Android Phones

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by O-man21, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Chillis

    Chillis Land Barge Pilot

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    There is virtually no development for the new Maxx though. I don't miss it since it works so well.
  2. falconati

    falconati baller

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    I believe you were the rude one, telling everyone what to do with their phone. DO THIS! DO THAT! Without explaining any benefit. Some of those things make sense for some of the people reading your post, but nobody is going to do them because you didn't explain any of them.
  3. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    One of the main things that is keeping me from rooting my S4 is the Samsung camera app has some really nice affects. When I rooted my Incredible 2 I couldn't find a camera app that worked nearly as well as the stock HTC app.
  4. ohgood

    ohgood Long timer

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    you have to ask questions to get answers.
  5. aaronrkelly

    aaronrkelly Been here awhile

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    Rooting your phone isn't going to change your camera app. Flashing a new ROM will....but you can root and stay on the stock ROM....that's how I do it.
  6. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    Why stick with the stock ROM after rooting? What benefits are there of rooting if you are going to stay stock?
  7. aaronrkelly

    aaronrkelly Been here awhile

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    Being able to run apps that require root....such as Tasker, Titanium Backup and Sixaxis (so I can use a PS3 controller to play games). Being able to modify system files (which allows me to use teethering without paying the extra fee). Remove bloatware apps that come preinstalled on my phone.

    Because I'm rooted my phone does so many things automatically thru Tasker.....

    backup everynight
    turn GPS on and off with apps that use it
    send a text to my GF when my battery is low
    when earphones are plugged in starts my media program, turns the volume to a certain level and plays
    turns on wifi at certain locations and connects
    etc


    Many, many advantages to rooting even if your staying stock
  8. EmmEff

    EmmEff Long timer

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    Or people will use Google and do their own research as I did...
  9. PoundSand

    PoundSand Long timer

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    The only tasker task there that requires root is backup, fyi.
  10. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    I'm already using Tasker and Automate It Pro pretty heavily without being rooted. When rooted I used to have Tasker reboot my phone every night, but now with the S4 I might re-boot it once every 2-3 weeks. S4 is much more stable.

    I can also disable those bloatware apps. Can't remove them, so they are taking up some minimal amount of space, but they aren't running or updating.

    Tethering/wifi hotspot is already included in my Verizon account whether I like it or not, so there's no extra fee these days..


    When I rooted my Incredible 2, it made no sense, to me, to stick with the stock rom. I think I'd feel the same way with my S4. Except for the Camera App. I have yet to run into one that works as well as or is a flexible the stock units. Both for my S4 and Incredible 2.
  11. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    I've had enough of this Kyocera, I've only added 3 apps to it.
    Disabled the ones that I never use (google books, news stand and so on) and any time one of the apps I use tries to update there is "insufficient storage"

    I go back in, remove the updates to the unused apps. Disable them (again) and update my shit.
    Just to have the same thing happen again a few days later.

    Think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and buy a Moto X at retail.
    Or just put my EVO 4G back into service. :baldy

    That is just one issue with the "smartphone" Kyocera makes.
    The list goes on.
  12. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    If you're buying at retail price do you use the internet a lot? Would 3G be alright? Because there's a great phone that's 200 dollars for 16GB just no 4G radio is the one downside:

    http://allthingsd.com/20131223/motorolas-moto-g-might-stand-for-great-budget-phone/
  13. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    I returned my Note 3..

    had to take it back several times for issues...final straw was that it wouldn't stay connected to my air rave.

    Glad I didn't sell off my 4s.
  14. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    No thanks on the budget smartphone, that is how I ended up with this turd.

    I thought I'd be fine with something that was just a little slower, or had a few less features.
    And if this was a properly working smartphone I'd be fine.

    But it's not. It lags, freezes, hiccups and refuses to save much of anything to the SD card.
    Set it up however you like, it will reset itself over night.

    I have not rooted it, because I figure I'll just make it worse because I don't know what I'm doing.
    But now I'm not so sure.
  15. EmmEff

    EmmEff Long timer

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    Don't take offence, but why Kyocera? They're not a renewed cell phone manufacturer.

    Have you considered a Nexus 5 (or even a discounted Nexus 4)?
  16. ohgood

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    Some come with a lot of bloat ware. Remember dell computers in the early 2000's ? Yep.

    Without the bloat, even a g1 would work for navigation duties. I have one, but its slow in process.

    If you're set on buying new and shooting the current one with hot lead, look at the moto g...
  17. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    It's a Torque, alleged "tough" phone.
    I usually end up buying a nice phone, and putting it in an Otter Box.
    Then it's too big and bulky to put in your pocket.
    Without the case, it won't live long in my line of work.

    This thing has 1GB of internal memory, which was about 80% used up when I got it.
    Has a bunch of shit in it that is useless to me. I don't use my phone for navigation, because I have a GPS.
    Don't use it to store music, or books.

    I just want one that can access my email and surf the net fast and without fuss.
    Has a decent camera (the camera in this one sucks) and when I turn an app off or delete it I want it to stay that way.
  18. rapidoxidationman

    rapidoxidationman Easily trainable

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    Samsung Rugby Pro:deal
  19. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Not on Sprint :deal

    And with the whole family on an unlimited plan it's cheaper for me to buy another phone than switch.
  20. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    That's generally what I've run into with cheap Android phones & tablets also. They just don't have that much storage space and they just about end up being worse than an older good quality used phone/tablet.