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  • Kovacs77 19 Mar 2013 19:04:52 365 posts
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    The SGS2 is old enough now that there really isn't any reason not to root it and flash Cyanogenmod, is there? There's no warranty left to void even if that was a concern. I've been running it for well over a year, if you think it's nippy on a stock rom then you should try a custom one..
  • Dougs 20 Mar 2013 08:46:47 67,821 posts
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    Grr, trying to update apps, but getting the "insufficient storage space" error, despite having 1.5GB free. Can't seem to delete the cache from each app and can't install a cache cleaner. Gah.
  • ElNuevo9 20 Mar 2013 08:49:34 13,434 posts
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    Heh, I see this isn't an exclusive iPhone problem!

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  • Dougs 20 Mar 2013 09:45:44 67,821 posts
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    Eventually installed a cache cleaner, seems to have sorted it temporarily! PITA.
  • SaucyGeoff 22 Mar 2013 14:49:42 2,580 posts
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    Planning on rooting my HTC Sensation this weekend. Not done it before, anyone got a link to a decent website which can summarise the process. A quick google throws up millions of options, but keen to avoid dud advice.
  • pauleyc 22 Mar 2013 15:04:04 4,465 posts
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    I think this seems like a good start; generally you can't go wrong with xda, just read the instructions very carefully. :-) Alternatively, just have a look at the whole Sensation forum group over there.

    HTC phones are generally rather a pain to root, plus they require a bootloader unlock in the first place - cumbersome as it involves wiping the phone (IIRC).
  • MrDigital 24 Mar 2013 11:12:28 1,866 posts
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    SaucyGeoff wrote:
    Planning on rooting my HTC Sensation this weekend. Not done it before, anyone got a link to a decent website which can summarise the process. A quick google throws up millions of options, but keen to avoid dud advice.
    I don't have advice on how to root that particular phone, but I'd recommend that once you've rooted it and you want to install custom ROMs that you use Rom Manager.

    If your phone is compatible, then installing custom ROMs will be a worry-free, easy, streamlined process.

    Edit: I sound like their Advertising Director :D It really is great though...

    Edited by Geesh at 11:13:03 24-03-2013

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  • Jono62 24 Mar 2013 13:13:10 14,125 posts
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    Xperia Z is now rooted and a recovery is installed. That was quick and painless compared to rooting the Desire HD where I had to jump through many hoops to get it rooted.
  • MrDigital 24 Mar 2013 14:19:43 1,866 posts
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    What was your method of rooting? I got lucky with literally downloading a rooting app from the market :D

    Formerly TheStylishHobo and Geesh.

  • Jono62 24 Mar 2013 14:29:22 14,125 posts
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    I used the method on Xda. So simple! Now hopefully I don't fuck up the the adding of a custom ROM :)
  • DuaneW 25 Mar 2013 20:25:48 91 posts
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    Does anyone know how you can install apps on an SD card on an xperia Z? The apps I have downloaded to do this all say it's not supported? Tried both a 64 and 32gb card. Thanks
  • pauleyc 25 Mar 2013 20:34:42 4,465 posts
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    That's not possible anymore since Android 4.0. App2SD won't work; supposedly there are some solutions involving partitioning the card in a certain way and using auto/magically symlinks but from what I remember the results were mixed at best.
  • DuaneW 25 Mar 2013 20:59:13 91 posts
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    @pauleyc Thanks mate
  • Dougs 26 Mar 2013 07:02:48 67,821 posts
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    It's a giant pain in the arse. Can see why they did it but with limited internal memory, it's becoming quite difficult.
  • Jono62 28 Mar 2013 08:24:37 14,125 posts
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    So my first attempt to change the ROM on my phone wasn't successful. Turns out my bootloader is locked, which means I have to find (look on XDA) a way to unlock it.
  • Jacksie66 28 Mar 2013 11:21:23 574 posts
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    Id be fairly tech savvy, but rooting is one thing that always eludes me. I've a galaxy s2 but I don't want to make shit of it. Worth doing?
  • Razz 2 Apr 2013 18:27:12 61,224 posts
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    A new "Samsung Galaxy Mega" (5.8/6.2" handsets o_O) rumour:

    http://phandroid.com/2013/04/02/samsung-galaxy-mega-rumor/

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  • Dougs 2 Apr 2013 18:40:27 67,821 posts
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    Jacksie66 wrote:
    Id be fairly tech savvy, but rooting is one thing that always eludes me. I've a galaxy s2 but I don't want to make shit of it. Worth doing?
    Definitely. And easy as, makes a huge difference to customisability, battery life and even just getting rid of the stock apps.
  • DodgyPast 3 Apr 2013 07:30:45 8,475 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Jacksie66 wrote:
    Id be fairly tech savvy, but rooting is one thing that always eludes me. I've a galaxy s2 but I don't want to make shit of it. Worth doing?
    Definitely. And easy as, makes a huge difference to customisability, battery life and even just getting rid of the stock apps.
    Resurrection Remix and the Dorimanx kernel is a nice combination. It's definitely allowed me to put off thinking of buying a new handset for another year.
  • Dougs 3 Apr 2013 07:33:51 67,821 posts
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    I might switch back to cyanogenmod. RR is a bit laggy for me at the mo.
  • Mageme 3 Apr 2013 09:36:47 2,017 posts
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    I rooted my mum's ZTE Blade II previously. Simple as pie and definitely worth it to speed things up/remove bloatware.

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  • Razz 5 Apr 2013 14:34:23 61,224 posts
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    Quick question, how many of you are using SwiftKey personalisation? I'm a bit paranoid about giving it all my passwords, is it safe?

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  • cubbymoore 5 Apr 2013 14:35:19 36,496 posts
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    I've specified that it can learn from my SMS and that's it. I'm also a bit worried about that kind of thing.
  • Kovacs77 5 Apr 2013 14:37:27 365 posts
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    I only let it use my text messages for personalisation. It learns the rest itself as it goes, fairly quickly.

    Mind you, every time you type your passwords in using Swiftkey it's got the opportunity to log them if it really wanted to, so we're probably being overparanoid..

    Edited by Kovacs77 at 14:38:29 05-04-2013
  • Jacksie66 5 Apr 2013 14:38:31 574 posts
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    How does one go about rooting a galaxy s2
  • cubbymoore 5 Apr 2013 14:39:54 36,496 posts
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    I'm a bit worried that when I type "I'm going to" it suggests "commit" and then if you click that it suggests either "suicide" or "murder".
  • Kovacs77 5 Apr 2013 14:41:53 365 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Jacksie66 wrote:
    Id be fairly tech savvy, but rooting is one thing that always eludes me. I've a galaxy s2 but I don't want to make shit of it. Worth doing?
    Definitely. And easy as, makes a huge difference to customisability, battery life and even just getting rid of the stock apps.
    This. Mine's been rooted since I got it, with various ROMs, but mostly the latest Cyanogen nightly. The S4's specs are boasting about it having Android 4.2.2 at launch with all the improvements which that brings, I've had 4.2.2 on my S2 for months.
  • cubbymoore 5 Apr 2013 14:45:06 36,496 posts
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    I'm guessing you'd have to make a note of any particular settings you currently have. What about ringtones and that sort of thing, are they already loaded onto the rom?
  • Kovacs77 5 Apr 2013 14:45:25 365 posts
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    Jacksie66 wrote:
    How does one go about rooting a galaxy s2
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1103399


    I used this method. The hardest past is deciphering the dev-speak they all use on XDA, and getting your head round the kernel versions. If you're reasonably pc-savvy this version takes less than 5 minutes, including the various downloads.
  • Kovacs77 5 Apr 2013 14:48:13 365 posts
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    @cubbymoore If you root and install a Custom Rom you'll lose you settings, yeah, but as most of your stuff is backed up by Google it's not that difficult to get them back. Your contacts will automatically sync. There are various apps to backup your SMS and Call Logs etc available on the Market which are useful to have as well.

    And yeah, the ROMS have ringtones and backgrounds included.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2036229

    (The Cyanogenmod thread)

    Edited by Kovacs77 at 14:52:09 05-04-2013
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