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Questions on CM10.1 and Galaxy S3 in General

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Questions on CM10.1 and Galaxy S3 in General

Hello all, I just came home with a brand new, unlocked GS3 from Rogers. I chose this instead of the N4 because the N4 is manufactured by LG.

Having turned on the phone, I just can't stand Samsung's Touch Wiz. So I looked around and found something called Cyanogenmod 10. This mod can change the whole S3 interface to look like Android 4.1, which I am a huge fan of.

Anyone try this with their S3? I would love some input and reviews. Is it safe? Does it work with Rogers? When will Jelly Bean come out for Rogers?

Thanks. I may have more questions.
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Oct 22, 2011
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Cyanogenmod is excellent. I used in my S2. I have the S3 myself, and haven't got around to rooting. Jelly bean should roll out in all providers very soon.. My guess is two weeks max.
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Oct 23, 2007
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how did you get an unlocked one from rogers? i've just got one also a couple of days ago thru bestbuy mobile and its locked to rogers. i asked if they unlock and said no.

congrats anyways!


LegobrandonCP wrote:
Nov 16th, 2012 1:23 am
Hello all, I just came home with a brand new, unlocked GS3 from Rogers. I chose this instead of the N4 because the N4 is manufactured by LG.

Having turned on the phone, I just can't stand Samsung's Touch Wiz. So I looked around and found something called Cyanogenmod 10. This mod can change the whole S3 interface to look like Android 4.1, which I am a huge fan of.

Anyone try this with their S3? I would love some input and reviews. Is it safe? Does it work with Rogers? When will Jelly Bean come out for Rogers?

Thanks. I may have more questions.
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Its safe.

Its mostly stable. Not all devices are created equal.

Jelly bean for rogers is expected in December.

As mentioned AOKP is a good alternative. I found that I was only able to flash AOKP with TWRP, and CM10 with CWM.

Good luck, and watch/read guides.
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tma888 wrote:
Nov 16th, 2012 2:40 am
how did you get an unlocked one from rogers? i've just got one also a couple of days ago thru bestbuy mobile and its locked to rogers. i asked if they unlock and said no.

congrats anyways!
Buy an unlock code, They vary from $8-$15 for Rogers.
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Rooted my S3 within 5 minutes of unboxing it and installed CM10 after a few days I was curious to test out all the features advertised in the stock S3, so reverted back to Samsung stock rom. I find some of the features useful. But in terms of battery life CM10 is about 30% better. Also you have a lot of options to control your phone. But you lose all the software that makes the s3 a "cool" phone, but I am sure they are somewhere online to be downloaded.
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Where did you buy your phone? I want to buy a S3 outright. Im in toronto.
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octapuss wrote:
Nov 16th, 2012 8:28 am
Where did you buy your phone? I want to buy a S3 outright. Im in toronto.
Rogers Store :P
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Thanks all for the replies. I will have to watch many tutorials since I know next to nothing about rooting and all the other things you said about customizing the phone. :D LOL
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You can just install Nova Launcher if you don't want to flash a new ROM.
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LegobrandonCP wrote:
Nov 16th, 2012 1:23 am
I chose this instead of the N4 because the N4 is manufactured by LG.
/facepalm
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desidealer49 wrote:
Nov 16th, 2012 11:42 am
/facepalm
It's a valid point... it's not THE most pertinent point (could've used other factors like lack of microsd slot or nonremovable battery) but LG has a pretty lousy history with android devices. It's already been confirmed that at certain thresholds the N4 throttles back due to thermal limits, and my guess is that you could actually hit these limits with 'normal' use: using your N4 as a car gps on an hour long trip and maybe having it play music at the same time would make it pretty toasty, and that's a pretty basic use for me.
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^ hmm those are more valid reasons. But given my experiences and history with Samsung, I should have never bought their phones again and yet I gave them a chance.

Also the phone that gave Samsung the most benefit, the galaxy s2, was known to be a toaster. Yet tons of people still buy those.

Samsung just seems to be getting a pass nowadays as they are enjoying being the "apple" in android community. If it is made by Samsung, suddenly it is the best. Mimics the cult following that people accuse of apple buyers.
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