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  Reply # 471203 19-May-2011 16:36 Send private message

I'm running Juwe's 4.31 with FuguKernel and it's not too bad. got most of my Gameloft games working and Gameloft gave me a free copy of Eternal Legacy (by choice) and Lets Golf 2 (just randomly) because Nova wasn't working for me. 

 




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  Reply # 471235 19-May-2011 18:04 Send private message

Brendan:
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.




Yeah I know what you meant when it happened(flashing EzBase or another froyo rom). The only time I've used a pit file is when flashing that EzBase rom yesterday and quite frankly I don't intend to again. I've had odin 1.7 konk out in the middle of flashing a kernel, and the file turned out to be the problem. If it checked the flashability it would be a lot better. If you downloaded the "Ez Odin" for the Ezrom it checks the md5's (obviously knows the md5's for the Ezbase rom's)




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  Reply # 471245 19-May-2011 18:36 Send private message

@Shrapnel whats battery life like on Miui rom? also does it play H264 MKV files?




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  Reply # 471343 19-May-2011 22:03 Send private message

lofreq: 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/


Hey lofreq, I see you are running Simply Honey 3.5 now.

Given the problems I had with the SGSII email app in 3.3, I thought I would upgrade to 3.5 - is it my imagination, or has he removed the SGSII email app from this version.

Either that, or I can't seem to get it installed somehow ?

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  Reply # 471362 19-May-2011 22:44 Send private message

Shrapnel:
Brendan:
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.




Yeah I know what you meant when it happened(flashing EzBase or another froyo rom). The only time I've used a pit file is when flashing that EzBase rom yesterday and quite frankly I don't intend to again. I've had odin 1.7 konk out in the middle of flashing a kernel, and the file turned out to be the problem. If it checked the flashability it would be a lot better. If you downloaded the "Ez Odin" for the Ezrom it checks the md5's (obviously knows the md5's for the Ezbase rom's)


The md5 checksum is somehow encoded into the tar file, and the md5 is added to the end. There was some tutorial on how to do it on xda a while back.

If you are flashing a PIT file, they do not have a MD5 checksum built in; if you are flashing a TAR file, without the MD5 tacked on the end, e.g. just something.tar, it ALSO does not have a MD5 checksum. If your file does NOT have the checksum, you better be real damn sure it's not corrupted because it could all go very wrong - especially if it goes wrong during the primary or secondary bootloader flash...

(aimed at noobs in general, not you shrapnel lol)

 

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  Reply # 471366 19-May-2011 22:54 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.


I don't think a PIT file is enforced; but sometimes it is useful to have one.

If your phone seems to have silly problems, strange force closes, extra battery useage, etc, it may be time to use a PIT file.
Essentially, it formats (and therefore erases) any corrupted/incompatible files, file system permissions, file system corruption, cross linking etc that may be causing the problem.

The fact you have never truly cleaned the file system of your phone MAY explain some of the battery problems you have been having (unless I have the wrong guy lol).

Might be worth a go; who knows what piece of crap file has been write protected and corrupted for months now, causing you all this grief...





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  Reply # 471386 19-May-2011 23:34 Send private message

So try 512 pit with JVH stock?




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  Reply # 471401 20-May-2011 01:28 Send private message

mattyjnz:
lofreq: 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/


Hey lofreq, I see you are running Simply Honey 3.5 now.

Given the problems I had with the SGSII email app in 3.3, I thought I would upgrade to 3.5 - is it my imagination, or has he removed the SGSII email app from this version.

Either that, or I can't seem to get it installed somehow ?


mate - responding to your message took almost an hour and a half of work! i went thru and tried to test all that i could think of after flashing 3.5 as i was worried something might not be working - so i tested camera (front and back), browsers, data connections, wifi, gps, rah rah... everything except email. when you mentioned the issue i jumped into the email app.. and it simply wouldnt load. it didnt FC, it just sat with a blank black screen with a blank blue part at the top (where it would normally have the inbox name etc) - sh1t! checked the ROM thread and sure enough no mention of SGSII email app, only Polaris office suite.

ok, so i checked titanium backup, and i DID have Email v 3.0.0.1 backed up. so easy i thought, just restore it. restored it - refused to work - it goes thru the setup of the email account, then sits on blank screen again. so i thought to try SGS tools and redownload another email app - tried the Galaxy Tab app - took ages and failed to install. "not enough space on destination" but i have heaps of space i havent installed that many apps. tried the "stock email" apk - failed also. tried uninstalling email.apk from my system - now its gone completely, icon gone etc. fffffffffuuuuuuuuu

was getting worse and worse - googled the SGSII app an saw lots of people with problems with it, but then also saw alot of people say all you need to do is go Settings>applicatoins>manage>all>email and click force stop and clear data. did that, tried it with titanium backup version, fail. tried with stocl 2.2 email apk - fail.

ended up finding this link to the NExusOne email app 2.3.4 version. finally after flashing this with CWM, and then going straight to the settings thing and Force stop/clear data, i was able to enter my exchange setup, and it FINALLY started working. cant believe it!!

anyway to save you the hassle, you can try either the stock SGSII app (plus a ton more SGSII apps that work on the SGS) here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1058654

or try the nexusone version, via CWM here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1067631

as the thread says, the nexus version is really fast, - and in testing, it is the fastest email app ive used yet. almost ZERO lag waiting for emails, i can hit next next next previous previous and it just flies thru my emails, the layout is very pretty, doubletap to zoom (not sure if pinch works?) displays images inline with an option to view images, overall im very impressed. i recomennd you try it and see if it works for you. i think it is better than the SGSII implementation - definitely miles faster.


as an aside to all this... doing all this work constantly with the phone now o/c to 1300mhz really showed - in heat!! the back of the phone got pretty warm thru this, enough to make me a bit worried! it cools off fast tho but man, 1.3gig is like butter but you do need to be aware of heat! :)




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  Reply # 471405 20-May-2011 02:02 Send private message

lokhor: So try 512 pit with JVH stock?


Yes, that's what I'd do.

Use Odin 1.7 or higher though, earlier versions are buggy. Take a look at the newest EZbase.

JVO has just been released, apparently it's official from samsung. Download the full thing (including bootloaders etc, you'll need that), and read up on it first.





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  Reply # 471425 20-May-2011 08:24 Send private message

Brendan:
lokhor: So try 512 pit with JVH stock?


Yes, that's what I'd do.

Use Odin 1.7 or higher though, earlier versions are buggy. Take a look at the newest EZbase.

JVO has just been released, apparently it's official from samsung. Download the full thing (including bootloaders etc, you'll need that), and read up on it first.




JVO has the same build date as JVH it's just for a diff region. Not sure if it needs different bootloaders either. Will have to try flashing with a 512 pit this weekend. I used Odin 1.7 to flash JVH bootloaders + stock rom a week ago.




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  Reply # 471460 20-May-2011 09:47 Send private message

Just flashed the modem from BUJV9 (the vodafone specific new base) - modem comes up as BUJV3. Signal strength has increased slightly (compared to BUJP5). Will have a play with GPS later on and during the weekend and see how it performs. Modem is off XDA here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=13943732&postcount=7

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  Reply # 471474 20-May-2011 10:40 Send private message

Is anyone else having LauncherPro issues since the last update?  Whenever I reboot, LP hangs, and all my widgets give me the "Problem loading widget" error box?

Very annoying!




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  Reply # 471484 20-May-2011 11:05 Send private message

My LauncherPro is working fine




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  Reply # 471518 20-May-2011 12:14 Send private message

my ADWlauncherEX is working fine... new cube rotation and all ;p





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  Reply # 471521 20-May-2011 12:18 Send private message

nofam: Is anyone else having LauncherPro issues since the last update?  Whenever I reboot, LP hangs, and all my widgets give me the "Problem loading widget" error box?

Very annoying!


I'd regularly get problems with widgets loaded immediately following flashing a new ROM.  After after about 3 reboots it would finally behave.  Even though I've the paid version of LP, I'm using Go Launcher.  And I've got say it's really nice.  It's like LP and ADW combined.  It's nice that you can resize widgets, whereas you can only do that in LP if you've got a donate app.  I'd recommend having a play with Go Launcher if LP is starting to hack you off.




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