IceColdSandwich help thread

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  1. davo26

    davo26 Well-Known Member

    specifically the videocam?

    want to flash it, but i need my camera to be ok for pics and vids. is there anything not working on it?

    and hows battery life compare to ARHD you reckon?


  2. pitastrudl

    pitastrudl Member

    Look, it depends on your taste. You can flash trickdroid,virtous infinity,sabsa bliss, all nice sense roms, but as you know sense is bloatd with stuff you dont need, so battery can be queastionable. Camera works on all three roms and its great quality. Other ics rom is very good by lordclockan his 8.7 has working cam and video. Now battery life depends on your usage, and im sure if you browse trough this forum you will find ways to preserve it on any rom.
  3. ral

    ral Well-Known Member


    No disrespect meant, but I guess we are all just thinking, why not make a Nandroid backup and give it a try. If you don't like it, you can restore the back-up in 5 minutes.

    I appreciate your being cautious, but when we rooted it was for a bit of an adventure. Just flash Ice Cold Sandwich 8.7. I don't think you will regret it. We can sort out battery life when you have Ice Cold installed.

    Will even flash it myself if needed to figure things out :)
  4. davo26

    davo26 Well-Known Member

    thanks. have flashed it and am loving it so far. im trying to get it how i want it, but theres a few little things i cant find how to change. do you mind me asking on here if anyone can help with little things as and when?

    ive changed governor to smartass to try and save battery, today will be the first full days use with it, so im really hoping the battery lasts me the day, thats the main thing.

    thanks again
  5. davo26

    davo26 Well-Known Member

    hmmm.... youre making me feel like i was a little out of order asking that, or silly. but i dont really understand your answer in a way.
    yes i can do a nandroid, and in fact i have, and do regularly, i just thought that it may be quicker to ask a simple queston on here to save flashing a rom unecessarily. ive always been made to feel quite welcome asking anything on here.
    as for you answer on sense roms, why? i dont really understand all the sense/aosp differences, but why are you quoting me about sense roms when i didnt ask that? just curious why youre describng 3 roms ive never mentioned and what relevance it is.

    thanks anyway for your reply, spose im just a bit baffled by it and curious as to whether im missing something.
  6. ral

    ral Well-Known Member

    If I remember correctly from my last Ice Cold install (8.6.1) what I could not figure out how to do was adjust voltages (or was that Jelly Time) . I should really jeep more notes. Think I will flash it and see if I can still least adjust smartassV2 governor settings.

    If battery life disappoints give me a day or two to catch up with you.
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  7. pitastrudl

    pitastrudl Member

    With ice cold sandwich i had one of the best battery life ever. you should put governer smartassv2, 240mhz-1024mhz. You could undervolt for about 100mv, but it could make the system a bit unstable. Try the roms, it wont take much, just do a nand before you do it.

    I was quite tired when i wrote the reply, sorry for the confusing reply. I was saying that ics sense roms have the best camera.
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  8. BrutalUK

    BrutalUK Well-Known Member

    Tbh I think the ICS roms are the best they're going to get. Personally I'm not a fan of them now. I've tried Jellytime and I like it more, though after running it as a daily rom for a while I still end up going back to Virtuous Affinity v205.0 as I get 2 days battery life out of this with a few tweaks. How much longer I will stick with the trusty DHD is another point.
  9. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    I've always changed my governor to smartass v2 as well :)

    Feel free to ask any questions... we will try to answer them :D
  10. davo26

    davo26 Well-Known Member

    1. first question that comes to mind is the keyboard. i prefer the ARHD keyboard, and i also cant find where to stop the keys vibrating. do i need to download another keyboard and flash it from recovery?

    2. i cant find that theme that comes in all the pics where the minimalistic text is shown across the screen. apparently its a free sense theme, but i cant find where to get it. i also installed the minimalistic text app, and put a widget on the homescreen, but whatever setting i put the text to, its always tiny writing. i change the 'dip' size and it changes the writing in the settings to a big 'SAMPLE' but its still the same on the screen when i go back to it.

    anyone care to solve those bad boys for me please? :)

  11. ral

    ral Well-Known Member

    Vibration/haptic feedback settings are usually in Settings ---> Sound.

    Minimalistic Text is an app that can create widgets.

    If you want Sense like icons you can install this theme.
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  12. davo26

    davo26 Well-Known Member

    no, cant find haptic anywhere.

    slowly getting to grips with the minimalistic text, but still cant make it do what i want. any experts? i want it like this, and with this theme, but cant find it.

  13. dvhttn

    dvhttn Well-Known Member

    Settings > Sound ... the near the bottom in the 'System' section.

  14. ral

    ral Well-Known Member

    Will be flashing this when I get home tonight.

    Minimalistic Text requires a lot of trial and error, but you don''t have to start from scratch. You can edit your existing efforts.
  15. ral

    ral Well-Known Member

    Got home early today. Only 2 PM and I am sleepy already. But had to start work early this morning. Well, it gives me Ice Cold time.
  16. davo26

    davo26 Well-Known Member

    i dont have it there. in that section ive just got system volume, dial pad touch tones, touch sounds, screen lock sounds, vibrate on touch. these are all tickboxes that are unticked.
    then ive got camera sounds and volume adjust sound wich are ticked.

    id assume if anything it would be the vibrate on touch, but it doesnt say haptic, and its unticked anyway.

    btw, is there no other keyboard on this rom? will i have to go find the one from ARHD and flash it seperately?

    thanks for the advice on minimalistc text, im slowly getting there. very complicated tho. normal, accented and non accented texts?? in seperate boxes? confusing :)
  17. ral

    ral Well-Known Member

    Give me a few minutes, setting up Google account on Ice Cold Sandwich now.

    Settings > Sound > Vibrate on Touch = Basically turns haptic feedback on and off.

    Keyboards. I recommend SwiftKey.

    By the way, what launcher are you using?
  18. ral

    ral Well-Known Member

    Last time I installed this ROM (early September) I had not yet learned how to edit Init.d scripts.

    We have tons of governors, loads of clock speeds and voltage controls. This is going to be fun :D
  19. dvhttn

    dvhttn Well-Known Member

    This is the one. I guess they don't say 'haptic' has noone would know what they were talking about. So they use 'vibrate on touch'.

    Did you clear caches etc before flashing?

  20. davo26

    davo26 Well-Known Member

    Yep I cleared caches and dalvik first. I've also downloaded SwiftKey keyboard from the market to try and that's not vibrating so I'll see how I get on with it thanks.
    I'm using apex launcher at the moment but have tried the others and don't see much difference between them.

  21. ral

    ral Well-Known Member


    Are you saying you cannot enable vibration on the capacitive buttons and keyboard? Even with the Vibrate on Touch option ticked?

    Sorry, was busy setting up my phone.


  22. alhenderson

    alhenderson Well-Known Member

    I've been running Ice Cold Sandwich for a week or so now and am impressed with it. I've never closely monitored my battery usage that much since I'm almost always near a charger (thankfully) but I do get the impression that the battery usage (for me at least) is slightly better than it was with GB. Not very scientific, I'll grant you :)

  23. ral

    ral Well-Known Member

    My own impressions are similar to BrutalUK. A well built ROM like Virtuous Affinity is hard to beat in battery life for the following reasons

    • undervolted around 10% at the higher clock speeds.
    • a good range of auto-brightness options.
    • oc_deamon which can run screen on/screen off profiles without a back ground app

    I have never spend much time on Ice Cold Sandwich but it looks like a good ROM to tweak for long battery life.

    • This ROM is also undervolted though a bit less aggressively than VA.
    • Has powerful auto-brightness options

    I was thinking of re-tweaking the smartassV2 governor. The way it is tweaked right now (ahem) does not make too much sense to me. If you guys are willing, maybe you can test the settings too.
  24. davo26

    davo26 Well-Known Member


    no, i mean i cant stop the keyboard vibrating, even when that box is UNticked :) i dont want it to vibrate. i dont like that little keyboard either. ive just downloaded the swiftkey3 keyboard from the market and that doesnt vibrate. still trialling it.

    i want that theme from your pic! where do i get it? :-D and how did you set your minimalistic text to display that format over 2 lines? im nearly there, but cant get it to say "eighth OF october". cant get an 'of' from anywhere :)

  25. ral

    ral Well-Known Member

    Settings > Sound > Vibrate on Touch

    Turns haptic feedback on and off from the 4 capacitive buttons and some on screen functions. I have never used the stock ICS keyboard so I am not knowledgeable about that.


    SwiftKey has its own haptic feedback settings in Apps > SwoftKey 3 > Advanced.
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