Originally Posted by fergdizzle9090
i have had my s4 for a while and originally had revolt on it, it was good but had a lot of small bugs that annoyed me. now im running liquidsmooth and its been my driver for a long time. its starting to get buggy on me and im bored of it. i have been away for some time so help me figure out what i want to do now please!
im running TWRP recovery, any significant reason to switch to CWM or Philz?
im thinking of going with PAC rom as it seems it has the most of everything in one. any feedback or bad experiences with this rom?
if i go with pac to you recommend switching kernels? like chronic kernel or anything? or is stock on there good?
do any roms have the active notification screen like the moto x yet?
also for myboy free (GBA emu) if i back it up with TB will it also save the game saves? game saves are not in the app but through the actual game.
SORRY FOR ALL THE QUESTIONS!!! THANKS
In terms of the recovery method, it's all a matter of preferance really. I'm personally using PhilZ CWM currently and have never had the need to switch. The only difference I can recall is that CWM has touch capabilities whereas TWRP has the ability to queue zips.
In my experience with PACman ROM, while I can't speak for everyone, it seemed to have a few problems such as reboots and bugs like autobrightness freezing the phone for a little bit. I'm now on paranoidandroid, and it appears to be much more stable than PACman. Furthermore, cyanogenmod also seems to be pretty stable (assuming you're sticking to the AOSP ROMS).
Again, with the choice of kernels, it's all a matter of preference. Each one is different and there is no one kernel that is best for everyone. So I recommend trying different ones and reading up on which each offers. Be careful that not all kernels are supported for each ROM.
I'm not entirely sure what you mean by active notification screens, but paranoidandroid and PACman have something called halo which makes notifications similar to Facebook chat heads, where notifications can be opened up in smaller sized windows.
As for the GBA emulator, I just restored one using titanium backup so I'll check for you when I get home, better not have been lost was halfway through pokemon firered!
Edit: GBA emulator save was backed up by titanium, just make sure you backup both app plus data
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Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 - Running PACman ROM & KT kernel
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - Running Stock