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  1. michel5891

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    Is there or will there be any cyanogen development for the M919? I know there is a CyanogenMod rom out there already however there are no nightlies or continuing development. I'm surprised to see the SIII receive more development attention than this phone.
     

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    First off, the MetroPCS S4 is the M919N model number. The M919 is the Tmobile variant.

    You'll notice that there isn't ANY development at all for the M919N MetroPCS S4. That is because the M919N from MetroPCS is identical to the M919 Tmobile variant (they are both on the same Tmobile network too) and a majority of the roms and mods (including root methods and recoveries) that are made for the M919 will work for our M919N without any patches or further modification. In fact EVERY rom and recovery posted in this (MetroPCS S4) forum is actually for the Tmobile S4 M919 (except for the two out of date roms that I made and posted a while back).

    As far as I'm aware, Cyanogen has an official rom for the Tmobile M919N and it has nighties and updates, I don't know if it is 4.4.4 specifically (4.4.4 may still be a beta). The rom you mention is not officially from the Cyanogen team and that's why it wont get nighties. You'll need to change the device model from M919N to M919 in order for the Cyanogen installer to detect your phone as the Tmobile S4 and install Cyanogen. Or just flash a Tmobile S4 stock rom (like Insane KitKat for instance) and that will change the model number to M919 and the Cyanogen installer should work then.

    There's really no point for devs to develop for both of these S4 variants when the Tmobile S4 roms will work for both.

    Lastly, we don't have a dev that has our M919N like we had with the MetroPCS S3. The MetroPCS S3 wasn't identical to any of the other S3's and so to get ANY development for that phone, a few of us donated to Shabbypenguin so that he could get it and when he got it, he did a lot to make that phone as good as it was. He's the MAN!
     
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    Do you have the link to that T mobile m919 CM11 ROM?
     
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    I've installed it successfully. Thank you very much for your patience and instructions. Is there a way to get everything dark? Like dark themed, inverted gapps maybe?
     
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    There are many dark themes for CM on the Play Store, you can find more on XDA
     
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    Dark gapps are also available. Search xda for the most recent versions of black gapps. I dont know of any off hand. Make sure they are the right versions. You may have to experiment.

    Glad you got it!
     
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    Would it be possible for you to provide a link? I've found a couple of prospects but I'm a bit apprehensive. Don't want to brick or lose my current data etc.
     
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    Choose the same gapps version that CM recommends.
    What does CM tell you to use?
    4.4.4 gapps? Then use 4.4.4 dark gapps.
    4.4.2 gapps? Then use 4.4.2 dark gapps.


    Im not running CM so I don't know off hand where the newest gapps are. I could search for them but I don't know what version you need or what version CM you installed.
    You know that stuff. You'll have to do the leg work for this.

    Remember:
    Backup in recovery before you flash anything. That way you can restore to a point before you flashed the dark gapps. If it didn't work, restore the backup, then try another gapps. Whatever version of CM you have, get the dark gapps that match. It will either work or it wont.

    Keep us posted.
     
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    I'm currently running CM11 KK4.4.4
     
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    Then you would need black gapps 4.4.4. Only, I cant seem to find one for that version. Perhaps its still being worked on cause its so new?

    The newest dark gapps I've found was 4.4.3 and that's not going to work for you.
    Keep on eye at this link:

    [GApps][4.4.3][4.4][4.3][4.2.2][4.1.2][4.0.4… | Galaxy S I9000 | XDA Forums

    They may release a 4.4.4 dark gapps sometime soon.
     

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