[ROM][XXBLFB][12/7/12] DarkMod [v0.3.0] + AddOn [v0.1.4]

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By Darkstriker, Senior Member on 20th June 2012, 02:53 PM
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Hi Fellow XDAer,
I made this ROM because I never felt other ROMs were quite giving me the combination of features and removed apps etc that I really wanted.

This ROM has been stripped of much (but not all) Samsung programs and frequently used apps are themed. Removed Apps can be found in Post #3.
There are also several tweaks (partly from the S3 forums here) already integrated.

This rom is designed to optimize battery life as well as be quick while still functional.

There is currently one Add-On package with themed versions of several popular and frequently used apps.

Add-On packages that restore functionality will be released eventually.

As usual for Roms, the disclaimer: I am in no way responsible if this firmware bricks your device, kills codeworkx or deletes this post.

Base Firmware: Unbranded I9300XXBLFB (credits to wanam)

Changelog in Post #2

Install through CWM
Note: This ROM also modifies the /data partition. For optimal results, flash the ROM again after formatting or wiping /data.

ROM Features:
-Modded Touchwiz (4x5 layout on homescreens + enabled scrolling) - by Toss3
-Increased Autobrightness - by Big_Balls
-Circle Battery - by sphinx02
-Extended Power Menu - by sphinx02
-Modded Camera - by hyperX
-Apollo MusicPlayer (with Black Theme preinstalled) - by CyanogenMod Team
-Aggressive stock/system-app removal. List available in Post #3.
-Dark Themed Market/Gmail
-SiyahKernel S3 - by gokhanmoral

Download ROM (v0.3.0) (CWM-zip)
Flash the LFB modem (available on ROM Manager as CWM-zip or as .tar for odin here)

AddOn Package (installed to /data):
Mod: WhatsAppPLUS (v1.83)
Dark themed:
-Google Drive
-Google Translate
-Google Reader

Download App-Addon (v0.1.4) (CWM-zip)


Thanks to:
Wanam for the deodexed/cwm-flashable XXLF6 stock-rom I used as a base as well as his APK Manager
Chainfire for rooting and SuperSU on the SGS3, porting CWM & creating TriangleAway!
rujelus22 for the themed apps
Homam Ageel
and probably a couple more who I can't remember right now. Feel free to poke me if you think someone is missing.
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20th June 2012, 02:53 PM |#2  
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v0.3.0 (12/7)
-updated based to XXBLFB
-some other updates/tweaks
-kernel updated to Siyah 1.3.8

v0.2.3 (6/7)
-updated Market to 3.7.13
-reverted kernel to Siyah 1.2.6

v0.2.2 (5/7)
-updated to SiyahKernel 1.3.7

v0.2.1 (1/7)
-updated kernel to SiyahKernel 1.3
-Added ex-tweaks to /system

v0.2.0 (28/6)
-updated base to XXALF6

-fixes bluetooth
-removes NFC services (aftermarket batteries don't support this)
-more tweaks

-Update themed market to 3.5.19
-Removed contacts mod (was causing issues on calls)

-fixes crash of Phone Application during calls
-(temporarily)removes call recording

-initial release

AddOn Changelog:
v0.1.4 (6/7)
-updated several apps

v0.1.3 (1/7)
-updated WhatAppPLUS to 1.80

-updated WhatAppPLUS to 1.72

-removed SwiftKey 3 Beta (Final version available on market and others)

-initial release
20th June 2012, 02:54 PM |#3  
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Removed Functions:
Samsung Clock Widgets
Samsung Fonts
Chrome Bookmarks Sync
Samsung Live Wallpapers
Exchange Sync/Enterprise Permissions
OTA Firmware Upgrades
Samsung Hubs
Kies (wifi)
Mobile Print
Mobile Tracker
Samsung Music Player
NFC Functions
Samsung Apps
Samsung SNS Sync (for Facebook Sync use HaxSync)
Google Maps (+Street View) - Install from market
Voice Search
Yahoo News

+/- 100 apks removed from system folder
20th June 2012, 02:57 PM |#4  
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work with CriskeloRom? thx mate
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Nice one

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21st June 2012, 11:15 AM |#7  
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all rom is still look the same.....

maybe modding/theming the statusbar & setting to look like CM9/AOKP would be great!
1st July 2012, 11:41 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by kamaliqwan

all rom is still look the same.....

maybe modding/theming the statusbar & setting to look like CM9/AOKP would be great!

I really dont find either of those two things you mentioned to be significantly superior in AOKP/CM9.

I have to admit I'm missing some features from CM9 but they won't appear just because I theme the settings app. Then again I opted for a Samsung base because there are several apps/features which simply aren't available or comparable in performance on CM9 (the camera for example or S Planner which is vastly superior to any other calendar app I have ever used)
2nd July 2012, 11:54 AM |#9  
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Hi, this ROM it's featured on the Index of ROMS

Any observation please send me a PM
2nd July 2012, 02:43 PM |#10  
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5th July 2012, 05:32 PM |#11  
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I'm going to take requests on features you think should be added and possibly themes. Give me a PM if you're interested.

I'll also provide specific Add-On packages to restore certain functionality based on request, so let yourself be heard.

PS: Bugreports are of course also welcome
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