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  Reply # 953786 17-Dec-2013 15:24
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timmmay: You get 5 hours battery on CM11 on the S4???!!! I get 2-3 days on the Samsung ROM! My phone was charged last night, it's on 78% now. I do keep wifi and 4G turned off mostly, and only use them for maybe 15 minutes so far today.

I'm using CWM recovery, 6.0.3.2. I thought you flashed ROMs from Odin, not while in the recovery? I'd read instructions before I did it of course.

Thanks for the Snap camera tip, will have a look :)


I used Snap camera with CM10 on my S3 too, it crashed as often as stock CM camera. Maybe CM drivers are better on the S4?

Most ROMs are flashed through recovery. The only time I used Odin is to restore stock ROM and unroot my S3. This Knox thing is a bit of a mystery to me so far.

EDIT: My mistake... meant to say "Most custom ROMs..."




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  Reply # 953788 17-Dec-2013 15:27
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I've only flashed the S4 once, that was the official Telecom ROM through Knox. It didn't auto update as it's rooted.




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  Reply # 953796 17-Dec-2013 15:54
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yeah I know 5 hours is crap, but with as my phone can sit on a wireless charging mat while I'm in the office it's no issue, might be later when I'm further away from a charger.....

the good thing about CM is that it has pretty good flash tools, but agree'ed read the instructions first!! I prefer TWRP as it just seems to work, I've had issues with CWM.  There are times when you will need to use Odlin but typically once you have a custom ROM you can do most things via Recovery.


I haven't yet had a FC with SNAP.
    



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  Reply # 953797 17-Dec-2013 16:00
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What's SNAP?

I'm not touching any ROM that reduces my battery life by 80%.




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  Reply # 953799 17-Dec-2013 16:01
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nicmair: yeah I know 5 hours is crap, but with as my phone can sit on a wireless charging mat while I'm in the office it's no issue, might be later when I'm further away from a charger.....

the good thing about CM is that it has pretty good flash tools, but agree'ed read the instructions first!! I prefer TWRP as it just seems to work, I've had issues with CWM.  There are times when you will need to use Odlin but typically once you have a custom ROM you can do most things via Recovery.


I haven't yet had a FC with SNAP.
    


Flashing is the same whether CM, AOSP or Sammy Roms, once you have custom recovery it shouldn't matter although some CM seem to need CWM not Philz but I'm CWM myself and it works fine.

You need Odin to flash modems on S4 otherwise it won't work everything else is fine through recovery regardless of Rom type




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  Reply # 953839 17-Dec-2013 17:02
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Jeffnz, what is the Broodplank ROM like, do you get good battary life? I have tired both Gummy and CM11 and battary life is not great?

EDIT: also what Modem are you using , anything special? 



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  Reply # 953841 17-Dec-2013 17:04
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Nic, have you tried basic stuff like turning off location services, turning off WiFi/mobile data when they're not in use, checking what's using your battery in settings, BetterBatteryStats+? You don't have to do it permanently, just to see where the power's going.




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  Reply # 953861 17-Dec-2013 18:28
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timmmay: What's SNAP?

I'm not touching any ROM that reduces my battery life by 80%.


lol the joys of custom roms :D it's like a box of chocolates ...

that's why I'm after a non knox stock 4.4.2 rooted :D

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  Reply # 953862 17-Dec-2013 18:28
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nicmair: Jeffnz, what is the Broodplank ROM like, do you get good battary life? I have tired both Gummy and CM11 and battary life is not great?

EDIT: also what Modem are you using , anything special? 


Broodplank is great, nothing flash just does what it says, certainly better than Gummy maybe slightly ahead of CM11 nightlies. Battery life isn't as good as 4.3 but certainly better than other 4.4's I have tried but I think they are all getting better.

I'm on MKE I think but need to update it, Telecom as well but never had any issue




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  Reply # 954217 18-Dec-2013 12:17
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just wondering - i freeze around 70-80% of bloat with titanium.

is it possible to get titanium to freeze the same stuff when i install new ROMs?

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  Reply # 954259 18-Dec-2013 13:13
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loaded Broodplank last night, what a difference to battery life... battery at 78% after 5 hours, on previous ROMs (CM and Gummy) I would be at 20%.

Only a coople of small glitchs, the settings icon from the home screen doesn't do anything, which means I can fire up Google Now :-( and I would love the CM feature that the phone unlocks when you enter the right code, without teh need to press the enter button....

Also.... and this is the second time this hasn't worked, when flashing a new ROM, all my previously install apps don't get down loaded from the play store, I have to do it manually, and I'm sure previously flashing a new ROM and logging into Google brought the apps down, but I could be mistaken….  

Otherwise the best ROM yet!



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  Reply # 954260 18-Dec-2013 13:19
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Instead of downloading from google play you should get titanium backup, costs about $8. Much quicker and easier to restore from your external SD card than to download from GP again.

Good to know about battery life. Since you didn't look at the cause it could be something specific to you.




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  Reply # 954283 18-Dec-2013 13:39
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yeah could be but given 2 different ROM's I'm a but suspicious...  I haven't gone with Titanium as I have also heard mixed views, maybe for $8 I should try it.  

I see there is a 4.3 update for the Vodafone NZ i9505 which seems to inlcude a new modem XXUBMK9, when I find it I will flash and see if it makes a difference...

 

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  Reply # 954347 18-Dec-2013 14:39
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Couple of quick points...

Titanium can have issues and if it does, you'll probably have to re-flash your phone. Apps start FC'ing all over the place. I've given up using it.
Odin is only for flashing stock, samsung FW and associated bits (modem, bootloader, etc). You'll need a custom recovery for anything else.
GPe camera isn't too bad, but wont save to SD. Not really a big deal as you can move your files with any file explorer and they'll still show in gallery/photos.
Issues with CM have always been access to the proprietary drivers... mainly the camera. You lose quality.

If you use any TW features like calendar, s-notes (anything s-), you'll lose these on any ROM that isn't touchwiz based.

Unfortunately, the samsung stock camera is the only one that uses all the features to the phones full potential... even the GPe lacks a lot.



PS, I got so sick of the s4, I gave it to my Mrs and bought a Sony Z1. I'm much happier.

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  Reply # 954351 18-Dec-2013 14:43
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nicmair: 

Also.... and this is the second time this hasn't worked, when flashing a new ROM, all my previously install apps don't get down loaded from the play store, I have to do it manually, and I'm sure previously flashing a new ROM and logging into Google brought the apps down, but I could be mistaken….  


That's due to Google Play thinking it's a different device, therefore they don't have your data backed up, just what apps you've used.

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