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Slim Tab V6 [ARK4] [T835/T830]

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dr460nf1r3

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This is a clean and fast version of the current ARK4 Firmware. Most of the Samsung bloat has been removed while maintaining a stable system.


Features::highfive:

  • Based on latest ARK4 Firmware
  • Latest Modesty kernel with enhancements
  • December security patch
  • Zipaligned
  • Deknoxed
  • Disabled RMM
  • Lots of bloat removed
  • Latest Nova Launcher
  • Using Cloudflare DNS servers
  • Buildprop tweaking battery and performance
  • iOS 12.1 emojis & GoogleSans font
  • Goodlock Multistar, Lockstar and Taskchanger
  • Other included apps: YouTube Vanced and Activity Manager
  • Rooted with latest magisk by Ianmacd
  • Enabled Doze for Google Play Services and Play Store
  • Naptime for improved deep sleep (enable in app)
  • AdAway as adblocking solution, but also preinstalled Goodbye Ads hosts file
  • All added apps can be uninstalled
  • ADB enabled by default

Changelog

V6
- Rebased to new firmware ARK4
- Switched to iOS emojis
- Updated all apps
- Latest Modesty Kernel (23/12)
- Adblock hostfile default now




Download it now



Quick notice: :confused:


  • To change the Goodlock apks settings get an activity launcher and launch the main activity! In V6 Activity Manager will be included to serve this purpose.
  • To restore Netflix functionality you have to flash this module via magisk.
  • When running custom kernels on newer samsung devices bluetooth pairings are bugged. Flash this module as a fix!
  • If you are interested in controlling the kernel options install the excellent MTweaks app!


Credits going to

 
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gradynyc

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Hi guys,

I recently started learning about cooking own custom rom builds and since there was no rom available for our tabs i created one myself. Im gonna share my builds here as well since there are probably guys here who want to flash a custom rom and update but dont know how.
V1 is a basic build created out of the latest AJR3 Firmware with some very basic modifications thus being almost stock. I plan on debloating further and adding more mods but that takes time to learn and test. For now enjoy the first build! :fingers-crossed:
As im only in possession of the LTE variant of the tab i cant tell if it also works on the wifi version. It might work if you flash the rom and modesty kernel afterwards, but again, i cant test this so go ahead, test and tell me afterwards.



Features:
- Based on latest ARJ3 Firmware
- October security patch
- Firmware fixes ghost inputs while gaming
- Zipaligned
- Deknoxed
- Disabled RMM
- Safe debloated
- Few buildprop tweaks
- Includes Adaway and Multistar
- No root, gotta flash magisk afterwards, but i integrated Ianmacds own Magisk build into the rom so you can download the latest zip via the installer

I was thinking about integrating a modified host file for adblocking but since i use one that breaks the facebook app by default i only included Adaway. If you want to have even better adblocking though, take a look at this thread! :cowboy:
Also, Modesty kernel will be based on the latest firmware soon, so i advise you to flash it afterwards.



Im by no means experienced with cooking roms and this is my first rom ever so this is probably going to be all about debloating and basic mods. :silly:


Download:
Version 1







Credits going to
- Androdev for classy kitchen
- Geekydroid for his very nice tutorial
- Ianmacd for his magisk builds
- foobar66 for his googlewiz script
- Samsung for firmware

Does deknoxed mean it does not trip the Knox counter. I don't want to root due to the fact my mobile device manager on the job may not let me use this tablet for work. Is root necessary? Also is this based off of the Korean model or another english speaking country? I'm trying to get alot of the korean defaults out of my tablet. Thank you.
 

dr460nf1r3

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Does deknoxed mean it does not trip the Knox counter. I don't want to root due to the fact my mobile device manager on the job may not let me use this tablet for work. Is root necessary? Also is this based off of the Korean model or another english speaking country? I'm trying to get alot of the korean defaults out of my tablet. Thank you.

No, it means that the knox apk files have been removed from the rom. Knox counter is triggered when you flash a custom recovery and root the device and has nothing to do with the rom you are flashing.
This is based on the latest firmware i found, which is from malaysia, but universal for the T835 model which is not the korean version.
In order to flash this rom you have to get TWRP working which trips knox but the rom itself is unrooted.

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1eStar

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Does deknoxed mean it does not trip the Knox counter. I don't want to root due to the fact my mobile device manager on the job may not let me use this tablet for work. Is root necessary? Also is this based off of the Korean model or another english speaking country? I'm trying to get alot of the korean defaults out of my tablet. Thank you.

Download a firmware from an English speaking country and flash it via ODIN. Look on sammobile for firmware and instructions. Official firmware doesn't trip the knox bit.
 
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dr460nf1r3

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So im currently working on safe debloating the rom i googled every app i removed one by one to avoid making the system unstable. However whenever i try to sign in to google account the google play services crash and i cant find the error thats really unfortunate

Edit: so appearently it was because i removed chrome.. now i still have to get dex working
Edit: Dex also working seems to be the samsung keyboard..

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dr460nf1r3

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Im happy to announce the second release of my rom!

Changelog:
- Safe debloated all of the useless samsung apps
- Added YouTube Vanced and Goodlock Taskchanger
- Nova Launcher by default
- Pixel Sounds
- Pie Emojis
- GoogleSans Font

Download V2 here


Edit: This release accidently killed GPS just fyi. Fix already done but cant upload until tomorrow evening. If you want to do it yourself take V1 and copy FusedLocation folder from priv-app to the corresponding location in V2.

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dr460nf1r3

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Release of rom version 2.1 :victory:
Changelog:
- GPS fixed
- Few more buildprop tweaks taken from googlewiz oreo credits to foobar66
- Modesty kernel by default credits to Ianmacd

Dirty flash is always fine.

Im thinking about replacing samsung apps by google ones however there wont be tooltips on spen hovering like on the samsung ones and no splitscreen while being not being in portrait mode. :confused:
Any idea on what else to add/debloat/whatever?

For T830 users im pretty sure that this rom will work fine If you flash the Modesty kernel after rom installation.

Download 2.1 here!


Following is release 2.2!

Changelog:
- Now prerooted with latest Ianmacd magisk!
- Cloudflare DNS servers used
- Enabled Doze for Google Play Services and Playstore
- Naptime app for improved deepsleep


Download 2.2 here!
 
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dr460nf1r3

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Release 3
Changelog:
- Samsung Pie keyboard
- Switched to Ruthless Launcher
- Updated Google & Samsung apps to the latest so no more Galaxy Store needed
- Updated Pie Emojis
- Removed Samsung account & Experience service
- Switched to GCam

I'd include more of them pie apps but they are still rather bugged so here we go.

Download removed.
 
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dr460nf1r3

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Release 3.1
Changelog:
- Removed Samsung Camera & its unneeded apks
- Removed Gallery as im only using Google Photos
- Reverted to latest oreo Samsung keyboard as Pie one was too unstable

A few notes:
- If you want to change DeX background download Samsung Gallery from playstore as the app points towards it. You can uninstall it afterwards.
- For Gcam you have to install this apk after setting up rom, somehow this fixes the crash if only installed in /apps and I sonst know how to fix this by default. After this its fully working though. https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=75675455&postcount=209 credits to cstark27
- To change the Goodlock apks settings get any kind of activity launcher and launch the main activity!


Download here https://mega.nz/#!zI8yGQrK!lV85-Aplo42VtdfhzSm3qZcgMGu1peG9ziNOCxI8gdM

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dr460nf1r3

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v3.1 - File no longer available
Im currently rebuilding the rom as the rom wasnt 100% stable in longterm use.
The process will result in a bigger yet more stable rom which is fine i guess.
Also, all of the apps including the launcher will be updated and all of the added Apps can now be removed.
Magisk and kernel will be updated to the new release too.

Rom will be up tomorrow as im busy today.

BTW V4+ will be called Slim Tab :fingers-crossed:
 
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EggZenBeanz

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Im currently rebuilding the rom as the rom wasnt 100% stable in longterm use.
The process will result in a bigger yet more stable rom which is fine i guess.
Also, all of the apps including the launcher will be updated and all of the added Apps can now be removed.
Magisk and kernel will be updated to the new release too.

Rom will be up tomorrow as im busy today.

BTW V4+ will be called Slim Tab :fingers-crossed:

Awesome, thanks. My tab will arrive today so good timing. Will your next upload be v4 or v3.1 again?
 

ALLDAT

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Im currently rebuilding the rom as the rom wasnt 100% stable in longterm use.
The process will result in a bigger yet more stable rom which is fine i guess.
Also, all of the apps including the launcher will be updated and all of the added Apps can now be removed.
Magisk and kernel will be updated to the new release too.

Rom will be up tomorrow as im busy today.

BTW V4+ will be called Slim Tab :fingers-crossed:
Looking forward to your rom I should have my tab in a few days.

Sent from my SM-T820 using Tapatalk
 

dr460nf1r3

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Alright guys, here as promised V4! :)

Changelog:
- System is now less debloated but everything works
- Samsung gallery and camera are back
- Activity Manager and Linux on Dex are now included too
- All added apps can now be uninstalled if you dont like them
- All apps updated (e.g. Ruthless launcher 3.0)
- Modesty kernel updated to latest version


Notice the following before flashing:

- T830 users have to flash Modesty kernel since i only included T835 boot.img
- To change the Goodlock apks settings start Activity Manager and launch the main activity of the apk
- To restore Netflix functionality you have to flash this module via magisk
- Flash this module to restore the persistent saving of bluetooth pairings (cuz of running custom kernel)

- Skip setting up a liebe security in the setup process and setup later!

Finally, here the download :victory:
 
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EggZenBeanz

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thanks for the v4 man. Stupid question: Do we flash this in TWRP? Do I wipe everything if coming from stock rom?

I'm new to samsung stuff so not familiar with the steps
 

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    This is a clean and fast version of the current ARK4 Firmware. Most of the Samsung bloat has been removed while maintaining a stable system.


    Features::highfive:

    • Based on latest ARK4 Firmware
    • Latest Modesty kernel with enhancements
    • December security patch
    • Zipaligned
    • Deknoxed
    • Disabled RMM
    • Lots of bloat removed
    • Latest Nova Launcher
    • Using Cloudflare DNS servers
    • Buildprop tweaking battery and performance
    • iOS 12.1 emojis & GoogleSans font
    • Goodlock Multistar, Lockstar and Taskchanger
    • Other included apps: YouTube Vanced and Activity Manager
    • Rooted with latest magisk by Ianmacd
    • Enabled Doze for Google Play Services and Play Store
    • Naptime for improved deep sleep (enable in app)
    • AdAway as adblocking solution, but also preinstalled Goodbye Ads hosts file
    • All added apps can be uninstalled
    • ADB enabled by default

    Changelog

    V6
    - Rebased to new firmware ARK4
    - Switched to iOS emojis
    - Updated all apps
    - Latest Modesty Kernel (23/12)
    - Adblock hostfile default now




    Download it now



    Quick notice: :confused:


    • To change the Goodlock apks settings get an activity launcher and launch the main activity! In V6 Activity Manager will be included to serve this purpose.
    • To restore Netflix functionality you have to flash this module via magisk.
    • When running custom kernels on newer samsung devices bluetooth pairings are bugged. Flash this module as a fix!
    • If you are interested in controlling the kernel options install the excellent MTweaks app!


    Credits going to

    5
    Im happy to announce the second release of my rom!

    Changelog:
    - Safe debloated all of the useless samsung apps
    - Added YouTube Vanced and Goodlock Taskchanger
    - Nova Launcher by default
    - Pixel Sounds
    - Pie Emojis
    - GoogleSans Font

    Download V2 here


    Edit: This release accidently killed GPS just fyi. Fix already done but cant upload until tomorrow evening. If you want to do it yourself take V1 and copy FusedLocation folder from priv-app to the corresponding location in V2.

    Sent from my dream2lte using XDA Labs
    4
    So after fixing this error preventing img extraction i was able to cook a new version of this rom. I didnt change much apart from switching to Nova Launcher and iOS emojis. Also the adblocking hostfile is standart now.

    After testing this for a while, I had no bugs while running this version until now. Hope you enjoy this release as much as I do. :cowboy:

    I debloated very softly so everything works if you have different use profiles than I do, personally I use package disabler to disable more than 50+ apps left in this rom without sacrificing stability so If you like very clean stuff thats your way to go.

    Here it is

    Clean flash + deleting android folder on sdcard is strongly advised, also clean cache if you deleted android folder in the new installation
    4
    Release of rom version 2.1 :victory:
    Changelog:
    - GPS fixed
    - Few more buildprop tweaks taken from googlewiz oreo credits to foobar66
    - Modesty kernel by default credits to Ianmacd

    Dirty flash is always fine.

    Im thinking about replacing samsung apps by google ones however there wont be tooltips on spen hovering like on the samsung ones and no splitscreen while being not being in portrait mode. :confused:
    Any idea on what else to add/debloat/whatever?

    For T830 users im pretty sure that this rom will work fine If you flash the Modesty kernel after rom installation.

    Download 2.1 here!


    Following is release 2.2!

    Changelog:
    - Now prerooted with latest Ianmacd magisk!
    - Cloudflare DNS servers used
    - Enabled Doze for Google Play Services and Playstore
    - Naptime app for improved deepsleep


    Download 2.2 here!
    3
    v3.1 - File no longer available
    Im currently rebuilding the rom as the rom wasnt 100% stable in longterm use.
    The process will result in a bigger yet more stable rom which is fine i guess.
    Also, all of the apps including the launcher will be updated and all of the added Apps can now be removed.
    Magisk and kernel will be updated to the new release too.

    Rom will be up tomorrow as im busy today.

    BTW V4+ will be called Slim Tab :fingers-crossed: