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Need stable rom for wife

22nd February 2014, 09:41 AM   |  #1  
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I am going to be giving my S4 with MDL firmware to my wife. I want her to be able to have a most stable build and no issues. I am considering just flashing back to stock, but I just wanted to make sure I can keep MDL and not flash an upgraded version...or maybe she'd be happier with an updated stock rom, as she really will have no need for custom roms unless it was going to be a perfectly clean,stable interface.

Wondering what opinions anyone might have?

Thank you!

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22nd February 2014, 01:11 PM   |  #2  
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I would flash the stock firmware root it and then freeze the updater.apk, don't remember the specific name, so you can retain mdl.

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23rd February 2014, 12:52 AM   |  #3  
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23rd February 2014, 03:19 AM   |  #4  
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I would definitely suggest hyperdrive ROM. 100 percent stable no bugs. Loads of features snatched from the note 3
24th February 2014, 01:09 PM   |  #5  
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Thank you for the advice!

I have flashed stock OS firmware file from here:

I am running it now and it is very smooth, but it feels a bit antiquated compared to what I used to run on here, and wonder if either there is a more recent firmware version I should be running, or there is a debloated style stock rom that would make more sense to flmeash to update a bunch of things.

For example, messages received just show "message received" in the notification bar. Many roms I've run recently actually show the message coming in and this is just one example of a feature I think she would appreciate.

I am sure there are a bunch of other advancements, but that's just one example.

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24th February 2014, 11:48 PM   |  #6  
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Stock is always best for most stable. There are no best ROMs or most stable otherwise.
Glad you got what you needed. Closing this before all the "best ROM opinions" start rolling in.
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