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Default S4 sucked, what to get now?

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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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).
Current phone : LG Google Nexus 5
Rom : Stock 4.4.2 (Not Rooted)

Still own : HTC Desire HD,LG Google Nexus 4
Rom : Taktik 4.4.2 R1,Calkulin's Nexus 4 v1.5 (4.4.2)

Tablet : Nexus 7 2013
Rom : Stock 4.4.2 (Not rooted)

Previous Device´s :
Samsung galaxy nexus
Samsung galaxy note II
Samsung galaxy mega 6.3 (Gave to my father)
Samsung galaxy S3 (Gave to my girlfriend )
Asus Transformer Pad TF300
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 P5210

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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 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.
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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 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.
 
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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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