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arter97

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back-to-n0t3; Bring the larger fun to the flagship​

/* Introduction */

Galaxy Note 5 firmware port over to Galaxy S6.
If you're wondering what's up with that name, Google back-to-n00t.
I just named it after that.

/* Info */

Galaxy Note 5 firmware port over to Galaxy S6.
Why do this? Because optimizations and other finishing touches are very different from the Galaxy S6.
I'm already noticing way better memory managements and performance from this port.

You need Note 5 firmware ready custom kernel along side this ROM!
Latest arter97 kernel supports this kernel.
Tell your favorite custom kernel developer to rebase their kernel to Note 5 or S6 edge Plus sources.

Debloated
De-KNOXed
Odexed, zipaligned, uncompressed

/* Disclaimer */

Your warranty is now void.
I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you. Hard. A lot.

/* More disclaimer */

Everyone is encouraged to fork this project and make his or her own ROM based on this project.
Please read https://github.com/arter97/back-to-n0t3/blob/master/README

/* Supported device */

SM-G920F
All other devices, you should apply your own fixes or port yourself.

/* What you need to know */

'Open' does not mean 'no-respect'
Leave credits to original developers

/* Contact */

Email : [email protected]
Twitter : @arter97_dev

/* etc */

BusyBox or Superuser is not included!
This is not stable at the moment.
Please check the post below for Known issues.

/* Downloads */

XDA DevDB - Deprecated
arter97.com
Sendspace
arter97 kernel

/* Opensource */

GitHub

/* Installation */

1. Install ClockworkMod(or PhilZ) recovery
2. Put ROM on your SD card
3. Enter recovery
4. Perform a full data wipe(except you're running previous versions of back-to-n0t3)
5. Flash ROM
6. Flash custom kernel that supports Note 5 firmware (mandatory)
7. Flash SuperSU (optional)
8. Disable 'Smart Stay' from Settings to gain extra more battery life

XDA:DevDB Information
back-to-n0t3; Bring the larger fun to the flagship, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S6

Contributors
arter97
ROM OS Version: 5.1.x Lollipop
ROM Firmware Required: Custom kernel with Note 5 ROM support
Based On: Touchwiz

Version Information
Status: No Longer Updated

Created 2015-08-16
Last Updated 2016-01-06
 

arter97

Recognized Developer
Oct 14, 2012
3,782
33,948
24
Seoul
/* Changelog */

V13.1
Fixed framework-res durp on Xposed_Edge version
Fixed version info durp on Xposed_Edge version
Fixed odex durp on regular version

V13
G920FXXS3COK5 merged
N920CXXU2AOK7 merged
XposedBridge updated from wanam's

V12
N920CXXU2AOK6 merged
Xposed updated to v78

V11
N920CXXU2AOJ5 merged
This is a major update - http://www.sammobile.com/2015/10/22/galaxy-note-5-gets-an-update-with-battery-other-improvements/
Clean flash(factory reset before installation) is highly recommended
Apps with SPenSdk dependencies crashing issues fixed(PhotoEditor included)
CSC updated
Xposed: updated
- dex2oat arguments integrated to source
- app_process updated
- Built with updated Linaro toolchain
- Changes by wanam merged

V10
G920FXXU3COJ1 merged
Xposed updated
- Updated to v75
- Built with updated Linaro toolchain
- Changes by wanam merged

V9_Xposed_Edge
First release of Edge features enabled version

V9
Image corruption on zoomed camera issue fixed

V8
Camera filters fixed

V7
SQLite 3.8.11.1 binary added for terminal freaks
Knox left-overs removed
Misc Camera issues fixed - I can no longer reproduce the video recording and 8.0x zoom error.
N920CXXU1AOI3 merged
G920FXXU2QOI7 merged
power_profile.xml fixed - This does nothing other than fixing incorrect battery usage indication in Settings app
Xposed framework updated to v74
Misc recovery flashing issues fixed - Maybe TWRP can work now, but haven't tested

V6
CSC reworked from G928F(Galaxy S6 edge Plus) United Kingdom's firmware
N920CXXU1AOI1 merged

V5
Fix potential battery drain due to radio issues

V4
N920CXXU1AOH6 merged
G920FXXU2COH8 merged
Xposed framework updated to v73
- Fixes some modules including Amplify
- Unnecessary, experimental bits removed

V3
Graphics drivers merged from Note 5
- This changes has made it essential to install Note 5(or S6 edge +) source based kernel! Ask your favorite custom kernel developer to merge it or use arter97 kernel 3.0+! -

N920CXXU1AOH4 merged
G920FXXU2COH2 merged - This changes has fixed the slow Wi-Fi handoff issue -
Xposed installer alpha 4 apk now included on deodex'ed version

V2
Libraries updated from G920S OH7 firmware and lists are reworked
All Camera issues are fixed
Fingerprint scanner fixed
Bluetooth Smart Lock fixed
f2fs support added - format /system to f2fs before installation
More language enabled
Camera shutter-sound control enabled
Call recording enabled
framework-res: smooth spinner applied
Deodex'ed firmware with Xposed built-in released as a separate version - Thanks to @wanam

V1
Initial release
 
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arter97

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Oct 14, 2012
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Seoul
/* Known issues */

- Camera : RAW capture & exposure time control & manual color temperature K control on Camera PRO mode is not working.
These features are added at Note 5 and something hardware related must have to do with it(such as image processing).
Our Galaxy S6 Camera libraries cannot understand such options, thus force-closes.
I'm not planning to fix this. If it force-closes repeatedly wipe Camera app's data.

- "Information stream" and "Night clock" is not working and I'm not planning to fix this as this requires me to mess around the kernel.

- "Advanced NFC settings" is not working and will force-close. The NFC itself is functional. This is due to using NfcNci.apk from the stock S6 firmware and I'm not planning to fix this as using the stock NfcNci.apk is necessary for the NFC to function correctly.
 
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arter97

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Oct 14, 2012
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/* Xposed */

back-to-n0t3 has a separate version that is deodex'ed and has Xposed built-in.
Xposed framework to Galaxy S6 was ported by @wanam and some other developers including me.
So please consider donating to @wanam.

If you don't use Xposed, I highly recommend installing the regular version.

The Xposed version of back-to-n0t3 has source-built ART Runtime.
Here are some changes that were applied.
- Built with Linaro GCC 5.2
- Built with optimization options including -O3
- Optimize-everything enabled
 
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Flamehell

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Whaooooo!!!!Nice!!!!! @arter97 two questions mate,which kernel is inside the rom and are you planning to keep this rom updated?I mean,this will be your rom?Tnx a lot for your work!!!!:D
 
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edgarf28

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@arter97 Congrats on the port! Will check it out in a few minutes on my G920F.

But I've one question for you:
The OP says that it's uncompressed, what do you exactly mean by this? You mean that the ROM zip is uncompressed? Has this any benefits?
 
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Albe95

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@arter97 with this port are you able to convert in the N5 apks the QMGs to PNGs? Because S6 Roms doesn't support this new kind of QMGs that comes with Note 5.
 

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    back-to-n0t3; Bring the larger fun to the flagship​

    /* Introduction */

    Galaxy Note 5 firmware port over to Galaxy S6.
    If you're wondering what's up with that name, Google back-to-n00t.
    I just named it after that.

    /* Info */

    Galaxy Note 5 firmware port over to Galaxy S6.
    Why do this? Because optimizations and other finishing touches are very different from the Galaxy S6.
    I'm already noticing way better memory managements and performance from this port.

    You need Note 5 firmware ready custom kernel along side this ROM!
    Latest arter97 kernel supports this kernel.
    Tell your favorite custom kernel developer to rebase their kernel to Note 5 or S6 edge Plus sources.

    Debloated
    De-KNOXed
    Odexed, zipaligned, uncompressed

    /* Disclaimer */

    Your warranty is now void.
    I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
    thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
    do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
    before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
    you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you. Hard. A lot.

    /* More disclaimer */

    Everyone is encouraged to fork this project and make his or her own ROM based on this project.
    Please read https://github.com/arter97/back-to-n0t3/blob/master/README

    /* Supported device */

    SM-G920F
    All other devices, you should apply your own fixes or port yourself.

    /* What you need to know */

    'Open' does not mean 'no-respect'
    Leave credits to original developers

    /* Contact */

    Email : [email protected]
    Twitter : @arter97_dev

    /* etc */

    BusyBox or Superuser is not included!
    This is not stable at the moment.
    Please check the post below for Known issues.

    /* Downloads */

    XDA DevDB - Deprecated
    arter97.com
    Sendspace
    arter97 kernel

    /* Opensource */

    GitHub

    /* Installation */

    1. Install ClockworkMod(or PhilZ) recovery
    2. Put ROM on your SD card
    3. Enter recovery
    4. Perform a full data wipe(except you're running previous versions of back-to-n0t3)
    5. Flash ROM
    6. Flash custom kernel that supports Note 5 firmware (mandatory)
    7. Flash SuperSU (optional)
    8. Disable 'Smart Stay' from Settings to gain extra more battery life

    XDA:DevDB Information
    back-to-n0t3; Bring the larger fun to the flagship, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S6

    Contributors
    arter97
    ROM OS Version: 5.1.x Lollipop
    ROM Firmware Required: Custom kernel with Note 5 ROM support
    Based On: Touchwiz

    Version Information
    Status: No Longer Updated

    Created 2015-08-16
    Last Updated 2016-01-06
    54
    /* Changelog */

    V13.1
    Fixed framework-res durp on Xposed_Edge version
    Fixed version info durp on Xposed_Edge version
    Fixed odex durp on regular version

    V13
    G920FXXS3COK5 merged
    N920CXXU2AOK7 merged
    XposedBridge updated from wanam's

    V12
    N920CXXU2AOK6 merged
    Xposed updated to v78

    V11
    N920CXXU2AOJ5 merged
    This is a major update - http://www.sammobile.com/2015/10/22/galaxy-note-5-gets-an-update-with-battery-other-improvements/
    Clean flash(factory reset before installation) is highly recommended
    Apps with SPenSdk dependencies crashing issues fixed(PhotoEditor included)
    CSC updated
    Xposed: updated
    - dex2oat arguments integrated to source
    - app_process updated
    - Built with updated Linaro toolchain
    - Changes by wanam merged

    V10
    G920FXXU3COJ1 merged
    Xposed updated
    - Updated to v75
    - Built with updated Linaro toolchain
    - Changes by wanam merged

    V9_Xposed_Edge
    First release of Edge features enabled version

    V9
    Image corruption on zoomed camera issue fixed

    V8
    Camera filters fixed

    V7
    SQLite 3.8.11.1 binary added for terminal freaks
    Knox left-overs removed
    Misc Camera issues fixed - I can no longer reproduce the video recording and 8.0x zoom error.
    N920CXXU1AOI3 merged
    G920FXXU2QOI7 merged
    power_profile.xml fixed - This does nothing other than fixing incorrect battery usage indication in Settings app
    Xposed framework updated to v74
    Misc recovery flashing issues fixed - Maybe TWRP can work now, but haven't tested

    V6
    CSC reworked from G928F(Galaxy S6 edge Plus) United Kingdom's firmware
    N920CXXU1AOI1 merged

    V5
    Fix potential battery drain due to radio issues

    V4
    N920CXXU1AOH6 merged
    G920FXXU2COH8 merged
    Xposed framework updated to v73
    - Fixes some modules including Amplify
    - Unnecessary, experimental bits removed

    V3
    Graphics drivers merged from Note 5
    - This changes has made it essential to install Note 5(or S6 edge +) source based kernel! Ask your favorite custom kernel developer to merge it or use arter97 kernel 3.0+! -

    N920CXXU1AOH4 merged
    G920FXXU2COH2 merged - This changes has fixed the slow Wi-Fi handoff issue -
    Xposed installer alpha 4 apk now included on deodex'ed version

    V2
    Libraries updated from G920S OH7 firmware and lists are reworked
    All Camera issues are fixed
    Fingerprint scanner fixed
    Bluetooth Smart Lock fixed
    f2fs support added - format /system to f2fs before installation
    More language enabled
    Camera shutter-sound control enabled
    Call recording enabled
    framework-res: smooth spinner applied
    Deodex'ed firmware with Xposed built-in released as a separate version - Thanks to @wanam

    V1
    Initial release
    39
    Couple of hours playing with M:

    It's a no go.
    Changes are massive compared to 5.0 -> 5.1.

    Bionic has lots of changes,
    SELinux stuffs has lots of changes,
    Samsung's own build environment has lots of changes. (I've been told that internal Samsung changes are re-evaluated with M, which it hasn't been done before)

    Our 5.1 Galaxy S6 libraries are completely rendered useless.
    I don't think lots has changed in the kernel except Graphics, probably for Android Extension Pack(AEP), which we can just use old(currently official ones) kernel drivers with the corresponding binary,
    but the rest of the libraries are just incompatible.

    I got to the bootscreen, and I think I can get to the homescreen.
    But what's the point of it when you can't use Camera, Bluetooth or the phone itself.


    And let me remind you. The sole objective of this project is to getting Note 5's optimizations back to the S6.
    I'm almost sure that Samsung would have completely merged those optimizations on the Note 5 and the S6 in the M release by now.
    If I confirm that's true, this project will be discontinued.
    It'll be still funny to see otherwise. If M still separates Note 5 and S6 in terms of optimizations, Samsung is trolling with the S6 users.
    38
    /* Sendspace */

    Thanks to Sendspace for sponsoring Pro+ account!

    V13.1 - https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/sxfc9z
    V13.1_Xposed_Edge - https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/t9xfdg
    35
    V12 is up.

    V12
    N920CXXU2AOK6 merged
    Xposed updated to v78