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  Reply # 421072 23-Dec-2010 18:34 Send private message

kiwijunglist: that gameloft link never worked for me or my friend, multiple attempts


Didn't work for me either

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  Reply # 421198 24-Dec-2010 01:22 Send private message

did anyone else have problems with there external sd card getting corrupted??????? .done 3 times now,its A 8GB Apacer (the card worked fine on the n900) ph firmware 2.2 froyo.zsjp8,kernal 2.6.32.9 root@se-s506#3




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  Reply # 421204 24-Dec-2010 06:20 Send private message

cokeman2: did anyone else have problems with there external sd card getting corrupted??????? .done 3 times now,its A 8GB Apacer (the card worked fine on the n900) ph firmware 2.2 froyo.zsjp8,kernal 2.6.32.9 root@se-s506#3


No [not yet].  I've got a SanDisk 8gb one.  On Doc's v6.1 JPY (2.2.1)




Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 421251 24-Dec-2010 09:17 Send private message

cokeman2: did anyone else have problems with there external sd card getting corrupted??????? .done 3 times now,its A 8GB Apacer (the card worked fine on the n900) ph firmware 2.2 froyo.zsjp8,kernal 2.6.32.9 root@se-s506#3
Yes, on my third card now. First two screwed my photos. 

I will play around with my phone this weekend to figure out the connection for the car stereo through a USB, as some of you brought it up. It worked fine for me before it came back from being repaired, so I don't see why it shouldn't now. Will report what settings I'm using etc. :>

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Reply # 421349 24-Dec-2010 15:18 Send private message

For anyone interested, amongst the myriad of boxing day sales this year Bond and Bond have 20% off a number of brands. The sale starts online from 6pm Xmas Eve and includes Samsung so the Galaxy S I9000 should be $799.

Further sale details:

http://myspikemail.com/mail/display.php?M=144923&C=7b8c5ceb5bf5242f586b4b2947b7a841&S=4520&L=60&N=3914

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 421407 24-Dec-2010 19:02 Send private message

Not sure what's up but with JPX and JPY I often go to bed with almost a full battery and wake to find the battery almost drained completely. I wasn't having this on JPM, so must be a new bug.

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  Reply # 421428 24-Dec-2010 21:37 Send private message

caldazar: Not sure what's up but with JPX and JPY I often go to bed with almost a full battery and wake to find the battery almost drained completely. I wasn't having this on JPM, so must be a new bug.


Yep, my battery drain is pretty bad now too.  I've got autokiller set to strict.  Last night my battery drain was 36% so there was an improvement from prior to setting autokiller. 

Doc's thread has a lot of people discussing battery drain.  It's not something we're alone in.




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Reply # 421430 24-Dec-2010 21:41 Send private message

Well fellow SGSers and variants of, it's that time of year where the jolly big fellow climbs down the broken chimneys of Christchurch and sails around the rest of the country dishing out delightful gifts, and some we'd rather not confess to receiving, or want to receive.

Merry Christmas to you and your families.  I want for nothing more.  I have a fantastic phone which I love (but don't kiss everynight (you know who you are!).

Have a safe and happy Christmas and watch out on the roads.  Cheers  Laughing




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  Reply # 421446 24-Dec-2010 23:18 Send private message

The battery drain is the wifi sleep settings. Each flash seems to put the wifi sleep settings back to never. I'm on JPY now and the battery seems pretty good. Only 2-3% over night.

If 21 is old then... well kill me now, I'm probably the oldest flasher here :-)

Odin should really be called 'trench coat'

Merry christmas all

SnB

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Reply # 421447 24-Dec-2010 23:45 Send private message

Hi Fellas

I have a vodafone prepay sim and ive been to Coromandel for a small vacation and I had no reception what so ever over there. I am not sure if my phone has the problem or is it normal on Samsung Galaxy S right now. I read somewhere in the forum that a user had a similar problem on 2degrees, Well I had the same issue it seams except I am vodafone.

Am I missing something? is there a way I can go to Coramandel and have reception? According to my friends smart phone have terrible reception compared to older models. I am running the 2.2 Firmware. If anybody knows a solution to this would be great cause I am keen to go back but dunno know the area all too well. Any feedback really guys would be great.

Thanks in advance

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  Reply # 421450 24-Dec-2010 23:55 Send private message

The battery drain is the wifi sleep settings. Each flash seems to put the wifi sleep settings back to never. I'm on JPY now and the battery seems pretty good. Only 2-3% over night.


Excellent, I didn't see those advanced settings. I've just changed it now to sleep once screen is off, so will see how we go tonight.

Merry Xmas everyone!

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  Reply # 421451 24-Dec-2010 23:59 Send private message

Merry Christmas too all my fellow SGS owners here - thanks so much for all your help and good cheer when we've been through 'fun and games' with our lovely smart devices!!




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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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 421466 25-Dec-2010 08:32 Send private message

SnB: Hi Fellas

I have a vodafone prepay sim and ive been to Coromandel for a small vacation and I had no reception what so ever over there. I am not sure if my phone has the problem or is it normal on Samsung Galaxy S right now. I read somewhere in the forum that a user had a similar problem on 2degrees, Well I had the same issue it seams except I am vodafone.

Am I missing something? is there a way I can go to Coramandel and have reception? According to my friends smart phone have terrible reception compared to older models. I am running the 2.2 Firmware. If anybody knows a solution to this would be great cause I am keen to go back but dunno know the area all too well. Any feedback really guys would be great.

Thanks in advance


Hi. I think I'm the person you're talking about. I didn't have the issue with the reception, but rather with internet connection. There was none. I haven't had time to investigate the issue, because apparently 2Degrees should leach to Voda cell towers when outside big cities. I could see the tower from where we were staying and the cell reception was in fact excellent. :> 

And yes, merry Christmas to everyone. Thanks for all the help and advice peeps! Can't wait to see my little boys face when he opens his pressies when he gets here! hahahahaha... Take care. :> 

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Reply # 421498 25-Dec-2010 16:02 Send private message

Samsung Kies???

WTF?????

Wont even recognise that my XT SGS is connected.

I'm sure the answer probably lies in this thread but this thread is MASSIVE!!

All I'm attempting to do is update the firmware to get rid of the audio distortion that a lot of Telecom customers are experiencing.

I about ready to flick the thing on Trade Me and buy an iPhone Frown


Cheers for any help...




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  Reply # 421534 25-Dec-2010 21:18 Send private message

Barrabas: Samsung Kies???

WTF?????

Wont even recognise that my XT SGS is connected.

I'm sure the answer probably lies in this thread but this thread is MASSIVE!!

All I'm attempting to do is update the firmware to get rid of the audio distortion that a lot of Telecom customers are experiencing.

I about ready to flick the thing on Trade Me and buy an iPhone Frown


Cheers for any help...







There is an awful lot of advice on the internet on this issue (some in these forums and also many others internationally, like XDA) – it is not uncommon.  I would suggest that you have a good look around, but have noted what worked in my specific case (see below).  Absolutely no guarantees that is will work for you though – the joys of Android (and Samsung in this case!!). However, well worth persevering with it in my opinion – great phone (mine is an XT one now running 2.2 via the registry patcher).

So, what worked for me:
1. Primary solution is to remove all file names with extensions that have more than 16 characters (yes- there are a number of possibilities, including in the DCIM folder from the inbuilt camera software, as well as some third party software). Rather than try and track them all down manually, I used a little program called “FileSearcherforKiesFix” (Google is your friend) to find the offending files and remove them.  You will need to connect your phone to computer in USB mode and then use file searcher to identify the offending files (if any). 
2. Another thing I had to do (again covered on the internet) was “unmount” the external SD card.  This seems to create problems in some cases syncing with Kies.  One final trick related to this that I found on the internet, but was not so widely discussed, was to turn off the “automount” option in WinAmp if you have that installed (which I did) and finally fixed my problem.  People were finding they manually unmounted the SD card but it still wasn’t working – then some smart person figured out that WinAmp was undoing all the good work by remounting it constantly!!

There are other measures that people have taken (including formatting SD cards) – but it isn’t clear to me whether some of these approaches weren’t simply doing some of the above via a more drastic methods.  So, I would try easiest options first!!

Best of luck.

  

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