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Samsung Galaxy S4 ROM combines TouchWiz and stock Android

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Samsung Galaxy S4 ROM combines TouchWiz and stock Android
Several weeks ago, we told you about MoDaCo.SWITCH and its first release. Simply put, it was meant to allow HTC One users to have both stock Android and Sense-flavored ROMs onto their units, with the option to easily switch between the two UIs. Both ROMs could share the same data sets, meaning that any app installed with one of the ROMs active would be accessible when using the other, and vice versa. People liked the idea and soon they requested a MoDaCo.SWITCH release for the Samsung Galaxy S4. Well, the developers behind the project have now delivered the goods, albeit in a non-final form.

A beta version of MoDaCo.SWITCH is now available for the Samsung Galaxy S4 – the GSM-compatible GT-I9505 model, to be more specific. It can be downloaded for free and tested by anyone who is interested, free of charge or any obligation whatsoever. But since this release is still in beta, bugs are likely to be present so don't expect MoDaCo.SWITCH to work perfectly at this time. But after all, betas are to be tested so that glitches can be found and exterminated in a more timely manner. In case you're wondering, you may still obtain root access after flashing MoDaCo.SWITCH.

Lots more details about MoDaCo.SWITCH are available at the source link, including a how-to guide for installing it onto a compatible Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone. A demo of it in action can be seen in the video below.


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posted on 23 Aug 2013, 04:03

1. mottykels (Posts: 362; Member since: 15 May 2013)


How i wish there's a dual boot, android and wp on my gs4 ;)

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 04:43 12

5. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 547; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


I think every OEM should provide an option to turn off manufacture's skin.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 04:22 8

2. maherk (Posts: 472; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Just port the s4's camera app to a stock jb and am in. The only thing holding me back from ditching touchwiz is the camera app.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 04:30 1

4. thegandalf (Posts: 7; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


exactly! me either

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 08:49 2

9. McLTE (Posts: 622; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


There are a few other features in touchwiz that I'd miss.. like how the contacts are handled - swiping left to text, right to call.

The dialer is much nicer than stock as well.

Overall Samsung did a great job with touchwiz! I put a stock ROM on my Note 2 and had to go back to a touchwiz based ROM.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 04:25 1

3. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


has he got a galaxy camera?? In the reflection of the screen look...

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 08:25 1

8. jacko1977 (Posts: 377; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


its a canon
i had to look at my galaxy camera to make sure lmao

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 17:00

12. wildfiregt (Posts: 66; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


He meant the s4 camera app

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 04:51

6. ilia1986 (unregistered)


It would be better if a Touchwiz framework emulator was made so that stick TW apps could run on AOSP roms without hassle.

I am running LS 2.9 4.2.2 on my I9300 but if there is one thing that I miss it's the stick samsung keyboard...

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 05:11

7. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


This is nice to have both options, so that we can use whichever we want.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 16:49 1

10. JGuinan007 (Posts: 607; Member since: 19 May 2011)


THIS IS WHAT ANDROID OEMS SHOULD HAVE DONE WITH THEIR ANDROID DEVICES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 02:42

11. ideal_josh (Posts: 26; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)


Google please ENFORCE this in KeyLime PIE

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