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[ROM] Android Revolution HD 3.0 | High Quality & Performance| AROMA | XXUBMGA | 4.2.2

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Proudly presenting you...

"My phone is now perfectly smooth, fast, stable. I do not expect much more from my phone!"

"This release is amazing! ROM feels super fast! Great job Mike & the team! (...) Never noticed any lag. 1 word: brilliant."

"Feels a lot smoother in use - scrolling, swiping between sense screens. Much nicer feel. This is a real good one, Mike. Many thanks "

System details:
  • Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) - latest official Samsung I9505XXUBMGA firmware
  • This is improved version of stock ROM - no visual changes!
  • Very fast, clean & stable!
  • Full Samsung TouchWiz Interface
  • Multi-language (WWE)
  • For Samsung Galaxy S4 (I9505)
  • Thanks to Samsung for the base firmware
Included kernel details:
  • Stock kernel (the most stable)
ROM details:
  • Removed software (CPU) rendering - full Snapdragon 600 (GPU) rendering
  • Fully optimized and tweaked
  • Root access
  • Unsecured boot.img
  • Newest BusyBox
  • RAM optimizations
  • System signatures check enabled for system security and safety
  • Improved virtual memory management
  • Speed optimizations
  • Enabled GPU UI rendering
  • Data, cache and system partitions mounting tweaks
  • Bloatware applications removed
  • All /system applications updated to latest available
  • All /data applications updated to latest available
  • Improved CPU governors performance
  • Most optimal system scheduler
  • Disabled kernel debugging for better performance
  • Zipaligned (Improved RAM management)
  • Zipalign on boot (for user applications on data partition)
  • Fully de-odexed
  • init.d scripts (BusyBox run-parts) support
  • Auto init.d permissions set on boot
  • sysro/sysrw commands support
  • Excellent battery life!
  • Improved EXT4 performance
  • OpenVPN support
  • Most up-to-date system files permissions
  • Adobe Flash Player support
  • Support almost 24h a day
  • ...and many more!
You need:
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (I9505)
  • Custom recovery (TWRP recommended!)
How to flash:
  • Download ROM and place it on your virtual SD card
  • Boot your phone in recovery mode (vol down + power)
  • In main menu, select "install zip from sdcard"
  • Select "choose zip from sdcard" and browse to the location of Android Revolution ROM
  • You can use data wiping option in AROMA (optionally if coming from earlier version of my ROM, obligatory if coming from stock or other custom ROM)
  • After flashing process is complete, reboot the device

Android Revolution HD 3.0
--- release date: 31 July 2013 ---
  • Based on latest official Samsung I9505XXUBMGA firmware
  • Fixed NFC (Thanks to OptimalKiller)
  • Included and updated custom components:

    --- Data partition ---
    Adobe Flash Player (For Android 4.0+)
    Adobe Flash Player (For Android 2.0+)
    Adobe Reader 10.6.1
    ES File Explorer
    Facebook 3.4
    Twitter 4.1.3
    --- System partition ---
    Google Play 4.2.9
    GmsCore 3.1.59
    Gmail 4.5.2 (For Android 4.0.3+)
    Gmail 2.3.6 (For Android 2.3.5)
    SuperSU 1.51 (Only Samsung devices)
    Samsung Push Service 1.1.12 (Only Samsung devices)
    --- Aroma installer ---
    Google Hangouts
    Google Maps 6.14.4
    Google Maps 7.0.2 (For Android 4.0.3+)
    Google Plus
    Google Street
    Google YouTube 4.5.17
    Google TalkBack 3.3.1
    Google Chrome 28.0.1500.64
    Google Music 5.1.1106K.749200
    Google Keep 1.0.79
    Google Search (For Android 4.1+)
    Google Search (For Android 4.0.3)
    Google Search (For Android 2.3.5)
- If your current firmware version doesn't match ROM firmware version, wiping data inside AROMA is highly recommended!

Android Revolution HD 3.0
--- MD5 Checksum: 3D157214C38D0BC1D213872C4D698106 ---
Recommended recovery: PhilZ Touch Recovery
After flashing ROM remember to flash proper modem (Wi-Fi Fix) from here

Important notes:
1. If you want to say "Thanks!"

There are many ways to show your support to the developer. You can:
  • Press the "Thanks" button.
  • Hit the donation button and "buy me a beer".
  • Share your opinion about my work and write some feedback in respective thread.
  • Advertise my work to your friends.
  • Rate my thread with 5 stars.
Every way of support is highly appreciated, but it's not expected!
2. Sharing policy

This forum is about sharing. If you want to use any part of my work, please feel free to do it but remember about some simple rules:
  • Inform me about using my work by sending me a message. You don’t need my permission, just inform me.
  • Include link to my thread from where you took particular files.
  • Give proper credits for what you used.
  • When it comes to using my ROM as a base you are free to do it only if I don't have "Stock ROMs" thread available for particular device. If such thread exists, you are
    obligated to take ROMs from there instead. These threads with "Stock ROMs" are usually updated within 24 hours from the moment when I release my custom ROM.

Sharing is one thing, but please respect some areas of my work like:
  • ROM name - "Android Revolution HD", "Android Revolution", "Revo HD", "AR HD" etc.
  • Graphics used in my threads, especially head-banners designed exclusivity for me.
  • Other parts of my work that are not supposed to be used by others without proper permission.
Please let me keep my threads design unique. I’m sure you can do something even better yourself!
3. Support

If you have any issues or questions, please feel free to post them in the respective thread. Due to my commitments in real life I can't answer every PM, tweet or facebook post.
If you want to get the fastest and the best answer - ask the question in the thread. Every month I need to remove about 1.000 new messages from my XDA inbox. I’m sure it’s better if I spend this time cooking new ROMs.
4. Signature banners for users

Due to the increasing number of users flashing my ROMs we introduced some time ago 3 special groups of members.
  • Android Revolution HD Recognized User – every user might get this rank with proper banner by being active in my thread (or threads).
    Helping users to solve problems, answering questions or preparing threads with add-ons for Android Revolution HD are the most common ways to gain this rank. Just be active and we’ll contact you!

  • Android Revolution HD Advanced User – every user might get this rank with proper banner by doing some amazing modification, application, theme etc. for Android Revolution HD.
    Creating simple bootanimation might not be enough, but you never know! Having Recognized User status before is not needed!

  • Android Revolution HD Supporter – every user who shared some server space with us (with proper bandwidth) will get this banner. Please keep in mind we can't use DropBox shared folders.
    What we can use is minimum 20 GB of space and 10 Mbit upload speed. If you want to donate some server space to us, please contact me via private message.
Apart of those special banners, every user might use one of our amazing user banners collected in this thread.

Finally, thanks for using my work! I hope you will enjoy Android Revolution HD!

XDA:DevDB Information
[ROM] Android Revolution HD 3.0 | High Quality & Performance| AROMA | XXUBMGA | 4.2.2, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S 4

ROM OS Version: 4.2.x Jelly Bean
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x

Version Information
Status: Stable

Created 2013-10-11
Last Updated 2014-06-07
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4th June 2013, 06:39 PM |#2  
Cool Support tracker post - issues, software, recovery, kernel, framework, contributors

ARHD v3.0

Release date: 2013-07-31 (post)
Android: 4.2.2
Firmware: XXUBMGA

..: What we have found :..

Wi-Fi does not start when activated

Workaround (1):
- Download the Wi-fi-Fix from here. You will have to download the respective one that matches your ROM. For example, ARHD v3 is XXUBMGA.
- Extract the rar file
- Using ODIN to flash the extracted file as Phone.

Workaround (2):
- There were some reports that, on flashing Ausdim's or KT-SGS4 kernels, the problem disappears.


LTE/4G missing option in Network Modes options

Workaround (1):
- Download this attachment provided by @moeckeraner (post)
- Use recovery to flash the downloaded file.

Workaround (2): Do it yourself (xda way)
- Follow this guide provided by @ilpres


Lost root access
This may be caused by selecting the wrong su option in AROMA during install.

- @linkisoc had the same problem and suggested the solution here by re-rooting using CF-Autoroot.


Warning messages about an app "attempting unpermitted actions"

- As pointed here by @Miustone , just uninstall Knox. Detailed information on how-to here.


..: What we use with :..


ClockWorkMod Recovery by Koushik Dutta (Koush) (find the latest in this list)

[i9505][CWM Advanced Edition] PhilZ Touch

[RECOVERY] i9505 TWRP vX.x - Odin Flashable








Be aware that, as new versions of ARHD are released, some softwares here listed may require updates too.

..: Who are making this post :..
ShareHolders prefer iThings. Good for them.

All thanks goes to:




No particular order at all

* Please, share your experiences.
** This post will be kept updated as we gather new information during ours ARHD rides.
*** Only information posted in ARHD thread will be tracked for reference.
**** If replying this post, please chop off unnecessary QUOTE and help keep the thread clean. Tks.

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4th June 2013, 06:47 PM |#4  
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With the removed bloatware did you remove the allshare apks for wifi direct ?

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4th June 2013, 06:53 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by TomJordens

With the removed bloatware did you remove the allshare apks for wifi direct ?

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4th June 2013, 06:56 PM |#7  
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Look forward to flashing this when download links go live! Used this on my old phone and was goooooood!
4th June 2013, 06:56 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by mike1986.

I need few testers on my IRC channel.

I'll test it

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4th June 2013, 07:00 PM |#10  
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I'd like to test it too
4th June 2013, 07:02 PM |#11  
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Nice to see you around Mike

iam happy to have your ROM in the GS4 side too.... as always great performance
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