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By juanfernandez77, Senior Member on 10th October 2019, 01:29 PM
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My question is simple, since we don't have options to root on Snapdragon/US version phones, what extras can we do? For example, to remove bloat, a hotspot mod, volume booster, or anything of that nature. I feel like all I have is a bigger screen phone and that's it.
10th October 2019, 02:01 PM |#2  
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Here is a simple lightweight "hack" if you will. I used this a lot with my Note 8, as it allowed remapping the Bixby button that was a wasted button otherwise.

XDA Article: https://www.xda-developers.com/remap...n-sideactions/

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...keybuttonremap
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Originally Posted by JerseyFF

Here is a simple lightweight "hack" if you will. I used this a lot with my Note 8, as it allowed remapping the Bixby button that was a wasted button otherwise.

XDA Article: https://www.xda-developers.com/remap...n-sideactions/

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...keybuttonremap

Too bad Side Actions can't do stuff with the screen off like BxActions could.


You can customize your phone through Nova, I paid for the prime version myself. But honestly root doesn't really do much these days. My s8 was the Exynos and all I did with root was cheat pokemon go with smali mock locations. Besides being able to backup data and a custom rom, I found no use for it anymore. In the past it was helpful to make your phone run better, but android in general has become well optimized, Samsung has gotten better by far with touchwiz, or now "One UI", and phones all around are way more powerful. Root really isn't needed anymore unless you're just really into deep customization or development of sorts.
10th October 2019, 04:43 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by juanfernandez77

My question is simple, since we don't have options to root on Snapdragon/US version phones, what extras can we do? For example, to remove bloat, a hotspot mod, volume booster, or anything of that nature. I feel like all I have is a bigger screen phone and that's it.

You can remove bloat via adb commands or use an app, if you're going to use android adb is something you need to know.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....samsung&hl=en
You can theme with substratum.
https://forum.xda-developers.com/app...omeda-t3798316
https://forum.xda-developers.com/app...omeda-t3798316
If you want root you shouldn't have bought a snapdragon Note 10!
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Originally Posted by ggrant3876

You can remove bloat via adb commands or use an app, if you're going to use android adb is something you need to know.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....samsung&hl=en
You can theme with substratum.
https://forum.xda-developers.com/app...omeda-t3798316
https://forum.xda-developers.com/app...omeda-t3798316
If you want root you shouldn't have bought a snapdragon Note 10!

I got the phone free via Sprint which is why I have it. Thanks for the links sir.
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