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joevik

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Did you get your phone through Vodacom? Vodacom's csc is XFV which, from what I see, has MA2 as the last update. I'm rooted so I don't have ota on my phone. I use a custom rom and change my csc to XFV.


Nope mine is a carrier free phone purchased through a samsung retailer. I haven't received the 4.3 update yet so was wondering, as some countries received theirs in december.
 

LubbeSGS

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ashraf sharif

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After deleting the carrier apps battery seems better. Performance seems to be the same. GOOGLE NOW AND LOCATION SERVICES TURNED OFF. USING GREENIFY EXPOSED . BOEFFLA KERNEL BETA 5.2.4 I9300XXUGNA8
 
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Moster2

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If this list is real, Im sure the S3 will also be getting the update. Its easy to update the S3 when you update the Note 2
 

alexferdean

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Samsung said that all S4 features that are not related to hardware will make it to S3 as well. I didn't see them even though it's been 10 months.

Sent from my S3

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And if S3 is abandoned, why are they still selling it? This is so low!

Sent from my S3
 

Simonna

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Samsung is keeping trolling their owners..I'm glad I'm sold Galaxy S3,now waiting for Nexus 5. :D
But anyway you,Galaxy S3 owners have got a lot of custom roms ^^
 

Kolos28

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Android 4.3 is very good and fast. I have stock without brand.
Free RAM is 370-420MB and after rebooting is even 460MB.
Everything works perfect, fast and without any lags etc. :)

SGS 3 & TT 4 Pro
 

d1rekt0r

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Why do you believe more free ram is better?

Envoyé de mon Nexus 7 en utilisant Tapatalk

Well for instance

You open Youtube , Facebook and Internet

Use Facebook for 5 minutes
Switch back to youtube > youtube has to restart bcs android had to kill it due to low ram , after 10 mins of youtube
Switch back to Facebook , but facebook too has to reload because due to low ram android had to kill it
Now you switch to Internet and you have to Reload every page you had open because android killed it due to low ram.

In extreme situations ( very often ) when you have alot apps installed , you cant even brwose internet normaly :

you open 3 webpages in 3 tabs ,and when you try to switch from one tab to another it has to reload even that.

I hope you can understand what im trying to say.

With 2 GBs of ram all these issues are mostly gone, they are gone on 1GB AOSP Roms too, but even if not , apps load 2x faster .
 

Simonna

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Well for instance

You open Youtube , Facebook and Internet

Use Facebook for 5 minutes
Switch back to youtube > youtube has to restart bcs android had to kill it due to low ram , after 10 mins of youtube
Switch back to Facebook , but facebook too has to reload because due to low ram android had to kill it
Now you switch to Internet and you have to Reload every page you had open because android killed it due to low ram.

In extreme situations ( very often ) when you have alot apps installed , you cant even brwose internet normaly :

you open 3 webpages in 3 tabs ,and when you try to switch from one tab to another it has to reload even that.

I hope you can understand what im trying to say.

With 2 GBs of ram all these issues are mostly gone, they are gone on 1GB AOSP Roms too, but even if not , apps load 2x faster .

Yes,it's very annoying,or for example when you're trying to open an webpage with a lot of images (like tumblr,the verge..) it's just crashes after a while due to low RAM,but it's weird that never had that issue on AOSP rom, only on the stock one. :D
 

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    CF-auto root.



    Smart idea! i suggest MEGA.co.nz as i will have to download to pc first anyway to make a flashable.zip!

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    :p im not complaining! have you started upload?

    Yes, zipped the 3 files up to 900MB & uploading to Dropbox, will also give Mega a go as I don't have any hosing accounts & my server couldn't handle a million impatient phone-brickers. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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    Thread has been cleaned. Please keep it on topic and respectful moving forward, there will be no further warnings so any more flaming or trolling will be handled appropriately.
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    and after that how can i get back to my stock recovery?

    Once we have the backup I will happily guide you step by step through making your phone completely stock again !

    Also to the people that have questioned my trust worthiness in regards to remoting onto machines I work as an IT Technician and no offence meant but none of any of your personal data is what I am looking for, I just want to try and help update the Device that we are using and as you people may have noticed there are not many of us devs left on the Forum providing support for the I9300

    Thank you to all that have defended me as they have probably either used my ROM's or have just seen me about the forum, I have been a member for around 3 years and have tried my best to support any questions that people have asked !

    Thank you again and I am still available if anyone would like me to assist them in creating a Nandroid backup
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    With all bloatware frozen with Greenify and zram activated in custom kernel I should think 1GB ram is more than sufficient.

    In fact for 4.4 512mb is what Google says is sufficient. The not enough RAM story is just an excuse for the manufacturers to stop spending money to support old devices. 4.1 - 4.4 will run fine on devices with 512 or more RAM.

    Also stop with the bloatware whining, that has nothing to do with anything either. Android (Linux) has a good memory manager and efficiently manages RAM so unless you are playing action games that hack in all RAM to support full motion, there's never an issue with RAM use. Apps just sitting there never used do not slow the system down. Android tries to keep RAM usage at about 80% regardless of what you do.
    RAM usage is and has always been managed by the Linux kernel. Android is typically setup to keep RAM about 80% full at all times which is the best balance of space for active app plus background and recently used apps. So that won't change. The reason that people see a dramatic improvement when they load a new ROM is that they haven't yet loaded up all their 200 active widgets that they used to have on their home screens.
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    OTA NANDROID Creation

    OK, So For the newbies who have got the update but don't know how to make a nandroid backup here's how !

    1. Download the Program on the link Here ! ODIN
    2. Also download this file at the link Recovery
    3. Open the Program you opened called Odin
    4. Then turn your phone off and boot into download mode , ( Volume Down, Power and Home)
    5. Wait for Odin to show COM and then a number in one of the small boxes
    6. Click on the PDA button and then select the 2nd file you downloaded.
    7. Wait a minute until the file name shows in the box next to PDA and then click Start. (This will flash a custom recovery onto your phone)

    That is the hard part out of the way, the next bits are EASY PEASY and are as follows !

    1. Turn your phone off
    2. Boot into recovery mode
    3. Press Volume Up, Home and Power
    4. Once booted you get the option at the bottom to Backup / Restore
    5. Select that and then select the Button that says Create image.zip
    6. Wait for the process to complete it can take upto 10 minutes
    7. Then boot back into the normal phone and then upload the Created .zip file


    If you want to do this but don't like the idea of doing it email me at [email protected] and I will log into your machine remotely and do it for you, that way we are able to get this Software available for everyone !

    Don't worry when remoting in I will put a Skype session together so that you can see I am not trying to do anything "Malicious"

    Regards

    Will

    p.s. MODS Sorry for posting this here but otherwise this Software patch will not get anywhere into the community and I am all for community development.