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  Reply # 995107 26-Feb-2014 21:29
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Bacha: So after being on Google Rom for nearly 2 Months. I am coming back to Samsung Rom. Going to try latest 4.4.2 rom and see how much has changed. For some reason was missing S Health and Camera features...



try the shoman rom, the first one I posted above, as it doesn't use the new knox bootloader and is very good. If you already have know bootloader it doesn't matter 


Yeah being reading it for a while.  I might try that one and see how it goes. How is it going for you??

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  Reply # 995197 27-Feb-2014 06:39
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Bacha:
jeffnz:
Bacha: So after being on Google Rom for nearly 2 Months. I am coming back to Samsung Rom. Going to try latest 4.4.2 rom and see how much has changed. For some reason was missing S Health and Camera features...



try the shoman rom, the first one I posted above, as it doesn't use the new knox bootloader and is very good. If you already have know bootloader it doesn't matter 


Yeah being reading it for a while.  I might try that one and see how it goes. How is it going for you??


Well for a touch wiz rom it is good but none of them have the speed of the GE or AOSP Roms but that's the trade off. I installed xposed framework and Wanam kat and they both have some good item's to modify things like battery icons, lockscreen behavior etc.







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  Reply # 995199 27-Feb-2014 06:48
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You know, I like my S4 more than I like most people.




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  Reply # 995220 27-Feb-2014 07:28
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timmmay: You know, I like my S4 more than I like most people.


you need to get out more Tim 

looks like you are getting the hang of all the Android ways, how is the new Rom going




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  Reply # 995224 27-Feb-2014 07:35
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There are a lot of people in the world... I like my phone more than most of them, but I like most people I know better than my phone.

I never bothered with a new ROM at Christmas, and since I'm going on holiday in a week I don't want to mess with anything right now. Once I'm back I'll look at the best 4.4.2 Touchwiz ROM. I don't care if it's a touch slower, I find the features handy... I wish they'd have one app area though, or at least sort the downloaded apps.

I may try GE just to see if it's really much faster.




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  Reply # 995232 27-Feb-2014 07:54
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I'm finding 4.4 TW pretty fast, especially with a modified TW launcher (it has been made faster!). You can grab it here if you want to give it a go. 

Battery life for has been up and down, have read that the TW media scanner is pretty hard out and is the culprit to most of it.  

Biggest gripe is I cant do a clean install at the moment because I'm a big fan of the pattern unlock and that only sticks if you dirty flash over a 4.3 install (after you set the pattern lock). Dilemmas of the old bootloader, c'mon kernel sources!!

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  Reply # 996674 28-Feb-2014 20:56
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jeffnz:
Bacha:
jeffnz:
Bacha: So after being on Google Rom for nearly 2 Months. I am coming back to Samsung Rom. Going to try latest 4.4.2 rom and see how much has changed. For some reason was missing S Health and Camera features...



try the shoman rom, the first one I posted above, as it doesn't use the new knox bootloader and is very good. If you already have know bootloader it doesn't matter 


Yeah being reading it for a while.  I might try that one and see how it goes. How is it going for you??


Well for a touch wiz rom it is good but none of them have the speed of the GE or AOSP Roms but that's the trade off. I installed xposed framework and Wanam kat and they both have some good item's to modify things like battery icons, lockscreen behavior etc.



 

 

 

When coming from Google rom , did you flash any custom recovery? I am sure you have to just cant remember which one and then just flash the rom right??

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  Reply # 996685 28-Feb-2014 21:09
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Bacha:
jeffnz:
Bacha:
jeffnz:
Bacha: So after being on Google Rom for nearly 2 Months. I am coming back to Samsung Rom. Going to try latest 4.4.2 rom and see how much has changed. For some reason was missing S Health and Camera features...



try the shoman rom, the first one I posted above, as it doesn't use the new knox bootloader and is very good. If you already have know bootloader it doesn't matter 


Yeah being reading it for a while.  I might try that one and see how it goes. How is it going for you??


Well for a touch wiz rom it is good but none of them have the speed of the GE or AOSP Roms but that's the trade off. I installed xposed framework and Wanam kat and they both have some good item's to modify things like battery icons, lockscreen behavior etc.



  When coming from Google rom , did you flash any custom recovery? I am sure you have to just cant remember which one and then just flash the rom right??



no as I had custom recovery which was fine but I changed from latest CWM to TWRP to try it out and it is fine, others suggest Philz touch recovery but I don't like it.

Just check your revoery version and make sure you do a backup just in case, in TWRP if gives option to do EFS backup if you don't have one done already. Then all good to go just put in phone full wipe and flash




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  Reply # 996690 28-Feb-2014 21:16
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jeffnz:
Bacha:
jeffnz:
Bacha:
jeffnz:
Bacha: So after being on Google Rom for nearly 2 Months. I am coming back to Samsung Rom. Going to try latest 4.4.2 rom and see how much has changed. For some reason was missing S Health and Camera features...



try the shoman rom, the first one I posted above, as it doesn't use the new knox bootloader and is very good. If you already have know bootloader it doesn't matter 


Yeah being reading it for a while.  I might try that one and see how it goes. How is it going for you??


Well for a touch wiz rom it is good but none of them have the speed of the GE or AOSP Roms but that's the trade off. I installed xposed framework and Wanam kat and they both have some good item's to modify things like battery icons, lockscreen behavior etc.



  When coming from Google rom , did you flash any custom recovery? I am sure you have to just cant remember which one and then just flash the rom right??



no as I had custom recovery which was fine but I changed from latest CWM to TWRP to try it out and it is fine, others suggest Philz touch recovery but I don't like it.

Just check your revoery version and make sure you do a backup just in case, in TWRP if gives option to do EFS backup if you don't have one done already. Then all good to go just put in phone full wipe and flash

 

 

 

Thanks I had latest Philz touch recovery version 6.15.4 but that had issue installing 4.4.2 apparently so went to version to version 6.07.9 and it installed fine. Installation done and setting it up now.

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  Reply # 996692 28-Feb-2014 21:19
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Bacha:
jeffnz:
Bacha:
jeffnz:
Bacha:
jeffnz:
Bacha: So after being on Google Rom for nearly 2 Months. I am coming back to Samsung Rom. Going to try latest 4.4.2 rom and see how much has changed. For some reason was missing S Health and Camera features...



try the shoman rom, the first one I posted above, as it doesn't use the new knox bootloader and is very good. If you already have know bootloader it doesn't matter 


Yeah being reading it for a while.  I might try that one and see how it goes. How is it going for you??


Well for a touch wiz rom it is good but none of them have the speed of the GE or AOSP Roms but that's the trade off. I installed xposed framework and Wanam kat and they both have some good item's to modify things like battery icons, lockscreen behavior etc.



  When coming from Google rom , did you flash any custom recovery? I am sure you have to just cant remember which one and then just flash the rom right??



no as I had custom recovery which was fine but I changed from latest CWM to TWRP to try it out and it is fine, others suggest Philz touch recovery but I don't like it.

Just check your revoery version and make sure you do a backup just in case, in TWRP if gives option to do EFS backup if you don't have one done already. Then all good to go just put in phone full wipe and flash
  Thanks I had latest Philz touch recovery version 6.15.4 but that had issue installing 4.4.2 apparently so went to version to version 6.07.9 and it installed fine. Installation done and setting it up now.


ahh good job let us know what you think, I'm quite happy everything seems fine and I don't use anything other than swipe on lockscreen.

Yes I heard that about Philz but quite liking TWRP and its ease of use and more options.




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  Reply # 996693 28-Feb-2014 21:23
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Bacha:
jeffnz:
Bacha:
jeffnz:
Bacha:
jeffnz:
Bacha: So after being on Google Rom for nearly 2 Months. I am coming back to Samsung Rom. Going to try latest 4.4.2 rom and see how much has changed. For some reason was missing S Health and Camera features...



try the shoman rom, the first one I posted above, as it doesn't use the new knox bootloader and is very good. If you already have know bootloader it doesn't matter 


Yeah being reading it for a while.  I might try that one and see how it goes. How is it going for you??


Well for a touch wiz rom it is good but none of them have the speed of the GE or AOSP Roms but that's the trade off. I installed xposed framework and Wanam kat and they both have some good item's to modify things like battery icons, lockscreen behavior etc.



  When coming from Google rom , did you flash any custom recovery? I am sure you have to just cant remember which one and then just flash the rom right??



no as I had custom recovery which was fine but I changed from latest CWM to TWRP to try it out and it is fine, others suggest Philz touch recovery but I don't like it.

Just check your revoery version and make sure you do a backup just in case, in TWRP if gives option to do EFS backup if you don't have one done already. Then all good to go just put in phone full wipe and flash
  Thanks I had latest Philz touch recovery version 6.15.4 but that had issue installing 4.4.2 apparently so went to version to version 6.07.9 and it installed fine. Installation done and setting it up now.


ahh good job let us know what you think, I'm quite happy everything seems fine and I don't use anything other than swipe on lockscreen.

Yes I heard that about Philz but quite liking TWRP and its ease of use and more options.

 

 

 

It seems fast from the first use but thats because I haven got any apps installed. New version is already out lol XXUFNB9 that was quick oh well.

 

 

 

Will put TWRP soon, only reason I went to philz was when I was on touchwiz 4.3 foxhound had problem with TWRP.

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  Reply # 996700 28-Feb-2014 21:32
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The latest philz will work but there is a setting you need to toggle to do it. Sorry, after Fri drinks it's not coming to me.

Biggest news for me is that a dirty build.prop edit has got the lockscreen functionality back for a clean flash with the old bootloader. I think I know what I'll be doing this weekend! Lol

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  Reply # 1000565 7-Mar-2014 10:04
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Hello guys!

Anyone here uses tasker? any innovative ideas around?

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  Reply # 1001123 8-Mar-2014 09:14
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I used tasker for a while, but changed to Llama as it does 95% of what I need with 5% of the effort.




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  Reply # 1001963 10-Mar-2014 07:45
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I like tasker, it mutes my phone when it's docked between the hours of 10:30-7am. I also have it turn the volume down on the ringer/notifications when I am at work. The list of things it can do is endless. The tasker forums/wiki are a great place to start.

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