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I was under the impression that Linux programs had to be rewritten to work on ubuntu touch. If that's the case though, I'm sure I can find some sort of Google Voice client for Ubuntu that will run decently.

Cheers, that's exactly the info I was looking for! I have been looking into the Xposed framework for not only my Gnex, but my Nexus 4 as well.
How does one go about formatting the file system? Just wiping data and cache and all that good business?

Yes wipe everything including the SD card/external storage. One last thing, another sizeable battery improvement comes from disabling location reporting. This stops wake locks caused by Google now's nlp location service. I actually use Google Now every day for directions and reminders, and functionality seems perfect as far as I can tell.
To disable location reporting go to your app drawer to the program "Google setting", then go to location and uncheck location reporting. smily_headphones1.gif

It's interesting that you mention that. Even though I turned off location reporting in both Google Settings and Maps, I would still have problems with the GPS in maps (I disable GPS in settings when I'm not using it, so it was off at this point) using about 50% of my battery. So, I used Greenify to make it so that the apps can't run in the background, and that seemed to fix the problem.

 

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On my Galaxy S4, I flashed it to Galaxy S4 Google Edition. Pretty much just runs stock Android now. Best choice I ever made - flawless.

 

I've always wondered what the pure Android experience would be like.

Better, IMO at least.

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MUCH faster, zero bloatware. And not just faster as in "wow, the home-screen scrolling is fast", I mean, everything is faster - opening apps, closing apps, sometimes I even forget that I have 10+ apps open at the same time, and I can still attach files to emails just as quickly.

 

When I was on the standard touchwiz, I had really nasty problems with the "contacts" app lagging, and a lot of apps force-closed, and just had a lot of moments "waiting" for the phone to realise what it was doing.

 

Flashing it to just regular old stock Android edition was the best thing I ever did for this phone.

 

If Quadrant means anything to anyone, here is how my score racked up yesterday: 

 

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Just reformatted my Gnex. I wiped everything off the virtual SDcard slot. I haven't tried file transfers yet though so i can't comment on if they've improved, but I threw MIUI on it for a change. It's been quite a while (think the days of the Moto Droid (milestone) X getting a bootloader bypass) since I've rolled ROMs. Now that I don't have to worry about transferring apps to the new install, I might just play around with a few more ROMs on it now :)

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Did a system reset, and my quadrant score is back where it use to be. Stock HTC One, 4.3
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So I finally drew up the courage to flash a custom ROM to my N4, after reading all those horror stories and tutorials. I chose AOKP, and the whole process went surprisingly smoothly and now I'm part of the ROM crowd. I feel like now I've done this once, I can do it as many times I want to. 

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So I finally drew up the courage to flash a custom ROM to my N4, after reading all those horror stories and tutorials. I chose AOKP, and the whole process went surprisingly smoothly and now I'm part of the ROM crowd. I feel like now I've done this once, I can do it as many times I want to. 

 

Congrats! It really is a painless process (usually). 

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Yeah I wasn't ready after I managed to **** up rooting on my Nexus 4 and 7. On the 4 I got into a bootloop by flashing an incompatible kernel, then, panic-stricken, I deleted the /system partition. Not to mention the ADB backup managing to fail to backup some apps, as its really hacky. The ROM process went really well though, my Nova Launcher settings, Tasker settings and NFC Task Launcher stuff even backed up.

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So, Google announced the Nexus 5 and 4.4 today. Thoughts?

 

I personally want to play around with 4.4 quite a bit on my N4. Not sure if I can justify spending the money on the N5 yet, but dang it looks nice to me.

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I like the look of it and the price even more. Too bad there's no micro sd slot. That kind of breaks the deal for me.
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I like the look of it and the price even more. Too bad there's no micro sd slot. That kind of breaks the deal for me.

IKR. You can't expect members support on Nexus phones, Google would strongly prefer you to use their cloud services and they're willing to shove it down your throat, like with Google+...
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I used to complain about the lack of MicroSD cards and even removable batteries, until I actually just learned to deal with it.

The days of being able to have beautiful, slim looking phones that have removable batteries and SDcard slots are pretty much gone forever.

http://youtu.be/F1bFe4OaENI?t=50s )

 

I'm kind of getting sick and tired of people complaining about it, especially when Google said they won't include MicroSD card slots in their phones for about 2 years now.


Edited by mechgamer123 - 10/31/13 at 5:33pm
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Plus, MicroSD is slow as s#it.

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SD cards caused all sorts of problems, like with OEMs pulling S*** like including 2GB of onboard ROM for apps and the rest in an SD card, and so on. 

As sad as it is for me, it's honestly more ideal to have a centralized storage system for mobile devices. Android definitely doesn't feel like it was made to support multiple storage devices.

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Sorry guys, SD card slot is a must-have for many users, even if you don't want to think so.

 

For me, removable battery is much the same.

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Sorry guys, SD card slot is a must-have for many users, even if you don't want to think so.

 

For me, removable battery is much the same.

+1, unfortunately my XZ doesn't have a removable battery.

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