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[ROM] RECA S005 [Updated! V1.1] [DEODEXED, ZIPALIGNED, ROOTED!] AROMA Installer featured

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RECA S005 ROM
ROM based on original Acer_AV051_S500_1.063.00_WW_GEN1 Acer JellyBean Firmware
 
Disclaimer:
Installing this ROM is at your own risk. Although I tested this ROM thoroughly it can happen that something can go wrong with your phone. By installing this ROM you agree with this disclaimer, therefore I can not be held responsible for any damage to your phone. 
Feel free to copy, modify or redistribute any of my work and/or code, please give credits to the right person when doing this! 
 
 
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Features:
Deodexed
- Rooted!
- Zipaligned
- Busybox v1.21.1 
 
AROMA based installer:
  * Fully touch featured graphical installer with guided setup
  * Choose what you want to install. e.g. if you don't like Acer Cloud apps simply uncheck them!
  * Choose what modifications you want: Kernel type, normal/lower density, Swype/Normal Android keyboard, enable/disable acer shell 
  * Choose your favorite battery icon: 
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- The following standard apps are included and can be installed if you like:
  * Acer Cloudmobile apps
  * Acer registration
  * HD Channel
  * Google Magazines
  * Google Books
  * Google Currents
  * GMail
  * Google Plus
  * Google Maps
  * Google Music player
  * Youtube
  * Google Hangouts (Google Talk)
  * Polaris office
 
- The following non-standard apps can be installed:
  * Adaway v2.8 (opensource Ad-blocker)
  * FDroid (Market for opensource apps)
  * Notification toggle (If you disable Acer shell....)
  * Xposed framework (highly recommended: use it in comination with gravitybox!)
 
Kernel:
- Stock (original) ACER Kernel  or
RECA kernel v1.0:
  * Unsecure boot for system R/W access.
  * Enabled 'adb remount' for R/W access through adb.
  * Add init.d support (for support bootscripts) 
 
Changelog:
RECA S005 v1.1 date 05 Jan. 2014
  • Solved system apps crashing
  • Solved Settings for Acershell not working
  • When Acershell disabled, NovaLauncher is used for homescreen
  • Optional Google Setup wizard enabled on clean install
  • Acercloud apps now working
  • Updated list of apps in installer
  • Moved some apps to /data/app due to some space issues
  • Debugged installer code
 
RECA S005 v1.0 First public version 14 Dec. 2013
  • Added Xposed framework
  • Enabled europe NTP server for fast GPS fix
  • Changed resolution of boot animation and added a progress circle
  • Added more Battery icons to choose from
  • Updated Google Play Store
  • Updated Google Play Services
  • Updated Acer apps with latest version
 
RECA S005 first Alpha version
  • Deodexed and zipaligned
  • Rooted!
  • Updated hosts file
  • RECA Kernel v1.0: Unsecure boot, init.d support, working adb remount
  • Busybox 1.21.1
What's working:
Because it's based on the original and official Acer stock JellyBean firmware all should work flawless!
 
Known problems:
as of version 1.1: None!
 
 
Installation:
  1. You must have an unlocked Acer S500 => HowTo
  2. Use TWRP 2.5 or CWM to select ROM zip file and press install. No need to Wipe data, system or cache. The installer will determine if it's necessary.
  3. AROMA will fire up and guide you to the installation
  4. A clean install is recommended....
Update/Modify ROM
You can try to install RECA ROM over an existing installation. e.g. an update from Cirrus ROM to RECA ROM should give no problem. Choose "Upgrade or modify" in installer menu. If you experience problems with upgrading, re-run the installation and choose for "Clean install". 
 
 
Troubleshooting:
When you do an upgrade you can expierience some strange problems with already installed apps. A good solution is to go to "Settings=>Apps=>App name" and clear data and cache. In many cases this will solve your problems.
If your problems persist, the only thing you can do is a "clean install".
 
 
Download:
RECA S005 ROM v1.1 (January 05, 2014)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Screenshots:
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So it's possible to install this over stock, without having to wipe everything? And GPS?

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So it's possible to install this over stock, without having to wipe everything? And GPS?

 

Yes you can install it over stock. If you expierience problems when doing so re-run the installer and choose "Clean install"

GPS works because it's a modified stock kernel with modified stock firmware.

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if u mod or build a new kernel
then u also need to post ur moddified Kernel source (GPL Law)

but seems nice :3

 

btw  *ISEE WHAT U DID THERE xD* 

 

I already thought that Reca Font was pretty familiar but then i saw it 

Reca = Acer but mirrored xD 

good one 

i havent thought of that xD

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Nice to see you made a kernel and a rom! Keep up!!!

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if u mod or build a new kernel

then u also need to post ur moddified Kernel source (GPL Law)

but seems nice :3

 

btw  *ISEE WHAT U DID THERE xD* 

 

I already thought that Reca Font was pretty familiar but then i saw it 

Reca = Acer but mirrored xD 

good one 

i havent thought of that xD

So you noticed! Nice :-P

 

BTW Kernel source is not changed, only the config file.

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So you noticed! Nice :-P

 

BTW Kernel source is not changed, only the config file.

then that needs to be uploaded to Opensource Archive place xD

 

btw is the UI changed or not much ??

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some pics would be nice...

used aroma installer before and it's nice....

i like it....all stock functionality but with more speed.... :D

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Installed it over stock 4.1.2, works like a charm. It could be placebo, but it also feels a bit faster than stock. Only downpoint (though it hasn't even got anything to do with the ROM itself) is that the Notification Toggle app keeps a permanent icon in the statusbar. You can set it to transparent, but I would like to just get rid of it.

 

Great ROM!

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You can set it to transparent, but I would like to just get rid of it.

 

Great ROM!

it would be nice... but i set it to show what day is and it's fine...

 

also we can't change the number of home screens... 5 is too big for me. i always used 3.

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Very nice rom, tnx a lot!

Very fast kernel too!

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Hi, bobbes!

You said that this ROM is based on original Acer_AV051_S500_1.063.00_WW_GEN1 Acer JellyBean Firmware

Please, answer me to this questions:

1. Is possible to install your RECA ROM over stock EMEA_ORGROD firmware (Acer_AV051_S500_1.034.00_EMEA_ORGROD) ?

2. If is possible, do I have to root my phone before install your ROM (my S500 is unrooted and has stock bootloader and stock recovery) ?

3. If I install RECA ROM do I loose my installed apps (see screenshot) ?

Thank you very much!

Dan.

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it would be nice... but i set it to show what day is and it's fine...

also we can't change the number of home screens... 5 is too big for me. i always used 3.

Use Nova Launcher.
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- sometimes can't use back button to close app(Chrome)...and Chrome hasn't crashed...it's still responds normal...

- when sending a message(not all the time) - after i hit send - Launcher has stoped working...

- 2 freezes until now...

 

did full wipe before installing it... instaled using TWRP

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it would be nice... but i set it to show what day is and it's fine...

 

also we can't change the number of home screens... 5 is too big for me. i always used 3.

 

I changed home screen voor NOVA Launcher, utlimate customizable....try it....it wont dissapoint you.

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Very nice rom, tnx a lot!

Very fast kernel too!

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Thx! Kernel is stock kernel, so RECA speed should be the same as Acer stock. I only disabled some safety features in the kernel which Acer had implemented.

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hey bobbes very nice rom you got here...I like it very much...I can mount rw in this stock rom without the tool...which is very nice...also every feature working great...thinking on a V2 maybe :D ?

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Hi, bobbes!

You said that this ROM is based on original Acer_AV051_S500_1.063.00_WW_GEN1 Acer JellyBean Firmware

Please, answer me to this questions:

1. Is possible to install your RECA ROM over stock EMEA_ORGROD firmware (Acer_AV051_S500_1.034.00_EMEA_ORGROD) ?

2. If is possible, do I have to root my phone before install your ROM (my S500 is unrooted and has stock bootloader and stock recovery) ?

3. If I install RECA ROM do I loose my installed apps (see screenshot) ?

Thank you very much!

Dan.

 

1. I don't know. Try it, make sure you backup your phone first so you can revert back to original firmware.

2. ROOT is not needed. The ROM is rooted. But make sure your bootloader is unlocked!

3. Not if you choose for Upgrade/Install in installer menu. Again, make sure you backup everything before upgrading. use CWM or TWRP for backup.

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hey bobbes very nice rom you got here...I like it very much...I can mount rw in this stock rom without the tool...which is very nice...also every feature working great...thinking on a V2 maybe :D ?

I don't know. What do you like to be in V2?

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Thx, bobbes!

I`ll try... sometimes.

Maybe somebody else has already install RECA ROM over ORGROD firmware.

If it is so, please post your opinion!

Thx in advance, Dan

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hmm maybe notification toggle implementation...UI changes to look like 4.4 kitkat...some scripts thanks to init.d support to give the rom a boost for audio quality very low in our loudspeaker and maybe ram and gpu optimizations....anything you like that would make this rom a better choice over CM...on which I experience a lot of freezes...good luck on this project...I think it can go a long way :D

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- sometimes can't use back button to close app(Chrome)...and Chrome hasn't crashed...it's still responds normal...

- when sending a message(not all the time) - after i hit send - Launcher has stoped working...

- 2 freezes until now...

 

did full wipe before installing it... instaled using TWRP

Strange....did you updated all apps through Google Play? I use PIE control from Gravitbox and disabled the navbar. No freezes and problems. As a matter of fact I use this ROM already quite a while without any problems.

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hmm maybe notification toggle implementation...UI changes to look like 4.4 kitkat...some scripts thanks to init.d support to give the rom a boost for audio quality very low in our loudspeaker and maybe ram and gpu optimizations....anything you like that would make this rom a better choice over CM...on which I experience a lot of freezes...good luck on this project...I think it can go a long way :D

 

Not a project for me.....I'm no developer just a ROM cooker (I'm Physician Assistant in daily live), I mix things to create a ROM for my daily use to share with you all......It results in a stable ROM close to stock. If you like more features maybe someone else can make them. Init.d scripts same story... If one needs more info or files for further development of this ROM please contact me, I would be happy to share them.

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Maybe implement Spacecaker's status bar in the aroma installer, together with the lidroid and profile changer app

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Thx! Kernel is stock kernel, so RECA speed should be the same as Acer stock. I only disabled some safety features in the kernel which Acer had implemented.

I know, same benchmark results as with stock 4.1.2. It feels also very smooth, and battery usage seems very good.

No freezes yet.

 

I don't use Notification toggles because I like Power Toggles better.

This ROM with Nova Launcher,  Xposed + gravitybox&app settings is very nice !

 

I use gravitybox for advanced reboot menu & transparent navigation bar 

App Settings for DPI settings for specific apps.

 

What i would like in V2 ?

- fast charge support in kernel

- USBotg support in kernel (if that's even possible)

- kill app back button  long press

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