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  # 887465 31-Aug-2013 17:03
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OK I got you, thanks

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  # 887535 31-Aug-2013 19:55
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sqlpro: Jeffnz,
I read a cm post that they are never going to release stable version for s3 only nightlies .

I absolutely love camera from touchwiz , I tried several apps from app store but always end up back to Samsung. Easy of use, speed, quality, that voice activation.

Anyway how good is custom Roms camera?

And recommendation for custom ROM I should try. I use Google apps,maps, gmail heavily if that makes any difference.

Thanks for the advise.


I used CM for a few months. It was great for battery life and speed. The main pro was the fast access to camera from lock screen, even if you use PIN. Unfortunately the camera is nowhere near as good as stock TouchWiz one. I have gone back to Omega 4.2.2 to have the best stable camera. If camera is not high in your priority then CM is an awesome ROM :)




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  # 887566 31-Aug-2013 21:05
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sqlpro: Hairy1
How is the battery usage?

Any other issues should know about?
Thanks


Not sure how the battery is yet as I have hammering the phone all day with my new fathers day present Pebble Watch... I was on a release candidate 4.2.2 Samsung "official" ROM before and found it pretty laggy.

The camera on 4.3 seems a lot faster but perhaps that is because I am coming from a less than stellar ROM. Also I will have bluetooth on full time from now on with the Pebble so that will change things. Hopefully the screen will be on a lot less which should compensate.

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  # 887598 31-Aug-2013 22:16
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jeffnz: CM isn't based on Samsung rom so you lose most things Sammy and touchwiz, however there are samsung based Roms that are basically the same but have had bloatwre taken out and tweaked kernel's etc so you won't notice any differance to stock in that respect only performance enhancement.

Plenty of good Roms but if you just want one that is good battery life and not heavely themed or tweaked Wanam's is one of the best.

try here and check out the vid, as you will see it differs little from stock.




for some reason video doesn't work!! anyway quick question, do i just flash ROM ? or anything else need to be done?

reading thru the forum ,talks about flashing kernels,modems etc., sounds too complicated.

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  # 887688 1-Sep-2013 08:17
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sqlpro:
jeffnz: CM isn't based on Samsung rom so you lose most things Sammy and touchwiz, however there are samsung based Roms that are basically the same but have had bloatwre taken out and tweaked kernel's etc so you won't notice any differance to stock in that respect only performance enhancement.

Plenty of good Roms but if you just want one that is good battery life and not heavely themed or tweaked Wanam's is one of the best.

try here and check out the vid, as you will see it differs little from stock.




for some reason video doesn't work!! anyway quick question, do i just flash ROM ? or anything else need to be done?

reading thru the forum ,talks about flashing kernels,modems etc., sounds too complicated.


don't worry about modems and kernels they ae included in the rom. You can change modem and kernel once you have installed the Rom.

You will need a custom recovery installed if you don't have one. try here . 

I would recommend Titanium backup as it is an easy way of restoring all your apps after flashing new rom as you will need to factory reset/wipe phone so although it doesn't dlete anything on your SD card it will wipe system.

select Rom of your choice, follow Dev's instruction and you're there.




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  # 887712 1-Sep-2013 09:44
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jeffnz:
sqlpro:
jeffnz: CM isn't based on Samsung rom so you lose most things Sammy and touchwiz, however there are samsung based Roms that are basically the same but have had bloatwre taken out and tweaked kernel's etc so you won't notice any differance to stock in that respect only performance enhancement.

Plenty of good Roms but if you just want one that is good battery life and not heavely themed or tweaked Wanam's is one of the best.

try here and check out the vid, as you will see it differs little from stock.




for some reason video doesn't work!! anyway quick question, do i just flash ROM ? or anything else need to be done?

reading thru the forum ,talks about flashing kernels,modems etc., sounds too complicated.


don't worry about modems and kernels they ae included in the rom. You can change modem and kernel once you have installed the Rom.

You will need a custom recovery installed if you don't have one. try here . 

I would recommend Titanium backup as it is an easy way of restoring all your apps after flashing new rom as you will need to factory reset/wipe phone so although it doesn't dlete anything on your SD card it will wipe system.

select Rom of your choice, follow Dev's instruction and you're there.


Thanks jeff
i went ahead and installed the ROM, so far its smooth. just trying to load all my apps.

quick question, do you know how to order those quick toggles? didn't find anything obvious. Thanks



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  # 887718 1-Sep-2013 09:58
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found settings ignore my last post ,thanks.

 
 
 
 


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  # 887730 1-Sep-2013 10:45
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sqlpro: found settings ignore my last post ,thanks.


grats welcome to the flashers club, hmm doesn't sound right.

It won't be much differant to stock except quicker smoother and better battery life. He also deletes a lot of the Samsung bloatware buit you can re install if required.

Try titanium backup it saves a lot of mucking around when restoring apps.

Also try Nova or Apex launcher they give you more features for your desktop etc, Nova Prime (paid) actually restores your desktop for you when you do a reset. (I use nova prime have for sometime)

Nova launcher

if you install one of those launchers you can also use this app to theme your icons, its free and looks ok

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  # 887743 1-Sep-2013 12:01
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jeffnz:
sqlpro: found settings ignore my last post ,thanks.


grats welcome to the flashers club, hmm doesn't sound right.

It won't be much differant to stock except quicker smoother and better battery life. He also deletes a lot of the Samsung bloatware buit you can re install if required.

Try titanium backup it saves a lot of mucking around when restoring apps.

Also try Nova or Apex launcher they give you more features for your desktop etc, Nova Prime (paid) actually restores your desktop for you when you do a reset. (I use nova prime have for sometime)

Nova launcher

if you install one of those launchers you can also use this app to theme your icons, its free and looks ok

dkikonz


[ooops links broken sorry]


thank you for sugestions. Yes I already have nova prime and room toolbox pro.

will see how my custom rom life will be .thank you for all guidance.

btw just wondering is there touchwiz version rom for galaxy s I9000 ? Wanamlite doesn't seem to have one.

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  # 887744 1-Sep-2013 12:19
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wow thats going back a bit lol. When I had my I9000  I mostly used Darky rom which went to Alliance Rom so try there, I don't see Jelly bean or ICS so looks like Ginger breadwould be fine for the I9000. 

There are JB roms but mostly seem to be CM or AOKP but have a look here

It my well be that you can't run JB Sammy Roms on I9000, someone else may know




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  # 887746 1-Sep-2013 12:40
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I see Darkyrom has an ICS version as well, give it a try as well




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  # 887958 1-Sep-2013 21:12
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jeffnz: I see Darkyrom has an ICS version as well, give it a try as well


its for my wife's phone. we do use quite a bit video calls but it appears custom ROMs dont implement this feature (atleast CM i checked). thats why am looking something based on touchwiz like wanamlite rather than pure android.

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  # 887959 1-Sep-2013 21:22
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sqlpro:
jeffnz: I see Darkyrom has an ICS version as well, give it a try as well


its for my wife's phone. we do use quite a bit video calls but it appears custom ROMs dont implement this feature (atleast CM i checked). thats why am looking something based on touchwiz like wanamlite rather than pure android.


darkyrom will be the one then its sammy based TW, their main thing was kernel modification as they had one of the better kernel devs in ficeto.




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  # 887960 1-Sep-2013 21:25
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jeffnz:
sqlpro:
jeffnz: I see Darkyrom has an ICS version as well, give it a try as well


its for my wife's phone. we do use quite a bit video calls but it appears custom ROMs dont implement this feature (atleast CM i checked). thats why am looking something based on touchwiz like wanamlite rather than pure android.


darkyrom will be the one then its sammy based TW, their main thing was kernel modification as they had one of the better kernel devs in ficeto.


really ? i was reading the link you posted, and it says "Based on Android 4.0.4 AOSP" and nowhere it says touchwiz based!

do you know if this ROM allows video calls ? Thanks.

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oops sorry you are right, it looks like the ICS is AOSP/CM base. try here but its only Gingerbread but will be better than what is on phone if it is still stock. What is its firmware




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