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By fusionjack, Inactive Recognized Developer on 13th November 2013, 07:46 AM
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SlimSaber n7000 Uber 4.8
Making SlimKat more faster and smoother


SlimSaber: Uber toolchain 4.8.4
SlimKernel: Uber toolchain 4.9.4

Disclaimer
I'm not responsible for any damages on your device.

After having a good response for some months in the i9100 thread, I decided to share this build since I also built for n7000.
My focus is to optimize the ROM in many areas and compiled it with custom toolchain Uber for more performance and smoothness.
I choose SlimRoms as a base because it is a lightweight and not a bloated ROM, but it still has rich features. Combined with some of CM features, I bake a ROM that has more useful features but still lightweight.
The ROM and the kernel are tested by me first before I make it available online. I could have overseen something during testing, please be understand.

Features summary
See here. Thanks a lot Harsha Raj!

Installation instructions
Coming from 4.1.x or 4.2.x or 4.3.x or another ROM to 4.4.x:
  • Flash a kitkat compatible recovery from here. A kernel is a recovery and a recovery is a kernel.
  • Reboot to recovery. Not to the system!
  • Full wipe: data, cache, dalvik cache.
  • Mount system and format system partition manually.
  • Flash the unofficial build.
  • Flash gapps from here. Please use the 'minimal' one since our system partition is not big enough to carry the 'full' one.
Coming from previous unofficial build:
  • Wipe cache and dalvik cache.
  • Flash the unofficial build.
  • No need to re-flash gapps. Gapps will be restored back automatically by backup tool during flashing.
Known Issues
  • Music player stops playing music from sdcard after some time. See here - Fixed since 20141221.
  • Occasional freezes if using governor other than ondemand. Use only ondemand for the time being.
F.A.Q
See second post.

Latest release
Latest 4.4.4: 20151021
Latest 4.4.3: 20140616
Latest 4.4.2: 20140604

Full Changelog
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Credits
SlimRoms - The SlimRom team
Uber toolchain - Cl3Kener
SlimSaber banner and signatures - kroz

Special Thanks
HardCorePawn - for his great work making the SlimKat available on n7000 device.
Dorimanx - for patches to disable sqlite fsync.

Sources
https://github.com/SlimSaber

How To Build
See this post
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F.A.Q (Freaking Annoying Questions)

How to disable CellBroadcastReceiver
There are three possibilities to disable it:
  • Disable its setting: See here
  • Remove it: Settings - SlimCenter - SlimSizer - Delete CellBroadcastReceiver
  • Freeze it: Use Titanium Backup and freeze 'Mobile Broadcast'

Root doesn't work!
  • Enable 'Developer options'
    • Go to Settings -> About Phone
    • Tap on the Build Number 7 times
  • Go to Settings -> Developer options -> Root access
  • Choose 'Apps' or 'Apps and ADB'

How to set zzmoove profile
Available zzmoove profiles:
  1. Default
    Will set governor defaults
  2. Yank Battery
    A very good battery/performance balanced setting - DEV-NOTE: highly recommended! -
  3. Yank Battery Extreme
    Like yank battery but focus on battery saving
  4. ZaneZam Battery
    A more 'harsh' setting strictly focused on battery saving - DEV-NOTE: might give some lags! -
  5. ZaneZam Battery Plus
    NEW! reworked 'faster' battery setting - DEV-NOTE: recommended too! -
  6. ZaneZam Moderate
    NEW! setting based on 'ZaneZam Optimized' which has mainly (but not strictly only!) 2 cores online -
  7. ZaneZam Optimized
    Balanced setting with no focus in any direction - DEV-NOTE: relict from back in the days, even though some people still like it! -
  8. ZaneZam Performance
    All you can get from zzmoove in terms of performance but still has the fast - down scaling/hotplugging behaving
  9. ZaneZam InZane
    NEW! based on performance with new insane scaling active. a new experience!
  10. ZaneZam Gaming
    NEW! based on performance with scaling block enabled to avoid cpu overheating during gameplay
How to set the zzmoove profile:
  • Go to Settings - Advanced options - Performance - choose zzmoove governor
  • Press menu key and choose Governor Settings
  • Search for 'profile_number' and pick a number from above
  • Press 'Apply values' and eventually enable 'Apply on boot'
Only profile_number can be persisted, any other gov settings will be changed based on the chosen profile template.

* Media scanner eating my battery
* CPU stuck at 1.2 GHz
* Random music player stop

For media scanner problem, try this following solution first: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=47868557, also see this.
At these problems could have the same root cause: The kitkat sdcard fuse daemon issue on the Exynos 4210 family of devices. There is no fix yet. See this thread for more information.

How to check corrupt partition

I have excessive RILJ wakelocks

My recovery won't flash the 4.4 zip... aka "Status 7 error"... what do I do?
You need a kitkat compatible cwm. See installation instructions in 1st op

How to change DPI?
Currently, this feature hasn't been ported... so you'll need to install Texdroider DPI from the playstore... or edit /system/build.prop and change ro.sf.lcd_density to the desired value

Stuck at the Samsung logo
Follow this steps to get rid of the stuck and to have back your valuable data:
  • Go to recovery and make a twrp/cwm backup.
  • Do a full wipe + mount system + format system.
  • Flash the rom + gapps.
  • Reboot to rom and skip the setup wizard.
  • Go to recovery again and advance restore your data only.
  • Reboot.

My timezone is reset and it is wrong
See this workaround from rkoby13 or eskriminal here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=2668

What is the difference between these builds and the official builds?
Short version: It is unofficial nightly builds whereas official one is stable and weekly builds.
Long version: It is built using the same source (github) like the official one but with these following additional changes:

What is Toolchain?
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In software, a toolchain is the set of programming tools that are used to create a product (typically another computer program or system of programs). The tools may be used in a chain, so that the output of each tool becomes the input for the next, but the term is used widely to refer to any set of linked development tools.
A simple software development toolchain consists of a compiler and linker to transform the source code into an executable program, libraries to provide interfaces to the operating system, and a debugger. A complex product such as a video game needs tools for preparing sound effects, music, textures, 3-dimensional models, and animations, and further tools for combining these resources into the finished product.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toolchain

What is SaberMod?
The term "SaberMod" is coming from:
Quote:

SaberMod is a AOSP based ROM with some extra features added in and mostly from CyanogenMod. SaberMod started out pure AOSP when android 4.2.1 launched. Originally it was pure AOSP with a few extra features I ported over from CyanogeMod and linaro optimizations. Then I rebased everything off of rasbeanjelly because I liked many features found in rasbean. Since then I've modified a lot of the code so not much of it is rasbeanjelly based anymore. But you will still find some commonly used features found in rasbeanjelly. SaberMod is not a rasbeanjelly or CM clone, or KANG. Custom kernels are included for certain devices when available. These are personal builds we make for ourselves and originally became very popular in the nexus 7 forums. Features are very rarely added, and are built to SaberMod's team members liking. Currently there are two members of SaberMod working on this project. Myself and @jarjar124 . Please understand our time is limited and we are only two people who have lives, and do not have 25-50 members like CyanogenMod to add things. And our goal is not to add a bunch of features that bloat the system of the ROM.

Source: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2158698

What is Linaro?
Quote:

Linaro is the place where engineers from the world's leading technology companies define the future of Linux on ARM. The company is a not-for-profit engineering organization with over 120 engineers working on consolidating and optimizing open source software for the ARM architecture, including the GCC toolchain, the Linux kernel, ARM power management, graphics and multimedia interfaces.

Source: http://www.linaro.org/linux-on-arm/
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SlimKernel
These following kernels are only for testing purpose. If you don't know what it is, don't flash these:
SlimKernel_v4.2.22-n7000-signed.zip

KrozMod Collection
A theme collections by kroz, visit his thread here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1960233

Signatures by kroz

SlimSaber


SaberMod SlimRoms

Download here: http://devhost.xda-developers.com/users/kroz/?fld_id=25717#files

Bootanimation by kroz

Bootanimation by thereald
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To follow the i9100 release:
From now on, if you want to use custom kernel, the kernel needs to support new mali r3p2.
SlimSaber-n7000-4.3.1-20131112.zip

Changes:
* Integrated r3p2 mali as default.
* Bunch of changes in framework av.
* Updated Contact, Mms and Phone with some fixes after some months no change at all.
* Some memory leak fixes in framework base.
* See changelog
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Welcome to the Note, SlimSaber @fusionjack
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Thanks for this SlimSaber.

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Just tried it. it's quite responsive and snappy so far, since bangsti is left I really missed slim build with these customization and smoothness.
thanks.
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just added mirror on dev-host: http://devhost.xda-developers.com/users/fusionjack/?fld_id=28093#files

thanks for the feedback.
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Altough I was very, VERY satisfied with my previous ROM, I decided to give a shot to SlimSaber Installed and restoring apps right now but I must say, that the first impression is like...

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Altough I was very, VERY satisfied with my previous ROM, I decided to give a shot to SlimSaber Installed and restoring apps right now but I must say, that the first impression is like...

lol...i like dragon ball too. glad that you like this build.
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lol...i like dragon ball too. glad that you like this build.

Dear sir... There we're times I have flashed a lot. And a lot I mean, that my wife was so angry, that she wanted to throw my phone through window I've seen some things, flashed only good and solid roms... But this one just blows my mind. I tought after crDroid, that there could be nothing better and now I know, how wrong I was :P Keep up the good work, because SlimSaber is just brilliant and amazing.
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