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[23/07/2013][ICS] Eco CM9 - aiming for stability and battery efficiency

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Nice Rom
but were is the filer ?
I cannot handle my sd card

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Nice Rom
but were is the filer ?
I cannot handle my sd card

Download one from Play Store :rolleyes:

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i am not able to get the google search bar
what should be done

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i am not able to get the google search bar
what should be done


I've removed it from the zip file.. You have to find a QuickSearchBox.apk somewhere and copy it to /system/app (to the zip file before installing, or using adb directly to your phone)

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is this rom a deodexed ROM ???

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is this rom a deodexed ROM ???


Lol, good question! I compile it directly from CM9 sources.. :)

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it was tested in Chinese blade? the bluetooth works? and if not you can create a patch based on aokp that operate the blade bluetooth in Chinese? sorry for the questions I'm most interested in this rom :)))

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it was tested in Chinese blade? the bluetooth works? and if not you can create a patch based on aokp that operate the blade bluetooth in Chinese? sorry for the questions I'm most interested in this rom ))


Another user said in a previous post that bluetooth did not work on his Chinese Blade.. About the aokp patch, sorry, I don't know how to do it..

Edited by jventura, 01 October 2012 - 08:03 PM.

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Well, i don't know about others but i noticed that Screen is showing some strange round marks and i also see the screen quality isn't good as it is kinda blurry from top and have glitches, I can't center the clock but altought i am uninstalling it.
Another tip if you edit LatimIM.apk under system/apps and deleted unwanted dictionaries then you can save 16 mb of system stroage very easily, and removing wallpapers and ringtones will also help in lower the space of system.

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Well, i don't know about others but i noticed that Screen is showing some strange round marks and i also see the screen quality isn't good as it is kinda blurry from top and have glitches, I can't center the clock but altought i am uninstalling it.


Screen quality problems? It must be from your phone.. :)
There's no center clock in stock CM9, from where this ROM comes from..

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New version out, check first post! :)
Nothing worth mentioning, just synced with cm9 repositories..

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Hi jventura,
first up big thanks for your great work!
I've been on a CM 7.02 nightly and then Swedish Snow for over a year. Quite stable, only broke down sometimes in google maps and a game (worms). But the battery life has never been great.
Now I got some free time so went looking for a newer/better ROM. After trying KonstaT's CM9 & 10 I love the new look and smoothness so I really want to stick with an ICS or JB ROM. But both of them had lots of FCs, mostly when scrolling quickly. Actually, even the official CM 7.2 stable wasn't stable on my blade. This Eco ROM really suits my objectives (battery life and stability) and subjectlively seems more stable than KonstaT's releases, but still not really usable for everyday life.
You say your sister and girlfriend use it, so I assume you don't have any stability issues? Any idea what's wrong with my blade?
Btw, I also can't connect to a secured Wifi, but that's secondary...
Cheers,
Linus X.

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Hi jventura,
first up big thanks for your great work!
I've been on a CM 7.02 nightly and then Swedish Snow for over a year. Quite stable, only broke down sometimes in google maps and a game (worms). But the battery life has never been great.
Now I got some free time so went looking for a newer/better ROM. After trying KonstaT's CM9 & 10 I love the new look and smoothness so I really want to stick with an ICS or JB ROM. But both of them had lots of FCs, mostly when scrolling quickly. Actually, even the official CM 7.2 stable wasn't stable on my blade. This Eco ROM really suits my objectives (battery life and stability) and subjectlively seems more stable than KonstaT's releases, but still not really usable for everyday life.
You say your sister and girlfriend use it, so I assume you don't have any stability issues? Any idea what's wrong with my blade?
Btw, I also can't connect to a secured Wifi, but that's secondary...
Cheers,
Linus X.


Hi Linus,

about battery in CM's (cm7, cm9, cm10), I recommend to disable auto-rotation and set brightness to auto-brightness. You can read more about that in the 3rd post of this thread.

You say that have lots of FC's in this rom? On scrolling? It happens with no applications installed? (It can be an app you use..)
My sister and girlfriend have been using this ROM and it is pretty stable. I can't risk beta software with those girls, they do not understand nothing of Android, just want something pretty and which must not fail never..

So probably it is something on your phone. If you want to try this again, I recommend the following:
- Backup your contacts/calendar in your previous ROM
- Reboot to clockworkmod
- Backup your previous ROM
- format /system
- wipe cache/data
- wipe dalvik cache
- install the rom
- install the google apps
- restart
- configure the rom to your like (disable auto-rotation, set auto-brightness for maximum power saving, set processor to smartassv2 - read the 3rd post)
- get your contacts/calendar back
- don't use Titanium backup, it may give you problems

If you have errors again, redo the steps. If it continues, it may be faulty hardware, maybe memories. At least, on PC's when they do strange things like that, usually is faulty RAM..

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Thanks for your detailed reply!

about battery in CM's (cm7, cm9, cm10), I recommend to disable auto-rotation and set brightness to auto-brightness. You can read more about that in the 3rd post of this thread.

I did followed these recommendations. Hope it'll work for me too. Turning off 3G and data isn't really an option though - I use instant messengers, weather, skype...
I also set minimum CPU clock to 122. Did you try that? Does it cause any other issues? I think I remember saving a lot of battery time like that back on Swedish Snow.

You say that have lots of FC's in this rom? On scrolling? It happens with no applications installed? (It can be an app you use..)

Not as many FCs as with KonstaT's ROMs, but a few. And yes, with no apps installed (not even gapps). But I can't reproduce the FC right now. I'll try a bit more and see...

My sister and girlfriend have been using this ROM and it is pretty stable. I can't risk beta software with those girls, they do not understand nothing of Android, just want something pretty and which must not fail never..

I may know something about Android, but what I want is the same: a stable, pretty, fast and feature-rich phone! :-)

So probably it is something on your phone. If you want to try this again, I recommend the following:
- Backup your contacts/calendar in your previous ROM
- Reboot to clockworkmod
- Backup your previous ROM
- format /system
- wipe cache/data
- wipe dalvik cache
- install the rom
- install the google apps
- restart
- configure the rom to your like (disable auto-rotation, set auto-brightness for maximum power saving, set processor to smartassv2 - read the 3rd post)
- get your contacts/calendar back
- don't use Titanium backup, it may give you problems

I did all that, just without formatting /system.
First time I'm told not to use Titanium Backup! Is it a specific problem with this ROM? I used it to backup my apps and data. Might have to go back to GB and backup differently then... :-(
I was wondering if I have bad partition sizes and that causes the FCs? But I don't know where to check or how to change them.
Cheers,
Linus X.

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First time I'm told not to use Titanium Backup! Is it a specific problem with this ROM? I used it to backup my apps and data. Might have to go back to GB and backup differently then... :-(
I was wondering if I have bad partition sizes and that causes the FCs? But I don't know where to check or how to change them.


Well, it depends on the apps you backup with Titanium. System apps, and things like sms/mms, contacts, etc., I don't recomend Titanium Backup since the underlying databases usually change from one version of Android to the other. For instance, the sms messages are stored in a database with certain fields. But from one Android version to another, the underlying databases may change and problems may occur (or not). Usually that does not happen in vendor apps because they tend to get release less often and the programmer may never change the underlying databases too much, or nothing at all.

But in my case, I never use Titanium Backup. When I install a new clean rom, I always start from the beginning (add account, sync contacts/calendar/browser, install apps from the Google Play, etc.). I prefer to do it like that, and I've never had problems, just a little more work, but i don't change ROM's every day, of course.. :)

About partitions, go the terminal application in your phone and write "df" (without quotes) or "df -h". Check for the "System" partition. I have 160 MB and everything runs ok with that. If you want to change, there is an app in the Google Play (TPT Helper, by Amphoras) which helps with that. Use it carefully, though..

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My problem with backups is I don't want to use a google account to sync all my data. That's where Titanium came in handy. I'll figure out other ways.
When I open the terminal emulator I only get a message "Terminal session is running" and then it closes. What am I doing wrong?
Btw, I had one more FC so far: When I first tried to set the time for the alarm. But now it works just fine. Weird technology... ;-)
You didn't answer my question about lowering the CPU clock. So you don't know or never tried it?
Thanks for your patience!
Linus X.

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I just used blade checker and found that my partitions are:
System: 136MB
Data: 302MB
Cache: 2MB.
I guess the small System partition is the root of all my trouble? Do you think changing to 160/279/2 makes sense or what would you suggest? Should I flash the ROM again or can I backup what I have now and restore it on the larger partition?
Hope that will solve the WiFi issue as well...
Cheers,
Linus X.

Edited by Linus X., 10 November 2012 - 04:43 PM.

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I just used blade checker and found that my partitions are:
System: 136MB
Data: 302MB
Cache: 2MB.
I guess the small System partition is the root of all my trouble? Do you think changing to 160/279/2 makes sense or what would you suggest? Should I flash the ROM again or can I backup what I have now and restore it on the larger partition?
Hope that will solve the WiFi issue as well...
Cheers,
Linus X.


160 MB is the minimum for these ICS and JB builds that me and Konsta have been releasing. You must change to 160MB System.. Use the "TPT Helper" application from the Google Play to help you..

About restoring system things like contacts/messages, you can try again using Titanium backup, although I do not do it myself. If the 160 MB fixes the errors, better, else you must also remove Titanium Backup from the equation.. :)

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Now that I probably found the issue, I wonder if I should still use your ROM or Konsta's, as you wrote his is more "state-of-the-art". Did you modify things in the ROM to reduce battery drain, or would applying your tipps from the 3rd post on Konsta's KANG have the same effect?
Cheers,
Linus X.

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Now that I probably found the issue, I wonder if I should still use your ROM or Konsta's, as you wrote his is more "state-of-the-art". Did you modify things in the ROM to reduce battery drain, or would applying your tipps from the 3rd post on Konsta's KANG have the same effect?
Cheers,
Linus X.


Well, by now I think they are almost the same, since some of the updates I added here, were upload to CM9 and Konsta eventually added to his.

By "state-of-art", I say that Konsta's build has center clock, now has HQ youtube (mine don't), and other things like that. If you need HQ Youtube or center clock, you should use Konsta's build.. Eventually i will add mms auto retrieval to this ROM (now only for cm10)

But I recommend you to jump to cm10, since I believe it is very usable by now.

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