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Root [ROM] : HTC Hero Cronos Ginger 2.2.4 (Android 2.3.3)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TheBuzz, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. TheBuzz

    TheBuzz Newbie
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    I think this could be fine ;)
    I'm testing it and it's really great!
    Go flashing Gingerbread on your Hero guys! :D

    Note: Please reboot after any flash you do. This is very important.

    How to flash Cronos Roms:
    1. Wipe
    2. Flash ROM
    3. Boot to full ROM.
    4. reboot to Recovery.
    5. Flash Hot Fix (If any)
    6. Boot to ROM.
    7. Reboot to Recovery.
    8. flash kernel (If any updates)
    9. reboot to ROM.
    10. Reboot to Recovery.
    11. Flash GAPPS
    12. Reboot.

    Ok to enable Buggy On/Off animations in this build:
    1. SpareParts: Enable both and put on Normal.
    2. Menu -> Settings -> Display -> Animation = Show All.
    3. CM Extra -> Display -> Rotate 180 = enable.
    4. CM Extra -> Display -> Rotate Screen On and Off = enable.
    This should work. If not reboot.

    12 June 2011 | Cronos Ginger 2.2.4 WiFi Fix (Kernel Update):
    Fixed WiFi Disconnect issue.

    Release Notes
    08 June 2011 | Cronos Ginger 2.2.4
    Updated CM Extra to latest.
    Updated to latest Sources. (AOSP + CM).
    Added DSPManager.
    Added ThemeChooser.
    Added Notification Bar Widgets back.
    Added WiFi Boost.
    DeOdexed Compile.

    04 June 2011 | Cronos Ginger 2.2.3_P1
    Support for Vector Maps.
    Fixed corrupted boot animation.
    This is an update Patch ONLY (No wipes needed!)

    03 June 2011 | Cronos Ginger 2.2.3
    Fixed JNI Bug.
    Cleaned a Bogus htc core framework permissions entry.

    02 June 2011 | Cronos Ginger 2.2.2
    Fixed libwebcore exception.
    Updated to latest Android 2.3.4 Sources.
    Tweaked Build Environment.
    Added new EVO kernel, compiled with my private optimized toolchain.
    Changed kernel configuration to drain less battery.
    Fixed SDCARD issue: Corrupting Filesystems.
    Enabled Screen On and Off.

    23 May 2011 | Cronos Ginger 2.2.1
    Tweak audio APIs for better compatibility.
    Fixed draw texture when loadTexture() is called.
    Performance of toHex() improved.
    sdcard improve insertion notification on Gingerbread.
    Ninepatch tweaks for better interop
    Switch to SkSafeUnref for better portability
    Fixed Bogus WiFi Garbage in xml's from an old patch of mine.
    Updated to latest AOSP Sources.
    Better Bluetooth Support.
    Lock home in mem included.

    Full release notes: http://www.cronosproject.org/release-notes.txt

    27 April 2011 | Cronos Ginger 2.1.0
    Fixed SU.
    Reverted toolchain back to 4.4.3.
    27 April 2011 | Cronos Ginger 2.1.0
    Updated to latest AOSP/CM sources.
    3G/WiFi priority Fixed.
    Added Cronos Wallpaper collections to default Launcher.
    Added more DalvikVM Heap jumps in CM Extra
    Changed WiFi Policy to not disconnect while in sleep mode.
    Tweaked lowmemorykiller configurations in init.rc and hero.init.rc
    Enabled more kernel options to stabilize Battery usage.
    Enabled android powertop support.
    Added VM dirty_writeback_centisecs.
    Better libsensors (Sensor Sensitivity)
    Re-written a lot for liblights:
    Changed notifications alert blinks.
    22 April 2011 | Cronos Ginger 2.1.0
    Reworked on my private 4.4.4 toolchain.
    Sources have been fully compiled on my 4.4.4 toolchain.
    Included Orriginal HTC Hero Battery Calculation.
    Tweaked GPS. (Let me know how it is going.)
    Tweaked Brightness Stability.
    RGB Reverted.
    Included latest "Leaked" Music Player.
    Removed MIUI Camera.
    Added Default Camera.
    Included EVO3 Kernel:
    Tweaked Cronos Governor Configuration.
    Tweaked Kernel lowmemorykiller.c
    Changed strict init.rc lowmemorykiller configuration.
    Will not kill as fast anymore.
    Better memory utilization.

    10 April 2011 | Cronos Ginger 2.0.1
    Added Default Phone App with In call menu.
    Repatched EGL.
    This is an update patch only! No wipes of any kind needed.

    09 April 2011 | Cronos Ginger 2.0.0
    Resampler optimization routines properly patch.
    TextView.setText memleak fixed.
    SW renderer of Stagefright move on to draw stage after the initialization.
    Fixed isValid() Software EGL Rendering seg fault.
    Default WiFi sleep policy added.
    Added sdcard tweaks.
    Removed Default Camera.
    Removed Default Music Player.
    Added MIUI Camera.
    Added MIUI Music Player.
    Changed some compile optimizations.
    Faster GUI Animations.
    Updated to latest CM Extra. (By CM Team)
    Integrated latest CM source updates. (By CM Team)

    23 Mar 2011 | Cronos Ginger 1.9.5
    TextView.setText memleak fixed.
    OOM Error encoding images
    Fixed contact data updating

    Release Notes
    21 Mar 2011 | Cronos Ginger 1.9.4
    Fixed Launcher Menu (more) Replication Bug.
    Bugs: Heavy Graphics Load System Crash. (Library Exception)

    20 Mar 2011 | Cronos Ginger 1.9.3
    AccessibilityManagerService death notifications proper clean up.
    Removed dead store : core/java/android/os/BatteryStats.java Patch2.
    Improved shutdown speed.
    revert PIXEL_FORMAT_RGB_565 (By Nadlabak)
    Improved Camera preview format.
    Gralloc Mem Leak Fix.

    17 Mar 2011 | Cronos Ginger 1.9.2
    Updated to latest source updates
    Included New EVO kernel.
    Added cifs module.
    Compiled it deodexed now.
    Changed some compile optimizations.
    Bug fixes of DRM framework
    Removed dead code with no other effect than consuming battery life.
    float values equality checks : core/java/android/webkit/WebView.java.
    Updated to latest CM Extra.
    Removed dead store : core/java/android/os/BatteryStats.java
    frameworks/base: Fix for force close during rapid FF of cetain midi clips
    Runtime inclusion of services in the SystemServer with overlays
    Fixed memory leak in PreferenceScreen.
    Removed strict lowmemorykiller configuration.
    Should be nicer to battery life.

    14 Mar 2011 | Cronos Ginger 1.9.0 Patch 1
    Reverted init.d scripts.
    Reverted gps.
    Added new EVO3 Kernel. (Changed some configurations)
    Fixed A2SD for some users.

    13 Mar 2011 | Cronos Ginger 1.9.0
    Updated to latest Sources.
    Added new EVO3 Kernel.
    Fixed Volume Key handling. (nadlabak)
    Added DSPManager Again.
    Patched libfreetype for better rendering of fonts.
    Changed animation speeds to be a bit slower. (Nicer to look at)

    Download CG-2.1.0:
    MD5SUM: e80d02b0904525420cf74cacba431e91
    SHA1SUM: 81a0a954b398697603f37b0ebe131cb7e0aa6382
    SHA256SUM: 922c5eeeefd117509fba39af433f5970ae14692d7a575e166203031707a1121f

    Latest GAPPS Light 4:
    http://www.dt-jg.com/gapps-light4_.zip (Thanks keefo)
    http://lathund.dyndns.org/public/androi ... ight4_.zip (Thanks Hund)
    GAPPS Mirror (Thanks NetGhost)
    http://cronos.bertol.de/gapps-light4_.zip (Thanks Bertol)
    Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites!

    Download full gapps:

    And...... if you want...... Here you can download a "Radio Update" the version is "" :)

    CGK-2.6.29-EVO3 #4 Kernel
    24 Mar 2011 | CGK-2.6.29-EVO3 #4 Kernel
    EVO3 = Experimental Performance Kernel.
    Added SMB and CIFS Support.
    Added EXT4 Support.

    P.s.: In my opinion every rom, with Zeam Launcher 2.9.6 (30may2011), is more powerfull ;)

    And if you want your "theme chooser" app more complete, let's enjoy this web page :)

    Take care...

    And here we are...... only for you my two different main desktop with HoneyBread Theme....
    The first one is under Zeam Launcher, the second under HeLauncher (pretty nice, it has Sense, Froyo or Ginger syle..... my SenseLike is cool eheheh)
    Than... Honeybread with Mr.Home launcher ;)

    Attached Files:


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  2. pat515hk

    pat515hk Lurker


    I just installed the Cronos Ginger version 2.3.2. but can't open wifi table hotspot. Would you tell me how to setup wifi table hotspot?


  3. pat515hk

    pat515hk Lurker


    I just discovered some problem, I try to call my phone that can't receive telephone song. moreover the call turned to message. After I try more times also can't change event. Would you tell me how to setup.


  4. pat515hk

    pat515hk Lurker

    Would you the wifi table hotspot software? if it have where can be download? but I dont want to wireless tethering. My phone is hero


  5. jared1234

    jared1234 Well-Known Member

    So seeing as I've become a big stickler for stability, does anyone else have any opinions on the cronos gingerbread Rom?
  6. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42

    Well, apart from 1.3, which was very unstable, I've not had any issues lately.

    I wouldn't say they're as good as froyo roms yet though.
  7. jared1234

    jared1234 Well-Known Member

    Good to hear cheers for that. I'm good with my elelinux froyo until a stable 2. 3 comes out
  8. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42

    Updated to version 1.5.0:
    Fixed USB Tethering.
    Smoother GUI.
    Removed memory reservation for phone app.
    Left green charge led activated on 90%.
    Fixed: Charge low % Bug?.

    --> http://www.cronosproject.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=790

    Since Freeyo is updating this all the time, I've removed the version number from the title Buzz. I'll also update the links/changelog in the OP as he goes.
  9. jared1234

    jared1234 Well-Known Member

    Cool good idea
  10. jared1234

    jared1234 Well-Known Member

    Seems to be pretty smooth, fast and lightweight. However i have noticed some bugs and a few FC's and the new voice search feature is AMAZING...when its working, seems to get stuck sometimes.

    Impressed with the rom and gingerbread.

    I did notice on the Cronos Project site that they offer some pretty cool boot loader animations.
    I understand that one does not apply these as .zip but to place it in an internal folder on the sdcard.
    Also i read somewhere that the folder to place the file in may change depending on the rom.
    I want to DL one but can someone please clarify where i would place the boot loader file with Cronos ? and do i un-zip the file and place the contents in that folder or just place the .zip file in there?

    cheers =)
  11. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42

  12. jared1234

    jared1234 Well-Known Member

    Damnit Xyro a new patch already!!!!!! i cant keep up man...lol, i barely have time to tweak everything before i gotta wipe and reflash...lol
  13. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42

    I skipped a version too :p
  14. jared1234

    jared1234 Well-Known Member

    Have you figured out what to do with the SetCPU app since the 2.3 roms seems to come with some sort of a CPU govner in the CM settings>preformance>CPU settings.

    I haven't loaded it yet because im not sure how it will affect everything.
  15. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42

    I've just stuck with SetCPU. When it first appeared, the CM settings version seemed a bit buggy and unreliable, so I just stuck with what I knew.

    It certainly won't hurt to use SetCPU in stead.
  16. TheBuzz

    TheBuzz Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Really sorry guys, I was away for a week ;)
    In my opinion, the 1.6.0 version (Android 2.3.3 based) was pretty nice. Stable and fast. With Zeam Launcher it works good ;)
    Now I'm going to flash the 1.7.0 release.
    Cronos Ginger is the best Gingerbread ROM for Hero now.

    p.s.: from 1.3.0 to 1.4.0 and to 1.5.0 and 1.6.0 I've NEVER wipe data... just only one time a wipe dalvik and everything was perfect!
  17. TheBuzz

    TheBuzz Newbie
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  18. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42

    Yup, I've not wiped between updates in quite a while either, which is unusual for me. No problems so far.
  19. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42


    5 Mar 2011 | Cronos Ginger 1.8.0
    Fresh full clean Sources (Again..)
    Fixed Battery Icon
    Fixed WiFi/3G Bug.
    Unlocked Android 2.3 Audio effects for Music Player.
    Removed DSPManager.
    Patched libfreetype for better rendering of fonts.
    CM Extra updated to latest version.

    --> Cronos Android, Android on Steroids! • View topic - HTC Hero Cronos Ginger 1.8.0
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  20. jared1234

    jared1234 Well-Known Member

    So i would Flash the new release first and then just wipe dalvik?
    Wipe dalvik and then flash?

    And just dalvik? not cache?

    this should help in not having to re-tweak everything...hm wish i knew this earlier


    =P @ Xyro lol
  21. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42

    Boot to recovery, nand/nand + ext backup, wipe cache, wipe dalvik cache, flash the zip and reboot.

    Also, make sure to repeat the process for every zip you flash; you should be rebooting between each one.
  22. jared1234

    jared1234 Well-Known Member

    Right,i know how to flash but what I was wondering was the process if your coming from another version off the same rom.like the buzz said so that I don't have to re-tweak everything
  23. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42

    That's what I said in my post :) If you wanted to do a full wipe, you'd do a factory reset along with the other wipes too. Without that factory reset, you're only wiping the two cahces and don't lose any data.
  24. TheBuzz

    TheBuzz Newbie
    Thread Starter

    With 1.8.0 release is VERY RACCOMANDED to wipe data/factory reset because there's a lot of changes and applications can crush.
    With old versions I had NO PROBLEMS flashing without wipping ;)

    The 1.8.0 is amazing! :D
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  25. jared1234

    jared1234 Well-Known Member

    Bahh, lol ok thanks guys i will just do a full wipe for 1.8

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