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Default [ROM]KOT49H【4.4.4】AOSP Official Google Edition 【Verizon!】07-17-2014

GOOGLE EDITION 4.4.4 BY Danvdh, jds3118, Sbreen94, Kryten2k35 & Ktoonsez


I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY BRICKS, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE READ THE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS POST


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Information

This is the latest build for the I9505-G Google Edition S4 official from Google/Samsung, I have made quite a few optimizations to the ROM and added the tools necessary to give it the features (100% working features that is) of an AOSP ROM, Google edition does not use open source proprietary which mean's Bluetooth, and most importantly the camera will work way better out of the box since Samsung builds this ROM (Full HDR support, 1080p video recording, no green lines on the front cam)

make sure you have a loki recovery. SAFESTRAP will not work with this ROM
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Features

-Latest 4.4.4 Google Edition (Extremely clean ROM base made by me)
- No rom branding - I don't flash my name around in the settings menu anywhere, keeping it stock AOSP.
-Rooted
-Busybox
-Stock kernel
-H and H+ icons (GSM only)
-Reboot menu (4 way reboot)
-App ops enabled
-Vibration intensity reduced for battery life
-AOSP Manual brightness values (minimum brightness of 10 (down from 40) available on the slider)
-AOSP Autobrightness values (Samsucks autobrightness disabled)
-removed home button lag
-ART compatible
-Inverted mms with quick reply from source + odexed for speed (stock mms optional flash)
-Carbon phone app / contacts
-Inverted email
-Zip aligned
-No extra bloat
-Nova launcher (lightest launcher available, lots of features, only 3mb!)
-cLock
-CM filemanager
-Fast, Simple and built from a clean 4.4.4 system dump by myself
-Enjoy!!


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Changelog

Post #2

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Installation instructions

-Make sure you can use loki!
-Full wipe
-Flash ROM
-Flash Loki-doki (can find it here) - DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!
-Reboot (if at anytime recovery asks you to fix root, say no)
Your phone will boot with 3g, this is normal on GPE ;) set up through this wizard like normal and then just let the phone settle for a min or two (lots of things going on, phone is warm, be patient and let her cool down, this step should always be taken on ANY rom you flash)
- navigate to Settings > More > mobile networks > preferred networks - and choose LTE/CDMA/EVDO
-Open Settings > More > Access point names and enable LTE - Verizon Internet, toggle airplane mode if it doesn't stick but it should ;)
LTE should kick in and stick on reboot, congrats you have a fully activated GPE ROM on Verizon :)

-THERE SHOULD BE NO NEED TO TOUCH APNS ANYMORE - rock and roll on pure vanilla Android released by Google and samsung, the first firmware to support GSM, CDMA and UMTS

To stop any FC of the phone with gravity or xposed installed at boot, simply freeze setupwizard.apk in system/app or rename it to .bak after installing the ROM and setting up LTE :)
this will only effect users with xposed + gravity box, something with GB and CDMA conflicts at boot once and then it goes away for good, for people who don't use xposed the ROM is confirmed to have ZERO fc's at boot which is good for ART run time users like myself ;)



Download

Latest 4.4.4 build here
md5:6ba268104d5d9b0d8b89bb69d48c6803

Note: you must flash Loki-doki right after flashing this ROM, Sorry but Safestrap is not compatible with this ROM

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Optional Downloads (4.4.4 only)

Stock themed MMS with quick reply

Stock 4.4 email from source (no theme)

Battery % enabled - Enabled the stock icon, I've made it easy to read



Dialers

Stock Inverted
Carbon
Carbon Holo (Ships with ROM)
Holo Blue
Stock

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Stock Inverted

Carbon

Holo Blue

Contacts

Holo Blue
Carbon
Carbon Holo (Ships with ROM)
Stock

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Holo Blue

Carbon

Carbon Holo


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Credits

Google
CM Team - CLocK
ktoonsez - One fantastic kernel
mrvirginia
rovo89 - Xposed
C3C076 - Gravitybox
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MJHawaii - Clean 4.3 base + mount ports
dsixda - Android Kitchen
Kryten2k35 - Themes
Jimbju - Menu/back wake annoyance fix
Faux123 - This guy is the man
AT&T Galaxy S3 Forums - For getting me into Android Development ;)

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[ROM]KOT49H【4.4.3】Google Edition, ROM for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S 4

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Danvdh, ktoonsez, sbreen94, jds3118
ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x
Based On: Google Edition

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Status: Stable

Created 2014-02-10
Last Updated 2014-07-17
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Changelog

07/17/2014
-Fixed the swipe lock ring, it is properly in the center
-Updated Superuser
-Updated Novalauncher
-Updated Google Play Services
-Updated Google Keyboard
-Fixed Boot animation lag
-Updated to latest Nexus boot animation
-Updated cLock widget
-Updated Google Camera
-Genie Widget (Weather and news app) removed
-Google Street removed (get it from the Play Store)
-Updated build.prop
-Everything is up to date, if you enjoy this ROM please consider a donation to help out with real life stuff!


06/25/2014
*use the updated flashable addons*

-Updated to the new CM autobrightness (will fix random brightness jumps aswell)
this http://review.cyanogenmod.org/#/c/63...ues/config.xml has been tested by me and provides much better autobrightness however I've adjusted it to be even better!
-Home button long press vibration and touchkey button vibration smoothed out, should give the perfect amount of haptic feedback when this option is enabled
-Updated build.prop to verizon device info
-Updated SU to 2.0
-Rebased everything I had going on in 4.4.3 into 4.4.4, this was a royal pain but it had to be done, I've smashed this project yet again with 4 straight hours of development, helps when you're organized and ready for surprises like this, No features are missing from 4.4.3 and the addons received an update too, I need a beer now. phew

06/11/2014
-Based on official 4.4.3 GPE
-Vibration intensity reduced on back/menu/hold home haptic feedback, was way overkill with stock values
-H+ icon will now show when H+ is available, H will show otherwise
-Superuser updated to latest
-Framework-res translation for the clock app is fixed, Ringtone array is flawless now in all languages (Samsung/Google derp fixed
-Dialer is now Carbon Holo
-Contacts is now Carbon Holo
-Novalauncher updated
-Optional flash for the battery icon got an update
-Framework-res ringtone translation fixed across all languages
-App ops enabled in Settings
-Teleservice unlocked (We can now change to all available network modes)
-Added CM filemanager by ktoonsez request for quick phone setup
-CRT disabled in favor of the fade effect, much nicer on the eyes and better on battery life
-Don't expect a million updates like 4.4.2, I was well prepared for 4.4.3 and all my features/fixes from 4.4.2 are in this build
-Tons of new flashable dialers/contacts themes for you to enjoy in the optional section

Code:
05/30/2014
-Brightness values improved
-Framework clean up
-More debugging removed to speed up the system
-Performance option removed from settings
-Disable CRT optional flash got an update to new framework, please use the new zip if you prefer the fade effect over the CRT.
-Build.prop updated

Sorry for the wait Verizon, Been extremely busy with work trying to support my parents who are now in their senior years, it costed them 100,000+ to raise me from 0-18 so it's time to pay back my dues.


05/23/2014
-custom compiled Stock kernel for a more user friendly experience, this is the kernel I personally use, zero tweaks required, its stock with a few addons  (YOU MUST FLASH LOKI-DOKI DIRECTLY AFTER FLASHING THE ROM, YOU CAN FIND IT HERE)
-Kernel compiled with Linaro
-Kernel d_mesg spam removed for speed
-Charging with the phone off is merged into the stock kernel source
-LCD colour temperature tweaked for better more vibrant LCD colour*  (Yes colour, not color!)
-Performance option in settings removed (will provide optional flash if you are a KT kernel user and want this feature back)
-Framework-res auto brightness tweaked a bit, I made the max indoor brightness just a TAD brighter to make our 1080P screen look sharper
-Updated Google Camera and binary's
-Updated Superuser
-Updated Busybox
-Updated Google services framework
-Contacts clear field image is now visible, was black on black
-Updated the official Google Camera and binary into the system
-Menu will no longer unlock the phone from the lock screen if no password is set
-Small framework edit, cleaned up some code regarding the volume panel, nothing you will notice
-Updated build.prop
-Deodexed this ROM and kept it fully compatible with ART (Believe it or not this fixes some strange issues for me, I think my odex script might break some things? all has been well for me now and I'm not seeing random SystemUI slowdown)
-deleted old google search libs and some koreanime lib, oh and libpinyin is gone too because they are useless (since I've removed their native apps they just sat dormant in the lib folder wasting system space)
-Everything up to date on a clean flash, no market updates required
-New optional flash: Disable CRT effect

Tough times right now for my family, sorry for the late update but I promise you i'll get a 4.4.3 GPE going on Verizon even though
I don't benefit one bit from it, I'm 50 miles and a customs trip away from any Verizon coverage and I'm on a GSM device, I appreciate any support I'm given from this community, I like you guys :D

03/29/2014
-Re-themed contacts (Massive improvement)
-Framework-res autobrightness values adjusted at the high indoor light areas
-Updated GoogleTTS and Googlekeyboard
-Updated Superuser
-Updated Kernel
*the phone will now charge with the phone off thanks to @fenny for the code that was merged*
-Fixed cloudprint but you will need to download it from the market if you use it ;)
-Removed Xposed and gravitybox from the ROM, I'm shipping a cleaner GPE from now on out, simply get these apks yourself if you use them
-Build.prop edited, 2 useless lines removed

Attention Verizon Employees & Board members flashing this excellent ROM that is better then the non existent 4.4.2 you don't have on your phone because VZW developers are slower then halley's comet,  please unlock the bootloader in the upcoming 4.4.2 (LOL!) and stop being douche bags 

I'm a dude in Canada who has never been connected to one of your towers in my life,  but I make your customers happier then you do,  I think it's time you get a clue and I also think it's  time to replace your board of directors, they are specialists in FAILURE and I've already seen a ton your user base flock to t-mo.
 who is running you and AT&T anyway? Kim Jong Un?  stop locking bootloaders you noobs, you do realize touchjiz sucks right? how could you not? It hurts me you put this much faith into Samsuck Touchjizz.

oh and please visit http://tmobile.jobs/, unless your on the board,  you can just retire or something because you obviously suck, you could not even enter the Canadian market because you knew you would get smoked.  I suggest Golf if your use to sucking, it won't be that hard to adapt to

03/06/2014
-Added native reboot menu to Google editon (Works on ART!!!)
-Volume buttons can mute the device in the volume panel
-Removed Samsung CABLservice and digitalpensdk from android system
-Added custom Apollo music player
-Re-odexed the entire build to match the new framework
-Battery icon with % enabled is now an optional zip
-Added the ability to disable touchkey lights via android terminal by typing touchkeys after granting terminal SU (ART users)
-Reverted MMS back to inverted due broken widget, ill bring back the multi theme MMS.apk later
-Added stock themed MMS as an optional flash
-reverted opensource superuser back to chainfire SuperSU
-to many people having issues on the CM SuperSU and I don't want anymore headaches, this one
proved to work for many months

02/27/2014
-Autobrightness values updated. These are MUCH better indoors, the minimum brightness is now down to 15 from CM's native 20
and the brightness with a lux value of 150 and lower will now be 40 out of a possible 255 (max brightness), Autobrightness will
now do what the feature is supposed to do, save battery
-Enabled battery % for ART users and made sure its clear to read at sub 50%
-Updated MMS from source, it's now white but can be toggled to be inverted via settings 
-Updated Google Services Framework
-Build.prop updated
-updated kernel to kt 02/24/2014
--WIFI driver update
--Sound driver updates
-Google Now Launcher is now available in the market and has been removed from the OP

02/20/2014
-Kernel updated to 02/20,  This includes new wifi drivers and fixes for wireless charging
-Open source Superuser (This fixes alot of debug issues for us developers, I've integrated it into the Settings aswell
-apns.conf adjusted
-build.prop cleans up
-GPS fixes
-This build should give automatic LTE on boot and hopefully fix small issues with network extenders

02/18/2014
-Further clean up in teleservice
-Enabled in call noise suppression for clearer outbound voice
-Removed the market file manager and added CM file manager to help you set up the ROM faster, its quite nice and extremely small.
-Enabled app ops native android permissions manager in Settings > Security
-Adjusted my framework-res auto-brightness values, they were still using too much juice in high INDOOR brightness
-Updated Gravitybox
-Updated the build.prop
-Use LTE/CDMA/EVDO from the network selection menu now ;) I updated this install instructions and there should be no need for airplane mode now ;)

Verizon you are fully up to date with the AT&T, T-MO, and INTL GSM versions of this ROM ;)  they have nothing you don't

02/15/2014
-VERIZON WIRELESS will now display correctly
-VERIZON network extender will now display correctly
-Added a native access point menu in Settings > More
-Added a Performance is setting option just below developer options that opens ktweaker
-Removed APN shortcut app
-Enjoy!

02/14/2014
-Fixed values/arrays in teleservice.apk for all languages
-fixed googledialer array conflict
-To stop phone fc at boot with gravitybox enabled, simply freeze it with titanium backup or rename setupwizard.apk in system/priv-app to setupwizard.bak after installing the ROM and booting

02/13/2014
-LATEST MK2 Modem REQUIRED!!!!  - I WILL NOT SUPPORT OLD MODEMS,  GSM required a MKx modem so I have no doubts Verizon will need one too, all my testing as been with users on MK2
-Full Wipe Required
-Enabled World phone in teleservice
-Unlocked all CDMA network modes (Same as CM)
-Worldwide APN support
-APN cannot be accessed via settings on CDMA (Waiting on code from google) so use the APN shortcut app provided and select LTE Verizon - Internet, then open settings an make sure LTE/CDMA/EVDO/GSM/WCDMA is selected (Which it will be because I'm awesome) and LTE should kick in just like any other ROM  (The ROM will boot into CDMA, if you swap to LTE/CDMA/EVDO your apn should swap right away aswell if you connected to ehrpd on boot (normal as this is how verizon towers work, pretty cool tech actually)
-The phone will drop LTE very quick in low signal (Like basements as shown below)

-Removed CSC
-This phone will work in global mode, anywhere you go in the world your foreign SIM will work ;) apns-conf.xml was swapped out this build and now I can guarantee most of the world is covered
-Phone FC should be gone forever
-Updated build.prop
-Made 3 pots of coffee tonight
-Enjoy, all my changes have been confirmed by MULTIPLE tests
-Once again, no .jar was edited and everything has been neatly recompiled/odexed.  ART will work on this ROM.


02/12/2014
-Fixed roaming indicator
-Fixed teleservice
-we should be good to go now,  Select VZW LTE/global in settings > more > mobile networks and a APN if you need too, give lte a few min to connect

02/11/2014B
-Fixed updater-script, ROM should flash and boot all in one go now
-Data should now connect on boot :)
-Added Verizon CSC
-cleaned up the build.prop
-full wipe and let me know how it goes, I have reports data is surviving reboots
-This is not a messy port by any means, no major framework was altered and we achieved this just by kernel and build.prop edits + a few other things ;)  ART WILL WORK PERFECTLY ON THIS BUILD!

02/10/2014B
-initial release for verizon

02/08/2014B
-Flash this if you are on my previous release from today
-Fixed date picker in contacts
-Enjoy

02/08/2014
*users on 02/06/2014 can flash this,  (wipe caches and flash in recovery),  no need to update the full ROM*
-Improved CM Autobrightness
-Updated SuperSU
-Updated build.prop
-Use updated DarkUI, disable S-VIEW and Disable S-view + DarkUI zips


02/06/2014
-Fixed home button lag
-Disabled double tap for recents menu
-recents is now back to S4 standard of long press home
-Disabled Samsung Autobrightness (horrible)
-Enabled Stock Autobrightness with CM Autobrightness:fingers-crossed: values (this took some research but I pulled it off without breaking ART) - This will result in massive battery savings
-Gravity box should now be able to control auto brightness values
-Removed Google search from system/priv-app for 2 reasons, 1) its out of date and 2) I actually prefer it as a user app, makes it easier to hibernate with greenify for non-premium users
-Removed Google earth libs, hangouts and chrome libs out of the system/lib folder
-the ROM is very light now, and this is easily my best release yet. I feel like I have really mastered the GPE now
-Updated Gravitybox
-Updated build.pro
*DO NOT FLASH DARK UI ZIPS OR THE DISABLE S-VOICE ZIP, USE THE UPDATED ZIPS* 

02/01/2014
-Phone will no longer wake when menu and back are touched when you lock your device
-the fix was in /system/usr/keylayout/Generic.kl, had to remove a few "WAKE_DROPPED" lines, credit to jimbju for pointing this out
-updated build.prop
-Here is WatchON for 4.4.2 
-users on 01/30/2014 can flash this (wipe caches, flash the zip and reboot)


01/30/2014
-Fixed dialer settings theme
-Odexed googledialer.apk
-no need to flash this if you are on 01/28/2014, you can flash this small zip instead

01/28/2014
-Updated SU
-Updated GravityBox
-Black txt on black header in recent calls menu via clicking contact number to view history is fixed, the contact name is now visible
-Googledialer no longer has an odex, rebased the whole theme on a clean APK from the stock system dump
-I can confirm the call waiting tone is INTENDED and not a bug, I can also confirm the other party can not hear the tone of a call coming in
-Enjoy, going back to S3 development, I just wanted to get this build out because I cleaned flashed it on my own phone tonight ;)


01/23/2014
-Updated build.prop date
-Disabled screen wake on plug in/unplug
-CM brightness values
-Added an flashable extra to disable s-view from the ROM entirely (some ppl have sensor issues)
-Updated DarkUI optional zip (must flash the new one)

01/23/2014
-Updated Super SU
-Updated Google play services
-Updated Google Search
-Updated Gravity Box
-Removed a useless build.prop line
-Contacts is back and looks great
-4.4.2 email reply button is now white (was black on black)
-4.4.2 MMS numberpicker is now readable

01/16/2014
-Updated SU binary
-Updated Gravitybox
-Updated Busybox
-Reverted bionic binary
-Foldermount 100% fixed
-Reverted contacts to stock
-Build.prop tweaks reworked
-Disabled ROM+Kernel debug logging (this works well with our kernel :) )
-The ultimate clean up build
-Had to do this one guys, this is from 5 days of comparing/testing ;)

01/11/2014
-Shipped KT-stock with clean 4.4.2 official google edition ramdisk 
-Foldermount confirmed working with this kernel change
-White on white in contacts landscape mode fixed, reodexed and tested on ART :)
-MMS send image on quick reply change from white on white to grey
-Once again, I will have a incremental zip file for users on 1/08/2014 so they do not need to flash the full ROM
-See you all next time there is an OTA from google ;)
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