[ROM] GingerBread Phone 7 v.5 (12/11/11)

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  1. Peperm1nt
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    GingerbreadPhone7

    This is a Windows Phone 7 based ROM that I have compiled for x2. A lot of work has been put into this ROM and with the help of the x2 community, this ROM has become what it is today. Thank you for all your support and I hope you enjoy!

    Check this guy OUT!!!
    Big shout out to user victimssun for helping me with the .9s I was having issues with! Without him I wouldn't have got this update. Thanks man.

    Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any damage to your device. Use at your own discretion.

    See Post #2 for Tips, Future Release Information, and How you can support the development of this ROM. Don't forget to read the setup below!

    GBP7 v.5
    Download Here


    -Big Thanks to UbuntuBrandon for the Review and Video of this ROM!!

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    SetUp:
    For references, read THIS POST for download links!
    -SBF to Stock 2.3.4 kernel and apply the 2.3.5 UPDATE.ZIP to achieve stock 2.3.5 prior to flashing this ROM!
    -Once rooted with Zrush, go into BSR and DataWipe/CacheWipe/DalvikCacheWipe your device.
    -Flash GBP7.
    -Go to Launcher 7! You may want to launch Launcher 7 by default with the check box provided!
    -Go into a Google App(market or gmail) and add your google account.
    -Enjoy WP7 on your Android Device :) Don't forget to comment and give your opinions here on the forums!!!!
    -Check the 2nd post for other tips on using this rom.

    Known Bugs:
    -Blur Setup fc's after adding accounts *This is due to removing blur launcher, I'm in the process of getting this fixed. I need a different accounts and settings if someone wouldn't mind showing me how to do this*
    -GMail and GVoice need text tweaked. *I need some help with these because I have tried every way possible to fix the text Issues here.

    Check out =yankoa @deviantart.com for some nice icons for your tiles.

    Credits:
    victimssun - Did a lot of patching for me on the .9s as well as the apps themselves.
    xkape - For finding the tylenol for my headaches :)
    TheMuffStuff - For helping with the xml issues.
    ryman222 - For random help and support.
    And the other developers for the x2 that keep us awake at night :)
    If I missed someone, please PM me and we will see what we can do to edit this post.

    Add me on Google+ and join my circle to get notifications on your G+ account.
    https://plus.google.com/115901095341195341035/posts

    Previous Releases:
    v0.43 Patch----Flash over v0.4
    v0.4
    GBP7 v0.3
    GBP7 v0.24b
    GBP7 v0.2b


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    Donations are not required, but always a nice gift. If you feel as though what I have did/am doing is beneficial to you or the community, then feel free to help someone out. I'm not an "Expert Developer", but I do try, and I plan on continuing my efforts to bring you a better user experience. I have enjoyed the efforts I have put in, as I'm sure you will enjoy my work. Click the Donate Button provided if you want to donate or simply push the thanks button below. Either way, Thank You for your Time.
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    History and Explanation of this ROM:

    This ROM was started as a Project to help me along the ways to becoming a developer for Android. I don't classify myself as a "good" developer, but this ROM has taught me a lot and the information I have come across since the initial build of this ROM has made me that much better at becoming what I need to be to make this ROM and Project a reality.

    The reason why I choose GO! Apps over AOSP is the fact that they have so many features and really isolate a lot of battery drain. The developers @GO! have did an amazing job with these apps and are used in place until I finish building the actual wp7 apps from source. Once I have accomplished a good foundation for those apps, I will replace them to match the theme of this ROM. The goal is to get wp7 UI on Android and not just by replacing a few apps here and there. This will be a project and the day that this ROM is "complete" is when ALL apps(everything that I or any developer supporting this ROM can touch) with a WP7 styling.

    Why? Because I honestly feel that WP7 has one of the cleanest and nicest UI's that I have seen on a mobile device. But I choose Android over wp7 because of the Potential the Android platform has with the UNLIMITED customization and the openness of Android. WP7 will probably never have the number of features that Android can offer and with Google's push to keep things open as much as they can, Microsoft has no chance. So, with that comes me and my project(I'm sure there are others as well) to get that WP7 clean and slick UI to our Android Devices.

    The Blur camera is used over AOSP because I have had less compatibility issues with the Blur Camera as opposed to AOSP; especially trying to record Hi Def videos on the x2. Soon there will be an AOSP Camera app and soon everything will be built from source.

    Tips:
    -To unpin from the home screen, Hold>Click Upper Right icon.
    -To move tiles, Hold>Drag to where ever>Back Button.
    -To enable swype, just go through the installer process. Once complete. You can uninstall the Installer.
    -To enable the WP7 Popups. Go to PopUP SMS and enable through that application. You can then Change the Tile color for the Popup. It will be a Block at the top of your screen when you receive a Text Message. You can click on the Text to view in Default SMS app or click X to remove the Tile. You can then disable by uninstalling the App or Untick the box. Make sure you set Go SMS to not disable other Notifications. And to Turn off Go SMS Notifications.
    -You can remove apps from the Drawer by holding the app of choice and remove. **This does not Uninstall**
    -You can change the App Drawer to the normal android drawer within Launcher7 Settings. Just press menu select option.
    -You can change the Tile Color within Launcher7 settings
    -To pin other apps to front page, go to drawer, select and hold app, pin to home. Then in the settings you can choose what options you want for the tile.


    Warning: DO NOT REMOVE LAUNCHER 7 FROM SYSTEM/APP FOLDER! YOU WILL KILL THE LAUNCHER AND FORCE A SBF IF YOU HAVEN'T SETUP SYSTEM RECOVERY!


    How you can help:
    -Check the Known Bugs section of the first post if you find a bug. If the bug is not listed, Post within this thread.
    -Donate to the developer/Press Thanks Button/Nominate for Developer of the Month.
    -There are some issues I am having with the theming. If you see an error(white text on white background), send me a PM or post on this thread the solution. I know some but not all and the quicker I get the solution, the quicker I can get you and the rest of the community a Patch.


    Future Release Info:
    -Sense UI Transitions
    I'm not totally sure if this is possible due to a locked BootLoader, But I plan on building a new launcher from the ground up on the next major release which should allow me to make these transitions and also add live tile support. This is not something to be talked about at current on this forum. PM me if you have any advice or know what you are doing when it comes to developing, to get this feature quicker.

    -Port/Build wp7 system apps(dialer, phone, sms, etc)
    This is going to be my next venture in android development. I want to build the apps from source and try to recreate the look and function of the wp7 apps for a better wp7 look.

    -Theme Manager
    Of all my plans, this will probably be the first to be completed; as for future development goes. This will allow quick swapping of the theme. The overall look will stay inverted with color accents(hold on a notification) for a more custom look when you flash this rom. The idea should work with other x2 roms, and possibly other devices. The Theme Manager will allow users to also create his or her own theme(whether custom, UOT, and/or within the actual theme manager) and allow quick swapping of elements within the ROM. This will more than likely be a GBP7 only release, with two market versions(paid/free) for other developers and users to use. Think of it like Liberty Toolbox, but for themes.

    -PowerMod v2
    I'm going to probably start testing this after I get a patch or two released, and when the next major release comes out(2.3.5) I will probably be including this if the tests go well.
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    Psa 11/16/11

    PSA!!!!
    I SHOULD be releasing a theme patch within the next few days. Im going to try and pump it out tonight for you guys though. The theme will be completely reworked from scratch(no UOT). Also a couple other update errors will be patched; also, the Camera and Gallery will be linked together for easy switching. Build.Prop updates and other system tweaks.

    Also, Here is an update to future development. Keep in mind these may come at random times. I will not answer a question for etas on these. You will know when the development is in Beta or complete on any of these with a PSA. If you want to help in this project and know how to build these or give advice or pointers. Feel free to PM me the information. Please don't flood the thread with questions on these.

    Future Development:
    -Sense UI Transitions
    I'm not totally sure if this is possible due to a locked BootLoader, But I plan on building a new launcher from the ground up on the next major release which should allow me to make these transitions. This is not something to be talked about at current on this forum. PM me if you have any advice or know what you are doing when it comes to developing, to get this feature quicker.

    -Port/Build wp7 system apps(dialer, phone, sms, etc)
    This is going to be my next venture in android development. I want to build the apps from source and try to recreate the look and function of the wp7 apps for a better wp7 look.

    -Theme Manager
    Of all my plans, this will probably be the first to be completed; as for future development goes. This will allow quick swapping of the theme. The overall look will stay inverted with color accents(hold on a notification) for a more custom look when you flash this rom. The idea should work with other x2 roms, and possibly other devices. The Theme Manager will allow users to also create his or her own theme(whether custom, UOT, and/or within the actual theme manager) and allow quick swapping of elements within the ROM. This will more than likely be a GBP7 only release, with two market versions(paid/free) for other developers and users to use. Think of it like Liberty Toolbox, but for themes.

    -PowerMod v2
    I'm going to probably start testing this after I get a patch or two released, and when the next major release comes out(2.3.5) I will probably be including this if the tests go well.

    Anyway, here is some news for all the GBP7 followers and likers to dwell on for a while. I hope you enjoy the rom and expect a theme Patch and Market update patch within a day or two.

    -Peperm1nt
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    Those screenies look sick, wish I had a DX2 on hand :disappointed:
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    thanks man. Ima upload a niceRRR image for the rom when I get my patch fixed.
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    Any chance this might get ported to the DX? I'd love to give it a shot.
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    It's possible to be ported over, I'm talking to someone ATM about it. Waiting game at this point.

    Tapin' the Talk on the xSquared
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    Tried this out this morning, text in the market, settings, and some other spots like when there's an action menu that pops up (like when I modify a post in Tapatalk the action menu is black and so is "edit" option) matches the background. White on white, black on black, makes it hard to read.

    Otherwise, seems to perform well, like the ROM from that standpoint. Not sure if I'll stick with the wp7 tiles but the ROM seems nice and fast. If the text color wasn't an issue I'd say its a winner so far.

    Sent from my DROID X2 using Tapatalk
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    Bump for update!

    Fixed the theme to a point. Im busy updating to v5 which will support 2.3.5! Most has been patched and this should work out nicely til v5 is released. WIpe Cache and Dalvik Cache prior to flashing this patch over v4! Happy Holidays and Enjoy!
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    I dont have an X2 but what happedto this? Way to think outside of the box!

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    Running into some issues with the framework, it'd adding black BG to some downloaded apps... trying to solve that now with victimssun.
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    If you need an extra opinion you can send it my way... I never change the default colors.xml as in black and white... if needed add a value. I ran into the same issue with a red background on twitter lol

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    ROM has been updated to v0.5

    Check full OP and a big thanks to victimssun for helping with this release!
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    OP has been updated with a Video Review from UbuntuBrandon!!

    Thanks!
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    Links arent working for me... I just get a white page.
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    Ikivid installer ???

    I dont wanna dl that krap ( no disrespect) BUT that is the type of garbage that tracks all of your movement online
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    I think you're terribly misinformed and overly paranoid. Please, if you have nothing positive or useful to contribute to the conversation, then don't be here.
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    Not misinformed

    I happen to have a degree in Network Sec w/ emph on Sec Admin. I am not being paranoid, just honest as I said before (NO DISRESPECT) I just dont want to DL a third party installer on my system to get something . Please refrain from the whole "youre a negative person" thing bc I am SURELY not that person.

    Thanks : O )
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    What are you talking about? Third party installer and tracking?

    Sent from my Droid 3
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    When I click on the link it tells me to DL the ZOOM Download Manager even when I clicked out of the installation It STILL installed. View attachment 60134 If i am doing something wrong please advise.
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