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.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | ... | 51
20417 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6259

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1779548 11-May-2017 11:56
Send private message

I'll never forgot when I tricked my 15 year old nephew into believing I could open the boot of my new car by talking into my fitbit, all the time with my hand in my pocket pressing the boot open button on my remote ;) 

 

 


3312 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 896

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1779550 11-May-2017 12:00
Send private message

bradstewart:

 

tripp:

 

Well running the xsa firmware now and it seems to be better.  battery life is not as good however.  I expect this is due to the different modem in the firmware.

 

 

You could just flash back the Spark modem. It is the CP part of the firmware. 

 

When I first booted my S8 and saw the Spark boot logo I immediately turned it off and flashed XSA, been getting 6 hours screen time per charge. Seem really good to me.

 

 

Ah thanks, so just CP file via Odin and no CSC file?


 
 
 
 


4320 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 156

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1779557 11-May-2017 12:13
Send private message

tripp:

 

bradstewart:

 

tripp:

 

Well running the xsa firmware now and it seems to be better.  battery life is not as good however.  I expect this is due to the different modem in the firmware.

 

 

You could just flash back the Spark modem. It is the CP part of the firmware. 

 

When I first booted my S8 and saw the Spark boot logo I immediately turned it off and flashed XSA, been getting 6 hours screen time per charge. Seem really good to me.

 

 

Ah thanks, so just CP file via Odin and no CSC file?

 

 

Yeah that's right. 


12974 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4349

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1779750 11-May-2017 16:47
Send private message

networkn:

 

Geektastic:

 

OOI, why do we not have the LTE version of the Gear? I assume a network issue but wondered why.

 

 

Exactly why, plus demand. They will probably sell < 500 G3's in total across NZ. If you bought in 2 SKU's, esp with all the extra testing and cost and marketing, definitely not worth it. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm curious, though: what is different about our networks compared to the ones where it works?






20417 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6259

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1779771 11-May-2017 17:08
Send private message

Geektastic:

 

networkn:

 

Geektastic:

 

OOI, why do we not have the LTE version of the Gear? I assume a network issue but wondered why.

 

 

Exactly why, plus demand. They will probably sell < 500 G3's in total across NZ. If you bought in 2 SKU's, esp with all the extra testing and cost and marketing, definitely not worth it. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm curious, though: what is different about our networks compared to the ones where it works?

 

 

 

 

Different frequencies, different carrier variants and protocols.  Might even work here, but won't run at optimal speeds. 


20417 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6259

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1779773 11-May-2017 17:09
Send private message

I am selling my Samsung 256GB Evo Plus Micro SD card that came bundled with my unit. It's unopened and brand new $240 + Postage. 


769 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 111


  # 1779829 11-May-2017 19:16
Send private message

Accidentally brought a rhinoshield bumper for the s8 instead of s8+ Anyone want to take it off my hands for half price.

 

https://rhinoshield.io/products/samsung-galaxy-s8-bumper-case?variant=32455065537

 

 


 
 
 
 


384 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 19


  # 1780168 12-May-2017 13:39
Send private message

Just on the cases topic...

 

 

 

I'm not a fan of cases but since it's the honeymoon period, I am currently using a case. However, I do prefer something thin and subtle that protects scratches rather than having drop protection. I am waiting for a dbrand skin to arrive (will use it without a case once it arrives) but in the meantime, I have received and used these and they seem to be quite good. Just a couple of cheap cases under $5NZD.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/292071109153?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=591050054591&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

 

really great value here. Thin but reasonable grip and looks great too. Protects all over the phone and actually makes the fingerprint reader much much easier to locate due to the gap.

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Universal-for-samsung-galaxy-s7-s7-edge-note-5-4-3-2-waist-belt-PU-leather/32688324928.html?spm=2114.13010608.0.0.olNrT9

 

Provides good grip and protection More solid protection than the other one anyway. Similar to some Spigen cases and good quality too. No issues pressing buttons etc. Also makes fingerprint reader way easier to use.

 

 

 

 


Foo

508 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 14


  # 1781843 14-May-2017 09:20
Send private message

How is everyone finding their S8 and S8+? Any of that 'Samsung lag'? I've got a Note 4 and find it's always lagged terribly when moving to and from camera.

 

Battery life seems pretty good, I'm thinking about the S8+ but will wait for prices to drop a bit.

 

Off topic, but any decent guides to rooting the Note 4? Keen to see a more recent OS.


705 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 72

Trusted

  # 1781895 14-May-2017 12:33
Send private message

tripp:

 

So after the last firmware update my back camera has been stuffing up, won't focus at all even after reboot etc :(

 

 

I had the same issue. I bought it directly from Samsung and they replaced the phone for me as it within the 14 day period. 





Sid

1447 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 275

Subscriber

  # 1782011 14-May-2017 17:20
Send private message

tripp:

 

So after the last firmware update my back camera has been stuffing up, won't focus at all even after reboot etc :(

 

 

Was it a general bug fix update or was it the monthly security update? I'm tracking Sammobile but unfortunately they don't give much details as to the nature of the update and what does.





Laptop: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
Desktop: iMac (27-inch, 2017)
Smartphone: iPhone XS Max 256GB 'Space Grey'
Additional devices: Unifi Security Gateway, Unifi Switch, Unifi AP AC HD, Unifi Cloud Key, Apple Watch 4 44mm
Services: YouTube Premium, Wordpress, Skinny Mobile and Broadband

 


4896 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2888

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1782016 14-May-2017 17:26
Send private message

It was only an MR

Linux

3312 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 896

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1782168 15-May-2017 06:55
Send private message

sidders80:

 

tripp:

 

So after the last firmware update my back camera has been stuffing up, won't focus at all even after reboot etc :(

 

 

I had the same issue. I bought it directly from Samsung and they replaced the phone for me as it within the 14 day period. 

 

 

Well I never had the issue until the last OTA on spark, then the camera would not focus 8/10 times i used it.  Would power cycle the device etc.

 

Took it into spark and as soon as I went to show them it would not do it again they wanted to send it away (was only 8 or 9 days old at that point).  I asked what they would do and the guy said they would just re-flash the firmware.  Well I can do that with odin but this time I used the xsa firmware from AU.  No issue with the camera anymore.  So something in the last OTA stuffed it.

 

Happy now as it has not happen again so don't think it was hardware related.


2784 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1356

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1782193 15-May-2017 08:37
Send private message

Linux: It was only an MR

Linux

 

And for the unenlightened, MR = ?


4896 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2888

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1782195 15-May-2017 08:39
Send private message

MR = Maintenance Release

 

Linux


1 | ... | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | ... | 51
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



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 »

Dunedin selects Telensa to deliver smart street lighting for 15,000 LEDs
Posted 18-Jul-2019 10:21


Sprint announces a connected wallet card with built-in IoT support
Posted 18-Jul-2019 08:36


Educational tool developed at Otago makes international launch
Posted 17-Jul-2019 21:57


Symantec introduces cloud access security solution
Posted 17-Jul-2019 21:48


New Zealand government unveils new digital service to make business easier
Posted 16-Jul-2019 17:35


Scientists unveil image of quantum entanglement
Posted 13-Jul-2019 06:00


Hackers to be challenged at University of Waikato
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:34


OPPO Reno Z now available in New Zealand
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:28


Sony introduces WF-1000XM3 wireless headphones with noise cancellation
Posted 8-Jul-2019 16:56


Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:20


New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:09


ASB adds Google Pay option to contactless payments
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:05


New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35


Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39


TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18



Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.