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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Mysteryman, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. Mysteryman

    Mysteryman Member
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    I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 (16GB) and have, finally, run into the "not enough storage" problem when I try to add another app.

    I know that there are lots of apps on the phone that Samsung thinks I need, but, I could live without and getting rid of those would free up enough space for my other stuff.

    Is the only way to deal with this to root the phone, which would enable me to remove the unwanted apps?

    If I do this then what is the situation for future updates of Android - will they attempt to re-install all the (cr)apps I've removed or will the update just fail?

    Or, is the best plan to root and install a custom-ROM and not bother about OTA updates?

    Thanks
     


  2. Slug

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    Welcome to Android Forums!

    I'll move this to our Samsung Galaxy S4 sub-forum, as the best people to advise you are other owners of the device in question.

    In general, rooting an otherwise-stock ROM shouldn't prevent you receiving further updates, although you may well have to re-root afterwards. My Samsung experience is all pre-Knox though, so the situation may be different now. That's why I'm deferring to the experts. :)
     

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 release date was April 2013. Features and Specs include a 5.0" inch screen, 13MP camera, 2GB RAM, Exynos 5410 Octa processor, and 2600mAh battery.

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