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Markarian
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  #602002 29-Mar-2012 16:06
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I have just bought a new Samsung Galaxy S (9000)
Problem is my contacts keep getting wiped - 3 times in 1 week.
I tried google but the solutions dont work.
Exasperating as I thought it was a good mid range phone.
Can anyone help.
Is this the right thread or should I start a new one?

 
 
 

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lofreq
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  #602007 29-Mar-2012 16:13
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doesnt sound like its the phone at fault. the phone doesnt wipe contacts unless you tell it to. 

where are you storing your contacts? on the phone, on the sim, or on google via your gmail account?

id strongly suggest you set up all your contacts in gmail, then sync that to the phone. they will never be lost regardless if you lose the sim or the whole phone since it will be always synced to gmail.  




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androidnoob
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  #602033 29-Mar-2012 16:42
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ok phone has arrived and working on xt/850mhz fine :)

so guess start looking at darkys rom or ics...?

wats the go joe...(as of end of march etc)....suggestions if its worth doing ics yet or just go with a stable darkys rom etc


either way have no idea about flashing etc...so will want to do a backup etc of this phone as it's working fine with xt now?? 



lofreq
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  #602035 29-Mar-2012 16:45
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i would wait for ICS for the moment - the Nexus S has just had its announcement for ICS 4.0.4 which is fresher than anything out there right now - and once it works on the Nexus S the devs wont have a problem porting it over to the SGS

im holding on to my SGS for this same reason, to install 4.0.4

just install a custom kernel and run GB for now




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Markarian
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  #602039 29-Mar-2012 16:52
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I have set the phoe to save contacts onto the sim card. Problem seems to happen after I power off the phone. I dont know how to enter my contacts in gmail. It sounds likes a good idea and a workaround - it would be nice to find the cause and fix it though.

androidnoob
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  #605847 5-Apr-2012 18:39
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ok so where can i find a active link for darkys rom 10.2 res ed. or something?


or wat steps would i take to try ICS on this i9000t....just same as i9000 users?  

tanivula
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  #606012 6-Apr-2012 10:08
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Think all you need is a GB ROM with CWM and you're good to go. Should be the same process, just make sure you've got a 850WCDMA modem handy (in ICS CWM form) in case the ROM you choose happens to change your modem during the flash. Make sure you've backed up everything, using Titanium or similar + a nandroid.

ICS is pretty stable on the i9000 now and there are a few advancements made recently like kernels with 387mb or ram without breaking 720p recording. Its pretty impressive what this 'old' phone can do!



Asmodeus
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  #607841 11-Apr-2012 14:07
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Hi guys,

I have just acquired a Galaxy S i9000 but the bloody thing keeps rebooting and crashing all the time. I'm an Android noob so bear with me here...

The phone came bare bones from Vodafone with android 2.2 on it. but kept crashing whenever I started an app or opened the contacts list or did anything basically. after rebooting, the offending app or function would then work but the next one I tried would crash it. I tried factory reset, etc but no joy.

I plugged it into Kies and updted it to the latest firmware that Kies had available. This didn't change my crashing problem. Same issues

I then updated to Android 2.3.6 using Odin. Now the thing keeps crashing but instead of rebooting it freezes requiring me to take the battery out to restart it. Not good. I've tried uninstalling all my apps, etc but it makes no difference. Even opening the contacts or writing a text does it.

So my question to you is, should I bother trying ICS 4.0 or rooting/romming the phone or does it sound like it's faulty to you? Nothing I've done so far has helped :(

Please let me know your thoughts! Cheers!!!

nofam
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  #607848 11-Apr-2012 14:22
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Asmodeus: Hi guys,

I have just acquired a Galaxy S i9000 but the bloody thing keeps rebooting and crashing all the time. I'm an Android noob so bear with me here...

The phone came bare bones from Vodafone with android 2.2 on it. but kept crashing whenever I started an app or opened the contacts list or did anything basically. after rebooting, the offending app or function would then work but the next one I tried would crash it. I tried factory reset, etc but no joy.

I plugged it into Kies and updted it to the latest firmware that Kies had available. This didn't change my crashing problem. Same issues

I then updated to Android 2.3.6 using Odin. Now the thing keeps crashing but instead of rebooting it freezes requiring me to take the battery out to restart it. Not good. I've tried uninstalling all my apps, etc but it makes no difference. Even opening the contacts or writing a text does it.

So my question to you is, should I bother trying ICS 4.0 or rooting/romming the phone or does it sound like it's faulty to you? Nothing I've done so far has helped :(

Please let me know your thoughts! Cheers!!!


Can you boot into recovery and clear the cache/do a factory reset?  You may have some residual issues from old ROMs 

Asmodeus
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  #607917 11-Apr-2012 15:34
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nofam: Can you boot into recovery and clear the cache/do a factory reset?  You may have some residual issues from old ROMs 


I've tried that several times mate, both before and after I updated the firmware . The battery is also draining fast now too, not even lasting the day...




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nofam
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  #607921 11-Apr-2012 15:36
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Asmodeus:
nofam: Can you boot into recovery and clear the cache/do a factory reset?  You may have some residual issues from old ROMs 


I've tried that several times mate, both before and after I updated the firmware . The battery is also draining fast now too, not even lasting the day...


When you flashed 2.3.6 with Odin, did you use a PIT file to re-partition?  This is the best option if you're having issues. . . . just make sure you read up on what you're doing first! ;-) 

Asmodeus
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  #607926 11-Apr-2012 15:50
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nofam:
Asmodeus:
nofam: Can you boot into recovery and clear the cache/do a factory reset?  You may have some residual issues from old ROMs 


I've tried that several times mate, both before and after I updated the firmware . The battery is also draining fast now too, not even lasting the day...


When you flashed 2.3.6 with Odin, did you use a PIT file to re-partition?  This is the best option if you're having issues. . . . just make sure you read up on what you're doing first! ;-) 


Nope... Just followed the guide on androidadvices.com which didn't mention that or I would have done it...

What would you suggest now? I can probably get a replacement, would that be the easiest thing to do?




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tanivula
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  #608663 13-Apr-2012 10:45
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If you're still under warranty from Vodafone, I would get the 2.2 Vodafone firmware, ODIN and take it back.

Otherwise, try clearing everything from the internal SD card as well as your microSD card (after backing up of course!) then go through and reinstall using ODIN and a repartition.

This guide seems pretty good
forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=818556

From there, you could root and CWM then try ICS.  From the sounds of it if a total clean install (wiping everything) doesn't fix the problems, ICS wont make a difference.

david522
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  #609527 15-Apr-2012 11:36
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I can highly recommend Slim ICS + a kernel with hugeram config.

In the last 2 weeks, ICS for SGS has seen a semi break through with huge ram kernels bringing up available ram from around 340mb to 380mb whilst breaking nothing. I previously used CM9/Team ICSSGS and they simply don't compare to Slim ICS in terms of speed. 

nofam
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  #609741 15-Apr-2012 22:11
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david522: I can highly recommend Slim ICS + a kernel with hugeram config.

In the last 2 weeks, ICS for SGS has seen a semi break through with huge ram kernels bringing up available ram from around 340mb to 380mb whilst breaking nothing. I previously used CM9/Team ICSSGS and they simply don't compare to Slim ICS in terms of speed. 


Thanks for the headsup - which kernel have you found the best? 

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