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  Reply # 652324 7-Jul-2012 19:20 Send private message

skyplonk:
TheUngeek: Right, a recent conversation with a telecom person has convinced me its time to root and flash. There won't be a telecom update soon, and any further updates won't be any faster....


Disappointing.  As a few small things are really starting too really annoy me.   What a great way to ruin the opinion of what should be a great phone. 


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I've sold my One X now but it's really sad to see those restrained with Telecom phones stuck on 1.26. 1.28 and 1.29 does wonders to the phone but it's the soon to be released 2.05 base steps it up another level. It's not publicly available an OTA update yet but a leaked version of it can be found integrated into most custom ROMs

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  Reply # 652327 7-Jul-2012 19:42 Send private message

Yeah, really don't want to go custom ROM yet. Really do just want pure HTC Android. Same as If I had bought from Clove for example


ARHD is pretty close to stock HTC, which is why I suggested it. You may as well have the extra optimisations rather than go pure stock.

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  Reply # 652328 7-Jul-2012 19:47 Send private message

Thanks but I want the new features automatically as they become available, not have to reflash as they are incorporated

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  Reply # 652336 7-Jul-2012 20:14 Send private message

Thanks but I want the new features automatically as they become available, not have to reflash as they are incorporated


Ok, well I am not sure if OTA works if you use HTCDev to load a stock ROM.

I've not really looked into it. Let us know how it goes.

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  Reply # 654912 13-Jul-2012 09:57 Send private message

Has anybody in NZ tried the ARHD ROM based on 2.05? I think it is 7.1.0. It is from a leaked ROM so I am wondering if it is still a little rough round the edges. If not how about the one based on 1.29 (7.0 I think)?
My current stock Telecom ROM (1.26 grrrrrr) seems to know where it is when I did a factory reset and I wonder if that has anything to do with the impressive GPS performance when compared to my previous phones that had ROMs based on European ones. I use the GPS quite a lot so don't want to lose that capability by moving to a WWE based ROM. Is there anything apart from the obvious (T-World, MyTelecom) that the local ROMs offer? I'm thinking about underlying settings, etc. I did note that when I tried a VFNZ sim in my phone I had to manually insert the APN whereas the Telecom one loaded automatically. To me that means the handset is programmed to look for a TNZ sim, and possibly set the phone up accordingly? My other international ROMs have always had to have the APNs inserted manually, so will I lose some optimisation by going to a WWE? If that's the case I may as well ditch Telecom as well and go back to VFNZ.
Also of note, not just to HOX owners, I bought a leather 'wallet' style cover for my phone. It was held closed by two small button magnets. The phone actually came up with a warning of an excessively strong magnetic field. So I had to carry out a little surgery and replace the magnets with velcro, because the compass accuracy is important to me. The velcro isn't ideal but better than a screwy compass!




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  Reply # 655085 13-Jul-2012 14:25 Send private message

I'm using the 1.29 ARHD.

Nothing major in difference that I've noticed except for:

1. The Google Navigation uses a british voice. This is probably configurable though.
2. I think the keyboard has a combined button to change language (keyboard) and run voice commands. I don't recall it being like this on the Telecom 1.26 rom. It's not major but you have to hold and press to execute the voice command prompt.

Obviously the TWorld shortcuts are gone. I just added mine back using a bookmark so that I can check my minutes and text message balances.

Battery life for me was much better. As with rooting.. you have to be willing to blow away your apps etc. It wasn't a major deal for me. In fact upgrading ROMs just lets me prune apps I don't use as I don't reinstall them all.

I've heard the 2.05 rom is good too (even better than 1.29). I was just going to hold out in the hope that HTC will make an official release of 2.05 then I'd upgrade to whatever version of ARHD rolls that out.

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  Reply # 655391 14-Jul-2012 11:00 Send private message

caldazar: I'm using the 1.29 ARHD.

Nothing major in difference that I've noticed except for:

1. The Google Navigation uses a british voice. This is probably configurable though.
2. I think the keyboard has a combined button to change language (keyboard) and run voice commands. I don't recall it being like this on the Telecom 1.26 rom. It's not major but you have to hold and press to execute the voice command prompt.

Obviously the TWorld shortcuts are gone. I just added mine back using a bookmark so that I can check my minutes and text message balances.

Battery life for me was much better. As with rooting.. you have to be willing to blow away your apps etc. It wasn't a major deal for me. In fact upgrading ROMs just lets me prune apps I don't use as I don't reinstall them all.

I've heard the 2.05 rom is good too (even better than 1.29). I was just going to hold out in the hope that HTC will make an official release of 2.05 then I'd upgrade to whatever version of ARHD rolls that out.


Any comments on GPS performance?? At the moment my GPS shows good signal on at least 6 satellites and locks within 30 seconds even from cold (using GPS Test by chartcross). Does it also fix the Live Wallpaper Fault (stopping LWP when going to another homescreen)? Have you applied the mod to get rid of the three dot menu bar?




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Reply # 658106 19-Jul-2012 00:26 Send private message

A Telecom branded HTC ONE V here at home just got 3 updates tonight. 

After it was all done Android version was still the same (4.0.3) but software build had gone to 2.09.781.2

So, at least we know things do make it thru the Telecom testing process!

Hope the ONE X update is not far away. 



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  Reply # 658167 19-Jul-2012 08:45 Send private message

skyplonk: A Telecom branded HTC ONE V here at home just got 3 updates tonight.?

After it was all done Android version was still the same (4.0.3) but software build had gone to 2.09.781.2

So, at least we know things do make it thru the Telecom testing process!

Hope the ONE X update is not far away.?




Okay. Hopefully that means the person responsible for 'testing' , verifying, approving, rubber stamping ,etc the Android firmware updates is back from sick leave, annual leave, sabbatical leave or where-ever he has been AWOL for the past 2 months :/




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  Reply # 658429 19-Jul-2012 13:26 Send private message

I emailed Telecom last week about this and finally had a reply last night

"Thank you for contacting Telecom in regards to the software upgrade for the HTC X One. I can confirm the software updates and their release dates for each Telecommunications Company differs as the upgrade is tailored specifically to their HTC X One.Currently our development team are still testing the software upgrade for the Telecom sourced HTC X One and confirm there is not estimated time of release. I apologise if this information does not provide you with a specific date of the release."

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  Reply # 658839 20-Jul-2012 07:55 Send private message

Any comments on GPS performance?? At the moment my GPS shows good signal on at least 6 satellites and locks within 30 seconds even from cold (using GPS Test by chartcross). Does it also fix the Live Wallpaper Fault (stopping LWP when going to another homescreen)? Have you applied the mod to get rid of the three dot menu bar?


I tested the GPS with the chartcross app you specified. It locks on really quickly (less than 30 seconds for sure) to at least 6 satellites, so I can't see it being any different to what you currently see.

Regarding the LWP fault.. I think it still restarts... but I don't use LWP.

I haven't applied a mod to get rid of the three dot menu bar... mainly due to laziness and thinking I would upgrade to the 2.05 ARHD rom soon.

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  Reply # 658877 20-Jul-2012 08:44 Send private message

Why do people want to remove the menu button?

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  Reply # 659323 20-Jul-2012 21:25 Send private message

TheUngeek: Why do people want to remove the menu button?


Because the best bit about having a 4.7" screen is being able to use the whole thing and not have the bottom 5-8mm blacked out by a bar with three dots on it. Properly enabled ICS apps have the small menu button in the top righthand corner. Dual featuring the 'recent apps' button seems to be the most elegant solution in my book.




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  Reply # 659519 21-Jul-2012 13:06 Send private message

Looks like the One X is officially getting Jellybean, Telecom will probably release the update three years from now.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/20/htc-confirms-jelly-bean-for-one-x-one-xl-and-one-s/

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  Reply # 659606 21-Jul-2012 17:10 Send private message

Dingbatt:
TheUngeek: Why do people want to remove the menu button?


Because the best bit about having a 4.7" screen is being able to use the whole thing and not have the bottom 5-8mm blacked out by a bar with three dots on it. Properly enabled ICS apps have the small menu button in the top righthand corner. Dual featuring the 'recent apps' button seems to be the most elegant solution in my book.


Oh that one. Never noticed it as an issue before. 
I probably will now. Thanks :p


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