TouchWiz or stock Android? Both may soon coexist on the Samsung Galaxy S4

TouchWiz or stock Android? Both may soon coexist on the Samsung Galaxy S4
Earlier this week we introduced you to the MoDaCo.SWITCH software for the HTC One. Basically, it allows users to have both Sense and the stock Android user interface installed on a single One handset, with as much information shared between the two UIs as possible. Flashing ROMs back and forth is not required as a simple reboot is enough to switch between the two layouts. 

Now it looks like the Samsung Galaxy S4 (model GT-I9505) will be the next smartphone to get the treatment. After successfully raising enough funding via IndieGoGo – a modest goal of £1000 – the guys behind MoDaCo.SWITCH are working on bringing the software to Samsung's flagship.

No specific launch date has been given, but backers will be given early access to the software in August, and with 17 more days to go until the project funding ends, you are free to chip in as well. All extra cash that is raised may potentially help to bring MoDaCo.SWITCH abilities to third-party Android ROMs. 

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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15 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

Where's GT-I9500 :(

2. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

CM 10.2 (Android 4.3) is now booting on i9500, so won't be long.... http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2294176&page=35

6. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It should run on both since the only diff is 4G.

3. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Does this software include the feature of raising benchmark scores to make me feel better about my phone's performance? /s

4. SamsungNewbie

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I've avoided running benchmarks on my GS3 (traded an iPhone 5 for it as my first Android device) so I don't get gadget lust, it runs amazingly even though it may not get the highest benchmark scores. Benchmark scores are pretty easily spoofed if I remember correctly.

8. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

12. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Yup, my sarcasm was directed at that news,

10. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Naw, the developers will just make the GPU run at the rated chip speed at all times. I now have my nexus 7 2013 running at 1.7ghz instead of the 1.5ghz Google had it at. Your making a big deal at of nothing. Android is that powerful. I'm hoping to hit 1.9ghz by the weekend. And if you don't care to overclock stick with iPhones and WP.

13. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Nah, i never considered overclocking any phone. I wont trade in less battery life for an extra 10-20% boost of power

15. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

hahahaha, that literally had me LOL and my office was like, what are you lauhging at.

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

This is a good option to try both on a single device.

7. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Paul and his crew at Modaco are great. I'm glad to see them get the kind of press they have deserved for a long time. I have used Modaco's ROM kitchen for every Android phone I have owned that was supported, with great results.

9. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

11. JeffPilsner

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

Do you need root for this?

14. kevin_wsy

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

You need the phone for this. :P

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