You should consider them as an alternative to official pure stock. Especially because they're CWM-compatible, which means that you don't need Odin in order to be up-to-date.
Notice to all developers: Feel free to use my deodexed release as a "base" for your ROM. I'm doing the same with ArchiDroid.
Today we have:
Country: United Arab Emirates
Version: Android 4.3
Build date: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 04:49:01 +0000
Product Code: XSG
- Ultra zipped (1,15 GB into 750 MB)
- Rooted (SuperSU 1.91)
- Deodexed ([Bak]smali 2.0.3)
- Zipaligned (R22.3)
- Busybox (1.22.1)
- ArchiDroid Init.d
- ArchiDroid F2FS-friendly method of flashing
This release has been possible thanks to reworked JustArchi's Android Kitchen. Init.d is indepdendent, kernel bundled with ROM isn't modified in any way.
Nothing else has been made/changed. No apps removed. No KNOX. This is one-time release. You can use Rom Cleaner for fast debloat. This is the "base" for upcoming ArchiDroid 1.7.9, so if you're looking for something more advanced feel free to try my "monster" .
Modem comes in standalone package, rom itself does not change your modem by default.
This ROM uses new set_metadata permissions. Up-to-date recovery is required - initial support was added in CWM 220.127.116.11!
This ROM doesn't work with EFS V1, you need EFS V2 (XXEMG4+) modem to use it!
(Unless you're running modified custom kernel)
This is "No Wipe" ROM but I can't assure you that you won't run into problems without wiping. In case of issues - Wipe Data/Factory Reset.
This is a big rom, be patient during flahsing and booting.
Download: MEGA | Dev-Host
Standalone XXUGMK6 Modem: MEGA | Dev-Host
Standalone Kernel: MEGA | Dev-Host
Have fun, hit thanks if I deserve it .
New version on SamMobile? STOP! Read first!
Notice about Sammy's Releases
The ONE and ONLY important thing for measuring whether release is old or new is the changelist.
Higher changelist number = Newer release
Changelist covers the PDA (ROM), the kernel, and probably also the modem, but I'm not sure due to the fact that I can't check it.
Sometimes you can notice that we're seeing newly-compiled ROMs with actually lower changelist than already released one. This is due to the fact that some carriers need time to prepare their releases, and they may start for example month ago, from month-old sources, and finish just now. These releases are absolutely pointless for us, therefore I won't waste any time on creating a release older than already available.
It REALLY doesn't matter if the ROM has been compiled month ago or yesterday, the thing which matters is the source, and the version of the source is directly connected with the changelist number.
Of course you don't need to agree with my opinion and you can stick with the ideology that CM 10.1 compiled yesterday is newer than CM11 from week ago, just please, find other developer or make your own release then, thank you.