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[DEV][ROM] RacerMod 1.7 [19/04/2013] CyanogenMod 7.2 port with 2.6.35.7 kernel & CWM Recovery 5.0.2.8

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whoa!! havent been to modaco for few weeks and just saw this!!

i've tried the 1.4 on my freddo and beside the wifi everything is perfect!!

thanks mikeioannina!!... ^_^

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i meant months not weeks.. lol

btw mine stable at 725.. ^_^d

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When I trie to enable wifi teathering the phone just reboot, even with other teathering software from playstore the result is the same, it reboot's

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Hi, you've done a very nice job there, your rom works really good, but i have a problem, it doesn't recognize my sim card, is this normal?, i've one of that weird racers with a different camera.

edit: that happened because your boot script detect my phone like a gen2 when it is a gen1, i just copied and renamed the gen1 boot file like gen2, and i forgot to do the same with the libs, i do this and everything works

i'll try it a few days and if i get a bug i'll report it

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Hello, thank you for the excellent firmware. I have a few questions:

How to set the screen calibration in the original state it was when the firmware (software used for the calibration of the firmware - I do not like the result.)

What do you recommend settings for performance tuning.

thanks

Sorry for the google translate

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So far so good, it all has been working GREAT except for the screen sensitivity (it was better in the ROM I had previously, if I remember correctly, it was this one http://www.modaco.co...t-cm7-237-roms/ , but it was deleted) :/

One detail: the boot/check_generation.sh file is wrong for my phone (chilean zte racer gen1), so I had to modify it a bit, and replace "generation=2" with "generation=1"

This is the script I'm talking about:


#!/sbin/sh

check_gen1=`cat /proc/mtd | grep "mtd1: 0048"`

if [ "$check_gen1" != "" ]

then

echo "generation=1" > /tmp/gen.prop

else

echo "generation=2" > /tmp/gen.prop

fi

For the record:

# cat /proc/mtd

dev: size erasesize name

mtd0: 00500000 00020000 "recovery"

mtd1: 00500000 00020000 "boot"

mtd2: 00180000 00020000 "splash"

mtd3: 00080000 00020000 "misc"

mtd4: 02800000 00020000 "cache"

mtd5: 0dc00000 00020000 "system"

mtd6: 0a280000 00020000 "userdata"

mtd7: 01500000 00020000 "oem"

mtd8: 00180000 00020000 "persist"

Anyways, thank you VERY MUCH for your work!

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hi mike, i have use your 1.4 rom for my zte freddo for about two weeks now. the phone seems to be stable at 729mhz and somehow i like the sensitivity of the touchscreen.. feels almost like a capacitive touchscreen now.. lol

however i'd like to report some glitches that i have found:

1. wifi: as we all now, it isn't working yet.. :D

2. bluetooth: it works but sometimes you need to enable it couple of times.

3. screen orientation: works fine but sometimes it splashes a green screen before rotating from portrait to landscape and vice versa.. and sometimes the green screen is gone by itself.. not a big deal for me though..

4. i dunno which sensor that deal with this. i am using an app named google sky map for locating stars, etc. it seem like the compass on the phone only working when the phone is held flat but not working if the phone is held upward..

that is all that i have found so far but the phone is blazing fast now!!

great work mike and thanks.. you have given this old phone a new life... ^_^d

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Thanks for all the answers, I have not built a new version yet because I was busy during the holidays. I'm working slowly on RacerMod, don't think that I forgot you :P

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Great to see you back mike!

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Hi Mike, I think the problem is that the screen goes white in the ics-dev kernel . When I was building a ICS with gingerbread kernel he don't boot at all ,but he doesn't go to white screen.

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Some download statistics from my website:

27 Dec 2012 - 15 Jan 2013

170 downloads/RacerMod-1.4-Racer.zip

93 downloads/gapps-gb-20110828-minimal.zip

69 downloads/CWM-5.0.2.8-1.3.zip

53 downloads/RacerMod-1.4-Carl.zip

16 downloads/RacerMod-1.3-Racer.zip

9 downloads/RacerMod-1.3-Carl.zip

I'm impressed by how many people download my rom but only very few participate in this thread.

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I'm impressed by how many people download my rom but only very few participate in this thread.

I actually installed your 1.4 version yesterday on my Gen1 Racer but hadn't got the time to test it very thoroughly. :) Some thoughts, though...

- The dock bar often disappears, for whatever reason.

- Using Google Maps for a few seconds didn't reboot the phone (used to happen A LOT on every 3D application, either it's fixed or maybe I just didn't stress it enough).

- Compcache still doesn't work (used swap stays at 0 after enabling and rebooting).

- I have to test if the selected wifi sleep policy is honoured (it wasn't on RacerBoy's versions, it always dropped the connection when the screen turned off even if "never" was selected).

- The touch screen precision is God-awful, but I think it uses closed libraries, so there's nothing that can be done about it (hopefully I'm wrong :P).

- Haptic feedback can be completely disabled with this kernel, yay!

- The answer button doesn't work in CWM 5.0.2.8, must enable the back button and use the power button to select menu entries.

That's mostly what I gathered after playing with it for five minutes. I didn't test GSM/UMTS connectivity, phone calls or SMS. Anyway, I must say this is looking really great. Thanks a lot for your work on a newer kernel for the ZTE Racer, it was sorely, sorely needed. :)

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- The dock bar often disappears, for whatever reason.

- Using Google Maps for a few seconds didn't reboot the phone (used to happen A LOT on every 3D application, either it's fixed or maybe I just didn't stress it enough).

- Compcache still doesn't work (used swap stays at 0 after enabling and rebooting).

- I have to test if the selected wifi sleep policy is honoured (it wasn't on RacerBoy's versions, it always dropped the connection when the screen turned off even if "never" was selected).

- The touch screen precision is God-awful, but I think it uses closed libraries, so there's nothing that can be done about it (hopefully I'm wrong :P).

- The answer button doesn't work in CWM 5.0.2.8, must enable the back button and use the power button to select menu entries.

Thanks for the feedback.

-You mean the launcher dock bar? It disappears for some unknown reason (maybe the bad touchscreen driver is related to this) Current solution is to install another launcher like LauncherPro

-We still don't have full 3D acceleration... In fact this is the part I spend most of my time to find out what's wrong and fix it but haven't found anything yet :(

-I haven't tried compcache because I spent all my time in fixing the bigger problems first

-I can't test anything about wifi because I don't own a Racer, I own a variant of Racer (ZTE Carl) that uses different wifi (which doesn't work with the newer kernel, no sources released from zte or any other manufacturer that work)

-The touchscreen calibration is bad. There is no good method to calibrate these older touchscreens in gingerbread. I've done my best to have a usable driver but it doens't work the same for all the people. In the next release I'll probably include a second touchscreen driver with disabled dual touch hacks and hope that it's working better.

-In CWM 5.0.2.8 I changed the buttons from answer/decline to home/back. These are the buttons that all other phones use in recovery.

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Thanks for the feedback.

-You mean the launcher dock bar? It disappears for some unknown reason (maybe the bad touchscreen driver is related to this) Current solution is to install another launcher like LauncherPro

-We still don't have full 3D acceleration... In fact this is the part I spend most of my time to find out what's wrong and fix it but haven't found anything yet :(

-I haven't tried compcache because I spent all my time in fixing the bigger problems first

-I can't test anything about wifi because I don't own a Racer, I own a variant of Racer (ZTE Carl) that uses different wifi (which doesn't work with the newer kernel, no sources released from zte or any other manufacturer that work)

-The touchscreen calibration is bad. There is no good method to calibrate these older touchscreens in gingerbread. I've done my best to have a usable driver but it doens't work the same for all the people. In the next release I'll probably include a second touchscreen driver with disabled dual touch hacks and hope that it's working better.

-In CWM 5.0.2.8 I changed the buttons from answer/decline to home/back. These are the buttons that all other phones use in recovery.

- this is the dock thing you talking about? http://forum.cyanoge...cons-disappear/

this is how I solved it: http://forum.cyanoge...ar/#entry111133

menu -> settings -> adw settings (or just straight to adw settings) -> UI settings and the second section down will be called "hidden dockbar", and right under that header the button next to "Dockbar" will be checked by default. Uncheck it.

- as I said, the calibration worked fine in other build. can you just take the settings from there? also, I noticed something: it works OK when pressing the screen quickly, but it doesn't when pressing "normally" (i.e., slowly). can it be too "reactive"? is there a setting to configure the speed to which the screen should react?

- also, the home, menu and back buttons seem to be badly configured. I'd say they are too below in the screen. when you press the top of them, you may end pressing objects in the screen.

I'd just ask the other devs here in this subforum or try copying their settings and see if they work.

Sorry if I wasn't too clear, english is not my first language and I don't know much about android dev.

I hope this helps.

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I actually installed your 1.4 version yesterday on my Gen1 Racer but hadn't got the time to test it very thoroughly. :) Some thoughts, though...

- The dock bar often disappears, for whatever reason.

- Using Google Maps for a few seconds didn't reboot the phone (used to happen A LOT on every 3D application, either it's fixed or maybe I just didn't stress it enough).

- Compcache still doesn't work (used swap stays at 0 after enabling and rebooting).

- I have to test if the selected wifi sleep policy is honoured (it wasn't on RacerBoy's versions, it always dropped the connection when the screen turned off even if "never" was selected).

- The touch screen precision is God-awful, but I think it uses closed libraries, so there's nothing that can be done about it (hopefully I'm wrong :P).

- Haptic feedback can be completely disabled with this kernel, yay!

- The answer button doesn't work in CWM 5.0.2.8, must enable the back button and use the power button to select menu entries.

That's mostly what I gathered after playing with it for five minutes. I didn't test GSM/UMTS connectivity, phone calls or SMS. Anyway, I must say this is looking really great. Thanks a lot for your work on a newer kernel for the ZTE Racer, it was sorely, sorely needed. :)

About compcache: you need to insmod the zram.ko, lzo_compress.ko and lzo_decompress.ko modules. Try that and report if it works

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I'll test your rom and send my feedback

:)

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I'm working on the kernel now. I downloaded the CAF msm kernel & comparing trees. Found the initial 2.6.32 kernel tree that ZTE started making changes from. Now I'm trying to find the 2.6.35 kernel initial branch, I'm close.

Hope that all this work will help me source the gralloc problem.

For anyone interested, here are the sources: https://github.com/mikeNG/android_kernel_zte_msm7x27-caf

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Hello guys, I have a little surprise for you. :D

Gralloc problem is probably fixed!!!!!!! That means we have fully working CRT-on & CRT-off animations, working rotation animation & probably full hardware 3D acceleration.

I spent 6 days looking into the kernel source and I found a line that ZTE had commented out. I removed the comment and everything works now!

A new release is coming when I test everything, I've included a new touchscreen driver too, hope that it's better.

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Hello guys, I have a little surprise for you. :D

Gralloc problem is probably fixed!!!!!!! That means we have fully working CRT-on & CRT-off animations, working rotation animation & probably full hardware 3D acceleration.

I spent 6 days looking into the kernel source and I found a line that ZTE had commented out. I removed the comment and everything works now!

A new release is coming when I test everything, I've included a new touchscreen driver too, hope that it's better.

:o ..........

congrats mike :D ;)

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Thanks, Mike

Your ROM is the best of the ones I've tried

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OMG!! Wow!! :o

That's awesome mike!!

We appreciate your effort and your dedication!

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Well, there are still some issues, the screen is distorted for a little after the boot logo and before the bootanimation, but it works fine after the bootanimation.

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Does the digital compass work for Racer gen1?? this has always been a sticking point for me not to move away to CM7 based ROMs.

Richard S.

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it's amazing....

good work mike...thanks for the best rom

my phone like having a new life now :D

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Does the digital compass work for Racer gen1?? this has always been a sticking point for me not to move away to CM7 based ROMs.

Richard S.

I don't see a reasor for it not to work... on my phone it always worked.

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