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· Superuser
259 Posts
ApeX 2.0 for Droid X Gingerbread (.596 OTA) has finally reached the Release Candidate landmark! While this new build is completely blurless and 100% AOSP unlike previous versions, the same philosophy remains. Build a fast, clean, reliable ROM that is enjoyable to use, and customizeable.

  • You must be on .596 rooted or a .596 based ROM
  • Kernel must be
    [email protected] #1
  • Baseband must be BP_C_01.09.12P

As always, you must take responsibility for what you do to your own phone. <br />
I have created this ROM and tested it to the best of my ability. <br />
The instructions are written to make sure that users have success installing and using the ROM. <br />
However, if anything goes wrong and your phone is damaged or rendered useless, I do not take any responsibility.
Additional Credits
I would like to especially thank kejar31 for teaching me his secret sauce technique for compiling AOSP apps for the Blur Framework. I'd like to thank jrummy16 and drod2169 for helping me on Gtalk and troubleshooting some issues, and _Mycahya_ and Mobile_Sensei for helping me fix some of the theming! Also, I'd like to thank Dr. Carpenter for making the new boot logo.

Of course, credits to P3Droid, Team Black Hat, MyDroidWorld for the Gingerbread leaks, the CyanogenMod team for many of the apps, Google for many more apps, Motorola, and all the nice brave people on Twitter for testing this for me, helping me squash bugs, and submitting beautiful wallpapers!

If I left anyone out, please let me know so I can properly credit you!

Changelog in RC2
  • Completely Blurless! Pure Google Experience.
  • Cleaned up framework with help from Mobile_Sensei
  • CM7 style battery icons - percentages, 10% increments
  • Original AOSP 2.3.3 animations and transitions (slightly faster)
  • Additional ringtones and notifications from CM7
  • Fixed white background when setting a Pattern or PIN/Password lockscreen
  • Battery usage can now be accessed from Settings->About Phone
  • Google Car Home is now included
  • Updated Superuser and su binary to latest versions (thanks ChainsDD!)
  • Tweaked Apex blurbs ;-)
  • New Boot Logo (Google)


  • Android 2.3.3 based on the Gingerbread OTA (4.5.596)
  • All apps replaced with AOSP/CM7 counterparts (compiled from source for DX, by me)
  • Stock Gingerbread Theme
  • Bloat and Market apps removed
  • Facebook for Android App syncs w/ Contacts!
  • DSP Manager (visual equalizer) for headphones, phone speaker, and BT
  • MusicMod with gesture controls
  • Dev Tools, Spare Parts, Terminal Emulator for fun tweakin'
  • ApeX wallpaper gallery with user submitted wallpapers!
  • Quadrant "Turbo" Mode for mad scores
  • Witty Protips (ApeX Blurbs)


  1. poweroverwhelming : activate Quadrant "turbo" mode
  2. sys : mount system r/w and r/o

Things to know
  • Market apps are removed (Gmail, Maps, Voice Search, etc). Remember to re-enable Gmail sync in your account settings after downloading it.
  • There is no "double lock" mechanism. If you set a pattern or PIN unlock, it's a good idea to lower timeout to 0
  • Sync Facebook contacts using the official app
  • If you need to activate your phone, hold down the menu button at the activation screen to bring up the keyboard.

  • Changing volume during a BT phone call causes a closeout and BT to stop working until a reboot. Please don't change the volume during a BT phone call for now. I am looking into the solution.

Installation Instructions
  1. Meet all the requirements listed at the top of the post
  2. Wipe data/cache, dalvik cache (only wipe cache and dalvik if coming from RC1)
  3. Flash Apex


Also available in ROM manager

Apex V2.0.0 RC 2

6fc322740ef9f0ae19ed37716da4ce46 *

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· Superuser
259 Posts
Restoring Removed Apps

I have made some flashable .zip files for common Blur apps that people want to restore. Check the following link first to see if I made one for the app you want. If not, then follow the steps below to manually restore Blur. Flashable .zip files here.

1. Game plan -- figure out which .apks you need to restore to get the functionality you want. I won't be providing much support in this regard.
2. Download the removed apps archive here. This is NOT a flashable .zip file.
3. Extract the removed apps archive and cherry pick the .apks you wish to restore. Copy them onto your sdcard.
4. Run the following commands in Terminal Emulator to restore apps:
<br />
su<br />
sys -rw<br />
cp /sdcard/APKNAME.apk /system/app<br />
chmod 755 /system/app/APKNAME.apk<br />
5. Repeat the bottom two lines for all remaining .apks to restore

For those who are not on .596, this thread has all the files necessary to get to .596

If you're on Gingerbread w/ .12P baseband, flash the 596-deodexed .zip and you're set.

For anyone else, SBF back to Froyo .340 and to the 2-part 596 upgrade and you're set.

· Superuser
259 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Not sure if the AOSP email app handles corporate/active sync, someone who's used previous versions of Apex is better fitted to answer that question. The lock screen controls can only be triggered by the Blur music app, so they are not there.

As for updated Blur apps, I removed more of them since Alpha

slow88lx said:
Here for my favorite ROM/dev. Has anyone tested Music Beta?
Lol, thanks. I streamed hours of music via the Music Beta app yesterday and today while I was working on this. Netflix works just fine too

· Android Beginner
18 Posts
Love love AOSP forever. This looks great and I can't wait to try it out... maybe tonight or tomorrow. I have been jonesing for an AOSP Gingerbread ROM since the leaks. Well, I would prefer a Nexus S but since I'm stuck on Verizon this is the next best thing!

· Themer
45 Posts
Dowloading now. will install if i don't fall asleep before

will have BlueBread running on this tomorrow or the next. by far my favorite ROM for GB so far
Keep of the great work Fab!
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