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  Reply # 584784 21-Feb-2012 20:10 Send private message

VtechTaka: Have you tried the Mui offering
Gipaq Miui  4.03

GipaqMIUI ICS for the SGS2 is based on the CM9 source code from Teamhacksung, and has all of the same bugs. Here's a list of known issues:
  • Storage: MTP File Transfer partially broken (USB Sharing)
  • Storage: Media Scanner makes CPU going crazy, device gets hot, battery goes down
  • Video: HW codecs aren't used
  • Video: Wrong Pixel format (green line on Youtube, wrong colors)
  • Camera: video recording broken
  • Camera: crashes when using face effects
  • FM Radio: not implemented
  • TV Out: not working yet
  • Secure Containers: Installing of big apps fails.
Some of these issues won't be fixable until Samsung release their source code.

I'm certainly interested in looking at CM9 or MIUI. It just won't be until those ROMs are at least as stable as the Samsung ones, and the leaks are far more stable for now.

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  Reply # 584816 21-Feb-2012 21:06 Send private message

nzgeek:
VtechTaka: Have you tried the Mui offering
Gipaq Miui  4.03

GipaqMIUI ICS for the SGS2 is based on the CM9 source code from Teamhacksung, and has all of the same bugs. Here's a list of known issues:
  • Storage: MTP File Transfer partially broken (USB Sharing)
  • Storage: Media Scanner makes CPU going crazy, device gets hot, battery goes down
  • Video: HW codecs aren't used
  • Video: Wrong Pixel format (green line on Youtube, wrong colors)
  • Camera: video recording broken
  • Camera: crashes when using face effects
  • FM Radio: not implemented
  • TV Out: not working yet
  • Secure Containers: Installing of big apps fails.
Some of these issues won't be fixable until Samsung release their source code.

I'm certainly interested in looking at CM9 or MIUI. It just won't be until those ROMs are at least as stable as the Samsung ones, and the leaks are far more stable for now.




Never ran Into any of the issues quoted ...
Known issues you have listed of course ,...ie not included apps or function
I know that origin of device has a bearing on the issues experienced...
My SGS2 is from HK ..less issues experienced.

But in light of your comments I will refrain from recommending this rom..

I will however reign praise on the CheckRom RevoHD V6 with Kitchen Pro.... Its a GB Rom but with kitchen you can add all sorts of new flavours...
So slick and enough customisation to keep even the flasholics  happy lol    CheckRomHD V6 FTW.
You can even flash an ICS theme.          

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  Reply # 584820 21-Feb-2012 21:14 Send private message

Not a fan of either CM9 or MIUI... Running Remix 9.3 and runs great.

Wasnt keen on the early versions of Remix but very stable now. Ran Fix rom for a little while and liked the flashing pixels to indicate new sms/emails etc... better than BLN i think.

My GB nandroid of FluxMod was a welcome relief trying some of the early ICS builds.. I was flashing my nandroid sometimes within half an hour of flashing an ics rom haha.. Happy now




- Telstra HTC Touch Pro2 - Energy ROM WM6.5.5 20 Oct/Cyanogen Mod Froyo 2.2 - R.I.P
- AT&T Galaxy S Captivate 16GB on XT (now with brother)
- Samsung Galaxy S2 on XT- Runs ICS 4.0.3 Resurrection Remix 9.2
- Business Hours - Work In The Electricity Industry, After Hours - DJ/Turntablist - Will Scratch Vinyl For Free'
- What's next??? S3?

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  Reply # 584841 21-Feb-2012 21:55 Send private message

I am happy to stick with Samsung based roms as even the GB AOSP roms never quite unlocked the full usability of the SGS2 (I could be wrong but that was my understanding), pure AOSP roms seems to me to be a bit like modifying a car but only having 3 out of 4 doors operational, great until you need to use it

My last GB was Checkrom Revo HD V5 with ICS theme and it was by far the smoothest and best performing rom i ever flashed and the main reason i stuck with GB until XXLPB snuck onto the scene. XXLPH is not far off the pace of Checkrom (and considering most LPH roms are practically stock Samsung roms with some theming/AOSP apps added compared to the highly developed GB roms) that is a awesome starting point and once source is out, living without ICS will be unbearable :P

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  Reply # 585197 22-Feb-2012 15:05 Send private message

Wade: I am happy to stick with Samsung based roms as even the GB AOSP roms never quite unlocked the full usability of the SGS2 (I could be wrong but that was my understanding), pure AOSP roms seems to me to be a bit like modifying a car but only having 3 out of 4 doors operational, great until you need to use it


Can't say I've missed any functionality running GB versions of MIUI.

But then again, no rom stays on my phone for more than a week or two lol.
 



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  Reply # 585730 23-Feb-2012 14:40 Send private message

Dumb Q, how do I set a shortcut on my bookmarks to go to the last page of a thread? I tried adding a big number to the end of the URL, but that didn't work.

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  Reply # 585938 23-Feb-2012 20:14 Send private message

To support a previous post on Checkrom V6: Great so far.

I moved up from V4 with no-wipe.  So far I've had problems at all, just faster performance and probably much better battery life.    I've been playing with the ICS themes too, and are nice for something different.

Only issue I had was the JKay Settings:  The old version left from V4 wouldn't update itself, and I had to download a new one from XDA but that installed over the top fine via recovery.



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  Reply # 585954 23-Feb-2012 20:42 Send private message

Chis: To support a previous post on Checkrom V6: Great so far.

I moved up from V4 with no-wipe.  So far I've had problems at all, just faster performance and probably much better battery life.    I've been playing with the ICS themes too, and are nice for something different.

Only issue I had was the JKay Settings:  The old version left from V4 wouldn't update itself, and I had to download a new one from XDA but that installed over the top fine via recovery.


What is your recommendation on the best ics theme?

Do you have a link to the Jkay update?

Cheers
 

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  Reply # 585958 23-Feb-2012 20:47 Send private message

 
What is your recommendation on the best ics theme?

Do you have a link to the Jkay update?

Cheers
 


The KitchenPro app that comes with CheckROM v6 has a selection of compatible themes including an ICS one.  The themes have been updated to include latest Jkay version so you shouldnt need to download Jkay separately.  When CheckROM v6 first came out the initial themes included earlier Jkay that had a bug (well it was a samsung bug that affected Jkay). Themes have been updated now

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  Reply # 585996 23-Feb-2012 22:34 Send private message

toii:
 
What is your recommendation on the best ics theme?

Do you have a link to the Jkay update?

Cheers
 


The KitchenPro app that comes with CheckROM v6 has a selection of compatible themes including an ICS one.  The themes have been updated to include latest Jkay version so you shouldnt need to download Jkay separately.  When CheckROM v6 first came out the initial themes included earlier Jkay that had a bug (well it was a samsung bug that affected Jkay). Themes have been updated now

 
 Yep the checkrom revo hd  v6 is awesome and it seems the most ideal kernel for this rom is the siyah kernal ,also allows to OC up to 1.6 ghz.Extremely stable and impressive bench with CF 
 



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  Reply # 586011 23-Feb-2012 23:26 Send private message

Last time I used Siyah I had sleep of death issues, I put NEAK on and liked it fine, installing a rom installs it's packaged Kernel right?

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  Reply # 586026 23-Feb-2012 23:55 Send private message

networkn: Last time I used Siyah I had sleep of death issues, I put NEAK on and liked it fine, installing a rom installs it's packaged Kernel right?

 It does but if you get a kernel that uses the same baseband as your rom then your fine.
 All the roms in the V6 kitchen will play fine with the checkrom offering .

 Which rom  did you use the siyah kernel with previously

 

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  Reply # 586031 24-Feb-2012 00:46 Send private message

networkn: Last time I used Siyah I had sleep of death issues, I put NEAK on and liked it fine, installing a rom installs it's packaged Kernel right?

Most ROMs come with a kernel in the package, so it'll install that instead of what you're currently using. The kernels are all pretty much interchangeable, so you can pick any GB-based kernel to work with GB-based ROM. If you don't like what comes with the ROM, just change it.

VtechTaka: It does but if you get a kernel that uses the same baseband as your rom then your fine. All the roms in the V6 kitchen will play fine with the checkrom offering. 

Which rom did you use the siyah kernel with previously

The baseband (radio) firmware is separate to the kernel. Some custom ROMs will update your radio, but others might not. You can use any radio with any version of the ROM, and that includes using ICS radios with GB ROMs, and GB radios with ICS ROMs.

Siyah had known sleep of death issues for some builds back around v2.0-2.2, and I think gokhanmoral manged to fix them by playing with the compiler settings. You can get weird issues come up when the compiler optimisations are turned up too high, especially with multi-threaded code.

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  Reply # 586034 24-Feb-2012 01:27 Send private message

nzgeek:
networkn: Last time I used Siyah I had sleep of death issues, I put NEAK on and liked it fine, installing a rom installs it's packaged Kernel right?

Most ROMs come with a kernel in the package, so it'll install that instead of what you're currently using. The kernels are all pretty much interchangeable, so you can pick any GB-based kernel to work with GB-based ROM. If you don't like what comes with the ROM, just change it.

VtechTaka: It does but if you get a kernel that uses the same baseband as your rom then your fine. All the roms in the V6 kitchen will play fine with the checkrom offering. 

Which rom did you use the siyah kernel with previously

The baseband (radio) firmware is separate to the kernel. Some custom ROMs will update your radio, but others might not. You can use any radio with any version of the ROM, and that includes using ICS radios with GB ROMs, and GB radios with ICS ROMs.

Siyah had known sleep of death issues for some builds back around v2.0-2.2, and I think gokhanmoral manged to fix them by playing with the compiler settings. You can get weird issues come up when the compiler optimisations are turned up too high, especially with multi-threaded code.

 
 I have had very mixed results mixing and matching basebands with kernels it seems to me  there is some correlation between the 2 in regards to radio stability ,you may be able to interchange from a compatibilty level but it doesnt always translate into a well matched symmetry from my experience at least.

 

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  Reply # 586063 24-Feb-2012 08:18 Send private message

Changelog for firmware update:

Hey folks,

I have been searching for a couple of days, and not finding. I am looking for a changelog or 'highlights' or any information at all about the firmware update I just performed using KIES.
It seems most people just blindly update the firmware... Personally I prefer to know what a firmware change is doing, preferably before I flash. However, I gave up looking and just updated last night.

My phone is about a year or so old, i'm running the stock ROM, and purchased it from VFNZ... I wasn't smart enough to write down my versions before i updated.

I am now running:
Android: 2.3.3
Kernel: 2.6.35.70I900XWKG3-CL374944
Build: Gingerbread.XWKG3


How on Gods green earth am I supposed to find a list of changes associated with this firmware!?

Anyone?


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