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[ROM][15.06.17][4.4.4][STOCK][STABLE][TW][AROMA] Blekota Note 4 Lite v5.3 Final

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By Blekota, Inactive Recognized Developer on 22nd November 2014, 08:04 PM
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Blekota Note 4 Lite ROM for Galaxy S3 (I9300)


Do you have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and you are not satisfied with your current Android? Does it bother you that Samsung did not release an update to the new Android 4.4 KitKat and you would like to have it? If you like the environment of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and also want to have the phone version of Android OS 4.4.4 KitKat, you can try this Custom ROM which of your Galaxy S3 makes Galaxy Note 4.


First of all, I'm not responsible for your phone getting bricked or whatever things could happen
Do a NANDROID BACKUP of your current ROM first!

For another devs: It's NOT allowed to use anything from THIS ROM without my permissions!

Base ROM:
back-to-n00t

Main Features:
# Note 4 UI interface
# Note 4 Framework
# S5 Boot animation
# Note 4 Sounds
# Note 4 Lockscreen with weather info
# Note 4 Settings
# Note 4 S-Planner
# Note 4 Touchwiz launcher
# Note 4 S-Browser
# Note 4 Calculator
# Note 4 File manager
# Note 4 Music player
# Note 4 Video player
# Note 4 Note app
# Note 4 SMS/MMS app
# Note 4 Dialer & Contacts with InCall UI
# Note 4 Weather widget
# Note 4 Keyboard with additional languages
# Note 4 My Magazine
# Note 4 Task manager
# Note 4 Quick connect and S Finder
# Note 4 Ultra Power Saving Mode with UPSM Manager
# Note 4 Lockscreen effects
# 4 way reboot menu

and more...

ROM Installation process:
1) FULL WIPE is highly recommended!
2) Go to CWM based recovery (PhilzTouch Recovery in recommended) by holding HOME - POWER - and VOL UP BUTTON
3) Choose "Install ZIP from sdcard"
4) Choose ROM zip file
5) Go through Aroma Installer and select, what you want
6) Wait for finishing flashing
7) Reboot and enjoy Galaxy Note 4

How to install ROM guide by Thin_Bezel:




Working/Not working:
Working:
- Calls
- Wi-Fi
- GPS
- 3G
- SMSes / MMSes
- Camera
- Lockscreen effects
- Most of the apps and functions
- All sensors
- Auto-rotation
- Android 4.4.4
- Everything else apart from "Not working" below

Not working:
- When Phone is powered off and you plugin charger it will always boot
- FM Radio
- If found something more, tell me please

Other bugs:
- Some graphic error here and there

Screenshots: (Version 5.0)











Video reviews:







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(NEW) V5.3 Final (1.02 GB, DEV DB, AROMA) - (MD5: 372155577674b1623b8fa90d354ef139)

(NEW) V5.3 Final (1.02 GB, MEGA, AROMA) - (MD5: 372155577674b1623b8fa90d354ef139)


If phone won't boot after flashing the ROM, flash STOCK Kernel

Latest Boeffla kernel is recommended for this ROM!

Notes:
- The modem is not included in this ROM. You will keep your current modem. To change modem this will need to be done with Odin.
- This ROM is built for standard DPI. If you wish to change it that is fine but I don’t take requests to fix DPI issues.
- I made this ROM for my own personal enjoyment and it works fine for me. But what works for me may not work for you. I merely put together what I like and use. If you don't like it then please don't flash it or even download it and chose another ROM.

Credits:
- arter97 for great KitKat port
- Arsaw and E-team for some Note 4 apps and features, thanks a lot
- amarullz & sunajkram23 for Aroma installer
- RazOne for Note 4 Dialer & Contacts
- qwerty123258 big thanks for Note 4 Multiwindow, Recent apps, UPSM, Note 4 lockscreen, 4-way reboot and more
- thereassaad for some Note 4 apps
- Chainfire for SuperSU
- Nik60 for TW with theme support
- AholicCert for Custom settings and some more mods
- Aonja for Settings mod
- Grouxho for helping me to fix Heads Up Notifications
- Oskarito for ROM banner
- Albe95 for Note 5 apps icons and S6 weather icons
- haikal14 for S6 like accuweather widget
- qareembizzle for Lollipop like wallpaper picker
- LAzY_kRAzY for TW Launcher witch S6 folder icons


If I forgot some one, please tell me via PM


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Blekota Note 4 Lite, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S III I9300

Contributors
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ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.0.x
ROM Firmware Required: Stock 4.3 rooted, custom recovery CWM based
Based On: Android 4.4.4 port - back-to-n00t

Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 5.3
Stable Release Date: 2017-06-15
Current Beta Version: 1.1
Beta Release Date: 2014-11-24

Created 2014-11-22
Last Updated 2017-06-17
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Changelog
Changelogs:

v5.3 Final, Aroma
- Merged update v5.2.2
= SystemUI marshmallow like (white themed)
= Updated Voice recorder
= Changed date format in notification panel
= Updated framework
= Updated N5 TW Launcher in 3 versions:
* 4x5 Home and 4x5 App drawer
* 4x5 Home and 5x5 App drawer
* 5x5 Home and 5x5 App drawer
- Some improvements


v5.2.2, Aroma - UPDATE ONLY!
- SystemUI marshmallow like (white themed)
- Updated Voice recorder
- Changed date format in notification panel
- Updated framework
- Updated N5 TW Launcher in 3 versions:
* 4x5 Home and 4x5 App drawer
* 4x5 Home and 5x5 App drawer
* 5x5 Home and 5x5 App drawer

v5.2.1, Aroma (Christmas Editon)
- Fixed Alarm widget
- Updated TW Launcher Note 5 themed
- Integrated Stagefright Vulnerability Fix
- Updated SMS/MMS app (more Lollipop themed)
- Now you can chose between S3 and S5 Gallery app
- Removed Floating messages (We have Heads-up notifications instead)
- Updated Samsung Video app
- Some improvements here and there

v5.2, Aroma (Note 5 Editon)
- Fixed step counter in S Health
- Added S Health to Aroma
- Updated Samsung Apps and Samsung account support
- Added Smart Manager to Aroma
- Updated UPSM Manager
- Updated 5x5 TW launcher witch 5x5 Home screen too
- Added S6 EDGE Quick contacts panel
- Fixed lockscreen rotation
- Optimized system and stability
- Optimized battery usage

v5.1 Aroma edition (Note 5 Editon)
- Added S6 like Accuweater widget (Thanks to haikal14)
- Added Live wallpapers support to AROMA
- Added Floating messages to AROMA
- Added S6 like Lockscreen (Thanks Albe95 for PNGs)
- Fixed Toolbox
- Fixed popup window backgroung in Fullscreen Dialer
- Added Fullscreen Dialer to Aroma
- Added S Note to Aroma

v5.0 - Aroma edition (Note 5 Editon)
- Added Note 5 apps icons
- Added Note 5 Wallpaper picker
- Added Note 5 Official wallpapers
- System more optimized, faster and smoother
- Temporarily removed Full screen caller (addon later)
- Removed side gaps in notification panel
- Removed Floating messages
- Some other system changes here and there

V4.6 - Aroma edition
- More improvements in Lollipop SystemUI
- Reverted back better Note 4 Phone app
- Reverted back better Note 4 Contacts app
- Reverted back better Note 4 Messages app
- Reverted back better Note 4 AccuWeater
- Reverted back better Note 4 MyFiles
* All those apps were too buggy and will be added back in Blekota S6 ROM (hope soon)
- Added Full screen caller feature to Aroma
- Temporarily removed Lollipop Lock screen notifications
- More build.prop tweaks and cleaning up
- Removed Custom settings
- Fixed Lockscreen rotation bug

V4.5 - Aroma edition
- Removed warning dialog box when switching on the mobile data in quick toggles
- Fixed Heads Up Notifications
- Removed rounded corners in System UI notifications
- Fixed brightness bar in SystemUI (from blue to yellow)
- More improvements in Lollipop System UI
- Fixed Brightness bar checkbox lollipop style
- Fixed volume bar color
- Added Lollipop style system buttons
- Added Lollipop like dialogs
- Fixed Lollipop turn on/off buttons
- Fixed FC in World clock add city
- Added Lollipop like SMS app
- Added Lollipop like Phone & Contacts app
- Added Lollipop lockscreen notifications for missed calls & messages
- Updated S6 like keyboard
- Updated MyFiles app
- Added Lollipop like S6 Settings
- Updated Gallery app
- Updated Clock app
- Lollipop like Clear all notification button (bigger font with capital letters)
- Fixed Ongoing notifications background
- Fixed Toolbox layout with more than 5 apps
- Updated TW Launcher 4x5 and 5x5


V4.4 - Aroma edition
- Added Adblock to Aroma
- Added selectable options of Note 4 or Lollipop like System look to Aroma
- Added S6 (themed Note 4) keyboard
- Added Google Sync Support
- Fixed Bluetooth
- Fixed missing checkboxes in Phone and Messages settings
- Fixed S Planner Date/Time picker bug
- System more optimized, faster and smoother
- Lollipop Lockscreen notifications removed temporarily

V4.3 - UPDATE ONLY
- Added S6 (themed Note 4) keyboard
- Added Google Sync Support
- Improved Lollipop System UI and system more themed
- Updated Phone app
- Updated Contacts app
- Updated SMS/MMS app
- Updated Custom settings
- Added Lollipop like Lockscreen notifications
- Fixed Heads up Notifications
- Updated Calculator app
- Updated AllShare feature
- Fixed Bluetooth
- S Planner date/time picker is not working temporarily, do not install this update if you need S Planner a lot. But you can use eg aCalendar instead of it.

V4.2 - Aroma edition
- Lollipop like look in system
- Lollipop like SystemUI
- Lollipop like Contacts
- Lollipop like Phone dialer
- Lollipop like SMS/MMS app
- Lollipop like Lockscreen
- Lollipop like weather icons
- More debloated ROM
- More Lite version than previous (less options in Aroma to select, may be added as standalone addons)
- More RAM friendly - More free RAM than in version 4.1.1
- System more optimized, faster and smoother

V4.1.1 - Aroma edition
- Added TW Launcher selection to Aroma (4x5, 5x5)
- Added Smart Stay Quick toggle back
- Aroma installer reworked
- Added Themed Camera
- Included UPDATE 1
* Added some theme for Note 4 TW
* Added S6 system sounds
* Added S6 Boot sound
* Removed useless Quick toggles
* Added App ops in Settings
* Added Clear RAM Quick toggle
* Network Speed Meter For WiFi and data
* Updated Note 4 Settings
* Fixed Clipboard
* Added Assistant menu
* Added more translations to Air messages
* Added Sidebar buttons
* Fixed Videoplayer mini window

V4 UPDATE 1
- Added TW launcher with theme support
- Added some theme for Note 4 TW
- Added S6 system sounds
- Added S6 Boot sound
- Removed useless Quick toggles (This will reset some settings!)
- Added App ops in Settings
- Added Clear RAM Quick toggle
- Network Speed Meter For WiFi and data
- Updated Note 4 Settings
- Fixed Clipboard
- Added Assistant menu
- Added more translations to Air messages
- Added Sidebar buttons
- Fixed Videoplayer mini window

V4 - Aroma edition
- A new base (back-to-n00t v9)
- AllShare and Screen Mirroring fixed
- All updates included
- System optimized
- Re-worked Aroma Installer (It's bug-free now)
- Re-added Google apps to Aroma instaler
- Added Ad block to Aroma
- Added Full screen caller to Aroma
- Added S Note to Aroma
- S3 Key layout as default, Note 4 Key layout in Aroma
- Fixed Bluetooth calls
- Updated Music player
- Cannot connect camera after full clean flash fix
- Optimizations of system
- Build.prop tweaks

V3 - UPDATE 1 - THIS IS AN UPDATE ONLY, YOU HAVE TO HAVE V3 INSTALLED FIRST!
- Fixed Bluetooth calls
- Fixed Clock widget
- Updated Music player
- Changed key layout to classic S3 behavior
- Fixed floating messages
- Cannot connect camera after full clean flash fix
- Optimizations of system
- Build.prop tweaks

V3 - Aroma edition
- Rebased to back-to-n00t v6
- Compiler optimizations for kernel fixed and improved
- L1/L2 caches size defined (by JustArchi)
- Now uses new ARM instructions set
- Full unaligned access enabled
- Linaro's power-efficient workqueues merged
- Boeffla sound engine 1.6.7 merged
- Random drivers backported from Linux 3.19 for performance
- Westwood as the default TCP congestion control
- Fixed S Planner year view font size
- Fixed Screen mirroring
- Updated SMS/MMS app
- Updated Start up and shut down sound
- Added more languages in Floating messages feature
- Updated TW launcher with 5x4 App drawer
- Added S Note with Photo note feature to Aroma
- Fixed Mobile hotspot
- Fixed Lockscreen Effect - Abstract Tile
- Fixed World clock FC
- Added S5 Toolbox


V2 UPDATE 1:
- S Planner year view font size fixed
- Fixed Screen mirroring
- Updated Clock app
- Updated SMS/MMS app
- Updated Start up and shut down sound
- Added more languages in Floating messages feature
- Updated TW launcher with 5x4 App drawer
- Added S Note with Photo note feature
- More system optimizations

V2 - Aroma edition:
- Update 1 included
* Updated Camera from Blekota S5 Lite
* Updated E-mail app
* Updated SMS/MMS app
* Updated Samsung Gallery
* Reduced RAM consumption of Note 4 Settings - Now only 40-60 MB RAM. Before about 100 MB
* Removed Private Mode from Settings
* Removed S Pen from Settings
- Updated Phone app - improved RAM consumption
- Added S-Reminder (Aroma)
- Added Backup app (Aroma)
- Added Story Album (Aroma)
- Fixed Lockscreen (Except Abstract tile)
- Added Flashlight toogle (needs full wipe to activate)
- Improved RAM management
- Some more optimizations
- Fixed some graphical issues
- Updated Ringtones, notification tones and UI sounds to original Note 4 sounds
- Updated Samsung Apps (Aroma)

V1 - Aroma edition - UPDATE 1:
- Updated Camera from Blekota S5 Lite
- Updated E-mail app
- Updated SMS/MMS app
- Updated Samsung Gallery
- Reduced RAM consumption of Note 4 Settings - Now only 40-60 MB RAM. Before about 100 MB
- Removed Private Mode from Settings
- Removed S Pen from Settings
- Improved RAM management

V1 - Aroma edition:
- Initial release
Added:
# Note 4 UI interface
# Note 4 Framework
# S5 Boot animation
# Note 4 Sounds
# Note 4 Lockscreen with weather info
# Note 4 Settings
# Note 4 S-Planner
# Note 4 Touchwiz launcher
# Note 4 S-Browser
# Note 4 Calculator
# Note 4 File manager
# Note 4 Music player
# Note 4 Video player
# Note 4 Note app
# Note 4 SMS/MMS app
# Note 4 Dialer & Contacts with InCall UI
# Note 4 Weather widget
# Note 4 Keyboard with additional languages
# Note 4 My Magazine
# Note 4 Task manager
# Note 4 Quick connect and S Finder
# Note 4 Ultra Power Saving Mode with UPSM Manager
# Note 4 Lockscreen effects
# 4 way reboot menu
# OTA Updater support
and more...
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Addons for v5.2.x

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Addons for v5.0
Addons for v4.5
Addons for v4.4
Addons for v4.2
Addons for v4, 4.1, 4.1.1

If you are installing the ROM v4 after March 10th, all this patches are included and you don't need to install them.

UPDATE 1 FOR V2
(THIS IS AN UPDATE FOR V2 ONLY! IF YOU DON'T HAVE V2 INSTALLED, DO NOT INSTALL THIS UPDATE AND INSTALL ROM V2 FIRST!)

Note 4 boot sound from v1 for v2

OTA Updater patch for v1 ONLY

Blekota Note 4 UPDATE 1 for v1 ONLY86 MB

Blekota STOCK Kernel for v1
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Awesome,
I hope this ROM changes the world of S3
You are best
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Good job & good luck @Blekota for new project
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Good job & good luck @Blekota for new project

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Hey ! great work @Blekota,, only one question, how much of free ram do you get ? limited bandwidth here so cannot download and try out right now !
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First of all your S5 Lite rom rocks, I use it as my daily driver on my S3.
Love to test your new project Blekota!
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Hey ! great work @Blekota,, only one question, how much of free ram do you get ? limited bandwidth here so cannot download and try out right now !

Note 4 apps consume about 650-700 MB of RAM but back-to-n00t base ROM has to have better RAM management, because dialer and contacts never close at all and I have installed about 30 apps from Play store (Google+ and FB included) and nothing greenified. Some little lag is here and there but it's not too bad.
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Awesome job Blekota

This looks very sex hah

Too many awesome roms lately with note 4...

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Originally Posted by Blekota

Note 4 apps consume about 650-700 MB of RAM but back-to-n00t base ROM has to have better RAM management, because dialer and contacts never close at all and I have installed about 30 apps from Play store (Google+ and FB included) and nothing greenified. Some little lag is here and there but it's not too bad.

Thanks for the quick reply buddy !
Will try out soon
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