[ROM] Malladus 2.0.3 - 6/28/2014 [Android L 5/4.4.2] [stock based]

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Nov 20, 2013
Ok, thanx, but do i need to dl and install a recovery? Or can i just flash the rom, an if so how exactly do i do that, thru the stock recovery?

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You would need to install a custom recovery. Check out the android dev section for cloudyfa's autorec.

Since you're on kitkat your bootloader would need to be rolled back to 4.2 because Loki was patched in kitkat. And his program will do it for you.

If you're not rooted, I think you need to use towlroot for kitkat. Do some reading up on it. I've been rooted and with a recovery since 10b


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Apr 3, 2014
New Albany, IN
OnePlus 7T
Malladus 2.0.3 works fine on 26A bootstack for me though the option to chose "Global" vs. "CDMA/LTE" is not working as it's designed for 24A radio/bootstack. I get 4G data, calls, SMS/MMS, WiFi, rotation, GPS, etc. It's very light weight for stock and fast. It plays well with latest Dorimanx 8.0.1 also. which fixes reboots on interactive governor on Malladus. :good:
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Apr 10, 2011
Knock On

Hi guys,

Just got this G2 and flashed some ROM's, with all other ROM's knock on was working fine but now I flashed Malladus ROM and knock on is not working. I flashed hidden menu apk via recovery. When I tap hidden menu app to install, it says could not install. How to proceed further please guide. I am able to go in ##PROGRAM980 menu but I do not find option to update the firmware. Please help further.

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: Guys I am in this advanced menu using command in emulator but I do see "setting > update touch firmware". Where to go from here?
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phaze one

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Jan 27, 2011
Sup guys. How's this ROM? Been eyeing it but I've been on XDABBEB's stock and running well. Wanted to get an opinion before I take the plunge.
Guess you're right, had no idea he was making posts lol

It has been 4 months since he was working on 2.0.4, but there is so much new out there, I guess we may be drifting into Malladus obsolescence, sigh.

I did drift away to a 26A stock that is rootable, with TWRP and ran some cleanup scripts to get rid of bloat. It is pretty nice, but I would rather come back here with updates.

phaze one

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Jan 27, 2011
Cool, thanks for the input. I was wondering if there was going to be any movement from Okibi on this. Didn't know he was working on wear.

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