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Default [ROM] VirginROM || a Google Play Edition ROM [4.3][4.4.2] - 02.10.14



About the ROM
i'm a big lover of the more stock looking Android better known as AOSP. unfortunately, the Google Play Edition is not actual AOSP since it runs on a TW Kernel. for me, though, this is close enough. both of the following ROMs are good bases with little tweaking done. i have made personal changes in each to a few apps as well as removed some google apps that can be downloaded via market. both deodexed by me. enough talk...
4.3/4.4 pulled from my phone (i created an odexed 4.2.2 build for myself. i then modded the OTA updater-scripts to keep it from checking/flashing things that weren't necessary and flashed in recovery)
4.2.2 pulled from m3dd0g's thread


4.4.2 Features:
  • I9505GUEUCML4 4.4.2 Base
  • T-Mobile Specific CSC's (v1.1 and higher)
  • Stock 4.4.2 Kernel
  • MTP
  • Rooted
  • init.d support (with custom Kernel)
  • ADB support
  • Removed over 100mb of Google apps
  • Multi-language support
  • Busybox
  • Google Wallet compatible
  • Exchange Email device policies removed
  • Google Experience Launcher
  • Increased image quality
  • Increased video quality


4.3 Features:
  • I9505GUEUBMH5 4.3 Base
  • T-Mobile Specific CSC's (v1.1 and higher)
  • Stock 4.3 Kernel, hacked by faux123
  • Exfat support
  • MTP
  • Fully de-odexed
  • Fully zipaligned /system
  • Rooted
  • ADB support
  • Removed over 100mb of Google apps
  • Multi-language support
  • Busybox
  • 4-way reboot
  • AOSP Browser
  • Google Wallet compatible
  • Exchange Email device policies removed



Installation Instructions:
you need a custom Recovery installed
this will not wipe your internal sd-card
  1. Download ROM to SD card
  2. Reboot into recovery
  3. Wipe data/factory reset
  4. Wipe cache
  5. Wipe dalvik cache
  6. Flash ROM (this process may take a minute or two, be patient!)
  7. Reboot and enjoy
  8. note*** when booting out of recovery, always select NO - 4.3+

Thanks:
  • AllicanceROM Family
  • Aerys
  • m3dd0g
  • faux123
  • ktoonsez
  • Kryten2k35
  • upndwn4par
  • ausdim
  • dsixda
  • Chainfire
  • Jamison904
  • Fenny
  • apooonet
  • _JKay_
  • CM Team
  • MIUI creators
  • And anyone else I may have forgotten (it wasn't intentional, just PM me and I'll add you to the list)


Donators (an extra special thanks goes out to you. VERY appreciated):
  • BDHela
  • jbdan x2
  • tofi1
  • CollinFX45
  • sanil1986
  • Pinan
  • Actionx1
  • jjacob
  • dtokarz
  • Evgenii
  • Ray
  • a103
  • Meltdown07
  • Docavelli
  • GPShef
  • radi0chik
  • Simon
  • chispas109
  • jcannon27
  • Ryan
  • justenuff2bedangerous x2
  • Full Intensity
  • Mralexander006
  • jcannon27
  • boloj
  • Gerald
  • marketingmike
  • Danvdh
  • swamp7
  • kripler7
  • ChitownRam
  • Christopher
  • auditman
  • Dr. Fed
  • gregorina


ROM Download:
Quote:
VirginROM v3.1.2 - Android 4.4.2
MD5 Sum: 7965F8439AE364A29F07DDA4AFA01DC0

Mods
ktoonsez stock GPE kernel thanks @ktoonsez
Mms 4.4.2 w/ Quick Reply
Remove Vol Up/Down Sound

Retired
 

4.2.2 Features:
  • I9505GUEUAMFD 4.2.2 Base
  • T-Mobile Specific CSC's (v1.1 and higher)
  • Modified Kernel by ausdim
  • Exfat with Samsung forced to load modules
  • MTP
  • Insecure
  • Fully de-odexed
  • Fully zipaligned /system
  • Rooted
  • ADB support
  • Removed over 100mb of Google apps
  • Multi-language support
  • Busybox
  • 4-way reboot - code by Jamison904, ported by mrV
  • AOSP Browser
  • Google Wallet
  • Exchange Email device policies removed

Quote:
VirginROM v1.4.2 - Android 4.2.2
MD5 Sum: 0B6C9E14F77CAACDE5440F90B06BCBFB

Mods
% Battery mod
Center clock mod
% Battery + Center clock mod
Stock battery/clock
Home button lag fix
Mms V4.0 by rodrigoswz



Add-ons:
TW, CM, & MIUI Notifications, Ringtones, Alarms
ATT specific CSC
Stock GPE CSC
T-mob specific CSC (already included in ROM)
Samsung WatchOn
Xposed Installer v2.4.1



Known Issues:
None


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Standard Disclaimer: I am not responsible for anything that happens to your phone. Flash at your own risk.
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Code:
02.10.14
-v3.1.2
-incremental maintenance update
-updated SuperSU
-updated Play Services
-removed WAKE_DROPPED - thanks Danvdh/jimbju


01.08.14
-v3.1.1
-fixed deleting photos on sdcard via Gallery app (thanks Danvdh & broodplank)
-killed some check-in services for better battery performance
-some csc tweaks; removed some useless code


12.17.13
-v3.1
-updated SuperSU


12.16.13
-v3
-re-based off of I9505GUEUCML4 KOT49H.S001 4.4.2
-updated SuperSU
-updated Google Search
-updated Google Experience Launcher
-"OK Google" works out of box
-updated Google Keyboard
-updated Play Services
-updated BusyBox
-fixed rebooting via Xposed
-prob more i'm forgetting


12.10.13
-v2.5.5
-removed Chrome
-updated to 4.4.2 Camera
-increased video bit rates
-increased audio bit rates
-increased sample rates
-increased picture quality
-increased SD video size from 640x480 to 720x480


12.07.13
-v2.5.4 ART
***same release notes as v2.5.1 +
-updated Exchange Email to 4.4
-removed AOSP Browser
-added Chrome
-updated to 4.4.1 Camera
-updated to Play Store 4.5.10


12.06.13
-v2.5.4
-GenieWidget themed again
-Power Control themed again
-revert back to 4.4 Gallery
-updated to 4.4.1 Camera - thanks epsix / Danvdh
-updated to Play Store 4.5.10


12.05.13
-v2.5.3 (v2.5.2 was internal testing)
-removed vol up/down sound to kill distortion; thanks Danvdh :D
-HSPA now displays
-updated Exchange Email to 4.4
-removed AOSP Browser
-added Chrome
-removed ability to enable ART; removed libart.so (don't want anyone bootlooping!)
-replaced 4.4 Camera with 4.3 Camera to fix FFC issue; themed to look like 4.4
-4.4 as polished as possible now considering firmware issues.  enjoy


11.30.13
-v2.5.1
-fixed uninstalling via Play Market
-ART should be working
-fixed Pattern/Pin/Face Unlock
-AOSP Browser update (some strings)
-SD card write fixed
-Busybox
-init.d support


11.28.13
-v2.5
-re-based off of I9505GUEUCMKG KRT16S.S005 4.4
-latest SuperSU 1.80
-new AOSP Browser
-newest Google Keyboard
-newest G+


09.24.13
-v2.4.2
-MH5 Kernel repacked, thanks  @faux123
-removed Quick Office (now on Play Store)
-removed lock targets (now a separate mod)


09.19.13
-v2.4.1
-lock ring position fixed
-lock ring targets added back
-moar AOSP Browser updates; fixed Google Search in Browser
-removed Google Wallet (now availabe via Play Store!)
-misc tweaks


09.12.13
-v2.4
-re-based off of I9505GUEUBMH5 JWR66Y.S003
-latest SuperSU 1.65
-latest G+ 4.1.2.51968121
-AOSP Browser updates - 4.3
-latest Google Play Services 3.2.64 (814847-30)
-removed lock targets for now


08.29.13
-v2.3.1
-updated newest Play Store 4.3.11
-updated newest G+ 4.1.1
-lock screen targets (changing/adding more in future update)
-removed Keep


08.13.13
-v2.3
-added newest Google Plus
-enabled hd voice on 3G (3.5G/H?)
-service mode works (*#2263#/*#0011#/etc)
-T-mobile apns
-gps tweaked
-packed in latest Google Play Services
-exFat support Kernel added
-full wipe


08.07.13
-v2.2.1
-code clean-up
-removed some useless apps
-fixed sd card write issue
-ROM refinement
-full wipe recommended!


08.06.13
-v2.2
-re-based off of I9505GUEUBMH1 JWR66V.S014
-fully working build
-thanks to  @faux123 for hacking the kernel; security works
-updated to newest Play Store


07.29.13
-v2.1.1
-SuperSU updated
---------------------------
-v1.4.2
-SuperSU updated
-lock ring centered - actual fix by me
-last update for 4.2.2?


07.22.13
-v2.1
-new file explorer with root access - thanks apooonet
-4-way reboot
-framework tweaks
-settings tweaks
-genie widget tweak
---------------------------
-v1.4.1
-minor updates to 4.2.2
-fixed aosp browser sync
-added iWnnIME emoji
-removed samsung file explorer
-new file explorer with root access - thanks apooonet
-settings tweaks
-genie widget tweak


07.20.13
-v2
-re-based off of UEUBMG8 JWR66V 4.3
-added iWnnIME emoji
-fixed AOSP browser sync
-fully wipe if coming from anything lower than v2


07.16.13
-v1.4
-removed NfcNci odex check - thanks Fenny
-added Google Wallet (w/ root bypass - thanks Fenny)
-Genie Widget themed for elegance/transparency
-Exchange Email device policies removed
-removed more Google apps (can download via store)
-updated Maps.  can be found in OP


07.09.13
-v1.3
-SuperSU updated
-AOSP Browser updates
-moar kernel updates (V4)
  • updated Linux Kernel to latest 3.4.52
  • disabled gentle fair sleepers
  • disabled rooting restrictions
  • disabled all debuggers
07.02.13 -v1.2 -4 way reboot added to ROM -added aosp browser -removed a few more Goog apps -kernel updates (V3)
  • fixed Core0 MHz
  • added smart charging from Samsung source
06.29.13 -same day update to v1.1 -fix network lock issues -misc CSC edits -removed Google Music and Wallet 06.29.13 -initial release
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Default QA

1. Q. How do I disable OTA notifications?
A. Do steps 1 and 2 from here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...65&postcount=1



2. Q. Can you use this on ATT?
A. Yes. Please flash the "ATT Specific CSC" zip towards the bottom of OP



3. Q. How do I disable LTE?
A. By pressing *#2263# you can force which Band you want to connect to



4. Q. In v2 (and above) when booting out of Recovery it says "ROM may flash stock recovery on boot. Fix?".
OR
Root access possibly lost. Fix?
A. NO! Select No



5. Q. I seem to have lost root with 4.3. Is there any way to get it back?
A. Yes, please try newest SuperSU http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1538053



6. Q. I am having signal loss on 4.4
OR
I am unable to hear sound via speakerphone on 4.4
A. For SGH-M919, please follow this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2544612
If you have a different i9505 S4 device, please ask your respective modem/baseband thread maintainers for assistance with choosing the correct .bin files



7. Q. What happened to the AOSP Browser in 4.4. What gives?
A. It is well known and documented that Chromium Webview in 4.4 has caused issues with the AOSP Browser in 4.4. There's nothing that can be done about this at this time.
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Cant wait sounds good. Any screenshots?

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Good stuff. Waiting to try this out. Another option for the M919. AOSP goodness. Thanks!

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Cant wait sounds good. Any screenshots?

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yep, was just about to add haha
i submitted this thread by accident. wasn't quite ready.
edit: give me about 40min and this will be live. sorry about that. really didn't mean to submit prematurely
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Cant wait.. you should also make one for the 4.3 leak

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Cant wait.. you should also make one for the 4.3 leak

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there's no root for it yet, but i do have the files. this will get updated to 4.3 but not the leak. i'll wait until Google officially releases it for GE. i believe they had SamMobile pull the link after i snagged it because it likely has bugs. i saw a lot mention their battery was draining fast.

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there's no root for it yet, but i do have the files. this will get updated to 4.3 but not the leak. i'll wait until Google officially releases it for GE. i believe they had SamMobile pull the link after i snagged it because it likely has bugs. i saw a lot mention their battery was draining fast.
Can't wait for that one. Is there a way to use the hover feature in these roms, because if you type *#0*# in the dialer and press Hover Test it actually works?

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Can't wait for that one. Is there a way to use the hover feature in these roms, because if you type *#0*# in the dialer and press Hover Test it actually works?

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yeah it's zippy, man. pretty sure this is the first GE ROM with ausdim's kernel baked in and it fliesssss.
i'm sure there's a way to get the hover features to work since this is still TW. may take some finagling. some mods i tried to add in didn't work like in skinned TW ROM. maybe someone will figure it out.
this ROM will get a couple of updates, maybe. i didn't mean to leave Wallet in. it FC's but even if it didn't FC, it still wouldn't work on our device. i know someone who made their own build and it opens but still says you can't use it.

edit: upload at 75%

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