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xt894 and xt912: Safestrap 3.75 for the unused partitions /preinstall & /webtop

The Motorola Droid 4 xt894 and the Motorola Droid Razr xt912 have a lot of memory space unused splitted in two partitions: /preinstall : 600 Mb /webtop : 1,4 Gb /preinstall is the partition where are stored the preinstalled apps and /webtop is an abandoned partition that under Gingerbread was used for the webtop but since ICS has been abandoned. Safestrap is a great recovery for devices with a locked bootloader that uses the kexec for load a kernel and that can install a rom replacing the stock rom or in one of the four virtual slots that can be created in the internal memory. The use of the virtual slots is a great mode to untach the main system and to avoid to brick the phone but the virtual slots are slower than the real partitions of the main system, they can't be trimmed and they...

SafeStrap 3.75 without the splashscreen at boot time for xt875, xt894, xt910, xt912

These are modded versions of SafeStrap 3.75 in which has been removed the splash screen at the boot time. Without the splash screen is possible enter in SafeStrap selecting BP Tools in the Boot Mode Selection menu, menu which is accessed by starting the phone while simultaneously pressing both volume buttons.

JB Stock Rom Purifier for the Motorola Droid 4

This is a patch for the Motorola Droid 4 to be installed in recovery to totally debloat and remove the Gapps in the stock JB rom, this zip will remove every app from third parts, every Gapps except the Play Store and will install the AOSP QuickSearch and the simple Voice Search. Removing every gapps you will not be more possible sync the calendar and the contacts with Google, to restore this ability is necessary restore in /system/app with permissions 644 these two app: GoogleCalendarSyncAdapter.apk GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk This zip can be also installed by Verizon users that are using the original stock rom.

Android: patches for alternative DNS

Here 3 patches to install in recovery to use alternativeDNS. Every patch install an init.d script: /system/etc/init.d/DNS and so to "uninstall" the patch just delete the file DNS. To install these patches the rom must have the support for the init.d scripts, this way to set alternative DNS has been tested on KitKat but should work on every Android version, this way to set alternative DNS server has been tested on KitKat but should work on every android version. Comodo Secure DNS 8.26.56.26 8.20.247.20 Google Public DNS 8.8.8.8 8.8.4.4 OpenDNS 208.67.222.222 208.67.220.220 once you decided which to use simply download and install the corresponding patch.

Mentor's Gapps: no set_metadata core Gapps working with ART for Android 4.4.x

If you wont sync your contacts and the calendar with google, if you believe that the gapps are for the most part bloatware and you want to use only the necessary part of Google's services then you can use these gapps for the CM11 and for any AOSP KitKat rom. Why anyone should want the gmail app if he can use the great native aosp email client? Why anyone would want the online Google Maps if he use an offline GPS navigation app? Why anyone should have installed Google Now if he does not like it? Why these useless apps should eat our resources? and why we should permit to google to spy we with its apps? In these gapps there are only the minimum core gapps with the Play Store: GoogleLoginService.apk GooglePartnerSetup.apk GoogleServicesFramework.apk Phonesky.apk PrebuiltGmsCore.apk...

Patch to change BMM partitions layout for Motorola Droid 4

The Motorola Droid 4 xt894 has a lot of memory space unused splitted in two partitions: /preinstall : 600 Mb /webtop : 1,4 Gb /preinstall is the partition where are stored the preinstalled apps and /webtop is an abandoned partition that under Gingerbread was used for the webtop but since ICS has been abandoned. We could install a rom in these partitions using: /preinstall for /system_2 /webtop for /data_2 sharing the /cache partition between /system_1 and /system_2 BMM is an advanced Recovery based on ClockworkMod natively created for the spyder xt909 but fully working on a lot of Motorola omap4 devices, Droid 4 xt894 included. BMM allows you to install a rom in System_2 using the unused partitions but it uses this layout: it creates a virtual slot in /data/media/virtual/system_1/cache...

Patch to fully enable GSM on CDMA Global phones with Android

The Global Phones are phones with CDMA and GSM modems but that are usually configured to primarly work on CDMA network and at least to be able to call on GSM network. If you have a Global Phone for CDMA Network and you want correctly use it on GSM Network than you have to edit the build.prop file to fully enable the GSM(2G)/UMTS(3G) and you have to set APNs to use data. Correctly editing the build.prop you will unlock the hidden menù Testing if it is locked as for Verizon phones, and you will be able to manage the baseband and you will enable on every Rom these advanced gsm features: GSM/UMTS -> [GSM auto (PRL)] in Testing menù SMS MMS 2G/3G Data USSD Code Call Forwarding Testing menù accessible dialing the code *#*#4636#*#* with this patch: your SIM GSM will be detected by roms CDMA...

GSM Patch for CyanogenMod 10.1.2 on Motorola Droid 4

Here you can download the last stable version of the CyanogenMod for the Motorola Droid 4 xt894 to install Andorid 4.2.2. This patch is only for non US users. To enable GSM you can install this my patch to insert in the Rom a correct build.prop file for the GSM and a list of europeans APN. The patch is for the CM 10.1.2 and it will enable: fully GSM SMS MMS 3G Data USSD Code The build.prop has been edited with these changes: persist.radio.ap.phonetype=1 ro.telephony.default_network=3 ro.telephony.gsm-routes-us-smsc=0 telephony.lteOnCdmaDevice=0 ro.mot.lte_on_cdma=0 How to install the patch: Copy the .zip file to the external memory or memory card Reboot your phone and enter on Safestrap From the Install menu select the .zip file and instal withotut signature verification on CyanogenMod...

Mentor's Rom: Rom GSM\UMTS for the Motorola Droid 4

Stock JB Wizard vs Mentor's Rom JB Wizard (in Italian)
This is a Custom ROM for the Motorola Droid 4 xt894 and is available for ICS and for JB. The ICS version is based on the official version 6.7.2-180_DR4-16_M2-37 (.217) with Android 4.0.4 ICS. The JB version is based on the official versione 9.8.2O-72_VZW-18 (.18) with Android 4.1.2 JB. The Motorola Droid 4 is an Android smartphone with a full slide-out qwerty keyboard built from Motorola for the American mobile operator Verizon and also being a Global Phone that can be used on GSM it is optimized for Verizon's CDMA network and many functions are locked if the phone is used with other sims. The limitations of the Stock Rom used with a sim different from Verizon on a GSM network outside the USA are the following: At every boot a message notifies you that you are using a sim of unknown...
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