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#1 fusi0n

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 21:52

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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. 

 

 

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Based off the latest Nightlies from CM 10.2, there are addons and tweaks made by myself and the Neowin community.  

 

The first Release:

10.2 8-18-2013 

INCLUDES GAPPS

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 :D 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!

http://developer.sam...-Designer-2-0-4

 

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.. 

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#2 Steve B.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 21:55

I've moved this to the Android sub-forum, and also pinned it, it's a pretty awesome idea (Y)



#3 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 22:28

awww no love for 9500 octa?  (yeah I know CM isn't quite there yet)



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 22:32

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 :)



#5 McKay

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 22:35

No screenshots or videos?



#6 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 22:36

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 :)

would you use a pink panther rom :p ?

 

LOL but seriously CM is pretty stable last I read for the S600 version of the s4.



#7 OP fusi0n

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 22:40   Best Answer

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.. 



#8 OP fusi0n

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 22:41

awww no love for 9500 octa?  (yeah I know CM isn't quite there yet)

I can port this as soon as I get the first release out for the 9505 if you are interested.. that shouldn't be an issue at all.. 



#9 McKay

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 22:43

Can we get a link to your ringtones and system sounds. Would love to hear them.



#10 +Nik L

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 22:57

Don't misunderstand... Not hating, just a little confused.  :)



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 23:02

Having got my s4 today and already (soft)bricked it, it would be interested!



#12 jren207

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 23:18

I understand your intentions, but it seems a bit gimmicky. Good luck though.



#13 OP fusi0n

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 01:32

Let's try to keep it positive until release.. If you don't like the idea or dont want to use it.. Simply don't post..

This is going to be an very exciting and fun project for the ones interested.

#14 Steve B.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 10:04

To those who are questioning the point of this, the OP just wanted a fun project and this gave them a theme to work towards rather than just making a generic ROM.



#15 Haggis

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 21:54

Got bored tonight so had a wee try

 

excuse the shittiness i am still getting used to Gimp lol

 

and could not be arsed booting into windows for PS lol

 

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