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Neets
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  #411046 30-Nov-2010 10:18
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fahrenheit: Samsung promised Froyo for all in November... just sayin'.


I know, I was just teasing Laughing




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  #411056 30-Nov-2010 10:28
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fahrenheit: Samsung promised Froyo for all in November... just sayin'.


Indeed - my plan is to continue running Doc's JPO until Froyo is released, and then downgrade to the last stock Eclair ROM (JM8?), and then run the Kies hack to put me back on the VFNZ upgrade path.

I'll then capture the ROM with the reg hack app (great feature that!).

Also, has anyone else the audio fix mentioned here

I'm a musician, so I'd consider my ear to be reasonably good, and after 'calibrating' myself with my Blackbox M10 phones and a selection of specific songs, the improvements in sound quality from the above fix are quite massive.

Well worth a look!!

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  #411069 30-Nov-2010 10:57
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Neets:
fahrenheit: Samsung promised Froyo for all in November... just sayin'.


I know, I was just teasing Laughing


Oh you.

I feel like I'm at a bus stop and I can see a big shiny new bus with 'Gingerbread' on the license plate off in the distance. The bus I'm waiting for is running late and may be overtaken by the shiny new bus by the time it reaches my stop. I'm also fairly sure that when I get onboard, my seat will smell like a hobo pissed on it...

Meanwhile, Neets drives past in a modified racey two door with all the latest bling imaginable...

Seriously though, this rollout has shown me how far down the pecking order we are. It even feels that the telecom firmware is infront of the vf firmware and thats a model that has been on the market for a fraction of the time. Samsung might not want people fiddling, but they aren't exactly falling over themselves to dissuade people not to.



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  #411113 30-Nov-2010 12:05
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fahrenheit:
Neets:
fahrenheit: Samsung promised Froyo for all in November... just sayin'.


I know, I was just teasing Laughing


Oh you.

I feel like I'm at a bus stop and I can see a big shiny new bus with 'Gingerbread' on the license plate off in the distance. The bus I'm waiting for is running late and may be overtaken by the shiny new bus by the time it reaches my stop. I'm also fairly sure that when I get onboard, my seat will smell like a hobo pissed on it...

Meanwhile, Neets drives past in a modified racey two door with all the latest bling imaginable...

Seriously though, this rollout has shown me how far down the pecking order we are. It even feels that the telecom firmware is infront of the vf firmware and thats a model that has been on the market for a fraction of the time. Samsung might not want people fiddling, but they aren't exactly falling over themselves to dissuade people not to.


I'm not one to be kept waiting ;-)  Make mine a Lamborghini.  I've not mentioned our cats are called Murcielago and Maranello.  Let me know if you need an explanation.

Seriously though, I'm not even holding my breath for Gingerbread. If it's taking this much just to get Froyo to NZ it seems near impossible to dream Gingerbread will make it to our shores.

I thought I was a good musician (no longer active mind you) and had a great ear for sound nofam, until it came time to upgrade the home theatre, then my husband stepped in and that's his baby.  Mission this, Denon that, Marantz the other, not to mention the Yamaha HD he copies records to and then compiles his own CDs. In that department he's clearly the geek.  He can't really scoff (nor did he) at spending $1,000 on a phone when you add up the cost of the HT. 




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  #411136 30-Nov-2010 12:37
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nofam:
fahrenheit: Samsung promised Froyo for all in November... just sayin'.


Indeed - my plan is to continue running Doc's JPO until Froyo is released, and then downgrade to the last stock Eclair ROM (JM8?), and then run the Kies hack to put me back on the VFNZ upgrade path.

I'll then capture the ROM with the reg hack app (great feature that!).

Also, has anyone else the audio fix mentioned here

I'm a musician, so I'd consider my ear to be reasonably good, and after 'calibrating' myself with my Blackbox M10 phones and a selection of specific songs, the improvements in sound quality from the above fix are quite massive.

Well worth a look!!


Did you download the SamSerMode app from the market?  Seems to be the easier way.  Though I'm unsure how to check if the Service Mode is installed on the ROM.

ah-ha!  As easy as typing the following into the dialler: *#197328640#




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  #411150 30-Nov-2010 12:50
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Neets:

Seriously though, I'm not even holding my breath for Gingerbread. If it's taking this much just to get Froyo to NZ it seems near impossible to dream Gingerbread will make it to our shores.


I think it will materialise (based on the faint hope that since Sammy have sold so many of them there will be a huge outcry for it), but it will just be really really late coming.

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  #411157 30-Nov-2010 13:07
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If they didn't hack android so much just to add crappy touchwiz stuff it'd be a lot faster.




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  #411171 30-Nov-2010 13:28
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Neets:
nofam:
fahrenheit: Samsung promised Froyo for all in November... just sayin'.


Indeed - my plan is to continue running Doc's JPO until Froyo is released, and then downgrade to the last stock Eclair ROM (JM8?), and then run the Kies hack to put me back on the VFNZ upgrade path.

I'll then capture the ROM with the reg hack app (great feature that!).

Also, has anyone else the audio fix mentioned here

I'm a musician, so I'd consider my ear to be reasonably good, and after 'calibrating' myself with my Blackbox M10 phones and a selection of specific songs, the improvements in sound quality from the above fix are quite massive.

Well worth a look!!


Did you download the SamSerMode app from the market?  Seems to be the easier way.  Though I'm unsure how to check if the Service Mode is installed on the ROM.

ah-ha!  As easy as typing the following into the dialler: *#197328640#


Yeah, I just used the SSM app. . . .will be interested to see how you find the difference; and hubby too, if he's the audiophile!

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  #411298 30-Nov-2010 17:52
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Flashed CyanogenMod beta2 today and damn it's nice. Think I'll be keeping it, plus calls sound much clearer now.
Convinced me to pick up a 16gb sdcard too.

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  #411301 30-Nov-2010 18:01
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I've worked out you can save bookmarks to the home screen, but the icon is crummy.  anyway to change that?

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  #411302 30-Nov-2010 18:06
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meeekael: I've worked out you can save bookmarks to the home screen, but the icon is crummy.  anyway to change that?


you can use a free app on the market Desktop Visualizer.  I've used it in the past, but when I would reboot my phone often the icons disappeared and I'd have to reassign the icon again.  But it's nice when it works.




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  #411334 30-Nov-2010 19:33
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meeekael: I've worked out you can save bookmarks to the home screen, but the icon is crummy.  anyway to change that?


Not sure what launcher you use but if you use ADWLauncher you can long press the icon and choose a new icon from there.

May work on Launcher Pro too but I cant test it. 

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  #411338 30-Nov-2010 19:51
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meeekael: I've worked out you can save bookmarks to the home screen, but the icon is crummy.  anyway to change that?


Not sure what launcher you use but if you use ADWLauncher you can long press the icon and choose a new icon from there.

May work on Launcher Pro too but I cant test it. 


You can choose a different icon using LP *only* for the dock apps.




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  #411344 30-Nov-2010 20:03
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just wanted to let u know zagtag got 50% off for the shields today i ordered a full body one for 12 dollars us......also brought me a 1600mah mugen battery ,mugen told me it give u 1 or 2 hours more on 3g i be happy with an hour , i say its bout 10% more power and still fit in the same back cover ...


anyone know the that can organize the apps into categorizes ,sumone did post it few pages back cant find it now ?

does Google maps store the nz maps/vocie on the ph or does it have to use 3g to work ?





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  #411358 30-Nov-2010 20:29
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wazz: Flashed CyanogenMod beta2 today and damn it's nice. Think I'll be keeping it, plus calls sound much clearer now.
Convinced me to pick up a 16gb sdcard too.


Hey wazz, any chance you could try out a WiiMote with your SGS on CyanogenMod ROM? That is one of the final things that would make the SGS as perfect for me as it can be...




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