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Master Geek


  Reply # 778069 11-Mar-2013 16:17
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willywonkar: Hi All, New to Geekzone Smile

And new to the world of custom Roms having just flashed my SII to a custom rom a matter of days ago.

I have a I9100T, on 2degrees and live in Albany, Auckland. 
I am using Android 4.1.2 on NeatROM

The modem that came with NeatROM was XXLS8 but it didnt work well for me, had the same problem as HardCorePawn with my phone being stuck on Edge most of the time, sometimes H and sometimes no signal.

Had not heard of updating the RIL as well as the modem to begin with

I have tried DOLP4 (just the modem) but far as I know this is for ICS so using the RIL+modem wouldnt work for JB, is that right?

Wondering what is a good modem+RIL for the I9100T running JB ? And does having a matching modem & RIL make the difference?

Correct me if I'm wrong, this stuff is new to me, thanks in advance


Not having a matching modem+RIL *might* cause issues... I have been experimenting with JJLS2... as it is the only "official" i9100T-specific JB modem that has been released as far as I can tell (from Pelephone, Israel)... found it here: http://d-h.st/users/ApriliaM3/?fld_id=6401#files (seems like it was originally posted here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=37974834&postcount=746)

It seems to be working OK with my SlimBean running 4.2.2...

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  Reply # 778117 11-Mar-2013 17:46
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There are very few issues caused by having a mismatched modem and RIL.If you do end up having any problems, you only need to flash another modem to fix it.

I'd stay clear of combined modem+RIL packages because certain versions of the firmware expect the RIL to have certain capabilities.The RIL can usually deal with the modem being older.

Try the I9100PBVLP7 modem, as I've had good experience with it and we'll probably switch back to it from XXLS8 tonight.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 778137 11-Mar-2013 18:13
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nzgeek: Try the I9100PBVLP7 modem, as I've had good experience with it and we'll probably switch back to it from XXLS8 tonight.


where is this modem from and are you using on XT?

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Wannabe Geek


Reply # 778154 11-Mar-2013 18:58
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Thanks HardCorePawn & nzgeek !! have changed to JJLS2 for now will give it a few days then try I9100PBVLP7 as suggested.



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  Reply # 778328 12-Mar-2013 08:29
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There is a big collection of modems at http://www.veyka.co.uk/sgs2/radios/.The list includes modems for both the I9100 and the I9100T.

I've been using BVLP7 on 2degrees, so I can't vouch for how good it is on XT. Chances are that good old TDOLP4 will work as good as anything, but have a look at the modem list because there are some newer versions in there. For example, there's a recent I9100T-DVLP3 in there that might be worth trying.

I did switch back from XXLS8 last night and there is a definite difference, just not in data speeds. My phone was getting quite hot when using 3G/H/H+ data on LS8, but is fine on LP7. I don't know if there's any change to battery life, but that heat had to come from somewhere.

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  Reply # 778332 12-Mar-2013 08:49
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willywonkar: Thanks HardCorePawn & nzgeek !! have changed to JJLS2 for now will give it a few days then try I9100PBVLP7 as suggested.




I have just been through the exact same process with my i9100t running on 2degrees, I found that the DOLP4 was the best, however I didnt try a huge amount of modems I did try PBVLP7 and noticed it would always fall back to EDGE, and low 3d signal, put the DOLP4 back in and boom business as usual, I also found the battery drain on the other modems was also alot higher.

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 778762 12-Mar-2013 19:37
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I have just been through the exact same process with my i9100t running on 2degrees, I found that the DOLP4 was the best, however I didnt try a huge amount of modems I did try PBVLP7 and noticed it would always fall back to EDGE, and low 3d signal, put the DOLP4 back in and boom business as usual, I also found the battery drain on the other modems was also alot higher.


Have you changed the RIL on your I9100T? I take it you flashed just the modem

I have tried JJSL2 for the last day and a half, seems good so far, only thing is the battery drain is quite severe.

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  Reply # 778772 12-Mar-2013 20:01
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willywonkar:


I have just been through the exact same process with my i9100t running on 2degrees, I found that the DOLP4 was the best, however I didnt try a huge amount of modems I did try PBVLP7 and noticed it would always fall back to EDGE, and low 3d signal, put the DOLP4 back in and boom business as usual, I also found the battery drain on the other modems was also alot higher.


Have you changed the RIL on your I9100T? I take it you flashed just the modem

I have tried JJSL2 for the last day and a half, seems good so far, only thing is the battery drain is quite severe.

Nope didn't even realised it existed until you mentioned it don't plan on doing it either I just flashed the stock jelly bean rom and the dolp4 modem that's good enough to tie me over until the official release from telecom then I will just odin flash that

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Master Geek


  Reply # 781399 14-Mar-2013 09:22
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I was running Jellybean 4.1.2 (I think, it was some kind of stock beta rom).

It ran really well but had a few bugs so I thought I would install 4.2.2.

I went with Cyanogenmod.  I don't really like it.  Are the changes I am seeing Cyanogenmod or the new version of jellybean.

For example.  New Calander is crap.  Alarm included is so basic and ugly. Plus it is missing smart alarm which was awesome.  I dont really want to install an extra app which doesn't really do as good a job.

New menu structure for settings is not so great but can live with it.  Although it seems to be missing alot of settings.  For example.  I can no longer disable Proximity sensor without installing a third party app. (mine is broken so I need this option).

Also the new quick panel is not as good.  No option for text labels,  brightness slider bar is missing and the new way to just sliding on the status bar doesn't let you go all the way to zero.

Are all these things the new jelly bean or is it Cyanogenmod? 

Can someone recommend a Custom ROM I may like better?  I basically just want near stock Jelly bean with all the crap/bloatware removed.   NeatROM looks like it might be what I want as google shows me it has the proximity sensor option.

Any other recommendations?

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  Reply # 781401 14-Mar-2013 09:28
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Wanamlite would also be a good choice to look at :)

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  Reply # 781414 14-Mar-2013 09:42
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EvilMonkey: I basically just want near stock Jelly bean with all the crap/bloatware removed.?


CyanogenMOD is as close to pure as you'll get on an S2. What you want is a JB themed and debloated Samsung Rom. Have a hunt through XDA for things like Omega, Wanamlite, NeatRom and find one you like the look of. Best option is to learn how to debloat it yourself, using an app like Titanium Back-up to freeze some of the apps listed here. I'd recommend freezing first as it's much easier to defrost an app than restore a deleted one if you make an error. Once you're confidant in which apps you don't want then just delete them.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 781443 14-Mar-2013 10:18
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Yeah... what he said...

Some people like the "pure" AOSP offerings that CyanogenMod, SlimBean, AOKP etc offer... others like the "Stock"/TouchWiz Samsung experience (although I'm personally not sure why Tongue Out)

If Stock is what you're after, as mentioned, Wanamlite and NeatRom seem to be 2 of the most popular...

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Master Geek


  Reply # 781763 14-Mar-2013 16:51
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I've used wanamlite before.was not bad but still had some bloat. Debloating myself takes too long and I have messed it up a few times :]. Was mostly looking for som e personal opinions as I have browsed CDA and the exact info on different ROMs seems sparing. Might try neatrom. This cyanogen seems to rape my battery.

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  Reply # 781819 14-Mar-2013 17:50
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CM itself generally isn't the battery killer. I've been running it for months and get battery life at least equal to what I had on the stock ROMs. The real cause was most likely some of the new bits that come with JB, e.g. Google Now. These can enable contact location monitoring and that chews the battery. Thankfully it can be turned off.

There are definitely a number of things that need getting used to. The alarms are definitely a lot worse than on stock, and I'm currently using DoubleTwist Alarm. In some ways it's even better than stock. The calendar is different, but I prefer the Google version.Email is a lot cleaner in CM, and the only thing I really miss is the ability to zoom out in HTML emails.

CM certainly isn't for everyone, but I know I'll have trouble going back to anything based on TouchWiz.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 781823 14-Mar-2013 18:11
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EvilMonkey: I've used wanamlite before.was not bad but still had some bloat. Debloating myself takes too long and I have messed it up a few times :]. Was mostly looking for som e personal opinions as I have browsed CDA and the exact info on different ROMs seems sparing. Might try neatrom. This cyanogen seems to rape my battery.


I'll plug SlimBean then... although, it is AOSP, so it might not be to your liking... 

uses the CM kernel, but I don't have any real battery issues... but battery is very much dependent on how you use your phone... some people want to be able to play 3D games nonstop for 12 hours... others need to be able to receive the odd phone call and text message...

Personally, I can easily get a day of use (texting, the odd call, browsing, Email, Gtalk, maps, WiFi permanently connected or on 3G data etc)... and still have like 40% left... 

The easiest way to check battery is BetterBatteryStats... it'll tell you what is killing your phone... generally, it is wakelocks caused by rouge apps/utils rather than anything wrong with ROM or Kernel.

The only "phone" thing I've seen chew battery, is poor reception... I was putting my phone in my locker at work and forgetting to put it on flight mode... REALLY bad reception buried in a locker, in a giant concrete/steel building... and this causes the phone to go nuts trying to maintain a connection... really started sucking the juice!

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