a highly customizable KitKat experience for the Galaxy S4
Many screenshots available in Post #2
Deodex | VRUFNC5 | Android 4.4 KitKat | Init.d tweaks | Build.prop tweaks
Fully Debloated!! (Do not bring back google apps during set up) | Added Nexus 5 ringtones
Added HTC One ringtones | Added Nexus 5 Wallpapers (native in walllpaper chooser)
Added HTC One Wallpapers (native in wallpaper chooser) | Increased Hacked TW Launcher for speed (Thanks sbreen94)
Infinite Scroll enabled | Transparent AccuWeather Widget | Battery Full notification disabled
Nexus X Custom Boot Ani | Verizon Emergency Carrier Label removed | Center Clock MOD
1 Percent Battery MOD | Torchlight MOD | Camera Shutter Menu enabled | Increased Contacts for call to 100
Added new wallpapers | Custom Default BajaROM wallpaper on first boot! | Removed smart eye MOD
Custom 4 Way Reboot MOD | Custom BajaROM carrier label on lockscreen | Removed chinese writing from sounds
Removed ALL folders from app drawer (no more empty amazon folder) | Added 2013 Setup Wizard for easy setup
Updated System/Apps | Removed help tab from settings menu | Fully Modded CSC | Modded SecMms.apk
Scheduled Messaging enabled | Split View Messaging Enabled | Unlocked USB Tethering
Fully Themed UI courtesy of @reggiecheeks
All new custom settings tab! | AOSP Lockscreen enabled | Launcher Mods | Xposed Framework Mod Center
Theme Section | New Custom BajaROM Boot Animation
And...Much much more!
- 4-in-1 Reboot Menu.
- Extended Reboot Menu (w/ 4in1 built into "restart").
- Setup Wizard removed.
- Reset Toggles in toggle menu to enable all toggles.
- USB Debugging & Unknown sources apk installs enabled by default.
- Transparent Weather Widget.
- 4x5 Launcher mod.
- Rooted, Deodex, busybox installed, and init.d enabled.
- Tethering enabled.
- Security lockscreen pin and write to External SD Card fix build it.
- Alot of the features from the features list above are not fully implemented yet, please be patient.
Please note this rom is based on NC5 however should run on any build given that either one of two dependencies are met.
1. If on MK2/MJ7 install make sure you have used a method to get Safestrap working on 3.72. Google it.
2. If on a loki or dev edition device then install a custom kernel after installing the rom.
3. If one a NC2/NC5 non rooted device you will need to do a partial downgrade to 4.3 MK2 then update to a prerooted NC5 or other KK rom w/ Safestrap verision 3.72 installed.
If you're not sure what you have, look. To determine your bootloader version, go to terminal emulator or adb shell and type "getprop ro.bootloader" (without quotes)
- KitKat Release: BajaROM-S4-Release-v-2.2.zip
DONT FLASH ANY THEMES YET
If you would like to see a feature in BajaRom that is not yet implemented, please feel free to post here. Also, this project has a features request area which will allow for easy tracking of your request and the resolution.
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frequently asked questions
can i flash this over without wiping?
You can do whatever you like. Whether it will work or not is another story. Net is that if you would like any manner of support, you need to follow the directions here.
how can i apply to my rom?
Many mods are available for download within the rom itself. Download them to your phone, use file manager to transfer anything you want onto the external SD card, then boot into safestrap. Choose the install button, and select your zip. Once you're done, press restart. Depending on what you've done, the phone may reboot itself a second time after it configures all of your applications. This is normal and is not a bootloop
is there any fee for using bajarom?
There is absolutely no charge for using, or support of this project. If you have the means and appreciate the hard work that has been done to make this the single best ROM available for the Note 3, there are donate buttons available
is there risk involved in flashing this rom?
Yes. Flashing roms of any kind, BajaRom or others, has some degree of risk. Generally speaking, most any situation can be overcome at this point by using Odin and reinstalling factory-fresh files. However, the device is yours, the responsibility is yours. If you find yourself in a situation, we will do our best to assist, but we cannot and will not be responsible for what you choose to do to your phone.
why are there two editions of the same build?
A special edition of BajaRom was released with build 8. This special "Combat Edition" is intended as a small tribute to all of our men and women in the US Military. Your work is appreciated, and we thank you for your service. Because of the extent of the modifications required, each build will include a link to the normal version, as well as the Combat Edition ROMs. At this point there is no build 9 combat edition; this may become a theme for subsequent versions.
i like what i see but i'm not sure this is for me?
Because @Hashcode was able to get SafeStrap working on the VZW Note III, you can simply create a ROM slot, install the ROM, and boot to it, without affecting your existing ROM. The majority of BajaRom users end up using it is their Daily Driver, and can be installed in the stock ROM slot. Using this configuration allows the entirety of the available storage to be accessible.
what launchers are available?
Out of the box, there are two launchers available. A tweaked version of the TouchWiz launcher, and Themer. Themer is a unique concept for launchers, and is a different way of thinking of things. If you're not sure, use the TouchWiz rom to start and you can always change as you go forward.
how can I use the cool n5 google experience launcher?
Also available in this ROM for download is the Google Experience launcher, which is what is currently being deployed to KitKat Nexus 5 phones. To use this launcher simply download it from the BajaRom settings, and flash using SafeStrap (see above FAQ for more detail). Once installed, you will get a choice of which to use. Note, you MUST update Google Search in order for this to work properly.
what if i need to return my phone for warranty exchange, or how to back out
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING AMAZING PEOPLE!! @jrkruse @Hashcode @BeansTown106 @bajasur @reggie cheeks @sbreen94
BajaROM -S4, ROM for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S 4
Surge1223, bajasur, reggie cheeks
ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x
ROM Firmware Required: KitKat -NC2 or NC5 or 4.2.2 MDK with loki
Current Stable Version: 1.34
Stable Release Date: 2014-05-30
Beta Release Date: 2014-05-30
Last Updated 2014-05-30