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Root Custom Rom Overview

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by inFECT, May 4, 2010.

  1. inFECT

    inFECT Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    A quick overview about the most used Custom Roms on the Galaxy i7500.

    1.) MoDaCo Custom ROM


    - Rooted with 'adb remount' permission and superuser APK
    - Custom kernel based on Samsung source with swap enabled (install 'swapper' from the market, I recommend a SD swap partition), netfilter enabled (working on wifi tether fix), cramfs + squashfs and much much more
    - Latest build of busybox included with relevant links, also other utils such as sqlite and parted in ROM.
    - Added terminfo and settings to boot.img
    - Added JBed Java
    - Removed files wasting space in system directory

    more info & download

    2.) Galaxo / GalaxHero V1 (download)

    Features :

    - Based on I5
    - Root (with superuser)
    - ADB root whith personnalised bash prompt
    - All applications optimised with zipalign
    - Compressed modules and binary into squashfs images to save space
    - Busybox 1.15.1 with full applets
    - Moving all app to internal memory to keep space on /system for the future
    - Tweaked CPU freq rules, improved responsiveness (sampling can be managed in GalaxoConf)

    Optimized Kernel with :
    - Compcache 5.4
    - Patched kernel with BFS
    - Patched kernel with SQUASHFS 3.4 + LZMAcompression
    - Full Netfilter support
    - Swap support
    - Build whith Cgroups (for the future ?)
    - Tunneling support (tun.ko)
    - New HW modules
    - Tuned CPU Freq : 245Mhz/528Mhz
    - Lot of another kernel modules : CRAMFS,EXT4,NFS Client, NFS Server,CIFS,NTFS, IPV6, VFAT, CPUFREQ*, TUN, and a lot of another (see in /system/libmodules)​
    .... etc

    more info & download

    3.) mustymod ROM (Android 2.0)


    ROM Base: Eclair 2.1
    Version: 2.1.00
    GPS: working
    WiFi: working
    Audio: working (fixed stereo headset bug)
    Sensors: working
    SDCards: both sdcards (internal and external) working
    OpenGL: software renderer
    H/W Audio Codecs: ToDo (MP3, AAC, AMR)
    H/W Video Codecs: ToDo (H264, H263/Mpeg4)
    Market: working
    Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Turkish, Russian

    more info & download

    4.) GAOSP (download)
    Port of the Android Open Source Project on Samsung Galaxy


    • Clean vendor
    • RIL (telephony/data)
    • Original galaxy keys
    • Internal/External SD
    • Sound
    • LiveWallpaper (only some of them)
    • GPS
    • Sensors
    • Bluetooth
    • Wifi
    • 3D
    • AWD Launcher with native settings
    • Spare Part
    • Modified core from cyanogenmod (with all associated features)
    • RC scripts
    • Galaxo's app
    • Overclocking from 19Mhz to 710Mhz with any overclock widget or application
    • Video playback (youtube, gallery)
    • Gallery3D
    • ...
    Other :

    • Easy-to-build system by Linuzel
    • Custom Kernel 2.6.29
    • Clean shutdown/startup system by Cyanogen
    • Tools included
    • Lof of tweaks
    • FLAC audio support from Kenny Root (from CyanogenMod)
    • Perform zipalign-on-install of applications (merge with CyanogenMod)
    • Lot of locations
    • 360-degree auto-orientation by Optedoblivion and Elanthis (from CyanogenMod)
    • OpenVPN integration thanks to James Bottomley (from CyanogenMod)
    • Full ssh server with real authentication (dropbear)
    • Custom bootanimation from Bioden (frandroid)
    • Custom android logo on boot by Epervier (frandroid)
    • Custom logo.rle by Alexandre (frandroid)
    • Root & Superuser
    • Reboot & Reboot recovery now included in shutdown menu
    • Full busybox with symlink
    • Lot of features from cyanogenmod
    • ...
    more info & download

    5.) Italy Custom ROM (based on IK5 Firmware) (download)


    - Custom Kernel 2.6.27-44
    - Superuser
    - SWAP (Configuration via GUI)
    - Busybox
    - Tethering
    - Default Root for ADB
    - Supports moving Apps from System to Data.
    - Brain****Scheduler BFS Support
    - Available System Memoryr 98,048MB

    more info & download

    6.) GALAXO VERSION V1.6.3.4 (download)

    - Based on last 1.6 (Donut) update from Samsung
    - Most Europian languages
    - Wifi Tethering
    - Root (with superuser)
    - ADB root whith personnalised bash prompt
    - All applications optimised with zipalign
    - Full market
    - 2.6.29 custom kernel (netfilter, Compcache 6.2, BFS, Swap, Cgroups, VPN(tun.ko), CPU Freq : 19Mhz/710Mhz)

    Applications :
    - MMS app from rgv151 on XDA(Modified Mms.apk-Discontinued till I have free time [Discontinued: 08/21] - xda-developers)
    - Loccy's BetterBrowser (Loccy's BetterBrowser - now in Donut edition (v1.5: 8th Oct 11am/BST) - xda-developers)
    - Donut Advanced Launcher (rogro82/irrenhaus on XDA (Advanced Launcher - Now with more sweets [Version 2.1 - 25.09] - xda-developers) :
    - New applications Galaxo : GalaxoParameters & GalaxoApps :
    - GalaxoParameters : enable/disable camera button, remount fs in rw/ro, shown hidden menu (does not work because samsung apps are removed)
    - GalaxoConf : manage galaxo (vnc, sshd..)

    System :

    - Overclocking to 614Mhz/710Mhz (GalaxoConf)
    - Default min freq fixed at 19Mhz (preserves battery in sleep mode)
    - Audio Volume hack
    - rc with configuration (GalaxoConf)
    - Full SSHD/SCP support (/etc/passwd, /etc/shadow..). Changing the root passwd : adb shell, then "changepasswd"
    - Script to activate/deactivate the camera button (camenable/camdisable with adb)
    - Script to remount in rw/ro the filesystems in both recovery/system (remountro, remountrw). Already exist with adb (adb remount) but usefull in recovery to remount correct partition, and with connectbot.
    - VNC server on port 5901 (can be activated in GalaxoConf).
    - Busybox 1.15.1 with full applets
    - Moving all app to internal memory to keep space on /system (like app2sd)
    - New adbd where replacing default shell from sh to bash with custom bashrc
    - Recompile some tools for android-arm : zsh, nano, vim, inadyn
    - Lot of tools in xbin/
    - Telnetd
    - Debug tools
    - Access phone, contacts, market and other without sim cards (wifi)

    Other tweak/improvment :
    - Dialer theme from Eclair
    - Tweaked CPU freq rules, improved responsiveness (sampling can be managed in GalaxoConf)
    - Mount rw device with noatime option
    - Disable some services (NPS service, debug devel binary)
    - Remove all samsung apps
    - Home app is now locked in memory to avoid reloading of it
    - Remove too heavy audio hack
    - Restore service mode application (audio tunning,be carrefull when using service mode app, and take a look at http://www.drakaz.com/2010/05/13/audio- … n-galaxo/)
    - Add an option to Galaxo+, provide access to service mode (audio tunning)
    - Rewrite thresholds rules
    - Geolocalisation patch
    - Fix battery indicator (thanks to bluemax – Fix for status bar battery indicator
    Restored min_freq to 120000
    - New way to restore gapps
    - Only one recovery for galaxo and GAOSP
    - Reduce aggressivity of thresholds
    - Updated superuser app from ChainDD on XDA – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=682828
    - Super Circle Battery with % from Fightspit on XDA – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=724778
    - Optimised libdvm by jakax (no debug ect) – http://forum.frandroid.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=13996

    Related Article: How to install Galaxo (English)
    Related Article: How to install Galaxo (German)
    Related Article: How to upgrade Galaxo



  2. maurinet

    maurinet Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Hey inFECT, it seems like you have to add Galaxo now ;)
    Yay Drakaz!
  3. Lelouch

    Lelouch Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    yep it's outdated, maybe a need for a update :D
  4. inFECT

    inFECT Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Well, the key facts are the same anyways. Just updated few minor changes

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