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[ROM] DroidSmith_Force - Beta


  1. jimsmith80

    jimsmith80 Well-Known Member

    The objective of DroidSmith is to be a minimalist and stable rom for the ZTE Force. This rom is in Beta testing, and user input is highly valued. If you see something you would like changed, or know of a feature you would like added please let me know.


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    Version 0.1 - Deodexed stock rom, cut out bloat, and replaced super su with Superuser.

    Version 0.1.1 - First attempt at system tethering - This will be shelved until i have the device.

    Version 0.2 - Removed tethering mods. They did not work. New battery indicator. Launcher2 replaced by Xperia Home.

    Version 0.2.1 - Second attempt at a custom boot animation. Faceunlock should work now. Connections Optimizer removed form settings menu.

    Version 0.2.2 - Boot animation now works correctly. Connections Optimizer has been removed from the removed from the settings menu. A new approach to getting Face Unlock to work has been taken using chevanlol360's work from the sequent. Edits made to the updater script to allow installation on to the data partition.

    Version 0.2.3 same as above attempted to correct error in updater script for data partition

    Version 0.2.4 removed data partition info from updater script.

    Version 0.3.5 Init.d support added in kernel ramdisk as it should be. Thanks Junkie2100 for your assistance with the ramdisk issue I was having. init.d script added to enable both cpu cores on boot. Added MiFiles to system apps.

    Version 0.3.10 Fixed init.d

    Version 0.4.9 Now running Matrix Kernel. OC to 1.67. Lionheart, Badass, and SmartassV2 governors added. Faceunlock has been completely removed. CPU speed and DPI changer added to settings menu.

    Version 0.4.14 Updated Matrix Kernel L2 is synced to CPU for OC speeds. Restored download and voice mail apps.

    Version 0.5 Integrated Matrix Kernel 1.1. New battery icons

    Version 0.6 Reverted to stock kernel with modified ramdisk to support init.d. From this point forward Matrix Kernel and DSF will be separate projects.

    Version 0.7 Started over using the zip provided by zte. Same features without experia launcher. Voice mail notifications are now working.

    What's Jim working on now?
    I am currently in the process of developing Matrix Kernel for the Force. It is based on the ZTE Avid source code which has been slightly tweaked for use on the Force. The current build of the kernel is completely working, but still lagging behind the stock kernel a little. Once the performance is comparable to stock it will be added to DroidSmith and released a zip will be released so that the kernel may be used with any rom. I don't intend to stop there. I plan on making Matrix Kernel out perform the stock Kernel. If you would like to view the source code it is located on my github here - https://github.com/jimsmith80/Matrix_Force

    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Installation Instructions:[/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]
    Prerequisites: You must have a custom recovery (e.g. CWM or TWRP) installed to be able to load this ROM. DroidSmith is not for all versions of the ZTE Warp, only Boost Mobile customers. A version for Public Mobile is not available.

    1. Download the most recent version from the download center above to your SD card.
    2. Reboot into recovery.
    3.
    [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Make a complete backup of your device!![/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]
    4. Use the
    [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]install from zip[/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif] (CWM) or [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Install[/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif] (TWRP) option to navigate to where you saved the DroidSmith ROM on your SD card and select it.
    5. When the installer script finishes, reboot your phone.

    This is a custom rom. follow the instructions and use at your own risk. Myself and any contributing parties are not responsible if you render you phone unusable "bricked".
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    Please do not use your phones data connection to download the rom. For some reason this tends to create issues that do not happen when using a land line computer or wifi on your phone.

    Download: - DroidSmith V 0.7 Beta

    If you like my work please take a second to hit the thanks button.

    Bug Reporting:

    Here is what I need to know to correct any issues with the rom that you may encounter.

    1) has the system been modified from what I originally provided?

    2) If so, what mods are you using?

    3) When did the issue occur? Was it first boot, or after an app or script has been installed?

    4) has any theme work been done?

    5) What CPU settings are you running?

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  2. jimsmith80

    jimsmith80 Well-Known Member

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  3. jimsmith80

    jimsmith80 Well-Known Member

    reserved.
  4. jimsmith80

    jimsmith80 Well-Known Member

    reserved..
  5. andrew.johnson

    andrew.johnson Well-Known Member

    What's different?
  6. andrew.johnson

    andrew.johnson Well-Known Member

    Nvm..guess i should pay more attention lol
  7. jimsmith80

    jimsmith80 Well-Known Member

    No problem. Its not much, but its better to start simple rather than rush in. If all is well with this alpha then I will build on it from there
  8. andrew.johnson

    andrew.johnson Well-Known Member

    I'm installing now. I think it's hung up flashing kernel though.
  9. jimsmith80

    jimsmith80 Well-Known Member


    Good info, thank you. I see the problem, and will have alpha 2 posted soon.
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  10. andrew.johnson

    andrew.johnson Well-Known Member

    Alright. I'll be ready as soon as it's posted
  11. jimsmith80

    jimsmith80 Well-Known Member

    A2 and A3 are up. If your force is up and running you may want to try A3 first
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  12. andrew.johnson

    andrew.johnson Well-Known Member

    Downloading A3 now. Will download A2 while im testing A3.
  13. rbheromax

    rbheromax Well-Known Member

    Did you seriously go through all the trouble of setting up symlinks for busybox? I'd hate to be you...but it's well worth it
  14. jimsmith80

    jimsmith80 Well-Known Member


    Yeah. I figured better to get it out of the way now
  15. rbheromax

    rbheromax Well-Known Member

  16. andrew.johnson

    andrew.johnson Well-Known Member

    A2 still hangs up at Flashing Kernel and A3 made it to the bootanimation.
  17. jimsmith80

    jimsmith80 Well-Known Member


    Once you got to the boot animation how long did you wait? The first boot always take a stupid amount of time, about 5 minutes on the warp. After that things speed up. If your getting that far I think we may have something
  18. rbheromax

    rbheromax Well-Known Member

    well there could be a permission not set, logcat's are a developer's best friend
  19. andrew.johnson

    andrew.johnson Well-Known Member

    At least 5 minutes.
  20. rbheromax

    rbheromax Well-Known Member

    well I know a paranoid android builid on my HTC Hero CDMA always take about 20 minutes to boot 1st time, I accidentally figured it out when I left the phone alone while I was playing Black Ops 2 lol
  21. andrew.johnson

    andrew.johnson Well-Known Member

    Yea but i mean this thing has the snapdragon s4. I had the one s which uses the same chip and it never took longer than a few minutes at most to boot a new rom
  22. rbheromax

    rbheromax Well-Known Member

    It shouldn't take that long, its looping, and u can't get a logcat cause adb is disabled by default
  23. jimsmith80

    jimsmith80 Well-Known Member

    There could still be an issue with the updater script. I'll put together another build. Thanks for your help with testing
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  24. andrew.johnson

    andrew.johnson Well-Known Member

    No problem. More than happy to help
  25. jimsmith80

    jimsmith80 Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have a copy of cmw that is not on a 4shared account. I refuse to sign up just to down load a file.
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