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Root CyanogenMod 5.0.7 (Android 2.1) on post e911 magic

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by GreatBigDog, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. jdodds

    jdodds Member

    Thanks I'll check out ADW and Weather Widgets.

    As for the splash screen, yeah I saw that in another thread on here and got the fiery eye one for a splash logo.
     

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  2. jscrimshaw

    jscrimshaw Newbie

    ADW Launcher is awesome.. I like how it makes my Magic look like a Nexus One.. Well at least the screen anyway lol

    [​IMG]

    The clock widget is from Beautiful Widgets and the background was downloaded from Zedge
     
  3. tsouthen

    tsouthen Newbie

    I'm really tempted to go for this ROM rather than wait for the official Rogers release. Has battery life on the Magic improved with this ROM?
     
  4. jscrimshaw

    jscrimshaw Newbie

    I have noticed a slight improvement in battery life but it depends on what you have running in the background
     
  5. crossed.out

    crossed.out Newbie

    My battery life improved quite a bit. 55% left after 12 hours with browsing and texting. Much better than what I was getting from the stock ROGERS rom.. not to mention the performance I'm getting from my phone now. This thing flies!
     
  6. jscrimshaw

    jscrimshaw Newbie

    You are right about that.. Like I said in another post here in the forums... Rogers would have to rip my Magic from my cold dead hands before I upgrade to their Rom...
    the performance that Cyanogen brings to the magic is sick... Had my phone side by side with my friends stock magic (with sense) and the performance just blew me away.. After my friend witnessed that, he asked me to root his phone... He couldn't be happier:D
     
  7. GreatBigDog

    GreatBigDog Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Another convert that has had their eyes opened. Good to see :)

    gbd
     
  8. crossed.out

    crossed.out Newbie

    I enabled JIT on my magic last night, and I'm getting nearly twice the scores in Linpack than I was before. Apps open faster, and response is just generally better. No more chopyness when browsing through the app launcher, or in contacts. All from running a simple script and putting a command into the terminal! Android (and technology) in general never ceases to amaze me.
     
  9. CooL_SpoT

    CooL_SpoT Newbie

    One more rooter = one more potential Dev/Themer/Voice to piss off Rogers.

    And any of those three makes me happy! ;)

    Edit: @jscrimshaw Be sure to check out www.xda-developers.com, send your friend there for a perusal as well. ALL the resources you need to turn that phone into exactly what you want it to be!
     
  10. GreatBigDog

    GreatBigDog Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Made a couple of small changes to my guide.

    . Line 9 actually had 2 files to download, I separated them into lines 9 and 9.5.
    . Changed the names for CyanogenMod & Kernel port to reflect current version
    . Changed the link for Aman Ra recovery to reflect latest version 1.7.0
    . Added the APN settings for Rogers to the bottom of the guide in case someone needs them.

    gbd
     
  11. tsouthen

    tsouthen Newbie

    Some more questions before I make the leap:

    Are any of you guys running themes with this ROM? I do like the polish the Sense UI added to the whole user experience. I also like associating my contacts with their Facebook id's (mostly for their display pictures). Is that possible with this ROM or with some other software? Having a widget with pictures of my Favorite contacts' pictures is handy.

    Is Exchange email and contact support part of 2.1? I can't live without this.

    I was surprised to hear that JIT is available too, that's awesome! Are others running with it? Does it make a big difference, certainly seems like it should.

    Thanks!
     
  12. GreatBigDog

    GreatBigDog Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Go ahead and take the leap, you won't be disappointed. The default contact manager does have facebook integration and you can set the phone to sync with facebook. In addition you can sync with a corporate exchange account and I assume that just like facebook, you can have your exchange contacts show up in you contact list.

    I'm currently using JIT and although I really didn't notice much of a difference when I first installed, now that I'm overclocked the phone just sings along.

    If you really want the scoop on the rom you should go visit the forum over at CyanogenMod.com and get the information from the source.
     
  13. tsouthen

    tsouthen Newbie

    Well I'm up and running and it's great! Battery life seems worse than the Post 911 ROM which was already pretty bad. I'll have to play with it some more. I see others on CM forums complaining about battery life too. A 5.0.8 test build has been posted too.
     
  14. egemenbor

    egemenbor Member

    well i got up to the part where i need to install astro file manager..but i cant login into google :( im using wifi i did a factory reset which didnt help everything was going smoothly up until this part..

    it says something about my sim card not being provisioned for data services surely i should be able to login over wifi considering greatbigdog did the whole process without a sim card..

    any other way of installing the .apk with using a program?
     
  15. vikingisson

    vikingisson Android Expert

    Can you verify that you have general internet access? And can you login to gmail from a browser? If you can then you should be able to setup the gmail initial account on the device. for sure you should be able to do this without a sim or without cell data.

    On another note, anyone tried the Super-E port? It is another mod of the cynanogenmod. Since it is done by a local dev he knows our needs. It seems a bit faster than the base cyan and so far the battery life is acceptable considering the smoothness and speed. I'm getting ~2.5 on linpack with setcpu set to 576 MHz. I've hit as high as 3.0 with an overclock kernel set to 710MHz but that wasn't nice to the battery so I'm back to the normal kernel and things are very smooth and much faster than the stocker rom.
     
  16. egemenbor

    egemenbor Member

    yeh the browser works fine on the phone i can access websites and sign into gmail through the browser..

    ive tried two different wifi networks now thinking maybe it couldve been something to do with my router but still nothing..
     
  17. vikingisson

    vikingisson Android Expert

    All I can say is that since you are don't have anything installed yet I would go back to recovery and do a full wipe including the cache etc. Do a flash with the latest and greatest, in the right order of course. In my case Market gives me a full list of all the apps I previously had so it was easy to get back to what I had on the previous rom, I prefer this to a backup restore when changing rom versions.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  18. egemenbor

    egemenbor Member

    ok well considering im fairly new to this..should i use the rogers rom that was in the tutorial just before i got stuck..and how do i clear the cache?
     
  19. vikingisson

    vikingisson Android Expert

    If you've already made it through the steps then you don't need to do it again. Go into recovery mode (home + power) at power up. You should then have lots of options to wipe, flash, partition, etc. You can also mount USB if plugged into the pc in case you need to drop files to SD.

    One of the options is to wipe which is similar to how you do it normally. But you can also wipe the cache etc. After you do that then do the rom flashing steps. don't worry if it takes much longer to boot the first time, the cache is getting rebuilt. At that point you treat it like a new phone and setup as required.
     
  20. egemenbor

    egemenbor Member

    im getting an exclamation mark and the phone next to it when i do home + power which i presume cant be a good thing..

    just to note phone boots fine it just i cant get into the home + power menu
     
  21. vikingisson

    vikingisson Android Expert

    not good. You'll need to apply the RUU again and make sure it completes fully. You don't yet have root or a recovery. However you might go through the instructions and check if you missed a step and might not need to go through all of it again. Maybe you just missed getting root?
     
  22. egemenbor

    egemenbor Member

    i think i might have missed step 19 im still on hboot 1.33.0010..im applying the rogers ruu again...if that doesnt work i might go back to the applying the sapphire ruu and going from there again..

    when im on step 17 after i do the flash image should i be getting some sort of confirmation that its been flashed or do i just get # again..because after i enter the command after like 10 seconds i get # again..

    on step 19..after i select flash from zip then the hboot file it tell me to press menu to complete the installation or press home + back to reboot..when i press menu nothing happens :/

    yeh im still getting the yellow exclamation mark...i dont know what im doing wrong..when i do back and power when turning on the phone it says im on hboot 1.33.0010 again..

    this isnt as simple as that tutorial makes it out to seem :(
     
  23. tsouthen

    tsouthen Newbie

    For what it's worth you can do the following rather than installing Astro just to then install the flash recovery app:
    Code (Text):
    1. adb install flashrec-1.1.1-20090908.apk
     
  24. tsouthen

    tsouthen Newbie

    Can you please let us know how the battery life is once you've used Super-E for a bit? I haven't used CM enough but so far it seems like battery isn't great.
     
  25. egemenbor

    egemenbor Member

    can i do that after i install the the non rogers ruu or do i definatly need the rogers ruu before i can go any further..also the fact that i cant access home+power screen, wont that cause me problems further on?

    im not sure where im going wrong considering there arent that many steps before the rogers ruu part which is really annoying..

    on a side note if things dont work out can i revert back to the rogers ruu with htc sense released back in january?
     
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