[ROM] ApeX 1.2 Series for Droid X - Functionality and Performance (12/7/10)


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  1. Fabolous

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    ApeX V1.2.1 and V1.0.2.2 for Droid X - 2 parts AOSP, 1 part Blur, all ApeX :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv4fhgWQQb0

    Please note that there are TWO versions of this ROM. One for users who are on the leaked kernel from 2.3.320, and another for those who are still on 2.3.15 (OTA) kernel. Version 1.2.x is for 2.3.320, 1.0.2.x is for 2.3.15

    Changes in V1.0.2.x

    -All of the below, except still using 2.3.15 base
    -All 2.2.1 apps from leak with the exception of dialer and contacts
    -Overclocking script is back (disabled by default)

    Changes in V1.2.x

    -Based on the 2.3.320 leak, deodexed, optipng'd, zipaligned
    -Ditched Launcher2 in favor of ADW.Launcher
    -Fixed a few framework graphic bugs (ty Team DeFuse!)
    -Additional sysctl.conf mods (ty nenolod & drod!)
    -Added fly in pop-up animations and flipping transitions (ty johnclevenger @ XDA!)
    -A few new scripts to choose between AOSP and Blur apps
    -Ad Blocking toggle (enabled by default)
    -Overclocking is no longer enabled by default (use Market apps to enable)
    -Stability, reliability, enjoyability :)

    Credits to P3Droid, TBH, Team DeFuse, Xeudoxus, Beesley, Cyanogen, Pete, and many more. Without all the contributions of the devs to the Android community, this would not be possible. Thanks!

    Features:

    -Optimized & Zipaligned framework and applications
    -Market Fix (all apps will show up)
    -Build.prop and sysctl.conf mods (ty Beesley, nenolod, drod!)
    -Vanilla Android Theme w/ 10% battery percentages in bar
    -Transparent Notification Shade
    -ADW.Launcher with up to 7 homescreens (5 by default)
    -Neural Network Live Wallpaper
    -Built-in ad blocking
    -MMS app w/ black background (switchable to Blur via script!)
    -Yahoo! email and corporate sync working
    -Custom window animations and transitions
    -Spare Parts, Terminal Emulator, Wireless Tether preinstalled
    -Many scripts to customize and make this ROM yours!

    Screenshots

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    Scripts: Use in terminal emulator or through adb. For installation, removal, and switching of apps.

    Remove/Restore Scripts:
    -calc
    -dxeye
    -genie
    -launcher
    -office
    -tether

    Switch Apps:
    -alarm
    -carhome
    -email
    -gallery
    -messaging

    Install/Remove system apps: (warning, these are very powerful! Use with caution)
    *Place desired file on /sdcard
    -install
    -uninstall

    Miscellaneous:
    -adblock
    -cpuinfo
    -sound
    -sys
    -zipalign_apks

    Overclocking (1.0.2.x only):
    -overclock

    Comes with 4 profiles by default, you can also load your own setscaling.sh from your sdcard.

    Installation Instructions: Please have a nandroid of your current setup in case this is not for you :)

    -Place file on sdcard. Install ROM from sdcard in ROM manager. Wipe data and cache.

    OR

    -Place file on your sdcard. Bootstrap recovery and reboot recovery
    -Navigate to mounts and storage. FORMAT data, and cache
    -Return to previous menu and install .zip from sd card
    -Choose ApeX and install!

    QUIRKS

    -The Blur Email app (default email app) will FC if you do not have an account added through My Accounts. Just add an account first.
    -If you're using another launcher besides ADW, do not use the 'Search' widget. That's for ADW only. It'll get stuck at the top of your screen if you use it on LauncherPro. Use the 'Google Search' widget instead.

    Download Links:

    Hotfix for all versions - Quick Office now will preview Gmail attachments and adds a 'Reboot' option to the shutdown menu.
    Fabolous_ApeX_HotFix.zip

    -If you don't know which version to download, go to your settings, about phone, and if your kernel version matches my screenshots above, download 1.2.x, if not, 1.0.2.x

    For users who are still on the 2.3.15 kernel
    Fabolous_ApeX_V1_0_2_2.zip

    For users who have flashed the 2.3.320 leak
    Fabolous_ApeX_V1_2_1.zip

    Update to 1.2.1 for 1.2 users ONLY!
    Fabolous_ApeX_Update_1_2_1.zip

    Themes

    For screenshots, check this thread out:

    Themes For ApeX (12/8/10) - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum

    Android 2.3 theme
    -No need to mount, wipe, or uninstall any updates. Just install with Clockwork recovery or ROM manager.

    Fabolous_GBTheme_ApeX.zip

    NexTheme
    -This is version specific! Please uninstall MotoTorch and Ringer Toggle Widget if you downloaded them from the market. Then, go into settings, applications, manage applications, go to Market and Google Search, and uninstall updates for both (if the option is there)! Then download the corresponding file for your ApeX version and install:

    Fabolous_NexTheme_ApeX_1_0_2_2.zip

    Fabolous_NexTheme_ApeX_1_2_1.zip

    REVOlution Theme
    -Works for both versions. Please do the following first! Go into settings, applications, manage applications, go to Market and Google Search, and uninstall updates for both (if the option is there)!

    Fabolous_REVOlution_ApeX_1_2.zip

    -A modified version made by tntdroid @ androidcentral.com - REVOlutionBLU

    Fabolous_REVOlutionBLU_ApeX_1_2.zip

    Extras:

    my personal ADW.Launcher config file
    -If you want to try out my settings, right click the link, save as, and save that file to your sdcard. Then, in ADW, go to backup/restore, and restore configuration.

    adw_settings.xml

    Apps removed from 2.3.320
    -You can reinstall Blur apps from this archive by placing the desired .apk files on your sd card and then using the install script!

    removedapps-1_2.zip

    If you enjoy my work, consider buying me a beer :)

    Beer Fund | FabDroid
     

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  2. mjd515

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    i have tranquil 3.5 can i install over this?
     
  3. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes, you can install over it, but you will need to wipe data & cache.
     
  4. mjd515

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    awesome thanks fab you rock!
     
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    Sexy man. Ran ApeX on my DX before I bricked it haha. Wish I could use this release.
     
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    one more question whats the stance on the themes from v1
     
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  8. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    Not yet, they need to be updated with the new apps and framework. I'll hopefully have them done next week (if the electrician ever comes to fix my house)
     
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    Any need to wipe if coming from Apex 1.1?
     
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    awesome man thanks i hope he comes soon, ironicly im an electrician
     
  11. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    you shouldn't need to wipe if you are coming from 1.1
     
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    Sweet. Can't wait to give this a shot, but may wait a bit since you have to install the leak to run this.

    Fab, can we please have a black status bar at some point?

    Thanks brother!
     
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    Will I lose the stock DroidX camera, the VZW 3g app and city id?
     
  14. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    The camera is the stock Blur camera, but I have removed the hotspot app and City ID. However, I will be making a removedapp.zip file with all my removed apps, so you can get those apps from there, and reinstall them using the built in scripts, i.e.

    su
    install Mynet.apk
    install CityID.apk


    Just gimme a bit to get that file made and uploaded to my site. Thanks!

    EDIT: the removedapps-1_2.zip file is now available in the first post!
     
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    ill be watching this thread..just installed..booting uppp :)
     
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    Ugh! The temptation to upgrade to 2.2.1 with Apex Vs the possibility of being stuck till an SBF comes out, what to do? When Nextheme is available I don't think I can resist. Thanks for the hard work Fab......
     
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    Regarding v1 I don't know if this is within the Revolution theme or within ApeX but the home screen going in landscape mode is kinda annoying. Is/can this be fixed with 1.2? Or added to the changlog for the Revolution theme?
     

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    Fabolous Superuser VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah, I've ditched the Launcher2 (TranQLauncher) used in 1.0 for ADW. There is a very comprehensive settings menu that lets you customize almost every aspect of the launcher, including orientation (auto by default, but you can set it to stay at always portrait, which is what I do :))
     
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    Loving the new animations! 1.2 is running great for me, Thanks Fab

    Mike
     
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    Oh lovely, that literally brings music to my ears. :D
    Now I just need to get 2.3.320 somehow...
    Or I could just be like some people and wait, but seriously who does? Lol...
     
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    Carhome -rs is giving me a not found error...
     
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    Is the Bluetooth the same as V1? My car (with Ford Sync) lost the ability to read SMS messages when the BT was updated between RC2 and V1. If it's the same, can I swap some files before I install and get the old BT?
     
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    Love what you do! Thanks Fab
     
  24. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey Mike, I just realized I left out the carhome apps and the script! So I'll be adding it in for 1.2.1, and there'll be a patch for 1.2 users to get this (minor) incremental update. Thanks!

    The bluetooth used here is just the default from the 2.3.320 build. That being said, I have no idea how it interfaces with Ford Sync, so it may have regained the read SMS ability? Give it a try. If not, you can try swapping the /system/etc/bluetooth folder with the one found in RC2 that you knew worked for sure.

    Let me know how it turns out!


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    Also, I'm aware that the 2.3.320 leak breaks PowerAMP but I figured out it was just a couple of lines in the build.prop causing that issue so I'll have it fixed in 1.2.1, just gimme a lil bit to get it ready for ya! ;)
     
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    i found out all you need to do is but on a build.prop from beesly, should i have not done that or is it the same?
     

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