Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by crazy pyro, Nov 15, 2009.
best reason for root:
yeah fair point, i had it installed but i guess i never really paid attention. i don't use too many free apps, or directly browse the web short of google searches for reference. I think my brain just ignores them most of the time.
that being said, I did notice one in an app yesterday and it made me uninstall it, but it was a ringtone app which imo always suck, so no big loss. really that is a BIG feature, but not worth it alone for me. normally root is the first thing i would do but idk, busting my evo after voiding warranty and NOT having an upgrade credit i could use really made me think twice about how useful that is to me. plus as i said, removing bloatware and tethering were the two biggies for me, and they are no issue with an outright-owned nexus.
I will be leaving my carrier after my contract expires, so i couldn't use the credit and extend that TWO years.
happy time, UAG did a black friday promo S3 case at 20$ instead of 34$ but sadly it went off before my Paypal account actualized (the same day ) but i did find a UAG Scout (black) at 19.20chf (~24$) port inclued on Ebay, my luck didn't let me down!
I asked him about this on his phone and he said nothing like that happening to him. All he has to deal with is laggy-ness and slow responsiveness - not sure if that's related to a lack of trim or just the class of phone he has.
just updated my missus dads S4 to the echoe 4.3 v10.... he's blown away compared to 4.2.2 with all the extra features and things that 'just work' now
@Mussels Hey, need some advice from teh master
well i have an S3 (standard GT-I9300] and i really got sick of it's recent "restarts"
I was waiting on the official 4.3 but it seems Samsung kept the UI of the S3 "which i hate" instead of the new one "S4", so i'm opting for a Custom ROM.
What ROM's do you know of, recommend that run 4.3 and are completely stable/functional (i'm currently wondering between either cyanogenmod or a vanilla android mods)
Might be a bit noob ish but bear with me, i'm also lazy
forgot to ask, if i installed a custom ROM will the phone still be compatible with kies? backups that were made before in example, or should i backup everything manually?
basically no if you think about samsung OTA... otherwise if you mean KIES media management, hum maybe... still who use KIES? for backup the recovery (CWM/TWRP for exemples) have a Nandroid backup function and thats all we need, no need for a samsung iTune wannabe... but i am not "teh master" so you should wait till he come back, if my answer don't suits your need
the only thing from samsung that is of any use is ODIN
also i can guide you to a house of masters if you want .... its where i get all i need when it relate to Android device and roms.
custom rom are in Android developement section the "original" section have the modded samsung roms. im still in testing the CM11 from Temasek and its DAMN good, V16 atm
waiting on more performance tweak since with the V15 the score droped down just under a Xperia Z and in V14 it was a bit above.
and again now i didn't got any of the bug or non working issues ... i guess its from one device to another still same hardware same brand same model (and no it's still not Baseband related) and so many issues i haven't ... why only the other have it and not me ... it's not fair ... i can't beta test and report issue if i have no issues ... i feel useless ahahahah
edit 4.3 stable and functional
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2228171 for exemple but there is many other good one ... and from way before the official failure 4.3 from samsung.
Thanks @GreiverBlade ,that was actually useful, i will actually try that 4.3 Archidroid you linked, and if i didn't like i'll flash CM and test it, biggest plus is being freed from Samsung's useless battery draining bloatware.
How is it going for you (battery, RAM usage, responsiveness..etc)
well with Temasek's cm11 V15 (thanks for reminding me i need to flash the V16 >.< im a flashaholic because of that dev ...) Boeffla's kernel 2.1 Beta3 and the Boeffla's Config v2 app (on the playstore also) i can use some preset Battery Saving preset give me round 2day of use if i dont fiddle with heavy app like PPSSPP (PSP emulator) or Tiny AR2 (Miku miku dance AR app)
i use performance-extreme preset (OC 1600mhz lulzactive governor and row scheduler) for benchies where i achieved a good 20820 pts in Antutu Benchmark X (updated "anticheat"version of the original one... still i don't know what they did ) which is near 3-4k more than a stock SGS3 and above a Xperia Z i get a normal day of use, but i tend to use it daily on battery saving (UC 200mhz-1ghz and light UV zzmove-battery governor and cfq scheduler ) power preset seems also to be a good compromise (200mhz-1500mhz no UV zzmove-performance governor and row scheduler)
ram usage, as for Kitkat is optimised for device with 512mb and more, its a 50/50 but Android manage the memory quite good and i rarely have to clean or kill tasks
responsiveness : quite impressive, im using ART instead of Dalvik (in developer options in the main screen of the settings) and the app i got some FC with are now running all fine
Damn it's doing it again, shows me "Galaxy S III" starting screen ,blank then shows it again in a loop until i pull the battery
looks like you're doing great, just made this a high priority and will free up some time tonight so i can flash it.
when i recieved that SGS3 it had sever battery drain and restart issue plus charging issue (as i wrote about it some post above) but in the end that was just a owner error the USB cable was defective (inside the sleeve some cable where not isolated, common error when you have someone who fold the cable like a ... hum ... whats the word already ... oh nevermind) and the other issue come from the 4.3 update... in the end i got a cheap almost like new SGS3 due to some human error.
i should rewrite my signature : 92.86% error from any electronic device come from the organic component
my 1st android Smartphone was a Galaxy S, i had a good base to start. as i said already galaxy series are unbrickable and easily recoverable near foolproof in fact ahah after that one i went for some other a little less easy to mod like a Optimus 2x or the UMI X1 (for the UMI ... using Shuame Tools all in Chinese was really fun tho)
XD good one, just read those posts, looks like the previous owner knows little to nothing on electronics and you lucked out on his behalf
no, custom rom will not be compatible with KIES. you can mod stock all you want, but kies and samsung software tends to get grumpy.
since you have i9300 my knowledge doesnt help much - very different hardware inside, so the softwares different as well. think of them as entirely different phones in the same plastic frame, with the same themed UI. if you want pure custom go to cyanogen mod, find something android 4.3 - they're the most stable.
if you're going modded touchwiz (for the samsung look and feel) then browse around the i9300 'android development' forum on XDA, the other forum 'original development' is for the truly custom made stuff like Cyanogenmod.
Well F***, just found out the cause of the recent restarts because of a failing power button and the warranty ended 20 oct .... so what now
ebay for parts!
replacing a cracked screen on an S3 takes 5 minutes, a hair dryer and a suction cup. replacing the button cant be much harder than that (ebay the parts, youtube the howto)
ARGH! ... well you can also find a "new" one cheap on Ebay instead of parts and sell the "defective" one for more, tricky but worth it i paid around 100$ for mine (because of the so called problems the previous owner had ofc )
EDIT: Doc41..... "TAIGA-MIKU!"
ahahah im testing my Xperia X10 mini Pro with KitKat ... pretty, smooth, also totally unstable
Only way i guess, will take time to get here though, then i could start flashing.
Power button is soldered to the main board, can do it myself i guess (i have knowledge of electronics and soldering from previous studies)
Just an aside...have either of you posted in the Anime Nation clubhouse thread already? LOL
Wow kitkat on a mini pro
Not worth the hassle in my area, better to just replace the button and cheaper too maybe
ミク chan moeee
lol not yet but i'll be cheking it out
i think i will
now im toying with a custom model by Montecore/Predator of Hijiri Byakuren from Tohou on my S3 under Tiny AR3 ... gosh with 1/180 physic realism the Exynos 4412 is having a hard time ahah more than with Hoshiguma Yuugi (well Hijiri feature a full physics enabled body, robe and cloak and Yuugi only hairs and .. aherm ... *BOIN!*)
totally unstable tho... but indeed pretty impressive it feels like when i did a 4.1 JB for my Galaxy S but the dev is way more advanced than i am (and since its a private beta i can't give more details than what i already did )
I want KitKat for my one X
i had a one X but i cracked the screen the day he greeted a new friend from the side ... : "the edge of a wall" at my job, it was a pretty impressive phone and the Tegra3 + tegrazone and optimized app where awesome , IE: Galaxy on fire II was soooo much better than on my actual S3. and the mono-bloc polycarbonate shell got a better premium feeling than the S3
let me check what i can find... HTC can be more tricky than Samsung due to Bootloader locking
edit which One X it is ? the international with Tegra3 or the one with a Snapdragon S4
assuming its a Tegra3 plain OneX
tons of info
the full guide for One X [how to]
a rom i would try if i still had that One X Cm10,2 JB 4.3 linaro toolkit, not KK but still a good one
gosh battery report is ... unreal
I just got an extended battery for my GNEX gonna use it heavy and condition it.
I had to charge it for 10 hours and then I gotta drain this to like 8% and then charge another 10 then rinse and repeat for 4 x and then we shall see if the Hyperion 3500mA ext. batt. is good!
Got my G2 this week and it's like buttah
Separate names with a comma.