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  Reply # 1267339 25-Mar-2015 09:49
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I just hope it comes polished with a trim down touchwiz and bloat on the lighter side.

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  Reply # 1267475 25-Mar-2015 12:47
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Kopkiwi: I just hope it comes polished with a trim down touchwiz and bloat on the lighter side.


I must admit, I have very little issue with Touchwiz and my Note 4 runs as smoothly as the day I bought it.

Having said that, I did learn through my previous Note 2 that they can have a tendency to degrade over time. But that was due to all the crapware and useless apps that I could not resist putting on it. Once I did a factory reset and kept just the very few apps I needed on there, it has been as good as gold and now acts as a very good streaming and remote device throughout the house. Personally, I think the whole Touchwiz issue is overblown.

The same was true with my wifes iPhone - apps galore and a sluggish response. Too many apps = too much overhead.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1267570 25-Mar-2015 13:49
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Kopkiwi: I just hope it comes polished with a trim down touchwiz and bloat on the lighter side.


I must admit, I have very little issue with Touchwiz and my Note 4 runs as smoothly as the day I bought it.

Having said that, I did learn through my previous Note 2 that they can have a tendency to degrade over time. But that was due to all the crapware and useless apps that I could not resist putting on it. Once I did a factory reset and kept just the very few apps I needed on there, it has been as good as gold and now acts as a very good streaming and remote device throughout the house. Personally, I think the whole Touchwiz issue is overblown.

The same was true with my wifes iPhone - apps galore and a sluggish response. Too many apps = too much overhead.


Thing is there are issues with the Note 4 and lag. The recents button is a joke and the in app gallery when going from the camera can take an age. I was able to fix both but only after rooting and installing a couple of Xposed modules. The stock SMS app was terrible as well, thankfully a custom ROM fixed that and added some pretty neat features too.

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  Reply # 1268411 26-Mar-2015 13:24
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Thing is there are issues with the Note 4 and lag. The recents button is a joke and the in app gallery when going from the camera can take an age. I was able to fix both but only after rooting and installing a couple of Xposed modules. The stock SMS app was terrible as well, thankfully a custom ROM fixed that and added some pretty neat features too.


What rom are you running, i've just got the n910u and seeing there are no are barely any roms for our device i've been thinking about talking to the team and get getting an Echoe rom up and running. Would anyone be interested?

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  Reply # 1268440 26-Mar-2015 14:06
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Thing is there are issues with the Note 4 and lag. The recents button is a joke and the in app gallery when going from the camera can take an age. I was able to fix both but only after rooting and installing a couple of Xposed modules. The stock SMS app was terrible as well, thankfully a custom ROM fixed that and added some pretty neat features too.


What rom are you running, i've just got the n910u and seeing there are no are barely any roms for our device i've been thinking about talking to the team and get getting an Echoe rom up and running. Would anyone be interested?


I'm interested.. however I'm keen to see how the OTA firmware is going to run first..
No longer have work emails on my phone so no real need for knox anymore..

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  Reply # 1268482 26-Mar-2015 15:29
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Thing is there are issues with the Note 4 and lag. The recents button is a joke and the in app gallery when going from the camera can take an age. I was able to fix both but only after rooting and installing a couple of Xposed modules. The stock SMS app was terrible as well, thankfully a custom ROM fixed that and added some pretty neat features too.


What rom are you running, i've just got the n910u and seeing there are no are barely any roms for our device i've been thinking about talking to the team and get getting an Echoe rom up and running. Would anyone be interested?


Using SweetRom. But hell yes I'd love an Echoe ROM. Used them previously, big fan.

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  Reply # 1268878 27-Mar-2015 10:19
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Great i'll be cooking a few test builds this weekend. Will keep you updated.

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  Reply # 1268903 27-Mar-2015 10:43
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Echoe: Great i'll be cooking a few test builds this weekend. Will keep you updated.


I would be in as well.

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  Reply # 1268969 27-Mar-2015 11:51
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Legend. Looking forward to it.

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  Reply # 1269236 27-Mar-2015 19:59
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I'm going to hugely debloat the rom, will only take out things the are either in the play store or galaxy apps. It will then be up to you what you have and what you don't. What features do you guys want to see?

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  Reply # 1269273 27-Mar-2015 20:42
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Echoe: I'm going to hugely debloat the rom, will only take out things the are either in the play store or galaxy apps. It will then be up to you what you have and what you don't. What features do you guys want to see?


Sweetrom has done some cool stuff with the sms stock app. That would be awesome to see in echoe rom too. Font pack. Is it easy enough to run the cm theme engine? Of course stellar battery goes without saying. An LED quick setting toggle would be boss

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  Reply # 1269378 27-Mar-2015 23:54
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Unless i port CM there theme engine is impossible to make happen. I thought about porting cm roms but at the end of the day we have a Note that has an S-Pen and i need to make that work. I personally always used nova launcher with my own custom settings and chosen icon pack to personalize my rom. To keep the standard features i must use a sammy base. In saying that my test build i'm running has 1.8Gb free of ram, far better than i have seen with stock. I will be adding a mod section as well, where you will be able to change alot of features and theme type customisations.

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  Reply # 1269432 28-Mar-2015 10:02
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Sounds awesome to me.

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  Reply # 1271495 28-Mar-2015 15:20
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Touchwiz is the least of my problems on my note4 - unusable 4G is the problem I have. Turn it to GSM/UMTS/LTE mode and it will lose all signal within 2 days needing a powercycle to get it working again. Even the network mode option greys out in settings when it's spazzing out.

So I run my 4G phone in UMTS only mode most of the time. And that is getting so bad on spark its not funny.




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  Reply # 1271507 28-Mar-2015 16:00
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richms: Touchwiz is the least of my problems on my note4 - unusable 4G is the problem I have. Turn it to GSM/UMTS/LTE mode and it will lose all signal within 2 days needing a powercycle to get it working again. Even the network mode option greys out in settings when it's spazzing out.

So I run my 4G phone in UMTS only mode most of the time. And that is getting so bad on spark its not funny.


Have you tried a full factory reset?

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