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[FTF][LB/UB] 14.4.A.0.108 6833 ~ KK 4.4.4 ~ Install ~ Root ~ Deodex ~ Dark Themed.

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iBuzman

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Hi All,

I made an ftf for 14.4.A.0.108 Android 4.4.4 for the 6833 (cda# 1275.9426). I think this makes it an unbranded generic rom from Malaysia, anyways, I have confirmed it all works well.

Update: Deodexed Patch (Post 2) also working well.
Update 2: Dark Themed Deodex Patch (Post 3) working even better!

To make the ftf I grabbed a pc companion update and converted it with flashtool.

Titanium backup first as there will be a full wipe. Nandroid probably a good idea too :D

Flash attached ftf in the latest flashtool (remember, this will wipe everything). Enough guides on how to do this already exist so we don't need another..

FTF Download link : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0uD0ZLDjONjbVRVVFhPV1VuODg/edit?usp=sharing

Alt FTF link: (thx @dandyqb) http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=53844556

Boot and set up. Don't forget to enable usb debugging in developer options after tapping Settings ~ About Phone ~ Build number x6 times.

Root will Easyroot v9 (fixed version) ("customised for Xperia" version of Towelroot - includes ric kill ftw)

Easyroot Guide: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2784900
New Version! v9 download link --> http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=53448680
Reboot

Load supersu (chainfire version) from play store and update binary when prompted.

Reboot

Install @[NUT] dual recovery. Note: This download seems to annoy chrome and throw up a virus alert ~ use the zip anyway it's safe.

Guide: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2261606
File: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0uD0ZLDjONjZ0dKck00OUdBdWM/edit?usp=sharing

Updated version: http://nut.xperia-files.com/downloa...lY292ZXJ5Mi43LjEzMi1CRVRBLmluc3RhbGxlci56aXA=

You can now flash the deodex patch in Post 2 or Post 3 if you would like :)

Titanium backup you did earlier should be good for you to restore from.

Remember to refix your sd card via the sdfix app from play store. The rooting tool you used earlier already performs ric kill so root r/w access is ok :)

a bonus for you:...
(note on screenshots that custom stuff thru xposed is working)

Confirmed as working xposed installer [emoji106] : https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0uD0ZLDjONjMVlSVXFTa1EzaEk/edit?usp=docslist_api

14.4.A.0.108

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Confirmed TWRP backup after installing dual recovery.

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SuperSu

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Ndr Utils for rebooting (thx @[NUT]) [installed with dual recovery]

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iBuzman

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Deodex Patch.

Flash this zipligned deodex patch in recovery to deodex your existing rom installation!!

Instructions:
Titanium Backup in case anything goes wrong..
Wipe cache/dalvik
Flash deodex_install.zip in recovery
Wipe cache/dalvik

Download Deodex_Install.zip Patch https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0uD0ZLDjONjMW1SaDludnNTYTg/edit?usp=sharing

(I've flashed this and can confirm all existing apps, full root, etc etc is maintained ~ credit @RyokoN for his kamome deodex tool)
 
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iBuzman

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Dark Themed Apps / Deodex Patch
(same instructions as post 2, but you get (deodexed) dark themed system apps)
This is a full system patch (not just themed apps) ~ it can be flashed instead of post 2.

Credit @Rajeev ~ thank him if you like this!
Here is the thread link for his mod
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=53800682
Screenshots in the thread are from this set up!

Update: there have been a few reports of bootloops after flashing this. Until I have sorted it out please flash post 2 patch then the mod from @Rajeev linked above. (confirmed method by @dandyqb)

update @appleknight reports flashing @jackie099 108 kernel prior to the this dark deodex patch avoids bootload issues (probably a ric_kill related) - flashing it after he unthemed deodex also avoids any issues.

Download Deodexed Dark System Apps Patch: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0uD0ZLDjONjd3diNm4xM2xuZE0/edit?usp=sharing

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iBuzman

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Good question. As far as I can tell it is a unbranded generic euro lte (Italy) version going by the build prop cda# (1275.9426). I'm in Australia and haven't experienced any issues. I've updated OP with (suspected) region details.
 
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krumbs

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Thanks iBuzman!
Everything went off fine - the update, rooting and installation of recovery (incidentally, Chrome flags off a virus in the recovery installation zip).
Was hoping DT2W was included in this update... but looks like we will have to wait for a modified kernel for that.
Otherwise, have not noticed any other issues.
Btw, since you have been using this ROM a bit longer, has battery drain reduced?
 
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iBuzman

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Battery has been good for me considering my heavy usage today (all uploads and threads done from phone) - chrome didn't like the zip for me either - I trust Barry's / NUTs stuff so forced it anyway :cowboy:
 

kenny-tetsuya

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would you please upload the ftf to other drives? 'cos google service is banned in China, we can't download it.
Thanks~~
 

Sadman Khan

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THANK YOU for the ftf :D this firmware is good! No bugs yet for me :D

Sent from my C6833 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
 
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iBuzman

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would you please upload the ftf to other drives? 'cos google service is banned in China, we can't download it.
Thanks~~
after uploading more than 2.5gb so far today I won't be able to upload again until tomorrow (about to play some Mario Kart 8 hehe) ~ and then it will be mega.

very happy for somebody to mirror this (hint @joluke haha ~ anyone kind enough appreciated)
 
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iBuzman

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^^ OP updated, thx @Jecmenn

Confirmed as working in 4.4.4

Xposed settings injector

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Live Wallpaper on lockscreen (via gem xposed and gravity box xposed settings)

(you'll have to take my word for it with a static pic - solar system hd deluxe live wallpaper)

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Digging the Xperia keyboard too. Has learning from gmail and facebook, great smiley/emoji icons, themes, as well as backup to sony account. (plus SwiftKey keeps disappearing/uninstalling lol)

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fastest83

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FTF is from Malaysia NOT from Italy but everything is working fine so no big deal.

How is it possible that I, living in Italy having a swapped-in-warranty C6833, could trigger an update for Malaysia?
I assure you I'm Italian, I bought my original Ultra from the UK and it got swapped in Italy under warranty with a brand new unit...

Sent from my C6833 using Tapatalk

Edit: I checked the CDA topic and it appears that mine is customised Malaysian, but it seems strange I have it... Well, if it means I'll get updates faster than everyone else, that's good... :D
 
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fogozito

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Installed this on my z ultra from telcel no issues so far. And root it

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