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Hi, I just tried this rom and I have an observation.
Some of us have TPTed our partitions, my system partition is set to 160MB. Can you please note in your OP that your system partition (on v0.5) is over that (if i remember correctly it's around 176Mb), therefore it requires 200MB partiton to boot otherwise your're just stuck at the android logo. I had to remove a lot of stuff prior to loading the rom so it can fit into my 160MB.
One other observation, your OP states that the launcher is lightweight. It weighs in at over 6MB, even ApexLauncher (newish for ICS) is only just over 2MB.

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Why calibrate battery on every reboot!!! What could be gained?

Seems overkill to me....even calibrating battery once is really not recommended by Google.

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Why calibrate battery on every reboot!!! What could be gained?

Seems overkill to me....even calibrating battery once is really not recommended by Google.


It only does it on the first boot or if it is needed.

#!/system/bin/sh

SLEEP=120

if [ -e /data/.battery-calibrated ] ; then
		exit 0
fi

(
while : ; do
		LEVEL=$(cat /sys/class/power_supply/battery/capacity)
		CUR=$(cat /sys/class/power_supply/battery/batt_current)
		if [ "$LEVEL" == "100" ] && [ "$CUR" == "0" ] ; then
				log -p i -t battery-calibration "*** LEVEL: $LEVEL CUR: $CUR***: calibrating..."
				rm -f /data/system/batterystats.bin
				touch /data/.battery-calibrated
				exit 0
		fi
		# log -p i -t battery-calibration "*** LEVEL: $LEVEL CUR: $CUR ***: sleeping for $SLEEP s..."
		sleep $SLEEP
done
) &

Edited by Pinguy, 07 May 2012 - 11:16 AM.

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Are the adreno libs included on this rom and has anyone gave this ago and if so what's you're thoughts. Cheers

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Th first screenshot is quite offensive, any chance of changing it?

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Th first screenshot is quite offensive, any chance of changing it?


Its a cover of a best selling book (Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account). Its the 3rd biggest grossing autobiographie of 2010 to 2011 and is a New York Times Bestseller.

Attached File  136169382.JPG   40.62KB   9 downloads

Edited by Pinguy, 07 May 2012 - 08:26 PM.

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Its a cover of a best selling book (Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account). Its the 3rd biggest grossing autobiographie of 2010 to 2011 and was the New York Times Bestseller.

Attached File  136169382.JPG   40.62KB   9 downloads


It can still be perceived as offensive to someone who doesn't know that.

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I agree, it may be a good book or even a great book but when i saw the screen shot i only saw the name and the symbol.
made me quite suspicious (ps i didnt spell em mainly cos i cant).

however that being said good wok looks good but is everything working eg wifi, bluetooth etc etc

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I agree, it may be a good book or even a great book but when i saw the screen shot i only saw the name and the symbol.
made me quite suspicious (ps i didnt spell em mainly cos i cant).

however that being said good wok looks good but is everything working eg wifi, bluetooth etc etc


OK I will change the image when I get hold of the phone again. I haven't got it with me so will do it later on. I would just remove the image now but its showing off a feature. I will get a new screen shot up soon to replace it.

Everything is working apart from the front facing camera. But to be honest the front camera image quality is really bad and Skype don't do a version that works on arm6. So I am not really sure what you would use it for.

Apart from that the ROM runs great.

#EDIT

New screen shot up.

Edited by Pinguy, 07 May 2012 - 06:12 PM.

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New screen shot up.


Thanks for that dude, just looked a little shocking, might have given the wrong impression and could've put people off ;)

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great. still deciding whether to download it though or to stay with cm9. the thing i dont like however great the rom is is that the bar at the bottom looks to big and bulky which bothers me somehow.
that being said the camera is working on yours which it isnt on the cm9 (not fully anyway) but like they said its a work in progress

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great. still deciding whether to download it though or to stay with cm9. the thing i dont like however great the rom is is that the bar at the bottom looks to big and bulky which bothers me somehow.
that being said the camera is working on yours which it isnt on the cm9 (not fully anyway) but like they said its a work in progress


It no bigger then other launchers bar. To accesses the menu draw you slide it up so it doesn't need a button. Because there is only 4 icons instead of the normal 5 it make it look bigger then it is.

This video was done on my Acer but both ROMs are using the same launcher. The main differences is this ROM does not have the Acer Bubble notifications.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjlqkrJypjw



Edited by Pinguy, 07 May 2012 - 06:38 PM.

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does look nice however i do like ye olde 5 button thing

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Are the adreno libs included on this rom and has anyone gave this ago and if so what's you're thoughts. Cheers


I tried both this and CM9 and here are my findings. Please no egos, I'm only reporting what I find as a user of both roms.
First off, for basic phone functions both roms are equally capable. Definition of basic phone functions to me is calling out, receiving calls, call quality and SMS features.

CM9: Being ICS it's got more eye-candy. It is also the smoothest one I ever tried on my TMV, which came as a surprise to me because on the xda SGS2 forums (one of my other phone) many users complain they are holding off on using ICS because it is not as smooth as GB, go figure !. Just for the record, in case some other SGS2 user is reading this, it is not what I found, indeed I am running one of the custom 4.0.4 as my daily rom on the SGS2.
CM9 also is a WIP (as stated many times in the forum thread), therefore some features are still being worked on, e.g. camera, fm radio etc..

KickAss V0.5: Everyone should note, as delivered, this rom is over 160MB on the system partition. This means, if like me, you have ever TPTed your phone from stock, then as downloaded it will not fit you 160MB and you will have to remove some un-needed stuff before loading otherwise it won't boot.
As far as 'smoothness' is concerned (and yes I do know this is not empirical and very subjective, but like i said these are just my findings) it did 'feel' snappier than the other GB roms available, including FNC RLS7 (which I also tried) but not as smooth as CM9 above.
There are some tools/apps/launcher on KickAss which are clearly favourites of the author, and there's nothing wrong with that; Dragon Go, Vevo, Assistant etc... Of particular note, the filmanager and launcher included are particular 'heavy', e.g. the nice launcher included is over 6MB compared with something like a truly lightweight (and less feature rich) launcher like Zeam, which is less than 512K.
Compared to CM9 (which as already stated is a WIP) more features work as intended, so as always it really comes down to taste and what are your main needs from a rom. For example, for me (because I'm listening to music a lot) the lack of fm radio is a deal-breaker, for others it may be less important.

So there you go, my two cents worth. One final observation, it is always nice to see different contributions because it enables a richer experience and more choice, it is after all what forums like this are excellent at and why many of us spent hours here !.

Enjoy and have fun and remember, it's only a phone !
Thankyou all for the hard work you must have all put into bringing us these choices.

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Are the adreno libs included on this rom and has anyone gave this ago and if so what's you're thoughts. Cheers


The new adreno drivers are installed.

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There are some tools/apps/launcher on KickAss which are clearly favourites of the author, and there's nothing wrong with that; Dragon Go, Vevo, Assistant etc... Of particular note, the filmanager and launcher included are particular 'heavy', e.g. the nice launcher included is over 6MB compared with something like a truly lightweight (and less feature rich) launcher like Zeam, which is less than 512K.


The total size of the launcher is 950.6 kB. Its using 6MB because I have dedicated that much memory for it (for widgets etc.) so that it will never cash or close when the phone runs low on memory. The launcher will always have 6mb to itself that other apps/system files will not be able to use. Basically the home is locked into memory.

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ok imma give it a lil look then give a review on what i think

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*UPDATE*

New 160MB TPTed version released.

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hav8ng trouble downloading it, probs just my pc but it gets to about 60% before stopping

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hav8ng trouble downloading it, probs just my pc but it gets to about 60% before stopping


There are Mediafire mirrors up. Just get it from there if you are having issues.

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