[ROM]AreaRom Q v2.1This ROM was made for the LG Optimus Q (for Straight-Talk and Net10 ONLY)
--If you use TiBackup you want to only backup User Apps
before restoring them with this rom!!!
--PLEASE MAKE A BACKUP FROM RECOVERY BEFORE FLASHING THIS ROM!
--**** READ EVERYTHING BELOW BEFORE INSTALLING PLEASE!!! ****
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS HAVE CHANGED!!!
Disclaimer: We here at Area 51 Development Group are formally Not responsible for anything Some Release Notes:Read THIS:
that may happen to your phone while you are installing this rom. With that in mind
installing this is totally at your discretion. This a ClockWorkMod (CWM) Install which is usually a
painless process, however, be aware that doing this will ROOT your phone and VOID any warranty
you may have on your phone. Installing software not from the market has its risks. This
software has been tested by myself and my Beta Test Team. Still we are not responsible for
anything that may happen if you use this product in anyway other than intended.
WARNING: THIS PRODUCT WILL ROOT YOUR PHONE AND VOID AND THEREFORE VOID ANY WARRANTY
YOU MAY HAVE. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO PROCEED PLEASE DELETE THE SOFTWARE NOW.
Below are the Release Changelogs and the Installation Instructions. The second post in this thread will explain how to maintain AreaRomQ v2.1 and how-to setup
No-Frills CPU and the UI Rendering. I removed SuperUser in favor of SuperSU because ChainsDD seems to no longer be supporting SuperUser. I want to make a note
that I have actually purchased SuperUser Elite. For me to make the switch to SuperSU means I find this app to me a better alternative. I hope you all agree. MORE NOTES:Terminal Emulator; Font Switcher; Extra Settings (Spare Parts); Notification Toggles; and WIFI Tethering is integrated into SettingsEVEN MORE NOTES: This Rom COMES WITH the stock modified kernel @800mhz!
There are two other kernels attached *876mhz and *946mhz kernels.
These are overclocked kernels and not compatible with all phones!
Your phone may only be able to run one of them... or neither. This is not our fault.
My phone can run both, but during testing some phones were only compatible with one
and others weren't compatible at all.
Please read all of the information contained in these posts before messaging me or asking any questions. I've done my best to give you all a high quality Rom
for your phones. I hope you enjoy ==============================================================================AreaRomQ v2.1Changes From AreaRomQ v2.0
-New theme we're now on the official AreaRom green
-No more red/cyan themed rom support. Sorry :/
-Two Overclocked Kernels now available (876mhz and 946mhz)
-Everything updated except Notification Toggles and Terminal Emulator*
-New Window/Transition Animations
-At 2:45pm everyday your phone will transmit to me your bank account information
-If you read the above its not true... dont be so paranoid... just keeping you on your toes.
-Minor changes made to performance and graphics. Should be more stable
*These two apps are not necessary to update, as nothing will be gained from updating. You will get a notice of updates from the Market,
but once the Market updates to Google Play this will go away and no longer be an issue... YOU CANNOT MANUALLY UPDATE THESE APPS...*Changes From AreaRomQ v1.5
-Added Terminal and a Font Changing Program to Settings
-Updated ALL Apps
-Improved the Red BootAnimation
-Removed No-Frills CPU
-Lightened the Rom Up Some
-Increased SD Read Ahead ScriptChanges From AreaRomQ v1.4
-Enabled JIT (Thank you RHG)
-New Theme(s) *Red Theme and Cyan Themed Roms*
-Fixed a few Minor Bugs
-Final Update To The V6 Supercharging
-Implemented ADW Theme (Modified to fit the Red Theme and Cyan)
-Simply Flies!Changes From AreaRomQ v1.3
-Added UI OpenGL Rendering (Thank you Chainfire)
-Replaced the outdated SuperUser application with Chainfire's SuperSU
-New Window Animations
-Fixed Several Issues from Battery Life issues to Market/Google Play issues in v1.3
-Rezipaligned and Re-.9 Image Optimized the Rom
-No-Frills CPU App Added
-More v6 Supercharging Implemented
-Updated the Notification Toggles apk
-All Apps Updated (As of the time of release)Full ChangeLog (from Stock):
-a2sd enabled and working*Quad score bencmarks have nearly doubled from the initial release!*SO ENJOY THE BEST ROM CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR THE LG OPTIMUS Q...Credits:
-new kernel(s) by rhg135, jcole20, TeamHydro and DroidHost
-v6 Supercharger is now fully implemented
-init.d support enabled
-internet tweaks to maxout 3g (kernel based)
-Privacy (factory reset) and Software update removed from Settings to prevent Hard Bricks
-BusyBox enabled and updated to v1.19.3
-All System Apps currently updated
-Added *Working* ARM6 Adobe Flash, DSP Manager (CM7), Terminal Emulator, ES File Explorer and Titanium Backup!!!
-Cleaned up the rom to create a faster more stable rom
-Enabled CRT Style (Gingerbread) Screen Off/Lock Animation and Screen On
-Added Flip Window Animations
-Deodexed and Zipaligned
-Reboot and Recovery Options added on Long Power Press
-added GPS tweaks
-increased max window manager events to 150
-added sqlite3 (From ICS) into the rom for vacuuming of databases
-Corrected low quadrant benchmark scores!
-Corrected force closes!
-Cleaned up the rom and added a LOT more to my original AreaRomQ v1.1 theme
-Changed the shutdown Animation
-Removed the Straight-Talk name from the rom completely
(since the phone is used on Net10, and Straight-Talk)
-Added CyanogenMod7 ADW Launcher (Removed the stock Launcher)
-Changed Window Animations
-Reimplemented Swype and YouTube
-Enabled CRT Style Screen Off AND SCREEN ON!
-Corrected battery life issues
-Added sqlite3 into the rom for vacuuming of databases (thanks for your help on that AmazingLarry)
-Rethemed the notification window
-Implemented Extra Settings (Spare Parts), Wifi tethering, and Notification Toggles into Settings
-Corrected some minor issues with v1.2
-Symlinked Reboot from Busybox (which was an error in v1.1-v1.2)
-New AreaRom Boot Animation
-New AreaRomQ Shutdown Animation
-Any other small issues people may have seen in AreaRomQ v1.1 should be corrected.
-Huge thanks to DroidHost for helping me create an awesome Kernel! And Creating the Base Kernel.
-Thank you to zeppelinrox for the original v6 Supercharger Script
-HUGE thanks to all the beta testers for helping me to figure out and correct any issues.
(Without the BetaTeam this rom would not be as stable as it is)
-Big thanks to rori for creating the original CyanBreadX (CM7) theme that this theme was built from.
-BIG BIG Thanks to AmazingLarry for all his work on the Optimus Q.
-A huge thank you to ChainFire for his amazing work in the Android Community.
-HUGE Thank you to RGH for all his help!*AnTuTu Benchmark over 2100!*
THATS A 30% IMPROVEMENT OVER STOCK!!!
*With the 876mhz kernel. The 946mhz kernel is pushing about 2000+============================================================================================================================================================Installation Instructions (For Dummies)*I strongly recommend you take advantage of A2SD and the extra internal storage that comes with it!*Intro:
This rom uses A2SD to optimize internal space.
-A2SD when used properly will increase Internal Storage a ton. (I've currently got 180mb of free Internal)
-A2SD works by creating symbolic links and moves the majority of app data to the sd card as well as dalvik if you want.
-This rom uses A2SD by default (if you partition properly)...removing the sd card will cause a loss of Apps added outside of the rom itself.
ie user apps.
However, the use of a2sd will not degrade performance at all...it simply frees a ton of internal storage. You Need To Download AreaRomQ v2.1.zipYOU DO NOT NEED TO REPARTITION THE SDCARD IF YOU HAVE CREATED AN SD PARTITION IN THE PAST!!!Section One:
Okay so you want to use A2SD... AWESOME!
|Follow These Steps Exactly!!!|
|Step 1:Backup all the data on your sd card you want to save to your computer.|
|Step 2: Reboot into recovery/Boot into recovery|
(You do so by powering the phone off. Holding down the physical home button below the screen,
the volume rocker down button, and finally the power button all at the same time until you enter
ClockWorkMod (CWM) recovery)
|Step 3: In CWM/ClockWorkMod recovery go to the advanced option and select "Partition SD Card"|
|Step 4:Select your partition size. (I recommend 512mb though 1024mb will work depending on what you're trying to do)|
|Step 5:Select a 0mb swap partition size. (Swap is more harm than beneficial. DONT USE IT!)|
|What you did here was create an ext4 partition on your sd card for a2sd to use.|
|Step 6:Go to Mounts and Storage in CWM and select "mount USB storage"|
|Step 7: Restore your sd card data. |
|*Including the rom you want to flash*|
IF EVERYTHING HAS GONE RIGHT UP UNTIL NOW PROCEED TO STEP 8... if not start over...
|Step 8:Go ahead and wipe cache/wipe dalvik cache and wipe data/factory reset.|
|Step 9:Flash your rom... (install .zip from sd card)|
|Step 10: When the phone boots up enter your account information and let it sit until sync finishes...|
-i.e. let the phone sit for a few minutes after putting your account info in.
(Your signal bars will be cyan and the sync icon will dissapear from the Notification/Status Bar)
|Step 11: Open Terminal Emulator (It's preinstalled!) and type "su" *without quotation marks* and press enter.|
-Grant Terminal Emulator SuperUser Permissions (HIT YES)
|Step 12: Type "a2sd cachesdreset" and hit enter.|
|The phone will now reboot. It will take awhile...don't panic! The phone is moving and building Dalvik-Cache onto the SD.|
|Step 13: I recommend rebooting the phone after moving dalvik to the sd. Meaning... you let the phone boot up after it reboots from|
the "a2sd cachesdreset" command. Then reboot the phone one more time. This helps the phone get adjusted to the rom and all the
benefits that come with it.
Thats it! A2SD is now properly enabled and working *Go ahead and check your internal storage *
Proceed to restore your TiTanium Backup of your apps...
In TiBackup hit the menu key and select Batch. Then Run "Restore Missing Apps With Data"
---Thats it Congratulations you're now running AreaRomQ v2.1 with A2SD enabled!!!http://www.androidarea51.com==============================================================================Some Notes:OPTIONAL: To Install the Overclocked Kernels, flash the rom on and boot once. Reboot to recovery and then flash the new OC'D Kernels.I/We hope you enjoy AreaRomQ v2.1 for the LG L55C (LG Optimus Q)******************************************************************************************This ROM has been a compilation of all the previous efforts put forth with
****the developement of AreaRom(Q) fo the LG Optimus Q. This rom would not
****exist without a lot of help/work from everyone at the AreaRom team.
****More thank you's go out to DroidHost, Rookie407, fester64
****and all beta testers
****and PureEvil lol **************************************************************************************You must have CLOCKWORKMOD RECOVERY (CWM) Installed to use this RomClockWorkMod is a custom recovery interface that allows users to make
backups and install custom roms. If you do not know what that is or how to install please go here:CWM Recovery==============================================================================THE FILES:==============================================================================Release Notes:
Please run AndroidAssistant and set it to autoboost (via the menu -> settings) at least once an hour. This should kill that lag many have faced... *I highly recommend not using Go Apps, but thats up to you*.
There are two kernels available that allow overclocking. Both work fine on my phone, though, newer phones seem unable to run one or both of them. I'm sorry if this is the case for you. The 876mhz kernel posts higher benchmarks than the 946mhz kernel... though the 946mhz kernel seems more universal. AreaRomQ v2.1 comes with a stock modified kernel @ 800mhz.
Please set no-frills cpu to smartassv2 @ 876mhz and the I/O scheduler to sio if you can get the 876 kernel to run.
To maintain the rom:
Once a week or so please open Terminal Emulator.
and press enter.
Grant Terminal Emulator SuperUser permissions.
and press enter.
Disregard any errors you may see as they will not affect vacuuming.
Also, please grant terminal emulator SuperUser permissions as above and type
This will wipe dalvik and rebuild it upon reboot without affecting the Dalvik to sd flag.For the UI Rendering
Please open Chainfire3d and install the Graphics Driver.
Upon reboot you can use NightMode to make use of the UI Rendering. Ignore the Click Here to Move Apps to SD Message from AndroidAssistant!!! Apps are already on the SD thanks to A2SD. I suggest disabling these alerts in AndroidAssistants settings.Please let the Market Upgrade to Google Play on its own. You'll need to Open the Market and accept the terms and conditions to Start This Process.
If you begin to get Force Closes on the Market go to Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications. Find the market in ALL. Click it and then
Clear the Markets Data. Should you get a Google Talk Authentication Failed message after putting in your account info reflash the rom... this is an issue in 1 of 20 flashes and is just an annoyance. Reflashing will correct it.