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Old 29th July 2011, 17:49   #5206
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Just want to confirm one thing. When you replace the samsung ROM with a Custom ROM, you will loose the Touch Wiz also right? And what else will you loose?
What you lose:
Touchwiz
Samsung Bloatware/Crapware as it is not so fondly referred to

What you gain:
More stability [That's what i experienced atleast]
Better Battery life [Almost double]
Faster speeds [Much Faster infact]
Piece of Mind
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Old 29th July 2011, 17:52   #5207
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What about warranty? Do you loose it as well?
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Old 29th July 2011, 18:56   #5208
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Just want to confirm one thing. When you replace the samsung ROM with a Custom ROM, you will loose the Touch Wiz also right? And what else will you loose?
You take exactly 3 mins to reflash a samsung phone with the OEM ROM. Then where is the question of loosing warranty?

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Anyone running CM 7.1? I have 7.0.3 for a while now and thinking about going to 7.1. I think I'd have to back up my apps and restore once installed 7.1, as I was reading about some bad experiences of users who flashed 7.1 over 7.0.3 without wiping.
uh - in the defy - we keep flashing the nightly like twice a week - so surely i'd have gone through the CM7 versions. You just need to wipe cache/ dalvik. Backup apps as best practice but u wont need to restore them.

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Thanks for the info. This is too geeky stuff for me too! The one thing i don't like about S2 is the Touch Wiz. If you get any more info on porting HTC ROM onto S2, please let us know.
bah. both phones are fast enough. if u like the sense UI - just buy the sensation - its a brilliant phone. Touchwiz is the one of the biggest letdown for SGS2 for me personally.

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Nope I was running at 1Ghz till now. Today I OCed to 1.2Ghz will test other levels later.
Interesting. The Defy CM7 ROM comes with OCing enabled by default. and its not just OC but undervolting that is done
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Old 29th July 2011, 18:56   #5209
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Hi guys,
I know someone who wants to buy a Japanese Softbank branded HTC Desire HD.
The phone is absolutely clean and it was used for barely a week or so.

The soft buttons on the phone do not seem to work, the back and search button function fine but the menu and home keys don't. I can't even seem to get any haptic feedback for these 2 keys. As a result i am unable to use these 2 buttons.

The other issue I've seen is the phone came with only Japanese alphanumeric keypad, but without a working GPRS connection I cannot install any qwery keypads from the market.

My bro is smitten by the phone and he does not want to let go of it as he's getting it for a song. I am sure I've not missed out on any setting as I use a Desire HD myself, is there any settings that I am missing?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 29th July 2011, 19:20   #5210
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You take exactly 3 mins to reflash a samsung phone with the OEM ROM. Then where is the question of loosing warranty?

bah. both phones are fast enough. if u like the sense UI - just buy the sensation - its a brilliant phone. Touchwiz is the one of the biggest letdown for SGS2 for me personally.

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Thanks for the info.

Yes Touch Wiz is a big letdown. Also, the build quality also is not very good for S2. But other than these, i don't have any complaints. But i do like HTC Sense UI but i just cannot overlook the features that S2 provides!

The debate goes on!
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Old 29th July 2011, 19:34   #5211
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does anybody know if android has an on-the-fly encrypted file container (like truecrypt on windows/linux or freeotfe for windows mobile)?
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Old 29th July 2011, 20:19   #5212
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Hi Guys,

Got a new problem and need your help guys.

'Market' is crashing. I get error "Sorry, The application Market (process com.android.vending) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again"

History: I recently rooted my SGS2 (using KDD unsecure ROM), installed CMW, using CMWI have installed a theme and Fullscreen Caller-Id mod. I also installed Titanium back and performed a backup. After this I moved some apps to SD Card. All the moved Apps would then disappear from my homescreen (i put them there as shortcuts). I got them back to 'Phone' and they now stay there without issue.

Now I am getting this issue with the 'Market'. I checked and confirmed that its not on SD-Card. I have cleared all Cache and User-Data. I have restarted the phone many times but still face the issue. It was working last night.

I have seen a lot of threads online reporting this issue, but most point towards clearing userdata and cache.

Please help me!!!
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Old 29th July 2011, 20:34   #5213
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Are you sure the decimal is required there brother? That's an icy cool phone you got there!!
Seriously I didn't miss the decimal! Please see the attached screenshot.

I don't know what temperature this Batter Indicator app is displaying. Anyone?

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Note : After flashing my phone, the battery life has improved significantly. Period.

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gingerbreak v1.2
Thanks man! I downloaded the file from the download link you provided. But it didn't work on my phone as the downloaded file had a .tar extension.

Never mind, I downloaded gingerbreak v1.2 from 4shared and successfully rooted my phone.

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'Market' is crashing. I get error "Sorry, The application Market (process com.android.vending) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again"
I used to face this issue right before my phone went into soft-brick. But, after flashing the original ROM on my phone, I never face this issue.

PS: I use LG P500
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Old 29th July 2011, 22:44   #5214
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Seriously I didn't miss the decimal! Please see the attached screenshot.

I don't know what temperature this Batter Indicator app is displaying. Anyone?

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Klub, that's definitely not 3.1 or 4.5 degrees in any unit. Battery temeratures hover around 30 to 45 degree Celsius.. depending on charging state, and the external temperature.
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Old 29th July 2011, 22:52   #5215
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Klub, that's definitely not 3.1 or 4.5 degrees in any unit.
I know! All thanks to my high school science classes!

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Battery temeratures hover around 30 to 45 degree Celsius.. depending on charging state, and the external temperature.
Thanks!

I mentioned the values from that app, only to give you all a rough sketch about the relative-degree-of-hotness of my phone!

And does the app indicate the correct battery voltage?
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Hey guys need some help. where is the bloody clipboard in galaxy s2. I copied an important message and it said message copied to clipboard. Due to my stupidity by mistake I deleted that thread of message then. Now I cannot find any clipboard on my phone. Please help. Or is there someway I can retrieve my deleted sms?
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Hey guys need some help. where is the bloody clipboard in galaxy s2. I copied an important message and it said message copied to clipboard. Due to my stupidity by mistake I deleted that thread of message then. Now I cannot find any clipboard on my phone. Please help. Or is there someway I can retrieve my deleted sms?
open a new message to type in sms or maill app and there you can paste ur data!
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GUYS S OFF IS HERE!!

public:revolutionary [RootWiki]

HTC developer support is unmatched, if this was samsung hardware we would have never got it ....

Cryptographically locked bootloader unlocked in just one month of release , what an achievement!!
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And does the app indicate the correct battery voltage?
I tend to think so, but in mine 100% charge is indicated by slightly different voltages from charge to charge.

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GUYS S OFF IS HERE!!

public:revolutionary [RootWiki]

HTC developer support is unmatched, if this was samsung hardware we would have never got it ....

Cryptographically locked bootloader unlocked in just one month of release , what an achievement!!
I thought s-off was available with alpharev much earlier for the desire

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GUYS S OFF IS HERE!!

Cryptographically locked bootloader unlocked in just one month of release , what an achievement!!
I achieved S-Off on by Incredible 2 yesterday using AlphaRevX. Easy. Only do not remove the drivers installed by htc Synch. Install and then remove htc synch only.

As AlphaRevX just does S-off and installs CWM recovery, you need to install the patch(es) as in the post on Androidforum. Saw on one of the forums (XDA or Androidforum) that now S Off by AlphaRevX survives an OTA upgrade to Gingerbread. Apparently, the HBOOT mod now ups the version no which is then not overwritten by upgrade.

I read somewhere that htc will do away with S-On. When?

Now looking for a list of Bloatware on the Verizon Droid Incredible 2. Hear that there is a lot of it.

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