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[ROM][4.4.2][01/04]SlimKat - I9100 [Build 4][WEEKLIES]

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SlimRoms is a custom android operating system. The main goal is to offer users a slimmed down but still feature rich alternative to other android operating systems.
The entire SlimTeam work together to bring you this tailor-made beauty straight from Android Open Source Project (AOSP) source code.
All of the sources can be publicly viewed through GitHub and you can stop by the public Gerrit to submit patches of any type.

SlimKat is the project name for SlimRoms based on Android 4.4 and offers the following original features:
  • The Real Dark Slim
    • Full system-wide dark interfaces. - If you like it smooth and classy.
  • Custom Shortcuts. Everywhere.
    • Hardware keys, Navigation Ring, Navigation Bar, Lockscreen, Tiles, Notifications etc. - We've got you covered.
  • System-Wide Keyboard Controls
    • Rotation, cursor control, optional emoticions, etc. - You'll be tapping away to your heart's content.
  • SlimCenter
    • Downloads, contact information, system app removal. - More fun than you can shake a stick at.
  • Camera Features
    • Trueview, Smart Capture. - Capture life moments with ease.

Important links: - The official webpage where you find everything you need to know about SlimRoms.

Downloads - Download the rom, gapps and other addons.

Installation instructions - Follow these steps to the letter if you're about to install SlimRoms on your device.

Latest Changelog - Read here if you want information on changes in latest build.

FAQ - The most frequent asked questions with answers.

Kernel Source - The code source for the default "Slim" kernel for i9100.

Get in touch! - Contact SlimRoms at these places if you have questions, requests or feedback.





Disclaimer: SlimRoms are not responsible for any damages to your device.

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[ROM][4.4.2][01/04]SlimKat - I9100 [Build 4][WEEKLIES], ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S II

HardCorePawn, Tylog, SlimRoms
ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.0.x
Based On: AOSP

Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: Build 4
Stable Release Date: 2014-04-01

Created 2013-12-03
Last Updated 2014-08-20
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SlimKat 4.4.2 Build 4

Build 4 is live! Please read the Changelog for more details including proper upgrade/installation methods, as well as notes on activating root.

Changes, Features & Fixes:
Changelog for Build 4
  • changelogs since stable SlimKat 3 release: 3.2 - 3.4 - 3.6 - 3.8 - 3.10
  • Framework: Fix LTE tile
  • Framework: SlimPie: turn on HA on highEndGfx devices
  • Framework: Add Landscape layout for ECA
  • Framework: Add support for QC's time_daemon
  • Framework: SystemUI: Remove broadcast from QH toggles
  • Settings: QuierHours service: call with qualified user and introduce controller
  • Settings: Fix possible illegal argument exception
  • Camera2: if camera HAL does not return valid picture formats do not show wrong values.
  • Device specific: several fixes and upstream. See attached changelog on the device download
  • Gapps: Complete rework of the gapps package. Update to Google Music, Google YouTube, Google PlayStore TRDS
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Known Issues
i9100 Specific Known Issues (Build 4 as at 01/04/2014):
  • SDCard/Fuse Daemon issues (aka "Music Playback Bug"). On extended music play it can suddenly happen that the playback stops.
  • Camcorder - Zoom on 1080p mode is buggy see below for "workaround"
  • WiFi Direct doesn't work

General Known Issues (Build 4 as at 01/04/2014):
  • LTE tile: on clean flash if the first toggle of LTE tile does not work go into settings->more->mobile networks and set one time the network mode to 3g. After this the LTE toggle will work always as expected
  • National data roaming: If you tick the option in settings all entries get visually disabled although they still work. Do not worry about it and just re-enter the screen again and it is corrected. As long as SlimKat supports your provider this works as intended.

  • If you are running on ART, and you're having issues with an app... check this list to see whether app is known to have issues with ART.
  • Zoom on 1080p mode "sometimes" works... if you set camcorder to 1080p, switch to camera, change res so zoom starts working again, and then switch back to camcorder... zoom will work on 1080p However, if you turn the screen off, or close and re-open the camera, the zoom will be broken again Also, once it stops working on camcorder, it'll probably stop working on camera as well until you change the resolution/picture size

4.4 mini-FAQ
  • Q) My recovery won't flash the 4.4 zip... aka "Status 7 error"... what do I do?
  • A) Get the i9100_SlimKat_4.4.2_compat_recovery zip attached below... flash it... reboot to recovery... be amazed by new TWRP recovery... then:
    • Wipe - Advanced - Select cache, dalvik, system (and Data if you want FULL wipe)
    • Install Slim ROM + Slim Gapps
    • Reboot
    • Profit!
  • Q) Root doesn't work!
  • A) From a clean build you need to enable root access for Superuser itself. This is different from some earlier versions of android (4.2 and below) in which Superuser by default had root access on a new install. To do this, go to Settings -> Developer options -> Root access. If an app attempts to request root access before Superuser itself has access, it may cause problems with that app in the future where root requests are silently denied.
  • Q) Developer Options? What Developer Options? I don't see that in Settings??!?
  • A) By default, this is conveniently hidden from view... as it does contain settings and options that can (and will) break stuff if you don't know what you're doing. If you require access to this, Settings -> About Phone... Then tap on the Build Number 7 times.
  • Q) How to change DPI?
  • A) Currently, this feature hasn't been ported... so you'll need to install Texdroider DPI from the playstore... or edit /system/build.prop and change ro.sf.lcd_density to the desired value
  • Q) I upgraded and lost my sim unlock, none of the unlock tools are working?
  • A) Unfortunately, I have nothing but Bad News™ for you Seems Samsung locked everything down and Google played along... Get a "proper" (aka carrier) unlock... or use older versions of Android... There is nothing we can do
  • Q) Music just randomly stops playing... and then won't work properly until reboot and/or drains battery?
  • A) Unfortunately, there isn't a whole lot we can do. Due to new SDCard handling and issues with FUSE, there is a strange quirk with Exynos4 devices like i9100 and n7000 where the system freaks out and dies... users have had various levels of success trying some of the following workarounds: 1. format sdcards with ExFAT (apparently can cause issues with backups and/or GPS apps??)... 2. Put all your music on internal SD...

    More details can be found in this OmniROM thread...
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Post Slim features already included
Slim features already included (BETA 1.7):

Since we are now included in the official builds,
for the changes on each weeklies


- Battery Icon

- Notification and QS Drawer
--- Hide Network Label
--- Notification Transparency
--- Shortcuts
--- Quick Settings
--- Background Style

- Status bar
--- Clock and date
--- Brightness Control


- Navigation bar
--- 5 Navbar buttons
--- Navring

- Global menu
--- Expanded desktop (immersive)


- Slimroms (website, bugreport, irc, donate, source)

- Slim OTA

- Slim sizer

More Features on Settings:

- Wi-Fi
--- Wi-Fi region code

- Sound
--- Advanced
------- Camera Shutter sound
------- Safe headset volume
------- Volume rocker music control
------- Less frequent notification sound
------- Power connectivity alert
--- Ascending ringtone
--- Volume adjust sound

- Display
--- Rotation (0, 90, 180, 270)
--- CRT Animation
--- Wakeup Options

- Security
--- Screen lock
------- Slide (theme style, custom handle)
------- PIN (change order of pin pad numbers)
--- Power button instantly lock
--- Quick unlock
--- Show slider before secure lock
--- App Security
------- Blacklist
------- Privacy Guard

- Advanced Options
--- Superuser
--- Media Scanner behavior on boot

Other Features on App:

- Camera
--- Smart capture
--- GPS indicator
--- Color effects
--- JPEG quality

- Dialer
--- Call Settings
------- Blacklist
------- Non intrusive incoming calls

- Mms
--- Easy selector of contacts
--- Split SMS
--- Multi-part SMS size
--- Privacy mode
--- Breathing notification
--- Quick message
--- Full timestamp
--- Original timestamp
--- Blacklist
--- Font size
--- Soft keyboard type
--- Text area

- Android IRC for SlimRoms

- Simple Explorer

- Slim Shortcuts
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a taste of slimkat on our sg2
hehehe..... gonna try and report back later....
thank you @HardCorePawn
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Thanks @HardCorePawn for your work to bring kitkat to our s2.
Now i know what i will do after i wake up
Downloading now.
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working featres on OP
uhm maybe you could add WORKING FEATURES of slimrom on this slimkat i9100 alpha so there will be less questions for users/testers....

and great job boss
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Where I found the download link for alpha kitkat? Only see add one kitkat on slim page and 4.3.
The link in op not go to kitkat section??

I9100 Tapatalk 4, Rom1 Pound Rom 4.4 Kitkat
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