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[ROM ]--CHARITY--Smoked Glass Themed Version 12 !! Gingerbread 2.3.4

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dew912, May 28, 2011.

  1. Techno Tonis

    Techno Tonis Well-Known Member

    Applied the update... some notes:

    - Physical keyboard still has no backlight (how do I fix this?)
    - 3g drops for me now (didn't have this problem on either 12 or 12.1) reboot fixes the problem.

    Overall, It does run a lot smoother though. About as nice as charity 11 ran on my phone.
     


  2. dew912

    dew912 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I have installed the ROM on multiple droids i own and I have not been able to reproduce the problem with the keyboard lights; try re-installing the ROM, but before you do:

    From the main menu in CWR:
    Wipe data/cache
    wipe cache

    From the mount/partitions menu:
    wipe boot
    wipe system
    wipe data
    wipe cache

    from the advanced menu:
    wipe davlik cache
    wipe battery stats

    then install; or wait a few hours I am going to release an update with a few more bugfixes, 180 degree rotation, and the volume keys will match the direction of the screen - like in youtube if you are holding in landscape you are pressing volume up to the left and the screen shows it going to the right - i changed that
     
  3. dacama

    dacama Lurker

    Loading 12.3 is effectively a new ROM , correct? Meaning it'll wipe my current 12.2 charity rom, rather than an update or hotfix?
     
  4. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

    It will install right over the top of 12.2 unless you wipe data and cache. all settings and apps will remain the same just the ROM will change
     
  5. dacama

    dacama Lurker

    Thanks man!
     
  6. KuroDroid

    KuroDroid Lurker

    I have to say, I've tried five different ROMs in the past two weeks and Charity 12.1 is hands down the most stable and snappy ROM I've used.
    It's not perfect, I've had force closes, reboots, and hangs... but the same thing happened on the Verizon ROM.

    Just to note:
    I've had the issue with the keyboard light not coming on also. I've wiped all caches 2 to 3 times... tried Charity 12, then four others, then Charity 12, and Charity 12.1 wiping after each... dump. Not that I care, I never use the damn thing... but just as an FYI.

    and some questions:
    Does the new ROM have the tweaks outlined in the links below?
    [Script] V6 SuperCharger !! HTK & BulletProof Launchers! FIX MEMORY FOR ALL ANDROIDS!
    [Script][CWM] Increase Read Cache for better SD Card access


    I notice you have the CPU set to 700MHz. Do you recommend using SetCPU or any kind of overclocking software, or is the happy medium?

    ...and some issues:
    This is from a 3x wipe and formatted SD card.

    1. Sometimes when the phone is answered the mic longer works. Speaker phone screen button and Volume rocker is unresponsive... may have to force close the phone app to break the connection.

    2. Music app causes a gap or skip within the first 30 seconds of every song. Never occurred before with same files and works fine in MortPlayer.

    3. Would love to see the camera button work as a play/pause button in the lock screen.

    The last is not an issue but a request... I had to think hard about it. I looked over the feature list and I've been able to successfully do everything on the list. Wifi tethering, wifi hotspot, HBO Go... had to change my build.prop to trick the app into letting the Droid 1 to work and I couldn't directly download it... but it works... very well. It's not bloated, but still gives all the bells and whistles without sacrificing stability. The addition of Smart Shortcuts to LaunchPro's dock swipe feature and SwitchPro Widget to round out the native Power Control, and you have an efficient and flexible UI.

    Just Love It!
     
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  7. dew912

    dew912 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    1: 12.3 update fixed that
    2: Interesting, I will look into it; I can send you the stock/cyan app to try if you PM me. I use the music app on phone everyday (droid=my mp3 player) and i have never had that problem - I suspect the problem you are experiencing has to do with one of the two scripts you applied to the phone. I engineered the ROM so that add-ons as such are not necessary, SD speed is already increased by other means and IMHO memory management in stock gingerbread is awesome - I never have redraws/slow apps using my ROM or most other GB roms
    3: It's actually included in the ROM but i disabled it b/c when you press the camera button and screen is on it pauses/plays music and launches camera app simultaneously; it is not a flawless design so i disabled it until either myself/cyan fixes it. displays same behavior with cyan's rom on my phone

    as for wifi, wired tether works like a charm - haven't really tried wireless tether b/c I've never had luck with it on any ROM on my phone
     
  8. dew912

    dew912 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    as for setcpu, that's up to you; i tested battery life without it on my friend's old phone that does not have a data connection to verizon. After 5 full days on (with very very minimal use) the battery was at 50% I don't think setcpu is necessary. i thought about including a script in the rom that would auto set kernel to highest freq available, but i chose to leave it as is in hopes of better battery life
     
  9. oz73942

    oz73942 Lurker

    I had the same keyboard problem, googled and found a solution.

    Have phone on, slide keyboard open, hit power button, hit power button again, unlock, and lights up.

    I was really pestimistic, but it actually worked. Good luck
     
  10. KuroDroid

    KuroDroid Lurker

    FYI:
    The wireless tether and hotspot are done via the app Barnacle and for the HBO GO I changed the following lines in the System\Build.prop:
    ro.product.model=Nexus S
    ro.product.manufacture=samsung

    This does cause the market to recognize you as a Samsung Nexus S and I still couldn't download it from the market place. I grabbed it from Mobilism.
     
  11. KuroDroid

    KuroDroid Lurker

    Didn't work for me.

     
  12. KuroDroid

    KuroDroid Lurker

    I assume you did this by changing the /system/usr/keylayout/sholes-keypad.kl

    Which key and value did you use?
    key 211 FOCUS
    key
    212 CAMERA
     
  13. Techno Tonis

    Techno Tonis Well-Known Member

    This did not work for me, unfortunately. I will try to do what dew912 recommended later today.
     
  14. Techno Tonis

    Techno Tonis Well-Known Member

    I'm running wireless tether on mine and it works like a charm
     
  15. stonecoldxlh

    stonecoldxlh Newbie

    Dew912, I'm not complaining, at all... this is the best ROM that I have ever run on my Droid ever since I've owned it. However, like Techno and a few others, my keyboard no longer lights up anymore either. I've done everything that you have recommended, but still no lights on the keyboard. I just wanted to let you know, so that you know it's not just his phone that is not lighting up as well.

    -Stone
     
  16. DoAndroidDream?

    DoAndroidDream? Well-Known Member

    Hello. I wish to try this ROM on my Droid but I have never put a ROM onit before. I am rooting using the one click method which I did in order to enable wifi tether to use with my Nook Color. I have put ROMs on my NC before so I do have a little experience.

    My questions are - should I wipe data, cache, etc..? Will I have to reinstall my apps?
     
  17. dew912

    dew912 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Though I still have not been able to replicate this problem on my 2 droids, i found a fix for it - that's why i didn't release the next version yet - expect it in the coming days
     
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  18. Jeffery

    Jeffery Android Enthusiast

    Dew,
    Is there a way you could ad a script for the UA string in the browser like some other ROMs have (CM and SS). I prefer the browser in desktop mode most of the time and it would be really cool not to have to type about:debug and go to settings each time I open the browser. Otherwise, this ROM is working great on my phone and I'm enjoying using it!

    Thanks for you work!
     
  19. dew912

    dew912 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    ok will put it into the next update
     
  20. dew912

    dew912 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    version 12.5
    Charity125.zip

    changelog:

    added 180 rotation (will auto rotate to left and right)
    volume control matches direction of the screen
    keyboard lights fix
    added user agent option to browser
    reverted to gtalk from gingerbread release
    wifi improvements
     
  21. Techno Tonis

    Techno Tonis Well-Known Member

    Btw, I did what you recommended and it worked... for like a split second :p

    Installing this now and will let you know. Thanks, Dew!

    Also, do I need to do a complete wipe - specifically the one you outlined earlier?
     
  22. dew912

    dew912 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    yes that is the safest route
     
  23. bairdi

    bairdi Lurker

  24. KuroDroid

    KuroDroid Lurker

    My worry would be the added memory usage for those who would not want it.
     
  25. zeroibis

    zeroibis Newbie

    He could just use a toggle option somewhere so it only loads if you toggle it on and restart your phone or something.

    Now that all the known bugs are patched I will be installing this today or tomorrow. Finally ready to hop onto Gingerbread from version 11.

    Thanks again for your work on now the 12th version of your rom. The past versions have run great and something I am always showing off to my friends. I am sure that your latest version will be even better :D
     

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