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Old 26th November 2011   #6201
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Phone #5 bust, phone #6 on way. FML
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Old 26th November 2011   #6202
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What do you do to them? You're like one of those magnetic people who can stick spoons to their bodies and interfere with TV sets and stuff.
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Old 26th November 2011   #6203
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just switched from stock browser to dolphin browser. it's great, highly recommend!

tabbed browsing + their little webzine reader is awesome
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Old 26th November 2011   #6204
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^ Gonna try that now... HTC Sensation is still a lot fun but I do miss my Desire Z's keyboard...

Was looking at Android tablets for the father-in-law today, think we're gonna plump for a 7" Archos/Arnova running Gingerbread...
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Old 26th November 2011   #6205
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What do you do to them? You're like one of those magnetic people who can stick spoons to their bodies and interfere with TV sets and stuff.
I have no idea- never done this to any other phone though, so I am tempted to say that HTC's build quality leaves rather a lot to be desired.

Entertainingly the chap from Voda customer care suggested that I might like to use my household insurance to replace the handset rather than troubling Vodafone with the request.

We discussed this, and the courier is coming with my replacement handset on Tuesday.
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Old 26th November 2011   #6206
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Dammit: Phone Killer
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Old 26th November 2011   #6207
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I'm persevering with Android, HTC is not making it easy though
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Old 26th November 2011   #6208
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Mrak loves his Samsung Galaxy II... It's a pretty cool phone...
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Old 26th November 2011   #6209
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^ Gonna try that now... HTC Sensation is still a lot fun but I do miss my Desire Z's keyboard...

Was looking at Android tablets for the father-in-law today, think we're gonna plump for a 7" Archos/Arnova running Gingerbread...

I love the Z, such a perfect phone.

Was looking into those archos tablets, they seemed really decent, but at the end of the day i think the Z is better than a tablet. The only thing i really like about the tablet was that it had an HDMI out, which combined with "Emit" could let me stream videos from the computer to the tv.
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Old 26th November 2011   #6210
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Anyone have any experience/knowledge of the HTC Explorer- is it just the same as a Wildfire?
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Old 27th November 2011   #6211
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just switched from stock browser to dolphin browser. it's great, highly recommend!

tabbed browsing + their little webzine reader is awesome
Having tried almost every browser available I found Dolphin the most intuitive. Basically, it rocks.

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Was looking into those archos tablets, they seemed really decent, but at the end of the day i think the Z is better than a tablet. The only thing i really like about the tablet was that it had an HDMI out, which combined with "Emit" could let me stream videos from the computer to the tv.
I returned my Archos 101 based pretty much on the fact that my Motorola Atrix kicked its arse and I couldn't forgive the tablet for having so few redeeming features. FWIW the Atrix has HDMI out too and it finally got Gingerbread yesterday so it's all smiles.
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Old 27th November 2011   #6212
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Complaining about a decent tablet for 129? Deary me...
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Old 27th November 2011   #6213
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I have found that urukdroid makes a huge difference to responsiveness of the tablet. It's actually useable in front of other people now, rather than having to constantly apologise for how slow it is.
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Old 27th November 2011   #6214
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I fried my Desire yesterday. 10 seconds down the toilet. I am disappoint. So rather than wait until my upgrade in Feb, i took the plunge and bought a sim free Nexus

So far its bloody lovely. So now in two minds as to just go with gifgaf or stay in contract and get the upgrade handset and sell it?
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Old 27th November 2011   #6215
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if someone can tell me there giff gaff name i'll say you recommended me
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Old 27th November 2011   #6216
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dubtap
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Old 27th November 2011   #6217
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200 points to you sir
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Old 27th November 2011   #6218
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I have found that urukdroid makes a huge difference to responsiveness of the tablet. It's actually useable in front of other people now, rather than having to constantly apologise for how slow it is.
I got as far as having to apologise for its speed and its unresponsiveness and realised that it wouldn't cut it for work purposes. The viewing angle also posed an issue. For solitary use watching films etc it was fine but I needed more from it 129 or not. As ungrateful as I may sound the only way HMV would refund me the money was by disclosing the fact that I had been given a 16GB version as opposed to the billed 8GB as started on the box. Even with the bonus storage capacity it wasn't going to get used.
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Old 27th November 2011   #6219
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gonna stick ICS on my galaxy S later
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Old 28th November 2011   #6220
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Update on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - all is very not good in the hood - the handset has started to become unresponsive to touch commands, and starts to zoom through menus by itself, the phone actually dialled two people in my address book by itself last night, as I frantically tried to hit the end call icon - no response. What is the policy on exchanging faulty phones, do retailers have the right to try and send it back for repair first, or can I stand my ground and demand an exchange/refund - I managed to capture a video of it doing it last night..... It's only 48 hours old!

in addition the in call volume is so low you can't hear the other person at all - seems a known issue

Last edited by Eightball; 28th November 2011 at 10:25. Reason: volume issue
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Old 28th November 2011   #6221
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In my experience they (Vodafone) use a faulty handset as an opportunity to sell you handset insurance, then suggest that you use your home and contents insurance to get the handset repaired, and only after threatening them with the sale of goods act do they actually repair the damn thing.

Oh, they'll sa that it needs to be sent away for 3-5 weeks as well once they've agreed to fix it- stand your ground and they'll eventually send out a replacement.

That said, if you bougth yours online you must be within the distance selling cooling off period, so you could just send it back?
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Old 28th November 2011   #6222
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I bought it in a phones 4 u store, sim free - gonna go down there in a bit
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Old 28th November 2011   #6223
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Best of luck- let us know how it goes.
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Old 28th November 2011   #6224
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anyone know how to root a galaxy s2 on a mac?
heard just doing that, you can delete/freeze all the crap samsung stuff and double your battery life
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Old 28th November 2011   #6225
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OK they said that I can exchange or get a refund within 28 days so will see if any updates come out to fix any glitches - weirdly (as expected!) the phone behaved impeccably in the shop
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Old 28th November 2011   #6226
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Useful list on the progress of ICS ports...
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Old 28th November 2011   #6227
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That's mad they've got it working on the G1!
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Old 28th November 2011   #6228
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I'm tempted to root my HTC Desire before long, what are the main perks of me rooting it?
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Old 28th November 2011   #6229
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anyone know how to root a galaxy s2 on a mac?
heard just doing that, you can delete/freeze all the crap samsung stuff and double your battery life
You need to use either odin in a virtual machine running windows or get Heimdall from here:

http://www.glassechidna.com.au/products/heimdall/

Then grab yourself a rooted kernel that matches your current firmware as close as you can. You can get your firmware version by dialling *#1234# and grabbing the phone version.

I'd go with CF-Root initially. Go here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1103399

read everything in that thread before you make any changes, and good luck!
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Old 28th November 2011   #6230
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Was it faulty or something else happened?
I'm only 4 days in with my Desire S.

The mobo on the Desire S fried itself and has been replaced under warranty, took it in 17th and got it back today.

I found this thread where people seem to have same thing happen to them when phone does multiple app updates simultaneously and I asked my wife it it was updating stuff just before it died and she definitely thought it had been.
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Old 28th November 2011   #6231
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Note to self - stop posting to forums when you're in a rush to leave the office.

I meant the PDA version, not the phone version. Phone version is your radio.
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Old 28th November 2011   #6232
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anyone know how to root a galaxy s2 on a mac?
heard just doing that, you can delete/freeze all the crap samsung stuff and double your battery life

Post back if it does make any difference to battery life, I had heard that 2.3.4 was going to make a load of difference but didn't notice any..
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Old 28th November 2011   #6233
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You need to use either odin in a virtual machine running windows or get Heimdall from here:

http://www.glassechidna.com.au/products/heimdall/

Then grab yourself a rooted kernel that matches your current firmware as close as you can. You can get your firmware version by dialling *#1234# and grabbing the phone version.

I'd go with CF-Root initially. Go here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1103399

read everything in that thread before you make any changes, and good luck!
there is 300+ pages in that thread......grrrrr!!!
big thanks though.
but has anyone successfully done it?
on a mac that is
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Old 28th November 2011   #6234
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You don't need to read the whole thread, just the first couple of posts. It goes through the process in detail. If you read that first, then read the flashing process from the heimdall documentation you're good to go.

If you stick with CF Root then all you are doing is flashing a new image on top of your current one which includes a stock kernel which has been rooted, CWM and some other root utilities.

I've done it before, but to be honest, only once. Now I either flash from a zip that's on my SD card using CWM which you get with the kernel package you're going to flash or I use odin at work.

Here are some super-simple instructions for flashing a new kernel using heimdall:

http://www.freeyourandroid.com/guide...alaxy-s2-i9100
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Old 28th November 2011   #6235
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Post back if it does make any difference to battery life, I had heard that 2.3.4 was going to make a load of difference but didn't notice any..
I'm currently running Androidmeda which is a Samsung base rom with some extras added in and a custom kernel. It's running 2.3.5 and is slightly underclocked by default to improve battery life. It's definitely superior to the stock Samsung rom.

You also get all the tools you need to modify the clock speed and voltages if you want to.
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Old 28th November 2011   #6236
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anyone know the difference between rooting and gingerbreak?
in terms of updating android version after doing either?
gingerbreak, looks alot easier to do.
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Old 28th November 2011   #6237
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i'm liking this ice cream sandwich
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Old 28th November 2011   #6238
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I doubt it would work on your SGS2. Having read the instructions it scared the crap out of me. I'd stick with CF Root.

Out of interest, why are you trying to root your phone? If it's to allow you to update your rom to a new OS version then I would seriously recommend that you use CF Root because you will want to use the utilities that come with CWM to back up your phone before changing rom.
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Old 28th November 2011   #6239
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i'm liking this ice cream sandwich
Which rom did you use? The teamhacksung release? Is it stable?
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Old 28th November 2011   #6240
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I doubt it would work on your SGS2. Having read the instructions it scared the crap out of me. I'd stick with CF Root.

Out of interest, why are you trying to root your phone? If it's to allow you to update your rom to a new OS version then I would seriously recommend that you use CF Root because you will want to use the utilities that come with CWM to back up your phone before changing rom.
basically yes, but won't titanium fully back up your phone?
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Old 28th November 2011   #6241
Ozzeh
Yes/No. You can use Titanium to back up your user and/or system data with titanium but you it's not the same as a complete system backup. If you use the backup system integrated into CWM (called a nandroid backup) then it does a backup of your complete OS including apps and state information, and it does it from outside of the OS so it's complete.

You can wipe your system and with three clicks totally restore it using a nandroid backup.
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Old 28th November 2011   #6242
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I'm using the other one, seems pretty stable so far, a couple of apps don't work, but that's to be expected, new UI stuff is nice and it all seems pretty quick for a beta, little bit of a fuss getting it installed, had to resort to heimdall after getting caught in a recovery/boot loop, if your gonna try it stick a cm7 rom on your internal sd, might end up needing it
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Old 28th November 2011   #6243
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this one
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Old 28th November 2011   #6244
Ozzeh
Cheers, I'm running a SGS2 and there aren't any ICS roms available yet so I'll have to wait, but I always keep a backup of CM7 and my current rom on my SD card so if it all goes horribly wrong I have a functional OS waiting for me ;)
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Old 28th November 2011   #6245
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Yeah, I had some non-cm7 ones on there but they wouldn't load, only seemed to work after flashing cm7 then flashing ICS
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Old 29th November 2011   #6246
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Bloody google have stopped me from watching movies on my phone because I rooted it.

Grrrrr.
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Old 29th November 2011   #6247
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ICS browser seems faster on 3G than gingerbread ever did on wifi, like mobile browsing + cheap whizz
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Old 30th November 2011   #6248
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I've just plugged my Galaxy Nexus into my windows laptop via usb - I was expecting to be able to grab the photos off it (using MTP protocol), but the 'Pictures' folder is empty when explored. Using PTP didn't make any difference.

Has anyone successfully done this or know if drivers are required to do so (seems unlikely...)
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Old 30th November 2011   #6249
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Apologies if a re-post, but worrying times. Seems to be US only though:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11...ne_spying_app/
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Old 30th November 2011   #6250
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Also, best price I've seen the Eee Pad transformer (16gb) (and they're local to me!)

http://www.ballicom.co.uk/laptops/ip...1.p636183.html
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