Posted by Jayce Ooi as Hardware
My 16GB Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 has only 8.82 GB of usable user storage compare to Galaxy S3 with 11.25 GB. That’s 2.43 GB less. Can Samsung really increase user storage size for Galaxy S4? Yes, if Samsung decides to repartition Galaxy S4 storage structure. But will that affect overall performance. Let’s find out.
Galaxy S4 storage info on System Panel
Posted by Jayce Ooi as How to
Google Play Music All Access has 30-day free trial for all US users now. Well, you are not out of luck if you stay out of US. In short, all you need to have is US address in your Google Wallet’s credit card. That’s it. You can enjoy Play Music All Access subscription free for 30 days then. Not sure how to do so? Stay with me. By the way, root access is required.
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Rooted Samsung Galaxy S4? Triangle Away will be your saver when you need to send Galaxy S4 back for warranty claim or service. Yes, Samsung knows if you install custom kernel, firmware or root Galaxy S4. There is a counter inside to keep track all these unofficial installations. And Triangle Away application is the tool to reset the counter and change the status back to official. Triangle Away supports most of the Samsung Galaxy series devices. So not to worry much about rooting if your device is supported by Triangle Away.
Triangle Away for Samsung Galaxy S4
CF-Auto-Root is the best and easiest way to root Samsung Galaxy S4. It should work on every region Galaxy S4 (as long as the model is supported) no matter which firmware or kernel version you are using. Unlike the previous CF-Root which require matched kernel version. But here is the catch, it does not install custom recovery like ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery and install CWM Manager Application. It just to do the essential task – root Galaxy S4 and then install SuperSU binary and SuperSU application. Not a bad idea if you just want to root Galaxy S4. Plus you still can get OTA software update with stock recovery. Currently, it supports GT-I9505 Qualcomm LTE model only. No luck for GT-I9500 Octa model yet as Developer Chainfire is on vacation now. Therefore, you need to find other way to root Galaxy S4 I9500 for the moment.
CF-Auto-Root for Samsung Galaxy S4
Are you ready to root Galaxy S4? Yes, you need Samsung Galaxy S4 Odin Download Mode to do so. You will see this Odin mode when you upgrade Galaxy S4 firmware with Samsung Kies. This is the mode that let you install custom / official firmware, kernel, ROM, CSC, modem… And Odin3 v3.07 software is the one that help you to do so.
Galaxy S4 Odin Mode