1. androidalais's Avatar
    I was wondering, if I bought a Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 could I load it with a Samsung OEM rom that had all the stuff that the carrier specific ones have (touch wiz, Samsung apps, etc.) if so where would I get the rom image?
    06-03-2013 12:07 PM
  2. sooner7's Avatar
    My question is, why would you want to?

    Just Kidding, but I doubt it.
    06-03-2013 12:21 PM
  3. Sweet Pikake's Avatar
    I was wondering, if I bought a Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 could I load it with a Samsung OEM rom that had all the stuff that the carrier specific ones have (touch wiz, Samsung apps, etc.) if so where would I get the rom image?
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    maybe the question should be "can Samsung Galaxy S4 OEM flash to Galaxy S4 Google Edition, then the 32GB version would be awesome.
    06-03-2013 06:44 PM
  4. TheOnlyMorgan's Avatar
    It will happen for sure. People will be porting the Google ROM to current GS4's and people will port TouchWiz to Google Edition GS4.
    06-08-2013 11:17 AM
  5. MooPenguin32's Avatar
    It would seem to make more sense to purchase the carrier subsidized GS4 and flash it with stock Android than the other way around. Why pay $640 to make it the same phone that you can get on contract for $199? Unless you don't want to sign a contract, then maybe it makes sense.

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    06-09-2013 10:03 AM
  6. androidalais's Avatar
    It would seem to make more sense to purchase the carrier subsidized GS4 and flash it with stock Android than the other way around. Why pay $640 to make it the same phone that you can get on contract for $199? Unless you don't want to sign a contract, then maybe it makes sense.

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    I don't do contracts, I'm 14. And besides i see contracts as a waste of money, paying $80 a month for 24 months equals more than $640 if my math was correct last time I thought about it. I run on net10 and get as good as if not better than my dads att service with the same phone.
    06-09-2013 10:48 AM
  7. zhelf's Avatar
    even if you dont do contracts which i dont either, why not just by a standard s4 off contract instead of the google edition, i cannot understand why anyone would flash a google edition with touch wiz just by a regular s4!
    06-18-2013 07:58 AM
  8. androidalais's Avatar
    even if you dont do contracts which i dont either, why not just by a standard s4 off contract instead of the google edition, i cannot understand why anyone would flash a google edition with touch wiz just by a regular s4!
    It's unlocked, no touch wiz isn't a deal breaker for me.
    06-18-2013 08:01 AM
  9. zhelf's Avatar
    you can unlock the regular S4.

    It just seems counter intuitive to modify a new product to be an existing product thats all im saying.

    buying the GE S4 to flash roms yea sure bootloader unlocked it will be simple just cant see why you would want to go back to touchwiz that was all. and my argument is not like others where you can be subsidized versions because i never do that i was just stating it is an extra step to get something thats already there.
    06-18-2013 08:12 AM
  10. gollum18's Avatar
    If someone builds the rom, I don't see why not. If the hardware is the same, you may even be able to flash roms built for other S4's.

    Sprint GS3 Running TN's Msg and Chubbs
    06-18-2013 10:11 AM

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