Originally Posted by 9W2YMP
Hey, i'm new to this community. However i've followed your guide to perform wipe cache but issue still occur, really frustrated using this as spare phone.
Be patient. I own 4 Galaxy devices, and the Grand is not as powerful as my S4, but its easily my prefered device. It takes time to "mod" or customize your phone to you likings, but I promise it's a great device.
Here are some of my personal pointers:
- Factory ROMS are heavy, boated and somewhat slow. You can tweak it so it can be smoother, but a CM-based custom ROM is the way to go. If you like Touchwiz, here are some tips: - Root, use Titanium Backup to 'freeze' apps and widgets you wont use. Don't want to root, then in Applications Manager, Stop the apps.
- CyanogenMod ROMS: Because I use Dual Sim, I prefer CosmicCM, but the CM11 Unofficial is a great ROM too. These ROM are the pure android experience and are high tweakable. Also since this is 4.4.4 (Kit Kat), it uses much less resources than Jelly Bean (4.2.2).
A Must for any ROM:
Use Android Tweaker 2 and switch on all "Performance" settings except Hardware Acceleration, slide all sliders to Right. The other tweaks in this app, are up to your needs, Image tweaks are also important if you need it.
Greenify, hibernate all apps that will stay running in the background, you choose when to have them up and running.
SetCPU: I create a Profile, When my screen is OFF, I have my CPU at minimum (312mhz) in order to save battery.
I promise with these three apps and tweaks you will be on your way to a greater device. Oh, also, look into replacing your Launcher, want to keep a TouchWiz feel, look into S Launcher (S5), or Google Launcher.