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    Default [Rom] BACKfire Alpha 5.2

    Bummed out by the lack of development for the CDMA Wildfire S, I took matters into my own hands. I decided to port Jerryscript's incredible Optimus V rom, BACKside, to the Wildfire S. I used Simonsimon34's SStock for the base. The result is BACKfire. This is still an alpha, but is getting close to beta status. My wife currently uses this as her daily driver.

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    Current status: Alpha 5.2
    Added Bobz WFS v.3 kernel (Up to 864Mhz)
    Added a2sd support (No need for Link2sd)
    Added VMRoms app

    Confirmed working...
    data, sms, calls, wifi, gps

    Non working...
    camera, camcorder, YouTube (audio works, no video)

    Untested...
    bluetooth, headphones


    DISCLAIMER!!!!
    Neither I nor Android Central can be held responsible if this rom bricks your phone, trashes your data, spray paints your dog, gets you fired, or moves to Mexico with your girlfriend. Any of your actions are ENTIRELY your responsibility.

    Installation instructions....
    Download to your sd card
    reboot into recovery
    make a backup
    make a backup (just making sure you heard me...)
    wipe cache, dalvik, data, boot, and system
    flash the rom
    flash gapps
    reboot
    wait (can take several minutes)
    once booted and signed in, from the homescreen do the following:
    menu-settings-cyanogenmod settings-performance-ok-cpu settings. To prevent damage to your cpu, change the min to 480, and the max to 787. I'll have more sane defaults set in the next build.
    Open the play store and install A2SDGUI (will be included in next build) then run it and select "apps on sd" and "dalvik on sd"
    reboot
    Enjoy!

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    Last edited by brotherswing; 08-15-2012 at 03:41 PM.
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    Alpha .3 is in the works. Planned changes, fix broken su; change to JMZ's kernel (he rocks!); remove BACKside updater app, add HTC FM tuner, VMRoms app, and DHoT boot animation app; some stability tweaks.

    thus he spake.
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    Someone asked me how I got root on this phone, so here's a link to the guide I followed.

    http://androidforums.com/showthread.php?t=480954

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    Default Re: [Rom] BACKfire Alpha 0.2

    Hey there, lost my Optimus V so I picked up a Wildfire. I tried installing this ROM but it gets to the boot animation screen and just replays it over and over. Tried wiping and reinstalling but it does the same thing. Could it be that I'm using TeamWin's recovery instead of CWM? If so can you link me to the most current CWM Recovery for the wildfire, thanks.
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    I had that happen the first test flash. I had to flash it twice to get it to boot. The next build is almost ready and will be much better. I honestly recommend waiting for that one.

    thus he spake.
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    If I go wildfire this'll be nice

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    Then you'll be pleased to know Alpha 5.1 is smoking fast and stable. Major update drops in the next two days.

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    Yeah the internal speaker of my ov died. Time to find another phone and the wildfire looks damn good

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    Galaxy S3 (d2vzw): CM11
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    Check the OP...

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    Default Re: [Rom] BACKfire Alpha 5.2

    So is this for CDMA? I need an new ROM before I throw this thing out the freak in' window. I'm already s-off, rooted, cwm, etc....just never got around to flashing because everything is GSM. Please tell me this isn't.
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    This is absolutely for CDMA only! I have an update for it I need to post, give me a couple of days and I'll update the OP.

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    Default Re: [Rom] BACKfire Alpha 5.2

    Quote Originally Posted by brotherswing View Post
    This is absolutely for CDMA only! I have an update for it I need to post, give me a couple of days and I'll update the OP.

    sent from here to there...
    Yea I noticed you stated CDMA in the OP. However, I couldn't get past the white HTC screen. Flashed 4-5 times...Tried wiping in between, tried reflashing without wiping, nothing. Idk if its because I'm on the USC version or not. Do you think the update will help that? Thanks man, I'll be watching this thread...desperate for a ROM.
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    Default Re: [Rom] BACKfire Alpha 5.2

    I haven't abandoned this rom. I'm rebuilding it from source, to address numerous issues. Stay tuned...

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    Default Re: [Rom] BACKfire Alpha 5.2

    any update? id like to install it, but need a working camera!
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    Default Re: [Rom] BACKfire Alpha 5.2

    Quote Originally Posted by LanceEpicSprint View Post
    any update? id like to install it, but need a working camera!
    This had been on the back burner, but don't worry. The camera will never function on a pure cm7 build, the drivers just don't exist. However, I have a new project in the works for your phone. It's a cm7/sense hybrid, mostly cm7 with just enough sense framework for the drivers. I've seen similar builds for the gsm variant of the Wildfire S, so I know it can be done.

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    Default Re: [Rom] BACKfire Alpha 5.2

    Quote Originally Posted by brotherswing View Post
    This had been on the back burner, but don't worry. The camera will never function on a pure cm7 build, the drivers just don't exist. However, I have a new project in the works for your phone. It's a cm7/sense hybrid, mostly cm7 with just enough sense framework for the drivers. I've seen similar builds for the gsm variant of the Wildfire S, so I know it can be done.

    Thus he spake
    This would be a dream rom
    P.S. great idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycustom21 View Post
    Yea I noticed you stated CDMA in the OP. However, I couldn't get past the white HTC screen. Flashed 4-5 times...Tried wiping in between, tried reflashing without wiping, nothing. Idk if its because I'm on the USC version or not. Do you think the update will help that? Thanks man, I'll be watching this thread...desperate for a ROM.
    Simonsimon34's base is most likely virgin mobile based.

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    Yes, I'm building these roms specifically for my wife's phone so everything I've done for the a510c is VM.

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    Default Re: [Rom] BACKfire Alpha 5.2

    Quote Originally Posted by brotherswing View Post
    Yes, I'm building these roms specifically for my wife's phone so everything I've done for the a510c is VM.

    Repensum Est Canicula
    What's the good word on this Rom?;:thumbup:

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    Default Re: [Rom] BACKfire Alpha 5.2

    Pretty much it's as good as it will ever be. I'm working on Spitfire right now. I may concoct a CM9 build for it, development for that has actually surpassed CM7. Keep an eye for the next few months, particularly after January 3rd. I'll have more time to work on all this then.

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    Default Re: [Rom] BACKfire Alpha 5.2

    Quote Originally Posted by brotherswing View Post
    Pretty much it's as good as it will ever be. I'm working on Spitfire right now. I may concoct a CM9 build for it, development for that has actually surpassed CM7. Keep an eye for the next few months, particularly after January 3rd. I'll have more time to work on all this then.

    Repensum Est Canicula
    Thanks for the info, i will be keeping an eye on your development!! Enjoy the holidays!!

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