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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 420247 22-Dec-2010 08:22 Send private message

Has anyone who has done this upgrade had any issues with this rom?

I have read that it disables cpu scaling reducing battery life, and the compass is no longer accurate. Does the compass issue affect google navigation and/or maps?

My main concern is being unable to go back to the original firmware should 2.2 not work as well as I would like. Does anyone have any experience flashing one of the available 2.1 roms?



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  Reply # 420272 22-Dec-2010 08:59 Send private message

friedCrumpet: Has anyone who has done this upgrade had any issues with this rom?



I have read that it disables cpu scaling reducing battery life, and the compass is no longer accurate. Does the compass issue affect google navigation and/or maps?



My main concern is being unable to go back to the original firmware should 2.2 not work as well as I would like. Does anyone have any experience flashing one of the available 2.1 roms?



The compass is out by 90 degrees and the battery life is less when using it - but fine on standby.

However it fixed the probems I was having with this phone so it was worth it for me, and there will be a new 2.2 rom out that will no doubt address the issues above.

There are tools around to backup your rom if you want to go back to the telecom rom

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  Reply # 420296 22-Dec-2010 10:17 Send private message

nitrotech:
friedCrumpet: Has anyone who has done this upgrade had any issues with this rom?



I have read that it disables cpu scaling reducing battery life, and the compass is no longer accurate. Does the compass issue affect google navigation and/or maps?



My main concern is being unable to go back to the original firmware should 2.2 not work as well as I would like. Does anyone have any experience flashing one of the available 2.1 roms?



The compass is out by 90 degrees and the battery life is less when using it - but fine on standby.

However it fixed the probems I was having with this phone so it was worth it for me, and there will be a new 2.2 rom out that will no doubt address the issues above.

There are tools around to backup your rom if you want to go back to the telecom rom


Oh yeah I'd love to backup the rom, I wasn't able to find any information on how to do this though, do you have link to something to start me off?

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Geek


  Reply # 420454 22-Dec-2010 14:47 Send private message

Just bought this phone which is my first smart phone as well as android phone so am a bit of a noob at the technical side of things.

When you say there is backup tools available, do you mean in the app store or they have have to downloaded elsewhere.

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 420457 22-Dec-2010 14:52 Send private message

AliMac: Just bought this phone which is my first smart phone as well as android phone so am a bit of a noob at the technical side of things.

When you say there is backup tools available, do you mean in the app store or they have have to downloaded elsewhere.


So far from my limited searching it looks like you need to root the phone first in order to back up the firmware.

Also of note, there appears to be a new 2.2 firmware for the asia region available on samfirmware.com, I'm not sure if anyone has tried it yet.  Not sure if it would fix the issues with compass or not.


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  Reply # 421373 24-Dec-2010 16:36 Send private message

Do we fall under Asia or USA for the firmware? As friendCrumpet mentioned there is an Asia version out as well so can I use this for NZ or does it not matter as the APN settings are independant?

I am hoping of getting this phone in the boxing day sales as my first Andriod. The Warehouse has 25% off phones so it would be good to get it for close to the $200 mark if possible.

I am sure anything is better than my LG500F which I cant even get Exchange email on.



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  Reply # 421376 24-Dec-2010 16:49 Send private message

The touch screen doesn't work on the asia rom as far as I know.

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Reply # 424411 5-Jan-2011 21:07 Send private message

Works a treat

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  Reply # 425180 8-Jan-2011 12:47 Send private message

Well I finally got my phone from DSE yesterday that I ordered on Xmas day with their online special of $191 including XT sim. first thing I did was upgrade to 2.2 as per the instructions here (Thanks Nitrotech)

It was stright forward and after changing from spanish to english and putting in the Telecom APNs I was away laughing.

Was very lucky too as about 30min later we had a drunk driver who was being chased by the police take out the power pole and the overhead phone lines and unfortunately my parked car on the side of the road :(

Phone lines still down so thankfully upgraded to 2.2 as now using tethering on the laptop for the net access. Must say flys along with XT and dont notice much difference from normal broadband!

Pic of my poor Alfa and the damage that the stupid drunk driver caused. Two weeks out from my wedding as well when I need a car to get around and get things done. Grr
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/imagessubs/blogfb14c4baef4f4ab188aa94ffd23ee480.jpg

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Geek


  Reply # 426289 11-Jan-2011 20:34 Send private message

Yep go for USA version as the touchscreen doesn't work on the asia one.

Anyone know how to root the one once upgraded to froyo as the root that was linked in first post doesn't seem to work now I have gone to 2.2 



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  Reply # 426302 11-Jan-2011 21:06 Send private message


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  Reply # 426365 12-Jan-2011 07:53 Send private message

Did try that as well and phone didn't like it. They both say that phone has been successfully rooted but actually doesn't change phone at all.

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  Reply # 426867 13-Jan-2011 14:48 Send private message

Decided to pick one of these up to add to my collection too, it's like a baby brother to my Galaxy S, even more so than my other i5700 Spica!

The WiFi AP and AllShare look like they ahve been directed copied from the Galaxy S(apart from AllShare missing one feature) but I can say for $249 + Sim from Dick Smith, it's an amazingly good deal. And the 2GB SD instead of the 1GB SD that most overseas users, is most welcome :)




I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 426887 13-Jan-2011 16:42 Send private message

AliMac: Did try that as well and phone didn't like it. They both say that phone has been successfully rooted but actually doesn't change phone at all.


I did read on the XDA thread of someone having to kill all the running tasks possible before the root would work.  However worked for me fine using the Universal Androot without having to kill anything.

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  Reply # 426903 13-Jan-2011 18:30 Send private message

Finally after uninstalling and then reinstalling universal root then using task killer (the stock task manager in froyo doesn't seem to pick up running apps like ATK can) I managed to get it to root.

Warming up to Froyo now but initially wasn't so sure as it seemed to make phone clunky and lagged a bit but either I got used to it or it isn't do that the same. I now find though that I can't open Gallery as it goes black screen, does the vibrate and noise warning thing and the force close screen comes up.

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