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[ROM] SlimSaberKat-jflte-4.4.4-20141014 [unofficial SlimKat builds] for jflte

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SlimSaberKat
Unofficial SlimKat build - Alucard kernel
Rom built with SaberMod 4.8.4 toolchain
Kernel built with SaberMod 4.9.2 toolchain
Fast, smooth and stable


I proudly present SlimSaberKat.
SlimSaberKat is built from SlimKat source with SaberMod 4.8.4 compiler and "JustArchi's ArchiDroid Optimizations" V3 build optimisations like O3, strict aliasing and many more to make the ROM even faster and smoother. If you want to see all optimization flags set for building this ROM, have a look a look at this commit, line 73-83.
I could cherry-pick some commits ahead from SlimRom team or patches from other repositories if I find them useful.

If you want to know more about build optimization and the build flags used to build SlimSaberKat I can advise you to read this post by @JustArchi.

SlimSaberKat ROM comes with Alucard's great AOSP kernel.

I will follow the weekly and stable builds of the official ROM and if there are interesting commits I will try to make a midweekly build.

Disclaimer
I'm not responsible for any damages on your device.
Please don't discuss these "unofficial" builds in the official SlimKat thread.

Installation instructions
Coming from an older SlimRom (< 4.4.2) version or another ROM to 4.4.x:
Reboot to recovery
Full wipe: data, cache, dalvik cache
Flash ROM
Flash gapps

Coming from previous SlimKat (official or unofficial) build:
Wipe cache and dalvik cache
Flash ROM
No need to re-flash gapps it will be restored back automatically during flashing (also see FAQ)

Interesting links
slimroms.net - The official webpage where you find everything you need to know about SlimRoms.
Official S4 SlimKat thread
Alucard kernel thread
Alucard kernel settings thread
SlimKat stock kernel

Credits
Rom Source -SlimRom team
kernel - Alucard (thanks for allowing me to use your kernel in this ROM)
SaberMod toolchain - sparksco
build optimizations - JustArchi

Special Thanks
Inspiration to start this project @fusionjack

Donation thanks
lucsbran, davtse, ParkerParker, Mistertac, malybru, KaszasM, FlanjeUK

XDA:DevDB Information
SlimSaberKat Jflte, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S 4

Contributors
kantjer
ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x
Based On: SlimKat (AOSP)

Version Information
Status: Stable

Created 2014-05-23
Last Updated 2014-10-14
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Download locations:

SlimSaberKat primary download (BasketBuild)
SlimSaberKat download mirror (Android File Host)

Slim stable gapps
Slim beta gapps



Changelog:

Official SlimKat Changelog

Additional changes in SlimSaberKat compared with the official SlimKat:
  • Built for speed using SaberMod 4.8.4 toolchain and build optimizations
  • Backup and restore script for Xposed binaries when doing an upgrade
  • Modified gps.conf, for faster GPS fix
  • Reverted "UNOFFICIAL Builds are for Developers and Testers!" commit to remove debug info and keep inline with official version
  • Added SlimSaberKat version to the "About phone"screen
  • Option to answer call with hardware HOME button
  • Changed default screen DPI to 420 (will only affect clean installs)
  • New bootanimation thanks to @DJDobermann
  • removed 5 second delay to open apps after pressing home button
  • SlimOTA working for SlimSaberKat, will work for every new release
  • mobile settings on main settings page
  • network stats to statusbar
  • status bar activity indicators for mobile data and wifi
  • Lockscreen notifications
  • AOKP custom system animations
  • Volume panel background color && transparency
  • Removed network stats activity arrows from status bar
  • Make double tap gesture configurable
  • Set transmission priority for a2dp media channel to high

Kernel changes
  • Alucard kernel included (built with SaberMod 4.9.2)
  • Included optimized kernel profiles
  • Fixed ad-blocker script in STweaks, thanks to @hawkerpaul
  • Fixed database optimization script in STweaks


Changes in most recent version

Most recent version:

ROM: SlimSaberKat-jflte-4.4.4-20141014 (SlimKat 8.6 weekly)
Kernel: stock
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F.A.Q

No root
Q: I did a clean flash and don't have root access.
A: Rood access is disabled by default on SlimKat. you need to enable it in "Developer options" set root access for Apps and ADB.

New gapps
Q: There is a new gapps version, how do I flash it.
A: Minor gapps updates can be flashed on top off the old version. For major updates it's often recommended by the Slim team to wipe the systems partition and flash ROM and gapps. Alternatively you can deleted system/addon.d/80-gapps.sh or 81-aio_gapps.sh and flash ROM and gapps. This prevents the old gapps to be restored during ROM flash but will allow you to keep all other custom scripts in the addon.folder.

Removed system files
Q: I have removed a couple of system apps, do I need to do that again after every dirty ROM flash.
A: A dirty ROM flash will restore all the ROM's system apps.You can however use a script to remove whatever you want from the ROM when you dirty flash a ROM. See this and this post on how to do that and many other cool things you can do with those scripts.

DPI settings
Q: How can i change the DPI and what's the original S4 stock DPI.
A: DPI Settings are not included in the ROM yet, until then you can use Texdroider DPI. Default Stock DPI is 480.

New kernel flash
Q:I flashed a new Alucard kernel (or SlimSaberKat with new kernel included) and now not everything is working as expected.
A:This can happen when the kernel settings options are changed (in Ramdisk), to correct this delete the "data/.alucard" folder and reboot. That will reset your kernel setting.

Dalvik to ART
Q: How do I switch from Dalvik to ART, how do I do it.
A: As with every major change, start by making a backup, the follow this tutorial by @Jimsilver73

SlimKat stock kernel
Q: Where can I download the SlimKat stock kernel
A: It can be found here, thanks to @hawkerpaul

Tips and tricks
  • If you want to make Slim even Slimmer @s3icc0 made an overview of apps that are safe to remove

  • To make you're phone feel even faster consider lowering "Windows animation scale", "Transmission animation scale" and "Animation duration scale" in Developer options. Also if you are using Nova Launcher you might want to increase the Scroll and Animation speed.
    My settings:
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You tell me.
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It's official now
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Is this a unified build? Will it work on my Verizon s4?

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Yes it's for jflte, the same as official build
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Does this rom use justArchi flags mentioned on xda portal? Or just linaro sabermod? Thanks.
23rd May 2014, 12:31 PM |#9  
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Features? Screenshots?

Thanks for a new rom!!
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Features? Screenshots?

Thanks for a new rom!!

Same as official Slim Kat.. Only using sabermod optimisations (I think)
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Quote:
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Features? Screenshots?

Thanks for a new rom!!

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Same as official Slim Kat.. Only using sabermod optimisations (I think)

the first post pretty much explains everything
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