I'm not responsible for any damages on your device.
It comes from my hobby to building rom that is actually for private use and then some users found it on my goo.im. Due to some suggestions from them (rkoby13 is one of them ), I decided to create this thread to share my builds with you.
This build is compiled using SaberMod toolchain and like the official one, it is built from the same source: SlimRoms github.
I could cherry-pick some commits ahead from Slim Team or patches from other repositories that I find useful.
The ROM and the kernel are tested by me first before I make it available online. I could have overseen something during testing, please be understand.
In summary, it is still SlimKat that is compiled with SaberMod toolchain. You can consider this build is nightly and the build from the official thread is stable and weekly.
!!! Please don't discuss these unofficial builds in the official thread. User can get confuse easily. !!!
Compiled with a custom toolchain Sabermod for more performance and better battery life.
Compiled with the most GCC optimization level -O3.
Compiled with strict-aliasing compiler optimization.
Added patches to fix GCC strict-aliasing violation rules.
Added ARMv7 and Cortex-A9 optimized string handling routines for more smoothness and more memory optimization.
Added zzmoove governor to the SlimKernel.
Added some AOSP fixes and improvements.
Added some VanirAOSP fixes and improvements.
Disabled SQLite fsync to increase I/O performance.
See here. Thanks a lot Harsha Raj!
Coming from 4.1.x or 4.2.x or 4.3.x or another ROM to 4.4.x:
Flash a kitkat compatible recovery from here. A kernel is a recovery and a recovery is a kernel.
Reboot to recovery. Not to the system!
Full wipe: data, cache, dalvik cache.
Mount system and format system partition manually.
Flash the unofficial build.
Flash gapps from here. Please use the 'minimal' one since our system partition is not big enough to carry the 'full' one.
Coming from previous unofficial build:
Wipe cache and dalvik cache.
Flash the unofficial build.
No need to re-flash gapps. Gapps will be restored back automatically by backup tool during flashing.
Another version of full wipe/dirty flashing from Hopper8
Music player stops playing music from sdcard after some time. See here.
HardCorePawn - for his great work making the SlimKat available on i9100 device.
Dorimanx - for patches to disable sqlite fsync.
DHO, PrimeDirective, NuclearMistake - for awesome fixes and improvements from VanirAOSP.
In software, a toolchain is the set of programming tools that are used to create a product (typically another computer program or system of programs). The tools may be used in a chain, so that the output of each tool becomes the input for the next, but the term is used widely to refer to any set of linked development tools.
A simple software development toolchain consists of a compiler and linker to transform the source code into an executable program, libraries to provide interfaces to the operating system, and a debugger. A complex product such as a video game needs tools for preparing sound effects, music, textures, 3-dimensional models, and animations, and further tools for combining these resources into the finished product.
SaberMod is a AOSP based ROM with some extra features added in and mostly from CyanogenMod. SaberMod started out pure AOSP when android 4.2.1 launched. Originally it was pure AOSP with a few extra features I ported over from CyanogeMod and linaro optimizations. Then I rebased everything off of rasbeanjelly because I liked many features found in rasbean. Since then I've modified a lot of the code so not much of it is rasbeanjelly based anymore. But you will still find some commonly used features found in rasbeanjelly. SaberMod is not a rasbeanjelly or CM clone, or KANG. Custom kernels are included for certain devices when available. These are personal builds we make for ourselves and originally became very popular in the nexus 7 forums. Features are very rarely added, and are built to SaberMod's team members liking. Currently there are two members of SaberMod working on this project. Myself and @jarjar124 . Please understand our time is limited and we are only two people who have lives, and do not have 25-50 members like CyanogenMod to add things. And our goal is not to add a bunch of features that bloat the system of the ROM.
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