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[ROM][4.4.4] [STABLE & WEEKLIES] Official SlimKat (grouper)

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4th November 2013, 03:43 AM   |  #1  
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SlimRoms is a custom android operating system. The main goal is to offer users a slimmed down but still feature rich alternative to other android operating systems.
The entire SlimTeam work together to bring you this tailor-made beauty straight from Android Open Source Project (AOSP) source code.
All of the sources can be publicly viewed through GitHub and you can stop by the public Gerrit to submit patches of any type.

SlimKat is the project name for SlimRoms based on Android 4.4 and offers the following original features:
  • The Real Dark Slim
    • Full system-wide dark interfaces. - If you like it smooth and classy.
  • Custom Shortcuts. Everywhere.
    • Hardware keys, Navigation Ring, Navigation Bar, Lockscreen, Tiles, Notifications etc. - We've got you covered.
  • System-Wide Keyboard Controls
    • Rotation, cursor control, optional emoticions, etc. - You'll be tapping away to your heart's content.
  • SlimCenter
    • Downloads, contact information, system app removal. - More fun than you can shake a stick at.
  • Camera Features
    • Trueview, Smart Capture. - Capture life moments with ease.

Important links:

slimroms.net - The official webpage where you find everything you need to know about SlimRoms.

Downloads - Download the rom, gapps and other addons.

Installation instructions - Follow these steps to the letter if you're about to install SlimRoms on your device.

Latest Changelog - Read here if you want information on changes in latest build.

FAQ - The most frequent asked questions with answers.

Kernel Source - The source of your device's kernel.


Get in touch! - Contact SlimRoms at these places if you have questions, requests or feedback.

Google+

Twitter

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Forum


Disclaimer: SlimRoms are not responsible for any damages to your device.

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SlimKat, ROM for the Nexus 7

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dexter93, kufikugel, SlimRoms
ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat

Version Information
Status: Stable

Created 2014-03-30
Last Updated 2014-08-01
Last edited by kufikugel; 16th February 2014 at 09:25 PM.
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4th November 2013, 03:44 AM   |  #2  
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Some hints:

1. Be sure you are on latest CWM or TWRP recovery!!!!!!

2. Not all gapps packages right now are nice working. You can try others but at least I know that the one linked here is working. If you have other gapps which are working you can link it here of course

3. Full wipe when coming from any 4.3 or 4.4 rom (as well format system manually please)
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4th November 2013, 03:45 AM   |  #3  
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Reporting Bugs

When you submit a bug you want to make sure that nothing from your side is causing it. Otherwise your developer might be hunting a bug which doesn't really exist.

The best way to achieve this is by doing the following.

1. Make a nandroid backup.

2. Perform a full wipe (factory reset + wipe /system)
Now we have two different ways depending on what kind of problem you're having.

3a. When you're having a problem with a ROM function, flash just the ROM without GAPPS etc. and boot back into the system. You will boot directly onto the homescreen.

3b. When you're having a problem with a 3rd party app in combination with our ROM then flash the ROM and GAPPS.
Boot now back into the system. You will boot to the setup wizard.
Log in to your Google account but make sure that you untick "Restore from my Google Account to this phone/tablet".
Finish the setup and open the playstore and download only the app you're having problems with.

4. Start a logcat recording and reproduce the bug (if possible more than once) while taking the logcat. If you don't know how to get a logcat read this tutorial or this.

5. Post the logcat in a txt file (this is important because you otherwise clog up the threads with your log) in the correct thread.
Please also write detailed description how we can reproduce the bug.

6. Restore your backup from point 1 and wait for a fix (don't ask for ETAs).
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4th November 2013, 03:48 AM   |  #4  
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Thanks! It's this the same as the aosp versions other then the fixes you have listed?

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yes we start from scratch so it is nearly AOSP at the moment.

so the above stated additions are on top of AOSP

all other will follow step by step

first stability then nice features
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4th November 2013, 04:06 AM   |  #6  
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Agreed!

I am down downloading now. I'll let you know how it goes!

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4th November 2013, 06:26 AM   |  #7  
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Up and running. It is super smooth and fast. I am using this with multirom and did not share kernels. You can also flash this with the latest twrp 2.6.3.0.

There are a couple bugs that are also in the other 4.4 ROMs.

1) screen rotation doesn't work. Also, if you open an app that requires landscape, it will switch but then you are stuck in landscape. Use app called ultimate rotate control from the play store to switch back and forth.

2) the keyboard pops up everytime you press the home button if you have "launcher" selected. This can be fixed by using a different launcher like nova but then you don't have the "OK Google" voice search and functions.

Neither of those bugs are more then an annoyance and I can live with both. Definitely a daily driver !

Oh, gps and location services seem to be working on this ROM , which I believe people were saying didn't work on the others ☺

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Oh, that was fast. awesome Running great so far but I noticed a few things:

I wasn't able to install it with TWRP, got some sort of error. It worked with CWM though.
After playing The Simpsons: Tapped Out I am stuck in Landscape Mode. No matter what I do, it won't return to portrait.

Other than that, no big issues Great work.
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Literally one post above yours. -____-
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Such a fast work, but now I'm a bit confused:

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Originally Posted by RobertsDF

You can also flash this with the latest twrp 2.6.3.0.

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Originally Posted by zwoggel

I wasn't able to install it with TWRP, got some sort of error. It worked with CWM though.

So using TWRP is definetely not recommented?

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