Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 218 | 219 | 220 | 221 | 222 | 223 | 224 | 225 | 226 | 227 | 228 | 229 | 230 | 231 | 232 | 233 | 234 | 235 | 236 | 237 | 238 | ... | 376
70 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 669555 8-Aug-2012 12:11 Send private message

For those who have a spare PS3 controller:

http://gizmodo.com/5932644/turn-your-phone-into-a-ps-vita-that-has-games-you-want-to-play

$15US but the shipping is a bit steep to NZ. I like the fact that he has also made up cables (I assume they are  Micro-Mini USB cables but with one end swapped) if you don't want to root.

Might have to keep an eye out for ebay knock-offs with free shipping that will surely appear.

So many good games now but still too hard to use touchscreen controls.

BTW, anyone have a recommendation for an app which will tell me which of my free apps are using up my battery by syncing in background? I'm sure I should be getting better battery life (only 2.5 hours screen time and down to 30% by the end of the day sometimes). There is nothing obvious in the built in battery use stats.

Cheers,
Nick

14 posts

Geek


  Reply # 669560 8-Aug-2012 12:27 Send private message

NZTechfreek: My S3 is rooted. The ps3 controller I got is Laser brand and comes with wireless adapter like the one we have for wireless mouse. There is nowhere in the box mentioned bluetooth. I already have otg cable, will check your YouTube video soon. Thanks for your help.

14 posts

Geek


  Reply # 669561 8-Aug-2012 12:31 Send private message

NZTechfreek: Forgot to mention, I have already seen your video and that's why I got the controller, but maybe I hot the wrong controller.

877 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 669562 8-Aug-2012 12:31 Send private message

NZtechfreak:


If it's a genuine PS3 controller it is a bluetooth one (bluetooth transmits over 2.4ghz also).

It will work with your S3 unrooted via a USB OTG cable (cost a few dollars only to purchase), but limited number of games it will work with. Works with many more games, even those without native support for gamepads, if your S3 is Rooted. Check out my YouTube channel for demos of both connection types - search for "S3 connectivity demo" to find the wired demo video and you can browse in the channel to the other one showing Nova 3 with a PS3 controller wirelessly.


Ah just opened up the box and found a Wifi transmitter. So I guess this PS3 controller is using this adapter plug into the PS3 to work?

54 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 669571 8-Aug-2012 12:37 Send private message

networkn: Man I am feeling so frustrated. I think I actually dislike my S3. I am on my 3rd one already and I just can't seem to get decent Wifi with it. I just installed a top of the line Access point, I have 5 bars of signal everywhere in my house with all of my wireless devices (2 tablets, 2 phones, 3 laptops, and a media streamer), but my s3, loses signal 5m from the access point. I have tried 20Mhz, 40Mhz, mixed mode, different channels, everything I can think of.

I am nearly at the point of returning my s3 for a refund and getting another phone.

Anyone able to shed any light? Able to share their experiences with WiFI and whether they consider the wifi good or bad on the S3 in general, better or worse than any other device they own?


No issues with wifi connectivity. signal drops to one bar where my laptop shows three bars. Still haven't experienced and issues like disconnect while on VOIP cal etc. Happy so far except that it gets warm when in pocket when no wifi access is available. I guess it keeps searching for wifi access. I disabled the wifi and it seems to be Ok.

33 posts

Geek


  Reply # 669574 8-Aug-2012 12:39 Send private message

IntegerIsNumber:
own3d:
IntegerIsNumber:
kiwitrc: Be careful buying cheap SD cards, you will be lucky to get a quality one at a good price.

I think I'm one of the lucky one then :)

I got 2 Sandisk and both are great


Yup.. they are great ay Integer :)

Yes couldn't be more happier :)

Now I also have a Targus Bluetooth keyboard connected to my S3 at work. Haha 3 keyboards on my desk. 1 for each computer and 1 for my phone. Loving it. And I only pay $38 bucks for the bluetooth keyboard, it arrived today from Acquires.co.nz

Not to mention I got a PS3 controller from Acquires for $8 as well + $6 50CDR. Awesome deal. Love the Timebomb deal aye.

Oh forget to mentioned that my GooseBerry Board running ICS is also here :D

Waiting for my Mini HDMI and I'm good to go :)


I see you mention the Targus Bluetooth keyboard...has anyone had any experience with the following KB  mini bluetooth keyboard...looks ideal for when travelling and neeeding to pump out some emails as it apprears smaller than the Targus

http://www.acquire.co.nz/acquire/default.asp?PageID=ProductDetail&pf%5Fid=2645379&dept%5Fid=1800020

4262 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 305

Trusted

  Reply # 669580 8-Aug-2012 12:47 Send private message

saif: NZTechfreek: My S3 is rooted. The ps3 controller I got is Laser brand and comes with wireless adapter like the one we have for wireless mouse. There is nowhere in the box mentioned bluetooth. I already have otg cable, will check your YouTube video soon. Thanks for your help.


Oh, you may have trouble with that I'm afraid. Third party controllers are very patchy in terms of whether they will work with Sixaxis Controller (and as a general rule they don't work via USB OTG at all). Best of luck, hope yours is the exception!




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: AndroidNZ.net




7131 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 841

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 669763 8-Aug-2012 18:32 Send private message

Really not sure if I should root, given my workmates S3 works perfectly in the same environment.

What do you recommend to backup if I don't have root? Kies? I might just try a factory reset.

825 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 669775 8-Aug-2012 19:08 Send private message

networkn: Really not sure if I should root, given my workmates S3 works perfectly in the same environment.

What do you recommend to backup if I don't have root? Kies? I might just try a factory reset.


Have you tried a custom kernel with more recent wifi drivers?




Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone - kindness in another's trouble, courage in your own.

SGSIII
ROM: WanamLite v1.3    Kernel: Ninphetamine v1.1.0   Modem: DXLEA

SGSII (Now belongs to SWMBO)
ROM: WanamLite v12     Kernel: Siyah v3.3.2   Modem: BVLPB

SGS
 (Cat's chew toy)

If you need a download-mode jig ASAP, you're welcome to borrow mine!  Works with SGS I/II/III.  I also have a SIM cutter available (Dunedin) - happy to post either to you at your cost.



7131 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 841

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 669778 8-Aug-2012 19:18 Send private message

No, I am worried I have a hardware fault, and if that is the case, then it should go back. Rooting and ROMing is just a pain. I guess I could try it, which one do you recommend?

3502 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 383

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 669807 8-Aug-2012 20:44 Send private message

networkn: No, I am worried I have a hardware fault, and if that is the case, then it should go back. Rooting and ROMing is just a pain. I guess I could try it, which one do you recommend?


Maybe worth seeing if someone who has no issues with wifi on their S3 pop to wherever you have the problem and see if their phone behaves the same. Must be some GZ members in AK near you who will help while casing your house?

825 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 669808 8-Aug-2012 20:54 Send private message

networkn: No, I am worried I have a hardware fault, and if that is the case, then it should go back. Rooting and ROMing is just a pain. I guess I could try it, which one do you recommend?


If you want to go down that path I'd recommend the latest stable Siyah kernel:

http://www.gokhanmoral.com/public/files/siyahkernel-s3/v1/Siyah-s3-v1.4.tar

You'd have be super-unlucky to have defective hardware on more than one phone - is there anything else that could be interfering with it?




Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone - kindness in another's trouble, courage in your own.

SGSIII
ROM: WanamLite v1.3    Kernel: Ninphetamine v1.1.0   Modem: DXLEA

SGSII (Now belongs to SWMBO)
ROM: WanamLite v12     Kernel: Siyah v3.3.2   Modem: BVLPB

SGS
 (Cat's chew toy)

If you need a download-mode jig ASAP, you're welcome to borrow mine!  Works with SGS I/II/III.  I also have a SIM cutter available (Dunedin) - happy to post either to you at your cost.



7131 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 841

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 669835 8-Aug-2012 21:36 Send private message

kiwitrc:
networkn: No, I am worried I have a hardware fault, and if that is the case, then it should go back. Rooting and ROMing is just a pain. I guess I could try it, which one do you recommend?


Maybe worth seeing if someone who has no issues with wifi on their S3 pop to wherever you have the problem and see if their phone behaves the same. Must be some GZ members in AK near you who will help while casing your house?


A couple of posts up, I mentioned my workmates S3 is working fine. 



7131 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 841

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 669841 8-Aug-2012 21:53 Send private message

Well it has to be hardware really. I just did a factory reset. My workmates S3 connects to my wireless at home, my newly factory reset, won't connect. Prompts for the password and immediately shows "secured, saved".

If I walk to the access point, it will suddenly get an ip address about 4 meters from the AP itself.

If I ping from both devices to my router, as I walk around the house there are around 8 places I don't get a reply from mine, that DOES reply on the workmates S3.

I am partially torn to see if the custom kernel helps, but I am of the opinion that it wouldn't help.

825 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 669842 8-Aug-2012 21:54 Send private message

networkn: Well it has to be hardware really. I just did a factory reset. My workmates S3 connects to my wireless at home, my newly factory reset, won't connect. Prompts for the password and immediately shows "secured, saved".

If I walk to the access point, it will suddenly get an ip address about 4 meters from the AP itself.

If I ping from both devices to my router, as I walk around the house there are around 8 places I don't get a reply from mine, that DOES reply on the workmates S3.

I am partially torn to see if the custom kernel helps, but I am of the opinion that it wouldn't help.


Yup, take it back mate - save yourself the stress.




Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone - kindness in another's trouble, courage in your own.

SGSIII
ROM: WanamLite v1.3    Kernel: Ninphetamine v1.1.0   Modem: DXLEA

SGSII (Now belongs to SWMBO)
ROM: WanamLite v12     Kernel: Siyah v3.3.2   Modem: BVLPB

SGS
 (Cat's chew toy)

If you need a download-mode jig ASAP, you're welcome to borrow mine!  Works with SGS I/II/III.  I also have a SIM cutter available (Dunedin) - happy to post either to you at your cost.

1 | ... | 218 | 219 | 220 | 221 | 222 | 223 | 224 | 225 | 226 | 227 | 228 | 229 | 230 | 231 | 232 | 233 | 234 | 235 | 236 | 237 | 238 | ... | 376
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Windows 10 announced, as well as developer preview
Created by macuser, last reply by KiwiNZ on 2-Oct-2014 22:38 (119 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


What time will the Apple Store online be selling the iPhone 6?
Created by scotiwis, last reply by Paul1977 on 2-Oct-2014 22:57 (234 replies)
Pages... 14 15 16


Moment of Truth?
Created by BarTender, last reply by JimmyC on 29-Sep-2014 09:16 (441 replies)
Pages... 28 29 30


Can i have 2 ISP's at home?
Created by ReckITT, last reply by Lazarui on 30-Sep-2014 18:15 (49 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Samsung Galaxy S4
Created by beenz, last reply by fizzychicken on 2-Oct-2014 19:46 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


Why is your nickname what it is, what are the origins of it?
Created by Presso, last reply by Presso on 2-Oct-2014 20:12 (97 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Harvey Norman's Biggest Ever Retail Sale
Created by DravidDavid, last reply by Dunnersfella on 2-Oct-2014 22:32 (33 replies)
Pages... 2 3


iPhone 6 From Spark - Order Dates and Pricing?
Created by Otagolad, last reply by Yatey on 2-Oct-2014 19:53 (355 replies)
Pages... 22 23 24



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.