Just a quick note to those that keep up with this thread, as you would have seen I haven't been very active of late.
Unfortunately, at this point in time I am too busy with "real life" to sink time into this project.
I am not abandoning this project, there are many things I have planned and am working on to extend and improve upon this theme. When time permits I will finish what I have started and release a new version.
In the meantime there are plenty of users that have used this theme for a while and can help you with any issues you may have.
If I haven't replied to your quote, mention or PM, I will endeavour to do so in the coming week.
See below for some screens.
S5 MMS & Settings
See further below for Download links, changelog and a list of ROM's All Backs Black has been reported working on.
I have added this thread here for those that don't venture into other Note 3 forums. Plus it will be easier to manage the enhanced ABB files.
Original thread here.
If you post in this thread please don't double post in other ABB threads.
Feast your eyes on All Backs Black for Note3 TW 4.4+ (Rooted) Odexed or Deodexed by the original creator @Kdio.
This is a tried and proven theme that has been implemented on both the S3 & S4. In saying that, this is not a port, this theme was made ground up by Kdio and myself for the Note3.
Some users install this theme for battery efficiency; I prefer to use it purely for aesthetics I find it more pleasing to the eye than the stock TouchWiz interface colours.
For those of you that prefer something simple and done right or would like a reported 20% more battery, this theme is probably for you.
Neither I nor the original creator of this theme are responsible for any damage you do to your device. Flash at your own risk.
A few words from the Man you should be grateful to if you decide to flash and use this theme.
As extensively researched by the community, the use of black backgrounds in OLED (AMOLED and Super AMOLED) devices may lead to a gain up to 20% more battery juice. As related information, you can find some maths here and this xda experiment.
If, as is mine, your main device concern is lifetime and not the looks, give this a try and share your experience. Mine has been fantastic!
What is themed:
Notice: If you flash this theme just after flashing the ROM (before first boot) Desk and Lock screen will be setted to black.
- Samsung Stock TouchWiz Rooted KitKat 4.4+ ROM
- Custom Recovery
- Enter CWM recovery;
- Install Core files Zip from below
- Reboot your device and Profit!!! If like me you are OCD and suffer from ORD or if you have any issues (with the theme), wipe Cache and Dalvik.
- Enter CWM recovery
- Wipe Cache and Dalvik
- Reflash your ROM zip (no need to wipe data)
- Restart your device, Done!!!
- Enter CWM recovery;
- Install latest iteration
- Reboot your device and Profit!!! (If you have any issues wipe Cache and Dalvik.)
This Theme should work on any Stock Rooted 4.4+ TouchWiz Odexed or Deodexed ROM (Just install the All Backs Black core files from below and all should be good.).
If you try this theme on a ROM that isn't listed below please let us know. Also if you have any issues or general comments feel free to chime in.
n900V Core Files:
AllBacksBlack.Core.n900.21062014 v1.4 Non Aroma Installer
21/06/2014 - Included fixed Mms apk in package 15/06/2014 - Blacked out Pen Window - Revamped S5 MMS 09/06/2014 - MMS conversation bubbles darkened - Dialler icons fixed 08/06/2014 - WiFi calling icon fixed - Mms apk name corrected - Removed themed XML's from email apk - Call and S-Voice icons in dialer fixed 06/06/2014 - n900V Release
Flash these files after installation of the Core Files
ROM Specific Extras:
* Semi-Transparent Notification/Status screen;
For the above enhancements please pull the below files from your device, upload to your favourite file sharing site then PM me the link.
Please also include a link to the ROM.
- Baja ROM @bajasur (AllBacksBlack.Enhanced.Note3.Baja ROM.v15)
- JasmineROM @hsbadr (AllBacksBlack.Enhanced.Note3.JasmineROM.v1.7.2)
Flash the above files on the specified ROM's only.
To Do List:
You tell me...
Roms this theme has been reported working on.:
- JasmineROM v1.3.3
- JasmineROM v1.7.2
- BajaROM Build 14
- BajaROM Build 15
- Hyperdrive KK RLS8
- bigginsROM V4.5
- 'Beans' Stock Root Odex/DeOdex (04/23/14)
- Rick's ROM KitKat 4.4.2 Build 8
- @Kdio for his awesome work on this amazing theme (be sure to seek him out and thank him, it costs nothing)
- @freeza for his MMS wake on receipt fix for the S5 MMS Port
- @micmars for pointing the MMS fix out and pointing me in the right direction
- @Jocutz1987 for being an awesome Guinea Pig and making sure it was perfect for the n900 users
- @jrbxx7 for letting me know this theme also works on the n900V