CarbonROM Blog

August ASB, new devices and new features

Most of you already got the update and some already discovered the new changes. For those that didn’t yet, here is what to look out for.

The latest weeklies feature the August Security Patches based on android-9.0.0_r46 and we’ve added lockscreen weather! You can enable it in CarbonFibers.

Also, thanks to newly joined team members we were able to extend our list of supported devices. We’re happy to welcome back the Samsung Galaxy S2 (yes, that thing that released with Gingerbread back in 2011) and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.

Lastly, an announcement for all OnePlus 3/3T users: Starting with the latest weekly you will need to use the latest Pie firmware from OnePlus.

June Patches, Font Generator and important OP6/6T announcements

Hey everyone,

It’s that time again. We finally wrote a new blogpost.

This time, we’re going to tell you that we merged the June Patches in both, Oreo and Pie. The respectives branches are android-8.1.0_r65 and android-9.0.0_r40.

Next up, the CarbonROM Font Generator. Have you ever missed those Microsoft Paint days where you’d create the sickest graphics with Comic Sans MS? Were you sad that we can’t include that because of Licensing on Redistribution? Well worry no longer! You can now use any TTF or OTF file of your desire and generate an resource APK out of it to use on most ROMs that feature the DU Font Engine. There are no limits. Just remember how to get back to the font chooser in case you decide to give Webdings a try ;)

Last but not least, an important announcement for all OnePlus 6 and 6T users. Tomorrow’s builds include some changes to the way NFC works in order to fix some issues with e.g. Google Pay. However, this is not compatible with the previous implementation, which means that you need to manually wipe the NFC data. You can do so by going to TWRP and deleting /data/nfc. Don’t worry, if you only delete that folder none of your data will be lost and NFC will work flawlessly after a reboot. Until you do that however, NFC will not work, so make sure to do that.

We’re currently all working hard on new features and are still finishing up some new devices that are due to join soon.

Let us know what you think about the Font Generator! Happy Flashing/Fonting :P

One Ring to bind them

I know, my headlines can be very confusing at times. However I promise it makes sense this time.

Today is the day that Joe and Kennedy were looking forward to since Christmas of 2017. It’s their wedding day.

From everyone in the team we wish them lots of love and happiness!

Some of you might wonder why we brought that up. The reason is that the CarbonROM team had a crucial role in their engagement. You can read the full story on Android Central.

A new Hope

Most you of probably noticed already. We surely didn’t have the most reliable Server host.

After a total 12 days of downtime they eventually told us that our data is lost. Again. Not more than 4 weeks after they replaced the HDDs because they were faulty and caused a partial dataloss.

As we said on twitter already, we do not longer host our Infrastructure at CloudSouth. Also we HIGHLY recommend you not to do so either. We understand that Hardware faults can happen, but the way their support works (or doesn’t) and the amount of time they take to respond to support requests is unacceptable.

However, there’s also good news. We’re now running a c2.medium.x86 (which, apart from it’s name, is anything but medium) thanks to a sponsorship from Packet.com! Big thanks to them for their super awesome support and immediate response. We really appreciate it.

Most of our infrastructure is back already, and the last bits will follow tomorrow (that is get.carbonrom.org) along with a new set of builds for both, Oreo and Pie.

The Oreo builds are, simply said, because we are too lazy to manually add the builds to the get.carbonrom.org database again. The Pie builds will be a normal weekly release and contain plently of bugfixes about issues we got reported on the initial builds.

Small Changelog:

You should get your usual Update Notification on CarbonDelta. However, due to data loss there we won’t provide a delta update this time, so don’t be afraid when CarbonDelta asks you to download a full update.

As always, let us know when there’s any other Bugs or Feature Requests.

Happy Flashing!

We're live!

The time has finally come, we’re going official.

After Server issues, and several rebases due to Google’s Upstream doing the same, we’re finally satisfied with the ROM to make it officially available to the public.

The new CarbonROM revision 7.0 is codenamed Opal, and is currently based on android-9.0.0_r35 (thats the April security bulletin).

As always, you can find the builds on https://get.carbonrom.org/. The Unofficial XDA threads have been updated to reflect the new download links and information. Please note that due to custom signature Keys you MUST perform a clean install when moving from an Unofficial to an Official build.

Also it is recommended that you perform a clean install when coming from Noct. Whereas some devices were tested to perform an upgrade to Opal sucessfully, some where also discovered to require a clean install. That mainly affects devices using Full Disk Encryption (like the Nexus 6 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4) because the encryption code had some major changes in Pie (actually it was removed by Google and readded by CAF). That means you need to remove your previous encryption (use “Format data” in TWRP) and reencrypt on Pie if you want to do so.

With new features like Aggressive Battery, a newly designed performance vendor, the addition of DUs Theme Engine and many more coming we feel like this might be our best release so far. Let us know what you think.

The initially supported devices are:

More devices will come at further releases, some of them even as soon as next week.

Also, this is the first time ever we will keep on maintaining the older branch. That means you will still get monthly security updates of Noct on the devices that do not support Pie yet.

For now, Happy flashing and we hope you’ll enjoy the ROM as much as we did creating it!

P.S: This is also the first release that is officially lead by Christian. Patrick and Ryan put down their duty as Project Leads. We’re wishing them the best on their further endavours ;)