Jump to content


Photo

09/Feb r8 - MoDaCo Custom ROM for the Advent Vega with Online Kitchen


  • Please log in to reply
859 replies to this topic

#1
PaulOBrien

PaulOBrien

    It's My Party

  • Founder
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 36,220 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Norwich, UK
  • Devices:All the Nexus!
  • Twitter:@paulobrien

Posted Image

Posted Image


I'm pleased to present my MoDaCo Custom for the Advent Vega! READ THIS WHOLE POST BEFORE YOU START! No, really, it contains everything you need to know. :D

About MoDaCo Custom ROMs

MoDaCo Custom ROMs are based on official ROMs - either shipping or leaked. A MCR release is designed to feel as far as possible like a stock ROM, with optimisations, tweaks and complimentary additions that enhance the user experience. The aim of a MCR is to be ultra reliable for use on an everyday device.

Requirements

In order to use this ROM you must have an Advent Vega. And a computer. ;)

Features Included (many optional via the Online Kitchen)
  • Rebuilt, compressed and optimised with the MCR build system
  • Includes 'Performance Pack v2' speed optimisations using Nvidia SDK components and other tweaks and improvements. It's fast!
  • Includes MoDaCo Custom Kernel (MCK)
  • Full Google experience including Car Home, Calendar, Contacts, Genie (News and Weather), Gmail, Maps with Street View, Market, Talk, Voice Search and YouTube
  • All Google components are running the latest release
  • Custom configuration to show ALL apps in the Android Market
  • Distinct multitouch permissions for Google Maps rotation support
  • Spare Parts application from the official Tegra Developer Kit
  • Superuser application and su binary from ChainsDD for SAFE root functionality
  • Recovery reboot utility
  • USB Mode switch utility
  • Screen calibration utility
  • 'Small Notification Bar' (it looks goooood!) with half height notification bar but full width buttons.
  • ADW Launcher
  • 'terminfo' configuration in boot image - apps like 'nano' are now be usable
  • Patched wpa_supplicant for ad-hoc support
  • Touch optimisations
  • Does not include Adobe Flash - install from the Android Market
  • Themers - this ROM is signed with the SDK Platform certs
Changelog

Please see 2 posts below this one for the changes in each release.

Installation

To install this ROM (without using ClockworkMod recovery):
  • Ensure you have USB debugging enabled on your device (enabled in Settings->Applications->Development)
  • If you are using Windows, your USB 'Android Developer Bridge' driver MUST be the one included in this download (use 'Have Disk' functionality in device manager to change if required)
  • Download the zip file of your choice from the links below (or the online kitchen) and extract on your Windows PC, Linux PC or Mac
  • Connect your device to your PC
  • At a command prompt / terminal, ensure you are in the directory you extracted the files, and run 'install-windows.bat', './install-linux.sh' or './install-mac.sh' as appropriate
  • Wait for your device to reboot! ;)
To install this ROM using ClockworkMod Recovery:
  • Download the zip file of your choice from the links below (or the online kitchen) and copy to your SD card
  • Restart your device in recovery mode
  • PERFORM A NANDROID BACKUP FROM THE MENU
  • Select the option to apply an update zip, and select the zip file you copied to your memory card
Upgrading

No wipe is explicitly required in order to use this ROM, however if you do encounter issues of any kind, it is recommended that you wipe your device and reproduce the issue before raising it here.

Downloads

Prebake download
  • r8 (default kitchen options below) - DOWNLOAD (Mediafire Pro) - MD5: c7c86fb9d5929c012d7d3ba87da0a872
Kitchen download
  • A online kitchen is also available below for you to bake a Custom Custom ROM. ;)
Thanks

It's impossible to mention everyone who contributes to the Android community by name, but to everyone out there who does great work and shares it with us all - you have my gratitude and respect.

Future Updates - READ THIS!

By providing this ROM I am not implying in any way that future updates will follow. Due to limits on my time and the fact that I have a large number of devices for short periods of time, it isn't possible for me to continue providing ROM updates indefinitely. Please do not donate / sign up on the assumption that future releases will be available (I don't want you to be disappointed!).

And finally...

If you would like to show your appreciation for the ROM, please consider supporting MoDaCo by signing up for a MoDaCo Ad Free or MoDaCo Plus account, both of which also give you early access to Beta releases and access to the the online kitchens.

Enjoy! :D

P

  • 1

You can follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/paulobrien / Follow MoDaCo on Twitter - http://twitter.com/modaco

Want to donate? MoDaCo is raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis society.

Posted Image


#2
PaulOBrien

PaulOBrien

    It's My Party

  • Founder
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 36,220 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Norwich, UK
  • Devices:All the Nexus!
  • Twitter:@paulobrien
There may be a short wait while the load balancing software determines the best kitchen to serve your ROM. The kitchen should appear below within 20 seconds.


  • 1

You can follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/paulobrien / Follow MoDaCo on Twitter - http://twitter.com/modaco

Want to donate? MoDaCo is raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis society.

Posted Image


#3
PaulOBrien

PaulOBrien

    It's My Party

  • Founder
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 36,220 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Norwich, UK
  • Devices:All the Nexus!
  • Twitter:@paulobrien
Changelog

r8 09/Feb
  • Reoptimised - smaller, faster
  • Updated Google Maps
  • Now includes 'Link2SD' by bakpinar for A2SD functionality! Tested and working, use ClockworkMod recovery to partition SD if required. Do NOT move USB mode switcher to SD though!
r7 04/Feb
  • Complete rebuild based on new base, improved performance pack, additional components and more!
r6 29/Dec
  • Updated all Google components
  • Migrated touch optimisations from small bar tweak to regular size bar configuration
  • Updated Adobe Flash
  • Added 'terminfo' configuration to boot image (installed via USB Mode app), apps like 'nano' should now be usable
  • Compressed some components with the MCR build system to reduce 'out of memory' problems on install (full optimisation to follow in MCR r7)
  • Added Recovery reboot utility to the kitchen
  • Added USB Mode switch utility to the kitchen
  • Deleted duplicate instance of busybox (saves nearly 2MB)
  • Added distinct multitouch permissions file for Google Maps rotation support
  • Other minor tweaks and fixes
r5 15/Dec
  • Updated to 1.06.5 release base
  • Updated all Google components
  • Now including a 'small bar' prebake option
  • Re-added Flash (which now auto-installs at the start of the add-on install process)
r4 30/Nov
  • Add-On can now be flashed either via the command line or using ClockworkMod recovery
  • Skype and Wallpaper fixes now included
  • Voice Search issue now resolved
  • Device about screen now displays add-on version
29/Nov 21:50
  • Updated Performance Pack to fix recovery reboot issue
28/Nov 15:50
  • Added Skype fix to the kitchen
  • Updated Wallpaper fix
26/Nov 16:00
  • Added Wallpaper fix to the kitchen
26/Nov
  • Added Bluetooth Fix, minor script updates
25/Nov 13:30
  • Added test performance pack to the kitchen
25/Nov
  • Initial Release

  • 0

You can follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/paulobrien / Follow MoDaCo on Twitter - http://twitter.com/modaco

Want to donate? MoDaCo is raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis society.

Posted Image


#4
Jisonga

Jisonga

    Regular

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 141 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South East England
  • Interests:I am a big fan of tech gadgets, Motor Sport and sim racing.
  • Devices:Gallaxy S2 & ASUS TF 101.
Sorry to ask such a stupid question but do i need to have rooted my vega for this rom update to work as i am interested in the usb switching part of the rom and does this include your custom kernel or do i need to download and install that first.

Jason.

  • 0

Posted By Jason a rooted Galaxy S2 & Asus TF 101 user.


#5
rferrett

rferrett

    Addict

  • MoDaCo Silver
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 529 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Plymouth
  • Devices:Samsung Galaxy S3, Advent Vega
  • Twitter:@ralphferrett
Thanks for this Paul!

Must say I have a bit of an "oh no" about the Future Updates bit. Obviously you are very busy but are you likely to be tempted to look into any lovely honeycomb possibilities depending on what the level of challenge is?

All the same ta!

Ralph

  • 0
Phone: Samsung Galaxy S3 Omega 6.0
Tablet: Nexus 7 MCR Jr5
Twitter: @ralphferrett
Google+: http://gplus.to/rferrett
URL: http://lunchtimelegend.co.uk

#6
PaulOBrien

PaulOBrien

    It's My Party

  • Founder
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 36,220 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Norwich, UK
  • Devices:All the Nexus!
  • Twitter:@paulobrien

Sorry to ask such a stupid question but do i need to have rooted my vega for this rom update to work as i am interested in the usb switching part of the rom and does this include your custom kernel or do i need to download and install that first.

Jason.

No, no root needed and yes, it includes my kernel, added that to my first post (which i'm massaging into shape now, lol!)

P

  • 0

You can follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/paulobrien / Follow MoDaCo on Twitter - http://twitter.com/modaco

Want to donate? MoDaCo is raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis society.

Posted Image


#7
PaulOBrien

PaulOBrien

    It's My Party

  • Founder
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 36,220 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Norwich, UK
  • Devices:All the Nexus!
  • Twitter:@paulobrien

Thanks for this Paul!

Must say I have a bit of an "oh no" about the Future Updates bit. Obviously you are very busy but are you likely to be tempted to look into any lovely honeycomb possibilities depending on what the level of challenge is?

All the same ta!

Ralph

Unfortunately I have to put that in my topics to manage expectations! I don't want people signing up to Ad-Free / Plus on the assumption they will receive future updates, that's not what it's for and it's caused some friction previously.

re: honeycomb, we'll see when the time comes! ;)

P

  • 0

You can follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/paulobrien / Follow MoDaCo on Twitter - http://twitter.com/modaco

Want to donate? MoDaCo is raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis society.

Posted Image


#8
Jisonga

Jisonga

    Regular

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 141 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South East England
  • Interests:I am a big fan of tech gadgets, Motor Sport and sim racing.
  • Devices:Gallaxy S2 & ASUS TF 101.
Thank you very much for your very quick reply and sorry for asking the obvious but still learning.

Well i know what i will be doing this weekend thank you Paul for all your hard work.

Jason.

  • 0

Posted By Jason a rooted Galaxy S2 & Asus TF 101 user.


#9
rferrett

rferrett

    Addict

  • MoDaCo Silver
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 529 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Plymouth
  • Devices:Samsung Galaxy S3, Advent Vega
  • Twitter:@ralphferrett
Ah no worries.

For what it is worth I was happy to pay for my ad free and feel I have had my moneys worth already, top job and all that! Plus I don't have to look at ads, which is of course ace!

Ralph

Edited by rferrett, 04 February 2011 - 12:15 PM.

  • 0
Phone: Samsung Galaxy S3 Omega 6.0
Tablet: Nexus 7 MCR Jr5
Twitter: @ralphferrett
Google+: http://gplus.to/rferrett
URL: http://lunchtimelegend.co.uk

#10
newbe5

newbe5

    Addict

  • Developer Team
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 592 posts
OK cool so the performance pack is wrapped-up in to this? You dont need to be a paid user to get that anymore? Also, has anyone tested this with accelerometer games? Or do we still need to aply the changed libflinger file?

Thanks a lot Paul, fantastic work as always!

  • 0

#11
PaulOBrien

PaulOBrien

    It's My Party

  • Founder
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 36,220 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Norwich, UK
  • Devices:All the Nexus!
  • Twitter:@paulobrien
Incidentally, the Performance Pack is now integrated into the core of the ROM and will be available also in all prebakes.

P

  • 0

You can follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/paulobrien / Follow MoDaCo on Twitter - http://twitter.com/modaco

Want to donate? MoDaCo is raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis society.

Posted Image


#12
bakedecake

bakedecake

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 21 posts
  • Interests:custom roms
  • Devices:HTC Desire, Advent Vega
  • Twitter:@jonos76
You beauty

  • 0

#13
rferrett

rferrett

    Addict

  • MoDaCo Silver
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 529 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Plymouth
  • Devices:Samsung Galaxy S3, Advent Vega
  • Twitter:@ralphferrett
BTW Paul in this ROM is the partition that caused all the BSOD with CWM fixed?

Are we cool to just install CWM once the R7 has been installed?

Ralph

  • 0
Phone: Samsung Galaxy S3 Omega 6.0
Tablet: Nexus 7 MCR Jr5
Twitter: @ralphferrett
Google+: http://gplus.to/rferrett
URL: http://lunchtimelegend.co.uk

#14
piran

piran

    Newbie

  • MoDaCo Silver
  • Pip
  • 40 posts
  • Devices:SE X10
sorry to be a muppet but is there any benefit to upgrading to 1.08 before applying this or does this replace everything ?

  • 0

#15
PaulOBrien

PaulOBrien

    It's My Party

  • Founder
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 36,220 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Norwich, UK
  • Devices:All the Nexus!
  • Twitter:@paulobrien

BTW Paul in this ROM is the partition that caused all the BSOD with CWM fixed?

Are we cool to just install CWM once the R7 has been installed?

Ralph

The boot image is no longer mounting /misc, so hopefully the BSOD is resolved.

sorry to be a muppet but is there any benefit to upgrading to 1.08 before applying this or does this replace everything ?

This replaces everything.

P

  • 0

You can follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/paulobrien / Follow MoDaCo on Twitter - http://twitter.com/modaco

Want to donate? MoDaCo is raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis society.

Posted Image


#16
MrADeveci

MrADeveci

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 40 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London, Earth, 2026
  • Devices:Samsung GS3
  • Twitter:@MrADeveci
When you tweeted this .... I got excited and thought it may have been 3.0! lol ..... thanks Paul, appreciated!

  • 0

#17
PaulOBrien

PaulOBrien

    It's My Party

  • Founder
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 36,220 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Norwich, UK
  • Devices:All the Nexus!
  • Twitter:@paulobrien

OK cool so the performance pack is wrapped-up in to this? You dont need to be a paid user to get that anymore? Also, has anyone tested this with accelerometer games? Or do we still need to aply the changed libflinger file?

Thanks a lot Paul, fantastic work as always!

Correct, the PP is baked into the core now.

P

  • 0

You can follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/paulobrien / Follow MoDaCo on Twitter - http://twitter.com/modaco

Want to donate? MoDaCo is raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis society.

Posted Image


#18
Lestat1000

Lestat1000

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
  • Devices:vega
YOU ARE THE MASTER THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HARD WORK!!!

  • 0

#19
ravemaster8210

ravemaster8210

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 4 posts
  • Devices:POV mobii r7

This replaces everything.

P


So what would be the workflow to get a clean/virgin install after a lot of testing and flashing the beta roms?

-Mike

  • 0

#20
PaulOBrien

PaulOBrien

    It's My Party

  • Founder
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 36,220 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Norwich, UK
  • Devices:All the Nexus!
  • Twitter:@paulobrien

So what would be the workflow to get a clean/virgin install after a lot of testing and flashing the beta roms?

-Mike

Do an 'erase all content and settings' from Settings -> Software Tool, and once it reboots, install the ROM.

P

  • 0

You can follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/paulobrien / Follow MoDaCo on Twitter - http://twitter.com/modaco

Want to donate? MoDaCo is raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis society.

Posted Image





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users