[ROM] [RELEASE] Steel Droid: 5.0 Gingerbread - 1-11-2013

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  1. chevycam94
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    Steel Droid v5.0 Gingerbread


    February 6, 2013


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    v5.0 is based on 5.7.906
    v5.0 DOWNLOAD
    MD5: 933082b59ee666c5c41eb8c4d85d7fcf


    v5.0 MIRROR

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    v4.6 - For those who still want it
    v4.6 DOWNLOAD
    MD5: 380452148bd431c5e6625287525ca231


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    ADDONS for 5.7.894
    (for versions 4.x, up to 5.0)
    (v5.0 MAY be able to use the addons below)
    (ADDONS UNTESTED WITH v5.0. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK)

    Download and flash via CWR or Safestrap:

    Backup Assistant
    DLNA
    Google Talk with Video

    Messaging

    Photo and Video Editors
    QuickOffice
    Skype
    Social Apps
    Suggestions and Rules Checker
    Swype
    Updaters

    Visual Voicemail

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    If you like my work, please consider donating




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    I know, my last updated to this ROM was back in April. Its been a LONG time (at least for me) since then, and I have been promising an update. Here it is in verison 4.8. Its not HUGE, but it gets you up to the latest official base, safely, and with the Steel Droid touch. There is more that will go into this, but to be honest, the Droid 3 is not my number one device right now. Its actually the Galaxy Nexus, and the new AOSP JellyBean source. Dont worry, I want to update my Droid 3 build with some new theming, and try to smooth it out a little more. I have not gotten a SINGLE issue reported to me from any of my testers for the v4.8 release! Now THATS rock solid! Thats STEEL DROID!



    * KNOWN BUGS *
    * Let me know what you find in v5.0 *

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    NEW DEFAULT WALLPAPER

    [​IMG]

    "FEATURES" (TRICKS)

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    Open up the Browser, and type in "about:debug" (minus the quotes of course)
    This will enable debug settings and the Java Console.
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    Changelog:

    5.0
    * Updated Nemus Launcher to 1.6.5.3
    * Updated Flash Player to 11.1.115.27
    * Updated Google Music to 4.4.811H.526848
    * Updated Google Play Store to 3.10.10 Modded
    * Updated Superuser to 3.1.3 with 3.1.1 binary
    * Updated QuickSearchBox
    * Updated VoiceSearch
    * Removed duplicate notification sound settings in build.prop
    * Removed duplicate notification sound file
    * Added my custom ringtones, and changed other sound settings
    * Added ALL the ringtones, notifications, and alarms from my GNex releases
    * Added some experimental build.prop mods
    * Themed a lot of the ROM to match Jellybean 4.2.x (still more to go)


    Flashing instructions:
    OK, this is where everybody is going to get confused. This does NOT work the same as the OG Droid did. So, follow my directions exactly, and you should have no problems getting what you need to work! These instructions will take you from bone stock, to my custom ROM, with the LEAST amount of errors.

    NOTE 1: If you are on version v4.x, and have not gone hog-wild with messing with the system, then feel free to flash v5.0 directly on top of v4.x.
    NOTE 2: When flashing a ROM, please make SURE your battery is OVER 75%. Lower battery levels have been reported to cause bad flashes.
    NOTE 3: If you are already on the OTA 5.6.890, be sure to do a full wipe before flashing v4.x or 5.0
    NOTE 4: If you are on another ROM, be sure to do a full wipe before flashing v4.x or 5.0

    FLASH 5.6.890 SBF (for a TOTALLY clean install for those with paranoia)
    1: Download the 5.6.890 SBF file HERE
    2: Download RSDLite 5.5 HERE
    3: Extract the contents of the SBF file to a folder on your computer
    4: Install RSDLite
    5: Boot the Droid 3 into bootloader by holding both Vol+ & Vol- at the same time when powering the phone on
    6: Select "AP Fastboot" and press Vol+ to select it
    7: Select the XML from the extracted SBF file in RSDLite
    8: Connect the phone, and when it says "Connected", hit "Start"
    9: Wait for the phone to finish flashing, and booting (it will reboot a couple times, leave it alone, its supposed to!)

    ROOT STOCK ROM
    10: Install and run Petes Motorola Root Tools. Download it HERE
    11: Follow the instructions in the app to root your phone

    INSTALL SAFESTRAP RECOVERY
    12: Once rooted, install Hashcodes v3.05 SafeStrap Recovery from HERE
    13: Reboot your phone, and when prompted, hit MENU to enter SafeStrap Recovery.

    BACKUP AND INSTALL NEW ROM
    14: MAKE SURE TO MAKE A BACKUP BEFORE DOING ANYTHING! (just a precaution)
    15: Go to "install zip from sdcard", then "choose zip from internal sdcard", then select my ROM's zip file
    16: After it installs, back out and reboot the phone
    17: YOU HAVE DONE IT! CONGRATS ON YOU NEW STEEL DROID INSTALL!

    I would suggest using the v3.05 release of Hashcodes Safestrap Recovery. It is now based on TWRP 2.x. MUCH easier to use

    Give the ROM time to boot. The first boot took me almost 5 minutes! If your phone doesn't boot in 15 minutes, pull the battery and try again. If it still doesn't boot, you need to go back and start over with my instructions at the beginning!

    ALSO: Please be sure to check out the free tethering hack! I use it regularly, and it DOES work. Quite well I might add. Details HERE

    Credits:
    Here are my thanks, in no particular order:

    Google! (Kickass Android OS!)
    Motorola! (kickass phone!)
    JRummy (init.d support)
    Jewremy (testing, suggestions)
    cvalenti15 (testing)
    The creator(s) of Univeral Adrenaline Shot
    0vermind (Speedy Tweaks)
    buckmarble (helping me get 5.7.906 booting)
    and a few more...
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2013
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    Glad to see you're gonna rom the r&d been using your d1 roms and love em.

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    Sounds good bro. Can't wait to see what goodies u will have packed in the rom :)

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    Thank you Chevy!
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    this is very good news nice to hear it.
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    cant wait. epecially for our overclocking developers out there too. :icon_ banana:
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    Awesome...i loved your roms on previous phones......
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    Well, I have a packaged ROM ready to go, problem is, that its in update.zip format. But thats not too bad I guess, since the fix for flashing ROMs from the recently released D3 bootstraped recovery is within a week away! Its not built from source, but currently based on 5.5.959. Not going to be a massive amount of changes, but at least its a custom ROM, right?! dancedroid
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    how come you didn't use 890 with all the fixes?
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    I would be happy to do some testing for you =]
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    I just got 5.6.890 deodexed, but don't have a decent way to test it. I could test groups of apps individually, or in small groups. Needed smali/baksmali 1.2.8. I WAS using 1.2.3

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    I don't suppose you have a notification power widget in your rom do you?
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    Nope, not possible yet. Or at least too hard right now. Will wait till CWM is fully operational to do my major changes...

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    i would be glad to test also :p
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    +1 here too. I have a steel droid rom loaded on my D1 and have my D3 running a few changed properties on 5.6.890 (quicker transitions, different wifi scan time, different battery status icon displaying percentages)
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    me too. i can test as well
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    im new to android and loking to be part of the community. Ill be happy to beta test... also any updates ? im not sure how long it takes ROMs to be made, im used to using custom symbian firmware
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    Im building a public beta right now. Should be up by tonight!
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    Will we be able to flash this with the new clockwork mod bootstrap? it was released today I think.

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    You should be able to. Im having trouble flashing a stock deodexed zip, but maybe its just me. I will SBF back to stock and try again...

    Look here:
    [ROM] Droid 3 Deodexed

    Download that file, and tell me if you can flash it with the new recovery. It keeps telling me its "bad" but I have copied it several times, and even done an integrity check, and all seems good. Maybe its the recovery?
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