Posts Tagged ‘android’

“ROM” Sunburst – Gbox Midnight

May 5th, 2013 No comments

This “ROM” is for the Gbox Midnight and the Slav.  I use ROM loosely since it is not based on source (as these is no device or kernel source release).

This release is to address some bugs in the firmware and to give the Midnight some much needed love
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[GAPPs]{4.2.X}{4.3}{4.4} – Google App Package

April 22nd, 2013 2 comments

My collection of GAPPs that I use in my ROMs. I prefer all inclusive ROMs, so I bundle my preferred apps with my ROMs. But I get asked for a separate package to flash on another ROM (such as Vanir ) frequently enough to finally break down publish a package.

This collection is derived from multiple sources (Mainly from Google Play. Also:, user releases, developer’s websites)

Works with:
Should work with any 4.2-4.4. ROM. Confirmed on dozens of devices

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Android CNS

November 26th, 2012 3 comments

This Galaxy Nexus Android ROM is my personal take on FNV (and it’s 4.2.x counterpart Xylon).  Fruits and Veggies is a community ROM lead by Remicks and Xylon is maintained by DaXmax.  I chose this ROM to kang, but it’s a very solid and lots of good options.  And I have contributed some go-faster scripts to FNV

Support can be found at #vanir on freenode
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August 14th, 2012 55 comments

This Galaxy Nexus Android ROM is my personal take on Vanir.  I am a member of the Vanir development team, but I have a preference to different scripts and themes.

FAQ can be found here
Support can be found at +Vanir on GooglePlus


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July 2nd, 2012 5 comments

This Galaxy Nexus Andriod ROM is mating of AOKP + MORPHR + Patient Zero + things I like.  In essence, it’s a prodigal member of PatientZero family.

Support can be found at #vanir on freenode


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Editing Droid Verizon Banner

September 26th, 2010 2 comments

Wow it has been a very long time since my last post.  Ophthalmology residency  has kept me be quite busy.

Anyways to the matter at hand, when people take a peak at my Droid one of the first things that everyone notices and asks me is how I replaced the Verizon Banner on the lock out screen and the drop down menu with my name.  It’s not very difficult, so after repeated badgering, I finally agreed to post it online.

– This works on Motorola Droid.  I see no reason it should not work on any other Verizon Android devise, but it is untested.
Sprint users: Follow the same directions, but edit res\values\strings.xml and look for ‘zz_roamingText1’
You can do this before flashing a ROM, I do this between Pete’s Bugless Beauty builds
1) You will need root access.  Here is a link to one of the numerous methods of obtaining root.
2) Perform a Nandroid backup (just incase anything goes wrong)
3) Find and copy system/framework/framework-res.apk
– You can use Astro, Root Explorer, or pull from your nandroid backup
4) Associate the .apk extension with WinRar
5) Open the apk and navigate to res/xml/eri.xml
– Remove this file from the apk
6) Open eri.xml with a hex editor
– I recommend  HxD (freeware)
7) Find “64…Verizon Wireless…” (Gnex user it appears as …Verizon Wireless…64)
– You can edit ‘Verizon Wireless’ to any 16 characters.  If you do not need all 16, use spaces.  For example ‘             DHO’  (13 spaces 3 characters)
– I recommend against shortening/lengthening the string as it will change the size of the file, and may result in unexpected errors.
– HxD will warn you if you are changing the file size.
8 ) Take your modified eri.xml and place it back into your framework-res.apk  res/xml/eri.xml
– No need for re-signing the apk (remember no change in file size)
9) Place on SD card
10) Open your preferred terminal, during this step one or two programs may force close, it’s okay
sys -rw
busybox cp /sdcard/framework-res.apk /system/framework
sys -r0
11) On reboot you will notice your accounts and wallpaper were lost.  I have tried some clever work arounds, but this seems an inevitable consequence of editing the framework.  So log back into your google/facebook/whatever account, fix your wallpaper, and done.
– You can use Titanium Backup to restore your system preferences

If anything goes wrong, use Nandroid to restore.