Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




765 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 19


Topic # 110421 9-Oct-2012 13:57
Send private message

I have a 2degrees Samsung Galaxy S3 phone that I have transferred to Telecom. Unfortunately 2Degrees appear to have hard coded certain things like Voicemail speed dial is permanently set to 2Degrees. I can find the settings for this but it will not allow me to change it which is silly
Anyone know how to force the 1 key on dial pad to change to telecoms voice mail number
Surely I dont have to blow the  phone away and install a new ROM to get access?




Nexus 6P 32Gb
Nexus 6 Phone
Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung TAB A 8"
Samsung TAB A 10"
Samsung Galaxy SIV rooted
Asus Nexus Tablet 7.0
Speedtest


Create new topic
Awesome
4745 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1034

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 698404 9-Oct-2012 14:01
Send private message

If you flash the Telecom ROM over top via Odin it should be fine.

When I did this from the VFAU to the AU Unbranded ROM it didn't reset the phone. All my apps, settings, data etc stayed the same (It did remove the stock App VF ship in their firmware).

YMMV




Twitter: ajobbins


24990 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4877

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 698411 9-Oct-2012 14:10
Send private message

The voicemail number certainly isn't hard coded into the 2d firmware. I have a 2d SGS III and have it set to the VF voicemail platform.

You will however suffer degraded battery life on XT using a 2d handset since XT doesn't support fast dormancy, I would recommend hacking the phone to change the fast dormancy setting at a bare minimum.

 
 
 
 




765 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 19


  Reply # 698447 9-Oct-2012 14:42
Send private message

I have tried and the only way I coudl get near the settings was to  go from Phone/menu/Call Settings/VoiceMail SettingsVoicemail number
If i try to change that number to telecom either by typing it in or selecting the V oicemail contact it comes up with "Voice Mail Change unsuccessful"
Did you do it a different way

sbiddle: The voicemail number certainly isn't hard coded into the 2d firmware. I have a 2d SGS III and have it set to the VF voicemail platform.

You will however suffer degraded battery life on XT using a 2d handset since XT doesn't support fast dormancy, I would recommend hacking the phone to change the fast dormancy setting at a bare minimum.




Nexus 6P 32Gb
Nexus 6 Phone
Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung TAB A 8"
Samsung TAB A 10"
Samsung Galaxy SIV rooted
Asus Nexus Tablet 7.0
Speedtest




765 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 19


  Reply # 698456 9-Oct-2012 15:08
Send private message

Another question what about the fastdormancy app in the PlayStore does it do what is claimed? and as a matetr oif interest how come both Vodafone & 2Degrees have smart fastdormancy but telecom doesn't
Maybe its that great huawei gear that 2degrees bought

You will however suffer degraded battery life on XT using a 2d handset since XT doesn't support fast dormancy, I would recommend hacking the phone to change the fast dormancy setting at a bare minimum.




Nexus 6P 32Gb
Nexus 6 Phone
Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung TAB A 8"
Samsung TAB A 10"
Samsung Galaxy SIV rooted
Asus Nexus Tablet 7.0
Speedtest


24990 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4877

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 698468 9-Oct-2012 15:20
Send private message

ronw: I have tried and the only way I coudl get near the settings was to  go from Phone/menu/Call Settings/VoiceMail SettingsVoicemail number
If i try to change that number to telecom either by typing it in or selecting the V oicemail contact it comes up with "Voice Mail Change unsuccessful"
Did you do it a different way

sbiddle: The voicemail number certainly isn't hard coded into the 2d firmware. I have a 2d SGS III and have it set to the VF voicemail platform.

You will however suffer degraded battery life on XT using a 2d handset since XT doesn't support fast dormancy, I would recommend hacking the phone to change the fast dormancy setting at a bare minimum.


That's where you change it.

I have no problems on my phone setting whatever I want in there.

437 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 9
Inactive user


  Reply # 698541 9-Oct-2012 16:09
Send private message

ronw: Another question what about the fastdormancy app in the PlayStore does it do what is claimed? and as a matetr oif interest how come both Vodafone & 2Degrees have smart fastdormancy but telecom doesn't
Maybe its that great huawei gear that 2degrees bought

You will however suffer degraded battery life on XT using a 2d handset since XT doesn't support fast dormancy, I would recommend hacking the phone to change the fast dormancy setting at a bare minimum.


The Fastdormancy app on the market works fine. You need to be rooted.

2 Degrees don't support Fast Dormancy.

802 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 64

Subscriber

  Reply # 698552 9-Oct-2012 16:26
Send private message

DoggNZ: The Fastdormancy app on the market works fine. You need to be rooted.
2 Degrees don't support Fast Dormancy.


Really? That's the reverse of what other posters here have said. From other reading I understood that Vodafone and 2Degrees did support it, but Telecom XT didn't.

4025 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1076

Trusted

  Reply # 698617 9-Oct-2012 18:05
Send private message

Putting telecom firmware on would be a step backwards. If you're going to change the software, put the worldwide rom on and go from there - then you'd actually get timely updates.



765 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 19


  Reply # 698721 9-Oct-2012 21:11
Send private message

I agree but anyway just an update on my problem. I rebooted phone and it now lets me change the voicemail number so pressing key 1 now calls Telecom
I decided to finally get around to rooting my phone and added fastdormancy from the market which allowed me to toggle dormancy.  I  then added Titanium and got rid of some of the annoying features on phone. I use K9 for email but the official Gmail app still  pulls down mail so I used Titanium to Freeze the Gmail app so Hooray its effectively gone. Likewise with the standard messaging app as I use GoSMSPRO for sms.
All in all phone is looking much nicer. Thanks for help everyone

eXDee: Putting telecom firmware on would be a step backwards. If you're going to change the software, put the worldwide rom on and go from there - then you'd actually get timely updates.




Nexus 6P 32Gb
Nexus 6 Phone
Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung TAB A 8"
Samsung TAB A 10"
Samsung Galaxy SIV rooted
Asus Nexus Tablet 7.0
Speedtest


437 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 9
Inactive user


  Reply # 699029 10-Oct-2012 12:31
Send private message

allan:
DoggNZ: The Fastdormancy app on the market works fine. You need to be rooted.
2 Degrees don't support Fast Dormancy.


Really? That's the reverse of what other posters here have said. From other reading I understood that Vodafone and 2Degrees did support it, but Telecom XT didn't.


Well...kind of....to quote myself from another thread

"I bought an international model from Oz and flashed a 2 Degrees ROM on so I could use it as a Snapper card (and have the balance of the Snapper SIM displayed in the app). However, the question of whether or not to disable\enable Fast Dormancy with 2 Degrees is slightly trickier. It seems Vodafone do in fact support Fast Dormancy and 2D don't. So since a 2D phone can use both 2D and VF networks depending on where you are, what setting should you use?

I installed "Phone Explorer" which shows what Operator's cell tower you're currently connected to. I found that at work and at home where I spend the most time, I'm connected to a 2D tower so I've left Fast Dormancy disabled."

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

VMware NSX Meets Stringent Government Security Standards with Common Criteria Certification
Posted 22-Jun-2017 19:05


Brother launches next-generation colour laser printers and all-in- ones for business
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:56


Intel and IOC announce partnership
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:50


Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Best Android tablet
Posted 21-Jun-2017 12:05


Wellington-based company helping secure Microsoft browsers
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:51


Endace delivers high performance with new 1/10/40 Gbps packet capture card
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:50


You can now integrate SMX security into Microsoft Office 365, Google and other cloud email platforms
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:47


Ravensdown launches new decision-making tool HawkEye
Posted 19-Jun-2017 15:38


Spark planning to take on direct management of all consumer stores
Posted 19-Jun-2017 10:03


Qrious acquires Ubiquity
Posted 14-Jun-2017 12:21


Spark New Zealand prepares for 5G with Nokia
Posted 14-Jun-2017 12:16


The future-proof 10.5-inch iPad Pro
Posted 13-Jun-2017 18:16


Mandatory data breach reporting in Australia
Posted 13-Jun-2017 11:30


Review: Sony MDR-1000X noise-cancelling headphones
Posted 12-Jun-2017 08:08


Kinetics Crowned Microsoft NZ Partner of the Year
Posted 9-Jun-2017 09:32



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.