DeluxeROM v32 [N950F/G955F/G950F] [DUG6] [PIE] [AROMA] [ROMCONTROL] [+KERNEL] [FINAL]

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MarkerB

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Oct 3, 2010
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Does anyone know if it's safe to take the "Samsung Kids Installer SEP" update that's been nagging users for about two weeks? It seems like a system update, so I'm not sure if that could interact badly with all the mods in DeluxeROM.
 
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VirginPC

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Oct 14, 2012
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Hi everyone....... did your able to use GoolgePay on v32??? I put GooglePay on Magisk Alpha DenyLisk but it still not working (with HideMagisk App)....... Anyone can guide me??/
 

fragtion

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Sep 1, 2013
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Guys I am still using Dr Ketans Rom and relatively happy with it. The featureset and customizations were always perfect for me, but sadly the developer abandoned it so no more security updates etc. Has anyone migrated from Dr Ketans to Deluxe ROM and have any feedback to share. Or even if you haven't actually used his ROM but have a good understanding of the differences between various ROMS for our N950's, would you say it's definitely worth switching to a ROM like Deluxe, and if so why ?

I understand comparing ROMs is usually a question that is frowned upon, but since development for Dr Ketan's ROM is halted, it is not really a competing product any longer so I imagine it is OK to ask. Thank for any replies
 

fragtion

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Does anyone know if it's safe to take the "Samsung Kids Installer SEP" update that's been nagging users for about two weeks? It seems like a system update, so I'm not sure if that could interact badly with all the mods in DeluxeROM.
Also want to know how to deal with this.. It seems to be affecting all Samsung-based ROMs for our device.
 

MarkerB

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Oct 3, 2010
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Has anyone migrated from Dr Ketans to Deluxe ROM and have any feedback to share... development for Dr Ketan's ROM is halted...
DeluxeROM development has also stopped, which you can see by looking through the last few pages of this forum.

I don't know Dr. Ketan's ROM, so I can't compare.
 

MonadoLink

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Jun 19, 2016
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The 3G Networks are going to be taken down. This is unfortunate because although this phone has 4G, I often must use 3G because the service is bad out here. Does anyone know a good phone I could switch to that would be the closest to this phone with this rom?
 

MarkerB

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Oct 3, 2010
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The 3G Networks are going to be taken down. This is unfortunate because although this phone has 4G, I often must use 3G because the service is bad out here. Does anyone know a good phone I could switch to that would be the closest to this phone with this rom?
If you don't have good enough LTE service in your area, are you sure you're going to have enough 5G service for any phone to work after 3G is retired? From what I've read, LTE will still be our best bet for fringe areas. The rural rollout of low and mid band 5G might take years, and it won't really provide much advantage over LTE. Most of the hoopla surrounding 5G's high speeds is only to be realized in metropolitan areas, where carriers will bother putting up towers every thousand feet.

I live in the rural USA, and I'm on an AT&T MVNO. DeluxeROM provides an AT&T compatible VoLTE when using the UK's "BTU" CSC, so I plan to keep this great phone and DeluxeROM for years.
 

oliversum

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Jan 12, 2009
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I didn't follow this thread for a while, as I thought that v30 is the latest version. What a great surprise to see that there's a version 32!
I'm still on v30. May I flash the latest version over v30 without a wipe?
Thanks again!
 

MarkerB

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Oct 3, 2010
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I didn't follow this thread for a while, as I thought that v30 is the latest version. What a great surprise to see that there's a version 32! I'm still on v30. May I flash the latest version over v30 without a wipe?
You may flash v32 over v30 without wiping.

This information was easy to find by looking back a few pages in this thread, to the developer's last two posts of #3,717 and #3,743.
 
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oliversum

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You may flash v32 over v30 without wiping.

This information was easy to find by looking back a few pages in this thread, to the developer's last two posts of #3,717 and #3,743.
Thanks, @MarkerB!
Yes, I read his posts, but actually, he wrote that it's safe to flash v31 over v30, and v32 over v31. Thus, I wasn't sure if I can flash from v30 to v32, or if I have to flash v31 in between.
Thanks for your help, I really appreciate that.
 

MarkerB

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Oct 3, 2010
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Thanks, @MarkerB!
Yes, I read his posts, but actually, he wrote that it's safe to flash v31 over v30, and v32 over v31. Thus, I wasn't sure if I can flash from v30 to v32, or if I have to flash v31 in between.
Thanks for your help, I really appreciate that.
I see. You said you hadn't been following this thread, so I assumed you hadn't read any of the new stuff. You also only asked about wiping, so I didn't think to address skipping the intervening v31.

Since the ROM's god-like creator AbrahamGC doesn't seem to be very active, I'll just speculate here. I think these are minor enough updates that you wouldn't need to flash the intervening v31. As always, make a backup before any update.

By golly, I love this ROM so much.
 

Mkami

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May 25, 2012
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Toronto
One of the best ROMs I have ever used! I am am very impressed! Thank you for all your hard work and this gift of a Rom! <3

Does anyone know how to make the stock icons on the status bar smaller?? Is there an option for that?
The icons on my status bar look huge
 

Mkami

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May 25, 2012
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Yes. It's in the "DRC" app. You have to find the smaller ones of the many available under "Menu > Status bar > Icons and colors"
Screenshot_20220523-150749_Firefox.jpg


As you can see that one icon is bigger than others. How can I make it small I tried looking for it
 

MarkerB

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Oct 3, 2010
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Hey is it possible to restore backup from old DRC backup? Or would it mess up?
I've never tried to back up for restore the DRC settings. Why would you think it was broken?

You do understand that DRC backups are only for the UI settings that DRC controls, right? It's not a full phone backup and restore. If you want that, you'll need to use TWRP's backup and restore.
 

Mkami

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May 25, 2012
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I've never tried to back up for restore the DRC settings. Why would you think it was broken?

You do understand that DRC backups are only for the UI settings that DRC controls, right? It's not a full phone backup and restore. If you want that, you'll need to use TWRP's backup and restore.
No nothing is broken in fact I enjoyed my last DRC settings for the ROM so I thought it would be possible to restore those ROM settings since they are relatively similar.
 

MarkerB

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Oct 3, 2010
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No nothing is broken in fact I enjoyed my last DRC settings for the ROM so I thought it would be possible to restore those ROM settings since they are relatively similar.
So maybe back up what you have now, and try to restore from your old one? You can always go back to where you are now.
 

Mkami

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May 25, 2012
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So maybe back up what you have now, and try to restore from your old one? You can always go back to where you are now.
That is true! I am going to try that! Thanks and as for the icons some appear to be bigger than othera on the status bar. I mean the stock icons on the status bar. Is there a way to make it smaller??
 

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    # 1 - Introduction
    # 2 - ROM features
    # 3 - Kernel features
    # 4 - ROM / Kernel links
    # 5 - Sources and thanks

    # 6 - FAQ and Telegram support

    # 1 - Introduction

    Hi! Welcome to Android Pie DeluxeROM® for exynos8895!

    This ROM is compatible with N950F/FD/N, G955F/FD/N and G950F/FD/N.

    At this point you should already know this, but just in case... Installing a custom ROM requires TWRP, and installing a modified binary such as TWRP, will increase our knox timer to 0x1, restricting us to use most of the knox features and without a way to reset it. With this custom ROM, we'll get most of the features back, keep reading ;)

    WARNING : WE DON'T TAKE RESPONSABILITES WITH WHAT HAPPENS ON YOUR DEVICE.

    # 2 - ROM features


    - Based on latest N950FXXSFDUG6
    - Security patch 1 aug 2021
    - AROMA installer to customize what we need
    - Odex (Modded files has ben reodexed to get a better performance)
    - Debloat
    - Deknox
    - Build.prop tweaks
    - Secure folder patch
    - RMM patched
    - OEM toggle always enabled
    - Decrypted CSCs and tweaked (Call recording, LTE only...)
    - Safetynet/Netflix/S-Health fixes
    - Official status on settings
    - Signature checks disabled
    - Native WebView without Chrome dependency
    - Flash available till 1%
    - Endless trials on theme store
    - Modded TouchWiz with custom grid sizes (up to 8x8)
    - Magisk root (optional)
    - Chinese smartmanager (optional)
    - AppLock (optional)
    - Dual speaker (optional)
    - ROM/Kernel/BLCP/DRC auto-updated
    - Ton of mods under DRC (DeluxeROMControl) such as dual bar, remap for all keys, toggle styles, panel colors, advanced reboot menu, wifi/signal/alarm/sound styles, led settings, kernel settings... and much more

    # 3 - Kernel features

    - Based on latest N950FXXSDDTJ1 sources
    - Compiled with stock google gcc 4.9
    - Removed knox/tima/defex and all security restrictions
    - Removed forced /data encryption and dm-verity
    - Added props to help with S-Health, SmartView, Secure Folder, etc...
    - Added all stock governors and schedulers
    - Added WireGuard
    - Added NTFS (R/W) support
    - Added fake knox (0x0) and other small hacks
    - Added DriveDroid support
    - Added gestures (DT2W,S2W,S2S)
    - Added led fading
    - Removed forced selinux enforcing
    - SELinux permissive by default (Switchable on DRC)
    - CRC disabled by default (Switchable on DRC)
    - Low memory killer profiles (Switchable on DRC)
    - Patched sepolicy to avoid lags

    # 4 - ROM / Kernel links

    - First we need TWRP with working /data partition. If you don't know how to, please go to THIS thread.
    - Download the ROM from here :
    DRIVE - DRIVE2 - DRIVE3 - MEGA - MEGA2 - AFH
    - Push to the phone
    - Wipe system/data/cache/dalvik
    - Install the ROM and after the auto-reboot wait about 10mins.
    - Done :cool:

    Kernel is built-in the ROM, but in case you need to reflash it, here are all the releases :

    GITHUB KERNEL RELEASES

    # 5 - Sources and thanks

    DRC CODE SOURCE
    KERNEL CODE SOURCE

    List of developers/testers who contributed to this :

    - @a.raul for all his extensive help on this project (mods, icons, fixs...)
    - @DeluxeTeam®
    - @ISS81
    - @skywalkerr
    - @jotajotavader
    - @Jhonny_The_Raven
    - @pablostriker19
    - @Logel
    - @ANDROIDXFOREVER
    - @BudHorn
    - @FD2R_K20A
    - @msubhani
    - @corsicanu
    - @SuperRs
    - @Grouxho
    - @thereassadd
    - @khongloi
    - @yash92duster
    - @daxgirl
    - @topjohnwu
    - @amarullz

    That's all! Don't forget to press the thanks button (y)

    If you want to make a contribution, press Donate button or click HERE

    Enjoy :cool:
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    FAQ

    DO NOT REPORT BUGS OR TRY TO GET ASSISTANCE WHILE USING MODDED VERSIONS USUALLY MADE BY KANGERS LIKE @mpal AND OTHER 4PDA MEMBERS.

    - What's dual statusbar (DSB) ?
    + The mod consists on duplicate the statusbar size and unlock more "positions" on "Statusbar views position" on DRC. This will give us more space to place our views like carrier, network speedmeter, batteries, icons, etc ...

    - How can I activate dual statusbar ?
    + Once you flashed the ROM, you have a zip on the internal memory called DUAL_SB. This zip will detect which statusbar you have and change it. So it's valid too to revert dual to single.

    - Why the statusbar custom background takes some time to be shown after a reboot ?
    + This happens only with images (not colors nor gradient), and it have a reason, when the device is booting, the UI can't access to your internal memory (for security reasons), so, when the mod tries to load the image, it fails. On the past this give us a headache with force-closes and not showing images. Now it simply will load it when the system sends the flag BOOT_COMPLETED. How much time it takes ? Not much really, from 10 seconds up to 1:30min.

    - Where I can find backgrounds that fits with dual statusbar ?
    + We added a folder on your internal memory called DLX_BGS with more than 50 designs. If is not enough, you can always use any other image...

    - Why I can't enter to the sub-screens on DRC ?
    + The statusbar views have a "master" preference called "Icons hidden", ALL the icons picked here won't be visible on the statusbar and the sub-screens will be disabled (why would we edit preferences without show the view ?). Don't forget to un-hide before edit them.

    - DRC needs root and busybox to work ?
    + No. ONLY the kernel configurations needs root and busybox (both).

    - I need mTweaks to configure DeluxeKernel ?
    + NO. You have a screen on DRC to configure it, so, don't use other apps while you're on this kernel.

    - I switched to permissive but it doesn't change.
    + First of all check root and busybox, if they are ok wait few minutes. Sometimes magisk is slow to grant the root. This applies to all kernel configurations.

    - I rebooted and I'm again on enforcing SELinux.
    + The boot is always with the default values, and as the statusbar, when the flag BOOT_COMPLETED is sent, kernel configurations are applied.

    - If I flash another kernel, will DRC override kernel configurations ?
    + No, if is not the kernel provided, DRC won't show you the preferences related and won't apply them, so you can still using the app provided (usually) with the kernel.

    - Double tap to wake doesn't works as expected with AOD.
    + Known issue, but no solution for now. (AOD have already a double tap to wake with the home button without press it, maybe is enough with it ;) )

    - What's the "Fingerprint wake-on" exactly ?
    + I made it thinking on the S7 where the user needs to press the button to wake-up the screen, but is good for us if we don't want to wast battery with the sensor. If it's disabled, fingerprint stills working, but won't wake up the device.

    More questions when I get free...


    Telegram support

    English group HERE
    Spanish group HERE

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    DeluxeROM_v19

    Links updated on main post.
    NO wipes required over v18.x

    Changelog:

    - Rebased over N950FXXU7DSJ1
    - Security patch 01/10/2019
    - Updated TWRP to 3.3.1-1
    - Updated TouchWiz to 10.0.40.6
    - Updated Magisk to v20
    - Fixed weather settings force-closing
    - Fixed duplicated power menu entries
    - General code cleanup for less resources usage
    - DRC Improvements
    - Removed MTP warning
    - Added bluetooth battery indicator
    - Added per item position on quickpanel statusbar
    - Added custom batteries (minit/circle) to quickpanel statusbar
    - Added option to block notif. panel usage on lockscreen
    - Added double tap settings on virtual buttons
    - Added battery bar on status bar
    - Added 1 more icon style on reboot menu
    - Added custom text colors on reboot menu (Action/Confirm/Status) (Light/Dark)
    - Added custom background on reboot menu
    - Added matrix effect on reboot menu
    - Added custom color on white background on network speedmeter
    - Added progressive custom background on notif. panel
    - Added progressive matrix effect on notif. panel
    - Added option to force or not the change to manual brightness (Applies for statusbar, virtual buttons and remapped keys)
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    DeluxeROM_v17

    Links updated on main post.
    NO wipes required over v16.

    Changelog :

    - Rebased over N950FXXS7DSH1
    - August 2019 security patch
    - Updated DeluxeKernel®_v9.1
    - Fixed some non-working keys (panel colors, 180 rotation)
    - Fixed installer issues
    - Fixed HW tests / USSD codes
    - Fixed battery capacity on S8+ / S8
    - Added option to force night mode while using themes (DRC > Others and DRC toggle)
    - Added option to enable/disable fast charge (DRC > Others and DRC toggle)
    - Added MultiSIM panel customization (visibility, colors, font)
    - Added custom paddings (top/bottom/left/right) to more views (Custom batteries, clock, date, etc)
    - Added navigation bar custom icons
    - Added panel handler custom color
    - Added launch Google voice search as custom action (Remap, virtual buttons…)

    Note : AppLock is removed from the ROM. Tested here and on other bases, we confirm it is causing issues with some apps notifications (for ex. Facebook or Maps).
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    DeluxeROM_v30 [FINAL]

    Links updated on main post.
    NO wipes required over v29.x.

    Changelog :

    - Rebased over N950FXXSFDUD1
    - Updated DeluxeKernel_v16.9
    - Updated Magisk v22
    - Updated BusyBox
    - Updated DRC 2.2.2
    - Updated S8+/S8 files [DUD1]
    - Updated optional apps
    - Added CSC KTC
    - Added CSC LUC
    - Added CSC OPS
    - Added CSC SKC
    - Added CSC TEL
    - Added CSC TNZ
    - Added CSC VAU
    - Added CSC VNZ
    - Added CSC XNX
    - Added CSC XSA

    PS: You will probably need to manually install Magisk apk after install the ROM, you can download it from HERE.

    PS2: This is the final version, there won't be more updates for this ROM. BL/CP will still getting updates through DRC, but development for this device stops here. I've switched to S20 FE, but I won't be developing for now due to lack of time. Has been a pleasure to support this project for the last 4 years and I hope to see you all in the future on other devices ;). Also I have to say a big thanks for all the support, from devs, from testers, from donors and from all the users :)