[ROM][22/12/13]SentinelROM v6.00-CM11 Source-Fast, Stable, Battery[GPL]

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Sentinel196

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Welcome to SentinelROM for Samsung Galaxy SIII (International Version 4G -i9305 ONLY). Compiled with Linaro Toolchain from modded CM11 source. Android 4.4
This is one of the most popular ROMs for Nexus 10, Nexus 7, Nexus 4 and HTC One X, and after weeks of hard work and optimisation, I launched it for the SGS3 i9300 and it had 500 downloads in the first 2 days... so now I am happy to release it for Samsung Galaxy SIII 4G i9305.

phonehome.png


This ROM is compiled from CyanogenMod 11 with all the features you get in a CM11 ROM, plus the following features.
  • Increased volume (not quiet like most CM based ROMs)
  • Zip Aligned
  • LMT Pie Controls - developed in collaboration with noname81.
  • Compiled from latest CyanogenMod 11 source by me, not a 'cooked ROM'.
  • OTA Updates supported
  • Improved Web Browsing performance
  • Improved 3D gaming performance
  • Amazing battery life
  • Additional theming and UI customisation
  • FAST support via this page and our Facebook Page
  • A free copy of my music player app
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This ROM has been built to enhance the CyanogenMod 11 experience, with faster gaming and web browsing performance (no choppyness in Chrome too!) and best of all, extreme battery life.

Countless hours have been spent making tweaks to settings to squeeze the most performance I can find out of this ROM while still providing excellent battery life and without the dangers of overclocking and kernel level tweaking.

I compile this ROM and Kernel from the latest CyanogenMod source code, add my various tweaks and adjustments, then test for stability, so you get all the benefits of CyanogenMod 11, plus my tweaks and extras, all without the instability and inconvenience of flashing CyanogenMod nightlies (which are not designed specifically for the SGS3 like my ROM is.

The kernel source is available from the CyanogenMod's GitHub.
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None that I am aware of.

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If installing for the first time:

To install this ROM you will need to have an unlocked bootloader and a custom Recovery such as TWRP or ClockWorkMod installed (personally I recommend TWRP, I have had issues with restoring backups using CWM).

  1. Copy the downloaded SentinelROM zip to your Internal Storage.
  2. Boot into your custom recovery
  3. Back up your stock ROM
  4. Enter custom recovery
  5. Factory Reset and wipe Cache and Dalvik Cache
  6. Format System Partition
  7. Install the ROM
  8. Install GAPPS
  9. Reboot - First boot may take up to 5 minutes

Important: After installation you will be asked if you want to turn on CyanogenMod Statistics, please leave it off as this is an unofficial/modified build.

Note: Use of titanium backup to restore apps and data from another ROM is not recommended, and is the source of 90% of user issues, especially when it comes to battery life. Do so at your own risk.

titaniumbackup.jpg


You may flash other kernels as you wish via recovery. Remember to also flash the correct libraries for any 3rd party kernels. Instructions will be given by the Kernel author. NOTE: Updating the ROM via OTA will also overwrite any custom Kernels you have installed.
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The following mods are developed by 3rd parties and have been tested by SentinelROM Users.

I can not offer support for these mods, or comment on their affect on performance or battery life. Use at your own risk.

Enable On Screen Nav Soft Keys - by NemesisRE

MegaBassBeats! - by DeHuMaNiZeD

exFAT SD Card support - by HMkX2

AOSP Camera with improved features and quality - by TheUnkn0wn
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  • Thanks very much to all those who have answered my questions through the process of creating my own ROM, you know who you are.
  • CyanogenMod for their outstanding work. Full credit to them for the bulk of this ROM.
  • OTA-UpdateCenter.pro for their OTA database support and OTA Updater app source.
  • Special thanks to sebbe312 for assistance with Beta testing the ROM.
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NOTE: If you require exFAT SD Card support. Use the mod posted above.

22/12/13:
SentinelROM v6.00 - See Changelog below for details

Please don't forget to hit the Thanks button too :)

GAPPS
http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Google_Apps >Check the lastest package available on top.
MD5Sum: check the md5 of the files before flashing it
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Please visit my FAQ's page before asking questions in the thread. Chances are the answer is already there! I'm always happy to help out with any other questions.
________________________

I hope you enjoy my ROM. If you do, plase consider a donation to the CyanogenMod team. If you really like my build, please consider a donation to me as well. Donations go towards flowers for my wife so she lets me keep developing!
 
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Sentinel196

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New development, announcements and pipeline work will be posted on our Facebook page, so be sure to 'like' us if you like SentinelROM :)

22/12/2013:-
v6.00 -
*ROM completely rebuilt from scratch
*Updated to latest CM11 source (Android 4.4)
*Improvements to Camera
*Other minor tweaks and fixes
*Adds all the latest CM features.

[NOTE: You must wipe your System and Dalvik caches after upgrading. 4.4 GAPPS Must be re-installed after updating. Please view the instructions here.

01/10/2013:-
v5.00 -
*ROM completely rebuilt from scratch
*Compiled with new version of Linaro toolchain (4.8) for a additional performance boost
*Updated to latest CM10.2 source (Android 4.3)
*Improvements to Camera
*Other minor tweaks and fixes
*Adds all the latest CM features.

[NOTE: You must wipe your System and Dalvik caches after upgrading. GAPPS Must be re-installed after updating. Please view the instructions here.

30/06/2013:-
v4.80 -
*Compiled with new version of Linaro toolchain (4.8) for a additional performance boost.
*Updated to latest Mali graphics drivers for improved performance and stability.
*Updated to latest CM10.1 source (Android 4.2.2)
*Improvements to Camera
*New boot animation
*Other minor tweaks and fixes
*Adds all the latest CM features.

[NOTE: You must wipe your System and Dalvik caches after upgrading. GAPPS Must be re-installed after updating. Please view the instructions here.

12/08/2013:-
v4.75 -
*GPS now fixed

[NOTE: You must wipe your System and Dalvik caches after upgrading. GAPPS Must be re-installed after updating. Please view the instructions here.

08/06/2013:-
v4.70 -

NOTE: The latest CM source has issues with GPS. This will be resolved in the next version. If you need GPS, stick with v4.60.

*Compiled with new version of Linaro toolchain for a additional performance boost.
*Updated to latest Mali graphics drivers for improved performance and stability.
*Updated to latest CM10.1 source (Android 4.2.2)
*Fixes to Camera - Audio now works when recording video.

[NOTE: You must wipe your System and Dalvik caches after upgrading. GAPPS Must be re-installed after updating. Please view the instructions here.

24/05/2013:-
v4.60 -
*Compiled with Linaro toolchain for a huge performance boost.
*Updated to latest Mali graphics drivers for improved performance and stability.
*Updated to latest CM10.1 source (Android 4.2.2)
*Fixes to Camera
*Fixes to Apollo
*Fixes to Clock

[NOTE: You must wipe your System and Dalvik caches after upgrading. GAPPS Must be re-installed after updating. Please view the instructions here.

18/05/2013:-
v4.50 -
*Compiled with Linaro toolchain for a huge performance boost.
*Updated to latest CM10.1 source (Android 4.2.2)
*Kernel and ROM tweaks for improved performance
*Improved Camera
*Updated Launcher
*Increased notifications volume

[NOTE: A clean installation is required for this update. please view the instructions here.

03/05/2013:-
*Camera Fixed.
*Voice activated Camera Shutter option
*Added new LMT pie controls - developed in collaboration with noname81.
(for instructions on how to get started with LMT Pie Controls, visit noname81's thread)
*Fixed video playback issues and freezes
*Additional tweaks for increased performance and battery life

NOTE: You may find some GAPPS are missing after the update. Please re-install the latest GAPPS package if this occurs.

NOTE: If you already have LMT installed from the Play Store, uninstall it before updating.


27/04/2013:-
v4.30 -
*Initial Release
 
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Sentinel196

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A run through of the various settings and configurations available on SentinelROM for smartphones.
Please watch this video before asking questions. Most of them are already answered here...


4 days battery life on a HTC One X!


How to set up Pie Controls for the first time...

 
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Spitniv

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First to thanks!!!!

Looking forward to get back home and try it :)

Btw, are you aware of our speaker volume issues?
 

Sentinel196

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I have read a little about it. Looking forward to some feedback on this ROM with regards to the speaker volume, and of course everything else.

People are getting some crazy good battery life on this ROM on other devices, so I cant wait to see how you guys go :)
 
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Sentinel196

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I'm off to bed now (It's 11:10pm here in Sydney), but I'm looking forward to hearing your experiences tomorrow. Have a fun day!
 
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Hbohd

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Hey man, I gonna try it at the moment its downloaded :)

But i'm really curious if you made any changes to the kernel? Any tweaks or it's just standard CM kernel?
 

Sentinel196

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Hi mate,

As this is the first release, it's the standard CM kernel (compiled by me from source).

Once I have some feedback, I'll apply some more tweaks to the kernel for the next release.

I like to start with a proven foundation and work from there. This approach is working well for me so far with other devices :)
 
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jetbruceli

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Would love to try this and always happy to see new Devs for this device but with all the limitations with the s series its hard to keep.
Camera is a big for me and all the cm10.1 roms have not been stable enough. Mostly saying it can't connect.



Sent from my GT-I9305 using xda premium
 

Sentinel196

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The camera was working fine during beta testing for this device. There's a few issues with the camera on i9300.
 
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Yusei

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Wow, yesterday I've flashed your rom on my N7 and now it's available for S3 LTE too.

Nice.

I'll try it later today.

Sent from my GT-I9305 using xda premium
 
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djroobs

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the rom is just rocking...but sad part is that....

This rom does'nt support exFAT sd cards(format) :( i'm on my sandisc 64GB card but its not working...works with official samsung roms.

please fix the issue if you can
 

Sentinel196

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the rom is just rocking...but sad part is that....

This rom does'nt support exFAT sd cards(format) :( i'm on my sandisc 64GB card but its not working...works with official samsung roms.

please fix the issue if you can

Thanks for the feedback. I'll look into it for the next build :)
 

djroobs

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please bro check these these must do issues fix:

* Support For FAT32 and exFAT system SD Card support

* Support for the Internal memory to External memory,External memory(SD Card) to Internal memory .... so we can use sd card as internal memory, see this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1772234

* Using of other kernels

waiting for the next release bro...for now going back to stock roms.....please update n fix these issues.we promise we won't even try other ROMS :p

---------- Post added 28th April 2013 at 12:46 AM ---------- Previous post was 27th April 2013 at 11:54 PM ----------

where can i find usb debugging option ??
 

arzine

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please bro check these these must do issues fix:

* Support For FAT32 and exFAT system SD Card support

* Support for the Internal memory to External memory,External memory(SD Card) to Internal memory .... so we can use sd card as internal memory, see this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1772234

* Using of other kernels

waiting for the next release bro...for now going back to stock roms.....please update n fix these issues.we promise we won't even try other ROMS :p

---------- Post added 28th April 2013 at 12:46 AM ---------- Previous post was 27th April 2013 at 11:54 PM ----------

where can i find usb debugging option ??

As of now I think the use of other kernels isn't important.

I believe usb debugging is located in developer settings. Just press the build number a bunch of times and developer settings should appear in settings

Sent from my GT-I9305T using xda app-developers app
 

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    Welcome to SentinelROM for Samsung Galaxy SIII (International Version 4G -i9305 ONLY). Compiled with Linaro Toolchain from modded CM11 source. Android 4.4
    This is one of the most popular ROMs for Nexus 10, Nexus 7, Nexus 4 and HTC One X, and after weeks of hard work and optimisation, I launched it for the SGS3 i9300 and it had 500 downloads in the first 2 days... so now I am happy to release it for Samsung Galaxy SIII 4G i9305.

    phonehome.png


    This ROM is compiled from CyanogenMod 11 with all the features you get in a CM11 ROM, plus the following features.
    • Increased volume (not quiet like most CM based ROMs)
    • Zip Aligned
    • LMT Pie Controls - developed in collaboration with noname81.
    • Compiled from latest CyanogenMod 11 source by me, not a 'cooked ROM'.
    • OTA Updates supported
    • Improved Web Browsing performance
    • Improved 3D gaming performance
    • Amazing battery life
    • Additional theming and UI customisation
    • FAST support via this page and our Facebook Page
    • A free copy of my music player app
    ________________________


    details.png


    This ROM has been built to enhance the CyanogenMod 11 experience, with faster gaming and web browsing performance (no choppyness in Chrome too!) and best of all, extreme battery life.

    Countless hours have been spent making tweaks to settings to squeeze the most performance I can find out of this ROM while still providing excellent battery life and without the dangers of overclocking and kernel level tweaking.

    I compile this ROM and Kernel from the latest CyanogenMod source code, add my various tweaks and adjustments, then test for stability, so you get all the benefits of CyanogenMod 11, plus my tweaks and extras, all without the instability and inconvenience of flashing CyanogenMod nightlies (which are not designed specifically for the SGS3 like my ROM is.

    The kernel source is available from the CyanogenMod's GitHub.
    ________________________

    screenshots.png


    lockscreensgs3.png


    ________________________

    bugs.png


    None that I am aware of.

    ________________________

    installation.png


    If installing for the first time:

    To install this ROM you will need to have an unlocked bootloader and a custom Recovery such as TWRP or ClockWorkMod installed (personally I recommend TWRP, I have had issues with restoring backups using CWM).

    1. Copy the downloaded SentinelROM zip to your Internal Storage.
    2. Boot into your custom recovery
    3. Back up your stock ROM
    4. Enter custom recovery
    5. Factory Reset and wipe Cache and Dalvik Cache
    6. Format System Partition
    7. Install the ROM
    8. Install GAPPS
    9. Reboot - First boot may take up to 5 minutes

    Important: After installation you will be asked if you want to turn on CyanogenMod Statistics, please leave it off as this is an unofficial/modified build.

    Note: Use of titanium backup to restore apps and data from another ROM is not recommended, and is the source of 90% of user issues, especially when it comes to battery life. Do so at your own risk.

    titaniumbackup.jpg


    You may flash other kernels as you wish via recovery. Remember to also flash the correct libraries for any 3rd party kernels. Instructions will be given by the Kernel author. NOTE: Updating the ROM via OTA will also overwrite any custom Kernels you have installed.
    ________________________


    mods.png


    The following mods are developed by 3rd parties and have been tested by SentinelROM Users.

    I can not offer support for these mods, or comment on their affect on performance or battery life. Use at your own risk.

    Enable On Screen Nav Soft Keys - by NemesisRE

    MegaBassBeats! - by DeHuMaNiZeD

    exFAT SD Card support - by HMkX2

    AOSP Camera with improved features and quality - by TheUnkn0wn
    ________________________

    credits.png

    • Thanks very much to all those who have answered my questions through the process of creating my own ROM, you know who you are.
    • CyanogenMod for their outstanding work. Full credit to them for the bulk of this ROM.
    • OTA-UpdateCenter.pro for their OTA database support and OTA Updater app source.
    • Special thanks to sebbe312 for assistance with Beta testing the ROM.
    ________________________

    downloads.png



    NOTE: If you require exFAT SD Card support. Use the mod posted above.

    22/12/13:
    SentinelROM v6.00 - See Changelog below for details

    Please don't forget to hit the Thanks button too :)

    GAPPS
    http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Google_Apps >Check the lastest package available on top.
    MD5Sum: check the md5 of the files before flashing it
    ________________________

    faqs.png


    Please visit my FAQ's page before asking questions in the thread. Chances are the answer is already there! I'm always happy to help out with any other questions.
    ________________________

    I hope you enjoy my ROM. If you do, plase consider a donation to the CyanogenMod team. If you really like my build, please consider a donation to me as well. Donations go towards flowers for my wife so she lets me keep developing!
    32
    changelog.png




    New development, announcements and pipeline work will be posted on our Facebook page, so be sure to 'like' us if you like SentinelROM :)

    22/12/2013:-
    v6.00 -
    *ROM completely rebuilt from scratch
    *Updated to latest CM11 source (Android 4.4)
    *Improvements to Camera
    *Other minor tweaks and fixes
    *Adds all the latest CM features.

    [NOTE: You must wipe your System and Dalvik caches after upgrading. 4.4 GAPPS Must be re-installed after updating. Please view the instructions here.

    01/10/2013:-
    v5.00 -
    *ROM completely rebuilt from scratch
    *Compiled with new version of Linaro toolchain (4.8) for a additional performance boost
    *Updated to latest CM10.2 source (Android 4.3)
    *Improvements to Camera
    *Other minor tweaks and fixes
    *Adds all the latest CM features.

    [NOTE: You must wipe your System and Dalvik caches after upgrading. GAPPS Must be re-installed after updating. Please view the instructions here.

    30/06/2013:-
    v4.80 -
    *Compiled with new version of Linaro toolchain (4.8) for a additional performance boost.
    *Updated to latest Mali graphics drivers for improved performance and stability.
    *Updated to latest CM10.1 source (Android 4.2.2)
    *Improvements to Camera
    *New boot animation
    *Other minor tweaks and fixes
    *Adds all the latest CM features.

    [NOTE: You must wipe your System and Dalvik caches after upgrading. GAPPS Must be re-installed after updating. Please view the instructions here.

    12/08/2013:-
    v4.75 -
    *GPS now fixed

    [NOTE: You must wipe your System and Dalvik caches after upgrading. GAPPS Must be re-installed after updating. Please view the instructions here.

    08/06/2013:-
    v4.70 -

    NOTE: The latest CM source has issues with GPS. This will be resolved in the next version. If you need GPS, stick with v4.60.

    *Compiled with new version of Linaro toolchain for a additional performance boost.
    *Updated to latest Mali graphics drivers for improved performance and stability.
    *Updated to latest CM10.1 source (Android 4.2.2)
    *Fixes to Camera - Audio now works when recording video.

    [NOTE: You must wipe your System and Dalvik caches after upgrading. GAPPS Must be re-installed after updating. Please view the instructions here.

    24/05/2013:-
    v4.60 -
    *Compiled with Linaro toolchain for a huge performance boost.
    *Updated to latest Mali graphics drivers for improved performance and stability.
    *Updated to latest CM10.1 source (Android 4.2.2)
    *Fixes to Camera
    *Fixes to Apollo
    *Fixes to Clock

    [NOTE: You must wipe your System and Dalvik caches after upgrading. GAPPS Must be re-installed after updating. Please view the instructions here.

    18/05/2013:-
    v4.50 -
    *Compiled with Linaro toolchain for a huge performance boost.
    *Updated to latest CM10.1 source (Android 4.2.2)
    *Kernel and ROM tweaks for improved performance
    *Improved Camera
    *Updated Launcher
    *Increased notifications volume

    [NOTE: A clean installation is required for this update. please view the instructions here.

    03/05/2013:-
    *Camera Fixed.
    *Voice activated Camera Shutter option
    *Added new LMT pie controls - developed in collaboration with noname81.
    (for instructions on how to get started with LMT Pie Controls, visit noname81's thread)
    *Fixed video playback issues and freezes
    *Additional tweaks for increased performance and battery life

    NOTE: You may find some GAPPS are missing after the update. Please re-install the latest GAPPS package if this occurs.

    NOTE: If you already have LMT installed from the Play Store, uninstall it before updating.


    27/04/2013:-
    v4.30 -
    *Initial Release
    22
    videos.png


    A run through of the various settings and configurations available on SentinelROM for smartphones.
    Please watch this video before asking questions. Most of them are already answered here...


    4 days battery life on a HTC One X!


    How to set up Pie Controls for the first time...

    12
    Hi everyone,

    Important information regarding future development HERE

    Thank you!
    10
    Thanks for being patient guys and girls. The wait is over :)

    01/10/2013:-
    v5.00 -
    *ROM completely rebuilt from scratch
    *Compiled with new version of Linaro toolchain (4.8) for a additional performance boost
    *Updated to latest CM10.2 source (Android 4.3)
    *Improvements to Camera
    *Other minor tweaks and fixes
    *Adds all the latest CM features.

    [NOTE: You must wipe your System and Dalvik caches after upgrading. GAPPS Must be re-installed after updating. Please view the instructions here.

    Don't forget to also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for all the latest news!