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By calvin35, Senior Member on 16th April 2014, 05:34 AM
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My goodness this thing is fast. I didn't think Samsung was capable of making a phone that didn't lag but boy was I wrong. The animations are shooter smooth and more importantly fast, no more touching the screen and waiting for something to happen. The camera takes great detailed pictures and I'm loving the new toolbox feature. On the S3 and S4 I rooted, installed a custom recovery, and immediately installed an aosp based rom. However on the S5 I see absolutely no need to do so and while I did root and use TB to freeze a few apps, i will probably wait for some good TouchWiz roms before installing a recovery.
16th April 2014, 07:28 AM |#2  
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I didn't root. I'm just glad you cab disable/freeze bloatware!!

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16th April 2014, 08:17 AM |#3  
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I agree it's great that we can disable the boat without root! Nice upgrade...

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16th April 2014, 06:57 PM |#4  
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With the S5, Touchwiz is finally usable. I spent some time with the S5 in stores, and am now running an S5 rom on my Note, and it is greatly improved. TW on the Note 3 was a big improvement over the Note 2, but there was still a lot that I hated, like the god awful tabbed settings menu. When I get mine, the only reason I'll root is so I can use Titanium and won't lose app data. Can't wait until I can JUMP May 2nd, which coincides with my last day of classes, so I'll celebrate the end of my first year with a new phone. I'll miss the Note's size, but I'm bored of it, and need something to hold me over until the Note 4.
17th April 2014, 03:44 AM |#5  
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The layout for touchWiz is somewhat all over the place. With that being said, it's definitely a vast improvement. Like the op said stock is finally really good.

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17th April 2014, 04:13 AM |#6  
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When I first got the S5 it was through AT&T and I wasn't too thrilled. And I hated that they had the phone so locked down and removed download booster. After a few days I sent it back and reactivated my old tmobile account and have never been happier. The phone is quick, the t-mobile network out here is a hell of a lot faster than AT&T in my neighborhood. first thing I did when I get it from t-mobile was root it, and just installed a new rom. Glad you like the phone, I sure love mine
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