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Old 30th June 2011, 12:06   #4336
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Google+ is here... Bye Bye Facebook...
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and, with Andro population up and going strong, it will help to have a smooth transition!

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Does anyone know of a good car charger for the Defy?
Venu sir, get one of these.
iPod Touch 4G / 2G Capdase Car charger Dual USB | eBay

I have ordered the same around three months back, and it's working fine.
Even the one USB port charger is available.
Just use your phone's USB cable that has come alongwith the charger and you are good to go. It's plug and play. Don't order all the wired car chargers.

Just look out for the best deal on ebay.
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Old 30th June 2011, 12:42   #4338
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Venu sir, get one of these.
iPod Touch 4G / 2G Capdase Car charger Dual USB | eBay

I have ordered the same around three months back, and it's working fine.
Even the one USB port charger is available.
Just use your phone's USB cable that has come alongwith the charger and you are good to go. It's plug and play. Don't order all the wired car chargers.

Just look out for the best deal on ebay.
Thanks Manish---looks good. So all I have to do is to plonk the main unit into the car charger slot, and use my usb cable to connect it to the phone, right?

By the way, the usb cable that comes with the Defy is not separate---it is a part of the normal charger: the plug has a usb socket into which the cable is slotted !! Neat thinking, eh?
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I tried it, very eye candy but no FM and Battery drains fast.

Yesterday I tried Ultimates Fav Pro, Simi Folder, Circle launcher widget, all are good where you can group applications, contacts on each widget. Very useful to organize. Try it out.

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Flashed MIUI on my defy,it's an eye candy and pretty smooth as well, highly recommended. The interface is inspired by the simplistic iPhone UI. Had some reception issue,but got that sorted by changing the baseband(thanks phamilyman). Screenshots below.
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Old 30th June 2011, 12:47   #4340
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I got an MM Bling 2 - A55 for my wife and rooted it . Does anybody know how to get USB Drivers for this phone? Cooked a ROM and trying to test it but no USB drivers is making it a pain. Drivers for A60 are available but not for the A55.
Any help appreciated.

Nice phone for the wife by the way!!
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Thanks Manish---looks good. So all I have to do is to plonk the main unit into the car charger slot, and use my usb cable to connect it to the phone, right?

By the way, the usb cable that comes with the Defy is not separate---it is a part of the normal charger: the plug has a usb socket into which the cable is slotted !! Neat thinking, eh?
Yup, correct!!
Just plug the charger into the car's 12v outlet. The LED light on the charger will glow, indicating the power on and then connect the phone through the USB cable.
Yeah!! there's no separate USB cable.
Even my Wildfire's charger has this USB socket wherein the phone is connected through the wires at both end. Makes carrying the charger around very easy. I have not bought any extra cable, I just carry the same cable everywhere.

EDIT: Do remove the car charger from the 12v outlet, when car's not running. It continues to draw power even when the ignition is off.

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How abt this,
http://classifieds.team-bhp.com/buy-...te-Port).html/

this was spotted in our very team-bhp classifieds.
It's the same thing. just that it has one USB port. I opted for two, because it can charge both my wife's and my wife's phone. And as i run GPS on my phone continously, so one port is occupied , therefore the 2nd port comes handy for others.

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Venu sir, get one of these.
iPod Touch 4G / 2G Capdase Car charger Dual USB | eBay

I have ordered the same around three months back, and it's working fine.
Even the one USB port charger is available.
Just use your phone's USB cable that has come alongwith the charger and you are good to go. It's plug and play. Don't order all the wired car chargers.

Just look out for the best deal on ebay.
How abt this,
http://classifieds.team-bhp.com/buy-...te-Port).html/

this was spotted in our very team-bhp classifieds.
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I too have an S2 and am already running a custom ROM on it.
May be a basic level question, but what are the advantages of custom ROMS, and which custom ROM are you using?
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fuellog
Check out their page- FuelLog | AppBrain Android Market and it sounds like a cool app for bhp'ians alright! However, with these rising petrol prices, it can give a heart-attack to many!
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How abt this,
http://classifieds.team-bhp.com/buy-...te-Port).html/

this was spotted in our very team-bhp classifieds.
Belkin USB Car charger. Much better than chinese models out there.
belkin : micro usb car charger blackberry iphone ipod | eBay
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EDIT: Do remove the car charger from the 12v outlet, when car's not running. It continues to draw power even when the ignition is off.
Don't worry, we had a bitter experience of being stranded once on that count. We are a lot wiser now.

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I opted for two, because it can charge both my wife's and my wife's phone. And as i run GPS on my phone continously, so one port is occupied , therefore the 2nd port comes handy for others.
Now we can charge you with bigamy!
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May be a basic level question, but what are the advantages of custom ROMS, and which custom ROM are you using?
I'm using Cognition 1.07.
inspite it being based on the older KE7 Kernel which was renowned for having a ridiculously bad battery life. Cognition gives me a longer lasting charge than the stock samsung android OS with KE8 [which is what the phone came with]

apart from that i've got root permissions, my phone is overclockable to 1.504 GHz and its generally quicker than the stock OS.

so in a nutshell its faster, lasts longer on a charge, gives me more access to mess around and sounds cool too... Cognition

My friend has made a USB Jig to reset the Custom Kernel Counter to 0 so i've not even lost warranty. [EVIL LAUGH]


For those of you who want to buy car chargers, I had a capdase car charger which has to USB ports on it so it can charge 2 phones simultaneously.... well it Messed up the cigarette lighters on my car & my brothers car. so it's either a faulty peice, a faulty design or faulty Honda cigarette lighters!

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I was planning to buy from letsbuy, they have nice deal for 8GB class 4 verbatim at 459rs after coupon. Is worth it?

Are you saying do not root?
ah sorry. LB is cheap and best for everything electronics as of now. I just meant don't buy sandisk etc popular models off ebay and suchlike. or even locally. as for verbatim, it harks back to old floppy disk days but i doubt it'd be getting counterfeited!

for what it matters, I just rechecked - they have transcend at the same price and I trust them more for memory cards!

btw, i bought the defy to root it and run CM7. The stock ROM was never even considered!!

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Placed order for a LG Optimus One on 27th @ 7 Pm. Delivered by 29th 1pm. Delhi to Hyderabad. Shipping by Bluedart. You will get SMS/email updates all the time.

Enjoy
Awesome work by LB. Guess they are shipping up!!

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This is the app for all of US!
fuellog

It shows:

Your expenditure on fuel.
It has wonderful elaborate graphs, and figures on how good/bad/ugly your car has been wrt FE.
and, mileage covered (in sp. time)
Average cost/running per day/week/month and all other necessary/un-necessary details

Just perfect!
Try it folks.

Ace.
bhai mere, once upon a time there was an excel sheet which did it all nicely. why bother with an app for this - it'll keep sitting in the background and keep syncing and draining battery!

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By the way, the usb cable that comes with the Defy is not separate---it is a part of the normal charger: the plug has a usb socket into which the cable is slotted !! Neat thinking, eh?
Even chinese phones have that!

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Belkin USB Car charger. Much better than chinese models out there.
belkin : micro usb car charger blackberry iphone ipod | eBay
Very naish. me likes.

has any DIY guru like ghpk taken apart either of these models and confirmed that it has a legitimate power moderation circuit inside it? I've seen similar looking chinese models in the market so just being devil's advocate before I spend again

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Great, bought the Verbatim one for 459, 8GB class 4 one with rcom coupon. Now waiting for both to arrive.

You didn't clarify on the rooting, are you saying not to root the phone so soon?
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bhai mere, once upon a time there was an excel sheet which did it all nicely. why bother with an app for this - it'll keep sitting in the background and keep syncing and draining battery!

I guess for same reason - Alarm clocks, Notepads, Stickies, Calenders, games, (yawn), Navigation, teambhp and everything else has an app too!
- right on our fingertips.

(It doesn't sync, and can be 'closed')

Anywho, just shared incase someone would like to use.

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Anyone running a custom rom on SGS2, please share your feedback on improvements / batterylife etc.
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