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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by breadnatty08, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique
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    Just thought I'd give a shoutout here as a new S3 owner. Picked up one used for a great price to get me through the rest of my contract. Coming from a Galaxy Nexus, it's quite a different experience.
    I rooted and loaded CleanROM first thing and still getting used to TouchWiz. I may look into an AOSP ROM soon but I'll give TW a shot.
    Looking forward to scouring through some old threads and pick up some tips and tricks. :)

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  2. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender

    Welcome to the s3 side! ;)

    How ya like it so far?

    Oh hey, if vzw has moar (mother of all roms) or Wicked Sensations, you should definitely look into those. Killer touchwiz roms.
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  3. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique
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    So far, biggest thing is getting used to hardware softkeys. I swore I'd never buy a phone that didn't have on screen keys, but this isn't too bad, and it's nice that they don't light up unless needed.
    Having trouble with one thing though. CleanROM set some standard lockscreen wallpaper which I don't care for, but I can't figure out how to change it. Went into settings - display - wallpaper - lockscreen - wallpapers. But when I select one, it never changes. Do I have to save it somehow?

    Also, got all I need to put together wireless charging via a Palm touchstone. Only cost me about $25 in parts. :)
  4. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    Don't I know you from somewhere?:)

    Welcome to the gs3 forum.

    I'm sure there was a thread about a problem changing the lockscreen wallpaper on the s3 so I'll see if I can track it down. For now try changing both the lockscreen and homescreen together and then change the homescreen back by itself.
  5. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    Remembered what the problem was. Sometimes having two gallery apps can interfere so freeze the third party one and then set the wallpaper.
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  6. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    I can vouch for MOAR if you wana get rid of the disgusting blue/purple samsung colours :thumbup:
  7. Palmetto Fellow

    Palmetto Fellow Android Expert

    I actually like hardware softkeys. I don't like hardware hard keys...so it was kinda weird that I got an S3. I suppose I can live with an articulating button...it just messes up the clean pure glass face of the phone.

    My previous two phones were the HTC EVO 4G and HTC EVO V 4G...both of which had ONLY softkeys and a pure glass face.

    One thing I do like about the home button is that it wakes up the phone. I don't have to rely on the power button anymore, and I don't have to use sweep to wake either.

    Enjoy your new toy...and I think you'll find the battery life is decent...but you always seem to want more. There's an extended battery thread so read up :D
  8. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    I hate the look of the hardware button but i use it to wake and put the phone to sleep so its not so bad. Im gona buy one of those stick on aluminium things to make it look better.
    i actualy like the soft keys too other than when im watching a vid and i hit back by mistake :banghead: lol :)
  9. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique
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    Looks like Touchwiz wasn't going to work out. Flashed AOKP now and much happier. Admittedly, it's setup almost exactly like my Gnex. :eek:
  10. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Lol im on AOKP too n loving it. Admittedly i gave TW a much longer trial period than you did lol.
    The main thing i miss about TW is Multi Window. Im hoping someone develops a solution for us :)
  11. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique
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    Having problems with AOKP and Carbon. Camera won't work with either. :(
  12. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    I have the Nexus 4 camera and gallery (flashable zip) you could try but im not sure if it works on the US versions or not..
  13. Droidula

    Droidula Android Enthusiast

    I actually don't like the hard button. I put my phone in my back pocket, and it turns the screen on. I have it set to not lock the phone for a certain amount of time after the screen goes off, so if I put it in my pocket and it's not locked yet, and I sit on the button, I start butt-dialing/texting/calling/turning on-off settings etc.
  14. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    I thought that was the s4 GE camera
  15. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    i think its the N4 one mate, it isnt TW dependant and its almost identical to the aosp camera but has photosphere as an option :thumbup:

    I dont know ANYONE who puts a phone in their back pocket lol but ive read of people doing it on these forums. It would feel so wrong for me to sit on a phone :)
  16. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Its the android 4.3 camera yes?

    If so, that's from the galaxy s4 GE ;)
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  17. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    I dont know tbh mate. I had the same one even before the GE phones came out though from a Neat Rom aroma and i think in the aroma it says its from the Nexus 4. I actualy lost the camera the other day because i had to restore a nandroid but when i flash it again ill screenshot its details :beer:
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  18. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Ah OK. You're right then its probably the nexus 4.

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  19. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique
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    Alright, 4.3 camera works. Now to try flashing AOKP again to see if they're compatible.

    Edit: Nope, doesn't work. :( Even tried flashing a zip for the camera and still doesn't work.

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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