Humberos ROM works better than epicboy's port. Smoother and sim works, shows baseband and IMEI as well. Use that 172 Key fix which is mentioned in one of the posts here.
The best so far IMHO are Nameless ROM, Nexus Experience ROM, crDroid. All are completely stable, fast, smooth and very good battery life. I use all of them with Berserk kernel just to get more out of a kernel.
Rocking a crDroid right now. Totally ...
Try using a different launcher. Nova allows it.
I tired that too. Didn't work.
I finally found the solution...had to remove this line from build.prop to get kitkat transparent status bar turned on: ro.config.low_ram=true...
idk my tester gave all ss
and post some ss of features if you are using rom now