mrew42

Matt - did I read that you've 'gone native' on your Note 2?

Question specifically aimed at Matt, but if there's anyone else out there who's gone Cyanogenmod.
Do you miss any of the stylus based features? or is CM worth it :)
Tempted to get one from a mate who's getting the Note 3 as soon as its at - mates rates of course...

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 20, 2013 at 20:21

Did I read somewhere that some of the Note 2's special features were extracted as apk files, so you can install them on Notes with custom ROMs? Or is that just in my head?

AhmadCentral  Sep. 20, 2013 at 22:13

I have a CM based ROM on my Note 2.

Don't really use the stylus tbh. Found the ROM to be better than touchwiz by far.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 20, 2013 at 22:24

A brick is better than Touchwiz

AhmadCentral  Sep. 20, 2013 at 22:43

A brick is better than Touchwiz

Yes. The Nokia 3310 is better. Is that what you were getting at?

RiseDefy  Sep. 21, 2013 at 00:00

I was on CM a while on my note. It is much more rapid and buttery, but you lose HDMI output, the best calendar widget, quick note, S note, air-view/scroll(advertised features are gimmicky but really useful when browsing web) and basically alot of reasons why I bought a Note.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 21, 2013 at 00:12

Yeah, I use a CM based 4.3 ROM. I never used all the TW crap and the S-Pen does still work, just only as a normal stylus. Saying that, I gave up using the S-Pen about 2 weeks after I got the phone, so I don't care either way.

I bought the Note 2 for the huge screen and powerful internals, the "phablet" features don't interest me at all. If this is true for you too, I'd highly recommend installing CM instead of sticking with god-awful TW.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 21, 2013 at 00:13

A brick* is better than Touchwiz
*to the head

RiseDefy  Sep. 21, 2013 at 00:18

Yeah, I use a CM based 4.3 ROM. I never used all the TW crap and the S-Pen does still work, just only as a normal stylus. Saying that, I gave up using the S-Pen about 2 weeks after I got the phone, so I don't care either way.

I bought the Note 2 for the huge screen and powerful internals, the "phablet" features don't interest me at all. If this is true for you too, I'd highly recommend installing CM instead of sticking with god-awful TW.


I think at the end it comes down to features vs. fluidity. Just like the choice between android(features) vs. iPhone(fluidity).

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 21, 2013 at 02:47

Yeah, I use a CM based 4.3 ROM. I never used all the TW crap and the S-Pen does still work, just only as a normal stylus. Saying that, I gave up using the S-Pen about 2 weeks after I got the phone, so I don't care either way.

I bought the Note 2 for the huge screen and powerful internals, the "phablet" features don't interest me at all. If this is true for you too, I'd highly recommend installing CM instead of sticking with god-awful TW.


I think at the end it comes down to features vs. fluidity. Just like the choice between android(features) vs. iPhone(fluidity).

Not really, I chose CM because it looks nicer than TW.

mrew42  Sep. 21, 2013 at 14:49

Thanks all. I've run CM on all my Androids to date and its a splendid experience IMO. If I can convince my mate on price I'll give TW a wizz(!) but CM always beckons and I'm getting fed up with the battery life on my Nexus 4
:) Gotta love Mobot

CTPAHHIK  Sep. 24, 2013 at 17:04

Personally think that CM quite awful by itself. It can be made better with lot of third party apps, but I think it's too much work to bother and easier to go with PAC ROM.
I didn't try PAC releases on Note 2. For other phones my experience was excellent.

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