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Default [Q] Couple noob questions about CyanogenMod

1) What are the benefits of CyanogenMod over stock?

2) Is CyanogenMod rooted or do you have to root it separately?

3) Does anyone know if they implemented TextSecure in their stock messaging yet?

4) Is switching back as simple as flashing the stock rom?
 
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Cyanogenmod is better than stock for so many reasons that I'm not going to type them all out. Google that one.

It is a rooted rom.

I have no idea. Check the changelogs at www.get.cm

Yes.

Keep in mind that Cyanogenmod is only available on a very limited number of S4's running <MF3 firmware. For the majority of users who own thus device, it's not even an option.

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Cyanogenmod is better than stock for so many reasons that I'm not going to type them all out. Google that one.

Keep in mind that Cyanogenmod is only available on a very limited number of S4's running <MF3 firmware. For the majority of users who own thus device, it's not even an option.
Googling it came up with conflicting info. My about device page says I337MVLUEMK6, so I should be fine, right?
 
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No. That's a 4.3 OS if I'm correct.

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No. That's a 4.3 OS if I'm correct.

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Yup I misread the less than sign. What would happen if I flashed it? Would the device just be bricked?
 
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Yup I misread the less than sign. What would happen if I flashed it? Would the device just be bricked?
Just bricked sounds a little light hearted. Yes probably a paperweight. You aren't even going to get as far as putting the custom recovery on it. If you flashed in safestrap you would wind up with a black screen because no kernel support yet.

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Just bricked sounds a little light hearted. Yes probably a paperweight. You aren't even going to get as far as putting the custom recovery on it. If you flashed in safestrap you would wind up with a black screen because no kernel support yet.

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Having more experience with CM, do you think a version will come out anytime soon for I337MVLUEMK6 or not?
 
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Having more experience with CM, do you think a version will come out anytime soon for I337MVLUEMK6 or not?
Not until hashcode can get the custom kernel hand off to work with safestrap. Then they could do something. Until then no AOSP Roms will work.

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