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  Reply # 670216 9-Aug-2012 18:53 Send private message

Damager: Finally will get an S3. Using GZ's price comparison search. Gadgets Online is the cheapest. Anyone had experience with them?

I bought my S2 off them last year, very good to deal with although I did go to the shop as its just down the road from me. Have a small range of cases, have rock case granite half the price I paid from PBtech.






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  Reply # 670229 9-Aug-2012 19:00 Send private message

nofam:
lokhor:
kiwitrc: I always wonder about people who insist on only using one hand to use their phone, what are they doing with the other hand that's so important ;)


I operate my S3 one handed most of the time. This is especially useful when on the train and using one hand to hold onto the rail so I don't fall over. I have fairly large hands so don't really have any problem operating it with one hand though. 


Same here - I'd qualify 'large' hands by being able to easily overlay the tip of my middle finger over my thumbnail if I close my hand over the widest part of the phone (if that makes sense?).  Can be a little fiddly activating the notification menu, but you get the knack pretty quickly.


Pulling down the notifications shade is the only thing I can't comfortably do one-handed (har-har etc). There is a knack to do doing it one-handed that I mastered with the Note, but it does strain the hand a bit (insert obligatory innuendo here). 

Using a third party launcher like Nova or Apex gets around that by letting you swipe downwards anywhere on a homescreen to pull it down. Helps quite a bit (used that a lot with my Note of course).




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  Reply # 670232 9-Aug-2012 19:12 Send private message

Just got a OTA update, was hoping for a bit of jelly bean :P but alas looks like just a minor update with new modem XXLH1 and god knows what else (only 0.17mb so couldn't expect much!)

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  Reply # 670239 9-Aug-2012 19:26 Send private message

I use Nova as well so not an issue.

I don't see the issue with screen size and remember this debate when S2 came out. Unless I'm just checking a message I'll always use 2 hands as I did on S1 and S2 so maybe I'm just conditioned to it.

Be interesting to see how some of the Iphone fans deal with the expected bigger screen on iphone 5 given a few said the S2 was too big and Iphone 4 just right




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  Reply # 670240 9-Aug-2012 19:30 Send private message

own3d:
Kopkiwi:
Kopkiwi:
kiwitrc:
Kopkiwi: Execellent.

Best walkthrough for rooting?


Go through this http://www.androidnz.net/2012/06/at-your-own-risk-how-to-root-your.html or PM and I will do it for you.


Cheers man, looks easy enough.

Re a 64gb SD Card, am I really going to have to fork out $100 for one? Or is there somewhere cheaper than, TM eBay and Amazon?


Just ah going to give the SD card request a bump


I got one of these, works perfectly as intended

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SanDisk-Mobile-Ultra-Micro-SDXC-Class-10-U1-Android-App-30MB-s-64-GB-SD-Adapter-/110901757006?pt=PDA_Accessories&hash=item19d242844e


Do I heed the warning accompanying the auction? THat it doesn't work on 4.0 devices??

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  Reply # 670246 9-Aug-2012 20:05 Send private message

I'm using 64GB card ultra class 10 on my phone right now and I have no problem.

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  Reply # 670248 9-Aug-2012 20:07 Send private message

Kopkiwi:
own3d:
Kopkiwi:
Kopkiwi:
kiwitrc:
Kopkiwi: Execellent.

Best walkthrough for rooting?


Go through this http://www.androidnz.net/2012/06/at-your-own-risk-how-to-root-your.html or PM and I will do it for you.


Cheers man, looks easy enough.

Re a 64gb SD Card, am I really going to have to fork out $100 for one? Or is there somewhere cheaper than, TM eBay and Amazon?


Just ah going to give the SD card request a bump


I got one of these, works perfectly as intended

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SanDisk-Mobile-Ultra-Micro-SDXC-Class-10-U1-Android-App-30MB-s-64-GB-SD-Adapter-/110901757006?pt=PDA_Accessories&hash=item19d242844e


Do I heed the warning accompanying the auction? THat it doesn't work on 4.0 devices??


Or maybe the seller http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=courtesytrading&iid=-1&de=off&items=25&which=negative&interval=180

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  Reply # 670257 9-Aug-2012 20:20 Send private message

Kopkiwi:
own3d:
Kopkiwi:
Kopkiwi:
kiwitrc:
Kopkiwi: Execellent.

Best walkthrough for rooting?


Go through this http://www.androidnz.net/2012/06/at-your-own-risk-how-to-root-your.html or PM and I will do it for you.


Cheers man, looks easy enough.

Re a 64gb SD Card, am I really going to have to fork out $100 for one? Or is there somewhere cheaper than, TM eBay and Amazon?


Just ah going to give the SD card request a bump


I got one of these, works perfectly as intended

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SanDisk-Mobile-Ultra-Micro-SDXC-Class-10-U1-Android-App-30MB-s-64-GB-SD-Adapter-/110901757006?pt=PDA_Accessories&hash=item19d242844e


Do I heed the warning accompanying the auction? THat it doesn't work on 4.0 devices??


The S3 supports it, perhaps other Android 4.0 devices don't. WOrking fine over here (unless you run a custom ROM that doesn't support exfat...)

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  Reply # 670486 10-Aug-2012 11:14 Send private message

Dang what a thread - just picked up my first Android phone (SIII) after buying a Nexus 7. Can't say I was too impressed with the stock ROM. Promptly installed SuperNexus (JB) and WOW AMAZING. Don't even think I need the Nexus7 anymore.

Haven't been this impressed by a gadget in a long time!

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  Reply # 670490 10-Aug-2012 11:18 Send private message

mecow: Dang what a thread - just picked up my first Android phone (SIII) after buying a Nexus 7. Can't say I was too impressed with the stock ROM. Promptly installed SuperNexus (JB) and WOW AMAZING. Don't even think I need the Nexus7 anymore.

Haven't been this impressed by a gadget in a long time!


Hows the battery life?

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  Reply # 670491 10-Aug-2012 11:24 Send private message

Not too sure yet, I didn't spend much time at all with the stock ROM so can't really compare. Overnight (6hours) it lost perhaps 8% on standby. Will give it a few days and report back.

Only bug I have experienced so far is switching between front and back camera takes about 5 seconds which isnt really a deal breaker.

Apparently some people are experiencing a memory leak - but I haven't rebooted in about 20hours and there is still RAM free so who knows.

The hour or two I spent on the stock ROM I felt buyers remorse coming from an iPhone. Can happily say that has gone now - can't wait for official JB to be released

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  Reply # 670518 10-Aug-2012 11:54 Send private message

Hi Guys
just wondering anyone figured out how to use Google voice on S3 to make calls ? I use this all the time on my desktop BUT on android market it says US only !

BTW i dont want to use Skype which is comparatively expensive.

Thanks for the ideas.

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  Reply # 670521 10-Aug-2012 11:58 Send private message

mecow: Not too sure yet, I didn't spend much time at all with the stock ROM so can't really compare. Overnight (6hours) it lost perhaps 8% on standby. Will give it a few days and report back.

Only bug I have experienced so far is switching between front and back camera takes about 5 seconds which isnt really a deal breaker.

Apparently some people are experiencing a memory leak - but I haven't rebooted in about 20hours and there is still RAM free so who knows.

The hour or two I spent on the stock ROM I felt buyers remorse coming from an iPhone. Can happily say that has gone now - can't wait for official JB to be released


Link? Instructions? What phone did you have to start with
I have the telecom I9300T and I want to go to JB this weekend :)

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  Reply # 670532 10-Aug-2012 12:13 Send private message

own3d:
mecow: Not too sure yet, I didn't spend much time at all with the stock ROM so can't really compare. Overnight (6hours) it lost perhaps 8% on standby. Will give it a few days and report back.

Only bug I have experienced so far is switching between front and back camera takes about 5 seconds which isnt really a deal breaker.

Apparently some people are experiencing a memory leak - but I haven't rebooted in about 20hours and there is still RAM free so who knows.

The hour or two I spent on the stock ROM I felt buyers remorse coming from an iPhone. Can happily say that has gone now - can't wait for official JB to be released


Link? Instructions? What phone did you have to start with
I have the telecom I9300T and I want to go to JB this weekend :)


Well it was my first time rooting/flashing an android handset so I will just assume you have it rooted/CWM installed already? If not I used this tool Samsung GS3 Int Toolkit and found instructions somewhere online http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1703488

Then just followed the OP's guide here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1817345

FYI People are reporting WiFi tethering problems (I don't use so cannot confirm)



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  Reply # 670534 10-Aug-2012 12:19 Send private message

mecow:
own3d:
mecow: Not too sure yet, I didn't spend much time at all with the stock ROM so can't really compare. Overnight (6hours) it lost perhaps 8% on standby. Will give it a few days and report back.

Only bug I have experienced so far is switching between front and back camera takes about 5 seconds which isnt really a deal breaker.

Apparently some people are experiencing a memory leak - but I haven't rebooted in about 20hours and there is still RAM free so who knows.

The hour or two I spent on the stock ROM I felt buyers remorse coming from an iPhone. Can happily say that has gone now - can't wait for official JB to be released


Link? Instructions? What phone did you have to start with
I have the telecom I9300T and I want to go to JB this weekend :)


Well it was my first time rooting/flashing an android handset so I will just assume you have it rooted/CWM installed already? If not I used this tool Samsung GS3 Int Toolkit and found instructions somewhere online http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1703488

Then just followed the OP's guide here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1817345

FYI People are reporting WiFi tethering problems (I don't use so cannot confirm)




My tethering is broken on this stock ROM anyway.. so no love lost :)
Yup CFrooted already, I've flashed before no drama's it was just finding a stable JB ROM for the S3 (Dont think CM10 is ready yet)

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