08-27-2012 06:29 AM
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  1. benjaminpuna's Avatar
    Hi,

    I've just bought my wife an S3 (her first smartphone from some LG Flip thing). She is not very tech savvy but is quite familiar with Android JB on my Nexus S, well the basics anyway as she uses my phone often... and I personally would rather her use stock android as well. Why not just get her a Galaxy Nexus then? her words 'its ugly, I want that white one (S3)' So I was thinking of flashing it with JB as soon as I get it! Question is, is this a good idea? are there any features that make touchwiz worth keeping it or not worth loosing?? as far as I can see the only thing interesting is the 2 year extension on Dropbox... any tips or suggestions would be a great help!
    08-22-2012 01:39 AM
  2. funkylogik's Avatar
    theres the gimmicky stuff like s-voice, smart stay etc, dont know if shes the type to use that kind of stuff. also in the notification pull-down theres toggles for things like brightnes, bluetooth, wifi, gps, sound, etc which i find really usefull. id let her play with it for an hour and flash it if she doesnt need or like these things
    08-22-2012 01:49 AM
  3. benjaminpuna's Avatar
    Thanks funky! she isnt the type to use that sort of thing. s-voice etc.

    The toggles however, I have the toggles as a widget on my homescreen anyway so it no biggie!

    Do you know if transferring files over 5ghz will still work if I flash, or is this tied to Samsung?
    also I have seen you can impose a small video over whatever it is you are doing... is there an app that allows this in Vanilla?
    08-22-2012 02:47 AM
  4. funkylogik's Avatar
    ive no idea about the first question mate but ive heard of an app that does the "pop up video" thing nicely. cant remember the name though. if u do a thread asking about it im sure someone will tell u
    08-22-2012 07:25 AM
  5. ab304945's Avatar
    Just have her use it at stock for a week or 2. Then flash cm10 or a diff asop ROM.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    08-22-2012 07:36 AM
  6. Splange's Avatar
    Hi,

    I've just bought my wife an S3 (her first smartphone from some LG Flip thing). She is not very tech savvy but is quite familiar with Android JB on my Nexus S, well the basics anyway as she uses my phone often... and I personally would rather her use stock android as well. Why not just get her a Galaxy Nexus then? her words 'its ugly, I want that white one (S3)' So I was thinking of flashing it with JB as soon as I get it! Question is, is this a good idea? are there any features that make touchwiz worth keeping it or not worth loosing?? as far as I can see the only thing interesting is the 2 year extension on Dropbox... any tips or suggestions would be a great help!
    If it's the international version you have, I think you should wait until jb comes out for the s3 before the end of the month.

    Sent from my SGH-I747M using Android Central Forums
    08-22-2012 07:48 AM
  7. benjaminpuna's Avatar
    But its still gonna be touchwiz
    08-22-2012 08:06 AM
  8. Dhendy91's Avatar
    As someone who is a big vanilla fan I have to say Samsung have done very well with integrating all the Google JB features, I am currently running a vanilla ROM on my nexus 7 and the leaked OTA touchwiz Jellybean on my S3 and like them both just as much as each other. Also I was running CM10 (JB vanilla Rom) on my S3 before I flashed the leaked OTA and it was still quite buggy as samsung haven't released their source code for JB yet. My advice would be to wait untill thier is 100% stable release of vanilla JB untill you change from touchwiz.

    I also never root a device untill I have used it for about a week incase their are any faults with it and I have to claim on my warranty ( I know I could just root and unroot, but I don't have time lol)
    08-22-2012 08:27 AM
  9. walcolm's Avatar
    Imho...since your wife is not tech savvy touch wiz might be better than vanilla jb. Touch wiz imo tries to put a human face over Lloyd

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    08-23-2012 04:54 AM
  10. xderiwx's Avatar
    As someone who is a big vanilla fan I have to say Samsung have done very well with integrating all the Google JB features, I am currently running a vanilla ROM on my nexus 7 and the leaked OTA touchwiz Jellybean on my S3 and like them both just as much as each other. Also I was running CM10 (JB vanilla Rom) on my S3 before I flashed the leaked OTA and it was still quite buggy as samsung haven't released their source code for JB yet. My advice would be to wait untill thier is 100% stable release of vanilla JB untill you change from touchwiz.

    I also never root a device untill I have used it for about a week incase their are any faults with it and I have to claim on my warranty ( I know I could just root and unroot, but I don't have time lol)
    Hi,
    Can you comment on how the Touchwiz Jellybean on your S3 has changed since Touchwiz ICS, if any? Are there any features like scrolling docks, folder options, resizeable widgets, etc. like other launchers offer? Can't wait to try JB, and like ICS with Touchwiz on my S3 enough, but have been hoping for some of the features available in launchers like Nova, Apex, etc. Can't stand the way a folder looks in touchwiz!

    By the way, anyone happen to know if Nova or Apex and apps like minimal text or simple text are/will be compatible with Jellybean?

    Thanks!
    08-23-2012 06:41 AM
  11. Fatasaurus's Avatar
    As someone who has used CM10 JB and the TouchWiz ICS on the GS3. I have to tip my hat to TouchWiz. They did an outstanding job. There are tons of features that you lose by switching. Such as all the gesture controls, the camera app, the notification bar toggles (I know you said you have them on your home screen but to not have to stop what you'er doing to go home to toggle something to then go back to the app or whatever you're using is so great). The only thing that is really missing from TouchWiz in its current form is google now. But if you root you can add that.
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    08-23-2012 11:55 AM
  12. s14tat's Avatar
    Losing the touchwiz camera app will be your biggest loss. No burst mode, no true zero lag shudder, so much less options and the photos don't come out as good either. The drop down toggles are much more convenient than plain vanilla jb. But if you flash cm10 it should have the toggle option in the settings.
    08-23-2012 01:30 PM
  13. Acelx's Avatar
    Eh.. well Touchwiz 5 or w/e you want to call it is still cartoonish.. but it has nice little effect like the ripples and its notification sounds, swipe to message/call a contact, Swipe to take a screenshot..Smart Stay, Easy UI etc etc.. But you also lose the amazing Touchwiz camera app.. no burst mode, no effects, no additional settings

    Touchwiz is nice to demo your phone to someone rather than Vanilla.. i haven't even found a stable CM10 build yet for me..

    your not losing too much.. besides camera.. but you'll gain bugs since most CM10/AOKP builds are still in beta.. or Alpha
    08-23-2012 02:07 PM
  14. Tkbredx's Avatar
    Touch wiz plus apex or nova = vanilla in terms of main use
    08-23-2012 04:03 PM
  15. gollum18's Avatar
    I wouldn't flash any cm10 based roms just yet they aren't fully stable and many of the functions haven't been meged yet. As mentioned in previous posts give it a few weeks and you should be good to go.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    08-24-2012 01:16 AM
  16. funkylogik's Avatar
    I wouldn't flash any cm10 based roms just yet they aren't fully stable and many of the functions haven't been meged yet. As mentioned in previous posts give it a few weeks and you should be good to go.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    yeah wait til the devs have a good play with the official s3 jb update and we should see some great work
    08-24-2012 02:41 AM
  17. auditman's Avatar
    Download apex launcher and make.it.ir default
    you can disable touchwiz and it will look jiust like stoxk jb.

    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Tapatalk 2
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    08-24-2012 02:46 AM
  18. benjaminpuna's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for the suggestions! At first she bawked at the size of it, but now she loves it.. (Keep it clean)

    I had a fiddle with the cam app too and have to say it pretty impressive! photo quality is awesome and adding to that the screen size and quality! I never thought I would say this but my Nexus S is feeling very underwhelming I still love her though! I'll wait till the next nexus is out!

    Still not completely sold on Touchwiz though!
    08-24-2012 05:30 AM
  19. funkylogik's Avatar
    *tries so hasd to keep it clean* is she gona put a sexy case on it?
    08-24-2012 06:55 AM
  20. Tkbredx's Avatar
    *tries so hasd to keep it clean* is she gona put a sexy case on it?
    Yeah she better use protection
    08-24-2012 07:37 AM
  21. bgl321's Avatar
    Download apex launcher and make.it.ir default
    you can disable touchwiz and it will look jiust like stoxk jb.

    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Tapatalk 2
    I can't disable Touchwiz when running apex or nova. The "outside" looks like stock but within the system menus it is still touchwiz. Are you talking about doing this if rooted? Sorry if this is sounds like a dumb question but I've never rooted/flashed rom (don't even know what a rom is ).
    08-24-2012 09:36 AM
  22. the1m.polo's Avatar
    Imho...since your wife is not tech savvy touch wiz might be better than vanilla jb. Touch wiz imo tries to put a human face over Lloyd

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Android Central Forums
    Was gonna say the same thing... If it's not a nexus its not vanilla its French vanilla... You will probably have more issues flashing stuff... that may be ok for you or anyone on this forum... But its for the wifey so just give it to her as is....imo.. TouchWiz has plenty of features to offer her also... I'd love JB but until a Rom that keeps the video feature and motion features of TouchWiz comes out... I'll wait.. Vanilla is soley preference if she likes it and doesn't complain I personally wouldn't even waste time flashing it...

    Sent from my GS3....
    08-24-2012 12:45 PM
  23. Splange's Avatar
    Hi,
    Can you comment on how the Touchwiz Jellybean on your S3 has changed since Touchwiz ICS, if any? Are there any features like scrolling docks, folder options, resizeable widgets, etc. like other launchers offer? Can't wait to try JB, and like ICS with Touchwiz on my S3 enough, but have been hoping for some of the features available in launchers like Nova, Apex, etc. Can't stand the way a folder looks in touchwiz!

    By the way, anyone happen to know if Nova or Apex and apps like minimal text or simple text are/will be compatible with Jellybean?

    Thanks!
    As far as folders, there was an article here a few days ago on touchwiz jb features. It said you could select the app you want to put in a folder and drag it to the top to create a new folder in its place.

    Sent from my SGH-I747M using Android Central Forums
    08-24-2012 01:22 PM
  24. funkylogik's Avatar
    As far as folders, there was an article here a few days ago on touchwiz jb features. It said you could select the app you want to put in a folder and drag it to the top to create a new folder in its place.

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    +1
    08-24-2012 07:27 PM
  25. Dhendy91's Avatar
    Hi,
    Can you comment on how the Touchwiz Jellybean on your S3 has changed since Touchwiz ICS, if any? Are there any features like scrolling docks, folder options, resizeable widgets, etc. like other launchers offer? Can't wait to try JB, and like ICS with Touchwiz on my S3 enough, but have been hoping for some of the features available in launchers like Nova, Apex, etc. Can't stand the way a folder looks in touchwiz!

    By the way, anyone happen to know if Nova or Apex and apps like minimal text or simple text are/will be compatible with Jellybean?

    Thanks!
    They have changed the folders and the folder animation but no scrolling dock I'm afraid. I really like the fact that if you are moving around you widgets the ui moves the icons for you makes things so much easier

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
    08-27-2012 05:54 AM
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