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  1. nerdyperdy's Avatar
    Just got an email from AC saying Chrome Browser just got beta released to ICS devices.

    I want it and I know a lot of people do to, just not people on ICS, so how do we get it?

    I know the framework is totally different, but there's gotta be a way to get it...along with the Browser+(ICS browser but with added mods to make it better).

    Any help or info?

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    02-08-2012 12:15 AM
  2. firehak's Avatar
    I have the apk, but you can't even get to the setup process. Just wait for the to add backwards support.
    02-08-2012 12:31 AM
  3. nerdyperdy's Avatar
    I have the apk, but you can't even get to the setup process. Just wait for the to add backwards support.
    You think they will?? I've been waiting for Chrome on Android FOREVER..lol

    Can you enlighten me as to what is invloved in porting an app for Android?

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    02-08-2012 12:35 AM
  4. firehak's Avatar
    Can you enlighten me as to what is invloved in porting an app for Android?
    Lots of things. More specifically for Chrome, finding every function called to the 2.3.6 onward framework, adding it into our framework, adding the ICS holo light theme to GB 2.3.6 to put it in the simplest terms possible. Even if some were to take on those huge tasks, you have to remember that there may be functions in the new framework that are completely non-existent to previous frameworks, not just renamed or updated. It's a lot more complicated than copy pasting new functions into old frameworks. Even after all functions are brought back, what of the old ones that rely on the framework's old structure? You may be breaking everything to make Chrome work. It is complete trial and error. The more Chrome relies on ICS, the more and more it would be required to bring backwards compatibility to it. That's not to say it's impossible, but, it's much more favorable to wait for Google themselves to bring compatibility. It does sport a "beta" tag, after all.
    02-08-2012 01:54 AM
  5. nerdyperdy's Avatar
    Lots of things. More specifically for Chrome, finding every function called to the 2.3.6 onward framework, adding it into our framework, adding the ICS holo light theme to GB 2.3.6 to put it in the simplest terms possible. Even if some were to take on those huge tasks, you have to remember that there may be functions in the new framework that are completely non-existent to previous frameworks, not just renamed or updated. It's a lot more complicated than copy pasting new functions into old frameworks. Even after all functions are brought back, what of the old ones that rely on the framework's old structure? You may be breaking everything to make Chrome work. It is complete trial and error. The more Chrome relies on ICS, the more and more it would be required to bring backwards compatibility to it. That's not to say it's impossible, but, it's much more favorable to wait for Google themselves to bring compatibility. It does sport a "beta" tag, after all.
    Beta dosent mean anything to me, especially since its from google..lol..couldn't your roms be considered beta?? Lol

    Anyway..thanks for the info and I hope it does get some GB love.

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    02-08-2012 02:11 AM
  6. nerdyperdy's Avatar
    Hey...how can I make themes for our phone?? I'd like to make a HUGE ICS theme, thats free, for our phones. I love the layout, but the good ones cost.. lol

    Thanks
    02-08-2012 02:43 AM
  7. firehak's Avatar
    Hey...how can I make themes for our phone?? I'd like to make a HUGE ICS theme, thats free, for our phones. I love the layout, but the good ones cost.. lol

    Thanks
    We need to be deodexed first, but phone and mms gave me issues last time I tried to. I'm still working on getting that fixed. I may be able to hack something up though. No promises, performance usability are still my top priorities. But, I'll admit, I love the holo light theme from screens I've seen. I downloaded the ICS framework a few days ago to try getting holo as a side project.
    02-08-2012 05:23 AM
  8. nerdyperdy's Avatar
    We need to be deodexed first, but phone and mms gave me issues last time I tried to. I'm still working on getting that fixed. I may be able to hack something up though. No promises, performance usability are still my top priorities. But, I'll admit, I love the holo light theme from screens I've seen. I downloaded the ICS framework a few days ago to try getting holo as a side project.
    I used the UOT and made some changes. Seems to go ok, you just have to mount /system and /data after you clear you cache and dalvik cache for it to work. I tried it with just flashing the zip but no dice. Rebooted, mounted and its working.

    I posted a thread about it.

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    02-08-2012 05:53 AM
  9. firehak's Avatar
    I always read that we needed to be deodexed for it. Huh, good to know. Anyway, I'd still like to add holo my way.
    02-08-2012 01:13 PM
  10. nerdyperdy's Avatar
    I always read that we needed to be deodexed for it. Huh, good to know. Anyway, I'd still like to add holo my way.
    Id like it if you added holo to your rom also..lol

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    02-08-2012 02:41 PM
  11. firehak's Avatar
    Then good news for you, I can port Holo. Don't expect it anytime soon though. I decompiled my framework out of curiosity, I have to do a lot of checking back and forth between numerous xml files, but it should be manageable. Like I said before, theming will only be a side project, not a priority. However, while I still can't currently flash my phone, I see no harm in starting this.
    02-08-2012 03:13 PM
  12. nerdyperdy's Avatar
    Then good news for you, I can port Holo. Don't expect it anytime soon though. I decompiled my framework out of curiosity, I have to do a lot of checking back and forth between numerous xml files, but it should be manageable. Like I said before, theming will only be a side project, not a priority. However, while I still can't currently flash my phone, I see no harm in starting this.
    its cool that you can port it, and I agree about theming being a side projrct. Stability is more important to me.

    I can work with what I got. Lol

    Thanks for all the work you do man.

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    02-08-2012 03:17 PM
  13. firehak's Avatar
    Hey, too bad Sprint/Samsung beat me to it in the FA19 update (or so I read, I'll double check it), but I figured out how to completely remove carrier iq on accident.. :P Here's part of it in the framework:

    Code:
    <service android:label="IQ Agent Service" android:name="com.carrieriq.iqagent.service.IQService" android:enabled="true" android:exported="true" android:process="android.iqd">
                <intent-filter>
                    <action android:name="com.carrieriq.iqagent.service.IQService" />
                </intent-filter>
            </service>
            <receiver android:label="IQ Agent Autostarter" android:name="com.carrieriq.iqagent.service.receivers.BootCompletedReceiver" android:enabled="true" android:exported="true" android:process="android.iqd">
                <intent-filter>
                    <action android:name="com.sprint.android.SPRINTEXTENSION_STARTED" />
                </intent-filter>
            </receiver>
            <activity android:label="IQ Agent Settings" android:name="com.carrieriq.iqagent.service.ui.DebugSettings" android:enabled="true" android:exported="false" android:process="android.iqd" />
            <activity android:label="IQ Agent Message Dialog" android:name="com.carrieriq.iqagent.service.ui.ShowMessage" android:enabled="true" android:exported="false" android:process="android.iqd" android:stateNotNeeded="true" android:excludeFromRecents="true" />
        </application>
        <permission-group android:label="IQ Agent Client Permissions" android:name="com.carrieriq.iqagent.client" />
        <permission-group android:label="IQ Agent Service Permissions" android:name="com.carrieriq.iqagent.service" />
        <permission android:label="Submit a metric to the IQ Agent" android:name="com.carrieriq.iqagent.client.SUBMIT_METRIC" android:protectionLevel="normal" android:permissionGroup="com.carrieriq.iqagent.client" />
        <permission android:label="Use the shared memory interface to the IQ Agent" android:name="com.carrieriq.iqagent.client.SHMEM" android:protectionLevel="signature" android:permissionGroup="com.carrieriq.iqagent.client" />
        <permission android:label="Submit an SMS to the IQ Agent to be inspected for special instructions" android:name="com.carrieriq.iqagent.client.CHECK_SMS" android:protectionLevel="signatureOrSystem" android:permissionGroup="com.carrieriq.iqagent.client" />
        <permission android:label="Set the IQ Agent collection profile" android:name="com.carrieriq.iqagent.client.SET_PROFILE" android:protectionLevel="signatureOrSystem" android:permissionGroup="com.carrieriq.iqagent.client" />
        <permission android:label="Start or stop the IQ Agent service" android:name="com.carrieriq.iqagent.client.STARTSTOP" android:protectionLevel="signatureOrSystem" android:permissionGroup="com.carrieriq.iqagent.client" />
    Edit: Boo. Holo's graphics don't exist for ldpi devices (our resolution). It would take a lot of work to get the graphics for our size. I could copy from the next up (mdpi) but then it may look bad or strange..

    Another Edit!: Sorry guys, looks like I wasted over a week waiting on this call for nothing. I should be getting back to working on the rom shortly..
    02-08-2012 04:06 PM
  14. bodyman's Avatar
    I used the UOT and made some changes. Seems to go ok, you just have to mount /system and /data after you clear you cache and dalvik cache for it to work. I tried it with just flashing the zip but no dice. Rebooted, mounted and its working.

    I posted a thread about it.

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    It is possible to theme odex'ed roms, I have had many theme's on my phones that were odex.

    And actually, you want to keep the rom odex'ed as much as possible, because then it doesn't rely to much on dalvik cache and make the phone run faster.


    you can possibly use this kitchen to do it with
    02-10-2012 07:43 PM
  15. firehak's Avatar
    Rom update: I'm trying to get 0.2b ready for you guys before morning (2:49AM currently..), I may have fixed the boot animations issue and it is being upgraded to base FA19. FA19 beat me to it, but either way, CarrierIQ is gone indefinitely. Dmrlook's custom kernel will be updated to the FA19 kernel (just in case) and in version 0.3. I also hope to finally bring sd-ext to you guys very soon. I had to stop flashing my phone waiting for an interview call that didn't happen, so I can flash and test all I want now. My apologies once again for not updating anything since last week.

    PS: I also hope to throw together a quick website for the rom. Nothing fancy, but rather than multiple forums and a blog post on my site, I can let users post support tickets, provide feedback, etc all from one central place, making my job a whole lot easier. The thread here and on ACSyndicate will still exist, but I'd highly prefer once completed that bugs and such be reported to the site. Storing and sorting info from my own database will let me see more quickly what's going on rather than skimming through what turned out to be a rather surprisingly large (for me, at least :P) thread.

    EDIT: Sorry if anyone saw this and was waiting, I may hold off while I figure some things out. I only attempted to enable boot animations and two changes that are not noticeable to the end-user, but I'm having issues creating an update. I want to move away from bash scripting and use the real update scripting, but it's being screwy. All online examples show one thing, and then my phone throws out errors saying I have too many arguments. So, I just need to figure things out by trial and error. :P
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    02-11-2012 01:57 AM
  16. nerdyperdy's Avatar
    It is possible to theme odex'ed roms, I have had many theme's on my phones that were odex.

    And actually, you want to keep the rom odex'ed as much as possible, because then it doesn't rely to much on dalvik cache and make the phone run faster.


    you can possibly use this kitchen to do it with

    That's the one I used..lol
    02-12-2012 11:50 AM
  17. BIGJ541's Avatar
    SO I was gonna try and update CWM I know its installed in the phoenix ROM but It I try and use rom manager it says its not installed if up it if possible or install separate will this work .. or hopefully will see a update on the ROM soon
    02-13-2012 03:15 AM
  18. firehak's Avatar
    Please guys.. for the last time, YOU CANNOT USE ROM MANAGER! An ACS member has created a similar app that I am working to bring PhoeniX to, but I gave step by step instructions! They aren't that hard to follow, and I even delayed 0.2b to make it even easier. Please stop trying to use something that is NOT supported. If you would just read other posts/threads, you will see multiple people bricking their phones and complaining nothing they try works.

    I realize what I package and put out isn't perfect, but it isn't difficult to do, either. Before you create problems on yourself and repeat what we've seen over and over, please just read, okay? I don't mean to rant or be angry here, but some of your problems can be solved by not ignoring instructions and listening to what others have found before you.

    Edit: No, installing it "separately" won't change a thing. CWM5 is not PhoeniX specific, rom manager just does not support the Replenish unofficial port by Shabbypenguin. We have only modified and repacked ext4 file system support which was forgotten in his final release, nothing else. If you want rom manager, you will have to bug Koush yourself. My only plan is to use CWM and now ACS Updater, both brought to the Replenish by other ACS team members.
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    02-13-2012 03:30 AM
  19. randyist's Avatar
    Please guys.. for the last time, YOU CANNOT USE ROM MANAGER! An ACS member has created a similar app that I am working to bring PhoeniX to, but I gave step by step instructions! They aren't that hard to follow, and I even delayed 0.2b to make it even easier. Please stop trying to use something that is NOT supported. If you would just read other posts/threads, you will see multiple people bricking their phones and complaining nothing they try works.

    I realize what I package and put out isn't perfect, but it isn't difficult to do, either. Before you create problems on yourself and repeat what we've seen over and over, please just read, okay? I don't mean to rant or be angry here, but some of your problems can be solved by not ignoring instructions and listening to what others have found before you.

    Edit: No, installing it "separately" won't change a thing. CWM5 is not PhoeniX specific, rom manager just does not support the Replenish unofficial port by Shabbypenguin. We have only modified and repacked ext4 file system support which was forgotten in his final release, nothing else. If you want rom manager, you will have to bug Koush yourself. My only plan is to use CWM and now ACS Updater, both brought to the Replenish by other ACS team members.
    But I don't want to read! *cries*

    Jk.

    Agreed!


    RTFM

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    02-13-2012 06:48 AM
  20. M1NA's Avatar
    I got new update on my phone and when I tried to update it didn't work?
    02-15-2012 05:05 PM
  21. firehak's Avatar
    Because official updates don't work on custom roms..
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    02-15-2012 05:18 PM
  22. randyist's Avatar
    Hey Firehak. Have you ever heard of the 3g SuperCharge scripts and similar things? I've just been checking into them today and it claims to work on ANY Android Device. It's pretty much just running a script .. and using BusyBox. The author says that ROM Devs can integrated it into their ROMS. [Script][MOD][U9RC6.1] Sticky 'n Smooth ISCream-=V6 SUPERCHARGER!=-The ONLY RAM Fixer - xda-developers
    02-16-2012 02:38 PM
  23. bodyman's Avatar
    Hey Firehak. Have you ever heard of the 3g SuperCharge scripts and similar things? I've just been checking into them today and it claims to work on ANY Android Device. It's pretty much just running a script .. and using BusyBox. The author says that ROM Devs can integrated it into their ROMS. [Script][MOD][U9RC6.1] Sticky 'n Smooth ISCream-=V6 SUPERCHARGER!=-The ONLY RAM Fixer - xda-developers
    it does work and I was using it on my sons leaf rom to boost speed.
    02-16-2012 06:40 PM
  24. firehak's Avatar
    I'll check it out when I get a chance
    02-16-2012 07:33 PM
  25. samsrepl's Avatar
    Hi - Heaven knows how I found your "rom," but after trying a handful of "similars" on a non-top-50 phone, the Samsung Replenish, boy am I ever glad.

    Your instructions - if they were yours - weren't perfect (or even close), considering that 90% of your "traffic" must be from first timers, but as I say, I had the benefit of bad, not terrible, experiences earlier in the day.

    Somebody, somewhere put up a video, and that's REALLY nice - if you can find the time. Again, my needs are - I hope - all "past tense." ... You also might want to add an FAQ, to cover things like a "System Update" (OTA) notification that something tells me would make some work for me were I to accept.... And finding a way to turn it off (the notification) wasn't all that easy.

    I LOVE that you took away most of the "crap" that Sprint forced upon me, ... and I love even more that I was able to retire the stock Browser (I'm sure everyone has their reasons to root, but that was numero uno for me) in favor of Opera.... Sorry to ramble - I hope some of this is useful to you or others - but you DID seem to go overboard in creaming the MyFiles app, so that until I re-installed Astro, I has about 2/3 of an operating system.

    Anyhow, I'm glad you chose to spend some time and effort on our nice budget device - hope it proves useful to you when you take on beefier and more popular handsets.... If nothing else, as you were learning (I think you were the honest developer who admitted as much) by doing, you probably had fewer people cursing at you from afar, either for their mistakes ... or yours (however careful you were) - that's got to be an "upside" to starting with a low market share device. Bottom line, as they say - THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!
    02-19-2012 04:59 PM
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