[ROM] [4.4.2] SlimKat (jordan) [STABLE 4.0] [Weekly 3.85] [Unofficial]

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Senior Member
Jun 25, 2011

SlimRoms is a custom android operating system. The main goal is to offer users a slimmed down but still feature rich alternative to other android operating systems.
The entire SlimTeam work together to bring you this tailor-made beauty straight from Android Open Source Project (AOSP) source code.
All of the sources can be publicly viewed through GitHub here and here, and you can stop by the public Gerrit to submit patches of any type.

SlimKat is the project name for SlimRoms based on Android 4.4 and offers the following original features:
  • The Real Dark Slim
    • Full system-wide dark interfaces. - If you like it smooth and classy.
  • Custom Shortcuts. Everywhere.
    • Hardware keys, Navigation Ring, Navigation Bar, Lockscreen, Tiles, Notifications etc. - We've got you covered.
  • System-Wide Keyboard Controls
    • Rotation, cursor control, optional emoticions, etc. - You'll be tapping away to your heart's content.
  • SlimCenter
    • Downloads, contact information, system app removal. - More fun than you can shake a stick at.
  • Camera Features
    • Trueview, Smart Capture. - Capture life moments with ease.

Important links:

slimroms.net - The official webpage where you find everything you need to know about SlimRoms.

Downloads - Download the rom, gapps and other addons.

Installation instructions - Follow these steps to the letter if you're about to install SlimRoms on your device.

Latest Changelog - Read here if you want information on changes in latest build.

FAQ - The most frequent asked questions with answers.

Kernel Source - The source of your device's kernel.

Get in touch! - Contact SlimRoms at these places if you have questions, requests or feedback.





Disclaimer: SlimRoms are not responsible for any damages to you, your devices, and/or friends & family!
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Senior Member
Jun 25, 2011

Installation Instructions
  • If you are coming from stock OS (must be rooted with CWM Recovery) or an old build of GB, ICS, or JB then flash "defy_twrp_recovery_2.6.3.0.zip" from the links under downloads, reboot, and proceed
  • Wipe /data, /cache, and /system in TWRP or use defy_safewipe.zip (Credits to @YetAnotherForumUser for the wipe script)
  • Flash ROM
  • Flash Gapps
  • Flash any other Slimroms addons you want
  • Reboot

Root Instructions
  • Go to Settings -> About phone
  • Tap on Build number 8 times
  • Go back to settings and go to Developer options
  • Enable Root for Apps or Apps & ADB per your choice

Advanced Reboot Instructions
  • Go to Settings -> Security
  • Scroll down to the Device Administration section
  • Set Advanced reboot to either Hide on lock screen or Show always.

ART Runtime
ART is experimental, please do not report any bugs while using it.
  • The slimroms gapps supports ART.
  • Flash the ROM only WITHOUT gapps and addons and boot it up, switch to ART.
  • Reboot into the ROM. This bootup takes a long time.
  • Reboot to recovery and flash ART compatible gapps and any other addon
  • Reboot

  • The latest official Slimroms Changelog here
  • Quarx's changelog here and here
  • My changelog here and below

My Changelog

Build 3.0
  • Loads of Slimroms changes
  • Lots of changes from Quarx and Blechd0se

Build 2.6
  • Loads of Slimroms changes
  • Fixed FM Radio
  • Fixed Hardware keys
  • First two posts updated to the new style

Build 2.4
  • Loads of Slimroms changes
  • Fixed the graphical glitches
  • Many changes by Quarx:

17.01.14 CM: Support ro_RO iw_IL langs, fix mute button, fix fm radio, fix mac, fix ap security, fix battery problem, include Blechd0se changes, other fixes.. not remember all:)
20.01.14 CM: Fixed random reboots, CPU OC disabled(need test telephony problem, used stock kernel voltages), zRam enabled by default, , patch for Dialer(fix delay, not sure if it helps.)
Who want OC, copy from previous build /system/lib/modules/ovcerclock_defy.ko and set 644 permission
Build 2
  • Loads of Slimroms changes
  • Many changes by Quarx: Add OTG support, auto mount usb drives, fix panorama, wifi ap without security, add torch, add Greek lang, fix battery drain
  • FM Radio stopped working again, same as on CM11.

Build 1.95
  • Refixed FM Radio hopefully.

Build 1.9
  • SMS to special numbers (short ones for those services) fixed. Thanks to @stari_alca for reporting with logs, and for testing the fix.

Build 1.7
  • Baseband chooser fixed

Build 1.6
  • Reboot to recovery & bootmenu fixed

Build 1.4
  • Bayer camera fixed

Build 1.1
  • First (released) build!

  • Known bugs on slimroms.net (generally nothing, these guys are good)
  • Known bugs on CM11 by Quarx2k here
  • Nothing else as far as I know, should work as well as our CM11

  • Find the ROM, slimmed down gapps, and other files here or here or here
  • Find official Slimroms addons here
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Senior Member
Apr 30, 2011

I guess it's time I wake up from my slumber and get to work.

Do you think I should build a final 4.3 PA before going to KK?

Good to see you're become a master at porting & git ;)
Not to get in the middle of your conversation, but using 4.4 daily, I can safely say 4.3 is past.


Senior Member
Jun 25, 2011
Sorry guys, I nodded off before I could upload the build. Well it's up now, go give it a shot :)


I guess it's time I wake up from my slumber and get to work.

Do you think I should build a final 4.3 PA before going to KK?

Good to see you're become a master at porting & git ;)
Hahaa yeah :p
Yeah why not, I personally still use 4.3 because my requirements from my phone are a bit high.

Nice, will try 1.1 when it's ready. Is this 2.6 or 3.0 kernel?
It's 2.6 kernel for now. I have 3.0 kernel working too but will hold off from uploading those for some more time.
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Senior Member
Jan 29, 2011
Thanks a lot mate. Been witing for this a long time...

I wonder if you would be so kind as to add something to your 2nd post? A step-by-step procedure to activate ART. This would be a work in progress I suppose, as more info comes in. At the moment there is no central place, just widely spread out posts in numerous threads.


Senior Member
May 13, 2013
I can report newest build works flawless so far. ART is working, breaks Superuser though. Use SuperSU instead. Had the same with an early build of Slimkat on my Nexus7, no idea how they fixed this.

Awesome work TJKV!

/Edit: It won't boot anymore :( Don't know, what I did that caused this. I got everything ready, rebooted to backup and that's it.

/Edit2: again :-/ I flashed again, got ART ready, flashed gapps, SuperSU and restored /data from the backup I took. Booted up just fine, with all apps but greenify (that one was missing, no idea why). Installed greenify, didn't do anything else of note. Doesn't boot anymore.

/Edit3: after 3 times battery pulled the phone finally booted!

/Edit4: restoring a backup of CM now, maybe I give it another go tomorrow.
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