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Old 10th January 2011, 14:46   #1366
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On online forums like rimweb, I saw a lot of people who buy a high end CDMA android phone from HTC etc., then unlock(root) it and use it on reliance/Tata in India.
How reliable is such rooting and usage.
Such phones cost 100$ locked in US, and after paying a 200$ early termination fee you can have the top end phone for 300-350$ total(as opposed to 30K price of GSM variant in India).

Anybody here done this?
Rooting and unlocking are two different things. You may need to gain root access to unlock but if there is specific need like applying your own patches there is no need to keep the phone rooted.

TSK As you know android uses Linux kernel with some modifications. For security when the phone boots up the default user is not a root. So rooting means gaining the root access and then removing modifying the permissions / files to remove the lock.

After rooting you will be able to do a lot of operations on the phone which were not possible earlier. I would say in interest of security once you have modified the required resources you should revert from root mode.

Running as root is not a problem in itself but you are opening up the gates.

PS : If you want to buy cheaper phones from US instead of CDMA look at GSM/ UMTS 3G phones from AT&T they will work on all the 3G networks here and you will not be on mercy of reliance. Be careful to check the supported band if you are taking T-Mobile phone as T-Mobile is 1900Mhz so you need to pick a dual / multi band 3G phone

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Old 10th January 2011, 15:50   #1367
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If you want to buy cheaper phones from US instead of CDMA look at GSM/ UMTS 3G phones from AT&T they will work on all the 3G networks here and you will not be on mercy of reliance. Be careful to check the supported band if you are taking T-Mobile phone as T-Mobile is 1900Mhz so you need to pick a dual / multi band 3G phone
I think he wants a CDMA handset because of the lack of options here

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Old 10th January 2011, 16:02   #1368
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I think he wants a CDMA handset because of the lack of options here
I guess I will change providers once number portability comes into force pan India. NCR is still not in number portability radar.
Then I can get a nice GSM phone from India itself.
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I guess I will change providers once number portability comes into force pan India. NCR is still not in number portability radar.
Then I can get a nice GSM phone from India itself.
20th Jan is the day AFAIK so not too far :-) with in 2-3 months it should be available pan India for just 19 Rs and 6 months lock in with new operator.

So If you have option to get a Cheap 3G Android from US get it CDMA is at dead end Tata-Tele got 26% from DoCoMo and launched 3G , Reliance is also moving away from CDMA , 7$ per line and 2$ per handset to qualcomm is a huge royalty for them.
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Hey guys just a quick query: Are there reports of battery problems in the Galaxy 551?
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You could Go for Samsung Galaxy S. I bought this since the new office I had moved to a new office and they had lot of restrictions in accessing internet, content filtering etc.

Its good value for money, fast (1Ghz processor), 16GB storage, lot of features and apps that can be downloaded. Only issue is the that battery drains fast if you are constantly using GPS, Wi-Fi, 3G, etc but battery draining is common with most Android Phones.



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Experts advice needed, my requirments are below.

1. Be connected to the web 24/7, be able to surf the web and do everything that a laptop can do.
2. Be able to do online trading (icicidirect, geojit, moneycontrol) etc.
3. Access to emails.
4. Access to Facebook and Twitter.
5. Chat all day long with frineds.
6. Watch movies on the go, if needs be.

P.S......The most imprtant thing from the above is stock and MF trading through the phone.

Basically I want a device that is as good as a laptop, has the MS office and other software, but is also a phone at the same time.
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Well, I faced the same problem (visibility of buttons) initially. IIRC, I just skipped a step where you replace the language file. With regard to invalid key problem, I can't seem to remember what I did to get it working! Will give you a heads up if I can find an alternative.

EDIT: Try this Hotfile.com: One click file hosting: MMI4.0+Sygic10.part1.rar
It's all working excpet for the map for Karnataka .. TN, AP, Kerala.. all are there, but not the much needed Bangalore and other places, any cluses?
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Which plan do you use for accessing internet from these android phones? Is there any unlimited plans available? If so, how much does it cost? AFAIK only BSNL provides unlimited plans on their 3G network.

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20th Jan is the day AFAIK so not too far :-) with in 2-3 months it should be available pan India for just 19 Rs and 6 months lock in with new operator.

So If you have option to get a Cheap 3G Android from US get it CDMA is at dead end Tata-Tele got 26% from DoCoMo and launched 3G , Reliance is also moving away from CDMA , 7$ per line and 2$ per handset to qualcomm is a huge royalty for them.
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brevity issue.
Pan India mobile number portability rollout is scheduled on 20th Jan 2011.
This means that you can retain your number by paying a small fee for the number and change your operator. This service is already being piloted in Hariyana.

Mobile Number Portability Launched in Haryana, Pan India by January 20

Rest of the para is specific to TSK who wanted to buy a cheap CDMA handset becuase he is locked on Reliance.
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got the sms problem solved , the wifi problem still remains, i'm clueless ... all the other phones connect to my house wifi ( nokia's , iphones ) i wonder why wild fire is having so many problems . Was reading about this problem on the internet, tried everything, nothing seems to work :(
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Which plan do you use for accessing internet from these android phones? Is there any unlimited plans available? If so, how much does it cost? AFAIK only BSNL provides unlimited plans on their 3G network.
AFAIK only BSNL is opertaing on 3G while rest of the operators are gearing up.
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AFAIK only BSNL is opertaing on 3G while rest of the operators are gearing up.
DoCoMo launched 3G long back , Airtel also launched in few circles and piloting in others , I think aircel 3G is also available in few cities.
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The HD is a clear winner in my eyes, the only thing I felt the HD lags behind is the area of updates. Already the S is running 2.3 where as the HD is at 2.2.
Thanks for those links.
Any idea when will be Samsung Nexus S releasing in India?

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WOW!! am just bowled over by Xperia Arc! Stunning design!
Prices anyone? Guessing should be well above 30.
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Well, I faced the same problem (visibility of buttons) initially. IIRC, I just skipped a step where you replace the language file. With regard to invalid key problem, I can't seem to remember what I did to get it working! Will give you a heads up if I can find an alternative.

EDIT: Try this Hotfile.com: One click file hosting: MMI4.0+Sygic10.part1.rar
Hi, could you please give the part2.rar link too
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