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post #706 of 796
Got glacier connected to S4 (android 4.3) and it is an excellent combiNation.
But now the S4 keeps remind me updating I am afraid if I update to android 4.4 it would not work well with glacier sonically. Therefore, do you have any suggestions or best solutions?
post #707 of 796
You could root ur phone and put cyanogenmod on. Getting rid of all the samsung bloatware apparently quietens the phone alot which can only be good for your audio. I've been meaning to do this for ages. There is a one click installer for cyanogen on Google play store
post #708 of 796
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Originally Posted by daniel_hokkaido View Post

You could root ur phone and put cyanogenmod on. Getting rid of all the samsung bloatware apparently quietens the phone alot which can only be good for your audio. I've been meaning to do this for ages. There is a one click installer for cyanogen on Google play store

I have tried to find the cyanogenmod in google play but could not see it. It is in the website but it's a 200mb size zip file. How is the process step by step? Do you have any links? Thanks.
post #709 of 796

If you put Cyanogenmod on the phone, you lose USB out, btw.

post #710 of 796
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Originally Posted by vkalia View Post

If you put Cyanogenmod on the phone, you lose USB out, btw.

What do you mean by that?
post #711 of 796
Cyanogenmod doesn't support USB Audio out with an OTG cable. So you lose the ability to use an external DAC.

I am going back to a stock ROM for this reason.
post #712 of 796
I heard US GS3 has Wolfson dac installed what about US GS4?
post #713 of 796
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Originally Posted by vkalia View Post

Cyanogenmod doesn't support USB Audio out with an OTG cable. So you lose the ability to use an external DAC.

I am going back to a stock ROM for this reason.

So my question is should I install the software update of my GS4 now since it would not work with Cablepro Horizon to connect to the Aoex Glacier.
post #714 of 796

Whoa really? OK cyanogenmod is dead to me :) 

 

I just have found my s3 has slowed down a whole deal since I got it last April. Any tips/software on how to get rid of all the bloatware

and keep my s3 lean and mean? 

 

Dan 

post #715 of 796

Buy an iPhone (I just did :)).

post #716 of 796
Is there any other way to connect the glacier to a iphone 5s or do i have to get the 30 pin to lightning adapter and go from there? The size of the glacier is just too convenient compared to the mfi dac/amps. Thanks.
post #717 of 796

You need an Apple CCK for the lightning connector, then an USB A to Micro USB cable to connect the CCK to the glacier.

post #718 of 796

Is that to make it work with Glacier's DAC? What if I just want to use the amp and be more portable? Thanks.

post #719 of 796

Yea that's if you want to use the Glacier's USD DAC. If you don't need that and want to use the iPhone's inbuilt DAC then I think you'll need the Lightning to 30-pin and then use a LOD. It's better to sell the 5 and get an iDevice with a 30-pin connection if you don't want to use the Glacier's DAC imo.

post #720 of 796

Ah okay thanks. I had the iphone 4s but I wanted an all in one device unfortunately so I sold it :/. Now, I wish i hadn't. Is the DAC that much better than the iphone's internal dac? The CCK lightning to usb doesnt make it very portable considering its more of a cable than an adapter.

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