[ROM][28th Jul] UltimaROM v17.2 Diablos[4.4.2][NE2][HD-VOICE][SAM/AOSP]

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Senior Member
Nov 10, 2012
@Kryten2k35 or others

Hi dudes! I'm come back, i used to be an attached user of ultima rom until version 14 if i'm not wrong....then i discover many other roms and things. I come back here because the rom that i was using is death (too many crashes but was a great customizable rom). Now i'm trying this last version but...i'm a little unsatisfied, confused and i have some question/observations/suggestions:
- Where is gone the "dark gui"? Messages, contacts and also phone with WHITE BACKGROUND? (Where is gome the Ultima Black and Cyan gui???)I remember that there was an options in settings...gone?Why?
- Why you haven't the PROFILES settings?? Profiles are really usefull, with 1click you can switch many pre-saved global settings... (Silent, Normal, Work, Driving and for every profile you can presets what connection is on or off,volume setting...everything...)
- No colour personalization of toolbar and tiles? Why i can't add tiles? Where are the settings?
- Why if i tap in a tile, for example wi-fi, it send me to the setting page?? o_O All other rom use the tap tile for switching on/off or change the setting with a long tap... for example, with long tap of the "gps tile" it switch mode (wi-fi + gps, only gps,gps+wi-fi+3g), or tap it quick is switched on or off...is sample and really usefull...with one hand is all smart and fast.
- Why i can't personalize the aosp lockscreen? All the other rom can do that...adding shortcut, until 8.

For God Sake, the rom is really fast,fluent, stable and i UNDERLINE that i used to be a real lover of this rom(from version 8 to 14...) and also i was been a money supporter. I respect Kryten's works and i made those questions because i like to learn from the best!


Senior Member
Jan 4, 2011
WElcome back.

Every effort was made to slim down the installer package to a point where it was just the ROM and a few extras. This is why some packages are just missing as they weren't deemed necessary. However:-

- Messaging has a dark mode in the settings. Contacts and Dialer do not. They were not modded ot be that way.
- Profiles is a CyanogenMod thing
- Color of the statusbar is gone because this is Kitkat and kitkat has a transparent statusbar. Changing the colour of it would mess up things in apps.
- Tiles are AOSP not CyanogenMod, so they behave in an AOSP default behaviour
- AOSP lockscreen is jus that and is not CM lockscreen

You should try UltimaMod instead, which is CM based and has all the things you want.


Senior Member
May 14, 2013
I want to be as polite as it's possible @Kryten2k35 , so forgive me if question below will sound rude. :)

Is it EOL of UltimaROM for S3?
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    The AROMA installer is being used to give you the choice of what is installed. You can choose which, if any, system apps to install

    No need to wipe data in CWM/TWRP beforehand. Can be done from the installer. You may wipe System, Data and SDCard, or a combination of those.

    Installer will automatically clear dalvik cache and cache!

    CWM or TWRP 2.7.X.X Recommended. CWM5 is not compatible.


    ArchiPort NE2 4.4.2 base
    True AOSP style
    AROMA Installer 2.70RC2
    OTA Updates
    Good battery life
    Many Kernels Included
    Bloatware Remover Option
    Essential Apps included, Install optional
    Custom Launchers Option
    Latest SuperSU and su binary

    AOSP Camera & Gallery
    AOSP Keyboard
    AOSP DownloadsUI
    AOSP Launcher
    AOSP Lockscreen
    AOSP Messaging Option
    AOSP E-Mail
    AOSP/Samsung Contacts & Phone (in call screen) Option
    AOSP Browser Option
    AOSP Clock
    AOSP Video Editor

    AOSP Quick Settings
    Custom Boot Animations
    CRT Animation Toggle
    Long Press Menu to Kill toggle
    Extended Power Menu toggle
    Call Recording Option (Samsung only)
    Hostname Changing
    On-screen Navigation Bar option
    ...Many more

    UltimaROM on the web


    Review and benchmark

    XDA:DevDB Information
    UltimaROM - A perfect blend of Samsung and AOSP features , ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S III I9300

    Kryten2k35, Crussader
    ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.0.x
    ROM Firmware Required: GT-i9300
    Based On: Samsung/AOSP

    Version Information
    Status: Stable
    Current Stable Version: v17.2
    Stable Release Date: 2014-07-28

    Created 2013-09-07
    Last Updated 2014-10-09

    • @JustArchi - for help, patience, ArchiPort and much, much more
    • @ficeto - CustomSettings (UltimaControl) source code
    • @DjeMBeY - HD-Voice
    • AOKP - Wallpapers App
    • @Crussader - AOSP Theming and additional development

    UltimaROM - v17.2 Diablos
    • Added long press menu button to kill app and toggle
    • Added CRT/Fade screen off animation toggle
    • Added shutter sound menu for Samsung camera
    • Added UltimaAOSP Camera
    • Added WiFi band switcher to UltimaControl
    • Added Rotation Toggle to quick settings
    • Added some missing methods to SystemUI regarding notification sounds
    • Added clearing contacts and phone databases in AROMA in order to facilitate users switching from AOSP or Samsung (or vise versa) without wiping the whole phone
    • Updated Gapps & Kernels
    • Made Live Wallpapers optional
    • Fixed a crash in SystemUI when you received a notification
    • Fixed AOSP Video Editor crashing
    • Fixed some install presets not installing all items correctly
    • Fixed Terminal not actually installing, even if chosen
    • Fixed AOSP keyboard remaining after installing Google Keyboard
    • Fixed Google Keyboard not working correctly (moved it to /system)
    • Fixed SuperSU installation. Now simply uses Chainfire's installation script
    • Fixed AOSP Gallery edit feature. No longer crashes as missing libraries were added.
    • Fixed AOSP lockscreen unlock icon not being centred properly
    • Fixed Samsung phone auto call recording not working if you used KK style themed versions
    • Compressed some apps using GOptimise
    [b][color="#33b5e5"]UltimaROM - v17.1 Diablos[/color][/b]
    [*] Fixed SIM PIN error when using AOSP lockscreen
    [*] Fixed syncing Google Contacts when using Samsung Contacts and Phone
    [*] Added full call recording controls to Samsung Phone (NOT AOSP Phone)
    [*] Added Call recording controls to UltimaControl
    [*] Readded PageBuddy settings - Some people on virtual Networks may need to turn off the roaming notification
    [*] Added possible AllShare cast fix
    [*] Added possible Bluetooth fix
    [*] Fixed install bug when user picked a preset
    [*] Removed PageBuddyNotifSvc. Can't figure out how to make it larger, and thus it looks ugly. I'll figure something out in future
    [*] Removed SimpleWidget.apk. More bloat
    [*] Added Android Terminal Emulator to the installer
    [b][color="#33b5e5"]UltimaROM - v17.0 Diablos[/color][/b]
    [list][*] Updated to 4.4.2 ArchiPort base XXUFNE2
    [*] All UltimaAOSP apps are Android 4.4.4
    [*] Added UltimaAOSP SystemUI app, which includes the same mods, for example battery colour controls and clock mods
    [*] Added UltimaAOSP Mms app, includes in-app theme chooser
    [*] Added UltimaAOSP lockscreen option
    [*] Added UltimaAOSP Torch
    [*] Added UltimaAOSP Contacts and Dialer option
    [*] Added Samsung Contacts and Dialer option
    [*] Added Samsung Contacts and Dialer Kitkat Style Themes
    [*] Added CyanogenMod DSP Manager
    [*] Added CRT off animation
    [*] Added extended power menu toggle
    [*] Added 4-way rotation
    [*] Added Volume to Skip mod
    [*] Added Screen off/Lockscreen Torch mod
    [*] Added Navigation bar toggle
    [*] Added ICS Grass and Microbes LWP
    [*] Added CM  PhotoPhase LWP
    [*] Enabled AppOpps Menu
    [*] Added Google Camera
    [*] Added 8 Lockscreen Effects (Samsung)
    [*] Added AOSP Gallery
    [*] Added latest GApps as of release
    [*] Added ArchiDroid init.d - Kernel independent init.d script execution
    [*] Added Hard Swap enabled on /preload
    [*] Added Automatic EFS backup - it's back from 4.1.2, now with .img
    [*] Added OTA Updates - my own app
    [*] Newly laid out UltimaROM Settings. Now UltimaControl
    [*] Added stock boot animation from the Android L preview
    [*] Updated system sounds from the Android L preview[/list]
    [b][color="#33b5e5"]UltimaROM - v16.0 Typhoon[/color][/b]
    [*] Rebased to Android 4.3
    [*] Removed Samsung bloat
    [*] Included xposed and GravityBox as default, since it has ALL the mods we used to have (except some colour stuff, which I will work on, if necessary. Though I don't want to make the ROM a colouring book).
    [*] Added AOSP Lockscreen
    [*] Added Ripple Lockscreen with Ink
    [*] Added Watercolour Lockscreen
    [*] Added Lense Flare Lockscreen
    [*] Added Transparent Statusbar setting in UltimaROM Settings
    [*] Added FULLY stock Google SystemUI
    [*] Added AOSP and Samsung Contacts + Phone
    [*] Added AOSP and Samsung Messaging
    [*] Added Blocking Mode notification removal
    [*] Added Call recording options (Samsung Phone and Contacts ONLY)
    [*] Added Zero Wake Lag mod
    [*] Added another theme to the UltimaROM settings - Holo Light Dark ActionBar - just for fun
    [*] Added Wifi Band Switcher
    [*] Added USB Mass Storage Enabler
    [*] Added AdAway
    [*] Added Chronus
    [*] Added FasterGPS
    [*] Added ES File Explorer
    [*] Themed Settings
    [*] Themed Framework-res
    [*] Themed Gallery and Camera AOSP style
    [*] Included Google Gallery and Camera - Flash working properly on camera, no more FC.
    [*] Included Google 4.3 Launcher
    [*] Removed S-Voice - Doesn't cause odd home button behaviour
    [b][color="#33b5e5"]UltimaROM - v15.1 Titan[/color][/b]
    [*] Fixes the Multiwindow unlimited apps not working
    [*] Fixes the volume panel timeout issue
    [*] Adds proper battery icon colour changing based on level
    [*] Fixed internal2externalsd mod and the UltimaROM settings not working correctly
    [b][color="#33b5e5"]UltimaROM - v15.0 Titan[/color][/b]
    [*] Updated to latest Samsung Firmware XXEMH1
    [*] Optimised ALL PNG's in ALL apps
    [*] Fixed Stock Kernel issues
    [*] Fixed the AOSP Phone.apk - Fixing the Mobile Networks option in the settings, Access to APN settings and adds compatibility with the 2G toggle for the 25 Power Toggles
    [*] Fixed the stock Gallery not being installed with the GPE camera.
    [*] Fixed TouchWiz installation not installing chosen transparency settings
    [*] Fixed Samsung Service Menu when dialling *#*#197328640#*#* not showing when using AOSP Phone
    [*] Fixed Calendar theming for themed version (clock, recurring date picker and settings)
    [*] Fixed AOSP Vibration setting now looks correct (on for on, off for off)
    [*] Fixed Samsung Icons in Settings (now gone, as they should be!)
    [*] Fixed Titanium Backup FC on boot
    [*] Fixed Settings app icons (now change appropriately when light theme selected
    [*] Fixed AOSP Contacts Event creation FC (can now set birthdays and so on).
    [*] Fixed Google Calendar "Select Calendars to Display" not being themed Holo Dark.
    [*] Fixed MX Player startup - no longer askes to download codecs
    [*] Removed 4.1.2 S-Voice. The 4.2.2 is exactly the same, but darker. So no need to have two options.
    [*] Removed Siyah Kernel - It's old, outdated and there are better ones base don it.
    [*] Changed Wallpaper app -  now built from source. Yay for easy editing!
    [*] Changed the Wallpaper App to save with the filename, rather than the current date - better readability
    [*] Changed the Wallpaper App to save images in a folder for each category
    [*] Changed the Wallpaper App to save images in the "All" Category with the author name instead of "All"
    [*] Changed SystemUI signal icons cluster to match AOSP - more compact and therefore better, imho
    [*] Changed AOSP Mms themed version a little. Some widget colours were wrong.
    [*] Changed AOSP Contacts theme a little. Changed some colours to make it look like a proper Theme.Holo app.
    [*] Changed MIUI file Explorer for one that's more Holo-like
    [*] Changed Settings App Theme picker
    [*] Changed Settings App layout to try and be more logical
    [*] Changed Boot Animation picker, added some settings to it
    [*] Changed the method for enabling the Navigation Bar (Onscreen Buttons) no longer require build.prop editing, all handled in code.
    [*] Changed default Launcher for UltimaROM Standard to the Nexus/Stock Launcher
    [*] Unique Icon for Settings, OTA and Wallpaper apps
    [*] Reverted the TWRP theme to the old one. New one causing issues. You will need to delete the TWRP folder on your SDcard before you can flash the ROM
    [*] Added Googy Kernel to installer
    [*] Added Launcher Icon to Wallpaper app
    [*] Added Hostname editor in Setings App (UltimaROM Settings--Mods--Device Hostname)
    [*] Added Moto X Wallpapers to app
    [*] Added Volume Panel timeout
    [*] Added NFC Mod back in (sorry, didn't know it still worked!)
    [*] Added white message bubbles for AOSP MMS and Google Hangouts
    [*] Added Extended Power Menu Toggle - Yep, it's back and it works now.
    [*] Added several lockscreen weather icon sets
    [*] Added AOSP Keyboard mod for numbers row (Thanks Maxniper)
    [*] Added Menu button in Lockscreen option (turns on or off the menu button to unlock the device on slide lockscreens).
    [*] Added Email Security toggle in mod settings for Samsung E-Mail (AOSP Doesn't have this issue)
    [*] Added Pie Control - Find in Settings
    [*] Added Power Toggle... Toggle. Choose Stock or 25 Toggles without rebooting!
    [*] Added SideBar Plus
    [*] Added two new Boot animations (thanks to Droidshift79)
    [*] Added numerous new wallpapers for UltimaROM
    [*] Added Xperia Lockscreen
    [*] Added OpenVPN binary
    [*] Updated Kernels
    [*] Updated Themed apps
    [*] Updated Google apps and Misc apps
    [*] Updted Xposed Installer
    [*] Optimised UltimaROM Settings app, severely reduced size
    [*] Probably more!
    [b][color="#33b5e5"]UltimaROM - v14.0.1 Shiva[/color][/b]
    [*] Fixes stock MMS installation problems and Phone/Messaging force closes on boot
    [b][color="#33b5e5"]UltimaROM - v14.0 Shiva[/color][/b]
    [*] Offical Samsung XXEMG4
    [*] Fixed Google Now button incorrectly displaying on AOSP Lockscreen.
    [*] Fixed AOSP Contacts not recording the call log correctly - requires AOSP Phone.apk
    [*] Fixed some more theme images. More AOSP, less TouchWiz.
    [*] Fixed Battery icon transparency causing FC's (Thanks GoldieKing)
    [*] Fixed Stock Battery icon size
    [*] Fixed SGS4 UI Sounds
    [*] Fixed Mic/Audio problems on first boot, that required a reboot or cache clear. This was related to the lack of a boot sound - Thanks AndiP
    [*] Fixed Missing SPlanner Widget in certain cases
    [*] Fixed EFS Backup not working properly. Now backs up once every 48 hours.
    [*] Themed more closely to CyanogenMOD.
    [*] Changed SGS4 S-Voice app for the SGS3 S-voice app 4.2.2. Same thing, just black instead.
    [*] Changed Recent Apps screen (transparent background - themed buttons).
    [*] Changed permissions on scripts folder in UltimaROM folder... You cannot delete this. It is necessary for mods to work.
    [*] Changed Torch app images, added Launcher icon and themed to Holo style.
    [*] Changed AOSP Sounds to 4.3 (Official Google, but same thing essentially).
    [*] Changed TWRP Holo theme to a much better one by z31s1g(actually ahs dedicated buttons for MicroSD/sdcard when install. So handy!)
    [*] Added AOSP Phone.apk
    [*] Added Google Play Edition boot animation and my own GPE SGS3 boot animation.
    [*] Added Google Play Edition Sun Beam Live Wallpaper (FPS fixed by me).
    [*] Added Google Play Edition Camera/Gallery.
    [*] Added Google Play Edition UI Sounds
    [*] Added Volume Down button now cycles to Vibrate, then Silent (as per ICS).
    [*] Added Scolling wallpaper and rotation toggle to TouchWiz Launcher (toggle in Advanced Settings).
    [*] Added UltimaROM Wallpapers app (replaces the need for wallpapers in the installer or ROM).
    [*] Added Flashify app
    [*] Added tabbed settings - This is how the 4.2.2/4.3 ROM will be.
    [*] Added Samsung GO (comes with XXEME2, isn't on the market).
    [*] Added new Google Maps app
    [*] Added Calculator options (stock or Google)
    [*] Added my Prime Number Calculator app for stress testing/benchmarking your CPU
    [*] Added SuperSU no nag apk (stops it nagging about Pro). Please consider supporting Chanfire and buying Pro (I have).
    [*] Added Zipalign runs once a week on boot.
    [*] Added EFS Backup runs once every 48 hours on boot.
    [*] Added AOKP Battery icon #2
    [*] Added/Fixed Battery icon text now shows for ALL battery icons and thus is user configurable
    [*] Updated apps (GMail, Google Play Videos, etc). Anything included.
    [*] Updated Kernels
    [*] Updated Apollo
    [*] Updated AROMA to 1.706B - Smoother less error prone. Will improve the installer experience when it's out of beta
    [*] Removed Video Editor. Doesn't work properly.
    [*] Removed "Display Battery Percentage" from Settings->Display, since it is now defunct.
    [*] Removed zipalign option from Settings app. Zipaign now automatic on boot.
    [*] Totally reworked the Settings app from the source. Added Boot animation selection and copying. Fixed ListPreferences not updating the summary once a choice was made. Made it much more versitile for our needs on UltimaROM and saving myself a lot of work and hassle in the long run. BIG THANKS to ficeto of AllianceROM for giving me the source code
    [b][color="#33b5e5"]UltimaROM - v13.0 Ramuh[/color][/b]
    [*] Updated to latest Jelly Bean Firmware XXEMD3
    [*] Updated ALL Mods to XXEMD3 base
    [*] Added 1% Battery Mod to Advanced Settings
    [*] Added AOSP Contacts and Dialler
    [*] Added HTC Lockscreen
    [*] Added Rotary Lockscreen
    [*] Removed Bottom 25 Toggles postion
    [*] Added Transparent/Colour Notification picker
    [*] Added Alarm Icon Toggle
    [*] Added Tab Slider and AOSP styled Tab Slider Lockscreen
    [*] Added Battery Bar
    [*] Added Toggles, Signal Icon and Battery Colour chooser
    [*] Removed many things from the installer to save space. Xperia Z Keyboard, WeatherLove Widget (get from market), LG Weather
    [*] Rotating Lockscreen removed as it messes with newer Lockscreens (sorry!)
    [*] Fixed S4 icons
    [*] Fixed S4 Sounds
    [*] Updated SuperSU
    [*] Updated a number of other apps
    [*] Updated and fixed Samsung Link
    [*] Added Google Hangouts (replacing Talk) and themed version.
    [*] Removed Swipe Dialler (unnecessary now with the AOSP Contacts)
    [*] Stock Google 4.1.2 Calculator replaces Samsung one (smaller, better RAM footprint)
    [*] Added Video Editor from Nexus 7 ROM
    [*] Fixed AOSP Vibration and IME Toggle (no longer have to toggle on and off to make it work)
    [*] Added Wakelag fix toggle - read the information carefully and decide if it's for you. YMMV.
    [*] Fixed Lockscreen torch. Now you hold the home button to activate. The screen doesn't go off while you have the Torch running.
    [*] Fixed Call Recording mod (including the delay). You can now switch off the recording button.
    [*] Added battery full notification toggle and low battery warning toggle.
    [*] Added TricksterMOD app for configuring Kernels (alongisde their respective apps, if any)
    [*] Added Blocking Mode toggle in settings
    [*] Added ExternalSD2InternalSD toggle in settings
    [b][color="#33b5e5"]UltimaROM - v12.1 Phoenix[/color][/b]
    [*] Fixed Google Clock alarm issue
    [*] Fixed Bar without text toggles problem
    [*] Fixed EFS Backup
    [*] Added New 25 Toggle Position
    [*] Added New Pin/Password unlock toggle (Advanced Settings)
    [*] Implemented Long Press Kill Toggle
    [*] Possible Kies fix. Please try it out.
    [*] Refined Volume2Skip into Music Control
    [*] Extended Power Menu now a default feature
    [*] Added Galaxy S4 Icons
    [*] Added Galaxy S4 UI Sounds & Ringtones (ripped from the leak - many are similar)
    [*] Changed around the Settings app a little
    [*] Updated Snote to XXDME1 by Or1m
    [*] Updated JB Domination 2.0
    [*] Updated AOSP MMS to 4.2.2 (Privacy mode, custom vibration, etc)
    [*] Updated Google Calendar Themed to match the stock one and rethemed it a little(more AOSP-like). Only catch is the settings page is white. Nothing I can do.
    [*] Updated GoogleNow! No more updating manually :)
    [*] Updated Xposed App Settings 0.4
    [*] Updated Google Play Store 4.1.6
    [*] Themed GoogleNow
    [*] Themed Google Chrome
    [*] Updated Kernels

    Earlier log can be found here: http://ultimarom.com/changelog/




    Wipe if you're coming from a different base, ROM or you have issues.

    Please do NOT make mirrors

    UltimaROM v16.0 Typhoon Android 4.3 - 650MB

    MD5: 59f2702dda3819924839805d4fb0a11a

    UltimaROM v17.2 Diablos Android 4.4.2 - 847MB

    MD5: 2608b5c360696de45009d960595f59c6


    Check out this installation guide video by @savadam :)


    • Add odexing tool to UltimaControl


    • Using AOSP Gallery and Samsung Camera cause a FC after taking a picture, If you tap the thumbnail to view it. Solution: Use Samsung Gallery
    • If using AOSP Gallery and Samsung Lockscreen, you cannot set the lockscreen wallpaper. Solution, use Samsung Gallery and/or use AOSP Lockscreen
    • Any MMS sending problems, though rare, you must wipe and install again. I don't know any solution for this, you could try resetting your APN. "Service not Activated" messages are tough to deal with. I can only get it working against after a reinstall
    • If you experience garbled sound during calls, switch to Samsung Phone and Contacts

    Using the Xposed App:

    Using Xposed is not supported. It will probably work, but I will not offer help for any issues. I am not a fan of Xposed.


    Any crash report without a logcat will be ignored.

    RAM issues:

    Please enable swap in any way you can when using this ROM. Using the hardswap provided is HIGHLY recommended. This works foe Boeffla, AGNi and ArchiKernel.