1. dynomike87's Avatar
    Finally jumped ship from iPhone to note 4. So first question what is the first thing you do when you get a android phone? I've heard of bloat ware is there a way of removing it? Is CyanogenMod out for note 4? Im sure I will have more questions but I guess I'll start there
    goin_nil likes this.
    10-17-2014 08:00 PM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    If you just switched I would recommend just getting used to Android before you worry about ROMing with CyanogenMod. I'd play around with widgets and such. As for bloat.. You can disable it through settings, application manager.
    10-17-2014 08:05 PM
  3. dynomike87's Avatar
    Where are the widgets?
    10-17-2014 08:20 PM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    Where are the widgets?
    Hold down on a blank spot on one of your home pages and you can choose to add widgets at the bottom of the screen .
    10-17-2014 08:29 PM
  5. reesh11's Avatar
    I agree. Take a look around learn where different settings are. Look up YouTube videos on the phone. Even us vetted android users need help sometimes!
    10-17-2014 08:36 PM
  6. twolastnames's Avatar
    Also, boat can be damn near anything, so don't worry about it. Most of the time people refer to the carrier added apps as bloat, and those can be disabled as Almeuit described. Last, Cyanogen will render the S-Pen almost completely useless, and with how smooth the Note was when I played with it in BB, seems like a silly thing to do anyway.
    10-17-2014 08:58 PM
  7. Rmedy21's Avatar
    Finally jumped ship from iPhone to note 4. So first question what is the first thing you do when you get a android phone? I've heard of bloat ware is there a way of removing it? Is CyanogenMod out for note 4? Im sure I will have more questions but I guess I'll start there
    Well congratulations on your new device and welcome aboard.

    Well the first thing I like to do is download a keyboard like SwiftKey it's free for Android. 2.) you may not like Touchwiz so you may want to get a launcher I prefer Nova Launcher it is very customizable. 3.) just enjoy your device and set it up to your liking if you have anymore questions we are all here to help out.

    Sent from my SM-G900V
    10-17-2014 09:26 PM
  8. Brandwin's Avatar
    I'm a bit overwhelmed as well. Trying to figure out everything
    10-17-2014 09:30 PM
  9. SBarksKY's Avatar
    I'm a newbie, too! New carrier, and I switched from a rotten apple (SOON, I hope) to the note. Waiting for the 23 rd to arrive is about to break me! I have already bought a micro sd (class 10) an additional battery and a case! The damn device better get here soon; I'm going broke!!
    10-17-2014 10:18 PM
  10. goin_nil's Avatar
    Finally jumped ship from iPhone to note 4. So first question what is the first thing you do when you get a android phone?
    Install the AC Forums app so you can talk to all of us from your awesome new phone (don't know why we refer to these things as "phones" still, I had use it to talk to anyone any more).

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...lkacf.activity

    Is CyanogenMod out for note 4? Im sure I will have more questions but I guess I'll start there
    As suggested previously, I'd recommend staying away from rooting & ROMing your phone for a while. Enjoy it as is for a while. Plus, rooting your phone (an activity that gives you super user access and is required before you can put a ROM on it) VOIDS YOUR WARRANTY! Don't mess with that till you have confidence that your phone does not have issues.
    Rmedy21 likes this.
    10-18-2014 06:58 AM
  11. goin_nil's Avatar
    Finally jumped ship from iPhone to note 4. So first question what is the first thing you do when you get a android phone?
    One of my favorite convenience apps is called Display Brightness. To me it is one of those apps that really sets android apart from iOS even though it's simple - it provides a huge convenience.

    And you simply CAN NOT do this on an iOS device - apple won't allow it. This is just one example of the freedom that android gives you that Apple decides "eh, sorry. you don't need it."

    It is an invisible overlay (until you need it). It allows you to easily & immediately change the screen brightness simply by swiping your finger on the trigger area of the screen (I set mine to Left Top).

    The really cool thing is that it is ALWAYS available no matter what you are doing (watching a movie, YouTube, playing a game, on the lock screen, etc).

    It's great for those scenarios where you walk from a dimly lit place to full sunshine and you forgot to adjust your screen brightness to max.

    Just slide your finger up.

    Our if you walk into a dimly lit place (movie theater) and you forgot to dim your screen to its lowest brightness.

    Just slide your finger down.

    These are some settings I change on it:
    - select color = yellow
    - select alignment = left top
    - allow negative brightness = true
    - autohide indicator = true
    - start after reboot system = true

    "allow negative brightness" was just recently added. This is VERY useful when you are in complete darkness (a theater, in bed) and the normal screen lowest brightness is still just too bright. Although, I've heard the the Note 4 can get very dim now. So may not be needed.
    Rmedy21 likes this.
    10-18-2014 07:25 AM
  12. madmurd's Avatar
    Me to iPhone to note 4. Dammit this phones good
    10-18-2014 12:38 PM
  13. anon8126715's Avatar
    First thing I would do is install the Amazon App store and check it daily to see what the free app of the day is. I've pulled down some very cool apps that generally sell between $0.99 to $20.00 for free. Amazon.com: amazon app download: Apps & Games If you're an Amazon Prime member then make sure you get the Amazon Prime Videos app which lets you watch video for free (on that glorious UHD screen). Then if you intend on using your phone for work, I believe the Google Play store still has Microsoft Office for free. Then I would activate Android Device Manager which will let you track, and remote wipe your device in the event that it is lost or stolen. http://www.google.com/android/devicemanager

    Oh and last year when the Note 3 came out there were a few iPhone converts that had problems with their text messages (can't remember if it was incoming or outgoing, but I know it had something to do with former iPhone users and their Apple accounts) so you might want to fire off a few test texts to some of your friends to see if Apple finally fixed that issue.
    10-18-2014 12:50 PM
  14. FBA's Avatar
    If you just switched I would recommend just getting used to Android before you worry about ROMing with CyanogenMod. I'd play around with widgets and such. As for bloat.. You can disable it through settings, application manager.
    Much of it, but not all...Flipboard/ My Magazine and Evernote for example, can't be disabled through the application manager on 4.4.2. Unless it has changed on the Note 4...those are a few examples. Much of the bloatware in fact, can't be disabled or removed. IIRC, the only way to rid the phone of all bloatware, is by rooting.
    10-18-2014 12:58 PM
  15. ctk4949's Avatar
    Heres a good video with some tips and tricks...



    Enjoy your Note 4!! Welcome to Android!!
    10-18-2014 01:23 PM
  16. beh's Avatar
    I'm a bit overwhelmed as well. Trying to figure out everything
    As others have mentioned. Work with the phone as it comes out of the box. Don't add anything at first. Touchwiz gets lots of bad press but it really has many more options to allow you to get the most from your Note 4. The stock keyboard also provides better integration with the S pen and also gives you 10 presets for saving and inserting blocks of text such as your signature, name, email address. Look at the video links others have posted. I particularly like the ones done by R-I-C-K-Y the android guy. Enjoy the trip and later modify as suits your needs and wants (which the real power of Android).
    Brandwin likes this.
    10-18-2014 01:39 PM
  17. Husker82's Avatar
    Do not go straight to rooting! I made that mistake when I switched from Apple a few years ago. Ended up bricking my note and temporarily went back to Apple. However, I've always missed the Note.
    10-18-2014 09:06 PM

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