Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Mar 2013 11:05 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "With the Samsung Galaxy S4 presumably coming soon, many are excited about the possibility of running a more stock Android-based experience, like CyanogenMod, on the hardware. It looks like that's going to be a slower transition than many were hoping, as the current Samsung CM maintainers have said that they have no plans to support the device." If you like custom ROMs, don't buy Samsung. As simple as that.
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Custom ROMs = CyanogenMod?
by chithanh on Tue 19th Mar 2013 12:06 UTC
chithanh
Member since:
2006-06-18

It's quite a stretch going from the lack of CyanogenMod support for the Samsung Galaxy S4 to the advice "If you like custom ROMs, don't buy Samsung."
Nobody else is prevented from doing custom ROMs and CyanogenMod for other Samsung phones continues to work fine.

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RE: Custom ROMs = CyanogenMod?
by Spiron on Tue 19th Mar 2013 13:20 in reply to "Custom ROMs = CyanogenMod?"
Spiron Member since:
2011-03-08

The general rule of thumb in the Android ROM atm is if CyanogenMod can't make a ROM then it's got to be difficult to make one. That's not to say impossible it's just that when they run into problems most of the others will ALSO run into the same problems. And as to CyanogenMod working on other Samsung phones/devices, yes it does work but it's the whole spirit of needing to give the company a concrete message that creating devices which the comunity can't tailor to their needs ISN'T okay and will be punished by not having our sales. Whether this action actually gets anybody anywhere is a different discussion

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static666 Member since:
2006-06-09

That's not to say impossible it's just that when they run into problems most of the others will ALSO run into the same problems.

We see changes in motivation and people stepping in and out of free open-source projects every day and it is absolutely normal.

Why do these people rage, shout, cry about being deceived, push own political agenda of not buying that and but buying this, without any details besides personal blog rants, posts of mysterious Samsung employees, promises of help, but no requests or denial of that help? Why don't they write an open letter to Samsung stating what exactly they need and why?

IMHO, when somebody is not up to the task, they should just step down and go on with their life. If need be more will come and finish the job, considering that work is still relevant and motivating enough for them.

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RE: Custom ROMs = CyanogenMod?
by FunkyELF on Tue 19th Mar 2013 14:30 in reply to "Custom ROMs = CyanogenMod?"
FunkyELF Member since:
2006-07-26

It's quite a stretch going from the lack of CyanogenMod support for the Samsung Galaxy S4 to the advice "If you like custom ROMs, don't buy Samsung."
Nobody else is prevented from doing custom ROMs and CyanogenMod for other Samsung phones continues to work fine.


Perhaps by custom ROMs they meant to say AOSP ROMs or ROMs built from source as opposed totaking an existing stock ROM and de-bloating it.

CyanogenMod ran terrible on my T-Mobile Galaxy S3 even though Steve Kondik personally used the device.
Battery life was horrible and bluetooth didn't work.
I sold it for $400, got a Nexus 4 and couldn't be happier.

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