[ROM] [AndroidArea51] AreaRomQ v1.5 (L55C)

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So.... while I work on cyanogenmod7 along with many other projects... I humbly present you all with the rom I've been working on for five months now. We have the benchmarks in the 1900 range... thats pretty damn good :) lol.

Without further wait... here we go...
*Note* Slider users can flash a slider KERNEL on top of this and it will work for you all :)
*note* Sorry about the formatting... I work hard on formatting this release post on my home site... and I just don't have the time to be removing all of the formatting cues. I apologize.

[shadow=black,left][size=24pt][ROM]AreaRom Q v1.5[/size][/shadow]

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:
[size=18pt]Read THIS:[/size]
Below are the Release Changelogs and the Installation Instructions. The second post in this thread will explain how to maintain AreaRomQ v1.5 and how-to setup
No-Frills CPU and the UI Rendering. I removed SuperUser in favor of SuperSU because ChainsDD seems to no longer be supporting SuperUser. I want to make a note
that I have actually purchased SuperUser Elite. For me to make the switch to SuperSU means I find this app to me a better alternative. I hope you all agree.

Please read all of the information contained in these posts before messaging me or asking any questions. I've done my best to give you all a high quality Rom
for your phones. I hope you enjoy :)

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AreaRomQ v1.5

Changes From AreaRomQ v1.4
-Enabled JIT (Thank you RGH)
-New Theme(s) *Red Theme and Cyan Themed Roms*
-Fixed a few Minor Bugs
-Final Update To The V6 Supercharging
-Added AndroidAssistant
-Implemented ADW Theme (Modified to fit the Red Theme and Cyan)
-Simply Flies!

Changes From AreaRomQ v1.3
-Added UI OpenGL Rendering (Thank you Chainfire)
-Replaced the outdated SuperUser application with Chainfire's SuperSU
-New Window Animations
-New Kernel
-Fixed Several Issues from Battery Life issues to Market/Google Play issues in v1.3
-Rezipaligned and Re-.9 Image Optimized the Rom
-No-Frills CPU App Added
-New Theme
-More v6 Supercharging Implemented
-Updated the Notification Toggles apk
-All Apps Updated (As of the time of release)

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!*


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

Credits:
-Huge thanks to DroidHost for helping me create an awesome Kernel! And Creating the Base 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.
-A huge thank you to ChainFire for his amazing work in the Android Community.
-HUGE Thank you to RGH for all his help!

*AnTuTu Benchmark over 1900!*
THATS A 300-400 POINT IMPROVEMENT OVER STOCK!!!

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THIS ROM COMES IN BOTH RED AND CYAN COLORS... PICK YOUR POISON :)

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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]You Need To Download AreaRomQ v1.5.zip OF YOUR CHOICE[/size]
[size=18pt]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]Follow These Steps Exactly!!![/size]


[tr][td]Step 1:Backup all the data on your sd card you want to save to your computer.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]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)
[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Step 3: In CWM/ClockWorkMod recovery go to the advanced option and select "Partition SD Card"[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Step 4:Select your partition size. (I recommend 512mb though 1024mb will work depending on what you're trying to do)[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Step 5:Select a 0mb swap partition size. (Swap is more harm than beneficial. DONT USE IT!)[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]What you did here was create an ext4 partition on your sd card for a2sd to use.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Step 6:Go to Mounts and Storage in CWM and select "mount USB storage"[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Step 7: Restore your sd card data. [/td][/tr]
[tr][td][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...[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Step 8:Go ahead and wipe cache/wipe dalvik cache and wipe data/factory reset.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Step 9:Flash your rom... (install .zip from sd card)[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]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)[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Step 11: Open Terminal Emulator (It's preinstalled!) and type "su" *without quotation marks* and press enter.
-Grant Terminal Emulator SuperUser Permissions (HIT YES)[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Step 12: Type "a2sd cachesdreset" and hit enter.[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]The phone will now reboot. It will take awhile...don't panic! The phone is moving and building Dalvik-Cache onto the SD.[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]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. :)[/td][/tr]



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 v1.5 with A2SD enabled!!!
Android Area51

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Some Notes:

I/We hope you enjoy AreaRomQ v1.5 for the LG L55C (LG Optimus Q)

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****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:

CWM Recovery


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THE FILES:

AreaRomQ v1.5 in Red and Cyan

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Release Notes:

Please run AndroidAssistant and set it to autoboost (via the menu -> settings) at least once an hour. This should kill that lag many have faced... *I highly recommend not using Go Apps, but thats up to you*.

Please set no-frills cpu to Performance @ 800mhz and the I/O scheduler to noop.

To maintain the rom:

Once a week or so please open Terminal Emulator.

Type
Code:
su
and press enter.
Grant Terminal Emulator SuperUser permissions.
Then type
Code:
vac
and press enter.
Disregard any errors you may see as they will not affect vacuuming.

Also, please grant terminal emulator SuperUser permissions as above and type
Code:
sclean
This will wipe dalvik and rebuild it upon reboot without affecting the Dalvik to sd flag.

For the UI Rendering
Please open Chainfire3d and install the Graphics Driver.
Upon reboot you can use NightMode to make use of the UI Rendering.

Ignore the Click Here to Move Apps to SD Message from AndroidAssistant!!! Apps are already on the SD thanks to A2SD.

Please let the Market Upgrade to Google Play on its own. You'll need to Open the Market and accept the terms and conditions to Start This Process.
If you begin to get Force Closes on the Market go to Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications. Find the market in ALL. Click it and then
Clear the Markets Data.


ONE MORE NOTE:
Es File Explorer is out of date.. they pushed an update yesterday. But I don't want to reupload 300mb for a single .apk so you'll need to let that update. I'm sorry. Also... please do not uninstall Notification Toggles. I left it viewable in the launcher just so it can update... but please do not remove it. Doing so will mess up the Settings entry for it. Sorry for any inconvenience.
 
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ok so i flashed this rom and i love it. very fast and all around just a great build but im having some wifi problems. i know with AreaRom 1.1 -1.3 when you was connected to wifi, the wifi symbol in your notifications when go blue with the theme. with this ROM the wifi symbol is only staying white ill in stock rom. any suggestions?
p.s the red is killer but i wouldnt mind seeing a rom with a dark purple theme. just a suggestion. :D
 

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The color changes when u sync with google. But its not abnormal to have that delay or not even happen occasionally. This is both on the stock and arq roms this can be an issue.

As far as theme colors... ill note it lol. But I had to theme 4000 images to get that red. That took days lol. I'm thinking if or when I do another theme it will be green and then ill do the purple. It just takes so long to create these themes.

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The color changes when u sync with google. But its not abnormal to have that delay or not even happen occasionally. This is both on the stock and arq roms this can be an issue.

As far as theme colors... ill note it lol. But I had to theme 4000 images to get that red. That took days lol. I'm thinking if or when I do another theme it will be green and then ill do the purple. It just takes so long to create these themes.

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ok thanks im thinking is cus of the network i was trying to connect to is why it wouldent go red. and its no biggy just a suggestion. purple is my fav color so thats why i said something, but if you do happen to do anything keep use on the update. thanks you and everyone else for your work on this and all the other ROM's. i havent been able to put my phone down sence i flashed the new ROM! thanks bro
 

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Sweet, so this'll work on the slider? I just install a slider rom on top of it and still get all the features? It'd be nice if the site let me register an account though.
 

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Sweet, so this'll work on the slider? I just install a slider rom on top of it and still get all the features? It'd be nice if the site let me register an account though.

No... if you have a slider download gingerkernel. Download this rom in either the red or cyan theme. Flash this rom onto your device as described in the release post.

Go to mounts and storage and format the boot.img. Next you're going to flash the gingerkernel.zip on.

That's it you're done. You've got arearom on your slider. I don't have one to guarantee its going to be flawless, I have the optimus q obviously. But our phones only really differ by boot.img's (kernel) in keymapping.

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I guess the build prop files are different, can I just swap them out. I opened the zip folder, not unzipped it, but just opened it, deleted the build prop, and stuck the build prop from the stock zip folder. Is that all you have to do.
 

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The market is borked for some reason.. I dont know if its something to do with, well hell I have no clue, tried to let it update, and that didnt work. Uninstalled reinstalled cleared caches, nothing seems to work. Any ideas, the Rom looks great though..
 

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The market is borked for some reason.. I dont know if its something to do with, well hell I have no clue, tried to let it update, and that didnt work. Uninstalled reinstalled cleared caches, nothing seems to work. Any ideas, the Rom looks great though..

you may have to reboot and open the market again...
 

jcole20

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Buddy the market works fine... I've seen this rom flashed on hundreds of phones. Look at the end of my install post... follow that.

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