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  Reply # 461826 23-Apr-2011 17:43 Send private message

No worries
End of the day im chillin on darkys rom 9.5, android 2.2.1 with a fresh modem Dvjp9 while you on stock
Each to their own as you say :)

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  Reply # 461829 23-Apr-2011 17:47 Send private message

Shrapnel: And you might want to chuck a copy of the /efs backup on your computer and any other data like messages, or your apps. Just in case.


Hi Shrapnel,
Did you download the JVB firmware from this link http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1011901 or from samfirmware site?
Another question, JVB bootloader is different to Froyo so one will have to flash the bootloader version of JVB?
Is repartition also required?

Thanks


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  Reply # 461840 23-Apr-2011 18:52 Send private message

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  Reply # 461842 23-Apr-2011 18:59 Send private message

fallen:
Shrapnel: And you might want to chuck a copy of the /efs backup on your computer and any other data like messages, or your apps. Just in case.


Hi Shrapnel,
Did you download the JVB firmware from this link http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1011901 or from samfirmware site?
Another question, JVB bootloader is different to Froyo so one will have to flash the bootloader version of JVB?
Is repartition also required?

Thanks



No, I got it for samfirmware but only because it wasn't on that thread yet. And yes, you need the bootloaders if you haven't used GB before or replaced them since flashing GB, explained here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1011701 If you want to check if a .tar file has bootloaders it will have boot.bin and sbl.bin inside it. Repartition is explained on the thread, it's optional and it has the instructions for both ways on the thread. Pretty much everything I've said is on the thread if you read down a bit. Good luck!




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  Reply # 461843 23-Apr-2011 19:07 Send private message

Shrapnel:
fallen:
Shrapnel: And you might want to chuck a copy of the /efs backup on your computer and any other data like messages, or your apps. Just in case.


Hi Shrapnel,
Did you download the JVB firmware from this link http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1011901 or from samfirmware site?
Another question, JVB bootloader is different to Froyo so one will have to flash the bootloader version of JVB?
Is repartition also required?

Thanks



No, I got it for samfirmware but only because it wasn't on that thread yet. And yes, you need the bootloaders if you haven't used GB before or replaced them since flashing GB, explained here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1011701 If you want to check if a .tar file has bootloaders it will have boot.bin and sbl.bin inside it. Repartition is explained on the thread, it's optional and it has the instructions for both ways on the thread. Pretty much everything I've said is on the thread if you read down a bit. Good luck!


I haven't read the thread Shrapnel provided.  When I flashed the bootloaders there was NO repartion required.  Using Odin the zip file went into PDA.  Takes about 10 seconds.
Then I flashed the ROM I cooked in the betakitchen.  It's in the betakitchen becuase it's still got some bugs.

Do I think JVB is better than JS8.  Not really.  Others have been overwhelmed with their experience but I havne't noticed anything special about it.  The only real difference I've seen is the Menu | Applications is different.  As for normal use, it seems the same to me.
I wouldn't encourage or discourage going to JVB Smile




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  Reply # 461864 23-Apr-2011 20:05 Send private message

Neets: 

I haven't read the thread Shrapnel provided.  When I flashed the bootloaders there was NO repartion required.  Using Odin the zip file went into PDA.  Takes about 10 seconds.
Then I flashed the ROM I cooked in the betakitchen.  It's in the betakitchen becuase it's still got some bugs.

Do I think JVB is better than JS8.  Not really.  Others have been overwhelmed with their experience but I havne't noticed anything special about it.  The only real difference I've seen is the Menu | Applications is different.  As for normal use, it seems the same to me.
I wouldn't encourage or discourage going to JVB Smile


Probably just a placebo effect making me think is better :P

I didn't repartition either, just makes it more complicated 




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  Reply # 461979 24-Apr-2011 16:24 Send private message

I took my brave pills last night and for the first time since the earthquake did not leave my phone charging overnight.
The battery life on JVB is really good!
The details on the phone are improved too.  Not only do you see the usual, but any apps that you've been using also show up (I presume this didn't show, I never saw it before myself).  And then there's the little graph at the top too.
I've also go a screen shot of details you see in the Menu | Applications area which has changed a little in Gingerbread.

Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3
Photo 4
Photo 5

The other thing I did today was to put the Best Skin on my phone.  I'm going to reserve judgement until tomorrow when overnight I'm hoping the remainder little air bubbles will have dried out, and the feel of the skin will have smoothed out.  It certainly feels rubbery right now, and not so easy to glide my finger over the screen for swyping.

I also thought the back would never come right.  After all the back of the phone is curved and I wasn't convinced the back would sit and stay (sounds like a dog) but it's sorted itself out.  I've just got the little side bits (Silver boarder) from the front to do but figure I'll wait till tomorrow when I decide if I like it (the front) or not.

Oh, screen capture isn't working on JVB.  Wasn't sure if you knew or not.  I had to download another app to take the captures which worked fine, but wasn't nearly as simple as the inbuilt screen capture of Froyo.




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  Reply # 461980 24-Apr-2011 16:39 Send private message

Neets: I took my brave pills last night and for the first time since the earthquake did not leave my phone charging overnight.
The battery life on JVB is really good!
The details on the phone are improved too.  Not only do you see the usual, but any apps that you've been using also show up (I presume this didn't show, I never saw it before myself).  And then there's the little graph at the top too.
I've also go a screen shot of details you see in the Menu | Applications area which has changed a little in Gingerbread.

Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3
Photo 4
Photo 5

The other thing I did today was to put the Best Skin on my phone.  I'm going to reserve judgement until tomorrow when overnight I'm hoping the remainder little air bubbles will have dried out, and the feel of the skin will have smoothed out.  It certainly feels rubbery right now, and not so easy to glide my finger over the screen for swyping.

I also thought the back would never come right.  After all the back of the phone is curved and I wasn't convinced the back would sit and stay (sounds like a dog) but it's sorted itself out.  I've just got the little side bits (Silver boarder) from the front to do but figure I'll wait till tomorrow when I decide if I like it (the front) or not.

Oh, screen capture isn't working on JVB.  Wasn't sure if you knew or not.  I had to download another app to take the captures which worked fine, but wasn't nearly as simple as the inbuilt screen capture of Froyo.


I've been running various JVB roms, but have settled for now on juwe's one - seems fast and stable. With the much hyped crt off anim and extended off menu. Running the crysis sensation theme and the CF 3.1 recovery (might try the beta 6 of damianGTO's kernel soon).


The skin you just put on will take a day or two to harden. My screen got better after a few days, no bubbles in it at all (although I was obsessive about removing them also). It's also very silky to the touch - if your fingers are dry. Feels like a hard vinyl, but polished like glass. (wet/sweaty fingers tend to grab).

My one still shows NO scratches on the screen protector. NONE. It's been months. Past screen protectors, including on past smart phones, have always shown some minor scratches or rough patches after a while and i'd have to change them every few months. This one - nothing. as clear as when I ut it on, and if anything I use my fingers on this MORE than previous phones (some of which had a slide out keyboard). No marks, even on the keyboard area.

So persevere.
 

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  Reply # 461997 24-Apr-2011 18:19 Send private message

Brendan:
Neets: I took my brave pills last night and for the first time since the earthquake did not leave my phone charging overnight.
The battery life on JVB is really good!
The details on the phone are improved too.  Not only do you see the usual, but any apps that you've been using also show up (I presume this didn't show, I never saw it before myself).  And then there's the little graph at the top too.
I've also go a screen shot of details you see in the Menu | Applications area which has changed a little in Gingerbread.

Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3
Photo 4
Photo 5

The other thing I did today was to put the Best Skin on my phone.  I'm going to reserve judgement until tomorrow when overnight I'm hoping the remainder little air bubbles will have dried out, and the feel of the skin will have smoothed out.  It certainly feels rubbery right now, and not so easy to glide my finger over the screen for swyping.

I also thought the back would never come right.  After all the back of the phone is curved and I wasn't convinced the back would sit and stay (sounds like a dog) but it's sorted itself out.  I've just got the little side bits (Silver boarder) from the front to do but figure I'll wait till tomorrow when I decide if I like it (the front) or not.

Oh, screen capture isn't working on JVB.  Wasn't sure if you knew or not.  I had to download another app to take the captures which worked fine, but wasn't nearly as simple as the inbuilt screen capture of Froyo.


I've been running various JVB roms, but have settled for now on juwe's one - seems fast and stable. With the much hyped crt off anim and extended off menu. Running the crysis sensation theme and the CF 3.1 recovery (might try the beta 6 of damianGTO's kernel soon).


The skin you just put on will take a day or two to harden. My screen got better after a few days, no bubbles in it at all (although I was obsessive about removing them also). It's also very silky to the touch - if your fingers are dry. Feels like a hard vinyl, but polished like glass. (wet/sweaty fingers tend to grab).

My one still shows NO scratches on the screen protector. NONE. It's been months. Past screen protectors, including on past smart phones, have always shown some minor scratches or rough patches after a while and i'd have to change them every few months. This one - nothing. as clear as when I ut it on, and if anything I use my fingers on this MORE than previous phones (some of which had a slide out keyboard). No marks, even on the keyboard area.

So persevere.
 



i ve always had screen protectors in the pass(just not the same with the glass feel or brightness)  but with the gorilla glass there's not one smudge let alone a scratch on the screen has been months and i live on farm (hands got dirt on them most of the time..) ...more of a mind  game now ,that it might get scratched but really it wont 




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  Reply # 462007 24-Apr-2011 19:23 Send private message

fatjoez: Why are people, like the person above me, still using UGJL2 modem?

It's actually quite rubbish compared to the newer modems

Friendly suggestion for people to upgrade to DVJP9 (backed by Telstra australia, also using 850mhz)
Download link here: http://s148368836.onlinehome.us/modem_tdvjp9.zip



i just upgraded to JVB 2.3.3 (sweethoney 3.1 rom) - its worth noting that because this now uses CWM 3.x, older zipped packages like that modem package above no longer flash in CWM.

i had to strip the modem.bin file out of the zip and then flash that using odin to get it to work


as far as this rom, this build of JVB is looking amazingly slick compared to Darky's JVK RC3... things scroll and respond real well, much closer to what i used to see on JS8 2.2.1

currently restoring all my apps and data with titanium backup, will reboot and then see if everything still works as it used to... and if the speed remains.




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  Reply # 462013 24-Apr-2011 19:54 Send private message

Took the plunge, installed stock JVB and Chainfire Kernel, now to decide on which custom rom to install. Those of you who are running JVB, any recommendations on a custom rom.

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  Reply # 462034 24-Apr-2011 21:13 Send private message

fallen: Took the plunge, installed stock JVB and Chainfire Kernel, now to decide on which custom rom to install. Those of you who are running JVB, any recommendations on a custom rom.


I flashed PerkaROM.  I had the betakitchen rom on first.  Thought there was a problem (word or warning, don't change the dpi from 240 to 216 - doesn't work in GB) and then flashed Perka's.

Perka's rom has all the apps.  So if you don't want any, use 7zip and delete those you're not interested in.

Happy with the Rom but really it's the only one I've had on the phone and used for any length of time.
The other day I went from Eclair to GB 3 times!




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  Reply # 462053 24-Apr-2011 22:56 Send private message

fallen: Took the plunge, installed stock JVB and Chainfire Kernel, now to decide on which custom rom to install. Those of you who are running JVB, any recommendations on a custom rom.



ok its now been about 3 hours?? since switching to sweethoney 3.1 JVB - and far out, it really is as fast as its hyped up to be. darky has a ton of catching up to do... i cant put the damn phone down and the gf is mighty unimpressed..

im going to test everything over the next few days (bluetooth, calls, sms/mms, rah rah.. ) but for now, 3g and wifi work great, my previously laggy ADW launcher is now like melted butter in smoothness with full animations on and random transitions enabled - lists populate and scroll instantly without lag, the photo gallery is insanely fast - and this is all on the stock unoptimised kernel!! so i definitely can vouch for this custom rom.

i dont know how much better this might be over stock JVB but regardless, it is damn snappy, and has returned my phone to being a joy to use. overscroll glow is excellent fun too.

just to check i ran a quadrant benchmark but the phone only scored 1000ish (used to be about 1200 on stock froyo, 2000+ on darky's 9.5 JS5 with full ext2 lagfix) so id hope that when i can install a modified kernel supporting a faster filesystem, things might improve even more.

anyway i havent been this impressed since i upgraded from stock eclair so, just when i thought this phone was end-of-life, heh... bam

i love this game :)




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  Reply # 462071 25-Apr-2011 01:46 Send private message

cokeman2: 
i ve always had screen protectors in the pass(just not the same with the glass feel or brightness)  but with the gorilla glass there's not one smudge let alone a scratch on the screen has been months and i live on farm (hands got dirt on them most of the time..) ...more of a mind  game now ,that it might get scratched but really it wont 


Unless the glass is diamond, it'll scratch. All you need is some quartz grit etc.

I'd rather scratch a screen protector than ruin a $1000 phone..  

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  Reply # 462091 25-Apr-2011 09:50 Send private message

Yo just curious what are the main visible/tangible differences between 2.2.1 and 2.3/gingerbread

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