[ROM] Google Edition S4 rom for i9505[17 Dec][deodexed & odexed 4.4.2, 4.3 & 4.2.2]

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Bezma

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Jun 30, 2007
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Possibly bad luck. My camera has not worked on the odd occasion the first time after an install but now it seems fine. It never did a black screen, always a FC, if there was a problem.

Hi guys,

i searched through this topic, and it seems there are a few people having problems with the camera.

I have the same issues. When i reboot my s4, everything works fine, the camera works. after a few moments it just stays black or gives the following message: Camera Error - Can't connect to the camera.

Is this something that needs to be fixed or is it some kind of unlucky individual problem?




ps. i also noticed the phone hotter at the top than before...

well I reinstalled the image: Pure-Google-pre-rooted-deodexed-4.4.2-v2.2

my about info shows the following:

Model number
GT-I9505G
Android version
4.4.2
Baseband version
I9505XXUEMKF
Kernel version
3.4.0-faux123-KKee-GE-Custom
[email protected]omain #20

When I reboot the phone, the cam works for a while and then all of a sudden gives me the error message and stops working.

I also created a bug report if someone is interested
 
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bluegrass55

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*Sry.. been busy.. guess you figure it out.. but read at the page.
basic thing .. look for the two last letter and see if you got old or new bootloader.
Thanks for your help.

Found the UK ones, also found out that the Sim Card tray on the phone was faulty.

Returned the phone and got an N5 but running too low on memory and will get an S4 again.
 

Aragonthebest

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Jul 23, 2009
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Oh that's shame. What about performance in games like GTA or any heavy 3D games? Is it on par with i9505G?

Performance is very good, no lacks or something like that, if u was worried about that xD.
But the Kamera fc is a really problem, sometimes it works, sometimes not. Then u have to reboot. that sucks :(
I hope, that ther will be a fix for this soon :)

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Blackbird256

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Performance is very good, no lacks or something like that, if u was worried about that xD.
But the Kamera fc is a really problem, sometimes it works, sometimes not. Then u have to reboot. that sucks :(
I hope, that ther will be a fix for this soon :)

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Alright then. Thanks for the info. I'll keep an eye on this :good:
 

Genebaby

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Dec 11, 2013
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I still get the RR's and sometimes a FC on the camera, but it works right away if I try again. I never need to reboot to get something to work.

This experience tells me I prefer a phone like the Nexus or now Moto X, or a GPE of an S4/S5.
 

naack

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So it seems like the deodexed ROM works a lot better than the odexed.

Problem is that shezam doesn't work. Has anyone had any sicess with shezam ?
 

Genebaby

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Ok, I think I may have stuffed something up. A friend at work showed how to get the developer menu and I enabled ART and now my phone simply tries to boot and vibrates.

Do I need to do a full wipe and install? Can I access any photos etc somehow?
 

skeamznz

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Ok, I think I may have stuffed something up. A friend at work showed how to get the developer menu and I enabled ART and now my phone simply tries to boot and vibrates.

Do I need to do a full wipe and install? Can I access any photos etc somehow?

Wipe data cache system dalvik reinstall ROM. There's no reasons your photos will be deleted. There stored on your internal SD.

Sent from my GT-I9505G using Tapatalk
 

Genebaby

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Ok, thanks, I think I remember that my photos were still there in between swapping ROMs.

Wiping data cache, in my recovery there is a wipe data/factory reset, is that the one I need to do, rather than just the cache partition?

I'm guessing it won't read as a device if I plug it in the PC, so I'll need to take out the memory card and put the ROM on there and then put it back in?

Basically going back to a stock ROM is what I need to do? Start from scratch? I was hoping to save my current Android config.

Thanks.
 

skeamznz

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Ok, thanks, I think I remember that my photos were still there in between swapping ROMs.

Wiping data cache, in my recovery there is a wipe data/factory reset, is that the one I need to do, rather than just the cache partition?

I'm guessing it won't read as a device if I plug it in the PC, so I'll need to take out the memory card and put the ROM on there and then put it back in?

Basically going back to a stock ROM is what I need to do? Start from scratch? I was hoping to save my current Android config.

Thanks.

You shouldn't need to go back to stock.

In recovery 1. Wipe data/factory reset 2. Wipe /system (can be found in mounts from main recovery window if your using cwm or philz) 3. Wipe cache. 4. Wipe dalvik cache (can be found in advanced). Then install ROM as usual.

Also yes from your external SD is easiest. Good luck.

Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
 

Genebaby

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You shouldn't need to go back to stock.

In recovery 1. Wipe data/factory reset 2. Wipe /system (can be found in mounts from main recovery window if your using cwm or philz) 3. Wipe cache. 4. Wipe dalvik cache (can be found in advanced). Then install ROM as usual.

Also yes from your external SD is easiest. Good luck.

Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk

Thanks, due to having this sort of thing happen, and my initial playing with ROMs I am learning and remembering some things.

When I said stock, I just meant re-installing this ROM from scratch, which is what I have done. It's interesting the locations that save their data on the internal SD card. I had a program that only backed up internally, but it's data was there to restore. My preference is a cloud backup to dropbox or something similar, then when things really go pear shaped you are ok.

I had kept my custom recovery so I reinstalled and then removed root as before to allow corporate email to work, so I'm sort of back where I was, I just haven't fully used/logged into all the apps yet.

I need to get a card reader as the way I got the ROM back on the external SD card is to put it into my old Nokia, which I got working with a battery from a different model, sticky taped in place, hook it up to the PC and do the transfer and then put it back in the S4. I'll just leave it there for now.

Mucking around I discovered Nova Launcher, not having much understanding of what a launcher was really about. Interesting. I like it and am using it, but would like it more if the Google now swipe to the left cards were there, along with the Ok Google search. The other customisation's are very cool. I think customising is what I need to learn next.
 

dmgeurts

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Mar 31, 2008
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I9505xxuemke

Anyone got a link to a zip file of I9505XXUEMKE? I have a rar file and tried heimdall to install the modem.bin file contained in it but my baseband version still says I9505UEMJ5.

heimdall succeeds apparently but the baseband version never does,,, :(

>> Note to self: when flashing modem, start bootloader manually.
 
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misha0209

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Dec 14, 2009
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new phone

hi all,

got a i9505 coming in today. no network lock.

been looking into this rom.

so, i just need to flash CWM with odin, and then flash the zip from CWM?

do i need to look out for something else? i keep reading old/new bootloader about this phone. what's that about??

sorry for posting like this, but it's 180 pages of thread, and i don't have time to go through all of it :p
 

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    [ROM] Google Edition S4 rom for i9505[17 Dec][deodexed & odexed 4.4.2, 4.3 & 4.2.2]

    Google Edition Galaxy S4 for i9505
    Enjoy pure android 4.2.2-4.3-4.4 and 4.4.2 Odexed & deodexed Full rooted & busybox :cowboy:

    The main goal of this ROM is to enjoy the Google Edition Galaxy S4 for i9505 without any visual changes fully stock, clean & stable.
    Please respect and try to help each other. You may face sometimes that I can´t answer your questions/answer your questions a bit later. I am busy with my work and don´t have enough time to read and answar all your questions at the same time.

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    Please read the instructions and notes before flashing the rom

    17/12/2013
    Android 4.4.2 v.2.2

    changelog

    - Based on I9505GUEUCML4, which is Android 4.4.2/KOT49H
    - Full deodexed system/app, Framework & priv-app with smali/baksmali ver: 2.0, and with api_level 19
    - All *apk system/data, system/app, Framework & priv-app zipalign & optimized for better RAM utilization
    - Rooted with SuperSU 1.80
    - Included Busybox
    - Faux123 kernel (Kernel Source se below)
    - init.d script support
    - Adfree/ no advertising in apps, no malware, no spyware, bloatware
    - MiFileExplorer with Root access (removable)
    - 4G and 3G are working. Tested with I9505XXUEMKE_Modem
    - Tweaked for Best Performance
    - build.prop update
    - Auto zipalign after reboot
    - Sqlite script
    - Update script again
    - Super Lite
    - Fixed other fc issue
    - Clean
    Note: According to my test I9505XXUEMKE_Modem should work fine without signal drops and reboots. Don't ask me why. So if you facing reboots and signal drops flash I9505XXUEMKE_Modem. Enjoy

    Download-Link
    Pure-Google-pre-rooted-4.4.2-v2.2 deodexed
    Download-Link
    Pure-Google-pre-rooted-4.4.2-v2.2 odexed
    ********************
    ********************
    5/12/2013
    Android 4.4 v.2 & 4.4 v.2.1

    changelog

    - Full deodexed system/app, framework & priv-app
    - zipalign & optimized for better RAM utilization with smali/baksmali version: 2.0, with api_level 19
    - add oxder..Now possible to odex the rom for extra speed
    -
    - No ad, no malware, no spyware, bloatware
    - build.prop tweaked
    - Tweaked for Best Performance
    - Dalvik + bionic library optimization
    - 3G and 4G are working. With I9505XXUEMKE_Modem
    - Auto zipalign after reboot
    - Sqlite script
    - Super Lite
    - Fixed other issue


    ********************
    ********************
    20/10/2013
    Android 4.3 v.2.3

    changelog

    - KT-SGS4 Jellybean kernel Updated to latest 09.17.2013-It should fix reboots
    - Permission fixed to init.d script
    - Hosts file updated to latest adblocking, blocks malware, spyware, bloatware
    - build.prop tweaked
    - Update script
    - Tweaked for Best Performance
    - AOSP Browser updated
    - All Google apps are removed. Download from Googleplay
    - Lite.

    Download-Link
    Pure-Google-pre-rooted-4.3-v2.3
    ********************
    ********************
    14/09/2013
    Android 4.3 v.2.2

    changelog

    - Based on latest Official Build 4.3 (Fri Aug 30 19:09:24 KST 2013)(4.3 JWR66Y.S003.130805)
    - KT-SGS4 Jellybean kernel 25.08.2013
    - Rooted
    - SuperSU updated 1.51
    - Included Busybox
    - init.d script support
    - No Adds/no advertising in apps
    - build.prop tweaked
    - Fast boot & reboot
    - Update script
    - Tweaked for Best Performance
    - No Settings - Security FC
    - No FC on Unistaling apps
    - Add keymaster.b00
    - Add keymaster.b01
    - Add keymaster.b02
    - Add keymaster.b03
    - Add keymaster.mdt
    - Add AOSP browser & Sync
    - LTE is fixed
    - MiFileExplorer with Root access (removable)
    - build.prop update
    - Battery improvement compare to JWR66V.S001 130708
    - IR is working fine by using Smart IR Remote for Galaxy S4
    - S-View Flip Cover is working.
    - If you want Air Gesture, then install Hovering Controls. Se following Optional Steps
    - LTE, 3G, H, H+ and GSM is is working.

    ********************
    ********************
    16/7/2013
    Android 4.2.2 v.1.2 :good:

    changelog

    - Ausdim kernel @V7
    - Updated Linux kernel to latest 3.4.52
    - Disable Gentle Fair Sleepers
    - ExFat & Mtp
    - Insecure Kernels
    - SuperSU updated 1.51
    - Included Busybox
    - init.d script support
    - Adfree/ no advertising in apps
    - MiFileExplorer with Root access (removable)
    - NANO & sysro/sysrw commands support
    - Fast boot & reboot
    - build.prop update
    - Update script again
    - Tweaked for Best Performance
    - Amazing battery life
    - IR is working fine by using Smart IR Remote for Galaxy S4
    - S-View Flip Cover is working.
    - LTE is working
    - Clean and stable

    Download-Link
    Android 4.2.2 v.1.2
    ----------

    Note:

    1: Remember to flash cleanUP.zip in recovery after flashing the rom. ( Not need 2 flash on version 2.3.
    2: Remember to choose NO when recovery asks for disable recovery flash.
    3: Install phoneinfo app from Google play to change b/w diff networks. In case if LTE is not working (Android 4.2.2 v.1.2)-(chosse only LTE).
    -:Phoneinfo
    4: CleanUP can be flash on both android 4.2.2 & 4.3. (Do it :cowboy:)

    Clean Up::cowboy:

    Clean up zip remove & backup system/apps such as Books, Chrome, GMS_Maps, Currents, Ears,Earth, Hindi, iWnnIME, Keep, KoreanIME, Magazines, Pinyin, PlusOne,Talk, Wallet etc. Cleaning apps.zip will make a folder with name CleanUP in /sdcard/CleanUP and then it will backup & remove some system apps from /system folder. Then you can easily install the removed apps again as a data/apps.

    download-Link
    CleanUp

    Optional Steps:

    1: Use PhilZ Touch recovery from Phil3759. Works without any issue.
    -: PhilZ Touch recovery
    2: Install Hovering Controls if you wanna use Air Gesture
    -: Air Gesture/Hovering Controls
    3: Install grennify app from google play to stop lagging your device & leeching the battery.
    -: Greenify

    Installation Instructions:

    0- Move the rom, CleanUP & Kernel (boot.img) to your device
    1- Disable your sim Pin
    2- Reboot in recovery
    3- Make a backup - there's always 1% chance somothing goes wrong.
    4- Full wipe is recommended....Wipe data/factory reset....Clean to install a New Rom
    5- Flash the rom
    6- Flash Cleanup zip (Not for Pure-Google-pre-rooted-4.3-v2.3-4.4 v1 and 4.4.2 kitkat)
    7- Choose No when recovery asks for disable recovery flash
    8- Reboot and enjoy the pure google.


    Special thanks to:
    If you can, donate (not me) and respect all the devs and enjoy :)

    Chainfire for great work in android
    faux123-for kernel thanks. Kernel Source
    indie for scripts
    ktoonsez for kernel thanks
    Phil3759 for the recovery
    bigtincan for AdFree apk
    m3dd0g for system dump
    CyanogenMod
    SamMobile for android 4.3 leak
    broodplank1337 for stock kernel (AOSP 4.2.2 GE)
    ausdim for stock kernel compiled from GT-I9505G
    zepplinrox for V6 supercharge
    Nottach for Nottach Xposed v12
    rovo89
    Mr Impossible
    Slaid480
    HootanParsa for MiFileExplorer_v3.1.6_light
    forgin for Hovering Controls
    The111
    MaKTaiL
    MatrixDJ96 FOR ODEXER
    and others (soon)
    10
    The new build is online. Enjoy
    Pure-Google-pre-rooted-4.3-v1-New.zip
    8
    New version is online Pure-Google-pre-rooted-4.3-v1 with
    - EXFAT_FIX
    - SD_CARD_FIX
    - new-stock-GE-JB43-patched_r2 by faux123
    - new thermald
    - working lib

    Enjoy
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    Hello friends I am going to upload the new version 2 night. I am not at home right now.
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