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  Reply # 633551 31-May-2012 16:45 Send private message

P1n3apqlExpr3ss:
Dingbatt:
I take this back now that I have re-read plambrechtsen's reply above.  But I would rather they said "there is a problem with this build and that's why it's taking so long".  In the end I want it right, bug free and working properly on XT, otherwise I may as well root the phone load the European ROM on it.


You can't flash the European RUU just through root, you need s-off as well. Root gives you ability to install CWM and then flash custom roms


Yeap, aware of that having installed custom roms on my previous two HTC android phones. Was just saving a few keystrokes, which I have now used Undecided.  Don't want to void HTC's warranty while I'm still shaking down the hardware.  Have been wondering about the legality under NZ consumer law for a software change to void a hardware warranty.




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  Reply # 633563 31-May-2012 17:03 Send private message

OH yeah, sorry if I mislead anyone, forgot I had S-off due to mine being a dev phone just like Blairs




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  Reply # 633564 31-May-2012 17:07 Send private message

vinnieg: OH yeah, sorry if I mislead anyone, forgot I had S-off due to mine being a dev phone just like Blairs


It's going to be a pain if something goes wrong with ours I bet, already had the user modification line thrown in my face when trying to contact HTC regarding that OTA update bug I posted in the TT forums. We'll likely have to go through Richard when the Telecom retail assistant wonders why we don't have official packaging

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  Reply # 633565 31-May-2012 17:11 Send private message

P1n3apqlExpr3ss:
vinnieg: OH yeah, sorry if I mislead anyone, forgot I had S-off due to mine being a dev phone just like Blairs


It's going to be a pain if something goes wrong with ours I bet, already had the user modification line thrown in my face when trying to contact HTC regarding that OTA update bug I posted in the TT forums. We'll likely have to go through Richard when the Telecom retail assistant wonders why we don't have official packaging


Yeah definitely, I think if something goes wrong with mine, I'll just buy a blue Galaxy S3, to match the white one I have here




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  Reply # 634315 1-Jun-2012 17:51 Send private message

Glad I'm not the only impatient person here. This is probably the thing I miss the most from my old SGS 1. Apparently HTC not locking phones anymore was a lie, but I could have figured that out before I bought my One X I guess. HTCDev not an option either as that apparently just instantly kills every single part of your warranty if you read those stories on xda... Awh well :)

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  Reply # 634528 2-Jun-2012 09:56 Send private message

I see Noel Leeming are doing 20% off Vodafone handsets this weekend, so could have had one of those for the same price as I paid AND have it on 1.28.




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  Reply # 634765 2-Jun-2012 18:40 Send private message

I flicked an email to telecom asking when they are gonna release 1.28 firmware and this is what i got from them after a couple of days.

===========================================================================
Thank you for contacting Telecom.

Our Senior Testing & Product Manager responds as follows

"HTC One X. New software is currently in lab under test. Cannot provide a date as it depends on if we pick-up any issues. History tells us that there would probably need a second round of testing therefore adding an additional 3-4 weeks to the approval time."

Please keep an eye on this site for updates as they occurhttp://telecom.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2247

===========================================================================

I got this email on 20th of may, so I'm guessing the release wouldn't happen until the end of June if we're lucky. I'm Kinda disappointed for buying the phone telecom, hope they have a good reason for being this late.

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  Reply # 634785 2-Jun-2012 19:29 Send private message

wussup001:
I got this email on 20th of may, so I'm guessing the release wouldn't happen until the end of June if we're lucky. I'm Kinda disappointed for buying the phone telecom, hope they have a good reason for being this late.


Bugger that, ended up getting a second Galaxy SIII in white. In the Noels sale for $840, before I found out Warehouse Stationery were doing them for $780



With it's current v1.26 patch, I see nothing good about the phone, apart from it's screen.

It's getting eclipsed in almost every single way by the SIII




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  Reply # 634788 2-Jun-2012 20:05 Send private message


It's getting eclipsed in almost every single way by the SIII


I would say that is a bit dramatic.  Yes, the massive delay from Telecom in releasing the updated firmware is a pain but even it in current state I would hardly say it is "eclipsed in almost every single way by the SIII".

The One X seems to hold its ground very well apart from battery life in the 1.26 build.   The UI on the SIII is, in my opinion, horrid, it feels cheap, the screen is not as good, I dont think the picture quality from the camera is as good,  the reception seems to be less than the One X. Testing the two head to head on Friday often the SIII was 5 - 7db less than the One X.  I  live in a fringe coverage area and the One X is solid, where the SIII was not. 

SIII has all the hype and is the current "in" gadget at the moment so people sway towards that. 

Once Telecom release the update it will make the phone perfect.  It almost is. 

My frustration is that other carriers all around the world have managed to release 2 updates since 1.26 (with a 3rd in the works apparently) and Telecom have not even managed to get the first out. 

Yes, I can unlock the boot loader and load a custom ROM, or we can take the "need to get it right, there must be a delay for a reason" speech from a telco (I know this one, I work for a telco), but at the end of the day it is a bit slack.

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  Reply # 634815 2-Jun-2012 21:15 Send private message

skyplonk:

My frustration is that other carriers all around the world have managed to release 2 updates since 1.26 (with a 3rd in the works apparently) and Telecom have not even managed to get the first out. 


Could it be possible the delay is at HTC's end and not Telecoms?  I suspect the updates get done by HTC in their order of priority.  Probably largest customer to smallest customer or something similar.  On a world wide basis Telecom is pretty small fry and I suspect they end up near the end of the queue.




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  Reply # 634828 2-Jun-2012 21:32 Send private message

Technofreak:
skyplonk:

My frustration is that other carriers all around the world have managed to release 2 updates since 1.26 (with a 3rd in the works apparently) and Telecom have not even managed to get the first out. 


Could it be possible the delay is at HTC's end and not Telecoms?  I suspect the updates get done by HTC in their order of priority.  Probably largest customer to smallest customer or something similar.  On a world wide basis Telecom is pretty small fry and I suspect they end up near the end of the queue.


Maybe. If that is the case I would rather they are waiting on HTC to (insert reason/story here)...

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  Reply # 634835 2-Jun-2012 22:08 Send private message

Technofreak: Could it be possible the delay is at HTC's end and not Telecoms?  I suspect the updates get done by HTC in their order of priority.  Probably largest customer to smallest customer or something similar.  On a world wide basis Telecom is pretty small fry and I suspect they end up near the end of the queue.


I highly doubt it, they wouldn't tell us they were "testing" the firmware for weeks (I tweeted them a few weeks ago and they were testing too) if they could just blame HTC, they would probably immediately point the finger and tell us to ask HTC.

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  Reply # 634886 3-Jun-2012 08:47 Send private message

I contacted HTC. They said they were waiting for Telecom.
If they found a problem in the initial testing then fine, continue, but let us know. Otherwise it just makes them look slow and ridiculous compared to their competitors. I like this phone, starting to go off the carrier.......




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  Reply # 634901 3-Jun-2012 09:25

Sent from an HTC one X running 1.29.728.12

Saying the s3 dominates the one x is a wee bit over kill.




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  Reply # 634909 3-Jun-2012 09:39 Send private message

Sorry should have been a bit clearer, on v1.26 the only benefits I can see over the GS3 are:
- Low light photos are better
- Better screen, sharper, but not as low contrast
- The design/form factor is great
- The anti stain backing
- Lack of touchwiz, although touchwiz nature is the best implementation of it

The negatives I can see are:
- Video is very chopping at 1080p, could be v1.26 rearing it's head
- Battery life on the One-X is dreadful, have trouble lasting a full day
- Lagging/slowdown on some programs, and when returning to the home screen
- Unable to run most games without getting clipping/framing, especially GTA3
- Music quality isn't really up to standard, especially with the so-called beats audio.
- The camera sticks out too far
- Rooting/HTC Dev'ing it voids the warranty

If 1.29 is as said, then yeah it'll be an excellent phone again.
Apart from the camera sticking out, have had to put mine in a case to protect it!




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