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Android Phones 6128

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,474
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #210 on: April 10, 2019, 10:50:25 PM »
:nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance:

A bug in the speaker meant that call volume was low and couldn't be raised, and it kept crashing Spotify and Strava, two apps that I use regularly.
Try fly spray?  :think:

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,474
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #211 on: April 10, 2019, 10:53:25 PM »
I have upgraded to an S4 Mini  :rofl:  discarded by a friend so my search is on hold for now.

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,632 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #212 on: April 10, 2019, 11:03:59 PM »
I have upgraded to an S4 Mini  :rofl:  discarded by a friend so my search is on hold for now.
At least it's got more than 1gb of RAM. :tu:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 54,625
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #213 on: April 14, 2019, 07:15:30 AM »
So far I am liking the new facelift of Android Pie :cheers: It is suppose to be better battery wise but I haven't really noticed much of a difference :dunno: It has tweaked most of my apps and the interface is a bit different, which isn't a negative and other than some of the icons changing colors and confusing me some :ahhh it all seems good :like:
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 54,625
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #214 on: April 14, 2019, 07:17:37 AM »
At least it's got more than 1gb of RAM. :tu:

The S4 was a great phone :cheers: I had a ZTE before my first Samsung smartphone (which was an S5 :cheers: ) and the S5 was a major upgrade from the ZTE :o I really loved the size of the S5 and possibly still would have it if not for shattering the screen............... on 2 different ones :whistle: :facepalm: :oops:

 :D
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 54,625
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #215 on: May 18, 2019, 06:39:15 AM »
Got a cheap Samsung S5 off of eBay to salvage the screen for one of my other ones but it was in such good shape when I got it that I decided to play around with it first (who knows I may just keep it as is ??? ) :cheers: I flashed Lineage 16.0 on it ( Android Pie) with GApps and so far I am liking it very much :like: It took a few Youtube videos and a little research but a couple hours after I got it, I had it up and running the new OS 8) It is the first ROM I have ever flashed to a phone and I am pleased to say that I didn't brick the device :D
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,474
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #216 on: May 18, 2019, 06:46:53 AM »
I'm trying to decide whether to put Lineage OS or Resurrection Remix on my phone... or neither.  :think:

Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,073 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #217 on: May 18, 2019, 10:41:25 AM »
I'm trying to decide whether to put Lineage OS or Resurrection Remix on my phone... or neither.  :think:
this might be of interest if you want to de-googlefy
https://e.foundation/

S4 mini seems to be on the list of supported devices.
https://gitlab.e.foundation/e/wiki/en/wikis/devices-list

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,189 Little to the right...
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #218 on: June 03, 2019, 04:41:10 AM »
I switched to a P30 Pro a few weeks ago, and the battery and camera on this thing are fantastic to say the least!!

Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,073 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #219 on: June 03, 2019, 11:25:55 AM »
I switched to a P30 Pro a few weeks ago, and the battery and camera on this thing are fantastic to say the least!!
how's the spyware?

And did you get it before or after the great crash?

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,189 Little to the right...
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #220 on: June 03, 2019, 03:48:01 PM »
how's the spyware?

And did you get it before or after the great crash?
I figured they can't spy any worse than Google already is, lol.

Got it before all the BS happened. It sounds like the support will still be there, but if it looks like it'll head south, I'll probably try and trade it for an S10.

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,474
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #221 on: July 11, 2019, 01:57:36 PM »
Resurrection Remix (or other custom ROM) users - should I remove anything off my phone before installing it? What happens to the stock Android stuff once I make the switch?

Apparently I need to have "TWRP recovery installed along with unlocked bootloader". No idea what these things are but OK, I can do that I'm sure. :dunno:

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,625 Smurf smash!
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #222 on: July 11, 2019, 06:29:56 PM »
Resurrection Remix (or other custom ROM) users - should I remove anything off my phone before installing it? What happens to the stock Android stuff once I make the switch?

Apparently I need to have "TWRP recovery installed along with unlocked bootloader". No idea what these things are but OK, I can do that I'm sure. :dunno:

Everything will be wiped clean.

As for the TWRP and rest... If you don't know what you are doing, don't try it. Make sure you have step by step instructions for everything and that you understand what they do before you start, or you'll have a nice phone shaped brick in your hands.

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Always posting random things,
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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,474
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #223 on: July 11, 2019, 08:40:43 PM »
If you don't know what you are doing, don't try it.
Where's the fun in that?  :D
That hasn't stopped me before eg building my PC, changing my car's engine myself...
It's only an old S4 Mini so not the end of the world if it fails.

But thanks for the warning.  :tu:

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,625 Smurf smash!
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #224 on: July 11, 2019, 08:49:54 PM »
This guide might help:

https://www.getdroidtips.com/resurrection-remix-samsung-galaxy-s4-mini/

I have not tried this as I do not have S4 mini so...

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Always posting random things,
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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,474
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #225 on: July 11, 2019, 09:25:48 PM »
Thanks. I am already looking at that site for the downloads but hadn't seen that guide.  :tu:

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,474
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #226 on: July 13, 2019, 10:07:40 AM »
Well I may not go through with it, I have 25-30 tabs open in my browser telling me conflicting stories about which apps to download, rooting my Android  :whistle: , backing up my phone, USB debugging, Odin, OneClickRoot, TWRP, SDK Manager, ADB command...  :ahhh
One problem is many of these guides are outdated and the apps they refer to are either much different now or unavailable.

Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,073 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #227 on: July 13, 2019, 03:00:04 PM »
Having installed many versions of OSes on various PCs over the years with no issues, and only a few custom roms on android devices, it's not to be taken lightly. That being said I haven't bricked a device yet. I also tend to only mess around with older devices that have well documented methods and stable alternate roms. I have had it be frustrating when it isn't working how it's explained, and required several tries to get it to work. Finding the right guides and roms is key at the start, once you've done it a few times it gets easier like most things in life, but I've definitely found the experience varies from device to device. Also it seems as time goes by the tools are getting easier to use.

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