[ROM] ApeX 1.0.2.x for Droid 2

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    [ROM] ApeX 1.0.2.x for Droid 2 (12/7/10)

    Special thanks to rob0rz for initially porting my DX ROM to the D2 and inspiring me to complete it :D

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    ApeX V1.0.2.5 for Droid 2 - 2 parts AOSP, 1 part Blur, all ApeX :D

    *If you watch the video below, please just skip to 1:00, and ignore my blabbering about requiring a leaked kernel. That is no longer true for the DX, and was never true for the D2. Thanks!*



    Changes in V1.0.2.x

    -Based on the D2 2.3.20 build, deodexed, optipng'd, zipaligned
    -All 2.2.1 apps from DX 2.3.320 leak with the exception of dialer and contacts
    -Overclocking script is back (disabled by default)
    -Ditched Launcher2 in favor of ADW.Launcher
    -Fixed a few framework graphic bugs (ty Team DeFuse!)
    -Additional sysctl.conf mods (ty nenolod & drod!)
    -Added fly in pop-up animations and flipping transitions (ty johnclevenger @ XDA!)
    -A few new scripts to choose between AOSP and Blur apps
    -Ad Blocking toggle (enabled by default)
    -Stability, reliability, enjoyability :)

    Credits to P3Droid, TBH, Team DeFuse, Xeudoxus, Beesley, Cyanogen, Pete, and many more. Without all the contributions of the devs to the Android community, this would not be possible. Thanks!

    Features:

    -Optimized & Zipaligned framework and applications
    -Market Fix (all apps will show up)
    -Build.prop and sysctl.conf mods (ty Beesley, nenolod, drod!)
    -Vanilla Android Theme w/ 10% battery percentages in bar
    -Transparent Notification Shade
    -ADW.Launcher with up to 7 homescreens (5 by default)
    -Neural Network Live Wallpaper
    -Built-in ad blocking
    -Droid X FM Radio Included
    -MMS app w/ black background (switchable to Blur via script!)
    -Yahoo! email and corporate sync working
    -Custom window animations and transitions
    -Spare Parts, Terminal Emulator, Wireless Tether preinstalled
    -Many scripts to customize and make this ROM yours!

    Screenshots

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    Scripts: Use in terminal emulator or through adb. For installation, removal, and switching of apps. Run a script with nothing after it to get a help file on how to use. Ignore the dashes, they are ghetto bullet points. These all require superuser elevation (type su first).

    Remove/Restore Scripts:
    -calc
    -dxeye
    -genie
    -launcher
    -office
    -tether

    Switch Apps:
    -alarm
    -carhome
    -email
    -gallery
    -messaging

    Install/Remove system apps: (warning, these are very powerful! Use with caution)
    *Place desired file on /sdcard
    -install
    -uninstall

    Miscellaneous:
    -adblock
    -cpuinfo
    -sound
    -sys
    -zipalign_apks

    Overclocking:
    -overclock

    Comes with 4 profiles by default, you can also load your own setscaling.sh from your sdcard.

    Installation Instructions: Please have a nandroid of your current setup in case this is not for you :)

    -Place file on sdcard. Install ROM from sdcard in ROM manager. Wipe data and cache.

    OR

    -Place file on your sdcard. Bootstrap recovery and reboot recovery
    -Navigate to mounts and storage. FORMAT data, and cache
    -Return to previous menu and install .zip from sd card
    -Choose ApeX and install!

    QUIRKS

    -The Blur Email app (default email app) will FC if you do not have an account added through My Accounts. Just add an account first.
    -If you're using another launcher besides ADW, do not use the 'Search' widget. That's for ADW only. It'll get stuck at the top of your screen if you use it on LauncherPro. Use the 'Google Search' widget instead.
    -Swype is not preinstalled, but this ROM installs a folder called 'ApeX' on your sdcard, where there will be a working version of Swype for you to install, if you so choose :)

    Download Link:

    Hotfix for all versions - Quick Office now will preview Gmail attachments and adds a 'Reboot' option to the shutdown menu.
    Fabolous_ApeX_HotFix.zip

    Fabolous_ApeX_V1_0_2_5_D2.zip

    Extras:

    my personal ADW.Launcher config file
    -If you want to try out my settings, right click the link, save as, and save that file to your sdcard. Then, in ADW, go to backup/restore, and restore configuration.

    adw_settings.xml

    Apps removed from 2.3.320
    -You can reinstall Blur apps from this archive by placing the desired .apk files on your sd card and then using the install script!

    removedapps-1_2.zip

    If you enjoy my work, consider buying me a beer :)

    Beer Fund | FabDroid
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2010
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    Won't install?

    ROM manager just keeps restarting phone.

    and Bootstrap i get the error:

    "E: can't open sdcard/fabolous_ApeX_V1_0_2_5-d2.zip
    (bad)
    installation aborted"

    any fixes?
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    Ok, let me re-upload the file. Sorry, it may have been corrupted!
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    Would that most likely be the issue?
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    Yes, that was the issue, sorry. I have fixed the link in the first post, and tested the file on my Droid X. It will install this time :)
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    thanks, downloading now :)

    just to be sure. this verison is built off the d2 2.3.20 source, rather than the i believe it was 2.15 DX one, correct?
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    Yes, absolutely. There is a typo in my first post. Fixing it :)
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    Okay so ROM manager doesn't like to work at all for me. but i tried again in bootstrap and it worked.

    I realized i forgot to do 'format data' and 'format cache' before installing.

    but it opened, said it was mounting system, mounting cache, copying files and completed. and loaded.

    would me have forgetting to format the data and cache cause bugs? or sense it installed am i good?
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    what are the reviews on this I am running squids now what are the differences ?
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    It could give you bugs depending on what you were running previous to this ROM. Your old system data and applications are what is stored on data and cache, and could case problems (i.e. bootlooping)

    If you get caught in a bootloop, you can reboot into the stock recovery (IDK what the key combo is on the D2, but on the original Droid, you held down x while powering up) and do a factory reset.
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    I was on stock rom. and I'll be sure to do a reset if i run into bugs. so far it appears to be running fine.

    only problem is I tried moving the 'google talk' app into the trash, like you normally would. and now on the launcher the middle button says 'talk' and just opens google talk.

    how can i put it back to the middle button launching app drawer?

    im not familar with ADW at all.
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    Ahh! Yeah, I did that too, the trash is up top now. To replace the app drawer, just hit menu, add, custom launcher, then choose launcher activities, show/hide app drawer, and drag that sucker back in place :)
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    I hit menu, add. but i dont see custom launcher?
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    It's late :(

    I meant custom shortcut. Then pick activity, launcher activities.
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    ah! got it, thanks! :)

    one more question. is there a way I can re install the Social networking, and Social Status widgets that come with motoblur? those are the only 2 things i liked about blur.
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    Social networking widget is already there. To get the status back, you need to go to the first post, scroll to the bottom, and download the 'removedapps' archive.

    Extract StatusWidget.apk (or similar) from it and place on your sd card. Then, open up terminal emulator:

    su
    install StatusWidget.apk (or its real name)

    and it'll show up.
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    nooice!
    thanks

    great job on the ROM, too. I love it :)
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    Hey Fab where are the scripts List @ ? is it at the DX rom posting
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    It's actually in the first post... :p

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