The Warp OEM ROM!
“Making the ZTE Warp everything it should have been straight from the factory - and more.”
Warp OEM is a minimalistic, performance-centered ROM for the ZTE Warp with a custom-themed twist on the Warp's stock interface designed to deliver a professional look and feel.
What users are saying:
“It should be illegal for a rom to be this good...” -TyranTxHD
“Clearly this is the best ROM for warps right now.” -Nerf1
“Best rom for our Warps right now, 100% sure...” -aaanadie
“Damn Skippy this deserves an A+!!!! Merc you worked your butt off, This thing is great! (still a few tweaks) but when it's completely dialed in, You should be very happy with yourself. This is going to be in the top 3 rom's, if not # 1 when you say it's complete.“ -sb43
“Just wanted to comment on battery life.... Haven't charged my phone since 8am yesterday moning and have been using bluetooth with music, my news reader numerous messages and at least 2 hours of talk time it's currently 6pm next day and battery is at 73%...JUST AMAZING” -sinisterfox
“Well, I've owned a number of phones and ended with the Warp. I just needed a phone at the time. I rooted it 30 minutes after opening the package. I went on the hunt for a Rom that was comfortable for me and my lifestyle. After leaving Stock I wanted to get back just so everything will work without much hassle. This Rom is BRILLIANT.....this Rom has intelligently responded to everything I threw at it, and just sit there waiting for my next commands. Dude, this is what phoning is all about. Efficient apps, actions that duplicate your thoughts, I'm telling you....I am blown away. You've paralleled Stock with working knowledge that makes this a premium product. I am now satisfied with my phone and will not stop to look for your return. Many thanks to you.” -gw4141
“...I agree with other users, this rom IS THA BOMB!! I love simplicity. I flashed the test build of DTM's 1.8 oc kernal and it runs smooth as silk, ... I am really impressed. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the time and effort you have provided.” -kdraw44
“Hi. I really love this Rom. You've done an excellent job. Super speedy and stable, it's performance on my phone leaves the others in the dust...” -rickwired
“Got to say man, very nice, extremely fast, very stable, …great job man... been running it all day today and not a burp lol, thanks again for the hard work on this one, fantastic rom dude... ” -rcjosie
“I Just wanted to say thank you to mercury0x000d, ever since i've downloaded your ROM my phone is soooo fast!!!! i dont know how you did it but my text messages are always on time, no more delays, i can send videos thru text ( Couldnt do that b4). I'm just happy and thankful, cant wait for the new version!!!!” -InferioIsGreat
I have just finished installing this awesome rom! It made this phone into something new. lol This is truly a fast rom. I will now have to spend time to move into my new phone and set it up the way I like. Coming from a Samsung Prevail with CTMod 3.75.2 will take a little getting used to. But in a very good way! Goodbye my old friend Prevail, hello you incredible Warp! Thanks to all who worked on this rom, really good work guys, I love it. - riven67
UPDATE: WARP OEM and all related downloads have been archived here at MercuryCoding.com
Prerequisites: You must have a custom recovery (e.g. CWM or TWRP) installed to be able to load this ROM. Warp OEM is not for all versions of the ZTE Warp, only Boost Mobile customers. A version for Public Mobile is not available.
Warp OEM now supports the uninstallation of many optional preloaded apps! To more simply support this new feature (and to reduce issues encountered when installing over a previous installation, e.g. a "dirty" install) the installer will now wipe /data as well. You will need to restore your other apps from within a management utility such as Titanium Backup.
1. Download the most recent version from the download center above to your SD card.
2. Reboot into recovery.
3. Make a complete backup of your device!!
4. Use the install from zip (CWM) or Install (TWRP) option to navigate to where you saved the Warp OEM ROM on your SD card and select it.
5. When the installer script finishes, reboot your phone.
The making of Warp OEM:
started with stock B08C image
integrated complete B10G firmware update (deleting the spyware/bloat)
-included amss, dbl and osbl patches
-included all new/patched B10G library and framework files
-omitted stock recovery
deleted boot animation & sound
integrated Mercury Sound Pack 4
modified hosts file to integrate ad-blocking - aggregated from AdAway and MOAB by BSDGeek_Jake @ XDA (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1916098)
modified LMK values
modified default_names.xml to remove extra Boost contacts
deleted built-in USB driver CD image
added Jbrd400's /data fix
swapped stock kernel for Alien Kernel 3.0 (BIG thanks to DM47021)
modified init.arthur.rc in ramdisk for flashlight fix
added custom boot logo (made with Android Boot Screen Maker) to ramdisk
added busybox to /system/xbin for rapid reboot option
modified system_conf.xml to enable automatic brightness by default
added hybrid build.prop incorporating MHolloway's SuperPhone III – thanks Mholloway! (many tweaks temporarily disabled pending more testing)
rewrote updater-script (now includes platform verification check and swapfile init to trim first boot time)added custom init.d scripting to support default CPU speed setting, swap enable, SD card caching, and Warp OEM's PowerNap
added update-binary common to most of the ROMs here (thanks Shin!)
added flashlight script
-enabled installation of non-market apps by default
-WiFi is now off by default
-modified WiFiService.smali to enable WiFi tethering - thanks, jimsmith80!
-deleted throttling functions (ThrottleService$1.smali, ThrottleService$2.smali, ThrottleService$DataRecorder.smali, ThrottleService$InterfaceObserver.smali, ThrottleService$MyHandler.smali, ThrottleService$SettingsObserver.smali and ThrottleService.smali)
-changed “attached” to “attachment” in attachment actions menu
-increased maximum message-per-thread limit to 65,536. If that's not enough, I don't know what is.
-increased number of slides allowed in slideshow to 1024
-changed supported image size from 640x480 to native 2560x1920 (near QSXGA-level HD support)
-increased max attachment size to 8MB – that's right.... 8MEGS
-made SMS automatically convert to MMS if greater than 160 chars to stop SMS split-up
-increased Text message limit and Multimedia message limit settings (limit before cleanup) to 8192 messages each
-enabled sending to up to 64 recipients at a time
-changed maximum number of lines to which text input window will scale to 8 - thanks to Difusal at XDA!
-added custom signal meter icon set
-added custom service indicator icon set
-modified wi-fi icons when data not syncing
-modified vibrate mode icon
-added custom battery icon set with state of charge numbering
-added custom battery charging icon set
-modified battery charging idle and low icons
-modified TTY icon font to Nasalization
-modified other miscellaneous icons
-modified status bar pulldown handle
-modified charging image
-changed silent icon
-changed integrated boot animation
-changed notification colors
-changed Ongoing text to Background Tasks
-modified linear layout line in status_bar_expanded.xml to remove title bar section and make clear button only show when there are notifications to clear
-added LiDroid toggles
-removed all remote references from XML
-changed title to “Warp OEM Settings”
-added ICS & custom icon theming
-modified menu layout, added additional categories for convenience and made icons to match
-made hidden internal screens available (USB tethering, proxy, testing and debug options, etc.)
-made timezone menu always available
-added WOEM version in About Phone
-integrated overclock controls and UMS automount settings
-removed "Google" watermark (maps_google_logo.png)
-changed progress bar background (progressbar_indeterminate1.png, progressbar_indeterminate2.png, progressbar_indeterminate3.png)
-removed easter egg image and edited accompatying text (framework.jar under smali/com/android/internal/app/PlatLogoActivity.xml)
-added custom default wallpaper
-replaced text selection handles with ICS versions and made semi-transparent
-replaced “missing app” icon with ICS version
-modified jog tab bars to blue
-changed color of loading spinners to blue
-modified sync icons to blue
-modified pop-up help balloons to blue
-modified animated location indicator to blue shades
-modified ECB mode icon font to Nasalization
-modified dialog alert icon
-modified dialog info icon
-modified voicemail icon
-modified download icon
-modified USB file transfer image
-modded battery icon style
-modded stat_sys_battery.xml and stat_sys_battery_charge for 1% steps in battery gauge using heavily trimmed versions of files provided by fruchtfliege at XDA
removed unneeded apps:
-Android Keyboard (LatinIME.apk)
-Boost Zone (Zone-Boost.apk)
-browser (replaced with Angel Browser)
-calculator (replaced with RealCalc)
-camera (replaced with ICS Camera)
-Documents To Go trial (DocumentsToGoViewers_PDF_Eval.apk)
-Enterprise Management (EMCS_R1_3_0_84_PA-SprintCA.apk – also known as smith.apk)
-gallery (Gallery3D.apk - replaced with QuickPic)
-Google Partner Setup
-Google Play Books (BooksPhone.apk)
-Google Play Magazines (Magazines.apk)
-Google Play Music (Music2.apk along with its predecessor, Music.apk)
-Google Play Store (vending.apk – deleted in favor of the more recent Phonesky.apk)
-Google Plus (PlusOne.apk)
-Google Talk (replaced by Hangouts)
-Launcher2.apk (replaced with FTL Launcher)
-Magic Smoke Wallpapers
-My Files (filer.apk)
-NotePad (NotesPad.apk - replaced with UltraNote)
-Oma Download Provider
-Oma Drm Provider
-Preferred Activity Provider (PrefAct.apk)
-Protips.apk (homescreen tip boxes)
-Sprint Installer (Sprint_InstallerNC_2100.apk)
-Stopwatch (replaced with Stopwatch and Timer)
-XT9 Keyboard (XT9IME.apk)
added additional apps:
-Auto Mount (modified version)
-FTL (Faster Than Light) Launcher
-Google Services Framework
-Ice Cream Sandwich Keyboard
-No-frills CPU Control (modified version)
-Root Browser Lite
Notes and known issues:
Note: If you are having trouble getting a specific app to work once again after installing Warp OEM, try un- and re-installing it. Instagram is one app which is noted to have this issue.
-There is a noticeable “jumping” or “ripple” effect in the graphics during scrolling and some overlays/transparencies. This is a side effect of taking the FPS limit off the drawing engine and is considered normal, but you can use the smoothness fix to stop it if you'd like.
-There is a bug where graphical elements do not display properly in alternate DPI settings. But since it still messes up the Play Store, I wouldn't recommend changing the DPI anyway.
Special thanks to:
The WOEM beta team! (bob-st, rickpcb, sb43, theminor19, TimeofDeath) You guys ROCK!
rcjosie - For testing all the early versions I made.
sinisterfox - For pinpointing which versions had the camera / camcorder issue.
jimsmith80 – WiFi tethering in WOEM works because of this guy right here, folks. Also, his DroidSmith ROM is one of the several I reverse engineered to be sure I was correctly implementing Swipe-to-Clear. Thanks Jim!
DM47021 - For making the best freakin' kernel the Warp has ever seen. Seriously... this ROM would only be half of what it is without his Alien kernel.
And a big thank you goes out to all the other users and fans of this ROM. You guys are the reason I've pushed this project beyond the little system-customization-never-meant-to-leave-my-own-Warp as which it began. Thank you all so much!
-removed some apps to trim size (Flashlight, RealCalc, Stopwatch & Timer)
-updated ad-blocking (hybrid)
-minor theming work (changed ADB and silent icons)
-added flashlight script in /system/
-added auto killer setup to build.prop
-moved many apps to /data - installer now wipes /data
-updated ad-blocking (MOAB 8-30-2013)
-updated apps (QuickPic, Play Store, Google GMS, etc.)
-minor theming work (semi-transparent text selection cursors, changed color of loading spinners to blue)
-integrated Adreno GPU tweaks (thanks to Spizzy01 and CosmicDan at XDA!)
-removed throttle functions from services.jar
-removed Google Talk to trim bloat
-updated remaining apps
-added clear button back to SystemUI dropdown menu, but moved to an appropriate place
-added customized LiDroid toggles
-added Swipe-to-Clear notifications
-stripped out many third-party APKs for bloat
-added Google Play Store 4.0
-added PowerNap v2
-removed Angel browser due to stability reasons, replaced with One browser
-patched services.jar for WiFi tethering fix (big thanks to jimsmith80!)
-removed ES File Manager, replaced with Root Browser Lite
-removed YouTube app, replaced with TubeMate
-removed the automated software testing component monkey.jar
-updated hosts file
-updated ad blocking URLs (hosts file)
-complete re-build based on firmware B10G
-includes patched AMSS, DBL and OSBL
-updated kernel libraries
-added flashlight fix
-enabled non-market sources, automatic brightness and WiFi off by default
-removed lingering built-in XT9 support – still supported if installed, just no longer any traces of the bundled version
-modified messaging app to allow bigger attachments, HD resolution and more
-heavily modded settings menu with integrated overclock, UMS automount (thanks jrtstudio!) and more
-removed Boost contacts
-re-themed UI spanning multiple APKs
-added new power saving tweaks
-custom extended power menu with reboot, recovery, bootloader, screenshot
-removed Quick Boot app – no longer necessary
-added the powerful, root-enabled 920 Text Editor
-this version includes only Mercury Sound Pack sounds for notifications and ringtones
-updated installer-script to perform device check, wipe cache and Dalvik automatically, and precreate VM swapfile
-included ad-blocking hosts file
-updated all included apps
...and much, much more
-switched to Alien 3.0 kernel, giving Warp OEM virtual memory (swap) support as well as extra governors and I/O schedulers and a ton of other enhancements – all with a top speed of 1.8 GHz! HUGE thanks to DM47021 for all the hard work on this amazing kernel!
-switched to ICS+ Camera (thanks to DM47021 for the sugestion!)
-changed default wallpaper
-updated some apps
-moved all excess apps to the new Warp OEM App Pack, which can be flashed atop the base ROM to add in all the extra apps that WOEM has always included
-removed more unneeded apps:
-removed duplicate properties in build.prop
-deleted ro.lge values from build.prop; they apply only to LG devices
-deleted the ro.mot values from build.prop; they apply only to Motorola devices
-changed windowsmgr.max_events_per_sec in build.prop to 90 as per Google's tech documents
-fixed camera and camcorder hang issue from versions 1.41 and 1.42
-temporarily reverting to regular DPI density to stop Play Store issues – all apps will now update!
-swapped existing keyboards for Ice Cream Sandwich Keyboard by Johntanmi-added Network Monitor (to keep track of your tethering usage), Terminal Emulator, RootDim, Quick Boot (to provide quick restarting options until I get the extended power menu working in version 2.00) and No-frills CPU Control (thanks to LilBit for the suggestion – nice work, Bit )
-bundled the V7 Neon codec needed by MXPlayer for hardware acceleration and SIMD on our phones' GPU
-swapped Root Browser for ES File Manager (thanks to Shinru for the suggestion!) and removed the associated .root_browser file
-swapped Screenshot ER Demo out for ScreenShot Free, which was my first choice in the very beginning, but didn't work then for some weird reason... after the major overhaul my ROM has been through since then, now it does
-bundled app updates
-changed build.prop with hybrid file which incorporates mholloway's SuperPhone III (thanks mholloway!) and a ton of other mods and tweaks... literally... the stock file is around 1KB and this one is ten times that size
-commented all the build.prop modifications to show what they do
-fixed and added Mercury Sound Pack 2.3 – which includes a couple of the weirdest sounds ever
-added the /system/etc/.root_browser file to remove ads from Root Browser
-added some build.prop tweaks back in... so far, so good
-fixed QuickPic close issue - thanks to MrBobo and MyndCTRL for pointing out the solution!
-modified updater-script... again
-swapped kernel to 1.6GHz version - FIXES WI-FI TETHERING ISSUE!
-remade boot screen to show change in clock speed
-temporarily removed most tweaks and mods from build.prop - fixes play store incompatible apps & camcorder force close issues
-Replaced AdFree with AdAway which does a better job, in my opinion.
-Replaced Shady File Manager with Root Browser Free by JRummy, who was nice enough to make this available for free for inclusion in ROMs. Thanks so much, JRummy, and thanks to jimsmith80 for pointing this out!
initial public release