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[ROM][KK][4.4.4][KTU84P] DarkCM 20140620-UNOFFICIAL

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By jfbs, Senior Member on 30th March 2014, 01:54 AM
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DarkCM is a free, community built after-market firmware distribution of Android 4.4 (KitKat), which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device.

Original Project Source

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  • Latest md5sum: 3b6c5b2e344d9b0cce77281407661faa
  • ================== Previous ==================
  • 20140509 md5sum: f6e53bba287d44b9a62ac66f5e5680d4
  • 20140411 md5sum: c76887ce394c30e36bc76a00d4332f0a
  • 20140329 md5sum: 7effd0e1355823126de1fcba2d58671c
Code:
Changelog: 
DCM 4.2
Update to Android 4.4.3_r1.1 (KTU84M)
Remove Listview and Interpolator
Rework HALO UI and drawables
Update TRDS for dialer from SlimRoms
Apps: Add blacklist interface from PA

DCM 4.1
Remove Blur (Cause Keyguard issues)
SlimPIE
Allow legacy widgets at Lockscreen
Archidroid Optimizations V3 (Compiled with Pure LINARO Toolchain)
Circle SideBar
App PEEK detection Support Like in PA Rom
Inline with CM sources

DCM 4.0
Fast Charge Tile
Music Tile
Floating windows (Halo, Long Press from Notification Bar, Long Press from SlimRecents, Long Press from Recent)
Google Recent UI
Reworked Settings Options Inline with CM
Warning Battery Low Option Like PA
Works for HOVER
Blur Lockscreen (Without Radius at the moment)
APP System Remover 
Peek Wake timeout Option (Only for Supported Devices)
Clock Font Style
Clock Color Style
Clock Options reworked
Smart Pull-Down - Any Notification
Navring last app toggle
Driving Mode
Breathing missedcall/sms/voicemail
Install Instructions
- First time flashing DCM to your Galaxy Exhibit (or coming from another ROM)?
  1. Boot into existing recovery and create a Nandroid Backup!
  2. Install at least ClockworkMod Recovery 6.0.4.4 or TWRP 2.6.3.0
  3. Reboot recovery into at least ClockworkMod Recovery 6.0.4.4 or TWRP 2.6.3.0
  4. CWM: WIPE dalvik-cache, format: data, system, and cache. TWRP: WIPE dalvik-cache, data, system, and cache.
  5. ** Optionally back-up sdcard0 before install and format it in recovery if experiencing install issues **
  6. Install the ROM (without gapps)
  7. Reboot system
  8. After system boots, boot back into recovery and install KK Google Apps.
  9. Wipe dalvik-cache and cache. Reboot.
- Upgrading from DCM, or CM11
  1. Boot into existing recovery and create a Nandroid Backup!
  2. CWM: WIPE dalvik-cache and format cache. TWRP: WIPE dalvik-cache and cache.
  3. Install the ROM
  4. Reboot
Known Issues
Do not use ART with latest
Do not enable KSM
Netflix isn't working with latest

Credits
arco
jocala
davidteri91
Madridii
Christopher83
AriesVE DevConnection Team
SlurmsMcKenzie's Boot Animation
TripFX, det0xx, feedmenomnom19, danny8, and skyrmion's testing feedback

kernel source
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just installed it and everything seems to be fine. Installed with twrp 2.3.6.0 wiped everything but sdcards. installed rom first did first boot, rebooted flashed pa-gapps 3-16 build you posted. works good so far and no issues that im aware of but havent tried everything yet. thanks for the nifty dark themed rom. keep up the awesome work jfbs and ill do a deep test later and report back tomorrow.
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Grateful!
Again @jfbs thanks again for the hard work you bring to this device. You bring a joy to people's faces.
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The real credit belongs to davidteri91 and Madridii for putting this together. I just compiled it for this device. Enjoy.
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wow! i'm impressed with this rom. was a bit fishy at first, but when it got settled in its almost magical..! great job!!
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The hard work you must have put into this ROM really shows. It is almost magical, as corny as that might sound.

I'm having the same external SD storage problem as I had using latest Ancora CM11 build. For example, I cannot make a Titanium Backup for any application. Det0xx informed me this is related to AOSP upstream. (I suppose one can work around this problem by using internal storage.)

I wonder, does everybody else have this same problem using external storage? I wonder if I need to do something additional, like reformat my card, flash a different kernel, or change from using TWRP 2.7 to something else.

Another comment regarding TWRP: I was going to do a clean install of this DarkCM ROM, but when I did the wipe in TWRP 2.7, I got a "failed" message for /data.

Any comment is appreciated. And all the ROM creation work is much appreciated, too.

Sent from Samsung Exhibit II using XDA Premium app. Peace!
31st March 2014, 09:12 PM |#9  
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Great to see this rom here
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Originally Posted by danny8

The hard work you must have put into this ROM really shows. It is almost magical, as corny as that might sound.

I'm having the same external SD storage problem as I had using latest Ancora CM11 build. For example, I cannot make a Titanium Backup for any application. Det0xx informed me this is related to AOSP upstream. (I suppose one can work around this problem by using internal storage.)

I wonder, does everybody else have this same problem using external storage? I wonder if I need to do something additional, like reformat my card, flash a different kernel, or change from using TWRP 2.7 to something else.

Another comment regarding TWRP: I was going to do a clean install of this DarkCM ROM, but when I did the wipe in TWRP 2.7, I got a "failed" message for /data.

Any comment is appreciated. And all the ROM creation work is much appreciated, too.

Sent from Samsung Exhibit II using XDA Premium app. Peace!

Titanium Backup is also a bust for me, nothing good on it works besides being able to open up, but that's no biggie I keep backups on my laptop then just transfer them over when I flash new roms.
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Netflix
Has anyone tried Netflix on this ROM? I haven't flashed it yet, but I have had issues (not smooth and sometimes stalling) on the two CM11 ROMs with Netflix. Not a deal breaker, but I thought I would ask.

Thanks in advance.

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