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Harddrive
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Re: Galaxy S3

I picked up an S3 yesterday. This thing is far better than the Motorola Droid Razr that I had.




thegeek
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Now do yourself a favor and at the very least install a custom launcher. Better if you just install a custom ROM though. AOKP is the bee's knees.


trparky
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Personally speaking, Apex Launcher is a great alternative. But yes, AOKP is great. Been running it for over a month and a half on a GNex.

If you want a ROM built from the latest source, I can get one compiled up in about an hour.
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If anyone wants it, here it is. A new build of AOKP for the Verizon Galaxy SIII, hot off the compiling box. Built from the latest source code from the AOKP Github.
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mromero
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bunch of horse shit!

»www.theverge.com/2012/10/17/3516···g-months

glad I rooted and flashed the unlocked bootloader


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This is the major flaw with Android in general. The software needs customized for each phone, then each launcher needs updated, then the carries dictate it further by adding and optimizing the bloatware. Almost six months after the release of it, how many phones are actually running it officially on US carriers?

I was content waiting for the official release, but it is getting silly now. I was talking to a friend asking if he was excited for JellyBean on his device, he has no idea what I was talking about though... even though he is pretty tech literate. Maybe the carriers know it is not that big of a selling point to have the latest version?
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android is open for carriers, not users.
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trparky
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No, Android is open for users as well... that is, if you are willing to take the plunge and get into the whole root and ROM scene. Which I have and I'll say that it's great being able to run any distro of Android I can get my hands on.
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Key Lime Pie will be out by the time Samsung releases Jelly Bean at this rate.


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I don't know if it's Samsung or the individual carriers that are responsible for getting out OTA updates at a snail's pace. It took forever for frozen yogurt and gingerbread for my epic 4g and there will be no more official updates which is why I rooted and installed CM9 Ice cream sandwich. If you want the latest on a Samsung product you'll have to go to xda developers and root and custom ROM your S3.
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trparky
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Not only that, but RootzWiki too. That's another place for Android modders.


mromero
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forgot to mention that I ended up buying a Monoprice battery for my S3. Not bad for the price.


BKayrac
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said by Post Op:

I don't know if it's Samsung or the individual carriers that are responsible for getting out OTA updates at a snail's pace. It took forever for frozen yogurt and gingerbread for my epic 4g and there will be no more official updates which is why I rooted and installed CM9 Ice cream sandwich. If you want the latest on a Samsung product you'll have to go to xda developers and root and custom ROM your S3.

for most phones, first it goes through the phone maker.....for instance the galaxy s3........samsung needs to create the build for jellybean..........after that is done(which takes a while), it is then passed onto the carriers.......the carriers then need to do their tests, and trials, and modify anything they need/want to..........after that, it is then approved for OTA

which is why i have a galaxy nexus..............google announces update..........google decides to push update.........my phone receives update......no middle man


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new AOKP build 5 is up
New features:
Custom NavBar for Tablets
NavBar widgets are back from ICS
Highly customizable Lockscreen Ring targets, with a shiny new editor in ROMControl! (also thanks to CM for the base of the framework part)
Alternate default app picker (like in GB)
Menu UI Overflow Toggle
Option to disable vibration for Notification expansion
RAM Bar in the Recents panel
Timeout and instant lock options for Slide lock
VPN Traffic amount in human readable format

i really like some of the new features...


AVD
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do the latest non-TW roms have two microphones working in call and do they support LTE?
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mromero
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lte works


AVD
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good to know


gjrhine

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said by BKayrac:

for most phones, first it goes through the phone maker.....for instance the galaxy s3........samsung needs to create the build for jellybean..........after that is done(which takes a while), it is then passed onto the carriers.......the carriers then need to do their tests, and trials, and modify anything they need/want to..........after that, it is then approved for OTA

which is why i have a galaxy nexus..............google announces update..........google decides to push update.........my phone receives update......no middle man

.....Lose the.........freakin.....annoying.......................dots..............
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Okay this page really made me want my 4.1 right now: »www.samsung.com/us/article/galax···i-update

I know you guys love the custom ROMs, and unlike a lot of you I like the touch wiz interface. Anyone know if there is a stable release I can slap on my AT&T phone that will essentially give me the out of the box 4.1 that will get pushed out to me "soon."
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Cheese
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We are getting 4.1 in the next coming weeks? Schweet!


mromero
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if you have the international quad core version yes. If you have one of the US versions with dual core, it's going to take a few months according to the verge.


Cheese
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said by mromero:

if you have the international quad core version yes. If you have one of the US versions with dual core, it's going to take a few months according to the verge.

According them to them. That page says nothing about dual/quad. I guess we will see.


Alcohol
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said by Cheese:

said by mromero:

if you have the international quad core version yes. If you have one of the US versions with dual core, it's going to take a few months according to the verge.

According them to them. That page says nothing about dual/quad. I guess we will see.

They've made a public announcement saying US versions will take a few more months, aka carriers are fucking shit up again.
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if you got the Sprint version, check for updates for nice surprise.


Cheese
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said by mromero:

if you got the Sprint version, check for updates for nice surprise.

Verizon :/

tcope
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said by Alcohol:

They've made a public announcement saying US versions will take a few more months, aka carriers are fucking shit up again.

I don't think Samsung ever stated that... and it proved to be incorrect as of today.


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said by mromero:

if you got the Sprint version, check for updates for nice surprise.

mannn... I have to flash the stock recovery...
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My phone (on VZW) just rebooted on its own and is installing some new software.

(edit) Damn, only for minor fixes. Was hoping for Jelly Bean.
»www.verizonwireless.com/galaxys3support/







mromero
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anyone try this kernel?

»forum.xda-developers.com/showthr···=1853816

I like it so far.


mromero
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About to flash Milestone 1 for AOKP JellyBean
»aokp.co/index.php/news