[ROM][GB 2.3.6]HalfAssRom 2.1 - Stock on EXT4!


  1. Koumajutsu

    Koumajutsu Well-Known Member

    Hey all, Koumajutsu here,

    I decided that due to KK2.0's release and the fact that it does not play nice with RFS filesystems anymore (who uses them anyways? oh yeah, if you're checking this out, then probably you :) ) that we needed a Stock/Base rom that runs on EXT4.

    So, with a good bit of help from The Skater187 who deodexed the original rooted stock ODIN image I made, and a few other small tweaks, I present the Half Ass Rom!

    It's stock with all the stocky goodness, minus some bloat to make it fit into ext4.
    It's Rooted!
    It's DeOdexed.
    It comes with KoumaKernel 2.5
    It will work on EJ06 or higher radio basebands
    It will report as FE16 so you won't get update reminders until the next update.
    It has more stock stuff than before.

    *It does not update your baseband, you must use Odin to switch basebands

    New version 2.0. Based on the FE16 update.
    I redid this myself from the ground up. Thanks go to Skater187 for the time he put in on stocking up his ROM as an inspiration and as a base for 1.0, but I needed to learn to a do a bunch of this stuff :D

    Items removed are:
    Code (Text):
    1.  
    2. Gmail (available on the market as a user app)
    3. Maps (available on the market as a user app)
    4. Protips (come on now, we're all pros here)
    5. Street View (available on the market as a user app, add on for Maps)
    6. YouTube (available on the market as a user app)
    7.  
    Apps added:
    Code (Text):
    1. Koumamod
    Download Link:

    HalfAssRom2.1.zip MD5sum: <pending because I'm lazy :) >
    HalfAssRom2.0.zip MD5sum: 9831d95c5c684fa6c34d5677c829ace9
    HalfAssRom1.0.zip MD5sum: 3bf77e73410abe9c03794fbedad57119

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  2. Koumajutsu

    Koumajutsu Well-Known Member

    Changelog:
    Code (Text):
    1. 1.0: Initial Release
    2. 1.1: Updated kernel and Adreno drivers <Taken down due to broken driver>
    3. 2.0: Redone from FE16 update. Put more stock apps in
    4. 2.1: Updated to FF19
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  3. Koumajutsu

    Koumajutsu Well-Known Member

    Installation Instructions:

    Use Clockwork Mod Recovery to "install zip from sdcard" > "choose zip from sdcard"
    quickfeet101 likes this.
  4. The~Skater~187

    The~Skater~187 Well-Known Member

    Love the build name, lol.
  5. DarkJedi

    DarkJedi Well-Known Member

    I don't believe TeleNav can be downloaded through Market. The ones on Market are only available to their respective carriers and Boost Mobile is not one of them.
  6. Koumajutsu

    Koumajutsu Well-Known Member

    I only did a quick market search. I knew there was a method posted for installing apps that are listed as "unsupported" so I just left it at that. Worst case, I go back and say it's not available in the market :)
  7. Koumajutsu

    Koumajutsu Well-Known Member

    Update: Telenav Inc, makers of the telenav app have out "Your Navigator Deluxe" which is compatible with the Prevail. Looks like the same thing
  8. Rarewolf

    Rarewolf Well-Known Member

    Post Has Been Edited Due To Multiple Foul Language Infractions And Stating Facts Against MY ToS Rule.
  9. Rarewolf

    Rarewolf Well-Known Member

    HAR for short.
    Lolz The pirates ROM.
  10. Roguefoxx

    Roguefoxx Well-Known Member

    Giving it a test run right now. Haven't used stock since I got the phone about 7 months ago, so I'm interested to see what it's like for a bit. Also a good time to check out your new KK2.0, thanks Kouma.
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  11. Koumajutsu

    Koumajutsu Well-Known Member

    No problem. I don't think this will see much use. It's not really the intent.
    There is the occasional user that just wants stock with a few tweaks, but this was meant to be a piece for people to start from. Where the hard stuff is yet to be done, but the annoying stuff has already been taken care of
  12. Roguefoxx

    Roguefoxx Well-Known Member

    Actually since I've installed this rom it's getting me interested in seeing what I can do with a stock rom and how I can mod it and learn to work at making something out of it. I know I've seen topics around here in the past about how to get started making roms etc... but I can't seem to find anything at the moment. Any idea where these topics have gone? Maybe you could point me in the right direction?
    Koumajutsu likes this.
  13. dro420jr

    dro420jr Active Member

    Pretty satisfied with this ROM, in my opinion it reads the sd card quite well.. Also I was able to put the init.d folder from CTMod 3.2 and even added 66citbun and it surprisingly worked, I checked the sys/devices/virtual/bdi/179:0/read_ahead_kb... It read 128 before hand and after I put the init.d folder in and set the permissions, the read_ahead_kb file said 2048 and it worked like a charm!
  14. jwh42000

    jwh42000 Well-Known Member

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  15. wyelkins

    wyelkins Well-Known Member

  16. Roguefoxx

    Roguefoxx Well-Known Member

  17. hroark13

    hroark13 Well-Known Member Developer

    can I install this on my Sanyo Incognito ?

    I have the extended battery
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  18. Bloodawn

    Bloodawn Well-Known Member

    I think this is only for the iPhone

    I tried to install it on my motorola razr but it failed and I got herpes
    Jakk and jtsdad like this.
  19. DarkJedi

    DarkJedi Well-Known Member

    It looks to be only for US Cellular customers, but for whatever reason, seems to work fine for most carriers.

    Tested and compared it. It actually has a few more features than the stock TeleNav app that came with our Prevails from Boost Mobile. So I agree with you, it is an equal/better replacement for the stock app.

    Thanks for pointing it out.
  20. hroark13

    hroark13 Well-Known Member Developer


    That's funny, I got herpes too, but I did not realize I got it from this ROM until now

    I thought I got it from kissing her

    [​IMG]
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  21. Slayer72

    Slayer72 Well-Known Member Developer

    Hi Kouma,


    Great job in releasing another ROM and including your latest Kernel within it.
    I just have a quick question, my 16 gb MicroSD card is partitioned with a second partition for sd-ext, if I install this rom which has KK2.0 in it will it use the MicroSD for A2SD??
  22. Koumajutsu

    Koumajutsu Well-Known Member

    yup, and it will format the ext partition during the install process, so save anything you want out of there before installing
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  23. jwh42000

    jwh42000 Well-Known Member

    I got a few books on Linux and development I'd be willing to share too
  24. Slayer72

    Slayer72 Well-Known Member Developer

    Ok thx for your reply man... :D
  25. jtsdad

    jtsdad Well-Known Member

    I know this is a stupid question... so please forgive me.

    When I install this ROM, will it format and partition my microSD card automatically to EXT4? Ive been modding and flashing since the V3 Razr Monsterpacks (yeah, im old). The only thing I cant wrap my brain around is the EXT4 stuff...

    Let the beatings begin... take it easy on me
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