v13.0- XXEMD3 – Ramuh – Released!


UltimaROM v13 sees the return of the “Standard” version by popular demand! This version doesn’t include the choices of the Ultimate version and instead has a preconfigured set of apps.

Where applicable, the themed AOSP apps are used (Mms, Contacts, EMail, Browser, etc) as well as any themed apps. All System apps/”Bloat” is removed. Instead, if you want to configure the ROM further you should download the packages from the Mods section of the website, or the OTA app on the ROM. Flashing these files you can configure certain features as you would in the Ultimate package!

The kernel for Standard is Boeffla, by AndiP and the modem and RIL are the latest XXEMD3 versions (XXEMB6, I believe). Again, these can be changed from the Mods section downloads.

Finally, if you want to change kernels to a different one, you should use the package in the mods section to do this. Even if the one included in it is out of date, it will set the Kernels page of the Advanced Settings app properly, then you can flash the most recent package from the kernel dev.

Important Bugfix

During the installation, the Stock Power Toggles or bar options are not working correctly and doesn’t install the stock toggles. This is fixed using the OTA file “UltimaROM_Power_Toggles_AROMA.zip” from here: http://ultimarom.com/rom/files/mods/?dir=XXEMD3 which will correctly install your chosen toggles.

If you’re having issues with the pwoer toggles, please try this file.

UltimaROM v13.0 Ramuh

  • Updated to latest Jelly Bean Firmware XXEMD3
  • Updated ALL Mods to XXEMD3 base
  • Added 1% Battery Mod to Advanced Settings
  • Added AOSP Contacts and Dialler
  • Added HTC Lockscreen
  • Added Rotary Lockscreen
  • Removed Bottom 25 Toggles postion
  • Added Transparent/Colour Notification picker
  • Added Alarm Icon Toggle
  • Added Tab Slider and AOSP styled Tab Slider Lockscreen
  • Added Battery Bar
  • Added Toggles, Signal Icon and Battery Colour chooser
  • Removed many things from the installer to save space. Xperia Z Keyboard, WeatherLove Widget (get from market), LG Weather
  • Rotating Lockscreen removed as it messes with newer Lockscreens (sorry!)
  • Fixed S4 icons
  • Fixed S4 Sounds
  • Updated SuperSU
  • Updated a number of other apps
  • Updated and fixed Samsung Link
  • Added Google Hangouts (replacing Talk) and themed version.
  • Removed Swipe Dialler (unnecessary now with the AOSP Contacts)
  • Stock Google 4.1.2 Calculator replaces Samsung one (smaller, better RAM footprint)
  • Added Video Editor from Nexus 7 ROM
  • Fixed AOSP Vibration and IME Toggle (no longer have to toggle on and off to make it work)
  • Added Wakelag fix toggle – read the information carefully and decide if it’s for you. YMMV.
  • Fixed Lockscreen torch. Now you hold the home button to activate. The screen doesn’t go off while you have the Torch running.
  • Fixed Call Recording mod (including the delay). You can now switch off the recording button.
  • Added battery full notification toggle and low battery warning toggle.
  • Added TricksterMOD app for configuring Kernels (alongisde their respective apps, if any)
  • Added Blocking Mode toggle in settings
  • Added ExternalSD2InternalSD toggle in settings


Ultimate – 1638MB


Standard – 683MB



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  • https://profiles.google.com/116835684075063206581 Dave

    Love it, Love it, Love it. Was a little sceptical in doing this but after choosing many custom roms I finally went with yours and simply “Love It”. I use my phone for company use and found, apart from the heavy battery usage on Sammy Stock, it was boggin down chronically ,.. All that is now behind me. Only one gripe I have is the inability to receive an MMS? Maybe you might have an idea on this.
    V13 has only got to be better … I’ll definaetly be giving a go. Thanks for the great work


    • https://profiles.google.com/111911443978178065033 Kryten2k35

      Ahh, yes the MMS issue is a weird one. Does it says “Service not available”? by any chance? The only solution I’ve found is to reinstall, currently. I’m not sure what causes it, but it seems like a 1/20 chance of getting that problem :(

      • https://profiles.google.com/116835684075063206581 Dave

        Hi Kryten
        No it just forces a close without downloading any of the mms

        • https://profiles.google.com/111911443978178065033 Kryten2k35

          Which MMS app did you use?

  • https://profiles.google.com/112767646702263282879 Karlos Arenas

    I have v12.1 without the patch v12.1.1
    can I install v13.0 without a wipe? would the battery drain that I posted before be fixed as well as the very slow charging?

    • https://profiles.google.com/111911443978178065033 Kryten2k35

      The slow charging thing is a cable issue, for sure (I replaced all mine with official Samsung “Fast charge” cables and everything is back to normal. IF you’re using stock, one of the wires inside may have broken)

      As for no wipe… I would wipe, at least, the system partition (there’s an option for it in the installer) and leave the data partitions alone and see how you go!

      • http://www.facebook.com/maarten.geerts.58 MG Trainee

        Hello Kryten2K35

        I have the same issue since the upgrade charging is slow.
        This only occurs when using the thick USB3 cable shipped with SGSIII and doesn’t occur with the Galaxy Nexus USB2 cable.

        Thanks for all of your work!
        Very much appreciated!

      • https://www.facebook.com/daniel191668 Daniel Hernandez

        Im from v12 too, I only have to wipe system or I do the other wipes ?

      • https://www.facebook.com/inversionesck Kristopher Badanai

        hello my friend, I’ve a problem with the installation cuz when de Aroma launcher start installing the v.13 never ends to 100% always in 80% and when the systems try to in stock in the ultimarom logo and never start or viber the phone. whats the problem here can u help me? the same things happend useing the v12.1. I made the 3 wipes before star the installation.


  • https://profiles.google.com/112767646702263282879 Karlos Arenas

    everything ok except that the contacts doesn’t work it closes

    • https://profiles.google.com/112767646702263282879 Karlos Arenas

      GREAT!!! Did as you suggested and the Rom is working great, no problems with anything all systems Go!! :-)

  • https://profiles.google.com/117801379271625534185 Dirk V.

    Hi there,
    have some problems with TocuhWiz-Start. Everytime i would go to the next homescreen i become the note that TouchWiz-Start Service has stopped. Any ideas?

    • https://profiles.google.com/100436018808919188383 Kevin Ge

      i have the same problem as well, can you fix this bug?? thx

  • https://profiles.google.com/103305380026216432943 abbas zahid

    Do I have to wipe data/Factory reset? If I am updating from UltimaROM V12 Or cleaning cache is enough?
    I do not want to lose my applications and settings so what are the options?

  • http://www.facebook.com/eivis.petryla Eivis Petryla

    Hey mate, awesome rom i must say at first, i didn’t have 1 bigger problem from the start(except for the sammy browser not syncing correctly and the moded one always buging up when searching from the url bar). Also i’d like somethings in it as optional(maybe a few other people aswell would like it)- like homescreen modes(sammy) if that wouldn’t be too much of a hassle, lockscreens(bb10, lg optimus, tourch, ink effect-the part you added in advanced settings) and ofcourse the thing that i don’t use but what i believe to consume the most RAM- sammys motion controls.

  • https://profiles.google.com/103305380026216432943 abbas zahid

    I am having problem with Call recording I can’t hear myself clearly in the recordings. I havent had this problem in V12. Anyone else having same issue?

    • https://profiles.google.com/111911443978178065033 Kryten2k35

      Try taking the SecPhone.apk form v12 and reporting back as to how that works for you. If it’s better it’s something I can look at.

  • https://profiles.google.com/102807051889900803325 Saito Hiraga

    I have an solved issue, the stock power toggles are swapped with the 25 power toggles with/text bar.

    • https://profiles.google.com/111911443978178065033 Kryten2k35

      Read the article and you will find the answer :) It’s under the bugfix part!

  • http://www.facebook.com/luisyeli.sandoval LuisyEli Sandoval

    Kryten exelente laburo te felicito desde argentina muchas gracias por un trabajo tremendo jose luis

    • http://www.facebook.com/nicolas.luque.39 Nicolas Luque

      :O Otro Argentino, igual, tendras que escribirle en ingles para que te entienda. Je.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicolas.luque.39 Nicolas Luque

    Up & Running, and works Great! Thanks a lot Kryten!….but……Wheater Love is no more! :( jaja

    Also, the Wake Lag Mod is something great. I’m testing it to see how much the battery duration goes down.


    • https://profiles.google.com/112767646702263282879 Karlos Arenas

      Nicolas cuéntame como te va con el WakeLag lo que entiendo es que el dispositivo “despierta” mas rápido pero son milésimas de seg y el consumo de batería adicional es significativo. Comentáme!

    • https://profiles.google.com/113725729534528150244 Oskar Modig

      Maybe you’ve seen this already but as he wrote in the changelog Kryten removed WeatherLove to save space refering to Google Play if you want it, it’s free there.
      I might as well give you the link:

  • https://profiles.google.com/105480824878267357647 Eric Cuaton

    i have a little problem while using the stock samsung clock, i can’t add other alarm tone from my music library. When i select “add” its just closing the alarm tone menu.

  • https://profiles.google.com/114731366510131640961 ian nicholson lim

    Nice v.13! Just got 1 problem, with the stock email app, when attaching images the email application will just exit and says closed. I need the stock email app because it has built-in image re-sizing capabilities. Any help guys? I’m using yahoomail btw. Thanks. God bless

    • https://profiles.google.com/112767646702263282879 Karlos Arenas

      Hello my friend try using ExMail App is very good and has the same capabilities

      • https://profiles.google.com/114731366510131640961 ian nicholson lim

        Hi friend, i downloaded “exchange exmail” and tried attaching an image, but it has no option of resizing the image, am i missing something?. thanks 4 ur help!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mc.cocs Mc Cocs

    New E-Mail notification does not appear on the top bar any more. The watch in the lock screen cannot be disabled from NOVA launcher setting.

  • https://profiles.google.com/113725729534528150244 Oskar Modig

    First I have to say that UltimaROM is an amazing ROM, great job Kryten!
    I’ve encountered one problem after updating to Ramuh, though, the S Planner widget has disappeared.

    • https://profiles.google.com/113725729534528150244 Oskar Modig

      I found another, a bit more pressing issue:
      Something seams to be wrong with mobile networking. My phone doesn’t find the SIM card, I’ve got no reception and when I go to Settings > More settings > Mobile Networks it tells me that I have to insert my SIM Card. And I’ve tried reinserting it several times. I realized I’d installed a modem not coming with UltimaROM so I reinstalled Ultima with no result. I did a Super Wipe when I installed v13 the first time.
      I’ve gone back to v12.1 and it’s working now.

      • https://profiles.google.com/113725729534528150244 Oskar Modig

        I tried installing v13 again since no one else said anything about having similar problems, mobile networking is working now :)
        I still have the S Planner issue. I want the widget :(

  • https://profiles.google.com/112767646702263282879 Karlos Arenas

    Dear Kryten2k35,
    Now that jellybean 4.2.2 has been filtered and some rom like omega has it, are you in a mediate time will be realeasing an upgrade to upgrade our JB 4.1.2 to V4.2.2.
    I’ll wait with v13 until it happens.

  • https://profiles.google.com/111042801491759012262 Saleh said

    Dear Kryten2k35,,
    I had to log in just to say thank you for this amazing rom, it is by far the best rom I have ever used on my S3, it has everything for everyone I believe. I truly appreciate your great work.

    Kind regards

    • https://profiles.google.com/115569024911243670268 alexis ramirez

      hello I’m from costarica and me are many Latinos who use this great rom. which I would like to be in Spanish or have a parallel page official the Latino community.
      I commented that I marveled at this rom roms’m a follower and I am glad I have this 12.1 version the version 13 I like it because is limited. the only thing I see wrong is this battery does not have the desired duration (v12.1) is ending too soon I wonder if that’s normal? …….. thanks!

      • https://www.facebook.com/daniel191668 Daniel Hernandez

        Im from Costa Rica too!

        Downloading v13, coming from 12.0