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Root [ROM] SS 4.8 - More Statusbar Options - Music Controls Incl. BT

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by PhilosoRaptor, Sep 23, 2010.

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  1. PhilosoRaptor

    PhilosoRaptor Well-Known Member
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    http://ssandroid.freehostingcloud.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=800&sid=174e8023d04ca5559e8fa0f604180d0d

    Ripped from linked page:

    New Stuff

    Again, most of the effort went into Tools. The highlights:

    1. STILL no compcache. I understand a few of you are interested in it - but my opinion is that it is overhyped. Seems the only potential benefit is for redraws, which should be much better now, esp. with ADW. It is taking too much of my time for the perceived benefit, and right now I'm at a brick wall.

    2. NEW kernels. No changes that I have made; but just a new pull from AOSP with my normal OC changes. I do not have a comprehensive list to publish of what has changed. I'm just trying to keep up-to-date [​IMG]

    3. Bluetooth controls all should work now - let me know if you find otherwise! On vacation I ran 4.8 and my Moto ROKR's worked perfectly. Also you now have the ability to also hide the bluetooth icon, even if active. Find this in statusbar options.

    4. You can now toggle the extended media controls on/off with the screen off. Do this by longpressing the camera button for at least half a second (same action as opening camera app when phone is not locked).

    5. You can now choose pretty much ANY custom color now, rather than be limited to only what I provide in the menu. In addition, you even have access to an ADVANCED color picker (code credited to Keith Wiley).

    6. I am not sure this will help with the Wifi dropping issues; but there is a new option in my Tools you might want to check out [​IMG]

    7. The delete scripts have been upgraded; not only are new apps there (ie. Gmail), but they do a complete cleanup now. So when the next Goggles update comes, and you get the dreaded 'failed to update' - go into Tools, Scripts, delete Goggles. Reboot. The market install should now work.

    8. Camera issues, as well as Exchange email issues, should be resolved. Let me know if you find otherwise!

    9. All system apps (ie Google) should be up-to-date from the market.

    10. Screen lag on any of the launchers should be improved! That being said - I really do recommend another launcher. I'm partial to ADW - ADW.Launcher v1.1.5 standalone Application for Android | Productivity, VERY small memory footprint. It is also now an option in RM, which also installs an 'mvadw' script. If you DO use another launcher, use my tools to DELETE the stock Launcher2 (it will back up to SD). Otherwise, it will still take resources even though you don't run it.

    11. You can now control your tunes (Media Player, Pandora tested) while the screen is off! Longpress volume up/down to skip tracks. Camera shutter (hardpress) to pause/play. Camera shutter (longpress) to toggle the extended media controls on/off.

    12. Google fix for Pandora (all streaming AAC) included - this is NOT the hack that disabled stagefright; this has FIXED stagefright

    13. Ability to change the carrier text to whatever you want! Should not affect any other apps.

    14. Now when you 'delete' system apps, they are backed up to SD. So just in case you want it back .. you can get it back [​IMG] Oddly enough, when this script finishes it attempts to make the system partition readonly again. For some of you this causes a hang, and in the UI it ends up with an FC. I do not yet understand why only a few have this issue ... all necessary actions SHOULD have taken place however.

    15. rstapps has had a few fixes - you should see no FC's while restoring, or much less than the past. Also, there is a fix to prevent future market update errors (ie. insufficient storage).

    16. Extra low dimness now available. Check out Settings -> Display (tweaked to not go QUITE as low as 4.7 did; further customization to follow here)

    17. OTA patch capability - I can now push out updates to all phones running my ROM. Everything EXCEPT a full ROM update. That is better left to you or Rom Manager. But any other updates, including patching APK's, I can now do automagically [​IMG]:) ALSO NEW - normally everytime you enter Tools, it checks for updates. You can now turn this off. It will STILL check for updates once after each reboot, but not again until a reboot, or you turn the option back on.

    CAVEAT: If you are running SPR the process cannot be fully automated. You will get to recovery but it will say update failed. You will need to mount the SD card, the newest zip needs to be renamed to update.zip. Unmount, go back and 'allow update' and then install update.zip. Reboot.

    18. Chrome To Phone now included

    19. Bypass lockscreen option added in Tools

    20. MORE things to hide in the statusbar - alarm clock, cell signal, 3g signal, battery, adb, usb, bluetooth. I have heard you all ask for being able to customize images themselves. I will get there [​IMG]

    21. All options (ie scripts) selected in Tools are remembered, at least until a reboot.

    22. I'm told I don't promote this enough - you can change pretty much ALL colors in the statusbar, ON THE FLY. No reboot, no xml hacking.

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    I've been solely on SS since 4.4, so I'll be installing this shortly. Post any issues you all have here (as if you need me to tell you that ;)).

    Enjoy.
     

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  2. anderson620

    anderson620 Well-Known Member
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    Have been very excited to use this but unfortunately I am getting continual force closes. Every time I open the market and at startup. Very random processes, too. Even after a full wipe. I also tried fixing permissions, but to no avail.
     
  3. PhilosoRaptor

    PhilosoRaptor Well-Known Member
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    Weird. I've been on it since yesterday evening and the only FC I get is when I try to set a custom color for the LED notification.

    I installed with ROM manager and did a full wipe (restored with the rstapps script). Maybe try off there if you have it..?
     
  4. anderson620

    anderson620 Well-Known Member
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    Might as well. Now that you mention the FC with notifications, I noticed that, too. I'll let you know how it goes.
     
  5. EAK128

    EAK128 Well-Known Member
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    No FC for me and been running it off and on since yesterday. No issues what so ever and runs fast and smooth. I would say definite improvement from 4.7. I'll see how the battery holds up and if any issues arise over the weekend.
     
  6. VeryApe

    VeryApe Well-Known Member
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    WooHoo! I thought today would be another boring Friday, then find a new SS ROM. Chevy is the man!
     
  7. mihalich

    mihalich Well-Known Member
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    Anyone know what the Tunneling option is for when downloading the new kernels?

    Not sure what that turns on or off.

    Thanks,
    Joe
     
  8. digdug1

    digdug1 Well-Known Member
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    i asked chevy this once in another forum and he told me if you dont know what this then you dont need it:rolleyes: i still am not sure
     
  9. anderson620

    anderson620 Well-Known Member
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    Tunneling is used for VPNs a far as I know. I've never had any need for it, though.
     
  10. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member
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    I was debating on whether I should try this on Bugless Beast....I never doubt Pete on his work, but the customization that's in these ROMs built from source has me spoiled rotten. It's so convenient for me. I may try BB later, but I think I'll be flashing this now....
     
  11. mobrienjr

    mobrienjr Well-Known Member
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    I have been running this rom all day long and I am loving it. I will try BB v 0.5 in a few weeks to see if the problems that I was having is fixed, but so far SS 4.8 is awesome on my phone
     
  12. inssane

    inssane Well-Known Member
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    Can anyone compare this to UD8?
    I ask this now, but will have answered my question in a few hours or less. :)
     
  13. mobrienjr

    mobrienjr Well-Known Member
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    I personally can not, but compared to Lithium Mod and LFY 1.6 this is way above those roms. I have had no redraws on LauncherPro, w/ Lithium Mod and LFY I would have a redraw after I played angry birds, or pretty much any game.
     
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  14. k00ey

    k00ey Well-Known Member
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    Currently running BBv5 but backing up now and going to try this. Loving BB but I'm also a fan of Chevy's so I have to get this one a try :)

    Will report back to see how I'm liking it
     
  15. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member
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    In all honesty.....this ROM is faster to me. It may be different for you, but I like it more at this point. UD 8.0 is built off of FRD I think.....the latest is FRG isn't it?
     
  16. coled91

    coled91 Well-Known Member
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    pretty sure frd is the latest
     
  17. k00ey

    k00ey Well-Known Member
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    Both SS and UD are built from the latest source. FRG22D
     
  18. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member
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    Ok thanks for confirming. All of these developing between Droid and Captivate has me confused a bit. UD 9.0 is on it's way from what I heard....It'll be here soon. When that comes....idk what I will do. Chevy' SS or UD.....tough tough one.

    I will try and port NexTheme to this buildon Monday....
     
  19. I had same problem with led notification (custom color) did a fix permission with rom manager did reboot seems to be working now..but love his roms partial to being a chevy fan
     
  20. anderson620

    anderson620 Well-Known Member
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    can anyone tell me the script to re-associate google search to the search button? Had to remove through tb to install update and need to get it to work with the button again. Thanks!
     
  21. PhilosoRaptor

    PhilosoRaptor Well-Known Member
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    Hmm, tried fixing permissions in ROM manager and with Chevy's script in Chevy No1 tools. Still get FCs every time with custom colors. Not a big deal for me, but I'd still like to give everyone notice.
     
  22. EAK128

    EAK128 Well-Known Member
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    No issues at all that I could find. Battery held up pretty well, pretty much on par wit BB.5, LFY1.6 and Sapp1.1.1. So far after playing around with SS and BB over the weekend I am liking SS a little bit better on my phone. Just runs smoother and a little faster, but by a very tiny margin.
     
  23. Hummm. Not know what to tell ya there!
     
  24. mobrienjr

    mobrienjr Well-Known Member
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    is anybody having issues w/ setCPU...it FC'd on me everytime I start it up
     
  25. EAK128

    EAK128 Well-Known Member
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    It would happen to me on BB0.5, just uninstall from the market and reinstall it again. That would fix it for me.
     

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