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Old 10th December 2011, 23:46   #6946
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Got myself a SGS2 yesterday, its on a postpaid but unlocked and contains much bloatware and is on 2.3.3. How do i flash new firmware on it? Does it need to be rooted for it? What else can be done on this fone now, any help appreciated.
The last official from that was launched by samsungwas KE7 which was again 2.3.3. The latest official from Samsung that's come up in Europe is 2.3.6. In order to get that you would need to root it dowload either from samfirmware.com or from XDA forum.

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Old 11th December 2011, 01:01   #6947
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Any other SE phone you may recommend with the above mentioned budget? A bit of stretch can be done.

Xperia mini comes around the same price range of Ace.
But no idea about the performance of this phone
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Old 11th December 2011, 09:50   #6948
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Any other SE phone you may recommend with the above mentioned budget? A bit of stretch can be done.
W8 after rooting get multi touch support but avoid that phone as processor is slow, and very limited support.

Best go for Xperia Mini, best phone for budget, it think you will get it for 11-12 k. Good processor, better cam, true value for money from SE.
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Old 11th December 2011, 09:57   #6949
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@Sheel

Check out the following:

LG Optimus Net (9.9k)
HTC Explorer (11k)
Galaxy Y (6.5k)
Motorola Defy (15k)

You could check out Letsbuy, they generally have 5-10% off coupons.

I won't go for any Sony, at least in that budget.
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Old 11th December 2011, 09:59   #6950
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I am getting good reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Y. Any first hand experience?
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Old 11th December 2011, 10:33   #6951
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Sheel,

no man. try the dell XCD35/idea blade. long term ownership i cant say, but in 10k, it gets you a very mod friendly phone with a lovely screen man. the 320x240 screen of galaxy Y (otherwise quick enough n a nice battery) is just not good enough against the 480x800 screen.
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Old 11th December 2011, 18:37   #6952
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X-posted on the mobile phone thread as well:
I am in the market for a secondary phone - or maybe primary. The Motorola defy stays. But I want a FAST (that rules out cheap prev gen nokias) qwerty phone that does email well. It would have been the blackberry if it was not for my organization not supporting blackberry at all. and I hate symbian. E6 is lovely but oh so symbian old style its not funny (nokia store is so painful after android that i cant buy a new phone)

Otherwise it may have been the Motorola FIRE XT311 - Full phone specifications - but the specs are crap.

Is there a quick (800 mhz+ 512 MB ram) candybar qwerty with/without a touchscreen that has a 320x480 display on atleast a 2.8-3" display?

PS: if there's a touchscreen phone like that - i'll give the defy to the wife!
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Old 11th December 2011, 18:45   #6953
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Check out the lg optimus pro c660,it meets most of your requirements except its a bit low on RAM.

If you could wait for a while samsung shall be launching one .

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Old 11th December 2011, 19:06   #6954
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on a side note - a heads up for the Defy users -

those installing the latest WajkiUI ICS or the experimental ICS builds (NOT meant for end users - they are builds, not even alpha or beta or stable ROMs) - please do so with caution. There are enough instances of folks trying to, and not being able to downgrade back to Froyo with those ROMs (esp if you install one of the GB variants derived from Defy+). Stick to CM7-stable-11Nov or the 18 Nov wajkiUI unless you completely understand what you're doing.

Finding the way to DOWNGRADE Defy+2.3.6 ROM - xda-developers is just one of the many threads abounding for downgrade and few have a clear clue.
Thanks Sirji for this imp. post. Its really helpful to know what exactly we are doing.
Before doing any upgrade, there must be a FallBack plan.

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X-posted on the mobile phone thread as well:
I am in the market for a secondary phone - or maybe primary. The Motorola defy stays. But I want a FAST (that rules out cheap prev gen nokias) qwerty phone that does email well. It would have been the blackberry if it was not for my organization not supporting blackberry at all. and I hate symbian. E6 is lovely but oh so symbian old style its not funny (nokia store is so painful after android that i cant buy a new phone)

Otherwise it may have been the Motorola FIRE XT311 - Full phone specifications - but the specs are crap.

Is there a quick (800 mhz+ 512 MB ram) candybar qwerty with/without a touchscreen that has a 320x480 display on atleast a 2.8-3" display?

PS: if there's a touchscreen phone like that - i'll give the defy to the wife!
Even though outdated now, may be you can still give a look to Motorola Milestone. Excellent build quality & nice qwerty sliding keypad. Metal Body. Good Screen & CPU/GPU, same as Defy (Can be overclocked to 1GHz). Only less on RAM & Phone memory.

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Old 11th December 2011, 19:17   #6955
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offroad bhai - no man. the sliding keypad is a very bad idea. Its meant for occasional texters. I realized i am a compulsive type

DVR - the optimus pro has same issue - bad screen and RAM.

PS: if it was the regularly known models, i would've bought it and announced it on this thread by now
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@phamilyman do check here.
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I was in a dilemma between Neo v and Galaxy Sl. Checked out reviews and finally decided on Galaxy sl. But i hadn't purchased it as yet. Now i see that its price has risen from 17.5k to 18.5k :(
Is it a good time now to buy this or any android in this price range ? Any new phones soon to be launched ? Should i hold on ?
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checked out a couple of stores including Chroma to lay my hands on a Motorola Razr (the android one) but no one had it on display or in stock. any idea where or who could have this one on display in Mumbai/Thane?

also, does anybody know what may be the date of launch of samsung galaxy nexus in India?
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I was in a dilemma between Neo v and Galaxy Sl. Checked out reviews and finally decided on Galaxy sl. But i hadn't purchased it as yet. Now i see that its price has risen from 17.5k to 18.5k :(
Is it a good time now to buy this or any android in this price range ? Any new phones soon to be launched ? Should i hold on ?
its the stupid INR man. the blackberry curve and curve3g just increased by a grand each!

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@phamilyman do check here.
my sister has the phone - i advised her to buy it - its lovely except i prefer a fully available qwerty. the battery is simply pathetic - its quite ready to die on her by evening - even though she has no GPRS active and no wifi in office!!

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checked out a couple of stores including Chroma to lay my hands on a Motorola Razr (the android one) but no one had it on display or in stock. any idea where or who could have this one on display in Mumbai/Thane?

also, does anybody know what may be the date of launch of samsung galaxy nexus in India?
http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/IN...lestone-Stores will have it.

call them and see.

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Old 11th December 2011, 22:44   #6960
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My brother bought LauncherPro full version and he shared the unlocker apk with me as well - I copied it to /system/app and restarted the phone and guess what, LauncherPro became fully functional in my phone too. So far whatever app has been bought from the market, we were able to share and use! Wonder when will app makers prevent such copying!
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