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[ROM] KTU84Q [AOSP] 【4.4.4】Dan&Ktoonsez 【CM (final) 09-18-2014】

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CM Edition by Dan & Ktoonsez, Stable releases only




These are the monthly releases of CM with some modifications and touch ups that will be listed below, They are meant for users who want a stable ROM without the need to flash nightly releases and risking a Nandroid, anyone who has enjoyed the stability of my Google Edition ROM should give this a go

all builds have their core features tested (Camera, bluetooth, bluetooth audio, tethering, USB audio, Data, Voice calls etc), I also adb debug each release and look for any redflags, I then set up the phone and daily drive it with a few of my testers and once I deem the release stable it will be posted here.

Note: The CM camera works but it's not the best, SnapCam HDR (Paid app) from the market is much more stable and has a ton more features (these developers only focus on the 4.4 open source camera and making it better), I highly suggest doing what I do and removing the stock Camera and Gallery and using this awesome app which also includes a gallery with more features, myself and ktoonsez swear by it. The stock files are found in system/app.


-CM Stable branch based
-Updated and debloated gapps
- No rom branding - I don't flash my name around in the settings menu anywhere, keeping it stock AOSP.
-Stock CM kernel
-Nova launcher
-Improved CM Auto brightness values (Stock is way to Dim)
-Android L boot animation
-adb shell fixes
-Ext SD permissions added in platform
-Zip aligned
-No extra bloat
-Settings menu revamped and more organized
-Teleservice event notification options removed as they are not working
-Tested by an established developer and solid testers before release goes live to the public

Kernel source: here


USB Audio

Not working:
Nothing reported by my testers


Installation instructions

Make a Nandroid and make sure you are on the latest recovery

-Full wipe
-Flash ROM
-Flash Gapps (please only use the one provided in this OP, It's the latest 4.4.4 PA minimal GAPPS that are tested and working perfectly)
AT&T & Verizon only: Loki patch the kernel unless you're recovery does it for you



09/18/2014 (Final 4.4.4 build)
-Reverted back to m9 due to some pretty serious bugs in CM m10 that we caught late
-fixed settings strings and crash in MMS limit
-updated changelog in settings-about
-reverted ad blocking due to some problems, ill leave this to you guys
-FULL wipe again, I'm sorry, get titanium backup to make this easy
-Synced to 09/15 
-CM kernel has been redone, synced to latest linux 3.4.103
-IR kernel updates, SmartIR remote will now work, out of date IR apps will not work until they are updated
-Theme Engine: Themes support for additional UI elements	
-Frameworks & Core Apps: CAF and other upstream updates	
-Settings: Add scramble pin feature	
-Frameworks: Long press recent apps to switch to last used app	19
-Settings: Add soft reboot option	
-Add smart cover support		
-Multisim updates	
-General bug fixes	
-ANT+ Support for various hardware	
-Privacy Guard: Control NFC permissions
-Event notifications removed from teleservice menu
-Platform permissions edited
-Fixed shell scripts in adb
-removed CM bug reporting
-more I might be forgetting

GAPPS updated, you MUST full wipe this release

-ADB shell fixed, script manager will now work on CM 11 M9
-Removed Proximity Wake feature from m9 as it does not work
-edited another string in settings>security
-not much else, last build as I think this is way more stable then any other CM build out there.
*dirty flash if coming from previous release is fine, just wipe caches first, no need to flash gapps unless full wiping*

08/05/2014 stable 2
-Added Media_RW permissions to the permissions platform to add support for many third party apps (CM has yet to address this)
-CM OTA disabled 
-Removed Calendar, grab it from the market so you can get updates via google
-Edited a few strings in English US and English GB

Dirty flash is fine (wipe caches, flash update, reboot - do not flash gapps again),  as stated in the OP any new users should use the GAPPS I provide in the OP as they are a 100% up todate and minimal, anything you may need is downloadable from the market,

I was VERY happy with how 5/31/2014 ran on my phone but noticed a few commits merged last night that were authored by bossman Cyanogen himself, so here is your changelog.  I feel like the foundations of this ROM are set now which I knew would take a few builds
so if all goes well with this, I will start bi-weekly releases because I'm extremely sick of full wiping/testing/compiling, I just wanna use my phone as a phone!!

stagefright: yield callbackDispatcher to writer only for video
libstagefright: Fix to handle EAGAIN error on first read to source
audio: mute duration at the beginning of recording
Bluetooth: Fix for device gets stuck in pairing
Bluetooth: turn on lcd during Connection
camera: Disable extra HDR frame on QCOM_HARDWARE - HDR fix for third party apps
appops: Fix WIFI_SCAN AppOp permission index
nxp: Include support declaration for Mifare tags

Everything but the app ops commit was merged into the stable branch of CM 11, these were necessary changed to warrant an update

Settings: Allow access for external apps to launch ThemeSettings Fragment directly
Mms: Clear notifications and mark messages read in certain situations
Calculator updated with many new features
selinux: enable support for bionic, add applets in config
Revert "Remove smiley support"
Revert "idmap: Don't log spam "CREATING STRING CACHE"
idmap: reduce CREATING STRING CACHE verbosity
Merged latest cLock widget
Added Stock MMS back in the build as it's theme friendly
Made number picker dialog in MMS and Contacts a neutral gray so no theme will make the txt invisible
Option to show missed notification count in Interface>Statusbar now works for Email/Gmail
Included Apollo in the build to play nice with lockscreen targets, feel free to remove yourself
Removed open music app on headset connect, does not work on most music apps including poweramp
Updated kernel, Init binary in the ramdisk is now the latest from CM

Settings: Disable Battery status preference on ModLock.
Fix wallpapers not applying in full screen
Alarm: Show a warning toast when alarm volume is set to silent
CM11 Themes: Don't kill setup wizards
Correct string for left-handed mode (Camera + settings)
Menu button fixed for webkit apps (TiBU, GO SMS etc)
Added equalizer quick panel toggle
Burst mode removed from Camera until it's fixed upstream
default alarm tone set
Kernel updated to the latest
more that I'm probably forgetting but this is the important stuff

SystemUI: Make wifi combo margin themable
wm: Underp menu key release processing (doesn't effect Titanium so don't ask, thats a TB bug)
Fix circle battery opaqueness for the low battery color
Reduce memory leaks by removing all views.
CMAccount: fix setup wizard crash
Themes: Add read/write permissions - 2 commits
Fix broken tags
Remove Status bar notification count checkbox preference <--- main reason for this update, I don't like broken toggles in my settings menus, no idea why CM just leaves them in there, it's rather annoying when there is ZERO java controlling them

every other commit is super minor but we are fully synced up to date with CM

A2DP: Stop spamming log with buffer size
Make KeyguardMultiUserAvater fully themable
CMAccount: Remove "or" between account buttons
Add/fix APns
Add rules to permit CTS security-related tests to run
Remove event notification checkbox preference

Note: You can dirty flash my updates but you can't report bugs in my thread until you repeat them on a full wipe. Thanks :)

-Initial release (Tested by myself and testers :) )

Download the latest build here
md5: 35e20241ac9450e4dd0bd48c927b07fe

GAPPS - here (Please use this one as it is up to date, minimal and works perfectly)


CM Team <--- not possible without these guys
Paranoid Android - Great Gapps packages
ktoonsez - <---- would be possible without him, just wouldn't be as good
Hawkerpaul - Amazing tester
Broodplank - Devdistro linux, makes my life easy
Kryten2k35 - Themes
Googy_Anas - Great kernel support for the s4
Faux123 - This guy is the man


If you would like to support me, Donate here I've spent countless hours on my projects with many sleepless nights. Donations are appreciated and keep me motivated

Need help? Follow me on twitter and and I will answer any ROM or Android questions.

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this went live yesterday for t-mo and at&t, feedback has been excellent

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26th May 2014, 05:20 PM |#4  
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Thanks for this again Dan.

Just to let everyone know, Dan's CM rom is an absolute keeper. Been on his GE rom for many months now which has been brilliant, and i never thought i would come off it until i tried this rom.

Been on it for a couple of days now as Dan was kind enough to give me a test, and all i can say is up to now it is totally faultless! I don't even need to install Xposed/gb any more as this does pretty much everything you will ever need as standard.

Great work mate, and many thanks again

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Can't wait to try this! Downloading now
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Does art work on this ROM? Cant wait to test this out
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Originally Posted by N!KE26

Does art work on this ROM? Cant wait to test this out

yes but read the disclaimer when you activate it same idea for this thread ok mate?
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Been using your GPe ROM untill now, love it, think this one is even better. Thanks 1D3964214C481111X
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are s-view cover calls working in either this or your google edition rom?
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Originally Posted by Gloris

are s-view cover calls working in either this or your google edition rom?

s-view cover calls are proprietary code from Samsung and will only work on touchwiz at the moment, I'm waiting to see if they implement it into 4.4.3 GE because they gave it the shaft in 4.4.2.
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I too have been using your google rom for ages, time for a change

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