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  Reply # 664838 31-Jul-2012 19:03 Send private message

TheUngeek:
Kopkiwi: Really can't make up my mind between this and the SIII.

I prefer the Camera on the SIII, better battery and can add additional storage. But it feels cheap and lightweight whereas the One X looks beautiful has better camera FEATURES and feels like a beast of a smartphone should. Prefer the elegence of Sense to Touchwiz, but don't like that you can't swap batteries or add additional storage.

I've had a play with both and that doesn't really change anything lol.

I'm stuck.


Don't get a Telecom One X if you go for the HTC. The 1.26 ROM they are stuck on sucks with battery life. I mean really sucks



Would get from einfotech as I have a Nexus which is faulty. So switching for an upgrade.

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  Reply # 665030 31-Jul-2012 22:50 Send private message

TheUngeek:
Kopkiwi: Really can't make up my mind between this and the SIII.

I prefer the Camera on the SIII, better battery and can add additional storage. But it feels cheap and lightweight whereas the One X looks beautiful has better camera FEATURES and feels like a beast of a smartphone should. Prefer the elegence of Sense to Touchwiz, but don't like that you can't swap batteries or add additional storage.

I've had a play with both and that doesn't really change anything lol.

I'm stuck.


Don't get a Telecom One X if you go for the HTC. The 1.26 ROM they are stuck on sucks with battery life. I mean really sucks




Even with 1.29 it can suck the battery rather fast when you're gaming on it! 

Although I'm not 100% sure as only had it a couple of days, almost entirely all at home, but I think it should still be ok for my use case (probably never more than a few hours away from a charger on a regular daily basis, except on nights out in town when the day would be longer....). But I imagine if I was travelling a lot then I could find this a royal pain, probably if I ever do go holiday I shall get beforehand an external battery pack as I reckon in such usage (on a plane travelling etc) it would certainly need it.

 

 

Anyway.... I'm going to be quite fanatical in trying to protect this phone, as I have a poor track record with phones and this is my first bleeding edge market topping superphone (although had plenty of mid range smartphones in the past).

 

Currently I got today a soft but tough little pouch  for it (kinda like a thinner camera pouch for compact cameras), I plan to keep it in there most of the time when I'm out of the house. But for about the house, and whenever I'm out and about but got the phone out of the pouch I still need some protection.

So I'm thinking a screen protector + a thin casing around the phone, such as one of these:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/mobile-phones/accessories/cases-protectors/other/auction-497642271.htm

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=498222088

Which would GZ recommend? Or something else similar instead but different?




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  Reply # 665223 1-Aug-2012 10:23 Send private message

Running Villain now, based on a 1.29.
Too early to be 100% sure but so far it seems to be kicking the arse of the stock telecom Rom as far as battery goes. And its a lot smoother in use.
Only negative is it takes a long time to power on and off. To power on you have to hold volume up + power which scared me until I worked it out as I couldny turn it on!

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  Reply # 667611 4-Aug-2012 20:57 Send private message

Villain ROM is awesome. Makes Mr happy to have a One X again. Can actually get through a day without a recharge!

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  Reply # 668097 6-Aug-2012 09:42 Send private message

I think its time to bite the bullet and have my first crack at installing a custom ROM on my One X. Can someone recommend a good place to start with this (n00bs guide, recommended JellyBean ROM for Telecom model etc)?

My handset is one of the ones from the TelecomTech blogging initiative, and I understand these handsets have S-OFF (edit: just confirmed this by booting into HBOOT) , which I've been told should make things pretty painless.

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  Reply # 668313 6-Aug-2012 14:04 Send private message

dclegg: I think its time to bite the bullet and have my first crack at installing a custom ROM on my One X. Can someone recommend a good place to start with this (n00bs guide, recommended JellyBean ROM for Telecom model etc)?

My handset is one of the ones from the TelecomTech blogging initiative, and I understand these handsets have S-OFF (edit: just confirmed this by booting into HBOOT) , which I've been told should make things pretty painless.


For starters I wouldnt recommend you go to any JellyBean ROM, its far to new.

My next rom attempt will most likely be ARHD 1.29 ROM.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1533 is a great starting point.

In case of bricking your HOX(it happened to me) make sure you obtain the correct RUU .exe first!

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  Reply # 668322 6-Aug-2012 14:15 Send private message

seightch: 

For starters I wouldnt recommend you go to any JellyBean ROM, its far to new.

My next rom attempt will most likely be ARHD 1.29 ROM.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1533 is a great starting point.

In case of bricking your HOX(it happened to me) make sure you obtain the correct RUU .exe first!


I've actually been recommended this JellyBean ROM by someone who has successfully flashed it onto their HOX. 

As long as I can easily revert back to the original ROM (I believe I've got the correct RUU stashed away, but will double-check before proceeding), I don't mind giving slightly bleeding edge ROMs a crack. After all, I've still got my iPhone 4 if everything goes completely pear shaped :-)

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Reply # 669831 8-Aug-2012 21:32 Send private message

My phone is just getting an OTA update - 1.29 from Telecom!! :)

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  Reply # 669875 8-Aug-2012 23:32 Send private message

ahhh Telecom, punctual as always. Just in time to join the rest of us as we wait for our Jelly Bean treat!!

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  Reply # 669882 9-Aug-2012 00:04 Send private message

alexingram: My phone is just getting an OTA update - 1.29 from Telecom!! :)


Same, 48mb~.. downloading now..

About time!

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  Reply # 669908 9-Aug-2012 07:28 Send private message

Upgraded mine last night, UI seems smoother, fingers cross the battery life improvements are noticeable.

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  Reply # 670883 11-Aug-2012 08:20 Send private message

Maybe this had something to do with Telecom pushing 1.29 finally;

http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/10/htc-one-x-android-4-0-4-update/

It will mean stable custom roms in the short order. And in about 100 days an update for TNZ HOX owners!

Edit: disconnected hyperlink (not going to article - have to cut and paste)




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  Reply # 671881 13-Aug-2012 16:23 Send private message

Can someone take a look at these screenshots and let me know if this seems legit?  All I did was browse the web for about an hour and thats it...Seems pretty bad to me?






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  Reply # 673103 16-Aug-2012 06:46 Send private message

Hi guys,

Recently got the One X from MobiCity. Great phone but I have come across this issue to do with the wallpaper (not live wallpaper, just the static one).

It stretches photos quite badly, and not to mention using HTC's wallpaper setting it restricts the amount of photo you get to display. Using QuickPic doesn't help either - shows more of the image but still looks stretched.

Currently running 4.0.3. Has anyone come across this issue? My Sammy can display any photo without stretching.

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  Reply # 679445 30-Aug-2012 20:21 Send private message

Just got the 4.0.4 update!!! 

such a great update, finally got rid of the black bar with three white dots!!

default browser has also had some great polishes.

this also marks a big step toward Jelly bean.
                                                                
I will post a update in a day or two when I can give you a full rundown but for now, time to PLAY!!

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