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[ROM] SlimKat Official MSM8960 Unified [4.4.4][6/30/2014]

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darkspadez

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SlimRoms is a custom android operating system. The main goal is to offer users a slimmed down but still feature rich alternative to other android operating systems.
The entire SlimTeam work together to bring you this tailor-made beauty straight from Android Open Source Project (AOSP) source code.
All of the sources can be publicly viewed through GitHub and you can stop by the public Gerrit to submit patches of any type.

SlimKat is the project name for SlimRoms based on Android 4.4 and offers the following original features:
  • The Real Dark Slim
    • Full system-wide dark interfaces. - If you like it smooth and classy.
  • Custom Shortcuts. Everywhere.
    • Hardware keys, Navigation Ring, Navigation Bar, Lockscreen, Tiles, Notifications etc. - We've got you covered.
  • System-Wide Keyboard Controls
    • Rotation, cursor control, optional emoticions, etc. - You'll be tapping away to your heart's content.
  • SlimCenter
    • Downloads, contact information, system app removal. - More fun than you can shake a stick at.
  • Camera Features
    • Trueview, Smart Capture. - Capture life moments with ease.

Important links:

slimroms.net - The official webpage where you find everything you need to know about SlimRoms.

Downloads - Download the rom, gapps and other addons.

Installation instructions - Follow these steps to the letter if you're about to install SlimRoms on your device.

Latest Changelog - Read here if you want information on changes in latest build.

FAQ - The most frequent asked questions with answers.

Kernel Source - The source of your device's kernel.


Get in touch! - Contact SlimRoms at these places if you have questions, requests or feedback.

Google+

Twitter

Facebook

Forum


Disclaimer: SlimRoms are not responsible for any damages to your device.

XDA:DevDB Information
SlimRoms, ROM for the Motorola Droid RAZR HD

Contributors
darkspadez, SlimRoms

Version Information
Status: Testing

Created 2014-07-01
Last Updated 2014-07-01
 
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TecknoFreak

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Feb 20, 2011
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Wow this is great. I hope someone port this to atrix hd.

---------- Post added at 01:59 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:51 AM ----------

Which of these models is gsm so i can try flashing this on atrix hd?
 
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idless

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Jul 5, 2012
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Awesome awesome!! Been waiting in anticipation for this :) will try as soon as possible!

EDIT: Ok, I have only had limited time to test. But briefly put things looks promising here:

Installed without any problems (using latest TWRP in my case).The same bugs that exist in CM 11 are also present here, which is it to be expected (e.g. broken video playback). This is perfectly natural for such an early release and no doubt these will get sorted out as development progress. I am glad to try out this early build. For an alpha it seems very stable and definitely looks promising! I initially tried the official Slim Gapps (as linked to). They seemed fine. Since then I have installed ART compatible Gapps from the CM thread (13/11 i believe). Now running in ART runtime mode. Yes this does introduce some problems and not all apps are compatible, however from my experience ART also introduce a previously unseen level of smoothness. Will continue to use this the next days and of cause eagerly follow development.

@darkspadez (and all other other involved devs of cause): Congrazt on this first public SlimKat build for our phones!




Sent from my XT925 using Tapatalk
 
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DizzyFox

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Jan 26, 2011
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help

I would love to try this ROM but can't seem to get my cmw recovery updated I down loaded the zip mentioned correct version thru ROMmanager and flashed it . But when I go to cmw recovery it still shows older version. Tried flashing it with that but gives me the dead android. Have to restore
 

idless

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Jul 5, 2012
195
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I would love to try this ROM but can't seem to get my cmw recovery updated I down loaded the zip mentioned correct version thru ROMmanager and flashed it . But when I go to cmw recovery it still shows older version. Tried flashing it with that but gives me the dead android. Have to restore

I am using latest twrp recovery found here in the RAZR development forum. I can't say if this the best option though. I can only say that in my case it worked fine (install, backup and restore).
 

pcarenza

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Jan 10, 2013
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I'm one of the devices running the buggy EMMC.

Error is the same as all the others (I wish there were a kernel fix for it):

set_metadata_recursive: some changes failed

Back to the drawing board...
 

projekt8e

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Dec 25, 2007
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I would love to try this ROM but can't seem to get my cmw recovery updated I down loaded the zip mentioned correct version thru ROMmanager and flashed it . But when I go to cmw recovery it still shows older version. Tried flashing it with that but gives me the dead android. Have to restore

I was flashing fine with cwm 6.0.3.6 for the epinter build. I did finally update, but I had to use a .bat file in conjunction with a special fastboot.exe file to actually upgrade the recovery, because otherwise it would just fail to upload. I was having backup issues with TWRP, so I just stick with CWM now. Haven't had any issues. If you want to try that .bat .exe combo I found, let me know.
 

DizzyFox

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Jan 26, 2011
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I was flashing fine with cwm 6.0.3.6 for the epinter build. I did finally update, but I had to use a .bat file in conjunction with a special fastboot.exe file to actually upgrade the recovery, because otherwise it would just fail to upload. I was having backup issues with TWRP, so I just stick with CWM now. Haven't had any issues. If you want to try that .bat .exe combo I found, let me know.
I was wanting to keep cmw also but can't figure out how to install or flash the new version that this ROM requires.
 

Tuckycv

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Oct 22, 2012
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I was expecting to read about the ROM, but only see comments about recoveries. Any comments on the ROM? Video recording/playback is working?
 

TecknoFreak

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Feb 20, 2011
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Working great on atrix hd other then i get no signal. Everything else seen to work. I also had to edit the build.prop to change the resolution to 320 so it doesn't look so small on my atrix hd
 

DizzyFox

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Jan 26, 2011
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I just flashed the CWM this morning via fastboot and everything went fine. Have you tried that way?

Sent from my XT925 using Tapatalk

I must not have my PC set right. I get my phone in fastboot but when I try to open fastboot it just blinks and disappears. I may just have to try putting trwp on my phone. Thanks you are all a great bunch of gentlemen
 

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    SlimRoms is a custom android operating system. The main goal is to offer users a slimmed down but still feature rich alternative to other android operating systems.
    The entire SlimTeam work together to bring you this tailor-made beauty straight from Android Open Source Project (AOSP) source code.
    All of the sources can be publicly viewed through GitHub and you can stop by the public Gerrit to submit patches of any type.

    SlimKat is the project name for SlimRoms based on Android 4.4 and offers the following original features:
    • The Real Dark Slim
      • Full system-wide dark interfaces. - If you like it smooth and classy.
    • Custom Shortcuts. Everywhere.
      • Hardware keys, Navigation Ring, Navigation Bar, Lockscreen, Tiles, Notifications etc. - We've got you covered.
    • System-Wide Keyboard Controls
      • Rotation, cursor control, optional emoticions, etc. - You'll be tapping away to your heart's content.
    • SlimCenter
      • Downloads, contact information, system app removal. - More fun than you can shake a stick at.
    • Camera Features
      • Trueview, Smart Capture. - Capture life moments with ease.

    Important links:

    slimroms.net - The official webpage where you find everything you need to know about SlimRoms.

    Downloads - Download the rom, gapps and other addons.

    Installation instructions - Follow these steps to the letter if you're about to install SlimRoms on your device.

    Latest Changelog - Read here if you want information on changes in latest build.

    FAQ - The most frequent asked questions with answers.

    Kernel Source - The source of your device's kernel.


    Get in touch! - Contact SlimRoms at these places if you have questions, requests or feedback.

    Google+

    Twitter

    Facebook

    Forum


    Disclaimer: SlimRoms are not responsible for any damages to your device.

    XDA:DevDB Information
    SlimRoms, ROM for the Motorola Droid RAZR HD

    Contributors
    darkspadez, SlimRoms

    Version Information
    Status: Testing

    Created 2014-07-01
    Last Updated 2014-07-01
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    RC2 is up many fixes

    Sorry i have not been on xda past 2 months i have been dealing with stuff.
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    but most of them are in 4.3 too

    All of them are from 4.3. To everyone saying "meh" and "where are the old features?", you need to realize that everything is being re-done from scratch. It's not like the rom devs can just hit an "update" button and have just the parts of the OS that are 4.3 update to 4.4. They're re-implementing all of your favorite features from scratch. So either be patient, or help out by writing/porting something yourself. As far as customization goes, this ROM is further along than even CM is at the moment.
    5
    I uploaded a 4.4.1 aka beta 1.2 to the downloads

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