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  Reply # 426821 13-Jan-2011 12:28 Send private message

Neets:
sittingduckz: Is it just me or is the android market currently down?

I tried earlier and got a network error.  I tried again, got the same message.  But I was able to synch with AppBrain and use the Internet on my phone so I'm not sure what it's about.  I'm using mobile data at the mo, so thought perhaps there was a connectivity problem.


I have tried with 3G and wifi with the same message. App brain can send you to the market and you can use the menu button to get to my apps and search etc It just seems to be the home page is not working?
How strange 

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  Reply # 426822 13-Jan-2011 12:29 Send private message

sittingduckz: Is it just me or is the android market currently down?

Just caught up on the Doc thread.  Yes the market was down.  Last report on the thread was the market was BACK.




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  Reply # 426824 13-Jan-2011 12:33 Send private message

Neets:
sittingduckz: Is it just me or is the android market currently down?

Just caught up on the Doc thread.  Yes the market was down.  Last report on the thread was the market was BACK.


Yes, it has returned.

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  Reply # 426904 13-Jan-2011 18:32

Hey all,

Can you please give me a quick heads up on rooting, ROM-ing etc?

Basically I'm on stock VF 2.2
PDA: I9000SRJP3
PHONE: I9000SRJP2
CSC: I9000VNZJP3

At this stage I'd like to lagfix (touchdown slowness is driving me mad!) and better battery life. Not sure if I want a custom ROM (since I don't know much about their advantages vs. stock).

Can I unroot later (in case of a warranty claim mainly)?

I have the 3-button recovery. I had a look at this thread
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=723596 but not sure which lagfix to go for.

What I'm looking for is something along the lines of

1) Root with...
2) Backup with ....
3) Apply ...
4) Enjoy :)


Thanks



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  Reply # 426905 13-Jan-2011 18:40

Or just tell me that it's not that straightforward and I need to read up to not stuff things up :-)

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  Reply # 426910 13-Jan-2011 18:52 Send private message

fatboy: Or just tell me that it's not that straightforward and I need to read up to not stuff things up :-)


You need to spend at least 3 days reading everything about rooting, roms, and problems there of here, and on these links:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=665

http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=748&order=desc&page=2

The genreal proceedure is this:

Make sure the 3 button recovery (3br) works on your phone.

Install Clockworkmod (CWM).

Use CWM to flash the custom rom of your choice.


At various stages you may need to use a program called ODIN; do a LOT of reading (many hours), then come back here and ask some specific questions.

Glad to help.


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  Reply # 426912 13-Jan-2011 19:05 Send private message

Warning:

Watch out if your are installing any ROM's?kernels with the newest clockworkmod (ver 3.x) in them. This version of clockworkmod will not install any ROM's that you could install with the OLD version.

In other words, any backup roms you had on your SD card and any you made with doc's rom kitchen (as of today anyway).

So, you can find yourself backed into a corner. We all have to wait until the rom chefs update their stuff to cater to the new cwm.

You may find yourself having to use odin and re-flash back to older versions.

So check to make sure you know what CWM version is being used.

Sorry if YOU know this already; a lot of newbies out there.


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  Reply # 426954 13-Jan-2011 21:23

Brendan: Warning:

Watch out if your are installing any ROM's?kernels with the newest clockworkmod (ver 3.x) in them. This version of clockworkmod will not install any ROM's that you could install with the OLD version.

In other words, any backup roms you had on your SD card and any you made with doc's rom kitchen (as of today anyway).

So, you can find yourself backed into a corner. We all have to wait until the rom chefs update their stuff to cater to the new cwm.

You may find yourself having to use odin and re-flash back to older versions.

So check to make sure you know what CWM version is being used.

Sorry if YOU know this already; a lot of newbies out there.



Thanks Brendan, and no need to appologize - I'm one of those newbies Embarassed

Ok, I better get on with reading then ...



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  Reply # 426970 13-Jan-2011 22:13 Send private message

Ok I just had the best battery life so far with my phone so thought I'd share.

I'm now at 15% battery with the following stats:

Time spent without sleeping 7h:17m
Screen on 4h50m
Wifi Running 3h8m

I had 3g disabled most of the day while at work as the reception at work drops down to Edge speeds and chugs battery like there is no tomorrow.

The most astounding thing for me is the screen time, usually I'm lucky to get over 2.5hrs. I also used my phone for over an hours music while in the car and using the gps for Endomondo tracking a 20 minute walk. Most of the screen time was reading ebooks using Aldiko.




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  Reply # 426981 13-Jan-2011 23:49 Send private message

lokhor: Ok I just had the best battery life so far with my phone so thought I'd share.

I'm now at 15% battery with the following stats:

Time spent without sleeping 7h:17m
Screen on 4h50m
Wifi Running 3h8m

I had 3g disabled most of the day while at work as the reception at work drops down to Edge speeds and chugs battery like there is no tomorrow.

The most astounding thing for me is the screen time, usually I'm lucky to get over 2.5hrs. I also used my phone for over an hours music while in the car and using the gps for Endomondo tracking a 20 minute walk. Most of the screen time was reading ebooks using Aldiko.


So what have you done to get that to this point?

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  Reply # 426998 14-Jan-2011 06:51 Send private message

lokhor: Ok I just had the best battery life so far with my phone so thought I'd share.

I'm now at 15% battery with the following stats:

Time spent without sleeping 7h:17m
Screen on 4h50m
Wifi Running 3h8m

I had 3g disabled most of the day while at work as the reception at work drops down to Edge speeds and chugs battery like there is no tomorrow.

The most astounding thing for me is the screen time, usually I'm lucky to get over 2.5hrs. I also used my phone for over an hours music while in the car and using the gps for Endomondo tracking a 20 minute walk. Most of the screen time was reading ebooks using Aldiko.


My details:
1d 9h since plugged in
Display 78%  Time on 3h 37m 35s
Wifi 10% Time on 22h 46m 17s
Cell standby 8% Time on 1d 9h
Phone idle 4%  Time on 1d 5h 22m 24s

I still have 37% of battery. I'm impressed!




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  Reply # 427003 14-Jan-2011 07:46 Send private message

I didn't change anything I don't know why my battery is suddenly lasting longer. I've actually been using the same Rom Doc's XXJPY 6.2 for several weeks and have only flashed a few new hardcore speedmod Kernels.




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  Reply # 427055 14-Jan-2011 10:03 Send private message

Nice work lokhor. Seems like your battery troubles are now gone! :>

I'm using the latest Speedmod kernel (L) on Doc's rom and it's fricken fast! 1% in battery overnight too, so can't complain. :>



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  Reply # 427079 14-Jan-2011 10:48 Send private message

Yeah I always prefer Speedmod as he always adds new features in (voodoo sound most recently) and has the best speed, image quality and battery life.




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  Reply # 427097 14-Jan-2011 11:30 Send private message

Has anyone else tried the JL2 modem?  Seems to be getting a good write-up?

I see over on XDA that poor Cypher_X's laptop died (knack'd hard drive) while he was flashing with Odin, and has hard-bricked his phone. . . . .Eeeesh! Yell




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

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