Sunday, December 30, 2012

Installing StockLite v8 on Galaxy Ace

My Galaxy Ace started automatically going to "Emergency Calls Only" mode and I had to restart the phone in order to connect with the operator again. Since I couldn't find a solution for this, thought of installing a custom ROM and check.

I didn't want gimmicks; stability of the ROM was what important. So, while searching for such, I came across StockLite V8 [1]. The developers have removed many unwanted apps of the stock ROM resulting in increased internal phone memory and battery life. They have added many other cool things like screenshot option and rebooting options to the power button, various lock-screen themes, performance customizations  and etc. Reviews were good so I decided to give it a go.

1. Root the device [2]
2. Install ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) V5 [3]
3. Install StockLite V8 [1]

Seems all good for now. Let's check how Ace copes with the ROM and whether that issue will come again :)

[1] StockLite v8 xda-dev thread
[2] How to Root the Ace
[3] How to install CWM Recovery on Ace

Additional Refs:
[4] Samsung Galaxy Ace: All Things Root Guide
[5] Universal Gingerbread Root & Unroot 2.3.3 -> 2.3.7+
[6] What Is ClockworkMod Recovery And How To Use It On Android [Complete Guide]
[7] Reverting to STOCK Recovery from CWM
[8] How to Unroot the Ace

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