The ultimate GPE for Safestrap!
Thanks Joe-Tech for the awesome base!
Google Experience has been updated to v0.3 FINAL!
This means that there will be no more updates until Joe-Tech fixes the WiFi or
USB transfer bugs, or he releases an update to his ROM (the base of GglExp).
The ROM is now completely stable with no bugs unless found by YOU!
Here is a list of the updated features and whatnot that come in v0.3:
- Decreased size of ROM zip by 200MB!
- Added a new and improved boot animation.
- Fixed the Chrome force close error.
- Fixed the no root error (see install instructions)
Google Experience is, as of now on v0.2-1! I skipped
v0.2 because when I went to test it, it soft bricked my phone! So that was a flop!
The updates that v0.2-1 have brought are the following:
- Gapps are now included in the ROM!
- SuperSU does not have to be flashed seperately!
- Joe-Tech's SMS and keyboard are removed.
- More bloat removed, more Google added!
What is Google Experience? It's a GPE ROM on steroids!
I was using Joe-Tech's GPE 4.4.4, when I thought to myslef, 'It's called a Google Play
Edition, but there aren't many Google Apps! It doesn't feel like a Nexus, or a GPE
device!' And so I set out to create the perfect Google Experience for Safestrap users.
Nexus 5 or GPE device experience
Gapps now built in!
Speed (fastest ROM on S4)
Custom Bootanim (now 190MB smaller!)
Safestrap 3.72 ready
Based on Joe-Tech's GPE 4.4.4
Removed unnecessary bloat
Latest ROM (v0.3)
Old ROM (v0.2-1)
This is a flashable zip made by me that includes Xposed and 15 modues
preconfigured for Google Experience. The full list of the modules can be found in the FAQ. To install,
download the zip file, put it on the root of your MicroSD card, boot into Safestrap and flash it- then
reboot, and you should have 15 hand-picked Xposed modules for your ultimate Google Experience!
- I am not responsible if you mess up your device
- I am not responsible if you mess anything else up
- I am not to be held liable if you void your warranty
- I will be laughing alongside Joe-Tech if you point fingers
1.) Download the latest ROM, SuperSU, and your modules.
2.) Place them on root of your MicroSD card.
3.) In Safestrap, factory reset twice.
4.) Now wipe all except MicroSD card twice.
5.) Flash the Google Experience zip.
7.) Now flash the modules zip file.
8.) Now flash SuperSU update.
9.) Reboot and let it sit for 5 minutes.
10.) Open SELinux Mode Changer, set to 'Permissive'.
11.) Do a 'Hot Reboot'.
12.) Press the thanks button on this post!
13.) In Joe-Tech's own words, enjoy!
- If WiFi is not working, do a 'Hot Reboot'.
- USB Transfer does not work.
- Upon first boot, a popup will say 'Maps stopped working'
- Ignore it and continue.
Q: What sets Google Experience apart from, say, Joe-Tech's GPE 4.4.4?
A: Google Experience offers a pure, consistent, well... Google Experience
like none other. Every update brings updated Gapps, and every app Google rolls
out, I aim to provide in Google Experience. I want to make you feel like you are
holding a Nexus 5 or a Google Play Edition phone in your hand.
Q: What modules are included in the Xposed flashable zip in the 'Extras'?
A: There are currently 15 modules as well as the installer in there. The modules
include: Advanced Power Menu, Android Tuner Free, App Ops, Cool Tool, Cyber-shot
Xposed, Force Translucent Statusbar, GravityBox, HKTheme Manager, MinMinGuard,
XDictionary, XInstaller, Xposed Additions, Xprivacy and XuiMod.
Q: What do you plan on developing next?
A: An Xperia ROM for Safestrap users on the AT&T S4. I think it would be cool
to take Joe-Tech's base, yet again, and remove the bloat, create an Xperia
overlay with the stock Z2 apps, and then build it and let people flash it. I'm not
even sure if there is already an Xperia ROM for the S4 out there yet.