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Supernexus Jelly Bean Rom for SGS2 by Faryaarb

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Calvo1, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. Calvo1

    Calvo1 Android Enthusiast
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    Hello All,

    I'd like to introduce the Supernexus Jelly Bean Rom created by Faryaarb over on XDA

    After being wowed by my old Neat Rom Lite V1.2 I thought with Sale going on holiday I'd look for something else to play with. I'm pretty darn glad I did.

    I stumbled across this absolute beauty after initially intending to go for Cyanogen Mod 10, I read the reviews of the Supernexus Jelly Bean Rom and the feedback was really positive.

    So, using the latest Siyah 4.01 release I made a Backup of my daily Rom then transferred it as my secondary Rom. A full wipe, data and cache, on my primary before the install was a must.

    After install a nice Galaxy Nexus Screen welcomed me and a few moments later I was up and running. The first thing I noticed was the slick Jelly Bean animations when opening and closing apps. It's not Buttery Smooth but it's certainly not far away.

    This Rom is pretty bare (its supposed to be) with things such as quick toggles in the notification bar missing but there are apps in the market to help you along and, hopefully, in the comments following this topic if people are interested enough

    Anyway, I thought the best way to describe this Rom would be to record a video. If you think there is a slight lag then that is definitely not the Rom its the excellent app I recorded the video with (screencast)



    Hopefully that tickles some of your fancy. I wasn't sure what people would want to see so it's just a little taster. I have had no problems whatsoever with this Rom its a joy. Put it this way I have just deleted my second Rom....

    All tweaks for battery can be made through ex tweaks. All Google apps work flawlessly. I've had the the Supernexus Rom on for 3days now and no complaints.. One thing I did do was was install Apex as the Stock Rom Launcher just lacked a few features but this is AOKP.

    I'll post the content of the Rom and the link to the thread now....

    Ill come back and edit this post properly soon as I'm doing this on talpatalk

    Hope you guys enjoy.. It's worth it

    UPDATE 1
    Ok so Ive let my batteery run to zero a few times and last night was the first night I tested the Deep Sleep. As you can see the results are pretty impressive for a Jelly Bean Rom....I could have made this better if I had turned of my data connection

    UPDATE 2
    OK so as you can see from above I started the day pretty early and have used my phone as normal. I would say I'm a moderate user during the day...... Not bad I think you'll find



    As long as my phone lasts 9-5 I'm usually happy so this is very pleasing for a Jelly Bean Rom.... Obviously a lot of credit would also have to go to Gok for his Siyah but as you can see it does work as a daily Rom

    System Details:
    * Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 (JRO03L - Android-4.1.1_r4)
    * Latest CM Kernel
    * All Jelly Bean Features and Apps (Nothing excluded from AOSP)
    * No Visual Changes!
    * Stock Jelly Bean Look and Feel
    * This will turn your Samsung Galaxy S II into a Jelly Bean'ed Galaxy Nexus 

    ROM Features:
    * Fully Deodexed
    * Zipaligned APKs
    * Rooted (Super SU)
    * BusyBox Installed
    * No 3rd Party App
    * ZERO Bloatware
    * Official Jelly Bean Bootanimation (From Official Nexus S Android 4.1.1 Factory Image)
    * Init.d Support
    * Bash & Nano Support
    * Native SIP/VOIP Support
    * OpenVPN Support
    * EXT4 File System Optimizations
    * Boot Animation Performance Enhancements
    * Galaxy S II Device Settings as an App
    * Extended Power Menu (Reboot, Recovery & Download Options)
    * Powerkey Camera Shutter (Click Power Button To Capture Image/Video in Camera App)
    * Device Hardware Information (Settings>About Device>Hardware Information)
    * T9 Dialer Functionality (Smart Dialer)
    * Landscape Dialer Support
    * Increased Tab Limit in Stock Browser From 16 To 64
    * Huge APN & SPN List
    * Tweaked Progress Spinners Values (Silky Smooth Loading Spinners)
    * Allowed Any File-Type To Be Downloaded
    * Allowed Installation Of Apps From Unknown Sources By Default
    * Disabled Data Roaming By Default
    * Improved Scrolling Cache
    * Reduced Boot Time

    Known Issues
    * Not butter smooth but still nice
    * Found one ? Report it.

    * Clockworkmod Recovery (CWM)/Any custom recovery
    * Wipe if coming from any other ROM

    * Copy Google Apps and SuperNexus ROM to your internal SD Card
    * Enter Recovery
    * Do a Wipe/Factory Reset (Necessary if coming from a different)
    * Flash SuperNexus ROM
    * Flash Google Apps
    * Reboot your device!
    * Voila! 

    Link to thread

    Thanks to Faryaarb for permission to post this. I'll add more content and updates at a later date.


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  2. Calvo1

    Calvo1 Android Enthusiast
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  3. ZR160_MAJ

    ZR160_MAJ Well-Known Member

    I have noticed you have Beats on there how you get that? Battery!!! how sooo good on your phone will need to try it on mine. I havent had a flashing fix in a while lol

  4. Calvo1

    Calvo1 Android Enthusiast
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    I stumbled across a zip file on XDA and just went for it... Ill try and find the link for you.

    Yeah really pleased with the battery life. It's the same as my last ICS Rom. As long as it gets me through a days shift in work I'm happy.

    I'll post back with the link to beats audio if I can find it again mate

  5. Calvo1

    Calvo1 Android Enthusiast
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    There you go mate, can I just say that this edits the drivers on your phone so I recommend a back up 100% I'm not sure how much difference it makes I didn't test before I installed it.

    Also I feel my headphone audio is a little quieter than normal but I'm not sure if that's my senheiser headphones on the way out or my phone...

    Make a back up then flash this and you will be fine... Even if it's just to look like a badass with the logo in your notification bar ha
  6. caloyzki

    caloyzki Android Enthusiast

    hi, may i know what is the use of this beats, sir?
  7. Calvo1

    Calvo1 Android Enthusiast
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    It is a new music product that is supposed to offer a more high definition sound to your music. Ideally you would need to have the Beats Headphones to go along with it. I think the HTC One came packaged with it included.

    Some say its a gimmik, some say you can reproduce the effects by using the equalisers in Poweramp for example.

    Me, I just think its cool as sh*t telling people I have Dr Dre Beats Audio on my Jelly bean Galaxy S2 [​IMG]:party:
  8. caloyzki

    caloyzki Android Enthusiast

    i see, if i am gonna install this, is there any settings to change for this app? and which music player do we need to use? we can use just the stock music player with this beats settings or something?
  9. Calvo1

    Calvo1 Android Enthusiast
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    As Ive said above mate, make sure you do a back up as this changes the drivers in your phone and when you run through the set up, it tells you not to uninstall.

    Its not an app as such, you cannot access it and change settings, once installed you cant change it. Ive heard uninstalling may cause problems but I cannot confirm that.

    Im not an expert on the Beats App but I can find you a link to more information when I get home from work my friend.

    Until then I would hold on.

  10. Calvo1

    Calvo1 Android Enthusiast
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  11. simes6600

    simes6600 Well-Known Member

    i tried the resurrection rom aokp JB, it was impressively smooth, but had some flaws which made me go back to Neat.

    1. if you got an sms when listening to music, music stops

    2. no way to change lockscreen wallpaper (without third party widgetlocker etc)

    3. internal and external SD's are changed to SD0/1 so its useless with the likes of isyncr.

    4. battery life was ok, but def below par of AOSP ICS.

    any testers of *supernexus" have any of the above issues?
  12. Calvo1

    Calvo1 Android Enthusiast
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    All right mate let's have a look

    1. Music stops and the notification sound comes through but then it restarts

    2. I can't see a way in the settings menu to change the lock screen wallpaper but ive never done it that way on any Rom, ive always used Quickpic

    3. Yes mate you are correct the SD Card is changed to SD01 etc

    4. Battery has been fine for me. Admittedly I turn auto sync off for large parts of the day.... And I don't have as many apps downloaded since I wiped to install this so maybe that is helping. Good battery life for me is lasting 9-5 with having about 50%left. Obviously this changes for other people.

    I've tried Resurrection Remix and in my opinion this is much better. If there's anything else you would like to know mate fire away
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  13. hippityhop

    hippityhop Member

    Just wondering how is this rom compared to CM10? Especially battery life?

    Also, assuming it's based on CM10, do I have to full wipe?
  14. Calvo1

    Calvo1 Android Enthusiast
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    A full wipe is recommended yes, transferring your normal Rom to use as a secondary Rom makes this a lot simpler.. All you do is reboot to recovery... Go to dual boot options... Copy 1st Rom to 2nd then after about 5 minutes it will copy over, then go back to the first menu in recovery then do a full wipe.. I've found If you boot up your second Rom all your data is still there.

    Battery is good for me using Ironass's battery saving tips and changed the kernel mode to battery in extweaks

    I can't compare to CM10 sorry I've never installed it
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  15. Calvo1

    Calvo1 Android Enthusiast
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    So a "sort of" review is meant to be unbiased yes?

    Well today I've had a couple of apps force close, GO SMS, Stock Browser, and Google Maps.. A quick wipe of dalvik cache fixes this. The audio volume is also too low, I fully understand that there may be issues like this installing a Rom that is based on something that isn't even released for the SGS3..

    It's still my daily Rom and I really like it, it is fantastic. But what's the point of a review if all you do is talk about the good things.

    These issues are mentioned in the FAQ and are known, I just havent experienced them until today.

    I'm really looking forward to build 3 as I'm sure these niggles will be sorted.

    Still no denying the class of this Rom its genuinely superb.

    If you compare the views and comments to this Rom and Resurrection Rom, it's amazing how under appreciated this Rom is, it is absolute dynamite if you want Jelly Bean

    How long does a reboot take- 60 seconds? I can deal with that
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  16. ZR160_MAJ

    ZR160_MAJ Well-Known Member

    I am also looking forward to build 3. I too have the issue with volume not reaching the high levels it used to. Mine takes less to reboot lol. As for the ROM its FREAKING AMAZING lol

  17. Calvo1

    Calvo1 Android Enthusiast
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    I'll have you a reboot race.... I have dual roms so may hinder or favour
  18. ZR160_MAJ

    ZR160_MAJ Well-Known Member

    I dont have two roms lol. I have noticed since ics that facebook rapes the battery even when it on in the background. Any ideas why?

  19. simes6600

    simes6600 Well-Known Member

    go into settings in the facebook app and change the update interval to something less battery consuming. i think its set to check every hour by default.
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  20. Calvo1

    Calvo1 Android Enthusiast
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  21. gordo01

    gordo01 Lurker

    I love this rom. Alot more so than CM. I have been using it for a week now. Although i do not get the battery life shown but i think thats a hardware issue with my phone as i get poor batt life regardless. Although it isnt smooth i get the odd freeze i find it still smoother than ISC official. Cant wait for the newer builds. I would recommend this to anyone looking to flash a JB rom
  22. hippityhop

    hippityhop Member

    Could you tell us the reason why you like this rom more than cm?
  23. sntaylor

    sntaylor Android Expert

    As some one who has just recently flashed cm....I second this query!

    Do you use dolphin browser? If so does it work properly, tried the Andy x jelly bean and cm10, both cause the tab bar to remain static instead of disappear!
  24. gordo01

    gordo01 Lurker

    Hi, Im not the big of a techy person. I find that it runs so much better. When I had Cm installed i had the overheating issue constantly even with the phone on standby. I had alot of crashing with like facebook etc. CM kept randomly inverting my colours i had to keep restarting the phone and this was me NOT selecting the option in the menu. I use stock browser. Im sure the Tab bar does disappear. The jelly bean animations are great notifications are brilliant. I can read full text messages etc. and Google Now is brilliant i dont even use the google site anymore.

    I came from CM9 btw so not tried CM10 sorry should have mentioned that.
  25. ZR160_MAJ

    ZR160_MAJ Well-Known Member

    Im waiting for build 4 maaaaaaaan

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