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Cythrawl last won the day on June 21 2015

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About Cythrawl

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    Galaxy S7 Edge
  1. Also no-one took into account that the Carrier (USCC, Verizon, Etc) also have a long, lengthy test periods for the software updates so they can fill them with their bloat, and make sure all the extra stuff they pack into your phone works.. This process at its quickest is 6 weeks from when Samsung submits it to them. Its kinda like how Xbox and Sony work for patches with games. It has to be ratified by the Big Boss before release. It really has nothing to do with Samsung Per se in most cases but its the carrier
  2. Root [Solved]

    Soon.... There are posts in both the Verizon and Sprint Variants that are showing root (as of 6/13/16).. Not unlocked bootloader though and is still not ready for prime time due to bugs.... But still... Soon (tm)
  3. Cracked screen $73 is waaaay cheaper than the insurance premiums. Also the phoe is super easy to open and gets a repairability score of 8/10 on See here:
  4. Has anyone got one yet? My thoughts on things

    Exactly.. Which is why i said it's not the OS. I also have a nexus device tablet and the volumes are not combined on lollipop at all.The fact you CAN seperate the volumes without root using a third party app also strengthens the fact it's the manufacturer and not Google's OS that is imposing the limitation for simplicity's sake. You know after reading your post again you are saying that lg "combined" ringer and notification together and that is what my wife wants but on her g4 they are not, for her the notifications are tired to media so when she plays a game she turns down the volume, media, then when she is done if she doesn't turn the sound, media, back up you do not hear the notifications for text messages, etc go off. Basically I wish lollipoop would handle the sound just like KitKat! Then it would solve world peace and end beheadings and make us one great plant! Good drugs huh? Then tell us what the trick is to have the notifications ring tones use the same volume as the main ringer?!Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk
  5. Has anyone got one yet? My thoughts on things

    It's not the OS. It's LGs decision to combine the ringer volume and notifying volumes. Which i admit is bloody annoying.. You can unlink them without root with a bit of software called Volume Control (persist) on the play store.. But it requires an in app purchase after like 24 hours Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk
  6. Has anyone got one yet? My thoughts on things

    Wouldn't you want to root and use some of the battery life applications available? Maybe, but I am gonna leave it for a bit until root is a little easier .. After all you can disable most of the apps you dont need .. most of them..
  7. Has anyone got one yet? My thoughts on things

    I have a G4, however with all the problems I was having with US Cellular's networks speeds at 4G, and the god awful roaming situation they have with other carriers right now, I ended up jumping ship to Verizon. Worked for them for 9 years as a service tech, and was still on thier service after the layoffs, and during all that time I would have never have dreamed of going to Verizon, but I did. Jumped from 0.45mb a sec on USCC's 4G to 35mbs a sec on Verizons in the same area... As it stands I got a superb deal and its only costing me $27 more than the $45 a month prepaid plan I had with USCC. Anyways, the phone itself is awesome, however battery life leaves a lot to be desired. The thing tends to munch down on them like a hungry fat man at an all you can eat buffet.. There is a root method available (its on XDA's LG G4 section - USCC is also there) there are zero custom roms as of yet either.. Which to be honest I havent bothered with root on the device, Its such a nice change from Samsung/USCC, that I hardly want to change anything right now.. Of course that will change later I am sure... Anyways, I will still lurk from time to time, but as it stands, Myself and USCC are totally done and dusted..
  8. Crap Data When Roaming

    Also as a side note, in a 4G USCC area today and just look at my killer network speeds Sent from my SM-G900R4 using Tapatalk
  9. Crap Data When Roaming

    No you are correct its the APNS.I have had to abandon all the custom ROMs because they just flat out do NOT get data when roaming. I live in an area when i can travel 10 miles and hit a roaming tower so i have tested this pretty well. Unless you want to stick with maybe a build of CM12 that's dated April this year you are kinda flat out of choices due to the total lack of development of the USCC variant of the S5. I went back to stock, and if i gave a toss about phones like I used to back in the day when I was a USCC Tech, I would be no longer in this phone and into a different one. But life is too short, i no longer give a toss, so ill run this into the ground, or if I end up roaming a lot more, switch carriers to one that doesn't restrict you to less than 14.4k modem speeds when in a different state.. Sent from my SM-G900R4 using Tapatalk
  10. Yeah tried that today.Worked fine until i roamed out of the area then got no data and would not regain data once i was back into a home market. Sent from my SM-G900R4 using Tapatalk
  11. Leaving USCC

    I went to New Mexico for work earlier in the year for a week.... That was the most painful week ever. I only used 49mb of my alloted 200mb but to be honest it was that slow, that i have seen a 14k modem perform better back in the 90s... I ended up using a Verizon HotSpot to connect my phone to, just to get work emails on my phone.. When USCC got rid of us Techs, i did the smart thing and moved my number to prepaid. I'm looking at other options, even a straight Talk sim would be better than that.. On top of that we STILL don't have 4G in northern new Hampshire, even though it was slated for 1st quarter (wave 4) this year.. Verizon has had 4G in the same area now for 2 years... Sad to see what they have become, more so because i used to drink the USCC kool aid for 9 long years... Sent from my SM-G900R4 using Tapatalk
  12. As the title says really.. Been on stock now for ages, and decided it must be good now.. Go into XDA, download specific KLTEUSC versions of ROMS and every single one of the newer builds, just plain don't work. CM12 APNS won't add and are messed up FUSION no data due to APNS again And basically the same with others.. Anyone want a crappy S5? I'm really kinda done with this phone and development on USCC variant of it.. /end rant... Sent from my SM-G900R4 using Tapatalk
  13. GPS is totally B0rked in this ATM. GPS status won't get any satts. Maps won't work properly. Shame coz pretty much everything else is fine for me (I don't use Bluetooth however)
  14. ktoonsez 11-6 aosp kernel on CM11

    I have given up on this phone, CM11 is b0rked, and no one is working on and are now working on CM12. Which is fine and dandy, but at least fix the last working version before moving on.. CM 12 is still too buggy for me atm, but i think by the time things are good with it i will have either got rid of my S5 or US Cellular service, or even both. This kind of stuff has happened on the last few phones now.. Time to move on i think...