Thanks Meter 43
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Fayetteville NC
Originally Posted by posersk8r
You can create a slot just dont mess with the default size and flash a kk rom in there but there's an issue on reboot. Someone also said location services might act funny.
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True. Most ROMs I've tried work in the slots, but some of them won't turn off or reboot. (The S5 port seems to work fine, except for the original S5 password/pin problem in the lock screen.)) But services like Android Device Manager (location, ring, wipe), AndroidLost, Cebrerus, etc., can't contact the phone. And you can "mess with" the size. I run my slots with 2500/3100/500 to make sure I have enough app and cache space. Just be patient.
But you can run the ROMs in a slot to see what they look like, how they run (the S5 port is fast), you can set them up with more apps, a different launcher, etc., and run them into the ground. Then you can back up the one you like (or all of them) and flash it to the stock slot. Once Hashcode gets things sorted out and makes the slots work we'll have a real multi-boot, the way we had on 4.3. Just be patient. (I'd rather wait another month for a Safestrap that works than get one now and find bugs. And ANY software of this size, even if you're not dealing with the constraints imposed by Samsung, is going to have bugs until they're found and fixed. The last person to write large, bug-free code doesn't have living grandparents yet.)