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  Reply # 401808 8-Nov-2010 18:51 Send private message

Might Be a JPO thing




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  Reply # 401854 8-Nov-2010 20:54 Send private message

ArtooDetoo: PS: Agree with you about the camera - it's only acceptable in conditions of high ambient light, something that I think is less to do with the sensor and optics than the software that decodes and processes it. Hopefully some clever dude/dudette will make a hack for that as well.


I think the sensor and optics are not up to low light conditions.




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  Reply # 401855 8-Nov-2010 20:56 Send private message

n4:
Neets:
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Neets: Can I  have suggestions on an application where I can type (like Word) and easily copy and paste the text.  I'm heading away for a week and I want to update my blog, but don't want to be connected to mobile Internet while I do it.


ThinkFree Office? Free with every SGS (assuming you don't install the slim version of Doc_Kalpik's ROM) :-)


Yep, it's the slim version.  But I'm sure I took the zip file so I could pick and choose (remove apps) which extra apps I wanted to install.  So I take it ThinkFree works ok?  I've never used it - which is why I didn't care it wasn't included .... until now ;-)


Yes I had a quick try before I posted :-) You could just save as txt/docx files and then import those, or you can select and cut and paste from ThinkFree to the browser if you need. Saving separate entries in separate files may make life easier. I must admit I don't usually use ThinkFree for composition, usually just for reading email attachments (for which it is essential).


Just tried it out.  It'll do the job :-)  Thanks!




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  Reply # 401883 8-Nov-2010 22:15 Send private message

Anyway had a go with Firefox 4.1 for Android?  Just downloading now. . . .




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  Reply # 401884 8-Nov-2010 22:16 Send private message

Q: What's the latest version of Odin?
Q: Where to download latest version of Odin?
Q: What is the recommend method for rooting JPO/JPP/JP3 phone, is it chainfire method?
Q: If chainfire should i use 1.15.3 or 1.17.3 for XXJPO?

Thanks :)




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  Reply # 401888 8-Nov-2010 22:22 Send private message

anyone rooted a captivate. im thinking of getting one to use on XT. the telecom one is outside of my price range. from what i can see, the captivate is only missing the front facing camera which i dont mind doing without.




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  Reply # 401894 8-Nov-2010 22:48 Send private message

'ello again all...

A quick followup from the benchmark post from a couple of pages back - I took the plunge with OCLF 2.0 and Quadrant now reports the SGS at 1939 which compares favourably with the previous score. Numbers aside though, subjectively the phone feels more responsive with very smooth flinging, flicking and scrolling. Overall, I'm pleased with the improvement but I will have to leave the device up for some time (a week maybe?) to see what effect that has on its smoothness. I'm also installing more apps as that seems to be a trigger for lag, as peeps here have confirmed.

And on that note, anybody suggest a site with lots of mobile optimised Flash videos - movie trailers, music vids - that kinda thing? Itching to give Flash 10 a workout. :-D Ta in advance. (Loving this phone)...

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  Reply # 401896 8-Nov-2010 22:59 Send private message

kiwijunglist: Q: What's the latest version of Odin?
Q: Where to download latest version of Odin?
Q: What is the recommend method for rooting JPO/JPP/JP3 phone, is it chainfire method?
Q: If chainfire should i use 1.15.3 or 1.17.3 for XXJPO?

Thanks :)


I downloaded Odin 1.3 as it was the latest I could find, but that was a few days back, an eternity in hacking time. :-)

I got it from XDA.

Can't help with the other questions sorry. Not familiar with Chainfire. With my track record on this stuff, I'm not the best one to take recommendations from. And I'm more of a noob than most here, so...

Good luck with your chosen route though (no pun intended).

Cheers,
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  Reply # 401902 9-Nov-2010 00:35 Send private message

nofam: Anyway had a go with Firefox 4.1 for Android?  Just downloading now. . . .


Yeah, I've been using it a bit.

Some quite nice ideas, I like the tabs and settings interface with side-swipes, but its implementation could be a bit better (for example if you're on the far right side of a page and scroll the other way, it should stop at the other egde, rather than continuing to open the tabs sidebar, at the moment they open far too easily).

Its very slow compared to the inbuilt browser, much slower to open also.

Extensions are mostly incompatible with the latest version, however if you check 'force compatibility' in Settings they do all seem to work (the ones I tried anyways).

Main PITA for me is the fact that I cannot get Firefox sync to work, which would be one of the main reasons to use it (being a Firefox user on my laptop).

Certainly showing me enough to think it holds some promise.

Opera Mobile with hardware acceleration coming out in the next couple of days is likely to be far more usable off the bat.




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  Reply # 401907 9-Nov-2010 05:49 Send private message

kiwijunglist: Q: What's the latest version of Odin?
Q: Where to download latest version of Odin?
Q: What is the recommend method for rooting JPO/JPP/JP3 phone, is it chainfire method?
Q: If chainfire should i use 1.15.3 or 1.17.3 for XXJPO?

Thanks :)


Hi, I presume you found this thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=788108

I used 1.17.3 and then when I had Titanium Backup on, pressed the "problems" button which put it to 1.15 something.

Yes, use chainfire's way to get 2e recovery and root, very simple.  I've used it several times as I've gone between different ROMs and it's quick and easy.

Not sure where I picked Odin up, it came as part of a zip for some other thing.  Anyway there's a guide on the Doc_Kalpik thread which has a link to Odin.  Here's the guide:
http://nfye.com/toolkit/Doc-Froyo.pdf


Here's a video of using Odin if you're not familiar with it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpWcM44On88

 







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Reply # 401917 9-Nov-2010 07:22 Send private message

Has anyone else had an issue with the phone rebooting randomly about every day or 2? It seems to be when it is sitting idol, like very loudly in the middle of last night. (almost crapped myself). It hasn't happened while I've been using it yet.

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Apart from that I love the phone

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  Reply # 401919 9-Nov-2010 07:38 Send private message

Sounds faulty, my phone has never randomly rebooted in the 3 months or so that I've had it and I've flashed several different firmwares and in general messed around with everything.




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  Reply # 401927 9-Nov-2010 08:08 Send private message

sittingduckz: Has anyone else had an issue with the phone rebooting randomly about every day or 2? It seems to be when it is sitting idol, like very loudly in the middle of last night. (almost crapped myself). It hasn't happened while I've been using it yet.


 Have you been using Bluetooth accessories? There is a known bug in Android that causes this when you've been connected to a Bluetooth accessory and then the accessory gets switched off or goes out of range. It is not fixed in Froyo either. The only workaround is to turn off Bluetooth on the phone when you've finished with it.

 In general random reboots are a kernel panic and usually mean a driver problem or in extreme cases an app problem.

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  Reply # 401931 9-Nov-2010 08:25 Send private message

numfarr:
sittingduckz: Has anyone else had an issue with the phone rebooting randomly about every day or 2? It seems to be when it is sitting idol, like very loudly in the middle of last night. (almost crapped myself). It hasn't happened while I've been using it yet.


 Have you been using Bluetooth accessories? There is a known bug in Android that causes this when you've been connected to a Bluetooth accessory and then the accessory gets switched off or goes out of range. It is not fixed in Froyo either. The only workaround is to turn off Bluetooth on the phone when you've finished with it.

 In general random reboots are a kernel panic and usually mean a driver problem or in extreme cases an app problem.


Bluetooth is always off. I'm thinking either a phone fault or an app is causing it.

I might have to remove all apps and see if it still happens and then reinstall them one at a time... that could take a little while.

I was hoping some others might have the same issue. then compare apps to see if we have a match

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  Reply # 401975 9-Nov-2010 09:53 Send private message

Neets: I have flash on my phone and it works really nicely, hope your experience is the same. How are you going using swype?


I prefer SlideIt to Swype.

SlideIt has "shortcuts". These 3-letter combos that can represent much longer character strings - or custom strings (like passwords). Once you learn a few of them it gets even faster. You can also define your own.  

Swype seems to accumulate part-words that "hide" more common words. After a week or so of daily use it starts to become imperative you go into Swype clean out these fragments or Swype can become 'semi-useful', constantly throwing up strings that are complete rubbish or just wrong.

Swype also seems to lag badly on the SGS.....whereas SlideIt can lag a little....but nowhere near as bad as Swype.  

 




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