GingerDX | v030 | 20-01-2013 | Stock / Alfs CM7 / nAa

Oringally Published: 27th July 2011, 05:12 PM
Udpated: 21st January 2013, 11:02 PM
Category: ROM
Device: XPERIA X8
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Description: GingerDX
Now under new management

Let's continue the fun!

This project is a continuation of doixanh's personal ROM, known as GingerDX.
("Ginger" as in "Gingerbread", and "DX" as in short for "doixanh")

Brought to you by TeamFun:
eagleeyetom, djnilse and AChep.

As set in stone by doixanh, the main goal is to have a fast, smooth and lightweight CM7 based ROM with some special features.

Before we begin:
package gingerdx;import disclaimer;public class GingerDXDisclaimer extends Disclaimer {    /**     * Your warranty is now likely void.     *     * We are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,     * spontaneous combustion, or any other host of cosmic penalties     * which may befall you, your family, or your phone.     *     */    public GingerDXDisclaimer(){        warranty.set(0);    }}
GingerDX now even has its own IRC channel!
If you feel like chatting with each other or hanging out with us:
NOTE: Before you click the link to get to FreeNode's webchat or fire up your IRC clients:
The developers are NOT your personal support helpdesk nor root of endless knowledge.
If you are a developer or have a really urgent or tricky problem come tell us about it.


  • Clean and latest CM7 nightlies. Latest Gingerbread 2.3.7
  • Fully working Camera
  • Minimal number of apps are installed.
  • Lightweight.
  • Stock Kernel Modules: ax8mt (fixed), ext3/4, x8gesture, x8mddi, x8uv, x8smartass, x8netfilter
  • The usual things as with other ROMs: WiFi, BlueTooth, USB, Sensors, 3D, Video, FM Radio, Camera, Rooted, JIT,
    ZIP-aligned, App2SD, ...
  • As smooth as doixanh's CM6 Froyo ROMs in 2D (menu scrolling/flinging...)
  • WEP AdHoc support
  • ClockworkMod recovery
  • CallMeLouder: Louder ringer when the phone is inside a bag or pocket.
  • Improved Flipping down mutes ringer
  • Flipping down/shaking snoozes alarm
  • Disable LED notification in night
  • Back button ends call
  • Menu button answers call
  • Built-in Transparent Status Bar support
  • Hide avatar in SMS
  • Quick Copy / Quick Paste
  • Custom carrier text
  • Built-in loop ringtone support without OGG editing
  • Optimized ("smoothened") scrolling/flinging
  • Random Lockscreen
  • Sense Lockscreen
  • Sleep button on Power Control widget
  • Center clock on status bar
  • Configuration section (with localization for many languages)
  • WiFi tethering
  • EduRoam WiFi compatible!
  • GalleryDX (replacement for Stock Gallery, based on QuickPic)
  • Jellybean-style status bar and notifications
  • ICSified by integrating AChep's ICS Layouts natively into the ROM (a/k/a "AChepified")
    This is here to stay, we won't revert to the standard Gingerbread style
  • AChep's JellyBean Theme included and set as default
  • ICS Wallpapers added into CMWallpapers
  • ICSified Settings by djnilse
  • GDX Update Notification by djnilse
  • GPS Country Optimizer by djnilse
  • Pick-up-to-call by djnilse
    Pick-Up-To-Call in phone dialer and MMS
    • Enable it in Settings -> CyanogenMod settings -> GingerDX settings
    • Type the number in the dialer
    • Move it to your ear (or put your finger on the proximity sensor and hold the phone vertically) and the number will be called
    • Same in Mms, there it just calls the number of the chat/sms you're reading

Known Bugs
  • Rooted
  • ClockworkMod Recovery (v014+)
  • Baseband 015
  • Sony Ericsson SEMC kernel, Alfs, nAa or LinuxDX
  • Desire to get rid of Stock Eclair

Project sources and licenses
  • Our source code repository at GitHub (for GingerDX v023 onwards)

    Sources forked from Cyanogenmod are published under the terms of the Apache License 2.0
    Code contributions and binary distributions are published under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2

    NOTE: "Soft-Modders aka. WinZipers" are exempt from the licensing terms above. You are now NOT allowed to use the pre-built ROM, or any parts thereof, in any way, shape, or form. Don't bother asking for permit, you won't get it. However there is a chance to get our permission, but your project HAS to have published sources

    If you want to join in development to help advancing the ROM, or want to port it to other devices, then please drop us a PM or contact us at our IRC channel.
  • doixanh's source repository at GitHub (for GingerDX up to v022)
    Sources and binary distribution of GingerDX up to v022 are published under license terms set forth by doixanh.

Previous AddOns (Optional)
NOTE: Flash these AFTER you flashed GingerDX
  • Timescape for GingerDX v010+
  • Stock Kernel Modules (GingerDX v014 - v022)
    Flash with CWM. This package contains: AnDyX's Dualtouch for Cypress, AnDyX's smartass governor, ext3/4, X8Gesture, X8MDDI, X8UV.

Install Instructions
  • Choose the version you want to install
  • Optional: Flash Alfs or nAa through Flashtool
    Note that flashing a kernel requires you to unlock the boot loader. Check the manufacturing date of your phone here first to avoid hard bricking!
  • Download the ROM
  • Copy the ZIP file to your SD card
  • Reboot to CWM (v014 or newer) or xRecovery (v013 or older)
  • Install custom zip
  • Flash GAPPS
  • Install the Stock Kernel Modules AddOn or Alfs Kernel AddOn
  • Reboot
All versions will preserve your DATA partition, so don't worry about losing apps or settings.

or simplified version:

Standard procedure:
Alfs v08a:
1. Download and flash the kernel
2. Flash the ROM
3. Flash the libsensor patch
4. Flash the addon
5. Flash GAPPS
6. Reboot

Alfs v09c:
1. Flash the kernel
2. Flash the ROM
3. Flash the libsensor patch
4. Flash GAPPS
5. Reboot

1. Flash the kernel
2. Flash the ROM
3, Flash GAPPS
4. Reboot

NOTE: We are not responsible for system instabilities caused by themes
The formerly included theme was A-Theme Lite by AChep.

GingerDX natively supports T-Mobile themes. You can find other themes in the list of available T-Mobile themes in XDA Android's theme sticky.
Download the theme of your choice onto your phone and use Theme Chooser (included in GingerDX) to select theme.

Very important. Read all before posting questions!
1. This ROM is based on doixanh's personal ROM and continued in the same philosophy to keep it as lightweight as possible. You can report bugs in this thread and suggest additions, but understand we're not obligated to fix or include them. We'll fix what is needed, and we'll include what makes sense.
2. We are NOT responsible for any bugs caused by custom-made fixes/additions/tweaks. You use them at your own risk and responsibility!
3. Regarding the copyright branding at the bottom in Lockscreen: We will NOT remove them nor provide any option to disable them. Don't PM/Post to ask for the removal or nag otherwise.
4. If you have battery drain, try the following:
  • Clear battery stats in recovery.
  • Freeze unused services (like Email, DSP Manager, Maps). This is important.
  • Turn OFF 'Allow mock locations'.
  • Don't set brightness too high.
  • Don't install too many unused apps.
  • Turn OFF WiFi, 2G, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth when not in use.
  • Turn OFF LED Succession.
  • Reboot after you listen to music. Music service caused battery drain (in the past).
Generally, doixanh and me usually get 2-3 days out of a charge (give or take depending on usage).
5. If you still have battery drain after following Step 4, try:
  • Full wipe in recovery, re-install GingerDX.
  • Use Stock ROM for several days to see if the battery problem is caused by GingerDX or not.
  • If it doesn't drain, try installing one of your apps, test battery for a day, install another one, and test.
  • and so on...
That way you will know what's the cause of your battery drain.

ThanksThanks also go out to Google for their great little Android.
And don't let us forget to throw Sony Ericsson a thanks for their nice X8 hardware but craptastic software support.

You like this ROM? Feel free to drop a donation to us
doixanh eagleeyetom djnilse AChep
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