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  Reply # 342387 16-Jun-2010 17:06
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Incredibly tempted to drop $800 on this thing....
Only thing i'm concerned about is that it'll be an extra $80+ for a 16gb microsd, and it seems to be a pain to find somethign better than Class 2.



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  Reply # 342409 16-Jun-2010 17:58
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Class 6 cards are everywhere. Got mine off trademe. 16gb for $80.

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  Reply # 342427 16-Jun-2010 19:04
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UnitedWeFall: Class 6 cards are everywhere. Got mine off trademe. 16gb for $80.

Saw some random branded ones, a bit concerned they might be 'fake' - perhaps lacking in speed in random read/write or something. If you can suggest one which will definitely operate as expected i'd be interested.

Only concerned on this becuase i have a class 2 4gb which cant seem to access more than one thing at a time (ie music will cut out briefly while browsing the directory), and my experience from buying a 16gb USB drive is that all are not made equal (esp manufacturers read/write claims)



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  Reply # 342428 16-Jun-2010 19:07
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eXDee:
UnitedWeFall: Class 6 cards are everywhere. Got mine off trademe. 16gb for $80.

Saw some random branded ones, a bit concerned they might be 'fake' - perhaps lacking in speed in random read/write or something. If you can suggest one which will definitely operate as expected i'd be interested.

Only concerned on this becuase i have a class 2 4gb which cant seem to access more than one thing at a time (ie music will cut out briefly while browsing the directory), and my experience from buying a 16gb USB drive is that all are not made equal (esp manufacturers read/write claims)


I got mine from this guy, he sells heaps:
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-photography/Memory-cards/SD-media/16G-and-over/auction-297059130.htm

Been using it for about a month and haven't noticed anything unusual. Transfer speeds seem to be fine, and no random glitching when listening to music, etc. 

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  Reply # 342828 18-Jun-2010 00:46
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Couldn't resist, too tempting.

HTC Desire ordered from MobiCity. Awesomeeeeeeee!!!!
From this:



To this:

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  Reply # 345001 24-Jun-2010 19:57
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OK - after few nervous emails with MobCiti - after my order suddenly disappeared from their website; only to be told that they were out of stock and then suddenly getting the fedex tracking number - the phone is supposed to arrive tomorrow. I don't know what I am more excited about; the all whites tomorrow morning or my phone arriving. OK its the all whites. hopefully I won't be tempted to do a little hacking tomorrow and end up with the new HTC Doorstop.



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  Reply # 345014 24-Jun-2010 20:47
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tinytimmay: OK - after few nervous emails with MobCiti - after my order suddenly disappeared from their website; only to be told that they were out of stock and then suddenly getting the fedex tracking number - the phone is supposed to arrive tomorrow. I don't know what I am more excited about; the all whites tomorrow morning or my phone arriving. OK its the all whites. hopefully I won't be tempted to do a little hacking tomorrow and end up with the new HTC Doorstop.


Nothing wrong with a bit of hacking :P Rooting is pretty safe now, especially with the new method to unbrick bricked phones. A major cause of bricking was people using USB hubs, dodgy cables, knocking the cable out, etc.

Flashing a new ROM onto my Telstra Desire was the best thing i've ever done for the phone. If you get the urge, i've documented how I did it:

 http://android.modaco.com/content/htc-desire-desire-modaco-com/311302/telstra-desire-stock-rom-gps-fix/

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  Reply # 345146 25-Jun-2010 11:01
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UnitedWeFall:
tinytimmay: OK - after few nervous emails with MobCiti - after my order suddenly disappeared from their website; only to be told that they were out of stock and then suddenly getting the fedex tracking number - the phone is supposed to arrive tomorrow. I don't know what I am more excited about; the all whites tomorrow morning or my phone arriving. OK its the all whites. hopefully I won't be tempted to do a little hacking tomorrow and end up with the new HTC Doorstop.


Nothing wrong with a bit of hacking :P Rooting is pretty safe now, especially with the new method to unbrick bricked phones. A major cause of bricking was people using USB hubs, dodgy cables, knocking the cable out, etc.

Flashing a new ROM onto my Telstra Desire was the best thing i've ever done for the phone. If you get the urge, i've documented how I did it:

 http://android.modaco.com/content/htc-desire-desire-modaco-com/311302/telstra-desire-stock-rom-gps-fix/


Sweet thanks for the tip - just checked with fedex and its in Auckland. Still I think Rooting it today is not a good idea it truly is the night before the morning after. I will read your instructions very carefully!

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  Reply # 345154 25-Jun-2010 11:25
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UnitedWeFall:
tinytimmay: OK - after few nervous emails with MobCiti - after my order suddenly disappeared from their website; only to be told that they were out of stock and then suddenly getting the fedex tracking number - the phone is supposed to arrive tomorrow. I don't know what I am more excited about; the all whites tomorrow morning or my phone arriving. OK its the all whites. hopefully I won't be tempted to do a little hacking tomorrow and end up with the new HTC Doorstop.


Nothing wrong with a bit of hacking :P Rooting is pretty safe now, especially with the new method to unbrick bricked phones. A major cause of bricking was people using USB hubs, dodgy cables, knocking the cable out, etc.

Flashing a new ROM onto my Telstra Desire was the best thing i've ever done for the phone. If you get the urge, i've documented how I did it:

 http://android.modaco.com/content/htc-desire-desire-modaco-com/311302/telstra-desire-stock-rom-gps-fix/


I was meaning to ask, if you root the phone does it keep the sense UI and all the main apps supplied by HTC?



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  Reply # 345164 25-Jun-2010 11:44
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Yep rooting doesn't change any of the software on the phone. However the method I posted will flash a generic desire rom which gets rid of all the telstra crap.

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  Reply # 345221 25-Jun-2010 13:41
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I think i'll wait till Froyo before flashing the ROM.
Does the fact that we're using the 850mhz NextG model change anything in terms of flashing a new ROM?



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  Reply # 345243 25-Jun-2010 14:56
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eXDee: I think i'll wait till Froyo before flashing the ROM.
Does the fact that we're using the 850mhz NextG model change anything in terms of flashing a new ROM?


Nope. There are GPS issues with some ROMs, but the one I used (link above) is fine. 

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  Reply # 345420 25-Jun-2010 23:17
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Oh Boy - I knew I shouldn't have tried to hack it. Anywho its not a door wedge yet. I think I followed the right steps, down load the image for bootloader .75 or lower; run step 1 with gold card; then remove gold card and put in ordinary card; then try step2 and I get device not found.

What have I missed? I should have listened to my own advice. at least it still works I'm going to bed.

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  Reply # 345621 26-Jun-2010 22:21
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tinytimmay: Oh Boy - I knew I shouldn't have tried to hack it. Anywho its not a door wedge yet. I think I followed the right steps, down load the image for bootloader .75 or lower; run step 1 with gold card; then remove gold card and put in ordinary card; then try step2 and I get device not found.

What have I missed? I should have listened to my own advice. at least it still works I'm going to bed.


OK, It was all my fault - didn't read the versions correctly so was trying to flash with the wrong version. Its flashed now and I'm loving it. Now where do I get swype from again?



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  Reply # 345933 28-Jun-2010 08:35
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tinytimmay:
tinytimmay: Oh Boy - I knew I shouldn't have tried to hack it. Anywho its not a door wedge yet. I think I followed the right steps, down load the image for bootloader .75 or lower; run step 1 with gold card; then remove gold card and put in ordinary card; then try step2 and I get device not found.

What have I missed? I should have listened to my own advice. at least it still works I'm going to bed.


OK, It was all my fault - didn't read the versions correctly so was trying to flash with the wrong version. Its flashed now and I'm loving it. Now where do I get swype from again?


Glad you got it sorted. Swype should be in the market. 

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