1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Root [International] AOSPA & Custom Recovery - Help me get up to date!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by andy9l, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. andy9l

    andy9l Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    237
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012

    Sep 22, 2012
    237
    41
    43
    Male
    UK
    Basically I'm way out of date, which is unlike me. I'm on WanamLite 5.8, which came out several months ago, and CWM Touch 6.0.2.7. Yep, really outdated.

    I'd like to try an AOSP style ROM, and found Paranoid Android http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1745003

    1. Is this any good? Any significant problems?

    2. Also, what's the best recovery these days? Latest Philz?

    3. When installing a new recovery, I can use my current to flash it, correct?

    Thanks in advance,

    Andy
     

    Advertisement

  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,443
    Posts:
    21,404
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011

    Sep 15, 2011
    21,404
    7,248
    1,443
    Male
    monkey
    Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
    PA is good for features but if im recommending a rom its gona be Illusion Beta 2.1. Its based on CM but has the PA and AOKP features and is sooo smooth and stable. best AOSP rom ive tried.
    Yeah still Philz and yeah flash it through your current recovery bro :beer:
     
    andy9l likes this.
  3. andy9l

    andy9l Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    237
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012

    Sep 22, 2012
    237
    41
    43
    Male
    UK
    Thanks buddy, I'll give it a shot tomorrow. I'll be sure to check out Illusion - haven't come across that yet.
     
  4. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,443
    Posts:
    21,404
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011

    Sep 15, 2011
    21,404
    7,248
    1,443
    Male
    monkey
    Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
    Heres the link mate http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2240137 aparently its two devs from Slim and Liquid Smooth building it from Slim Bean or something. It has Halo, Pie, Dark UI, Privacy Guard etc, most of the features from all the current roms but i think its the kernel that makes it so nice. It isnt overclocable but feels overclocked when u use it :beer:
     
    andy9l likes this.
  5. andy9l

    andy9l Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    237
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012

    Sep 22, 2012
    237
    41
    43
    Male
    UK
    Morning matey.

    So, I spent some time looking at Illusion and it looks good. If you say it's worth trying, I'm happy to give it a shot!

    Just a few things before I end up bricking this beast...

    1. I've got Titanium Backup and have batch backed-up my user apps. TiBackup offers a 'Create update.zip' option for backed up apps. Can I use this, then just flash the .zip through recovery after flashing my new ROM? It seems fast. I would obviously check that the ROM works clean first!

    2. Is this the correct order for getting this update sorted:

    - Save ROM, GApps and latest Philz to sdcard
    - Make a Nandroid now!
    - Flash latest Philz (via CWM Touch)
    - Reboot into recovery (now Philz, not CWM Touch)
    - Wipe data/Factory reset
    - Wipe dalvik/cachce
    - Flash ROM, then GApps
    - Reboot to check we're all good
    - Flash update.zip containing all my TiBackup user apps

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  6. davoid

    davoid Android Expert
    Rank:
     #78
    Points:
    223
    Posts:
    1,801
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2011

    Aug 3, 2011
    1,801
    710
    223
    London
    1. The update.zip that Titanium allows you to create isn't a backup of your apps. It is a copy of Titanium that you can flash from recovery - in case, for instance, you had no internet access and could not download Titanium from the Play Store, you can flash it from recovery and then restore all your apps and data from sdcard once you have rebooted your phone.

    2. That all sounds good; but as I mentioned you don't need to flash update.zip if you have flashed gapps and have internet access as you can download Titanium from Play Store and then restore everything from your sdcard. Nothing wrong with flashing update.zip however - it would save a bit of time. :)
     
    funkylogik and andy9l like this.
  7. andy9l

    andy9l Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    237
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012

    Sep 22, 2012
    237
    41
    43
    Male
    UK
    Thanks for the reply. When I go to 'Wipe data/factory reset', PhilZ is giving me the option to 'Wipe data/factory reset', or 'Clean to install new ROM'.

    Am I better off choosing 'Clean to install new ROM'?
     
  8. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,443
    Posts:
    21,404
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011

    Sep 15, 2011
    21,404
    7,248
    1,443
    Male
    monkey
    Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
    Yeah bro choose that. i think it wipes system though so make sure u flash a rom before rebooting :D
     
    andy9l likes this.
  9. andy9l

    andy9l Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    237
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012

    Sep 22, 2012
    237
    41
    43
    Male
    UK
    Well I had a problem installing, my fault of course! Luckily the devs saved me on this one by preventing the install of an AT&T ROM on my i9300! Rare for me to make mistakes like that, but I got lucky this time. Ended up just downloading the correct i9300 on to my SD card and going from there in PhilZ. Worked perfectly.

    Thanks for recommending this ROM. Honestly haven't had this much enjoyment out of my phone for months. So many features I've been unaware of for months! I got too settled on 4.1.2, I didn't realise how easy it was to restore my apps with TiBu/Google.

    Glad I made the jump, and glad you recommended Illusion to me. It's the first night of course, so we'll see how it goes over the next week - but I've had zero problems so far under very heavy usage. Fully recommend the ROM to others.

    Not sure I'm a fan of Halo/PIE, but I'll try to get myself onto it!

    Edit: The animations are amazing (not sure if this is ROM/kernel related). No matter how hard you push it, the animations stay smooth - dare I say it, as smooth as iOS.
     
    funkylogik likes this.
  10. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,443
    Posts:
    21,404
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011

    Sep 15, 2011
    21,404
    7,248
    1,443
    Male
    monkey
    Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
    Lol nice one man glad you like it. Are you using the kernel that came with it? The kernel does seem pretty special.
    Yeah i played with halo n pie but ended up disabling them.
    Have u put a theme on it yet?
    I also like the Dark UI option to make the google apps black :)
     
  11. Yatezy

    Yatezy Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    113
    Posts:
    592
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012

    Sep 10, 2012
    592
    254
    113
    You all need to embrace Halo :D
     
  12. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,443
    Posts:
    21,404
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011

    Sep 15, 2011
    21,404
    7,248
    1,443
    Male
    monkey
    Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
    You need to "say hello to halo" lol. Or "say hell no" in my case :D
     
  13. andy9l

    andy9l Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    237
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012

    Sep 22, 2012
    237
    41
    43
    Male
    UK
    Yeah the stock kernel that comes with Illusion. Not even sure what it is, but it's very good.

    I'm getting quite poor battery life with 'Android OS' taking up a good portion of it - more than 'Screen' which is worrying. I'll look out for future updates. It's not awful though, I'm at 60% at 11 hours.

    I love the Vanilla Android look, so no special themes installed at the moment. That said, I've spent a lot of time in the ROM interface settings and have got everything just as I want. Love it.

    Thanks again mate, excellent recommendation.
     
  14. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,443
    Posts:
    21,404
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011

    Sep 15, 2011
    21,404
    7,248
    1,443
    Male
    monkey
    Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
    The included "KLP" theme is pretty sweet i think but i love Cobalt Inferno from playstore :)
    Yeah ive lost bout an hour average battery life since leaving TW behind but i still get a good 4hrs screen on time when browsing or even streaming vids :cool:
     

Share This Page

Loading...