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Root [MetroPCS/CDMA] [ROM][4.4.2][Weekly] SlimKat-d2lte [5.6]

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  1. brown357

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    I had similar problems when I tried installing the 4.3 roms with TWRP. The latest cwm installed slimkat for me with no problems.
     

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    Yes, you have to use CWM Touch with these latest 4.4 ROM's. I am not sure why TWRP will not work but I suspect that the latest CWM Touch recovery includes new features that TWRP has not been updated with yet.

    You should not have a problem when using the CWM Touch recovery though. Just ensure you backup your current ROM with CWM Touch before you flash (your TWRP backups will not work with CWM). It took a few tries at flashing this SlimKat ROM before my MetroPCS settings would stick and I have no idea why they got lost those first few tries but as long as you have backed up the ROM you are going to be replacing, restoring and giving it another try (at flashing) is not a big deal. While it can be a little time consuming if you have to flash and restore several times before you have a fully working SlimKat ROM installed it is very much worth the effort. While the ROM is a little bit on the slim side right now with things like the themes installer and many of the status bar and notifications settings that were in SlimBean still not in this ROM, it is very much usable and stable. I have the Xposed Framework installed with the Xposed module called Gravity Box (the one specifically for 4.4 ROM's) installed and that gives me some of the missing status bar and notification tweaks. As far as I know, there is not any way to currently change the theme right now though but I suspect that will be coming soon in a future release since CM 11 already has it. All in all, I am very happy with this ROM so far and I feel it is worth the effort I put into getting it on my phone and the little sacrifices that have to be made until some of the missing functionality make it into a future release.
     
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    Well now my phone is being stubborn. I tried using Rom Manager to install CWM but it wouldnt stick. It would always go to TWRP for recovery. I tried updating TWRP but that didnt work either. I tried installing recovery through ODIN but it always fails. Now it appears I cannot get into recovery at all. Now I am just annoyed.
     
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    Download ROM Installer by JRummy in the app store. It has both twrp and cwm recoveries. Flashes the for you as well.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion but there is something else wrong. It failed with that and gave me an error message.
     
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    I screwed up my phone and it took about 10-12 hours for me to fix it. First thing I did was put this on there. Running well. I'm not tweaking it too much since there are more releases to come. Thanks for getting this out Nick.
     
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    Can you and another Kernel to this rom and over clock it?
     
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    Does HDMI out with MHL work on this ROM?
     
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    no slimkat for d2mtr??? blasphomey!!!!!
     
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    Don't know why it's not in the OP, but here it is... SlimKat









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    Any chance of getting the 1.7 weekly Nick? Thank you!
     
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    Has anyone found the Mic on the keyboard to talk instead of typing? I see a Voice input key setting and it's on but haven't found it anywhere.
     
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    Directly to the left of the spacebar
     
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    Can you install another kernel and over clock this rom. Any suggestions ;-)
     
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    It's not there... just "," That's normally where it is, but I've tried looking for where to turn it on or maybe it's not in there?
     
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    Nick,

    I know it is not listed in the current features but maybe this is part of the "many other things"....do you have hardware key remapping in this version?
     
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    Running smooth and a lot more options now. Thank you Nick!
     
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    In case people missed it, Nick has the 1.9 link in his first post. More stable than 1.8 and some minor tweaks. I definitely noticed the improvement. This has been and still is my favorite rom. Thanks for keeping it updated Nick. It's truly appreciated

    Edit: you have a donation link or a gmail address I could throw a few bucks at?
     
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    Would you recommend slim gapps or pa gapps for this ROM...are there any differences...
     
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    The Slim site stated slim gapps only worked with 4.3, but it doesn't talk about Slimkat. I would assume slim gapps again
     
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    Beta2 will be up later ;)
     
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    Waiting very IMpatiently.lol :p
     
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    Beta2 is up in the OP
     
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