[MetroPCS/CDMA] S3 on aosp rom true android feel or fake?


  1. mike28

    mike28 Well-Known Member

    Always wanted to ask this question to the community, as we have many options of roms on our s3, having an asop rom aka bb8 aokp or carbon and so on which gives us the vanilla feel of android the question is this.

    Having a custom rom on an s3 will it still be considered a true vanilla experience or only a Nexus can have the real experience since it's a device that comes with stock vanilla feel?

    I feel that we drive a car with another engine of course the roms are well put together where we can actually think we have a Nexus device what's your input on this guys :beer::beer:

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  2. airtioteclint

    airtioteclint Well-Known Member

    I've never had any of the nexus but aosp seems pretty good to me.
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  3. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    I'm an avid aosp user

    No tw, no bloat, no nothing really that's un needed.

    I haven't messed with a nexus device, but what I have seen of the nexus, it's a carbon copy or sure pretty close.

    No complaints here :thumbup:
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  4. mike28

    mike28 Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys keep it coming ultimately my curiosity here is to see how close we come to the real nexus/pure android feel having an asop rom on our s3
  5. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    Well the only thing it doesn't have is the nav bar, but select aosp roms has the option to enable that :)
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  6. Guevage

    Guevage Well-Known Member

    My experience on aosp roms seems to be pretty pure. Nothing on that phone but stock apps, like 2 pages of apps maximum. The only thing missing is the shape of the phone but thats no biggie.
    Something that bother me though, is that sometimes i feel like the s3 is intended to run TW and does not feel correct with aosp. So i switch to metropolis but then i hate the feeling so i go to aosp. It never ends :D
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  7. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    ^I know how you feel, on my 3vo and gs2 I ran straight aosp, pacman to be exact :p but on my s3 I keep flip flopping between tw and aosp.

    I'm hard to keep satisfied :p
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  8. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Most of the AOSP ROMS for the s3 aren't really pure AOSP. As a result, its not the pure google experience. CM and the rest of the dev teams generally add useful features to AOSP, but its a custom AOSP ROM. They are AOSP-based

    Maybe nitpicky, but it can make a large difference in some circumstances.

    I got rid of touchwiz as soon as I could
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  9. mike28

    mike28 Well-Known Member

    Lol me too back and forth back to metropolis I spent more time with metropolis than on asop roms I feel that Samsung did a good job with tw this time
  10. Ullvenn

    Ullvenn Active Member

    Our custom ROMs have too many customization options for it to feel like true vanilla. What we have is a sort of Enhanced Vanilla Experience, which in my opinion is better. If I had a nexus I would also be running AOKP. Yes the Google experience is good, but only when Android's true potential is unleashed, does it become great.
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