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  Reply # 410376 28-Nov-2010 12:25

Hi Ali7  The lock screen is Widget Locker, it's a paid app.  You can choose which sliders you want, and what you want on the sliders (the action that will occur).  When I slide the Internet one, it takes me to the Internet without unlocking the screen.  The thing I wasn't aware of with Widget Locker is that you can still activate your status/notificaton bar.  Anything that appears there you can get to while the screen is locked. I didn't need Tweetdeck as such, since any tweet that arrived shows in the status bar, but if I wanted to compose a Tweet without there already being something from Tweetdeck in the status bar then I'd need to have unlocked the screen to get to the app.  And it's that reason I chose to add some of the other apps to the lock screen, so I can have them there handy without unlocking the screen.

I user LauncherPro.  I've been able to customise what dock I use, and customise the icons for the 5 apps on the dock.  I've also got:
Countdown widget
3G (small widget)
Smooth Calendar widget
Digital Clock

All apps (for the widgets I've used) are free. 

I have the "donate" version of LauncherPro, but what you see on my homescreen you can do without the donate version.

The backgrounds are those that have been posted in this forum some time ago.  Sounds like Kiwijunglist might have them, or provided them.  There were links that took you to a secondary website where you could download them.



Thanks! Neets for the detail explaination.

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  Reply # 410377 28-Nov-2010 12:27 Send private message

Wipeout: Works fine with my Pioneer headunit. Set it to USB mass storage, like KJ mentioned, before plugging it into the usb drive on your headunit, and you're away. :>
 


Does it charge the SGS as well?




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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 # 410378 28-Nov-2010 12:29 Send private message

Yup, sure does. :>

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  Reply # 410380 28-Nov-2010 12:32 Send private message

Nice! :-)  I'm about to upgrade my head unit so I can use the SGS as an mp3 player, and was wondering if this was a good option.

Does it work even if your .mp3's are on the external SD?




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 # 410381 28-Nov-2010 12:38 Send private message

My mp3s are on the external micro sd card and it worked fine. Mind you I did have issues setting it up at first. But I think it's because my external sd card reader was not working properly. My phone is now been sent for repairs for that reason, but I'm sure it should work for any of you guys. :> 

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  Reply # 410382 28-Nov-2010 12:40 Send private message

Do you happen to know if there's any difference in sound quality between connecting to a head unit using USB vs the 3.5mm aux input/headphone jack?




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 # 410383 28-Nov-2010 12:42 Send private message

Oh and another thing, you control the music from the headunit (well, mine does). So like up/down knob thingie on the headunit controls which folder music is being played from, and back/forward just acts as a rewind and fastforward. 

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  Reply # 410384 28-Nov-2010 12:43 Send private message

nofam: Do you happen to know if there's any difference in sound quality between connecting to a head unit using USB vs the 3.5mm aux input/headphone jack?
Never tried the Aux option, so sorry can't give you advice on that. :>

Just to add to that, the sound quality seems to be ok. Sometimes it feels like it's missing mids when playing through the USB, but thats compared to a CD.

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  Reply # 410386 28-Nov-2010 12:49 Send private message

nofam: Do you happen to know if there's any difference in sound quality between connecting to a head unit using USB vs the 3.5mm aux input/headphone jack?


yes the difference is that if you use usb you are using the DAC in the headunit, and using the headunit to control the music, where if you use the 3.5mm jack you are using the phone's DAC and using the phone to control the music.

The quality would depend on which has the better DAC.  DAC = Digital Audio Converter, basically the chip that converts the digital sound (1s and 0s) into an analog audio signal, the Galaxy S has a good chip.  You'd need to experiement, but ultimately it will probably just depend on whether you prefer to use the phone to control the music or the headunit.




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  Reply # 410393 28-Nov-2010 13:24 Send private message

meeekael:
The SGS isn't for everybody. It's both a wonderful piece of kit and a flawed execution. If you want Nirvana on Android, you're probably a year early I'm afraid, especially if futzing with tweaks and hacks "turns you off". Maybe Apple's iPhone would be a better fit?

My experience with the phone has been primarily satisfying, currently demonstrating no issues with lag or poor GPS (the opposite in fact - vast improvement over the better half's iPhone 3Gs) and I have vanilla Froyo thanks to a hacked Kies updater. My Froyo is a UK version and it works as well as I might have hoped. There are some glitches of course, but nothing that I have been unable to resolve with some reading and asking of questions.

If your Pioneer head unit works with an iPod via USB, then it should also see your media files on the SGS - you will simply have to ensure the files are stored where the head unit expects to find them. Check the forums at Pioneer for specifics.

Cheers,
R2D2


Choice.  I have no problem with mucking around with tweaks, hacks, customisation and the lack of is what's making me not want an iPhone.  It was just that it sounded like there are a few fairly major problems with it, but with the two response above I see I'm probably just being over cautious.

Thanks guys, I'll be a proud Galaxy owner by weeks end.  Probably with 100 more questions haha.


Good on you. The Galaxy S is definitely a top notch Android Handset. I really wanted the Galaxy S, however the generic i9000 is a Vodafone compatible model only for all intents and purposes. I'm an XT customer and as much I wanted the phone, it wasnt an option. The recently released Telecom version was priced outside of my affordability, so bit the bullet and bought an AT&T Captivate for NZ$500. I like the different physical look of it as well. A good saving, but crikey... needs a lot more hacking and modifying than the i9000. Custom ROM development is no where near at the same level as for the i9000. Still studying whether my phone will relock if I move to a 2.2 ROM. Happy at this time to stay stock 2.1, rooted and lagfixed with AT&T crapware removed...for now :-)

BTW

Can someone on a Telecom Galaxy post all of your APNs so I can compare? I followed the ones posted by NealR and Freitasm and wasnt able to send any mms or receive. I merged the Internet and MMS APNs into a single APN and can now send MMS successfully. For the life of me I cant receive any MMS. 

I get a notification re that I've received one, hit download and it comes back as download unsuccessful. On top of the combined APN, I added another APN specifically for the MMS again, and no go still. Seems to be a reasonably common issue too on GZ over the last few months.  Any suggestions here? On stock 2.1. The data icons show action but still crud. 

Oh and is there any way to stop album art appearing in the Gallery? I want the Gallery to show just photos taken on the camera.

Cheers and thanks in advance for any assistance!

 




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  Reply # 410397 28-Nov-2010 13:39 Send private message

on vodafone you have to send an mms before vodafone will let you receive an mms. have you tried receiving again now that you've successfully sent one? maybe it takes a while to kick in.




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  Reply # 410402 28-Nov-2010 15:03 Send private message

kiwijunglist: on vodafone you have to send an mms before vodafone will let you receive an mms. have you tried receiving again now that you've successfully sent one? maybe it takes a while to kick in.


It's been about 24 hours since the first successful send so guessing it should have been fine for now. It's not a major but would be nice to get going eventually. I messaged the GZ'rs who reported issues receiving and they advised they never resolved the issue.. I'll truck on! 




- Telstra HTC Touch Pro2 - Energy ROM WM6.5.5 20 Oct/Cyanogen Mod Froyo 2.2 - R.I.P
- AT&T Galaxy S Captivate 16GB on XT (now with brother)
- Samsung Galaxy S2 on XT- Runs ICS 4.0.3 Resurrection Remix 9.2
- Business Hours - Work In The Electricity Industry, After Hours - DJ/Turntablist - Will Scratch Vinyl For Free'
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  Reply # 410403 28-Nov-2010 15:06 Send private message

how did you get the battery icon replace with the android?

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  Reply # 410409 28-Nov-2010 15:50 Send private message

mckenndk: how did you get the battery icon replace with the android?


Took the framework-res.apk and uploaded it to the UOT to then "cook" the changes I wanted to make.  The UOT then zips up the changed framework-res.apk and then you can apply the zip file through the recovery (volume up, home and power button) using the CWM method (which you get when you use the Doc method - it's flashing an update.zip file from the SD - step 3 of the Pre-requisite section), or if you've got Root Explorer, you can just copy the file into /system/framework.




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  Reply # 410438 28-Nov-2010 18:27 Send private message

I changed the framework-res.apk for my phone. I've now got a Mrs Android. I wont waste your time boys with a new screen shot. There's probably little more that would bore you than seeing a pink Android ;-) Anyway, easy as to do. Just find the hex codes you want and Bob's your uncle.




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