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[ROM] [OFFICIAL] [5.1.1] Dirty Unicorns v9.7

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By Mazda, Retired Recognized Developer on 17th January 2015, 12:34 PM
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About Us:
Dirty Unicorns is a project that started out with no name. It was a project that was first created based off AOKP back in the early days of Jelly Bean because of curiosity. In the early days it was just a one man show on one device (EVO 3D). Since then many others have joined the project and it has grown a whole lot. We have seen a lot of talent contribute to this project of ours and many of our contributors have gone to help other projects and that is ultimately why we do what we do.

Once Jelly Bean was over, we decided in Kitkat to move to a new base which was OmniROM. While AOKP was fun, OmniROM proved to be even more exciting because it challenged us to see what we could with something different.

With Lollipop, we have moved to an AOSP base with a lot of patches from CAF to make our older devices function as they should. That said it has been an awesome learning experience and is still not over! We are still learning every day and continue to move forward.

Few more things we will say is that we don't accept nor ask for donations. We don't believe in that. Everything that is necessary to keep this project going is out of our own pocket. Gerrit, Jenkins, Websites, Devices, etc.....

We will never ask for a dime. All we do ask is that you search, read and try to enjoy the process with us!!

Kernel Source:

Flashing Instructions:

- Verify that you're using the latest version of TWRP

- Perform a FULL WIPE as described below if coming from another ROM
(A full wipe is when you wipe system/data/cache/internal and/or sdcard)

- Flash the latest version of this ROM

- Flash recommended GAPPS linked below

- Reboot and ENJOY!!

**If you fail to follow these instructions, don't bother reporting any bugs**

**If coming from a previous lollipop version, wipe system and cache**

Change Log:
Version 9.0 
- Initial Release of Lollipop

Version 9.1 
- NavigationBar Customization
- Add navigation bar arrow keys toggle
- Add left and right virtual buttons while typing
- Create expandable volume panel
- Battery and Notification Lights
- Add Sync tile
- Screenshot Tile
- Update default app icon to a more material like icon
- Material Design makeover
- Proximity speaker: add time delay preference
- Headsup Options
- Mms improvements
- Lockscreen Tile
- Lockscreen shortcut customization
- Themed DU kb hints/spacebar
- Add About DU to settings/about phone
- Add our changelog back
- Allow disabling of FC dialogs
- Update SuperSU v2.45
- Materialize volume panel in/out animation
- Powermenu screenshot delay
- Theme Engine
- Bumped kernel from to 3.4.106 using upstream linux commits

Version 9.2 
- Added DU-Updater
- Make Navring available to devices with no navbar
- Add user configurable shortcuts
- Implement ambient display as Active Display
- Change location sensors mode in quick settings
- Show carrier label / custom and change color
- Add Left clock
- Volume rocker music controls
- Double tap to sleep on navigation bar
- Navbar ring targets
- Option to show four tiles per row
- Lots of tiles added
- Theme Chooser updates
- Upstream linux commits merged

Version 9.3
- Update to Android 5.1.1
- Materialize DSPManager
- Fix SysUI FC for Themes with QS mods
- Change checkboxes to switches
- Remove Voice Dialer
- Fix for Play Services deep sleeping
- Fix various Theme Engine issues
- Add back notification LED settings backend
- Fix NavRing FC
- Expose values for our applications to be themed
- Hide lights settings if device doesn't support them
- Don't set preferred APN's automatically
- Fix battery and notification lights
- Various translations
- Merged upstream linux commits (3.4.107) and CAF (LA.AF.1.1_rb1.17)
- Removed Kernel related features in favor of stability 

Version 9.4
- Android 5.1.1_r4
- Add USB Tether tile
- Remove carrier settings
- Make DU Extra Info themeable
- Force Expanded Notifications
- Add Music tile
- Fix disabling volume adjust sound
- Various ThemeChooser fixes
- Add Volume Rocker Swap button function
- Add Wakelock Blocker
- Add AOKP System Animations and Listview Animations
- Eliminate more checkbox options (replaced by switches)
- Add Task Manager
- Add ability to disable Lockscreen Shortcuts
- Update various icons to Material Design
- Make headset notification dismissable
- Allow all files over BT
- Dirty Unicorns is starting...
- Stop About-DU from launching at startup
- Increasing ring volume
- Unlink ringer and notification volume
- Add ADB over Network tile
- Add Compass tile
- Notification ticker
- Add NFC tile
- Privacy Guard (functions alongside App Ops)
- Implement PIN keypad shuffler

Version 9.5
- Update to Android 5.1.1_r8
- Add Breathing Notifications (calls/sms/voicemail)
- Slim Recents
- Option to disable Torch on screen off
- Add Slim Navbar customizations
- Add SlimPIE
- Add SELinux Switch
- Add NavBar Tile
- Move button mods to Navigation menu
- Add Expanded Desktop
- Add Weather to Settings (cLock)
- Add back IME arrows
- Add DU Logo in status bar (plus color changing ability)
- Add ability to disable Lockscreen Shortcuts
- Update more icons to Material Design
- Fix 4G instead of LTE switch
- Add Live Volume Steps
- Add Config for WiFi Country Code
- Hotspot Idle Config
- Per App Controls for keyguard
- Simplify how Extra Info determines density
- Font change size for SMS/MMS composition or incoming
- Assorted bug fixes
- Various translations
- Merge upstream Linux kernel to 3.4.108

Version 9.6
- Update to Android 5.1.1_r9
- Patched up stagefright vulnerability
- OmniSwitch updates
- Added ability to enable or disable scrolling cache
- Add 3-finger screenshot gesture
- Fix QS - Notification shade blank area bug
- Add DT2S for Lockscreen
- Add Lockscreen Wallpaper functionality
- Add new nav bar icons by Bryan Owens
- Add Enable-Disable notification color inversion
- Customize Battery Saver notification icons
- Add Dotted Battery icon style
- Add Longpress Settings actions to QS
- Add System App Remover
- Add back menu button for navbar
- Reorganize Dirty Tweaks
- Reorganize About Phone - About Tablet
- Update more icons
- Fix backup tool
- Added optimizations to various repos
- Spruced up DeskClock
- Various translations
- Added back Omni's customizable PhaseBeam wallpapers
- Materialized Launcher3
- Fix assorted bugs reported or discovered

Version 9.7
- Update to Android 5.1.1_r18
- Add Hot Reboot to Power Menu
- Fix 3-finger Gesture
- Slimified Nav Ring targets
- Ability to ignore interruptions while active media playback
- Add OmniSwitch as Recents
- Add Gesture Lockscreen
- Ability to hide Power Menu on the Lockscreen
- Ability to have notification lights while screen is on
- Bring back the Battery Bar
- Allow lockscreen elements to be themeable via color changing
- Ability to disable Privacy Guard notifications
- Add Volume Panel QS tile
- Disable extended statusbar weather by default
- Add ability to rotate the lockscreen
- Haptic feedback for QS tiles
- Time Contextual Headers
- Fix NFC tile disappearing
- Volume panel timeout ability
- Long press lockscreen lock icon to activate Torch
- Add menu action to OmniSwitch
- Fix Ad Blocker
- Re-organize Dirty Tweaks to make things more streamlined
- Further optimizations and bug fixes
- CMTE fixes
- Updated translations
- Merge upstream Linux kernel to 3.4.109

For detailed change log, check,n,z

Credit and Thanks:

We would like to give thanks to everyone that contributes to the Android community, small or big because every bit counts. Although we can't list each and every contributor within the Android community, we would like to highlight some of the teams and individuals that have made it possible NOT only with just this version of DU but throughout the years because we don't ever want to forget where we came from.

That said, on behalf of the DU team we say THANKS to....

JMZ Software
Baby Jesus
Code Aurora Forum
Omni ROM
Android Open Kang Project (AOKP)
Android Ice Cold Project (AICP)
Max Weninger
Team Black Out

*If we have left someone or some team out, please accept our apologies*

Download Links:

Version 9.7 (m7) -

Version 9.7 (m7spr) -

Version 9.7 (m7vzw) -




Other Links:

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Gerrit -
Crowdin (translations) -
Jira (Bug Report / Feature Request) -
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17th January 2015, 12:34 PM |#2  
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17th January 2015, 05:58 PM |#3  
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Great! It's nice to see this rom here
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17th January 2015, 06:33 PM |#4  
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You're badass Alex! Thanx mate.
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18th January 2015, 05:07 AM |#5  
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Yes! Will try now! Can't wait!
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18th January 2015, 06:38 AM |#6  
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I posted a mirror to v9.0 in case there's issues with speeds or whatever

Please do not post any mirrors
18th January 2015, 07:04 AM |#7  
Love dirty unicorn ..
surely one of the best Lollipop rom along with plenty of customization !!
Downloading now, .
18th January 2015, 11:54 AM |#9  
Downloading now, I settled on DU for KitKat, really enjoyed the feel of that ROM. Interested to see how DU feels on a stick
18th January 2015, 05:15 PM |#10  
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Welcome back guys!.. Excellent Rom, new fav & daily, smooth as silk, only possible thing I miss from the UB Rom I was on previously is Heads up notification, and theme engine which I'm sure you're already working to include in future build

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18th January 2015, 05:44 PM |#11  
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Hello all,

Can I ask, does this have the default aosp Material theme throughout or has it been modified in some way?
Anywhere I could see a list of features added so far if any?

Many thanks. I always feel uncomfortable asking the dev these sorts of questions as I don't want to feel I am pestering.
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