liteRemix XXLG1 v4.1 (S8500) based on Hero355 and Nexus – 13.12.2012

Art begins in imitation and ends in innovation.
Mason Cooley (1927)

Everything you need to start is included in the main archive. Bonus stuff such as ringtones, wallpapers, application/widget installs, boot animations and boot images are included in the extended bonus package.
If you want Java apps in main menu check the MenuCFG folder (in extras) before full flashing!
Big thanks to Nexus and Hero355 for their great work that this is based on!

New stuff in liteRemix XXLG1 v4.1:

  • Trouble with Samsung Market hopefully fixed.
  • Original colours for messages.
  • New pop style quickpanel (thanks go to Hero355).
  • New white keypad (thanks Agnes from
  • Reworked Turko CFW v8 theme (thanks Hero355).
  • Classic Bada 2.0 theme and icons included as alternative by default.
  • Original lockscreen is now default, Wave 3 lockscreen is included in themes.
  • ETC patches for enabling any key LCD on, reverting back to old scheme or preinstalling tones packages included.

A customizable CFW:
The Lite Remix is the most customizable CFW available for the GT-S8500. Customizable means: easily customizable by you. Once you did the basic install of the Lite Remix, you may choose which apps are installed, which apps show up in the main menu, how much app memory you have free, which lockscreen (original or new) to use, boot animations, boot screens and even which Bada FW core (XXLG1, JVLC2 or DDLC2) to use – all this without losing any data and having to set up everthing anew. Although the Lite Remix is originally based on Hero355’s and Nexus’ work, it now has many unique features.

A ‘lite’ CFW:
Although this CFW is lite in every sense of the word, meaning only the absolutely basic, non memory wasting stuff is included in the base install, you’re not actually missing on anything. You may have everything other CFWs have in this one, too, but at your own choice and pace. You may add and remove anything that you need at your own will, and on top of that I’m providing easy to follow instructions for you to do so. The goal of this CFW is to be lite and easy on RAM, so that even HD Games like Tintin work good on it, while still keeping functionality. It is also intended as a solid base for other CFW projects of your own.

Choose your own base FW:
Using the core patches you may change the base FW (standard: XXLG1) for this (JVLC2 and DDLC2 patches included in the main archive). You won’t lose any data flashing them and you can always go back. If you should notice problems such as lag, low battery life or non-working push email, I highly recommend using the JVLC2 FW core from the all-in-one-package above instead. Patching is easy, safe and quick. Updated core patches are now included in the LiteRemix XXLG1 archive (extras folder) itself.

Thanks go to…:
This is based on Nexus’ XXLD2, Hero355’s Amazing Turko CFW v8 and Hero355s Fully Lite CZLC2. I included only what I deemed the best features from both worlds and also did some heavy modifications of my own. Also, big thanks to B. Kubica, Cybekteam, Ho1od, Dokugogagoji, Adfree, Greg.Stephens and _Aurex_, who made some of the modifications possible.

Complete list of features in LiteRemix XXLG1 v4:

  • DBT, AUT and ATO configurations included in special german CSC.
  • Icons compeletely reworked based on Turko CFW v8.1 (thanks, Hero355).
  • Classic Bada 2.0 theme and icons included as alternative by default.
  • Original lockscreen is now default, Wave 3 lockscreen is included in themes.
  • Samsung Market already updated (thanks to adfree).
  • Further Dolfin browser optimizations (thanks, PsyCoy and Hero355).
  • Revised core patches for DDLC2 and JVLC2 included in the archive.
  • Instructions included for basically everything.
  • New RC2 boot image by Greg.Stephens.
  • New PowerOnOff animation created by Greg.Stephens.
  • New standard wallpaper and lockscreen background.
  • New sound scheme based on WP 7.5 sounds.
  • White keyboard (thanks _Aurex_).
  • White keypad (thanks Agnes from
  • New pop style quickpanel with data option (thanks go to Hero355).
  • New icons for Java apps and some others.
  • ETC patches for enabling any key LCD on, reverting back to old scheme or preinstalling tones packages included.
  • New extended bonus package with choosable PowerOnOff animations, boot images, ringtones, wallpapers, etc…
  • Caster, Music Hub, SevenIM, Polaris, ChatON, GTalk, Yahoo, MSN provided as install files (bonus package).
  • All widgets provided as install files (bonus package).
  • Many other things (boot animations, wallpapers, sounds…) also included in the bonus package.
  • You have 865MB of 881MB app memory free with optional apps uninstalled and alternative FFS used.
  • Any Key LCD off.
  • Choosable Java app main menu configurations (MenuCFG folder).
  • Optional BadaDroid compatibility (see bonus package). Get the files and instructions from here. Made possible by BadaDroid team on XDA and Mike Gapinsky.
  • Includes Hero355s improved FM radio. Listen to music without headphones plugged!
  • Alarm doesn’t stop after one minute.
  • Low ringtone volume fixed.
  • Camera supports portrait mode.
  • Calculator uses radians instead of degrees.
  • Operator name removed from quick panel.
  • Wave 3 lockscreen from Nexus’ XXLD2. Caller screen with touch controls.
  • Remastered S3 startup sound.
  • Google Maps, Opera, Facebook, Song ID, BlueFTP, DB Rail Navigator included and uninstallable.
  • Applemint font is included and set as default.
  • Drastically reduced fonts (original is ~18MB, here it is ~2MB). Asian symbols supported via special fonts manually installable from extras folder.
  • Social Hub Premium activated.
  • Homescreen and main menu rearranged to favor most used apps.
  • USB access to hidden storage (no sTune needed).
  • PDF, widgets, gadgets removed from Bada 1.2 storage by Hero355.
  • All but needed ringtones and alert tones removed.
  • Removed all Widgets from main installation.
  • Removed Polaris, YouTube and Google from main installation.
  • Removed duplicate apps in SHPAPP.
  • Several configuration tweaks by Nexus and Hero355.
  • Various bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements made by myself.

I included five different CSC files in this CFW:

o Languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish, Irish
o Languages: English, Slovenian, Croatian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, Russian, Estonian, Latvian
o Languages: English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish, Hungarian, Croatian, Czech, Bulgarian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovenian, Irish
o Languages: German, English, French, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Icelandic
o Languages: English, German

Basic instructions for installing the Lite Remix:


Full Flashing
[1] Select from the CSC folder the CSC file fitting your needs (check 
    the accompanied text file). 
[2] Select from the MenuCFG folder the menu configuration fitting your 
    needs (optional, only if you want Java apps in the main menu).
[3] Check the ETC_Patches folder in zzz_extras for additional 
    customizations. ETC patches are to be used in the ETC field of 
    MultiLoader when full flashing (again, optional). 
[4] Full flash with CSC, MenuCFG, ETC patch and the files from this 
[5] Still confused? You might want to use Google and search for a 
    flashing tutorial.

ETC Patches?
ETC patches are a new development exlclusive to the liteRemix CFWs. They 
are to be used in the ETC field of MultiLoader only when full flashing. 
Using ETC patches you may patch aspects of the system that have been 
previously unpatchable. Check out the ETC patches and their instructions 
inside zzz_extras/ETC_Patches folder. 

Music Hub, Caster, SevenIM, Widgets...
You might wonder where all the additional apps and widgets have gone. In 
the liteRemix, these are provided via a seperate extended bonus package 
with instructions included. You may add these to your running FW at any 
time without any data loss at all. Yup, your contacts, messages, memos, 
... will stay intact, even if you add these later on. 

Core Patches?
As the only Bada 2.0 CFW available, the liteRemix provides you with the 
possibility to hot swap the core components of your FW. Turkish JVLC2 
and indian DDLC2 are provided as alternatives (don't worry, your set 
language won't be affected by using the patches). If you're experiencing 
slowdowns and/or lag in your installation, why not try this? Check the 
core patches folder (in zzz_extras) for instructions! Again, hot 
swapping the FW core components is done without any data loss. 

I Want The Wave III Lockscreen / The Original Icons!
No problem, both are already included in themes. Just use the themes 
section inside the display settings to change lockscreen or icons. 

Still want more?
Checkout the extended bonus package for a lot more stuff: additional 
ringtones, wallpapers, boot images, boot animations, BadaDroid patch, 

Attention CFW modders:
Due to some heavy reorganisations some stuff that was previously in CSC://CSCsfs/SystemFS and in SHPAPP is now inside the FFS file. Keep that in mind when editing it yourself using my tutorials!

Want to give the Lite Remix to your friends?:
No problem, just make sure that you use the original download links (mirrors are also ok, but let me know) and also add a link to this thread. Other than that, you may freely post this anywhere you like.

Old Stuff:
Old stuff (not recommended, but if you need it…) is still available from the old thread. Also, liteRemix v4 and liteRemix v3.99 ‘Classic Design’ are still available.

BTW: Again, I don’t mind if you ‘steal’ from this one. In fact, I’d rather be flattered.


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