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Root [4/09/13] CM9 for HTC Merge [Kernel: 2.6.35 EV]

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jianC, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. jianC

    jianC Member
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    CM9 for HTC Merge. I'll keep this short and simple since there are very few people using the HTC Merge.

    Code (Text):
    1.  
    2. [B]Working[/B]
    3. [COLOR="Red"]Camera
    4. Camcorder[/COLOR] (720p is buggy)
    5. GSM/CDMA
    6. Wi-Fi
    7. Audio
    8. Phone Calls
    9. GPS
    10. Bluetooth*
    11. Hardware Acceleration
    12. SDCard
    13. USB Mount
    14. Everything else
    15.  
    Code (Text):
    1.  
    2. [B]Not Working[/B]
    3. MMS on certain CDMA carriers? *
    4. ??
    5.  
    *Not fully tested/partially working

    Code (Text):
    1.  
    2. [B]To do[/B]
    3. -Port 3.0 kernel (unlikely, does not want to boot on lexikon)
    4. -Tweak kernel for more aggressive memory management
    5.  
    Credits: Cyanogenmod, Neopeek Team, United Dev Team, Evervolv Team, TwistedUmbrella, Preludedrew, Elginsk8r, Faille13, my cousin, and everyone who contributed!

    Questions and feedback are appreciated! Thanks for looking.
     

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  2. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    excellent! :smokingsomb:

    will it work with gsm?
     
  3. jianC

    jianC Member
    Thread Starter

    Yes, GSM works :)
     
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  4. felipeferras

    felipeferras Newbie

    #downloading #testing

    wipe everything on the phone and i get this message


    [​IMG]
     
  5. jianC

    jianC Member
    Thread Starter

    That's because you flashed gingerbread gapps on an ics rom... lol
     
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  6. felipeferras

    felipeferras Newbie

    by the way which radio will make my merge work on Tmobile , cause i get a cross on the bars
    i select gsm only and on the *#*#4636#*#* i select gsm auto prl
    and still not working
     
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  7. jianC

    jianC Member
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    !) You don't need to go to *#*#INFO#*#* to change to gsm. You can switch by going to settings -> Mobile Networks -> Network mode

    2) you need to reboot or toggle airplane mode off/on in order to switch between CDMA/GSM or vice versa

    3) the radio you need for your merge to work on gsm is the 1.06.00.0910 radio. However, not all merges can be US band unlocked by flashing that radio.
     
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  8. felipeferras

    felipeferras Newbie


    how about this one http://androidforums.com/4482599-post264.html


    by the way camera is not working
     
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  9. felipeferras

    felipeferras Newbie

    i really like this ROM , i'll wait on any response for the camera issues
    ( is working great on T-Mobile )
     
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  10. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    are you in a refarm area? if so,are you getting 3g and H data?
     
  11. felipeferras

    felipeferras Newbie

    nah i live in chicago close to downtown , i'm getting a huge "E" on the top of the bars LOL i dont know why is that but at least i can call and txt
    anyways you know i'm a newbie ,and any good advise will be appreciated
    :cool:
     
  12. felipeferras

    felipeferras Newbie

    hey scotty can you improve the camera or it has to be
    jianC the one to find the cure to the ROM in order to work
    is just that , i mean everything works but that
     
  13. jianC

    jianC Member
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  14. lexikonlover

    lexikonlover Lurker

    You need an eri.xml under /system/data so users can input their own carrier info or else it'll say roaming... also the buttons of the hardware keyboard dpad are rotated 90 degrees left so... up goes right, right goes down, down goes left, and right goes up. Button remapper can fix this however. Everything else works fantastically. Thanks for working on this, really, it's awesome and I love this phone. Tell all those people who say to give it up to go to hell.
     
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  15. jianC

    jianC Member
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    Thanks for you feedback and you're welcome! I will fix the issues you mentioned.
     
  16. lexikonlover

    lexikonlover Lurker

    Twice my text has corrupted on screen in an app, once in settings, another time in a chat app, just the menu text would get unreadable, as if it were parsing logcat data into the text fields? (Just a guess.) I couldn't really make heads or tails of it... I'll try to get a screenshot next time it happens, but simply swiping away the process after long-pressing home it goes back to normal so no big deal.

    Oh, also, the hardware keyboard mappings are slightly off as follows:

    Home key (102) is mapped to an unused function, needs to be mapped to home and wake the phone from sleep.
    delete key (14) needs to wake the phones from sleep.
    For your reference, when looking at the phone dpad correctly here are the following key IDs:
    Left: 103
    Right: 108
    Up: 106
    Down: 105

    I have to tell button remapper to set left to up, up to right, right to down, down to left in order to get it to work correctly.

    I hate that AP1 function key, it should stay not working. :)

    Here is a link to my eri.xml for anyone who wants to use a root file explorer to add it to their own phone. it needs to be placed in your /data/ subdirectory and replace 'Text Here' with your carrier info.

    Thanks again.
     
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  17. jianC

    jianC Member
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    I've had that graphics glitch earlier in the build too, but I thought i have since fixed that. I not sure how eri functions, but I'll look into it.

    I've also fixed the DPAD, HOME, and DEL mappings per your suggestions. (see this, and this. I'll upload another build once it finishes compiling. Thanks again for you feedback!
     
  18. lexikonlover

    lexikonlover Lurker

    Tested the camera and it works great, thanks a lot for that!

    Edit: just noticed the keyboard backlight doesn't come on too.

    I just want to note to people coming across this excellent rom without s-off due to an inability to re-flash a carrier specific radio after the verizon downgrade for the s-off exploit to work... You can still enjoy roms that overwrite your boot.img by installing the rom as usual in cwm-recovery, then shutting down and entering the bootloader, selecting fastboot, and using your computer to send the boot.img from the cm9 zip using the command below...

    fastboot flash boot boot.img

    Just make sure you got the right boot.img from the rom you're installing or you'll give yourself headaches sorting it out. Without doing this, no custom rom will boot, or at least work properly.
     
  19. jianC

    jianC Member
    Thread Starter

    You're welcome :)

    The keyboard backlight (and also the capacitive button lights (note: they are also set at different levels)) doesn't turn on when the light sensor detects more than a certain level of light to decrease battery consumption. Try covering the top part of your phone to simulate using the phone in low light levels and the keyboard light will come on.

    @all: I've uploaded another update. I've fixed the keyboard mappings as mentioned before (thanks lexikonlover) and camcorder.

    If you find any errors regarding liboverlay/hwcomposer in logcat.. ignore it for now. Camera/Camcorder appears to work fine despite the errors.
     
  20. lexikonlover

    lexikonlover Lurker

    You're right about the backlight, sorry about that.

    Camera and camcorder work great, everything seems to work and is very stable. I haven't come across that video glitch again yet.

    Thanks a lot for reviving my poor phone :)
     
  21. jianC

    jianC Member
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    My pleasure. Glad to see another lexikon owner out there that hasn't abandoned their phone :)
     
  22. felipeferras

    felipeferras Newbie

    will this work

    <EriFile VersionNumber="1357" NumberOfEriEntries="3" EriFileType="1">

    <CallPromptId Id="0" CallPromptText="CallPromptId0"/>

    <CallPromptId Id="1" CallPromptText="CallPromptId1"/>

    <CallPromptId Id="2" CallPromptText="CallPromptId2"/>

    <EriInfo RoamingIndicator="1" IconIndex="1" IconMode="0" EriText="US cellular" CallPromptId="0" AlertId="0" /><EriInfo RoamingIndicator="99" IconIndex="1" IconMode="0" EriText="US cellular" CallPromptId="0" AlertId="0" /><EriInfo RoamingIndicator="123" IconIndex="1" IconMode="0" EriText="US cellular " CallPromptId="0" AlertId="0" />

    also the question will be if i had it working on T-Mobile , i just have to change that "Text Here " for T-Mobile


    by the way thank you guy's for the hard work on this phone
     
  23. lexikonlover

    lexikonlover Lurker

    Remember, you only need to do this if you swipe down your menu and it says roaming or you get a roaming icon and you're in your normal service area.

    My phone is utilizing CDMA and needs this, and it fixes it.

    name the file eri.xml and place it right in your data directory, then reboot.

    You could literally set the name to anything you want I think (I haven't tried), but the important bit is the roaming indicator numbers which are pretty universal to most networks.
     
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  24. felipeferras

    felipeferras Newbie

    mine says E and the then the bars really close
    a friend of mine told me to change something on the VPN but i dont believe this guy that much , of course to replace the E and make it say 3 or 4 g
    (also im a complete noobie on the cellphone area )
     
  25. jianC

    jianC Member
    Thread Starter

    It says E because you're on "Edge"(2G) and not on 3G bands.. VPN doesn't have anything to do with the radio frequency you're on..

    The Merge only supports these 3G frequencies: CDMA2000 1xEV-DO and HSDPA 2100. T-mobile only supports 3G on 1700/[1900(refarmed)]/2100. The merge DOES support 2100, but you also need 1700 band support in order to T-mobile's 3g network (See this). However, if you want to change the "E" to 3G for cosmetic reasons.. i'm not sure if that can be done. Maybe with some themeing. Google will be your friend and good luck ;)

    Maybe I could find a nvram hack to enable 850/1700 3G bands but that's a fat chance haha.
     
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