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Since using the Moto X and G I've stopped rooting, this is coming from a flashaholic (see sig).

The only thing I'm missing is app ops, I hate Google for taking that away.

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How do you live without Gravitybox? The stock ROM has great performance and battery life, but the UI customization is nonexistent. Why subject yourself to a terrible UI?
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Got mine, loving it, as I said on another topic. First time in my life I am liking Android to be honest (I liked it a bit with S2 and Siyah but that was way back in '11-12). I bet you don't say it's a Moto X and compare it with S5 or M8 or Z2, and even a nerd will say it's running on SD 801 or whatever ridiculously high spec those phones have.

Anyway, I though don't understand this dialer! When I am tapping on it it's supposed to show me the number pad right? But it doesn't, it shows me the favourite contact list! Then I need to tap on that small 8 box type thing to get the dial pad, that's really time wastng and annoying! Could anything be done?
 
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Got mine, loving it, as I said on another topic. First time in my life I am liking Android to be honest (I liked it a bit with S2 and Siyah but that was way back in '11-12). I bet you don't say it's a Moto X and compare it with S5 or M8 or Z2, and even a nerd will say it's running on SD 801 or whatever ridiculously high spec those phones have.

Anyway, I though don't understand this dialer! When I am tapping on it it's supposed to show me the number pad right? But it doesn't, it shows me the favourite contact list! Then I need to tap on that small 8 box type thing to get the dial pad, that's really time wastng and annoying! Could anything be done?
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How do you live without Gravitybox? The stock ROM has great performance and battery life, but the UI customization is nonexistent. Why subject yourself to a terrible UI?
I think too complicated UI is terrible too. I find that with flashing, I always have to spend too much time customizing. I am really happy with ART and Google Now Launcher.

The apps I currently use are:
Notification Toggle - It allow all the quick toggles I need.
Greenify - It can't do automatic hibernation without root, but with the widget, I can tap it once to auto force close all running apps.
Helium - Root not required to back up.

App Ops is really the only thing I feel missing since it's important for security.

Root also can give issues when upgrading. Some phones you can update with root, but Nexus devices OTAs are extremely picky, if you change anything (anything) in /system partition the OTA can fail.
 
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Thanks. Will try that.

I am noticing a crazy and weird issue though! I am on my home's WiFi and I turn off data when I am home, but something is keeping the data enabled somehow! I have turned it off, even made the network mode to 2G! Ultimately I had to delete the APN! What could be going on here?

This pop up came at least a dozen times, every time consuming some data, and deducting a tiny amount from my current balance! I don't care about the deduction but in this rate it will suck up all my balance in no time it seems!!!

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Thanks. Will try that.

I am noticing a crazy and weird issue though! I am on my home's WiFi and I turn off data when I am home, but something is keeping the data enabled somehow! I have turned it off, even made the network mode to 2G! Ultimately I had to delete the APN! What could be going on here?

This pop up came at least a dozen times, every time consuming some data, and deducting a tiny amount from my current balance! I don't care about the deduction but in this rate it will suck up all my balance in no time it seems!!!

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I just leave mobile data and WiFi on all the time. your mobile data goes dormant (for the most part ) when connected via WiFi. if you disable mobile data, then you cannot receive any picture messages (I believe).
in fact, I leave everything on all the time except GPS (battery saving mode), and get 3 hours on screen time easily.

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I just leave mobile data and WiFi on all the time. your mobile data goes dormant (for the most part ) when connected via WiFi. if you disable mobile data, then you cannot receive any picture messages (I believe).
in fact, I leave everything on all the time except GPS (battery saving mode), and get 3 hours on screen time easily.

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Lol, it seems like your usage pattern is exactly opposite than mine. I don't use MMS, at all However I receive some, that time I turn on data manually. I only use data when I am outside my home or office, as they both have WiFi. But I keep GPS on all time.

Don't know, I think it might have something to do with the Location reporting, have turned it off and since then haven't seen any data usage! Let's see though.
 
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Lol, it seems like your usage pattern is exactly opposite than mine. I don't use MMS, at all However I receive some, that time I turn on data manually. I only use data when I am outside my home or office, as they both have WiFi. But I keep GPS on all time.

Don't know, I think it might have something to do with the Location reporting, have turned it off and since then haven't seen any data usage! Let's see though.
you can restrict certain apps from Mobile data under Mobile data settings (or android firewall if rooted).

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