The SlimROMs team has announced the availability of the official Build 5 custom ROMs. The current build is the successor to Build 4.2 released last month. The SlimBean Build 5 is based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
Like always, the Build 5 brings several customised features and tweaks for Android devices. The team has optimised and enhanced Slim Pie further and added a feature from CM (Voice shutter).
SlimBean Build 5 changes and features:
Added second layer [7 buttons max + long press]
Custom trigger height and gravity
Option to mirror right PIE on horizontal axis
Update Slim IRC to 2.1.6
Added Vibration adjustments to performance
Added and improved more translations
Changed default launcher after extended tests from Holo to Nova Launcher because it uses less RAM
Added actions (mark read/reply/delete) to new (stock) Email notifications
LED picker overwork
Added back 0dp navbar values
Rearrangement recents app switcher
Phone: Add blacklist unknown numbers functionality
Contacts: Allow blacklisting numbers from the call stats detail menu
Optimisation to syscore
Optimise again system stability
Updated to linux kernel version 3.4.42
Added wheatley, dancedance, asswax and lulzactive governors
Lowered min freq to 192mhz
Added morfic colours
Added faux sound control
Added USB fastcharge
Bcmdhb (Wi-Fi) driver from I9505
N7100: Updated linux kernel version 3.0.76
N7100: Random tweaks
N7100: Updated Schedulers
I9100G: Updated linux kernel version 3.0.75
I9100G: Added and updated Block Schedulers
I9100G: Added and updated CPU Governors
Nozomi: Custom battery LED
I9100: Activated SlimPIE
Fixed many translations FC bugs
Fixed pinch to zoom on some devices
Fix date format DashClock and DeskClock
Recent animation bug
Device hostname setting in Developer options persists
Device specific fixes:
D2: Fixed flickering
Nozomi: Fix unknown chargers does not charge
Android Bean does not show confirm window
SMS strip Unicode works only on quick pop up
Nozomo: HDMI does not work
I9100/I777: Camera widget on lockscreen crashes sometimes
Head over to the development page to learn more about the SlimBean new build release.
SlimBean Build 5 is also available for Google's fourth Nexus-branded smartphone. Nexus 4 users who wish to update their devices to Android 4.2.2 using SlimBean Build 5 may follow our step-by-step guide.
As Build 5 is going through development phase, users are likely to come across minor bug issues.
IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any mishap. Users are also advised to ensure that their devices meet the following requirements.
1) Install USB Drivers for Nexus 4 to transfer files between the Android device and the computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it. [Press Menu>> Settings>> Applications. From there navigate and click on Development option and ensure the USB Debugging Mode is turned on.]
3) As the tutorial might wipe out all data of the phone, create a backup. If the device is having custom recovery such as ClockworkMod/TWRP already installed, then back up data using the recovery.
4) The Nexus 4 should have above 80 per cent of battery charge.
5) The phone should be rooted and have ClockworkMod recovery installed. Follow the step-by-step guide here to root Nexus 4 and install CWM recovery.
6) The SlimBean Build 5 ROM works only on Nexus 4. Flashing this on incorrect variant is likely to brick the device.
7) After flashing the ROM if the device gets stuck on Booting animation or experience boot loop then perform wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache five more times before rebooting the device.
8) Users are advised to give five to 10 minutes to the ROM after the device boots up the first time to settle everything for a better user experience.
Steps to install SlimBean Build 5 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean ROM on Nexus 4
Step-2: Download Google Apps package [SlimBean Gapps]
Step-3: Connect the Nexus 4 to the computer using USB cable. Then transfer both the downloaded zip files to the SD card of the device. Do not extract any file
Step-4: Disconnect the phone from the computer and then turn it off
Step-5: Boot the Nexus 4 into recovery mode. Press and hold Volume Up, Volume Down and Power buttons together until the screen flashes, then release all three buttons
Note: In recovery mode, use Volume buttons to scroll between options and Power button to select the desired option.
Step-6: Perform a Nandroid backup of the existing ROM which can be restored later if the new ROM does not work or users wish to go back to the previous ROM. To perform Nandroid backup, select Backup and Restore then on the next screen, select Backup again. Go back to main recovery menu after the backup is completed
Step-7: Perform data wiping task to avoid clash between the new ROM and the previous ROM. Select wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes on the next screen to confirm the action. Wait for some time until the data wiping task is over and then return to the main recovery menu. Select wipe cache partition and after the process is completed select Wipe Dalvik Cache under advance option. When the action is completed, return to the recovery menu
Step-8: Select install zip from sdcard then select choose zip from sdcard. Now browse to the SlimBean Build 5 ROM zip which was earlier copied to the SD card. Select it pressing the Power button and confirm installation on the next screen. The ROM installation should begin now
Step-9: Once the ROM is installed, follow the same procedure (step-8) but choose SlimBean Gapps to install Googlen Apps package
Step-10: When the installation process is done, go back to the main recovery menu and reboot the phone by selecting reboot system now. The phone will reboot now and boot up into the customised SlimBean ROM. The device will take about five minutes to boot up for the first time
Note: To go back to the previous ROM, boot the phone into recovery mode. Select Backup and Restore then restore the ROM by selecting it from the list.
SlimBean Build 5 ROM featuring Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is now installed and running on the Nexus 4. Head over to Setting>> About Phone to verify the software version of the device.
Click here for step-by-step guide to root Nexus 4 on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
[Source: Droid Firmwares]