Omega v18 TW VZW - WIP New Safestrap Safe Rom

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gigilie

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So I'm no developer, havent kept up on code for a couple years but I do love or did (when I had MDK before my phone **** out and VZW replaced with MJ7) so I've been stuck on safestrap not that its a bad thing if theres more than 1 or 2 roms then its almost better with multiboot options...n really really hard to brick it hashcode your my hero)

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Unzip into your SS backup dir and restore to a blank rom slot. I went super small as small as SS would allow for slot creation. If your getting an error on restoring be sure to try deleting the slot and readding it then restoring the system files. If your WiFi doesn't work try flashing MJ7 / MK2 SS modules. Only flash after booting up rom and knowing wifi isnt working (big thx to Mistertac and Timmy for that tidbit to get wifi working on MJ7). This rom might work for others like ME7 SS users maybe even MDK Twrp users but I need testing done for me.

Got bored ****ed with International rom Omega v18 (Also have Foxhound 3.5 working on SS bout done with that port) until it worked perfect for what I use it for no other areas have been tested but it seems fairly stable for me... wifi works great. 4g im getting better speeds on this rom than HyperDrive (could be fluke someone check if the rom works for them plz?) and wifi tethering, phone, internet, messaging). This install was pretty much a debloated Omega 18 in which I chose only basics ****ed around for a couple hours and finally came up with solutions... You more than likely will have to move or load apps you want on here as this is just a safestrap ... like I said no developer here was hoping someone might run with this (aroma, updates, fixes, repackaging, zip) and continue to port more of these over with me to our safestrap dependent asses.

This was tested on SS 3.70&3.71 from a MK2 stock and default kernel for SS. Like I said I'm not really a developer and a airly new member to xda so I had to post here. if it doesnt work for you or sucks or u think I suck well thx for the hate least I tried got no love for the ppl not doing **** to contribute and just bitching or posting stupid questions that are answered with simple forum searches! thx goes out to any developer doing work on the VZW..or S4 in general. ::indie:: thx for the rom its pretty nice open carrier on next release?, Hashcode specifically dudes probably saved a million lives jrkruse, Surge1223, ktoonsez and open1your1eyes obviously, sbreen94, k1mu, old&slow, beanstown106, Dubbsy, invisiblek

Download (I'm hoping this works for enough ppl to test quick repackage and repost for me, msgs wont get checked too often I smoke to much to...)

https://docs.google.com/uc?id=0BwL6-n3ZMcedSnBsWE5ITVJOVWc&export=download

Happy New Year! Happy Flashing or Restoring obviously dont hold me responsible for any damage done to your phone i tested this on 3 friends phones and my own before uploading it.

Oh if it works n u arent an asshole, +1 thank me, indie, Hash and Surge
 
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Didn't work. I tried 3 times on SS 3.71 and it failed all 3 times. ..I didn't even get to flashing the mk2 module

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Didn't work. I tried 3 times on SS 3.71 and it failed all 3 times. ..I didn't even get to flashing the mk2 module

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You don't flash this. You unzip it and copy it to your twrp backup folder then restore it to a Rom slot I believe.

Please correct if I am wrong op.

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gigilie

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no flashing needed.

didnt know easiest way to pack this as i had never done one. just unzip into your backup folder on sdcard or int wherever safestrap backs up too for you already. then restore it into any rom slot, i had it on slot 2 and hyperdrive on 1 rooted stock/slightly modded mk2 on my stock. im pretty sure this will work on any MJ7 / MK2 as it just "flashes" the mk2 modem to that slot. Oh and DO NOT FLASH MK2 MODULES or ANY MODULES OVER THIS. IT WILL MORE THAN LIKELY MESS IT UP. IF IT WAS NECESSARY I WOULD HAVE INCLUDED IT IN INSTRUCTIONS. Glad to hear its working for a couple people. Maybe someone could get this thread moved into the proper forum as its apparently some what working now which might help some other safestrappers?

This is a clean wipe install so dont try to carry any of your data or settings over until after 1st boot. after that flash whatever you want for testing no other mods have been tested with this it does have the 10% volume boost preflashed.
 
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It didn't work for me.

Downloaded - Unzipped - Placed the backup in my TWRP backups folder.

Created a fresh slot, During restore it FAILED during system restore.

Anyway to get an MD5, possibly I got a bad dl??
 

gigilie

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It didn't work for me.

Downloaded - Unzipped - Placed the backup in my TWRP backups folder.

Created a fresh slot, During restore it FAILED during system restore.

Anyway to get an MD5, possibly I got a bad dl??

hey sorry bud did u try deleting the slot and making a new one and restoring it to that? i have various ppl confirming so far besides those trying to flash the file theyve had success. hopefully one of them is able to help me turn it into a more stable flashable rom for SS. otherwise if you tried the previously mentioned steps im out of info for now sorry again for wastet of time. i dont know that it would matter at all but this was on safestrap 3.7 that i had been using not 71... screenshots, md5 and the works will have to wait for a proper flashable file release. thx
 
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It didn't work for me.

Downloaded - Unzipped - Placed the backup in my TWRP backups folder.

Created a fresh slot, During restore it FAILED during system restore.

Anyway to get an MD5, possibly I got a bad dl??

See if your MD5 matches mine.
684bfc31f63aa414b3402bf9d310d5b0
 
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I have SS 3.71 so it seems to restore with both. My S4 is MK2 Saferooted.

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It's running fine for me so far. . I did however end up flashing mj7 modules to get my wifi working.

I'll check back here tomorrow after I play around for a bit.

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hey sorry bud did u try deleting the slot and making a new one and restoring it to that? i have various ppl confirming so far besides those trying to flash the file theyve had success. hopefully one of them is able to help me turn it into a more stable flashable rom for SS. otherwise if you tried the previously mentioned steps im out of info for now sorry again for wastet of time. i dont know that it would matter at all but this was on safestrap 3.7 that i had been using not 71... screenshots, md5 and the works will have to wait for a proper flashable file release. thx

Thanks for giving us a try at this anyhow and yes, it seems some have had success so I'm not giving up just yet. I have Hyperdrive installed in my stock side so this was the first slot I created since months ago on a prior build of SS. Yes, I am using the latest 3.71 or whatever it's version is.

See if your MD5 matches mine.
684bfc31f63aa414b3402bf9d310d5b0

Thanks for that. I will re-download now that I'm home (Maybe something went amiss with the work dl) and then compare the MD5 to yours.

Update: Just downloaded at home and the MD5 on the .zip reports --> B8F477E4A8C31DE5D272C2E7B141A85A
 
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gigilie

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Thanks for giving us a try at this anyhow and yes, it seems some have had success so I'm not giving up just yet. I have Hyperdrive installed in my stock side so this was the first slot I created since months ago on a prior build of SS. Yes, I am using the latest 3.71 or whatever it's version is.



Thanks for that. I will re-download now that I'm home (Maybe something went amiss with the work dl) and then compare the MD5 to yours.

Update: Just downloaded at home and the MD5 on the .zip reports --> B8F477E4A8C31DE5D272C2E7B141A85A

try it again then if your first zip had that goofy md5 mine is the same as your updated md5. blame google drive i guess. hope it works 2nd time around.
 
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try it again then if your first zip had that goofy md5 mine is the same as your updated md5. blame google drive i guess. hope it works 2nd time around.

Did the same thing again. Failed about a two minutes into the restore process system. Is there a special size allocation I need to make for system in SS slot? I'm just going with the default 2,xxx something..
 

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Thanks for giving us a try at this anyhow and yes, it seems some have had success so I'm not giving up just yet. I have Hyperdrive installed in my stock side so this was the first slot I created since months ago on a prior build of SS. Yes, I am using the latest 3.71 or whatever it's version is.



Thanks for that. I will re-download now that I'm home (Maybe something went amiss with the work dl) and then compare the MD5 to yours.

Update: Just downloaded at home and the MD5 on the .zip reports --> B8F477E4A8C31DE5D272C2E7B141A85A

Thanks. I will give it a shot again.
Just got home so it will only take about 5 mins if that.

Edit: Decided to do it on my phone instead and yours is correct @lazer9.
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I'm downloading it. Ill make it so its a proper rom.zip and patch issues related to root/Safestrap/kernel if there are any. Ill re-upload and then OP or someone else if he wishes can takeover from there. Obviously ill test it first lol.

Edit: Successfully booted the rom zip of it i made to the stock slot but couldn't/didn't want to wait for the initial boot screen to get done (the medallion w/ a lion coin spinning).. Also successfully booted my own rom I made in the 1st slot. So I went from stock to having two different rooms installed lol, I'll upload after I check somethings, specifically if omega will go past the bootscreen.
 
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Ok everything is working good for me so far. I read further back to NOT flash any modules during install...which i didnt at first but then my wifi wasnt working so I went back in and flashed them and it fixed that problem.
Other than that everything is working great. Very lightweight rom huh? I mean as far as TW goes, you know what i mean.
Hey im happy to see more options coming our way.
Ive been SafeStrapped since my Razr, although I had many more rom options on that phone, i love the S4 and what people are still trying to do for our locked down phones.

Luckily i can get my custom recovery on with my girls Sprint S4 lol
 
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    So I'm no developer, havent kept up on code for a couple years but I do love or did (when I had MDK before my phone **** out and VZW replaced with MJ7) so I've been stuck on safestrap not that its a bad thing if theres more than 1 or 2 roms then its almost better with multiboot options...n really really hard to brick it hashcode your my hero)

    Install:
    Unzip into your SS backup dir and restore to a blank rom slot. I went super small as small as SS would allow for slot creation. If your getting an error on restoring be sure to try deleting the slot and readding it then restoring the system files. If your WiFi doesn't work try flashing MJ7 / MK2 SS modules. Only flash after booting up rom and knowing wifi isnt working (big thx to Mistertac and Timmy for that tidbit to get wifi working on MJ7). This rom might work for others like ME7 SS users maybe even MDK Twrp users but I need testing done for me.

    Got bored ****ed with International rom Omega v18 (Also have Foxhound 3.5 working on SS bout done with that port) until it worked perfect for what I use it for no other areas have been tested but it seems fairly stable for me... wifi works great. 4g im getting better speeds on this rom than HyperDrive (could be fluke someone check if the rom works for them plz?) and wifi tethering, phone, internet, messaging). This install was pretty much a debloated Omega 18 in which I chose only basics ****ed around for a couple hours and finally came up with solutions... You more than likely will have to move or load apps you want on here as this is just a safestrap ... like I said no developer here was hoping someone might run with this (aroma, updates, fixes, repackaging, zip) and continue to port more of these over with me to our safestrap dependent asses.

    This was tested on SS 3.70&3.71 from a MK2 stock and default kernel for SS. Like I said I'm not really a developer and a airly new member to xda so I had to post here. if it doesnt work for you or sucks or u think I suck well thx for the hate least I tried got no love for the ppl not doing **** to contribute and just bitching or posting stupid questions that are answered with simple forum searches! thx goes out to any developer doing work on the VZW..or S4 in general. ::indie:: thx for the rom its pretty nice open carrier on next release?, Hashcode specifically dudes probably saved a million lives jrkruse, Surge1223, ktoonsez and open1your1eyes obviously, sbreen94, k1mu, old&slow, beanstown106, Dubbsy, invisiblek

    Download (I'm hoping this works for enough ppl to test quick repackage and repost for me, msgs wont get checked too often I smoke to much to...)

    https://docs.google.com/uc?id=0BwL6-n3ZMcedSnBsWE5ITVJOVWc&export=download

    Happy New Year! Happy Flashing or Restoring obviously dont hold me responsible for any damage done to your phone i tested this on 3 friends phones and my own before uploading it.

    Oh if it works n u arent an asshole, +1 thank me, indie, Hash and Surge
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    Ok made a universal aroma installer that allows flashing kernel modules and modems natively...testing

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    I'm downloading it. Ill make it so its a proper rom.zip and patch issues related to root/Safestrap/kernel if there are any. Ill re-upload and then OP or someone else if he wishes can takeover from there. Obviously ill test it first lol.

    Edit: Successfully booted the rom zip of it i made to the stock slot but couldn't/didn't want to wait for the initial boot screen to get done (the medallion w/ a lion coin spinning).. Also successfully booted my own rom I made in the 1st slot. So I went from stock to having two different rooms installed lol, I'll upload after I check somethings, specifically if omega will go past the bootscreen.
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    I've tried this several times from the OP (Restore backup method) to freshly created slots. Tried in both slot 1 and slot 2. Note, I don't have any ROMS currently running in slots. Maybe it was a boo boo on my part but I do have HD RLS12 flashed over the safe side STOCK position and it works fine there. I've also tried the Safestrap compatible MK2 base ROM from the dev section to flash to a clean slot with negative results, boots back to stock recovery. Any ideas other than having HD RLS12 in the stock side that may be causing me grief flashing to slots anything or restoring there but I wouldn't really know why? :confused:

    Getting to the core of the problem...see my post in the safestrap thread. Try flashing anything on mj7 and it will pdlrobably install. That or remove the boot.img file from the MK2 base rom and delete the last few lines in the updater-script before it unmounts /system that refer to the boot.img and zip it up again before flashing.

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    thanks for support Surge whats your "Rom" mean we might get another treat from you soon? PM me if you need some help testing! I'm stuk in MN its fn freezing so ill have a little time to work on some **** tonight. had foxhound 3.5 up and running with network and wifi but i was drunk and thought i baked it up but it turned out i was just baked. because no backup avail now stupid liquor n green stuff.... happy new year! i'm gunna have xnote v3 and fh3.5 up hopefully within a week. any idea how i could almost load up a cpl 4.4 roms? made it to home screen on 4.4 echoes kk and on another one i forget the name now its a haze but when i touched it the boot anim appeared again and froze. that was after a cpl restarts and slight mods after itd get to the boot anim vibrate like it was loaded and whenever i touched the digitizer i got a response but nothing beyond that... knew its a long shot n never would have tried if i wasnt wasted wish someone could get this aosp on ss working itd be much easier to port these 4.4 roms.

    Haha, sure if you want a stock root debloated rom. I don't do anything fancy anymore, tether mod and aosp browser are about all I need now-a-days. I can mod and port things all day but I guess there isnt anything that piques my interest besides the htc one news/social media home screen.

    Anyways, im uploading omega now, its only a 1 gb so its really light! Tested by flashing to rom slot 1 and it boots to the spinning medallion boot screen and trys to load. I suspect booting it to the stock slot will work but figured id upload now in case I lose internet here. I added infinite scroll on homescreen, aosp browser w/ flash and terminal emulator, updated su, and added some binaries to bin & xbin, changed the build.prop a tad but thats about it. I havent been following the Safestrap thread or keeping up with it but ill get this to load. However anyone can feel free to test/report errors they find.


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