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I'm proud to present you my latest work!
PhoeniX ROM For Samsung Galaxy S4 I545 Verizon
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You are not allowed to take/kang anything from my ROM without asking for permission from me!!
Taking without a permission will lead to report on you.
Based on the lastest stock firmware: Android 4.4.2 XXUGNJ8 (build date: 31/10/2014) and Verizon's NC2 for initial Safestrap Modules and Firmware
This ROM is 200% Knox Free - You can say "Cya Knox!"
Added latest BusyBox
Re-Added latest SuperSU+Bin files 2.16
Re-Updated all stock apps to their latest version(Gmail, Google search, Google Maps ,Play store etc.)
Unique PhoeniX bootanimation & shutdown animation - Huge thank to the artist anbech
VZW Version Exclusive Apps, MODS & More:
New Samsung Boot Animation from the breathtaking mind of PAS
Google's Official Nexus 6 Lollipop Bootanimation
Newest Xposed Framework and Modules for emulating and theming ROM to take on Lollipop Appearance - HeadsUp Notifier, Status Bar Tint, AndroidL Theme for Xposed, GEL Settings for Google Home
WizIconizer & Icon packs Moonshine, Material Things, Etched Material for theming TouchWiz Icons or other Launcher Icons to take on Material Design theme
Mateial Design Themed Apps:
Now Browser (super small and very fast web browser)
Sliding Explorer (File Browser with material design)
Sliding MMS (what the new Google Messenger App or AOSP 5.0 MMS is based off of with multi theme options dark and light holo to material themes available on the fly)
SmartLock (emulates lollipop type of lockscreen)
Clock+ (material design Alarm and Clock with widget)
FancySwitcher (task switching emulating the lollipop style)
Live Wallpaper (choose 3 colors and various options for live wallpaper in the material design scheme)
Nova Launcher with Material Design and Lollipop Options
Launcher L (in my mind the best new Launcher available, ultra fast and ultra smooth with multiple on the fly theme options)
Google Messenger (New 5.0 MMS themed in Material Design Light)
and @Shaftamle's Lollipop Keyboard with multiple material design and holo design options for themes
Note 4 thanks to Albe95 and Other Apps Made Available:
Note 4 System Fonts
Fixed TouchWiz Note 4 Style
Fixed TouchWiz Themes and added Lollipop and G3 system emulating themes
Greenify and Virtua Battery Calibration
QuickConnect & QuickMemo
Safestrap 3.75 VZW
Inspire Launcher (very fast and has classic AOSP type of Look and Feel)
Verizon Messages (on the fly themes and options to sync with other devices and the web for securing and syncing MMS)
Removed a lot of Samsung Bloatware Options like WatchON which you can find elsewhere if you must install!
6 More Flare or Lockscreen Flare options
6 New GPS Location Choices for faster GPS Lock and stronger signal changed from World Location Choices available in Original ROM to specifically Northern America GPS Region Choices
+ More I probably forgot about!
Along with the following Original PhoeniX Features:
Hacked Stock Email App
Sysro & sysrw support
Enabled touchwiz wallpaper scrolling
Disabled scrolling cache
Phone with no increasing ringtone
All supported languages enabled
New & Unique to this ROM only, 9 Lockscreen effects!:
- None (AOSP style)
- Modded Ripple Effect:
* No cloudy overlay - Thanks to @Goldie
* Improved ripple effect - Thanks to @Goldie
* Ink effect with the finger
- Light effect
- Particle Effect
- Water Color
- Mass Tension
- Ripple Tension
- Stone Skipping
- Abstract Tiles
Added PullUp To Launcher
Added Note 4 Lockscreen Style
Added Note 4 Wallpapers
Added 31 Toggles Mode with 4 special toggles:
- Flashlight - 1 press turns it on, long press flashlight settings
- Battery status - 1 press battery status , long press battery information
- PhoeniX - 1 Press/Long press open PhoeniX Settings
- Take Picture - Called "Shoot-it" by @dr.ketan. Single press takes picture without shooting sound (3-4 sec) long prees takes picture with shooting sound(3-4 sec) - also avilable as an icon in app drawer, so 1 press on app called Shoot it takes picture without shoooting sound, 1 press on app called Shoot it SF takes picture with shooting sound and flash.
Ported alot of Note 3 Features! This is the first ROM of S4 with that!!:
- New Note 3 SPlanner
- New Working Action Memo
- New Weather & Calendar widget when you pull down the clock in lockscreen
- Note 3 Screenshot editor
- Note 3 Multiwindow with the following features:
* Quad screen: you can split multiwindow up to 4 different apps!
* Note 3 Drag & Drop Multiwindow feature
* Abillity to open same app from this list(If you need any more app please make a list so I can add in the next release) :
- Note 3 Phone with Popup Incoming Call Notifications!
- Note 3 One Handed operation in any screen.
- Note 3 Voice Recorder
Note 3 Air Command is HERE!!!! With all features - Action memo, scrapbook(won't work without SPen), SFinder, Screen write & Pen Window
Added NFC Icon to status bar when it is on.
PhoenIX Air Control - from now you can launch any app insead of SFiner in Air Command
Ported alot of S5 Features - Unique to PhoeniX Only!!:
- S5 Launcher with PhoeniX SlideLaunch
- S5 Ultra Power Saving Mode
- S5 Settings
- S5 Status bar without the anoying Quick Connect & Sfinder buttons. Added SFinder icon next to Time & Date
- S5 Lockscreen
- S5 Phone & Contacts
- S5 Gallery
- S5 SBrowser
- S5 Hacked app:
* Folder View Option
* No SMS to MMS conversion for messages
* No SMS to MMS conversion for emojis
* Enabled Group Messaging
* Show Real Sending time instead of time received
* Increased the SMS hour limit to 1000
* Increased the Max MMS size to 2048000 bytes
* Increased the MMS Image size to 4096x2048 [8.4MP]
* Enabled Scheduled Messaging
* Unlimited SMS Recipient limit
* Backup/Restore SMS Option
* Split view option
* Change text size using volume keys option
* Screen On/Off for notification alerts option
* and more!!
- S5 Toolbox with 12 apps option!
- S5 Emergency Mode
- S5 Baby Monitor
- S5 Air Wake Up
- S5 Quick Connection
- S5 Download Booster
- S5 SFinder
- S5 My Magazine
- S5 SMemo
- S5 Activity Zone
- S5 Kids Mode
- S5 S Voice
- S5 Car Mode
- S5 Music Player (Thanks Albe95)
- S5 Video Player (Thanks Albe95)
- S5 SPlanner
- S5 Keyboard
- S5 SHelth
- S5 Accuweather
- S5 Calculator
- S5 Launcher Themes option with 11 Themes!
- Wallpaper Chooser with S5 Wallpapers, Note 3 Wallpapers, S4 Wallpapers, PhoeniX Wallpapers, tamirda's wallpapers.
- S5 SBaro App
- S5 Audio files
- S5 Bootanimation(as an option in aroma)
- S5 Status bar with a working SFinder!!
- S5 My Files
- S5 SNote
Settings Dual Mode:
- S5 Settings
- Note 3 Settings
PhoeniX SlideLaunch - Instead of My Magazine in S5 Launcher you can choose any app you want to open, for example settings or gallery - amazing feature.
Upgraded Power Menu with option for Screenshot & FlashLight!
Added Backup/Restore option in Stock SMS App
All supported languages for Samsung Keyboard enabled
Enabled init.d scripts
Shutter Sound menu Enabled to stock camera
Enabled IP Call for SIP users
New PhoeniX Mods's protection - Well, apparently some clowns think they can take my mods without giving credits or asking for permissions. I won't allow that. This protection shouldn't bother you if you use PhoeniX ROM. When these mods are used on other rom, they simply won't work
New PhoeniX Logo in Settings -> About
Added Ink effect selection. Special thanks to mythtrandyr his thread
Added Torch Settings in Display Settings
New superb & amazing 4 PhoeniX Wallpapers made by @anbech! You can also download these HD wallpapers to your computer here:
Added option to choose between 39 batteries - Huge thanks to OsamaGhareeb his thread
Big APN list
Enable sub Symbols on Stock Samsung keyboard
Added exit menu to stock web browser
Dialer search matches numbers in contacts and call logs along with contacts
NFC Hack - You can use your NFC while the screen is off, and at lockscreen.
4 ways to reboot menu - Extended power menu
Enable call button in contact list
Disabled Converting Effect Between SMS MMS
Automatic SMS encoding (Arabic and other utf-8 encoding support)
Automatic efs backup when flashing the rom.
Added App Ops in Settings
Improved UPSM Launcher with 3X3 Grid!
Permanently removed SysScope from system and forced System Status to show "Official"
Added Ultra Power Saving Mode Apps Manager - thank you @xperiacle
Improved UPSM Code in order to prevent FCs, bootloops, etc.
MultiWindow Manager New Edition - thanks to BJB, Inc.
Added Official OmegaDroid Android News app - I am reporter and editor there, so if you want to read the best news about android, use this!
Added TB Restore Fixer Stub by -viperboy- his thread
LMT Launcher that offers a pie control like nexus, and gestures. Thanks to noname81 his thread.
Exclusive! Only to PhoeniX ROM!:
* RTL Menus when you select Arabic/Hebrew as your default language.
* New Amazing Wallpapers in Wallpaper Chooser Wallpapers! Beautiful Wallpapers! How to use? Click on Menu-> Set Wallpaper-> Home/Lock/Both-> Wallpaper Picker/chooser-> Select your Wallpaper!
* New Settings app: Huge thank to ficeto!
PhoeniX Settings App includes the following features:
Samsung Secret Codes
Faster Fix GPS
CPU Spy Plus
Idle Wifi Time Manager
PhoeniX OTA Center - now you can update the rom without plugin into the computer!
The downloads will be save on the internel SD card(if you use my memory script so it will be saved in the externel sd card) undr the folder OTA updates.
Reboot options - Normal, Recovery, Download.
Xposed support. Huge thanks to rovo89 his thread.
Wanam Xposed - Special thanks to wanam his thread
DPI Settings - thanks to rovo89
How to use Xposed?
1. Go to Settings -> PhoeniX Extra
2. Open Xposed Installer
3. Click Install/Update. Don't reboot.
4. Go to Modules tab and active Wanam & Nottach Modules.
6. Go to Settings -> PhoeniX Extra
7. Play with the modules
And more coming soon
Removed from the rom:
Apps that was marked as bloatware and can be installed/removed in the aroma:
ES File Explorer
Samsung Hubs: Music Hub, Books Hub, Learning Hub, Games Hub
Samsungs Mobile Print
Yahoo News Widget
Yahoo Stock Widget
Adobe Flashplayer Support
Android 4.4.2 Camera & Gallery from Nexu 5
Android 4.2.1 Desk Clock
Pie Control like in nexus - LMT Launcher - thanks to noname81 his thread
Digital Clock Widgets
Dual Clock Digital Widget
Music Live Share
SPlanner App Widget
Story Album Widget
Samsung Gear Support
Added as options in the Aroma:
You can choose now tweaks you want to install!
This mod will turn ON data_writeback for all 3 partitions - system, data and cache. This will drastically improve I/O performance (mostly on write operations) at the expense of file system integrity in certain situations, like unexpected system shutdown. The risk is not extreme, but still bigger then regular. Use this to improve your system performance, but you flash it at your own risk!
- thx to mike1983.
Tweak: Force Launcher into memory
Tweak: 3G Tweaks - Speed up 3G connection
Tweak: Net Speed Tweaks - Tweak to speed up internet connection
Tweak: Latest Seeder thx to lambgx02 his thread
Scrolling tweaks - Better, faster and stronger scrolling
Flash-Led Tweaks - Better flash-led intensity and camera-flash quality
Video-Streaming tweaks - Smoother and faster internet video streaming
Choosing all tweaks can cause for lags, etc. Choose only if you really need it.
You can choose now mods you would like to install!
Install Increased volume(thx to boterkaaseneieren his thread) :
- Mid Increased Volume: Increase to 58 DB
- Ultra Increased Volume: Increase to 60 DB
YouTube Mod, 720p HD (over WiFi & 3G), screen off playback by theos0o his thread
Option to Disable SMS in Call Log.
You are able to choose between 2 mods:
Custom Phone Mod - No increasing Ringtone, With Call Recording.
Stock Phone Mod - No call recording, with increasing ringtone.
You can Choose TouchWiz Launcher Mod:
Using Stock mod:
- Stock 4X4 Without Wallpaper Scrolling
- Stock 4X4 With Wallpaper Scrolling
- TouchWiz Launcher tamirda's Mod - it gives you wallpaper scrolling, 6 apps in the Touchwiz Dock(where is the Apps Menu Icon - you can have 5 apps shortcuts+app menu icon), 5X6 Apps Grid, And extended folder view
- TouchWiz Launcher tamirda's Mod 2 - it gives you wallpaper scrolling, 6 apps in the Touchwiz Dock(where is the Apps Menu Icon - you can have 5 apps shortcuts+app menu icon), 4X4 Apps Grid, And extended folder view
Added option to choose between original PhoeniX Boot&Shut down animation to Stock Boot& Shut down animation
Added option to install EXT2InternalSD Script by mattiadj.
Official mod thread & FAQ & How to use:
Added option to choose Flare Effect - special thanks to balliboxer his thread(and screenshots):
- Blue Fire Rings
- Blue Fire Flames
- Blue Lightning
- Blue Rings
- Green Rings
- Red Lightning
- Red Rings
- White Lightning
- Yellow Fire Rings
- Yellow Fire Flames
Added All System Transparent Mod(Transparent background for system apps such as settings, phone, SMS and more!) with the following options:
0% (Means no transparent)
Added S5 Keyboard Color selection
I'm not responsible for any damaged caused by using this rom. I give testers the rom before i publish it so you shuoldn't have any problems
For mods & removed bloatware, visit here:
If you like my rom and work, please consider a donation:
to gigilie / gogolie and tamrida
If you can't donate or just don't want it is ok! but please do all of the following:
Rate this thread 5 stars and Click Thanks to my posts
Known Bugs for VZW Safestrap Version:
Signal Bars won't Show. Still get 4g but wont show Strength. Theres apps available if you must know in the the Playstore.
In Aroma Installer Avoid the Material Design Theme Choice or the Alternate Dialer Theme choice and the System Note 4 Upgrade choice in the options menu - might work but usually these choices result in a stalled boot
If ROM doesn't boot within 8 Minutes (yes it takes a long time inital boot up!) then try reinstalling with less options!
If you wish to report a bug, Do it only in this thread in the Verizon Development Section!
- If you just want to share something, follow me/this rom, talk with me, rave or rant or ask questions that haven't been answered post here or in the Q&A Section. Unless your a donator (whose questions are usually answered ASAP) I'd prefer it if you didnt Message me it will take me longer to replay to Personal Messages than by posting in thread and being answered by other users or myself.
PhoeniX 10.0 VZW V1 with NC2 Baked in Modules
Installation Instructions for Safestrap (MDK users can try but I won't support! Use a Custom Kernel if your MDK something close to stock for best results!):
Download the ROM from above
Donate to us by using links a little ways up the page while you install the ROM in Safestrap 3.75+ over a freshly created ROM Slot!
Flash your System Modules in Safestrap (NC2 Modules should be baked into the ROM so Reset once Aroma is done is fine!)
Then Reset Phone and wait initial bootup is slow
If you have errors or issues with data or wifi and your using NC2, NC5 or NG6 Firmware please flash one of the "WiFi Fixes" I offer before commenting on or giving up on the ROM. The all in one fixes I offer are easily found by searching my AndroidFileHost website!
tamrida would like to give Thanks to:
anbech- For his amazing design of - bootanimation, signatures and logo!
ikogsakanding - for thread & rom graphics
devgee -for beta testing & helping
spevil07 -for beta testing
sanoc69 - for beta testing
Teddy24 - for beta testing
harelp - for beta testing
runarorn - for beta testing
_alex74_ - for beta testing
aways - for beta testing
Noam - for helping in uploading the rom!
ficeto for settings app !
Sammobile & Samsung Updates
Jeffrey Blattman(for Logcat app)
Manniakk(For CSC changer)
Bernard Bekker(for faster fix)
OS Monitor team
Giuseppe Baglio(For CPU Spy Plus)
Sebastian Konik(for Idle wifi manager)
gokhanmoral(for fast dormancy)
-viperboy- For TB Restore fix
Jack Palevich For Terminal Emulator
gogolie would like to thank:
Special Thanks to gashishpetim Special Thanks to gashishpetim Special Thanks to ISF
All the XDA Community
PhoeniX ROM For Samsung Galaxy S4 I545, a ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S 4
tamirda & gogolie
ROM OS Version: 4.4.2
Current Stable Version: v10.0 VZW V1
Stable Release Date: 2014-11-23
Old 4.3 PhoeniX ROM:
with tamirda's perms I present...
Phoenix 7.3 for Safestrap / Multi Carrier Friendly / Any TWRP Capable Recovery Compatible! ML1/MK2/MKF based| Fast | Stable | Clean | De/Odexed | Note 3 Features! / Simple install / Themed / TW4.3
- SAFESTRAP (Install to any slot and restore to Stock slot too! Compatible with VZW - AT&T - TMO and can be installed on MDK/MDL and should be any phone with TWRP recovery.
If you dont know about Phoenix get familiar (read the thread.). This version features a cool Floyd theme. Restore it to your stock slot in Safestrap or to any slot you like or restore it with TWRP/Philz any recovery that is TWRP compatible should work. AT&T and other carriers may need to flash your MK2 modules or add in TMO APN / AT&T APN settings to get this beast working 100%. If that didn't fix your problem then you need to install the GSM / LTE carrier modem (just guessing that your GSM if you can't get this going as thats been only complaint of lost data and he was able to fix it with proper carrier modem).
Known issues/Not Working (only for select users):
No issues exist if phone is setup properly. however...
If it doesnt work for you I'm sorry your best bet if your on VZW is SS with something else installed stock slot would be mk2/mj7 stock odin, reroot, ss,(I go to MK2 as I have best speeds and benchmarks with it) n I know it will work flawlessly if rooted and setup as described cause I've used this ROM package on 7 phones for clients (1 AT&T, 2 TMOs one with mdl bootloader and one with locked and 4 VZWs).... enjoy took me some time to put together so if it works thank me or better yet donate so you can see updates and more roms!
Due to packaging restraints and installation issues a familiar format like .zip is not available yet but will be soon. Until then please use the TWRP/SS restore option as its a more viable install and can be restored onto any slot including Stock through Safestrap. If someone wants to help the cause please install this through philztouch then create a zip from the rom do not flash anything else over the rom and upload the zip and PM me the link it'd help me out a lot!
Lil about me: I'm a now broke, technically I'm disabled (w/ 4 crushed discs in spine the gov says I'm too young to get disability and shouldn't admit that MMJ medicine works for me they=heartless pricks)I'm a full time single parent of a 1 yr old so I don't get a lot of time for my passions anymore. ex award winning programmer (lost the love for it, be sure to copyright anything you intellectually own especially when it comes to working with G or MS. they'll steal your everything claim you signed it over and hang you out to dry) now i'm just a fellow android lover with a knack for making things work when they normally won't, experimenting, coding,scripting, anything I feel like doing so if this or any of my other creations or additions to your phone helped you in any way help keep my kid in fresh diapers or put a beer in my hand please. Anything is better than nothing I have spent countless hours learning testing and everything in between to bring you cool stuff like this. Thanks!
Unzip into your new SS backup dir into your backup Safestrap folder in a folder like gogolies-phoenix73-v5 make sure all files are simply in 1 folder and that folder is in your backup directory and restore to a ***blank/newly created or STOCK*** rom slot. I went super small as small as SS would allow for slot creation. If your getting an error on restoring be sure to try deleting the slot and re-adding it then restoring the system files. If your WiFi doesn't work try flashing MJ7 or MK2 SS modules but only flash modules after 1st booting up rom and knowing wifi isnt working. 1st boot takes time plz allow a minute after loading up 1st time.
Download SS/TWRP Install by Restores: Version 5
Special thanks to: my local testers the THCX boys! and tamirda and anyone that contributed to the making of Phoenix!
Surge1223, Hashcode, rarffaele88, snakes, jrkruse, ktoonsez,open1your1eyes, sbreen94, k1mu, old&slow, beanstown106, Dubbsy, invisiblek, friedrich420, jovy23, andybones and anyone else contributing anything toward development!
I'm proud to present you my latest work!
PhoeniX ROM For Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505.
PhoeniX ROM For Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505, a ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S 4
ROM OS Version: 4.3.x Jellybean
Current Stable Version: v7.3
Stable Release Date: 2014-01-09
Last Updated 2014-01-09