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Archive for April, 2012

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Clocks and Lock Bars are ready to roll with new SOS

Be sure to hit “See Original Article” if viewing on your EVO.

FLIP CLOCKS: http://sosthemes.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/mod-flip-clocks/

LOCK BARS: http://sosthemes.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/mod-lock-screen-bars/

SOS Version Numbers and Hot Fixes Explained

VER Clarification

The first version was 2.0.9 (or As each hot fix comes out, an imaginary number will be added to the VER number. When I commit the hot fix changes (like I did in, you know that is a more stable version that has .X number of hot fixes included. So, I included the first 4 hot fixes in the first commit.

The first release of the next version will be 2.1.0 (which I will require all to download, sorry hot fix followers). After that it will be 2.1.1, 2.1.2, etc for each hot fix that comes out – but there may not be a commit for every hot fix release. Also, I am generally only going to update build.props (that have the version number inside of the ROM) every ten releases – i.e. 2.0.9, 2.1.0, 2.2.0.

I hope that clears some things up 🙂

Hot Fix Details

There’s been a lot of confusion over the Hot Fixes. Some people get it, others don’t. Here’s the skinny: the Hot Fixes are modifications to the ROM that allow users to add new files into the ROM so that they don’t have to download a new update to the ROM. To apply the fixes, the user must copy the new files into the ROM zip and then re-flash the ROM.

“But why can’t you just put out a new version?”

The ROM is getting fatter by the day (currently around 300MB) and I don’t want to make you guys have to download all this over and over again for a new mod you may not use or a fix for a mod you will never see in your ROM.

“But why can’t you just make a flashable .zip?”

This is a great question and in the past, this is what I would have done. But this new SOS is going to have 6 ROMs built-in to one. All of the modifications occur during installation. Flashable .zips affect after the installation. If I put out a flashable .zip that helps SOS N users and an SOS X user flashes it, they are probably dealin’ with bootloops now. Trust me, this is easier.

“Do I have to delete files.”

No, the first Hot Fix required it but that ultimately didn’t fix the problem. When I release “commits” those will delete unnecessary files, you guys don’t have to worry about deleting those.

I hope you are all enjoying the new releases and I’m working hard to get more out!

Swag for Life!

SOS X/N Hot Fixes [APR.16 – HOT FIX 5]

Downloads at the bottom.

As this ROM grows, more and more potential for errors arises. Since the new ROM is quite heavy and a pain to download, I will be releasing “Hot Fixes” to help those in need.

Please watch the video above for instructions.


Hot Fix 1 | Hot Fix 2 | Hot Fix 3 | Hot Fix 4 | Hot Fix 5


Hot Fix 4

  • Actually fixed DEODEX Tweaks/Remap
  • Fixed News Widget FC

[ROM] SOS X/N | 2.0.9

DOWNLOADS: SOSX/N – Download Page

SOS X and SOS N have both been updated to version 2.0.9. The big changes include:

  • Status bar 24 hour clock and GPS icons fixed
  • SOS Tweaks renamed to Tweaks
  • SOS N: All fixes have been included

The most noticeable update in the ROM will be during installation. Team Swag has incorporated the AROMA Installer. For those unaware, AROMA Installer allows users to selectively install mods/themes/kernels/app/scripts and even ROM versions during ROM installation.

This means that both the DEODEX and ODEX versions of SOS X and SOS N have been included in one handy package. There have also been many modifications that you can also choose from.

This has increased the ROM size substantially to nearly 300MB. Remember, not all of these files will be installed and the installed footprint is even smaller than the last update.

In addition to watching the YouTube video below, you may want to check out the step-by-step directions I have added over at the XDA thread.


If you are using 2.0.7 or higher, you don’t need to wipe anything. If you are using 2.0.1 or lower or another ROM, wipe everything. Got it? Good.

Team Swag highly recommends using SOS as your phone ROM. However, if you like booting SOS from the SD card using Boot Manager, follow these instructions:

  • Back up your current phone ROM in recovery (i.e. make a nandroid backup)
  • Wipe your phone (if necessary) and install SOS X/N with your favorite setup
  • Let the phone boot up and settle down, then reboot into recovery again
  • Make a nandroid backup of SOS that includes system, data and boot partitions
  • Wipe your phone and restore your phone ROM, reboot into your phone ROM
  • Now, go into Boot Manager, select an open slot, choose Restore Nandroid (then find the nandroid)
  • Wait for the installation complete and enjoy SOS from the SD card!

Please report all bugs in the XDA thread or in the comments below. I know there are going to be a few lingering bugs so make sure you report them to Team Swag.

Also, feel free to requests other features that should be added to SOS’s AROMA Installer.

Keep Swaggin’!

P.S.: Feel free to ask questions in the comments or at XDA. Good luck everybody!!