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[protest] where are gone developers for gt-i9505? [protest]

6th May 2014, 12:34 AM   |  #11  
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It would be nice if you all stop asking for this and that... No dev signed a contract saying he would provide all latest features to S4. Its not their job. So just wait until someone capable does that, if you can't wait sell your phone and buy the latest one as you want Thread reported.

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Yeah yeah yeah. The international S4 forums hardly gets any support from 'recognised' devs and themers etc, thats just the truth of the matter. You virtually never see recognised devs helping out in the apps and themes forum. With their knowledge and skills, they could get all or most of the latest and greatest apps from the S5 working on our phones, because everything that is needed to get them working, is right there in the ROM. It just needs someone knowledgable and with experience with android and TW ROM's to figure it out. I just wish the guys with the knowledge would help people out more!
6th May 2014, 03:05 AM   |  #12  
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I open this thread because I think there is something wrong.
Why the note3, note2 etc. already 'there are rom final of galaxy s5, ma s4 we are still to zero? I can not understand why!
I hope that the moderators can understand the outburst of a user who has a passion for android.
I hope I have given a shock to everyone in the friendly way.
thanks for your attention.

Hahahhaha.

Bro let me tell u something

A lot of developer more likely to ported or focus on note due to certain reason

1st larger community starting from note 1.

2nd all dev are helping each other on rom

3rd note are more user friendly framework based on certain dev.

Just pray. So far follow more than one thread. S4, note 2 and note 3 development. And downloading 1xxx gb of rom files and apk of s5 to mod it with my s4.

So far i do excited. Even sometimes i have to flash and wipe my phone more than 5 times. Soft brick blalallalala

And do understand s9me of dev are studyin

Just relax and wait with patience hehhe

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6th May 2014, 03:05 AM   |  #13  
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@nplnpl isn't this a great opportunity you to step up to plate and become a recognized dev or themer

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6th May 2014, 02:02 PM   |  #14  
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Hi Dudes.

From a theme perspective, there is not too much to do nowadays for the S4. Stable ROMs with few unnoticeable firmware update changes led to this. Since KK release, Sammy added only 1 lonely PNG !!!

While porting a theme to the Note3 community, S5 apps flooded the ROMs with doubtful results. Lots of FC's ... Music hardly opens.

So, may be we can just enjoy the stability and try to calm down our ORD.

Nice regards.

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6th May 2014, 08:11 PM   |  #15  
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To be honest the is probably a few reasons we are seeing less and less on these forums.

1. Many ROMs are ported to dozens of devices, meaning maintainers are needed to work across all phones. Likelihood is some models are more time consuming then others.

2. The s4 was a flagship device, devs don't earn a huge amount for what they do so for a lot the top end devices are out of the question until the price drops

3. In line with above, as the price comes down, the price of newer models released do too. For example, my wife's note 3 was released at the same price my s4 was worth 6 months after release.

4. In general, a fair amount of Developers come from the US, this device is null and void to them.

5. We seem to of hit a plateau regarding features and performance for the s4 where as newer devices have newer features to build on.

6. Its summer (nearly) and a lot will be studying for exams

Make of my views what you will...

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7th May 2014, 11:55 AM   |  #16  
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While I do agree with the obvious.. all great devs have jumped ship, a thing I am truly sorry for, we have no right to protest. They don't owe us anything.

All they did, they did from passion and on this base they've created this wonderful community - xda which indeed grew along with Samsung and HTC a few years ago, period in which Samsung was the no 1 choice for any big dev.

They weren't payed for this, some didn't even got the respect they would've deserved and nowadays they have other priorities, other passions or other preferred device on which to try their magic. It's their decision, they probably have good reasons for this and we can just accept and respect their decision in respect for their great work.

Beside, the context has changed, now there are many potent OEMs, each really trying to do their best when it comes to fast updates, functionality of the sw and top notch hw.

_______ _______ _______ _______

Anyway, just wanted to get you guys a glimpse of hope.
Apparently @sac23 is ready to start working on a direct port of the s5 to the s4 (just after he irons out the last few things the on the s5 port to n3).
This beside all the great work @Albe95 , @Arsaw , @Tamerlan2009 , @m_beek , @Carotix , all roms maintainers etc. are doing!

Fun isn't over yet boys!!!
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