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    Default Galaxy Nexus to S3

    I currently have the Nexus on VZW, I really love plain, clean Android. I have been thinking about selling my spare Rezound and picking up a S3. My one and only issue is that the S3 runs Samsung's Nature UX and after running clean Android I would like to run a ROM that is clean. Im thinking of using CM10 as its the most popular it seems. Reading through the rooting/unlocking thread it doesn't seem to hard, the Nexus was really simple. How does CM10 run on the S3? I'm looking for a stable ROM that doesn't need tweaking/updating a lot, that's the other thing I like about the Nexus clean Android and no issues.
    Phone - HTC One / Galaxy S3 w/CM10
    Tablet - Nexus 7 2013
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    Default Re: Galaxy Nexus to S3

    I am getting to the status of cheerleader here, but give Carbon ROM a try. It is clean, up to date, has Goo.im integration and updates, is themeable and rock solid and stable. 125Mb... how's that for lean and mean?

    I also have tried CM10, PACman, AOKP, PA and of course a couple of TouchWiz based ROMs. TouchWiz is not for me; AOSP is where it is. I compared the stock JB on Nexus 4 and CarbonROM the other day and they are similar except that the Nexus JB is missing all sorts of features and customizability that Carbon has.
    If you are inclined to spend a lot of money and want a pretty trophy with which to pass the next few years of your life that talks to you in a condescending voice, can't navigate to save its life, expects full control over all you do, demands $13 for a $3 purchase, allegedly has a single recessed button, needs an expensive computer and a credit card to do anything, hates your music and has purses designed just for it...

    Get married to someone you hate... or get an iPhone.
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    Default Re: Galaxy Nexus to S3

    I might just give that a try, verizon swapped my Nexus for an S3 and the amount of crap on the phone is killing me.
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    Default Re: Galaxy Nexus to S3

    Other than the customizing possibilities is there any other reason to use CarbonROM over CM10, less bugs/more stable. I'm totally fine with stock Android.
    Phone - HTC One / Galaxy S3 w/CM10
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    Default Re: Galaxy Nexus to S3

    To me, it's just... cleaner. The settings interface has a much shorter learning curve than a CM, with most of the features you might want. I never really used most of the tweaks available in CM. And the Linaro build is super stable and quick as all.

    Comparing it to stock JB is just an easy win. But the truth is: Only you can decide which you like better. So all that I am here to do is suggest that you try and decide for yourself.
    If you are inclined to spend a lot of money and want a pretty trophy with which to pass the next few years of your life that talks to you in a condescending voice, can't navigate to save its life, expects full control over all you do, demands $13 for a $3 purchase, allegedly has a single recessed button, needs an expensive computer and a credit card to do anything, hates your music and has purses designed just for it...

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    Default Re: Galaxy Nexus to S3

    Ill have to take a look at both of them. Now to find a used blue or black S3...
    Phone - HTC One / Galaxy S3 w/CM10
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    Default Re: Galaxy Nexus to S3

    I downloaded Carbon and liked it for the most part. The two problems I had with I I seem to have with most cyanogenmod or aokp roms. First it wouldn't sync my photo libraries from Google Plus and Facebook. The second problem was occasionally when I am in my car and someone calls me it doesn't put it in the blue tooth speaker. I have to switch it to handset then back to speaker for it to work.

    If anyone knows how to fix these issues I'd love Carbon. (I'm also on a GS3 with Verizon.)

    If you flash it let me know if you have the same issues.

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    Default Re: Galaxy Nexus to S3

    I was reading through the Carbon ROM page and it mentioned needing to install gapps. I gather I will need to install them but Im not sure how to choose which package I will need. I have the latest stable build of CM10 and the latest Carbon ROM I will be trying.

    I have downloaded the top two packages from here, Goo.im Downloads - Browsing gapps
    Phone - HTC One / Galaxy S3 w/CM10
    Tablet - Nexus 7 2013
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    Default Re: Galaxy Nexus to S3

    You could download the goo manager from the play store, it will install the correct gapps package for you.

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    Default Re: Galaxy Nexus to S3

    A little update: I have CM10 installed and I installed the gapps package for 4.1 ROMs through CWM. My main question now is there is a calendar app installed and I can install Google Calendar from the market. My Galaxy Nexus as the version that I can install from the market. Any difference between the two? The version numbers are different and the icons look different.


    @awilisch

    I did install Carbon before trying out CM10 and while I did like the look over CM10 I didn't like that something just didn't work. My main gripe was the center home button does nothing really, at least it didn't when I installed the ROM. As for the look, it seemed the Carbon was set for a higher res screen? Icons etc looked smaller for some reason.
    Phone - HTC One / Galaxy S3 w/CM10
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    Default Re: Galaxy Nexus to S3

    I've tried CM10 and Carbon. Like both and had no major issues with either. The things that are limitations for me at the moment are:
    1. No USB Media support/playback with my truck stereo. With stock JB 4.1.1 or CleanROM 5.6, this works. To be fair, it could also be a limitation with my stereo. Nonetheless, appears that no native USB Media support/playback is available with CM10 or Carbon. If anyone has any ideas here for a solid and stable workaround, please do share
    2. No native messaging app that supports group texting. Understand and appreciate that third party apps are available for that, and have used some in the past. Stock JB and CleanROM have the native messaging app that does support group texting.
    I'd probably move back to CM or Carbon if item #1 has a solution. Item #2 is not a big deal, and I'd probably go with Verizon Messages given thats our provider and works fairly well with the mixture of iDevices and Android in the household/extended family.
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    Default Re: Galaxy Nexus to S3

    Quote Originally Posted by pheatton View Post
    A little update: I have CM10 installed and I installed the gapps package for 4.1 ROMs through CWM. My main question now is there is a calendar app installed and I can install Google Calendar from the market. My Galaxy Nexus as the version that I can install from the market. Any difference between the two? The version numbers are different and the icons look different.


    @awilisch

    I did install Carbon before trying out CM10 and while I did like the look over CM10 I didn't like that something just didn't work. My main gripe was the center home button does nothing really, at least it didn't when I installed the ROM. As for the look, it seemed the Carbon was set for a higher res screen? Icons etc looked smaller for some reason.
    As for the calendar I've tried Google Calendar on CM10 and Carbon. No issues but not as full featured compared to the S Planner that comes with the stock image. Had issues with S Planner not synching with Google Calendar despite implementing various workarounds. I'm using Business Calendar now and it's been solid the past few weeks with syncs.
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    Default Re: Galaxy Nexus to S3

    You might want to give synergy a try. Its a simple bare bones ROM with tons of options on what to/not to install within the aroma installer . Wifi tether built in, Pdroid, and ziggys kernel...but you can pick and choose within the installer. Enjoy the freedom of your rooted/unlocked s3!

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