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[ICS] [4.0.4] CyanogenMod 9.1 [ROM]

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I've been using R5 (CM version 9-20121201-EXPERIMENTAL-u8815-R5) for a couple weeks now, I have the following issues:

  • 3G data will remain disabled when leaving a wifi-hotspot (fix is to toggle data or air mode)
  • Voice is distorted and over-amplified when talking on the phone (about 7 in 10 calls will have this issue)
  • SMS stick in 'sending' status and send multiple times to the recipient
  • occasional random reboots (once every ~48 hours)
  • battery draining too fast, approx 3% to load a single webpage (~20 seconds) in some instances, usually 80% used in 10 hours, light to no use.

These all seem to be radio interface issues. I think there is some major problems with the interface layer on this ROM

I'm on Vodafone AU and I've done a clean install with cache/user data wiped, and had flashed over the top of an Infusion rom (which had none of these issues listed)

Has anyone else had these problems?

This phone is showing as a U8815-51 under the the battery, and came with a vodaAU stock rom

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Does this have HWA on home screens for smooth scrolling?

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Can i rename it to desire HD for gameloft games in build.prop

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I can't take videos. FC on vanilla cam app.

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Can i rename it to desire HD for gameloft games in build.prop

yes use rom toolbox
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J

yes use rom toolbox

thanks.

Reboot helps fc cam :)

and fu Whatsapp want a new verfication. Luckly i got a gobackup backup.

I just use GoBackup for all my apps (i came from infusion.)

Hope that this is not a problem.?

and automatic screen lightning dont work

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I've got a problem.

When calling someone, the screen just turns off, it's impossible to turn it on again, only after the call ends, it works again.

Have the same problem on some other Mods >.<

P.s: This doesn't happen each time, but still be annoying.

P.s.s: Hope for some advice(If I'm the only one with this prob) or fix.

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I've got a problem.

When calling someone, the screen just turns off, it's impossible to turn it on again, only after the call ends, it works again.

Have the same problem on some other Mods >.<

P.s: This doesn't happen each time, but still be annoying.

P.s.s: Hope for some advice(If I'm the only one with this prob) or fix.

Your proximity sensor has died, this has happened to me as well, for a temporary solution go to settings>accessibility>power button ends call

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J

and automatic screen lightning dont work

Works now i must do it manually in settings

Just a little sluggish.I search some settings that it dims like in Stock roms

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Thx alot, this helped...

It died indeed, checked its functionality with Android Sensor Box...

Do you guess it's a software error? I hope it is XD

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Sometimes when i use the cam for Videos the app get hangs on and FC.

Solutions ?

After the FC it works.

Big faces ect dont work ,too.

Videos are only 640x480 but much better sound than on infusion!

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Hi thx for this great room .

i wont to instal the room but My baseband is different

Ue1m2.jpg

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Hi thx for this great room .

i wont to instal the room but My baseband is different

Ue1m2.jpg

Read the first post!

"This ROM only works on a device running baseband version 2030 that has been upgraded through the official Ice Cream Sandwich process. It is compatible with both the U8815 and U8818 models."

Just update the phone with the official updates to ICS , and then check your baseband! there you have it, 2030

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Damn,

No idea why but i have no more unlock sound and no camera sound (even reboot dont fixed it)

and yes both are toggled on.

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Damn,

No idea why but i have no more unlock sound and no camera sound (even reboot dont fixed it)

and yes both are toggled on.

Check your sound settings (not the toogles, the sound menu it self...)

Or try to toogle off and on again :b no idea.

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Read the first post!

"This ROM only works on a device running baseband version 2030 that has been upgraded through the official Ice Cream Sandwich process. It is compatible with both the U8815 and U8818 models."

Just update the phone with the official updates to ICS , and then check your baseband! there you have it, 2030

I tried to update My Phone but there is no update Available . So How can I update My phone . Thx (:

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Check your sound settings (not the toogles, the sound menu it self...)

Or try to toogle off and on again :b no idea.

Dont work.

But hey now i dont have annoying Cams sounds

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Hi,

Here's my humble review of this fantastic ICS CM9 ROM (13th December 2012).

My Huawei Ascend G300 Overview

I bought this phone (from Amazon.co.uk) as it was a good price, as I'm sure everyone else thinks so. Having a 4” screen, 5MP Camera, a 1GHz processor and ICS as a stock download – all this for around £100, bargain I say!

My last Android phone was a HTC Wildfire S, so this was a bit of an upgrade.

It was locked to the Vodafone network, but unlocking only cost around £5 from Ebay. I immediate rooted it and removed some of the bloat that Vodafone had stuck on. The battery life with the Stock ICS once downloaded wasn't bad compared to what I've had before. I'm not a heavy user anyway, I tend not to have Data on, or Wi-Fi. The later I use when I need it maybe once a day for checking Email and sometimes checking out Google Play. Most of the time I text with the odd phone call here and there.

Even though after rooting and removing the odd app, I was getting a little frustrated not having a more vanilla version of Android, such as the ICS lockscreen, keyboard and various other bits. So I thought I'd give it a go installing a new ROM. For me it's scary, I know everyone says that the phone is cheap, but it's my only phone and I look after all my gear, so I was a little paranoid that I might end up bricking it – either that or I'd have functions of the phone not working.

I've previously upgraded my wife's Chinese Gingerbread MID 7” tablet to ICS which went well without a hitch, so I guess it helped persuade me.

I used the great Huawei Ascend G300 guide here on Modaco for the under 5s – it took a few attempts to get right as I was pressing the wrong volume button for certain parts – my bad.

Incidentally my Huawei is on baseband 2030 ;)

One other issue I had is that the drivers for Windows 7 conflict with my Huawei E122 USB 3G modem, it took a while to work out what was going on. It appears that the modem won't work when the drivers are installed, so I had to download everything and the web pages to follow while I installed the new ROM – afterwards I just uninstalled the G300 drivers and the Modem worked again.

It mentioned in the guide that things might take a while, but I have to say it was pretty quick. I still don't understand why you have to re-root the device part way through, but I did it anyway. The “RootG300.exe” file appeared to be from the same link.

I choose this ROM mainly because it looked the most cut back vanilla ICS version I could find, plus it had plenty of screenshots (a major thing in my opinion).

The boot animation screen that is shown in the screenshots was not the same (it didn't look that good), infact the version here is pretty cool – in case you haven't seen it, I won't give you any spoilers ;) A darn sight better than the glitchy crued stock Vodafone one.

Even though it took longer to boot than normal (I realise this is normal for the first boot), it was pretty quick – it certainly didn't take 10 minutes or whatever, more like 2-3.

The phone booted into the usual PIN screen for my Tesco sim and then had the standard Android wizard to set things up. All went fine, although I did my google account afterwards manually.

So how quick is it?

From what I can see it's pretty nippy – the lockscreen is better than the stock Vodafone, more minimalistic (which is what I like) – it's also customisable. The Default Launcher is good and also has more options than a stock ICS one, such as icon spacing and transitions, but looks the same - all good here. Altering the window and Transition animation might make it a bit more fluid, but it depends on how much smooth vs how quick you want it ;)

There is a nice effect when you close the phone, the screen shrinks to the middle similar to an old TV set. I've only seen this on one other Android phone before, but it could be pretty common, but looks good all the same.

The notifications bar when you slide it down has slightly different smaller icons for the toggling the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth etc. plus this is also configurable for the Battery icon and time etc. So all good here too ;)

The apps that are installed are a bit of a mix, I'd like to have seen a more comprehensive list ticking more boxes, but it's no harm at all as you can obviously download what you want to suit.

Here's a quick list of the default apps:

Apollo – Music player, for some reason my album art isn't being shown though

Browser – Vanilla ICS (browser as far as I can tell)

Calculator - Vanilla ICS (browser as far as I can tell)

Calendar - Vanilla ICS (browser as far as I can tell)

Camera – This has some cool differences although looks like Vanilla ICS, see below

Clock - Vanilla ICS (browser as far as I can tell)

Dev Tools – I've probably no use for this, but if you need more info for the backend, it's probably handy

Downloads - Vanilla ICS (browser as far as I can tell)

DSP Manager – Nice to see this, a graphic equaliser for the sound on the phone

Email - Vanilla ICS (browser as far as I can tell)

Gallery - Vanilla ICS (browser as far as I can tell) – had a few issues with this :(

Messaging - Vanilla ICS (browser as far as I can tell)

Movie Studio - Vanilla ICS (browser as far as I can tell)

News & Weather - Vanilla ICS (browser as far as I can tell)

People - Vanilla ICS (browser as far as I can tell)

Phone - Vanilla ICS (browser as far as I can tell)

Play Store - Vanilla ICS (browser as far as I can tell)

Search - Vanilla ICS (browser as far as I can tell)

Settings – Pretty standard look, but with a lot more customisable options, cool!

SIM Tool Kit - Vanilla ICS (browser as far as I can tell)

Superuser - Vanilla ICS (browser as far as I can tell)

Talk - Vanilla ICS (browser as far as I can tell)

Terminal Emulator – Not much use for this myself, command lines scare me ;)

Torch – Uses the camera LED to illuminate your way (probably wastes a lot of battery in use)

Voice Dialer - Vanilla ICS (browser as far as I can tell)

Camera

One great thing is that the Camera app is so much quicker, smoother and better than the stock Vodafone one, focusing is now great! The pics are still a little under-saturated (maybe it's just my hardware), but it all works so much better – like it should have in the first place.

Gallery App

It's the only app that I've had issues with, going into it crashes 1 out of 5 times, no apparent reason why, it's pretty random. There is an ICS styled version on Google Play which looks like a carbon copy - I might download it if this gives me anymore issues.

The Keyboard

Looks pretty ICS vanilla to me, the smart touch that came with the vodafone was good, with big keys – I thought i'd end up installing it again as it's available on the Google Play Store, but surprisingly I've found that I make less mistakes with the standard keyboard on this ROM – even though the keys look tiny, who'd have thought?

So what is working for me?

What I've tested so far is Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and all of the above apps, no issues so far 24 hours in.

I'd have like to have tried the 3G, Data connection and GPS, but I can't easily at present.

Settings

There's a lot here, and too much to mention – I've not tried other ROMs so I can't compare, but lets just say it's pretty comprehensive compared to vanilla ICS or the stock ROM.

Wallpaper

There wasn't much to choose from, there was a bunch of Cyanogen papers, which weren't my bag and the default ICS ones which are very random as you probably know.

Tones

There is an extensive list here which is really nice. I don't know if they are standard ICS ones, but my wife has an ICS Xperia Miro which has similar – very good.

Battery Life?

It seems good, compared to the Vodafone stock ICS it appears marginally better, but it's really hard to know unless you scientifically test it with a full charge on each with the same functions for the same length of time. The important thing is that it's no worse ;) I charged last night at midnight and I've opened a few apps to test, although it's been on standby most of the time and is on around 95%. Wi-Fi will probably be more of a drain, but like I said it's hard to test, unless it depletes like a mad thing.

I think that if you go for the alternate percentage icon for the battery in the notification area, you'll be watching it more and probably see it drain quicker rather than just looking at the standard battery icon that doesn't move much. I don't want to spend my time focusing on it, so I switched the percentage icon on for a bit, then turned it off for good ;) It's as bad a habit as always looking at a watch to see what time it is, then 1 minute later being asked the time and you can't remember!

What would I add?

I'd like to see a file manager as this is pretty essential these days – the Dev tools and Terminal are a little bit pointless for me, but they might appeal to others. I'll probably add a different Music app, as I said my album art wasn't shown. Maybe change the Gallery app if it doesn't right itself.

Excuse the extensive use of the word “Vanilla” in this review, but it's the best word I could think of – I don't even like Vanilla much, or the colour ;)

So as a final note, thanks to all the devs involved, you've done a smashing job, well done! Oh yeah and as it's getting near that time of year, so Happy Christmas everyone!

Jay :)

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don't know if bug:

I use Nova launcher.and when i download a new app from market it always say that there is no space on homscreen, but the strange: it put a shortcut anyway. (Homescreen is free anyway)

€dit: Its a nova bug. With trebuchet no problems:)

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don't know if bug:

I use Nova launcher.and when i download a new app from market it always say that there is no space on homscreen, but the strange: it put a shortcut anyway. (Homescreen is free anyway)

€dit: Its a nova bug. With trebuchet no problems:)

It is not a Nova bug. You should go to settings in playstore and untick the 4th line (widget)

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I see my english sucks.

It is togglet.And it does what it must.

But give out a failure anyway

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Is there any solution for to loud sound in the headset during the conversation? It's the only thing that's keeping me from using CM9 RC3 as a regular, every day ROM.

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Is there any solution for to loud sound in the headset during the conversation? It's the only thing that's keeping me from using CM9 RC3 as a regular, every day ROM.

Try this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=23326705

It allows you to alter just the headset volume.

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Try this: http://forum.xda-dev....php?p=23326705

It allows you to alter just the headset volume.

I'm currently running your Stock+ and installed that and set the incall volume steps to 100 and now my G300 won't boot and is stuck in the booting animation. Any tips on how to fix it?

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