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Old 8th December 2012, 17:35   #12991
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What is dx?

Can you please share the link.

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I think he meant dealextreme. dx.com is their address
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Old 8th December 2012, 18:36   #12992
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What is dx?

Can you please share the link.

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I think he meant dealextreme. dx.com is their address
Yup, thanks.

Ive seen a load of these android tv/pc things on there retailing for about 60-100 usd. You get your mini keyboard+mousepad integrated in 100 bucks.
Worth a checkout.
Although, one thing is to mentioned, that if your order's above 60-80 usd, and the package is slightly large, the customs clearance can make the delivery period about a month to 6 weeks.
If you can live with that.
And gaffar and ebay are retailing the same units, albeit at about 1.5-2 times the dx price.
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Old 8th December 2012, 18:47   #12993
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I think he meant dealextreme. dx.com is their address
Thanks.

The player +keyboard is working out at $84 which is awesome.

Has anyone here used dx? How is it? Reliable? Do they ship to India?

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Old 8th December 2012, 18:58   #12994
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Is there anyone who can help in flashing stock ROM in Samsung Galaxy Gio. As this phone is not available in India so I got it from Dubai. Currently I am using Milestone 6 based on CM9 ROM. Now I want to go back to stock ROM but cannot understand which firmware to download. Can abyone help?

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Old 8th December 2012, 19:01   #12995
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Thanks.

The player +keyboard is working out at $84 which is awesome.

Has anyone here used dx? How is it? Reliable? Do they ship to India?

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Ref the last post o' mine.
And DX is quite popular on TBHP.
Ive been using it for almost 2-3 years now for quite a few things.
Shipping's free to india.
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Old 8th December 2012, 20:30   #12996
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Is there anyone who can help in flashing stock ROM in Samsung Galaxy Gio. As this phone is not available in India so I got it from Dubai. Currently I am using Milestone 6 based on CM9 ROM. Now I want to go back to stock ROM but cannot understand which firmware to download. Can abyone help?

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Go to www.sammobile.com/firmwares, select your phone model and you'll see the stock roms available. Download it and flash using PC Odin.

But you'll lose root with this method.
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So finally my Galaxy Nexus joined the 4.2 club. Also migrated from yakjuxw to yakju build where I can get OTAs from now on.

Replaced stock kernel with franco's r342 nightly for 4.2.x versions of GNex.

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Phone is better responsive, fast and no issues seen till now. I like it better than how 4.2.1 runs on the Nexus 7 tablet. The two finger pull down of settings is a welcome addition.

I could also configure mail with Exchange settings for the first time. It never worked on 4.1.x versions. Now I get real time notifications of office e-mail too!

BTW, I flashed everything manually, including boot-loader, radio, boot, recovery, system and userdata. During the process, all sdcard contents disappeared. But since I back up everything in dropbox, no worries at all - sdcard has been restored to its previous state

Antutu benchmark on 4.1.1 - 8400
Antutu benchmark on 4.2.1 - 8600
(With CPU OC'ed to 1.4GHz)

I see significant improvement over smoothness - especially in Google Maps zoom and panning which has now become smooth as butter. Not sure whether it is the new franco kernel or 4.2

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Old 9th December 2012, 01:01   #12998
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guys I have a month old Xperia tipo.
it has some irritating bugs.
the earphone jack works only if I switch on the phone with the earphones plugged in. the loudspeaker, mic, earpiece don't work in this case.
if I switch on the phone without the earphones plugged in then everything else except the earphone jack works.
also the music and gallery apps crash once in a while.
will I be able to get rid of these bugs by rooting the phone or installing something like cyanogenmod? I already did a factory reset.
thanks.
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Old 9th December 2012, 08:37   #12999
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Thanks.

The player +keyboard is working out at $84 which is awesome.

Has anyone here used dx? How is it? Reliable? Do they ship to India?

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I am using it for long. Yes, they ship to India and its free too. Shipping delay depends mainly on the customs clearance. And their customer support is great also.
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I just stumbled upon the google voice typing feature in android 4 I am stunned that the pain of the typing on the android keyboard is history. It is hard to believe that I just spoke with out in a flow and realised that almost every thing that I had spoken about has been transcribed correctly it was only a couple words that I had to correct and everything else was transcribed correctly friends go ahead and try this out. This message has been typed using google voice typing.
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I just stumbled upon the google voice typing feature in android 4 I am stunned that the pain of the typing on the android keyboard is history. It is hard to believe that I just spoke with out in a flow and realised that almost every thing that I had spoken about has been transcribed correctly it was only a couple words that I had to correct and everything else was transcribed correctly friends go ahead and try this out. This message has been typed using google voice typing.
Yes, the voice dictation on Android is pretty great. Over 90% accuracy
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Old 9th December 2012, 22:10   #13002
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Has anyone here rooted their Xperia Tipo or unlocked the boot loader?
I'm planning to do that soon to get rid of some bugs by installing a different ROM, mostly freeXperia fxp150 which is a jelly bean Rom.
I just don't know how to backup the stock Rom so that I can flash it if something goes wrong.

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Has anyone here rooted their Xperia Tipo or unlocked the boot loader?
I'm planning to do that soon to get rid of some bugs by installing a different ROM, mostly freeXperia fxp150 which is a jelly bean Rom.
I just don't know how to backup the stock Rom so that I can flash it if something goes wrong.
You dont need to backup your stock.
Thats what PC companion will restore when you use "repair".
Do remember that root can be removed, but unlocked bootloader, not so much.
And sony's taken a new route that when you unlock your bootloader with flashtool, youll have to put that through sony's website, and kaput warranty.
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Old 10th December 2012, 01:14   #13004
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And sony's taken a new route that when you unlock your bootloader with flashtool, youll have to put that through sony's website, and kaput warranty.
Locking an un-locked bootloader is as easy as unlocking. Now if the service center will honor the warranty or not, is all upto the service person who is checking the phone.

To quote my experience, the screen on my Neo V went kaput one day. I was running a custom ROM with unlocked bootloader. So I unrooted the phone and locked the bootloader again and took the phone to Sony's service center. Their software didn't show anything about rooting or bootloader and they replaced the screen under warranty without any questions. Only thing they checked for was physical or water damage to the phone.

Your mileage may vary.
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Locking an un-locked bootloader is as easy as unlocking. Now if the service center will honor the warranty or not, is all upto the service person who is checking the phone.

To quote my experience, the screen on my Neo V went kaput one day. I was running a custom ROM with unlocked bootloader. So I unrooted the phone and locked the bootloader again and took the phone to Sony's service center. Their software didn't show anything about rooting or bootloader and they replaced the screen under warranty without any questions. Only thing they checked for was physical or water damage to the phone.

Your mileage may vary.
Hmmm.
So did you use flashtool?
I was going to unlock my ion, and I got directed to sonys website, telling me about warranty.
No such thing happened with my x10 .

Not much available for the ion so far, so I decided to hold for now.
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