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  Reply # 873416 7-Aug-2013 19:22
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timmmay: How do you back up text messages on the S4? An app like this one?


Been using this app for a few years now. Easy to backup and restore or view archives




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  Reply # 873417 7-Aug-2013 19:23
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Disrespective: Has anyone got their 4.3 rom to be rooted? I've just spent a few days trying the new 4.3 stable google edition roms and have settled on this one but can't get root to apply. All CF-Auto Root does is revert my recovery back to stock. Thoughts?


There's a few pre-rooted GE ROMS on XDA... that's probably the easiest way. I'm still running GE 4.2.2 until I find one that's not too custom.

I tried that devs ROM when 4.2.2 came out and found it horrible... I won't use his stuff again. (unless I wanted to update nearly daily).

I would use the Google one halfway down this post as I'm using his 4.2.2 since release (leak) and haven't had one issue!

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 873419 7-Aug-2013 19:25
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timmmay: How do you back up text messages on the S4? An app like this one?


Been using this app for a few years now. Easy to backup and restore or view archives

+1 I'm also a fan of this one.

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  Reply # 873465 7-Aug-2013 20:02
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What are you all gaining by using custom roms?




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  Reply # 873473 7-Aug-2013 20:09
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timmmay: What are you all gaining by using custom roms?


Mine isn't really custom, It's the Google Edition ROM they released on the Play Store in the US. Basically a nexus but with all the grunt of the S4.. I'm not a huge fan of touchwiz and the bloat it comes with. The GE ROM makes this phone so fast it's not funny!

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  Reply # 873484 7-Aug-2013 20:17
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I read about that. Upside, and downsides. I turned off the touchwiz animations like one of the guides said and it's plenty fast for me :) Too much hassle even after a couple of days to lose all my customisations.

Playing with tasker tonight, it's an interesting program. May take a while to really get the hang of it. Needs a better guide I think, or maybe I should try a youtube tutorial... generally don't like them but may be practical for this program.




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  Reply # 873487 7-Aug-2013 20:19
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custom depends on the dev the kernel and whether its designed for battery life, under/overvolting etc or themed. Basically its about getting what you want out of your phone not what samsung think you should have.







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  Reply # 873489 7-Aug-2013 20:23
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timmmay: I read about that. Upside, and downsides. I turned off the touchwiz animations like one of the guides said and it's plenty fast for me :) Too much hassle even after a couple of days to lose all my customisations. 


Only downsides I've found are the SMS app has no line return/enter key and the camera doesn't save to SD. Fixed SMS with an app, and all my photos auto-upload to Google+, where I have 125Gb of storage, and I delete them from the phone every couple of weeks. I can still see them in the gallery from G+ anyway.

Oh, I also installed "widgetsoid" (on the recommendation of NZTechFreak) to get my toggles in the menu back.

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  Reply # 873567 7-Aug-2013 22:57
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networkn: I really want a custom rom, but I really don't want to have to reinstate everything after a wipe.


When I went from fully stock to one of these rooted stock roms I thought I'd lose everything, but it was a no wipe install.  Nothing was lost, and I had no problems. 

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  Reply # 873638 8-Aug-2013 07:39
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blakamin:
Disrespective: Has anyone got their 4.3 rom to be rooted? I've just spent a few days trying the new 4.3 stable google edition roms and have settled on this one but can't get root to apply. All CF-Auto Root does is revert my recovery back to stock. Thoughts?


There's a few pre-rooted GE ROMS on XDA... that's probably the easiest way. I'm still running GE 4.2.2 until I find one that's not too custom.

I tried that devs ROM when 4.2.2 came out and found it horrible... I won't use his stuff again. (unless I wanted to update nearly daily).

I would use the Google one halfway down this post as I'm using his 4.2.2 since release (leak) and haven't had one issue!
Yeah, see i've tried a few of those that say they're rooted but really they aren't... I was using that 4.2.2 rom but like 4.3 now that i've had a taste so don't want to go back, heh. 

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  Reply # 873651 8-Aug-2013 08:10
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Is there any way to get your downloaded apps into alphabetical order? That's a huge oversight.




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timmmay: Is there any way to get your downloaded apps into alphabetical order? That's a huge oversight.


When in apps click the options Key (soft key bottom left hand side) ' view type ' then you have 3 options

2 of those is ' alphabetical grid or list '

I did not know about this option until I did a Google search after reading your question

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  Reply # 873678 8-Aug-2013 08:51
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timmmay: Is there any way to get your downloaded apps into alphabetical order? That's a huge oversight.


When in apps click the options Key (soft key bottom left hand side) ' view type ' then you have 3 options

2 of those is ' alphabetical grid or list '

I did not know about this option until I did a Google search after reading your question


That's a nice way of saying "google it dummy" ;)

That works in apps, but not in downloaded apps. Since all apps are downloaded I'm not really sure what the distinction is anyway.




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  Reply # 873683 8-Aug-2013 08:59
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No not all apps are download some are factory installed

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  Reply # 873684 8-Aug-2013 09:02
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I have heaps that I downloaded in the apps section that can't have been factory installed. Wellington Transit, Snapseed, Sprinkle (a game I bought), Swype, Stuff app, etc. If I could move apps from downloaded into apps that'd be a good workaround.




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