Default [ROM][4.4.4][07/30] SlimSaber - n7000 [SlimKat Unofficial Builds]

SlimKat n7000 SaberMod 4.8 Unofficial builds
Making SlimKat more faster and smoother

SlimSaber: SaberMod toolchain 4.8.4
SlimKernel: SaberMod toolchain 4.9.1

I'm not responsible for any damages on your device.

After having a good response for some months in the i9100 thread, I decided to share this build since I also built for n7000.
This build is compiled using SaberMod toolchain and like the official one, it is built derived from the same source: Slimroms github.
I could cherry-pick some commits ahead from Slimbean team or patches from other repositories that I find useful.
The ROM and the kernel are tested by me first before I make it available online. I could have overseen something during testing, please be understand.
In summary, it is still Slimbean that is compiled with SaberMod toolchain. You can consider this build is nightly and the build from the official thread is stable and weekly.

!!! Please don't discuss these unofficial builds in the official thread. User can get confuse easily. !!!

Additional changes

  • Compiled with a custom toolchain Sabermod for more performance and better battery life.
  • Compiled with the most GCC optimization level -O3.
  • Compiled with strict-aliasing compiler optimization.
  • Added patches to fix GCC strict-aliasing violation rules.
  • Added ARMv7 and Cortex-A9 optimized string handling routines for more smoothness and more memory optimization.
  • Added some AOSP fixes and improvements.
  • Added some VanirAOSP fixes and improvements.
  • Disabled SQLite fsync to increase I/O performance.

Features summary
See here. Thanks a lot Harsha Raj!

Installation instructions
Coming from 4.1.x or 4.2.x or 4.3.x or another ROM to 4.4.x:

  • Flash a kitkat compatible recovery from here.
  • Reboot to recovery. Not to the system!
  • Full wipe: data, cache, dalvik cache.
  • Mount system and format system partition manually.
  • Flash the unofficial build.
  • Flash gapps from here.

Coming from previous unofficial build:

  • Wipe cache and dalvik cache.
  • Flash the unofficial build.
  • No need to re-flash gapps. Gapps will be restored back automatically by backup tool during flashing.

Known Issues

  • Music player stops playing music from sdcard after some time. See here.
  • Occasional freezes if using governor other than ondemand. Use only ondemand for the time being.

See second post.

Latest release
Latest 4.4.4: 20140730
Latest 4.4.3: 20140616
Latest 4.4.2: 20140604
Latest 4.3.1: 20131205

Full Changelog
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SlimKat - The SlimRom team
SaberMod toolchain - sparksco
SlimSaber banner and signatures - kroz
SuperSU - Chainfire

Special Thanks
HardCorePawn - for his great work making the SlimKat available on n7000 device.
Dorimanx - for patches to disable sqlite fsync.
DHO, PrimeDirective, NuclearMistake - for awesome fixes and improvements from VanirAOSP.


How To Build
See this post

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