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AVD
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Re: Galaxy S3

As long as you have a nandroid, you are ok
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Cheese
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i dont think i do, is this a different download?


trparky
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Make a backup and install it. What do you have to loose? Some time? If you don't like it you can restore your Nandroid backup in CWM.

AOKP is quite stable, I have it on my GNex. Very stable. All of the phones that AOKP supports shares 95% of the code, it's that 5% of the code that makes it capable of running on a specific phone.

One last though thought. Personally, I like TWRP better than CWM. CWM has had a history of backups (or Nandroids) that have resulted in bad restores. TWRP has a much better track record than CWM as of late.

»teamw.in/project/twrp2/102
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AVD
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I use TWRP so I can't walk you through it step by step; but in CWM these is an option to back up. If you flash goes awry and you can boot into recovery, you can restore the backup and it is like you never left. It takes less than 5 minutes to run the backup or restore.

It is best to backup the stock un-rooted image, but getting a working stock rooted backup is good enough.
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I have used Rom Manager, flashed CWM 6.0.1.2, used RM to make a backup of the current ROM.

I am ready, just....


AVD
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as long as you trust your backup JUST FLASH IT

(you might want to TiBU your apps first)

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WAIT WAIT WAIt

don't forget to reset your google wallet, it you ever flash or restore BU.
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wait wait wait even more. do a wipe of data and cash between the backup and the flashing of the new rom. if you don't wipe you'll eventually have problems.

as for google wallet, i've gotten lucky a few times. i think the reason is because i realized i forgot to reset it before opening it in the new rom. it sucks remembering it at that point because then i have to reflash my backup, reset wallet, then reflash the new rom.


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Currently using AOKP which is pretty damn stable to me, only difference to me is the battery life, sucks compared to stock.

I have also heard the latest CyanogenMod 10 nightly is wicked stable and fast. But you might want to wait until M2 instead of a nightly.


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"Samsung sees record profits on smartphone sales"

Samsung Electronics has estimated record profits in the three months to September, led by strong sales of its Galaxy smartphones.

»www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19840040


AVD
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more $$$ for apple.


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***taps fingers*** come on hurry up with build 5 of AOKP....


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****taps fingers**** hurry up on official TW JB.
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ztmike
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said by AVD:

****taps fingers**** hurry up on official TW JB.

Touchwiz is down right ugly. I installed Cyanogemod 10 (Android Jellybean) and its so much nicer looking and a noticeable improvement in smoothness but battery life doesn't seem to be the hottest.. but I am using a nightly build as that's all that's available from CM 10 atm.

The one thing I was shocked on was that Samsung built the S3 with no ability to move apps to the external SD card..so now I'm stuck with as lousy 16GB version and already down to mid 8GB of free storage available while I still have 29GB on my external SD.

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It's questionable if this was Samsung or Google. I've heard that developers were complaining to Google about allowing apps to be moved as they were then easier to pirate.

My thought was if it was Samsung that storing apps on the SD card might break OTG ability of the phone.

But I'm also assuming that you have pretty much installed most of the apps you are going to use. How many is that, 50 or 60? You can still double the number of apps you have right now. I's guess a person could install somewhere around 150-200 apps on 16GB. I think at 150 apps, a person is probably not using them all anyway.

Everything else can be stored on the external card.


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today I installed CyanogenMod 10 Nightly w/ Lean Kernel. Lean Kernel seems to help with the battery a ton.


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said by tcope:

It's questionable if this was Samsung or Google. I've heard that developers were complaining to Google about allowing apps to be moved as they were then easier to pirate.

My thought was if it was Samsung that storing apps on the SD card might break OTG ability of the phone.

But I'm also assuming that you have pretty much installed most of the apps you are going to use. How many is that, 50 or 60? You can still double the number of apps you have right now. I's guess a person could install somewhere around 150-200 apps on 16GB. I think at 150 apps, a person is probably not using them all anyway.

Everything else can be stored on the external card.

Actually I'm no where near 50-60 apps if I had to guess it would be less than 20..not even sure where all the space is going I use my 50gb free box cloud storage account to backup straight from titanium pro app and save most of the other backed up stuff to my external SD.

That HTC One X+ that was announced for AT&T is looking mighty fine right now with I believe a standard 64GB of on board space.

Eh..I stand corrected..the One X+ comes with 32GB and 64GB and only 1GB RAM..

»www.gsmarena.com/htc_one_x+-4976.php


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one thing that I've noticed about touchwiz is it cant handle very long/complex wifi passwords. AOKP and CyanogenMod no problem what so ever.


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said by mromero:

one thing that I've noticed about touchwiz is it cant handle very long/complex wifi passwords. AOKP and CyanogenMod no problem what so ever.

Really? I have not had a problem with my stock AT&T model. I had at least a 64 character password the other day.
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mromero
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yep for example

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will not save in touchwiz stock on my GS3.


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Well, my little Droid Charge started fucking up yesterday. I lost my unlimited data plan but I got a GS3, not a bad trade off I guess.

Loving it so far.


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Could've gotten a used one off of swappa.com.


Mentat
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Could have, but then I'd be the owner of a used piece of electronics.


trparky
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Nothing wrong with used. My Galaxy Nexus was used and I bought it used because I didn't have an upgrade available to me and I wasn't at all wanting to pay full price.


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I just couldn't dig a used phone, it would be like a pair of used underwear. Someone else's mouth, hands and porn have been on this device, now I'm going to use it in perpetuity?

No way bro.


thegeek
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Could have paid full price. But I take it you did the smart thing and calculated your potential data usage for the next few years and determined that full price for the phone would be more than data fees over the same time frame?


Mentat
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Absolutely. I don't even come close to the 4gb cap as it is now, it was more the principal that made me not want to switch.


thegeek
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I could probably be OK with a limited plan, but my wife and kids all stream music and videos practically nonstop and use 10's of GBs of data a month. I'd be paying through the ass without grandfathered unlimited.


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1 recommendation

5 kids VS no kids, brah.

tcope
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said by Mentat:

I just couldn't dig a used phone, it would be like a pair of used underwear. Someone else's mouth, hands and porn have been on this device, now I'm going to use it in perpetuity?

No way bro.

I take it you never stayed in a hotel or touched a public door knob, correct? Same thing (actually worse).