|ROM| KitKat 4.4 ★|★ Let's Play v2.1 ★|★ S4 Google Play Edition | 1 Dec 2013 |

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|ROM| KitKat 4.4 ★|★ Let's Play v2.1 ★|★ S4 Google Play Edition | 1 Dec 2013 |

letsplay_ss2.jpg


Let's Play is a S4 Google Play Edition ROM I built for When I need a break from TouchWiz. It's nice and stable with a few extra tweaks, so I thought I'd share it with everyone.


Features
KitKat 4.4 GE Firmware (KRT16S) (odex)
Stock insecure kernel
cLock widget
Xposed framework
GravityBox
Per App Settings
New Google Launcher
Notification Toogle app
AdAway
AOSP Browser
Over 90 wallpapers
MMS with Quick Reply
Custom Settings:
-On-the-Fly battery mod
-Battery Bar
-cLock widget


Issues
Do Not Use ART



Credits and Thanks:
attn1, C3C076, Chainfire, Didact74, dsixda, djrbliss, faux123, j4velin, ktoonsez, loserskater, pulser_g2, rovo89, sphinx02, xperiacle
Samsung, CyanogenMod, AOKP, xda

 
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upndwn4par

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Please do not use any part of this ROM without permission.

Please do not PM me with ROM questions or for tech support.
Post your question on one of my threads and I will do my best to help you.

Download
MD5: 56878d272b6782965760be0910abaff6
Lets-Play_S4_GPE_v2.1


Install
Flash at your own risk!!!
First install:
Check MD5
Nandroid backup
Factory reset
Flash ROM
Reboot

Update:
Check MD5
Nandroid backup
Flash ROM
Reboot

This kernel is not loki-patched, so AT&T users must be sure to flash loki-doki.

You may have issues using CWM based recoveries with this ROM. If so, try TWRP (it's what I use).



Useful Tools
MD5 check utility
Wiping Tools
Chainfire's SuperSU (flash this if you ever lose root)



Extras


*****
 
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upndwn4par

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Thanks Up

Was just thinking it's getting boring here lately and itching to flash a new rom

Perfect timing--:)
 

upndwn4par

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Thanks Up

Was just thinking it's getting boring here lately and itching to flash a new rom

Perfect timing--:)

Perfect timing indeed. :)

I built this back when MH5 first dropped, but never got around to cleaning it up and posting. The introduction of the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 got me thinking about AOSP again. Soooo...here we are.

Hopefully we'll see 4.4 for the GT-I9505G soon. :fingers-crossed:
 

oak

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Nice. Looking forward to trying this. Thanks

Sent from my SGH-I337 (CM10.2 - Faux 13m - TWRP 2.5.0.2) using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
 
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Perfect timing indeed. :)

I built this back when MH5 first dropped, but never got around to cleaning it up and posting. The introduction of the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 got me thinking about AOSP again. Soooo...here we are.

Hopefully we'll see 4.4 for the GT-I9505G soon. :fingers-crossed:

4.4 will be awesome

also you have exfat on this rom--:good:

i've been off non tw roms for awhile and forget which ones i had ext sdcard issues with on my 64gb sammy card

just flashed, no issues, will set up and report--may be tomorrow though--getting late :)
 

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I will try a soon as I make my last sell for today. Always liked Google stock and new roms don't hurt to try.

Sent from my SGH-M919 ( i337m sheep costume) using xda app-developers app

---------- Post added at 10:45 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:43 PM ----------

Question: do I need gapps???

Sent from my SGH-M919 using xda app-developers app
 

upndwn4par

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I will try a soon as I make my last sell for today. Always liked Google stock and new roms don't hurt to try.

Sent from my SGH-M919 ( i337m sheep costume) using xda app-developers app

---------- Post added at 10:45 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:43 PM ----------

Question: do I need gapps???

Sent from my SGH-M919 using xda app-developers app
Not really. All the GApps framework is there, but I removed everything except Gmail and Maps (basically anything you can get in the Play Store).

I can make a re-bloat zip if anyone wants it, but TBH it would be just as easy to get it from the Play Store).
 
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Crap, now I see the 4.3. Sorry guys, my xda app sucks. It needs to be updated soon. It's not the apps fault I missed the 4.3, it was my blind excitement. :) I hope they can unlock this MF3 piece of crap. Bounty already exceeded 5 grand lol.
 
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All set up fine Up--nice job--will fine tune tomorrow--:)

Off to bed, but was wondering did the GPE roms ever have a BlockingMode or Quiet Hours app?
 

upndwn4par

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All set up fine Up--nice job--will fine tune tomorrow--:)

Off to bed, but was wondering did the GPE roms ever have a BlockingMode or Quiet Hours app?
No blocking mode on GPE ROMs.

You can try something like Do Not Disturb Mode from the Play Store.

im on Canadian(bell) S4, the Rom installed fine but i lost cell service. Anyone with similar prob/???:confused::confused:

Yes, I also lost cell service. I'm with AT&T.

Bert
Both of you can try the faux kernels found at the link below. Please report back and let us know how it goes.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2273437

Edit:
For those not familiar with faux's kernel:
m = no overclocking
u = overclocking
 
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I wanna keep using this so bad! Flash went ok. Only thing is I also have no signal as previously reported. I tried faux and KT kernels but nothing. When you manually try to add APN settings it doesn't save even after pressing save button.

Edit: I was using philz recovery to flash but switched to twrp and now I have signal with LTE!
 
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    |ROM| KitKat 4.4 ★|★ Let's Play v2.1 ★|★ S4 Google Play Edition | 1 Dec 2013 |

    letsplay_ss2.jpg


    Let's Play is a S4 Google Play Edition ROM I built for When I need a break from TouchWiz. It's nice and stable with a few extra tweaks, so I thought I'd share it with everyone.


    Features
    KitKat 4.4 GE Firmware (KRT16S) (odex)
    Stock insecure kernel
    cLock widget
    Xposed framework
    GravityBox
    Per App Settings
    New Google Launcher
    Notification Toogle app
    AdAway
    AOSP Browser
    Over 90 wallpapers
    MMS with Quick Reply
    Custom Settings:
    -On-the-Fly battery mod
    -Battery Bar
    -cLock widget


    Issues
    Do Not Use ART



    Credits and Thanks:
    attn1, C3C076, Chainfire, Didact74, dsixda, djrbliss, faux123, j4velin, ktoonsez, loserskater, pulser_g2, rovo89, sphinx02, xperiacle
    Samsung, CyanogenMod, AOKP, xda

    11
    Please do not use any part of this ROM without permission.

    Please do not PM me with ROM questions or for tech support.
    Post your question on one of my threads and I will do my best to help you.

    Download
    MD5: 56878d272b6782965760be0910abaff6
    Lets-Play_S4_GPE_v2.1


    Install
    Flash at your own risk!!!
    First install:
    Check MD5
    Nandroid backup
    Factory reset
    Flash ROM
    Reboot

    Update:
    Check MD5
    Nandroid backup
    Flash ROM
    Reboot

    This kernel is not loki-patched, so AT&T users must be sure to flash loki-doki.

    You may have issues using CWM based recoveries with this ROM. If so, try TWRP (it's what I use).



    Useful Tools
    MD5 check utility
    Wiping Tools
    Chainfire's SuperSU (flash this if you ever lose root)



    Extras


    *****
    7
    Changelog

    Code:
    v2.1
    Stock kernel (insecure)
    MMS with quick reply
    Alternate keymaster hack (no init.d script)
    Cleaned up some code & apps
    
    
    v2.0
    Initial release - Kit Kat 4.4
    
    
    v1.0
    Initial release - Jellybean 4.3


    About KitKat
    Ars Technica KitKat Review

    Getting to know KitKat

    ART: Part 1 Part 2

    More ART

    ART App Compatibility


    Search before you post, or else...

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    6
    Who wants some KitKat?!

    v2.0
    KitKat 4.4 GE Firmware (KRT16S)
    ktoonsez kernel
    cLock widget
    Xposed framework
    GravityBox
    Per App Settings
    New Google Launcher
    Notification Toogle app
    AdAway
    AOSP Browser
    Over 90 wallpapers
    Custom Settings:
    -On-the-Fly battery mod
    -Battery Bar
    -cLock widget


    Issues:
    Do Not use ART


    Please be sure to head over to one of ktoonsez's thread and hit the thanks button. He fixed some pretty irritating issues with GE 4.4.

    Do not try to use ART yet (new Android runtime). GE 4.4 is still having some issues.

    About KitKat:
    Ars Technica KitKat Review

    Getting to know KitKat

    ART: Part 1 Part 2

    More ART

    ART App Compatibility
    3
    v2.1
    Stock kernel (insecure)
    MMS with quick reply
    Alternate keymaster hack (no init.d script)
    Cleaned up some code & apps

    Lets-Play_S4_GPE_KitKat_v2.1


    Do you guys really think this thread deserves 4 stars?

    If not, please consider a 5 star rating. :)
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