mkm, 01 Apr 2011thanks for the prompt response! I'm not a techie person and I'm not sure if I can "flash&... moreYes, I think it will invalidate the warranty (you how it is here in the Philippines). Anyway, in case you need to bring it in for services (given that you still have the one year warranty), what you can do is to flash back the original firmware for our country (the latest of which is Android 2.2,.DXJPE).
Just to note, your phone needs to be sim free to do the manual flash. Download and recovery mode should also work (you can read more on this from samfirmware.com). Just be very careful to follow the instructions. Do not proceed if toyr phone does not meet any of the requirements. If successful, you will be able to fully enjoy your phone.
Bucko, 30 Mar 2011Dear All, Please help! I have a brand new I9000 Galaxy S which is making very big costs to ... moreConsult your local dealers fast.And altogether, study your manuals to avoid a next time.
athinaki, 01 Apr 2011i bought it yesterday and i can't make a phone call... what can i do???Please insert sim ;-)
mkm, 01 Apr 2011I am about to give up on this phone, I have been waiting for the 2.2.1 and 2.3 update (Philipp... moreI am tired waiting the 2.2.1 too
Maybe i switch to optimus 2x with no lag..
i bought it yesterday and i can't make a phone call...
what can i do???
mkm, 01 Apr 2011thanks for the prompt response! I'm not a techie person and I'm not sure if I can "flash&... morebest phone ever (as of now). excited about the SGS 2. about battery complains, it is what the tech specs says:
Stand-by Up to 750 h (2G) / Up to 576 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 13 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 6 h 30 min (3G)
It means, Go to Settings > Wireless Settings > Mobile Settings > Network Mode and Choose GSM Only (2G) or WCDMA Only (3G)
By Choosing GSM/WCDMA will consume more battery specially if you are in countries support both network types ^_^.
Also turn-off Background and Auto Sync under Account Settings if you are not using Market App.
And don't forget to turn off WiFi (Pull down the notifications bar) when it is not in use. (Alternate method of auto turn of is on Wireless Settings > Advance > WiFi Policy > Turn Off when screen is off)
Enjoy your SGS!!! until its successor arrives!!!
Kabalyero, 01 Apr 2011Kabayan, you can manually flash Android 2.2.1 XWJS8 or Android 2.3.3 XXJVK from samfirmware.co... morethanks for the prompt response! I'm not a techie person and I'm not sure if I can "flash" my phone by myself but if I do decide to do this, will this invalidate my warranty with Samsung?
mkm, 01 Apr 2011I am about to give up on this phone, I have been waiting for the 2.2.1 and 2.3 update (Philipp... moreKabayan, you can manually flash Android 2.2.1 XWJS8 or Android 2.3.3 XXJVK from samfirmware.com. I also felt like throwing away my Galaxy S because of the lag and the untimely updates but when I followed BlueOrange's advice to do a manual flash, everything went great. Apps no longer hanged and the general feel of the UI is just superb - both when I was still in 2.2.1 and now that I have 2.3.3. Of course, you can opt to wait but current day news suggests gingerbread is to be released in Eurpore just about now, so the Asian version should be released maybe a month afterwards. By the way, I've read an article that the 2.2.1 update is not for the Asian market although I'm not sure about the credibility of this article, especially since the update has been available in some Asian regions like the middle east.
I am about to give up on this phone, I have been waiting for the 2.2.1 and 2.3 update (Philippines) for the longest time and I'm already tired of waiting. I am now considering switching to BlackBerry because of the slow update and poor customer service.
i have this phone for 2 months now and im still loving it.amazing phone....got every thing i need..i love my SGS
Bucko, 30 Mar 2011Dear All,
Please help! I have a brand new I9000 Galaxy S which is making very big costs to ... moreTo find out what downloads data, try the app "3G Watchdog Pro" http://www.appbrain.com/app/3g...3watchdogpro .
3G Watchdog free does not show consumption by application, but both programs work fine.
Suzanct, 31 Mar 2011Guys, I am planning to buy an android phone. I am confused. I've heard that Android phones hav... moreBuy a Nokia 8210. small slim and I used to get over a week on the battery (back in 1999).
Guys, I am planning to buy an android phone. I am confused. I've heard that Android phones have less battery back up. Can you suggest a phone which has good features with good battery back up.
those who brought dis fone recently wid 2.2 Android on box, can tell whether they got adobe flashplayer 10.2 inbuilt or we still have to download it in Market??
nica, 30 Mar 2011best phone i've ever had. what is iphone? lol. :dIfone is for people with more money than sense.
Samsung i9000 has brilliant audio/video/cam and top class screen.9.7/10.I leave bigger score for second SGS.