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[ROM] *Updated*[PORT] ApeX 2.0 Release Candidate (RC4) (10/11/2011)

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  1. 13th angel
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    ApeX 2.0 for Droid Pro Gingerbread has finally reached the Release Candidate landmark! As always, the goals of the ROM are speed, stability, reliability, and simplicity of use. I feel that this version lives up to those goals admirably! Take it for a test yourself and see if you agree!


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    Requirements:
    • Must be on system version: 4.6.4.XT610.Verizon.en.US (or rom based on it such as CM)
    • Kernel version: 2.6.32.9-g8b456a1
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    Disclaimer:
    Code:
    As always, you must take responsibility for what you do to your own phone. 
    Fabolous has created this ROM and tested it to the best of his ability and I ported it and tested as best as I could.
    The instructions are written to make sure that users have success installing and using the ROM. 
    However, if anything goes wrong and your phone is damaged or rendered useless, neither I nor Fabolous take any responsibility.
    

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    Credits:
    • Fabolous (@bigxie) - for allowing me to port this awesome rom to a device that doesnt get any love
    • Motorola - for building this great device and providing a decent Gingerbread base
    • Google - for Android, AOSP source code used to compile many apps in this ROM
    • CyanogenMod Team - for GB source code used to compile many apps in this ROM
    • SuperTeam - for Launcher2 source code
    • @team_black_hat and @p3droid - for all the work they do to acquire leaks and rooted GB builds
    • @kejar31 - for teaching me his secret sauce technique for compiling AOSP apps for the Blur Framework
    • @jrummy16 and @drod2169 - for providing answers to my many questions via Gtalk
    • @_Mycahya_ and @Mobile_Sensei - for helping me with some of the harder themeing in the ROM
    • Admann - for the DPro, without which this would not have happened.
    • @CurrentWeb - for helping with the bootanimation
    • @RevNumbers - for helping with a TON of things
    • All my testers - for helping me make Apex great!
    • Chiahg - for the status bar fix posted here
    *Follow these guys on Twitter if you aren't already (links provided)!
    *If I left anyone out, sorry! Please let me know so I can add you to the list!
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    Changelog in RC4
    • updated market to fix checkout bugs
    • updated Superuser
    • incorporated status bar fix
    Changelog in RC3
    • Updated system base
    • Fixed bluetooth phone call volume bug and custom ringtones!
    • This required the return of Blur dialer and contacts. Fortunately, these apps bring good features as well.
    • Super Launcher2 brings amazing speed, customization, while retaining AOSP styling
    • True AOSP lockscreen sliders (less laggy than Blur sliders)
    • Updated Superuser 3.0 beta 3 app and binary (thanks @ChainsDD!)
    • Updated latest Market 3.1.3
    • Updated Terminal Emulator and OI File Manager
    • Fixed some signature errors -- Superuser, Market, Terminal Emulator, and File Manager can now be updated through Market
    • Other cool stuff
    Changelog from D2G ApeX:
    • Uses ADW Launcher rather than Super Launcher2 because of app drawer issues (Thanks @Anderweb)
    • Does not have the Google boot logo as it had size problems.
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    Features
    • Android 2.3.3 based on the Droid 2 Global Gingerbread OTA (4.5.607)
    • All apps replaced with AOSP/CM7 counterparts except dialer/contacts (compiled from source for D2, by Fabolous)
    • Stock Gingerbread Theme
    • Bloat and Market apps removed
    • Facebook for Android App syncs w/ Contacts!
    • DSP Manager (visual equalizer) for headphones, phone speaker, and BT
    • MusicMod with gesture controls
    • Dev Tools, Spare Parts, Terminal Emulator for fun tweakin'
    • ApeX wallpaper gallery with user submitted wallpapers!
    • Quadrant "Turbo" Mode for mad scores
    • Witty Protips (ApeX Blurbs)
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    Screenshots:


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    Scripts
    1. poweroverwhelming: activate Quadrant "turbo" mode
    2. sys: mount system r/w and r/o
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    Things to know
    • Market apps are removed (Gmail, Maps, Voice Search, etc). Remember to re-enable Gmail sync in your account settings after downloading it.
    • Preset, Yahoo, Email, Motorola, and Corporate Sync in add accounts don't do anything.
    • Sync Facebook contacts using the official app
    • To change network mode: dial *#*#4636#*#*, click phone information, scroll to the bottom and select which you want.
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    Bugs:
    • Dialer is scrunched together. I cannot fix this, trust me i have tried.
    • Auto-brightness is flakey, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesnt.
    • No virtual keyboard. This is due to how it had to be done for it not to pop up when using the physical keyboard and so that you can actually get through initial setup. Otherwise, it hangs on "please slide keyboard out".
    • Status bar background does not stretch all the way across on some screens. It shows whatever is behind it (shown in the lockscreen screenshot)
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    Installation Instructions:
    1. Meet all the requirements listed at the top of the post
    2. Wipe data/cache, dalvik cache (only wipe cache and dalvik if coming from 602 Test2)
    3. Flash Apex
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    Link:


    ApeX 2.0.0 - RC4 Droid Pro
    md5sum: 2d4f76f63e03d49c625fa04ff9c94b50


    Donations:
    Fabolous - "If you enjoy my work consider buying me a beer :)" Here
    x13thangelx - If you enjoy my work, consider donating to my computer fund here
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2012
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    Great! Tomorrow I'll try!

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    Downloadin' on my Pro right now! Will try it out. Glad to see Pro getting some ROM love :)

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    Well I installed and restored my apps and most of them kept force closing. Im back on my trusted rooted TBHGB. Sigh...

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    Did you wipe data/cache/davlik cache? I've had some version of this running on my pro for 2 weeks and havent had fc's.
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    Works great, very quick. Almost no problems so far, using the Touchpal Dialer for scrunched dialer issue. Fix that status bar issue and it's darn near perfect so far. Thanks. Beers!

    Edit - Camera hard button can't be assigned
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    Thats a hardware limitation.

    Thanks!
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    Yep wiped all three. Chomp and SetCPU are the two that FC most often.
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    I didn't try the camera due to the FCs but one thing I really like about my TBHGB setup is being able to wake the phone with the side key, press/hold the side key to open the camera and then snap a picture with said side key. Nice. That is one thing I missed when using CM7 and also the microphone button being useless on CM7. Glad that at least that microphone key works on ApeX. :)
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    odd..... both work fine for me :(
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    I'll give it another go later on and will install apps from the market rather than restoring using Titanium to see if that makes a difference. Thanks

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    Any more reviews of this rom? Do we try this as it is? Any difficulties going to or coming from Gingerbread?

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    It's very stable and fast, not so fast as cyanogen, but is sweety!
    The status bar is not perfect, and the dialer also.
    This is a beautiful Rom without blur!
    I don't see any particular issue, the data is ok, but I would like see a theme manager...
    Thank you for your rom!!
    I hope in the future!


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    Has anyone had any problems with purchasing apps from the market? There was some issues on the DX version and Fabolous found a fix for it. If I need to I can include it on here.
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    Thank you 13th Angel for giving us this rom. I am not a fan of CM7 but would surely stick to your roms if they are polished by time.
    I am gonna try this tonight and get back to you.
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    Angel, this ROM is awesome. I could not wait and tried it in office. Till now no problems except for the status bar and the dialer.

    I went to UOT and corrected the status bar mistake. I hope you dont mind. All else remains as it is and only the status bar has been rectified.
    Here - UOT-10-10-15-07-1.zip is the link to the file in case anybody needs it.

    I will delete this file if anybody objects but just thought it would make the work easier for the developer. Please rectify the dialer issue and this will be perfect. I will let you know if something I come across is not good.

    cheers
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    Can you add more locale (such as it?)?
    Thank you...
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    i've been running this for a few days and it's pretty quick. but the status bar annoys me. as well as the dialer. however the dialer can be fixed by installing another one, like touchpad dialer. in the end though, the status bar annoys me to no end. this is a great, stable rom if you can get past the status bar issue.

    is there a way to go from this to cm7 without sbfing? i'm a complete dork lol[:
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    Rc4 is out!

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    RC4 for d2g is going to get posted later, I'll port it some time after I get home and include the statusbar fix from Chaihg. Thanks for posting that!
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