I am proud to announce, that I have been working on a custom rom for the Samsung Galaxy S4 for the Neowin Community.
I present you with NEOdroid, the first Android rom built for the Neowin community. In the past, the community of Neowin has built their Linux Distros, now I thought it was time to put some fun in our pockets. (pun intended)
This is a community rom and would love for everyone’s help that is interested. I would love to have members make special wallpaper, sounds, boot animations, ect. This is meant to be a fun project and with everyone’s collaboration, we can make something awesome.
Right now, this rom is for the S4(non octa) and plan on porting to other devices if others are interested.
For the S4, the base is CM 10.1 using the latest nightly.
I plan on moving away from CM and building straight from the source of 4.3 in the future. This rom will always use CM as the base.
Based off the latest Nightlies from CM 10.2, there are addons and tweaks made by myself and the Neowin community.
The first Release:
INCLUDES HANGOUTS AND MAPS (Not Normally included in GAPPS)
IR Support WORKING (These are not currently merged in the CM 10.2 Nightlies code, until then, I will keep cherry picking them and putting in the rom)
Neowin Wallpaper and Lock Screen
If you have input what you like to see in the ROM, please let me know Anyone can be on the dev-team for this rom.
I have the first build compiled and running, however it is not ready enough for even testing.. I hope to release the first build in the next few days..
If you would like to get started, this would be a great piece of software to start off with!
With that said, you can usually always catch me in the Neowin IRC channel..
Best Answer fusi0n , 11 August 2013 - 22:40
Seems like a REALLY odd idea. A ROM for a specific phone based upon the theme from a forum. Bearing in mind the trouble a poor ROM can cause - just seems odd. BUT, fair play
Not really.. Neowin has made some Linux distros before that were pretty neat.. It is for a specific phone at them moment because ROMs are not universal.. If this project gains the attention of other neowin members with other Android devices, I would be more than happy to port it after we have a finished S4 rom.. The base is CM.. which most custom roms are based from that..
No screenshots or videos?
No yet.. Looks pretty much like a stock ASOP ROM ATM.. Trying to optimize the build.prop and go from there..Go to the full post