Velocity 1.2.2 OPEN Beta

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  1. CallitCaptive

    CallitCaptive Member

    I just started using beta 13 seems pretty stable so far (it's fast!), ICS Launcher still Force Closes randomly from time to time.

    Edit-And Adobe Reader wont launch

  2. KingOfGreen

    KingOfGreen Well-Known Member

    I have an old ally, smashed digitizer, broken lcd screen. I traded digitizer with the one i use now and it sat in pieces for months, lost some screws but i just put it together (who knows if the screws are in the right places) and it started up, i could dial *228 best i could tell is the phone still works, clean esn, i dont know if maybe you have an old one thats fried but had a working screen and digitizer but if you are interested and pay shipping, its yours. If not, its free to any other dev willing to pay shipping (for a phone with NO screen the digitizer works pretty well given how badly its broken).

    If someone is interested, email me. tanguay.williamj(at)gmail im not around here as much as i used to but that email will get to me right away.
  3. Ricanspider

    Ricanspider Member

    well i switched from the ally so i can use it for whatever you want as long as it doesnt need to be activated.
  4. Pieareround

    Pieareround Well-Known Member

    I'll be following this thread closely, but I'm going to wait until this hits release status to try it. I'd love to beta test it, but my Ally is my primary device, so I'm sure you understand my hesitation. But I promise I'll run the release version when it comes out.
  5. savoxis

    savoxis Well-Known Member Developer

    Again I am waiting to finish this until the Velocity Development Team receives an Ally to work with.

    If someone has a device they could loan for a few weeks - months that would work also

    Edit Edit
    i have a solution on its way, thanks guys!
  6. NekoTaks

    NekoTaks Active Member

    I'm liking what I'm hearing about this beta. The only thing keeping me from flashing is the ICS Launcher FCing. Already sounds great, though :) might flash once it's out of beta.
  7. PantherVT

    PantherVT Active Member

    Same here
  8. verizonuser13

    verizonuser13 Well-Known Member

    To everyone out there who is hesitant on flashing a beta, I would do it. My Ally is my primary device and I flashed Velocity 1.2.2 and it's soooo much better than most ROMs available at this time. User friendly, fast, great battery, smooth, reliable. Use it to help these devs out and find any bugs that they can fix so when it does come out in full it will be even better!! I flashed beta 13 and it's amazing. Do it.
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  9. jaison80

    jaison80 Well-Known Member

    I totally agree with you! Nice performance gain it has.
  10. savoxis

    savoxis Well-Known Member Developer

    I would also like to bring up the fact a nandroid backup is an exact image of your devices state at the time of creation, much like a Norton Ghost image. If you ever want to revert back its as easy as a restore (you dont even need to wipe before restoring since it rewrites all partitions!)

    I still use nandroids just to hop between roms, I have over 10 backups on my incredible 2 of different roms, if I want to switch from CM to MIUI, I just restore the miui backup, it is much faster than flashing then going through the process of installing and configuring applications.

    Good luck, I should have a device soon so let the games begin!

    PS. I changed servers for, the web portal isnt there anymore (not like anyone used it) and I replaced it with just the files that where hosted. Since the script was on the same server it has been moved aswell so there may be some complications with online content until I get something to test it with. Thanks for your patience.
  11. username.unknown

    username.unknown Well-Known Member

    Sure, ok you talked me into flashing it. It's pretty darn snappy. I only use it on wifi w/ GrooveIP, so I can make calls and all and that works well (for me anyway). I also installed the flash 10.3 APK that was provided by rgocal and that works too. I do get the force-close issue, but it doesn't bother me in the slightest. The only thing that I don't really like is that it's impossible to read the pull down notification thing with the current color system.
    BTW, anyone know how to set up ADB for the ally with ubuntu? Thanks
  12. verizonuser13

    verizonuser13 Well-Known Member

    For the FCing, I highly recommend using ADW Launcher Ex because it does offer the ability to put themes on it and there is an ICS Theme you can use to keep that ICS look. That's what I did and the ROM looks even better than ever.
  13. Pieareround

    Pieareround Well-Known Member

    Okay, I'm just interested enough that it would take even less of an argument to convince me. One question, though. Can anyone speak to whether I absolutely need to delete my app data prior to flashing? Should I make sure all of them are happily backed up by Titanium and just reinstall post-flash, or can I leave them around and just have them ready to go?
  14. savoxis

    savoxis Well-Known Member Developer

    I have given up on trying to retain application data. I have tried using titanium, manually backing up, I have written scripts. I have talked with other devs, I have NEVER found a solution that works 100% there are ALWAYS problems when yuou try and restore application data from one rom to another. Because of this I NEVER try to retain this data personally this is not an issue anymore as I dont play games, and games are really the only apps I have found that have app data that cant be reentered in a few minutes

    ...Just my .02, if you like your data try what you want, you will get no troubleshooting assistance from me however.
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  15. jaison80

    jaison80 Well-Known Member

  16. j2cool2012

    j2cool2012 Well-Known Member Developer

    Going to refine theme today
    I have seen the notification pulldowns are an issue. Can anyone else provide any information on any other theme bugs?
  17. verizonuser13

    verizonuser13 Well-Known Member

    The only other bug I see is that when I try flashing a certain splash screen it won't change anything at all.
  18. Pieareround

    Pieareround Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I suppose this would be a great opportunity to get rid of the games I don't even play anymore. I really use this this thing very little for entertainment - videos here and there and music when I forget my iPod, mostly.
  19. username.unknown

    username.unknown Well-Known Member

    I thought I'd mention another thing I noticed. Although the GPS is really snappy, it seems less accurate than the previous version of velocity. Personally, I'd rather have accuracy than speed, but that's just me.
  20. jaison80

    jaison80 Well-Known Member

    lol yeah. A few days ago i went to use the Navigation app to get to some place around Pittsburgh and it said i was somewhere in South Carolina. maybe it was some freak thing.
  21. j2cool2012

    j2cool2012 Well-Known Member Developer

    Didn't have time to test this, look at the time this was posted, lol.

    This SHOULD fix the notification dropdown text AND give you a nice blue clock.
    Flash this UNSIGNED zip and tell me how it goes

    Theme Refinement 1.1

    (I recommend a nandroid)
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  22. ShawnMichael

    ShawnMichael Well-Known Member

    Worked. Clock looks nice. Good work.
  23. Pieareround

    Pieareround Well-Known Member

    So, I flashed Beta 13 last night and I'm really enjoying it so far. Here's my first report, beginning with the compliments:

    It's blazing fast, stable as a boulder, and just generally awesome. At the default OC, it's incredibly fast just after first boot. Of course, after installing a bunch of apps and decking out my home screens with widgets and whatnot, it needed a little boost, so I knocked it up a notch to 748. I kid you not - my performance at 748MHz on 1.2.2 is comparable (even according to Quadrants, as I recall) to 1.2.1 at 806. That being said, I of course tested higher OC, up to 787MHz, and it works flawlessly, though is currently not necessary. Finally, the top reason I'll be keeping this ROM on my phone and updating to release ASAP: comparatively massive amounts of internal storage allow me to keep all my apps on the phone itself. Which is nice, because my SD likes to randomly unmount itself (not a bug with Velocity, as it happens no matter what ROM I use).

    Now, my experience (or lack thereof) with some of the known issues:

    I didn't have any ICS launcher FCs, but then I didn't use it for very long before switching to Go Launcher anyway (I'm a bit of a shameless fanboy). I haven't needed to use Adobe Reader yet, but I'll test it later and let you know how/if it works. I started up Navigation just to see if it could get a proper location for me, in light of earlier reports. It didn't seem to have any problems. That being said, I don't ever use Maps, so I just ended up uninstalling it shortly thereafter.

    Finally, new bugs:

    So much awesomeness is currently emanating from my Ally that I think I honestly may die of a blown mind.
  24. ShawnMichael

    ShawnMichael Well-Known Member

    What is the hex color code for ICS?
  25. verizonuser13

    verizonuser13 Well-Known Member

    theme worked fantastic. amazing new look with the clock and pull down menu. flashed cache and dalvik before flashing and recommend everyone does before they flash. works perfect.
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