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[ROM][R910] Basix 1.0 (Aito's Revenge) :: Speed, Battery, Smoothness, Customizability :: 7/24/11

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  1. k0nane

    k0nane Well-Known Member Developer

    k0nane presents...
    Basix for R910
    Version 1.0
    Updated 7/24/2011
    Screenshots, downloads, and changelog in second post! Installation instructions and FAQ in third post!

    It's been a long time coming, to say the least. Perhaps I owe you all an apology - this took far too long to see the light of day. ;) Finally, though, it is here. Basix for R910 is a comprehensive, highly-customized ROM, based on the official EE07 release. Sharing a common heritage with SyndicateROM Frozen for the Epic 4G, Basix aims to wring every last drop of potential from what Samsung has given us, and correct most - if not all - of the annoyances in the process. And look good doing it!

    Basix was built from the ground up for speed, stability, smoothness and battery life, using some of the most advanced techniques available to ROM developers today. You'll see a marked improvement in every one of those areas... or your money back. (Oh wait. This is free. ;))

    What's in Basix?

    This is a very long list - see the second post for a complete changelog from the base, stock ROM. Here are some of the highlights:

    • deodexed
    • PNG optimized
    • zipaligned
    • hand-optimized APKs
    • smoothness tweaks
    • GPS tweaks
    • updated Maps
    • updated Market
    • updated Gmail
    • updated just about everything
    • ad blocking hosts file
    • enabled USB Debugging by default
    • enabled ADB on boot
    • removed throttle service
    • removed "battery full" popup, sound, screen on (no more interrupted sleep)
    • removed startup sound
    • removed SMS, MMS from call log
    • switched music player icon (goodbye fugly teal/lavender)
    • removed MetroPCS-ordered package install blocking
    • removed "low battery" killer in Music Player
    • removed "low battery" killer in Video Player
    • removed "low battery" killer in Camera
    • added highly-optimized Gallery
    • multiple lockscreens available: stock, AOSP, Epic, 4tab, more! (see FAQ)

    The list goes on! Of course, every bit of MetroPCS's useless bloatware is gone. The junk has been cleaned, the invasive tracking removed, and insidious limitations removed. Basix makes your device truly yours.

    Basix comes with the light and customizable LauncherPro by default - but don't fret, TouchWiz lovers, an addon is available to restore your favorite launcher. Many of the apps that were previously uninstallable have been moved to the data partition, allowing them to be uninstalled at will. A kernel with a customized initramfs is also included, to provide for some of the features in the ROM - a fully-custom kernel will be included with later releases.

    (continued in post below)

  2. k0nane

    k0nane Well-Known Member Developer



    I do NOT support hosts with waiting times or CAPTCHAs!

    Download ROM (Direct) | Mirrors :: Mediafire - Sharebeast

    Addons: "Fully Loaded" Apps (mirror) :: Social Network Sync (mirror) :: Thinkfree Office (mirror) :: Stock Theme (mirror)

    What are these addons? The "Fully Loaded" apps include the TouchWiz Launcher, stock wallpapers, and Samsung widgets. Social Network Sync contains the service to sync Twitter and Facebook contacts with your device, and Thinkfree Office explains itself (;)).


    Version 1.0 - Aito's Revenge (changes from stock ROM)

    • deodexed
    • PNG optimized
    • FCs prevented
    • zipaligned
    • hand-optimized APKs
    • fixed build number property in Settings > About Phone
    • increased max window manager events to 60 (smoothness increase)
    • set Bluetooth name to "Indulge"
    • several other build.prop tweaks
    • changed default wallpaper
    • added GPS tweaks
    • updated Maps
    • updated Market
    • updated Gmail
    • updated just about everything
    • added ad blocking hosts file
    • enabled USB Debugging by default
    • enabled ADB on boot
    • switched to AOSP lockscreen
    • removed throttle service
    • removed "battery full" popup, sound, screen on (no more interrupted sleep)
    • removed startup sound
    • removed SMS, MMS from call log
    • changed browser name back to Browser, removed default bookmarks, set home to about:blank
    • switched music player icon
    • castrated MetroPCS-ordered package install blocking
    • removed "low battery" killer in Music Player
    • removed "low battery" killer in Video Player
    • removed "low battery" killer in Camera
    • added highly-optimized Gallery
    • replaced one-click Superuser with bog-standard Superuser (latest)
    • added new shutdown animation
    • added multilock and selector
    • replaced Messaging, Camera, Phone, Email icons
    • replaced Messaging notifications with black icon
    • (kernel) enabled custom boot animations
    • (kernel) set adbd to run as root
    • (kernel) rooted, includes Busybox
    • removed stock boot animation, added custom
    • added bash binary
    • set animation speed to fast by default
    • automatic zipalign on boot
    • shortened Media Scanner run time
    • set hostname by default
    • added battery life improvement tweaks, tweaked kernel VM management
    • added apps to /data
    • added CWM
    • added .nomedia files to improve Media Scanner time
    • removed TouchWiz launcher
    • added LauncherPro
    • replaced mv with busybox mv
    • updated to latest Superuser and su binary
    • added reboot/recovery/download buttons
    • added new Market (optimized and slimmed)
    • added accurate battery meter
    • themed it!
    • added MyBackup Root
  3. k0nane

    k0nane Well-Known Member Developer

    How To Install

    Installation is simple. This package requires a rooted device and ClockworkMod Recovery. To install, do the following:

    1. Root your device and install CWM with the newly-released All In One Root/CWM by DRockstar. If you are already rooted or have an older version of CWM, run this anyway.
    2. Copy the package to your SD card.
    3. Back up your apps and data with MyBackup Root (available free on the Market). Titanium or similar can be used, but are not recommended. MBR produces consistent results.
    4. Boot into recovery by shutting down your device, holding Power and the R key until the Samsung logo appears, then releasing Power.
    5. (optional, but recommended) Take a Nandroid (complete backup of your current ROM and data) by selecting Backup and Restore > Backup.
    6. (if you performed step 5) Wait. Get a cup of coffee.
    7. Install the ROM by selecting Install Zip From SD Card and choosing the package.
    8. Wait a little more. When "install complete" is displayed, press back, and select Reboot.
    9. Enjoy Basix!

    The backup in step 3 is not merely for posterity - THIS PACKAGE WILL WIPE YOUR DATA. You have been warned! ;)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • What took so #@$&% long, ***h0le? Sorry! Come find me on IRC if you want a full explanation.
    • I get Force Close messages/something's really broken! You restored bad data, did not follow instructions, or ended up on the business end of a bad flash. Wipe data (Factory Reset in CWM) and flash the package again.
    • How do I change my lockscreen? Settings > Lockscreen Settings > Lockscreen Settings.
    • Which locks don't work right? The Epic lock looks odd but works fine in landscape, and Puzzle does not work at all.
    • Music controls? Fully available on Glass and Epic. :)
    • What's that "TSM" tab on the 4tab, and why does my phone vibrate and FC when I pull it? That's the "custom app" tab - you must set the app you wish to launch with it in Lockscreen Settings. ;)
    • Will I lose CWM/root/etc. when I flash this? No. This ROM includes root (in the kernel), busybox (in the kernel), and the latest version of CWM. Do not re-root, or you will break things.
    • Can I install Wired Tether/Market version Wireless Tether/etc.? Yes! You can install any app you like, and Metro can't do a thing about it.
    • Where's My Files? My Files is a poor imitation of a file manager. Grab ES File Explorer on the Market - it even does root!


    I would like to thank everyone below for their hard work, and for their valuable contributions, some of which are included in this ROM. If you believe your name belongs below - if I have used any piece of your work, or you have helped me, and I have forgotten - please contact me ASAP. I do my very best to give credit where credit is due, but I am only human!

    • Dysgenic - original boot animation
    • Darkyy - optimized Gallery, zipalign script
    • Sbrissen and TeamSbrissenMod - original multilock
    • Dreamsforgotten - reboot/recovery/download buttons, advice, badassery
    • maddoggin - port of multilock to Indulge, from Epic 4G
    • thomasskull666 - original modified initramfs
    • tanimn - tanimn (;))
    • DRockstar - CWM, 'nough said
    • Shabbypenguin - publicity and much more
    • Silvist - testing and support
    • TechnoticRaccoon, johnpro112, n3m3515 - beta testing
    • You, the users - for your patience and continued support!
  4. k0nane

    k0nane Well-Known Member Developer

    P-O-S-T :: R-E-S-E-R-V-E-D


    Original artwork by Pendulum via Gasolin3.

    ...for future use.

    Follow me on Twitter @k0nane and @publik0!
  5. johnpro112

    johnpro112 Well-Known Member

    may we post now?
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  6. k0nane

    k0nane Well-Known Member Developer

  7. TechnoRaccoon

    TechnoRaccoon Member

    Now, the fun really starts :D...... I'll the give the first person -100$ to break this rom :D I've been trying for weeks and nothing has broken :/. Still, thanks for everything and it was fun beta testing!
  8. Yawa

    Yawa Well-Known Member

    Nice Job Kohane.

    Clear caches like normal?
  9. k0nane

    k0nane Well-Known Member Developer

    This package wipes cache and data. You may wipe if you feel like it.

    Thanks for your support. EDIT: I'll take that $100. ;)
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  10. traajik

    traajik Well-Known Member

    power on animation is pure eye candy
  11. k0nane

    k0nane Well-Known Member Developer

    The shutdown matches. ;)
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  12. traajik

    traajik Well-Known Member

    question, it wont let me connect to my wifi, it seems it cant obtain an ip, should i re-do the setup ?
  13. k0nane

    k0nane Well-Known Member Developer

    Sounds like you just mistyped the key.
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  14. traajik

    traajik Well-Known Member

    sadly it's not that simple, now after a minute of obtaining an ip it'll say connect/remembered but right away it flashes back to obtaining. i'm feeling like i'm going to have to reboot my entire network, the router is a litle old, same with the modem

    -also another computer i'm running on wifi got locked out of it as well, the same time i tried connecting with the phone the first time.
  15. traajik

    traajik Well-Known Member

    and problem solved.

    excellent work to all who had a hand in this
    jsummer likes this.
  16. Andrew Saken

    Andrew Saken Member

    During install my phone froze and now does nothing but show Samsung logo, I've tried turning it off and on and still only shows the logo??
  17. k0nane

    k0nane Well-Known Member Developer

    Attempt to boot into recovery as detailed above. If you cannot, follow the Odin guide in this forum, and start over.
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  18. saycbone

    saycbone Active Member

    This happened to me and I used Odin to get back to speed. One thing I did NOT do prior was install the 1.0 CWM..I was using the beta .093..now I don't know if that was the difference but I did (with the suggestion of k0nane) re-download the Basix Rom..and it was smooth sailing like everyone else who has installed it..Great work..Thanks!!
  19. m3mo15

    m3mo15 New Member

    I keep getting a "status 6" error in cwm when trying to install the add-on "Fully loaded"...ive tried re-downloading the file and replacing it but i still get the same error.
  20. k0nane

    k0nane Well-Known Member Developer

    EDIT: Fixed package being uploaded.
    EDIT2: Minor script error fixed. :) Redownload the addon, it will work.
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  21. Andrew Saken

    Andrew Saken Member

    Okay got everything back up and running and installed. Thank you so much I was having a heart attack here haha. Is there a was to change the setting for this, like if I want the apps screen to go left to right like it was before?
  22. k0nane

    k0nane Well-Known Member Developer

    LauncherPro doesn't support that. If you really must have that, grab ADW from the Market before you run back to TouchWiz. ;) Either way, play with the launcher's preferences. There's al ot to love.
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  23. is_mah_yell

    is_mah_yell Well-Known Member

    I'm installing this rom now..

    Instructions are simple as pie..

    Thanks for these easy to install releases..
  24. Silvist

    Silvist Well-Known Member

    Just wanted to congratulate you on your release k0! I've always been a fan of your work, and I'm sure everyone here will appreciate it. A lot of people were impatience about the release of your ROM, but little did they know how flawless it will be. That's what K0 puts out, quality and precision.
  25. kaboomx

    kaboomx Well-Known Member

    Will this ever be available on r915?

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