Q: What is Google Play Edition?[/B]
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.
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
Note: The phone will have 2 short vibrations upon successful boot, this is the kernel and has no adverse effects. Do not worry about it :)
My stweaks kernel settings:
I/O governor: fiops and read ahead 2048 for both int+ext.
Android logger: Off
IMPORTANT - Please follow the installation instructions, i9505 intl devices require root installed after ROM flash
28/01/2018 build - Download here
Note: If your using a North American device, you should use the build I posted in this thread.
-Fixed all camera related issues (Panorama mode etc)
-Updated Google Play Services
-Updated Google Play Store
-Removed Google Search from /system/priv-app
-Updated Google dialer
-Added build.prop line for tethering unlock (certain carriers)
-Added latest Googy 4.4.4 GE kernel to the ROM
-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
Developers: Do not use this ROM or it's files without asking us first please
【4.4.4】Google Play Edition 01-18-2018, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S4
Danvdh, Mattbooth, googy_anas
Source Code: https://github.com/MatthewBooth/JFLTE-GPE
ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x
Based On: Google Edition
Current Stable Version: 201506014
Stable Release Date: 2015-06-21
Last Updated 2018-05-25