Saturday, December 8, 2012

Tweaked 3.1 for the Droid Charge is here!

Just as the title says, Tweaked 3.1 for the Droid Charge is here. Dwitherell has been kind enough once again to update the great Tweaked ROM to 3.1. There are so many improvements and wonderful hidden features. I have finally slowed my life down giving me time to film a review, install methods, and even the hidden gems under Tweaktools.

Below are the changes from 3.0 to 3.1. Below that are links to all the info, downloads, and new features.

Version 3.1 - 11/24/12
- Cleaned up some of the toggles
- Fixed the odd statusbar clock behavior from the initial 3.0 release
- Updated system apps and SuperSU (v0.98)
- Cleaned up/edited/added things to tweaktools
- Added terminal emulator as a system app
- Included things to make init.d functional on stock kernel (thanks to dSlice for pointing out this thread for info on how to do it)
- Reorganized the extended power menu
***** Clicking on Reboot now brings up 4 options for type of reboot
- Added "hotboot" as a reboot option (also in reboot toggle)
- Fixed a few oddities in the updater-script

Tweaked 3.1 on Chargeforums

init for Tweaked 3.1

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Tweaked 3.0 FP5 ROM for the Droid Charge

Tweaked 3.0 FP5 is here! Thanks to dwitherell for all the hard work. Below is all the details published covering Tweaked 3.0. At the bottom are some installation instructions. 

I will add a link here to my video instructions when I finish making it.

Mod Type: ROM     Difficulty: Moderate     Mod Status: Stable     Mod Base: TouchWiz (Samsung)     Carrier: Verizon
Requires Root: No     Apply In: CWM Recovery     Optional: Smali Edits     Optional: Debloated     Android Version: 2.3.X (GB)

Well, here we are yet again. Another OTA, so another build. My attempt here is to organize things slightly different than seen here or even here - the first several posts are going to attempt to lay things out a little clearer for folks, and then I will humbly request folks to post non-development related posts (general Q & A) here. The previous threads were quickly bloated and hard to navigate, so I figured this approach ought to make things easier. We shall see I suppose.


If there is anything you would like to see (or wish wasn't there), let me know. I can't promise I'll do anything about it, but such requests keep me motivated and learning - and thats been the driving force behind this ROM since it began.
You will need to have either ODIN on your computer or CWM Recovery already installed on your phone - it should work fine on any of the more recent variants but I've had great luck with the most recent one or two (version can be found here). Also, I would strongly recommend doing a data wipe/factory reset within CWM before flashing any of the non-update CWM .zips (that's what I've been doing at least and I have had no problems).
As far as kernels are concerned - imnuts is busy working on a hybridized pbj variant for fp5, but otherwise the stock fp5 kernel is all that's around.

ODIN back to stock EP4D BEFORE you flash anything (which can be found here). Then either flash the two update .zips that are floating around or (likely easier) take the two OTAs to get to stock FP5E. It just makes for far fewer problems.

CWM Installation instructions:
- Backup your current setup/data
- Download file and place on sdcard
- Boot into CWM recovery
- If flashing full ROM package, its recommended to wipe data/factory reset in CWM recovery
- If flashing update package, its recommended to at least wipe cache/dalvik in CWM recovery
- MAKE SURE TO MOUNT /system IN CWM RECOVERY (it should say "unmount" after system)
- Select and install the .zip you put on your sdcard

ODIN Installation instructions:
- Download file on to computer and unzip it (w/ 7-zip or the like)
- Wipe data/factory reset in CWM (or stock I suppose - I assume it has that option) recovery
- Put phone into download mode
- Connect phone to computer (assuming all is well with the drivers)
- Open ODIN (I have been using 1.83)
- Place the .tar.md5 file in PDA!
- Flash away


Tweaked v3.0 ROM only


Tweaked v3.0 ROM only
NOTE: This includes ONLY the ROM - no kernel, recovery, or modems.
NOTE2: This does NOT wipe /data - but you should!
md5: 1CE4EE6843079299CC85DBC541286803

Tweaked v3.0 ROM + 0302 CWM recovery
NOTE: This includes ONLY the ROM and recovery - no kernel or modems.
NOTE2: This does NOT wipe /data - but you should!
md5: 1E0EC690804B79D6AF3129A51AD2A3FF


Lost Root Quick-Fix
NOTE: This is NOT CWM flashable!
NOTE2: Just extract the folder from the .zip file, connect the phone to the PC, and double-click the .bat file in the extracted folder.
md5: D3EB4F62208D1FDC6CCEB9F69CB75759

FP5E Deodexed System Apps
NOTE: This is NOT CWM flashable!
NOTE2: You can also use the tweaktools script to obtain a number of these...
md5: 0CF393993BF6EC9343CD21689788F235

Empty CWM file
NOTE: This is to flash system apps from the above file ONLY - simply take whatever apps you want to flash from the above .zip and put them in the app folder that can be found in the system folder in the empty cwm file .zip. Also, if you select an app that is already on your phone, it WILL overwrite it. What does that matter? If it was modded or themed... well, it won't be any more. It'll be stock. You've been warned.
NOTE2: Again - the tweaktools script can handle this for you. Check it out!
md5: 646F0BB11A25DE982153CF7EE78411E0

FP1 to FP5 modem updater
NOTE: You MUST be on FP1H modems for this to work!
md5: 211CC95B1479B0DD2A91199745B87A4C

imnuts - far too many reasons to list
stranula - for the great theme work
jt1134 - far too many reasons yet again, but relevant most here is the BLN ability
tonsit - hosting of files, and more importantly creating the awesome tweaktools utility
sbrissen - even more smali tips
cujo6801 - extreme tester, screenshot producer, and rabble rouser
Endless2232 - layout (and general) xml guidance
PaulN64007 - great boot/shutdown animation and icon/widget work
MidnightNinja - image repairs and theme work
fitti28 - rom namer, tester, and theme porter
gunnermike53 - pointers, wallpapers, and touch-ups
chopperthedog - for hooking me up with file hosting stuffs
sircrazy (IRC) - for playing idea raquetball with me
nitsuj17 - tips, advice, useful info, and tireless stifling
apena325, dSlice, and o0BlacknesS0o - helping update 2.2 themes to 3.0 - THANK THEM!
All of TeamSbrissenMod
All the folks on IRC
Anyone else I likely forgot

Beyond the contributions of the above individuals, there were a number of guides found on xda or via google that were used along the way. Some representative samples include:
Swipe-away notifications
ICS animations
Disable low battery notification
Remove clock from statusbar
Extended power menu
build.prop tweaks
A bunch of others that have become buried in my browser history...

Version 3.0 - 9/19/12
- Updated EVERYTHING that was 2.2 to FP5E - tweaktools included
***** Though I didn't downgrade the gallery/launcher to EP4D (no scrolling wallpapers)
- Added two new themes to tweaktools
***** Also did minor updates to tweaktools script stuffs
- Changed stock and custom boot animation (once the latter can be seen at least)
- Fixed haptic vibration in LatinIME.apk
- Center clock actually centered now
***** This means notifications don't clump like they used to w/ center clock
- Swapped out 3.0.7 Superuser/SU for SuperSU v0.96 instead (from here)
- Can swap system/notification icon location
- Applied FP5E world-clock-pulldown tweak to left clock (not center though)
- Added option to report cdma or lte signal strength text
- Also added option to include "dbm" at end of above
- Option to hide wifi ap notification (mobile hotspot stuff)
- Had some fun w/ swagger... (longpress toggle for TSMParts for one)
- Cleaned up some miscellaneous things



Version 2.2 - 6/26/12
- Updated modded camera.apk w/ +2 sharpness in video as default
- Updated handling of transparent background in DialerTabActivity
- Updated handling of transparent background in Mms
***** This also fixed an issue w/ some of the softkey text in areas- Replaced FP1H Launcher w/ EP4D (now scrollable wallpapers should REALLY be back)
- Calendar widget is now themed thanks to PaulN64007
- Minor changes to Settings.apk***** Clicking on Display Settings > Lockscreen settings now takes you to Lockscreen options in TSM Parts
- Added in CRT animation options***** Can now be all off, just screen off, just screen on, or all on- New boot animation (thanks to PaulN64007)
- New pulldown layout option***** Can either use newer ics-style or the older stock-style***** Affects where the date/time and carrier text show***** This means you can get date/time back in the statusbar on pulldown***** Also made some fixes involving overlaps when dateview is active********** Notifiations/clocks disappear when pulldown (and dateview) is active- ZipAligned
Version 2.1 - 5/26/12
- Updated modded camera.apk w/ FP1 base and +2 sharpness default
- Replaced FP1H Gallery3d w/ EP4D (scrollable wallpapers should be back)
- Include all theme updates that happened after 2.0 release- Updated pulldown (some rearranging of things...)
- Included that silly thing (you know what it is)
- New things in TSM Parts
***** New DateView option in Statusbar options (Month dd, yyyy)
***** Reorganized some things in lockscreen and misc options***** In misc options can now set menu/back/search to act as screen-off music pause key - Removed lockscreen music widget (it can be added back via tweaktools)
- Set BLN-relevant .so file back to stock default (it can be added back via tweaktools)
- Changed boot/shutdown animations (thanks to RuyDuck/TechnoSapien for the boot ani!)
- Updated apks (full ROM installs only)
- Updated tweaktools - now includes categorized app/cwmmod lists- Zip aligned
Version 2.0 - 4/10/12
- Updated base build to FP1H (OTA)
- TSMParts + tweakstock tweaks***** change clock location/color/am-pm style***** signal dbm and battery % text, plus color***** battery bar w/ customizable color***** lockscreen carrier text***** 11 lockscreens***** music controls on a number of lockscreens***** custom lockscreen timeout***** hide/show icons in statusbar***** dateview options and color***** pulldown carrier text/color***** ascending ringer on/off***** full/low batt notify on/off***** long/short extended power menu option***** stay on while charging option***** phone answer type (puzzle, aosp/slider, or new fp1 circles)
***** dialcode menu***** BLN on/off toggle***** selectable scrollable quickpanel toggles********** No longer using lidroid-based toggles********** Flashlight now works as it should!
***** and more!
- Animate gifs regardless of available memory (thanks to [url=""][b][u]flare561[/u][/b][/url]!)
- [url=""][b][u]BLN[/u][/b][/url] thanks to jt1134!
- Swipe away individual notifications in pulldown
- Longpress volume up/down to skip/previous song***** Only works if music is already playing and screen is off- AMAZING tweaktools utility by tonsit (see [url=""][b][u]here[/b][/u][/url] for more info)
- Reverted to older stable version of busybox (1.19)
- Updated apks (GMail, Search, the Play apps, etc.)
- Roboto Font (clock images thanks to MidnightNinja)
- ICS animations
- Some wallpaper options thanks to jco23
- Some build.prop additions/changes- "New" stock boot animation- New shutdown animations thanks to PaulN64007
- New custom boot animation (requires custom kernel) thanks to PaulN64007
- AOSP Browser (thanks to imnuts for help on this)
- Zip aligned
Version 1.4 - 2/4/12
- Added in Download Crutch to allow download of wider variety of files (thanks to the unknown-to-me maker of this)
- Added in TweakPapers thanks to gunnermike53 - some nifty wallpapers- Changed the transparency in Mms.apk to slightly less transparent (with help from stranula)
- Cleaned up the underlying code of a number of toggles that were misbehaving***** While it works fine, flashlight still needs to be addressed somewhat- Added end-user options for hiding various icons in statusbar - see Notes below for info***** Bluetooth
***** E911***** Vibrate/Silent
***** Alarm
- Added end-user options for enabling/disabling low/full battery notification- Added in stay-awake-while-charging feature (thanks to imnuts for some helpful tips)
- Disabled some notifications***** Data off warning at bootup***** Confirmation alert when USB connecting phone to PC- Custom carrier text option - make your own instead of choosing from my choices (credit to TSM for a model to follow on this)
***** Requires reboot for change in pulldown to take effect- Rearranged Display Settings to hopefully make the new options seem more organized- Volume rocker no longer wakes phone when lockscreen disabled- Custom shutdown animation (credit to various threads and Infinity for images and information on how to implement this)
- Included custom boot animation, but requires supporting kernel (like PBJ...)
***** To change, make sure new boot animation is saved as and place it in /system/media/
***** JaeKar99 has made some AMAZING ones that can be found [url=""][b][u]here[/b][/u][/url]
- Altered some default settings (can be seen after data wipe) - for example:
***** Wi-Fi off on first boot
***** USB Debugging enabled
- Contacts icon appearance fixed in Dialer thanks to gunnermike53
- End user has option to removed data and airplane mode toggles from the extended power menu (thanks to Endless2232)
- Zip aligned

Version 1.1 - 1/6/12
- Added in a few wallpapers to wallpaper gallery- Minor theme edits- Ported over the mod by lidroid (found [url=""][b][u]here[/b][/u][/url]), but without using lidroid-res.apk (everything was merged into framework-res.apk)
***** This mod gives you 14 scrollable quickpanel toggles accessible through the pulldown menu
***** You can modify the availability, order, and some other things using Quickpanel settings from the Settings menu
***** TIP: Try long-pressing the toggles... in particular the Data toggle. It will bring you close to a screen that will allow to switch between 3G and 4G - closest thing to a toggle for that currently
- Added back in the alarm icon in statusbar
- Can now select if clock moves or not (rotate screen to force the change)
- Can now select lockscreen and pulldown carrier text from three options (latter requires reboot to see change) 
- Can now disable lockscreen in Display Settings
- Updated superuser
- Added in grey-themed keyboard (thanks to imnuts and [url=""][b][u]Infinity[/b][/u][/url])
- Removed startup/shutdown sounds- Zip aligned
Version 1.0 - Initial Release
- Modified power menu (added recovery and download, changed appearance/order) - Disabled low battery notification (you will still see a message, but no pop-up)
- Disabled full battery notification- Removed e911 and alarm icons from statusbar- Removed clock from statusbar (appears after date to the left when pulldown is showing)
- Altered lockscreen and pulldown carrier text (to plug the rom name lol)
- Enabled CRT animation - Edited/cleaned up the default bookmarks of the stock browser- Accurate battery mod (modified from Black and Blue theme)
- Added AOSP as a lockscreen option in settings (AND kept puzzle and glass!)[/LIST]
- Edited build.prop- Added in modified camera.apk by substanceD (found [url=""][b][u]here[/u][/b][/url] and themed by stranula as part of Black and Blue)
- Added in App Widget Picker by boombuler (found [url=""][b][u]here[/u][/b][/url])
- Added in Superuser/su binary by ChainsDD (found [url=""][b][u]here[/b][/u][/url])
- Added busybox put together by imnuts (found [url=""][b][u]here[/u][/b][/url])
- With stranula's permission added in the relevant Black and Blue .apks with a few minor changes (for more information on what this includes see [url=""][b][u]this thread[/b][/u][/url])
- Added in imnuts's CWM recovery to one of the ODIN variants (found [url=""][b][u]here[/b][/u][/url])
- Zip aligned

Ok, while I find the interface to be rather intuitive, there has not 
been much posted on how to do things tweaktools-related. I figured I 
would put together a VERY BRIEF walkthrough on at least how to get 
started tinkering w/ tweaktools.

Getting started

First off, while you can use adb to run tweaktools from a computer, I'm 
not going to discuss this route (for those with the knowledge it's 
totally doable). For those going about things on their phone, here is 
what you need to do:

1) Go to the Play Store and download a free app called Terminal Emulator

2) Open the app, then type "su" (without the quotes) at the $ prompt and hit enter

3) At least the first time you do this you'll get a prompt for superuser access - allow this of course

NOTE: If a message appears saying su could not be found, go into the 
Superuser app - you should see a prompt saying update su binary, which 
you should agree to, and then all should be well

4) Now at a # prompt, type "tweaktools" (again without quotes) and hit enter

5) You are now in tweaktools - read the screen, make selections, and have a good day.

Installing themes via tweaktools

1) Start tweaktools

2) Select the themes option

3) Select a theme you are interested in

4) Here you can choose to view a screenshot (this should open it up in 
your browser on your phone), just DL the theme, just flash the theme if 
already DLed, or do a combination DL/flash.

NOTE: Themes are best experienced when flashed over the default black 
and blue theme - if you are not currently on that theme (or aren't sure 
what you are on) you should first flash back to that - THEN go through 
and select the new theme you are interested in. If you do not, there 
WILL be problems (either aethetic or functional)!

Installing debloated/selected system apps via tweaktools

1) Start tweaktools

2) Select the applications option

3) Choose what you would like to do, which includes:

- Looking through a number of debloated/preselected system apps available through tweaktools and installing

- Removing any of the system apps that have been installed via tweaktools

- Install/remove system apps from your sdcard

NOTE: Remember - these are apps that are going to /system/app - which is
 different than installing an apk from the play store for example.

Installing CWM-flashable mods via tweaktools

1) Start tweaktools

2) Select the CWM Mods option

3) Choose a general category to look through

4) Select an option. Here you can choose to just DL the mod, flash the 
mod if already DLed, or simultaneous DL/flash. Also, for boot 
animation/shutdown options you can choose to view a preview gif of the 
animation, which will open in your phones browser.

Installing "tweaks" via tweaktools

1) Start tweaktools

2) Choose tweaks menu

3) Select between init.d and non-init.d based tweaks

- REMEMBER: Many of the tweaks require a custom (read: PBJ-based) kernel to support the tweak

4) Select the option you would like to install

NOTE: For more information on a number of the init.d-style tweaks, check out this thread, which is where tonsit pulled a number of these from.

Updating rom via tweaktools

1) Start tweaktools

2) Select the Check for Updates option

3) Here tweaktools will check what rom version you are and let you know if there is an update available on tweaktools

4) If there is, choose "y" to install the update

NOTE: This is also a handy way to see what version of Tweaked you are running

Tweaktools FAQ

Q: I can't connect/get into tweaktools - what gives?

A: Sometimes servers get busy, so 
there will be occasions where DLs will be slow, not work, etc. The best 
bet is to just give it some time and try again in a little bit.

Q: Ok, but I'm running one of the beta/RC releases and it never can find the host/file... now what?

A: Update to the official release - the changes to the tweaktools scripts were never released in a beta/RC.

Q: I still can't get into tweaktools - something about busybox... seriously what gives?

A: For whatever reason there are 
versions of busybox where the wget function doesn't behave as it is 
needed to for the script to work properly. Because of that, there is a 
version check that now occurs that will only allow you to continue if 
you are using one of the hardcoded shown-to-behave-properly versions. My
 recommendation is v1.19.4-cm9 (which is what comes w/ the rom), and you
 can get back to this using jrummys Busybox Installer. Note that you 
should uninstall busybox through that app first before trying to 
reinstall v1.19.4-cm9.

Q: So I am in tweaktools, but my app/theme/cwm mod doesn't seem to stick/flashes REALLY fast?

A: Most situations can be resolved by
 simply clearing downloads, exiting tweaktools, and going back in after a
 little time has passed. Another thing to try is to make sure the phone 
is NOT connected to your computer once the phone reboots to go into 
recovery. Something else that I have noticed is that If a problem still 
persists, you can just download the file then manually go into CWM 
recovery and flash it there. They can also all be found here. 

Q: When I start tweaktools it says there's an update... now what?

A: Well you should update - the only 
time updates are made available is when something is fixed or some new 
functionality is added. There are technically two things that can be 
updated - the launcher (this update will require a reboot into 
recovery), and the menu (this does NOT require a reboot). You should 
definitely keep these up-to-date.

Q: Where can I find more information on tweaktools?

A: More information on all that can be done with this incredibly useful utility can be found here!
Q: I'm getting a "can't mount /sdcard" in CWM recovery - what should I do?

A: While this doesn't seem to happen often, you can download the here
 - then extract the folder (should be fine to extract it to your 
desktop) and attach your phone to the computer via USB (I did this while
 the phone was already in CWM). Open the newly-extracted ADB folder, and
 then double-click on the CWMsdcardFix.bat - something should pop up on 
the screen for a brief second, which is completely normal. After 
double-clicking the .bat file, on the phone go to mounts and storage, 
then select mount /sdcard - and it now should work!

All the .bat file does is the following code:

adb shell
umount /sdcard
rm -f /sdcard
mkdir /sdcardexit 

Q: I lost root after flashing this - what should I do?

A: First off, go into the Superuser app and accept the initial update prompt. If that doesn't work, flash the v0.96 version of SuperSU - note that this slightly differs from the one found here to match how it was installed with the rom itself. Alternatively you can try downloading the here
 - then extract the folder (should be fine to extract it to your 
desktop) and attach your phone to the computer via USB. Open the 
newly-extracted ADB folder, and then double-click on the SUPermFix.bat -
 something should pop up on the screen for a brief second, which is 
completely normal. After double-clicking the .bat file, root should be 

All the .bat file does is the following code:

adb shell "mount -o remount,rw /dev/block/stl10 /system"
adb shell "chmod 06755 /system/bin/su"
adb shell "mount -o remount,ro /dev/block/stl10 /system"

Q: I never had root in the first place, but it says I'm not rooted. I see superuser - what gives?

A: After you first flash the rom, you
 need to go into the Superuser app - it will prompt you to update su 
binary - agree and all will be well.

Q: I'm having overlap issues with 
statusbar icons and center clock - what should I do? Also notifications 
aren't clumping like they were before with center clock - what gives?

A: Yup - things may overlap, so you 
will have to change settings to avoid the issue, or deal with it. And 
yup, now that center clock is more "true" center, notifications will not
 clump as they did before. Some have already voiced desires for this to 
change... if enough voices wish it I may offer an option to change this 
within tweaktools.


Q: After first flashing, my statusbar is missing - what do I do?

A: This occasionally happens - it 
clears up with a reboot. It also clears up after anything activates the 
statusbar ticker - so doing things like usb connecting your phone to 
your computer, downloading/installing an app from play store, getting a 
text - all these things make the statusbar reappear. Note that this only
 happens after the initial flash.


Q: What the hell is TSMParts?

A: A huge slew of mods and tweaks - here are some notes on them:

Most of the tweaks start at stock-ish defaults.

The statusbar icon tweaks all require a little effort on your part for 
changes to take effect. All changes can be elicited with a reboot, BUT 
for most there are other ways:

- Bluetooth/vibrate-silent/alarm icons -- just change their state (on/off or vibrate/sound, etc)

- E911 -- Go into Settings > Location and security... you don't need to do anything else, you should see the change

- Battery/signal -- these just take time... I have yet to figure out a way to get around that

Q: The music widget isn't showing up on my lockscreen - why?

A: It is disabled as default, but 
when enabled the widget only works on some of the lockscreens - the 
options are made unselectable in TSMParts > Lockscreen options for 
lockscreens that don't support it. Also, be aware that if you have 
multiple music apps, the widget can get confused - a reboot usually 
fixes that situation.

NOTE: To de/activate the music widget in the MIUI lockscreen, simply do a
 quick double-tap on the clock bar. Note that the MIUI lockscreen music 
player operates independent of TSM Parts settings, and regardless of the
 music widget being enabled or not I left that one alone - so it should 
be there no matter what.

Q: Why don't you mention blah blah blah in your FAQ? It would be helpful!

A: Because you hadn't told me yet! If
 you feel something should be added, PM me with exactly what you would 
have liked to see in the FAQ (so both the Q and the A, and with details)
 - I of course reserve final editing rights but if I feel the addition 
is warranted I will it as close to the original PM as possible. 
Here's the screenshot you see in tweaktools for the default black and blue theme:

Posted Image


Friday, July 6, 2012