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PAC Performance

There are always reasons for us to try new ROMs on our devices. Be it the UI stylings of the a particular offering, special feature not available elsewhere, or maybe it is just the right mix of built-in modifications meant to save you from flashing and installing individual mods on your current ROM. The problem here is that not all devices are capable of receiving the latest and greatest, no matter how hard a dev or group of devs may try. So, what if there is something that you love about a ROM but you simply cannot have it? That is when people like XDA Recognized Themer mariozawa come into play.

As the title of this article suggests, PACROM lovers out there who may not be able to update to the latest KitKat builds were likely missing out on PAC’s Performance app. Mariozawa decided to try and help those on lower versions of Android by backporting the Performance app. It offers all the same features that you will find from the actual app in PAC ROM, but without the need for KitKat–or even PAC ROM, for that matter. The only real requirement is that you need to have a rooted device. And considering the multitude of rooting options available on this site, the likelihood of meeting this requirement is quite high.

In any case, please be sure to check out the app if you are running anything on Gingerbread or above and see if it boosts your device’s performance. The dev states that there should not be any bugs, but if you do find some, get your favorite logcat app out and let the dev know. You can find more information in the backported PAC Performance app thread. Happy tweaking.

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Since the release of Android 4.4.2, most custom ROMs have been rebased to Google’s latest and greatest. However, this transition isn’t always without issue, as it requires lots of work porting existing features to a newer OS version. Earlier today, we shared a guide on building PAC on your own PC, but now it’s a great time to start a fresh sync as PAC has now gone to Android 4.4.2.

PAC ROM still remains an All-in-One ROM, with all core features from Paranoid Android, AOKP, and CyanogenMod—hence the name PAC. And with the update to KitKat, the developers bring the following improvements:

  • All in One Rom [Core features from PA, AOKP and CM]
  • PAC in Black
  • Status bar tweaks
  • Quick Settings Panel tweaks
  • Notification Drawer tweaks
  • Lockscreen Notifications
  • Active Display
  • Appbar
  • Gesture Anywhere
  • Init.d scripts
  • Build.prop Mods
  • Statusbar Weather 
  • Recents RAM Bar
  • PAC Console
  • Latest Version Nightly Builds
  • OTA Updates
  • Changelog Viewer
  • Basically if there is a cool feature out there and it’s open source, then we will try to bring that feature into PAC-man (insert PAC-man eating a pellet sound here)
  • And of course: Android 4.4.2

As you can see, many cool features have been added here and there, and the ROM can finally be black like SlimROM. PAC is widely available for a large number of devices and has over 150 thousand total installations. A more detailed change log can be found on the team’s Gerrit and Github. The newest version of PAC can be found in various forum threads or on the official project website. You should also receive an OTA notification when the update is available for your device. Get your phones ready, as more and more ghosts will be eaten up by a happy yellow ball in the coming hours!

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Pac-Man isn’t just a funny-looking character from the earliest moments in gaming. PAC ROM is also the name of one of the most popular ROMs available for many devices here at XDA. The developers of PAC take the best features from popular ROMs like CM, Paranoid Android, and AOKP, and put them together while adding their personal flair.

PAC is pretty easy to port, even with a moderate amount of Android building knowledge. If you’ve ever tried to take a stab at building PAC, you might be interested in reading a guide by XDA Recognized Developer iurnait. The developer put together all the necessary information and wrote a step-by-step guide for building PAC. If your device has a working CyanogenMod device tree, you should be able to compile it from existing sources or even add official support for your device. The build process is scripted, so compiling should not be a big challenge. But nevertheless, the guide is very helpful.

To learn more about compiling PAC for educational purposes or building a new ROM for your device, head over to the original thread in Custom ROM Central to get started.

[Thanks to my fellow news writer Samantha for the tip!]

XDA Forums for the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live, and Asus Padfone X

Not too long ago, we announced the creation of a dedicated forum for large-scale, multi-device custom ROMs. Originally, this forum was home to development and discussion surrounding OmniROMPAC ROM, and Paranoid Android.

Now, we’ve gone ahead and expanded the forum to include two other important multi-device ROMs: SlimRoms and AOKP. As is the case with the previously created entries in the Custom ROM Central forum, this is where general discussion pertaining to these ROMs belongs, as well as Q&A about the projects themselves, and feature development to be incorporated into the ROMs themselves.

To get started, head over to Custom ROM Central, or visit the new sections directly by visiting the links below:

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