Root kaos froyo v30

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  1. doogald

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    In the thread XTRRom 4.0.6, I mentioned that I was planning to install kaos froyo v30, and ShaggyLouie asked me to report what changes I noticed.

    In addition to what I said in that thread:

    I also learned (from this site) that the new gmail app adds text selection! While reading a message, you can hit menu->more->Select text, select the text you want to copy, and when you lift your finger from the display, it will automatically copy the text to the clipboard.
     

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  2. Lagos

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    Best Froyo rom keeps getting better!
     
  3. shaggylouie

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    Good stuff. Thanks doogald. And I agree Lagos - best froyo ROM.
     
  4. doogald

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    The automatic brightness does seem better in low light situations. That's a good thing; whenever I look at battery usage stats, Display is always highest. Right now it is at 55%; earlier today, before V30, it was at 70%+.
     
  5. AdrianC14

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    Anyone else's trackball no longer lights up for notifications in V30?
     
  6. doogald

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    Mine continues to work perfectly (only when the display is off, as designed.) It is, in fact, flashing as I type. However, I did not factory wipe first; I flashed over V28.
     
  7. AdrianC14

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    I was on V29 and wiped, hmmm.
     
  8. Trigen

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    I've noticed problems with trackball notification since v27 when I first loaded Kaos. Also, has the LED every worked with any version of Kaos? Lack of the LED notification is the only thing that I really miss with this ROM. Otherwise it works really well. The v30 control over the automatic brightness settings was a definite improvement.
     
  9. McFluffnStuff

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    The LED light isn't supposed to light up when you get a notification. Kaos has stated before that the proper notification alert is for the trackball to light up. So, its not broken, its just the way it works. <_<
     
  10. AdrianC14

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    LED hasn't worked for me. I think I'm going to restore my backup of V29, flash V30 and see if my trackball notifications work.
     
  11. mrw5641

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    so if you have v29 do you need to wipe or you can just flash over?
     
  12. AdrianC14

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    It's recommend to wipe then flash coming from any earlier version.
     
  13. rick311

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    is MMS still buggy in this version.
     
  14. heyjoojoo

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    Should I keep ADWlauncher or go to Launcher2 with v30?
     
  15. AdrianC14

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    I prefer LauncherPro. :D
     
  16. bjf88

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    Regardless of whether having the LED light up for notifications "isn't the way it's supposed to be", it's something most of us are used to and prefer it that way. I personally don't like my trackball lighting up except for when I get a call and even then, it's getting pretty dirty so it doesn't look very good anymore.

    I'm disappointed that for some reason it was taken out of Froyo but it seems to me that it could be something that could be worked into the ROM as an option at least. I'm almost hesitant to donate to dev's who write off requests by users who want something back they are used to having, especially when it's something as (seemingly) simple as a blinking LED.

    But then again, I have no idea what goes into something like that so someone correct me if I'm wrong... no disrespect to the dev's at all, I'm awed and very greatful for what they do for my beloved little phone. I would be more than willing to donate more than my fair share once I get my LED back :D
     
  17. LED

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    I'm still having a problem with MMS. Stock messaging force closes when I launch it. I can't receive an MMS with Handcent (my preferred message app).

    What issue are you having?

    I did use Titanium to restore my SMS messages, so I wonder if that messed something up.
     
  18. Frisco

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    There is a menu setting for trackball blinking on notifications; the blinking rate can be selected from a list in a sub-menu (along with the color, which doesn't work):

    menu > settings > cyanogen mod settings > user interface > led notifications > (select app to be notified about from a list) > blink rate

    There is a "flash test" at the bottom of the menu to test your setting.
     
  19. Lagos

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    LauncherPro seems to run faster on this rom, so give it a try.
     
  20. doogald

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    Yep, that would be it. That's what happened to me when I first flashed Froyo, got it all set up, did a Nand backup, and then tried to restore SMS. The app force closed. The kaos froyo FAQ specifically recommends against this.
     
  21. LED

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    Thanks for the confirmation. What would be the best way to resolve this... use TiB to remove the settings, or wipe and reflash and not restore.
     
  22. doogald

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    What I would try first is wipe, reinstall Titanium, do a batch restore but deselect the SMS settings and Dialer settings before you tell the restore to go ahead.
     
  23. rick311

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    is there a way to set launcher pro to go to your home screen when you hit home? when i press the home button it goes into cascade mode.
     
  24. LED

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    Yes, in the LP preferences, the setting is under the Behavior settings category. It's the last checkbox on the page.
     
  25. AdrianC14

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    My trackball is hit or miss. When I test it, it will flash every 2 or so seconds. But when I receive a text via Handcent, my trackball will only flash 2 times.
     

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