[ROM] Dirty Unicorns 4.4.4 {HAMMERHEAD} (11/04/14)

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  1. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Guide


    Dirty Unicorns (DU) is a custom ROM originally based off AOKP, but now based from OmniROM. DU brings you a great mix of stability and customization. The idea to start a ROM like this was purely out of boredom, but later turned into a form of an addiction, a good one. We began to have fun while still doing things the right way. By doing so, we received high praise from not only our users but by fellow developers of other ROMs that also enjoy seeing things done the right way. This ROM will always be free of charge without any strings attached or any of it's developers luring you into donating, or any form of "pay to flash".

    "Give credit and thanks where it's due!" That's something that has fueled the way we do things! With that said, we would like to go ahead and credit those individuals and groups that have made this ROM possible with their original code and contributions to the Android community.....

    | OmniROM | AOKP | ChaOS | Paranoidandroid | SlimROMs | Preludedrew | Team Black Out | Official Testers / Translators |

    Believe it or not, we are human and we do forget things. If we have left someone out of the credit/thanks list, just PM us and we'll gladly add on to the list.​


    -- Built-in ad blocker (able to update hosts on the fly)
    -- Ability to disable FC notifications
    -- Enable pointer/user microphone options (screen record)
    -- Download Center (Gapps, Xposed, etc)
    -- Ability to force Expanded Notifications
    -- Over 100 cloud based wallpapers
    -- Facebook Sync Hack
    -- Immersive mode
    -- Hot Reboot In Power Menu
    -- Appbar (app sidebar)
    -- Customizable Quick Settings
    -- Customizable power menu
    -- Customizable lockscreen shortcuts
    -- App Ops access in Settings
    -- TRDS (built in theme in settings)
    -- Statusbar Clock options
    -- NavBar Options
    -- Halo (multi-tasking tool)
    -- Halo size/color changer
    -- Hardware key remap mod (only for HW button devices)
    -- Battery Bar / Circle batteries
    -- Network speed indicators in statusbar
    -- SuperSU (chainfire)
    -- Build.prop mods
    -- Init.d Tweaks
    -- Active Display (Moto X notifications)
    -- ListView Animations
    -- Custom System Animations
    -- Toast Animations
    -- Custom BusyDialog
    -- Advanced Low Battery Indicator options
    -- ScreenShot QuickTrash
    -- Color Changing PhaseBeam
    -- Gesture Anywhere
    -- Button Light Notification
    -- Statusbar Color options
    -- OmniSwitch (multi-tasking tool)
    -- Driving Mode
    -- Lockscreen theme options
    -- Lockscreen notifications / options
    -- System App Remover
    -- Identicons
    -- Suspend Actions
    -- Wakelock Actions
    -- SlimROM based recents
    -- Contextual notification panel headers
    -- SlimROMs privacy guard
    -- Blacklist calls/sms

    -- And much much more, just take a peek in Dirty Tweaks for yourself and ENJOY!!!


    8.2 - https://github.com/DirtyUnicorns-KitKat/android_kernel_lge_hammerhead

    - Make sure you have a custom recovery
    - Wipe everything but your external/internal storage
    - Flash ROM
    - Flash the recommended GAPPS
    - Reboot and ENJOY!

    - None that I know of, but let me know if you discover anything funky

     [B][U]8.2 - 11/04/14[/U][/B]
    - Kernel updates
    - Disable/Enable screenshot sound
    - Navbar: Custom Glow Time
    - SystemUI: Fix crash during notification/theme change
    - Bring back color changer for MIUI-like carrier label
    - Fix carrier label not sticking after a reboot
    - Fixed clear-all button bug
    - Fix auto rotation/battery tile long press
    - Double tap to sleep on navigation bar
    - Add Voice Dialer back
    - Support full size application screenshots
    - Fix bootanimation cut off on HDPI devices
    - NavRing: Last App
    - Fix long press app circlebar QS tile
    For a more detailed changelog, feel free to check out our Gerrit or Github. 
     [B][U]8.1 - 10/17/14[/U][/B]
    - Kernel updates (Linux 3.4.104 & more)
    - Call Recording
    - WiFi notifications: notify when WiFi connects
    - Make InCall Dialog themeable
    - Dynamic Color Changer Mod
    - Hide carrier in keyguard option
    - Improve floating window functionality
    - Hide features not being used by certain devices
    - Call Recording format selection
    For a more detailed changelog, feel free to check out our Gerrit or Github. 
     [B][U]8.0 - 09/26/14[/U][/B]
    - Camera: exposure time support
    - PIE from ParanoidAndroid added
    - PIE color settings
    - More PIE targets
    - NavBar keyboard arrows toggle
    - WiFi power menu
    - Calendar enhancements and fixes
    - Dirty Tweaks tile
    - Added Power Menu / Quick Settings button in pulldown
    - Theme engine improvements and fixes
    - Add moar default tiles/toggles
    - Quiet Hours up to date with slim rom
    - Gallery enhancements and fixes
    - Show Heads Up on Bottom
    - Carrier logo statusbar option
    - Complete translations for five languages added
    - Rebase to cleaner looking traffic indicator
    - Remove blur lockscreen
    - More DU wallpapers added
    - Heads Up background color/transparency
    - Vibration options
    - Keyguard: Bring back fast unlock
    - Custom Tile
    For a more detailed changelog, feel free to check out our Gerrit or Github. 
    [B][U]7.9 - 08/21/14[/U][/B]
    - Kernel and device tree updates to (hopefully) improve battery life
    - MIUI Style carrier text in the statusbar
    - Bring Slim Recents up-to-date with SlimROM
    - Show notification when charging
    - Modify Location Tile
    - Filter spam notifications
    - Theme chooser fixes
    - Toggle boot audio on and off
    - Add ability to play audio to Boot Animation
    - New shutdown animation and busy dialog
    - Option to disable heads up in lockscreen
    - 6-bar signal icon style
    - Overscroll effects
    - Add moar Gapps to the Download Center
    - Make navigation bar and status bar transparent
    - User defined WiFi/USB tether network
    - Option to always show heads up in expanded mode
    - Toggle nav bar through power menu
    - Add hardware tunables for some devices
    - Show plugged type (AC / USB) on QS battery tile
    - Option to always show heads up in expanded mode
    - Option to disable heads up in lockscreen
    - G+ SystemUI F/C fix
    - DU Neon Clock
    - Move Dark UI into themes
    - Add option for setting device phone number
    - Removed redundant features from tablets
    For a more detailed changelog, feel free to check out our Gerrit or Github. 
     [B][U]7.8 - 08/01/14[/U][/B]
    ~Tons of kernel updates
    ~Update to Android 4.4.4_r2
    ~New Boot Animation
    ~Left handed navbar during landscape mode
    ~CPUFreq Tile
    ~Fixed hot reboot
    ~Fake ID vulnerability fix
    ~Allow changing theme to Holo Light without crashing
    ~Themes: Make notification list background themeable
    ~Move LCD density from build.prop into it's own category
    ~Fix Holo dark background
    ~DU About app: Add/Remove People/Devices and General Cleanup
    ~Moar Double tap to sleep options
    ~Back to kill app mod
    ~Fix crash when setting .gif as wallpaper
    ~Fix themes not sticking on reboot when using Xposed framework
    ~Weather panel
    ~Fix SwiftKey disappearing issue
    ~Fix QS layout for camera tile
    For a more detailed changelog, feel free to check out our Gerrit or Github. 
     [B][U]7.7 - 07/06/14[/U][/B]
    -- Updates to Furnace kernel (Thanks @Savoca)
    -- Provided alternative kernel (flashable) - find link below.
    -- Updated the ASCII art for flashing
    -- Theme chooser
    -- Heads up
    -- Ability to disable immersive messages
    -- Blacklist/configurable timeout for heads up
    -- New sound recorder
    -- Roboto Fonts from Android L
    -- Updated SuperSU to v2.01
    For a more detailed changelog, feel free to check out our Gerrit or Github. 
     [B][U]7.6 - 06/21/14[/U][/B]
    - Update to Android 4.4.4
    - Added few toggles/tile (ad-blocker, halo, camera, compass, navbar, etc)
    - QS Fliptile animation
    - Pattern size upgrade for pattern lockscreen
    - Option to reset battery stats
    - Fixed Italian camera derp
    - Updated SuperSU to v2.00
    - Many under the hood changes 
    For a more detailed changelog, feel free to check out our Gerrit or Github. 
     [B][U]7.5 - 06/14/14[/U][/B]
    -Update to 4.4.3_r1.1
    -Enabled appointment details in Calendar
    -Kernel Tweaker Removed
    -Halo Color
    -New HALO drawables for KK
    -ART fixed (Thanks Google!)
    -Show Seconds next to StatusBar Clock
    -InCallUI: Add "Answer Via Speakerphone" Glowpad Target
    -Launcher3: Icon pack support
    -Launcher3: Add custom hotword detection
    -OmniSwitch: Fixes and improvements
    -Added JB-like battery icon
    -Fix volume rocker to skip tracks
    -New Ad blocker
    -Implement App circle sidebar
    -Multi-Floating windows
    -Implement SIM card management
    -DownloadManager: add support pause/resume/stop notifications
    For a more detailed changelog, feel free to check out our Gerrit or Github. 
    [B][U]7.1 - 05/08/14[/U][/B]
    -Bug fixes
    [B][U]7.0 - 04/11/14[/U][/B]
    -Enabled USB OTG on ROM side (seek kernel that supports for full support)
    -Added Slim & OmniSwitch Recents
    -Added built-in Kernel Tweaker
    -Added a 45 sec display sleep timer option
    -Improved status bar color changer
    -Added bionic, dalvik, and system optimizations
    -Enabled gesture lockscreen
    -Added in SMS Tasks
    -Updated SuperSU
    -Added On-The-Go feature (including QS Tile)
    -Holo Blue genocide
    -Enabled Recents background color changer
    -Added in DU Clock
    -Added in more (and new) animations
    -Added in lock screen handle customization
    -Added in contextual notification panel header
    -Updated links in DU Download Center
    -Tons of bug fixes 
    For a more detailed changelog, feel free to check out our Gerrit or Github. 
    [U][B]6.0 - 1/31/14[/B][/U]
    -Added Lockscreen Glowpad Torch
    -Added National Data Roaming
    -Enable Browser Incognito Mode
    -Added OmniSwitch
    -Added Driving Mode
    -Added Identicons
    -Implement Noise Suppression for calls
    -Added the DU Easter Egg
    -Updated to latest TRDS
    -Added Slim’s Privacy Guard
    -Added HFM (Host File Manager)
    -Enabled configurable volume panel
    -Enabled gesture lockscreen
    -Provided option to disable safe volume warning
    -Provided option to enable notification light when screen is on
    -Built in SuperSU
    -Added Breathing SMS/Call/Voicemail
    -Added Flip to Mute/Reject Calls
    -Enabled Force Expanded Notifications
    -Enabled Volume Rocker control options
    -Added StatusBar / Lockscreen colors and image
    -Performance enhancements
    -Tons of bug fixes
    For a more detailed changelog, feel free to check out our Gerrit or Github.


    STABLE ROM LINK - DU_hammerhead_4.4.4_20141105-0041.v8.2-OFFICIAL.zip
    WEEKLIES ROM LINK - du_hammerhead_weeklies
    GAPPS - PA_Gapps_4.4.4_signed.zip
    DU GAPPS - DU_TBO_Gapps.zip

    Google+ community - https://plus.google.com/u/0/communit...28866939227235
    Please keep in mind that in our Google+ community, we like to post test builds to fix bugs and/or gauge what the user would like to see in this ROM. With that in mind, if you would like to test out an experimental build (which might not be stable), please check out our G+ community.

    Github source (4.4.x) - https://www.github.com/DirtyUnicorns-KitKat

    Gerrit review - http://gerrit.dirtyunicorns.com/

    If you would like to submit a patch to our ROM, please use our gerrit as pull requests often go unnoticed.
    All patches are welcomed and reviewed in a timely matter

    Bug Reporting - http://jira.dirtyunicorns.com



  2. Brian706

    Brian706 Moderator Moderator

    Dat speed.... Downloading now but it's gonna be a while.
  3. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Guide

    Try to download from the IL #5 or #6. Those always seem to be the fastest for me.
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  4. Brian706

    Brian706 Moderator Moderator

    Bummer, download failed. :( I'll try on the pc tomorrow.
  5. Incakola

    Incakola Well-Known Member

    ROM looks nice, using multirom to test this. Gonna play around with halo. Led light comes on (when charging) even when led notifications is set to "off.
  6. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Guide

    Charging and Notifications have two separate LED settings, fyi. Settings > Display > Notifications/Battery.

    PM'd you a temp mirror.
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  7. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Guide

    Updated OP with a new mirror. Hopefully, that will alleviate some bandwidth issues or errors.
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  8. Brian706

    Brian706 Moderator Moderator

    Great! Worked like a charm, thank you.
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  9. Brian706

    Brian706 Moderator Moderator

    Sorry I haven't left any feedback. I flashed last night but didn't really have time to get set up so I restored my backup.

    I had no issues upon initial flash. No led issues or anything. Hopefully I'll be able to flash and get all set up this weekend and drive it for awhile.
  10. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Guide

    Has anyone had an opportunity to flash yet? Just curious what are your opinions on the UX and/or any bug reports.
  11. Samson Inc.

    Samson Inc. Well-Known Member

    I flashed the day you put it up and no problems at all. Everything works - camera, calls, data, gps(must have as im playing a lot of ingress). Installation went smooth and battery life seemed much better than stock and got better with Franco's r23 kernel. Only question would be will the "Dark" toggle be made to invert apps like Hangouts along with the usual suspects? That was the one thing I felt was missing. Other than that, excellent work and thank you!
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  12. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-) VIP Member

    I'll give this a shot this week-end, which will give you a ROM-noob's-eye view. ;)
  13. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Guide

    It is something we've been talking about for some time now, but nothing concrete has been established yet. Getting the ROM(s) to 100% is our main priority.

    However, you should be able to use a full dark mode if you used a gapps package a la SlimKat ROM and the like.

    I'll take whatever feedback I can get. It will help us understand what the users need/want while making this as stable as can be.
  14. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-) VIP Member

    Installed Multi-ROM and then dirty unicorns. At first I installed it to share the kernel (Franco) and it kept rebooting (it was sort of funny, I could leave it to go do something and it would be back in Cataclysm when I got back). So I deleted and reinstalled and it seems fine. I'll test Franco with it in a bit and seeif it is Franco or simply the sharing that was causing problems.

    Dirty Unicorns looks very nice. I'm going to start out just playing with the tweaks and then slowly start adding stuff to it while I continue to use Cataclysm as my daily driver. I will let you know my impressions and observations as I go.
  15. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Guide

    Updated OP with newer build. Includes some minor tweaks and fixed built-in SU.
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  16. Brian706

    Brian706 Moderator Moderator

    Just got flashed and setup on the latest this evening. Good so far.

    Already have a couple of feature requests, unless I missed them...

    Customizable quick toggles and ability to assign long press actions to the nav bar buttons. I like long press back button to kill particularly.

    Digging having halo again, and with ninja mode it's even better.

    Also, so glad to have quiet hours back. It does something for me that I couldn't accomplish with tasker.

    Anyway, I'll report more as I keep using it, just giving you some initial feedback.

    Did you choose a different stock font on this rom?
  17. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Guide

    Yeah, we're using Roboto Light as the default font for DU. As for customizable toggles, I got it functional a few days ago, but wanted to make sure that all toggles are operational first. Not fond on releasing non-stable stuff. In any event, keep your eyes pasted to XDA in the next few days as we might have a public surprise for all :)
  18. Karmandk

    Karmandk Well-Known Member Contributor

    What is the difference between aokp and dirty unicorns? Can't decide which to add to multirom. Confused :)
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  19. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Guide

    Made by two different dev teams. Both are based off of AOSP, but we (DU) have our own tweaks and such applied the way we like them. The only thing I can suggest is trying out both and seeing which you like better.
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  20. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Guide

    Updated OP with public release.
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  21. Brian706

    Brian706 Moderator Moderator

    Dirty flashed over the 19th build. Seems fine so far. Thank you for adding customizable quick settings!!
  22. lennydude

    lennydude Well-Known Member

    I would like to give this a try. I do have a question though.

    I am currently running Xposed with Gravity Box and Ultimate Dynamic Navbar.

    Can I install this over everything or should I do a complete start over?

    Thanks for all your efforts :)
  23. Karmandk

    Karmandk Well-Known Member Contributor

    If you are running a rom other than DU then you will have to factory reset and wipe data etc. If you are using the beta DU you can probably dirty flash this on tip if it.
  24. Samson Inc.

    Samson Inc. Well-Known Member

    Lightning fast and a pleasure to drive. Only hiccup I've noticed was when using the Dark toggle. After the UI restarts, I have no signal. I quick on/off with Airplane Mode restores signal. Thanks again and keep up the good work!
  25. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Guide

    Yeah, it says you have no signal, but you actually do. When Google modified how System UI restarts itself, it's caused a little bit of an issue when switching themes, but we're looking into it.

    I would not recommend using whatever setup you had previously. For starters, those setups are typically used on stock builds, which this is not. A majority of the customizations you would use with those mods are already included in the ROM. Like someone stated previously, you'll need to do a full wipe to flash DU if you aren't already on DU.
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