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Old 25th February 2011, 14:46   #2056
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clevermax, does brut maps do routing? Or its like all these other apps which show your location on a map?
If it does routing, can you route without connecting to the Data network?
Tanveer, brut maps does offer turn by turn navigation. The maps are offline (or downloaded on demand while scrolling) I have always used its navigation while keeping mobile network connection on. So I don't know for sure whether it will do it without a data connection. Anyway, network traffic won't be huge because maps are available in the SD card.

Will try navigation offline and update you.
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Old 25th February 2011, 15:56   #2057
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Why it will not work ? . I have maps already cached and have used only GPS turned ON .It will work .
Black, which maps are you using, do let us know .

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Androzic and Oruxmaps do not have automatic navigation.
For example, on my PC I can go to google maps go to directions, and create a route, then export it as kml and then convert to gpx and put it on SD card.
This is complex for me . Brut maps was easy click, download and install and then cache the maps to sd card by scrolling through maps at different zoom levels.

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Instead of doing all that circus, Sygic mobile maps with MMI maps (1990 for India and 790 for NCR only) is a good alternative.
Yes, MMI sygic is a good alternative but then we want it free, hehe!!!

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I haven't used Brut Maps but I do use "Keep Screen" to prevent screen display and locking from going off while using certain apps. It works pretty well rather flawlessly. If you are unable to find a way out of your problem, I recommend using "Keep Screen".
Thanks Sheetumanu, I observed yesterday that the screen display is on when the navigation is working. Only issue might be that the navigation probably needs a data connection to get going.

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Thats not all. A few days ago i tried installing Brut Maps. Faced many issues and finally gave up.
I don't why you couldn't get it done. I directly opened the link for brut maps download on phone while being connected to wi-fi and after downloading , it installed itself. No issues with that.

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Brut maps was a simple tap and install for me. After that I browsed the etire city in it using Wi-Fi to get it cached. That process didn't take one hour.
I did the same, followed Clever's post about the same earlier in this thread.

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clevermax, does brut maps do routing? Or its like all these other apps which show your location on a map?
If it does routing, can you route without connecting to the Data network?
Yes, brut maps does routing but IMO you will need the data connection to get started atleast for the routing(start to destination).
I tried again without data connection, it worked till entering the start and destination point, then it connected to GPS but then it kept showing "getting driving direction" and never went ahead of this.
Tried with basic GPRS too, but again the same thing.
Probably a data subscription pack is needed.

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Will try navigation offline and update you.
Waiting for your observation Clevermax.
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Old 25th February 2011, 15:58   #2058
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I have samsung galaxy s (captivate). I recently upgraded it officially to 2.2(froyo). Before upgrading it was on root 2.1.

Is it possible to get ROOT on 2.2? How do i do that.

I went through a couple of website, but it seems i can't get a proper step by step link.

look for a couple of apps like OCLF(One click lag fix) but they have removed root access.

Please help
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I have samsung galaxy s (captivate). I recently upgraded it officially to 2.2(froyo). Before upgrading it was on root 2.1.

Is it possible to get ROOT on 2.2? How do i do that.

I went through a couple of website, but it seems i can't get a proper step by step link.

look for a couple of apps like OCLF(One click lag fix) but they have removed root access.

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[APP] z4root - xda-developers

Check your android version before downloading. If you are on 2.2.1 it won't work ( unless you downgrade to 2.2 and then try it).
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[APP] z4root - xda-developers

Check your android version before downloading. If you are on 2.2.1 it won't work ( unless you downgrade to 2.2 and then try it).
Thanks for the link. I found another one called superoneclick. I don't know how good is that. will be trying in a couple of hours.

The android version that is firmware version is showing 2.2.its too slow. i am getting a score of only 1750 on system benchmark. the one with root use to give 1950.

I want to go tje custom roms but i am too confused which to pick and how to do it.

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Does anyone have any idea about an answering machine/voicemail sort of app for android? I have searched extensively but in vain.

Here is what I am looking for; if I receive a call from an unknown number, the app answers the call and plays a custom message (just like voicemail) and then asks caller to leave a message. I can then hear the messages later or answer the call while the caller is recording his message.
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Does anyone have any idea about an answering machine/voicemail sort of app for android? I have searched extensively but in vain.

Here is what I am looking for; if I receive a call from an unknown number, the app answers the call and plays a custom message (just like voicemail) and then asks caller to leave a message. I can then hear the messages later or answer the call while the caller is recording his message.
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Old 25th February 2011, 18:06   #2063
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Hello,

A cousin of mine is returning to India from the UK shortly. And am very keen on calling for an Orange Sanfrancisco which is available pay as you go on the Orange UK website for 99 GBP.

I have a few questions:

1) Is this phone unlocked? If not then how does one unlock it before bringing it down to India?

2) I heard that the phone apart from comes in two display modes - AMOLED and TFT. I want the TFT - now how to differentiate between the AMOLEd and TFT?

Looking forward to your comments.

Cheers!

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App Name - Milestone Overclock
Free/Charge - Free [Download it free from XDA-Developers if you're a registered user]
What it does - Overclocks a Motorola Milestone to 1.2 GHz [Needs to be used in conjunction with SetCPU]
How it performs (rating) - Excellent

App Name - SetCPU
Free/Charge - Free [from XDA-Developers]
What it does - CPU manipulation tool
How it performs (rating) - Works as advertised.

App Name - Universal Androot
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - Soft / Hard Roots your phone1 click rooting for Android 2.1
How it performs (rating) -
Excellent

App Name - OI Safe
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - Secure notes [Password protects information such as ATM pins and the like]
How it performs (rating) - Performs as advertised

App Name - WhatsApp
Free/Charge - Free for one year then ~ 3 USD per year
What it does - Cross platform messenger [iPhone, Android, BB]
How it performs (rating) - Good

App Name - TeslaLED
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - Uses your LED flash as a torch
How it performs (rating) - Excellent

App Name - Number Plates
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - has listings of all RTOs with their associated numbers in India. MH 01 - South Bombay types
How it performs (rating) - essentially a text file

App Name - Google Translate
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - Translates text from one language to another & speaks it out too
How it performs (rating) - Grammar is messed up, but understandable.


I got a Motorola Milestone.
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What application did you use to cache the maps for offline use.
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Black, which maps are you using, do let us know .
Bruts maps works fine .
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Old 25th February 2011, 18:47   #2066
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App Name: Camera 360
Free/Charge: Lite Version is Free/Pro Version is Paid
What It Does
: Provides Android with the similar Photographic Effects as you would get in Adobe Lightroom!
How it performs(rating): Excellent ! If you have used Adobe Lightroom on your PC before, you would certainly want to have this on your Android
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Check this review:
Motorola Defy - Is it Really as Rugged as it is Smart? > Reviews > Mobile > Smart > Tech2.com India

It does say:
"After a while, water tends to seep in through the camera and flash gap"

So maybe its not as rugged as it advertises.
Maybe it was a problem with that specific unit because none of the other reviews have mentioned this. Motoblur still has it's kinks unfortunately. In that respect, the galaxy ace is pretty good
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I am looking for an office suite editor (word, excel, ppt), can anybody recommend anything free or paid app?
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Old 25th February 2011, 23:41   #2069
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how about this android :Samsung Galaxy S LCD I9003
Samsung Galaxy S LCD I9003: Full Phone Specifications, Price, Reviews

Estimated Release Date: 1st week of March

details that i am interested in:
CPU: 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU, PowerVR SGX530 GPU, TI OMAP 3630 chipset


Looks to be a very good candidate?
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I am buying this device if the price is under 20k. It looks a very promising phone. And anyways galaxy s2 will come to india only around june/july I am guessing and that too at a price of more then 30k surely.
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