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Default [Q] S4 abandoned.

Am I the only one that feels like the S4 has been partially abandoned by most devs [MK2]? Like AOSP is a dream we can say good bye to?


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If you have an MDK S4 there are aosp ROMs available. If you aren't on MDK you're stuck with TW. I've actually seen a jump in the amount of developers in the past couple months.

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Am I the only one that feels like the S4 has been partially abandoned by most devs? Like AOSP is a dream we can say good bye to?
not sure what you are saying...even with safestrap I have many ROMS to choose from
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Am I the only one that feels like the S4 has been partially abandoned by most devs? Like AOSP is a dream we can say good bye to?
And also more Devs are making ROMs generic now... Like liquid smooth. Its one file for all s4's and it detects which carrier/boot loader your phone is and installed the propper files.

This opens up many more options for the future of mdk s4 at least.. Philz recovery also has this now too so more and more are starting to use this method

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Future reference, you should never buy a phone in which you don't like the stock software.

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  • CARRIER: Verizon
  • PHONE: Samsung S4
  • CASE: Otterbox Defender modded to fit Anker 7800mah battery
  • BOOTLOADER: MDK, loki bypass
  • RECOVERY: TWRP 2.7.x
  • KERNEL: Ktoonsez with Project Icarus profile and Hydra script
  • ROM: Eclipse TW 4.4
  • LAUNCHER & MODS: Google Now launcher with XGEL settings, GravityBox, Heads Up notifications, & Android L navbar
 
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not sure what you are saying...even with safestrap I have many ROMS to choose from
None AOSP which is the biggest downer.
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And also more Devs are making ROMs generic now... Like liquid smooth. Its one file for all s4's and it detects which carrier/boot loader your phone is and installed the propper files.

This opens up many more options for the future of mdk s4 at least.. Philz recovery also has this now too so more and more are starting to use this method

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Not talking about MDK, MDK is awesome and has CM and other aosp based roms, talking about MK2.

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Future reference, you should never buy a phone in which you don't like the stock software.

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Bought it w/ MDK software. Only bought it because of the exploit.

Had to replace phone.
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None AOSP which is the biggest downer.

Not talking about MDK, MDK is awesome and has CM and other aosp based roms, talking about MK2.


Bought it w/ MDK software. Only bought it because of the exploit.

Had to replace phone.
Yeah I remember you saying that before, but this is exactly the situation that can happen. I would've never bought a Samsung device if I didn't love Touchwiz. Sure I run AOSP a lot, I'm on Google Edition right now, but if something happened to this phone I would be perfectly content with stock Touchwiz.

If you're going to stick on Verizon, it seems Motorola is the only company coming out with AOSP phones on this network.

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Yeah I remember you saying that before, but this is exactly the situation that can happen. I would've never bought a Samsung device if I didn't love Touchwiz. Sure I run AOSP a lot, I'm on Google Edition right now, but if something happened to this phone I would be perfectly content with stock Touchwiz.

If you're going to stick on Verizon, it seems Motorola is the only company coming out with AOSP phones on this network.

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The Hardware was amazing at the time of my purchase. I couldn't resist. Yay A year an a half more of Touchwiz... Goodie.
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The Hardware was amazing at the time of my purchase. I couldn't resist. Yay A year an a half more of Touchwiz... Goodie.
You can always sell the phone and buy another on Swappa

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They're selling for less than I purchased it on contract. Which is also a bummer. Honestly If there was some for of aosp like GPe port or a kexec method I'd really love this phone. I'm currently running foxes w/ a holo(yolo) theme which is the only reason I haven't chucked it out of a third story window.
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