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  Reply # 471530 20-May-2011 12:33 Send private message

Yeah I think Go Launcher Ex is also pretty sweet, it has some different features such as being able to organise apps into folders in the app drawer which is quite nice. I don't use it because it doesn't have the scrolling widgets that LPP has. 




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  Reply # 471646 20-May-2011 16:16 Send private message

Brendan:
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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I'm still learning though :P Good to have the info. Sometimes if the file you're flashing with odin is able to be opened in WinRar it will notify you of archive corruption in which case you know to do a new download of it.

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


Battery is so far been everywhere due to flashing but I charged it last night and it seems to be going fairly well, not great but ok so far. Well the mkv issue is a bit weird, the stock player plays 'em smooth as but without sound for some reason and any other player that uses it's own soft decoding gets sound but its all choppy and out of sync(720p Big Bang Theory). Watched an episode of How I Met Your Mother though as an avi which was absolutely fine, no issues.





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Reply # 471746 20-May-2011 21:18 Send private message

lofreq: 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! :)


Thanks mate, geez, all that work, feel like I should buy you a beer.

I tried the stock app, didn't work, then also tried to install the galaxy app, got a similar message as you, thought I might have done something to stuff it up, so reinstalled SH3.3, SGSII email app was there, so was happy with that, then when I installed SH3.5 it was gone.  Actually thought it was something I had done. Did check the XDA thread but assumed that if it was in 3.3 it would be in 3.5. As it happens I have the SGSII email.apk, downloaded it the other day, forgot I had it, was only when click on the link you suggested, realised I had been in there before.

Anyway, will try the SGSII app, see how I go. Have the Nexus app on stand by.

Thanks again for your help...thought it was a pretty simple question (!!) hadn't intended to keep you up until 2am answering it. Cheers  
   

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  Reply # 471792 20-May-2011 23:35 Send private message

all good, i was annoyed to find mine not working after ive always had a working email app. so i was also quite motivated to get it working! so far the nexus version has been working good and, fast as, so its been well worth it. in future builds i daresay i would reinstall this version of the email app, thats how happy i am with its performance.

good luck let us know if u get yours working :)




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  Reply # 471903 21-May-2011 14:35 Send private message

Ok so I want to do a full flash including a repartition. Can anyone point me to the cleanest JVH/JVO stock rom (do they have different bootloaders?) and a good source for the 512 pit file?

I'm not sure what custom rom I will put on after flashing, maybe Juwe's again unless someone else can attest to another stable working rom.




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  Reply # 471928 21-May-2011 15:36 Send private message

lokhor: Ok so I want to do a full flash including a repartition. Can anyone point me to the cleanest JVH/JVO stock rom (do they have different bootloaders?) and a good source for the 512 pit file?

I'm not sure what custom rom I will put on after flashing, maybe Juwe's again unless someone else can attest to another stable working rom.


I have flashed stock jvk and jvh from the following post on XDA. I haven't yet done a re-partition.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1011901


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  Reply # 471935 21-May-2011 16:28 Send private message

lokhor: Ok so I want to do a full flash including a repartition. Can anyone point me to the cleanest JVH/JVO stock rom (do they have different bootloaders?) and a good source for the 512 pit file?

I'm not sure what custom rom I will put on after flashing, maybe Juwe's again unless someone else can attest to another stable working rom.


I'd sugggest EZbase, but the latest one is only JVB if that matters. It's got everything you need on the thread, the right .pit file and a specialized version of odin. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=991792 

Edit: Or you could just use the stock JVO firmware off samfirmware 




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  Reply # 471958 21-May-2011 17:40 Send private message

Does using a PIT file wipe the internal sd?




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  Reply # 471962 21-May-2011 17:54 Send private message

lokhor: Does using a PIT file wipe the internal sd?


When I did it with the ezbase rom it didn't so I guess it doesn't but I had my stuff backed up and I'd suggest you do too, you never know; I could be wrong




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  Reply # 471963 21-May-2011 17:59 Send private message

lokhor: Does using a PIT file wipe the internal sd?


Neg



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  Reply # 471985 21-May-2011 18:36 Send private message

Ok was just checking :D going to flash the JVO stock rom + 512 pit and then flash Juwe's rom or simply honey rom (can't decide). after that will install fugukernel and then fugukernel ultra




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  Reply # 471986 21-May-2011 18:43 Send private message

tanivula: 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


Really impressed by the GPS performance with the new modem. Get locks indoors within 25 seconds - used to take much longer with BUJP5. Signal strength has been great too, haven't tried mobile data speeds.



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  Reply # 471987 21-May-2011 18:48 Send private message

I've been using the BUJV3 modem for a few days now. Haven't really been using GPS but the data speeds have been pretty good. My signal is pretty bad (average -89dbm most places around lower hutt) no matter which modem I use so not really any improvement there.




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  Reply # 471990 21-May-2011 19:17 Send private message


This is strange Odin appears to be frozen or something. unsure what to do




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  Reply # 471991 21-May-2011 19:19 Send private message

ok nothing to worry about apparently. just had to take the battery out and try again..




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