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5th December 2013, 01:24 AM |#11  
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5th December 2013, 01:27 AM |#12  
Downloading now!

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5th December 2013, 02:12 AM |#13  
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Downloading now!

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Me too! Thanks Emmanuel U!
5th December 2013, 05:40 AM |#14  
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I'm due for a reflash anyhow, so if I don't hear any serious complaints within the next day or two I'll be testing this one out as well!
5th December 2013, 07:21 AM |#15  
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KitKatDS v1.1

Gesture-typing works.
Apps crashes are gone.

I don't know how to reproduce this bug, but... So far, twice, the menu and back keys randomly stopped working, but a device restart fixes that.
And the "Google Keyboard" isn't of much use since it never opens and always crashes. Dunno why it's there. I'm using the Android Keyboard anyway.

Pretty stable ROM, I'd say. Nice work!
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5th December 2013, 04:59 PM |#16  
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Is ART working? I haven't had a chance to download and flash it on my MT4GS. It made things extremely smooth on my Nexus 4.
5th December 2013, 05:09 PM |#17  
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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? [Answer: Yes, it makes a difference!! Need to flash boot.img - follow steps below]

-Backup anything important (pictures,downloads,etc)
-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
-Do CWM Recovery Backup (if desired - really no reason unless backing up stock/OEM ROM)
-Wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition, Advanced->Wipe dalvik cache, Wipe bat stats
-Power off->hold vol down + pwr button->vol down to select recovery->pwr but to select Fastboot
-Plug in usb cable, should say FASTBOOT USB
-Flash boot.img kernel Using MyTouch_4G_Slide_All-In-One_Kit_V2.0.rar
--Put boot.img file from ROM zip into data/kernels/ dir
--Select "With this command"->Flash Kernel button. Will say "device not found", ignore. Should end up saying finished
-As soon as phone reboots, unplug usb & pull batt, & then reboot into CWM recovery
-Install zip from SD card: Flash new ROM
-Install zip from SD card: Flash new GApps
-Reboot system Option. Should take ~2minutes

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Thx for the response SKAm69 - Updating this so others dont get confused. I tried w/o flashing the boot.img first & the wheel just kept spinning, 15+min! With the updated steps above I was able to get it to work. Thanks!!!
5th December 2013, 05:18 PM |#18  
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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
-Reboot system

If you are S-On you definitely have to fastboot flash boot boot.img
5th December 2013, 06:54 PM |#19  
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-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?!!

---------- Post added at 12:54 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:35 PM ----------

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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5th December 2013, 11:04 PM |#20  
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Originally Posted by kevin71246

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?!!

---------- Post added at 12:54 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:35 PM ----------

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!

Alright I'll take another look at LCD density (I thought I had nailed it because everything looked to proper scale). I've noticed the menu/back button unresponsive bug, The black screen bug won't be fixed (as far as I'm concerned) until we can get a 3.4 kernel on KK. This text message problem, is it from the stock messaging app or Hangouts?

Technically it took me about a month to get KitKat booting for our device, however if put into reality (based on time actually spent devving, not just time being passed by) I would say it was about a week
6th December 2013, 12:04 AM |#21  
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I've noticed that if google keyboard is disabled, the back and menu buttons bug is gone.

Sorry for some noob question but how to add a homescreen page on the stock launcher?
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