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ATT S4 (i337) NC1 - should i root and upgrade to 4.4.4 ?

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Cool ATT S4 (i337) NC1 - should i root and upgrade to 4.4.4 ?

currently i'm on att build 4.4.2 for my s4.

is it worth flashing a custom from and going to 4.4.4 ?

i know there are a couple of different roms at 4.4.4, which one does everyone like for this particular phone ?
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Not really.. If Battery life and Camera performance is a priority for you I suggest you stick to stock.. My advice would be to root your phone and delete all unwanted bloatware. If your fine with subpar camera quality and battery life flash CM11 or Pac-Man.
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Not really.. If Battery life and Camera performance is a priority for you I suggest you stick to stock.. My advice would be to root your phone and delete all unwanted bloatware. If your fine with subpar camera quality and battery life flash CM11 or Pac-Man.
the battery life for me now is just ok. i'll unplug my phone at 7am, and by 2pm be at 20%. i have a bunch of email accounts on the phone so i think that could be causing the problem. that and storage space for apps are my 2 biggest things.
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Storage space will remain unaffected between custom rom and stock they do not re-partition the device storage. But you can delete almost 300mb of bloatware from stock rom if rooted. I have 3 email accounts on my phone.. plus I call a lot of people .. 2 hours of music.. I unplug my phone around 7am and by 8pm I'm left with almost 35% charge on an average.
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Ive rooted woth towelroot and SU for granting super user access. If that'll work, what's the easiest way for me to remove the samsung crap ?



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Ive rooted woth towelroot and SU for granting super user access. If that'll work, what's the easiest way for me to remove the samsung crap ?



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Root browser @ system/app

Or app deleter with root access
 
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Just posting my experience. After going back and forth between stock and the JMSQ Google Edition, I agree the camera was always the reason I would flip flop back. Taking picutres was ok, but video performance was terrible.... BUT I recently purchased Camera FV5 and Cinema FV5 and the performance is about 90% back on par. Good enough for me to ditch TW for good.

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