[ROM] CyanogenMod 11.0 | Android 4.4.4 KitKat | [Developer-Nightlys]

andacro

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Its compatible, your using an xposed apk that doesn't work on it.
Wrote in post #3516 that I had found a working version. Wrote also that the IR blaster didn't work, but was flabbergasted yesterday when I tried a different app. Doesn't work with IR Remote, but works with irplus. It's powerful too. Before it could be a bit troublesome to turn on the telly, but now it works perfectly from a longer distance too!

I'm pretty sure this ROM will stay on my phone until I have to buy a new one. :)
 
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That's an interesting reason, as cm13 is considerably faster and smoother than cm11..
Just like Windows 10 blows Windows 7 away with speed and smoothness, no matter what you think of the new start menu.
I have to agree with @andacro , Windows 7 rules over Windows 10 (this coming from a Network Admin). Win10 has bugs as its still early development, and makes it way more cumbersome accessing some of the control panel and system config area's. Try doing remote support with a bunch of useless flash animations in the 3/4 of the page start menu now and you'll be quickly turned off ...... back to on topic

CM11 over CM13 , one simple pull down in the notification area to see everything instead of pulling down twice
CM13 thread has been littered with issues at nearly every nightly (especially bluetooth) I choose CM11 because it just works. Also I believe the reason I built the new version was Xposed wasn't working, which I did get working on my CM11 build. There were some other items in CM12 that I didn't love either like the transparent status bar and dorky preschool color themes ...

No right and wrong here, just preferences.

I just installed MM xXx No Limit Rom as I prefer the keyboard from Samsung's TW so we'll see how this goes... if I can't get it customized similarly (the gaudy blue/green quick toggles has always strayed me from TW) I will try CM12 before 13 until BT gets sorted.
 
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Since the maker of the build I was running installed xXx I felt I was the only one in the world still running CM11 on the S5, so I did too. ;) Got a backup just in case though. :)
 

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Well then, I guess your only other option then is to follow the tutorial I also linked and build your own.... ("that guy using the w8" is me, by the way. )

The tree for KLTE was updated to 12, and then to 13 .. no one is maintaining the CM 11 tree or roms, but by using the tutorial you get all the CM11 updates and google security patches etc. It really wasn't that difficult to build an updated CM11 ...

My batter will last over 36 hours on light use BTW so not sure what the deal is with yours ..
Will this rom work on g900h.?
If not, can u provide me with a link of rom that is best for my stupid s5 exynos...:crying:
 

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Ok, so this in an update for all those too lazy to read a few pages back. Yohan4ws posted this:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=66309743&postcount=3504

Which is an up to date build of cm11 4.4.4. Both stock/aosp 5.1.1 LP and 6.0.1 MM were plagued with issues for me. Running alot of apps on a phone with 1.75 GB RAM presents multiple issues. CM11 with dalvik seems to run smoothly, while still being up to date enough to run all current apps. Security updates are present til April, so that isn't an issue either. Sometimes the latest and greatest OS isn't always that, especially given your hardware. A reminder the S5 made me painfully aware of.

For google apps and play store I used openapps pico, and it worked flawlessly (platform arm, version 4.4)

http://opengapps.org

Only issue I experienced was that the stock CM11 governor and hotplug use alot of battery by default. I strongly recommend the boeffla kernel and accompanying app:

http://kernel.boeffla.de/bcv2

http://kernel.boeffla.de/sgs5/boeff...le/boeffla-kernel-1.3-CM11-g900f.recovery.zip

Viper4android is also available and functional on CM11 (I needed to use viper fix 1.1 to get it fully functional however), as well as xposed.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/ar5men9o5ar7inb/ViPER4Android_FX_v2401_A4.x-A6.x.apk

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=61858278

http://forum.xda-developers.com/xposed/xposed-android-4-4-4-t3249895

For those camera and picture aficionados, I found the stock cyanogenmod camera to be severely lacking. To save others much time, I'm posting what I found to be the best camera alternative by far. HDR mode enhancements, high res support and others. I challenge anyone to find a better camera mod that supports cm11. I simply downloaded and installed the apk.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/oneplus-one/themes-apps/app-cameranext-modded-t2999275

Also, to enhance and ensure compatibility, I highly recommend on first boot and install you disable cm's built in root. Download SuperSU and reboot into recovery and install it.

https://download.chainfire.eu/696/supersu

All in all we get full functionality with a slightly older, more reliable base.


****BONUS****
If you want a more current feel, download and install one of these themes for a 5.1.1/6.0 experience

http://bit.ly/1GtSUru
 
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xAD3r1ty

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Ok, so this in an update for all those too lazy to read a few pages back. Yohan4ws posted this:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=66309743&postcount=3504

Which is an up to date build of cm11 4.4.4. Both stock/aosp 5.1.1 LP and 6.0.1 MM were plagued with issues for me. Running alot of apps on a phone with 1.75 GB RAM presents multiple issues. CM11 with dalvik seems to run smoothly, while still being up to date enough to run all current apps. Security updates are present til April, so that isn't an issue either. Sometimes the latest and greatest OS isn't always that, especially given your hardware. A reminder the S5 made me painfully aware of.

For google apps and play store I used openapps pico, and it worked flawlessly (platform arm, version 4.4)

http://opengapps.org

Only issue I experienced was that the stock CM11 governor and hotplug use alot of battery by default. I strongly recommend the boeffla kernel and accompanying app:

http://kernel.boeffla.de/bcv2

http://kernel.boeffla.de/sgs5/boeff...le/boeffla-kernel-1.3-CM11-g900f.recovery.zip

Viper4android is also available and functional on CM11 (I needed to use viper fix 1.1 to get it fully functional however), as well as xposed.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/ar5men9o5ar7inb/ViPER4Android_FX_v2401_A4.x-A6.x.apk

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=61858278

http://forum.xda-developers.com/xposed/xposed-android-4-4-4-t3249895

For those camera and picture aficionados, I found the stock cyanogenmod camera to be severely lacking. To save others much time, I'm posting what I found to be the best camera alternative by far. HDR mode enhancements, high res support and others. I challenge anyone to find a better camera mod that supports cm11. I simply downloaded and installed the apk.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/oneplus-one/themes-apps/app-cameranext-modded-t2999275

Also, to enhance and ensure compatibility, I highly recommend on first boot and install you disable cm's built in root. Download SuperSU and reboot into recovery and install it.

https://download.chainfire.eu/696/supersu

All in all we get full functionality with a slightly older, more reliable base.


****BONUS****
If you want a more current feel, download and install one of these themes for a 5.1.1/6.0 experience

http://bit.ly/1GtSUru
i lose audio in my g900f after flashing the camera, is there a fix?
 

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i lose audio in my g900f after flashing the camera, is there a fix?
If you noticed in the post, I mentioned I only downloaded and installed the apk. Flashing the camera replaces shared libs in the system partition. That flash is for the One+, which doesn't have identical hardware to our device.

Sadly, you may have to either restore a backup or reflash cm11
 

xAD3r1ty

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If you noticed in the post, I mentioned I only downloaded and installed the apk. Flashing the camera replaces shared libs in the system partition. That flash is for the One+, which doesn't have identical hardware to our device.

Sadly, you may have to either restore a backup or reflash cm11
Yep i did try it after and indeed it works, i can definitely tell cm11 is faster than 13, but 13 is just more stable atm and with more features that we didn't have back in the cm11 era, so yeah
 

icenight89

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Yep i did try it after and indeed it works, i can definitely tell cm11 is faster than 13, but 13 is just more stable atm and with more features that we didn't have back in the cm11 era, so yeah
More stable? I mean ya, opinions are subjective but CM13 isn't stable. It has many bugs and issues still to be ironed out. True stability to me points to something that out of the box just works. This CM11 build on the other hand doesn't randomly reboot, has no flashlight or her issues. And Bluetooth works flawlessly (granted they recently patched this).

As for the feature set, I'd disagree. I'd challenge you to point out a feature on CM13 I don't already have on 11 through a third party app or mod.

CM13 is where I'll eventually shift, but not before it's ready
 

xAD3r1ty

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More stable? I mean ya, opinions are subjective but CM13 isn't stable. It has many bugs and issues still to be ironed out. True stability to me points to something that out of the box just works. This CM11 build on the other hand doesn't randomly reboot, has no flashlight or her issues. And Bluetooth works flawlessly (granted they recently patched this).

As for the feature set, I'd disagree. I'd challenge you to point out a feature on CM13 I don't already have on 11 through a third party app or mod.

CM13 is where I'll eventually shift, but not before it's ready
Actually yes i find it more stable, i'm not sure if you have the G900F? i never had random reboots with Cm13, it's pretty much really stable, I never cared about bluetooth (its fixed now anyways) and there's a simple app for flashlight, other than that i really can't say cm11 is better, it even has fingerprint support, custom kernels work nicely, Since yesterday i've had 3 random reboots in cm11, no xposed, only viper and boeffla kernel from your post, and there are times where it just slows down, i don't know, maybe its the kernel, can't tell, but i can understand you prefer cm11 over 13
 

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Actually yes i find it more stable, i'm not sure if you have the G900F? i never had random reboots with Cm13, it's pretty much really stable, I never cared about bluetooth (its fixed now anyways) and there's a simple app for flashlight, other than that i really can't say cm11 is better, it even has fingerprint support, custom kernels work nicely, Since yesterday i've had 3 random reboots in cm11, no xposed, only viper and boeffla kernel from your post, and there are times where it just slows down, i don't know, maybe its the kernel, can't tell, but i can understand you prefer cm11 over 13
I have a G900w8, but they're pretty much identical. I'm guessing it's some user configuration you did. Most likely with boeffla, I left it with interactive governor and row/cfq schedulers. You may also have over clocked or undercoated. This cm build has been rock solid for me since install. I have in excess of 180+ apps, and no issues whatsoever. In fact. It's the only ROM that still let's my phone run decent
 

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I prefer the old way of handling external storage in 5.1.1 and previous, MM plays too much to a locked down internal storage model, similar to iPhone.

With CM11 and Xposed + XInternalSD, I can move my 4gb whatsapp folder to external. On a phone with 11.5 GB internal, this is essential. I also store/organize my media in a very nonstandard format, and 4.4.4 plays nice for that.

Ultimately its choice. Ill be on cm11 at least for another month or two, until cm13 is stable to my standards, or a new phone. Whatever comes first. Ive been strongly eyeing the ZTE Axon 7.
 

andacro

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I prefer the old way of handling external storage in 5.1.1 and previous, MM plays too much to a locked down internal storage model, similar to iPhone.

With CM11 and Xposed + XInternalSD, I can move my 4gb whatsapp folder to external. On a phone with 11.5 GB internal, this is essential. I also store/organize my media in a very nonstandard format, and 4.4.4 plays nice for that.

Ultimately its choice. Ill be on cm11 at least for another month or two, until cm13 is stable to my standards, or a new phone. Whatever comes first. Ive been strongly eyeing the ZTE Axon 7.
I agree! Old way is much better, but apps have updated to work with the new way now, so there isn't much problem anymore. 4.4.4 is great, but as apps get updated... Backward compatibility is a problem in Android I guess.

ZTE Axon 7 looks like an awesome phone! Not available in my country. Only the Axon Elite. Enjoy it if you get it!
 

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I agree! Old way is much better, but apps have updated to work with the new way now, so there isn't much problem anymore. 4.4.4 is great, but as apps get updated... Backward compatibility is a problem in Android I guess.

ZTE Axon 7 looks like an awesome phone! Not available in my country. Only the Axon Elite. Enjoy it if you get it!
It has both a European and US model, between the two any bands in your country should be supported.