[ROM] [4.4.4] [HAMMERHEAD] Mahdi-Rom 2.9 Final

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Apr 23, 2012
Hey guys, everyone with sod's did you try the test build from dsmitty166? Anyway new update will be out this weekend so just test that when its out.

This new update is very nice IMHO, a lot has been added, settings has been cleaned up a little. Halo has been removed as @moneyolo kindly decided to announce, so whoever was using it I'm very sorry.
Slims recents will not be in this update.

@Kimy Hardy I also get browser FC's sometimes, doesn't happen often. I haven't had time to look into it yet but I will do.

I take it you don't follow PA development, do you? There will be no official halo in KitKat. PA killed halo. It is going to be replaced by a feature named "hover". Check out their Google+ page for more info.

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well, i'm quite out of date with PA development.
thank you for information .


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Apr 14, 2011
Anyone notice that if screen wake is on for lockscreen notifications and you recieve two notifications in succession that your LED light will not pulse? I really like having the screen wake, but it is quite common for someone to send back to back texts within a couple seconds. If I'm not around to see my phone wake up, when the screen turns off it then doesn't blink and I don't think to check my phone for a text.

I am guessing it is related to how the notification is cleared. I can use lightflow to get around the issue, but would rather not run a separate app if someone had a better solution.



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Dec 15, 2011
Seems like there is a bug with battery saver mode. 2g is low power and LTE high power mode in my settings. After i enabled the mode everything works fine, i only use the default things, so the network changes to 2g while on wifi and goes back to LTE when i disconnect from wifi. Working fine ! But when i enable plane mode when i need to charge quickly, and then turn it off again, the battery saver mode does nothing any More. Even enable/disable has no effect. Bug ?

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Oct 26, 2010
by the way, i have had a random reboot with 20140305 while i was on settings menu

anybody else?

Log cat would be great for the devs

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---------- Post added at 01:51 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:50 PM ----------

by the way, i have had a random reboot with 20140305 while i was in settings menu

anybody else?

20140305 ? Where this build come from

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Kimy Hardy

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May 11, 2013
Log cat would be great for the devs

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yep but i have only had this one, so i didn't know i was going to have this one.

and probably i won't be able to know when i will have another...

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20140305 ? Where this build come from

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it comes from here http://mahdi-rom.com/test/mahdi-2.5-hammerhead-20140305.zip


Senior Member
Jan 9, 2011
Hi all,

Loving the ROM,

Quick question;

When I go to settings /customization / lock screen /slider shortcuts
And select a "Direct dial" contact, only a phone icon shows up at the target (without any photo of the contact or anything)....

I also just noticed the same issue if I add a contact to the bottom of the notification drawer, it just shows a phone logo.

Any idea why and how I can resolve that ?
Not a huge deal but would be nice to see who I am dialing

Thanks and have a great weekend,
I will donate tomorrow to support this amazingly stable ROM
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Oct 18, 2013
Anyone know if there is any way to remove the privacy guard icon from being in the status bar?

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    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. 
    A lot.[/CENTER]


    GAPPs PA HERE or Slim AIO HERE - For "Dark UI"

    Mahdi Theme: HERE

    Installation instructions

    Installing Mahdi-Rom for the first time, or coming from another ROM:
    - Make sure you're running a proper working ClockworkMod-Recovery/Team Win Recovery Project - WITH SELINUX SUPPORT!
    - Copy GApps and ROM ZIP to your SDCard
    - Boot into Recovery
    - Flash Mahdi-Rom zip from SDCard
    - Flash GApps zip from SDCard
    - DO A DATA WIPE / FACTORY RESET (otherwise your device will be stuck at boot)
    - Reboot
    - Don't restore system data using Titanium Backup!

    Upgrading from an earlier version:
    - Copy the ROM ZIP to your SDCard
    - Boot into Recovery
    - Flash the ROM zip from SDCard
    - Reboot


    Features at a Glace Video

    Settings menu

    -DSP Manager
    -Ascending ringtone
    -Quiet hours
    -Less frequent notification sounds
    -Control volume adjust sound
    -Launch music app on headset connect
    -Control safe headset volume
    -Power connect notification control
    -Apollo as Default Music App
    -Volume rocker music controls
    -Volume default
    -Volume adjust sound
    -Reorient volume buttons
    -Safe headset volume
    -Advanced auto brightness control
    -Advanced wallpaper control
    -Full rotation control including lockscreen
    -Screen record with audio
    -Notification LED Control
    -Battery LED Control
    -Wake up device on plugin/unplug
    -Variable size pattern unlock
    -Pin keypad shuffler
    -Lock before unlock
    -Privacy guard
    Languages & input
    -Auto keyboard rotation
    -Disable fullscreen keyboard
    -Selector notification
    -Volume key cursor control
    Developer options
    -Advanced reboot
    -ADB over network
    -Development shortcut in recent apps list
    -Show cpu info
    -Change device hostname

    Customization menu

    -T-Mobiles theme engine
    Status bars & more
    -Clock and date customisation
    -Battery customisation
    -Network speed indicator
    -Statusbar brightness control
    -Double tap statusbar to sleep
    -Pie navigation
    -Navbar customization
    -Immersive mode
    Quick settings panel
    -Full quick settings control
    -Color settings
    Notification drawer
    -Quick access ribbon
    -Hide carrier lable
    -Contextual notification panel header
    -notification reminder
    Recents panel
    -Slim recents
    -AOSP recents
    -Clear all button options
    -Circular memory indicator
    App circle sidebar
    -Included apps
    Power menu
    -Profile switcher
    -Immersive mode
    -Screen record
    -On-The-Go Mode
    Lock screen
    -Lock Screen Notifications
    -Targets customisation
    -Battery level on lock ring
    -See through settings
    -Style customizations
    -Maximize widgets option
    Animation control
    Driving mode
    -Incoming call
    -Read new message
    -Battery full indicator
    -Connect charger
    -Disconnect charger
    -Music Track
    -Read new notifications
    -Included apps
    -Less frequent speak notificatons


    -Detailed: HERE Short: HERE




    -dsmitty166 for OTA and helping build this amazing ROM!
    -Damir Franc for his awesome ROM review HERE
    -TechXero for letting us use his server for our mirror site and for hooking us up with the new images! Also a ROM Review HERE
    -blazze11 for his input into our new logos! and Custom Boot Animation HERE Preview HERE
    -Mouzey for his Custom Boot Animation 2 HERE Preview HERE
    -Paranoid Android
    -Slim ROM
    -Omni ROM
    So, final builds will be out on Thursday or Friday, everything is mostly done just need to wait for any translations that might come in.

    I want to take this moment to thank @Moose0704, Manelscout4life and the rest of the team. Special thanks to @Moose0704 for donating me his nexus5 and for getting this ROM out here for you guys, without him and Manelscout4life this would have still been my personal ROM.

    Thanks to @dsmitty166 for getting the ota setup

    Thanks to @TechXero and @casperi for letting us use their servers to host the builds.

    Thanks to everyone for using this ROM and making it as popular as it is, without you guys the ROM wouldn't have be as polished.

    Thanks to everyone who contributed with translations, fixes, logs etc....

    Thanks to all the developers big and small on xda for sharing their code so others can learn and improve their own skills.

    Thanks to @kufikugel for all the personal help he gave me.

    Thanks to CyanogenMod, without them things would be a little dry around here.

    Big thanks to xda for creating this wonderful forum, I've learnt a lot from here.

    Special thanks to all the donators, Thank you so much, you guys are awesome.

    I've tried to help as much I can through the threads and via pm but my life is so busy that I might have missed some so I'm sorry to anyone I didn't reply to.

    On that note, threads will be closed a week after the final build is released, just in time for official lollipop release.

    Thanks everyone, I've really enjoyed our threads, very nice community.

    OK everyone, lets play a game!

    Who's ready?

    Are you sure you're ready?

    OK, if I get 60 likes on this post, the next build will have MultiWindow added in as well as the ability to launch it from Slim recents and not just the app side bar....

    Let the games begin! ;)
    Here we go, final build is up. Servers will be updated soon, ota has been removed as its not needed any more. This is v2.9, this means there has been 9 versions of this kitkat ROM and always improving with every version. I'm very proud of this final version as its been nearly a years work which has gone into it. Enjoy everybody and please no bug reports because I wont be looking into them any more, you have about a week to enjoy this build before Google releases LolliPop on November 3rd. Thanks everyone.

    I've updated the links to simple and detailed changelogs which are in my dropbox now and are linked in the OP.


    -Theme chooser: Let ThemeService handle all theme processing
    -Added Tinted system bars by Yanuar Harry and Omni
    -Immersive mode: options to disable navbar or statusbar gesture
    -Jellybean style slim portrait battery
    -Option to disable status bar ticker preference
    -WiFi: show devices behind a firewall that are connected to the WiFi hotspot
    -Fixed keyboard emoticons issue
    -Screen Recorder: increase max screen recording time to 1 hour
    -Option to reduce volume to safe level when headset is connected
    -External/skia updates
    -Bionic updates
    -Lots of fixes and clean ups in Settings
    -Lots of translations for apps from CM
    -Fixed data usage wierdness for Sprint users -thanks to @thom_bjork for testing
    -APNs updates
    -Other stuff, read the detailed changelog

    -Removed Updater as its not needed now
    -Reverted "Upgrade to SQLite 3.8.6" - Breaks some apps
    -Reverted "Contacts provider: add fb sync"

    -Tanslation updates thanks to @Pixelase, @stmay30, @blazze11, @bankai03, @michaelz93, @senses! and @seilogeo

    Hammerhead kernel
    -Added backlight dimmer option
    -reverted some i2c commits and fastcharge
    -s2w/dt2w updates from ElementalX
    Hello everyone, just a little headsup. Mahdi-Rom is finished and I've been working on lollipop for the last couple of days now.

    The new ROM will be called Euphoria-OS and the github is here https://github.com/Euphoria-OS, things will move slowly and its not going to be like this ROM, meaning
    that it wont be overloaded with features, I will keep the same routine as before so I will release test builds with features before they are merged into stable. I kind of like
    how lollipop is so at the moment there are no plans to start loading features in. I'm already running a build with preview binaries and kernel, also enabled Ambient Display which running well too. At the moment Gapps are not very good and there are also issues with recovery, Dees-Troy is working on merging lollipop recovery into TWRP so we should have a new version soon. Google should release images and kernel soon so we will have proper binaries and proper kernel to match.

    So stay tuned and look out for the new thread which will come soon.

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