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  Reply # 464245 1-May-2011 19:41
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Can you run them at 1Ghz with no adverse side effects?

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  Reply # 464248 1-May-2011 19:59
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Time will tell but it doesn't seem to run any hotter

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  Reply # 465377 4-May-2011 18:50
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I emailed 2D last Friday about the release of the X6. Got a fone call from one of their CSR this morning. He said release will be end of May / early June..




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  Reply # 465402 4-May-2011 19:22
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Just an FYI.

There is another thread that has been started discussing the "Rooting of the X5".
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=82629

Also, good news - XDA now has its own X5/U8800 section.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1120
Let the fun begin.

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  Reply # 471034 19-May-2011 12:11
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Has anyone found a sleeve that fits the X5 nicely? At 120mm they are a bit longer and rounder than the iPhone/Galaxy type phones

I see these
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Mobile-phones/Accessories/Cases-protectors/iPhone/auction-377668630.htm
and these
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Mobile-phones/Accessories/Cases-protectors/Nokia/auction-376378205.htm 
on trademe, but they might be a tad short ...

I'm just after a sleeve (doesnt have to be faux leather or anything) with a wee pull tab or something to get it out :)

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  Reply # 471127 19-May-2011 14:48
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I picked up an X5 case on Trademe this week and it is an excellent fit. Came with a screen protector.
Look fordigitalera and search on U8800




Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.

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  Reply # 471147 19-May-2011 15:09
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openmedia: I picked up an X5 case on Trademe this week and it is an excellent fit. Came with a screen protector.
Look fordigitalera and search on U8800


Hi there, I'm not sure if I can directly approach like this but I am now selling cases for X5's on trademe as well. Not quite the same as Digitalera's cases but still custom made for the x5.

The listing is here : http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=377444525 

I sell them on trademe for $19, BUT  for any geekzone member that is interested I will sell directly to members here for $10 plus $5 Courier - so $15 total, no hidden costs. (Or pickup Willis St Wellington CBD)

I'm already the cheapest for these cases on trademe but I have received help from the Geekzone community before so just giving back a little. If you're interested get in touch with me via a message.
(Sorry if I should have posted somewhere else, figured it was related to the conversation)

Cheers 




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  Reply # 473879 25-May-2011 12:37
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UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE

WiFi Tethering here we come!!

OK, after some investigation it appears that there are a few updates available on the Huawei website for the X5, but in the Chinese section only?!  The most recent build for the (Overseas General Version) is the B136 build linked to below.  Currently the version that 2D is distributing is the B133 build (at least that is what I have on my phone, which was one of the first out the door from 2Degrees).

 At a guess, this is what 2D will be rolling out soon to their customers after they have completed their network validation.  The good news is that this is an official Huawei update.

  I've just updated my phone to the B136 build using the instructions supplied in the 163Mb download.  Result:

1)  It is still on 2.2 (no surprises there)
2)  WiFi tethering is now available under Wireless & Network Settings - Tethering & portable hotspot.
3)  Some of the icons have changed and some of the apps have been updated (e.g. the Market and Calender)
4) It is much faster.  Scrolling is a lot more fluid and even after installing all my apps again, it is now scoring over 1450 in Quadrant.  This is a 150 point increase over my previous score.
5)  The stock Android boot animation now appears when the device is turned on.
6)  Even after reinstalling my apps, I appear to have a lot more free RAM.
7)  The device is now referred to as a u8800 in the About Phone section.


Things to watch out for:
1)  The update will erase your apps and some user data.
2)  Be damn sure that you have a Wifi connection up and running before visiting the market for the first time. It will immediately try and resync all you apps, and if this is done through 3G, it will be expensive.


http://www.huaweidevice.com/cn/downloadCenter.do?method=list&flay=software&directoryId=20&treeId=0


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  Reply # 473881 25-May-2011 12:41
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On XDA, they're using B160 with great results although I'm waiting for the official OTA version from 2Degrees before I start with the custom ROM

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  Reply # 473884 25-May-2011 12:45
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InspectorGadget: UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE

WiFi Tethering here we come!!


1)  It is still on 2.2 (no surprises there)
2)  WiFi tethering is now available under Wireless & Network Settings - Tethering & portable hotspot.
3)  Some of the icons have changed and some of the apps have been updated (e.g. the Market and Calender)
4) It is much faster.  Scrolling is a lot more fluid and even after installing all my apps again, it is now scoring over 1450 in Quadrant.  This is a 150 point increase over my previous score.
5)  The stock Android boot animation now appears when the device is turned on.
6)  Even after reinstalling my apps, I appear to have a lot more free RAM.
7)  The device is now referred to as a u8800 in the About Phone section.




Looks good thanks, will update this afternoon. 2degrees did comment on another topic saying they should have some news on the official update by the end of the month (http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=85&topicid=82631)

Your points 3 , 4, and 6 Appeal to me the most so will update mostly to check these out. I know wifi tethering is what most people are after from this update but I don't have so much of a use for it. 

Cheers for the heads up

Alex. 

 



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  Reply # 473886 25-May-2011 12:57
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langers1972: On XDA, they're using B160 with great results although I'm waiting for the official OTA version from 2Degrees before I start with the custom ROM


  I've been following the XDA threads as well.  Personally I'll wait for  a Cyanogen version before I start playing around with custom mods.  Hopefully the interest in this should be stirred up by the arrival of this handset in the US in the next couple of months.  At least with Cyanogen you know what you will be getting and that it has been thoroughly tested before it is released.

  The benefit of the update I posted is that it is a completely Stock Huawei supported build, which shouldn't affect the warranty status of the phone but with a number of added benefits.

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  Reply # 474033 25-May-2011 16:42
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I just updated to the 136 build as above. Painless process. Wifi tether works fine.

It will be interesting to see if the build that 2degrees release is this build.

I notice there is no swype now... I use swiftkey so not bothered but others could have an issue with that....

Cheers, Matt.




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  Reply # 474045 25-May-2011 16:55
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hairy1: I just updated to the 136 build as above. Painless process. Wifi tether works fine.

It will be interesting to see if the build that 2degrees release is this build.

I notice there is no swype now... I use swiftkey so not bothered but others could have an issue with that....

Cheers, Matt.


Interesting.  I hadn't noticed that.  The Huawei keyboard is MIA as well . . . not that this is a great loss.

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  Reply # 474046 25-May-2011 16:57
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There might be some grumpy 2 degrees customers if swype is missing!




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  Reply # 474070 25-May-2011 17:32
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hairy1: There might be some grumpy 2 degrees customers if swype is missing!


This ought to put the wind up them
http://www.facebook.com/2degreesmobile/posts/10150196503294014


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