Froyo Source-Built SS 4.3 [7/1/2010] - 360 Degree Desktop/Launcher/Phone - New Icons!

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What's New - This is an update.zip format 2.2 FROYO ROM FRF57 - Built from SOURCE

First off, back to running the LV kernel in the stock ROM - a few too many struggled with the ULV kernels. However, for those that know you can run them - links will be down below :) And note the return of ALL of the CPU Governors :) Also in case anyone is wondering - the quadrant screenshot is at the stock kernel in my ROM, which is 1.0Ghz LV ...

ALSO - since this is the first source-built SS of Froyo, I STRONGLY recommend wiping. If you do not, you likely may face issues. If you do, WIPE.

Some of the biggest changes in 4.3:

1. FULL 360 Degree rotation on your desktop, your stock launcher, AND the phone. You may not have noticed, but the stock launcher will not rotate the desktop unless the keyboard is slid open. Neither will the phone. Both of these rotate now, and with 360 now you can do everything on your phone upside down ;). I also would like to give credit to cyanogen who initially wrote the source.

2. Proximity sensor for the phone fixed. What's this mean? When you put the phone to your head, the screen goes off to prevent hitting keys with your face. However - if you tilt your head to the right you will notice that the screen comes back on! This has been fixed in 4.3; proximity sensor works in these circumstances now :)

3. New icons (BIG thanks for y0rk for the awesome icons)


Also - to clear up any confusion, cvpcs has a great writeup on the differences between FRF57 and FRF84B (this ROM is built from FRF57 source and has components of FRF84B, ie proprietary files, Google etc):

FRF57 and FRF84B - differences?


apps2sd - natively supported in FROYO, and guaranteed to work in my ROM :) A handy script can be used to turn on off:

a2sd [on/off/auto] - run with no options, shows current setting (default is 'auto').

Example, to send all future installs from the market to sd and not internal, type 'a2sd on'. You will also see that the option to 'move to sdcard' is available on all other apps currently installed to internal memory

Known issues with apps2sd - apps with widgets will not display properly if moved to SD card.



Wired Tethering is also natively supported in Froyo and works just great on this ROM :) Find it in Settings -> Networks. Also note that use of this does NOT redirect to Verizon's page asking for money. There is discussion around whether Verizon will 'charge' you for using this; use at your own discretion. And of course, as usual, seamless support of Wifi Tethering is also there.

Much work has been put into CSM and BKAPPS/RSTAPPS. Read up on it :) These are some of the best features to be found in Simply Stunning! Also note in the download links below, is a link for bkapps.zip - this is for you folks coming from another ROM and want to try mine, and for whatever reason have to wipe. Install that zip and you can use bkapps in your old ROM to backup; then flash my ROM, and run rstapps. Both bkapps/rstapps are now 'apps2sd' aware - meaning that if you run bkapps and some of your apps are stored on SD - when you rstapps, they will restore back to SD :)


YouTube Widget has been themed to match the rest of the ROM

Launcher base has been made transparent to match the rest of the ROM

TUN/NFS/CIFS/EXT2/EXT3/EXT4 are supplied as modules. They can also be loaded/unloaded via command line scripts:

ext2 - repeated calls load/unload
ext3 - Ditto
ext4 - Ditto
cifs - Ditto
nfs - Ditto


A script to make any other file executable:

exe <filename>


Directory listing, showing most recent files last:

ltr

Reboot scripts:

rb - reboot
rbr - reboot recovery

In case some other install alters such that you get 'Designed for Simply Stunning ROMS Only', run this script:

rstprop

Hide/Delete Twitter:

mvtwit

Hide/Delete Visual Voicemail:

mvvvm

Ad Blocker:

adblock


1. The kernel is now 2.6.32 - no Tempmon support YET (thanks to P3Droid for wifi module)
2. Busybox updated - now 1.16.1
3. Camera/Video click is once again silenced by default
4. Helix Launchers are NOT currently supported

5. Many new scripts. All of my mv* scripts are dual purpose, they can both rename (the default) or delete. Renaming hides it in your app list, but you can get it back later. When you delete, it's gone. Here they are:

mvac - Alarm Clock
mvcamclick - Camera Click
mvch - Car Home
mvclock - Alarm Clock
mvdroid - Droid Sound
mvdt - Dev Tools
mvem - Email
mvfb - Facebook
mvgg - Google Goggles
mvgt - Google Talk
mvgv - Google Voice
mvmaps - Google Maps
mvmp3 - Amazon MP3
mvsp - Spare Parts
mvtb - Titanium Backup Free


For example, to rename/hide Google Goggles:

mvgg

Run the same command again and it will magically re-appear

If you know you'll never want to use it and just want it gone, just append -d to the command:

mvgg -d


Also these three scripts:

mtop [seconds] - top command (shows top cpu processes), sleeping [seconds] between loops. Default is 3 seconds
psp [seconds] - Persistent ps command, sleeping [seconds] between loops. Default is 3 seconds
klauncher - kill/restart all running launchers (useful after a restore where you want to see refreshed desktop icons)


Also included is a script to change the pulldown and lockscreen text from 'Simply Stunning v4.0' back to 'Verizon Wireless'. This is to support quick compatibility with any apps that need to see Verizon:

fixpd (Change to Verizon Wireless)
fixpd ss (Change back to default SS text)



What's Existing

1. All busybox commands properly linked
2. Kernels now includes CIFS as external modules
3. Now included is the Wifi-Tether app pre13
4. Titanium Backup Free is now included - (THANKS to Joel (dev))
5. New bootanimation (THANKS to Liquidzgrl) - you won't see it if you don't remove any existing bootanimation by wiping or deleting manually
6. All PNG's optimized and apk's zipaligned
7. New battery icons designed by me
8. 'Normal/Reduced' Haptic feedback compared to previous versions



To Wipe Or Not To Wipe

Unless you are coming from another Froyo ROM FRF57, either a previous of mine, or another dev's, you should wipe. However, have no fear. bkapps/rstapps are here :) It takes me 28 seconds to back up ALL of my data, including 45 applications. And it takes 2.5 minutes to restore all of that into a brand new wiped ROM :)



Simply Stunning v4.3 - FROYO from Source - All Links - ALSO AVAILABLE ON ROM MANAGER


If the kernel is a problem, you will get stuck on the 'M' while booting up. This build comes with the 1.0Ghz low voltage kernel. If you need to try something else, usually UP in voltage selection is going to help your case, not down. Not a hard and fast rule, but you get my drift. If you want, choose another kernel from the 'kernels' directory in the link above.



Base:

FRF57 (and FRF84B Proprietary Files)

What's Inside the Box:

-Overclocked Kernel with seven slots allows clocking of 250-1000 MHz in mixed steps (credit to ChevyNo1)
- The base 1.0G kernel has NO voltage increase over stock
- These kernels ALSO include the STOCK 550Mhz slot, and the kernels DEFAULT to that speed, until you use an app like SetCPU.


-HQ YouTube Default Tweak (credit to xeudoxus)
-HQ Video Recording Tweak (credit to Fede)
-Version Information In Settings > About Phone
-Disabled OTA Updates
-*Battery Saver* Wifi Scans Increased to 30 seconds
-Version Information In Settings > About Phone
-SuperUser App
-Flash Image
-Busybox

-Added commands sysrw/sysro for mounting /system read/write or readonly. Also note that sysro remounts read only AND performs the sync for you

-Added new Linux commands that I sorely missed:

more
head
tail
which
cp
grep
find
awk
sed
less
wc

Cleaned/linked the following commands which unnecessarily eat up 10MB of /system:

ash
chmod
clear
cp
dd
ifconfig
kill
printenv
traceroute
unzip
vconfig
vi
who
whoami



Theme:

-Smoked Glass Blue (credit to AdamZ modified by me)
-Added custom status bar icons (credit to blake2050@droidforums)
-Progress bars changed to match blue theme
-Clear push-icons on desktop (credit to ReverendYo - skinned from Alldroid community ROM)
-White Clock (credit to Ohsaka)


Recommended Apps:

SetCPU - not included as it is a paid Market app

Android Terminal - while this ROM comes with DevTools which has a terminal, it has a finer font that for some reason will not adjust. This terminal I've suggested looks pretty much the same but you can change the fonts to your liking.


Bugs:

-HelixLaunchers not supported.

-Sometimes the auto-brightness does not work if your phone has just rebooted. Simply pressing the power button twice will fix it.


Disclaimer:

This is an overclock ROM, therefore if you're not careful, you'll do damage. I am not responsible for any such damage, you use this of your own free will.


Enjoy, and feedback is always welcome - bugs included
 
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And I thought I was going to get some some rest tonight dancedroid
 
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So - howz it going? ;)
 

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Downloading now. Super slow on download manager, might just try off here
 

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Nicely done.
 

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Giving thisa go right now! My wife thinks I'm crazy because it seems like I'm updating 2-3 times a day now! dancedroid
 
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Giving thisa go right now! My wife thinks I'm crazy because it seems like I'm updating 2-3 times a day now! dancedroid

LOL! My wife KNOWS I'm crazy, ha ha!
 

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how long did it take yall to boot up..? It was been on the droid and the x repeating for about 8 minutes now....
 

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Chevy, is a stock theme or un-themed version in the works? I like all your custom stuff, but I prefer the sleeper look or theming it on my own.

Not that that's going to stop me from DLing it now.
 

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During rstapps -c, I've had several force closes for different android processes.

Gotta say though, rstapps is like the best thing since sliced bread. Everything looks just like I left it on my desktop...and that is way the hell cool. I hate re-setting up my desktop.

Thank you Chevy! You still rock man.
 
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how long did it take yall to boot up..? It was been on the droid and the x repeating for about 8 minutes now....

That's longer than normal - if it's on the 'X', on a full wipe I've seen 3-4 minutes
 
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