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I haven't messed with any roms yet since they are so many different kinds of the note 4. Most of the roms for this phone are based in Canada and the phone did arrive soft bricked from eBay.

Luckily I was able to fix it so now there is a custom recovery and backups in place.

Also remember that my decision was also rooted in working for two carriers in separate countries.

TouchWiz seems slow compared to aosp skydragon I had before but I'll keep an eye out for what to try out
    
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I haven't messed with any roms yet since they are so many different kinds of the note 4. Most of the roms for this phone are based in Canada and the phone did arrive soft bricked from eBay.

Luckily I was able to fix it so now there is a custom recovery and backups in place.

Also remember that my decision was also rooted in working for two carriers in separate countries.

TouchWiz seems slow compared to aosp skydragon I had before but I'll keep an eye out for what to try out

I miss skydragon from my LG G3 days, I haven't seen him active for a bit.

You could try nova launcher, that was always the first thing I did after rooting a samsung device (galaxy s4, s6e and tab 4 8.0). The note 4 can get great battery life too.
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Yeah I have nova launcher on it right now but it's still choppy compared to a debloated rom with the certain tweaks not to mention opengapps

I really miss skydragon it was an excellent rom with the elementalx kernel.

Things don't seem as simple as flashing the m7 however, Odin is a different beast compared to what I understand
    
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Yeah I have nova launcher on it right now but it's still choppy compared to a debloated rom with the certain tweaks not to mention opengapps

I really miss skydragon it was an excellent rom with the elementalx kernel.

Things don't seem as simple as flashing the m7 however, Odin is a different beast compared to what I understand

Yeah, odin and samsung areen't fun to reflash imo. What version of android are you on currently? As far as choppiness, grab titanium backup and remove the stuff you aren't using. you can also get AppOps and stop certain apps from starting up with the phone. You can also revoke permissions with it.
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Right now I have twrp installed

I'm running stock 5.1.1 at the moment.
    
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Right now I have twrp installed

I'm running stock 5.1.1 at the moment.

You have choppiness with stock Lollipop installed? Weird. The stuff in my above post should help I think.
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Well I should say stock t-mobile 5.1.1

Since the phone was soft bricked on arrival I didn't want to experiment further until I could replace the phone in case I brick it lol.

I do want to get some other rom for it though. Not being able to fully utilize my SD card because of the r/w block is annoying.

It's more so choppy with transitions, noticeable when I am surfing the Web with chrome.
    
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Finally built up the courage and found that xenon HD works with this model. I've had good experience with the rom with my older nexus 7 2012.

So far it's much better than the stock rom it came with, being able to weak the kernel for a higher baseline performance also helps quite a bit I imagine. Though I can already tell it's taking a hit in my battery life. Will see how it works in the coming days
    
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I didn't like xenonhd for one big reason, it wakes the phone on every notification and/or touch to wake. So it basically turns on all the time, which is annoying as hell.

I gave cmremix a try and so far I would say it's probably the best rom from the aosp base. It feels like the perfect phone now considering the budget i had. First experiences with 6.0 as well since I originally stuck with 5.1.1 for my roms

I definitely recommend giving cmremix a try for the note 4 if it's supported. I did have to change the apn setting though to get lte service so keep that in mind if you have no connection.
    
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The Note 4 is basically dead, mainboard is failing

Probably wont be going with another samsung product for a while.

Rocking an S2 LTE for now until I get fed up with it and move on to maybe a used LG v20
    
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