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Custom ROM KIRk Out!! NEO X5 4.1.1_0117 {v 1.6}

Discussion in 'ROMs' started by onelovekir, Feb 6, 2013.

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  1. onelovekir

    Neo ROM Master Staff Member

    ok ladies and gents...this is ONLY!! for install with CWM. ;)

    Whenever there is a new MAJOR firmware release to a new version of Android (i.e. going from 4.1.x to 4.2.x), I will say push the firmware to your X5 and then you can reinstall CWM. That way the RKBatchTool will do a low level format of the NAND and keep your system running smooth.

    CREDITS go out to Minix for making this stellar rom used as a base!!

    UPDATE (2/16/13): ok so I finally got the formatting script working and it formats ALL the partitions correctly into ext4 format. It turns out that it was mostly related to the CWM previous releases were not able to format ext4 correctly and I believe also because the system partition was never really a true ext4 format. Well all is well now with the last 2 new releases from fun_, and from now on I will have a new setup on how to install my roms and keep up with the new firmware of Minix without having to go through all the hassle of reinstalling CWM and what not. I will drop my new roms later on...its 2:30am here right now and i'm bout to sleep now. Laters!!

    UPDATE (2/18/13): now you will have the option to change kernels after my rom is installed or before or whatever you want to do. As always, make a backup first cuz I'm not responsible for you losing your stuff. Read below for more info.

    UPDATE (3/07/13): Most likely this weekend, after some testing of course, I will be changing the way we install the kernels for use with my roms, so look out for that!

    UPDATE (4/08/13): I have refrained from updating to the new firmware until Minix fixes a few of the bugs. They said sometime this week, so we will see. Until then I have changed a few things, but more importantly how to flash everything.

    Well without further ado...here it is folks!!

    WARNING!!: I take no responsibility if you screw things up with your device!

    Current Release - v 1.6

    FULL ROMS with included kernels (for those that are new to my rom that want a complete package):

    http://d-h.st/B2O 1080p kernel

    http://d-h.st/4wj 720p kernel

    ROMS only, NO kernel (for those that are already on my rom and the kernel they want, but just want to update):

    http://d-h.st/DN1 1080p ONLY!!

    http://d-h.st/8Vk 720p ONLY!!

    KERNEL UPDATERS (for those that just want to change the kernel around, to be flashed in CWM only!!):

    http://d-h.st/YGM 1080p kernel

    http://d-h.st/UWn 720p kernel

    Code (Text):
    v 0.9a - Initial testing - thanks to those that tested!!
    v 1.0 - First release
    v 1.1 - updated apps and added Gameloft fixes
    v 1.2 - updated more apps and su & busybox
    v 1.3 - removed some apps and changed a few things.  sorry...had to re-upload cuz of some errors.
    v 1.4 - fixed my formatting scripts, so the system and data partitions will now be true ext4 format.  Updated some apps.  removed Grid Launcher.  fixed inverted Google Play store.
    v 1.5 - removed some apps, added some apps, and updated some apps.  a few build.prop edits.  added libstagefright.so from Rockchip (you will have to install advancedsettings.xml manually if you want it).
    v 1.6 - added XBMC Gotham hw accel apk to compliment the hw accelerated libstagefright.so, changed the way we flash my rom and kernels, updated some apps, and enabled lockscreen by default.
    What is has in it:
    Code (Text):
    Bloatware removed
    Gameloft fix  (credits Christian Troy)
    build.prop edits  (just minor ones so that most games work, but sorry...no Tegra 3 games.  Also these DO NOT work with Sopcast app)
    Apex Launcher (updated)
    Inverted Google Play - fixed and now able to buy apps  (credits Bad Seed Customs)
    Inverted Google Now - updated to newest  (credits B-Boy)
    Data added with some hopefully useful apps, don't worry they can be uninstalled
    Screen filter app
    init.d support  (if you guys want to add tweaks, I will add my own later, but for now...)
    YouTube 4.1.47 with full HD/full screen support
    QuickBoot (updated)
    updated apps including the newest SuperSU (updated again...sheesh!) & binary (again)
    Removed Root Explorer (sorry guys, thats mine!)
    Added Rom Toolbox Lite
    Added EStrongs File Explorer
    Updated busybox to newest 1.21.0
    Added Xbox gamepad codes (credits to Mow and the original xda thread)
    Removed Pandora, I added separate links for 2 different versions
    Added Inverted Dropbox - updated to newest (Bad Seed Customs at it again...those guys are the ish!)
    Removed Grid Launcher
    Added format scripts into the rom during flash through CWM
    Removed Screen Filter app (was causing video stutter)
    Removed CPU Identifier
    Added AdFree
    Updated inverted Google Play Store (credits Bad Seed Customs)
    Updated SuperSU & binary again!
    Added a few more build.prop edits
    Added libstagefright.so from Rockchip for hw acceleration (I left original there as well just in case), you will need to add advancedsettings.xml manually if you want it - see post #2
    Added XBMC Gotham hw accelerated apk
    Enabled lockscreen (credits Finless Bob, thanks man!)
    Updated to koush's Superuser app and removed ChainDD's version
    Added new bootanimation (made by me! I will work on the quality as time goes on)
    What it doesn't have in it:
    Code (Text):

    see the NOTE below
    5.1 Optical S/PDIF...yet...
    NOTE: if you want 1080p support, you must flash the new firmware first!! Then you have to reinstall CWM and then you can flash my ROM again! Or you can use my kernel flashing zip, but you use that at your own risk. Downloads are below in post #2.

    I have updated the way we flash the kernels again, so you can use the ones from above if you feel the need to change kernels.

    NOTE 2: Apex Launcher is the only home launcher that is installed, so if you want a different launcher, make sure you install another one FIRST before you delete Apex Launcher.

    Installation instructions:
    1) Copy the .zip to your X5
    2) Reboot into CWM
    3) Click on "Install zip from SD Card"
    4) Select the .zip and wait

    I would do a Wipe Data/Factory reset twice to be safe and no errors, even though my ROM will delete your data anyways...so do a backup before you flash!!
    You no longer have to wipe, as my rom will wipe and format automatically...so still do a backup before you flash!!

    If you guys find anything, let me know. Also, if you want me to add anything or look into something let me know as well...thanks and I hope you enjoy!! Please hit the "Like" button if you enjoy this rom, thanks!!
  2. onelovekir

    Neo ROM Master Staff Member

    Delete the ".txt" off of "advancedsettings.xml.txt" below to make it "advancedsettings.xml". You will need to put it in your "sdcard/Android/data/org.xbmc.xbmc/files/.xbmc/userdata" folder using a file explorer app. Viola!! Now koying's blacklisting is disabled

    refer to this thread for more info...http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=152005
    page 32 of the thread will have more advancedsettings options.

    NOTE: You must have installed the xbmc hw accel apk from xbmc.org and run it FIRST before you will see the "userdata" folder above!


    These no longer need to be used and really is not a good way, so please see above in post #1 if you feel the need to change your kernel.I have decided to keep these here for the people who do not have or do not want CWM recovery (you can uncheck the "recovery" box if you do not want CWM).


    These zips contain the newest CWM recovery, so it is recommended that if you are coming from Finless's rom or Jazz's rom to flash one of these FIRST and then boot into recovery and then flash my rom. Like always, there is a disclaimer...don't blame me for ish if your device catches on fire!

    720p kernel:

    1080p kernel:


    White mouse cursor from 4.0.4 ICS build but with blue and black tip that I made :D zip flashable through CWM.

    Enabled - this is enabled by default in my rom

    Disabled - just in case people want it for some reason

    NOTE: These are only flashable through CWM. The lockscreen will need to be reset after each reboot! This is for JB 4.1.1_0117 only guys and I have only tested this on the 1080p kernel(though it shouldn't matter what kernel you're on), so please make a backup before flashing this...you have been warned!!
    CREDITS: All credits go out to Finless Bob for showing me how to do this mod and letting me use this for my rom, much thanks!!

    Attached Files:

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  3. onelovekir

    Neo ROM Master Staff Member


    Inverted Pandora - with girl in background (credits Bad Seed Customs)


    Inverted Pandora - girlfriend safe!! ;) (also credits to Bad Seed Customs)

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  4. Gh0st

    Australia's finest since 1981 Admin

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    Sweet updates dude! Going to flash tonight.
    If you want, just delete these threads and restart your own :)
    Otherwise I'll look to see if there's a way to transfer ownership of the first post to you.
    Looks weird with my name there :p
  5. onelovekir

    Neo ROM Master Staff Member

    its all good...I'll just leave it like that for now.
  6. Gh0st

    Australia's finest since 1981 Admin

    • Gh0st
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    too bad mofo :p
    getting a plugin installed that will allow me to transfer ownership of the post/thread to you ;)
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  7. storm shadow

    Techbliss Owner Admin Ida Pro Expert Developer

    It has been done :Blackalien.png:
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  8. Gh0st

    Australia's finest since 1981 Admin

    • Gh0st
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    Cheers for the update KiRK :)
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  9. scanix

    New Member

    Hey KiRK!

    I've been following ArmTv and Finless for a while, and have both an Mk808/ug802... both with all the associated pain... Found your rom, ordered my hardware.. and after a few weeks, just received my X5 in the mail, and will be flashing your rom this weekend.. :)
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  10. Gh0st

    Australia's finest since 1981 Admin

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    Nice scanix, the X5 + KiRKs ROM is an unbeatable combo!
  11. QwaQwa

    New Member

    Hi, great work!
    Any chance you are going to include the s/pdif component?
  12. onelovekir

    Neo ROM Master Staff Member

    When rockchip releases it.