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  Reply # 404730 15-Nov-2010 09:35 Send private message

Nice, thanks fellas (and the lady :P). :>

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  Reply # 404745 15-Nov-2010 10:10 Send private message

Haha @wipeout ;-)

Linuxluver or NZtechfreak, one of you mentioned listening to music via bluetooth headphones. What headphones do you have, and I'm assuming you did your home work, so why those ones? TIA

Everyone else feel free to chime in if you've got some too.




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  Reply # 404757 15-Nov-2010 10:34 Send private message

I have a pair of el cheapo bluetooth headphones but don't use them due to battery drain on the phone.




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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 404764 15-Nov-2010 10:48 Send private message

Hi All, 
Firstly complete newbie to this forum and how it works, so apologise if posting in the wrong place.

I have just bought a Samsung i897 AT&T model from the states. I think its the same phone as i9000?

Its all unlocked and have all codes with it. Put my Vodafone sim card in and can make calls, but no 3g? Does anyone know if this will run on the 3g network with vodafone and if so how to make it?

Appreciate any thoughts or advice.

Cheers
Karl 

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Master Geek


  Reply # 404768 15-Nov-2010 10:57 Send private message

karlwish: Hi All, 
[...]
Its all unlocked and have all codes with it. Put my Vodafone sim card in and can make calls, but no 3g? Does anyone know if this will run on the 3g network with vodafone and if so how to make it?

Appreciate any thoughts or advice.

Cheers
Karl 


You might need to configure the APN (Access Point Name) settings?
See http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=67440

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 404769 15-Nov-2010 11:00 Send private message

karlwish: Hi All, 
Firstly complete newbie to this forum and how it works, so apologise if posting in the wrong place.

I have just bought a Samsung i897 AT&T model from the states. I think its the same phone as i9000?

Its all unlocked and have all codes with it. Put my Vodafone sim card in and can make calls, but no 3g? Does anyone know if this will run on the 3g network with vodafone and if so how to make it?

Appreciate any thoughts or advice.

Cheers
Karl 
The i897 is a Captivate (from Google search), so not quite the same as i9000, but from the same family of devices. 

Have a look at the APN settings for Android devices thread (pinned to the top of Android page) and see if that helps. :>  

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  Reply # 404770 15-Nov-2010 11:01 Send private message

No screen protector here, no scratches either (not even tiny ones).

Whether you should get one depends on two things 1) If you're hard on your phones, get one 2) If you'll feel better for having one, get one.

Anyone else looking forward to November 19th? Hint: Cyanogenmod ROM beta arrives :)




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  Reply # 404785 15-Nov-2010 11:33 Send private message

Hi all,

First of all, I know this would have been addressed in this thread somewhere, so I will apologise in advance. All I want to know is, is the Android 2.2 available for the Samsung Galaxy S i9000t yet? For some reason, it is quite hard to find this information on the net.

I had a look at the first 5 pages of the thread and it was just to do with the phone coming out etc and I had a look at the last 5 pages and I didn't understand a thing there. For obvious reasons, I couldn't go through all 129 pages. I did a search but it didn't turn up with much info either.

So.... I've found that the recurring terms are Kies, Froyo, "flashing". I understand that you can upgrade to Android 2.2 (aka Froyo) via Kies (a client software to connect your Samsung device to the PC), but this is not the "proper" way or something, ie. Samsung have not released the update to Android 2.2. And what's flashing?

So should I wait for the official update or the "workaround" is fine? I've also heard problems with the GPS, and lag issues etc. Does Android 2.2 fix all these issues?

Thanks so much in advance!

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  Reply # 404787 15-Nov-2010 11:34 Send private message

karlwish: Hi All,?
Firstly complete newbie to this forum and how it works, so apologise if posting in the wrong place.

I have just bought a Samsung i897 AT&T model from the states. I think its the same phone as i9000?

Its all unlocked and have all codes with it. Put my Vodafone sim card in and can make calls, but no 3g? Does anyone know if this will run on the 3g network with vodafone and if so how to make it?

Appreciate any thoughts or advice.

Cheers
Karl?


An AT&T phone will use 850 and 2100(?) for 3g (XT frequencies). It may not work well with Vodafone as VF use 900 and 2100.




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  Reply # 404792 15-Nov-2010 11:42 Send private message

Neets: Haha @wipeout ;-)



Linuxluver or NZtechfreak, one of you mentioned listening to music via bluetooth headphones. What headphones do you have, and I'm assuming you did your home work, so why those ones? TIA



Everyone else feel free to chime in if you've got some too.


I have a couple from way back, haven't tried them with the phone since upgrading to 2.2 (I only use them occasionally).

I have the Sony DRC-15 receiver, which is nice since a 3.5mm-3.5mm jack will let you stream sound over bluetooth to any device with a 3.5mm input, and you can use whichever headset you like with them.

I also have a very old set of Motorola S805, which is a cans style headset, which is very nice (and has the option of wired input). Nokia make a few sets in this style that are better now, however they are also very expensive, whereas these can be picked up quite cheaply.

Let me test them for you with the phone on 2.2 and give you some feedback.




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  Reply # 404800 15-Nov-2010 12:00 Send private message

Thanks all. Worked a charm. 3g all go. Was simply looking in the wrong place. 
Cheers
 



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  Reply # 404801 15-Nov-2010 12:00 Send private message

I'm hesitant about the Cyanogenmod ROM, so far their progress hasn't been terribly stellar. I definitely won't be switching until it has at least the same functionality as I currently have.




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  Reply # 404805 15-Nov-2010 12:06 Send private message

karlwish: Hi All, 
Firstly complete newbie to this forum and how it works, so apologise if posting in the wrong place.

I have just bought a Samsung i897 AT&T model from the states. I think its the same phone as i9000?

Its all unlocked and have all codes with it. Put my Vodafone sim card in and can make calls, but no 3g? Does anyone know if this will run on the 3g network with vodafone and if so how to make it?

Appreciate any thoughts or advice.

Cheers
Karl 


i897 is not quite the same as i9000 it is a variant that operates on different frequencies and has slightly different case/firmware/specs.  It lacks the front facing camera and has an extra 4th button below the screen.

i897 - GSM (2G) 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 ; HSDPA (3G) 850 / 1900 / 2100
i9000 (vodafone) - GSM (2G) 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 ; HSDPA (3G) 900 / 1900 / 2100

Vodafone is mostly 900 3G throughout the country, but it has some 2100 3G towers in some major centres, so you can get 3G on your phone in some parts of the main cities (depending how close you are to the 2100 3G tower), otherwise it will be 2G only.

Make sure you have 3g enabled in the settings (under wifi & network).  There is an option to connect to 2g (GSM) only because 2g uses less battery compared to 3g.  Once you have 3g on, if you can't get a 3g signal you will have to move house/city or change phones.

The i897 is better suited for Telecom XT (850 3G everywhere).  As the Telecom XT version is usually more expensive you might be able to swap for the vodafone version with somewhere here.




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  Reply # 404809 15-Nov-2010 12:13 Send private message

Neets: Haha @wipeout ;-)

Linuxluver or NZtechfreak, one of you mentioned listening to music via bluetooth headphones. What headphones do you have, and I'm assuming you did your home work, so why those ones? TIA

Everyone else feel free to chime in if you've got some too.


Stangely enough, Samsung make BT stereo headphones which should probably guarantee they'll work with your SGS. The top of the range model a year ago was the SBH600 which came with a travel charger, cable for use with non-BT devices (or when the battery's flat), and noise-cancelling to boot. So all in all a fairly flexible packege with v good audio playback and also able to work as a hands free solution. IIRC, they were selling for ~US$80 on special which ain't cheap but the reviews were favourable.

I believe the only weak area was the built in stereo mics which weren't as clear as other high end headsets.

Tried to buy a pair around last Chrissie but the only ones I could find then were all in the US$140 bracket which was much more than I wanted to spend. And the poor old E71 wasn't capable of delivering anything like hi-fi audio so I bought some wired Sennheisers instead.

BTW, the SBH600 is an enclosure type of headset, so maybe not the answer if you want to use them for exercise, but you didn't stipulate that so...

One last thing, there was an SBH600 for sale on TradeMe a wee while back in case you're interested.

Good luck with the search Neets.

Cheers,
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  Reply # 404818 15-Nov-2010 12:30 Send private message

All I want to know is, is the Android 2.2 available for the Samsung Galaxy S i9000t yet?

So.... I've found that the recurring terms are Kies, Froyo, "flashing". I understand that you can upgrade to Android 2.2 (aka Froyo) via Kies (a client software to connect your Samsung device to the PC), but this is not the "proper" way or something, ie. Samsung have not released the update to Android 2.2. And what's flashing?

So should I wait for the official update or the "workaround" is fine? I've also heard problems with the GPS, and lag issues etc. Does Android 2.2 fix all these issues?


Froyo 2.2 is available via kies for most but not all versions of the i9000.  It depends on the country / registration code of the device.  Your phone should hopefully eventually also have the option to update to 2.2 over the air (OTA) (eg. update sent directly from telecom to your phone without using the PC).  I would advice you to install kies on to your PC and then plug in your phone to see if an update is available.  It will either say "update available" or "your phone is running latest firmware".

i9000T is i9000 from telecom right?  I don't know if this version has update via kies to froyo 2.2 yet.  Connect the phone with kies and findout.

If it's not available officially (kies / OTA update) you can flash ("hack") the device using odin to get 2.2 onto your phone earlier, which will void your warranty. People running "custom roms" or with "roooted/root access phones" have hacked their device.

2.2 fixes some issues, and helps with the lag but doesn't eliminate the lag.  To eliminate the lag you need to install a lagfix, if running 2.1 voodoo is the best lagfix (this will void your warranty)




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