[ROM][I9505][XXUGNG2] Samy Deluxe S4 ROM S5 Style NOFX
After a weekend where I had time to think and reconsider everything, I decided to re-open a new thread here at XDA for my Samy Deluxe ROM. Hopefully the new thread will be a bit more user-friendly than the previous one.
Q: What is Samy Deluxe S4 ROM?
Samy Deluxe S4 ROM is my tiny personal project for the international version (GT-I9505) of the Samsung Galaxy S4. It has been the very first of its kind and I decided it could still be a very good starting point for Galaxy S4 owners who seek to have a little Galaxy S5 flavour.
It is a Samsung Galaxy S5 style ROM foremost but I will try to revert it back to its original purpose of combining the very best elements of all Samsung TouchWiz devices.
Q: There are so many Galaxy S5 style ROM at the moment. What's the need for Samy Deluxe then?
Samy Deluxe has been the very first of its kind. Go ask that question all the other ROMs out there. If you want, you can continue using the original. If not, you have plenty of valid alternatives.
Q: OK. So what's inside?
Numerous Galaxy S5 features, apps, widgets, styling etc. What is pretty standard at the moment. See pictures at the bottom.
Android 4.4.2 I9505XXUGNG2 Base
S5 Dialer and Contacts with the PopUp incoming call, call recording
S5 Bootanimation & S5 Shutdown menu
S5 System Ui
S5 Ultra Power Saving Mode
S5 Emergency Mode
S5 Download Booster
All Galaxy S5 Libs and permissions
Added UPSM Apps Manager
S5 Filemanager, S5 Calculator, S5 Translator
S5 Sview Cover (might be buggy)
S5 Touchwiz Launcher
S5 S-Gallery, S5 S-Browser, S5 Music Player
S5 Geo Lookout, S Baro, S5 Accuweather
S5 S-Memo, S5 Note
S5 Activity, S5 Remote
S5 Photo Retouching
S5 Story Album
S5 Video, S5 Watch-On, S5 Email, S5 Keyboard
S5 Group Play, S5 Optical Reader
S5 SFinder, S5 Baby Monitor
S5 Air Wake Up, S5 Quick Connection
S5 Car Mode, S5 SVoice
Q: How do I install this?
Download to internal SD card, do not put it on your external SD-card
Flash other addons after first boot (very important)
Q: What can I do if there are some errors?
Errors are likely to be there. This is still due to its nature a work in progress. However, before posting, read if the issue hasn't already been mentioned.
If you decide it hasn't, report the error and attach a logcat.
Q: Will you support any other Galaxy S4 versions?
Short answer: No. I don’t have your device and thus will never release anything I didn’t have the chance to ruin it myself….
I don't like the S5 softkey layout. Change it!
Please change it yourself.
This is a S5 style ROM and I don’t understand what the problem is to adapt to new changings. If not, there is always the possibility for you to revert to the original softkey layout.
I have no plans for the moment to revert it in this ROM. We have been spending so much time and efforts into making it so close to te S5 as possible that it makes no sense at all to go back now.
Why always create such a fuzz about nothing? We should rather spend our time and energy into adding missing functions.
I am not going to give you instructions on how to do it yourself. Why? Let’s be honest: chances are high there will be problems and I might end up having to do it for you. And even if it worked, it would eventually cause problems.
Q: What's the difference between the blue and black version?
One is black and one is blue.
To be more precise: the background color in the Settings-App is either black (like in original Galaxy S5 settings) or blue.
Q: What about the extra apps addon?
First off: it’s optional and not needed. It contains some apps I decided not to directly implement into the ROM. The content may vary from time to time but, it has apps such as:
S5 Toolbox Addon
Xposed S5 PowerSavingMode
Q: What is the last changelog?
new XXUGNG2 base
fixed wake up delay
cleaned up code
extra Samsung and Bloatware App package (flash separately)
This is a maintenance release that is supposed to add stability to the ROM and eliminate as many bugs as possible. It wouldn’t be possible without XDA, be it by sharing apps, libs and fixes or by helping me out seeding the torrent. I believe this is the most complete community-based release of Samy Deluxe up to now– a true community ROM: You deserve the props! Feel free to comment on this if you contributed in a way or another so I can add you to the thanks & credits list!
Version H *“Hey, the KKK to my baby away” (internal joke!) (9.4.2014)
Version G ”Good Clean Fun (6.4.2014)
New Base (XXUFNC5)
massive cleanup: completely redone & rewritten
Added new S5 Apps ( SHealth, Snote, SPlanner, S-Baro etc)
LTE option can be selected
S5 Launcher & Themes
S5 Lockscreen Effect (flash after first boot as addon)
ISSUE: SBrowser sometimes crashes with activated smart functions (smart stay, smart scroll etc)
Changelog Version F From Ashes Rise" (1.4.2014)
New S5 sytle system, settings & framework
added new S5 Apps (Svoice etc)
new Kernel: Adam 2.2
removed apps not needed
edited battery icon (now with or without numbers)
Version E “Evil Empire” (16.3.2014)
New Base VJUFNB2 (stability, but missing keyboard languages need to be downloaded)
Rework of all edited & added apps
New Galaxy S5 style reboot option
Galaxy S5 UI
Galaxy S5 style Accuweather widget
ViPER4Android FX integration (needs to be enabled in audio settings)
FULL WIPE is RECQUIRED to avoid errors!
Adam Kernel 2.1 (more stable than previously used kernel)
Version D (12.3.2014) (uploading…)
Added new S5 Apps ( Gear Fit Manager, Group Play, MyBoard, New Calculator, S-Translator, SVoice etc)
Settings updated (eliminated second settings icon)
Samy Deluxe would not be possible without the work of some excellent developers here and elsewhere, my contribution is very modest but can hopefully be extended with the beginning of this release.
There are so many parts I picked up, slightly modified and expanded that I am not sure if every developer can be fully credited. If I happened to forget one, please forgive, I will include the appropriate credits as soon as possible.
Version L & M use a modified SecSettings which can originally be found in PhoeniX ROM v9 and the Ultra Power Saving Mode found here. I just adapted it and slightly modified it.
Please visit the original thread and support the ROM: Phoenix ROM
XDA community (best, and will always be!)
wanam (GOD of ROM)
tamirda (since Version L using parts of his UPSM)
angelovitello (some new icons & apps)
irft sanoc69 (mirror!) rubbem06 (tested all apps!) blackmen6969 gdmlaz jserrano0628 robinmiclat walid54 bigron77 zara86 perrito3 kristova86
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