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[ROM][FND3][4.4.2][22 May]PhoeniX ROM V18.8 [OTA | Super Fast |S5 & Note 3 Features!]

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16th May 2014, 04:03 PM |#11241  
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still no update I am going to be mad because of my impatience
16th May 2014, 04:09 PM |#11242  
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Originally Posted by luiss34

still no update I am going to be mad because of my impatience


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16th May 2014, 04:12 PM |#11243  
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Originally Posted by luiss34

still no update I am going to be mad because of my impatience

I am suffering from fever...because of curiosity and waiting

Visited XDA for more than 100 times

However I am waiting ...for the best thing to be perfect

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16th May 2014, 04:15 PM |#11244  
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Originally Posted by ipsuvedi

I am suffering from fever...because of curiosity and waiting

Visited XDA for more than 100 times

However I am waiting ...for the best thing to be perfect

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sure he needs time so as to check the rom and release BUG FREE V18, it is better to have V18 a bit later with bug free than having earlier with lags bugs and fixes

I know these facts but still I cannot wait
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16th May 2014, 05:05 PM |#11245  
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Weekend..... Phoenix... Flashing...... newborn note 2

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16th May 2014, 05:08 PM |#11246  
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At least a change log would quench our curiosity a bit. Hope he has not put in all that s5 stuff which has resulted in a bunch of bugs on other roms due to being not fully functional or not functional at all and needing multiple bug fixes. Take your time to give a bug free fully functional rom and let there not be settings and apps which are incompletely ported and are just show offs giving fcs.

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16th May 2014, 05:45 PM |#11247  
PhoeniX KitKat Edition - Last PhoeniX Version!!

As you have seen before, this is the final PhoeniX version for Note II.
If you missed it, take a look here:

This version is based on KitKat with Note 3 & S5 Features.
But before that there are some things you must know before you flash.




let's begin with the base bugs:
4 Minor Bugs
  1. After First Setup, Hands-Free Mod turns on, you can just turn it off from settings or from Status bar not a big deal(it is only 1 time thing, it doesn't come back after reboot)
  2. After First Setup, Regular Power Saving Mod turns on, although you won't see it is on. In order to disable it go into Power Saving Mod Option(Not Ultra!), Turn it on, go into Restrict Performance and turn it off. That's it.(it is only 1 time thing, it doesn't come back after reboot)
  3. Root Will work only after 1 reboot because of Enforcing SELinux, so after first setup reboot your device.
    No big deal bugs.
  4. You won't be able to set Lockscreen image from gallery from Launcher(it will say App is not installed because we are using Note3 Gallery). In order to change Lockscreen picture, you have 3 options:
    1. Change Lockscreen wallpaper in Settings and then you will have option for Gallery
    2. Change Lockscreen wallpaper in Gallery(go into the image you want, Menu-> Set as -> Lockscreen Wallpaper)
    3. Use one of the 70 Stock Wallapapers and you won't have problems(You can select them in Launcher ot Settings).

    1 Anoying bug because Samsung are lazy:
  5. SELinux is set to enforcing. This is means you will not be able to flash any mod after first boot because when it recognize a change in system after first boot you will have FC Party. When Samsung release their N7100 kernel source for KitKat I will release an update to set it to permissive

Installation Instructions for v18/v18.5:
  1. DO SUPER WIPE!- Changing from 4.1.2 / 4.3 to 4.4.2 will change the location of your internal sd(In case of 4.3 some system data is stored in your internel SD, that is why you need to wipe it), just, that is why you must to super wipe, to clean your internal sd. backup first.
  2. If you are coming from 4.4.2 full wipe is needed
  3. Use Philz 5.15.0
  4. Flash v18/v18.5. Choose your mods, etc.
  5. Reboot.
  6. You must be on MJ5 bootloader or higher, or you will have reboots & freezes!!!
    Originally Posted by dr.ketan

    1. Download and Install PhoeniX ROM V18 - .....+ watever instruction needs
    2.. Who already having MJ5 bootloader or higer, can start using ROM without further action.

    3. Who are on older bootloader and need to Flash New bootloader, Download this BL_MJ5_DN3 bootloader and extract

    • Open Odin from PC, Press PDA tab and select downloaded MJ5 Bootloader
    • Put device in download mode (Vol dwn + home +power)
    • Connect device and Flash
    Reboot device

    If you don't want this ROM, want to go back and downgrade, do this(Be careful!! This is only for MJ5 Bootloader!!) :
    Originally Posted by dr.ketan

    N7100XXUEMJ5 How to Root + Remove New Bootloader + KNOX Free
    1.First Flash Complete ROM N7100XXUEMJ5 from sammobile posted here
    Now your device will have KNox enabled bootloader.

    2.Download MJ5BLPatch.tar.md5 and Flash with Odin for PDA Tab.

    3.Reboot device, You won't have wifi working.

    4.Download wifi patch and flash with Odin for PDA tab.

    5.Reboot device and you will have old Knox free bootloader with Wifi working.

    6.Flash CWM Recovery

    7.To root device Use my MultiTool. You have to download MultiTool advanced V5 for 4.3 from this post I am uploading right now.
    Once you root with this tool, It also remove KNOX apps from device.

    8.Don't open SuperSU but straight way go to play store and update SuperSU

    9.Now everything should be fine.

    And that's it.

Several important notes:
  • The rom comes with a market shortcut to TB Restore fix by @-viperboy- . If you have problems with your restore use this. (The problems are only when you have Enforcing SELinux)
  • Aroma includes the new EXT2InternalSD script. There are some changes that you must understand:
    First of, thank you @mattiadj for awesome script.
    You won't see in settings now Device Storage for example 64 GB, you will see 16GB and under SD card category you will see your SD card storage.
    So, how can I check that the script works?
    With a file explorer with root ability go into /sdcard. Check If in this location you can see your files of your EXTERNAL SD card and check if you can see in /sdcard/internal_sd/0 the content of INTERNAL sd.

    After every reboot, give the system 2 minutes to be stable, then the script will start work.

    In the folder storage/extSdCard/ you will see nothing.

    When connecting the Phone to PC, you can access your EXT SD card in Phone, and to your internal SD card: Phone/internal_sd/0
  • This is important. 4.4.2 Android system got a better "butter project" and it is hell smooth. In my installation I didn't choose even one tweak. There is no need. There are several tweaks that already inside the rom. But if you really want to flash more tweaks, be careful because it might make your system slow.
  • Use V18/v18.5 wisely. I mean, when selecting Apps/tweaks, don't try to "test" the rom. becuase choosing all option will give you endless bootanimation or very laggy system because system patition won't have free space.
  • OG Battery Mod has a minor problem, you can not select inside the mod the option: Show Battery Percentages. You can select "Show Battery Percentages" in Settings -> Battery without problems even after reboot it won't disappear.

  • You must be On MJ5 Bootloader or higher, or you will have reboot + freezes!
  • You must use philz 5.15.0 or your aroma will freeze!
  • PhoeniX Kitchen will be updated when we get Permissive SELinux.

You must read it and understand before flashing V18



New in v18.0:

  • Rebuilt rom for 0! Rebased on the latest Official Android 4.4.2 version XXUFND3 (build date: 09/04/2014)
  • Stock XXUFND3 customized kernel by me:
    - Insecured boot.img for full Root Access
    - Init.d Support
    - ExFat Support
  • Added new HD batteries styles, 60 in total!
  • Added App Ops support in settings
  • Added the following S5 features:
    - S5 Accuweather
    - S5 Customized settings:
    * Removed unsupported options like Fingerprint, Private Mod(need knox),
    * Spen support
    - S5 Splanner
    - S5 Ultra Power Saving Mode
    - S5 Toolbox with support for 10 apps!
    - S5 Customized SystemUI:
    * 33 Toggles mod with unique toggles:
    Flashlight - 1 press turns it on, long press flashlight settings
    Battery status - 1 press battery status , long press battery information
    PhoeniX - 1 Press/Long press open PhoeniX Settings
    Take Picture - Called "Shoot-it" by @dr.ketan. Single press takes picture without shooting sound (3-4 sec) long prees takes picture with shooting sound(3-4 sec) - also avilable as an icon in app drawer, so 1 press on app called Shoot it takes picture without shoooting sound, 1 press on app called Shoot it SF takes picture with shooting sound
    * Removed Quick Connect and SFinder big buttons and replaced with 1 single SFinder button besides the date.(Quick Connect is available as toggle)
    - S5 Lockscreen with option for Weather & Pedometer(If you use personal message you won't see them)
    - S5 Launcher
    - S5 launcher themes with 12 themes!
    - S5 Download Booster
    - S5 Wallpapers
    - S5 Google Search Widget with "Ok google" option from launcher(you must choose Google Search in aroma if you want it)
    - S5 My Magazine
    - S5 SFinder
    - S5 My Files
    - S5 Keyboard
    - S5 Svoice
    - S5 Car Mod(requires svoice)
    - S5 Shealth
    - S5 SamsungApps with option to download all S5 Apps Gifts
    - S5 SMemo
    - S5 Snote
    - S5 SBaro
    - S5 GroupPlay
    - S5 Contacts
    - S5 Phone with no more lag between Contacts and Phone tabs, also with popup call support
    - S5 SBrowser
    - S5 Calculator
    - S5 SMS
    - And more!
  • Updated all Note 3 apps(Air Command support also).
  • Added Launcher Special support:
    - PhoeniX SlideLaunch -Instead of My Magazine in S5 Launcher you can choose any app you want to open, for example settings, camera or gallery - amazing feature.
    - PullUp Option
  • Added PhoeniX Air Command Controller: Now you can replace SFinder in aircommand with every app you want.
  • Enabled SFinder & My Magazine in app drawer
  • Upgraded Power Menu:
    - Extended Reboot Menu
    - Flashlight
    - Screenshot
  • Permanently removed SysSCOPE from system and forced System Status to show "Official" - Special thanks to Aou
  • Added PhoeniX First Setup
  • Enabled Hidden Settings Widgets:
    - Power Control
    - Mono Audio
    - Negative Colors
    - Portable Wifi Hotspot
    - Smart Network
    - Favorite Settings
    - Hands-Free Mod
  • Enabled & Improved 8 Lockscreen Effects:
    - None (AOSP style)
    - Modded Ripple Effect:
    * No cloudy overlay - Thanks to @Goldie
    * Improved ripple effect - Thanks to @Goldie
    * Ink effect with the finger
    - Light effect
    - Popping Colours
    - Water Color
    - Blind
    - Oil Paint
    - Stone Skipping
  • KitKat SD Support Fix

  • Readers Hub
  • Bye Bye Knox
  • Nottach Xposed

  • Fixed Black background when minimizing apps
  • Fixed YouTube in Scrapbook in newer Youtube Versions

  • 136 CSCs. CSC Version: N7100OXAFND3. How to change CSC?
    First, install Stock Android Recovery
    Second, select your CSC and install.
    Third, Install PhilZ/TWRP recovery
  • Updated all mods in the Aroma - All mods are available to install!(Some removed, see Aroma Log)
  • Updated Apps to their latest version:
    - Chrome
    - ES File explorer
    - Adobe Flash Player
    - GMS Core
    - Play Store
    - DropBox
    - Gmail
    - SPPush client
    - Samsung apps
    - Chaton
    - Samsung IAP
    - Flipbaord
    - Earth
    - Voice Search
    - Update Samsung Link
    - Hangouts
    - SuperSU to latest
    - And more

    Attention everyone!

    To get a good battery performance, you have to make Battery Calibration. To make that, search Battery Calibration at Play Store.

    Use PhoeniX Kitchen to get extra items easily!
    Play store link:

    Wait till I update the mods in the kitchen, using v17 mods on v18 100% will cause for bootloops.

    And more that i must have forgotten


Aroma Changelog:

New in Aroma:

  • Removed 2 old modems.
  • Option to choose modems:
    - XXUFND3
    - XXUENA1
  • Added, Updated & Changed Bloatware selecion:
    - Samsung Gear Support Add Samsung Gear Support
    - Android 4.4.2 Camera Android 4.4.2 Camera from Nexus 5
    - Samsung Chaton
    - Google Plus
    - Google Chrome
    - Google Maps & Street
    - Android 4.2 Clock Android 4.2 Clock
    - DropBox
    - Facebook
    - Adobe FlashPlayer Flashplayer Support
    - Flipboard
    - Samsung S5 Group Features
    - Google TalkBack
    - Google Hangouts
    - Mobileprint services Mobile print services
    - Pie Control
    - Polaris Viewer
    - Samsung Update Samsung Update services
    - S5 SBaro
    - Digital Clock Widgets
    - Dual Clock Digital Widget
    - ES File Explorer
    - Genie widget
    - Google Music
    - Google Search
    - S5 Shealth
    - MusicLiveShare
    - Samsung Apps
    - SPlanner App Widget
    - S Voice
    - AwesomeNote
    - Evernote
    - Story Album
    - S5 SMemo
    - Youtube
    - Samsung Link
  • Keyboards Selecion:
    - Note 2 Black Keyboard
    - S5 White Keyboard
  • Updated GPS Configs
  • Updated Launcher Mods:
    - Stock 5X5 Without Wallpaper Scrolling
    - Stock 5X5 With Wallpaper Scrolling
    - TouchWiz Launcher tamirda's Mod - it gives you wallpaper scrolling, 6 apps in the Touchwiz Dock(where is the Apps Menu Icon - you can have 5 apps shortcuts+app menu icon), 5X6 Apps Grid
    - TouchWiz Launcher tamirda's Mod 2 - it gives you wallpaper scrolling, 6 apps in the Touchwiz Dock(where is the Apps Menu Icon - you can have 5 apps shortcuts+app menu icon), 5X5 Apps Grid
  • Updated EXT2InternalSD to V6 - Read warnings in the link above.
  • Updated SPenBoardSwitcher to V3
  • Removed 240DPI Mod - Makes alot of problems in KitKat
  • Removed Odex Mod - Makes FC to all Google apps, kitkat is fast even in deodexed mod.

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16th May 2014, 05:46 PM |#11248  
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16th May 2014, 05:57 PM |#11249  
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Seeing this changelog I am being emotional!! My heart is saying:

There is everything that I need or may be needed!
Dozens of new features!


AND ...TAMIRDA HATS OFF FOR YOU YOU ARE SLOW But steady and Peeerrrfecttt!!

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16th May 2014, 06:10 PM |#11250  
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haaassssh finally now the wait is over....
very first thanx for your rom...
you just awesome...

Your rom was the first custom rom i have flashed on my note2 and after some trial and error every time i am back to you bro...thank you for such a awesome rom...

we can soon expect the download links....
very happy today been waiting for his rom eagerly from two days....

it would be immense pleasure if by any chance you keep developing rom for our beloved note2...
LOVE YOU @tamirda
16th May 2014, 06:11 PM |#11251  
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Full system transparent is missing in aroma .
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