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13/09 2.2 - MoDaCo Custom ROM - Hero to Sapphire port (optional 4.1.11.1)

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Note: This ROM is no longer being updated.

If you're following the Hero scene, you'll know that I have published a custom ROM based on the 1.73.405.5 shipping ROM. I have a Vodafone Magic (32B) and a T-Mobile G1 kicking around (and HTC want my PR review unit Hero back!), so figured it would be cool to firstly build a really simple way for me to package my ROMs for all 3 devices, and secondly try and produce an update.zip that runs on all 3!

Well, the first step is here, I have the MoDaCo Custom ROM ready to install on your Sapphire 32B device (and a 32A version is available to test).

Things you should know...

- Contents are IDENTICAL to the MoDaCo Custom ROM versions detailed here.

- I have used cyanogen's kernel from 4.0.4 (big respect to cyanogen, he's doing awesome work!)

- Now compcache ready - use this script for a big performance boost!

It has room for improvement, but it runs really sweet already IMHO! :)

The download links (in update.zip format for flashing in the usual way via recovery image) are as follows:

32B core - http://content.modaco.net/hero/2.2-update-...core-signed.zip

32B enhanced - [currently offline]

32A patch - http://content.modaco.net/hero/2.2-update-...atch-signed.zip

If you are using a 32A device, download both the 32B image of your choice and the 32A patch. Push both to your SD then apply in turn (32B image first, then 32A patch).

If you are using a 32B device, you can optionally try Cyanogen's new 4.1.7 BFS enabled Kernel - i've packaged it standalone with the tun.ko in an update.zip. NANDROID BACKUP BEFORE TRYING!

32B 4.1.11.1 patch - http://content.modaco.net/hero/cm-4.1.11.1...mrom-signed.zip

I've quoted some of my original Hero post here, so you know what you're getting. Enjoy! :)

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Changelog

2.2.1 [32A ONLY]

32A - fixed boot.img

2.2

Fixed SU and SD card bugs.

2.1.2

Updated busybox

Now compcache ready - use this script for a big performance boost!

2.1.1

Switch to Cyanogen's kernel

Fixed G-Sensor / Compass

Fixed sound

Unified Dream / Sapphire 32B download

2.1

Initial Release

This ROM is based on the Generic 2.73.405.5 release version of the 'new update' (together with my own optimisations) for the best possible performance! The ROM is now available in 2 versions - 'core' and 'enhanced' by popular request.

Included in both 'core' and 'enhanced' versions

- Rooted with 'adb remount' permission and superuser APK

- A2SD included (fully automatic - thanks cyanogen!) - create a EXT3 partition as your second partition to use. dalvik-cache remains on device. EXT4 is NOT supported.

- Added Jbed Java

- Added Spare Parts (run it and switch the 2 animation types to 'fast' for an even better experience!)

- Added Custom Locale for setting non english Locales

- Added android-wifi-tether 1.52 (props to the developer, this is a great app!)

- Added WMSM

- Added busybox 1.15 - tweaked such that 'get information' in Swapper now works as desired

- Added nano 2.09 - text editor for use in shell mode

- Added terminfo and settings to boot.img to allow nano etc. use

- Added tun.ko file (untested, please report on whether this is useful)

- Added files required for Debian linux

- Moved Quickoffice to data partition to allow easy uninstall

- Deleted 'Learn More' application

- Deleted Maps application - install from the Android Market to always stay up to date

- ROM now includes touch focus in Camera app

- ROM now supports shortcuts using BetterCut (and therefore I assume anycut!) in Rosie

- Silenced boot sound (it's still there and can be reactivated with a file edit)

- You can now check your MoDaCo Custom ROM (MCR) version from the about menu. It will display MCR2.0 (core) or MCR2.0e (enhanced).

- Fix for HTC Peep on Vodafone now available here!

Included in 'enhanced' version only

- Added Business Card Scanner

- Added 'Plurk' client

- Added WAP browser

- Added Chinese IME

- Restored Maps app (for users who cannot install it from the Market)

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It looks like we have some known issues for me to fix tomorrow... no G-Sensor, Compass or (worringly) sound! :)

If any chefs have come across these before and have any hints, let me know! :)

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Version 2.1.1 now uploaded!

Changelog

- Switch to Cyanogen's kernel

- Fixed G-Sensor / Compass

- Fixed sound

- Unified Dream / Sapphire 32B download

Run swapper to get good performance.

Priority now is dropping the bits in that are required to run compcache, then we should have a sweet, sweet build! :)

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Version 2.1.1 now uploaded!

Changelog

- Switch to Cyanogen's kernel

- Fixed G-Sensor / Compass

- Fixed sound

- Unified Dream / Sapphire 32B download

Run swapper to get good performance.

Priority now is dropping the bits in that are required to run compcache, then we should have a sweet, sweet build! :)

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hi what swapper settings are you using for good performance

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Version 2.1.2 is now online!

Changelog

- Updated busybox

- Now compcache ready - use this script for a big performance boost!

As you can see the big change in this version is compcache compatability. I'm currently running compcache with backing swap... any tips on best config?

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Version 2.2 is now online, linked from the first post.

After a flurry of minor updates to get the ROM to this point, updates will now fall in line with the donor Hero build, major problems or advancements aside.

Enjoy!

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2.2 download refreshed - if your G-sensor / compass doesn't work, re-download and re-flash.

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2.2 download refreshed - if your G-sensor / compass doesn't work, re-download and re-flash.

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Nice rom Paul, thanks for the hard work. I attempted the port myself after doing the 1.5/1.51 conversion over at xda forums but couldn't ever get it stable.

By far the fastest hero so far :)

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Hey Paul,

What about the latest radio from the original post? Should we flash it?

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Added 32A build, please test!

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I've re-posted the patch to try the Cyanogen 4.1.6 Kernel. It seems to work on some devices and not others (e.g. my Dream!) so make sure you Nandroid before applying!

See first post for link.

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Added to first post:

READ FIRST - I am no longer updating my ROMs - details.

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Updated test kernel / modules to Cyanogen's 4.1.7.

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Updated test kernel / modules to Cyanogen's 4.1.7.

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is it uploaded? or still in progress

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Rom seems stable great job :)

Using a mytouch 3g 32b CM kernal is working no complaints

only problem 3g network is not connecting, nor scanning or trying to add manual APNs any resolution to this ?

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Packaged up 4.1.8 kernel now too. Follow link from first post.

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Added 32A build, please test!

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Hi Paul-

I tried the 32A version on my HTC Magic and found it to work pretty well. I think people should note that it takes awhile to get it going after flashing the core image and then the 32A update zip. I almost felt like I needed to reflash or that the phone was looping but after about 5 minutes or so, the ROM came up. I did notice that the quality of wifi connections seems a bit less than the Hero ROM I am running on my other HTC Magic 32A. My wifi connections seem to drop more frequently. I love the speed of this ROM though and thanks for making a 32A version. I have not found any issues yet after going through and installing the 40 or so applications I like to use.

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Packaged up 4.1.8 kernel now too. Follow link from first post.

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Hi Paul

I managed to install the hero rom on my magic (took me 5 hours ).

I wish to install the kernel 4.18. How do i install it?

thanks

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Hi Paul,when you porting new 2.3(?) rom for 32B devices?Best regards

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Added optional 4.1.11.1 Cyanogen kernel.

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Dear Paul,

I am pleased your effort working on HERO ROM for Magic.

I want to flash my Magic to Modaco 2.2 Hero Rom. But i have a few questions.

I have ever flashed HERO Rom 2 months ago. But i have not flashed my SPL.

Below is info of my phone:

SAPPHIRE PVT 32A SHIP S-ON H

HBOOT-1.33.0009 (SAPP10000)

CPLD-12

RADIO-3.22.20.17

May 8 2009, 21:02:32

If i want to flash up to 2.2 Hero Rom,

1/ Should i recover back to Magic Rom first?

2/ Is it necessary to Root the phone?

3/ Do i need to flash SPL also?

Thanks in advance.

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sorry android noob here. just wanted to make sure that there are cooked roms and compatible software before making the switch. does the cooked magic rom include activesync like in the asian versions of the magic?

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Hi,

I,m use software for 32A and I found something not good.. bluetooth don't work. I cant even turn it on..

Best regards Paul :)

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Hi! I've got a HTC Magic 32A and I have installed this rom. The bluetooth does not turn on at all!!! What can I do to turn on bluetooth and work again?

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