[I9300] [Touchwiz Android 4.4.4] back-to-n00t; Bring the LTE fun back to 3G

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arter97

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back-to-n00t; Bring the LTE fun back to 3G​

/* Introduction */

Previously, Korean developers were porting i9300 ROMs to e210s.
How ironic, we are now porting e210s ROM back to i9300!

The Korean letter "눝", pronounced "noot", symbolizes LTE(as you can see).

/* Overview */

Touchwiz Android 4.4.4 for Exynos Galaxy S3 3G
Ported from Exynos Galaxy S3 LTE
Havily debloated
De-KNOXed
Deodexed, zipaligned, uncompressed
Since this no longer bases on N7100 ROM, this is much more stable than other KitKat ports

/* 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 */

Unlike Besonderes, 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-n00t/blob/master/README

/* Supported device */

Galaxy S3 3G International (GT-I9300)
Galaxy S3 SK-3G (SHW-M440S)

/* What you need to know */

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

/* Credits */

(Park Ju Hyung) arter97
Kernel
Ramdisk
RIL
(Ra Sung Hun) sktjdgns1189
Initial kernel and ramdisk bring-up
JustArchi
Baseband error fix (cbd's shared library)
ArchiKitchen
@kasper933 and @Grouxho
Fix for Mobile Data, 2G/3G toggle and SMS Delivery report

/* Contact */

Email : [email protected]
Twitter : @arter97_dev

/* etc */

The ROM file contains kernel modified specifically for this ROM.
This ROM is heavily debloated.
This ROM does not supports any other custom kernels including arter97 kernel.
This is based on Korean firmware, some stuffs may remain in Korean(e.g. Dialer).
BusyBox or Superuser is not included!

/* Kernel */

Toolchain optimizations with Linaro 4.9
Config optimizations
Unaligned access enabled
Deadline I/O scheduler with latency improved
Uses newly improved LZO for ramdisk & zImage and swap
AIO(Asynchronous I/O) enabled and improved 30%
Take advantages with Android 4.4.4 with extra free kbytes tunable
MMC and ext4 performance improved
ARCH_POWER enabled
New ARM instructions set
Full unaligned access enabled
Linaro's power-efficient workqueues
Boeffla sound engine 1.6.7
Random drivers backported from Linux 3.19 for performance
Westwood as the default TCP congestion control

/* Downloads */

back-to-n00t ROM for Galaxy S3

/* 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-n00t)
5. Flash ROM
6. Flash SuperSU

XDA:DevDB Information
back-to-n00t; Bring the LTE fun back to 3G, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S III I9300

Contributors
arter97, sktjdgns1189, JustArchi
ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.0.x

Version Information
Status: Stable

Created 2014-09-24
Last Updated 2015-02-25
 
Last edited:

arter97

Recognized Developer
Oct 14, 2012
3,768
33,801
23
Seoul
/* Changelog */

V9
SMS, MMS issues fixed

V8
Korean characters from the dialer removed
AllShare and Screen Mirroring fixed
Mobile Data, 2G/3G toggle and SMS Delivery report fixed

V7
CSC reworked from I9300XXUGMK6_BTU
Google Apps updated to improve stability
Camera Shutter Sound control enabled
APN and SPN fixed
Kernel updated to E210SKSUKNK3
Entropy hook on storage removed for performance
Random drivers updated to the latest mainline Linux
LZO security vulnerability fixed

V6
Rebased to E210SKSUKNK3
- Every forkers of this project is recommended to also rebase their ROM
Debloated even more
Compiler optimizations for kernel fixed and improved
L1/L2 caches size defined (by JustArchi)
Now uses new ARM instructions set
Full unaligned access enabled
Linaro's power-efficient workqueues merged
Boeffla sound engine 1.6.7 merged
Random drivers backported from Linux 3.19 for performance
Westwood as the default TCP congestion control

V5
Faulty Camera fix removed for fixing Cameras that has worked on V1 and V2
- If Camera worked for V1 or V2, flash V5. If it still doesn't work, do a full factory reset
- If Camera never worked for V1 or V2 and now, V5, flash the Camera fix from here : http://forum.xda-developers.com/gal...x-camera-stopped-error-samsung-based-t2499158
Patches model name to SHW-M440S for SHW-M440S users

V4
So major that I decided to skip V3
HUGE improvements via rebased kernel(now uses SHV-E210S KitKat kernel source)
USSD fixed (Maybe. I haven't tested out yet)
Graphics glitches fixed
Wireless mirroring fixed (Maybe. I haven't tested out yet)
Unaligned access enabled
Deadline I/O scheduler with latency improved
500MB of vnswap enabled (should improve memory managements and random reboots)
Uses newly improved LZO for ramdisk & zImage and swap
AIO(Asynchronous I/O) enabled and improved 30%
Take advantages with Android 4.4.4 with extra free kbytes tunable
MMC and ext4 performance improved
ARCH_POWER enabled

V2
RIL fixed (SMS and signal strength now fully functional)
Fixed Call logs being empty
More de-bloated
Added missing /preload apps
T Roaming settings removed
Lockscreen shortcut settings added

V1
Initial release to XDA developers

/* Known issues */

Cannot charge while the phone is off
 
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arter97

Recognized Developer
Oct 14, 2012
3,768
33,801
23
Seoul
More thanks-to

Thanks goes to these users for donating and supporting this project :)

@narkoleg (Nikolaj Scharff Christiansen)
Roger Basner
@dverwoert (Dan Verwoert)
Blandino Julio de Paiva Amarante Ferreira de Almeid
@Schneckmeier (Thomas Heussler)
Pramuk Rungrojaree
@galky (Galin Galchev)
@m.terzic (Milan Terzic)
Alberto Ziliani
@dietzr (Dieter Maier)
@george stamatos (George Stamatopoulos)
@99x (William Saunders)
 
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arter97

Recognized Developer
Oct 14, 2012
3,768
33,801
23
Seoul
/* Troubleshooting */

Few tips from @zapty
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=59055427&postcount=2451

Hello everyone ,
for the last few days i have tried to help you guys with some problems , so that you can use this rom as a daily driver .
So @arter97 and me had a little chat over twitter , where he agreed to give you guys a new build with all the bug fixes and improvements , and after giving you the new build he will mark this thread as finished that is no more development can take place after the v7 , So after this build i should see none of you complaining as i run this rom with all the fixes integrated and it is flawless . So do not bother arter97 after he releases this new build , yes if you have some question you can ask me , will most probably solve it for you , because i have been using this rom for a long time and i myself have solved most of the issues i used to get . Get ready and dont ask for ETA's he will give you the new build or i should say the final build and then he is done with this project . Thank you i hope you Co-operate !!

Hello , @arter97 So i will link all those fixes that you might want to integrate . Also i will be posting a link for the CSC , may be you can replace this very CSC wit the one in the ROM , this helps with the 2g /3g toggle in settings , may be you can link my post for the step by step instructions to get 2g /3g toggle in the settings "http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=58931189&postcount=2423" that will help users , also may be you can edit the OP saying that this firmware can now be used with other kernels that support this rom as i used ARCHI KERNEL AND BOEFFLA and both worked fine . so here are the links to the fixes .
New CSC :- http://d-h.st/7KI
Telephony fix :-http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3097440&d=1420370418 that enables 2g/3g toggle to work by my step by step instructions whose link i posted above , having that on O.P will prevent the users from asking the same question again and again .
JustArchi's camera fix :-http://vk.com/doc10926468_344278240?hash=c549a21a3b6efceafd&dl=6f109b9bd6b15b14d3, my camera was not working when i flashed the rom so did the cameras of many users . integrating it will fix camera for evryone.
Also the BLUETOOTH FIX that you were talking about :-https://mega.co.nz/#!F9NyEayT!HYelXBxnLIG4GdgjPJv9XUiPKxkCRtje08IlfFE6dMM
I think that is all , these three are the issues that users complained about. And yeah thanks @arter97 for your great work. :)
 
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d1rekt0r

Senior Member
Aug 14, 2012
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Freezes and reboots 10 seconds after boot, cant even go trough setup screen :/

EDIT
FInished the setup and OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FASTEST DEVICE EVER , opens Phone app instantly , OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!111
 
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kinc06

Member
Aug 14, 2014
33
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@arter97

Yessssss! I'll try it immediately....
Thank you.

Why busybox and supersu are not included? Are they giving problems, or is it safe to flash/install them on our own?
 

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    back-to-n00t; Bring the LTE fun back to 3G​

    /* Introduction */

    Previously, Korean developers were porting i9300 ROMs to e210s.
    How ironic, we are now porting e210s ROM back to i9300!

    The Korean letter "눝", pronounced "noot", symbolizes LTE(as you can see).

    /* Overview */

    Touchwiz Android 4.4.4 for Exynos Galaxy S3 3G
    Ported from Exynos Galaxy S3 LTE
    Havily debloated
    De-KNOXed
    Deodexed, zipaligned, uncompressed
    Since this no longer bases on N7100 ROM, this is much more stable than other KitKat ports

    /* 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 */

    Unlike Besonderes, 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-n00t/blob/master/README

    /* Supported device */

    Galaxy S3 3G International (GT-I9300)
    Galaxy S3 SK-3G (SHW-M440S)

    /* What you need to know */

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

    /* Credits */

    (Park Ju Hyung) arter97
    Kernel
    Ramdisk
    RIL
    (Ra Sung Hun) sktjdgns1189
    Initial kernel and ramdisk bring-up
    JustArchi
    Baseband error fix (cbd's shared library)
    ArchiKitchen
    @kasper933 and @Grouxho
    Fix for Mobile Data, 2G/3G toggle and SMS Delivery report

    /* Contact */

    Email : [email protected]
    Twitter : @arter97_dev

    /* etc */

    The ROM file contains kernel modified specifically for this ROM.
    This ROM is heavily debloated.
    This ROM does not supports any other custom kernels including arter97 kernel.
    This is based on Korean firmware, some stuffs may remain in Korean(e.g. Dialer).
    BusyBox or Superuser is not included!

    /* Kernel */

    Toolchain optimizations with Linaro 4.9
    Config optimizations
    Unaligned access enabled
    Deadline I/O scheduler with latency improved
    Uses newly improved LZO for ramdisk & zImage and swap
    AIO(Asynchronous I/O) enabled and improved 30%
    Take advantages with Android 4.4.4 with extra free kbytes tunable
    MMC and ext4 performance improved
    ARCH_POWER enabled
    New ARM instructions set
    Full unaligned access enabled
    Linaro's power-efficient workqueues
    Boeffla sound engine 1.6.7
    Random drivers backported from Linux 3.19 for performance
    Westwood as the default TCP congestion control

    /* Downloads */

    back-to-n00t ROM for Galaxy S3

    /* 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-n00t)
    5. Flash ROM
    6. Flash SuperSU

    XDA:DevDB Information
    back-to-n00t; Bring the LTE fun back to 3G, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S III I9300

    Contributors
    arter97, sktjdgns1189, JustArchi
    ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.0.x

    Version Information
    Status: Stable

    Created 2014-09-24
    Last Updated 2015-02-25
    152
    /* Changelog */

    V9
    SMS, MMS issues fixed

    V8
    Korean characters from the dialer removed
    AllShare and Screen Mirroring fixed
    Mobile Data, 2G/3G toggle and SMS Delivery report fixed

    V7
    CSC reworked from I9300XXUGMK6_BTU
    Google Apps updated to improve stability
    Camera Shutter Sound control enabled
    APN and SPN fixed
    Kernel updated to E210SKSUKNK3
    Entropy hook on storage removed for performance
    Random drivers updated to the latest mainline Linux
    LZO security vulnerability fixed

    V6
    Rebased to E210SKSUKNK3
    - Every forkers of this project is recommended to also rebase their ROM
    Debloated even more
    Compiler optimizations for kernel fixed and improved
    L1/L2 caches size defined (by JustArchi)
    Now uses new ARM instructions set
    Full unaligned access enabled
    Linaro's power-efficient workqueues merged
    Boeffla sound engine 1.6.7 merged
    Random drivers backported from Linux 3.19 for performance
    Westwood as the default TCP congestion control

    V5
    Faulty Camera fix removed for fixing Cameras that has worked on V1 and V2
    - If Camera worked for V1 or V2, flash V5. If it still doesn't work, do a full factory reset
    - If Camera never worked for V1 or V2 and now, V5, flash the Camera fix from here : http://forum.xda-developers.com/gal...x-camera-stopped-error-samsung-based-t2499158
    Patches model name to SHW-M440S for SHW-M440S users

    V4
    So major that I decided to skip V3
    HUGE improvements via rebased kernel(now uses SHV-E210S KitKat kernel source)
    USSD fixed (Maybe. I haven't tested out yet)
    Graphics glitches fixed
    Wireless mirroring fixed (Maybe. I haven't tested out yet)
    Unaligned access enabled
    Deadline I/O scheduler with latency improved
    500MB of vnswap enabled (should improve memory managements and random reboots)
    Uses newly improved LZO for ramdisk & zImage and swap
    AIO(Asynchronous I/O) enabled and improved 30%
    Take advantages with Android 4.4.4 with extra free kbytes tunable
    MMC and ext4 performance improved
    ARCH_POWER enabled

    V2
    RIL fixed (SMS and signal strength now fully functional)
    Fixed Call logs being empty
    More de-bloated
    Added missing /preload apps
    T Roaming settings removed
    Lockscreen shortcut settings added

    V1
    Initial release to XDA developers

    /* Known issues */

    Cannot charge while the phone is off
    89
    More thanks-to

    Thanks goes to these users for donating and supporting this project :)

    @narkoleg (Nikolaj Scharff Christiansen)
    Roger Basner
    @dverwoert (Dan Verwoert)
    Blandino Julio de Paiva Amarante Ferreira de Almeid
    @Schneckmeier (Thomas Heussler)
    Pramuk Rungrojaree
    @galky (Galin Galchev)
    @m.terzic (Milan Terzic)
    Alberto Ziliani
    @dietzr (Dieter Maier)
    @george stamatos (George Stamatopoulos)
    @99x (William Saunders)
    88
    Who prefer this over the current Status bar?

    I'm thinking of bringing SystemUI.apk from Besonderes ROM.

    This not only gives you S5 look, but also reduces lag on pulling down the status bar.

    Hit thanks if you want this to be included in back-to-n00t V3.

    Sent from my SHV-E330S using XDA Free mobile app
    74
    /* Troubleshooting */

    Few tips from @zapty
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=59055427&postcount=2451

    Hello everyone ,
    for the last few days i have tried to help you guys with some problems , so that you can use this rom as a daily driver .
    So @arter97 and me had a little chat over twitter , where he agreed to give you guys a new build with all the bug fixes and improvements , and after giving you the new build he will mark this thread as finished that is no more development can take place after the v7 , So after this build i should see none of you complaining as i run this rom with all the fixes integrated and it is flawless . So do not bother arter97 after he releases this new build , yes if you have some question you can ask me , will most probably solve it for you , because i have been using this rom for a long time and i myself have solved most of the issues i used to get . Get ready and dont ask for ETA's he will give you the new build or i should say the final build and then he is done with this project . Thank you i hope you Co-operate !!

    Hello , @arter97 So i will link all those fixes that you might want to integrate . Also i will be posting a link for the CSC , may be you can replace this very CSC wit the one in the ROM , this helps with the 2g /3g toggle in settings , may be you can link my post for the step by step instructions to get 2g /3g toggle in the settings "http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=58931189&postcount=2423" that will help users , also may be you can edit the OP saying that this firmware can now be used with other kernels that support this rom as i used ARCHI KERNEL AND BOEFFLA and both worked fine . so here are the links to the fixes .
    New CSC :- http://d-h.st/7KI
    Telephony fix :-http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3097440&d=1420370418 that enables 2g/3g toggle to work by my step by step instructions whose link i posted above , having that on O.P will prevent the users from asking the same question again and again .
    JustArchi's camera fix :-http://vk.com/doc10926468_344278240?hash=c549a21a3b6efceafd&dl=6f109b9bd6b15b14d3, my camera was not working when i flashed the rom so did the cameras of many users . integrating it will fix camera for evryone.
    Also the BLUETOOTH FIX that you were talking about :-https://mega.co.nz/#!F9NyEayT!HYelXBxnLIG4GdgjPJv9XUiPKxkCRtje08IlfFE6dMM
    I think that is all , these three are the issues that users complained about. And yeah thanks @arter97 for your great work. :)