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Old 24th February 2012, 12:56   #7906
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Old 24th February 2012, 13:05   #7907
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Box app is now available with 50gb storage space in cloud.
But the catch here is that there is no client for PC, unlike Dropbox.
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Old 24th February 2012, 13:38   #7908
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Also, why backing up is required on SGS2? I had updated my Wave firmware over KIES twice and didn't lose any data.
Not sure about Samsung phones but when I updated my Defy's firmware (2.1 to 2.2.2) using Motorola update tool, all my contacts, SMS & installed apps were as before.. even the call history was intact.
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Old 24th February 2012, 14:29   #7909
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Do both Wave and Galaxy series use the same KIES? I have a Wave 1 and have KIES installed on my laptop. My father has a SGS2 and doesn't have it installed on his. Can I update his phone from my machine without installing another copy on his machine (and vice versa)?
Yes you can. Just connect the SII with PC and if Kies can detect it, it can upgrade it.
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Old 24th February 2012, 18:10   #7910
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Anyone on ICS based MIUI ROMs? I am flashing it tonight!
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Old 24th February 2012, 18:19   #7911
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The defy developers have not replicated the CM7 magic so far. ICS ROMs are still not really stable - am so itching!
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Old 24th February 2012, 18:23   #7912
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Yup, done installing CM7. Installed one of their latest nightly builds. Looks stable, looks better. Only thing was you have to install GAPPS - flash it in fact cause Google Apps are not bundled with CM7.
Nice! I'll be waiting for your inputs

Do install the Google Maps 6.3 with navigation enabled for India, if you're into using maps.

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Hehe, Klub Class was asking me what I was planning to install. Love CM7 so far. Will update as I go...


The reason why I asked you is that I didn't keep myself updated with the latest custom ROMs for O1. Then, I've access to FOUR LG O1 in my family. So, I'll be flashing different ROMs in each phone in all probability.

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Say good bye to old brut mod Google Maps because the latest greatest patched Google Maps 6.3 is already available as I pointed out in my previous post.
Thanks a lot for the leads. I'm now enjoying the navigation feature.
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Old 24th February 2012, 19:21   #7913
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The defy developers have not replicated the CM7 magic so far. ICS ROMs are still not really stable - am so itching!
Exactly... I've been waiting for so long! The bad thing about MIUI is there is no centralized place where you get the proper builds and GB & ICS builds are available under the same MIUI version number. So confusing. And I am not sure yet whether it will run on HTC Desire since it is also not mentioned anywhere :( of course MIUI was developed initially for that phone only.
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Old 24th February 2012, 20:35   #7914
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I am using Xperia Neo (big brother of Neo V. 8MP vs 5MP of Neo V) bought from eBay. If you are OK with dealer/seller warrantly, Neo is the best bet compared to Neo V. Also, the seller from whom I purchased, provided a "seal" packed phone. My comments on your requirements are as follows.


3) Battery life

All the phones we purchased had moderate battery life, averaging about 1.5 days depending on usage. All phones were having data enabled 24/7 for corporate sync. But, in the course of time battery life improved after a calibration and I am currently getting 2 days+ with 24/7 data.
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Thanks a lot bhp_maniac. I am inclined to go with the NEO V if the only difference between NEO and NEO V is the camera. Coincidentally, my usage is very similar to yours (2 hrs of voice calls + full time corporate sync etc.).
Good to know that the NEO can hold charge for 1.5 days. My wildfire would struggle to take me through the day with data on
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5. I will NOT be rooting the phone
Sorry i am not a techie,what do you mean by rooting the phone?
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Sorry i am not a techie,what do you mean by rooting the phone?
Rooting refers to the process of getting administrative rights on your android device. By rooting, we can run applications that requires administrator rights to perform, remove the bloatwares on the phone, overclock the processor, install custom ROMs etc

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Old 24th February 2012, 23:29   #7917
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Sorry i am not a techie,what do you mean by rooting the phone?
By default android phones will not give permissions to read/modify some of the important folders/files used by OS. By rooting, you are actually getting root permissions (super user permissions) to all those files. Some android system apps require root access to function properly.
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Anyone on ICS based MIUI ROMs? I am flashing it tonight!
I didn't flash an ICS based ROM, because it is going to render some of the basic stuff in my phone useless.

So flashed MIUI 2.2.24. Some weeks on MIUI before I go back to CM7. It is like on a trip away from home
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I've tried atleast 7 times to update from 2.3.3 to 2.3.6 but kies stops working somewhere in late 40s
Kies is torture. Only use it for taking backups.

Go to Sammobile.com. Choose your phone, OS, Asia. Then the India build (KL1). Download the file.

Then just follow the guide on sammobile.com and flash the new firmware using ODIN.

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Not sure about Samsung phones but when I updated my Defy's firmware (2.1 to 2.2.2) using Motorola update tool, all my contacts, SMS & installed apps were as before.. even the call history was intact.
Kies as a software is horrible. I prefer taking complete backups before any upgrade etc. 99% I wont need it. But I would rather not risk it with my data.
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Old 25th February 2012, 12:39   #7920
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Didn't want to flash ICS MIUI and wanted a change from CM7, so moved to MIUI GB 2.2.24 yesterday. Theme support is awesome and I am using an ICS theme.

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