mrjenkins

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  1. Samsung Galaxy Note 8

    Just wanted to start a thread discussing this newer device since nobody has talked about it here yet in the thread posts. I got one on October 3rd and I have to say I am pretty impressed with it. Even without having it rooted or with xposed it exceeded my expectations. Even TouchWiz seems smoother and less glitchy than I remember it to be. I'm still not used to the bombardment of ads but I will say that this device does have root already for the snapdragon and according to the dev on xda who posted the root method it will not trip the Knox fuse. I briefly caught the xda post on this root method while I was at work so I don't know a lot of specifics about it other than it is a bit of a process in which I plan to do more looking into this weekend. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  2. Living with a non rooted phone...how to adjust.

    Well since the device you're using now is newer hopefully root will eventually come for it. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  3. Living with a non rooted phone...how to adjust.

    I understand what you are dealing with PakRat as I have had root since the First galaxy s phone with eclair on it. I recently upgraded to a note 8 and it is a really great device but without root its a little lacking without adaway and Titanium. While it will probably get root eventually I probably won't see xposed on it but I can live with that as I only really used the wanam and YouTube ad blocking modules. On a side note I did find a firewall that works without having root in the play store made by Grey shirts. It's great for blocking apps you can't get rid of without root from accessing mobile data or wifi. Also for apps you use that don't need data access but will access it anyway you can block them as well. The app is older and it hasn't been updated in a while and it even says it doesn't work on LTE networks but I can confirm I have been using it since yesterday and it has been working on nougat. I just figured if you were stuck without root for a while this would be something to make it a little easier. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  4. COE credit is not automatic

    Just curious what are the limitations to this. I have had my current phone now for four years and am still currently paying the subsidized price from when I got the phone or are you only eligible for this upon the time the device is paid off? Edit:nvm. for some reason Tapatalk doesn't take me to the first unread post even though it is set to. I see by the OP that I missed that boat. Oh well. It's good to know for the future Sent from my SM-N900R4 using Tapatalk
  5. Note 8 preorder

    I see your point brother. The biggest part of the Note I like is the big beautiful screen. Don't get me wrong, the S8+ has a big screen but it looks tall and skinny compared to my Note 3. If it were wider it wouldn't seem off but I guess the point was to be able to fit in a pocket maybe. I looked into the time line of how long it took from the initial release of the S8 for the US market to obtain root for the S8 and it was approximately 4 months which isn't that bad. That could be enough time to get a better deal on such a device by waiting to get one. A little off topic but how is xposed shaping up or is it? I love xposed but is it becoming obsolete? Sent from my SM-N900R4 using Tapatalk
  6. Note 8 preorder

    So I received a text from USCC today in regards to pre-ordering the note 8. In a way I was kind of waiting for this phone to drop but I am wondering if it will be what I really want. Is anybody else considering getting one? Also I am wondering if it might take a while to obtain root since it seems to be getting increasingly harder like with the S8 or maybe it is similar enough to the S8 that root might come sooner. Please bear with me if I seem a little noobish with this newer stuff. I would consider myself more old fashioned then a noob. Been around since the days of the Mesmerize and Mr Cale can vouch for that one. Just been out of the loop for a while. Sent from my SM-N900R4 using Tapatalk
  7. So I recently damaged the screen on my current phone which is a note 3 and while it still works I want to get something else before it does go out. I don't really see anything currently I would want to consider for purchase and long term use but I have currently been offered two S7s and I am considering getting one of them temporarily. The first is a USCC variant that is about 8 months old and is used on a daily basis but is in good condition. The second is a cricket wireless variant that has never been used. Both are around the same price but I don't even know if USC would even be able to activate the cricket variant and I haven't been able to find any solid info on rooting it or for using xposed on it as those are the only two things I would really want to do to it. Any thoughts/ideas? Sent from my SM-N900R4 using Tapatalk
  8. Galaxy S8

    IDK about the S8 but the S8 plus has a headphone jack on the bottom
  9. Stock Firmware

    On a side note I would like to say that when I did go to Lollipop on this device from kit kat I did lose stuff on my internal memory and SD card in the process but mainly because I didn't back it up outside the phone. I don't know why but both had to be reformatted because of corruption of the data. I was thinking that maybe it had something to do with the transition from Dalvik to ART. Anyone else have this issue?
  10. Stock Firmware

    So the last 3 at the bottom are Lollipop right? I didn't realize they had released other versions of it. I remember trying the first version they released and it was awful. It was a bear too trying to revert back to kit kat which is what I am on currently. NG5 is the build I believe and it still works decent to this day
  11. Anyone else vape?

    Hey Stanley. Most of the devices that regulate the power output have protection built in to prevent it from blowing up in your face but when you get into the mechanical stuff it can be a risk. No starter kit is going to be anywhere near that. The pen style kits are a good place to start as they are less expensive and can give an idea whether or not vaping will work. Everyone is different and some people I know that smoke just can't take to it. If you have a vape shop in your local area stop in and see what they have available. As far as starter stuff goes, I don't really think it is too critical what brand of hardware you get. The tank however is important. There are a lot of plastic tanks out there and they usually come with a starter kit and should be avoided. My first and last experience with a plastic tank was with my first starter kit and I will never make that mistake again. If you get a starter kit, you will probably want to get a nice metal and glass tank to go with it as they typically don't come with. I don't really know what's good now on a base level but I used kanger tanks for a while and they were very reliable. As far as coils go keep the ohms low. The lower the ohms the better. When I started out, a typical basic coil would range from 3 to 1.5 ohms and the lower number always would work better. The low end vape hardware can and will be problematic at times but it is definitely a good place to start. If your friend likes the vaping experience I would recommend at that point maybe investing in some better hardware because it is worth it in the long run.
  12. Anyone else vape?

    It is all about convenience when you are out and about and is exactly why I don't use a dripper because I am always on the go and don't have time to deal with it. Try that tank out and let us know what it does for you. It might be just what you need for on the go. If I remember correctly your nicotine level is low AJ so you can crank the power up on that tank and get a good flavorful hit off of it. Yeah show that mod. So it has the DNA 200? Man that is a powerful mod. My old Hana box mod has the DNA 30 which is nothing compared to the 200. 30 watts versus 200 watts is a big difference though. It must be a battery drainer if you use it at that high of power.
  13. Anyone else vape?

    Yes. I have the ehpro big Buddha which is a huge rebuildable atomizer tank that holds 10ml of juice. It is nice but it does leak from the air holes sometimes so I don't use it much. In your case AJ I would say that if you are used to drippers, you won't get much satisfaction from a rebuildable tank. Tanks just don't hit like a dripper does so you might be disappointed. I don't know about the Griffin though. It could be a nice one. At $30 it might be worth trying as it does have some good reviews. A dripper just hammers when you hit it where a tank atomizer is usually a lot more subtle of a hit so there is a chance you might not like it if you are used to the hit a dripper gives.
  14. Anyone else vape?

    On a side note. Now that I have had some time with the Uwell Crown tank I still think it hits good but it does leak a bit. It leaks juice out of the air holes sometimes. I thought maybe it was because I filled it too much but even filling it half way it will leak from the air holes. I am going to try cleaning it up when I fill it to see if that makes it better. With the aspire Atlantis I usually run a cotton swab down the chimney of the tank as well as the mouthpiece when I fill it because juice does build up there and you can get it in your mouth. I will try this with the crown to see if the leaking gets better. It's not a deal breaker but I will say that the Atlantis does not leak like this even if I neglect it which is nice when you are using it on the go at work and such.
  15. Anyone else vape?

    Any luck on that evic yet? I just bought a Uwell Crown tank and this thing is awesome for a sub ohm tank. Much better than the Atlantis thus far. It runs . 25ohm dual coils and the airflow is amazing. They also make coils for it which you can use temp control. This thing could hit like a dripper if you wanted it to. Very nice tank