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  Reply # 890865 6-Sep-2013 12:38
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A huge number of factors will impact signal reception. I have 1 bar of 4G signal where I sit at my desk. If I take 10 steps away, I'll have 3 bars. Concrete, metal, anything dense, EM fields - they can all have an impact. Outdoors you are somewhat less likely to run into sources of interference compared to in a large building.

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  Reply # 890866 6-Sep-2013 12:39
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is the number of bars really accurate? just wondering

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 891499 7-Sep-2013 23:22
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if I download a 1.6gb tnz rom and flash it with odin will I lose everything on my phone?

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  Reply # 891559 8-Sep-2013 09:17
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I flashed that firmware over the one that came on my phone, the previous version. I didn't lose anything - apps and data were there after I flashed it.




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  Reply # 891598 8-Sep-2013 11:15
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oh so tempting (sorry to be antigeek but I am so over needing to redownload rerestore reconfigure things) ...

you used odin?

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  Reply # 891603 8-Sep-2013 12:01
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Yes I used Odin. My phone's rooted so it won't get updates automatically.




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  Reply # 891605 8-Sep-2013 12:14
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the good thing about custom is you get the better updates as they virtually happen, waiting for telco's to get the update off samsung is excrutiating




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  Reply # 891665 8-Sep-2013 15:57
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what is the latest telecom ROM?

I downloaded XXUBMG4 and ripped the modem and flashed it only for it to say baseband = MD8

(there is a possibility it didn't flash as I used a galaxy s2 darkyrom app to flash)

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  Reply # 891681 8-Sep-2013 16:27
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joker97: what is the latest telecom ROM?

I downloaded XXUBMG4 and ripped the modem and flashed it only for it to say baseband = MD8

(there is a possibility it didn't flash as I used a galaxy s2 darkyrom app to flash)


did you flash through custom as it won't work you need to use Odin and twice. Untick "reboot"when it finishes boot into download again and reflash using Odin then check when it boots up.





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  Reply # 891717 8-Sep-2013 17:45
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for those of you interested here's an app under development that lets you set notifications so they show up on lock screen and you can go direct to them, this one is based on Moto X.

motox

same dev but not with the MotoX side of things

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  Reply # 891782 8-Sep-2013 22:00
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thanks for the tip! wow what would I have done if I flashed it once and created a bootloop!

just realised something - I have no recovery!

I rooted used adb method, then for some reason I restored CWM from my s2, today I tried to backup and found there is no recovery ...

any ideas?

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  Reply # 891848 9-Sep-2013 07:33
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restored form your S2?

choose a recovery, TWRP, CWM or Philz touch and flash through Odin (select pda)

I'm currently using this as Philz can't be used with latest AOSP/CM 4.3 roms




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  Reply # 891871 9-Sep-2013 08:22
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Yeah ... seems blonde but ... Thought was wortha try coz at that time there weren't many options

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  Reply # 894444 11-Sep-2013 19:53
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Here's a good way to remove 800MB of crapware from your phone quickly. I suggest the medium version, and remove Chrome from the config file

http://www.phonearena.com/news/TrulyClean-is-a-Samsung-Galaxy-S4-bloatware-cleaning-script_id44860

It links to here

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2307355




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  Reply # 894461 11-Sep-2013 20:27
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timmmay: Here's a good way to remove 800MB of crapware from your phone quickly. I suggest the medium version, and remove Chrome from the config file


Even better way... Install the Google Edition ROM. ;-P

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