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  Reply # 450630 22-Mar-2011 09:35
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kyhwana2:
PottsyNZ: Wait... I thought 2.2 did mobile hotspot?

Yeah it does..
 


Would assume it's a firmware upgrade to enable necessary hardware

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  Reply # 450642 22-Mar-2011 10:17
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kyhwana2:
PottsyNZ: Wait... I thought 2.2 did mobile hotspot?

Yeah it does..
 


Ah but it's not baked into the X5?  Any custom roms available?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 450646 22-Mar-2011 10:35
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Not yet but there are calls for it on XDA Developers, guessing it'll take a US launch to add a bit of a push

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  Reply # 450754 22-Mar-2011 15:00
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Bit the bullet and bought one using the $150 topup deal at Warehouse Stationary, what a bargain for such a high end phone (in terms of specs, not price for once)

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  Reply # 450769 22-Mar-2011 15:18
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As anyone noticed any problems with Wifi drop out on the X5? I get it constantly on why home network especially when doing something like watching HD YouTube videos. 

So far I've assumed that its a problem with my particular hardware setup but haven't tested it on another wifi network yet.



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  Reply # 450774 22-Mar-2011 15:24
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Have you disabled Wifi sleep to stop the phone shutting off wifi when the screen turns off?

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  Reply # 450813 22-Mar-2011 16:10
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Should that have any impact on video playback? I've set it to 'Never' so I'll see if that improves things, cheers.

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  Reply # 450906 22-Mar-2011 20:12
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Any one having issue with choppy youtube playback? especially when playing HQ videos.

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  Reply # 451052 23-Mar-2011 10:47
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I seem to be getting wifi issue too so must be a bug that hopefully will be fixed in this coming release.

Also, when I go to create a new text message I can't select anyone to send it to if I click on 'To' field as nothing populates whereas my old VF845 would allow a search from contacts so I have to go into contacts and select the messaging function from there. Anyone else have this problem?

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  Reply # 451055 23-Mar-2011 10:52
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Also, when I go to create a new text message I can't select anyone to send it to if I click on 'To' field as nothing populates whereas my old VF845 would allow a search from contacts so I have to go into contacts and select the messaging function from there. Anyone else have this problem?


You can start typing a name into the To box and matching contacts should appear in a drop down box. I don't know of a way to access your contact list to scroll through tho.

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  Reply # 451065 23-Mar-2011 11:02
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Maybe it's a Froyo improvement but there used to be a + sign next to 'To' box and if you clicked that you could search through contacts. Thanks for the tip

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  Reply # 451137 23-Mar-2011 14:49
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I have problems with WIFI dropping off to.

I have been using a free programme from the market called Wifi Fixer.

This seems to help quite a bit.

The programme also allows you to move between WIFI hotspots say in the same building and it will automatically keep the phone connected.


One annoying bug I have found is that when I move through an area of no cell phone coverage and back into coverage again, the phone does not always recover and a hard reset is required.  Has anyone else seen this?

Also Bluetooth has to be turned on and left for approx 1 minute before I try and connect my headset.  Otherwise the bluetooth errors.



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  Reply # 452247 26-Mar-2011 23:47
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langers1972: It was never advertised as being upgraded to Gingerbread, only the Wifi hotspot feature

"*WiFi Hotspot: please note that the first software release for the X5 does not contain the Android WiFi 'Hotspot' feature meaning that your X5 cannot act as a WiFi Hotspot for other devices (e.g. laptop) to share its mobile data connection. However the standard WiFi function of the X5 itself is unaffected and works very well. There will be a subsequent software release in April/May which will add the WiFi Hotspot function and we will contact all 2degrees users to provide simple upgrade instructions." 


Huawei themselves have pretty much confirmed that Gingerbread 2.3 or 2.4 (at least) will be made available for the X5
http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=168895819823436&id=125524087493943


damianh: I have problems with WIFI dropping off to.

I have been using a free programme from the market called Wifi Fixer.

This seems to help quite a bit.

The programme also allows you to move between WIFI hotspots say in the same building and it will automatically keep the phone connected.


One annoying bug I have found is that when I move through an area of no cell phone coverage and back into coverage again, the phone does not always recover and a hard reset is required.  Has anyone else seen this?

Also Bluetooth has to be turned on and left for approx 1 minute before I try and connect my headset.  Otherwise the bluetooth errors.


  WiFi on the X5 has always been a bit iffy.  Some of the early reviews actually had the WiFi permenantly broken and unable to establish a connection.  Mine is a OK to work with and I probably get a drop out once every couple of times when I am browsing. 

  I'll have to give WiFi Fixer a go.  Thanks for the heads up.

InspectorGadget



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  Reply # 452283 27-Mar-2011 09:23
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Have you guys tried this?

You go to Menu>settings>Wireless & networks>wifi settings THEN press menu again> press advanced>wifi sleep policy>choose “Never”.




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  Reply # 452286 27-Mar-2011 09:35
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smileynz: Have you guys tried this?

You go to Menu>settings>Wireless & networks>wifi settings THEN press menu again> press advanced>wifi sleep policy>choose “Never”.



  The behaviour I'm seeing doesn't look like it is related to a policy.  The connection can take a number of attempts before it will sign on and will drop off in the middle of a browsing session when there is data flowing.  Because I am actively reading pages, the screen is always on, so the policy wouldn't activate anyway.



 

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