Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Jul 2013 11:31 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless So, the CyanogenMod team is teasing something new. My guess is that we're either looking at the CM team getting early access to new Android versions, or - and this is something I really hope - an OEM, preferably a large one, has decided to ship a device with CyanogenMod preinstalled. A boy or girl can dream.
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CM has problems
by wocowboy on Sun 21st Jul 2013 12:09 UTC
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2006-06-01

Cyanogenmod has plenty of problems which make it a bad choice for some people wanting to have a clean version of Android on their device. Chief among them is that the past several versions completely, and permanently, bork the ability to use the LTE network on a Samsung Galaxy S3. This huge bug has been around for over a year with no resolution. I installed 10.1 onto my GS3 and lost the ability to use LTE, so I had to go through the whole process again to re-lock, unroot, and get the stock ROM back on it. CM is nice, is snappy, and lets your phone run very fast, but they need to do a MUCH better job of letting people know what it can do to your phone.

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RE: CM has problems
by ricegf on Sun 21st Jul 2013 12:23 in reply to "CM has problems"
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2007-04-25

As with other Linux distros, you'll get the best experience from a vendor pre-load. If CM is about to be pre-installed on a commercial device (wouldn't that be nice?), I would certainly expect LTE to work flawlessly.

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RE[2]: CM has problems
by WorknMan on Sun 21st Jul 2013 21:34 in reply to "RE: CM has problems"
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2005-11-13

As with other Linux distros, you'll get the best experience from a vendor pre-load. If CM is about to be pre-installed on a commercial device (wouldn't that be nice?), I would certainly expect LTE to work flawlessly.


Yeah, I'm guessing if they have access to the source code and all the drivers, it would be sweeeeeeeeeeet ;) They wouldn't have to hack that shit.

As for reliability, from my experience with CM, it varies from device to device. Even two people running CM with the same device can have vastly different experiences, such as battery life, or whatever.

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RE[2]: CM has problems
by Lennie on Mon 22nd Jul 2013 11:30 in reply to "RE: CM has problems"
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2007-09-22

As with other Linux distros, you'll get the best experience from a vendor pre-load.


That isn't always true, remember 'netbooks' ?

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RE: CM has problems
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 21st Jul 2013 12:25 in reply to "CM has problems"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Blame Samsung.

On top of that, there is no stable release for the S3 - only snapshots and nightlies. They warn about stability issues with those, so this should hardly be a surprise for you.

Edited 2013-07-21 12:27 UTC

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RE[2]: CM has problems
by benoitb on Sun 21st Jul 2013 14:40 in reply to "RE: CM has problems"
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2010-06-29

I am not too sure about that but I guess the LTE version is Qualcomm based, not Exynos based.
And I tought the Qualcomm SGS2/3/4 were supported.

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RE: CM has problems
by sultanqasim on Sun 21st Jul 2013 16:18 in reply to "CM has problems"
sultanqasim Member since:
2006-10-28

I'm not sure what you're talking about. LTE has been fine on my (Qualcomm based) SGH-i747 with CM9, CM10, and CM10.1, AOKP, and just about every other AOSP ROM for more than an year now. And even though Samsung is hiding the specs and source, it's been pretty darn stable even with the reverse engineered hardware support. It's been so stable that haven't had a single complaint since I gave the phone to my non ccomputer-savvy dad 2 months ago.

P.S. Have you tried dialing *#*#4636#*#* and checking that LTE is enabled in the phone information tab? Its disabled by default on many ROM/carrier combinations. If its not enabled, switch it to LTE/GSM auto.

Edited 2013-07-21 16:32 UTC

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RE[2]: CM has problems
by wocowboy on Mon 22nd Jul 2013 09:06 in reply to "RE: CM has problems"
wocowboy Member since:
2006-06-01

I tried that, but as lots of other people have reported, the setting does not stick. Go away from that window and come back to it, and the original "WCDMA preferred" setting has returned. I also tried different APN settings but no dice. Nothing worked. I forgot to mention that I have an AT&T GS3.

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RE: CM has problems
by nemith on Sun 21st Jul 2013 20:33 in reply to "CM has problems"
nemith Member since:
2005-07-28

You mean the nightlies? Nightlies are supposed to break. There is no guarantee of anything working with a nightly.

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RE: CM has problems
by mutantsushi on Sun 21st Jul 2013 22:41 in reply to "CM has problems"
mutantsushi Member since:
2006-08-18

Since it sounds like re-flashed the ROM so that it worked just like it previously did, there's hardly grounds for saying that it 'permanently' borks the device, hm? Is this a problem with CM or a problem with Samsung crap?

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RE[2]: CM has problems
by wocowboy on Mon 22nd Jul 2013 09:09 in reply to "RE: CM has problems"
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2006-06-01

Sorry for the wording, it "borks" the device as long as you continue to use CM.

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RE: CM has problems
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 22nd Jul 2013 22:39 in reply to "CM has problems"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Which Variant of the Galaxy S3? I'm guessing the international one, GT-I9305 ?

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RE[2]: CM has problems
by wocowboy on Wed 24th Jul 2013 14:22 in reply to "RE: CM has problems"
wocowboy Member since:
2006-06-01

No, it is an unlocked SGH-i747, it came with stock AT&T software on it. Sorry for the delay in responding, I've been out of touch for a few days.

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