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  1. ardchoille

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    I have been using android devices since the g1 was released. I rooted most of them and ran custom ROMs. For the past few months I have also been creating themes for ROMs, so I'm no stranger to modding.

    I have flashed a few AOSP ROMs and really like what they provide but I'm having problems that I can't seem to fix.

    Here's what I do when flashing a new ROM, these steps have worked on all Sense ROMs that I have tried:
    * Wipe data/factory reset
    * Wipe cache
    * wipe Dalvik cache
    * Flash ROM
    * Reboot

    I've tried the above steps with the below ROMs from both Amon_Ra and ClockworkMod recoveries. I never have any problems with Sense ROMs.

    CyanogenMod 7
    Opinion: Loved it
    Problems I couldn't solve:
    * 4G never gets enabled upon reboot despite enabling it before rebooting. 4G always gets enabled after rebooting on Sense ROMs - 3G is slower than dial-up in my area
    What I tried: Toggling 4G manually and rebooting - no joy

    Kings UNleashed GB-R3
    Opinion: Loved it
    Problem I couldn't solve:
    * Upon reboot after flashing lots of apps force close and nothing happens when I tap the android to set up the phone
    What I tried: Fixing permissions in recovery - no joy

    Salvage Mod 1.2.1
    Opinion: Loved it
    Problem I couldn't solve:
    * Upon reboot after flashing lots of apps force close and nothing happens when I tap the android to set up the phone
    What I tried: Fixing permissions in recovery - no joy

    Evervolv
    Opinion: Loved it
    Problem I couldn't solve:
    * Upon reboot after flashing lots of apps force close and nothing happens when I tap the android to set up the phone
    What I tried: Fixing permissions in recovery - no joy

    I never get the apps force closing on CM7, but having to manually re-enable 4G is annoying enough to keep me off of this nice rom.

    I would really like to run one of the above ROMs if I can get these problems solved. Does anyone have any advice about fixing any of these problems on any of these ROMs? Is there something special one needs to do before/when flashing an AOSP ROM?
     

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    Check to see if the apps are moved to SD on some ROMs but not others.
     
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    Apps aren't moved to SD in CM7. I can't check the others because the phone won't let me do anything except reboot. I can't tap on the android to begin setting up my phone because it won't do anything due to all of the force closes.
     
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    I've read in more than one thread that sometimes GB ROMs don't play nice with a card formatted in Froyo, though I've never encountered that particular glitch. I would try backing up the SD to a PC, format the card in Amon with a 512 ext3 partition (for apps2sd), restore the card, then reflash the GB ROM.
     
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    Hmm.. never thought of that. I'll give that a try today. Thanks for the tip.
     
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    Np, but I've never had that issue, so I can't speak to the validity, or if it will actually solve your problem. One more thing to try, though, might be a format all util. Here's a link to the Kings GB ROM, where you'll also find Kings Gapps and a utility that you flash to wipe all caches and format your ext3 partition:

    Free File Hosting Made Simple - MediaFire

    Good luck.
     
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    I'll try Kings, but I am using Calkulins clear temp and Calkulins format all.. They sound like they do the same thing. I'm trying the SD card partition right now so I'm hoping that works.
     
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    Well I installed Evervolv again and it's all working.. everything. So I'm guessing the problems were due to permission issues. It didn't really matter which gingerbread ROM I installed because I plan to theme the entire ROM.

    Big thanks to uminchu for the tip about partitioning the SD card for gingerbread!

    Now the fun part.. theming the entire ROM :D
     
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    You're very welcome. I've gotten a lot of help from some very cool people here, and I'm happy to help when I can.
     
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    Can you shoot me screen shots w/ your theming Ard???
     
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    Well, after taking apart framework-res.apk and SystemUI.apk (gingerbread theming packages) there doesn't look to be much to theme. What I wanted was the original orange button highlights that were on my g1 but it looks like I don't need to do that now. I guess Google hasn't changed much between Cupcake and Gingerbread. The only thing I need now is a gingerbread dock and that took me 2 minutes to make (attached to this post). Kinda glad too, I really didn't look forward to messing with the .9.png files, lol.

    This is why I wanted an AOSP ROM, no manufacturer skins.
     
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    Agreed manufactures kill the UI, I use to love Sense but then I flashed an AOSP ROM.
     
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    Awesome. Your attached picture didn't come out. Photobucket?
     
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    I only attached the dockbar I made, I'm keeping the standard AOSP gingerbread look.
     
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    OIC, cool beans. Be sure to shoot me some screenies from the finished product!
     
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    Here ya go.. pure gingerbread :)

    [​IMG]

    I'm running the Evervolv ROM and don't think I'll be changing anything, it looks great. Here are more screenshots of Evervolv.
     
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    Looks good! Keep it up!
     
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