Let’s the Games Begin! SlimKat and Unofficial CM11 Ported to the Moto E


The Moto G, which was released back in 2013, has seen great success. The cheap and powerful device almost immediately found its way into the pockets of many XDA users around the world. Lenovo, after purchasing Motorola, decided to release an even more budget-friendly successor, the Moto E.

The Moto E’s firmware is close to AOSP, but in contrast to Nexus devices, the device tree wasn’t released. A while ago, we talked about a device tree by XDA Recognized Developers JackpotClavin and cybojenix. We’re pleased to announce that the whole process has gone well, and you can now try source-built Android in two flavors: Slim and CyanogenMod. This is possible thanks to cybojenix. . . READ ON »

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CyanogenMod 11 and SlimKat for the Locked Xperia SP


Some OEMs are more developer-friendly than others. One of the friendliest is Sony, which gives its user the ability to unlock their bootloader. Many mobile carriers don’t quite share Sony’s enthusiasm towards open source and lock their phones, leading to the “Bootloader Unlock Allowed: No” message.

A while ago, we talked about the Sony Xperia SP receiving a CyanogenMod 10.2 port for locked devices. XDA Forum Member bagyusz went even further and ported Android 4.4 in CyanogenMod and SlimKat flavors. This is even more impressive, because these ports have no known bugs remaining, so both builds can be considered stable.

Bagyusz also shared his sources . . . READ ON »

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New Recent Apps Menu Available in SlimKat


In recent years, Google has introduced many goodies into Android. But bringing these new features doesn’t automatically mean that everything is fully streamlined—in fact, it’s often quite the opposite. One area that many would like to see some improvement in Android is the recent apps menu. Luckily, this was taken care of in OmniROM with OmniSwitch, but a totally different approach was presented by the SlimKat developers.

A totally reworked recent apps menu was presented by XDA Recognized Themer kufikugel, who did an amazing adding almost 3000 lines of code that are now available in the newest weekly. Much credit goes to Gabriele Mariotti, who made a base library used by the SlimROM T. . . READ ON »

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SlimKat Updated to 3.0, Lots of New Features and Helpful Tools


There’s good news for all of you SlimROM lovers! The developer team behind the famous SlimBean and SlimKat ROMs is pleased to announce that SlimKat has now been updated to version 3.0. The ROM, which is officially available for almost 50 devices and has over 100,000 downloads every week, recently celebrated having acquired over 1 million installs last year—quite an impressive number, indeed.

So, what changes are available in in version 3.0? The developers focused mainly on device frameworks, which have been refined to fit user needs. The full list includes the following:

  • Frameworks: EdgeGestureService give abbility to reduce the left and right trigger site on IME keyboard
  • Frameworks: Slim
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Custom ROM Central Expanded to Include AOKP and SlimRoms

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 direc. . . READ ON »

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