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Droid Altonus ICS ROM

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by EManU3LXX, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. EManU3LXX

    EManU3LXX Android Enthusiast
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    People Said It Could Never Be Done...
    They were so wrong...

    Introducing, Droid Altonus. Bringing CM9 to all the people in the world who still use the OG Droid. Featuring new features such as Google Now, Better Ram Utilization, Brand New Custom Made Supercharger Script. This ROM is the newest bad ass on the block.​


    v2 IS OUT! Upgrade now ;)

    1. New Beat Audio GUI in the works (Incorporating into DSP/Rebranding and Renaming as well as adding more resources) DONEEE!!!!
    2. 3 New Kernels, Default kernel is BEAST
    3. New Supercharger BUILT IN! DONE!!!.. kinda ;)
    4. Altonus Media Edition Coming Soon

    Full Specs
    • Google Now (See post #2)
    • Pre Rooted and Busybox
    • OC up to 1000mhz
    • Droid Beats (Thanks to RockoDev)(See Post 3)
    • V6 Supercharger Script incorporated (Thanks to zeppelinrox) (See Post 3)
    • Hidden Sweets :)
    • Working Data (Includes MMS), Radio *Phone Calls* (Baseband C_01.43.01P)
    • Android 4.0.4
    • Trebuchet Launcher
    • Based from CyanogenMod 9
    • Jelly bean or CM9 Boot Animation (See Post 4)

    Known Bugs

    • Bluetooth does not work and will not work for first release. working in v2!
    • Option to reboot to bootloader will not reboot to bootloader works?
    • Format your SD Card thru the system menu, or else the ROM will not read it! Not needed in v2!


    Altonus v2
    Download Gapps

    Installation Instuctions
    STEP 1) Download the files above.
    STEP 2) Boot into clockwork mod
    STEP 4) Flash ALTONUS!
    STEP 5) Reboot Recovery
    STEP 8) Reboot Recovery
    STEP 10) Install supercharger
    STEP 11) Reboot into ALTONUS!
    STEP 12) Choose your boot animation (See Post 4)
    STEP 13)Format your SD Card thru the system menu, or else the ROM will not read it! (not necessary for v2+)


    Legacy Downloads

    Dowload Altonus v1
    Download Supercharger (Neccesary for v1)
    Version 1.1


    OTA Updates are available for Premium Users of Rom Manager.
    Please click here to contact me with any information about bugs, installation errors etc.


    Support team Altonus and EManU3LXX... Please Donate to the cause

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  2. EManU3LXX

    EManU3LXX Android Enthusiast
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  3. EManU3LXX

    EManU3LXX Android Enthusiast
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    V6 Supercharger instructions

    As an added bonus, V6 Supercharger has been built INTO the ROM. The supercharger will always be activated, but due to some technicalities, not all the activated in Altous. If you would like to use the full version of v6, Navigate to the v6 folder using a Terminal Emulator, and Run v6.sh.

    Clarification of Droid Beats Software

    Droid beats does not include any visual settings of any kind. Droid beats only changes the way the system registers the sounds, adding more bass and a bit more treble. The Droid Beats included in Altonus is 100% compatible with DSP Manager, in essence, they are designed to work one on one with each other. Use DSP manager to edit your sound. Don't report beats as a bug. Thanks!

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  4. EManU3LXX

    EManU3LXX Android Enthusiast
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    2 Choices Between Boot Animations

    The boot animation has now been enabled, yet some boot animations WILL CAUSE BOOTLOOPS, so know what you are doing before you flash/move stuff. Two well working boot animations are the Jelly Bean animations, and the CM9. Both are available for download here:

    The download for the Jelly Bean Boot animation is available here:

    The download for the CM9 Boot animation is available here

    The Downloads for the custom Boot Logos are available here (Replace the "M"). Flash these using RFD Lite
    Boot Logos
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  5. EManU3LXX

    EManU3LXX Android Enthusiast
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  6. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    I have to say this is going to be a fun project for me to try out....

    DLing now.
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  7. Installed per directions, so far so good. It seemed to lock up / reboot the first time the setup screen came up. So far I have connected to wifi, and tweaked a few performance settings.

    So far so good!
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  8. EManU3LXX

    EManU3LXX Android Enthusiast
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    Guys thank you SO much for your support! Be sure to PM me with any other bugs etc! OTA updates are available thru ROM Manager ;)
  9. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    I haven't tweaked anything yet, as it was very late. However, question:

    I flashed EXACTLY as described, but when it booted there were almost NO GApps installed. I assume that this is by default b/c of the D1's limited ROM space?

    Other than that I was tickled pink to see virtually the same CM9 that i was running on my BIONIC just a few short months ago. Surprisingly enough, i think that ICS looks better with the default stock Android font that is on our D1s than the stock font used on the BIONIC.

    AWESOME work! Donation coming as soon as I can afford it :p
  10. EManU3LXX

    EManU3LXX Android Enthusiast
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    Thanks alot! I deleted some of the gapps for the zip for that exact reason (they only include market as every time I added it into the rom I would get a boot loop). If you feel I should add them I can lol. The font is called Sony Sketch if you like it. Thanks for the donation by the way. I greatly appreciate it.
  11. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Lol, i actually thought it was the default Android font. /me likey.

    Haven't donated yet, will be at least a couple of weeks, have to pay this semester's tuition today. Also, won't be from this name, but my real name, but I'll try to be creative with the amount so you'll know it is me.

    I know that for a while a few of the ROMs for the D1 used the "official" Android font (Bugless Beast and Black Droid's ROMs come to mind), but this is a smashingly cool font. I might try flashing it on my BIONIC just for S&Gs :p

    Going to try to setup my D1 to use SIP Droid, since it is not activated anymore. Google Voice now tries to verify the phone number on the phone during setup, and since it does not have one, it fails every time. SIGH.
  12. EManU3LXX

    EManU3LXX Android Enthusiast
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    I set mine up using a home phone (online on pc) then I chose that number during the phone setup, just don't forget to turn off "via text messaging app" in the settings or the texts will be sent the the wrong number lol (well wrong phone right number) and to call I use GrooveIP
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  13. fash99

    fash99 Lurker

    You're the best. I can not believe that even in my Droid running ics. I will make a donation to keep you with this great project.

    Greetings from Mexico
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  14. EManU3LXX

    EManU3LXX Android Enthusiast
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    Muchas Gracias! :p I'm Dominican... Hopefully you understand spanish ^_^
  15. chris899

    chris899 Lurker

    Yo tambien soy de mexico y tengo que agradecerte por el excelente trabajo que realizas y las molestias en este equipo por actualizarlo muchas gracias
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  16. EManU3LXX

    EManU3LXX Android Enthusiast
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    De nada mi amigo!
  17. ironmask

    ironmask Android Enthusiast

    Your download links are down right now :( But can't wait to check this out at as well... got ahead of myself and tried your jellybeaner first! :p

    I was able to retrieve the latest version on ROM manager but didn't get the GApps for it.. hmm.. now I guess I will have to push some apps to the phone through ADB to get some more access.. so far this looks great though!! Thanks!

    Update: Instead of a double post..

    So I have loaded v2 from ROM Manager. I have GApps and Supercharge flashed as well. I'm not an expert, but you mentioned for v2 that we would not need to start the Supercharger through terminal.. is this still in effect or will we need to still do it? I have the slightest idea on how to tell if it is running or not.. (hint hint). Seem to be having a little trouble with the browser functioning properly... I am currently only using the wifi for networking.. I don't have this phone activated so not sure if there are any problems there... I also formatted my SD card via CMRecovery as you mentioned... does this natively install and run from the SDExt if there is one available? If not what steps do we need to take to do it? Does it also install apps to the SD card natively?

    Sorry for all the questions... just trying to get a feel of this ROM... you are definitely amazing! I would have never believed ICS or JB would've ran nearly this smooth for the OG Droid.. you will definitely be getting some sort of donation from me once I get my first paycheck or 2 from my new job... I have currently been out of work for 6 months... but WOW! You are incredibly talented amigo! ;)

    Thanks for all your hard work and good luck in your school classes... I am sure you will be doing well!
  18. EManU3LXX

    EManU3LXX Android Enthusiast
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    For v2, use terminal emulator to find it in /system, no need to flash the supercharger... I am making a v2.5 that will load the files automatically, but im having some trouble with some of the files, so that will need to wait a lil bit, but I've tried to get it to run as smooth as possible. And I'm glad people are likin the roms! I passed 1k Downloads WOOT WOOT! lol

    ohh and sorry gapps are all the same for all versions, unless otherwise specified. Btw, I meant to format thru the system menu once the rom was installed, but it's all gud, now your sd card is being used as ram, if you don't want it to be used that way, PM me and I'll get you back up and running without loosing your info.
  19. ironmask

    ironmask Android Enthusiast

    Great! :D

    I've tried the kfazz versions and yours seem to be running smoother for me with less crashes. Can't wait to see your 2.5 release. And also what you have for jellybean in the upcoming days...

    Thanks again... also its great to see this eunn off the SD card as well.
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  20. EManU3LXX

    EManU3LXX Android Enthusiast
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    I;m going to commit most of my time for jellybean as of now, since people are all saying good things performance wise.. expect lots of updates! 2.5 is almost ready btw!
  21. billd

    billd Well-Known Member

    I'm completely new to ROM's and I feel like an idiot.

    I read the instructions:

    I look at "STEP 2) Boot into clockwork mod". It makes no sense to me.

    I search the "Motorola Droid- All Things Root Guide" thread and I find this:


    which contains:

    I put altonusv2.zip in the top level of my SD card. I powered off. I powered back on while pressing X. I get a white triangle with an orange exclamation point next to a picture of a Droid phone.

    It's completely unresponsive. Waited 10 minutes. I finally powered off. At least the power button works if I hold it long enough.

    I haven't used this phone in almost a year. It's running 2.2.3 FRK76. I don't think I ever rooted it. WiFi only obviously.

    Clearly, I missed something. Help!
  22. EManU3LXX

    EManU3LXX Android Enthusiast
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    First, your going to need to download your USB drivers available here

    Next, you wanna download SuperOneClick

    Run superoneclick and root your phone

    Then, download ROM MANAGER from the Play Store (or android store)

    Then open it and press Flash ClockworkMod Recovery.

    It should flash it and now your ready to reboot and Install Altonus. Happy Romming!
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  23. billd

    billd Well-Known Member

    It worked! Thanks!
  24. EManU3LXX

    EManU3LXX Android Enthusiast
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    No problem! :p
  25. billd

    billd Well-Known Member

    Overclocked at 1200MHz, this device is very usable. I wouldn't have needed to upgrade last year if I had had this; though I probably would have had to buy the extended battery, as I'm sure that the overclocking probably drains the battery faster.

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