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Backing up now. Looking forward to getting this up and running! This thread has been a huge help!
 
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I am no developer, but the Nexus camera is probably tied to a few libs that we do not have, or at least do not have the right versions of. I get the feeling that this 'Google Experience' is really quite tainted, if you look deep enough under the hood of this build. Feels good though, at least when everything settles and you work out the kinks. Unless I find some show stopping bug, I am going to stay with this rom for a while. It feels nice, at least until CM10.1 stabilizes a bit more.

EDIT: I do not want to clog up this thread any more, but in the spirit of this being a less than pure Google, Google experience....why in the hell does the TW kernel work with this rom, but NOT the AOSP one? LOL.
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EDIT: I do not want to clog up this thread any more, but in the spirit of this being a less than pure Google, Google experience....why in the hell does the TW kernel work with this rom, but NOT the AOSP one? LOL.
And THAT my friends... is the 20 million dollar question. i flashed every kernel on this baby. very strange results.

Also.. check out Jaminson904's thread here:
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Google and Samsung did not give the full story. The Google edition is not AOSP. It is TW without the TW bloat. Even has twframwork-res.apk in the framework folder.
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No sweat Lordcheeto. Hmmm....peculiar. I wonder what I did right then? What I did was flash the rom, load it totally stock (with the Faux Kernel that came with it), restarted, cleared cache and dalvik, flashed the latest Faux 6R2, (U version), let it boot, signed into everything, and then restarted into recovery, once again did the customary clearing of cache and dalvik, and then flashed Ktoonsez TW 6.23 kernel. I booted back up and everything has been stable, strong, and I have thus far not come across anything broken. Got my MTP working as well.

Good luck! I hope that little tangent list of what I did helps you a little!

EDIT: I totally love your screen name on here by the way. Purely epic.
Lol, thank you for that about my name! The version I flashed was before it was ported to the M1919... I tried one of the earlier versions today and didn't really have time to play with it. I just flashed KT 6/23 and I've got awesome results. Thanks for the headsup!
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So just how different is this "Google Edition" from a heavily debloated Touchwiz ROM? If it's still running on the touchwiz framework then I'd assume not a whole lot...

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So just how different is this "Google Edition" from a heavily debloated Touchwiz ROM? If it's still running on the touchwiz framework then I'd assume not a whole lot...

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It's almost exactly like, if not completely different than debloated TW.

No, but seriously, it's almost identical to CM10.1, but without the customization options. Not on the TW framework at all. Also, it proves that benchmark scores don't mean that much to user experience... AnTuTu reported a score of ~15k, while with TW and other CM based ROMs I get ~24-25k; but this just feels faster.
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It's almost exactly like, if not completely different than debloated TW.

No, but seriously, it's almost identical to CM10.1, but without the customization options. Not on the TW framework at all.
A couple posts above you mentions a dev stating that it is indeed a touchwiz ROM:

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Also.. check out Jaminson904's thread here:
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Google and Samsung did not give the full story. The Google edition is not AOSP. It is TW without the TW bloat. Even has twframwork-res.apk in the framework folder.
However thinking a little bit more on the matter this will still be different than a heavily debloated touchwiz ROM due to the ability to use core AOSP apps. These apps, such as the dialer, can't be used on TW under normal circumstances.

My main concern is one of performance where I find AOSP is infinitely times smoother than TW, at least that's the case on the S3. I wonder if those benefits are lost due to it having a TW core.

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You guys are right....there is evidence of touchwiz at the heart of this build. I wonder though, if this would really make it a touchwiz rom though, or are those bits there for the sensors and whatnot, you know, like the IR sensor. I suspect that this is more of an AOSP rom with touchwiz infusions.
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Rom is okay... but I like CM10.1 way better... gives me more options..
 
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A couple posts above you mentions a dev stating that it is indeed a touchwiz ROM:
You're right... I remove my totally ignorant body on this particular reply and humbly ask forgiveness. But it IS almost exactly like CM10.1 without the customization, and I stand by that assertion.

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You guys are right....there is evidence of touchwiz at the heart of this build. I wonder though, if this would really make it a touchwiz rom though, or are those bits there for the sensors and whatnot, you know, like the IR sensor. I suspect that this is more of an AOSP rom with touchwiz infusions.
The IR blaster works just fine. WatchON from the play store or whichever remote you use should work. I know WatchON works for sure.
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