Settings > About Phone > Status - Shows "Normal" Rather Than "Modified"
Long Press to Kill Button: Choose either Menu .Back or Disable
Long Press Volume Skip Track 3.0 with New User Defined Perimeters (Screen must be OFF!)
Choice of Batteries in Aroma (35+)
4-in-1 Extended Reboot Menu
1% Battery Mod with Animated Charging
100% Working Call/Message Block
100% True VZW Blocking Mode
Rendered UI with GPU instead of CPU
Auto Brightness values lowered for better "auto" experience
Removed Verizon Wireless from Drop Down Logo
Removed VZW Backup Assistant from ROM + Settings.apk
Removed S-Cloud from ROM + Settings.apk
Removed Keyboard Notification (Can be added back in Aroma)
Removed Easy Mode from Settings.apk
Removed OTA Option in Settings.apk
Removed Persistent WIFI Notification
Removed Full Battery Notification
Removed Scrolling Cache
Increased overall touch responsiveness
Disabled debugging notify icon on status bar
Blocking Mode Remove Notification Toggle
Quick Unlock on Pin/Password Toggle
Lock Screen Torch Toggle
AOSP Lock Screen w/ SMS/Phone Shortcuts Toggle
AOSP Lock Screen Vibration Toggle
Disabled AOSP Lock Screen Unlock w/ Menu
-Center Aligned Clock (Please flash the .zip found in add-on's if you use the middle clock)
-Left Aligned Clock
-Right Aligned Clock
-Small Abbreviated Day of Week
-Large Abbreviated Day of Week
-Remove Abbreviated Day of Week
Extended Stock Messaging Options: (Removed for those having the 1 hour off bug)
-Screen ON/OFF Toggle
-Split-View ON/OFF Toggle
-Blocking Options (the Call/Message block feature found in Settings.apk)
-Messaging Time Stamps Show Correct Time
-Disabled the SMS to MMS auto-conversion
-Unlimited Recipients (1000)
-Unlimited SMS per Hour (1000)
Aroma Options: Choice of Launchers: Stock, 5x4 Scrolling Wallpaper, 5x4 Non-Scrolling Wallpaper, 5x6 Scrolling Wallpaper, 5x6 Non-Scrolling Wallpaper (only in v1.6 and below), Nova, Apex, Trebuchet Choice of File Managers: ES File Manager, Stock My Files, SG4 MyFiles, None Selection of Keyboards: Stock Samsung, Android 4.2, Note2, Emoji, Swype Selection of Widgets: Analog Clocks, Digital Clocks, Samsung Favorites, Simple Alarm Clock, S Planner - (Calendar Widget) Selection of Live Wallpapers: Deep Sea, Luminous Dots, Photo, Topic, Weather Selection of Google Apps: Gmail, Google News & Weather, Street View, Talk, Hangouts, YouTube Selection of Samsung Apps: All Share, Kies, Media Hub, Mobile Print, S Memo, S Suggest, S Cloud, S Push, Email, Exchange, Pop up Browser, Photo Editor Selection of Samsung Galaxy S4 Apps: Accuweather, MyFiles, Browser, Gallery, S-Voice, Video Player Selection of Verizon Apps: Back Up Assistant, Back Up & Media, Visual Voice Mai Selection of Misc Apps: Ad Free, Polaris Office Viewer, VPN Client, Yahoo, Voice Recorder, Adobe Flash, Viper Audio, Paper Artist, Caller ID Selection of Rotation Options: Stock Rotation, Full 360 Degree + Lock screen Rotation Selection of Animation Options: Stock, AOSP, Drop, Fold, Mix, MNML, Shift, Slide Selection of Call Recording Options:Auto Call Recording, Record Option in the Call Menu or Stock/Removed Selection of System Sounds Options: Touch wiz, 4.2 Selection of Keyboard Notification: Yes, No Selection of Messaging Options: Touch wiz MMS, Touch wiz MMS 1 hour fix, AOSP MMS, Inverted AOSP MMS Selection of Status Bar Transparency Options: Status Bar Transparency Options: Transparent Status bar Pull down: Stock, 100%, 75%, 50% 25% Transparent Status bar: Stock, 100%, 75%, 50% 25% Selection of Status Bar Options: Color of Status bar Clock: Cyan, White, Stock Color of Status bar Icons: Cyan, White, Stock Selection of Lidroid Toggle Options: Brightness Slider: Yes, No Icon Color: Cyan, White Button Color: Cyan, White, Removed Number of Toggles Shown: Five, Six, Seven Show Text Label for Toggles: Yes, No Selection of Batteries: 42 and counting to choose from batteries shown here
Fixed Chrysis battery not showing up when chosen in Aroma
Added Street into Maps in Aroma
Remove the AdFree.apk from Aroma: Misc, and include custom Ad-blocking hosts file in ROM
TW Spell Check v3.3
Slimmed Down the ROM by about 10MB
Removed some apps that can be found in the Play Store
Updated Gmail, Hangouts, Kies, Maps, Allshare, Samsung push, SuperSU
Cleaned up un-needed code in SecMms.apk for Call/Message Block MOD
Added more status bar icon .png images (Silent, Vibrate, Bluetooth, etc)
ADB works as should, can now adb remount, etc
Added Exit Menu to Browser
Snooze Enabled by Default for Alarms
Allows to switch between AOSP and TW SMS
Added a few Extended SMS Features for those having hour bug:
Screen On/Off Toggle
Split-View On/Off Toggle
Fixed updater-script - fixes the problem with replacing custom kernel with stock kernel when doing an existing ROM edit
Auto Call Recording now functions 100%
Updated outdated AdFree.apk
Very small - incremental update v3.1
Aroma Option to choose MOD only or Full wipe - FULL Credit Prdog1 + NeWCuLTKiNG
Updated Aroma Binary 2.56 > 2.70B6 - Very smooth! Shouldn't freeze any more.
Added New page to Aroma for Call Recording - choose either:
***Auto Call Recording
***Record Option in the Call Menu
- All 100% ported to VZW SecPhone.apk
Added Missing Battery Bar.apk to Aroma
Added AOSP Ringtones to ROM
Added Missing Live Wall papers into Aroma: bubbles, phasebeam
Added Backup + Media .apk to Aroma - Verizon apps
Added More 4.2 system sounds to Aroma
Added New batteries (4)
Added AOSP-like lidroid toggles to Aroma
Removed Volume Boost Sound MOD
Added More colors to Aroma for status bar icons, clock, lidroid toggles/buttons: blue, purple, orange, yellow v3.0
Updated to new base: VRBMF1
Has Everything That v1.6 Has
Native Call Recording
Disabled Menu Unlock in AOSP Lock Screen
Enabled Third Party Applications by Default
Disabled Signature Checks
Added Battery Bar.apk to Aroma
Added XDA-Fonts.apk to Aroma
Added More Colors to Aroma
Themed Framework Blue
Long Press Back to Kill Application - FIXED
Lock Screen Torch Toggle - FIXED v2.0
Updated to new base: VRBMD3
Premium Suite (the new features such as multi-window)
All Multi-Window Applications enabled
Includes all features that v1.6 has except:
Lock Screen Toggle is present, but does not work.. (Yet)
and the extended stock TW launchers are not ported yet. Feel free to use the ones from v1.6 if you want Blocking Mode is no longer an option (Thanks Verizon!) FIXED!
SystemUI.apk may F/C on boot, don't worry about it v1.6
Fixed Viper Audio MOD
Fixed Simple Alarm Clock Widget
Made the SG4 .apks have the option to choose remove in Aroma
Added Blocking Mode Remove Notification Toggle
Added Quick Unlock on Pin/Password Toggle
Added "Split-View" Toggle to Stock Messaging App
Added Custom Axis Animations - Credit Hero
Added Option for old Talk or Hangouts in Aroma
Added White Icons to Aroma
Added Option for those having 1 hour TW Messaging Bug in Aroma
Updated Google Hangouts, Play Music, VzTones, and Superuser
SystemUI.apk may F/C on boot, don't worry about it v1.5
Added Viper Audio MOD to Misc in Aroma
Added Disable option to long press to kill MOD
Added Page Numbers to Aroma Installer to help better guide you through the install
build.prop tweaks - nothing over the top, settle improvements to speed up the overall ROM. v1.4
Includes many new Features to the Stock TW Messaging Application:
Screen ON/OFF toggle
Blocking Options (the Call/Message block feature found in Settings.apk)
Changed the messaging time stamps to it's original time
Disabled the SMS to MMS auto-conversion
Unlimited Recipients (1000)
Unlimited SMS per Hour (1000)
Fixed Birthday F/C
Updated Blocking Mode SecContacts.apk to 4.1.2
Added Transparent and SG4 Accuweather Widgets to Aroma
Removed Blocking Mode Option from Aroma
Fixed Transparent Status bar .pngs images v1.3
Removed Scrolling Cache
Forced GPU Rendering: Speeds the overall ROM up nicely
Auto Brightness values lowered for better "auto" experience
New Launchers Added to Aroma:
Stock Launcher with Scrolling Wallpaper,
5x6 Scrolling and Non-Scrolling Wallpaper
SG4 Application Options:
MyFiles, Browser, Gallery, Video player, S-Voice
New Option in Aroma for keyboard Notification Icon On/Off
New Option in Aroma for Full/Stock Rotation
Note2 and Emoji Keyboards added to Aroma (Don't choose note2 + Stock keyboards!)
Fixed Volume Skip Track Volume Issue
Fixed Touch-wiz Group Messaging
Updated Google Play, Play Services, Music and Gtalk (Hangouts) applications
Updated AOSP Theme to include options for SG4 Applications v1.2
Bug Fixes v1.1
Fixed Aroma Options - System Sounds, Volume Boost Hack
Removed Battery "On The Fly" MOD and batteries can now be changed in Aroma
Fixed Ripple Effect for AOSP Theme
New 5x4 launchers that work with the widgets! thanks to countryfolk07 and Wchill for the original code
Removed Brightness Slider Toggle as it did not survive a reboot, and can now be toggled on/off in Aroma
Updated Gtalk, Google Play, Gmail, Maps, Samsung Push, Google Search, My Verizon, VZ Tones and Sound Search v1.0
Removed "You have lost data connectivity" roaming notification
customize the double press of the home button (not sure yet)
Multi window sometimes doesn't pick the correct app. A work-around is if it starts putting in the wrong apps, scroll to the top of the list and put the very first app in the bar, after that it should work again. User help.
If this doesn't work please use the Aroma MW app in Misc, or use exposed frameworks.
Lidroid toggles may become out of alignment, turn on auto-rotate, open an application that rotates, and rotate the phone, then once you rotate back, it'll go back to normal. Very rare.
loserskater - amazing guy, SO many of his tutorials are the reason for them being in this ROM.
didact74 - One of the most caring knowledgeable people I have met in the Android world, I can't say enough about this man, this ROM would be nothing without him.
beanstown106 - FULL 100% credit for the AOSP theme, great guy!
hero - for the animations
amarullz - Aroma!
rehpyc - Aroma script
scrossler - ROM base
jlyle - great guy, awesome splash up top!
kennyglass123 - Great guy, amazing Moderator and always doing his best to keep me out of trouble
prdog1 - great guy, can't say enough about this man.
dwitherell - long press back to kill with MW support
newcultking - aroma help, great guy
mythtrandyr - auto call recording
jovy23 - extended MMS features - tutorials
mirko ddd - tutorials
haoning - help fixing auto call recording
Digital White (not shown, same as others, but white)
- Line 3
- Line 4
- Line 5
Remove (removes the battery)
Sense White (not shown, same as others, but white)
- Line 6
- Line 7
Stock White (not shown, same as others, but white)
Q: Tethering is not working? What can I do to get it to work? A: First remove any .apk of TrevE's first. Then please download THIS .apk kindly provided to us by TrevE.
This is NOT a flash-able.zip, put the .apk and on the root of your SD-Card/ Internal Storage, and install the .apk
Once installed, (make sure WIFI is OFF and 4G is ON)
Click Menu > Access Control and click the button that says "enable" - it should now say at the top "Access-Control is enabled"
go back to the .apk
Now, tap Yellow Tethering button
Then, connect your Device
On the phone, you will see in the notifications pull down the Device you are trying to connect, click it (in the below images, mine is "Andrew-PC")
You will be brought back into the Menu > Access Control part of the Tethering.apk
Now authorize the Device Access by clicking the device under "Connected/Authorize Clients:" and press apply
Tethering should now be working.
Here are some images to help show the instructions and how things should look.
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Q: When using Stock E-mail application and scrolling though an E-mail, the screen flashes black, how do I fix this and why does it happen? A: Go into Settings > Developer Options > and UN-Check "Force GPU Rendering" to fix the issue. This is not a fault to the ROM, but to all our 4.1.2 ROMs, nothing can be done to fix it besides what is described above. GPU Rendering is hard coded into the ROM anyway.
Q: How does native call recording work? A: When on a call, or during an incoming call, works for both, press menu > sound record. You can find the sound recording in SD-Card > Sounds.
Q: How do I change the day of the week size, move the clock or remove AM/PM from status bar? A: All of this is part of Didact74's great clockMod2.0 MOD, and you can find the settings to change size/remove the AM/PM/Day of Week, and can move the location of the clock in Settings > Date and Time.
Q: Where are all the custom kernels!? A: I had to make a choice for kernels, and I chose not to include them. I cannot and will not support any: random reboots, bad battery life, overheating, etc. once you flash a custom kernel. Anything related to those types of issues are not related to the ROM and IS kernel related. However, If you'd like to use a custom kernel, please do. A great tutorial for using custom kernels can be found HERE.
Q: I want *X* feature included into the ROM, will you do this and if not why? A: This depends. I will ALWAYS take all opinions, options and feedback into consideration. If I am capable, skill wise, of doing the work then I will do my best to provide this feature to you. I cannot promise though, that I can achieve every goal set forth in front of me but I promise I will do my best to make every one happy.
Q: I use the PIN lock screen but also want to use the torch home button lock screen MOD, how can I do this? A: BEFORE setting up the security lock screen, make sure to CHECK the toggle for this MOD found in settings > lock screen > lock screen options > Lock Screen Torch
Q: I just flashed v** and it's show v** what do I do? A: I sometimes forget things, and if it's showing the wrong build number please check the Add-On's section.
Q: I picked the Simple Alarm Clock Widget in Aroma and it's showing up all black, what is going on!? A: Please download the appropriate Add-On.
Q: What is "Blocking Mode" and how to do get to it/use it? Also when using it, how do I remove the annoying persistent notification? A: Blocking Mode is a feature that comes with the Samsung Galaxy S3, but Verizon made Samsung take it away from us. Most of the coding was already in the ROM. Just some certain things were not working. I was able to port the missing smali code over to our VZW applications to make this work 100%.(Spent a total of over 40 hours to get this coded..) To access Blocking Mode, go into the app drawer and open "AdvanceS" then select the toggle "Dormant Mode" (this is Blocking Mode) you will now see the toggle for Blocking Mode with the rest of the toggles. You can Long press this toggle to activate Blocking Mode, or toggle it and select the notification in the pull down bar. To remove the persistent notification I added the option to toggle this on/off. In the settings you will find a toggle, check, or UN-check this. Here is what it looks like.
Q: Why would you ever remove the Battery "On-The-Fly" MOD!? A: Good Question. I really do love ALL of Didact74's MODs and I hated to have to remove it. It's a great MOD, made by a great DEV who is more than willing to share his work, . It was a choice of personal preference though. Unless you change your battery every day or so, flashing the provided .zip honestly takes about 45 seconds total from reboot to Aroma, and then back to ROM. There is no need to wipe anything, and the .zip also allows for other status bar changes such as battery color, and lidroid toggle options. Also, it was removed for future battery additions. To add a new battery into Aroma only requires a few minutes to edit the scripting. This is much easier than having to edit the Settings.apk AND the SystemUI.apk .smali codes, and add all the new images. This also keeps the size of the SystemUI.apk down, and I can edit it and re-compile much faster. With all the batteries baked into the .apk it would honestly take over an hour to compile, so if I had to change just one simple thing it would take forever, and having multiple versions of the SystemUI.apk (2 for just the Aroma brightness slider alone, between the ROM/Theme and Add-on.zips there is about 8 SystemUI.apk's I need to keep up-to-date) s0 it just wasn't working out, and I also think that this Aroma is working great. Aroma is very cool, and easy to understand, and also allows the user to edit things.
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