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  Reply # 472713 23-May-2011 07:25 Send private message

Pda. There are instructions in the link I posted, but that's pretty much it. Get the phone into download mode, put the tar into the pda section, connect the usb cable and away you go. A couple of minutes later and you're all done.

My battery seems to have stayed on 100% much longer this morning.






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  Reply # 472790 23-May-2011 09:22 Send private message

kiwitrc: Re using Odin to flash KE7, I have downloaded Odin and KE7 from XDA, can someone tell me whether the extracted tar goes in the bootloadler or PDA field as its only a single file?

Edit. I have both the kernel and the firmware files by the way.


PDA. Shouldn't need a separate kernel unless it's been modified from stock.

Don't touch anything to do with bootloaders.




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  Reply # 472806 23-May-2011 09:44 Send private message

After upgrading to KE7, the battery life seems to be much better once again! 3 hours on battery and I'm at 97%!

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  Reply # 472882 23-May-2011 11:41 Send private message

Hi, 

Could someone please help me. Im not sure why but when my screen is locked and i receive a call/txt it 'speaks' the caller details. 

It didn't always happen, but now i am not sure how i started that feature and how to disable it. 

Anyone know?

cheers. 

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  Reply # 472889 23-May-2011 11:44 Send private message

kingpinner: Hi, 

Could someone please help me. Im not sure why but when my screen is locked and i receive a call/txt it 'speaks' the caller details. 

It didn't always happen, but now i am not sure how i started that feature and how to disable it. 

Anyone know?

cheers. 


Hi Kingpinner,

You most likely have Driving Mode on, the quickest way to disable it is by double pressing the home key and enter voice mode - and then tapping on Driving Mode so that there is no longer a green bar under it. 

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  Reply # 472901 23-May-2011 12:03 Send private message

edenLOL:
kingpinner: Hi, 

Could someone please help me. Im not sure why but when my screen is locked and i receive a call/txt it 'speaks' the caller details. 

It didn't always happen, but now i am not sure how i started that feature and how to disable it. 

Anyone know?

cheers. 


Hi Kingpinner,

You most likely have Driving Mode on, the quickest way to disable it is by double pressing the home key and enter voice mode - and then tapping on Driving Mode so that there is no longer a green bar under it. 


Ah, thank you. fixed.

Didn't even realize double click on the home button did that. :) 

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  Reply # 472904 23-May-2011 12:08 Send private message

kingpinner:
edenLOL:
kingpinner: Hi, 

Could someone please help me. Im not sure why but when my screen is locked and i receive a call/txt it 'speaks' the caller details. 

It didn't always happen, but now i am not sure how i started that feature and how to disable it. 

Anyone know?

cheers. 


Hi Kingpinner,

You most likely have Driving Mode on, the quickest way to disable it is by double pressing the home key and enter voice mode - and then tapping on Driving Mode so that there is no longer a green bar under it. 


Ah, thank you. fixed.

Didn't even realize double click on the home button did that. :) 


Pretty handy shortcut. You can also get a widget for voice command/driving mode on the homescreen. 

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  Reply # 472967 23-May-2011 14:03 Send private message

stevenz:
kiwitrc: Re using Odin to flash KE7, I have downloaded Odin and KE7 from XDA, can someone tell me whether the extracted tar goes in the bootloadler or PDA field as its only a single file?

Edit. I have both the kernel and the firmware files by the way.


PDA. Shouldn't need a separate kernel unless it's been modified from stock.

Don't touch anything to do with bootloaders.


Thanks for that, all went smoothly.

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  Reply # 473170 23-May-2011 21:04 Send private message



This is my battery usage today, considering Andriod OS is so high....im still highly impressed.
almost 14hours, currently at 78% battery remaining.
45minutes of screen usage, cell standby: 100% of time with no signal

GPS, bluetooth off the entire time, wifi on in the morning before work, then turned back on when i got home from work (about 4 hours ago)
Emails were set to check hourly (all day)

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  Reply # 473324 24-May-2011 09:52 Send private message

Anyone tried to root after flashing KE7 firmware? Originally I went through the links mentioned on page 3 of this thread and rooted fine. I flashed KE7 via Odin and went through the re root proceedure but Superoneclick stops at waiting for device? I checked USB debugging is on etc? I might try going back to KE2 and trying again from there.

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  Reply # 473377 24-May-2011 12:01 Send private message

Ignore my post above, PEBKAC error.

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  Reply # 473381 24-May-2011 12:10 Send private message

Problem - Wireless N transfers from my File Server over gigabit through a Netgear wireless N router to my S2. The top speed I can get is 1.5 mb/s from the file server to the phone. This seems awfully slow, is there anything that I could do to improve this?? I have been careful to place the router centrally and up high, away from walls, metal objects etc.




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  Reply # 473384 24-May-2011 12:16 Send private message

kiwitrc: Anyone tried to root after flashing KE7 firmware? Originally I went through the links mentioned on page 3 of this thread and rooted fine. I flashed KE7 via Odin and went through the re root proceedure but Superoneclick stops at waiting for device? I checked USB debugging is on etc? I might try going back to KE2 and trying again from there.


If SOC stops at that point, you can sometimes just unplug the device, wait about 5-10 seconds and plug it in again and it'll continue on its way.




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  Reply # 473387 24-May-2011 12:22 Send private message

valtam: Problem - Wireless N transfers from my File Server over gigabit through a Netgear wireless N router to my S2. The top speed I can get is 1.5 mb/s from the file server to the phone. This seems awfully slow, is there anything that I could do to improve this?? I have been careful to place the router centrally and up high, away from walls, metal objects etc.


If the SGS2 is only 2.4Ghz 802.11n then that's probably about what you'd expect.

You could try changing the wifi channel to one that's less polluted which might help (use the market app "WiFi Analyzer" to help check them out, great app)

Locking the AP to 802.11n ONLY (no 11a/b/g support) can help too. Most devices should support 11n now, albeit only in the 2.4ghz spectrum.




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  Reply # 473389 24-May-2011 12:27 Send private message

stevenz:
valtam: Problem - Wireless N transfers from my File Server over gigabit through a Netgear wireless N router to my S2. The top speed I can get is 1.5 mb/s from the file server to the phone. This seems awfully slow, is there anything that I could do to improve this?? I have been careful to place the router centrally and up high, away from walls, metal objects etc.


If the SGS2 is only 2.4Ghz 802.11n then that's probably about what you'd expect.

You could try changing the wifi channel to one that's less polluted which might help (use the market app "WiFi Analyzer" to help check them out, great app)

Locking the AP to 802.11n ONLY (no 11a/b/g support) can help too. Most devices should support 11n now, albeit only in the 2.4ghz spectrum.


Cheers stevenz, will give that a go.




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