1. Post #4081
    RAPISTS ARE OPPRESSED
    mobrockers2's Avatar
    April 2011
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    Silly question, can i boot into windows on the transformer?
    I believe windows 2000 has an ARM version, you should be able to install that on the tablet I think.
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  2. Post #4082
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    iCole's Avatar
    June 2010
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    I might need help with updating to ICS though later (I hope I'll be able to do that myself).
    I think Poland should already have a second update to ICS (fixes for the original ICS release and such).
    Anyway, either try checking for update in Settings - About Phone, or connect it to your computer, run Samsung Kies and it should offer you the update automatically.

    Most of your user data should stay (apps and their settings), but I think homescreen configuration will get reset. However, if you keep having problems after the update (slow phone*, lockups etc), you should do a factory reset (all apps and settings will be reset, things like pictures/videos will stay), that seems to help a lot, since updating from Android 2.3 and 4.0 is a really major change.


    * Galaxy S2 should NOT feel slow. This phone is loaded with power, the exynos CPU is specifically made for speed. If you experience slowness after the ICS update, something is not right (usually it's some app still configured for Android 2.3 and that keeps doing bad things).
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  3. Post #4083
    I think Poland should already have a second update to ICS (fixes for the original ICS release and such).
    Anyway, either try checking for update in Settings - About Phone, or connect it to your computer, run Samsung Kies and it should offer you the update automatically.

    Most of your user data should stay (apps and their settings), but I think homescreen configuration will get reset. However, if you keep having problems after the update (slow phone, lockups etc), you should do a factory reset (all apps and settings will be reset, things like pictures/videos will stay), that seems to help a lot, since updating from Android 2.3 and 4.0 is a really major change.


    * Galaxy S2 should NOT feel slow. This phone is loaded with power, the exynos CPU is specifically made for speed. If you experience slowness after the ICS update, something is not right (usually it's some app still configured for Android 2.3 and that keeps doing bad things).
    My SGS II is branded by Orange (one of the operators in Europe) and as far as I know the update itself should be available by late April/early May.
    And this is probably why Kies refuses to update it as well.
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  4. Post #4084
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    K1ngo64's Avatar
    May 2008
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    No, the Transformer uses an ARM processor (along with every other Android device) which isn't compatible with Windows.
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  5. Post #4085
    RAPISTS ARE OPPRESSED
    mobrockers2's Avatar
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    No, the Transformer uses an ARM processor (along with every other Android device) which isn't compatible with Windows.
    Win8 will have ARM support
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  6. Post #4086
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    My SGS II is branded by Orange (one of the operators in Europe) and as far as I know the update itself should be available by late April/early May.
    And this is probably why Kies refuses to update it as well.
    Oh. That changes everything. Carrier branded phones get it later, yeah. It shouldn't be too long though. Poland is usually quick with updates.

    For example, all 3 carriers in Czech Republic + standard GS2 already have ICS, and Czech Republic used to be SLOW with updates.

    Although.. Hold on a second. (KOR) at the end of "Current firmware version" implies stock Korean firmware. I think you can change that though, I doubt anyone actually checks for this code.

    Edited:

    Also, Note users. New CM9 is on the way:
    https://twitter.com/#!/xplodwild/sta...97372067315712
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  7. Post #4087
    Although.. Hold on a second. (KOR) at the end of "Current firmware version" implies stock Korean firmware. I think you can change that though, I doubt anyone actually checks for this code.
    Do I lose warranty or something by changing it?
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  8. Post #4088
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    July 2005
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    Lapdock arrived for my Atrix and it is SO COOL except for the placement of the shift key on the keyboard and lack of touchpad scroll.
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  9. Post #4089
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    garychencool's Avatar
    October 2010
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    Dumb ass question but can I like remove crapware on my phone without root through the computer browser/special browser on PC?

    edit: the disagree's have pretty much answered my question, damn it...
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  10. Post #4090
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    Do I lose warranty or something by changing it?
    Theoretically, yes, but I've had my first Galaxy S2 sent for a warranty repair 4 times, each time I tried changing the code (I had no idea about android back then, I tried everything to make that defective one work), and nobody complained about that.

    Even so, 99,9% changes that you make to the software of a Galaxy S2 can be reverted back into the state where even Samsung couldn't find out if you did anything.
    tl;dr warranty can be restored.

    Plus, they usually only check if you installed a custom ROM or rooted the phone.

    Edited:

    Dumb ass question but can I like remove crapware on my phone without root through the computer browser/special browser on PC?
    Possible with some apps if you're on ICS unrooted. Without ICS, you have to root. no other way.
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  11. Post #4091
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    October 2008
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    Dumb ass question but can I like remove crapware on my phone without root through the computer browser/special browser on PC?

    edit: the disagree's have pretty much answered my question, damn it...
    Why don't you root it instead of whining about how you can't do stuff without root?
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  12. Post #4092
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    garychencool's Avatar
    October 2010
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    Why don't you root it instead of whining about how you can't do stuff without root?
    No time right now to dive into rooting, flashing custom ROMs, kernels, etc. (because of school), so instead I will do so in the summer time, or when I can get my phone fixed again (it wasn't fully fixed the first time).

    So soon.
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  13. Post #4093
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    mobrockers2's Avatar
    April 2011
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    No time right now to dive into rooting, flashing custom ROMs, kernels, etc. (because of school), so instead I will do so in the summer time, or when I can get my phone fixed again (it wasn't fully fixed the first time).

    So soon.
    It takes no more than 30 minutes depending on your phone, really. Download file, turn off phone, connect to computer, start odin, start phone in download mode, select the file and bam, rooted.
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  14. Post #4094
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    October 2010
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    It takes no more than 30 minutes depending on your phone, really. Download file, turn off phone, connect to computer, start odin, start phone in download mode, select the file and bam, rooted.
    Rooting and flashing will take time out of my hands and like I said before, I have school to worry about and work on.
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  15. Post #4095
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    July 2005
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    Man, this lapdock is some sci-fi shit.

    Wish I could get Chrome on it without performing Linux witchcraft.
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  16. Post #4096
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    October 2008
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    Rooting and flashing will take time out of my hands and like I said before, I have school to worry about and work on.
    You're saying it like rooting is a full-time job.
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  17. Post #4097
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    garychencool's Avatar
    October 2010
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    You're saying it like rooting is a full-time job.
    No but it will take up a some time
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  18. Post #4098
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    VistaPOWA's Avatar
    October 2008
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    15-20 minutes tops.
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  19. Post #4099
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    Demache's Avatar
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    No but it will take up a some time
    Yeah, and most of the time your phone is flashing the ROM. Seriously. You download a couple files. Send a few commands to the phone over ADB. Wait for those to flash. Then download and copy a ROM to the phone. And then boot into a recovery.

    Then wait maybe 5-10 minutes while the phone is flashing the ROM (and you can do other things during this period) and then wait for it to boot for the first time. You are saying that like it takes a considerable amount of time to do, when the phone is doing most of the work by itself.

    Flashing my RAZR V3 was a FAR more involved process (it involved taking the phone apart).
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  20. Post #4100
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    November 2008
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    I don't see any personal benefit from rooting. It's barely going to affect me.
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  21. Post #4101
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    June 2009
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    I don't see any personal benefit from rooting. It's barely going to affect me.
    Rooting by itself is quite pointless (except for a couple absolutely amazing apps) but flashing a custom ROM is abaolutely Mandatory If you own an android device (Unless its a gnexus)
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  22. Post #4102
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    Demache's Avatar
    December 2009
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    Rooting by itself is quite pointless (except for a couple absolutely amazing apps) but flashing a custom ROM is abaolutely Mandatory If you own an android device (Unless its a gnexus)
    Even then some devs add their own tweaks to ROMs that can be appealing like Cyanogen.
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  23. Post #4103
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    Lyokanthrope's Avatar
    October 2005
    7,151 Posts
    Soo..
    I'm using MIUI on my Inspire 4G now, seems to be the most stable/complete ICS-based ROM for the thing.
    Anyone got any recommendations for tweaks, apps, widgets, etc? Just out of curiosity, mainly..
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  24. Post #4104
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    January 2006
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    I don't know if it is ICS or the ROM I'm using but it got way worse imo.
    Just got rid of things that I had working on gingerbread. Sure it looks nicer but it seems to have less functionality, I can't select to save pictures on my external SD or anything


    Could somebody help me out with how to change from this current ROM to Cyanogen? What do I have to do etc?
    I don't want to brick my phone
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  25. Post #4105
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    April 2007
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    I love how he says he doesn't have time to root due to school and work, yet he has almost triple the time to spend talking about it on Facepunch
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  26. Post #4106
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    March 2008
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    It takes like 20 seconds with superoneclick. If you have the time to post here you have time to root. The best you can do without root is use something like LauncherPro or ADW Ex to 'hide' apps from the app drawer.

    All you have to do is put enable USB debugging and click root.
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  27. Post #4107
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    Over-Run's Avatar
    January 2006
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    I tried to boot into download mode and it said something about using other OS's and now it says its downloading something but my phone isn't plugged into the pc?
    Kies wont pick my phone up either and neither will Odin. Kies just says its connecting but wont do anything
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  28. Post #4108
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    July 2009
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    No but it will take up a some time
    Yes, the reading does. The actual doing can be quite fast. If you have 1-3 hours of free time you can do it.
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  29. Post #4109
    Theoretically, yes, but I've had my first Galaxy S2 sent for a warranty repair 4 times, each time I tried changing the code (I had no idea about android back then, I tried everything to make that defective one work), and nobody complained about that.

    Even so, 99,9% changes that you make to the software of a Galaxy S2 can be reverted back into the state where even Samsung couldn't find out if you did anything.
    tl;dr warranty can be restored.

    Plus, they usually only check if you installed a custom ROM or rooted the phone.
    That's great. Right now I'm going to wait a few days for the update. I'll let know in this thread if there will be problems with this.
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  30. Post #4110
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    waxrock's Avatar
    October 2006
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    God miui is so pretty.

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  31. Post #4111
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    That's great. Right now I'm going to wait a few days for the update. I'll let know in this thread if there will be problems with this.
    brotip: if you follow any guide, follow it step by step and read it at least twice before you do anything. Reading helps. A lot. Helps you understand what you are doing properly and obviously that lowers the chance of screwing up.

    Edited:

    God miui is so pretty.

    Those black edges on the bottom, wtf? 2/10 design not perfect would not flash.
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  32. Post #4112
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    January 2010
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    Actually Touchwiz is a lot prettier than I thought it would be.


    But I probably wouldn't pick it over default ICS.
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  33. Post #4113
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    mobrockers2's Avatar
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    I tried to boot into download mode and it said something about using other OS's and now it says its downloading something but my phone isn't plugged into the pc?
    Kies wont pick my phone up either and neither will Odin. Kies just says its connecting but wont do anything
    God what are you doing, you're in download mode, it's not downloading anything yet, it's just saying that. And you're supposed to close any and all Kies processes..
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  34. Post #4114
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    Actually Touchwiz is a lot prettier than I thought it would be.


    But I probably wouldn't pick it over default ICS.
    TouchWiz 4 was only good on Android 2.3, Samsung ruined the look of ICS with it.
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  35. Post #4115
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    TippZ's Avatar
    August 2007
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    God miui is so pretty.

    miui is a good rom, but really, its a total rip-off from iOS
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  36. Post #4116
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    miui is a good rom, but really, its a total rip-off from iOS
    That's why it's good. Seriously, don't know what it is about Android users but they cannot into graphics design at all. MIUI is my favorite ROM because it combines the versatility of Android with all the great UI cues of iOS.
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  37. Post #4117
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    That's why it's good. Seriously, don't know what it is about Android users but they cannot into graphics design at all. MIUI is my favorite ROM because it combines the versatility of Android with all the great UI cues of iOS.
    If you use MIUI and install apps from the market, doesn't that ruin the whole experience? Or is MIUI in any way forcing its theme on custom apps as well?
    I've never flashed MIUI so I have no idea.
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  38. Post #4118
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    January 2006
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    God what are you doing, you're in download mode, it's not downloading anything yet, it's just saying that. And you're supposed to close any and all Kies processes..
    It didn't have any options, it said it was downloading and not to turn off target but the phone was frozen so I had to turn it off :S
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  39. Post #4119
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    May 2008
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    God miui is so pretty.

    All that white UI on a SAMOLED screen = Double screen power draw
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  40. Post #4120
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    November 2007
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    Has anybody experiences with either the Sony Xperia S or the HTC One S? I can get myself a new phone (byby my dear old Desire) and I'm right now looking at those two.
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