Q: What is Google Play Edition?
A: GPE is stock Android compiled by Samsung, it offers the stability of touchwiz with the aesthetics of pure stock AOSP. All drivers for Camera (Including HDR), Bluetooth, GPS, are official proprietary so there will be no issues.
Q: Why 4.4.4 kitkat?
A: This basically sums it up, 4.4.4 is regarded as one of the best releases ever, meanwhile 5.x is regarded as the worst.
OTA updates from Google disabled
External SD permissions for app's added
Long press recents
USB debugging notification disabled
Nexus UI sounds
Advanced reboot menu
Updated Google Apps
Make sure you are using the latest modem and recovery for your variant, TWRP preferred
1) Full wipe
2) Flash ROM
3) Flash SuperSU (Optional)
10/05/2018 build - Download here
Changelog 10/05/2018 -Updated Google Play Services -Updated all Play Store apps 01/28/2018 -Fixed all camera related issues (Panorama mode etc) -Updated Google Play Services -Updated Google Play Store -Removed Google Search from /system/priv-app 01/17/2018 -Updated Google dialer 01/16/2018 -Added tethering line to build.prop 01/13/2018 -Started with clean build of the official 4.4.4 GPE factory image -Implemented many fixes including ext storage permissions, world wide APNs, etc. -Added native advanced reboot menu -Enabled app ops -Updated all Google Apps to 2018 versions -OTA updates from Google are disabled for good