Built from the Carbon source, these unofficial builds will be updated weekly. Maybe more if time permits or there are any huge changes to be incorporated. Built specifically for our devices, no ports here anymore. This should allow it to run a bit better than a rom that was technically built for another device.
And now, on with the show!
CarbonRom is an aftermarket firmware based on the Android Open Source Project. We are dedicated to fast, stable, and feature-filled roms, honesty and communication with our users, and openness with our code. We like frequent builds, with the very latest and greatest hardware support and fixes. We strive to not only provide you with the best rom we can build, but also to give back to the Android community and our fellow developers. For us, this is about creating something we can be proud of and hope you will enjoy.
Please feel free to look at, build, and use our code on CarbonDev GitHub. and on our Gerrit CarbonDev Gerrit.
We would like to thank CyanogenMod for their device trees, framework/settings mods and their code that was incorporated into this project. We also extend our gratitude to the devs whose code that we have incorporated. Proper authorship has been maintained and can be viewed on our repository.
Special thanks also go to Slim Rom for some of their features, PA, AOKP, and anyone else we may have borrowed commits from that hasn't been mentioned here. If you feel you have been unfairly left out, please - let us know.
While we make every effort to test these builds as much as possible, we are not responsible for anything that may happen to your device, family, pets, or perception of reality. We ask that you do your part to know your device and know how to recover from problems before you flash! If you have questions, ask your fellow users or ask us in #teamcarbon on freenode IRC.
All of our features can be found on our site here:
Here are some screenshots:
Join us on these Social Media Channels to keep yourself up-to-date on all the latest Carbon news, updates, contests, and more! Join our completely open Google+ community for insider conversation with devs and other users.
***NOW BUILT WITH ArchiDroid OPTIMIZATION STARTING 11/07***
Many thanks to @JustArchi for his commit regarding optimizations in Android builds. What are these optimizations? Check out THIS THREAD for more details on what this entails. In most basic terms, this optimizes code within the build a lot more than the traditional flags set by the code I build from. You may not see a doubled AnTuTu score, or doubled battery life. But this provides a lot more stability and smoothness than simply using the Sabermod toolchain that is also included in these builds. So props to him for this commit. Go give the man some thanks!
Let me do this first and foremost before moving on with the downloads and installation instructions. This would not be possible without the help and guidance of a few other talented builders here in our community, and without the help of those who tested this before it was posted.
Thanks to @rogersb11 and @cyril279 for helping me out along the way. Their guidance and support have been most beneficial, and without that help, this thread wouldn't be here. So if you thank me, be sure to thank them too!
Thanks to the entire Carbon Team for the hard work they put into building such an amazing AOSP rom.
Thanks to my testers, @cyril279, @edwin270, @rogersb11 and @dsteele for being brave enough to be the first people outside of myself to take this new build for a spin.
To anyone else who has helped me along the way in my Android experience and journey from noob to only partially, just a bit of a noob. Your guidance and support has been appreciated more than you could know.
Download and Installation Instructions
As always, neither I, nor the people thanked in this thread, nor your neighbor are responsible for anything that may happen to your device including, but certainly not limited to: Soft Brick, Hard Brick, Exploding Batteries, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, raining porcupines, or male patterned baldness.
**IMPORTANT: If you are coming from ICS or JB, you MUST upgrade your recovery BEFORE flashing this rom. See below for compatible recoveries**
CWM - 22.214.171.124+
TWRP - 126.96.36.199+
CWM - 188.8.131.52 from here
TWRP - 184.108.40.206 from here
1) Download the latest build from here (Current Build: 12/08 ). Older builds can be found here.
2) Download the Gapps pack of your choice. (I personally use Slim Minimal 4.4.4 which you can find here). But feel free to use whichever Gapps package you prefer.
3) FULL WIPE if coming from any other rom. If updating, wipe cache/dalvic before flashing, unless stated to do a full wipe.
4) Flash the ROM package
5) Flash Gapps package of your choice
6) (Optional) Reboot recovery, wipe dalvic/cache. (Recommended if you are coming from a custom kernel build.
7) Reboot device and enjoy the goodness.
This will flash with the stock CM kernel with CWM Recovery, which many people find a little laggy. There are custom kernels in the forums that you can flash after the rom if you want more control, performance, stability, etc.
This is built straight from the source code found on the CarbonDev Github. The only things that have been changed are the removal of CarbonDelta and ROM Stats. Since these are unofficial builds, not supported by the Carbon team, these two apps really serve us no purpose. All updates will need to be flashed through recovery.
All bugs or questions should be reported to THIS THREAD ONLY. Do not send questions to the Carbon Team as this is not an officially supported device anymore. So don't bother them. Bother me instead.
For general CarbonRom questions, check out the FAQ.
That's all I have for now. If you enjoy this rom, please hit that thanks button and inflate my ego a little bit.
ROM: CarbonRom (Unofficial Builds)
Android Version: 4.4.4
Kernel: Stock CM Kernel Source
Built by: @TheGeekyNimrod