[ROM] Viper4G 4.0.0 and beyond

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  1. NaterTots

    NaterTots Well-Known Member

    This is not my work. Just thought I'd mention that version 3.0.0 is now up!:D


    If you haven't flashed this ROM yet, you will regret it. It's the most fully featured and innovative Sense ROM on the HTC EVO 4G LTE forums.

    Based on Official 3.15.651.16 RUU - Android 4.1.1 with Sense 4+
    Deodexed, zipaligned, all apps mx0 compression
    Highly tuned system for incredible performance!
    Venom Tweaks! - HUGE collection of customizable tweaks, including...
    Horizontal and Vertical QuickSettings
    Weather in Statusbar
    Customizable QuickLaunch in Statusbar
    CM Statusbar Brighntess mod
    Lockscreen and Lockring mods
    ...and many MANY more!
    Venom HUB! - Get the latest in Team Venom news and download themes, fonts, icon packs, and more!
    Venom OTA! - Receive automatic ROM updates
    Venom Package Installer - Starts during SetupWizard to install apps located on /sdcard
    All Market apps Updated to latest
    Latest hosts file to remove ads


    Viper4G 3.0.0
    Download Link 1
    Download Link 2
    Download Link 3
    Download Link 4

    Carrier: Sprint
    Phone:HTC EVO 4G LTE/HTC Evo 3D
    Current Project(s):
    Team Venom - Viper4G

    Not sure what XDA is? Find out here

    If I've Helped You In Any Way, Please Help Someone Else

    Edit: I felt I should bring over the first post since I get to be the O.P. here.

  2. windsorclarenc

    windsorclarenc Well-Known Member

    Awesome! Downloading immediately!
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  3. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    This really is a whole new ball game, so I elected to make this a new thread (ala MeanRom vs MeanBean, same idea).

    For those curious - yes, this is a stock Jellybean rom with a number of fixes and enhancements. :)
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  4. Tre Lawrence

    Tre Lawrence Well-Known Member

    Been waiting on this to pop up! Forgive me for admitting to feeling a sense of pride to see Early's name on the Thank You list. :)
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  5. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I didn't do much, just tested a little bit. :eek:
  6. scudder

    scudder Well-Known Member

    First, Happy New Year to everyone!! :D:D...I haven't been around for a while. Have family in town enjoying the nice weather and busy!

    So, EarlyMon, refresh my recollection...

    I'm running Viper4G 2.X.X at the moment. What do I need to do in terms of wipes and whatnot to flash 3.0.0??

    Also, I was at the XDA link before posting here. The changelog doesn't have anything because it is ;) so is there any list of feature comparisons between 2.X and 3.0?? Just wondering what "upgrades" I can expect...

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  7. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    This just within the last hour -

    Some things mentioned below are already fixed -

  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    You want to be up to date on radio firmware.

    Nandroid backup, Titanium / etc.

    Full wipe from inside the installer.

    Notice that fapple is an install option. (edit - this is going away in favor of a separate flash)

    It's Sense Jellybean, only much better. :)

    The new lockscreen is very cool.

    Too many under the hood tweaks to name.

    New boot animation may be reminiscent of Viper3D, same developer.
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  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    3.0.1 breaks fapple (separate framework.jar file required for that), update hopefully later today.
  10. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I like fapple, don't look at me. :)
  11. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer Moderator

    Fiona Apple right?

    I too like #Fapple, so I can haz. ;)
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  12. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :) Guide

    I thought with Fapple was the preferred configuration for users?

    What do I know? :confused: Not too much, apparently. :p

    I wonder what is easier to do, make a zip that fixes fapple after an ota or one that removes it?

    Too bad it creates extra work for them.
  13. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    No, you have it right, fapple is a really well-liked configuration.

    But the decision finally came down to guaranteeing stability.

    Here's situation we have (let's see if I can get spaces to work for my ascii art) -

    Code (Text):
    2.          Stuff from HTC
    3.            /      \
    4.  fapple team   Team Venom
    5.          |          |
    6.      fapple       Viper4G
    7.          \       /  |
    8.      Viper4G work   |
    9.            on       |
    10.          blending   |
    11.              \      |
    12.           Viper4G w/fapple
    Each time we have a big enough release from HTC, both teams have to make their parts work.

    Then, in addition, Team Venom has to make the fapple changes work with the Viper4G changes.

    Anyone makes even a minor boo-boo and it's like unwinding spaghetti to find and fix bugs.

    Staging it out ensures higher quality, higher confidence in testing, and faster delivery.

    That's why it's going to be done that way.
  14. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :) Guide

    Cool old school art! :) Thank you for the attempt to impart understanding!

    In any case, I am thankful for the willingness of those involved to put forth the effort required to accomplish this rom!
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  15. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch! Moderator

    I may have to disappear for a bit to flash some new ROMmy goodness!:D
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  16. scudder

    scudder Well-Known Member

    Hiya...couple few question(s) X TEN....of course I have questions! :D

    First, with regard to radio firmware updates, is this what you are suggestion to do??:

    3.16.651.3 HTC EVO 4G LTE radios, firmware, PRI available

    If so, and I'm S-ON like I am, then I'm not going to be too happy with the S-ON method link they have there am I?? :( I would imagine updating the radios and firmware is suggested but, perhaps, not necessary??

    On to other things...I also noticed that when I first flashed Viper4G 2.X I did NOT do the fapple thing NOR did I do the lag fix. Now EarlyMon told me that I "missed the boat" with the lagfix having not flashed/installed what I needed at the very beginning of flashing 2.X but I do not recall if fapple was something I could have done later after-the-fact.

    So my question(s) now: is there any lag issue in the latest 3.X ROM?? If so, do I have to do what I didn't do last time?? If so, what do I have to do??

    And with regard to fapple. Does it behoove me to wait for the full ROM v.3.0.2 referenced above if I want fapple?? Or does it not matter??

  17. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Lag that some experienced was due to a built-in contacts database bug from HTC that only one happened on the last ICS update.

    Jellybean doesn't have it, so there's nothing to worry about on that.

    You can flash 3.0.1 and then add fapple at any time, no big deal.

    Yes, today brought new radios, yes they're compatible with 3.0.1.

    Due to the number of uncertainties at this stage, I recommend not trying for them in any way whatsoever if you're s-on.

    Do NOT follow Pocketables advice to look at what was done in last September, do similar and then let them know if something went wrong.

    The big OTA that hit today is one that I started tracking in Europe last month (I've disassembled that and today's). It patches and touches so many things that I doubt seriously that any root ota could handle it, so, not out of the question to expect to have to do a full rom flash when that's brought in to Viper4G - along with a new matching fapple for that. No idea on an eta, will let you know here when it happens.

    Did I miss any? :)
  18. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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  19. scudder

    scudder Well-Known Member

    Well, with me that is always a strong possibility...but you're good at what you do! :D

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  20. scudder

    scudder Well-Known Member

  21. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Confirmed, do not try to update your firmware to the latest if you are s-on.

    Update roms all you want.
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  22. scudder

    scudder Well-Known Member

    Okie doke...So S-ON = S OUTTA LUCK! :D

    Have a good night!!
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  23. jl79

    jl79 Well-Known Member

    Okay, so still being "S-ON" will I need to flash the kernel separately or will it flash when the ROM is flashed?
  24. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Its got the S-ON kernel installer. You shouldnt need to do anything special
  25. jl79

    jl79 Well-Known Member

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