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  Reply # 820535 16-May-2013 11:19
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Has someone managed to unlock the bootloader and whatever else so that fully customizable roms will be developed same as with the S3?

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  Reply # 820542 16-May-2013 11:25
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Arrgghh, blimmin SD card is still playing up. It was working last night and now this morning there is a "SD card unexpectedly removed" notification. Time to go back to First Mobile and see what they say.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 820545 16-May-2013 11:30
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MurrayM: Arrgghh, blimmin SD card is still playing up. It was working last night and now this morning there is a "SD card unexpectedly removed" notification. Time to go back to First Mobile and see what they say.


I believe that there is something not right with the way S4's are interacting with cards. 

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  Reply # 820554 16-May-2013 11:41
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MurrayM: Arrgghh, blimmin SD card is still playing up. It was working last night and now this morning there is a "SD card unexpectedly removed" notification. Time to go back to First Mobile and see what they say.


I believe that there is something not right with the way S4's are interacting with cards. 


I think you might be right, I've seen a lot of messages about people having trouble with SD cards on their S4's.



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  Reply # 820555 16-May-2013 11:42
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networkn:
MurrayM: Arrgghh, blimmin SD card is still playing up. It was working last night and now this morning there is a "SD card unexpectedly removed" notification. Time to go back to First Mobile and see what they say.


I believe that there is something not right with the way S4's are interacting with cards. 


I think you might be right, I've seen a lot of messages about people having trouble with SD cards on their S4's.


What is strange is that I have a replacement Sandisk which is working perfectly, as was the 2GB non Sandisk I used in the meantime.




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  Reply # 820556 16-May-2013 11:43
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MurrayM: Anyone having problems with an SD card in their S4?

My partner has had her S4 for only a few days and it was working fine, storing photos and video on the SD card. But today it came up with a message saying "SD Card Unexpectedly Removed" and now the phone doesn't seem to recognise that there's an SD card plugged into it.

We've tried removing and reinserting the card a couple of times but still the phone doesn't recognise it (under the Storage option in Settings it says "Mount SD Card" in a greyed out font). We turned the phone off each time we tried this.

If we plug the SD card into a PC then we can see all of the files on it.

The SD card wasn't formatted by the phone, the guy that sold us the phone just pulled a new SD card off the shelf, opened the packing and inserted the SD card and it worked fine until today. It was purchased from First Mobile in Albany.

Does it sound like a faulty card or faulty phone?


Heh I have JUST been through this with my 64GB Sandisk. I couldn't make it work and in the end Sandisk replaced it and under warranty. However I am seeing a few of these posts, and I am wondering if it's possible the S4 is killing them. I took mine right from my S3. 


Still using my 64gb sandisk I got from you networkn and it's still going fine from the S3 and now the S4. When I got it, I used the provided adapter to add about 30gbs of music on the pc. I use the sd card for pics and videos also. No problems!.. Hope it stays that way!


Cool. If it goes wrong: 

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  Reply # 820920 17-May-2013 06:59
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I dont have an S4, but is the Samsung Software that bad?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/8683268/Review-Samsungs-Galaxy-S4

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  Reply # 820922 17-May-2013 07:22
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kiwitrc: I dont have an S4, but is the Samsung Software that bad?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/8683268/Review-Samsungs-Galaxy-S4


its just  someones opinion.


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  Reply # 820926 17-May-2013 07:30
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kiwitrc: I dont have an S4, but is the Samsung Software that bad?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/8683268/Review-Samsungs-Galaxy-S4


its just  someones opinion.
Bit early for fishing isn't it  Innocent


Not fishing Jeff, it sounds like the the latest TW is awful (I havent even seen an S4 yet so no idea). As someone who flashes custom ROMS to get rid of the crap, it doesnt worry me, but might be a concern for others.

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  Reply # 820928 17-May-2013 07:43
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kiwitrc:
jeffnz:
kiwitrc: I dont have an S4, but is the Samsung Software that bad?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/8683268/Review-Samsungs-Galaxy-S4


its just  someones opinion.
Bit early for fishing isn't it  Innocent


Not fishing Jeff, it sounds like the the latest TW is awful (I havent even seen an S4 yet so no idea). As someone who flashes custom ROMS to get rid of the crap, it doesnt worry me, but might be a concern for others.


I think the reviewer was pretty anti Samsung from the start given some of his comments. TW isn't my fav I use Nova and have for a while, also flash roms so doesn't affect me at all.

I have mostlt used sammy Roms but sepnt a few weeks on CM/AOKP mix and whilst it had a lot of options and highly customisable it was very clunky to use with random reboots every other day.

Software is software and I assume people try before they buy so choice is theirs but I dont think that TW is as bad as some would lead us to believe.

Its highly subjective but given that HTC have produced a great phone there  seems two camps to belong to hence all the trolling in both threads to show supremacy and confirm we/they made the right choice.

I'm unashamedly a Sammy fan basically because I have owned 4 and they have all been great so never saw a reason to change or a phone that made we want to change (as yet).
 




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  Reply # 820945 17-May-2013 08:34
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kiwitrc: I dont have an S4, but is the Samsung Software that bad?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/8683268/Review-Samsungs-Galaxy-S4


Soon as my phone arrived. Set it up and reactivated NEXT launcher which by the way if you have not had the privy of using it is by far the reason why you probably might never flash ROMS ever again. This piece of art of software is light years better than any rom can deliver imo. Touchwiz is no problem in the background as NEXT is uber butter smooth and the animations are mint and customizations are clever & extremely detailed. Thats my plug for the devs at Go luancher i guess. Pricey but worth it.

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  Reply # 820947 17-May-2013 08:38
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kiwitrc: I dont have an S4, but is the Samsung Software that bad?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/8683268/Review-Samsungs-Galaxy-S4


Soon as my phone arrived. Set it up and reactivated NEXT launcher which by the way if you have not had the privy of using it is by far the reason why you probably might never flash ROMS ever again. This piece of art of software is light years better than any rom can deliver imo. Touchwiz is no problem in the background as NEXT is uber butter smooth and the animations are mint and customizations are clever & extremely detailed. Thats my plug for the devs at Go luancher i guess. Pricey but worth it.


Does that launcher allow you to remove apps you dont need like the Samsung apps etc?

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  Reply # 820969 17-May-2013 09:10
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No you need root with titanium backup

on a similar vein I prefer apex launcher



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kiwitrc: I dont have an S4, but is the Samsung Software that bad?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/8683268/Review-Samsungs-Galaxy-S4


Stuff are generally considered to be pretty bad for technical reviews (Or in fact actually almost all news). I wouldn't put credence in anything they write. 

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  Reply # 821005 17-May-2013 10:18
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networkn:
MurrayM: Arrgghh, blimmin SD card is still playing up. It was working last night and now this morning there is a "SD card unexpectedly removed" notification. Time to go back to First Mobile and see what they say.


I believe that there is something not right with the way S4's are interacting with cards. 


I think you might be right, I've seen a lot of messages about people having trouble with SD cards on their S4's.


We took the S4 back to First Mobile and they exchanged the S4 for a new one.  The guy there had heard of problems with the S3 and SD cards, and wondered if these problems had been carried over to the S4 (although I've never had any problems with my S3 and SD cards).

By the time we got home we were getting the same message about the SD card being unexpectedly removed.  The phone just wouldn't recognise the SD card at all (which was still the original SD card that we bought with the S4).  We tried the SD card out of my S3 in the S4 and it worked ok.

Back to First Mobile and they gave us a new SD card which so far has been working ok.  Unfortunately they wouldn't give us back the original S4, saying that they'd already put through all of the exchange paperwork, so we had to set up the S4 all over again to get it how we wanted.

Hopefully this will be the end of the problems!

Well done to First Mobile at Albany for their excellent customer service!  They were very helpful and friendly and getting a new S4 offered to us without any prompting on our part was great.

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