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    Default [Odin][Rom][6/20/11]AC's Altered Beast **Alpha 5** EE4 based

    [INFO]THREAD INDEX:
    POST #1 = ROM info and download
    POST #2 = How to extract a compressed file
    POST #3 = Directions on flashing odin written and visual
    POST #4 = TroubleShooting
    POST #5 = Credits
    [/INFO]
    [WARN]Android Central, jt1134, nor myself are responsible for modification done to your phone. This includes, bricking, exploding, spontaneous combustion, or it running away with your significant other!!!
    [NOTE]
    EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS TO jt1134 FOR DEVELOPING THE FIRST VOODOO KERNEL. NOTE I WAS NOT INVOLVED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS KERNEL.
    [/NOTE]
    This Rom is SUPER ALPHA so do not tell me that you want this or that give me a chance to work on it please.[/WARN]
    [Note]
    This ROM is fully Deodexed, but only Partially debloated as time goes on i will keep debloating deeper and deeper.

    List of thing to do:

    ED2 update
    Full Deodex
    Full Debloat
    Black Status Bar
    Dark themed Market
    Dark google search
    Change Colors on touchwiz theme (Work in progress but accomplished)
    Remove touchwiz launcher
    Replace Launcher (Launcher Pro for now)
    Quickboot app (to boot into clockwork)
    AOSP unlock screen (courtesy of nitsuj17)
    Accurate battery mod (courtesy of nitsuj17)
    Clockwork recovery (Modified by jt1134 )
    Voodoo ext4 lagfix (courtesty of jt1134)
    Dark Angel USB Mod
    Themed Dialer
    Themed Swype
    Altered Beasts Themed Dock and Icons
    Transparent notification pull down
    Animated text notifications
    Power button boot options[/note]
    [INFO]THIS IS THE GOAL TO WHAT THIS ROM WILL LOOK LIKE, IT IS NOT THERE YET SO DONT ASK WHY IT DOESNT LOOK LIKE THIS PLEASE




    HERE IS A VIDEO FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ASK IF THERE IS LAG
    [/INFO]


    Altered Beast Alpha 5 (to be flashed in CWM) this does not contain a kernel but is a full system flash not a patch


    [info]Change log 6/20
    Hulu
    voodoo control app
    alot of themeing by gunner and myself
    new tv shutdown animation that i modded up
    charging fixed
    aosp launcher themed up by me
    Teamnew widget added
    Androphile wallpapers added
    icons added to /system/icons may need ES explorer or root explorer to get to them

    For those of you who dont know how to use clockwork there is plenty of info on this site, otherwise wait till tonight or tomorrow and i will be opening a new altered beast thread as this one is cluttered[/info]


    Patch update to altered_beast_4.1.1 (to be flashed in CWM)
    For instructions on how to flash with clockwork--> http://forum.androidcentral.com/char...-5-2011-a.html
    Download Altered Beast 4.1.1

    [INFO]Change log: 6/7/11
    Menu options carbon fiber removed
    Other touchwiz **** colors removed, More to come
    Please all thanks to gunnermike53 for his hard work in themeing this he spent hours with me (poor guy) working on getting this done. If possible throw him a donation so he can get a charge and make themes for us.

    Apps added:
    Crutch.apk (allows downloading of previously unsupported file types)
    Appwidgetpicker.apk (stacks widgets when there is multiples sizes or options)

    [WARN]
    Also if you are having problems with the theme, please take and post screenshots otherwise it is very hard to see what you are experiencing. Help us help you [/WARN] [/INFO]



    [INFO]Change log: 5/31
    themed quickpanel
    themed swype
    themed menu and popups
    Accurate battery
    Please all thanks to gunnermike53 for his hard work in themeing this he spent hours with me (poor guy) working on getting this done. If possible throw him a donation so he can get a charge and make themes for us.

    shutdown animation added
    Also thanks to Jaekar for helping me out with the shutdown animations

    [WARN]If you are already running voodoo this may disable it on boot so listen to her voice, simply scroll to voodoo and select enable lagfix when you reach clockwork for the first time, after you hit enable lagfix you can reboot and it will convert again.

    Also if you are having problems with the theme, please take and post screenshots otherwise it is very hard to see what you are experiencing. Help us help you [/WARN] [/INFO]

    [INFO]Change log: 5/27
    Clock fixed
    Voice input fixed
    Partially themed
    Flying windows added[/INFO]

    [INFO]
    Change log:5/26

    Calendar fixed
    Visual voicemail fixed
    Dark Angel USB mod made
    Carbon fiber quickpanel added[/INFO]

    Hulu Patch: (Flash with clockwork)
    AlteredBeast_Hulu_patch.zip


    apks : (move to /system/app folder then reboot your device)
    Calendarprovider.apk
    VVMservices.apk
    DeskCradle.apk
    GoogleCalendarsyncAdapter.apk To fix Calendar problems
    Clock app ( now stop complaining about it )
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    Extracting a compressed file (ex. zip or rar)

    1.) Download and install Winrar HERE

    2.) Locate the compressed file you would like to extract


    3.)Right mouse click on the file icon a drop down menu will appear , select Extract Here


    4.) You will then see a progress pop up window that will appear then when completed will close itself


    5.)This will leave an extracted file in the destination folder

    Congrats you have successfully extracted the compressed file it is now ready for use
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    To install ODIN packages on your device
    1.Download and install drivers on your computer HERE
    2. Next you will need to download the Altered Beast zip file from post #1 which will be extracted and placed in the PDA section of ODIN:
    3.) You will need to download the ODIN application tool found here ODIN or ODIN MIRROR
    4) Extract the Altered Beast zip file to get the .tar.md5 file
    5.) If your phone is plugged into your computer, unplug it now.
    6.) If your phone is not powered down, power it down now.
    7.) Remove battery from phone.
    8.) Launch ODIN on PC.
    9.) Plug USB cable into phone.
    10.) Plug your Droid Charge into the PC via the USB cable that came with your phone.
    11.) Press and hold the volume down key until (approx 3 secs) you see a gigantic yellow triangle on your phone, and your phone will be in download mode. The first thin rectangle in the upper left of the ODIN applicate should also turn yellow and identify a com port. You can now release the volume key.

    12.) Click on the PDA button in ODIN

    Triple check that you pushed the PDA button. Do NOT click the Phone button prior to continuing to step 13. If you choose Phone, you will have bought your Fascinate a one-way ticket to hell.

    13.) Find and double click on the Altered Beast .tar.md5 file you downloaded & click the Start button. (This should take approx 3 to 6mins)
    14.) Phone will power down when finished.
    15.) Close ODIN, remove USB cable from phone, reinsert battery, power on phone and let ROM fully load.
    [TIP]It may boot into stock recovery simply Press the home button to reboot
    It is also advised to wipe cache partition while you are in recovery [/TIP]


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    [INFO]Visual Instructions [/INFO]
    First you must download
    Odin v1.3


    Once odin is downloaded open it, its an executable file so when you open it you will see the following :



    Once this is up, do the following
    -Remove the battery from your Device
    -Plug in the USB cord
    -Hold down the Volume Down button until you see a big bright triangle on your screen , underneath it will say Downloading and beneath that it will say Do not turn off target



    At this point you will see one of the boxes in the corner turn yellow, letting you know there is a connection, it will look like this


    after you are connected you want to hit the PDA button, NEVER PHONE, phone will erase your modem and you will have trouble connecting after that at all.


    when you click the PDA button a pop up will appear and you will need to select the file you would like to flash and then click open



    now you will see the file appear in the PDA window ,, with connection made and the file in the PDA window, you may now hit Start



    Once you hit start this process Should take approx. 5 mins if you are returning to stock . shouldnt take any less time than that and not much more. So dont start freaking out at min 2...(wait till min 7) lol

    If you are flashing a Clockworkmod file it should take approx 7seconds.

    once it is completed you should see the following window:




    Once you have reached this screen it is safe to unplug , put your battery in and boot up..
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    Trouble Shooting

    Odin application displays one of the following in message box OR Odin is locking up in the middle of the process
    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 0)
    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
    Resolution
    90% of problems associated with Odin are due to communication between phone and computer

    • Reboot your computer
    • Redownload the odin package
    • Use USB ports in the back of the computer, if you already are use a different port
    • Make sure you did not forget to remove battery from phone (Should be out the ENTIRE process)
    • make sure Odin is the only application running and Antivirus is DISABLED
    • If you are using a laptop make sure its plugged in also find the nearest desktop and try from there

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    After failed flash with odin upon power up the following is depicted on the screen

    SOFT BRICK


    Resolution
    First off DO NOT PANIC. there is a simple solution, just remove the battery , plug the phone into the computer, press and hold volume down and it will enter download mode. Please review all the steps oulined in this thread and try and flash again
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    Default CREDITS

    • AC Member drewwalton19216801 for assistance deodexing
    • AC Adviser Paul627g giving instructions on themeing
    • AC Moderator Ragnarox for overall advise on Roms
    • AC Super Moderator gbhil for assistance on pushing deodexed folders to system without clockwork
    • XDA Developer jt1134 for developing the Voodoo Kernel
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    Thanks guys. Going to flash when i get home.....
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    Great news! I can't wait to go home for lunch and try this one!
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    You guys are amazing. I can't freakin' wait for this to be further developed. Great job guys!!
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    im glad i took a day off today, flashing now..
    thank you!
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    Ahh...Altered Beast, one of my favorite games of all time, looks like it will be an awesome ROM, nothing but the best from DroidX, gonna wait till you get this thing debloated, after running custom roms fully debloated i just cant stand the sight of all of the bloatware. Keep us updated and thanks for all of your hard work to the Fascinate community
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    installed vodoo version but lost root

    EDIT: ran gingersnap and phone rebooted still no root
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    Is this for the fascinate or the charge?
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    this is for the charge, but im sure the instructions were taken from the fascinate but it should be the same
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    Quote Originally Posted by asenduk View Post
    installed vodoo version but lost root

    EDIT: ran gingersnap and phone rebooted still no root
    so i just woke up , im going back to sleep and saw this,,,interestingly enough i checked with my computer and i have root , but when i try to use a root app its denied, no worries hang with it awhile its all early
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    Quote Originally Posted by dablitzkrieg View Post
    Is this for the fascinate or the charge?
    Charge , i just meant for Jaekar to check it out not post it lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by DroidXcon View Post
    so i just woke up , im going back to sleep and saw this,,,interestingly enough i checked with my computer and i have root , but when i try to use a root app its denied, no worries hang with it awhile its all early
    yes, 1526 Quadrant score is enough for me to not think about root at the moment
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    Nice job DroidXcon! Looks like you got it all together and working

    Get some needed rest and when your ready I'll help get you rolling in the right direction on some theme work and maybe even some mods I mentioned to you that should port over easily.

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    Does anyone have this rom downloaded i need mirrors as my server is down and im at work
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    Quote Originally Posted by DroidXcon View Post
    Does anyone have this rom downloaded i need mirrors as my server is down and im at work
    uploading now...

    (voodoo version)
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    Quote Originally Posted by asenduk View Post
    uploading now...

    (voodoo version)
    thanks bro
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    You sir are a gentleman and a scholar
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    I'll try and find a spot to host it, and could definitely guinea pig the ROMs for ya if you need logs or anything... well once I get back from Europe.
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    Glad to help!
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    If anybody wants to know why the server is down, here is the message I got from tech support:
    ~/subdomains/droidxcon/httpdocs/ has been disabled by changing its permissions to 000 due to using the majority of the server's upload bandwidth for the majority of the day. If the traffic is legitimate you will need to upgrade to a VPS. If you are being spammed you will need to implement anti-spam measures. Please do not restore file permissions without taking action to resolve this issue.

    Alexandru L
    Here are the technical details:

    Available Monthly Bandwidth: 102,400 MB
    Used Monthly Bandwidth: 488,879 MB

    See the problem? We are working on migrating to a new server/host, so bear with us. We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.
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