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  Reply # 407129 20-Nov-2010 18:09 Send private message

NZtechfreak: I like PEBKAC, can't remember where I picked that one up - it comes from the IT helpdesk industry doesn't it?



Ahhh, yes heard something almost the same, replace "chair" with "user".  But still I didn't recognise it enough without the long handed explanation :)




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  Reply # 407172 20-Nov-2010 20:46 Send private message

I like PEBKAC, can't remember where I picked that one up - it comes from the IT helpdesk industry doesn't it?


Yeah it's an old helpdesk joke... sometimes used as a response to tell the customer what the problem was. The customer goes away believing PEBKAC is some highly technical term and don't question any further. I know of a couple of people who used it on occasion... but that was nearly 10 years ago :)

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  Reply # 407176 20-Nov-2010 21:16 Send private message

Right, despite it looking like there'll be another ROM with Doc in a few days I've upgraded from v6 to v8 with a full battery.  I've wiped the battery stats.  Now to see how the battery stats perform.  At this stage I've got no lag fix applied (removed, rebooted, applied upgrade) but the 3 tweaks (not the Misc) - which I left on during the upgrade.




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  Reply # 407229 21-Nov-2010 07:34 Send private message

Battery life is exceptional when the phone is left idle.  5% in 8.5 hours (can't believe I slept that long).  However in the hour that I spent catching up on XDA, Twitter and FB it drained a further 15%.  I know Kalpik and others have mentioned the poor battery life when the pone is in use, and it appears to be somewhat of a mystery.

I'm so relieved to be back on wifi, made my day :-)




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  Reply # 407255 21-Nov-2010 11:15 Send private message

So, like many SGS owners running on stock JH1, I've taken the plunge and rooted with RyanZA's Z4Root app as a first step towards flashing a new ROM.

I'm still a little confused about backups though, particularly the difference between Nandroid, Titanium and ClockworkMod; what I'd ideally like is a complete image of my phone as it is now (JH1+Apps+Data) in case it all goes pear-shaped (I can get into the 3-button recovery fine).

I'd also like a more granular backup so if I do flash a Froyo rom like the Doc Kalpik ones you guys use, I can just get Apps+Data if need be?

I've just installed Titanium and it seems to only do System+Apps, so what's the next step?




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If you need a download-mode jig ASAP, you're welcome to borrow mine!  Works with SGS I/II/III.  I also have a SIM cutter available (Dunedin) - happy to post either to you at your cost.

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  Reply # 407258 21-Nov-2010 11:23 Send private message

nofam: So, like many SGS owners running on stock JH1, I've taken the plunge and rooted with RyanZA's Z4Root app as a first step towards flashing a new ROM.

I'm still a little confused about backups though, particularly the difference between Nandroid, Titanium and ClockworkMod; what I'd ideally like is a complete image of my phone as it is now (JH1+Apps+Data) in case it all goes pear-shaped (I can get into the 3-button recovery fine).

I'd also like a more granular backup so if I do flash a Froyo rom like the Doc Kalpik ones you guys use, I can just get Apps+Data if need be?

I've just installed Titanium and it seems to only do System+Apps, so what's the next step?


I installed CWM via recovery to do a complete backup of my original rom. If you are upgrading from 2.1 though, its best to do a factory wipe as restoring apps from 2.1 on a 2.2 rom doesn't work too well. As for data you can just store it on your sdcard.

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  Reply # 407262 21-Nov-2010 11:32 Send private message

nofam: So, like many SGS owners running on stock JH1, I've taken the plunge and rooted with RyanZA's Z4Root app as a first step towards flashing a new ROM.

I'm still a little confused about backups though, particularly the difference between Nandroid, Titanium and ClockworkMod; what I'd ideally like is a complete image of my phone as it is now (JH1+Apps+Data) in case it all goes pear-shaped (I can get into the 3-button recovery fine).

I'd also like a more granular backup so if I do flash a Froyo rom like the Doc Kalpik ones you guys use, I can just get Apps+Data if need be?

I've just installed Titanium and it seems to only do System+Apps, so what's the next step?


Here's my simplistic view on it (I'm not technical and will probably have missed the point of many things).
Titanium:  Backup all user apps - will include the application data.

Nandroid backup is a behind the scenes backup like you'd get if you opened RomManager and took a backup from within RomManager.  One is sort of kicked off similar to like a dos prompt type behind the scenes, the other is from a nice UI (RomManager).

I believe a Nandroid backup and the RomManager backup are the same thing, they're just started from different views.

Nandroid and RomManager (which is ClockworkRecovery) are a snapshot of your entire phone.  So that's the OS and programmes (if we liken it to your computer).

Titanium Backup isn't the entire OS.  But it is of the applications and the user preferences you've customised in those apps.  The system data is (and I'm a bit shady here) the apps that are part of the system, like the Samsung apps and other apps that come pre-configured/included with the phone.

And I'm quite happy for people to correct me where I'm wrong, or to put a more techie spin on it.  As I say, I'm probably being overly simplistic, but it works for me :)




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  Reply # 407266 21-Nov-2010 11:43 Send private message

You should also take a backup of your /efs. Since you're rooted you can use a program like root explorer to take a copy of the folder and put it on your sdcard.
It's just a folder called efs sitting in your root.

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  Reply # 407270 21-Nov-2010 12:11 Send private message

Bought Car holder + charger from dealextreme - $7.80 USD. Everything from dealextreme includes postage.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.48431

Will let you know if it's good or crap. Was gonna buy a different mount, however I needed a micro usb car charger, and they cost atleast $5 USD so thought might as well get the mount as well.

The other mounts I thought looked the best are:
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1043
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1160




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  Reply # 407280 21-Nov-2010 13:07 Send private message

So I've installed Rom Manager, and told it to flash Clockwork, picked Galaxy i9000, and it's rebooted, and is sitting at a screen saying:

'Replacing stock recovery with ClockworkMod recovery'

It's been doing this for 40 minutes now?

???




Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone - kindness in another's trouble, courage in your own.

SGSIII
ROM: WanamLite v1.3    Kernel: Ninphetamine v1.1.0   Modem: DXLEA

SGSII (Now belongs to SWMBO)
ROM: WanamLite v12     Kernel: Siyah v3.3.2   Modem: BVLPB

SGS
 (Cat's chew toy)

If you need a download-mode jig ASAP, you're welcome to borrow mine!  Works with SGS I/II/III.  I also have a SIM cutter available (Dunedin) - happy to post either to you at your cost.

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  Reply # 407281 21-Nov-2010 13:15 Send private message

kiwijunglist: Bought Car holder + charger from dealextreme - $7.80 USD. Everything from dealextreme includes postage.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.48431

Will let you know if it's good or crap. Was gonna buy a different mount, however I needed a micro usb car charger, and they cost atleast $5 USD so thought might as well get the mount as well.

The other mounts I thought looked the best are:
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1043
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1160




ooh found this on there site as well battery pack very big price deference than the mugen battery and its got a deferent cover setup as well

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.47285






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  Reply # 407282 21-Nov-2010 13:21 Send private message

Wouldn't trust their batteries to have poor good performance, unless they have positive reviews.




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  Reply # 407283 21-Nov-2010 13:25 Send private message

kiwijunglist: Wouldn't trust their batteries to have poor good performance, unless they have positive reviews.


yeah, says  money back ganrentee then who can have the the hassle of posting it back to them aye .... waiting for the samsung extended battery pack to come out (taking forever ), or might go for  the mugen at least its from a trusted souce




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  Reply # 407284 21-Nov-2010 13:28 Send private message

nofam: So I've installed Rom Manager, and told it to flash Clockwork, picked Galaxy i9000, and it's rebooted, and is sitting at a screen saying:

'Replacing stock recovery with ClockworkMod recovery'

It's been doing this for 40 minutes now?

???


I never encountered this. Do you see the yellow bar having moved (from left to right)?, or the progress bar is spinning?

When I clicked the ClockworkMod at the top I don't recall it did anything except get the latest version of it.  I had to specifically click the "backup" option before it looked to do anything.

None of what I'm saying is at all helpful though.  I'm not sure what to suggest since it seems from what you've described as if it's doing something, yet it's clearly not.




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  Reply # 407287 21-Nov-2010 13:33 Send private message

nofam: So I've installed Rom Manager, and told it to flash Clockwork, picked Galaxy i9000, and it's rebooted, and is sitting at a screen saying:

'Replacing stock recovery with ClockworkMod recovery'

It's been doing this for 40 minutes now?

???


I havent had that either, I'd try to just install CWM through recovery.

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