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  #617144 29-Apr-2012 21:59
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Vivasanti: 10 hours 1% drain.

all day everyday.

You don't have any form of data on (WiFi or 3G). These and the screen are the bits that chew up the juice, so no wonder you're getting good battery life.

Try using your phone as a PDA (email, calendar, etc) and see what happens to your battery!

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  #617154 29-Apr-2012 22:28
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I wonder how much battery will drop over ten hours if it was turned off...





 
 
 
 


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  #617223 30-Apr-2012 08:52
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K1000716:
old3eyes:
K1000716: Skinny's APN never saves... You'll get very good at creating it each time. ;)


You mean it never saves in ICS??  If so any idea why as all the others do.  The only one that didn't work after the upgrade was the Vodafone "Internet"  APN  that  was fixed by downloading the latest APN from Vodafone and installing it..

My Telecom APN's keep coming back every time but Skinny's one just disappears. I have no idea why. Luckily it takes less than 30 seconds to re-enter it so it's never been a major concern. 
Lee


Agreed at present it's not a problem but it will be when Skinny gets MMS working as MMS APNs are long and convoluted..




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  #617227 30-Apr-2012 08:58
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What exactly is skinny MMS??? Embarassed

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  #617233 30-Apr-2012 09:10
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nofam: What exactly is skinny MMS????Embarassed

Skinny is a youth aimed network opened by Telecom in January. It uses the XT network, but is a stand alone operator. Depending hire you use your phone it can be quite a but cheaper, which is why I switched from XT. Because it's so new there are a number of features not yet implemented, like MMS as mentioned above. When messing around with roms the apn doesn't save for some reason, unlike most operators, but there's only one until they support mms so it's not too hard to re-enter each time.

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  #617237 30-Apr-2012 09:12
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old3eyes:
K1000716:
old3eyes:
K1000716: Skinny's APN never saves... You'll get very good at creating?it?each time. ;)


You mean it never saves in ICS?? ?If so any idea why as all the others do. ?The only one that didn't work after the upgrade was the Vodafone "Internet" ?APN? that ?was fixed by downloading the latest APN from Vodafone and installing it..

My Telecom APN's keep coming back every time but Skinny's one just disappears. I have no idea why. Luckily it takes less than 30 seconds to re-enter it so it's never been a major concern.?
Lee


Agreed at present it's not a problem but it will be when Skinny gets MMS working as MMS APNs are long and convoluted..

To be honest I haven't actually missed it much. The few times I've needed it I've just emailed the pics instead.

Sorry for the double post, I'm on my phone. I wish this site worked on tapatalk...

Lee






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  #617261 30-Apr-2012 09:49
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so where can I download the official Telecom ICS build? would like to try it out but I'm currently on a different countries rom so cant just get it using keis (not that i would want to use keis anyway)




 
 
 
 


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  #617316 30-Apr-2012 10:57
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nzgman: so where can I download the official Telecom ICS build? would like to try it out but I'm currently on a different countries rom so cant just get it using keis (not that i would want to use keis anyway)

SamMobile.com usually has the telco-branded firmware packages. You can download the latest Telecom one from here. (If you're asked for a zip password, it's "samfirmware.com".)

You can also use the Check Fus Downloader tool to query the Samsung servers directly. This requires a Kies DLL in order to decrypt the firmware packages, so you might need Kies installed when you run it for the first time.

K1000716: My Telecom APN's keep coming back every time but Skinny's one just disappears. I have no idea why. Luckily it takes less than 30 seconds to re-enter it so it's never been a major concern.

The phone gets its APN settings from /system/etc/apns-conf.xml. It appears that most of the NZ networks have settings in here, but Skinny doesn't.

If one of you Skinny users is feeling brave, I've got an experimental updated APN list that should contain Skinny's settings. It's available as a CWM zip package, so you'll need CWM recovery to install it. The zip file can be downloaded here. Note: this is completely and utterly untested. It might clobber your apns-conf.xml file, but won't affect anything else. Use at your own risk!

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  #617324 30-Apr-2012 11:11
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nzgeek: 
K1000716: My Telecom APN's keep coming back every time but Skinny's one just disappears. I have no idea why. Luckily it takes less than 30 seconds to re-enter it so it's never been a major concern.

The phone gets its APN settings from /system/etc/apns-conf.xml. It appears that most of the NZ networks have settings in here, but Skinny doesn't.

If one of you Skinny users is feeling brave, I've got an experimental updated APN list that should contain Skinny's settings. It's available as a CWM zip package, so you'll need CWM recovery to install it. The zip file can be downloaded here. Note: this is completely and utterly untested. It might clobber your apns-conf.xml file, but won't affect anything else. Use at your own risk!


I'm happy to test it but the link doesn't appear to work for me. I'll just back up my own file, delete the apn's and then flash this to test it. :)

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  #617402 30-Apr-2012 12:47
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K1000716: I'm happy to test it but the link doesn't appear to work for me. I'll just back up my own file, delete the apn's and then flash this to test it. :)

Doh! I forgot to test the link when I posted. Try this one instead.

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  #617415 30-Apr-2012 13:15
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nzgeek:
K1000716: I'm happy to test it but the link doesn't appear to work for me. I'll just back up my own file, delete the apn's and then flash this to test it. :)

Doh! I forgot to test the link when I posted. Try this one instead.


Thanks. I'll have to try it out tonight. :)






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  #617514 30-Apr-2012 16:44
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Hi can someone please confirm that there is no issue charging my S2 in the US with just a plug adapter.

thanks

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  #617577 30-Apr-2012 19:10
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tallmaninthecnr: Hi can someone please confirm that there is no issue charging my S2 in the US with just a plug adapter.

thanks


My plug pack says Voltage 100 ~ 240 volts AC.




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  #617581 30-Apr-2012 19:14
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Would be best to just pick up a generic US spec usb charger over there? Should be cheap as chips and you know it will work, take a micro USB lead and you are done. Also car charger if you will have a vehicle over there

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  #617583 30-Apr-2012 19:15
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tallmaninthecnr: Hi can someone please confirm that there is no issue charging my S2 in the US with just a plug adapter.

thanks


You will be fine, just get a US adaptor.

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