[ROM][MS870] Icy Spirit v2.0


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  1. GameTheory

    GameTheory Well-Known Member Developer

    [ROM] Icy Spirit v2.0

    You know the drill, so here's the warning...
    You're flashing this at your own risk and I'm not responsible.


    ** Everything Works **
    Change log in second post
    Screen Shots Below

    Features:

    ---De-Odexed / Zip-Aligned / Debloated Some
    ---Stock keyboard replaced with Official Jelly Bean 4.2 Keyboard
    ---Google Now
    ---Stock Launcher replaced with Nova Launcher (home screen settings will now be located under nova settings/desktop)
    ---CRT Screen Off Animation
    ---Default Wallpaper changed to one from JB
    ---Lock Screen Lock changed to blue
    ---Hosts file added(ad-blocking) See Ad-Blocker section below

    Instructions:

    1. (optional) Backup apps, call logs, and messages with Titanium

    * Do not skip any of these next steps *

    2. Boot into recovery and do a nandroid backup
    3. Wipe data/factory reset
    4. Wipe cache
    5. Advanced - Wipe dalvik cache
    6. Hit home buttom to switch to external sd and then install zip from SD
    7. First boot takes a couple minutes (don't panic) this is normal on first boot to rebuild dalvik cache.
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    8. (optional) Once the rom is installed you can restore apps, call log, and messages.
    9. Do not restore system settings... Settings from old rom to new rom can cause bugs.

    Rom Download:
    You cannot use this rom in any way for your project... Do your own work!
    Icy Spirit download

    Ad-Blocker:
    ** This is Optional **

    Android has a built-in ad-blocker(hosts file), which by default is empty. If thoroughly populated, it can keep your phone 99% ad free. This can help speed up your web browsing significantly since ads wont load.

    ---Here's a nice little package I made to update the hosts file.
    ---This will eliminate the need for an ad-blocker app.

    ** I will update this every 1-2 months or as needed. **
    No need to wipe... Just flash the zip in recovery after first boot.

    Ad_Blocker_v1.3 (latest as of 3/27/13)
    For Root & 2nd init CWM Recovery
    http://androidforums.com/spirit-4g-metro-pcs-all-things-root/692930-how-root.html

    2nd init recovery (instructions)

    Testers to Thank...
    _PhantomSpacema
    _jasonzech
    _OrKo
    _bnb25


    Wallpaper if needed:
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    Screen Shots:
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    I hope you guys like this... Enjoy. ;)

    If you like my work, spread some love and hit the thanks button. :D

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  2. GameTheory

    GameTheory Well-Known Member Developer

    Changelog:

    ---Version 2.0
    Bluetooth & Hotspot Fixed
    Everything completely works

    ---Version 1.0
    Must flash BT Fix for everything to work
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  3. GameTheory

    GameTheory Well-Known Member Developer

    More things to come down the line... Follow the thread for the latest on what's going on.
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  4. jaceson

    jaceson Active Member

    Cool thanx bud nice to see some progress in this area :) now if we could just get the bootloader unlocked :)
  5. oG Admire

    oG Admire Well-Known Member

    You should add the black status bar into this Rom! :)
  6. GameTheory

    GameTheory Well-Known Member Developer

    I tried unlocking the bootloader and had a nasty brick that scared the crap out of me. lol

    Will leave that to someone else to move some ones and zeros around if possible.

    I thought I would leave that for the theme. Just in case some don't want it. I like the stock, but I'll throw the black onto a theme though.
  7. jamesmania88

    jamesmania88 Well-Known Member


    I want a transparent bar with switchable font colors
  8. oG Admire

    oG Admire Well-Known Member

    It's not letting me download the ROM at all
  9. GameTheory

    GameTheory Well-Known Member Developer

    Just checked the link. It's working for me.
    click on the download anyway link.
    It's how google drive works with files over 50mb, they give a warning first.

    edit: added link that skips google's warning
  10. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    I'll try it if you mess with the Motion's bootloader :)

    I'm not afraid of messing with the bootloader, I know how to erase it off my phone and still be able to unbrick :p
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  11. Bard

    Bard Well-Known Member Developer

    Thank you! Downloading it now :)
  12. GameTheory

    GameTheory Well-Known Member Developer

    Just got home from work.

    Gonna make a flashable bluetooth package to see if it fixes it.
    Hopefully it's not dependant on the launcher or keyboard... That would suck, since I like nova & jb keyboard more.
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  13. If you need me to test it, toss me a PM bro. I'll keep my browser open and check it periodically in between Rift sessions lol.
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  14. Endymion

    Endymion Active Member

    Wow, I was hesitating to buy the Spirit, then I see this. One question though, everybody seems to be saying "sucks about the locked bootloader." I suppose I had presumed that this was needed to make custom firmwares, but looks like that is not so? What, exactly, is needed that a locked bootloader prevents? What hope is there of unlocking it? Why is it done in the first place, particularly if we can root it, and get custom firmware going anyway? Pardon my ignorance but I haven't found any place that explicitly discusses this sort of thing.
  15. No Kernels from what I understand with a locked boot loader, ROM's and other stuff still possible to do.
  16. GameTheory

    GameTheory Well-Known Member Developer

    +1
    That is correct... We can do just about anything on this phone, but with the locked bootloader we wont get custom kernels which allow overclocking.
    like from stock 1.5ghz to say 2.0ghz.
  17. Endymion

    Endymion Active Member

    Googled a little more and found this. Very informative, but then it kind of makes me wonder why there are any locked bootloaders that the community doesn't tackle?
  18. skrapmetal

    skrapmetal Well-Known Member

    I really wanna run this but I use my bluetooth regularly. :(
  19. bnb25

    bnb25 Well-Known Member

    so. hows this ROM working compared to stock?
  20. GameTheory

    GameTheory Well-Known Member Developer

    Listening to me may be pointless since I made the rom.
    Maybe someone else will chime in.

    The testers said it runs nice and smooth, and same for me.
    Everything works except bluetooth.

    This will definitely be my daily driver till cm10.
  21. I love it. The stock keyboard was killing me!
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  22. bnb25

    bnb25 Well-Known Member

    NVM your pics answered my question.
  23. GameTheory

    GameTheory Well-Known Member Developer

    I left it in... I only slightly debloated. Didn't want to remove stuff others may like.

    If you do flash this... afterwards only restore apps, call log, and messages.
    Don't restore system settings from old rom to new one... could cause bugs.
    I left instructions in OP.

    edit: we posted at same time
  24. bnb25

    bnb25 Well-Known Member

    lol yeah. antoher question. sorry. I thought we couldn't do a factory reset from the recovery on this phone, am I wrong?
  25. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    Yes.

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