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digiblurROM MK4 Note2 Deodex - 2014.01.23
 
ATTENTION Thin Skinned Users:  Dry humor ahead 1 post.
 
I've always enjoyed a nice simple to the point ROM on my phone.  It seems many ROMs start out as this but tend to stray quickly so I have shared mine for everyone to hate or enjoy.  If you are looking for some heavily themed ROM with 68 notification toggles, everything turned purple, etc, then press the back button now.  
 
What the ROM does NOT have:

- Some cute build name
- A cool team name
- beta or alpha version number
- themes
- crazy zombie jumping out the phone for a boot screen
- kiddie boot sounds
- annoying Sprint boot animation/sound
- dumb Sprint shut down animation/sound
- stupid camera shutter sound during screen shots and camera usage(turn off in camera settings)
- idiotic 777468(SPRINT) code requirement on the ##DEBUG# menu (entire prompt is gone)
- MSL code checks on ##DATA# Editing (to quickly turn off LTE without a reboot or MSL code)
- tons of Samsung & Sprint bloat
- 1.21 gigawatts of overclocking
- unnecessary carrier customizations that screws up your Sensorly points
- eyeball icon in the taskbar (removed properly)
- redundant "You have lost data..blah blah" message when switching to roaming (we have a triangle on our signal already!)
- full battery charge notification
- sympathetic support team
- Sprint connection optimizer toggling your wifi and spying on the usage of the neighborhood's open wifi access point
- KNOX garbage and knags
- Headphone volume level too loud nag

 
What it does have:

- Proper base with Sprint sales code
- 1X signal type display corrected (shame on you Sprint!! Tested and works!)
- modified battery icons with battery percentage
- PRL Write enabled in the ##DATA# menu (-PRL Thread Here-)
- 4-in-1 reboot mod
- A mod that announces "I'm watching porn!" every 30 seconds if you write those dumb 00001 PRLs (I wish!)
- All apps multi-window mod built from proper MK3 base files
- KISS principle
- Dry humor in the ROM first post and continued posts throughout the thread by the ROM author
- Google Maps 6.14.2 w/KML layer usage (remove updates if it gets auto-updated)
- Blacked out Google Hangouts (the way it should look!)

 

Changelog
2014/01/26 - complete revamp based on MK4 4.3 Note2 stock base
 
2013/06/03 - reworked from the ground up on the MC2 deodexed base provided by crawrj.  No old MA7 files were used or harmed in this build!  Removed additional APK bloat.
 
2013/02/25 - corrected issue of factory reset after flash showing black background and no status bar.  Also included a patch for the removal of the prompt at ##DEBUG# screen.
 
2013/02/24 - Removed the calls to show the "eyeball" icon when smartstay is turned on. Removed the 100% battery notification.  Removed FWUpgrade.apk.  Removed the "You have lost data connectivity" nag when you switch over to roaming.  Look at that!  I didn't add anything new but released a new version! WOOHOO
 
2013/02/19 - Initial Release
 
Screenshots
None needed as it is stock.  Just a status bar shot is necessary
 
S3STATUSBAR.jpg
 
VERIFY YOUR MD5 AFTER DOWNLOADING!  Androidfilehost.com doesn't calculate them and show them just for kicks! 
 
To Do List:
- Correct Live Wallpaper crash issue
- Include list of remove APKs
 
Disclaimer:
This ROM might eat your phone, USB cable, charger, SD card, unborn child, children, significant other, fried chicken, and/or anything else you own.  As with any phone modifications you are own your own and accept all responsibilities of doing so by downloading/flashing anything contained on this website or any other website.
 

Installation of digiblurROM MK4


***Please backup any pictures, info, documents, etc from your device to separate device/computer!***


I recommend a pure 4.3 updated phone but this does mean you will have the KNOX bootloader warranty value tripped.  If you do not prefer to have a 4.3 pure phone then please skip to the section for flashing with the 4.1.x bootloader.


1. You will need to be on the 4.3 stock version of Android for the Sprint Note2.  To accomplish this you can either use one of the one touch ODIN back to 4.1.x unrooted stock and let the 4.3 update download and install.  Or you can flash the full 4.3 ODIN update.


Instructions for returning to Stock unrooted 4.1.x:

http://www.sxtpdevelopers.com/showthread.php?t=228


Instructions for going straight to 4.3 unrooted:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2591898


2. Once you are on the Stock 4.3 update please verify the baseband and such in the Settings -> About phone.  For safe measure make sure your cellular and WiFi data connection and voice connections work as well.


3.  If you are not familiar with getting into recovery mode I suggest reading this:  Recovery mode is a bit tricky at times. If you're a second too early or too late, your phone will skip going into recovery and boot normally. If this happens you will have to repeat the Odin process in it's entirety. So unless you are familiar with this, I would give it a few practice runs before starting Odin:  Recovery mode is achieved pressing and holding "volume UP, power button and the (physical) home button simultaneously. Watching the screen closely, release all 3 buttons as soon as you see the word Samsung. If timed correctly it will boot into recovery in about 10-20 seconds (after releasing). Remember if you are too early or late the phone will boot normally and skip recovery.

 

4.  First get ODIN on your machine and working with your phone.  I already had ODIN and the drivers from a while back on my machine but I believe you can get the standard Samsung and Odin driver/app here:  http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2011491

 

5.  Download the latest TWRP or Philz Recovery for the Sprint Samsung Note2.  Get the ODIN flashable TAR.  Your decision, both work fine but some people claim Philz is better for Android 4.3 backups and restores


TWRP:

http://teamw.in/project/twrp2/117


Philz CWM:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2552653


6.  Download the the latest digiblurROM for the Note2.  Verify the ZIP file and copy it to the internal or external SD card of the Note2.

 

7.  Power off the Note2 with no USB cable attached, go ahead and remove the back cover for easy removal of the battery after flashing.

 

8.  Get into download mode by pressing and holding volume down, power button and the (physical) home button simultaneously. You will continue to hold all 3 buttons until you see a warning. Then press the volume up button and you will be in download mode.

 

9. Plug in the USB cable into your phone and open ODIN.  If ODIN is working you should see a COM port listed in the box towards the upper left.

 

10.  Verify that both Auto Reboot and F. Rest Time are UNCHECKED.

 

11.  The only check mark should be next to PDA.  Select PDA and browse to the TAR file you downloaded for TWRP or CWM.

 

12.  Hit start.  Watch the progress on the upper left.  Once recovery is installed, pull the battery, so the phone doesn't reboot normally, and disconnect the usb cable.

 

13.  VERY IMPORTANT.  You will need to reboot into Recovery mode without the phone booting up normally!  If you miss it then the phone will boot into the OS and overwrite the recovery you just installed.

 

14.  Once you are in TWRP/Philz CWM, I do recommend doing a full data/factory reset.


15.  Install the digiblurROM zip by choosing the options to install the ZIP.


16.  After the successful install of the digiblurROM zip flash, reboot the device using the reboot option in TWRP/CWM.

 

17.  The phone will take a few minutes longer during this initial boot due to building the cache/dalvik.  Do not worry, this is normal.


18.  Go through the standard Android setup process.  Please note, the Play Store and other apps may appear to hang as the Google Services framework is updating to the latest version.  I have included the older 6.x version of Google Maps for those that prefer this version since it allows KML layers and other features.  The Play Store will automatically update this app when on WiFi, turn this option off and uninstall any updates to Google Maps if you prefer this version.


19.  Enjoy!


How to Flash with the 4.1.x bootloader


1.  I will assume you already have a custom recovery installed.  I would take this time to update it to the latest version before continuing.  You can find the links to TWRP and CWM above for updating.


2.  Flash the MK4 baseband via recovery:.  http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23212708291682160


3.  Reboot and verify the baseband installed.


4.  Download the the latest digiblurROM for the Note2.  Verify the ZIP file and copy it to the internal or external SD card of the Note2.


5.  Reboot into Recovery mode.  If you do not have a ROM installed with a Reboot into Recovery mode option please power the device off and use this method: Recovery mode is achieved by pressing and holding "volume UP, power button and the (physical) home button simultaneously. Watching the screen closely, release all 3 buttons as soon as you see the word Samsung. If timed correctly it will boot into recovery in about 10-20 seconds (after releasing). Remember if you are too early or late the phone will boot normally and skip recovery.  

 

6.  Once you are in TWRP/Philz CWM, I do recommend doing a full data/factory reset.


7.  Install the digiblurROM zip by choosing the options to install the ZIP.


8.  After the successful install of the digiblurROM zip flash, reboot the device using the reboot option in TWRP/CWM.  Your wifi may not work, we will fix this after the reboot.


9.  The phone will take a few minutes longer during this initial boot due to building the cache/dalvik.  Do not worry, this is normal.


10.  Go through the standard Android setup process.  Please note, the Play Store and other apps may appear to hang as the Google Services framework is updating to the latest version.  I have included the older 6.x version of Google Maps for those that prefer this version since it allows KML layers and other features.  The Play Store will automatically update this app when on WiFi, turn this option off and uninstall any updates to Google Maps if you prefer this version.


11.  If your WiFi is not working - Since you have the older bootloader you will need to flash the WiFi fix found here via ODIN: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=47817184&postcount=81



 

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If only there were a GS3 version........

 

You note 2 people are in for a treat.

 

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2

 

It wouldn't be that hard as the devices are very similar. But I dont have the device to test on which would make it somewhat difficult.

 

Sent from my little Note2

 

 

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Just installed and so far working well. Glad you took out the Sprint intro and shutdown... hated that when using my phone at night when I had to reboot. Unfortunately, it hasn't fixed the beeping issue with LTE Discovery, but I'll voice my response toward that way to not go off topic here.

 

Thanks digiblur, great job!

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Just installed and so far working well. Glad you took out the Sprint intro and shutdown... hated that when using my phone at night when I had to reboot. Unfortunately, it hasn't fixed the beeping issue with LTE Discovery, but I'll voice my response toward that way to not go off topic here.

 

Thanks digiblur, great job!

 

Check out the ##DEBUG# menu too ;) No code prompt!

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Deodex so files and such can easily be modified.

 

Ah great! Now I can finally use ROM Toolkit and modify my statusbar icons. :tu: I've always used odexed ROM's in the past and have never actually been able to edit the icons unless I extracted SystemUI.apk and replaced the image files manually. I'll have to mess around it later. :)

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Well, I have been using this ROM since the beginning of last month and still love it a lot! I get about about 2-3 days worth of battery life and still runs smoothly. I know MC2 has just been released, so I was wondering if there would be a MC2 version ROM in the near future?

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I haven't seen the full release drop, only the kernel. But regardless, I will update to whatever version is coming out via OTA. I don't do the in between leaks.

 

I'm now getting a prompt to update OTA... I assume I should wait until a new ROM is released? :s

 

Sent from my Rooted Galaxy Note II using Tapatalk 2.

 

 

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digiblur Note2 ROM - MA7 - 2013.02.25

 

I've always enjoyed a nice simple to the point ROM on my phone. It seems many ROMs start out as this but tend to stray quickly so I have shared mine for everyone. If you are looking for some heavily themed ROM with 68 notification toggles, everything turned purple, etc, then press the back button now.

 

What the ROM does NOT have:

- Some cute name

- A cool team name

- beta or alpha version number

- themes

- crazy zombie jumping out the phone for a boot screen

- kiddie boot sounds

- annoying Sprint boot animation/sound

- dumb Sprint shut down animation/sound

- stupid camera shutter sound (turn off in camera settings)

- idiotic 777468(SPRINT) code requirement on the ##DEBUG# menu (entire prompt is gone)

- tons of Samsung bloat

- 1.21 gigawatts of overclocking

- unnecessary carrier customizations that screws up Sensorly

- eyeball icon in the taskbar (removed properly)

- goofy "You have lost data..blah blah" message when switching to roaming (we have a triangle on our signal already!)

- cute version numbers in the About phone section

- etc

 

What it does have:

- 1X signal type display corrected (shame on you Sprint!!)

- 4G icon replaced with easier to see LTE icon

- slightly modified battery icons

- PRL Write enabled in the ##DATA# menu (-PRL Thread Here-)

- 4-in1 reboot mod

- All apps multiwindow mod

- KISS principle

- Dry humor in the ROM first post

 

Changelog

2013/02/25 - corrected issue of factory reset after flash showing black background and no status bar. Also included a patch for the removal of the prompt at ##DEBUG# screen.

 

2013/02/24 - Removed the calls to show the "eyeball" icon when smartstay is turned on. Removed the 100% battery notification. Removed FWUpgrade.apk. Removed the "You have lost data connectivity" nag when you switch over to roaming. Look at that! I didn't add anything new but released a new version! WOOHOO

 

2013/02/19 - Initial Release

 

Screenshots

None needed as it is stock. Just a status bar shot is necessary

 

STATUSBAR.jpg

 

Installation

Make sure you have flashed the MA7 all in Firmware by t3project (Here)

Install in TWRP (data wipe is optional but you are on your own)

Look in the system folder to determine your ROM version number

 

-DOWNLOAD 2013.02.25-

 

-DOWNLOAD 2013.02.19-

 

VERIFY YOUR MD5 AFTER DOWNLOADING! Androidfilehost.com doesn't calculate them and show them for kicks!

 

Notes:

- If you are in an LTE area please do your fellow Sprinters a favor and map your area with the Sensorly App in the Play Store Download Sensorly. Open the app, click Map Trip, then Start, and drive around your area. Hit Stop and check the details screen to make sure your data points are uploaded. Check your Sprint LTE coverage maps in the app a couple hours later for your results.

 

Attached a list of the APKs that were removed. If you need one of them, download the full stock DeOdex ROM, pull the APK you need, and put in this ZIP before flashing.

 

Credits:

-viperboy-, t3project, garwynn, rwilco12, androidfilehost, Compusmurf, and any others I may have missed that brought us the MA7 base and mods (PM me). Feel free to rip anything out of this zip file for your ROM/work, just be respectful and give credit to myself and/or the folks I listed here.

 

Disclaimer:

This ROM might eat your phone, USB cable, charger, SD card, unborn child, children, significant other, and/or anything else you own. As with any phone modifications you are own your own and accept all responsibilities of doing so by downloading/flashing anything contained on this website or any other website.

Hello digiblur...Would u mind to explain me step by step how to install this ROM? I am not as smart as u guys on these things...pls..Thanks
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Hurry the hell up digi..... j/k............No, seriously, hurry the hell up! ;)

 

I started working on it this week but has been slow going with the sinus meds.

 

Sent from my little Note2

 

 

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