[ROM] ApeX 1.2 Series for Droid X - Functionality and Performance (12/7/10)

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  1. Fabolous

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    ApeX V1.2.1 and V1.0.2.2 for Droid X - 2 parts AOSP, 1 part Blur, all ApeX :D


    Please note that there are TWO versions of this ROM. One for users who are on the leaked kernel from 2.3.320, and another for those who are still on 2.3.15 (OTA) kernel. Version 1.2.x is for 2.3.320, 1.0.2.x is for 2.3.15

    Changes in V1.0.2.x

    -All of the below, except still using 2.3.15 base
    -All 2.2.1 apps from leak with the exception of dialer and contacts
    -Overclocking script is back (disabled by default)

    Changes in V1.2.x

    -Based on the 2.3.320 leak, deodexed, optipng'd, zipaligned
    -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)
    -Overclocking is no longer enabled by default (use Market apps to enable)
    -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
    -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.

    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 (1.0.2.x only):
    -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.

    Download Links:

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

    -If you don't know which version to download, go to your settings, about phone, and if your kernel version matches my screenshots above, download 1.2.x, if not, 1.0.2.x

    For users who are still on the 2.3.15 kernel
    Fabolous_ApeX_V1_0_2_2.zip

    For users who have flashed the 2.3.320 leak
    Fabolous_ApeX_V1_2_1.zip

    Update to 1.2.1 for 1.2 users ONLY!
    Fabolous_ApeX_Update_1_2_1.zip

    Themes:

    Themes for ApeX can be found at the following thread:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/fabolous-x/102248-themes-apex-12-2-10-a.html

    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
     
    #1 Fabolous, Nov 27, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2010
  2. bamfsig45

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    Ill be curious if anyone uses the Revo theme for Apex 1.0 on this and see if it works before Fab updates it.
     
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    Thanks Fab! Looking forward to installing this and hope your mod of NexTheme isn't far behind. ;) I've always preferred LP but after using ADW all day while testing 1.1 I have to say it's growing on me. More beer funds coming your way this week.
     
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    Can't wait to give this a shot!

    Swyped from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
     
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    Can't wait to try this out! Looks great.

    My only question.. Is the camera blur or AOSP? If AOSP, can we change it to blur like some of the other apps? It's the only blur feature I do like.
     
  6. Fabolous

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    The camera is Blur :)
     
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    I think it's really important to stress to people considering this that flashing to the 2.3.320 leak is irreversible and that many users are soft bricking their phones from a variety of issues in the upgrade process.

    Most users are able to follow the instructions and safely upgrade with the update.zip installation, but a significant number of users are not.

    I feel it's critical for all devs who are producing ROM or other mods based on this build to take responsibility for stressing the risks involved at this stage of development.

    We are working hard to devise recovery solutions for these users but we are having a lot of difficulty doing so reliably and end users must be aware of the fact that there is no safety net for this high wire act right now.

    Just a word of caution, thanks! ;)
     
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    Perfect! And speedy reply. Thanks man! Will install soon.
     
  9. Fabolous

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    Thanks, this is very good advice!

    I'll be sure to add a warning/disclaimer to the OP.
     
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    Wow just got 1.1 setup dammit lol. I'm assuming the nex and revo themes will work but the site I got 1.1 from had you saying you are going to have new themes soon? As always nice work, this rom flies and is honestly the best of both worlds. I like about 4 or 5 blur things and this has everything I want and nothing I don't.

    Dling 1.2 right now, can't wait to see the custom animations.

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums App
     
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    You shouldn't need to wipe data and cache coming from 1.1, so don't worry about redoing all your stuff :)

    As for themes, yeah, I'll be updating them next week, as soon as my desktop computer is back in commission (the wiring in my house fried or something and my kitchen and 3 of the bedrooms have no power!)
     
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    Any chance there will be a version of this ROM down the road that doesn't require 2.3.320? I'm not really familiar with what 2.3.320 and don't want to update it if it's irreversible. But I love ApeX 1.0 and would like to upgrade to this version to see if it cures the random reboots, so I'm torn.
     
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