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just got back with the n5
the s4 i was trading him had the wrong prl (forgot to flash that back to sprint before i left) so i looked like a dipshiat in radio-shack on the phone with customer service (they are saying looks all good) and we are looking at the radio signal going ...where is it
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his wife had an s4 on sprint so i looked at her prl and looked at mine and new right away i messed up.
anyhow i ran home flashed the correct prl and boom the phone is working as it should and we did wind up trading phones and getting the $75 in cash

now im home and charging the n5 and am about ready to do some research on different roms

i did like samsung touchwiz ui so is there anything kind of similar?

i have this n5 listed on craigslist as i do really want a note 3 in the end and to my understanding the one to get is a sprint note 3 but thats another subject

gonna try the 2 roms listed above
this is gonna be weird. nothing to unlock i can just flash any 4.4 rom?
In the meantime you can type in "Touchwiz Launcher" in the Play Store and you'll see a variety of Touchwiz replicas.

The Nexus 5 honestly isn't for everyone. I love it but you may not since you said you love Touchwiz. Touchwiz comes with tons of features out of the box but to me most of them are gimmicks that are cool to show off to friends. I had the Note 3. It was cool but I was missing Vanilla Android so I got the N5.

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In the meantime you can type in "Touchwiz Launcher" in the Play Store and you'll see a variety of Touchwiz replicas.

The Nexus 5 honestly isn't for everyone. I love it but you may not since you said you love Touchwiz. Touchwiz comes with tons of features out of the box but to me most of them are gimmicks that are cool to show off to friends. I had the Note 3. It was cool but I was missing Vanilla Android so I got the N5.

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you explained that perfectly but i do like tech specs like this hardware and i do like to game
i was thinking about trying that with the n5 connected to my 52" lcd samsung dumb-tv.
i like that side too of the actual hardware and messing with drivers for xbox/ps3 controllers etc..

but you can strip / debloat the stock rom of touchwiz if you root or even get a tw custom rom so it not too bad.
as far as the extra feature gimmics 100% correct
even the ir blaster does work good but as far an actual remote control its way off. the app that they use for the menu of whats coming on next are pics of the shows in time slots and i do like that feature. its better then my mediacom tv-guide

i think i will have fun with this n5 while i have it and most likely get the note 3 mostly because of the bigger screen as my eyes really like it

debloat the hell out of that rom and prob try and sim-unlock which sucks because it dont work like it should (like it does with the N5)
omg this thing has a ton of RADIOS!!
what networks will it not work with (the guy i got it from said it wont work with verizon)
that could save the day in the end and i might keep it just for that
 
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you explained that perfectly but i do like tech specs like this hardware and i do like to game
i was thinking about trying that with the n5 connected to my 52" lcd samsung dumb-tv.
i like that side too of the actual hardware and messing with drivers for xbox/ps3 controllers etc..

but you can strip / debloat the stock rom of touchwiz if you root or even get a tw custom rom so it not too bad.
as far as the extra feature gimmics 100% correct
even the ir blaster does work good but as far an actual remote control its way off. the app that they use for the menu of whats coming on next are pics of the shows in time slots and i do like that feature. its better then my mediacom tv-guide

i think i will have fun with this n5 while i have it and most likely get the note 3 mostly because of the bigger screen as my eyes really like it

debloat the hell out of that rom and prob try and sim-unlock which sucks because it dont work like it should (like it does with the N5)
omg this thing has a ton of RADIOS!!
what networks will it not work with (the guy i got it from said it wont work with verizon)
that could save the day in the end and i might keep it just for that
From what I've read it will work on Verizon but it depends on what location you are in. I'd call it a bust and just say it doesn't work since it doesn't function 100% like a Verizon phone.

Let's face it, most of us love the Nexus 5 for the speed, development and timely updates directly from Google. IDC what manufacturer makes the Nexus 5 I will always buy one. I'm not gonna lie, the Note 3 was a cool phone even with its gimmicky features.

Whenever I try to out do my dad (he has a Note 3) its a bit hard because he doesn't understand the behind the scenes features the Nexus 5 has and his favorite thing is, "but can your phone switch channels". Lol.

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From what I've read it will work on Verizon but it depends on what location you are in. I'd call it a bust and just say it doesn't work since it doesn't function 100% like a Verizon phone.

Let's face it, most of us love the Nexus 5 for the speed, development and timely updates directly from Google. IDC what manufacturer makes the Nexus 5 I will always buy one. I'm not gonna lie, the Note 3 was a cool phone even with its gimmicky features.

Whenever I try to out do my dad (he has a Note 3) its a bit hard because he doesn't understand the behind the scenes features the Nexus 5 has and his favorite thing is, "but can your phone switch channels". Lol.

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im just now comparing the sph-l720 radios compared to this n5 (dont even know the model number) and i think the n5 has all frequencies in there. cant believe verizon isnt in that mess
 
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im just now comparing the sph-l720 radios compared to this n5 (dont even know the model number) and i think the n5 has all frequencies in there. cant believe verizon isnt in that mess
The Nexus 5 fully supports all of the major US carriers except for Verizon. Verizon has always been left in the dust when it came to Nexus phones and I think its actually Verizon fault because of how strict they are. If Verizon officially had the Nexus 5 they would probably require the Nexus 5 to have their bloatware and software upgrades would have to go through them first and they'll test it for a month or 2 and then release it.

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