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  Reply # 381568 18-Sep-2010 10:41 Send private message

google "apps2sd", i have a feeling froyo adds this ability anyway, so you might want to google that and check, if so you might want to wait for froyo (only 1-2 weeks away)

If you want a good mod while you wait for froyo install "voodoo" (lagfix only package) for galaxy s, very easy to install and uninstall makes the phone a beast. Also if you root the phone install "autokiller" if not rooted then install "advanced task killer" Both extremely easy to install, basically put update.zip on the sd card, boot into recovery mode and choose "update" there is an update.zip for voodoo and an update.zip for rooting and unrooting. to uninstall voodoo you just create an empty file then when you reboot it automatically undoes the lagfix.

There is no point in flashing firmwares as it's much more complicated and Froyo firmware is around the corner anyway.




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  Reply # 381569 18-Sep-2010 10:44 Send private message

kiwijunglist: google "apps2sd", i have a feeling froyo adds this ability anyway, so you might want to google that and check, if so you might want to wait for froyo (only 1-2 weeks away)

If you want a good mod while you wait for froyo install "voodoo" (lagfix only package) for galaxy s, very easy to install and uninstall makes the phone a beast. Also if you root the phone install "autokiller" if not rooted then install "advanced task killer" Both extremely easy to install, basically put update.zip on the sd card, boot into recovery mode and choose "update" there is an update.zip for voodoo and an update.zip for rooting and unrooting. to uninstall voodoo you just create an empty file then when you reboot it automatically undoes the lagfix.

There is no point in flashing firmwares as it's much more complicated and Froyo firmware is around the corner anyway.
Cool thanks for that. All this firmware doesn't void my warranty by any chance? 

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  Reply # 381573 18-Sep-2010 10:55 Send private message

1. technically rooting voids your warranty, but you can unroot.
2. you don't need root to install voodoo, i don't know if voodoo voids your warranty or not. if you install voodoo you must uninstall before upgrading any firmware. Also you can't use more than 1 lag fix at a time, and must uninstall the current one before trying a new one. (i have a feeling it might void your warranty, but not 100% sure)
3. no point flashing to new firmwares because froyo is around the corner, and when you upgrade to froyo using kies software that will be covered by warranty

If you don't want to root or install a lagfix, i recommend you install "advanced task killer" (ADK) it will make the phone a bit faster, and prevent some of the lagginess while you wait for froyo.  If you root your phone then "autokiller" can be used in place of ADK.  ADK can be installed from the market.




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  Reply # 381575 18-Sep-2010 10:58 Send private message

Ok,cool. I will just wait for Froyo then. :> Thanks for your advice. 

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  Reply # 381577 18-Sep-2010 10:59 Send private message

if your waiting for froyo, get advanced task killer app. you should set it to ignore the following process (phone,contacts,messaging,clock,widgets on your homescreen +/- calender if you use it)  Don't use advanced mode. you can download and install via the market.

some other people with more knowledge may chime in here, but i think i covered the basic info you need to know.




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  Reply # 381588 18-Sep-2010 11:49 Send private message

knave: Hi there all, I'm based in Melbourne now, just wondering if there would be any interest in buying my Galaxy.  
I got it on contract around a month ago through Virgin over here.  Would there be any issues with it taking a kiwi sim?  

To be honest the phone is great, but believe it or not, it's a tiny bit too big.  I think 3.5-3.7" is the sweet spot and I'm looking into a Nexus One!

Forgive me for posting here instead of Offers and Wanted, just thought I'd gauge interest and discuss any issues with transtasman phone stuff... 


Hi, I've got a phone that was originally an Optus phone.  I'm with Vodafone and have had no problem with using it at all.  If you're on contract, wont that have some implications for the person who buys it, like having to continue to pay your contract?

As far as an International Galaxy I9000, yes, it's able to use a Vodafone Sim.  And apparently a 2 Degrees to - I don't know that for a fact, just something the person I bought my phone off said. 




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  Reply # 381591 18-Sep-2010 11:51 Send private message

Wipeout: I saw a post somewhere in this epic thread where I can do something to my Galaxy that will allow me to store apps on SD card, instead of phone memory. Any tips?

Also, any tips as to how to transfer contacts from my old phone Sony Ericsson to the new Galaxy?

Cheers. :>


Can you copy your contacts to your SIM?  If you can, then you're able to copy the contacts from your SIM to the Galaxy.

Go to:  Contacts. Press the Menu button.  Select More.  Select Copy Contacts.  Then you've 2 options.  Phone to SIM or SIM to phone.  You want to select the second option.

Cheers 




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  Reply # 381607 18-Sep-2010 12:56 Send private message

kiwijunglist: if your waiting for froyo, get advanced task killer app. you should set it to ignore the following process (phone,contacts,messaging,clock,widgets on your homescreen +/- calender if you use it)  Don't use advanced mode. you can download and install via the market.

some other people with more knowledge may chime in here, but i think i covered the basic info you need to know.


the latest firmware has a good task manager built in... 

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Reply # 381610 18-Sep-2010 13:10 Send private message

Looks like there's a fix for the 3 button recovery mode.  Or at least a fix for Optus phones:
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1535897

I'm not sure if it'll work for the person who bought their phone from Mobile City.

I ought to try the fix, seems it's been successful for everyone.  I'll work on building up the courage Undecided 




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  Reply # 381617 18-Sep-2010 13:35 Send private message

 Hi, I've got a phone that was originally an Optus phone.  I'm with Vodafone and have had no problem with using it at all.  If you're on contract, wont that have some implications for the person who buys it, like having to continue to pay your contract?

As far as an International Galaxy I9000, yes, it's able to use a Vodafone Sim.  And apparently a 2 Degrees to - I don't know that for a fact, just something the person I bought my phone off said. 


Cool, thanks for that.  The contract is connected to the sim, so I would be able to just keep paying my contract and use a different phone.  I'm going to speak the guys at Virgin to be sure of any snags though,

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  Reply # 381618 18-Sep-2010 13:38 Send private message

I thought I might give some feedback on my Galaxy S i9000, having had it for a couple of weeks.

Before you read too much into this, I have 120 apps stored on the internal 8gb flash card. I am NOT running an external microsd card, yet.
I'm also running antivirus ( lookout) and visual task switcher.
Great things :
Screen : Wow, it's very very good, big bright when it needs to be, 240dpi, nice.
Phone call voice quality: Never had a phone that is so clear for voice calls.
Sound quality, superb, especially with 5.1 sound.
GPS seems fine, either mine has the fix or the internet comments are all rubbish. GPS locates within 45 seconds and holds 6-10 satellites at a time. Accuracy is great.

Peculiarities : compass only works in portrait mode, top of phone is north, not the back when in landscape mode, no big issue but makes compass, when car mounted, 90 degrees out from north.
Loudspeaker is rubbish, need bluetooth to car radio for acceptable sound whilst traveling.
Bad things:
Lag: Despite trying Ryans one click lag fix ( on market for free) and having a 1GHz processor it's still seems quite slow. This is my first Android, I expected better.
FM radio is MONO , not stereo ! Can't think why this.
Samsung Kies, not sure how to get this to work on a 64 bit windows 7, not sure that anyone has yet, hope fix comes out so I can upgrade to 2.2.

In general though, great phone, love it, has cost me lots of sleep :)

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  Reply # 381619 18-Sep-2010 13:39 Send private message

2 messages up : yep , can be used with vodafone and 2 degrees sim cards, taks normal size sim

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  Reply # 381621 18-Sep-2010 13:46 Send private message

@n95 lots of users can't upgrade to latest firmware using kies, as samsung isn't updating JF3 until froyo. My JF3 lagged a lot, but ran a faster with ATK, however now with root + lagfix i don't need ATK. (If I try to update JF3 with kies it tells me I already have the latest firmware, even though strictly it is not the latest version)




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  Reply # 381643 18-Sep-2010 16:31 Send private message

Neets:
Wipeout: I saw a post somewhere in this epic thread where I can do something to my Galaxy that will allow me to store apps on SD card, instead of phone memory. Any tips?

Also, any tips as to how to transfer contacts from my old phone Sony Ericsson to the new Galaxy?

Cheers. :>


Can you copy your contacts to your SIM?  If you can, then you're able to copy the contacts from your SIM to the Galaxy.

Go to:  Contacts. Press the Menu button.  Select More.  Select Copy Contacts.  Then you've 2 options.  Phone to SIM or SIM to phone.  You want to select the second option.

Cheers 
Yus! That should work. I will give it a try this evening. Thanks for that. 

Oh and re task manager. My phone must have the latest software update, because I have one on it. :> 

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  Reply # 381647 18-Sep-2010 17:15 Send private message

The OCLF is inferior to the Voodoo one, so first suggestion would be to get that one onboard instead of ryanza's one (Voodoo doesn't suffer slowdowns with increasing up time as the OCLF does).




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