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  Reply # 1873411 27-Sep-2017 00:12
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What's so bad about the startup? it is very short and sweet...





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  Reply # 1873417 27-Sep-2017 05:51
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pinkbellbird:
tripp:

 

It does seem that Samsung has done something to stop the flashing to another CSC.  I wonder if this has to do with the new carrier software app (it seems that the firmware does not change as much between telco's now and a new carrier app loads what the carrier wants on it).  A bit like iOS and their telco update files.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If this is correct then I say it's a bloody great move by samsung to keep the firmware the same between telco's and use the carrier software app to update/load carrier bloat.

 

 

 

Spark phones might get lucky in a update later that remove the flash screen once samsung starts to tell them they can't have it anymore.

 



This is very helpful, thanks. And Sounds correct.

I recently asked about the Spark Splash logo / firmware at PB Tech & was told this...

"Regarding your enquiry about firmware & Spark logo, it is not able to change. I can re-flash firmware, but it would still have Spark logo when you power it on"

Interesting reading on this topic from all you in the know Tech guys. Much appreciated.

while this may seem OCD to some, don't care. I'll be ocd if I want 😁. And I'd bet I'm not the only one that this type of thing bothers other people. And Plenty of people have done this type of thing before, got rid of telco branding.

Seeing as it's not possible. I'm just going to move on & enjoy my amazing new phone.

 

 

 

:) 

 

I totally understand what you mean with the OCD :P  One the first things I use to do when i got a new phone was to de-brand it and use AU firmware for faster updates etc.  Over the last year however due to the speed of updates coming out (not waiting months for security updates anymore) I am happy just to run firmware the telco's have on the phone as long as they are not bloated down with to much c**p.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1873430 27-Sep-2017 08:22
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It's probably cheaper and easier to close your eyes for ten seconds once a week when you reboot your phone.





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  Reply # 1873581 27-Sep-2017 11:53
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pinkbellbird: ...I paid good $ for it. I should have it how it want it.
If you bought a Carrier locked phone, you bought it at a discount to the normal price :-)
Thats not very helpfull now , I know .

 

Just as I cant (easily) remove awefull preloaded Samsung apps from my ph.

 

They're not locked they just have customised firmware, and there is no discount, they're all full price.

 

 

 

 







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  Reply # 1874661 29-Sep-2017 12:44
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1101:
pinkbellbird: ...I paid good $ for it. I should have it how it want it.
If you bought a Carrier locked phone, you bought it at a discount to the normal price :-)
Thats not very helpfull now , I know .

 

Just as I cant (easily) remove awefull preloaded Samsung apps from my ph.

 

They're not locked they just have customised firmware, and there is no discount, they're all full price

 

 

 

 

exactly. I bought the spark branded Note8 from Harvey Norman & bought it outright $1578 with a few bonus items. I was able to uninstall the spark app. lol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1874676 29-Sep-2017 12:57
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tripp:

I totally understand what you mean with the OCD :P  One the first things I use to do when i got a new phone was to de-brand it and use AU firmware for faster updates etc.  Over the last year however due to the speed of updates coming out (not waiting months for security updates anymore) I am happy just to run firmware the telco's have on the phone as long as they are not bloated down with to much c**p.


 


 



I used to have OCD. Then I bought iOS devices.

That experience have cured me of OCD.



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  Reply # 1875014 30-Sep-2017 09:04
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Lol Batman

That's definitely not a solution!

I'd rather have the splash Spark logo than deal with Apple IOS again. No thanks

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  Reply # 1876406 2-Oct-2017 22:24
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Jase2985:

 

how often are you rebooting your phone for it to be that much of an issue?

 

 


Don't know what everyone else considers normal, but I restart mine every morning when I get up and turn it on. I switch it off at night.






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  Reply # 1876463 3-Oct-2017 05:24
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Geektastic:

 

Jase2985:

 

how often are you rebooting your phone for it to be that much of an issue?

 

 


Don't know what everyone else considers normal, but I restart mine every morning when I get up and turn it on. I switch it off at night.

 

 

should never have to do it that often. i would say once a week would be normal, if that.

 

why would you switch it off at night?


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  Reply # 1877005 4-Oct-2017 09:20
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Jase2985:

 

Geektastic:

 

Jase2985:

 

how often are you rebooting your phone for it to be that much of an issue?

 

 


Don't know what everyone else considers normal, but I restart mine every morning when I get up and turn it on. I switch it off at night.

 

 

should never have to do it that often. i would say once a week would be normal, if that.

 

why would you switch it off at night?

 

 

 

 

Because I am asleep. Why leave it on wasting power?






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  Reply # 1877066 4-Oct-2017 10:13
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Geektastic:

 

Jase2985:

 

Geektastic:

 

Jase2985:

 

how often are you rebooting your phone for it to be that much of an issue?

 

 


Don't know what everyone else considers normal, but I restart mine every morning when I get up and turn it on. I switch it off at night.

 

 

should never have to do it that often. i would say once a week would be normal, if that.

 

why would you switch it off at night?

 

 

 

 

Because I am asleep. Why leave it on wasting power?

 



Most smart phones run backups and / or updates overnight.  For iPhones they have to be plugged in, turned on, on WiFi and locked.  This is normally the state of a phone charging overnight.


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  Reply # 1877067 4-Oct-2017 10:13
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Geektastic:

 

Jase2985:

 

Geektastic:

 

Jase2985:

 

how often are you rebooting your phone for it to be that much of an issue?

 

 


Don't know what everyone else considers normal, but I restart mine every morning when I get up and turn it on. I switch it off at night.

 

 

should never have to do it that often. i would say once a week would be normal, if that.

 

why would you switch it off at night?

 

 

 

 

Because I am asleep. Why leave it on wasting power?

 

 

 

 

Here's a good reason to leave it on at night ......... https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=42&topicid=223519 

 

Mine sits next to the bedside on a wireless charger and the always on clock display is so much better than any old alarm clock.


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  Reply # 1877115 4-Oct-2017 11:09
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I have to admit that it irritate me a little that I have the spark logo etc on start up.  But not enoguh to root the phone or anything.  But here is a thought: -

 

- Does the splash screen exist as a file somewhere on the phone?

 

- If it does; could it be replaced with another image file that has the same file-name?





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  Reply # 1877119 4-Oct-2017 11:14
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If the Telco branding annoys you so much why didn't you buy and unbranded (Telco) phone?





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  Reply # 1877226 4-Oct-2017 13:39
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michaelmurfy: Such an easy thing to ignore...

 

gehenna: This thread is first world rofl

 

hio77: What's so bad about the startup? it is very short and sweet...

 

 

 

Come on people! This is Geekzone. It's all about fixing first world problems and 'fixing' geeky stuff that jock's would just accept :-)

 

 

 

 


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