AnonD-183325, 07 Sep 2013I have a few general questions.
1 Whenever we download any apps through Google play store, ... moreLet me explain you the basic Android file structure. look, the Android od has a file extension named .apk that is used for the setup file for an app. But when you install them from the play store, they automatically get deleted and only leave the program. But for our rescue, there is a program named androzip which can make .apk from your app. just download it from play store, open the apps tab and bsckup the apps you want. now you can move them, share them or use them. I it can also be used as backup of your files. but note, firmware update doesn't wipe off any data.
now moving onto taking paid apps for free, you can search on google for the apps apk you want to download. There are some recommendations like apkmania.com or piratesbay etc. but a Google search also does the job like type asphalt 7.apk on google.
The apps are not Android version or hardware specific but you can check compatibility on play store and then download from somewhere else. If the app is available on your google play, is compatible on s4. That's all needed for you.
have a nice day.
sweet, 07 Sep 2013Why my s4 has only 8GB intrnl memory :(it should be 8.9 GB. This is because 7 GB are taken by the os and the preinstalled apps and the ui etc. none of the 16 GB phone offers 16 gb but close to 11gb only. This is very less at 16 gb but try to think that so feature rich ui at full hd resolution should take this much memory. don't worry , this will be sufficient if you have a microsd card.
I have a few general questions.
1 Whenever we download any apps through Google play store, directly on phone, where dump part gets stores. Is it automatically gets deleted after installing it.I want to keep it so that I can install that app again without any further download.
2 Suppose, I have downloaded 6 - 7 gb of apps then is it possible to carry all of these apps as a backup before any firmware/software update, if so please tell me the procedure.
3 From where do you guys gets paid games/apps (asphalts 8,mc4 etc.).Do you have any website recommendation or any link for me whom I can follow? It will be good for me if any of the tech Samaritan(like Shu...am) can share their good paid apps/games in any upload site
4 I purchased S4 recently. I also want to know whether these games/apps are operating system version (4.2.1/4.2.2) dependent or hardware dependent (means they are customized differently for every phone).I want to know this because I want to know what I need to check in a app/game whether it is really compatible and made/refined exclusively for my phone when I will download it from any unreliable sources.
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2013u seem to HOG gsm forums - doing well since u claim to be 17yrs old -UNDERAGE- r ur comments ... morePlease don't comment on my age or bash about it. What if I am young? Can young people not be tech enthusiasts. You don't even know how to write a decent comment free of any sort of foul words. You don't even have a name here. All I said was true and if you don't believe it try with another brand. and finally, anyone here can see that my comments are more mature than yours. I won't bash on you in return as I am tought some manners and ethics.
Have a nice day .
[deleted post]These all recommendations are written on XDA forums so you can check there. These are just like clean installs which wipe out cache and do a good bug- free install. I am not forcing you to do this. And I read your comment. You should read mine with an open mind.
shubham yadav, 06 Sep 2013hey I've seeing both of you and freefaller just bash each other on this thread from the past o... moreu seem to HOG gsm forums - doing well since u claim to be 17yrs old -UNDERAGE- r ur comments legal ? u have not read my post- and simple question to you -- who R U to say kies or OTA --ITS UPTO SAMSUNG TO DECIDE .
shubham yadav, 06 Sep 2013The s4 battery life is a really good improvement over the s3. You can check all the review sit... more@ shubham yadav
Yeah, what you say makes sense. I'll wait until the battery has had at least 6 charges and see if it optimizes more efficiently..
p.s. Nice post.
Freefaller™, 06 Sep 2013@ Fatboy90
LOL. No, I keep the S3 charged for when the S4 battery runs out. Doesn't last lo... moreThe s4 battery life is a really good improvement over the s3. You can check all the review sites on this point. according to gsmarena, the s4 had got an endurance rating of 69 hours opposed to 50 hrs of s3. so that's an improvement. You may have got the phone recently or have done a firmware update recently. so wait for a week or 8 to 9 days till the battery becomes great and much better than s3.
Also my personal recommendation for firmware update are:
update via kies only. it downloads whole firmware.
do a factory reset before and after update. backup your data.
wait for one week till the phone becomes stable.
wish you a good time with your s4. these are not just my personal views but I advised them to many people and they are happy now.
Fatboy90, 06 Sep 2013So you finally took out the S4 out of the box...good...hope you didnt chuck the S3!@ Fatboy90
LOL. No, I keep the S3 charged for when the S4 battery runs out. Doesn't last long, does it? On average, the S4 battery lasts about half as long as the S3 one. I wonder why? The faster CPU perhaps, or the Snapdragon chipset, or maybe it's got poorer memory management.
Do you know?
[deleted post]@ Anonymous
Hey! You missed out 'sanctimonious', or was too big a word for you to spell?
Sanctimonious is a twist on the words sanctity and sacred, which mean holy or religious. A sanctimonious person might think he's holy, but their attitude comes across more like "holier-than-thou".
If you're going to insult me then at least get it right.
[deleted post]hey I've seeing both of you and freefaller just bash each other on this thread from the past one or two days and really you have made a mess of this forum. Please if you both want to really fight give each other your email id and send mails full of all the foul words to each other.
And anonymous you are the more irritating one who just doesn't understand even a thing. tell me which devices except nexus are on 4.3 . and Samsung is the best when talking of software updates. and believe me that software update rollout takes almost 2 to 3 months Even if you are on Sony or htc. forget lg as that doesnt even provide updates. and Samsung has provided me 6 updates till day to improve on soo many aspects.
Try going to other oem. They don't provide updates. and touchwiz is a very feature rich ui and hence it takes time to develop an update. I have seen my friend in pain who got Android 2.3 on his xperia s on launch and got updated to 4.0(buggy) after 4 months and 4.1 in this July after now than one year. htc is worse and lg is even worser. Also there is nothing much difference b/w 4.2 and 4.3 and 4.1 . Why are you being so serious?????
and for your kind information, the update over kies downloads the whole firmware which is always better than only some selected files on OTA. It's like an clean upgrade.
[deleted post]Did you know that ALL of android mobile phones are experiencing heating issues?? Geez.. web browsing on data and playing games are its cause..
Just one month old with s4. Simply great.yeah I agree it gets hot, but only while you play games and browse while charging.
Touch wiz is the coolest when compared to stock version of s4. Thumbs up for S4.
AnonD-114458, 06 Sep 2013Thanks for the help, i hope they work on latest update to move apps completely , bcz 8.9gb is ... moreno problem mate.. I think there's no way for them to do that.. All of mobile phones of android cannot totally transfer apps to sd card.. It's just the data of apps only..some of people who rooted their phones uses apps2sd..i don't know if that app really transfers the app itself and the data to SD card..
My Neo V is rooted and uses stable CM9.1.0 and my free internal memory is just 420MB but I can download 800MB app..because it automatically transfer the data of the app into my SD card..I haven't tried to root my S4 because I gave it to my wife.. Geez..