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[ROM][ZTE Skate] Paranoid Android - CM9 - Tablet UI (15/12/2012)

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Paranoid Android - tablet UI hybrid ROM based on CyanogenMod9

This ROM is no longer being supported nor developed. I recommend migrating to ParanoidJelly that I am maintaining these days.

http://www.modaco.co...id-412-19012013

This is my build of Paranoid Android for Skate.

PA team finally made the necessary framework part of the source code opensource. This means that this ROM has been

fully built from source. No hacky cross porting from other devices at all - this means no bugs caused by porting anymore.

The sources of this ROM (including all features additionally coded/ported by me) is fully available on github.

ROM: https://github.com/ParanoidZTE

Kernel: https://github.com/C...ate_35/tree/ics

Device config: https://github.com/C...evice_zte_skate

Tablet mode is configured for Browser and Calculator by default. It's up to the user to tweak the paranoid parameters as desired.

Before you start changing the settings you should know about the following issues I came across:

- Phone app crashes when initiating call in case it has set lower DPI than 190. I do not recommend changing the configuration of Phone mode and DPI because it could render the app unusable.

- the same applies to Google Quicksearchbox. Leave it on default DPI otherwise lower values will cause FCs

If you want this ROM to behave as generic CM9 without paranoid features you can turn off hybrid mode in

Settings / Paranoid settings. This will disable paranoid framework and rom will become standard CM9 with phone layout and default DPI.

Not working

- Camera flash

- FM radio

Check out the second post for Changelogs and potential updates.

Prerequisites

- ROM requires at least 200MB on system partition

Download

- ROM: http://tinyw.in/JPPv (release 15/12/2012)

- Gapps: http://tinyw.in/vBvB (updated 15/12/2012)

Installation instructions (if upgrading from CFX or previous version see upgrade instructions below)

- Download ROM, Gapps ZIPs to your SD card

- Boot into clockworkmod

- Backup your current ROM (optional but highly recommended)

- Wipe Data / factory reset

- Wipe cache

- Advanced / Wipe dalvik cache

- Mounts & Storage / format system (just to be sure)

- install zip from SD card - choose ROM zip

- install zip from SD card - choose Gapps zip

- reboot

Upgrade instructions - without wiping data

- Use ParanoidBackup app to backup your Paranoid settings

- Download ROM, Gapps ZIPs to your SD card

- Boot into ClockworkMod

- Backup your current version (optional but recommended)

- Wipe cache

- Advanced / wipe dalvik cache

- Mounts&storage / format system

- install zip from SD card - choose ROM zip

- install zip from SD card - choose Gapps zip

- reboot

- Use ParanoidBackup app to restore your Paranoid settings

- if you experience stability problems or other undesired behaviour, go for fresh install!!!

Credits go to tilal6991 for incredible effort to bring CM9 experience to Skate, PA team, CM team, Ganster for OMX stagefright patch (YouTube HQ) and all developers contributing to Android community.

http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=1717079

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Changelogs

Changelog 15/12/2012

- merged with the latest CM9 sources

- fixed YouTube reboots

- Hardware rendering settings:

Allows controlling of HW rendering individually for any application.

This is useful for applications having the "blank white screen"

bug (gmail, facebook, ...). Turning off HW rendering for these applications

eliminates the white screen bug. As a side effect, the application UI

will become a bit more laggy - feels almost like gingerbread.

It's also important to know that some apps might crash when HW rendering

is disabled for them. If reboot doesn't fix crashing then keep HW rendering enabled.

- added utilization of copybit to accelerate 2D rendering

- added definition files for atmel and focaltech touchscreens

(eliminates on-screen pointer on some devices)

- updated German and Spanish translations

- new gapps package with updated Play store

- possible to upgrade from previous build. Refer to upgrade instructions in the first post.

Changelog 04/12/2012

- merged with the latest CM9 sources

- fixed generating of camcorder thumbnails

- fixed video playback in gallery using default player

- fixed visibility of "clear all notifications" button

- added missing Czech translations (thanks to shaez)

- updated Google apps (Gmail, Play store)

- possible to upgrade from previous build. Refer to upgrade instructions in the first post.

Changelog 01/12/2012

- merged with the latest CM9 sources

- fixed Circle battery style not displaying for some languages

- fixed Browser crash when VoiceSearch app not installed

- added missing Spanish translations (thanks to eloimuns & RaAmon)

- added missing German translations (thanks to Schwedenbitter)

- added missing Czech translations (thanks to shaez)

- added missing Slovak translations

- latest OMX patch for HQ video by Ganster

(Youtube HQ reboots are still there)

- possible to upgrade from previous build. Refer to upgrade instructions in the first post.

Changelog 21/11/2012

- merged with the latest CM9 sources

- Option to clear frequently contacted

- Options to hide Profiles and Expanded desktop from power-off menu

- Recent apps: added button to clear all recent apps at once

- New battery styles: Circle and Circle with percentage

- Allow changing of signal style also in table mode

- Navigation bar tweaked for better soft keys responsiveness

- Touchscreen sensitivity slightly improved

- possible to upgrade from previous build. Refer to upgrade instructions in the first post.

Changelog 14/11/2012

- merged with the latest CM9 sources

- fixed Native WiFi Tethering ( Sources: Part1, Part2, Part3, Part4 )

- possible to upgrade from previous build. Refer to upgrade instructions in the first post.

Changelog 28/10/2012

- merged with the latest CM9 sources

- updated S3 kernel (refer here for more info)

- YouTube HQ now working - massive thanks to Ganster for stagefright OMX patch

- possible to upgrade from previous build. Refer to upgrade instructions in the first post.

Changelog 12/10/2012

- merged with the latest CM9 sources

- fix system crashes caused by paranoid framework not releasing open file handles

- S2E compatibility fix

- possible to upgrade from previous build. Refer to upgrade instructions in the first post.

Changelog 03/10/2012

- merged with the latest CM9 sources

- Paranoid settings revised

--- initial configuration changed to make the initial UI more user-friendly not to discourage/confuse users running the rom for the first time

--- all system apps are in Phone mode by default with exception of Calculator and Browser (I find them better in tablet mode)

--- tablet status bar at top of the screen by default

--- soft buttons disabled by default

--- fixed "List of apps" setting not opening the list of apps

--- fixed handling of default Paranoid settings + attaching correct default values that are in line with default pad.prop at first launch

- Losckscreen shortcuts

--- enabled possibility to set more shortcuts (bottom shortcuts) also in normal phone mode (when hybrid mode turned off)

--- changed layout of unlock slider to make bottom shortcuts visible

--- changed layout of configuration screen (Settings / Lockscreen / Slider shortcuts) to make bottom shortcuts accessible for configuration

- increased "long-press back button kill" timeout to 2 seconds

- extended dithering options (Settings / Performance / Surface improvement)

- replaced ugly bootanimation with one from CM10 - nicer and smaller (10MB freed on system partition)

- possible to upgrade from previous build. Refer to upgrade instructions in the first post.

Changelog 25/09/2012

- merged with the latest CM9 sources

- latest S3 kernel

- new features backported from CM10

--- Lockscreen: Clock alignment (left, center, right)

--- Lockscreen: Battery status style (only when charging, always show)

--- Performance: I/O Scheduler setting

- Camera: option to take pictures by pressing Volume+

- Camera: panorama mode fixed (laggy so hard to use. At least it doesn't crash anymore)

- possible to upgrade from previous build. Refer to upgrade instructions in the first post.

Changelog 07/09/2012

- merged with the latest CM9 sources

- new option to set level of notification icons opacity (Source code: Part1, Part2)

- new option to control Screenshot sound and Screenshot delay (Source code: Part1, Part2)

- Dev tools app hidden in app drawer and moved under Settings / Development

- possible to upgrade from previous build. Refer to upgrade instructions in the first post.

Changelog 30/08/2012

- merged with the latest CM9 framework and settings

- new option to control visibility of soft keys in Tablet status bar (Source code: Part1, Part2)

- 25/08/2012 update included

Changelog 25/08/2012

- merged with the latest CM9 framework and settings

- new option to set position of tablet status bar (bottom/top): Settings / System / Status bar / Tablet status bar on top (Source code: Part1, Part2)

--- change of position doesn't require reboot

--- direction of swipe-to-open according to status bar position (upwards or downwards)

--- open/close animation according to status bar position

- ParanoidOTA replaced with GooManager - About phone / Check for updates opens GooManager instead of FC

Changelog 13/08/2012

- merged with the latest CM9 framework and settings

Changelog 11/08/2012

- completely built from source - initial release

- synced with the lates CM9 and PA repos

- PA version 1.6a

Changelog 27/06/2012

- Notification power widgtes fixed

- Launcher shortcuts fixed

- Camera zoom fixed (switched mode to 1)

- Search in tablet mode FCing fixed

- Setting DPI for apps in Hybrid mode now works (Paranoid settings / Hybrid settings)

- Trebuchet now displays correctly

- Soft buttons now work in non-tablet mode also

- Status bar transparency now works

- Default DPI settings tweaked for better results

Changelog 26/06/2012

- Initial release

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Gets ported to Blade right now! :D

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Hope this all goes well XD

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Wow!! That was fast. Downloading now. Does S3 kernel work?

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testing now...

work fine

but there is problem with screen resoluition when tablet ui mode enabled...i will search if i can change that

thanks ceco for all your work i'm very happy to play with that

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You can change all density settings in Paranoid settings.

This is amazing though :) super fast, no lag, best of both worlds really :)

The only issue I have, although it isn't a game changer, is the camera zoom not working >.<

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Wow!! That was fast. Downloading now. Does S3 kernel work?

S3 is included by default

Camera zoom ... yes I know about it.

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Edit. Tried tweaking apps dpi. Didn't work. Now crying. Will try though the file.

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I need this goodness! :P Wish my phone would get out of repairs soon (sent it 3 weeks ago, it's taking ages).

So this is just CM9 but with hybrid tablet mode? All the additions of CM9 (like the custom lockscreen) remain? Or is it more like AOSP with hybrid tablet mode?

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I need this goodness! :P Wish my phone would get out of repairs soon (sent it 3 weeks ago, it's taking ages).

So this is just CM9 but with hybrid tablet mode? All the additions of CM9 (like the custom lockscreen) remain? Or is it more like AOSP with hybrid tablet mode?

Basically, it is ICS. (CM9) with the tablet layout mixed in.

Edit.

Search force closes. (in tablet mode)

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Did it take ages to boot for anyone else and then default country set as US?

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Did it take ages to boot for anyone else and then default country set as US?

It always takes a long time first time round. You can also change the default country. I suppose you accidentally clicked set?..

If you're from the UK, go to settings, language and input. Change as appropriate.

Edit again.

YouTube will never be HQ Compatible for our skate in ICS. Moan at Qualcomm for being so unhelpful, not our developers.

I never did like the android tablet UI. (not ICS, I believe it was honeycomb) but this has totally changed my view. Love it :) can't wait for a more stable, feature rich release...

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First boot takes ages. But after that it boots fast.

@iReece

That's why it's still experimental. The problem is that PA team is releasing sources step by step and at the same time

they are making rather large changes for upcoming 1.5 version so it's a real mess (they completely changed the format of variables

in pad.prop for example). I am surprised I got it working at all.

I am still missing some essential code in framework (probably related to DPI in Paranoid settings) since it wasn't merged

at the time I synced and made a build. Anyway I believe this will get improved over time. We need to wait for all the sources

to be released and version 1.5 to be officially announced

@all

For better experience, hold your phones in landscape when tablet mode is turned on. It's much better than on portrait.

Skate's screen is still too small compared to tablets :)

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Just wow. Mind=blown :o

can I restore data and sd-ext from another ics rom?

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youtube HQ works? :)

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No. This will be the end of all YouTube HQ questions. Sorry to be blunt but if we stop it now, it won't plague this thread like it does CFX thread

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OK. Some things that do not work for me so far

- System settings - unable to set notification power widgets - they get ignored - the default 4 widgets are always shown

- Settings / Lockscreen - force closes when trying to set lockscreen shortcuts.

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Can we create a bug list of know bugs?..

YouTube - no HQ. not a bug, but something to be noted.

Camera zoom doesn't work.

Tablet search doesn't work.

Setting DPI and UI for apps in hybrid mode doesn't work, must do so manually.

Power widgets don't work.

Lock screen selection doesn't work.

Edit.

Also, a few features?

I.e. speed? Hybrid stuff etc?..

I do think we need a new boot logo... I hid the recent CM9 one because I would have felt more manly singing Justin Bieber's song on the bus than watch the new cm9 boot logo...

Edit. More bugs.

Launcher (trebuchet) with tablet mode switched on (through launcher, general, tablet effects) the page is too large to change pages when holding an app or widget.

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Download link goes straight to goo but notification flags up download failed.

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Download link goes straight to goo but notification flags up download failed.

Perhaps it just got interrupted?

Also, are you going through the Goo app or the browser? If one doesn't work, try the other. If neither works, use your computer.

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Sounds as an extreamly interesting and exiting ROM...Just one question, should MMS works in this ROM?

Thanks in advance.

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Sounds as an extreamly interesting and exiting ROM...Just one question, should MMS works in this ROM?

Thanks in advance.

Yep. Just tested it,

Everything works fine.

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Gone through browser cannot see the file in goo manager.

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Gone through browser cannot see the file in goo manager.

When you go to the site, it should offer to open in goo manager as well. Try this, if it fails, try another browser. If that fails, try a computer.

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