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  Reply # 395447 25-Oct-2010 11:17 Send private message

Probably too many of us have the SGS though. My workmate is selling his Desire to get a Desire HD. I think I'll give Samsung a bit longer to fix things before ditching.




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  Reply # 395524 25-Oct-2010 17:58 Send private message

After tweaking my phone the other day, I ended up putting it all back the way it was using ClockworkMod (ROM Manager) restoring a backup I made.

Today I put another (similar) ROM on.  I followed this thread on XDA.  It doesn't matter how may factory resets, applying update.zip files or fluffing about, I always end up holding my breath hoping it turns out right.

And it did.  This is fast.  And I like the fact that now when I to recovery mode it defaults to all the options you get when going to recovery mode in ROM Manager.

Lets see how long I sit tight on this before I try the next best thing.

With this ROM it's a base ROM.  And the thread provides a number of optional "modules" you might like to use.  So basically you get a really fast ROM and then just add the other bits and bobs you want.  There's no theme so you're not stuck with a good ROM that doesn't please you aesthetically.

Now I've played about with ROM Manager I'm a little less reluctant, but I don't expect the "holding the breath" feeling will ever really pass. 




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  Reply # 395542 25-Oct-2010 19:13 Send private message

Hey lokhor.  I know you asked about the music player of the ROM I've just flashed.  When I use Root Explorer and pick a song I get the "Complete action using" pop up.  The choices are:


  • Meridian

  • Music

  • Sound Player

  • Winamp



Meridian and Winamp I've added myself.  I think Sound Player is the default as I remember.  Not sure what the Music one is.




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  Reply # 395554 25-Oct-2010 20:11 Send private message

I'm hesitant to try that Rom due to the removal of all of the Samsung apps. Some of them are actually good such as the SMS, Music Player and Video Player.




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  Reply # 395566 25-Oct-2010 20:37 Send private message

lokhor: I'm hesitant to try that Rom due to the removal of all of the Samsung apps. Some of them are actually good such as the SMS, Music Player and Video Player.


There's a full version too.

Full V5, READ install instructions

Added apps:
Spareparts
SGS info
SGS toolbox

Removed:
None




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  Reply # 395790 26-Oct-2010 14:07 Send private message

I just got my i9000 8GB From VF as part of my new plan.

I have come from the HD2, and to be honest considering all the hype I am feeling a little let down.

Battery life is better than my HD2, but there are some INCREDIBLY frustrating things I have noticed:

1) No Dial or Dial End buttons. Even when I read the reviews I never thought it didn't have these
2) Proximity sensor isn't working nicely. Further to this treasure, when it doesn't undo the proximity lock in a call, when you press the middle button and unlock the screen, you don't have the same keypad options! IE I can't fecking hang up a call!!! No matter what I press I can't hang up, particularly annoying in voicemail. I end up switching off the phone.
3) I am used to being able to hit dial when I have a text message up to call the number, but now I need to hit the menu button, click more, then dial and then dial again. What a fecking waste of time!
4) I really hate the sms messaging dialog boxes
5) I presume this is fixable but I prefer my battery indicators to be a 1-100% Indicator.
6) I can't see how to determine if data is going from my wifi or 3G, or control how that works! I want all data to be sent via wifi if connected and 3g on request!
7) Sweep glass to unlock is horrendous, are there any alternatives?
8) Anyone having issues with calls going right to VM? I have 5 bars of connectivity, and yet my calls frequently never call, just go right to vm.

Anyone got a recommendation on a 2.2 Custom ROM, that is good for day to day business type use? Bluetooth is a must, so all functionality must be intact, as must be full exchange sync support?

Should I apply a lagfix to my Std Eclair ROM?

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  Reply # 395795 26-Oct-2010 14:21 Send private message

1. i think this is standard for android
2. i had this problem once, couldn't get back to my active call. i think you have entered the home screen or another app therefore you can't hang up. next time try and long press home button and then select the call so you can go back to the calling screen.
3. when on text message screen where you view all the contacts that have txt'd you, you can swipe left / right to call / txt them
4. i like this, what's wrong with it? you can try install a different messaging app eg. handcet sms
5. if you want % battery indicator in the icon on the right side of the notification/status bar you need a custom rom, however you can also install an app that will display the % battery on the left side, alternatively there are widgets that display % battery on the home screen.
6. by default it tries wifi first, only will use 3g if no wifi available.
7. widgetlocker app does this, also some custom roms may change this too.
8. unlikely phone related

if you stick with 2.1 you should apply voodoo lag fix.
if you upgrade to 2.2 you MUST uninstall voodoo lagfix (or any other lagfixes) first.
if you upgrade to 2.2 there is debate about how necessary lagfix is.

I would upgrade to 2.2 when it's available on kies, and then decide re: lagfixing.  Hopefully a finely polished and heavily tested version of voodoo will be available for 2.2




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  Reply # 395808 26-Oct-2010 14:54 Send private message

kiwijunglist: 1. i think this is standard for android
2. i had this problem once, couldn't get back to my active call. i think you have entered the home screen or another app therefore you can't hang up. next time try and long press home button and then select the call so you can go back to the calling screen.
3. when on text message screen where you view all the contacts that have txt'd you, you can swipe left / right to call / txt them
4. i like this, what's wrong with it? you can try install a different messaging app eg. handcet sms
5. if you want % battery indicator in the icon on the right side of the notification/status bar you need a custom rom, however you can also install an app that will display the % battery on the left side, alternatively there are widgets that display % battery on the home screen.
6. by default it tries wifi first, only will use 3g if no wifi available.
7. widgetlocker app does this, also some custom roms may change this too.
8. unlikely phone related

if you stick with 2.1 you should apply voodoo lag fix.
if you upgrade to 2.2 you MUST uninstall voodoo lagfix (or any other lagfixes) first.
if you upgrade to 2.2 there is debate about how necessary lagfix is.

I would upgrade to 2.2 when it's available on kies, and then decide re: lagfixing.  Hopefully a finely polished and heavily tested version of voodoo will be available for 2.2


1) OK
2) Thanks for the heads up.
3) WOW thats's so cool. What about when you view a text message?
4) I just prefer what I am used to which is the htc messaging format
5) OK
6) Is there a way to monitor or have it request access to 3G
7)  Ok I'll look into that.
8) Weird, never had an issue in my hd2.

More questions:

1) Do you have a link for the voodoo?
2) Can I set the phone so that new messages/missed call notifications are on the main screen? Rather than the pull down?
3) Do you have a recommended 2.2 Custom ROM?

Many thanks.



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  Reply # 395810 26-Oct-2010 14:55 Send private message

If you are keen to try out a new Froyo Rom there is a good one out there by DocRambone and Kalpik on XDA Forums. It has removed a lot of the Samsung bloatware and has the default Android SMS application etc.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=817703

It has a pretty thorough guide on how to do it. Make sure you read and understand the basics of everything. If you screw up you can always flash another firmware back on it using Odin as long as you have 3 button recovery mode working. It is very important to make sure this works before embarking on and flashing adventures. You can do this by holding Vol down + home + power when your phone is off and it will come up with a little image that looks like:

Download Mode




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  Reply # 395815 26-Oct-2010 15:03 Send private message

Lokhur: Thanks, are both these fully operational same as the normal stock rom? IE no issues with Bluetooth headsets/carkits etc?

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  Reply # 395819 26-Oct-2010 15:07 Send private message

3) WOW thats's so cool. What about when you view a text message?

Don't know

6) Is there a way to monitor or have it request access to 3G

Install 3g watchdog to monitor useage, it has option to disable 3d data when you go over a limit.

You can install a toggle widget to enable / disable 3g.  Try quick settings app (free), apntoggle (free) or use switchpro app (~$1-2)

1) Do you have a link for the voodoo?

http://project-voodoo.org/

2) Can I set the phone so that new messages/missed call notifications are on the main screen? Rather than the pull down?

Try launcherpro (free)

3) Do you have a recommended 2.2 Custom ROM?

I'm still on 2.1

Many thanks.

Welcome :) you might want to visit this page
http://www.appbrain.com/user/kiwijunglist/apps
I don't have all these apps running, but it's a collection of good apps, or apps i have yet to try but want to try in the future




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  Reply # 395822 26-Oct-2010 15:10 Send private message

networkn:

More questions:

1) Do you have a link for the voodoo?
2) Can I set the phone so that new messages/missed call notifications are on the main screen? Rather than the pull down?
3) Do you have a recommended 2.2 Custom ROM?

Many thanks.

1)  See 3) below
2)  You can set it up to show a notification of new email messages, unread txt messages and missed calls.
3)  I'm running this one v5f (Lite - JP6)  **  also has a link to where you can apply the Voodoo lag fix, but they say you don't need any lag fix with this ROM **




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  Reply # 395828 26-Oct-2010 15:12 Send private message

lokhor: If you are keen to try out a new Froyo Rom there is a good one out there by DocRambone and Kalpik on XDA Forums. It has removed a lot of the Samsung bloatware and has the default Android SMS application etc.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=817703

It has a pretty thorough guide on how to do it. Make sure you read and understand the basics of everything. If you screw up you can always flash another firmware back on it using Odin as long as you have 3 button recovery mode working. It is very important to make sure this works before embarking on and flashing adventures. You can do this by holding Vol down + home + power when your phone is off and it will come up with a little image that looks like:

Download Mode


Did you flash the Full ROM lokhor?  Still happy on the lite version, and glad not to have some of the stock apps - I didn't use them and always wanted to remove them anyway, so the lite version suits me.




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  Reply # 395829 26-Oct-2010 15:14 Send private message

Yeah the DocRambone/Kalpik custom Rom has many lagfix options that are not mandatory. It doesn't appear to have any bluetooth or corporate email problems afaik but it would pay to read through the thread or do a search to see if anyone has.




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  Reply # 395834 26-Oct-2010 15:16 Send private message


Did you flash the Full ROM lokhor?  Still happy on the lite version, and glad not to have some of the stock apps - I didn't use them and always wanted to remove them anyway, so the lite version suits me.


I haven't tried out the Rom yet, I'm using JP6 with some modifications like circle battery mod and voodoo 5-pre3. I was waiting until he brought out a version with the Samsung Music Player as I really like it.




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