Making ICS ROM For Connect/Esteem (Read it!)


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  1. VeNoMzRevenge

    VeNoMzRevenge Well-Known Member

    I am very excited to have someone work on this. I look forward to the rom when it is done.

    I would like for the rom to have better music support if that is possible.
    The beats audio driver built in, and maybe, if the volume can be a bit louder than it is. Music seems a bit lower on this device no matter what rom I use, stock or Broken out.
  2. mtmichaelson

    mtmichaelson Well-Known Member

    Ok, this is the funniest comment of them all! This literally made me lol. I don't own a connect, don't have metro pcs, etc... so don't keep your ics goodness from these fine folks for my comments.
  3. mtmichaelson

    mtmichaelson Well-Known Member

    So you have ics running? At the beginning you start covering your own rear end just in case it doesn't work, then later on you say you have it running with some minor problems. If its not running, how are you testing the apps, if it is running, why cover your rear end in case it doesn't? What are you using for the base rom? Aosp? CM9? A stock leak? A little more detail may get you a lot further.
  4. max25002

    max25002 Well-Known Member

    By the we have a dev workin for ICS on the esteem furoms ;)
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  5. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Well-Known Member

    OK, I have stayed out long enough....

    1. A flashed theme CAN change your boot animation, lockscreen, ringers and darn near anything a rom can change visually.

    2. Editing/hacking applications from ics to work on gb is not a rom (from what I have gathered That's what you're doing)

    3. The connect and esteem are completely different so a dual phone rom should be nearly a gig download and has a good chance of major issues when flashing.

    4. Until you post a booting ics kernel and source then people will question the validity of this rom

    Points made, I'm out.
  6. Squiggz

    Squiggz Member

    How do you intend on working out bugs, in this super complex system, after your initial release? Are we to believe that you're going to be putting out "THE" perfect rom?
  7. airtioteclint

    airtioteclint Well-Known Member

    The way I see it the OP either

    a. Really smart. (going from someone who didn't know much to someone building roms in less than a week) or...

    b. Someone who is really desperate for attention.

    I'm hoping it's a. I'll be rooting for ya.
  8. SecretFlamez

    SecretFlamez Well-Known Member

    Ehhh Guess I am not wanted

    Maybe I should just get out and stop , And go hit the hay and sleep

    If you want , Just tell me , And I will leave and stop
    Or I can try to continue (I say try , because I am getting tons of negative people)

    Maybe your fine with your LG Esteem user making ICS ....

    I feel like I am just very (Bleep -_- Bleep) for even coming to the forum , I really like it , I do , but , Why are you all negative? You want ICS badly don't you?

    Say (Yes) for me to leave and stop (So I can actually sleep)
    Say (No) for me to try to continue

    Your Choice! I am ready to give up and just leave the laptop and stuff and tell my friends "It is over" , I am not trying to be mean , I just really don't like it when some people just need to get negative , and not see the bright side or something :(

    @Totenpoke , I meant a theme on something like Go Launcher EX , Not a theme like for every app , I meant just a launcher theme for Homescreens , Application list , Etc , Not things like GoSMS where you can put themes

    2. I do it my way , Leave it how I like to do the process , It comes out the same way in the end

    3. Nearly A Gig? I am optimizing if you have been gathering! I am making them the same , but smaller in size and slightly faster :)D)

    4. I don't have a separate camera , I have other phones but guess what they are doing , Sleeping , and waiting to be sold (Not kidding) My friends have their phones with bits of ICS Rom so the camera on theirs is glitchy for now , But they don't use it

    My ICS LG Connect cam is a bit less glitchy but a phone camera cant take pictures of a phone (Same one), now can it?

    Look I am telling you , this is the real deal , Maybe I should just quit (Sleepy time...)
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  9. SecretFlamez

    SecretFlamez Well-Known Member

    I will try the best for the bugs , Yes it is very complex , When I first picked up a android I said , "This looks easy" then it was hard..... :p

    Nothing is perfect , It will have a flaw most likely or something that you won't like but everyone works around them , I am not the best person ever , nor , the best Android ROM maker
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  10. SecretFlamez

    SecretFlamez Well-Known Member

    This made me laugh , Not to be rude or anything
    I am not "Geek Crazy Extra Mega Smart" But I know my ways...

    Also I already discussed that , I got the phone , and Wanted to learn , Every phone is different (unless they are like Evo , Evo 3D , Evo 4G , then not HUGE difference)

    Response for B - Why would I want attention , I like being alone most of the time , Just responding to forums.... If I wanted attention , I would go on my street and dance like MJ , With beat it....

    Yay a positive person :D
  11. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    SecretFlamez,

    There's been a recent incident (and many in the past, I'm afraid) that has hopefully come to a resolution that I'm sure has made some members skeptical about the veracity of claims for an ICS ROM (not yours, mind you).

    I would hope that our members would voice their concerns in a non-confrontational and respectful manner or simply wait for the results of your efforts to become available.

    I think the skepticism you see here are from genuinely knowledgeable folks who would like nothing more than to see you be successful and add to the body of work that would benefit the entire LG development community.

    Just a reminder to all folks to keep the discussion respectful and positive.

    Thanks!
  12. VeNoMzRevenge

    VeNoMzRevenge Well-Known Member

    Don't ask us if we want you to stop.
    This is a project you took on and made a thread about, see it through. I don't believe anyone wants you to stop, believers and disbelievers alike.

    The character of a man is based off the quality of his work IMO (in any field and with any hobby)

    I did make a suggestion about sound and raising the volume so that music can play a bit louder, and possibly having the beats audio driver native to the rom or something like that. Don't know if its possible, just thought I would make the suggestion.

    Good luck, can't wait to see what you have got. Beta is in 3 weeks right?
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  13. Speeds03

    Speeds03 Well-Known Member

    "beats audio driver native to the rom" - This please (if possible).
  14. SecretFlamez

    SecretFlamez Well-Known Member

    Yes most likely , Just notice , As I progress , I will use this thread less and less..... I will still post like Change Logs , Etc ..........

    But I need to be busy and active , and My friends are all busy today (And we changed jobs to switch it up)

    Here are the current layout

    Chris (Now On Apps)
    Me (Now on Interface , For Homescreen and Utilities) (Also on Settings)
    Mike (Now on Optimizing)
    Zeke (Filenames and locations)
    Michael (Audio and Video)

    New Helper
    July (Yes a girl , Now on Bugs and minor problems)

    Sadly one of our best friends is in the hospital (He could help the 8 weeks be like 3 weeks!)
  15. SecretFlamez

    SecretFlamez Well-Known Member

    People , I forgot to ask
    We need to take a little survey , Just for the ROM :D

    Please answer as It can help us for the ICS ROM

    1. What Browser Do you Prefer (Stock MetroWeb , Firefox , Dolphin , ETC)
    2. What launcher do you use ( ADW , Go Launcher , Zeam , ETC)
    3. What Music Program do you use ( Default Music , Play Music , Rhapsody , Spotify , ETC)
    4. Would you like the MetroPCS apps on the ROM (Easy To Answer)
    5. Any Apps you think should be the "Bloatware" (Phandroid , Currents , Anything , ETC)
    6. Do you want Any Bloatware at all? (Like you install everything you want...)
    7.Do you want the bloatware (If we put 1 or 2 apps) to be removable?
    8. Would you like to be able to revert back to stock ROM with a app?
    9. Would you like the ROM to remove Root , or keep your root?
    10. Would you like better audio with the ICS ROM (I know 2 apps that can actually help with that without the ROM)
    11. What is your favorite App to get to Android Forums (Tapatalk , ETC)
    12. What Free Apps Would you like that your phone came with?
    13. Do you want for it to be possible for the ROM to be like a launcher where you can add themes?
    14. Would you be willing to test the Early Beta (1-10 People) (In 2-3 Weeks) (Early Beta is before the normal beta , Then Late Beta , Then Final Release)
    15. Would you download the Final Release?
    16. Would you mind a bit of text on boot up (In small letters) (At the bottom of your screen)
    16. Would you like the Have the MetroPCS Boot Animation? Or not?
    17. Would you like the Shorten/Speed up the ICS Booting Time?
    18 . What would you like , ICS or Jellybean?
    19 . Would you like Mobile Hotspot?
    20 . Would you change the ICS Rom to some other ROM (I am not so interested in this one)

    More Questions may come soon
    Answers are always read
    Thank you

    Suggestions are welcome
  16. Speeds03

    Speeds03 Well-Known Member

    1. Firefox.
    2. ADW (Unless there is a better/efficient one).
    3. I use defualt Music. But would like something better (if possible).
    4. No.
    5. Dunno
    6. No unnecessary bloatware.
    7. Yes, options FTW!
    8. If that is possbile, why not?
    9. Having both options for people to choose would be nice (if possible).
    10. Beats Audio please!
    11. Dunno.
    12. All the useful google apps.
    13. If it's not too much to ask for, yes.
    14. Probably.
    15. If it works, YES.
    16. Don't really mind, unless it's right in my face. (like an advertisement)
    17. Nope.
    18. ICS is freaking sweet! But if you can output Jellybean with the same effort then why not? I like being up-to-date! lol.
    19. YES.
    20. Didn't understand this question.
  17. KrazeeCracker

    KrazeeCracker Well-Known Member

    Holo launcher ftw!
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  18. Dracconus

    Dracconus Well-Known Member

    You're under the assumption that it's impossible to learn faster than the "average user."
    You need to take a step back, and pay attention and stop posting your thoughts because they're seemingly invalid. Thinking that someone can't learn hyper speed is ignorant. I have successfully self taught c++, c, c+, c#, vb.net, asp.net, html,1-5, css 1&2, action script 1 & 2, flash, javascript, photoshop cs3-6, disassembling, hacking, debugging, and more to both myself, and others in the last ten years. It took me ONE year to learn everything that I've taught for the last nine years, and I'm now working on android based operations with *nix based programming, and have already in the first few weeks of my "learning" released a SHIT TON of helpful posts to people explaining how things work, how to use them, etc.

    You are sitting here bashing someone just because you may not personally possess the capability to do what they can; and that's not right. On top of that there's the chance that he just may not have known anything about this phone. Just because he hasn't worked on ANDROIDS before doesn't mean he doesn't know *nix, or java which is almost 90% of what the phone runs off of.
    I think honestly that you need to apologize to him, and every other individual on the forums simply because you probably just insulted half of the population here; and almost took the possibility of ICS out of the equation just because you're quick to jump to conclusions; and slander people.
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  19. dulal18

    dulal18 Well-Known Member

    My man u said exactly what i wanted to say. thanks i am glad their are great users like you out here. And to you sir who created the forum, I wish you best of luck and hope to see your goal accomplished. I personally can't wait to see ics on our phone. i tried ti compile a rom but failed. But i am glad you and your friends are taking this big challenge I will be the first person to be a beta tester lol let use know when your ready with the rom
  20. armirol

    armirol Well-Known Member

    After wasting 2 MetroPCS crap headphone, i bought a Sony Headset for Android that works incredibly well and the volume is loud enough (can't keep to max!). The Dolby settings are not that good and i prefer the sound with Dolby de-activated.

    I run the Broken Out rom.
    :D
  21. armirol

    armirol Well-Known Member

    1. Dolphin HD (unless better)
    2. Go Launcher EX (unless better)
    3. Default Music...don't care if another
    4. Noooooooooooooo!.....(maybe Visual voicemail)
    5. ?
    6. ??
    7. ???
    8. lol, not really
    9. i don't mind
    10. Default sound is ok with me
    11. none
    12. google apps....and maps (that the one i use the most!)
    13. Why not...
    14. i can early test if you need
    15. of course!
    16. I don't mind
    16(bis repetita). No
    17. I don't mind (i don't reboot often)
    18. jelly bean (or ICS linaro version?)
    19. if it's available
    20. Amiga OS?....lol, no just something faster and better is enough (+++ if it can make battery long lasting!)
  22. Dracconus

    Dracconus Well-Known Member

    Try using the method I posted about getting Beats to work with third party apps that utilize it native such as power amp.
    You may notice a difference with it.
  23. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Well-Known Member


    This is exactly why everyone is skeptical ... here are 3 other unmentioned or understated reasons.

    1. Due to android being opensource knowledgeable users will not trust a dev (or dev team without a github, screens or some other shred of evidence.

    2. Though a full team may have more luck working together things get muddled since everyone has a slightly different way of coding. I'm sure it can be pulled off but not that fast unless you are working on this as a programing class project or something.

    3. I we have had themes try to be passed as roms before.....

    Also....
    The connect has about 500mb rom space and I'm no programmer but I'm sure that ics alone will take 350 or more for the connect alone without many preloaded apps or other goodies. Add the extra 350 for the esteem and APPS/wallpapers/ui audio etc and you are looking at about 800mb or 0.8gb


    However, I'm giving you guys the benefit and rooting for ya!
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  24. Hyperrunner

    Hyperrunner Well-Known Member

    Whenever you are going to make your rom run on both connect and esteem you can use aroma so users select exact what boot img and system files, but beware if a user unaware of what it is can brick there phone by selecting the wrong files. Just Google aroma installer. It will require a bit of coding, I already have a pre built already made, just ask me for some help if you need it.

    If you are going to quit just because some negative people that shows weakness, don't let these people get to you, trust me I had to go through all this sh*t on my original rom, but look at me now, working on my fourth rom, people will hate, its as easy as ignoring them and just keep going, sorry for being an ass earlier didn't mean to unmotivate you.

    I'm cheering and hoping for you to make a breakthrough with this project. You have my support.
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  25. Dracconus

    Dracconus Well-Known Member

    But there doesn't TECHNICALLY have to BE anything preloaded. You can use deodexed apps and systemapp backup to install the ones that you want as system, then just delete the cache, and it should take care of that.
    It'll still be a pin, but I think that the main thing to remember is that while they may/may not be working off ICS's framework it doesn't have to TECHNICALLY BE ICS. The same way windows 7 was built off of xp's APIs, and framework you could theoretically do the same with ICS, and ginger. It would just be a massive pain in the ass, and require a shit load of work.
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