Sorry for the stupid question, but are these the install steps - so we're all on the same page? Also, I have S-On - does that make a difference? Or did that only apply to GB & ICS?
-Backup anything important (pictures,downloads,etc)
-Do CWM Recovery Backup (if desired)
-Copy over new ROM + compatible GApps
-Boot into recovery: power down (take out bat if needed)->hold vol down + pwr button->vol down to select recovery->pwr but to select
-Wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition, Advanced->Wipe dalvik cache, Wipe bat stats
-Install zip from SD card: Flash new ROM
-Install zip from SD card: Flash new GApps
Feedback: (I'll update if I get more)
-Very fast, responsive ROM (Not sure if this is the wonderful work of the Dev or KitKat in general. App installs, for example, are very quick. While setting up my phone I installed ~10 apps across wifi in about 2 minutes, including searching & clicking. In previous JB ROMs this easily would've taken 10+ minutes
-Trackball functionality is hit or miss
-Broke stock browser black screen - I know this is a known bug - not a big deal. Chrome works great
-"Google" Now(?) banner on home screen doesn't fit - Only see "...le" characters from "Google". Not a big deal at all, but looks odd. Long press holding it doesn't seem to work to delete it. Sure there's a way in the settings to remove it...
-Some emails I noticed I see the same 'stock browser black box' inside of. ie, open an email and find black box for some emails.
-"Complex" text messages send via email are not able to get "downloaded" to phone. You will see a toast error message. Reproduce: send yourself a text via email to your phone with 50+ chars in subject line, with multiple formatting in body. But it works fine for a email text like "Test" as subject & "Test" as body (Deal breaker for me since I get text email pages from work to my phone )
KitKat Specific Notes (Can't blame Dev for this)
-Not loving the KitKat additional security requirements for Corp Outlook, but not a big deal (requires pin locking now)
-HATE Google Conversations view - Setup gmail via builtin "Email" app (not GMail app) & all emails get grouped into conversations. I don't see any setting to undo this. I HATE IT!! Anyone know how to disable this?
Can't forget to say thanks to the Dev for all the efforts here! Nice job! Just curious - how long does it take to do something like this?!!
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Emmanuel U: You have quite a few recent ROMs out there for this phone. Any one in particular you'd recommend? (Differences?) Due to the text bug I just reported for this particular KitKat ROM I need to revert to JB version X so my phone works for work. Need something stable. 4.3.1 sounds appealing. Thanks & nice work & we all appreciate all your time put into this!
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