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S4 sucked, what to get now?

OP Shebee

23rd April 2014, 11:26 PM   |  #1  
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The phone is fine BUT...
1) Rooting, flashing etc. was just too much of a hassle, and currently there is no way to root/flash without tripping a non-resettable flag losing warranty in the process.
2) The build quality is...

I'm looking for an alternative phone, the S4 was awesome except those two points. I like playing around with my phone (rooting and stuff) but build quality/durability is also very important.

What phones are there around? I'm thinking of getting a HTC One M8, but supposedly it's got bad quality control and you cannot achieve s off as of yet.
So what are my options?
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24th April 2014, 05:38 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by Shebee

The phone is fine BUT...
1) Rooting, flashing etc. was just too much of a hassle, and currently there is no way to root/flash without tripping a non-resettable flag losing warranty in the process.
2) The build quality is...

I'm looking for an alternative phone, the S4 was awesome except those two points. I like playing around with my phone (rooting and stuff) but build quality/durability is also very important.

What phones are there around? I'm thinking of getting a HTC One M8, but supposedly it's god bad quality control and you cannot achieve s off as of yet.

Well if you like to mess around with your phone, Try to buy a Nexus 5, Which is easy to root and has many different Roms even after a couple of years (2/3).
24th April 2014, 06:30 PM   |  #3  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shebee

The phone is fine BUT...
1) Rooting, flashing etc. was just too much of a hassle, and currently there is no way to root/flash without tripping a non-resettable flag losing warranty in the process.
2) The build quality is...

I'm looking for an alternative phone, the S4 was awesome except those two points. I like playing around with my phone (rooting and stuff) but build quality/durability is also very important.

What phones are there around? I'm thinking of getting a HTC One M8, but supposedly it's god bad quality control and you cannot achieve s off as of yet.

The Nexus 5 is one of the most followed phone by devs of custom roms.
24th April 2014, 08:55 PM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by Shebee

The phone is fine BUT...
1) Rooting, flashing etc. was just too much of a hassle, and currently there is no way to root/flash without tripping a non-resettable flag losing warranty in the process.
2) The build quality is...

I'm looking for an alternative phone, the S4 was awesome except those two points. I like playing around with my phone (rooting and stuff) but build quality/durability is also very important.

What phones are there around? I'm thinking of getting a HTC One M8, but supposedly it's god bad quality control and you cannot achieve s off as of yet.

Sounds like you would be happier with a unlocked nexus device. If you are like me and don't have 500+ to buy one of these, I'd go with the M8. It is a great phone and I am pretty sure they have it fully rooted. Obviously there isn't much out rom-wise for it but that will change.
1st May 2014, 05:45 PM   |  #5  
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I'll be getting the M8 tomorrow unless I can come up with another alternative, been thinking of the Z2.
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