Anyone have rooted S4 and if so can u suggest a better stabilised custom rom. Also have an idea to flash miui rom and any suggestions on that.
Your replies are highly anticipated and appreciated.
shubham yadav, 01 Apr 2014I can't have a desktop in a college but i have a laptop with a decent GPU(GT 755M to be precis... moreGood luck with your exams Shabham. I enjoy reading your comments and those of Saurav and others. Even as technically deficient as I am there is always something to be learned by reading informed comments from those like you who are happy to help others who are less knowledgeable. Your patience with us and also of Saurav is invaluable and most appreciated. Again good luck.
mu96xt, 01 Apr 2014"CPU and GPU can do each other's tasks but CPU is good at handling scalars and GPU at vec... moreIn your reply to Shabham Yadav you refer to having explained reasons for the phone lagging. I have not seen your earlier comments however my s19505 is very laggy and seems to be getting worse. It seems worse than I remember my S2 which I have not had now for several months. Can I please ask you to be patient with me and explain in simple layman terms (I am not very technically advanced) why this is happening and if there is a remedy. Any help would be welcome.
Hai guys,,,,, I've been an ardent fan of Nokia Symbian phones and my present phone is Nokia 808-41megapixel Pureview. I need some change. I don't like Windows. So coming into the world of Android! Which do you suggest me guys,,,,, S4 or Note2? Have read 50 pages of S4 reviews. There are so many complaints from the users! So I am confused! I need a big screen. So thinking of Note 2. But it's old. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
shubham yadav, 01 Apr 2014I can't have a desktop in a college but i have a laptop with a decent GPU(GT 755M to be precis... moreYep, right, there is NO match of a keyboard and mouse. God I love these things.
Sudden bursts of comments, yeah right. I check this section every 4 / 5 days, and read 5 / 6 pages to see if anyone has asked anything, and if it's inside my knowledge to help. If it is then I reply, if not I ignore. That's why my comments suddenly fill up the page and then after one or two days I am not even here.
You have a nice day, sorry night too :)
Saurav Ghosh, 01 Apr 2014Bang on! I find it ridiculous to play on a 5" screen, however OLED.
I love my desktop,... moreI can't have a desktop in a college but i have a laptop with a decent GPU(GT 755M to be precise), an i7-4700MQ and 1080p screen. It can play any game at ultra at 1080p so i have no worries here.
The more problematic than a 5 inch screen is the touch controls. You can't match even keyboard or mouse, let alone a joystick.
I have played many games but uninstalled most of them in less than a day like asphalt 8(i was judging the phone's power more than playing it as it is a very bad game and s4 didn't disappoint me), ofcourse flappy bird for a day, 2048(it's a really addictive game, took 2 days for completion) and a few more.
you have a sudden burst of comments at times. I suddenly see the section filled with list of your comments at once. Is there a specific reason???? It's my last comment for at least a week as my exams are coming.
Have a nice day
shubham yadav, 30 Mar 2014yeah. I also don't play. The asphalt 8 was bullshit. tje car running at full speed always. Tha... moreBang on! I find it ridiculous to play on a 5" screen, however OLED.
I love my desktop, I love it more than anything else.
For me, either you play how it's meant to be played, or don't play at all.
In this six months of S4 usage I have played two games so far, Angry Birds Space, which was finished in some hours, and that bloody addictive Flappy Bird :p
Erhlich, 31 Mar 2014Hey guys I'd like to know if I should update my s4 to kitkat or just leave it at jelly bean ? My advice would be to stay with Jelly Bean. It was the most stable OS I have used after Ginger-Bread.
Again, it's my opinion, the phone will be little bit snappier in KitKat than in JB, however it will bring some nuisance problems.
Your choice to be honest.
S . SUDHAKAR, 31 Mar 2014Stay with 4.3 itself. Because 4.4 and above has microSD card access problem. Search in google ... moreYes, 4.4.2 brought the horrible External SD permission problem. But there is an app in Play, which sorts the issue out.
akashag, 31 Mar 2014I m planning to buy S4 this week .. i have heard about a problem in S4 about Pixel burn/screen... moreYou are thinking little bit too much.
If you plan to use the phone for two years, or even three years, or even four years, you should NOT worry about burn in AT ALL.
Just after buying the phone, go to service menu, *#0*#, tap on the display test, select a colour, and inspect the screen closely. If there is a dead pixel, you will notice it. However dead pixels are not common, so chances are rare you will get one with dead pixel.
About firmware update, all the S4 in India are eligible for KitKat upgrade. So just buy whatever available, you will get the 4.4.2 update anyway. If you don't get it officially, then there is the Odin way, which is way more easy and safe in my opinion.
Best of luck with your purchase.
Anonymous, 01 Apr 2014how to change kernal ??It's KernEl, not KernAl.
Just flash a kernel of your choice, that's how you change kernel :p
spy, 31 Mar 2014please i want to buy s4 does it use to give problems? And I want to buy the London used. They ... moreThis is why corporate mothersuckers like Apple will destroy the world one day. How misinformed could one be?
shubham yadav, 01 Apr 2014yes, but the one in s4 can't . I know it as i own one.
Oh, but graphics benchmarks are imp... more"CPU and GPU can do each other's tasks but CPU is good at handling scalars and GPU at vectors"
Where you get these facts from? CPU comprises of FPU AND ALU calculations. Can GPU handle ALU? CPU can do GPU tasks(however inefficiently) but GPU cannot mimic CPU. Ever heard a GPU running an OS? GPU have variants both scalar and vector? Misinformed you are.
The lag you experience in S4 has been explained which you overlooked in my earlier post. Keep up with your benchmark book keeping. Those are synthetic and can be manipulated i repeat. Intellectual talks are done with those well informed. This isn't it. You may continue resolving readers petty issues.those who don't bother reading posts.
mu96XT, 01 Apr 2014SHUBHAM COMUSLIVELY impulsive. CPU and GPu DO NOT do different tasks. CPU handle FPU and ALU c... moreyes, but the one in s4 can't . I know it as i own one.
Oh, but graphics benchmarks are important as they use real gaming scenarios. And yes, the better the fps in these benchmarks, the better the real gaming performance. Yes, my S4 lags(very slightly) in high-end games whereas G2 or z ultra play it super smooth.
Why don't you just accept that mali-T628 and powervr series 5 are weak against adreno 330.
Yes, you are correct that CPU and GPU can do each other's tasks but CPU is good at handling scalars and GPU at vectors. So the CPU takes parts in handling the physics and hence, the Octa is one of the highest scorers in physics and fill-rates in these benchmarks. Vice-versa for GPU.
If mali-T628 can't even compete to last years' adreno 330 , it stands no chance against 420 to be released with snapdragon 805. And tegra K1 is the reigning champion with no one worth even half it's power. It can smoke some 330 GFLOPS of power. And mali-t628 is tad less than 100.
A powervr 6 series with S5 would be really nice with s5 octa. It will really be a 2014 flagship killer performance.
And the performance of mali-T628 is not bad. But we are talking about flagships here and people want the best or close to the best. So your argument doesn't fit here.
Maintain your cool bro. I am in for an intellectual discussion and not a fanboy-type fight.
Have a nice day
shubham yadav, 01 Apr 2014benchmark scores:
GFXBench 2.7 : 12.3 fps where adreno 330 goes 20 +
link: http://gfxbench.c... moreSHUBHAM COMUSLIVELY impulsive. CPU and GPu DO NOT do different tasks. CPU handle FPU and ALU calculations and so does GPU. The CPU can handle all GPU tasks but inefficiently owing to limited memory modules and old MMU interfaces, and lesser cores. I Know what i am saying!
You are too preoccupied with synthtic benchmark sores which are manipulatve and I talk about realtime experience. The Shitty GPU in S5 Exynos is Open GLES 3.0 Compatible and believe me they are more educated and elligible than you! A opengles 3.0, directX 11.0 GPU is not shit. Shit is what you impulsively are filling here as ASK Aunt Alice!
The only justification you have is benchmark scores and Nothing! No references to the GPU/CPU Design, GPU capability! Henc enjoy the bliss of your ignorance and keep spreading it!
I quit from this nonsensical chat!
Did any one received a further update for the I9500 model in India? I have last received 4.4.2 in February, the current Build Number is KOT49H.I9500XXUFNB3 and Baseband Version is I9500DDUFNA4.
Any update/information on this is highly appreciated.
mu96XT, 01 Apr 2014Ever vigilant Shubham, don't be too quick to feedback. Let people read it and grasp the concep... morebenchmark scores:
GFXBench 2.7 : 12.3 fps where adreno 330 goes 20 +
3dmark extreme: 6600 adreno 330: around 9000
So yes, the advantage of 50 % of adreno 330 is proved.
Yes you said about cpu and gpu but both have diff. tasks . You can't say i9500 a beast though . The s5 exynos 5422 is a beast as it can handle HMP. But the GPU is weak there too if they use that shit mali- T628. They should use powervr 6 series as in iphone 5s and overclock it a little or use an advanced version from powervr.
That's all i wanna say.
Have a nice day
shubham yadav, 01 Apr 2014Great piece of information. Thanks. But qualcomm has a very different approach. Yes, they use ... moreEver vigilant Shubham, don't be too quick to feedback. Let people read it and grasp the concepts. Your corrections are not making a point nor emphasizing mine!
I have written about CPU/GPU combination. Hence you disagreeing about GPU is invalid!No claims or benchmark scores were referred in the post.
HMP runs multicore was to emphasize the difference between the Core migration and HMP mode.
Kindly restrain from abrupt postings and let the readers grasp my opinion. As this heating and Power whining, cheating claims will never stop!
bigLITTLE is a evolving and practical architecture against apple's redundant 64bit A7 CPU architecture!Please don't post back to fill the pages!Its a request no grudges!
Heating and Micro lags are part of the architecture. With persistent high usage (prolong high end gameplay, 3G/4g Video chats, Wifi usage while charging)in all CPUs including Apples! Can't be fixed.
Hanuri, 01 Apr 2014Hi Shubham
can i go for S4? what about the heating issues and the lag..? what i have to do ... moreWhich country you live in?
What budget you have?
What version is available in your country?
What other options are you considering?
Mine is very cool always and i don't encounter lags now after 4.4 update. So i don't think you'll have a problem if you configure the phone correctly after purchase. I'll tell you how to remove that heating problem. So there's no problem from that side.
Have a nice day
mu96XT, 01 Apr 2014Going through all this fuss in big-LITTLE architecture implemented by ARM and Samsung in its e... moreGreat piece of information. Thanks. But qualcomm has a very different approach. Yes, they use asynchronous tech. but also their krait cores are very power efficient compared to cortex A15. But cortex a15 has a much higher power/clock. a 1.6 GHz quad core a15 is equivalent to 2.2 GHz quad core krait 400.
Yes, the cpu of octa is a beast. It kills the snapdragon 600 and is almost equal to snapdragon 800.
I think a small mistake you did there. In HMP, all 8 cores CAN BE active. They are not always active. It can have every combination. Only one core csn be active and all 8 cores can be. Depending on the need, the cores come into play.
I feel the performance is quite good. Especially after 4.4 update.
I don't think same about GPU. PowerVrsgx544mp3 doesn't support openGl es 3.0 . It doesn't even come close to adreno 330. Adreno 330 has 1.5 times the performance.
Have a nice day