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  • Razz 14 Nov 2012 13:49:48 60,029 posts
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    Contact A-Novo to fix it, they are Samsung's official repairs unit in the UK. Their number is 01603 269900

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  • myk 14 Nov 2012 14:58:05 541 posts
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    @wayneh You might have better luck with Samsung, since the original warranty (and thus duty to deliver working goods) rests with them rather than 3 (who just provide the telecoms service).
  • DodgyPast 14 Nov 2012 16:56:47 8,338 posts
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    myk wrote:
    @wayneh You might have better luck with Samsung, since the original warranty (and thus duty to deliver working goods) rests with them rather than 3 (who just provide the telecoms service).
    Sale of goods act covers you with the people that supplied the phone, not anyone else further up the supply chain.
  • Trowel 24 Dec 2012 20:03:17 16,882 posts
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    Flashed my Desire to vijendrahs's CM10 Jelly Bean (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1945441). Unbelievable. This is why I'll never go near an iOS device.
  • Dougs 3 Jan 2013 09:02:51 64,949 posts
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    What's the most stable ROM for the S2? Have been running a CM10 nightly, but was getting quite a few issues with the media scanner running for hours, killing my battery. Tried to update via the CM updater and have managed to fuck that up (I think it's deleted the gapps), so just wondered if there was another one...
  • DodgyPast 3 Jan 2013 11:58:34 8,338 posts
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    I'd reccomend the Resurrection ROM 3.13, been very happy with it over the last 24 hours or so.
  • Deckard1 3 Jan 2013 14:37:36 25,467 posts
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    Yeah my battery drain was down to a duff microSD card I think. I tried formatting it but it was still draining the battery. I've ordered another and I'm hoping that won't do the same.

    Called it

  • theguy 9 Jan 2013 22:51:55 646 posts
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    Samsung have announced an 8 core mobile processor.

    Eight. Cores.

    http://m.uk.ign.com/articles/2013/01/09/samsung-reveals-exynos-5-octa-processor

    Edited by theguy at 00:09:41 10-01-2013
  • Dougs 9 Jan 2013 23:44:21 64,949 posts
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    Doh, missed the responses, cheers. Ended up having to re flash the nightly I was on anyway, as for some random reason, my PC wouldn't recognise it. That seems to have done the trick. Will check out the RR 3.12 though.

    8 cores. Christ.
  • Dougs 12 Jan 2013 14:58:25 64,949 posts
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    Anyone know of any issues with mods and replacement batteries? I have 3 now (one extended battery, 2 apparent official Samsung replacements) , all of which are fully charged yet the phone refuses to boot. Odd.

    Ignore me, sorted it.

    Edited by Dougs at 15:30:39 12-01-2013
  • Dougs 16 Jan 2013 10:02:02 64,949 posts
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    rodpad wrote:
    Yeah I use Resurrection Remix 3.12. Seems to be the best going.

    I also found that the culprit of my battery drain - some borked music file (which I'm yet to identify) would cause the system to continually scan and attempt to update the media library all day long. You won't know it's doing it, but it is.

    There's a script you can run that will disable media scanning on the next reboot. That cured all of my battery woes and my device would finally enter proper sleep mode when left alone.

    Edit: Don't use 3.13 yet. It's based off a very new experimental build. Go for 3.12 for now until things settle down (or just keep it like I will be doing).
    Should have listened to you.... Couldn't find 3.12 so went with the latest version. I like it but man, the OS is killing my battery. Will try and find 3.12 and give that a go.
  • Razz 20 Jan 2013 00:46:08 60,029 posts
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    LG reveal 5 inch phone:

    http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/18/lg-optimus-g-pro-spec-leak/

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  • crashVoodoo 20 Jan 2013 11:37:46 3,821 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    LG reveal 5 inch phone:

    http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/18/lg-optimus-g-pro-spec-leak/
    Seems like they misjudged the market direction with the optimus g and scrambled to get a spec bump out to keep up with the HTC DNA/m7 and Sony xperia z.

    a Nexus a day keeps the apple away

  • cubbymoore 20 Jan 2013 15:55:55 36,442 posts
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    What's the likelihood of a new nexus 7 coming out soon? I'm thinking of getting one rather than prematurely upgrading my HTC Wildfire like I was going to as all I want is a small browser thing around the house.

    I'd hate to get one just before a revision comes out because I'm a shallow human being who needs the latest iteration of a gadget to feel good about myself.
  • CharlieStCloud 20 Jan 2013 16:08:02 4,700 posts
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    cubbymoore wrote:
    What's the likelihood of a new nexus 7 coming out soon?
    Oh, do you mean the Nexus 4 ... the LG 'pure Google' phone?

    There won't be another one until Autumn at the earliest however, if you did indeed mean the Nexus 7 (the Google tablet) then July at the latest I would imagine because that is when it first came out.
  • Trowel 21 Jan 2013 17:18:28 16,882 posts
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    Rumours already about the next Nexus 10:

    http://www.droid-life.com/2013/01/21/random-rumor-google-preparing-new-nexus-10-for-mwc-with-quad-core-processor-8-core-gpu/

    Almost glad it's been impossible to buy for the last 2 months - if this proves to be true I can wait :-)
  • Sharzam 22 Jan 2013 07:57:48 2,127 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    LG reveal 5 inch phone:

    http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/18/lg-optimus-g-pro-spec-leak/
    Given that my LG X4 HD is still waiting for jellybean and has a locked boot loader I would say avoid. The X4 has the same hardware as the One X.

    Known as 'Sharzam' in 98.5% of games

  • Mageme 22 Jan 2013 09:09:56 1,962 posts
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    I'm looking forward to the Xperia Z and ZL (though as with most Sony stuff, I'll probably regret buying afterwards if I do switch to one of these)

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  • Razz 22 Jan 2013 09:51:00 60,029 posts
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    Rumour about the Note 3:

    http://www.product-reviews.net/2013/01/22/samsung-galaxy-note-3-with-exynos-5-bliss-at-ifa-2013/

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  • TFM_Excalibur 22 Jan 2013 23:44:18 985 posts
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    htc announcing the m7 with sense 5 on the 19th feb


    cant wait!
  • eleven63 24 Jan 2013 16:58:14 1,552 posts
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    Just to be clear, Game Play videos haven't been updated since July 2012 & Trailers since May 2012 I've tried refresh, etc - and any gameplay videos embedded within an article does not load/open.

    This is from my Nexus 7 running 4.2.1

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  • DodgyPast 24 Jan 2013 17:21:10 8,338 posts
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    Is it really poor I can't see any reason to go beyond my S2.

    I'm on 4.2.1, everything's still smooth. Some extra ram wouldn't go amiss I suppose but holding home and swiping away a few apps every now and again isn't that annoying.

    Still a really useful piece of kit.
  • El_MUERkO 24 Jan 2013 17:40:38 16,839 posts
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    I'm still on an S2 which was an upgrade from my Nexus S which I dropped and broke the screen of :(

    I like the look of the Xperia Z as a potential upgrade but am concerned about the size of the device, also considering its waterproof-ness you'd think they'd make it a wireless charging device, but no :/
  • TFM_Excalibur 3 Feb 2013 00:27:51 985 posts
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    the z is awesome mate, spent most of today playing with? had my doubts about the size as well, though when using it, it feels flawless in terms of design.

    that screen has to be seen to be believed as well.
  • motti82 5 Feb 2013 17:39:48 2,818 posts
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    Anyone had this error with Galaxy S2 or ICS? Essentially my battery life is all over the shop. I will get random cut outs when I'm using plume or facebook, nothing taxing and hammering the screen.

    The phone will just shut off, no warning. Switching it back on, the battery capacity has been chopped in half or at worse, on 1%. Stick it on charge, it then "returns" back to it's original battery condition.

    I've removed apps that might be affecting it (Smart Battery Monitor) which has caused the shutdowns to be less frequent. Actually tried to go into the O2 shop, spoken to a "Guru" who just did exactly what I've checked, things like the USB connection, on the latest firmware etc.

    The only option I have left is a complete factory restore, I'm just backing everything off the phone at the moment in preparation.

    Just don't want to fire it off to the "Engineers" who will just wipe and format it after having my phone for a week.
  • phAge 5 Feb 2013 18:33:28 24,280 posts
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    My GSII has recently started suffering from "heatstroke" - suddenly the back just gets really, really hot and the battery starts dropping at around 1% a minute. This happens even when there are no apps running and the screen is off, and a restart fixes/stops it.

    Then last week I turned off my phone at 69& power (needed it for later) - but when I turned it back on an hour later the power had dropped to 20%! The battery manager even showed a bizarre vertical drop in charge, with zero explanation.

    I've no idea if it's an app causing it, but it is starting to become a bit annoying.
  • Dougs 5 Feb 2013 18:42:14 64,949 posts
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    Yeah, I've had that, even bought a new battery. The most common problem seems to be the media scanner running all the time, possibly due to a corrupt file. Try Rescan Media Root (if rooted), kills the process.

    Edited by Dougs at 18:42:27 05-02-2013
  • motti82 5 Feb 2013 18:54:50 2,818 posts
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    That might explain why it died on me this morning. I might backup and format my memory card as well.
  • mrpon 5 Feb 2013 19:22:10 27,658 posts
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    Speaking about media, I fired up the Amazon MP3 app on my S2 the other day. Had quite a few purchases I totally forgot about. Streaming worked great as well (wifi or 3G) only 250 tracks for free but lots of other subscription packages available.

    Worth a look if you're struggling for space.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

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