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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 470756 18-May-2011 20:33 Send private message


That's right.......you know what that is...




Galaxy S I9000T 8GB Kingston 8GB Class 4 Micro SD MIUI 2.3.5 V1.9.9 JL2 Modem

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Master Geek


  Reply # 470762 18-May-2011 20:45 Send private message


im using it - it syncs with my exchange account fine which is what i primarily use it for - work email notifications. i also have it loaded with my hotmail and gmail accounts and so far they work fine too.

difference is i have all syncing done manually, as and when i need it - so i just enable data, then jump into the app. the spinny icon thing starts spinning immediately without me having to refresh, and in about 5-15secs all email is downloaded and updated depending how much there is

i actually had problems like what you described, with the galaxy tab versoin of the email.apk - that one would not download emails that i knew were sitting there (confirmed by checking webmail) and i never solved that one.

maybe its something on the phone thats interfering with the email.apk. remember back there was that problem where the camera app (or gallery app) affected the email?? or something weird like that? reflashing one seemingly unrelated app fixed the other. cant remember the specifics but it was a real problem




Same, it works ok on exchange account for work, but no good for hotmail / home email account. I use gmail app for that email. I feel like I am on manual sync.

I see simply honey has 3.5 out now, so might flash that see if it fixes the problem. 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1020720

They're coming thick and fast, I think he has had three versions out now in the space of 2-3 weeks. 

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  Reply # 470844 18-May-2011 22:42 Send private message

Shrapnel:
That's right.......you know what that is...


wow! big change. how easy is it to use compared to the typical android interface?

that white background is gonna tax the battery huh :)

looks awesome tho




Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005, on Telecom 4G LTE.  ROM: Stock Touchwiz, Android 4.3, XUDMJ6  MODEM: MJ4  Kernel: Stock (for now...:)

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 470867 18-May-2011 23:06 Send private message

lofreq:
Shrapnel:
That's right.......you know what that is...


wow! big change. how easy is it to use compared to the typical android interface?

that white background is gonna tax the battery huh :)

looks awesome tho


That white background is the notifications pull down. But the actual status bar is black so shouldn't be to bad on the batery. Its a lot different to what I'm used to, so many more options to customize and everything is so different(was looking for a change). But in saying that so far everything is very easy to use and very well intergrated(eg music controls on the lock screen). It performance wise it is very good with a few fc's at the start but none now and visually it is very polished though which I love. The best part is the theme manager where you can download and apply predone themes without restarting the phone(like winterboard on the IPhone). That's enough info for now, the soft keyboard on my phone is crying for mercy :p




Galaxy S I9000T 8GB Kingston 8GB Class 4 Micro SD MIUI 2.3.5 V1.9.9 JL2 Modem



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  Reply # 470870 18-May-2011 23:14 Send private message

Miui rom? that's based on CM7 right? I was considering that until I realised CM7 has issues with video playback on SGS.




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  Reply # 470871 18-May-2011 23:16 Send private message

Shrapnel:
That's right.......you know what that is...


I tried it a few days ago myself, and really liked it! It has an amazingly sharp and clear UI, you really notice it after samsung's roms (and the customised variants).

In the end though, I had to quit it: it is still buggy (a few to many force closes on things that worked fine on the usual roms), and even some of the built in apps - like the camera. Etc.

And it still seems to be hard on the battery...

Also missing some features: can't use the front camera, no fm radio, not compatible with the JVH bootloader

(meaning you have to flash back to froyo with ODIN, etc - and all of it at risk of the precious 3 button recovery... infact, the first time I flashed it, odin froze on the PIT file!? never had that before. after 10 minutes of NOTHING from odin, I re-booted the phone - to be greeted with a funny and dreadful icon and no action (a phone and computer icon with a x or something in between). I thought I had truely stuffed everything now... But after powering it off for ten minutes, was able to get it into download mode. heart attack material! I don't think others will get the problem, it wasn't even miui yet - just pointing out ODIN is not fault free, hence why I try to avoid it or any flashing of the primary or secondary bootloader - ALL avoidable if they would update it to work with the gingerbread series bootloaders...).

I liked MIUI, but it's still very much beta. I have great hopes for it and cyanogen mod though - it's the only way our phones will be updated after samsung stops updating...

I enjoyed miui when I had the HTC Desire too; it was very stable on that device. I hope the samsung team keeps at it! Certainly a worthy project.



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  Reply # 470875 18-May-2011 23:31 Send private message

Brendan:
Shrapnel:
That's right.......you know what that is...


I tried it a few days ago myself, and really liked it! It has an amazingly sharp and clear UI, you really notice it after samsung's roms (and the customised variants).

In the end though, I had to quit it: it is still buggy (a few to many force closes on things that worked fine on the usual roms), and even some of the built in apps - like the camera. Etc.

And it still seems to be hard on the battery...

Also missing some features: can't use the front camera, no fm radio, not compatible with the JVH bootloader

(meaning you have to flash back to froyo with ODIN, etc - and all of it at risk of the precious 3 button recovery... infact, the first time I flashed it, odin froze on the PIT file!? never had that before. after 10 minutes of NOTHING from odin, I re-booted the phone - to be greeted with a funny and dreadful icon and no action (a phone and computer icon with a x or something in between). I thought I had truely stuffed everything now... But after powering it off for ten minutes, was able to get it into download mode. heart attack material! I don't think others will get the problem, it wasn't even miui yet - just pointing out ODIN is not fault free, hence why I try to avoid it or any flashing of the primary or secondary bootloader - ALL avoidable if they would update it to work with the gingerbread series bootloaders...).

I liked MIUI, but it's still very much beta. I have great hopes for it and cyanogen mod though - it's the only way our phones will be updated after samsung stops updating...

I enjoyed miui when I had the HTC Desire too; it was very stable on that device. I hope the samsung team keeps at it! Certainly a worthy project.




Ill give it a trial then, usually the 'wow' factor wears off and the problems hit you in the face eventually. Ill see if that happens. Which release of the rom were you using? Man I'm scared of Odin now.




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  Reply # 470899 19-May-2011 02:21 Send private message

Shrapnel:
Brendan:
Shrapnel:
That's right.......you know what that is...


I tried it a few days ago myself, and really liked it! It has an amazingly sharp and clear UI, you really notice it after samsung's roms (and the customised variants).

In the end though, I had to quit it: it is still buggy (a few to many force closes on things that worked fine on the usual roms), and even some of the built in apps - like the camera. Etc.

And it still seems to be hard on the battery...

Also missing some features: can't use the front camera, no fm radio, not compatible with the JVH bootloader

(meaning you have to flash back to froyo with ODIN, etc - and all of it at risk of the precious 3 button recovery... infact, the first time I flashed it, odin froze on the PIT file!? never had that before. after 10 minutes of NOTHING from odin, I re-booted the phone - to be greeted with a funny and dreadful icon and no action (a phone and computer icon with a x or something in between). I thought I had truely stuffed everything now... But after powering it off for ten minutes, was able to get it into download mode. heart attack material! I don't think others will get the problem, it wasn't even miui yet - just pointing out ODIN is not fault free, hence why I try to avoid it or any flashing of the primary or secondary bootloader - ALL avoidable if they would update it to work with the gingerbread series bootloaders...).

I liked MIUI, but it's still very much beta. I have great hopes for it and cyanogen mod though - it's the only way our phones will be updated after samsung stops updating...

I enjoyed miui when I had the HTC Desire too; it was very stable on that device. I hope the samsung team keeps at it! Certainly a worthy project.




Ill give it a trial then, usually the 'wow' factor wears off and the problems hit you in the face eventually. Ill see if that happens. Which release of the rom were you using? Man I'm scared of Odin now.


I was using the current one, 2.whatever. But it wasn't MIUI that did it; it happened while I was flashing a stock froyo. MIUI wasn't even ON the phone yet, hadn't got to that part.

My point was that ODIN can just go wrong. Doesn't seem to be enough verification of the state of the phone and the flashability of the updates.

DO NOT USE ANY VERSION OF ODIN BEFORE VERSION 1.7.

I have found earlier versions to be particularly unstable; version 1.3 would bomb out over nothing randomly.

Also, I would advise people to download the EZbase odin ROMs- there is a froyo and gingerbread version. It can just help to eliminate some problems and confusions.

The real risk with flashing is not the flashing itself, but the flashing of the primary and secondary boot loaders. If your ROM does NOT contain them, the worst that happens is you have to re-boot into download mode (unless of course you have a corrupted PIT file). If your rom tar file has a boot.bin, or a sbl.bin, that is the primary and secondary boot loaders.

I believe download mode resides in the SBL file... And the sbl is only executed AFTER the primary; so if you manage to stuff either the primary OR the Secondary, you are totally F'ed. You will have to send your phone back to samsung for them to hook it up into a special chip programmer machine. Or you claim on your insurance.

ANYWAY: it's quite difficult to stuff the i9000 up if you follow instructions well. Odin can verify the accuracy of the files to be flashed though MD5 checksumming - hence, always prefer your odin files to each end in .tar.md5 ESPECIALLY if you are flashing the bootloaders... 

PIT files are a hidden weakness in the system however - they are not MD5 checked. Hence, a corrupted PIT file can wipe out your bootloaders easily. One work around: get a known good pit file, and extract a new copy of it from the original zip each time you use a pit file. It's one of the reasons people do not always use a pit file when using odin - if you don't need one, it's one very important part not there to go wrong.

PIT files are necessary sometimes though - if your phone is having stupid problems from too many rom's leaving crap behind, a PIT file 'formats' the phone. Sort of. So, given the risk, only use one if you HAVE to.






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  Reply # 470913 19-May-2011 07:55 Send private message

Strangely I've never had to use a pit file when flashing with Odin, not even when flashing the JVH stock rom.




Current Devices: HTC One
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Master Geek


  Reply # 470948 19-May-2011 09:17 Send private message

lokhor: Strangely I've never had to use a pit file when flashing with Odin, not even when flashing the JVH stock rom.


The pit file just maps the partitions so you only need it if you are repartitioning. 

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  Reply # 470988 19-May-2011 10:56 Send private message

Hi Fellas, I've just picked up a parallell import SGS and am wanting to run it on Gingerbread. Looking through this MAMMOTH thread I see a few of you guys are running GB already. What ROM's and kernels have you guys found to be the quicked and most stable?

There's a ton of them over at XDA but I'm a relative noob so it's tough to narrow the options down....

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  Reply # 471036 19-May-2011 12:12 Send private message

Overlord: Hi Fellas, I've just picked up a parallell import SGS and am wanting to run it on Gingerbread. Looking through this MAMMOTH thread I see a few of you guys are running GB already. What ROM's and kernels have you guys found to be the quicked and most stable?

There's a ton of them over at XDA but I'm a relative noob so it's tough to narrow the options down....


Hi Overlord, and welcome.

I'm currently running CM7 i.e. Cyanagen Mod.  You can look at their stuff from this link.  It's much more than you'll see on other Gingerbread ROMs.

You need to be aware that there's no formally released Gingerbread ROM.  What you'll find are based on leaked firmware.  Which doesn't mean you can't use it, but you'll encounter a few things that may not live up to your expectations.

There are many talented Developers out there that offer optimised Gingerbread ROMs.  I've used Doc's and Perka's Gingerbread ROMs.  Have no problem with either.  You can join in the discussion on irc.freenode.net on the following channels #romkitchen and #PerkaROM.  That's a chat room where you can discuss and ask about the current beta ROMs on offer.

Shrapnel will likely have some valuable input too as he's been trialling a number of different Gingerbread ROMs.

Most important piece of information, or what you should have at the forefront of your mind.  Make sure you backup the /efs folder of your phone.  And then take this and send it to you by email, store it on a USB drive, put it on your computer.  And why not put it in your dropbox.  If you encounter problems with your IMEI number (which has the potential to change when flashing ROMs but still relatively rare) then you'll need the details from your /efs folder.




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Samsung Galaxy S I9100 16GB | 64 GB SD | Omega v9 (UK origin on XT Network)
Asus Eee Transformer Pad 32GB | 16 GB SD | ICS 4.0.3 stock (rooted)



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  Reply # 471091 19-May-2011 13:40 Send private message

Actually the official Gingerbread has been released across europe. 
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1084794
JVO is the official version in the UK

also CyanogenMod official supports the SGS now: http://www.cyanogenmod.com/blog/samsung-galaxy-s-series-support 




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  Reply # 471109 19-May-2011 14:14 Send private message

lokhor: Actually the official Gingerbread has been released across europe. 
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1084794
JVO is the official version in the UK

also CyanogenMod official supports the SGS now: http://www.cyanogenmod.com/blog/samsung-galaxy-s-series-support 


Nice one, on both fronts.




Samsung Galaxy S I9000 16GB (Optus) | 32GB SD | CM9
Samsung Galaxy S I9100 16GB | 64 GB SD | Omega v9 (UK origin on XT Network)
Asus Eee Transformer Pad 32GB | 16 GB SD | ICS 4.0.3 stock (rooted)

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  Reply # 471112 19-May-2011 14:16 Send private message

id recommend waiting for a JVO version to hit XDA - however if you cant wait ive only heard good things about Juwes Rom, im running SimplyHoney and its good so far (JVH build and custom kernel) or you could just run a stock vanilla JVH clean and fast build with bloatware stripped and just the essentials? full guide here
http://www.darkyrom.com/community/index.php?threads/guided-torrent-ficetos-jvh-incl-gb-v6-theme-frontface-camera-fix-not-a-gtalk-fix.2913/




Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005, on Telecom 4G LTE.  ROM: Stock Touchwiz, Android 4.3, XUDMJ6  MODEM: MJ4  Kernel: Stock (for now...:)

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