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Old 26th August 2012, 12:38   #10921
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So you people are asking me to suggest Samsung s advance right?

Any other options available ?
Again i have read some issues with the signal reception of the galaxy S advance. If that is ok then you can go ahead with the S advance. It depends on your priorities.
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Old 26th August 2012, 20:12   #10922
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So you people are asking me to suggest Samsung s advance right?

Any other options available ?
The galaxy s advance is 17500k(***).available on this Tradus store!!! I bought the s advance for 23k a month back and now its 5500 off!!! If the store has good reputation then please get it! i dont think these prices will remain for long.
Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 Price in India 2012 26th August valid in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai,Mumbai and Delhi
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Old 26th August 2012, 21:07   #10923
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I connected to PC my SE Xperia Pro and a new version of software is available 4.1.b.0.587. Has anybody Sony owners or any other tried this.
I am still on Gingerbread 2.3.4. Have not upgraded to ICS.
Shall i have to backup all my downloaded APPS before upgrading?
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Old 26th August 2012, 23:50   #10924
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Isn't SE Experia Arc S at 16.5k a good deal ?
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Old 26th August 2012, 23:57   #10925
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Isn't SE Experia Arc S at 16.5k a good deal ?
It's a fantastic deal if its with b&w.Where are you getting this price?
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Old 27th August 2012, 00:05   #10926
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It's a fantastic deal if its with b&w.Where are you getting this price?
Its 16,990/-
SONY XPERIA ARC S LT18i | 1 YR WARRANTY | eBay
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Old 27th August 2012, 00:38   #10927
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Not sure if it help s but I used 'SuperOneClickv2.1.1-ShortFuse'
For rooting my Red lens Defy when it was on official Froyo. I dont think it wiped my data etc. Just rooted it.

Is there any method posted on Defy Superthread? Its a parked thread.
The SOC method was working fine all along till GB 2.3.4. With the latest (2.3.6) and BL7, it doesnt work. I see you had stock Froyo, so it must have been an easy root there.

I didnt mean that SOC would wipe my data. What I wrote was that since SOC ain't working, the other method mentioned on Defy super thread is to use a *fixed* SBF. But before flashing that SBF, they have recommended doing Wipe data/cache (twice!) in stock recovery.

So I want to know if someone here has rooted their Defy+ 2.3.6 with this method, and if yes, what all gets wiped?

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You really want to spend that much and still get 1 year seller/dealer warranty?
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Old 27th August 2012, 08:49   #10928
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So I want to know if someone here has rooted their Defy+ 2.3.6 with this method, and if yes, what all gets wiped?
I have used the SBF method for my MB525 - Yes all data gets wiped, but stays on the SD card if a prior backup using TB has been made.

DL TB again and restore the apps is possible - but sms and like are gone unless you backup the same using exclusive sw
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Old 27th August 2012, 09:24   #10929
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Its better to buy such phones with manufacturer warranty. Dealer warranty is as good ad no warranty.
BTW why dont you check out xperia P,U ?
Infact homeshop18 is offering a special price only for today on xperia U with 2k discount.
http://superdeals.homeshop18.com/xpe...tent=xperia-lg

xperia Arc s production has already been stopped long ago.
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Old 27th August 2012, 09:36   #10930
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I activated 3G plan on my postpaid Vodafone number yesterday and got the SMS just now that its done. However, I'm still not able to see 'H' or '3G' but only 'E'. Is it to do with 3G reception in my area?

When I was in Delhi two weeks back and was using Airtel SIM, 3G worked like a charm. In almost whole of South Delhi and CP, I was always seeing H.

Phone is Motorola Defy Plus and I've kept the network mode as 'Automatic Default'. Problem is that if I keep it on '3G only', I don't get ANY mobile signal at all! It immediately goes into Emergency mode. That sounds like it's a cell tower issue in my area.

Will check in other parts of Mumbai before badgering Vodafone.
You can do these steps to find whether its a coverage issue or with your activation.

1) Go to 3G only mode
2) Take "Manual" selection for network
3) Search for networks available (This will list only 3G networks)
4) If doesn't list, its coverage
5) If it lists, then try registering manually
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Old 27th August 2012, 10:38   #10931
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I have used the SBF method for my MB525 - Yes all data gets wiped, but stays on the SD card if a prior backup using TB has been made.

DL TB again and restore the apps is possible - but sms and like are gone unless you backup the same using exclusive sw
But doesn't Titanium Backup need root access to work? Or it is required only for uninstalling OEM apps?

If TB can make a Nandroid like backup of my existing apps and settings, I'd happily to wipe data/cache and flash the fixed SBF. I don't care much about SMS.
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Old 27th August 2012, 11:30   #10932
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Yes, afaik Titanium does need root access. I have been running a legal Ti for well over a year now on both my Incredible 2 (CDMA) and Wildfire S (GSM)
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Old 27th August 2012, 11:37   #10933
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I went looking to buy a phone couple of weeks ago. Looking at Samsung phones, they all seemed the same and then looked at this. Bought it. It looks lovely, does things lovely and SE is so prompt in upgrading the OS. Got a leather pouch, HDMI cable and screen protector in the box.
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Old 27th August 2012, 11:39   #10934
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Phone is Motorola Defy Plus and I've kept the network mode as 'Automatic Default'. Problem is that if I keep it on '3G only', I don't get ANY mobile signal at all! It immediately goes into Emergency mode. That sounds like it's a cell tower issue in my area.

Will check in other parts of Mumbai before badgering Vodafone.
I had a similar issue when I moved to CM 7.1 last year.
I realized only when I started travel and could see no signal at all, unless I switched to 2G mode.
I rebooted, tried cleaning the SIM and all sorts of things. Then I downloaded the latest baseband switcher app and installed and chose the correct baseband.
The problem was fixed permanently.


Now, coming to the latest developments on Defy, it seems that the latest build from Quarx has fixed all major issues reported so far.
I am most likely going to install this by end of the week.
I have been delaying, since I want to purchase Sygic using their estore. So I don't want to keep on sending activation requests every time I put a new ROM.

However, ParanoidAndroid 1.9x based on CM10 seems to take things even further with loads of customization options. I might instead try that first.
[JB:CM10:HYBRD] PARANOIDANDROID [1.992, True HybridMode, Size & UI on Per App Basis] - xda-developers

Anyone using this at the moment?
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Old 27th August 2012, 11:40   #10935
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- but sms and like are gone unless you backup the same using exclusive sw
SMS backup and restore.
Call backup and restore.

or search for ritesh sahu

btw, TB does some weird call/settings backup in its latest version - their SMS backup approach is broken though.
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