[Q&A] It’s Lollipop time! 5.0.2 [G850F]

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[Q] Stock ROM bloatware size

On my Galaxy Tab S 16GB, when I go to Settings > Storage, the first line I see is about 4.12GB worth of System application stuff that won’t shrink no matter how much bloatware I remove (the device is rooted).

This line does not appear at all on my Nexus 5, so I’m 100% sure this is bloatware.

So, 25% of my internal storage on the Tab S is unusable due to Samsung’s bloatware crap.

I’d like to know how much space the bloatware would take up on a S6 of the 32GB variety, as it tends to change across devices.

On my Galaxy Tab S 16GB, when I go to Settings > Storage, the first line I see is about 4.12GB worth of System application stuff that won’t shrink no matter how much bloatware I remove (the device is rooted).

This line does not appear at all on my Nexus 5, so I’m 100% sure this is bloatware.

So, 25% of (more…)

[Q] Trying to go back from CM12 to Touchwiz

Hi all,

Here’s my story. I have a US T-Mobile Galaxy S5. I wanted to try Lollipop as the new Touchwiz wasn’t available yet for my device in early April. So hearing that it is very fast I chose CM12 and used their guide for the S5. I had a little trouble (Heimdall didn’t work for some reason), but I successfully used Odin to install the custom recovery (TWRP). Then I was able to wipe and install the CM12 nightly image just fine using TWRP.

Since then I realized that my Gear 2 is only partially compatible with CM12. I’ve yet to find a thread that shows specific steps to get it working well with CM12, only partially, and many have had trouble even getting partial functionality. And now that Lollipop Touchwiz is available for my phone, I’d like to switch to that.

Last weekend I tried just that. I took a second backup of my CM12 build, then restored my backup from touchwiz 4.4. When I booted to it, the phone was severely crippled. The menu bar and navigation drawer were missing, and the home button did not work at all. I performed a factory reset, and it seemed to be working fine again. Next, I tried an OTA update to 5.0. That didn’t work: the phone realized it had been tampered with and told me to use Kies. So I installed Kies, and attempted the update there. After some wrestling with it, I finally got the update to 5.0 started. It finished successfully (so it said anyway) but the phone failed to boot up. It was stuck on the Samsung logo screen for quite a long time. There was some blue text about recovery and I was panicking thinking somehow TWRP screwed up my ability to update w/ Kies. I tried rebooting and could not get into recovery or the OS no matter what. I tried Kies’ emergency options only to have it not recognize my phone as compatible. So I went to download mode and installed TWRP again using Odin. Then I was able to boot into recovery, and I restored the backup of CM12 I took before I started all this (thank God I did that).

So now I’m back on CM12 with everything working fine, except of course my watch. I did not expect the restore back to Samsung software to be more difficult than going to CM12.

Can anyone see what I did wrong?

I gather I can install a stock rom with Odin. But all the links I find for this download take me to some sketchy download site that crawls at 50 K/s unless you pay. Am I missing something? Kies downloaded the update in a matter of minutes. Maybe that is still somewhere on my system, and I can use that w/ Odin?

Hi all,

Here’s my story. I have a US T-Mobile Galaxy S5. I wanted to try Lollipop as the new Touchwiz wasn’t available yet for my device in early April. So hearing that it is very fast I chose CM12 and used their guide for the S5. I had a little trouble (Heimdall didn’t work for some reason), but I (more…)

[APP][4.0+] SWIFI – Automatically Switch to Best WiFi

SWIFI
detects a weak WiFi Signal, automatically switches to a better network.

If you have multiple networks in your home or office
‘SWIFI’ is for you, while you’re moving around, you get further from a network

and closer to another one. you’ll be automatically switched to the closer/better network.

DOWNLOAD:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…0rse.swififree

or

SWIFI
detects a weak WiFi Signal, automatically switches to a better network.

If you have multiple networks in your home or office
‘SWIFI’ is for you, while you’re moving around, you get further from a network

and closer to another one. you’ll be automatically switched to the closer/better network.

DOWNLOAD:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…0rse.swififree

or