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Mods for the Samsung Avant

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Masterchief87, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Masterchief87

    Masterchief87 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Updated 3/14/2016
    Here are some small mods I have put together for the Samsung Avant. The Knox & CarrierIQ Remover is something I made from scratch Just for the Samsung Avant. The AOSP apps I just made into flashable zips for easy installation.

    [1] Knox & CarrierIQ Remover
    This zip will completely remove all Knox and CarrierIQ apps from Avant stock roms.
    it doesnt matter whether you have the T-Mobile or MetroPCS version or which firmware you are using. Just Flash the zip in recovery.
    Download:http://www.mediafire.com/download/hjuv24mv8pn5145/Avant_Knox_&_Carrier-IQ_Remover.zip

    [2] AOSP Browser
    This zip will install the AOSP Browser with Google bookmarks Sync.
    Download:http://www.mediafire.com/download/s2iap1m1jkxravf/Avant_AOSP-Browser.zip
    ***Side note about AOSP Browser***
    If you just did a factory reset and are going to install the AOSP Browser you need to let the phone boot normally at least once then go back into recovery and flash the zip to install. If you have already installed the AOSP Browser and later need to do a factory reset for whatever reason, you will need to uninstall the AOSP Browser before you do the reset. Here is a small zip that does it for you.
    Download:http://www.mediafire.com/download/5w4i50dia2a3nxm/Avant-AOSP-Browser-Remover.zip
    If the automatic Google sign in fails and then the app force closes see post #13 for fix.

    [3] CM11 DSP Manager & Apollo Music Player
    This zip installs Apollo and DSP Manager along with the lib file needed for DSP Manager to work properly.
    Download:http://www.mediafire.com/download/wlxqem7ppaengaf/Apollo-&-DSP-Manager.zip

    [4] CM11 AOSP Keyboard
    This zip installs the keyboard from CM11. The only issue is that swipe doesn't work.
    Download:http://www.mediafire.com/download/8f88056e84aq6qz/CM11_AOSP_Keyboard.zip

    [5] CarbonROM AOSP Keyboard
    This zip installs the AOSP keyboard from CarbonROM. It is identical to the CM11 AOSP keyboard except it has a darker, almost black, color scheme. The only issue is that swipe doesn't work.
    Download:http://www.mediafire.com/download/kiv299kbwg03uiu/CarbonRom_AOSP_Keyboard.zip

    [6] Modified TouchWiz Launcher
    This mod was made by XDA Senior Member tp2215 and I'm just posting a link to make it easier to find.
    Link to XDA Thread:http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=55549617
    ***Side note about Modified Touchwiz Launcher***
    If you haven't already deodexed your ROM you need to get rid /system/priv-app/TouchWizHome.odex or else the new launcher will just crash. You can rename it to TouchwizHome.odex.bak, delete it, or move it to your SD card.

    [7] Flashable Bloatware Remover
    See POST #33 for info, screenshots, and download link.


    I am not responsible for thermonclear war, the death of your pet, or anything that may happen to your phone. You are choosing to flash these at your own risk. I have tested all of these on my own Avant before uploading and sharing them.

     


    #1 Masterchief87, Nov 12, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2016
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  2. Best Answer:
    Post #62 by dfuse06, Jun 9, 2015 (1 points)
  3. rootinghaven

    rootinghaven Android Enthusiast

    DSP didn't work for me at all
     
  4. Masterchief87

    Masterchief87 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Works fine for me. I just had to check for myself. It works fine with the Apollo music player. Did you enable it in settings? You have to go to settings/sound/music effects
     
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  5. rootinghaven

    rootinghaven Android Enthusiast

    I did that it keep forcing closing
     
  6. Masterchief87

    Masterchief87 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I don't know what's going on then. I just downloaded Apollo & DSP from the link I posted, installed them, enabled DSP in settings, and it worked without any problems.

    It shouldn't matter but are you installing them normally or as system apps?
     
  7. rootinghaven

    rootinghaven Android Enthusiast

    Yeah I download it normally and install it but it keeps force closing
     
  8. Rob22445566

    Rob22445566 Member

    Masterchief87, is the DSP-Manager you posted here for Samsung phones only?

    I have an LG and I'm trying to find a working DSP Manager for it.
    Thanks,
    Rob
     
  9. Masterchief87

    Masterchief87 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    It turns out that the problems with the DSP Manager were caused by a missing lib file that is necessary for it to work properly. It works now and you can actually hear the difference.
     
  10. Masterchief87

    Masterchief87 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    It should work for almost any device running android 4.x with root and a custom recovery but I cannot say for sure.
     
  11. ricki13th

    ricki13th Well-Known Member

    Wow the carrier IQ and Knox removal made my phone feel smoother. Not bad the phone just needs a stable rom and I will be set, thank you.
     
    #10 ricki13th, Apr 18, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2015
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  12. codyedmonson

    codyedmonson Android Enthusiast

    CM browser keeps force closing, it gets passed the automatic google sign in and then force closes.
     
  13. Masterchief87

    Masterchief87 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    That's strange. I'm gonna try n see what's up.
     
  14. Masterchief87

    Masterchief87 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Sometimes the automatic Google sign in causes problems. Try this, clear cm browser's data and disable it then re enable it. Then launch the app and as soon as it starts the automatic Google sign in press the back button. This will stop the automatic sign in and you should then be able to sign in manually(optional) and use the browser without problems.
     
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  15. Masterchief87

    Masterchief87 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Did my suggestion work?
     
  16. Masterchief87

    Masterchief87 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Updated the op with a side note about the cm11 browser
     
  17. ricki13th

    ricki13th Well-Known Member

    It works on my phone but I had sync off when I did it tho
     
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  18. Masterchief87

    Masterchief87 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I am now working on a flashable bloatware remover which I will soon be adding. I've already made one but I think it removes a little more stuff than some people would like so I'm removing some things from the list of apps to remove.
     
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  19. HeaT

    HeaT Newbie

    Browser is a little laggy for me but works fine. The CM11 Keyboard, swype doesn't work. Is there a way to get it working?
     
  20. Masterchief87

    Masterchief87 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Swipe is something I don't use so I didn't know there was a problem with it. I'll see if it's something I can fix
    -edit- Honestly I'm stumped. I tried adding some lib files that I thought might be needed and I only succeeded causing a bootloop.
     
    #19 Masterchief87, Apr 18, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2015
  21. HeaT

    HeaT Newbie

    Alright I appreciate you trying =) Anything new with the Bloat Remover?
     
  22. johnnyl1111

    johnnyl1111 Android Expert

    Modded TouchWiz launcher just crashes.
     
  23. Masterchief87

    Masterchief87 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    That's strange it never gave me any problems. What exactly are you doing when it crashes?
     
  24. johnnyl1111

    johnnyl1111 Android Expert

    Flashed it and tried to choose it and it just fc's never launched at all
     
  25. johnnyl1111

    johnnyl1111 Android Expert

    I'm on metro avant with kernel from slim rom. Maybe that has something to do with it.
     
  26. Masterchief87

    Masterchief87 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Did you try going into settings/application manager and clear data for touchwiz home
     
  27. dfuse06

    dfuse06 Android Enthusiast

    I haven't tried it tell me more about?
     

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