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    [shadow=black,left][size=18pt][ROM]AreaRom Q v1.3[/size][/shadow]

    *Small note: this is different than the first AreaRomQ v1.3 release slightly. I've fixed v6 and implemented some new things... I recommend upgrading to this version*

    This ROM was made for the LG Optimus Q (for Straight-Talk [size=14pt]and[/size] Net10 ONLY)
    --If you use TiBackup you want to only backup User Apps before restoring them with this rom!!!

    --PLEASE MAKE A BACKUP FROM RECOVERY BEFORE FLASHING THIS ROM!--

    [size=18pt]**** READ EVERYTHING BELOW BEFORE INSTALLING PLEASE!!! ****[/size]

    Disclaimer: We here at Area 51 Development Group are formally Not responsible for anything
    that may happen to your phone while you are installing this rom. With that in mind
    installing this is totally at your discretion. This a ClockWorkMod (CWM) Install which is usually a
    painless process, however, be aware that doing this will ROOT your phone and VOID any warranty
    you may have on your phone. Installing software not from the market has its risks. This
    software has been tested by myself and my Beta Test Team. Still we are not responsible for
    anything that may happen if you use this product in anyway other than intended.

    WARNING: THIS PRODUCT WILL ROOT YOUR PHONE AND VOID AND THEREFORE VOID ANY WARRANTY
    YOU MAY HAVE. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO PROCEED PLEASE DELETE THE SOFTWARE NOW.
    Some Release Notes:
    Flash is now working with ADB Shell (FINALLY!) This rom is a joint effort though it is here mostly due
    to work by AmazingLarry SO THANK HIM . I just put it all together for you all. Enjoy V6 Supercharger Script, Extra Settings, Notification Toggles, wifi tethering, ADB Shell access (w/flash *new kernel*), new theme, lag free!!!


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    AreaRomQ v1.3

    Full ChangeLog (from Stock):
    Code:
    -a2sd enabled and working
    -new kernel by jcole20 and DroidHost
    -v6 Supercharger is now fully implemented
    -init.d support enabled
    -internet tweaks to maxout 3g (kernel based)
    -CarrierIQ disabled
    -Privacy (factory reset) and Software update removed from Settings to prevent Hard Bricks
    -Rooted
    -BusyBox enabled and updated to v1.19.3
    -All System Apps currently updated
    -Added *Working* ARM6 Adobe Flash, DSP Manager (CM7), Terminal Emulator, ES File Explorer and Titanium Backup!!!
    -New Bootanimation
    -Cleaned up the rom to create a faster more stable rom
    -Full Theme
    -Enabled CRT Style (Gingerbread) Screen Off/Lock Animation and Screen On
    -Added Flip Window Animations
    -New Dialer
    -Deodexed and Zipaligned
    -Reboot and Recovery Options added on Long Power Press
    -New Frameworks
    -added GPS tweaks
    -increased max window manager events to 150
    -added sqlite3 (From ICS) into the rom for vacuuming of databases
    -Corrected low quadrant benchmark scores!
    -Corrected force closes!
    -Cleaned up the rom and added a LOT more to my original AreaRomQ v1.1 theme
    -Changed the shutdown Animation
    -Removed the Straight-Talk name from the rom completely 
     (since the phone is used on Net10, and Straight-Talk)
    -Added CyanogenMod7 ADW Launcher (Removed the stock Launcher)
    -Changed Window Animations
    -Added sounds
    -Reimplemented Swype and YouTube
    -Enabled CRT Style Screen Off AND SCREEN ON!
    -Corrected battery life issues
    -Added sqlite3 into the rom for vacuuming of databases (thanks for your help on that AmazingLarry)
    -Rethemed the notification window
    -Implemented Extra Settings (Spare Parts), Wifi tethering, and Notification Toggles into Settings
    -Corrected some minor issues with v1.2
    -Symlinked Reboot from Busybox (which was an error in v1.1-v1.2)
    -New AreaRom Boot Animation
    -New AreaRomQ Shutdown Animation
    -Any other small issues people may have seen in AreaRomQ v1.1 should be corrected.
    -ADB Shell is now Working AGAIN (w/Flash)
    *Quad score bencmarks have nearly doubled from the initial release!*
    *AnTuTu Benchmark over 1600!*

    SO ENJOY THE BEST ROM CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR THE LG OPTIMUS Q...

    Credits:
    -Huge thanks to DroidHost for creating an awesome Kernel!
    -Thank you to zeppelinrox for the original v6 Supercharger Script
    -HUGE thanks to all the beta testers for helping me to figure out and correct any issues.
    (Without the BetaTeam this rom would not be as stable as it is)
    -Big thanks to rori for creating the original CyanBreadX (CM7) theme that this theme was built from.
    -BIG BIG Thanks to AmazingLarry for all his work on the Optimus Q... without him this release would not be here!!!

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    [size=14pt]Installation Instructions (For Dummies)[/size]
    *I strongly recommend you take advantage of A2SD and the extra internal storage that comes with it!*

    Intro:
    This rom uses A2SD to optimize internal space.
    -A2SD when used properly will increase Internal Storage a ton. (I've currently got 180mb of free Internal)
    -A2SD works by creating symbolic links and moves the majority of app data to the sd card as well as dalvik if you want.
    -This rom uses A2SD by default (if you partition properly)...removing the sd card will cause a loss of Apps added outside of the rom itself.
    ie user apps.

    However, the use of a2sd will not degrade performance at all...it simply frees a ton of internal storage.

    [size=18pt][color=red]You Need To Download AreaRomQ v1.3.zip[/size]
    [size=18pt][color=red]YOU DO NOT NEED TO REPARTITION THE SDCARD IF YOU HAVE CREATED AN SD PARTITION IN THE PAST!!![/size]

    Section One:
    Okay so you want to use A2SD... AWESOME!

    [size=18pt][color=red]Follow These Steps Exactly!!![/size]
    Step 1:Backup all the data on your sd card you want to save to your computer.
    Step 2: Reboot into recovery/Boot into recovery
    (You do so by powering the phone off. Holding down the physical home button below the screen,
    the volume rocker down button, and finally the power button all at the same time until you enter
    ClockWorkMod (CWM) recovery)
    Step 3: In CWM/ClockWorkMod recovery go to the advanced option and select "Partition SD Card"
    Step 4:Select your partition size. (I recommend 512mb though 1024mb will work depending on what you're trying to do)
    Step 5:Select a 0mb swap partition size. (Swap is more harm than beneficial. DONT USE IT!)
    What you did here was create an ext4 partition on your sd card for a2sd to use.
    Step 6:Go to Mounts and Storage in CWM and select "mount USB storage"
    Step 7: Restore your sd card data.
    [size=14pt]*Including the rom you want to flash*[/size]
    IF EVERYTHING HAS GONE RIGHT UP UNTIL NOW PROCEED TO STEP 8... if not start over...
    Step 8:Go ahead and wipe cache/wipe dalvik cache and wipe data/factory reset.
    Step 9:Flash your rom... (install .zip from sd card)
    Step 10: When the phone boots up enter your account information and let it sit until sync finishes...
    -i.e. let the phone sit for a few minutes after putting your account info in.
    (Your signal bars will be cyan and the sync icon will dissapear from the Notification/Status Bar)
    Step 11: Open Terminal Emulator (It's preinstalled!) and type "su" *without quotation marks* and press enter.
    -Grant Terminal Emulator SuperUser Permissions (HIT YES)
    Step 12: Type "a2sd cachesdreset" and hit enter.
    The phone will now reboot. It will take awhile...don't panic! The phone is moving and building Dalvik-Cache onto the SD.
    Step 13: I recommend rebooting the phone after moving dalvik to the sd. Meaning... you let the phone boot up after it reboots from
    the "a2sd cachesdreset" command. Then reboot the phone one more time. This helps the phone get adjusted to the rom and all the
    benefits that come with it.


    Thats it! A2SD is now properly enabled and working *Go ahead and check your internal storage *
    Proceed to restore your TiTanium Backup of your apps...
    In TiBackup hit the menu key and select Batch. Then Run "Restore Missing Apps With Data"
    ---Thats it

    Congratulations you're now running AreaRomQ v1.3 with A2SD enabled!!!


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    Some Notes:

    I/We hope you enjoy AreaRomQ v1.3 for the LG L55C (LG Optimus Q)

    **************************************************************************************

    ****This ROM has been a compilation of all the previous efforts put forth with
    ****the developement of AreaRom(Q) fo the LG Optimus Q. This rom would not
    ****exist without a lot of help/work from everyone at the AreaRom team.
    ****More thank you's go out to DroidHost, Rookie407, fester64
    ****and all beta testers
    ****and ;O
    ****and PureEvil lol


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    [size=12pt]You must have CLOCKWORKMOD RECOVERY (CWM) Installed to use this Rom[/size]
    ClockWorkMod is a custom recovery interface that allows users to make
    backups and install custom roms. If you do not know what that is or how to install please go here:




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    All I can say is this rom flies... thank you amazinglarry for all your help with this!!!

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    Pushing it to the public at midnight est tonight. Just grab it from the first post..

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    Default Re: [ROM] AreaRomQ v1.3

    no download link on area 51. im logged in and everything but no link. help please
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    Default Re: [ROM] AreaRomQ v1.3

    Yeah it wasn't public yet... I just released it publicly. In order to give donators some incentive for donating we release to them for a few days before we release publicly. But it's now public. its now available for download enjoy!!!
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    Default Re: [ROM] AreaRomQ v1.3

    ok i found the link did the partition and everything. did a back up and installed the Area ROM 2.3. it only took like a min and now its stuck on a screen that says fastbootmode started udc_start()
    whats going on and why wont it boot. should i try and re-flash it?
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    dude i cant even get my phone to boot into recovery after i pull the battery. please help me!!!! someone
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    Dude... you put a precedent rom on your q. The current arearomq release is v1.3. I really don't know what to tell you if you can't get into recovery. You'll need to talk to amazinglarry. He's the only one I know that's installed a recovery from fastboot on the q. You downloaded a rom not from my link above. I want to make it clear to anyone who reads this arq v1.3 is well tested and will not cause the error above. He flashed a rom not for his phone rather than waiting for my download link and reading.

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    Default Re: [ROM] AreaRomQ v1.3

    Hey Jcole, I searched google for arearomq v1.3 and was taken to android central. Is this the new place you'll be posting your roms, or am I out of luck?
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    I'm gonna reupload arq v1.3 tomorrow


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    ok so im having a huge problem trying to install .apk files off of my sdcard. i put the .apk file on the root of my sdcard go to useing astro and try to install it but my phone freezes and the restarts.. i have no idea how to fix this. its done it to me with two different apk files. the first time i had to reflash the ROM for my phone to work. anyone have any ideas on how i can install those files with out my phone dying???
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    even if i try to reinstall an app from titanium backup it still dose the same thing!!!
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    Default Re: [ROM] AreaRomQ v1.3

    You're doing crap wrong dude... Also, I've reupload AreaRomQ v1.3 and made a few changes. YOU NEED TO FOLLOW THE SETUP INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY!

    You also need to make sure UNKOWN SOURCES is checked off in settings - applications. I have no issues with this... you're not doing something right.
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    idk what it was or whatever but i got it. i think it had something to do with ADW launcher cus i had a theme for it but idk im not shore but its working now so owell. ha thanks anyways
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    Default Re: [ROM] AreaRomQ v1.3

    Am I the only one who has found my Home and Menu buttons switched?

    Also, I set the partition for app2sd at 1024 mb. That is not what I have available to me as internal storage (I have somewhere around 150 mb after my apps are restored). Am I misunderstanding what that partition was for? I was able to use app2sd before on the stock rom without a separate partition.
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    ...If you're home and menu buttons are switched. it means you did NOT read my initial post and see that this is for the LG Optimus Q not the VM Slider. Also, to use a2sd you need to have an extra partition. Trust me on this man, I've been doing this stuff for awhile now. A2SD is different than the built-in apps2sd. And you'll see the awesomeness of it if you did what I said. You set your ext4 partition larger than I recommended as well. And unfortuantely resizing it is not so easy. You will not see your internal storage match the size of your ext4 partition with a2sd. Thats a kernel /data to /sd-ext link that has nothing to do with a2sd at all. While that may be a part of future releases of AreaRomQ its not at the moment. I'm not trying ot come off mad in this, but I'm getting aggravated at the errors because people aren't reading everything.

    To sum it up, A2SD does not equal Apps2SD completely different thing all together. You flashed a rom for a different phone onto your device... and you set your ext4 partition double what I recommend for the average user.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcole20 View Post
    ...If you're home and menu buttons are switched. it means you did NOT read my initial post and see that this is for the LG Optimus Q not the VM Slider. Also, to use a2sd you need to have an extra partition. Trust me on this man, I've been doing this stuff for awhile now. A2SD is different than the built-in apps2sd. And you'll see the awesomeness of it if you did what I said. You set your ext4 partition larger than I recommended as well. And unfortuantely resizing it is not so easy. You will not see your internal storage match the size of your ext4 partition with a2sd. Thats a kernel /data to /sd-ext link that has nothing to do with a2sd at all. While that may be a part of future releases of AreaRomQ its not at the moment. I'm not trying ot come off mad in this, but I'm getting aggravated at the errors because people aren't reading everything.

    To sum it up, A2SD does not equal Apps2SD completely different thing all together. You flashed a rom for a different phone onto your device... and you set your ext4 partition double what I recommend for the average user.
    Gotcha, I guess I misunderstood the post. The subject line from the forum doesn't indicate that the ROM isn't for the slider and the text under "instructions" doesn't mention it either. I had assumed (wrongly) that the mention of the Q above was a carryover from this ROM being originally for the Q and then ported/converted over. The instructions begin underneath the screenshots and there is no mention there about it being for the Q only. I figured if I'm in the Optimus Slider forum any ROM posted is going to be usable on the Slider. I guess i'm still learning the way this forum works.

    I did follow the instructions exactly. Interestingly everything works perfectly with the exception of the buttons being switched. I had taken your recommendation of the partition size to be a discretionary matter based on how much SD card space you want to spare, not "use this size unless you have a reason not to". Is there a reason I shouldn't be using 1024? In any case I'm not really concerned, it's a 32gb card. I believe the a2sd thing is working as you intended since on the stock ROM I had about 15 mb free space (and had every app installed on the SD card when possible) and I now have about 150 free with most apps still installed on the phone (rather than SD).

    Any plans to release a version specifically for the Slider? I really dig this ROM so far. The only issue seems to be the buttons being backwards. I haven't found any other snags yet.

    Thanks for the response btw, and no worries. I appreciate your help!
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    It should work fine but I do not know how long it will work with a q kernel on it. You can manually change the keymapping or you can flash gingerkernel and it should fix the keymapping for you. A2sd automatically moves ur /data apps to the sd-ext. It tricks the phone into thinking its internal but its not. If you go to applications and use apps2sd to move them to the sd ur internal storage will not change because they're already moved... the phone doesn't know that though. I hope this helps.

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    Also... id gladly make a rom for the slider, but I don't have permission from team androidarea51 to do so. Another member of our team is working on arearom slider at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcole20 View Post
    It should work fine but I do not know how long it will work with a q kernel on it. You can manually change the keymapping or you can flash gingerkernel and it should fix the keymapping for you. A2sd automatically moves ur /data apps to the sd-ext. It tricks the phone into thinking its internal but its not. If you go to applications and use apps2sd to move them to the sd ur internal storage will not change because they're already moved... the phone doesn't know that though. I hope this helps.

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    Gingerkernel fixed the buttons, in fact it also seemed to smooth out the whole interface quite a bit. Unfortunately it also broke the wifi... :-( I've reverted back to the "stock" ArearomQ 1.3. I'll investigate remapping the buttons and if I can't figure it out I suppose I'll deal for now.
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    You remap by going to /system/usr/keylayout/gelatokeypad or whatever the files called. And flipping the home and menu numbers. Think menu should be 102 and home 139... but its pretty straight forward.

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    Default Re: [ROM] AreaRomQ v1.3

    Just figured I'd post some previews of AreaRomQ v1.4...
    thus far...









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