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Why has the GT-i9500 not been the best Galaxy S4 model type for custom ROMs?

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Default Why has the GT-i9500 not been the best Galaxy S4 model type for custom ROMs?

Hey! I was thinking about trading my HTC One for the GT-i9500 but based off the limited availability of custom roms I am reconsidering. I am just curious as to the reason for the lack of development. Does it have something to do with it's octo processor?
 
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Yup, Samsung's lack of source code.


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Yup, Samsung's lack of source code.


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No kidding? Did they release it for other S4 devices?
 
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Yes Samsung is refusing to release source code for Exynos processor.

you may want to go for the GT i9505 which has a Snapdragon processor (but I don't understand why you would want to trade for a phone that has very similar specs to the One).

Source code mostly comes from Qualcomm thus more development

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