPS
Google Sync
Market
Data Counter
Color Banding
KSM
Qualcomm ICS GPU drivers
Clean CM10

Not working:
Native Bluetooth Tethering (untested) (use alternative app)
Native Wifi Tethering (untested) (use alternative app)
Native USB Tethering (untested) (use alternative app)
Camera
Camcorder
H/W decoders/encoders
FM Radio (use Spirit FM)
SD-EXT
Video Playback
and other little bugs.

You can report bug at the official post.

Build 24/07/2012
Download for Recovery here.

Gaps included!
Minimum system part – 210mb.

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To flash this, follow the following instructions.

Disclaimer : Do It At Your Own Risk!
  1. Download required files and updates from below :
  2. Copy it to the (Root directory of) your sd-card.
  3. Reboot your device to Custom Revovery (Press Home + Power Button).
  4. [Optional but, Recommended] Do a Nandroid Backup of your current ROM.
  5. Now from recovery main menu, select Wipe Data/cache option.
  6. Confirm data wipe by selecting Yes.
  7. In Advanced option select Wipe Dalvin Cache and confirm it by selecting yes.
  8. Now flash this android 4.1.1 jellybean based cyanogenmod 10 rom using clockwork mod recovery. Follow these steps :
    • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
    • Select Choose Zip From SD Card option.
    • Now select xda-cm-10.0.0-RC0-JellyBeanSwift-24072012.zip which you have downloaded.
    • Confirm the installation and wait till the rom is installed on you handset.
  9. Reboot your device from your recovery main menu.

Thats it folks!You have successfully installed the latest Android 4.1.1 jellybean on your GT540 device and you are good to go!!!

Do you want CM10 boot animation? nozerogravity a Recognized Themer on xda-forums has shared with us CM10 official boot animation.

INSTRUCTIONS TO GET CM10 BOOT ANIMATION ON GT540:

First Method:

Change filename from:

bootanimation_MDPI.zip” to “bootanimation.zip“(Light version)

bootanimation_MDPI_INV.zip” to “bootanimation.zip“(Black-Amoled Version)

and  Place the bootanimation.zip in /system/media/  using root explorer.

Second Method using CWM:

Download CM10_MDPI_CWM.zip (Light version) or CM10_MDPI_INV_CWM.zip (Black-Amoled Version)

1. Copy zip to sdcard
2. Go into ClockWorkMod recovery (or based on CWM)
3. Flash zip
4. Reboot
5. Enjoy

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!!!

How to backup all applications, settings and data using a Nandroid backup


Addicted to flashing new ROMs?Sick of losing all you apps,contacts and settings?Hate it when you think of coming back to your previous ROM but do not do so because you have install everything again from a scratch?Now, you no more have to be thinking about all this because once you have a Nandroid backup of your ROM you have a backup of all your apps,data and settings.It even backs up you current wallpaper and ringtone.There are two types of backup that we can perform in our android smart phone viz. nandroid backup and application backup. While Nandroid backup is used to back up an exact image of our system including system files, applications, data, recovery, boot image, and secondary ext partition (if any), Application backup backs up your data and application like spftwares like Titanium Backup. Also another difference among Nandroid Backup and Simple Application Backup is in terms of environment requirement needed for them to perform the task. The former one requires you to flash a custom recovery while the later one requires you have a rooted smartphone. It is to be noted that some applications used to backup our data can also backup system applications, but not all can do this.So,here are the steps you need to follow to make a nandroid backup of your ROM.

  1. Flash Clockworkmod Recovery on you device.To do so read this post-How to install Clockworkmod Recovery on Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570.If you already have clockworkmod installed you can obviously skip this step.
  2. Reboot into recovery mode.If you have a custom ROM then hold the power button and select reboot into recovery or  Manually press Home plus Power Button (Depending upon your hardware, it might be different combination).
  3. Go to BACKUP AND RESTORE and select BACKUP.
  4. Wait for about 5-6 minutes.The tie will vary according to the data you have in your phone.
  5. Reboot your phone.

You have now successfully done a Nandroid Backup of your smart phone. It is always a good idea to do a nandroid backup once a month. If you ever get system issues or instability problem just restore the previous back up you made when your system was stable and working just fine. Also, it is necessary to do and nadnroid backup when you are about to flash a tweak or anything that may change system settings. This might cause you to lose data that were installed after the backup was done. The backup is stored in your sdcard inside backup folder of clockworkmod folder.

Now, if you want to restore your settings that you saved by a nandroid backup follow the steps below:eboot into recovery mode.If you have a custom ROM then hold the power button and select reboot into recovery or  Manually press Home plus Power Button (Depending upon your hardware, it might be different combination).Go to BACKUP AND RESTORE and select BACKUP.

  1. Reboot into recovery mode.If you have a custom ROM then hold the power button and select reboot into recovery or  Manually press Home plus Power Button (Depending upon your hardware, it might be different combination).
  2. Go to BACKUP AND RESTORE and select RESTORE.
  3. Wait for about 5-6 minutes.The time will vary according to the data you have in your backup.
  4. Reboot your phone.

And voila!You have got back your previous ROM,with all the setting,apps and even with the same wallpaper!

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!