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  Reply # 495796 20-Jul-2011 15:47 Send private message

Today's response to the Fast Dormancy query. Vodafone were MUCH faster to respond than Telecom, but only as far as redirecting the question...

Thank you for your website enquiry.

As this stage I am unable to advise you with any information regarding Network Control Fast Dormancy - NCFD.

If you click on the following link you can correspond via email with our Technical staff and who will be able to assist you further:

We'll soon see how their team stacks up against Telecom's response time. ;)


Have you tried calling Vodafone solutions support on 0800921021? they are more like a level 2 support or something. Not sure if that number still works, they used to provide technical support for smartphones as I recall.

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  Reply # 495798 20-Jul-2011 15:49 Send private message

Thanks for the help K1000716, great work..

Looking forward to the response...

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  Reply # 495812 20-Jul-2011 16:11 Send private message

mrgsm021: Have you tried calling Vodafone solutions support on 0800921021? they are more like a level 2 support or something. Not sure if that number still works, they used to provide technical support for smartphones as I recall.


You're welcome to try. ;)  

My e-mail query has been directed to Vodafone's "Technical Staff", but it's more of a network query than smartphone specific. I wasn't prepared to risk the call centre and spend ages attempting to explain it whilst getting nowhere. Much easier to flick an e-mail to them and wait. :)




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  Reply # 495844 20-Jul-2011 17:01 Send private message

mrgsm021: I am now a proud new owner of S2, just got it yesterday, have rooted it and flashed to a stock Asian ROM, loving it.

One of the new feature I like is the ability to add a folder to the apps page, I have about 28 different games which I have put into that folder. Does anyone know how I can rename the folder? I can't find anywhere that allows me to do that.

Also when I came into work this morning (Auckland CBD - Shortland St), I noticed HSPA+ is on? It has the H+ next to the signal strength bar. I am on Voda. This may have been mentioned/discussed before, is anyone else getting it as well?


Auckland and Wellington CBDs have HSPA + dual carrier cell sites on Vodafone. I have managed a 7.69 Mbps d/l using speedtest app just outside the Telecom building on Victoria Street on HSPA+ Voda :)



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  Reply # 495896 20-Jul-2011 19:26 Send private message

gingerbread.xwke1 is my build (stock), is there an official upgrade I should consider?

Any of you using this phone with the Parrot MKI9200? I am having problems with the pairing hanging the phone sometimes, usually a reboot of one or the other is possible, but sometimes it's driving me crazy!




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  Reply # 495943 20-Jul-2011 21:08 Send private message

Brendan:
networkn: Will installing CWM actually root my device first?
Or so I need to root prior to installing CWM?


You need root to install CWM.
Having achieved all this, you will find that ALL women want you and all men want to be like you Laughing



Well this is weird, I have never rooted my phone, it was sealed in a box when I got it but under Kernel Version I have 2.6.35.7-i9100XWKE1-CL181974
root@dell103 #2


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  Reply # 495950 20-Jul-2011 21:25 Send private message

networkn: Well this is weird, I have never rooted my phone, it was sealed in a box when I got it but under Kernel Version I have 2.6.35.7-i9100XWKE1-CL181974
root@dell103 #2 


It's a factory rom still, no root. Directly copied from another thread (source at end):

"That is saying root@DELL103.


It's telling you the username used to compile the kernel, and the name of the machine that compiled it. So we know that computer name DELL103 was used, and the user was logged on as root a the time."

Source




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  Reply # 495952 20-Jul-2011 21:27 Send private message

Ok so which Cf-ROOT do I download and install or do I need to update via Kies to a later ROM version before I consider rooting?

Sorry for all the newbie Q's

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  Reply # 495955 20-Jul-2011 21:34 Send private message

networkn: Ok so which Cf-ROOT do I download and install or do I need to update via Kies to a later ROM version before I consider rooting?

Sorry for all the newbie Q's


Don't ever apologize for asking questions - none of us were born knowing all of this, and we've all earned our stripes learning the hard way; better you ask upfront and avoid mistakes! Laughing




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  Reply # 495956 20-Jul-2011 21:37 Send private message

Mostly I am apologising because I know the answers are available if I was prepared to trawl though the forums looking for others with the same questions, but I have so little time these days :)

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  Reply # 495958 20-Jul-2011 21:38 Send private message

networkn: Ok so which Cf-ROOT do I download and install or do I need to update via Kies to a later ROM version before I consider rooting?

Sorry for all the newbie Q's


Brendan's post a few pages back answers the how and which CF kernel you need. Don't bother updating with Kies, it's not necessary.

Brendan:
networkn: Will installing CWM actually root my device first? 
Or so I need to root prior to installing CWM? 


You need root to install CWM.

But the easiest way to do it all is to use ODIN to flash a chainfire CF-root kernel; instructions are on XDA. As if you need more help.

Install kies (but don't use it, it's crap. You just want the drivers).

download ODIN 1.85 and extract it to the root of your c drive.

Download the CF-Root kernel for your phone (look in settings/about phone, then down the bottom. You might have KE8, or KF2, orr anything. Match that with the cf-root kernel so you get the right one).

Put the phone into download mode (power off, then hold in the volume down and home buttons; then hold in power for 5 seconds. It'll ask you if you want to continue, and you say yes).

Load up odin. THEN (only then) plug in the phone. Wait until windows loads the drivers and recognises it. A yellow label should appear top left of odin when the phone is ready.

Put the CF-Root tar file you downloaded into the PDA slot. repartition should NOT be ticked. a PIT file should NOT be loaded. 

Check all the THREE times.

Click start. It should only take a minute. The phone should re-boot.

There will be a yellow triangle on the boot screen; that's expected.

Your phone is now rooted AND has CWM installed. 

Get into CWM by powering off the phone, and hold in volume UP and home key; then hold in power for 5 seconds odd. Move up and down the menu's with vol up/down, execute with power button or home key (depends on version of cwm). sometimes the back button is used to go back a menu.

Probably the first thing you want to do is a backup of your current system. Got to the backup menu. Self explanatory. That is a nandroid backup.

Having achieved all this, you will find that ALL women want you and all men want to be like you Laughing

 




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  Reply # 495961 20-Jul-2011 21:46 Send private message

Except that none of the CF-Roots match my version.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1103399

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  Reply # 495974 20-Jul-2011 21:57 Send private message

networkn: Except that none of the CF-Roots match my version.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1103399


Huh. Didn't realise there was no kernel for KE1. 

If you want to run Lite'ning Rom, just flash it. You'll be fine.

If you want to run most others you will probably want to update first and then flash the custom rom. Now's probably a good time to wave goodbye to Kies and use Odin instead. Just nab one of the firmwares from here and go nuts. :)




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  Reply # 495990 20-Jul-2011 22:17 Send private message

jinx: so lite'ning doesn't require root, or installs root at the time?

If I update to a later official rom, will it wipe the data and apps from my phone?

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  Reply # 496008 20-Jul-2011 22:42 Send private message

networkn: jinx: so lite'ning doesn't require root, or installs root at the time?

If I update to a later official rom, will it wipe the data and apps from my phone?


1. Installs CWM and roots your phone at the same time. Blue theme'd rom, good battery life, I quite liked it. Link.

2. I've never gone back to a stock rom, but if you retain root you will be able to use titanium back-up and easily restore all your data and apps. Titanium is a great app...




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