[ROM][KK 4.4] Avatar ROM for Samsung Galaxy SIII(i9300) - Updated [Feb 17, 2014]

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The Avatar Team is proud to present:

Avatar ROM
CM based ROM for Samsung Galaxy SIII(i9300)


Love the minimal feel of CM? Love the themeing capability of MIUI?
The Avatar team brings you, both combined in one ROM. Now enjoy beautiful MIUI themes on Cyanogen base.


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Details:

  • Android JB - 4.2.2
  • CM10.1

Instructions:

If it's the first time flashing avatarrom or coming from another ROM

Same as cyanogen - Link
Update your google search app from play store before using it.

Our Changes:

  • The platform for avatarrom as of now is CM10.1. The following components are changed on top CM10.1.
  • Status Bar
    • Fixed memory leaks
  • Theme Chooser
    • Google playstore like theme chooser - head here and download cool MIUI converted themes and CM themes.
  • Bazooka Launcher (market link)
    • Own launcher which is an enhanced version of Trebuchet (you can download this at the end of this post)
    • Enhanced theming by adding dockbar
    • Preview mode to edit workspaces
    • Many new Customization options.
    • Different gestures like swipe-up, swipe-down, double-tap, home-button press are added.
    • Added "edit workspace" option in menu button.
  • Messaging App
    • Changed message thread to make them themeable
    • Themeable Emoticons
  • Boot Animation
    • Themeable boot animation - the only CM ROM to do so.
  • Font Theming
    • Only ROM to support change of font without a reboot.
    • Tons of themes which change font - Eg: Buff, Simpsons, Mi_Xmas, European Gorgeous etc
  • Settings
    • Changed statistics to point to Avatar statistics server
    • OTA updater - you can check for updates to Avatar right from your device
    • Changed to support Avatar ROMs
    • Support for Gapps - download latest Gapps package as an OTA update
  • Framework
    • Integrated with ACRA Error Reporter for system wide crashes
  • Lockscreen
    • Changed to make them themeable
    • Support for complex unlock gestures
  • Weebo
    • A smart tasker kind of app which can help you to automate your device.
    • You can use exisiting rules or create your own customized rules for your needs.
    • More info - Link
  • Layout Theming
    • Themes not only change images, colors but it also can change the size, shape and position of any UI element.
    • More info - Link
  • Theme Editor
    • A tool to insulate you from all the complex operations involved in theming.
    • More info - Link
    • usage - Link

Recent Changelog

23/10/2013 - 3.1.7 Nightly changelog
  • Launcher
    • Fixed a crash that would occasionally occur while scrolling in the apps drawer
  • ThemeChooser
    • Fixed an issue with WallpaperActivity
    • Fixed an issue with ThemeMix Manager reset
    • Fixed Font UI
    • Added Countly support
    • Changed the font display
  • Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 22nd Oct.

Oct 19th 2013 - 3.1.6 nightly changelog
  • Launcher:
    • Fix for Market Launcher UPDATE issue in our Avatar Rom
    • Fix for double tapped on Home button where animation was stopped in between
    • Minor fix for seekbar paddin
  • ThemeChooser:
    • Tone stop issue fix
    • null check for appcount display in store tab View
    • Feature: play tone on clicking tone select item in ThemeMixManager (Missed file added back)
    • Default Image changed
    • Boot animation and font renderer added in theme Mix
    • Feature: play tone on clicking tone select item in ThemeMixManager
    • ThemeMixmanager enabled

Oct 4th 2013 - 4.0.4 and 3.1.4 nightly changelog
-> Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 1st october.

Sep 29 2013 - 3.1.3 Nightly changelog
  • Launcher
    • Fixed double tap Widget issue
    • Preview image fix
  • ThemeChooser
    • Fix a gap with breadcrumb text gaps
    • Fix an issue with search
  • Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 27th Septmeber.

Sep 29 2013 - 4.0.3 nightly changelog
->CM merges till Sep 26, 2013.

Sep 26, 2013 - Nightly changelog 3.1.2
  • Sending Network operator Country code and Carrier id to config server Network operator
  • country code and Carrier id addded for config server
  • Theme downloaded to internal memory
  • Some issues fix
  • CM Merges Sep 23 Mid night

13/09/2013 - 3.1.1 Nightly changelog
  • ThemeChooser
    • Fix store names
    • Feature: Show notifications for new themes
  • Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 13th Septmeber.

14/09/2013 - 4.0.2 Nightly changelog
  • Launcher
    • Fix an issue with icon scaling
    • Fix an issue with transparency in drawers
  • ThemeChooser
    • Fix store names
    • Feature: Show notifications for new themes
    • Feature: Automatically install scheduled themes when wifi is connected
    • Fixed a bug with featured page not loading correctly
    • Fixed a bug with pause button not displaying
    • Fixed a bug with the search icon
    • Fixed a bug with the keyboard not hiding
  • Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 13th Sept.

Nightly release 4.0[JB43] - Sep 10, 2013
Reddit (r/android) users had problem with the voulme slider coming in the middle of screen. We had the same problem too.

http://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/1ja6dg/can_we_get_the_main_volume_slider_to_not_be_in/

http://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/1l0g3o/i_made_a_mockup_of_volume_controls_that_i_would/

  • Added option in settings -> Sound -> Volume Panel Positioning to move the volume slider.
  • Volume slider can be moved to Top, offset from top, center, offset from bottom, bottom.

04/09/2013 - 3.1 Nightly changelog
  • Launcher
    • Fix an issue with icon scaling
    • Fix an issue with transparency in drawers
  • Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 3rd August.

29/08/2013 - 3.1 Nightly changelog
  • ThemeChooser
    • Feature: Automatically install scheduled themes when wifi is connected
    • Fixed a bug with featured page not loading correctly
    • Fixed a bug with pause button not displaying
    • Fixed a bug with the search icon
    • Fixed a bug with the keyboard not hiding
  • Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 28th August.

24/08/2013 - 3.1 Nightly changelog
  • Launcher
    • Fixed a bug with folders not working correctly
  • ThemeChooser
    • Bug fix: download themes when wifi is on
    • Fixed a bug Theme Engine Versioning
    • Fixed a bug with System Theme
  • Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 22st August.

19/08/2013 - 3.1 Nightly changelog
  • Launcher
    • Fixed a bug with an extra gallery icon appearing at times
  • Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 16th August.

14/08/2013 - 3.1 Nightly changelog
  • Launcher
    • Fixed a bug with hot set for landscape
    • Fixed a bug with dock disappearing in Landscape mode
  • Theme Engine
    • Fixed a Launch Crash
    • Added support for MIN_THEME_ENGINE_VERSION
  • Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 13th August.

08/10/2013 - 3.1 Nightly changelog
  • Launcher
    • Black shadow in Landscape
    • Drawer default transition -Cube In and out
  • Removed icon showing for themes in installed tab and showing default gray image
  • Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 8th August.

08/07/2013 - Nightly release 3.0.4 changelog
  • Launcher
    • Fixed the background now showing correctly for dock bar
    • Fixed menu button crashing
  • ThemeChooser
    • Added Progress bar for Installed View.
    • Bug Fixes.
    • Removal of unwanted file downloads.
    • Sorting of Store tabs
  • Theming Engine: Fix crashes in some themes.
  • CM merges till Aug 5th.

Nightly 3.0.3 Changelog Aug 04 2013
  • Bazooka Launcher - support for themeable drop shadow
  • Lockscreen - support for virtual screen tag
  • Theme chooser - support for min themes engine version
  • Theme chooser - support for community themes
  • CM merges till 1st August

07/28/2012 - Nightly release 3.0.2 changelog


Nightly release 3.0.2 - Jul 24, 2013
We have changed our detault theme. Please check avatar of our new theme here.
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06/08/2013 - AvatarROM 2.14b release
  • Cyanogen Mod RC4
  • OTA Updater app can now flash with Gapps( This time also they need to do manual flashing of gapps. From next time it will be automatic if correct recovery is installed.) TWRP and unlocked clockworkmod is supported. Official locked clockworkmod recovery is not supported.
  • Lot of Theme chooser crash fixes.
  • Theme chooser gets updates from server, when the theme changes.
  • Notification for theme updates.
  • Fix for lock screen not showing music status for some themes.
    Launcher
    • Crashes reported in error reporter have been fixed.
    • Some performance optimizations have been made when scrolling the workspace.

06/01/2013 - AvatarROM 2.13b release
  • CM merges till 28-05-2013
  • Bazooka --Custom grid size fix. Bug fixes.
  • Weebo -- UX/UI changes for location screen. Improved UI for mapping location screens.
  • Nova Launcher fix
  • Lockscreen support for new MIUI tag
  • Theme Chooser - some bug fixes
    • Service unregister crash
    • Notification added to show theme installing and installed
Previous releases


05/25/2013 - Avatar ROM 2.12b release.
  • CM 10.1 code merges till 21st May (RC2 Tag)
  • Mixing Themes - When applying a theme, you can now pick the components. Eg: If you want only the lock screen and boot animation from WP7 theme you can now choose it. We are one step closer to MiUi style of mixing and matching.
  • Rom Toolbox - Rom images will be available for download from Rom Toolbox app instantly. Fully automated.
  • Theme Chooser -
    • Support for enabling/disabling components when applying a theme
    • Improved facebook sharing and brand new gallery page (http://theme.avatarrom.com:3000/)
    • Bug fixes and improved graphics.
  • Launcher
    • Transitions in app drawer (like workspace)
    • App drawer can now be made transparent (no more black background)
    • Performance improvements in app drawer scrolling
  • Weebo
    • Ability to map a particular cell id to a location through location logs
    • Fixed bug related to mobile network not available

05/18/2013 - With more features and fixes Avatar team releasing the latest version 2.11b
  • Merged with CM 10.1 RC2 tag (May 15th, 2013)
  • Added Centre Clock feature - can be enabled/disabled from Settings
  • Made Navigation bar themeable - the resource name is nav_bar_bg
  • Made Statusbar Transparent - Default Status bar is now 25% transparent. Themes which have transparent status bar can make use of this. Seasons is one such theme.
  • Weebo
    • A 4x3 weebo widget can be added in homescreen. It displays current location and recent actions taken by weebo. This list is updated whenever there is location change or any actions are performed by weebo.
    • Fix for change of location when network is not detected
    • Removed cell-Id display from recent events logs. Remove cell-Id entries from recent events list shown in weebo.
    • Changed location tracking time options from locations page. Put a "recommanded" text for 4 hours option and removed "5 minutes" tracking time.
    • Action notifications are getting cleared now
    • Removed Actions in the notifications s when notification is cleared. When user removes notification the actions shown in notification are cleared.
  • Launcher
    • Feature to lock/unlock homescreen. Once homescreen is locked apps or widgets cannot be moved.
    • Fix a bug related to Gesture detection
  • Theme Chooser
    • Some memory leak fixes
    • Added support to share a fav theme on facebook
    Existing AvatarROM users can update via OTA from setting-> About Phone-> Avatar Updates
    More info about 2.11b release - http://avatarrom.com/update-2-11b-for-avatarrom-now-pushing-through-weebo-fixes-draw-along/

05/11/2013 - Avatar team is proud to present the 2.10b version based on the latest CM 10.1 RC base (Stable build).
  • Merged with CM 10.1 RC1 tag (May 8th, 2013)
  • Added more space between wifi and signal icons in status bar
  • Added gapps version in Error Reporter
  • Message Bubbles - Reset the bubbles similar to stock version bubble when not themed.
  • Theme Chooser - Themes now display the size of the apk.
  • Theme Chooser - Fixed memory leaks
  • Theme Chooser - Fixed download problems with some themes - cobalt blue, cobalt inferno etc
  • Bazooka --> Fixed Widget scolling issue when Widgets are placed on Home screen.
  • Bazooka --> Fixed the dockbar pages issue. You can select number of pages in Settings screen of Bazooka launcher.
  • Bazooka --> Other minor bug fixes.
  • Weebo --> Fixing the issue where files cannot be read from /mnt/sdcard/weebo folder.
  • Weebo --> Contact picker to make it simpler to select the contacts you want to call/send message to.
  • Weebo --> New categories in "All rules" callled Enabled and Disabled. This shows currently enabled/disabled rules.
  • Weebo --> Location exit condition bug fixed. You can now trigger actions when you leave a particular location.
Existing Avatar ROM Users - Hit the refresh button from "settings -> About Phone -> Avatar ROM Updates" for download via OTA
AvatarROM is now available for download via ROM Toolbox lite and pro versions. Thanks jrummy.

05/04/2013 - AvatarROM 2.9b release.
  • CyanogenMod merges till May 2nd 2013.
  • SystemUI fixes during expanded desktop (the background was not covering till the end. Also portrait - landscape transition, the notifications wouldn't expand fully)
  • ThemeChooser : Fixes for text invisible in installed themes tab for dark themes
  • ThemeChooser will not handle market links anymore and Memory leak fix.
  • Old themechooser is removed completely.
  • Launcher : Fix crash without wipe & make dockbar transperant.
  • In OTA updater show that the gapps and rom is installed if they are installed. ( Previously it used to show new or downloaded).
  • Change Cyanogen Mod Updates to Avatar Updates
  • We have a global error reporter collecting the crashes reported by the user using ACRA. Error Reporter link

04/27/2013 - AvatarROM 2.8b Release
  • Merged CM changes till 24th April ( includes Camera driver fixes for lot of devices )
  • Bazooka Launcher
    • Fixed some critical issues reported in previous build.
    • Added Gestures in workspace. A settings page also added to configure gesture actions. Different gestures like swipe-up, swipe-down, double-tap, home-button press are added. Different actions for each of the gesture can be set in preference.
    • Added ""edit workspace"" option in menu button.
    • Removed ""pinch to preview mode"". This option is currently disabled for some issues as we can go to preview mode through many other ways. It will be added later.
    • Many new Customization options."
  • Lockscreen
    • Fixed a bug
  • Fixed Settings crash on Input Method
  • Fixed Version Number problem in Error Reporter
  • Theme Chooser
    • Removed Old theme chooser
    • enabled Total download count of themes
    • Sorting themes based on download count
    • Sorting themes based on date
    • Settings App now launches the new Theme chooser

04/19/2013 - AvatarROM 2.7b Release
  • Merged with CM 10.1 M3 build( 14th April )
  • Changed Error Reporter to send requests to server instead of a google document
  • New Theme Chooser fixes
  • Weebo fixes
  • Support for layout theming

Existing AvatarROM users can update via OTA. Go to Settings-> About Phone-> Avatar updates and hit the refresh button.
Known issues
Update Google search and Google voice from playstore after installing the Gapps.

04/06/2013 - AvatarROM 2.6b Release
  • Full support for OTA
  • Merged with latest CM 10.1 base (Upto Apr 3rd, 2013 - Includes Paranoid style pie control, new Super user app etc)
  • Changes in the framework to redirect trebuchet and android launcher resources from CM themes to Bazooka launcher
  • Fixed launcher menu settings in app space
  • New ThemeChooser - Bug fixes, Performace improvements and new features like download count, caching etc
  • Performance improvements in theming engine
  • Weebo fixes
  • Disabled driving rule in weebo as it was causing lot of confusions

03/31/2013 - AvatarROM 2.5b Release
  • Latest CM 10.1 code merges for 2.5b release(upto Mar 28th 2013)
  • Included new theme chooser based on Aptoide(Alpha release)
  • Lockscreen - Enable/Disable vibration when unlocking from settings -> Lockscreen -> Screen Security -> Vibrate
  • Launcher - Option to edit workspace in menu
  • Weebo - Bug fixes and now you can create your own rules (see - http://avatarrom.com/weebo-rules/)
  • OTA - Full support from client side. Next update will be via OTA.
  • General bug fixes

03/24/2013 - AvatarROM 2.4b (CM10.1)
  • Latest CM 10.1 code merges for 2.4b release( upto Mar 22nd 2013)
  • Two new themes (MiUi v5 and Pink theme)
  • Weebo and status bar fixes.
  • Weebo adding actions in log.
  • Performance improvements in animations.

03/15/2013 - AvatarROM 2.3b Release
  • Latest CM 10.1 code merges ( upto Mar 13th 2013)
  • Fix Settings -> About phone -> Status crash
  • Usual bug fixes

03/09/2013 - AvatarROM 2.2b Release
  • Latest CM 10.1 code merges (upto Mar 7th 2013)
  • Bug fixes from 2.1b Avatar Release
  • Integrated Weebo
  • Changes to make toggles screen more themeable
  • Chages in Error Reporter to point to new document

03/02/2013 - AvatarROM 2.1b Release
  • Latest CM 10.1 code merges (upto Feb 27th 2013)
  • Bug fixes from 2.0b Avatar Release
  • Small tweaks for battery.

Download Avatar ROM Samsung Galaxy SIII(i9300):

Nightly release 5.0 - Android version 4.4
Nightly 5.0.2 - Jan 13 2014

Nightly release 4.0 - Android version 4.3
Nightly 4.0.8 - Dec 05 2013

Nightly Release 3.x.y - Android version 4.2.2 based on CM10.1
Nightly 3.1.8 - Oct 29 2013
Stable Release 3.x - Android version 4.2.2 based on CM10.1
Stable 3.0
Beta Release - Android version 4.2.2 based on CM10.1
Link(Jun 23,2013)
Gapps (4.2.2)


Stable Release - Android version 4.1.2 based on CM10

Link(Feb 24,2013)
Gapps

Videos:

Sample Video - checkout our MIUI style lockscreens, statusbar, messaging, etc and the smooth transition of themes:


Review by Phone tech kid


All Videos

Credits:

  • Cyanogen Team
  • Trebuchet launcher
  • MiUi Theme creators

If there are any errors let us know in the comments or file the bug at http://issues.avatarrom.com

You can find more information at http://www.avatarrom.com

Feature request page - https://avatarrom.uservoice.com/forums/193652-avatarrom-feature-request

Now you can follow us on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter here.

XDA:DevDB Information
[ROM][KK 4.4] Avatar ROM for Samsung Galaxy SIII(i9300) - Updated [Feb 17, 2014], a ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S III I9300

Contributors
bippi79
ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat
Based On: CyanogenMod

Version Information
Status: Testing

Created 2014-02-10
Last Updated 2014-02-20
 
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ta1bot

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Nice

I like the features going into this... thanks for bringing it to the SIII.
Will there be updates and any plans of updating with 4.2? Would really like to contribute to this... check your PM.
 

bippi79

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ChangeLog

Jan 12, 2013

1. Added a setting in Settings->Performance->Urandom to enable/disable Seeder 1.3.1 entropy generator (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1987032)
2. Performance improvement when applying theme (Fastest when compared to CM/MiUi)
3. 5 New themes (T3, MiBadge, Steel, ThreeDView, Metalbuild)
4. Fixed Out of Memory errors in SystemUI
5. Fixed crashes in lockscreen
6. Scrolling effects and performance tweaks in launcher
 

Juhan Jufri

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This is the best ROM I've ever dreamed of. Miui + cm10 but will miui themes work on this ROM? The themes in the themes provider are too little and I wanted to use a wp7/wp8 theme for this rom
 

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bippi79

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ChangeLog (Feb 10, 2013)

  • Full support for font theming including 3rd party apps.
  • 6 new themes (Buff, ozgurceen, Irongate, TomAndJerry, Ansaistamps, Anna)
  • Upgrade for exisiting themes to support font themeing.
  • Partial support for themable boot animation.
  • Peformace improvements in theming engine.
  • Bug fixes in launcher, lock screen and systemui
 
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ChangeLog (Feb 24, 2013)


02/24/2013
  • 50 new themes
  • OTA Fixes
  • Lockscreen fix - time not coming along with unlocker
  • Launcher updated with profiles
  • Weebo app (Tasker like application - Beta). Currently supported only in 4.1.2.
  • Latest merge with CM code base
  • Bug fixes, Performace improvements and many more

Issues: (only in 4.2.2)

When lockscreen is set to slide and if the phone goes to landscape mode, the graphics are distorted and sometimes phone cannot be unlocked. We are working on the FIX.

Work around

1. If the issue occurs, pull down the statusbar, go to settings and you will have access to you phone.
2. Don't set lockscreen to slide and instead choose any other security mechanism.
3. Disable phone rotation.
 

bippi79

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02/24/2013
  • 50 new themes
  • OTA Fixes
  • Lockscreen fix - time not coming along with unlocker
  • Launcher updated with profiles
  • Weebo app (Tasker like application - Beta). Currently supported only in 4.1.2.
  • Latest merge with CM code base
  • Bug fixes, Performace improvements and many more

Issues: (only in 4.2.2)

When lockscreen is set to slide and if the phone goes to landscape mode, the graphics are distorted and sometimes phone cannot be unlocked. We are working on the FIX.

Work around

1. If the issue occurs, pull down the statusbar, go to settings and you will have access to you phone.
2. Don't set lockscreen to slide and instead choose any other security mechanism.
3. Disable phone rotation.
Lock screen issue is fixed and the link for new image is published. Please update and let us know if you still face the issue.
 

kamirza

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Navigation buttons

With the AOKP ROMs there is usually an option of Navigation soft keys. Is it gone in 4.2.1 or is there another path to it? I think it was a very handy and useful function.
 

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    The Avatar Team is proud to present:

    Avatar ROM
    CM based ROM for Samsung Galaxy SIII(i9300)


    Love the minimal feel of CM? Love the themeing capability of MIUI?
    The Avatar team brings you, both combined in one ROM. Now enjoy beautiful MIUI themes on Cyanogen base.


    imagesforxdaforum011.gif




    Details:

    • Android JB - 4.2.2
    • CM10.1

    Instructions:

    If it's the first time flashing avatarrom or coming from another ROM

    Same as cyanogen - Link
    Update your google search app from play store before using it.

    Our Changes:

    • The platform for avatarrom as of now is CM10.1. The following components are changed on top CM10.1.
    • Status Bar
      • Fixed memory leaks
    • Theme Chooser
      • Google playstore like theme chooser - head here and download cool MIUI converted themes and CM themes.
    • Bazooka Launcher (market link)
      • Own launcher which is an enhanced version of Trebuchet (you can download this at the end of this post)
      • Enhanced theming by adding dockbar
      • Preview mode to edit workspaces
      • Many new Customization options.
      • Different gestures like swipe-up, swipe-down, double-tap, home-button press are added.
      • Added "edit workspace" option in menu button.
    • Messaging App
      • Changed message thread to make them themeable
      • Themeable Emoticons
    • Boot Animation
      • Themeable boot animation - the only CM ROM to do so.
    • Font Theming
      • Only ROM to support change of font without a reboot.
      • Tons of themes which change font - Eg: Buff, Simpsons, Mi_Xmas, European Gorgeous etc
    • Settings
      • Changed statistics to point to Avatar statistics server
      • OTA updater - you can check for updates to Avatar right from your device
      • Changed to support Avatar ROMs
      • Support for Gapps - download latest Gapps package as an OTA update
    • Framework
      • Integrated with ACRA Error Reporter for system wide crashes
    • Lockscreen
      • Changed to make them themeable
      • Support for complex unlock gestures
    • Weebo
      • A smart tasker kind of app which can help you to automate your device.
      • You can use exisiting rules or create your own customized rules for your needs.
      • More info - Link
    • Layout Theming
      • Themes not only change images, colors but it also can change the size, shape and position of any UI element.
      • More info - Link
    • Theme Editor
      • A tool to insulate you from all the complex operations involved in theming.
      • More info - Link
      • usage - Link

    Recent Changelog

    23/10/2013 - 3.1.7 Nightly changelog
    • Launcher
      • Fixed a crash that would occasionally occur while scrolling in the apps drawer
    • ThemeChooser
      • Fixed an issue with WallpaperActivity
      • Fixed an issue with ThemeMix Manager reset
      • Fixed Font UI
      • Added Countly support
      • Changed the font display
    • Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 22nd Oct.

    Oct 19th 2013 - 3.1.6 nightly changelog
    • Launcher:
      • Fix for Market Launcher UPDATE issue in our Avatar Rom
      • Fix for double tapped on Home button where animation was stopped in between
      • Minor fix for seekbar paddin
    • ThemeChooser:
      • Tone stop issue fix
      • null check for appcount display in store tab View
      • Feature: play tone on clicking tone select item in ThemeMixManager (Missed file added back)
      • Default Image changed
      • Boot animation and font renderer added in theme Mix
      • Feature: play tone on clicking tone select item in ThemeMixManager
      • ThemeMixmanager enabled

    Oct 4th 2013 - 4.0.4 and 3.1.4 nightly changelog
    -> Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 1st october.

    Sep 29 2013 - 3.1.3 Nightly changelog
    • Launcher
      • Fixed double tap Widget issue
      • Preview image fix
    • ThemeChooser
      • Fix a gap with breadcrumb text gaps
      • Fix an issue with search
    • Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 27th Septmeber.

    Sep 29 2013 - 4.0.3 nightly changelog
    ->CM merges till Sep 26, 2013.

    Sep 26, 2013 - Nightly changelog 3.1.2
    • Sending Network operator Country code and Carrier id to config server Network operator
    • country code and Carrier id addded for config server
    • Theme downloaded to internal memory
    • Some issues fix
    • CM Merges Sep 23 Mid night

    13/09/2013 - 3.1.1 Nightly changelog
    • ThemeChooser
      • Fix store names
      • Feature: Show notifications for new themes
    • Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 13th Septmeber.

    14/09/2013 - 4.0.2 Nightly changelog
    • Launcher
      • Fix an issue with icon scaling
      • Fix an issue with transparency in drawers
    • ThemeChooser
      • Fix store names
      • Feature: Show notifications for new themes
      • Feature: Automatically install scheduled themes when wifi is connected
      • Fixed a bug with featured page not loading correctly
      • Fixed a bug with pause button not displaying
      • Fixed a bug with the search icon
      • Fixed a bug with the keyboard not hiding
    • Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 13th Sept.

    Nightly release 4.0[JB43] - Sep 10, 2013
    Reddit (r/android) users had problem with the voulme slider coming in the middle of screen. We had the same problem too.

    http://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/1ja6dg/can_we_get_the_main_volume_slider_to_not_be_in/

    http://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/1l0g3o/i_made_a_mockup_of_volume_controls_that_i_would/

    • Added option in settings -> Sound -> Volume Panel Positioning to move the volume slider.
    • Volume slider can be moved to Top, offset from top, center, offset from bottom, bottom.

    04/09/2013 - 3.1 Nightly changelog
    • Launcher
      • Fix an issue with icon scaling
      • Fix an issue with transparency in drawers
    • Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 3rd August.

    29/08/2013 - 3.1 Nightly changelog
    • ThemeChooser
      • Feature: Automatically install scheduled themes when wifi is connected
      • Fixed a bug with featured page not loading correctly
      • Fixed a bug with pause button not displaying
      • Fixed a bug with the search icon
      • Fixed a bug with the keyboard not hiding
    • Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 28th August.

    24/08/2013 - 3.1 Nightly changelog
    • Launcher
      • Fixed a bug with folders not working correctly
    • ThemeChooser
      • Bug fix: download themes when wifi is on
      • Fixed a bug Theme Engine Versioning
      • Fixed a bug with System Theme
    • Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 22st August.

    19/08/2013 - 3.1 Nightly changelog
    • Launcher
      • Fixed a bug with an extra gallery icon appearing at times
    • Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 16th August.

    14/08/2013 - 3.1 Nightly changelog
    • Launcher
      • Fixed a bug with hot set for landscape
      • Fixed a bug with dock disappearing in Landscape mode
    • Theme Engine
      • Fixed a Launch Crash
      • Added support for MIN_THEME_ENGINE_VERSION
    • Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 13th August.

    08/10/2013 - 3.1 Nightly changelog
    • Launcher
      • Black shadow in Landscape
      • Drawer default transition -Cube In and out
    • Removed icon showing for themes in installed tab and showing default gray image
    • Updated to the latest CM changes i.e midnight, 8th August.

    08/07/2013 - Nightly release 3.0.4 changelog
    • Launcher
      • Fixed the background now showing correctly for dock bar
      • Fixed menu button crashing
    • ThemeChooser
      • Added Progress bar for Installed View.
      • Bug Fixes.
      • Removal of unwanted file downloads.
      • Sorting of Store tabs
    • Theming Engine: Fix crashes in some themes.
    • CM merges till Aug 5th.

    Nightly 3.0.3 Changelog Aug 04 2013
    • Bazooka Launcher - support for themeable drop shadow
    • Lockscreen - support for virtual screen tag
    • Theme chooser - support for min themes engine version
    • Theme chooser - support for community themes
    • CM merges till 1st August

    07/28/2012 - Nightly release 3.0.2 changelog


    Nightly release 3.0.2 - Jul 24, 2013
    We have changed our detault theme. Please check avatar of our new theme here.
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    06/08/2013 - AvatarROM 2.14b release
    • Cyanogen Mod RC4
    • OTA Updater app can now flash with Gapps( This time also they need to do manual flashing of gapps. From next time it will be automatic if correct recovery is installed.) TWRP and unlocked clockworkmod is supported. Official locked clockworkmod recovery is not supported.
    • Lot of Theme chooser crash fixes.
    • Theme chooser gets updates from server, when the theme changes.
    • Notification for theme updates.
    • Fix for lock screen not showing music status for some themes.
      Launcher
      • Crashes reported in error reporter have been fixed.
      • Some performance optimizations have been made when scrolling the workspace.

    06/01/2013 - AvatarROM 2.13b release
    • CM merges till 28-05-2013
    • Bazooka --Custom grid size fix. Bug fixes.
    • Weebo -- UX/UI changes for location screen. Improved UI for mapping location screens.
    • Nova Launcher fix
    • Lockscreen support for new MIUI tag
    • Theme Chooser - some bug fixes
      • Service unregister crash
      • Notification added to show theme installing and installed
    Previous releases


    05/25/2013 - Avatar ROM 2.12b release.
    • CM 10.1 code merges till 21st May (RC2 Tag)
    • Mixing Themes - When applying a theme, you can now pick the components. Eg: If you want only the lock screen and boot animation from WP7 theme you can now choose it. We are one step closer to MiUi style of mixing and matching.
    • Rom Toolbox - Rom images will be available for download from Rom Toolbox app instantly. Fully automated.
    • Theme Chooser -
      • Support for enabling/disabling components when applying a theme
      • Improved facebook sharing and brand new gallery page (http://theme.avatarrom.com:3000/)
      • Bug fixes and improved graphics.
    • Launcher
      • Transitions in app drawer (like workspace)
      • App drawer can now be made transparent (no more black background)
      • Performance improvements in app drawer scrolling
    • Weebo
      • Ability to map a particular cell id to a location through location logs
      • Fixed bug related to mobile network not available

    05/18/2013 - With more features and fixes Avatar team releasing the latest version 2.11b
    • Merged with CM 10.1 RC2 tag (May 15th, 2013)
    • Added Centre Clock feature - can be enabled/disabled from Settings
    • Made Navigation bar themeable - the resource name is nav_bar_bg
    • Made Statusbar Transparent - Default Status bar is now 25% transparent. Themes which have transparent status bar can make use of this. Seasons is one such theme.
    • Weebo
      • A 4x3 weebo widget can be added in homescreen. It displays current location and recent actions taken by weebo. This list is updated whenever there is location change or any actions are performed by weebo.
      • Fix for change of location when network is not detected
      • Removed cell-Id display from recent events logs. Remove cell-Id entries from recent events list shown in weebo.
      • Changed location tracking time options from locations page. Put a "recommanded" text for 4 hours option and removed "5 minutes" tracking time.
      • Action notifications are getting cleared now
      • Removed Actions in the notifications s when notification is cleared. When user removes notification the actions shown in notification are cleared.
    • Launcher
      • Feature to lock/unlock homescreen. Once homescreen is locked apps or widgets cannot be moved.
      • Fix a bug related to Gesture detection
    • Theme Chooser
      • Some memory leak fixes
      • Added support to share a fav theme on facebook
      Existing AvatarROM users can update via OTA from setting-> About Phone-> Avatar Updates
      More info about 2.11b release - http://avatarrom.com/update-2-11b-for-avatarrom-now-pushing-through-weebo-fixes-draw-along/

    05/11/2013 - Avatar team is proud to present the 2.10b version based on the latest CM 10.1 RC base (Stable build).
    • Merged with CM 10.1 RC1 tag (May 8th, 2013)
    • Added more space between wifi and signal icons in status bar
    • Added gapps version in Error Reporter
    • Message Bubbles - Reset the bubbles similar to stock version bubble when not themed.
    • Theme Chooser - Themes now display the size of the apk.
    • Theme Chooser - Fixed memory leaks
    • Theme Chooser - Fixed download problems with some themes - cobalt blue, cobalt inferno etc
    • Bazooka --> Fixed Widget scolling issue when Widgets are placed on Home screen.
    • Bazooka --> Fixed the dockbar pages issue. You can select number of pages in Settings screen of Bazooka launcher.
    • Bazooka --> Other minor bug fixes.
    • Weebo --> Fixing the issue where files cannot be read from /mnt/sdcard/weebo folder.
    • Weebo --> Contact picker to make it simpler to select the contacts you want to call/send message to.
    • Weebo --> New categories in "All rules" callled Enabled and Disabled. This shows currently enabled/disabled rules.
    • Weebo --> Location exit condition bug fixed. You can now trigger actions when you leave a particular location.
    Existing Avatar ROM Users - Hit the refresh button from "settings -> About Phone -> Avatar ROM Updates" for download via OTA
    AvatarROM is now available for download via ROM Toolbox lite and pro versions. Thanks jrummy.

    05/04/2013 - AvatarROM 2.9b release.
    • CyanogenMod merges till May 2nd 2013.
    • SystemUI fixes during expanded desktop (the background was not covering till the end. Also portrait - landscape transition, the notifications wouldn't expand fully)
    • ThemeChooser : Fixes for text invisible in installed themes tab for dark themes
    • ThemeChooser will not handle market links anymore and Memory leak fix.
    • Old themechooser is removed completely.
    • Launcher : Fix crash without wipe & make dockbar transperant.
    • In OTA updater show that the gapps and rom is installed if they are installed. ( Previously it used to show new or downloaded).
    • Change Cyanogen Mod Updates to Avatar Updates
    • We have a global error reporter collecting the crashes reported by the user using ACRA. Error Reporter link

    04/27/2013 - AvatarROM 2.8b Release
    • Merged CM changes till 24th April ( includes Camera driver fixes for lot of devices )
    • Bazooka Launcher
      • Fixed some critical issues reported in previous build.
      • Added Gestures in workspace. A settings page also added to configure gesture actions. Different gestures like swipe-up, swipe-down, double-tap, home-button press are added. Different actions for each of the gesture can be set in preference.
      • Added ""edit workspace"" option in menu button.
      • Removed ""pinch to preview mode"". This option is currently disabled for some issues as we can go to preview mode through many other ways. It will be added later.
      • Many new Customization options."
    • Lockscreen
      • Fixed a bug
    • Fixed Settings crash on Input Method
    • Fixed Version Number problem in Error Reporter
    • Theme Chooser
      • Removed Old theme chooser
      • enabled Total download count of themes
      • Sorting themes based on download count
      • Sorting themes based on date
      • Settings App now launches the new Theme chooser

    04/19/2013 - AvatarROM 2.7b Release
    • Merged with CM 10.1 M3 build( 14th April )
    • Changed Error Reporter to send requests to server instead of a google document
    • New Theme Chooser fixes
    • Weebo fixes
    • Support for layout theming

    Existing AvatarROM users can update via OTA. Go to Settings-> About Phone-> Avatar updates and hit the refresh button.
    Known issues
    Update Google search and Google voice from playstore after installing the Gapps.

    04/06/2013 - AvatarROM 2.6b Release
    • Full support for OTA
    • Merged with latest CM 10.1 base (Upto Apr 3rd, 2013 - Includes Paranoid style pie control, new Super user app etc)
    • Changes in the framework to redirect trebuchet and android launcher resources from CM themes to Bazooka launcher
    • Fixed launcher menu settings in app space
    • New ThemeChooser - Bug fixes, Performace improvements and new features like download count, caching etc
    • Performance improvements in theming engine
    • Weebo fixes
    • Disabled driving rule in weebo as it was causing lot of confusions

    03/31/2013 - AvatarROM 2.5b Release
    • Latest CM 10.1 code merges for 2.5b release(upto Mar 28th 2013)
    • Included new theme chooser based on Aptoide(Alpha release)
    • Lockscreen - Enable/Disable vibration when unlocking from settings -> Lockscreen -> Screen Security -> Vibrate
    • Launcher - Option to edit workspace in menu
    • Weebo - Bug fixes and now you can create your own rules (see - http://avatarrom.com/weebo-rules/)
    • OTA - Full support from client side. Next update will be via OTA.
    • General bug fixes

    03/24/2013 - AvatarROM 2.4b (CM10.1)
    • Latest CM 10.1 code merges for 2.4b release( upto Mar 22nd 2013)
    • Two new themes (MiUi v5 and Pink theme)
    • Weebo and status bar fixes.
    • Weebo adding actions in log.
    • Performance improvements in animations.

    03/15/2013 - AvatarROM 2.3b Release
    • Latest CM 10.1 code merges ( upto Mar 13th 2013)
    • Fix Settings -> About phone -> Status crash
    • Usual bug fixes

    03/09/2013 - AvatarROM 2.2b Release
    • Latest CM 10.1 code merges (upto Mar 7th 2013)
    • Bug fixes from 2.1b Avatar Release
    • Integrated Weebo
    • Changes to make toggles screen more themeable
    • Chages in Error Reporter to point to new document

    03/02/2013 - AvatarROM 2.1b Release
    • Latest CM 10.1 code merges (upto Feb 27th 2013)
    • Bug fixes from 2.0b Avatar Release
    • Small tweaks for battery.

    Download Avatar ROM Samsung Galaxy SIII(i9300):

    Nightly release 5.0 - Android version 4.4
    Nightly 5.0.2 - Jan 13 2014

    Nightly release 4.0 - Android version 4.3
    Nightly 4.0.8 - Dec 05 2013

    Nightly Release 3.x.y - Android version 4.2.2 based on CM10.1
    Nightly 3.1.8 - Oct 29 2013
    Stable Release 3.x - Android version 4.2.2 based on CM10.1
    Stable 3.0
    Beta Release - Android version 4.2.2 based on CM10.1
    Link(Jun 23,2013)
    Gapps (4.2.2)


    Stable Release - Android version 4.1.2 based on CM10

    Link(Feb 24,2013)
    Gapps

    Videos:

    Sample Video - checkout our MIUI style lockscreens, statusbar, messaging, etc and the smooth transition of themes:


    Review by Phone tech kid


    All Videos

    Credits:

    • Cyanogen Team
    • Trebuchet launcher
    • MiUi Theme creators

    If there are any errors let us know in the comments or file the bug at http://issues.avatarrom.com

    You can find more information at http://www.avatarrom.com

    Feature request page - https://avatarrom.uservoice.com/forums/193652-avatarrom-feature-request

    Now you can follow us on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter here.

    XDA:DevDB Information
    [ROM][KK 4.4] Avatar ROM for Samsung Galaxy SIII(i9300) - Updated [Feb 17, 2014], a ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S III I9300

    Contributors
    bippi79
    ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat
    Based On: CyanogenMod

    Version Information
    Status: Testing

    Created 2014-02-10
    Last Updated 2014-02-20
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    Find out about which apps can run in ART (Android Run Time), the easy way

    A quick little post for something we have been working on lately.

    Quite a few of you people would have heard about Android Kitkat and the bag of goodies that it brings along with it. One of those important changes though, is very much under the hood. It is called ART or Android Runtime. So what is it, and why is it important to us?

    As described by Google, ART is a new Android runtime being introduced experimentally in the 4.4 release. This is a preview of work in progress in KitKat that can be turned on in Settings > developer options. Before this, all these days, every Android application used to run in its own process, with its own instance of the Dalvik virtual machine. Dalvik has been written so that a device can run multiple VMs efficiently. The Dalvik VM executed files in the Dalvik Executable (.dex) format which is optimized for minimal memory footprint. Now, with Android 4.4, Google has revealed that the Dalvik replacement, called Android Runtime (ART), should improve the performance of Android apps by a huge margin. The early version of ART in Android 4.4 already has been reported to have sped up apps by around 100%, though it is too early to know the whole truth. It might as well be a placebo till then.

    ART straddles an interesting mid-ground between compiled and interpreted code, called ahead-of-time (AOT) compilation. Currently with Android apps, they are interpreted at runtime every time you open them up. This is slow. (iOS apps, by comparison, are compiled in native code, which is much faster.) With ART enabled, each Android app is compiled to native code when you install it. Then, when it’s time to run the app, it performs with all the speed and responsiveness of a native app.

    Now, a lot of developers as well as enthusiasts will be really interested in this thing. It allows Android developers to continue writing the exact same code, and having their apps work across a wide range of hardware specs and form factors — but now their apps will now run significantly faster, feel more responsive, and your device’s battery life should improve.

    And this is where our new website, www.androidruntime.com comes in. Right now, in these initial stages, people are still confused as to which apps can run in ART and which cannot. Our website solves this tiny issue by letting you search for any app, and see if ART supports it or not. Missing an app but you know the answer to the question? You can even contribute and add to the supported app list. We will do a quick verification and update the search results.

    Now the website is still in its infancy, but we are sure that a lot of people might be interested in it. So spread the word and do what you guys really do best.

    Oh, and have a great weekend!
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    Avatar Theme Creator Tool

    Avatar Team is proud to present the first beta release of Theme creator tool. It is a QT based desktop application to edit themes.

    Themes created using this tool are compatible with Avatar ROM and Cyanogen ROM. Similarly you can edit both Avatar Themes and Cyanogen themes.

    Download the theme apk and open it using the theme creator tool. You will see a screen to edit the resources. After editing the resources, save the apk and install on the device.

    What you can do with this tool ?

    1. There are 1000's of resources that can be themed in Android. We change only a small set of them and if you want to theme more resources you can use this tool.

    2. We make some mistakes when creating a theme. Eg: SMS time stamp color was not proper in some of our themes. You can now use this tool to fix it.

    3. We cannot satify all the users with a theme. Eg: If you want to have a darker orange shade in denim theme you can now do it using this tool.

    4. You can import an existing theme, change some of the resources we modified and you have a brand new theme.

    Upcoming features:

    1. Ability to create a new theme from scratch.

    2. Import MiUi mtz theme file and convert it to theme apk which is compatible with AvatarROM and CyanogenROM.

    3. Upload your new themes to our server so it can be used by other AvatarROM users.

    4. Html5 based new theme creator tool which is more elegant and user friendly.

    Download links

    Windows - Link

    Linux - Link

    Mac - Link

    As always we love to hear your feedbacks and comments. You might feel little lost with all the resources that are in Android world and we are on standby to help.

    If you create a new theme and want to upload to our server, send us a PM and we will give access for you to upload the theme.

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    ChangeLog (Feb 24, 2013)


    02/24/2013
    • 50 new themes
    • OTA Fixes
    • Lockscreen fix - time not coming along with unlocker
    • Launcher updated with profiles
    • Weebo app (Tasker like application - Beta). Currently supported only in 4.1.2.
    • Latest merge with CM code base
    • Bug fixes, Performace improvements and many more

    Issues: (only in 4.2.2)

    When lockscreen is set to slide and if the phone goes to landscape mode, the graphics are distorted and sometimes phone cannot be unlocked. We are working on the FIX.

    Work around

    1. If the issue occurs, pull down the statusbar, go to settings and you will have access to you phone.
    2. Don't set lockscreen to slide and instead choose any other security mechanism.
    3. Disable phone rotation.
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    2.10b release - change log


    05/11/2013 - Avatar team is proud to present the 2.10b version based on the latest CM 10.1 RC base (Stable build).
    • Merged with CM 10.1 RC1 tag (May 8th, 2013)
    • Added more space between wifi and signal icons in status bar
    • Added gapps version in Error Reporter
    • Message Bubbles - Reset the bubbles similar to stock version bubble when not themed.
    • Theme Chooser - Themes now display the size of the apk.
    • Theme Chooser - Fixed memory leaks
    • Theme Chooser - Fixed download problems with some themes - cobalt blue, cobalt inferno etc
    • Bazooka --> Fixed Widget scolling issue when Widgets are placed on Home screen.
    • Bazooka --> Fixed the dockbar pages issue. You can select number of pages in Settings screen of Bazooka launcher.
    • Bazooka --> Other minor bug fixes.
    • Weebo --> Fixing the issue where files cannot be read from /mnt/sdcard/weebo folder.
    • Weebo --> Contact picker to make it simpler to select the contacts you want to call/send message to.
    • Weebo --> New categories in "All rules" callled Enabled and Disabled. This shows currently enabled/disabled rules.
    • Weebo --> Location exit condition bug fixed. You can now trigger actions when you leave a particular location.
    Existing Avatar ROM Users - Hit the refresh button from "settings -> About Phone -> Avatar ROM Updates" for download via OTA
    AvatarROM is now available for download via ROM Toolbox lite and pro versions. Thanks jrummy.

    Checkout the below video, it gives glimpse of Avatar ROM
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