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  Reply # 476319 31-May-2011 18:11 Send private message

I'm new to this thread but am going to see the Galaxy s2 at Parallel imports tomorrow.
Saw a friends one a couple of days ago and had a wee play with it. I was impressed with it pretty much.

Now the problem is that I've been using IPhones the last few years and have upgraded three years running !!!! Plus I'm running the iPad 2. So obviously I've invested quite a bit over the years in the Apple product. This included such services as MobileMe, ITunes, apps
I'm willing to forgo all that to try android and I believe this is the device to tempt me into this shall we say spiral.
Traditionally over the last 20 odd years I've been as keen as to try the new technology so this I suppose is nothing new.

I'd be grateful for any tips from other "iPhone" converters who have seen the light and switched.
My main concern is removing MobileMe functionality. But I believe there are work arounds.
I'll check over this thread more shortly to see I'd there are any oth posted tips.
Thanks for your advice in advance




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  Reply # 476321 31-May-2011 18:12 Send private message

nofam: Do you have reason to believe the Vodafone SGS2 will have a carrier-specific ROM on it or something?


Vodafone NZ definitely does have a custom ROM on their Samsung phones. Samsung have the phone up on their NZ site, and show the model number as GT-I9100LKAVNZ. The generic Euro models are GT-I9100LKAXEU. Note the bold letters.

These letters tie in with the CSC (carrier-specific code) for the phones. The original SGS has a VNZ CSC package that contains Vodafone NZ-specific customisations. The SGS2 will have the same thing.

stevenz: What're odds of them being SIM locked to VF?

Hopefully it wouldn't be too much of a task to put a generic non-VF firmware onto it.


I don't believe that Vodafone SIM-lock any of their phones. They don't really need to in NZ, as they're not giving customers all that much of a discount on phones. It's not like you can get a high-end phone at no cost just because you've signed up on a contract.

As far as putting on a generic FW goes, it's very easy. You just need a generic firmware package and the Odin flashing tool. Once you've flashed on the generic firmware you simply go into the secret CSC selection menu ( *#272*[your IMEI]# ), select the generic CSC, and after a factory reset you're done. This will wipe your data, but you'll be unbranded and free to do what you want.

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  Reply # 476348 31-May-2011 19:25 Send private message

psychrn: I'm new to this thread but am going to see the Galaxy s2 at Parallel imports tomorrow.
Saw a friends one a couple of days ago and had a wee play with it. I was impressed with it pretty much.

Now the problem is that I've been using IPhones the last few years and have upgraded three years running !!!! Plus I'm running the iPad 2. So obviously I've invested quite a bit over the years in the Apple product. This included such services as MobileMe, ITunes, apps
I'm willing to forgo all that to try android and I believe this is the device to tempt me into this shall we say spiral.
Traditionally over the last 20 odd years I've been as keen as to try the new technology so this I suppose is nothing new.

I'd be grateful for any tips from other "iPhone" converters who have seen the light and switched.
My main concern is removing MobileMe functionality. But I believe there are work arounds.
I'll check over this thread more shortly to see I'd there are any oth posted tips.
Thanks for your advice in advance


Hi there.

You don't have to forgo much at all.
I made the jump from iPhone to Android with my first LG Optimus and now have the SGII.

Address book: Preferences : Accounts : Sync with Gmail. This will sync your address book back to Google and any updates you do on the phone will get pushed to your AddBook app and up to MM.

You can do the same with calendars, but those are help separate (and that's how I keep it).
But I think the built-in calendar app can connect to CalDAV from MobileMe.

This is what works for me, but there might be more tightly integrated solutions.

iTunes: get doubleTwist, both Mac (free) and Android (free + fee to include wireless AirSync). It will sync your iTunes library and keep all your playlists intact.

For apps have a look around. Head to market.android.com and have a browse.
I think most things should have an equivalent.

Hope this helps.
Damian

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  Reply # 476352 31-May-2011 19:29 Send private message

sidders80:
nofam:
stevenz: One of the guys at the Wellington JB HiFi reckons they're expecting stock of the SGS2 on June 15th. Pricing currently unknown, he estimates $1000-$1200, but presumably Vodafone will be dictating that.


Yeah that gels with the rumours I've been hearing too - some people are speculating around $900, but I think that's too light for a premium device - I'm thinking $1199


Ya you are spot on......it is $1199 and it is 15th June and it comes from a reliable source who is normally not wrong....it is by no means $900


My contact is saying $1199 inc, orderable from June 1st with delivery tbc.




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  Reply # 476368 31-May-2011 20:09 Send private message

Finally got my phone today, whoo! It's charging right now :)

How long does it take for a full charge from a completely discharged battery?

Need to order the screen protectors; that screen is just too pretty to risk scratching up. I've also gone for a data pack from 2degrees on my prepay until we see what plans Vodafone comes out with.




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  Reply # 476372 31-May-2011 20:14 Send private message

Asrafrate: Finally got my phone today, whoo! It's charging right now :)

How long does it take for a full charge from a completely discharged battery?

Need to order the screen protectors; that screen is just too pretty to risk scratching up. I've also gone for a data pack from 2degrees on my prepay until we see what plans Vodafone comes out with.


i would say give it a charge overnight. I have had mine for a week now and it takes 3-4 hours for a full charge. enjoy your phone. 




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  Reply # 476378 31-May-2011 20:33 Send private message

Mine arrived today. No GST paid! I ordered through unlocked mobiles, sent by Royal International post (I think thats what its called). I won't say how they managed that, but its pretty obvious I guess. The phone all up was $920 nzd including shipping and any credit card surchages.


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  Reply # 476411 31-May-2011 21:04 Send private message

Wow, the MHL cable is awesome! HD content looks beautiful, and gaming with an external controller is heavenly. Currently converting video, Clove Blog will have uploaded to youtube later.




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  Reply # 476432 31-May-2011 21:38 Send private message

i see nearly all the geeks have got there new toy :) .......i am liking sgs 2 heaps from the sgs

points stand out for me is the screen is exceptionally nice , the camera flash is a god send and the smoothness quickness .....if only we could have a 3000mah battery in that same battery cover lol




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  Reply # 476438 31-May-2011 21:53 Send private message

cokeman2: if only we could have a 3000mah battery in that same battery cover lol


I use my phone a lot and barely make it through the day so would love a decent battery. I'm seriously considering the OEM extended battery, but would lose my kickstand then... I'm using an after-market case with a built-in stand and it's far too handy to give up. 

On another note, I've overclocked mine to 1.3GHz (1.3v), it does make a difference. I've also tweaked the rest of the clock settings and voltages to make it more efficient, which is also paying off. I've still got some fine tuning to do, but honestly never thought I'd be tweaking it so soon...

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  Reply # 476443 31-May-2011 21:59 Send private message

sourceit:
sidders80:
nofam:
stevenz: One of the guys at the Wellington JB HiFi reckons they're expecting stock of the SGS2 on June 15th. Pricing currently unknown, he estimates $1000-$1200, but presumably Vodafone will be dictating that.


Yeah that gels with the rumours I've been hearing too - some people are speculating around $900, but I think that's too light for a premium device - I'm thinking $1199


Ya you are spot on......it is $1199 and it is 15th June and it comes from a reliable source who is normally not wrong....it is by no means $900


My contact is saying $1199 inc, orderable from June 1st with delivery tbc.


Pre Orderable from Vodafone from tomorrow?

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  Reply # 476444 31-May-2011 21:59 Send private message

K1000716:
cokeman2: if only we could have a 3000mah battery in that same battery cover lol


I use my phone a lot and barely make it through the day so would love a decent battery. I'm seriously considering the OEM extended battery, but would lose my kickstand then... I'm using an after-market case with a built-in stand and it's far too handy to give up. 

On another note, I've overclocked mine to 1.3GHz (1.3v), it does make a difference. I've also tweaked the rest of the clock settings and voltages to make it more efficient, which is also paying off. I've still got some fine tuning to do, but honestly never thought I'd be tweaking it so soon...



theres talk on xda forums of a mugen extended battery cover to come out soon wouldn't be to far away for the momax to follow suit either ......i havent tweaked mine yet as i think runs quite smooth on itself :) .. might flash a rom further down the track if there's a wow feature on it , i have rooted it for the chain-fire 3D driver thou  ....




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  Reply # 476453 31-May-2011 22:06 Send private message

cokeman2:theres talk on xda forums of a mugen extended battery cover to come out soon wouldn't be to far away for the momax to follow suit either


Will have to keep an eye on that - thanks! 

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  Reply # 476459 31-May-2011 22:17 Send private message

M_I_C_H_A_E_L:
sourceit:
sidders80:
nofam:
stevenz: One of the guys at the Wellington JB HiFi reckons they're expecting stock of the SGS2 on June 15th. Pricing currently unknown, he estimates $1000-$1200, but presumably Vodafone will be dictating that.


Yeah that gels with the rumours I've been hearing too - some people are speculating around $900, but I think that's too light for a premium device - I'm thinking $1199


Ya you are spot on......it is $1199 and it is 15th June and it comes from a reliable source who is normally not wrong....it is by no means $900


My contact is saying $1199 inc, orderable from June 1st with delivery tbc.


Pre Orderable from Vodafone from tomorrow?


SGS2 is up on the Samsung NZ site - pretty damn certain it wasn't there a few days ago when I looked?




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  Reply # 476516 1-Jun-2011 06:05 Send private message

MHL demo video up - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bmtulP9Vlg&feature=player_embedded




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