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Old 1st July 2011, 18:10   #4366
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While using GPS for navigation, I charge my LG Optimus One by plugging the phone into the USB port of our Fiat GP, using the USB cable .

Will charging this way cause any harm to my phone?
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Facing a problem with my Dell XCD35(ZTE Blade),had tried to unroot using z4root the process went as usual but after the reboot the phone is on a loop at the animation screen.Any idea how to rectify this.Thanks

P.S When I try the hard reset the phone doesn't show the green android but only the FTM message.
Time for some dumb questions:
a. Can you access recovery? Either stock or custom is okay.
b. In recovery, try wiping cache, then dalvik cache. reboot and aal should be well.

If you just cannot get into recovery (some phones have a weird mechanism or a stupid key which is tough to operate - so account for that), then get into the bootloader and flash a new ROM completely.

PS: Why unroot for the love of God?

@travel... - little point really. Move on! like the Fastrack ad!
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what is the best deal available for elm 327 blue-tooth?

the current best is at 2397 from 20north

any better deal? review on 20 north is not that great so willing to give a lil extra for peace of mind

i dont have a cc, so it has to be through icici online transfer
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If anybody is looking for a WildfireS here is a deal worth visiting.

http://mginger.com/deal.html?di=63
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I expect my Incredible 2 CDMA+GSM by Monday. It is set up for CDMA with the GSM unlocked. Just insert a SIM and it goes GSM. Will report back once I get it, and have some time with it.
I have an IncredibleS. It's a solid Android phone.
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Here is something that might interest the SG2 phone users.
Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 Extended Battery 3500 mAh | eBay
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That is the Wildfire and not Wildfire S
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what is the best deal available for elm 327 blue-tooth?

the current best is at 2397 from 20north

any better deal? review on 20 north is not that great so willing to give a lil extra for peace of mind

i dont have a cc, so it has to be through icici online transfer
why don't you check other brands at Online Shopping - Buy Mobile Phones, Cameras, Laptops @ Lowest Price - Letsbuy.com and you can even choose cash on delivery.
Theres a promo code floating around (rcomlb1) which would give you good discounts too.
Like Jabra Arrow becomes Rs.2,719 instead of 3199.

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While using GPS for navigation, I charge my LG Optimus One by plugging the phone into the USB port of our Fiat GP, using the USB cable .

Will charging this way cause any harm to my phone?
worst case the batteries life may be reduced by say 1-3 months. Other wise as long as you have juice in the phone when you want it, there is nothing wrong in charging by any means.

I carry my usb cable to charge whenever i am in a system. I am even searching for some cable that connects to my Aux in through the mini USB and by some magic means charges my phone while i listen to music from Phone.

My Jetta Aux is one of the fantastic ones i have ever used. The clarity of sound and the ability of the music system to just deliver the songs from my S2 as if i was listening from a CD is just too good for me to use it as one option to take calls while driving as well as listening to music.

So please feel free to charge your phone wherever you can.

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Here is something that might interest the SG2 phone users.
If these are chinese one, i wont worry and buy them. The cost is very high though. I got some dirt cheap replacement batteries for my old 5D paying like 10 USD for 3. Each battery lasted me close to three years and usually had more juice than the original canon one.

The batteries in that link are priced very costly.

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hey anybody here bought a SGS2 recently? All sites are echoing out of stock. And owners, could you confirm which SoC you have in your phone? (Exynos or Tegra)?
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Guys, sorry to ask a dumb question. Am new to android, smartphones, touchscreen,GPS etc. All the while I was using only Nokia. My last phone was E63. Now the question.
How do i use GPS? What are the things I need to do? Please guide me
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hey anybody here bought a SGS2 recently? All sites are echoing out of stock.
It is in stock at flipkart and letsbuy today when I last checked in the evening. Till yesterday, both showed out of stock.
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I have an IncredibleS. It's a solid Android phone.
If I am not wrong, Incredibles S and Incredible 2 are different phones. Nice choice by the way, I too love my incredible s.

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Guys, sorry to ask a dumb question. Am new to android, smartphones, touchscreen,GPS etc. All the while I was using only Nokia. My last phone was E63. Now the question.
How do i use GPS? What are the things I need to do? Please guide me
Turn on the GPS under settings. Your android phone should have Google maps installed by default. You will be familiar with it in no time. You can ask it give directions while travelling.
BTW, maps is not the only app that uses Gps. There are tons of apps out there which use your location, and provide services based on that.
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Now i am DEAD jealous. I have NEVER seen such batteyr life with the Defy. Its got a 1500 mAH battery as well!
is the battery life that bad with the Defy?
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If these are chinese one, i wont worry and buy them. The cost is very high though. I got some dirt cheap replacement batteries for my old 5D paying like 10 USD for 3. Each battery lasted me close to three years and usually had more juice than the original canon one.

The batteries in that link are priced very costly.
Completely agreed. DX's spare battery's still doing the job 1.5 years down and now i couldn't make out canon from the chinese one!!

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Guys, sorry to ask a dumb question. Am new to android, smartphones, touchscreen,GPS etc. All the while I was using only Nokia. My last phone was E63. Now the question.
How do i use GPS? What are the things I need to do? Please guide me
GPS just gives you your current lat/long. What can you do with it? Google. Stuff like:
Top 10 Location Based Service Providers - android location sharing, facebook places, foursquare check-in, gps location sharing, gps networking, gps sharing, Location based dating, location based services, location based shopping, location service, lo
The 19 best location-based apps - PC Advisor
7 Best Android GPS Apps

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is the battery life that bad with the Defy?
Well, under reasonably heavy usage, I get between 16-28 hours depending on the latest nightly ROM I am trying out. MIUI gave me 28 hours for instance. But none of the defy ROMs gave me like 37++ hours like our man is getting on the sensation!!
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