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[ROM][KitKat][ARC/ARC S] Unofficial HellKat-4.4.2 (Betaa #1)

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18th January 2014, 01:17 PM   |  #1  
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<< HellKat for Arc/Arc S >>





Android 4.4+ KitKat ROM built from CyanogenMod v11.0 source with lots of custom additions


The credit for the idea behind this project goes to DerTeufel1980, with additions from ThdDude, ad Cl3kener compiled using the Linaro-4.8.2 Toolchain for a super optimized build. Lots of tweaks under the hood for snappy response, great battery life, and the ultimate in customability. Over the next few weeks the ROM will evolve and lots of additions will be made. I plan on updating and maintaining this project so expect good things, as the ones of you who know me, know I'm all about getting you what you want...I hope you will join me on this journey to hell....


Disclaimer


Your warranty is now void. I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you and tell jokes about how smart you are. Collectively, and at the same time while trying not to choke on my sarcasim."


Features


CM-11.0 Base with Linaro Optimizations
Quick Settings Pull down, fully configurable
Lockscreen Widgets
5 Target Lockscreen Shortcuts
Transparent Notifications
HALO
Listview Animations
Screen Recorder
Trebuchet is BACKKKKK!
18 Init.d Scripts from Beanstalk
Expandable Desktop
Customizable Power Widget
LCD Density Changer
Build Prop Mods
Screen-On Notification Light
Tablet Mods/Dual Pan Preferences
Customizable Button Layout
NavBar Options
Customizable Battery Icon
Expandable Desktop
Tap & Pay
Much more to come!!!!


Installation Instructions


1. Download ROM
2. Reboot into recovery
3. Please back up your ROM before you begin!
4. You need a full wipe.
5. Flash the ROM
6. Flash 4.4 Gapps
7. Reboot
8. Let it sit a while.
9. Reboot, setup and enjoy HellKat!


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Credits:


Mikeioannina
DerTeufel1980<
thdDude,
CyanogenMod Team,
Team Chopsticks,
ParanoidAndroid,
Cl3Kener,
Google,
your mama,
XDA,
Myself,
everyone involved,
Anyone I forgot.
Thanks


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HellKat, a ROM for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

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vishal_android freak
ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x
ROM Firmware Required: 4.1.B.0.587
Based On: CyanogenMod

Version Information
Status: Alpha

Created 2014-01-18
Last Updated 2014-01-26
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Beta #1 :
Minor bug fixes.
Upto date with latest Hellkat sources

Old changelogs
Initial release
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first of all, thank you for your great work, Vishal but what brings new this KK Rom. We have now AORP, CARBON, OMNI. why don't make better this rom's and you want start this project! just my 2 cents

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Originally Posted by irefutabil

first of all, thank you for your great work, Vishal but what brings new this KK Rom. We have now AORP, CARBON, OMNI. why don't make better this rom's and you want start this project! just my 2 cents

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No rom can be made perfect in a single build.. And hence nightlies concept exist.. When one rom's nightly is out, i work on the other project.. Updates come only when decent and worth updating changes are merged.. So if i work on a single rom, once i build a nightly, i have no work as i cannot keep compiling everyday for single changed merged.. Just trying to give you guys the taste of those roms which are not common and famous in other forums like galaxy notes, nexus, s2,s3 etc..

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Originally Posted by irefutabil

first of all, thank you for your great work, Vishal but what brings new this KK Rom. We have now AORP, CARBON, OMNI. why don't make better this rom's and you want start this project! just my 2 cents

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must agree..

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Originally Posted by vishal_android freak

No rom can be made perfect in a single build.. And hence nightlies concept exist.. When one rom's nightly is out, i work on the other project.. Updates come only when decent and worth updating changes are merged.. So if i work on a single rom, once i build a nightly, i have no work as i cannot keep compiling everyday for single changed merged.. Just trying to give you guys the taste of those roms which are not common and famous in other forums like galaxy notes, nexus, s2,s3 etc..

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altough i agree with you for new roms,after 4 or 5 kitkat roms maybe users choose 2 or 3 to keep working..no sense on having 10 kitkat roms..i think AORP and CARBON rom are hard to beat..but we never know..

good work my friend.
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Why can't we have 10 Kk roms? This alpha build works very well for me! Its so fluid!
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I actually like the PolygonKK 1.2 quite a lot.... I used to have AORP beta and found PolygonKK to be better.

Is AORP 1.2 really such an improvement?
Never installed Carbon since its still a beta....and decided to go back to ICS since i use HDMI a lot for movies and other things.

With Android Tweaker 2 i managed to tweak the kitkat roms quite a bit.....Love that app.

Does anybody know if it will ever be possible that sony will release HDMI sources for kitkat?
Kitkat is a light version ideal fo our ARC S.

If not, would it be possible to create a compatible virtual machine running the stock ICS version of HDMI on 4.4?
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Why can't we have 10 Kk roms? This alpha build works very well for me! Its so fluid!

we can..for me problem is releasing many roms with same bugs,same base rom and almost same performance..kernel more stable and fast for kitkat roms (arcS)is still 11DarkAnzu20140112.

so what im saying is that i prefer 3 or 4 stable and super 4.4 kitkat roms,than 10 unstable roms and buggy..so far the released roms are pretty stable..so we are lucky..but they are similar if you tested..i ve tested:
  1. polygon kk
  2. carbon
  3. AORP
  4. cm11LX
  5. Omni

best so far for me CARBON, AORP and new Polygon kk 1.2 with aroma installer and good options..so 3 top kitkat roms (beta versions still).

gonna give this a try also this days if i have time..a new 3xx kernel or a optimized one it was a good idea too..surely it will improve all kitkat roms.
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We should get @wedgess to work on a new lupus kernel for KitKat.... but it seems he left development on our devices.

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