[ROM] (Unofficial) [4.4.2] SlimKat Weekly 3.1 [Jewel] W/ New partitions

NaterTots

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SlimKAT 4.4.2



Installation instructions

1. Download the latest build
2. Download the latest SlimGapps 4.4.x or other 4.4 specific gapps
3. In recovery, full wipe, and manually format /system
4. Flash ROM and the gapps you want, reboot

Note 1: This rom comes with DPI set at 245. This will make the fonts/icons smaller than usual there are many ways to change this to the stock 320... Edit: The latest builds have a DPI adjuster in Settings/Interface/

Note 2: Superuser comes disabled by default! Please find the Dev Tools app in your app drawer, select Developer Options then look under "Debugging" for Root Access. select apps only or apps and ADB. (Btw ART is working great on this rom, if you would like to test it it is under Select runtime)

Note 3: Build's based off the new partition layout

YOU MUST FLASH AND RUN CAPTAINTHROWBACK'S SENSE 5 4.3 UPDATE ROM BEFORE FLASHING THIS

Or have used the RUU from HTC to upgrade to 4.13

REQUIREMENTS:
-HBOOT 2.10
-RECOVERY WITH NEW PARTITION LAYOUT
-FLASH AND BOOT INTO THE SENSE 5 4.3 ROM FIRST OR THIS WILL NOT WORK!

see Captain_Throwback's instructions http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2639180

Also once you do update everything you will need to do the HTC Unlock to be able to flash your recovery. Don't worry, you will still be S-Off, if you already were.

I have to say it again DO NOT FLASH THE BUILDS FOR THE NEW PARTITION LAYOUT UNLESS YOU HAVE PERFORMED THE UPGRADE TO THE LATEST SENSE 5 4.3 upgrade! You must actually flash the rom not just the recovery. You have been warned.

Changelogs can be found on the slimroms website
http://www.slimroms.net/index.php/news


Download Links: There are 2 versions of each build at the moment. I'm not sure how long I'll support the old Partition layout so it would be a good thing to upgrade to stay current. PLEASE pay attention to what you are downloading and Flashing.

SlimKat Weekly 3.2

2/27/14
New Partition layout. w/ DPI On the Fly, Notification Reminders - http://d-h.st/Ugw

If you want to test something you can flash these new Blobs which will make it so your Baseband shows up in About Phone - Thank @Captain_Throwback for these. - http://d-h.st/Kdj

2/20/14
Old partition Layout w/ DPI On the Fly

New Partition Layout w/ DPI On the Fly

2/18/14
Old Partition Layout DPI set @ 320

New Partition Layout DPI set @ 320

These files have been removed since they are no longer on the hosting site. If someone is looking for them let me know and I'll put them back up.



SlimKat Weekly 2.8 RC3
http://d-h.st/IWi

New features
-Opensource Dialer added
-SlimPie is back!
-lots of stability tweaks, Slim believes this will be the last RC!

Tweaks I added to this build:
-set dpi to 320 default. This can be set to slim's 245 using textdroider_dpi app included.
-added cLock app from CM

SlimKat Weekly 2.6 RC2
http://d-h.st/9ai

Tweaks I added to this build:
-cherry picked "clear all" button to recents
-cherry picked Network Speed Indicator to status bar settings
-set dpi to 320 default. This can be set to slim's 245 using textdroider_dpi app included.

SlimKat 4.4.x Gapps
http://slimroms.net/index.php/downloads/dlsearch/viewcategory/1150-addons4-4

SuperSU
http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu



Gapps are the same and can be found here. The AIO gapps will work very well with TRDS if you use it:

http://slimroms.net/index.php/downloads/dlsearch/viewcategory/1150-addons4-4

And huge thanks to @Captain_Throwback and @xHausx for working on the parttion layout and @GoblinZ for helping me, help him.

There really is no reason to not update your Firmware, Hboot and recovery to have the new layout. It uses the storage the same way as newer devices and allows you to format your SD card to a different format if you desire.

Reminder: Any previous backups you have will not work on the new layout. But this is a great time to clean up your SD card and start fresh which will probably make things quicker in the long run.

Screenshot's Post #3
SlimPie is in all builds from 2.8 and up. :)


Kernel Source :https://github.com/CyanogenMod/android_device_htc_jewel
https://github.com/CyanogenMod/android_kernel_htc_msm8960


Support:

This rom comes with an app for slimusers irc. It links to freenode channel #slimusers feel free to visit if you would like to chat, keep in mind this is an unofficial build.


Thanks: I can not express enough that these types of projects can not be done without the support of the community. :highfive:



  • I personally never would have tried compiling Roms from source with out the help from those in #htc-evo-4g-lte
    So Thank you so much to all of them.
  • deck's tireless work made the CM kernel and device tree that this and many other roms for this device are based on.
  • MeestaAytch, xHausx, CaptainThrowback, GoblinZ and everyone in the #htc-evo-4g-lte channel for all of their support and info along the way.
  • mikshepard for posting the instructions for porting this rom to our device.
  • The entire SlimRoms staff for all of their hard work in making this rom and apps.
  • Please don't hesitate to let me know if someone was missed here, send a PM or catch me in freenode and ill get you in there :eek:


    EDIT: @ocarinaz64 has been kind enough to continue building SlimKat for Jewel. His builds can be found here. Please read the "Read me" link he has there and be sure to thank him!!
    https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B02ZZ1GsXhMkY3ZlM1k5Nm5mYlU&usp=drive_web

 
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NaterTots

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SlimKat Screenshots

These are Screenshots of the Hardware key setting,s DPI On the Fly Adjuster, SlimPie and also what the TRDS does to YouTube and the Playstore among other things. ;)
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I see you pulled the trigger...good for you. I have been building this for a while and can tell you some days when you sync things work and some days things are broke. Interested to see where you take it.

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just installed. love slim roms. thank you for porting this op! what is the option to get the recent to be the menu? its some line 249 or something you have to change....cant remember the director to map the keys.
 

NaterTots

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So my phone didn't have a cell signal since it's not active, but I was on it all day long browsing and playing some games like bike race, words, and watching some YouTube clips

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scottspa74

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I haven't seen any comments about data connectivity yet. This have the dropped data issues I'd read about with CM?
Thanks. ROM looks great.

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NaterTots

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I haven't seen any comments about data connectivity yet. This have the dropped data issues I'd read about with CM?
Thanks. ROM looks great.

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Scott, my device isn't active anymore so I can't answer that.
My understanding though is that there may be a hang up on data when switching networks. Like 3g to LTE and vice versa. An airplane toggle resets it usually.

I also saw in a different thread that someone uses tasker to turn of mobile data when they arent using it. You could probably set it to turn data off for one minute every 20 minutes or so. You'd probably never notice it and wouldn't get stuck without a data connection.

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I only have lte at work so usually driving when it switches to 3g but I haven't noticed any issues and WiFi to 3g works great to

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GoblinZ

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I have noticed the connection dropout requiring a data or airplane toggle to restart. This first build was a vanilla unmodified SlimKat. Future builds will integrate fixes to these and other issues.

SlimKat is being released in weekly increments so I will keep that release schedule.

Thank you all for the feedback! :thumbup:

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ocarinaz64

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Great Build

Great job on this build. I have been working on one myself, but I haven't actually gotten a successful build compiled. That aside, I haven't noticed any problems with this ROM at all. I haven't even noticed any data dropouts, although I'm not a heavy data user.

I have noticed the connection dropout requiring a data or airplane toggle to restart. This first build was a vanilla unmodified SlimKat. Future builds will integrate fixes to these and other issues.

SlimKat is being released in weekly increments so I will keep that release schedule.

Thank you all for the feedback! :thumbup:

Sent from my EVO using xda app-developers app
 

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so i've downloaded this from my phone, and from my macbook pro, and both downloads give me an error upon installation.. =/

it says set_metadata_recursive: some changes failed and than goes on about executing updater binary in zip, etc etc... anyone have a clue..?
 

GoblinZ

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so i've downloaded this from my phone, and from my macbook pro, and both downloads give me an error upon installation.. =/

it says set_metadata_recursive: some changes failed and than goes on about executing updater binary in zip, etc etc... anyone have a clue..?
There were many changes to the Kit Kat builds of android to include selinux features. This requires an update to the recovery software. Please make sure to use either deck's patched TWRP or selinux capable TWRP.

Deck's: http://d-h.st/SUc
 
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