Also for this week’s ROM of the week, check out Omni ROM with latest Android 4.4.2.
Very similar to CM11 but slightly different, Omni ROM brings you some interesting combination of customization including notification count, network speed indicator, screen recording (still work in progress but may work on some Note 2 models), Active Display, and some more. It’s not a TON different from CM11 but we are still seeing early stages of custom ROM development for Android 4.4.2 so this is probably better than nothing.
For those of you with an international non-LTE model GT-N7100 Note 2, you are in luck as the developer has put a “beta” version of multi-window (which is major part of Omni ROM). And it actually works fine both horizontally and vertically. For other Note 2 owners, you will have to wait a bit longer (just wait).
So, definitely give the Omni ROM a try this week(end) (or CM11) and do let me know which you think is better.
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Download Android 4.4 Gapps (DO NOT USE OLDER 4.3 Gapps you will FC!!!)
BEFORE INSTALLING, UPGRADE your CWM Recovery to v126.96.36.199 or higher using ROM Manager App from the Play Store. Also if using TWRP, use Goo Manager app to update to v188.8.131.52 or higher. Otherwise you will FAIL during install! You can also install CWM Recovery manually here.
To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps, and reboot. (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop, reboot into recovery, go to Advanced Wipe for TWRP or Mounts & Storage for CWM, format/wipe /system, then re-install ROM.)
Note: CM11 does not have root enabled by default but you can easily enable it for adb & apps in Developer options. If you do not know how to do this, see this video.
If you don’t know what’s “new” with Android 4.4 KitKat, definitely check out our Top 10 Android 4.4 KitKat Features video right here:
Download Flash Player APK (if you want flash player use with Dolphin browser)
DownloadAndroid 4.3 PhotoSphere (uninstall existing Gallery app using Titanium Backup app then install this!)
If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.
If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.
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