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Serolicious Custom ROM
« on: August 16, 2013, 09:05:46 AM »
Is anyone running the Serolicious custom rom?

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3JgBCbodAfCRVhYeXlOYVUtOXc/preview

I'm wondering if you like it, what are your thoughs? 

UPDATE 08/31/2013:  I FLASHED THE SEROLICIOUS ROM TODAY.  IT RUNS GOOD.  PHOTOS ENCLOSED.  PAGE 4.

http://sero7forum.com/sero-7-root-hack-mod-and-development/serolicious-custom-rom/45/
« Last Edit: August 31, 2013, 12:23:43 PM by LuckyMe »



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Re: Serolicious Custom ROM
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2013, 10:16:30 AM »
additional info:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=41836495&postcount=114


Update 11/24/2013.
Hi everyone. Just a FYI.

This ROM does not have the second hi sense update in it.  I flashed the ROM today, and after rebooting  I was prompted an update was available.

The update downloaded, the tablet rebooted into CWM recovery after I accepted it.  The signature verification failed (as expected) but the update did flash without any other errors.

It allowed me to keep cwm and root.

So if you're interested in this ROM, that's a heads up.  The update added back the bloatware.

So don't allow the update if you want the serolicous.

To turn off future notifications- install auto run manager app. (Free) > select advanced mode > enable show and edit system settings. > show system apps only > find Google system framework & expand it > find com.Google.android.gfs.update.systemupdateservises$reciever and uncheck it. >reboot.




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Re: Serolicious Custom ROM
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2013, 03:29:52 PM »
No,  but I have read about this one:  http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2297246

He's done a bunch of work on this.  I'm just getting into the whole "root" thing myself.  I'm reading up on it.

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Re: Serolicious Custom ROM
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2013, 04:42:01 PM »
Hi John,  thanks for responding.

I have that CWM and root package flashed. It works great.  I also flashed that custom ROM this past weekend.  But I didn't like it and went back to the stock they have posted.  I want a custom but so far I see only two. Not sure what's going on with the serolicious,  It appears to be stopped.

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Re: Serolicious Custom ROM
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2013, 06:15:22 PM »
Hi Laura,

Wow... your more brave than I am!  I've thought about doing this, but am a bit afraid I don't know all the ramifications yet.  So, you tried it and went back to the stock Rom?  If you don't mind me asking, what didn't you like about it?  (Not to hijack your thread).

From what I've read, Xboxexpert's Rom cleaned house and got rid of a bunch of "bloatware".  (Which I would like).  He also removed the Screenshot button which I didn't like.  (I think it's a great feature.)

Anyway...  being a newbie, I'm curious to hear about your experience and if you thought it was worthwhile for the average person.

Thanks!

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Re: Serolicious Custom ROM
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2013, 08:24:42 PM »
I don't mind sharing my opinion.  That's what we're all here for.   :)

You don't need the custom rom to get rid of the bloatware. (Junk apps).  You just need to get rooted.  After root I use ROM toolbox pro (worth every penny and 40% off now). And es file explorer3-free.

You can delete whatever you want.  Even system apps. Of course you wouldn't want to delete operating system apps. But I dumped all the google junk-books, movies, magazine,  current,  pandora,  vudu,  tegra site,  a few more.

I have apps I want for those things. Hulu plus,  mx player, car tunes, I don't read books on my tablet.

As far as the rom goes,  I didnt want all the apps the developer put in the rom.  Several apps for tweaking.  I have rom toolbox pro to do everything he had 3 or 4 apps doing. I hate that,  downloading an app for just one maybe two features.  And also a few of his tweaks you can do without even having the custom rom or any app for that matter.
But I wanted to see it anyway and thought I might like the interface. 

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Re: Serolicious Custom ROM
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2013, 10:23:03 PM »
Great points.  Thank you.  I think my main goal would be to get rid of apps I don't use, thereby improving performance.  I'm a complete novice to the "root" process. 

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Re: Serolicious Custom ROM
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2013, 07:57:56 PM »
Always make a backup of apps and data before you play around. I use rom toolbox.  You can also use titanium backup. Very easy! Both of them.

You can go into. Settings. > apps > downloaded.

These are all apps downloaded.   Click the ones you don't want,  it will give you the option to unistall it-most of them.  Just unistall it. If you don't have the option then you'll need root to eliminate those.  you might be able to get rid of them with just rom toolbox pro,  maybe.  But it's not a free app to try.

The root / cwm package from xda should be easy. He updated and fixed a bug a few days ago. When I did it the root part went smooth but the cwm part didn't.  That's fixed, he updated that.  You don't need a lot of experience,  just follow the instructions that come up on the screen.  It only takes a few minutes. 

If you want to do it,   read the instructions and ask me your questions before you try. I'll be happy to answer them.

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Re: Serolicious Custom ROM
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2013, 06:19:32 AM »
Can you root and leave the stock ROM? If I tried it it would only be to delete system apps I have no use for. I want the original interface and such. Does ROM toolbox do the rooting or just manage the files after the rooting process is complete?  Any primer on rooting for just general info on what it entails?

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Re: Serolicious Custom ROM
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2013, 09:19:40 AM »
Hi.

Yes,  you can root and stick with the stock,  that's what I'm doing.   I didn't know how easy or difficult it will be to install future updates.  I read you can,  but some have to re root after the update.

ROM toolbox pro does not root.  It manages. Apps,   backups,  app backups,  apps and data backups,  allows you to tweak the tablet, change fonts,  themes,  change your boot animation, you can boot into recovery from the app-saving wear and tear on your keys,  and SO MUCH more.  The more you learn over time,  the more of it's features you will use.

I suggest you both read up on root and cwm.  I personally find cwm awesome and it's needed for installing custom roms.  I'll post some screen shots later so you can see.
I'll post one of the root process too.

You can root without having CWM recovery You'll just keep the stock recovery.  This might work better for the two of you,  if you have no interest in customs..  Not with the xda package,  with a different root app. I use superoneclick root. SUPER easy to use.  Google it,  CNet has it on their site. I used their download.

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Re: Serolicious Custom ROM
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2013, 09:24:37 AM »
It'll post a picture later of superoneclick root screen shot,  too

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Re: Serolicious Custom ROM
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2013, 11:42:33 PM »
Cool.  I might start with my phone.  I have an Optimus V like you.  Have you rooted your phone?

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Re: Serolicious Custom ROM
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2013, 10:43:44 AM »
No,  but I've been meaning to.  Maybe tomorrow.

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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2013, 11:57:04 AM »
Hi.

Yes,  you can root and stick with the stock,  that's what I'm doing.   I didn't know how easy or difficult it will be to install future updates.  I read you can,  but some have to re root after the update.

ROM toolbox pro does not root.  It manages. Apps,   backups,  app backups,  apps and data backups,  allows you to tweak the tablet, change fonts,  themes,  change your boot animation, you can boot into recovery from the app-saving wear and tear on your keys,  and SO MUCH more.  The more you learn over time,  the more of it's features you will use.

I suggest you both read up on root and cwm.  I personally find cwm awesome and it's needed for installing custom roms.  I'll post some screen shots later so you can see.
I'll post one of the root process too.

You can root without having CWM recovery You'll just keep the stock recovery.  This might work better for the two of you,  if you have no interest in customs..  Not with the xda package,  with a different root app. I use superoneclick root. SUPER easy to use.  Google it,  CNet has it on their site. I used their download.

Great advice.  So, when you root a device, and then install a ROM....  Does one need to then always "choose" the start-up ROM from a menu? 

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Re: Serolicious Custom ROM
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2013, 12:39:54 PM »
No.  the ROM you replace is completely deleted.  Everything.  You must have a backup of your ROM before the Custom install in case you want to go back to it.


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