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#116829 11-May-2013 10:35
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Apologies but I cannot find the answer on Google and I didnt fancy trolling through 46 pages of the s4 thread.

Basically, can you remove the telecom splash screen easily without rooting or sending it to a store?

I have tried a hard factory reset and it didnt do it.

I did not have any custom firmware to upload in those menus so I just scrolled down and chose reset etc.

TIA



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  #815668 11-May-2013 10:38
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You need to flash the firmware to remove the Telecom splash screen. It's quite a process and can brick your phone if you haven't done so before.

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  #815673 11-May-2013 10:43
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And the splash is just something that appears on boot, for a few seconds. Is that really something you can't live with?

Just trying to understand why people do it... As it doesn't impact phone performance after the boot is done, there's no locks, etc...






 

 

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  #815676 11-May-2013 10:47
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Absolutely I can live with it, and will knowing it can be a mission to change. Thank you heavelny and freitasm.

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  #815696 11-May-2013 11:39
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Purchase one from Vodafone zero carrier branding

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  #815782 11-May-2013 15:22
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johnr: Purchase one from Vodafone zero carrier branding


I would have but the Warehouse only stocked Telecom and o2 no vodas anywhere.

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  #815820 11-May-2013 16:04
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You have to have root if you want to just simply copy over the stock boot animations. There's a post on xda about it.

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  #815843 11-May-2013 17:09
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Disrespective: You have to have root if you want to just simply copy over the stock boot animations. There's a post on xda about it.


Cool thank you I might root eventually but for now its only 2 days old I might just enjoy it. I don't find it anywhere near as restrictive as iPhone un JB. I have had iPhones since 3gs and drew the line at the iPhone4. The iPhone 5 for me was what I was hanging out for but when it came out it was just a big disappointment compared to the s3 at the time.

I feel the Android OS just works and just lets me do stuff that I should be able to do anyway without having to JB the device or root it.

 
 
 
 


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  #815849 11-May-2013 17:29
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johnr: Purchase one from Vodafone zero carrier branding


Does this mean an s4 purchased from Vodafone will be more likely to get updates sooner? Also, there's no differences in hardware between the Telecom and Vodafone models right? Thanks

Edit: sorry for off-topic, thought I'd seize the moment to ask!

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  #815879 11-May-2013 19:05
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I always wonder why people pay big money for a fone and the first thing they do is screw with it and void the warranty. Too much money I guess ..




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  #816570 13-May-2013 10:55
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Slashman:
johnr: Purchase one from Vodafone zero carrier branding


I would have but the Warehouse only stocked Telecom and o2 no vodas anywhere.


2 Degrees phone from the Warehouse has no branding either.

Just don't ever turn it off and you'll never see the Telecom splash screen.

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  #816578 13-May-2013 11:01
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old3eyes: I always wonder why people pay big money for a fone and the first thing they do is screw with it and void the warranty. Too much money I guess ..


If you screw with it, but know what you are doing, then you wont void the warranty ;)

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  #816617 13-May-2013 11:51
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graemeh:
Slashman:
johnr: Purchase one from Vodafone zero carrier branding


I would have but the Warehouse only stocked Telecom and o2 no vodas anywhere.


2 Degrees phone from the Warehouse has no branding either.

Just don't ever turn it off and you'll never see the Telecom splash screen.



But , but, how will I ever replace the removable battery that I purchased this phone for, if I dont turn it off?
Tongue Out


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  #816619 13-May-2013 11:52
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Dairyxox:
graemeh:
Slashman:
johnr: Purchase one from Vodafone zero carrier branding


I would have but the Warehouse only stocked Telecom and o2 no vodas anywhere.


2 Degrees phone from the Warehouse has no branding either.

Just don't ever turn it off and you'll never see the Telecom splash screen.



But , but, how will I ever replace the removable battery that I purchased this phone for, if I dont turn it off?
Tongue Out



Plug in the usb then change the battery ;)

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  #816798 13-May-2013 15:13
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Dairyxox:
graemeh:
Slashman:
johnr: Purchase one from Vodafone zero carrier branding


I would have but the Warehouse only stocked Telecom and o2 no vodas anywhere.


2 Degrees phone from the Warehouse has no branding either.

Just don't ever turn it off and you'll never see the Telecom splash screen.



But , but, how will I ever replace the removable battery that I purchased this phone for, if I dont turn it off?
Tongue Out



Good point, you could pretend you have an iphone and can't remove the battery or just shut your eyes and think soothing thoughts while it boots up. :)

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