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  Reply # 806745 28-Apr-2013 15:49
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I have tried many custom roms on s2 and the stock ones are always faster best battery and smoothest ... and every custom rom I try always crashes after a few days or weeks - this is regardless of overclocking or not, undervolting or not - same result

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  Reply # 806751 28-Apr-2013 15:55
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joker97: I have tried many custom roms on s2 and the stock ones are always faster best battery and smoothest ... and every custom rom I try always crashes after a few days or weeks - this is regardless of overclocking or not, undervolting or not - same result


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m the opposite, I've been flashing custom rom's since my i15503 and only ones I ever had issues with were as I stated in previous post. Certainly battery life and response time improves with getting rid of bloatware but depends on what you load as extra's as I've found the less you add the better it goes after getting rid of bloat.

Each to their own and realise flashing isn't for the majority but I don't think its as bad as being made out. 




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  Reply # 806753 28-Apr-2013 15:57
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jeffnz:
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TBH custom ROMs came about due to people wanting more functionality than what stock can offer but these days im finding less and less reasons to run custome roms they often end up buggier than the origional os due to the amount of kernel tweaks i find these days i run a few mods..if that


I don't think that is entirely correct but is a factor, I would think getting quicker updates and deleting bloatware good reasons as well.  

I think people get bugs by using mis-matched kernels/firmwares,  not correctly installing firmware or downloading latest release without waiting to see the issues. There are also the dev's that just roll out new versions without really checking them out first due to people wanting the latest and greatest now.

Ifg it has a locked bootloader I'm sure it won't be insurmountable to dev's but it will be a nuisance
Yeah, I don't want added features really, I want the bloatware removed and maybe a more vanilla experience than we get from the factory gui 'enhancements' Samsung make. 

The one thing I will be looking into more when the S4 roms come is a way to turn off the charging light. I don't know what Samsung has done with 4.2.2. but when I ran it on my S3 as a custom rom the light wouldn't go off, or was even able to be turned off. Whereas with 4.1.2 stock on the S3 the light is off by default when on my dock... *shrug* it's the little things.

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  Reply # 806756 28-Apr-2013 16:01
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joker97: I have tried many custom roms on s2 and the stock ones are always faster best battery and smoothest ... and every custom rom I try always crashes after a few days or weeks - this is regardless of overclocking or not, undervolting or not - same result


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m the opposite, I've been flashing custom rom's since my i15503 and only ones I ever had issues with were as I stated in previous post. Certainly battery life and response time improves with getting rid of bloatware but depends on what you load as extra's as I've found the less you add the better it goes after getting rid of bloat.

Each to their own and realise flashing isn't for the majority but I don't think its as bad as being made out. 


do you turn your phone off every night?

my phone is left on all the time and there has been no rom-kernel combo that did not crash at least once without overclocking/undervolting

sometimes certain apps are the usual culprits, sometimes it just happens on standby

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  Reply # 806759 28-Apr-2013 16:08
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jeffnz:
joker97: I have tried many custom roms on s2 and the stock ones are always faster best battery and smoothest ... and every custom rom I try always crashes after a few days or weeks - this is regardless of overclocking or not, undervolting or not - same result


interesting I

m the opposite, I've been flashing custom rom's since my i15503 and only ones I ever had issues with were as I stated in previous post. Certainly battery life and response time improves with getting rid of bloatware but depends on what you load as extra's as I've found the less you add the better it goes after getting rid of bloat.

Each to their own and realise flashing isn't for the majority but I don't think its as bad as being made out. 


do you turn your phone off every night?

my phone is left on all the time and there has been no rom-kernel combo that did not crash at least once without overclocking/undervolting

sometimes certain apps are the usual culprits, sometimes it just happens on standby


mines generally on 24/7 only off when I change battery over, I don't usually charge battery in phone, same as all my phones as I use the alarm to wake me up. Never OC or UC and have used a lot of different dev's rom's.
Mainly use Sammy rom's but have had stints on CM, AOSP and AOKP.






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  Reply # 806771 28-Apr-2013 16:44
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anyone notice that the middle home button is a little sticky and creaky...?

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  Reply # 806772 28-Apr-2013 16:47
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extremerigman: anyone notice that the middle home button is a little sticky and creaky...?


I don't think much can be expected from Samsung build quality





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  Reply # 806773 28-Apr-2013 16:54
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extremerigman: anyone notice that the middle home button is a little sticky and creaky...?


I don't think much can be expected from Samsung build quality


and you base that comment on what exactly or just out for an afternoons fishing






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  Reply # 806776 28-Apr-2013 16:55
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jeffnz:
nakedmolerat:
extremerigman: anyone notice that the middle home button is a little sticky and creaky...?


I don't think much can be expected from Samsung build quality


and you base that comment on what exactly or just out for an afternoons fishing




Please don't feed the troll....

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Seen a few posts where is the 32 or 64 gb versions? Blame the NZ telcos I hear people say. I believe what @gavinfabiani has posted see

http://gavinsgadgets.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/samsung-galaxy-s4-and-the-broken-promises/




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Lipex666: Seen a few posts where is the 32 or 64 gb versions? Blame the NZ telcos I hear people say. I believe what @gavinfabiani has posted see

http://gavinsgadgets.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/samsung-galaxy-s4-and-the-broken-promises/


16GB Is always first has been that way since forever. It's far and away the most popular and cost acheiveable for most people. 



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  Reply # 806934 28-Apr-2013 21:51
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Lipex666: Seen a few posts where is the 32 or 64 gb versions? Blame the NZ telcos I hear people say. I believe what @gavinfabiani has posted see

http://gavinsgadgets.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/samsung-galaxy-s4-and-the-broken-promises/


16GB Is always first has been that way since forever. It's far and away the most popular and cost acheiveable for most people. 


It is, however the delay to higher capacity versions being released for the S2/S3/Note/Note 2 has really been a bit unacceptable. They're virtually vaporware even now. If Samsung are going to announce them in those capacities they really need to back it up with action. Bit of a dirty trick to announce it with specs it effectly won't have.




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Lipex666: Seen a few posts where is the 32 or 64 gb versions? Blame the NZ telcos I hear people say. I believe what @gavinfabiani has posted see

http://gavinsgadgets.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/samsung-galaxy-s4-and-the-broken-promises/


16GB Is always first has been that way since forever. It's far and away the most popular and cost acheiveable for most people. 


It is, however the delay to higher capacity versions being released for the S2/S3/Note/Note 2 has really been a bit unacceptable. They're virtually vaporware even now. If Samsung are going to announce them in those capacities they really need to back it up with action. Bit of a dirty trick to announce it with specs it effectly won't have.


30 million S3 16gbs in Europe......Something is up



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  Reply # 806945 28-Apr-2013 22:10
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I believe the 32GB for the S3 is available though quite rare, I am pretty sure one of the regulars from the S3 thread has one, he did wait a couple of months for it though. I am not aware of the situation on the other models as I don't own those phones nor need or have desire for anything larger than 16GB because I have a 64GB SD Card. It is a little strange however that it seems Samsung is a little reticent in their delivery of higher capacity models I guess. Perhaps they don't see the need based on a relatively low demand?

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networkn: I believe the 32GB for the S3 is available though quite rare, I am pretty sure one of the regulars from the S3 thread has one, he did wait a couple of months for it though. I am not aware of the situation on the other models as I don't own those phones nor need or have desire for anything larger than 16GB because I have a 64GB SD Card. It is a little strange however that it seems Samsung is a little reticent in their delivery of higher capacity models I guess. Perhaps they don't see the need based on a relatively low demand?


Depending on your use though expansion with cards may not be an answer any longer. Now that apps and their data are installed to the internal SD the ~9.something GB free on the S4 internal SD may not be enough. This is particularly true for gamers, with some high quality game installs in the 1.8-2GB+ range...

Personally I think it is high time that 32GB became the base internal storage for non-budget Android devices, if you look at most of the other OEMs this year that is what they have moved to (HTC, Sony, ASUS). Naturally Google Nexus devices will continue to come in crippled internal storage capacities to drive traffic and data to their cloud services, but the other OEMs have no good excuse in my book.

In relation to 32GB S3s, yeah, a number of months after the initial release these did become available but they are hard to find. The 64GB model of course never came at all.




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