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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 925410 1-Nov-2013 09:27 One person supports this post Send private message

the stupid renaming of the stock browser to "Y x Tworld" or whatever on telecom phones is one of the most idiotic marketing schemes ever. the thing i hate most about telecom android phones. but, the tradeoff is hopefully an optimised CSC that allows everything else to function optimially whilst in NZ on NZ frequencies as mentioned above

i see Root De La Vega is pretty stable for rooting the Note3 without triggering Knox - im kinda waiting for an optimised touchwiz to be built so i can switch to it - id prefer to keep all the stock touchwiz settings, but just increase the phone's DPI to use this huge screen more effectively - someone earlier mentioned the 4x4 stock launcher grid which really is retarded on such a big phone - id love to move to 5x4 + the dock bar (so 6x4 total), and see other apps also rescaled to a higher DPI (as available in ROMs like Paranoid Android)

im sure there will be active work on this thru xmas holidays, no doubt in the new year there will be some amazing custom builds for the Note3. one of which will be hopefully renaming the browser back to "Browser" ;)




Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005, on Telecom 4G LTE.  ROM: Stock Touchwiz, Android 4.3, XUDMJ6  MODEM: MJ4  Kernel: Stock (for now...:)

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 925444 1-Nov-2013 09:59 Send private message

i have bought a KLD England leather (PU) case. It is a wallet type. Still waiting for it to arrive. Looks pretty good though

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 925453 1-Nov-2013 10:09 Send private message

NZtechfreak: Anyone here interested in a group buy on the Seidio Surface case? They're about $30USD+shipping, but the shipping is a bit extortionate buying individually.

I'm happy to place order and pay up front etc, just wondering how many might be interested?

Here is the Seidio product page, however can be had for a few $ cheaper elsewhere so wouldn't be buying from Seidio direct, but just so you can get an idea of the case.


I'm keen to get a good cover, casemate preview cover looks good too. Has anyone found the tempered screen cover yet?


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Geek


  Reply # 925463 1-Nov-2013 10:16 Send private message

I am also keen on a glass screen protector if anybody has found one and tried ?

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 925485 1-Nov-2013 10:28 Send private message

i just ordered this
http://www.amazon.com/iloome-ScreenMate-Tempered-Protector-Oleophobic/dp/B00G5Q5VHA/ref=sr_1_70?ie=UTF8&qid=1383007948&sr=8-70&keywords=samsung+galaxy+note+3+glass

and this
http://www.amazon.com/iloome-ScreenMate-Flexible-Protector-Oleophobic/dp/B00G5POLCM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1383254745&sr=8-2&keywords=samsung+galaxy+note+3+glass+iloome

to try on mine and the mrs' Note3's

arriving in about 2 weeks, can let u know how it turns out





Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005, on Telecom 4G LTE.  ROM: Stock Touchwiz, Android 4.3, XUDMJ6  MODEM: MJ4  Kernel: Stock (for now...:)

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Geek


  Reply # 925488 1-Nov-2013 10:30 Send private message

Awesome that is exactly the 2 options I was looking at on amazon before !

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 925489 1-Nov-2013 10:32 Send private message

NikT:
Yabanize:

I would much rather they stopped changing heaps of stuff on our devices though. Like an Australian S4 on Optus doesnt let you rearrange or change the icons on the bottom of the home screen (Phone,contacts,message,internet)

And I also dislike how telecom renames the browser to y!Tworld and says telecom when it turns on where as other carriers dont. We buy a samsung device to get a samsung experience


That Optus one is really a bit silly. I imagine it would have been some kind of executive decision based on an excessive number of customers calling in to say they'd misplaced the dialer & messaging apps.

Thankfully, Samsung's high end devices have been quite robust in unbranding department in the past - as long as the hardware revision matches, and even when it's a minor variant like the 'T' versions, they'll take most any region's software. Not that I'd professionally recommend doing that as it can & in some cases does lead to a less than ideal experience on local networks (Higher battery drain from modem software that's optimised for different frequencies, et cetera). :)


Im not sure if it was just optus or other australian ones but yeah, He hated the samsung browser and couldnt change it to chrome at the bottom which was kind of sad   With apple iPhones dont get modified by carriers apart from the APN pretty much


Yeah I've considered flashing vodafones or 2degress's firmware as they are quite unbranded I believe?   But ive heard telecoms ending Tworld or something so hopefully that would mean them stopping renaming the browsers THANK GOD

Imagine if they renamed safari TWorld. Its just stupid. and they change the icon too




Samsung Laptop: Windows 7 64, 8gb ram, 750gb hard drive, AMD A8 3510mx apu
iPad 4 16gb
Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 925490 1-Nov-2013 10:32 Send private message

lofreq: i just ordered this
http://www.amazon.com/iloome-ScreenMate-Tempered-Protector-Oleophobic/dp/B00G5Q5VHA/ref=sr_1_70?ie=UTF8&qid=1383007948&sr=8-70&keywords=samsung+galaxy+note+3+glass

and this
http://www.amazon.com/iloome-ScreenMate-Flexible-Protector-Oleophobic/dp/B00G5POLCM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1383254745&sr=8-2&keywords=samsung+galaxy+note+3+glass+iloome

to try on mine and the mrs' Note3's

arriving in about 2 weeks, can let u know how it turns out


Would love to see a review when you have got it. I wonder how s-pen would work on those

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 925496 1-Nov-2013 10:37 Send private message

yep i dont intend to run a case on my note, just a replacement coloured pleather back cover when they are finally available - so i reckon the thicker 9H version will offer some kind of protection. currently using the genuine samsung PET protector, its good in general, but its soft plastic under the spen, and causes irregular friction when writing/drawing. so im hoping the glass will be an improvement.

the mrs will be using a case/SView cover, so the thinner 8H version i think will work better for her.

i researched other brands, and the iloome had the best reviews and response. hence that choice of brand.

we'll see!




Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005, on Telecom 4G LTE.  ROM: Stock Touchwiz, Android 4.3, XUDMJ6  MODEM: MJ4  Kernel: Stock (for now...:)

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  Reply # 925498 1-Nov-2013 10:40 Send private message

lofreq: yep i dont intend to run a case on my note, just a replacement coloured pleather back cover when they are finally available - so i reckon the thicker 9H version will offer some kind of protection. currently using the genuine samsung PET protector, its good in general, but its soft plastic under the spen, and causes irregular friction when writing/drawing. so im hoping the glass will be an improvement.

the mrs will be using a case/SView cover, so the thinner 8H version i think will work better for her.

i researched other brands, and the iloome had the best reviews and response. hence that choice of brand.

we'll see!


I Might jsut order the 8h one as I will have a case on. If you don't mind me asking how much did they sting you for shipping ?

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 925504 1-Nov-2013 11:03 Send private message

yeah 4mm is a noticible hump above the current surface - those plastic hardshells that try to grip around the sides of the device will impact and dislodge the 9H glass, as reported by other users. the 8h is 1.2mm or something, so a better option.

$16nzd shipping for both protectors. passable, i guess, considering.




Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005, on Telecom 4G LTE.  ROM: Stock Touchwiz, Android 4.3, XUDMJ6  MODEM: MJ4  Kernel: Stock (for now...:)

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Ultimate Geek
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Vodafone NZ

  Reply # 925520 1-Nov-2013 11:34 Send private message

Yabanize:

Yeah I've considered flashing vodafones or 2degress's firmware as they are quite unbranded I believe?


Yep, no splash screens or anything there, just APN settings/modem optimisation/a browser bookmark to m.vodafone.co.nz (Which can be deleted). Very minimal.




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Geek


  Reply # 926873 4-Nov-2013 10:14 Send private message

Has anyone got the official s-view cover from Noel Leeming or other store in NZ yet? How's it working? Just want to get one. Thx.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 926881 4-Nov-2013 10:23 Send private message

Have ordered one 2 weeks ago but apparently they are not getting stock till 15th November.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 926888 4-Nov-2013 10:25 Send private message

michaelfs: Has anyone got the official s-view cover from Noel Leeming or other store in NZ yet? How's it working? Just want to get one. Thx.


Jb hifi sylvia park had a few in stock on friday and I got one from there. You could try there. So far havent had any issues with it




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