First off, I must start off officially, Hello fellow flashaholics!! I am The SJSharksfan, and i am a flashaholic. I have been affected by this condition for the last 7 years, and this thread might just be the outlet i need to help alleviate the flashaholic tendencies that i (we) suffer from.. So, if you are a member also, feel free to let out some flashaholic stories here too.. Ah, that feels better. So, with that said, I just want to share my personal customizations with the android community. I am not building anything you find on this thread, I am simply making a few minor adjustments.
I have been using smartphones for quite some time now. My first taste of really customizing my device interface was when I was playing with my PalmPre 1 & then Pre2 using webOS. It was very fun. I had to move onto android and had switched over to the Epic Touch 4G. I rooted very fast and was flashing ever since. Now on my S4, the same amount if not more is available to tweak this device as well.
I do like TW based ROMs, but enjoy using AoSP based ROMs more.
The ROM I am currently on is CarbonKK, however since I am a flashaholic 100%, I can't help but test other AoSP based ROMs as often as I can. I started customizing on AiCP, but have always been a CarbonROM fan, so after I test the different builds, I usually land on CarbonROM for my daily. I will add customized builds of AiCP, PA, c-ROM, Vanir & SlimKat along side the Carbon builds though, so if you like those ROMs and my customizations, you can flash which ever you prefer.
Please note: I am not the dev for this rom. I am not building it at all. All I do is extract the directories, make the changes, re-zip, re-sign and create new md5sum.
I test every time I set up a build this way. I am always the first person to test. I then send it to 6 or 7 people that also make sure that it is stable. If it isn't stable, I don't upload to my Mega account. So, even though I am always confident in my customizations, I cannot be responsible if you run into problems. All devices are slightly different due to hardware differences.
This build should be able to get dirty flashed over c-ROM, AiCP or other CarbonROM builds, however you might have to flash clean. ALWAYSALWAYSALWAYS nandroid before making any changes.
Since this rom is AoSP based, you'll need to flash gApps as normally done for AoSP.
DPI I use is 115. It is very small, but I wear glasses already so I am able to use that low of resolution.
** Please note: this customized build is using the jflte unified base and I add the Sprint variant of the KT Kernel. So if you are on an S4 variant that is not compatible with the LTE unified builds, this will not work on your device. (If you want to use this ROM, you still can, you will just need to have the kernel for your carrier on your SD card when flashing. Flash after you flash the ROM. URL below to find your KT Kernel. If the link isn't working, click to view tkruzze's profile and started threads, he has threads for every carrier's kernels)
The small adjustments I make are as follows:
adding the KT Kernel - SPRINT version baked in!!!!
working sVoice (you might have to remove and reinstall from the system/priv-app folder)
quite a few sound options for ringtones and notifications. A few examples would be COD-BO2 theme music (MP & DubStep Menus), "Droid" alert, ViperAI, Robot28 (iPhone) & FamilyGuy Bag-O-Weed song clip to name just a few
*** NEW!! Microbes LWP included in CarbonROM!! - The only CarbonROM build with it included!! *** (Starting at the 6/30 build)
as of 7/21, I will be changing the included tool apps due to the fact that they are installed as system apps and not user. This is not the best way and I don't want to keep causing issues with the extras I add.
*** PLEASE do not post questions for these versions in the official carbonROM thread. They do not want to support issues using this ROM. They gave me their blessing for starting my own thread, but said please no support questions. If you test this build on your device and see glitches, my thoughts are hardware differences between variants might be the cause. Please flash the official carbon to see if the same issues are there. Please also refrain from posting questions for these builds in the official threads for these builds. The devs for the official builds are not supporting any unofficial builds.
Some folks report some screen flickering at times. Parkourkid let us know that if you are having flicker issues with Hover (which is common with most ROMs including it now), increase their GPU mHz to 200+, he suggests to use 375.. If you look at the change log for the KT Kernel, the 7/12 update added the ktconservativeq gov that seems to address that issue specifically. If you are running the KT kernel and are on a previous version, just update the kernel with your KT Monitor app.
*** STARTING AT THE 6/18 BUILD, AoSP BASED BUILDS NOW SUPPORT APP2SD FUNCTIONALITY!! ***
*** ALL BUILDS WITH THE 6/19 KERNEL SHOULD BE UPDATED MANUALLY TO THE LATEST KT KERNEL (7/12) ***
MOD - Customize your boot animation!
I've been working on a custom boot animation for DreamXtreme and I thought I'd share it. I tested it already and it works great. There is a slight hiccup in the middle of the animation, but not major. I haven't created a flashable zip yet, but you can set it manually on any rom and it will work. If you need to know how to change boot animations manually, the process is as follows:
For a detailed changelog of the official builds, check out the changes made each night here: Carbon Changelog
** My customized builds will reflect the same changes as the official nightlies but always with my same customizations each time.
I will update with info I might have missed in this op and I will answer any questions anyone might have about the customizations I made.
All I am doing on this thread is sharing a custom build that I use for my daily driver. Anyone is welcome to use it. Please remember that I am not the developer for the base rom, so if for any reason you find issues or glitches, more than likely you shouldn't use this build. For some reason, I am able to run it without 1 single issue, hence why I posted it. (I am also playing with Mahdi and trying to put my customizations on it as well. If I get it perfect, I will share it as well)
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