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  1. codyedmonson

    codyedmonson Android Enthusiast
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    I decided to start this thread for things that are possible with this phone through root, and the things we have done successfully and things that have bricked the phone. So here goes.

    Things I have personally done:
    Changed fonts via ROM toolbox
    Installed xposed and busybox
    Deleted bloatware apps - all metro bloatware, the stock launcher, Google play music etc.
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    Installed iPhone emoji via emoji font updater on the playstore
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    I also edited build.prop settings to allow haptic feedback when on vibrate or meeting profile.

    Please keep adding to this list of things you or others have done successfully and things that have bricked yours/others phones.

    Edit 2/8/14: I also found a few things that will boost performance, download andromizer and seeder, run seeder on aggressive mode and set it for start on boot.

    Andromizer or andromizer pro, go to settings and force GPU rendering enabled, then to one touch kernel tweaks, (I screenshot every menu before I change them permanently or "apply (fix)" just so I can change back if needed) change the read ahead buffer size to 2048 for both then apply either fix or tmp, then back out and go to memory(RAM) Settings and change this to multi-process focus setting and apply, you can also enable the 3G/4G optimizer on all up -2(note this requires reboot and resetting all of the above if you selected tmp apply), after reboot go if done for 3G/4G optimization, go to tools and hit ROM Cleaner and hit start, this will clean up your phone quite a bit and this does require a reboot.

    If any of this helped please don't be shy to hit the thanks button :D
     

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    This is a good idea. There are also a few apps that titanium can't find that I'd like to remove.
    Alas, I haven't made a backup yet via flashtools. They're in the Custpack/app/unremovable/withoutlibs folder.
     
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    How do you access that folder?
     
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    I use ROM Toolbox to uninstall any app, I back it up first then uninstall.
    I'm also running the app Seeder on aggressive mode.
    Here is what I have installed with Xposed Framework.
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    I use ES File explorer.
     
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    Okay so I chickened out on deleting the whole folder. What would I have to download before to keep my phone running? Another question, if you would humor me, If I have a notes app pre installed would it be worth removing it and replacing it with the same one? My idea is that if I do I can then move it to the SD card and maybe it's a smaller file.
     
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    I haven't made a backup either because I heard there were complications while trying to flash your backup and I'm waiting for all of that to work its self out. Most of the things I've done to my phone are things that I've done to all of my phones and I feel safe doing it. You might not have that kind of trust in your experiences. Do what you feel comfortable with.
     
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    I changed font, launcher, wallpaper and organize my widget and apps. It's sick and freaky because color and fonts like blood. The wall paper say's Jesus Christ Is Love. But I like the blood fonts because it match the red back ground plus catholic believe wine is symbol of christ blood. Anyway's. My phone is also rooted.
     

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    Moved this to the root forum as well.
     
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    codyedmonson Android Enthusiast
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    Thanks, anyway this could be stickied?
     
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    Done :thumbup:
     
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    Well done, would appreciate if someone could help me remove bloatware since I don't know what is and isn't bloatware..
     
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    I would help but honestly I don't remember everything I deleted, so I am of no use here.
     
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    I will say the camera is tied to the gallery app, so if you plan on using the stock Cam, don't delete it. Using titanium backup, you can freeze apps before you delete them, which is a bit safer as you can check for adverse effects before you get rid of something. Still you want to be careful.
     
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    If nothing else, make sure you make a backup of the apps via titanium incase you get something acting screwy and your not having to revert back to stock over a mistake.
     
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    Either way thanks for the thread man, very helpful.
    Think that's what I'll do, thanks man!
     
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    Has anyone tried any init scripts?
     
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    I'm still try to figure out exactly what init scripts are
     
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    Good tip. I did this as well, and although zipalign is supposed to slow down boot, for me it's made it faster.
     
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    It made mine boot faster as well, it might only be a second faster but its faster. I don't know much about init.d scripts so I can't really help here.
     
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    I switched the Camera/Gallery to the AOSP one and it WORKS SOOOO MUCH BETTER.
     
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    Which version did you install and how did you install it?
     
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    I'm curious about this one also.
     

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