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Note: This ROM is no longer being updated.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 (if anyone can point me at a boot.img / kernel that runs this on 32A, i'll include that in the package (I can't test 32A)).

Things you should know...

- Contents are IDENTICAL to the MoDaCo Custom ROM core version 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, and given the serious lack of ROM on the G1, I think optimising is a priority. Hopefully it will also provide a useful base for some other chefs. All that said and done tho, I don't think in it's current state it's unusable! :)

The download link (in update.zip format for flashing in the usual way via recovery image) is: http://content.modac...core-signed.zip

You can optionally try Cyanogen's new 4.1.6 BFS enabled Kernel - i've packaged it standalone with the tun.ko in an update.zip. NANDROID BACKUP BEFORE TRYING!

4.1.6 patch - http://content.modac...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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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!


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Changelog

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

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

If any chefs have come across these before and have any hints, let me know! wink.gif

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Hi Paul,

Thanks for the upload, does this require Haykuro's 'Special' SPL and modified SD card partitions that all other Hero builds require?

Thanks again for your great work here.

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Yes it does.

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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 2.1.2 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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I can't wait for you to incorporate BFS into the Hero build. After seeing the improvements from the BFS-enhanced Cyanogen build on my Dream, I can't imagine how brilliant Hero will be with BFS!

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Reuploaded version 2.2 with correct A2SD script. It, er, works now. :)

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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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everything works fine and smooth, except GPS is not working.

will you release a enhanced version on dream? or will you release a package with the missing CIME/BCard reader and etc?

thanks for your nice rom

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GPRS will work, you may need to set up your APN manually.

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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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FWIW, it didn't work on my Hero (UK set). I flashed the kernel, and it got stuck at the Hero boot screen, and did not progress to the HTC boot screen. I waited a good 5 minutes before i pulled the battery and tried again, with the same results. not sure if I was supposed to have wiped the device before/after flashing. Good thing I followed instructions and did the Nandroid backup before flashing the kernel.

Is anyone having better luck with this kernel?

EDIT: *DOH* I've been digging about so much in the Hero forums that i didn't realize that this was a Dream section. This kernel won't work on Hero, but works just fine on my Dream. Paul is a champ :)

Edited by ghoonk, 10 September 2009 - 10:02 AM.

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GPRS will work, you may need to set up your APN manually.

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i mean the GPS satellite service. it doesn't even show the icon on the menu bar when i run google map.

anyway i just notice your post about taking a break. enjoy and hopes you'll be back soon!

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FWIW, it didn't work on my Hero (UK set). I flashed the kernel, and it got stuck at the Hero boot screen, and did not progress to the HTC boot screen. I waited a good 5 minutes before i pulled the battery and tried again, with the same results. not sure if I was supposed to have wiped the device before/after flashing. Good thing I followed instructions and did the Nandroid backup before flashing the kernel.

Is anyone having better luck with this kernel?

EDIT: *DOH* I've been digging about so much in the Hero forums that i didn't realize that this was a Dream section. This kernel won't work on Hero, but works just fine on my Dream. Paul is a champ :)



i can't boot the phone if i apply 2.2 and the 4.1.6 update at once.

it works for me if i wipe and apply 2.2, after your first successfully boot up then apply 4.1.6 patch.

oh and yes it's for my htc dream

Edited by lapcchan, 10 September 2009 - 12:39 PM.

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Hi. How can i access QuickOfficce. I dont see it anymore. Please help
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Hi. How can i access QuickOfficce. I dont see it anymore. Please help
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Have you done a wipe since the update? If so you I believe that you'll have deleted it. I had something similar with my Hero after I did a wipe after installing, because Quick Office is in the data partition now it can be removed like any other app.

I think.

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I've flashed the modaco 2.2 on my htc magic (saphire) and haven't got any sign of gps yet. :-(( Isn't it really not working?
(I tried with the original and the cm 4.1.7 Kernel for my 32B Device)

Is there any way see the status-messages of the gps-chip-module?

But apart from this minor bug it's a great ROM, thx to all involved!

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