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[Q] Developper&Community Support: G2 vs N5

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13th March 2014, 12:26 PM   |  #1  
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Hey,

I am going to buy a new phone, however I am still doubting between the G2 or the N5. They are both equally priced, altough the G2 is a little bit cheaper with an LG cashback.
At this moment the G2 has a head start due to the larger battery, better camera (4K?!) and better specs overal (IR blaster) and I am going to use a custom rom anyway ( tips anyone ?).


However I am still in doubt to what the support of the community is.
Thus what I wanted to know is, how is the developper support and the community support of the G2 in comparison to the N5?
At first glance there seems to be much more support, developpers and custom roms for the N5 than the G2, can anyone tell me if this is indeed the case.

Is there btw a custom rom similiar to that of the N5 (with perhaps quickremote support)?

Thanks
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13th March 2014, 01:56 PM   |  #2  
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Hey,

I am going to buy a new phone, however I am still doubting between the G2 or the N5. They are both equally priced, altough the G2 is a little bit cheaper with an LG cashback.
At this moment the G2 has a head start due to the larger battery, better camera (4K?!) and better specs overal (IR blaster) and I am going to use a custom rom anyway ( tips anyone ?).


However I am still in doubt to what the support of the community is.
Thus what I wanted to know is, how is the developper support and the community support of the G2 in comparison to the N5?
At first glance there seems to be much more support, developpers and custom roms for the N5 than the G2, can anyone tell me if this is indeed the case.

Is there btw a custom rom similiar to that of the N5 (with perhaps quickremote support)?

Thanks

The Nexus phones have pretty much the largest development base, so yes that's true. If you want access to the most roms, Nexus wins. Battery life would suffer though, that's why I chose the G2. There are some great roms for the G2 though, you have to do some searching to see if you like them. Cyanogenmod is the closest to the N5, which is just vanilla kitkat. For quickremote I think you need a stock based rom, but there are a few out there that have a dark theme like vanilla kitkat.
13th March 2014, 02:36 PM   |  #3  
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The Nexus phones have pretty much the largest development base, so yes that's true. If you want access to the most roms, Nexus wins. Battery life would suffer though, that's why I chose the G2. There are some great roms for the G2 though, you have to do some searching to see if you like them. Cyanogenmod is the closest to the N5, which is just vanilla kitkat. For quickremote I think you need a stock based rom, but there are a few out there that have a dark theme like vanilla kitkat.

Actually there is a quick remote app for AOSP ROMs
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2596104
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The Nexus phones have pretty much the largest development base, so yes that's true. If you want access to the most roms, Nexus wins. Battery life would suffer though, that's why I chose the G2. There are some great roms for the G2 though, you have to do some searching to see if you like them. Cyanogenmod is the closest to the N5, which is just vanilla kitkat. For quickremote I think you need a stock based rom, but there are a few out there that have a dark theme like vanilla kitkat.

Thank you for your reply, I had a S3 where I had CM 11 unofficial on it (loved it).
I however read that the battery life of CM11 on the G2 is pretty bad.

One quick question again, I am from belgium and will thus be getting the international 802 version: I noticed there is a devide between the different versions, does that mean that I won't be able to use roms in the 801 forum ?
13th March 2014, 03:38 PM   |  #5  
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Thank you for your reply, I had a S3 where I had CM 11 unofficial on it (loved it).
I however read that the battery life of CM11 on the G2 is pretty bad.

One quick question again, I am from belgium and will thus be getting the international 802 version: I noticed there is a devide between the different versions, does that mean that I won't be able to use roms in the 801 forum ?

There are many roms that will work with all G2 versions, but roms only designed to work on 801 will not work on 802 without being ported (by a developer). The title usually says which version(s) it will work with. Some say "All variants".
I can't comment on CM because I run a customized stock rom. Great battery life and I really like white themes rather than dark.
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There are many roms that will work with all G2 versions, but roms only designed to work on 801 will not work on 802 without being ported (by a developer). The title usually says which version(s) it will work with. Some say "All variants".
I can't comment on CM because I run a customized stock rom. Great battery life and I really like white themes rather than dark.

Okay understandable, but that's kinda dissapointing about not being able to flash 801 on 802 or the other way around,
To my opinion, not a lot of roms will/could be ported to the other version. I believe this is of such a great influence that the N5 would be a wiser choice.

Can you help me out a bit and point me in the right direction as to where I can find these "many" custom roms ?

I have searched in G2 android development and G2 android development (802) section and the amount of custom roms I found was very limited:

Kit Kat baked is unofficial for the 802
Gummy Rom is not available for the 802


Btw:
1. root
2. TWRP
3. CM11/ Pacman/Paradroid ?
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Okay understandable, but that's kinda dissapointing about not being able to flash 801 on 802 or the other way around,
To my opinion, not a lot of roms will/could be ported to the other version. I believe this is of such a great influence that the N5 would be a wiser choice.

Can you help me out a bit and point me in the right direction as to where I can find these "many" custom roms ?

I have searched in G2 android development and G2 android development (802) section and the amount of custom roms I found was very limited:

Kit Kat baked is unofficial for the 802
Gummy Rom is not available for the 802


Btw:
1. root
2. TWRP
3. CM11/ Pacman/Paradroid ?

Root and TWRP are for sure available. Did you check the original android development section for roms? Probably still not as many as for the N5. I never heard of Gummy rom, but the others I have.
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Okay understandable, but that's kinda dissapointing about not being able to flash 801 on 802 or the other way around,
To my opinion, not a lot of roms will/could be ported to the other version. I believe this is of such a great influence that the N5 would be a wiser choice.

Can you help me out a bit and point me in the right direction as to where I can find these "many" custom roms ?

I have searched in G2 android development and G2 android development (802) section and the amount of custom roms I found was very limited:

Kit Kat baked is unofficial for the 802
Gummy Rom is not available for the 802


Btw:
1. root
2. TWRP
3. CM11/ Pacman/Paradroid ?

root- http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=869
twrp- http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2449670
cm11- http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2495859 (thread has not been updated in a while those bugs may not exist anymore)
pacman- http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2500030
paranoid- http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2502789
team gummy rom- http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2572383 (apparently there is a gummy rom for d802 international)

as for threads this one is aosp only http://forum.xda-developers.com/lg-g2/orig-development and as long as it says d802 in it you will be able to flash also d802 specific thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/lg-g2/development-d802

as for development and different models each devise is different from there sources to their networks so each has to be developed to differently unlike the nexus which is a one for all device also pretty much all the features which are for stock g2 have been ported over and battery life is amazing on both stock and aosp especially compared to the n5
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