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  # 601781 29-Mar-2012 10:56
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fill flashing siyah kernel via odin give me the kernel's cwm? let's try eh




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For those on Omega v6.0 are you using Roboto font?  I didn't think I was, my minimilst text widget seemed too wide.  I downloaded the Font Installer and selected Roboto.  Installed, rebooted but it didn't apply.  When looking in Settings | Display | Fonts Robot is not an option, unless of course it is the "default".  I've looked in the System | Font folder and Roboto is in there as a *.ttf file.

I'm not 100% sure but almost certain that the font is NOT Roboto but I need your help to do a comparison.  Can you tell from the image whether it's Robot or not?  TIA 

 




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  # 601786 29-Mar-2012 11:08
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Has anyone else noticed that with ICS Twitter push notifications and contact sync no longer work?




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  # 601787 29-Mar-2012 11:08
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crap flashed siyah kernel via odin and now no boot




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  # 601789 29-Mar-2012 11:09
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can i flash another kernel or restore a nand backup from odin?




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  # 601794 29-Mar-2012 11:13
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aha accidentally booted into recovery mode and surprise surprise CWM of Siyah 3.0b7 works and now restoring my GB PHEW ... better work!

might try omega eh ... and then probably back to GB again *sigh




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  # 601870 29-Mar-2012 12:29
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lokhor: Has anyone else noticed that with ICS Twitter push notifications and contact sync no longer work?


Yes, but I hadn't been aware until your post. I hadn't yet set up the synch for Twitter but you're right.  They aren't there, despite including the setting that they are all displayed. 




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  # 601889 29-Mar-2012 13:01
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lokhor: Has anyone else noticed that with ICS Twitter push notifications and contact sync no longer work?


Twitter sync was disabled for me and was 'temporarily unavailable'. Contact syncing does seem to be working though.

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  # 601944 29-Mar-2012 14:43
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Thinking I'll make the jump to ICS tonight (finally) - is anyone using the LP3-based WanamLite?

Incidentally, can you non-stock SMS app users let me know what I'm missing out on by not using Handcent or GoSMS etc?  I've never really had an issue with the stock SMS app. . . . Embarassed

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  # 601957 29-Mar-2012 15:01
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nofam: Thinking I'll make the jump to ICS tonight (finally) - is anyone using the LP3-based WanamLite?

Incidentally, can you non-stock SMS app users let me know what I'm missing out on by not using Handcent or GoSMS etc?  I've never really had an issue with the stock SMS app. . . . Embarassed


Handcent SMS is very pretty...threaded conversations and if you bother with adding images to your contacts it makes things a bit more personalised.

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Neets: For those on Omega v6.0 are you using Roboto font?  I didn't think I was, my minimilst text widget seemed too wide.  I downloaded the Font Installer and selected Roboto.  Installed, rebooted but it didn't apply.  When looking in Settings | Display | Fonts Robot is not an option, unless of course it is the "default".  I've looked in the System | Font folder and Roboto is in there as a *.ttf file.

I'm not 100% sure but almost certain that the font is NOT Roboto but I need your help to do a comparison.  Can you tell from the image whether it's Robot or not?  TIA 

 



That's not Roboto, that's DroidSans. Do not use Font Installer, as ICS has multiple fonts, and which font is used depends on the application (check your /system/fonts folder). (You can use Font Installer if you want to but you'll have to change its settings to replace the appropriate ICS fonts).

You see, earlier, custom fonts worked by simply replacing the DroidSans font, but now you would have to replace Clockopia and maybe Roboto and others as well - depends on where all you like to see the changes. It is a bit confusing as different apps like to use different types of fonts. You'll have to mess around with it till you get the desired changes.

Now for UI font changes though, you could simply use the FlipFonts packages instead of messing with the system - they are a standard, supported way of changing fonts. You can then change the font instantly (no reboot needed) from Settings -> Display -> Font. Speaking of which, you will not see "Roboto" as an option since that is the default font. (And AFAIK, Roboto is only used for UI elements and not for in-app text like in webpages).

You can get free FlipFonts using the Fontomizer app in the market.
There's also a collection of free FlipFonts available online which I downloaded from somewhere, don't remember from where, but I've uploaded it here for your convenience: http://db.tt/pB4TkoGK
It includes all the popular fonts like Comfortaa, Caviar Dreams, Ubuntu etc. :)

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I highly recommend the Omega ROMs, they are quite stable and usable. The only incompatibility issues are from third-party apps that haven't been updated yet.

Also, joker97, if you want to be flashing custom ROMs or messing with the system, then you really should get at least one of the following:

1. Mobile Odin
2. Triangle Away -OR- a USB Jig
3. A USB Jig

All of the above have a common purpose that is to remove the Triangle (or avoid it), however:

1. Mobile Odin also has other advantages, such as inbuilt safety measures so you can never do something harmful as erase your IMEI number or partition table. It's also a very convenient means to flash a custom ROM or kernel - without manually rebooting to recovery! Plus you don't even need a PC to do all that! Basically this means, no need for using the PC Odin at all, no more fears of flashing the wrong file or doing something silly.

2. Triangle Away is also by the same author (Chainfire), and unlike other programs this one not only removes the triangle, but also resets the flash counter.

3. A hardware USB Jig can also do the same thing Triangle Away does, but it might come in handy if you mess up your device so badly that it cannot even boot to the download mode. A USB Jig can force a device to boot into download mode, and once it's there you could use Odin or similar to flash a stock ROM and start from scratch.

Personally I've been using only Mobile Odin from day 1 without any issues. Never seen a triangle, never had my flash counter increase. And I'm a flashaholic. ;)





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  # 601959 29-Mar-2012 15:05
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DEX, thanks once again :) I was actually considering Omega/Siyah3 so thats convinced me. I have M ODIN, and a Jig (never used it) and will add Triangle away to the arsenal.

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  # 601962 29-Mar-2012 15:13
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d3Xt3r:  


That's not Roboto, that's DroidSans. Do not use Font Installer, as ICS has multiple fonts, and which font is used depends on the application (check your /system/fonts folder). (You can use Font Installer if you want to but you'll have to change its settings to replace the appropriate ICS fonts).

You see, earlier, custom fonts worked by simply replacing the DroidSans font, but now you would have to replace Clockopia and maybe Roboto and others as well - depends on where all you like to see the changes. It is a bit confusing as different apps like to use different types of fonts. You'll have to mess around with it till you get the desired changes.

Now for UI font changes though, you could simply use the FlipFonts packages instead of messing with the system - they are a standard, supported way of changing fonts. You can then change the font instantly (no reboot needed) from Settings -> Display -> Font. Speaking of which, you will not see "Roboto" as an option since that is the default font. (And AFAIK, Roboto is only used for UI elements and not for in-app text like in webpages).

You can get free FlipFonts using the Fontomizer app in the market.
There's also a collection of free FlipFonts available online which I downloaded from somewhere, don't remember from where, but I've uploaded it here for your convenience: http://db.tt/pB4TkoGK
It includes all the popular fonts like Comfortaa, Caviar Dreams, Ubuntu etc. :)



Thanks Dexter, I actually have that file myself.  I downloaded it this morning from the Omega kitchen app :)

Ok, so default is Roboto and I'll only see it sometimes, depending on what app etc I'm in at the time.  I'm sure the Minimalist widget I'm using on my home screen wasn't as wide.  Maybe I need to see if there's an option to choose which font I want to use, or reduce the size of the font that is in use.

Thanks so much for the answer, and for uploading the zip file to your dropbox account.  Cheers 




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nofam: Thinking I'll make the jump to ICS tonight (finally) - is anyone using the LP3-based WanamLite?

Incidentally, can you non-stock SMS app users let me know what I'm missing out on by not using Handcent or GoSMS etc?  I've never really had an issue with the stock SMS app. . . . Embarassed


The main reason for me to use a non-stock SMS app is because of the pop-up notifications. No need to pull down the notification bar or open the SMS app - when you get a text, it'll directly popup on the screen and you can reply immediately from there. Very convenient! If you've ever used Viber, you'll know what I'm talking about. :) 

And of course, all the third-party SMS apps are very flexible - have tons of themes etc. 

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@ joker97 / kiwitrc:

I highly recommend the Omega ROMs, they are quite stable and usable. The only incompatibility issues are from third-party apps that haven't been updated yet.

Also, joker97, if you want to be flashing custom ROMs or messing with the system, then you really should get at least one of the following:

1. Mobile Odin
2. Triangle Away -OR- a USB Jig
3. A USB Jig

All of the above have a common purpose that is to remove the Triangle (or avoid it), however:

1. Mobile Odin also has other advantages, such as inbuilt safety measures so you can never do something harmful as erase your IMEI number or partition table. It's also a very convenient means to flash a custom ROM or kernel - without manually rebooting to recovery! Plus you don't even need a PC to do all that! Basically this means, no need for using the PC Odin at all, no more fears of flashing the wrong file or doing something silly.

2. Triangle Away is also by the same author (Chainfire), and unlike other programs this one not only removes the triangle, but also resets the flash counter.

3. A hardware USB Jig can also do the same thing Triangle Away does, but it might come in handy if you mess up your device so badly that it cannot even boot to the download mode. A USB Jig can force a device to boot into download mode, and once it's there you could use Odin or similar to flash a stock ROM and start from scratch.

Personally I've been using only Mobile Odin from day 1 without any issues. Never seen a triangle, never had my flash counter increase. And I'm a flashaholic. ;)



I am actually writing a piece for AndroidNZ.net about Mobile Odin.  Had heaps of fun with flashing a full stock ROM.  No dramas when flashing a kernel or a modem on their own, but came unstuck when I used it to flash a tar file for a custom ROM.  Thank goodness I hadn't lost recovery and could restore a nandroid backup.

But you're saying you've used Mobile Odin to flash a full custom ROM, which I presume you put in the System section?  Maybe I've misunderstood something, or just been clumsy, or again I could throw the "gender" card around ;-) 




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