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Root LG Ally Custom Rom - Dapper Duck Build

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by zacwhite15, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. zacwhite15

    zacwhite15 Well-Known Member
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    ONE MORE BIG THING! this build will format your phone so be sure to backup everything, the reason i did that is because of all the changes i have made too the phone, after this the updates will no longer format the phone.

    **UPDATE**
    hey guys so got some good news, this rom is rooted, has app2sd enabled, /data/app is enabled, custom boot animations, and all sorts of other goodies are enabled on this.
    hope you guys like, its currently on beta 1, its taken me some work to get to this point due to the fact that i bricked my phone god knows how many times :p

    the only thing i haven't done is a customized theme, unfortunately i cannot for the life of me figure out how to do it. but this rom is a good start :)

    Dapper Duck beta 1 - replaced with new version


    btw it was my sons suggestion for the name considering his toddler fascination with ducks :)




    ok guys here is Dapper Duck Beta 1.4
    changes made:
    Added:
    Rom Manager
    Wifi Tether for Root
    Spare Parts
    Launcher Pro 0.7.6.0

    Removed:
    Launcher2

    *i hope you guys like the latest release of Dapper Duck*
    if you have any more suggestions for customization or would like to submit a theme to be added too the rom let me know ill take a look at it and make sure its stable enough for the next release*


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  2. focker58

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    nice job. But i cant ever seem to get the apps2sd to work. whats the swap size and ext?
     
  3. zacwhite15

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    to be honest i cant remember, i built this last night, ill check when i get home from work.
     
  4. savoxis

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    Might I suggest removing socialite visual vm myspace and the others?
     
  5. zacwhite15

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    ok the ext2 is 512mb and the swap is 128.

    also i left the socialite and vvm in there because i know of a lot of people who use those. their easy to remove if ya wanna delete them and replace with your own app though.

    EDIT:
    **also after partitioning my SD card the app2sd does work :)**
     
  6. doihaveto

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    I have tried for the last 3 hours to get the apps to install to the sd where are the settings for it or how do you install the apps to the sd card
     
  7. zacwhite15

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    you have to format the sd card with a fat32 partition (data: ie, pics, etc), an ext2 (for apps), and if you want a swap partition.

    what i did was backed up all my data onto my laptop and formatted the ext2 with 512mb, my swap as 128, and the rest as the fat32 data.

    after all that it will automatically install the apps too the sd card :)
     
  8. doihaveto

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    I worked on it again and did reformat my SD card to 512 and 128 then re installed the rom and started installing some apps from market and they all installed to internal storage even removed the sd card and ran an app just to verify, I hate it but uninstalled until i can get it to work later.

    any suggestions as to what i have done wrong
     
  9. zacwhite15

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    hmm thats weird, all mine installed too the SD Card and wont run unless it is inserted....
     
  10. slatonyam

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    zacwhite15, the save apps to sd card did not work for me either. But I used the apps2sd apk from xda forums and it worked. Here is the link Apps to SD card app - xda-developers

    BTW great rom.
     
  11. Resun

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    Theme files are located in the /system/framework/framework-res.apk. Just pull the apk out, unzip and all of the images should be in the /res/drawable-mdpi folder.
     
  12. yeah but what about using metamorph? that doesnt work too pretty.
     
  13. Resun

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    Metamorph basically does the same thing. Just overwrites the files in the apk. Just need to make a theme compatible with the Ally.
     
  14. getitnowmarketing

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    apps to sd requires that you partition your sdcard easy way is to use my amon-ra recovery. Currently the kernel in the recovery and the stock kernel only support ext2 (no ext3 & ext4) I've recompiled the kernel and will update my recovery with it if you want to use ext3 &4. Your boot.img for the rom must also support ext3 & 4 too.
     
  15. bamaredwingsfan

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    Which recovery system do you need to use to install this? Clockwork or the other one?
     
  16. zacwhite15

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    thanks dude, ill wrap that into my next build, should make things easier for everyone :)
     
  17. zacwhite15

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    also i am going to work on a theme mod tonight, suggestions for colors?
     
  18. Glossy, Iron Manish colors since this is the "IronDroid" lol
     
  19. Vmanisme

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    Dark-ish clear is always a win =D
     
  20. zacwhite15

    zacwhite15 Well-Known Member
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    thats actually what i was thinking, dark-ish clear with either red or blue accents.

    btw, who has tested this rom? is it stable for ya? do you like it? what suggestions would you like to make, like additional apps, etc.... (btw apps have to be free ones, im not going to steal someones hard work, thats just not cool)
     
  21. yeah its stable, pretty good rom i kinda miss the LG Home tho. and there has to be a way to SKIN THAT LG HOME lol because the white is like public toilets and everyone has one and it gets old lmao
     
  22. TPR300C

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    Blue accents PLEASE!
     
  23. Vmanisme

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    Put a skin on a skin? Lol that wont work, I'm running a custom skinned theme right now its actually really fast.
     
  24. zacwhite15

    zacwhite15 Well-Known Member
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    lol, i can understand, lg home was an interesting theme, but i had too many stability issues with it and the thing ate ram like it was candy :p. atleast on my phone it did. i may consider adding it back if i can theme it.

    i will be posting a new build by next tuesday, i would do it this weekend but i have to work 14 hour days.
     
  25. yes it was and it could be ram hungry ALOT, but i had no problems with stability issues unless the drawer opened and closed to fast then it froze. ill play around with the APK and see what can be done
     
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