david, 29 Oct 2011hello joseph. Im curious. Where did u download all your applications and games from? Can you t... moreHi! David i'm sorry man i'm not so into gps thing, but i'll try my best to help you out w/ that. Try to check this site bro.
or go to Samsung i8510 INNOV8 GPS Discussions.
they got tips-n-tricks there on how to solve Garmin XT Gps app, which is known to drain the life juice of this handset bigtime.
David just in case you want to try and run gameboy advanced games on your innova8 you need to hack your phone first and download the gba emulator.
I'll be providing you the steps how to do it, but you'll be needing those applications below to be able to hack it.. just google it david and you'll find them..^_^
i saw various steps on how to hack this handset in the web, but you need to restart your phone after hacking it, so what i did i made some modifications & no rebooting is needed.
these are my steps on how to hack samsung innov8 8gb/16gb "without rebooting the phone", now let's start...
1. set date to 2009.
2. install pips_nokia, secman v1.1, & x-plorer.
3. then set the date back to 2011.
4. then install drakkarious 3.01, hellocarbride & helloox v2.04 in your phone mass storage, but don't run those apps yet.
5. then open x-plorer application, press number zero=0, then check the 4 boxes.
6. using x-plorer copy all the files inside e:(to c) named folder & paste it to c:system folder.
inside the (to c) named folder are private folder,resource folder, sys folder, cprofdriver_sisx.ldd, installerserver.exe, & swicertstoreupdater.exe paste all these files to c:system folder.
7. then close x-plore app.
8. then set the date back to 2009.
9. then open hellocarbride, press options button(left selection key) & select menu1.
10. then open helloox v2.04 & keep tapping the down key button untill the intallation process is complete.
11. install rompatcher when prompted, decline modo installation process.
12. wait while the helloox v2.04 is removing unneeded files, then uninstall heloox v2.04 when prompted ok to uninstall it.
13. now your phone is hacked!!! you can start installing any applications you want without restarting your phone.
14. now before installing the application you want to install on your handset, first open the rompatcher app & select the following.
so that your phone will be in hack mode david. now go back and select the application that you want to install and install it as usual.
now your phone wi'll be able to install n-gage app and n-gage games as well.
btw david i'm using ngage version 1.40..
note: don't forget to deactivate all the patchs in the rompatcher app only if you’'re going to play n-gage games, so that you will not encounter any problem running the game…..ok ;)
hope all these will help you david..^_^
Joseph, 22 Oct 2011@mimi yes, it's feasible to record a video even if you try to slide-up/down or vice-versa t... morehello joseph. Im curious. Where did u download all your applications and games from? Can you tell me where i can get a GPS app that allows me to download maps for the country i want? Whats the best GPS app u have used? Please try to reply asap.
i've had that experience before, but not on this handset though.
Have you tried using your charge to other phone? Just to check and to confirm if it works to other handset with same charging port, if still didn't work i think you bought a faulty charger.
If it did really worked to other handset, i guess there's something wrong with your usb charging port..
I also bought my self a universal clip charger, so i can charge my other spare batteries. My clip charge will only take 7 hours to fully charge my batteries, depending on my battery mAh though. The higher mAh of the battery, the longer time it takes to fully charger it.
My handset comes w/ 1200mAh battery..
About your new battery many hours did you tried charging it? Some says it would be good to charge it for at least 12hours from the initial charge/use and use the phone untill it turn itself off..
This time don't turn ON your phone yet, just let it charge for 9 hours.. Do that cycle for 1-2 months or make it as a habit, cause it really helps to improve the life of your battery.. ^_^
Charging issues what to do just bought a new battery and charger but it just dont charge, shows points going up down that its charging but no charging in reallity. help
yes, it's feasible to record a video even if you try to slide-up/down or vice-versa the front cover of this handset, the recording doesn't stop/pauses and same goes when taking pictures too..
Sorry i doubled my post below, my internet connection glitched..
Hi! To all Innov8ters!!!
i have a question for all of you guyz, did any1 here tried using 32GB microSD memry card in this handset? Did it worked or not? Does it freeze a lot?
Btw i'm using the 16GB version+16GB memry card, still my phone+card almost full that's why i'm planning to upgrade my 16GB card to 32GB if some1 here could only confirmed that it do really works..
I got tons of files from pictures=5K-plus,musics=8days&10hours,apps=500,games=3K-plus,document=100plus&MoviesSsSs!!!=120plus.
i NEED to BUT i'm kinda HESITATING on upgrading my memry card cause according to innov8 specifications that it only support 16gb card..=(
before i bought my innov8 i used to use my sony ericssonZ800i and according to gsmarena & sony ericsson official site that SEZ800i support only 1GB memry card, so i did bought the 1GB card and it did worked gr8! Then few mo.s later i upgraded my card to 2GB and it's working smoothly. Again few mo.s later i said at the back of my mind that why not give it a try a 4GB card, so i did bought 4GB card for my SEZ800i and sadly it didn't work even thoug the store technician formatted it couple of times..=(
so what i did i experimented my 4Gb card and i discovered the use of memry card format trick. This trick works for all 1GB card support mobile phones.
I formatted my 4GB card to "FAT" format not FAT32, then i inserted it into my SEZ800i and it worked flawlessly!!!...^_^
That's why i'm asking If any1 here has a 32gb microSD card and innov8 phone of course to pls. try to test it for me/us innov8ters!..
-for whoever gonna run this test-
Pls. do reformat the memry card to "FAT32" not NTFS format and try to check if the phone recognizes that a memry card is inserted..
Pls. don't forget to let us know about the results..
can you tell me, about this handphone,
can we take a picture or video when i dont slide it to up side ?
please let me know ...
It works OK for 2 years, but very very slow when I browse the picture gallery. please help, thanks. jv.
saira khan, 11 Sep 2011my phone burns its strip every week, battery sucks and otherwise working okay, bought new batt... moreTo increase the battery life you can also install Jbak TaskMan and then you will be able to easily close all the unnecessary processes. Also if you are using Garmin then watch for the process called TSRAutoStart.exe. This background process is wasting away your battery life.
my phone burns its strip every week, battery sucks and otherwise working okay, bought new battery but is there anyway to get rid of the strip problem? please help please!!
Anonymous, 20 Aug 2011hi guyz i have one problem hope u will help and its that my cell samsung invo8 blink an envelo... morethe solution to ur problem is very easy.
just select sms memory to SIM then delete all the messages which are stored in ur SIM. the blinking envelope icon will disappear.
hi guyz i have one problem hope u will help and its that my cell samsung invo8 blink an envelop on the uper side of screen where it shows btry status i am not using email service on my phone then wht it is showing do repl if anyone can help thnx
Try to slide your phone halfway and try to check 1 by 1 those menu, power, selection keys and if those keys works with your phone slided halfway i'm pretty sure that it's time for you to replace your ribbon flex.
The keys on the front cover and keypads has different connections, that's why you wonder your keypads are working well and some of the keys on the front cover are malfunctioning, it's because the ribbon flex has torn due to uncountable sliding-up & down the front cover. That's the usual problem of slide-up & flip designed phones, so sooner or later ribbon flex will worn out. Changing your ribbon flex will solve the ff:
-the 12 keys on the front cover will function again
-auto brightness sensor
-the 16M color LCD display will work again, no more black or white screen display.
I haven't changed my ribbon flex yet since i bought my innov8, i've been using this phone since april 2009. i've managed to reinfroced my flex to make more durable and last longer..^_^
Joseph, 07 Aug 2011Any1 here tried d i8510XXIJ2 firmware version?yes i tried it .it is good ,even it make the battery longer.
but i have another problem:my i8510s menu,power,and selection buttons and... dont work but other buttons like numbers and camera buttons work.did somebody has such kind of problems?
Yup! kelvin is right, in addition to that you can also use nokia BL-4C & Samsung L700 batteries as well, It has d same thickness with d original battery. d nokia BL-5C battery is little bit thicker about 1mm..
All-in-all i have 6 batteries on hand, 2 nokia BL-4C, 1 BL-5C, 2 Samsung L700 & 1 Samsung innov8 origanal battery..^_^
I rarely connect my phone to my usb charger whenever my phone runs-out of power, i jz replace my drained battery w/d fully charged one..^_^
I also bought 1 universal clip fast charger to charge my other spare batteries. ^_^
running out of power is not a prob on my innov8, in my case..^_^
Before i've charged my firmware my phone can only last for 3 to 4hrs w/heavy usage, 6 to 7hrs minimum usage..
Then i've changed my phone's firmware, flashed it w/ i8510XXIB2 firmware version. Now my phone can stand for 6 to 7hrs on max. usage, 12 to 14hrs on minimum.
Download & Install jbaktaskmanager in your phone, kill this 3 system app- screencapturer, screensaver & autolock..
Using the jbaktaskmanager application you can also increase the master audio volume of this phone, jz go to jbaktask app, press #, scroll up & look for audio test mode, then press m2-open's music player, play any music then go back to jbtask & select again audio test mode and tweak d system audio volume, change d db values..^_^
to increase your battery life span turn of d ff:
-auto brightness, set to lowest, power save on
-optical track pad
-switch to gsm network, if you're not subscribed to 3g connection
-wi-fi auto scanning, if your not using wi-fi connection..
I hacked my phone using hellox, intalled n-gage games, gba games, sega games, vnes games..^_^
this phone can read lot of audio & video codecs, unlike some phones..
I'm enjoyin' my innov8 to it's maximum potentials.. XD
For me definitely still 1 of the best phone out of the market 'till today, though it's almost 3yrs now since d 1st day it was released.
Still my innov8 Rockz!!!...