The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is the public, open-source repository used by Google and phone carriers and manufacturer's to power their phones. It lags significantly behind the 'private' repository used by those companies, but the updates do come eventually. This is a ROM build directly from those sources, with bugfixes and (the occasional) enhancement along the way.
First, the bad news. There is no working Launcher2 (nexus launcher) in this ROM, and Live Wallpapers are a bit of a minefield. These are issues that we hope to resolve in the future, but do not expect to see them compiled from source any time soon. You may be able to drop some other .apks into place to make them work, but that's up to you! The only Live Wallpapers that I was able to get working were the Grass and the Water ones. But.. by selecting them your Android will basically 'reboot' itself, without having to reboot the whole phone. This is disruptive, not nice.. but it's the behaviour we have at the moment.
The good news is, this ROM seems to be much more stable than all of the previous ROMs, because the quality of the code is simply better.. and with a massive reorganisation of the vendor tree, much cleaner.
Please perform a nandroid backup before installing this ROM
- Making calls
- Network location (both cell and wifi)
- Market including ALL applications
- Camera (only works at 3MP resolution or lower)
- Voice transcription option on keyboard
- Live wallpapers from Market
- A2DP - Bluetooth audio during phone calls
- Camera at 5 mega-pixel resolution (no working AOSP ROM has this yet)
- Launcher2 does not render properly due to missing mdpi graphics and flexible layout
- Gallery3D graphics get 'messed up' slightly if you switch orientation. Either one works.. just switching messes it up.
If you are coming from r2 or r1, you should wipe data before installing r3 or greater. This is due to the change in the number of home screens, and a possible force-close with GApps as a result.
You can download the unified 'Google' bits here: GoogleBits-sdk7-v1.7-signed.zip (RapidShare, Megaupload, DepositFile, HotFile)
If you are using this ROM in the United States, you may want to make the following changes to your build.prop from:
ro.com.android.dateformat=dd-MM-yyyy ro.com.android.dataroaming=true ro.ril.hsxpa=2 ro.ril.gprsclass=12
ro.com.android.dateformat=MM-dd-yyyy ro.com.android.dataroaming=true ro.ril.hsxpa=1 ro.ril.gprsclass=10
What do they change? I have no idea (other than the obvious ones) but you may find they affect the battery life or data quality on your phone.
As always, keep the thread clean so we can help provide support.
[Edit by Paul: An online kitchen for this ROM is now available in post 4 of this topic.]
Edited by Paul, 25 January 2010 - 04:35 PM.