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  Reply # 810478 2-May-2013 21:09
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So i've got root on my S4 using this process from Chainfire.

I've also flashed another tar from the same thread to make it all look official again. 

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  Reply # 810489 2-May-2013 21:26
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blakamin:
JohnnyDrama: Guys, does the S4 come with the 50GB Dropbox storage that the S3 carried?


Mine said it did when I turned it on, but I still only have the 50 from my s3.


Mine now shows that I'm using 2.83% of my 50.8GB :)  It upgraded me from 2GB to 50GB (rather than adding an extra 50....)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 810492 2-May-2013 21:28
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Disrespective: So i've got root on my S4 using this process from Chainfire.

I've also flashed another tar from the same thread to make it all look official again. 


sweet will try tonight!




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  Reply # 810536 2-May-2013 22:57
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I'm guessing most here are buying the GT-I9505 as that's what is being sold here...and supports LTE.

Am I crazy in thinking I might want to buy the international version, the GT-I9500, with the faster octacore instead of snapdragon, and better power management - giving up the 4G option?

If a person can buy a brand new one for about $950(NZ) from Australia...I'm guessing it'll be 15% GST plus an import fee, so in the same rough ballpark as what an unlocked 9505 costs here?

Thoughts?

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  Reply # 810556 2-May-2013 23:23
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Canuckabroad: I'm guessing most here are buying the GT-I9505 as that's what is being sold here...and supports LTE.

Am I crazy in thinking I might want to buy the international version, the GT-I9500, with the faster octacore instead of snapdragon, and better power management - giving up the 4G option?

If a person can buy a brand new one for about $950(NZ) from Australia...I'm guessing it'll be 15% GST plus an import fee, so in the same rough ballpark as what an unlocked 9505 costs here?

Thoughts?
there are some NZ retailers who can order in the I9500 for same price as I9505. I thought about doing this but in the end figured either would be fast enough that I won't notice any difference in real world usage, and that maybe the Snapdragon 600 will be wider supported.


What I want to know though is is anyone else able to do the following with their S4? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eEdLhRzGi-U#at=105, Mine doesn't appear to be anywhere near as sensitive, is their an option I need to enable? I really want to be able to use this feature. - edit- nevermind, I just found the option.

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Canuckabroad: I'm guessing most here are buying the GT-I9505 as that's what is being sold here...and supports LTE.

Am I crazy in thinking I might want to buy the international version, the GT-I9500, with the faster octacore instead of snapdragon, and better power management - giving up the 4G option?

If a person can buy a brand new one for about $950(NZ) from Australia...I'm guessing it'll be 15% GST plus an import fee, so in the same rough ballpark as what an unlocked 9505 costs here?

Thoughts?


You might want to check out this thread from one of the best Android kernel developers before you assume the i9500 has better power management.




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  Reply # 810572 3-May-2013 00:09
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Disrespective: So i've got root on my S4 using this process from Chainfire.

I've also flashed another tar from the same thread to make it all look official again. 


Root.. check
Stock recovery ..check
System.. official..check

Yes, all done and working.

Now, if I backup my apps on my S3 via Titanium Backup, and then copy that TB folder to my S4, will it restore fine?






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  Reply # 810601 3-May-2013 06:55
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Interesting.  Plenty of benchmarks have already shown that the 9505 is somewhat faster...that thread is primarily talking about how the current implementation is holding back the performance and battery life compared to what the architecture SHOULD be able to do.  Of note...the benchmarks already show a performance advantage towards the I9500.  I guess the question is...whether the battery life is the same or better compared to the 9505.


NZtechfreak:
Canuckabroad: I'm guessing most here are buying the GT-I9505 as that's what is being sold here...and supports LTE.

Am I crazy in thinking I might want to buy the international version, the GT-I9500, with the faster octacore instead of snapdragon, and better power management - giving up the 4G option?

If a person can buy a brand new one for about $950(NZ) from Australia...I'm guessing it'll be 15% GST plus an import fee, so in the same rough ballpark as what an unlocked 9505 costs here?

Thoughts?


You might want to check out this thread from one of the best Android kernel developers before you assume the i9500 has better power management.

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  Reply # 810603 3-May-2013 07:20
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Disrespective: So i've got root on my S4 using this process from Chainfire.

I've also flashed another tar from the same thread to make it all look official again. 


Root.. check
Stock recovery ..check
System.. official..check

Yes, all done and working.

Now, if I backup my apps on my S3 via Titanium Backup, and then copy that TB folder to my S4, will it restore fine?


I haven't done a full TB restore, just apps and their data, but so far i've not found an app that won't work. 

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  Reply # 810744 3-May-2013 12:44
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omg bought I9505 in oz for aud789 ... how much is my s2 worth?

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joker97: omg bought I9505 in oz for aud789 ... how much is my s2 worth?


is that over the internet? if so what is that after freight and GST probably close to what the parallel importers have them for 




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  Reply # 810765 3-May-2013 12:59
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nope went into jbhifi bought Telstra branded even got a free 4g SIM pack.

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  Reply # 810796 3-May-2013 13:17
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joker97: nope went into jbhifi bought Telstra branded even got a free 4g SIM pack.


ahh good buying then




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  Reply # 810817 3-May-2013 14:15
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Disrespective: So i've got root on my S4 using this process from Chainfire.

I've also flashed another tar from the same thread to make it all look official again. 


Thanks, just rooted mine, but I used triangle away to remove the count.

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  Reply # 810834 3-May-2013 14:45
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blakamin:
Disrespective: So i've got root on my S4 using this process from Chainfire.

I've also flashed another tar from the same thread to make it all look official again. 


Thanks, just rooted mine, but I used triangle away to remove the count.
Nice, I didn't realise triangle away worked.

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