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  • Title: LA-Q1 – FonzoChili
  • Listed: 11/25/2014 3:22 pm
  • ROM Version: ROM Android 4.1.1 v008 (b1r024)
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LA-Q1 – FonzoChili

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Updated 25th November 2014 to v008.

                  FonzoChili  _//
                     v008    /'-?
                           ,'  ;/
                         ./'  ;'
                       ,-" _;' 
                    ,-'_;-"   Arfonzo's LA-Q1 ROM



Dear friends, it has been a while! I have been very busy, and although I had intended to stop providing any further upgrades to this ROM, I've decided to release the latest version of the ROM, v008, for any brave Small Chili users still out there. :)

Major improvements: OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability has been fixed, fix for those experiencing Home button not working, installer script cleanup and more.

I debated whether I should put any more effort into supporting FonzoChili, but I decided that if any loyal users are out there, the least I can do is provide them with an updated ROM with the above improvements.

Thank you all for your support and kind words, and keep them coming.
- arfonzo  



- Fix Heartbleed (SSL vulnerability).
  – Note: this fix uses the same OpenSSL version 1.0.1c, but disables the exploitable capability. Some "Heartbleed Check" apps only go by version number alone: ensure you check with an app like Lookout Mobile Security's Heartbleed Security Scanner. This type of app checks the version, and as well the exploitable feature to accurately determine that the vulnerability no longer exists on this ROM. :)
- Fix Home button not working in some upgraded scenarios.
- Update Google Framework (Play) Services to 6.5.87.
- Update Google Play store app.
- Remove default application(s):
  – Calendar (I suggest you download the improved Google Calendar app, the new widget now works with new framework)



FonzoChili aims to stay as close to the official stock ROM as possible, giving you the stuff you need (i.e., root, Google services framework), and removing the stuff you don't need (i.e., crazy Chinese applications that add little green robots to your Home screens).

Briefly, the latest version of FonzoChili features:

From the stock rom:
- Android version: 4.1.1
- Based on official ROM: US9230-BW90810-0101-V0137

FonzoChili removes from stock:
- System applications removed, including:
  – AreaSearch.apk
  – BaiduInput.apk
  – Browser.apk
  – Calendar.apk
  – CooeeRota_Signed.apk
  – ThinkFree.apk
- Some applications that cannot be removed from /system/apps. They reside on a separate partition. FonzoChili removes them, too:
  – AndroidAppManager.apk
  – BaiduSearch.apk
  – FromXiaolajiao.apk
  – LA-Q1QQ.apk
  – LajiaoMarket.apk
  – TencentMobileManager.apk
  – UCBrowser.apk
  – iReader_V1720_yuxin.apk

FonzoChili changes from stock:
- English as default language.
- Comes with:
  – Root.
  – BusyBox.
  – Chainfire SuperSU.
  – Google apps and services, including Play.
- No Google Play/Market restrictions (as noted with some other ROMs for this device).  
- Zip aligned.
- Deodexed.
- Camera/camcorder shutter sounds completely disabled.
- Debugging tweaks:
  – Enable performance tuning (in Developer options).
  – Disable USB Debugging notification.  
- Dalvik VM tweaks:
  – Heap's growth limit set to 256m, and other tweaks.
- Memory management tweaks:
  – Automatically purge assets from memory as needed.
- Phone behavior change: 
  – No delay before ringing.
- Camera tweaks:  
  – JPEG encoding quality set to 100%.
- Networking tweaks:
  – Network buffers set to widely accepted improved values.  
  – DNS servers set to Google's and
- Battery life tweaks:
  – Reduce WiFi scan interval.
- New in v008:
  – Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability fixed.  
…and more.


WARNING: There is a chance you may lose everything, or even worse, brick your device. If you attempt to use FonzoChili, you do so at your own discretion and agree not to hold its authors liable for anything that happens.

Follow the steps pertaining to the recovery ROM you have:
  [A] If you have the stock recovery.
  [B] If you have CWM recovery such as Arfonzo's CWM Recovery ROM.
- Put the ROM's .ZIP file on the root of the SD Card.
- Make sure the ROM's filename is renamed to "update.zip".
- Power off the phone.
- Make sure the USB cable is not plugged into the phone.
- Hold: Volume Down + Power, until you see a green "RECOVERY" on the screen.
- In recovery, apply update.zip from SD Card.

- Put the ROM's .ZIP file anywhere on the SD Card. You don't need to rename it.
- Power off the phone.
- Make sure the USB cable is not plugged into the phone.
- Hold: Volume Down + Power, until you see a green "RECOVERY" on the screen.
- In CWM recovery, pick a zip from SD Card.
- Pick out the ROM's .ZIP file and apply.

For either method, after the above steps, you should:
- Factory reset the phone.
- Wipe the cache partition.
- Wipe the Dalvik cache.
- Reboot.


If you are upgrading your FonzoChili system, things should be easier. Follow the install steps in order to pick and apply the new ROM's .ZIP.

Afterwards, there is NO NEED TO FACTORY RESET, but you do need to:
- Wipe the cache partition.
- Wipe the Dalvik cache.
- Reboot.

It will spend some time next bootup, ODEXing the APKs. This should only happen once, and you should notice a quick bootup process following first boot.


Thanks to everyone using FonzoChili. In particular, thanks to Gijs, for testing FonzoChili since inception, and providing the feedback.


For discussion/questions/support, please join IRC.
IRC:      #SmallChili, on OFTC IRC network.

Email:    ART at POORCODING dot COM

- arfonzo


※Please make a backup of your device before installing or updating ROM

Donate with PayPal to arfonzo

55 Responses to“LA-Q1 – FonzoChili”

  1. 07/25/2013


    Doesn't work for me either. The home button doesnt work. Kill it with fire..

  2. 05/13/2013

    United Kingdom

    Please everyone, only use the b3 posted on NeedROM, not the b4 testing builds from my website. When the b4 is ready I will also post the file here.


  3. 08/14/2013


    gyz help me. I have "Xolo Play T1000" mobile which is rebrand of “Small Chili Q1”  I cant install your rom. plz hemp me. I have stock rom of my mobile. I want make roms like you. HELP ME PLZZZZ.

    • 05/13/2013

      United Kingdom

      Hi akkiheat,

      As far as I know, that Xolo Play is not actually a rebrand, but a different model of the us9230, which is the us9230e1.


  4. 08/14/2013


    hi arfonzo,

    Thanks for carrection, i edited build.prop and created this rom using KITCHEN but still i getting error "

    md5 checksum error "

  5. 08/14/2013


    im getting this error after editing build.prop "no mdf file found "                

  6. 03/26/2014


    Do you have a new rom for LA-Q1 model?

  7. 05/08/2014


    hello friends. 
    my name is Angel 
    I have a question? buy three Beidou hot pepper la-q1 to mexico! 
    but none of them gives me gsm signal! and install three sim cards and nothing! 
    I hope you can help me thanks

  8. 05/13/2013

    United Kingdom

    Ahoy friends! It has been a while.

    Today I've uploaded the first public release of FonzoChili v008 ROM.

    This fixes Home button issues some people were seeing, fixes Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability, and more. Please read the documentation in the first post before asking questions.


    - arfonzo

  9. 10/12/2014


    Hello dear afronzo, why are you dont be update for Russian language? 

    • 05/13/2013


      @kvadrat911: if someone can send me instructions on how to include Russian language in the ROM, I will gladly add this.



  10. 05/04/2014

    Hello Afronzo, what languages have this ROM it is only English and Chines languages.

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