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Just exchanged my LG G2 for the Z1s. Here are my first impressions

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23rd January 2014, 10:55 PM   |  #31  
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Ever since I joined T Mobile I personally stop flashing ROMs due to the fact I need wifi calling. As long as we have root I'm happy. I'm dying to remove the Navi bars on the bottom and start using pie control

Hi, I thought pie controls were only on the AOSP roms! Is there somewhere i can find the standalone pie function and flash with root?

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23rd January 2014, 11:02 PM   |  #32  
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Hi, I thought pie controls were only on the AOSP roms! Is there somewhere i can find the standalone pie function and flash with root?

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Look for LMT LAUNCHER. You can use it without root but I'm fortunately to remove the Navi bars you need to be rooted.

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23rd January 2014, 11:29 PM   |  #33  
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Everything was already installed/synced/etc. I have had many phones over the months and no phone came close to sucking as bad as this did in the battery department right out of the gate.

Well, then you should have give it at least 10 charge/discharge cycles before trying another. A battery that has been exposed to heat is not going to work too well. But all you did was one or maybe two and then gave up.

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I can also give you sources if you'd like of reports on battery life where z1 came close to last on every one. In fact, I searched the interwebs for almost 2 hours and not a single battery report actually gave the Z1/z1s anywhere above average. They were all below average if not the worst around compared to modern phones

There are plenty of sources here that will refute them wholesale. It ain't the battery.

So what happened ? t-mobile gives you just one day before they lock you into a 2 yr contract. It was too risky to wait longer and be stuck with it.

You can trade things in easy, the international lot are pretty much stuck with whatever we buy. And we buy the damn thing retail, no contract. A major decision.

So what are left with it now ? the note 3. there will be themed roms but no AOSP. I dumped samsung because exynos has even less development and i'm not a fan of this KNOX business. How dev friendly will that be.

That leaves you with the nexus 5. Decent camera. tweak heaven.
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24th January 2014, 02:15 AM   |  #34  
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Look for LMT LAUNCHER. You can use it without root but I'm fortunately to remove the Navi bars you need to be rooted.

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Thanks so much for that! I finally bothered to root the phone ... will try this today

Thanks again!
26th January 2014, 08:32 PM   |  #35  
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Thanks so much for that! I finally bothered to root the phone ... will try this today

Thanks again!

Am I understanding you right?, you did root your Z1s?? Can you tell me what method you used and point me in the right direction? I'm dying for root but I haven't seen anything about it for the Z1s.

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27th January 2014, 02:51 AM   |  #36  
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Am I understanding you right?, you did root your Z1s?? Can you tell me what method you used and point me in the right direction? I'm dying for root but I haven't seen anything about it for the Z1s.

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Yes, please share

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28th January 2014, 02:50 AM   |  #37  
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So how bout that root method? Can you please share?

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28th January 2014, 03:16 AM   |  #38  
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So how bout that root method? Can you please share?

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Sorry for the confusion, I have a Z1 lol

I didn't even realise shook had the Z1s, sorry guys!
28th January 2014, 04:48 AM   |  #39  
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Sorry for the confusion, I have a Z1 lol

I didn't even realise shook had the Z1s, sorry guys!

No problem man, thanks for clearing that up though. I didn't think we got root yet on the Z1s

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Must be an exception
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Originally Posted by robamacaf

Everything was already installed/synced/etc. I have had many phones over the months and no phone came close to sucking as bad as this did in the battery department right out of the gate. I can also give you sources if you'd like of reports on battery life where z1 came close to last on every one. In fact, I searched the interwebs for almost 2 hours and not a single battery report actually gave the Z1/z1s anywhere above average. They were all below average if not the worst around compared to modern phones

I think some thing must be wrong (maybe there is an app that is misbehaving). I have everything on - 3g, wifi, gps etc., and 5 different pedometer apps that are always on. I get almost two days of battery...

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