Had been using wave from last 1 week. Amazing experience, excellent screen , music quality is tooo goood.
Few problems that i am facing:
1. Auto rotation to landscape does not work smoothlt..sometimes it doesn't go to landscape mode even if u tilt the device to 180 degree
2. could not play .dat and .flv files
3. Image quality is not good as expected..definitely not 5MP quality
Any suggestions for the above?
Anonymous, 03 Nov 2010Go for Samsung Wave.can you specify the reasons why I should go for wave rather than iphone 3gs
Is there or will there be a Yahoo Messenger downloadable application for Bada?
Hi, Good news for all WAVE owners.
For those who wish to be the first tester on the Skype for Samsung Bada OS please have a look at the below link:
I'm thinking of buying this phone... I'm narrowed down between IPHONE 3gs or samsung wave s8500... can anyone help me out?
ats, 02 Nov 2010plz read all the instructions carefully before proceeding and do it on your own risk !!!!!
... moreCor blimey i have used nemesis for 3yrs to debrand nokia fones but think i would have to do some dummy runs til i am compliant.Its best to read,read,read and read again and be ahead of yourself with these flashing options.I debrsnded an orange samsung s8300 using some weird thing and added files to this and executed this and that it was unbelivable and took me 3 days to learn safely but it worked.
If you wreck your samsung wave can you get to bootloader via pressing volume down and power key.?
Everytime i download an app it says you have an ugrade waiting do it via kies,got all kies new version downloaded all connected up and all i get is this device cannot be currently updated even tho the new software is staring me in the face?ANY HOW my wave is ok at moment after hard reset.Its a shame cause sammy are not known for updates but after so much pressure here in uk (cant speak for rest of world)they had to pull their socks up over the i8910 fiasco,A big shout out for hyperx and feanil who thru their dedicated effort have shown sammy up.Last i heard hyperx had gone too far and bricked his i8910 and at that point sold it for n8 but now back with wave..PHILM..
ere are Some of the Codes which u can use to check ur phone info..
go in *#7412359#
press #### and you should end up at main menu
press 6 and enter video settings
press 5 to use internal camera instead of the 5mp camera
*#1234# - Shows Firmware version.
*#197328640# - Internal Settings
*2767*3855# - Hard Reset
*#0228# - Battery Info
*#7465625#- phone lock status
*#0*# - LCD test
*#0011# for which Frequency wave is using
cp UART (full power) or ap uart (powersaver) modes via *#8740#
*#4986*2650468# - SW Version, HW Version, MP, RF Cal Date, CSC Version, CSC Model Spec, FFS Version, RC2 Version
*#1111# - FTA SW Version
*#2222# - FTA HW Version
*#526# - Wi-Fi Manual MFG Test Mode
*#232337# - BT RF Test Mode
*#0673# OR *#0289# - Melody test
*#0842# - Vibration test
*#2663# OR *#2664# - TM Command
Administration mode: *#5239870*#
if you want to activate mDNie-
*#197328640# then press 6 then 5 and then 2
if you want to check the speed of your processor
*#197328640# then 4 then 8 and 1
then if u like to increase the volume of wave then go to-
AP Volume Config by *#197328640# - Internal Settings
- SPK Config / Voice Call Volume
4: 57 -> 77 et 5: 57 -> 87 et 6: 57 -> 97
- SPK Config / MP Volume
5: 61-> 67 et 6: 61 -> 77
- SPK Config / Voice Memo Volume
0/1/2/3/4/5/6: 58 -> 100
- SPK Config / REC Volume
0/1/2/3/4/5/6: 63 -> 100
- SPK Config / Ringtone Volume
5: 61 -> 77 et 6: 61 -> 87
Steps to install ProductCode of ur choice-
My original product code was ProductCode: GT-S8500BAAFOP.
When I installed the S8500XXJID_Flash Full, and chose XEU in preconfiguration setting,
my product code was changed to GT-S8500BAAXEU in registry.
I tried to revert back to my original GT-S8500BAAFOP by installing all available
full firmwares, starting with S8500XXJF1 to S8500XXJH3 (using OXC CSC) but the registry
still showed my product code as GT-S8500BAAXEU.
At last I found the solution. And with this method, you can freely now choose the product code you
want for your phone. Just follow the steps below:
1. Install S8500XXJID_Full with the CSC file that contains the product code of your choice
(Example 1: OXA for SKT, XEO, XEF. XEU, ITV, DBT (Germany, France,UK, Italy, etc
2: OXC for FOP, THP, EUR (Spain, Portugal, Greece, etc)
3. etc, etc.
2. After installation, hard reset phone. Then go to admin mode => preconfiguration => and
install the CSC of your choice. Whichever you install will now be your product code.
Connect phone to KIES and check your windows registry.
NOTE: If you install S8500XXJID_Full with the default CSC file (in example 1 above) it's all easy.
But if you install with any other CSC file, phone will normally reboot constantly if you try to go
into MENU and setting. Don't worry, just install, hard reset, then enter admin mode to install your preferred CSC.
Once done, your product code will now be that of the CSC you have installed.
You can now put off phone, and flash your phone with that country's firmware and update to latest firmware via KIES.
OBSERVATION: I have tried this experiment with 2 XX phones and it worked perfectly for me.
Others should try and give feedback.
ADVANTAGES: If you have, for example, product code GT-S8500BAAFOP (Spain) with latest firmware as JH1.
And in Gemany, for eample, KIES has newer firmware, say JH7.
You can easily change your product code to GT-S8500BAADBT and upgrade via KIES.
plz read all the instructions carefully before proceeding and do it on your own risk !!!!!
First of all you have download bada 1.2 with and multiloader from http://www.multiupload.com/8P155MOV1J
the battery life will take a small hit when upgraded to bada 1.2 and ur warranty will go for a toss as ,Only official updates thru KIES
continue to have warranty.
also now the low battery warning is on 5% not 10%.
charge the battery fully before flashing
plz backup all your contacts,messages,videos,photos by using kies and also make a note of the apps that u installed or else u will
lose ur data.
also it is good if u make a note of the bluetooth and wifi mac id:- with the imei no.
also make a backup of the route 6 gps data and do not format the memory card as it contains the gps data.
check for any *#7465625#- phone lock status,if any lock is on then do not flash
remove the sim and the microsd card
make sure u have a computer with power backup and close all the programmes until the flashing is finished.
1.Unzip the downloaded .rar file(password is:-samfirmware.com)
2.open extracted folder
3.open Multiloader (Run as administrator if you are using Vista or windows 7)
5.Check Full Download (Do not check Boot Change cause it may gives some serious problem if you didn't flash properly)
6.Click Amss button and select amss.bin file from extracted folder..
7.like this select all files
8.Apps - apps_compressed.bin
9.Rsrc1 - Rsrc_S8500_Open_Europe_Common.rc1
10.Rsrc2 - Rsrc2_S8500_Open_Euro_Common(Low).rc2
11.Factory FS - FactoryFs_S8500_Open_Europe_Common.ffs
12.CSC - CSC_S8500_Open_Europe_Common_OXA_XXJID.csc
13.SHP APP - ShpApp.app
14.Power off your phone(Wave)
15.connect your phone to pc using Usb cable provided with Wave..(Make sure that samsung kies installed on your pc).
16.Press and hold the following keys to enable Download mode
(Down Volume key, Lock button, End key(Power on or off button))
17.Now the phone will turned on with Download Enabled mode.
18.On the pc the driver will installed if it is not already installed.Wait until it finishes the installation process of Driver
19.Now press "Port Search" button on the Multiloader window
20.then it will show the Ready status if the driver installed properly(means the phone is connected properly)
21.Now press Download Button. It will start the flashing procedure. wait for 5 to 20 minutes( Approx)
After completing the flashing process the phone will restarts automatically.and then u will get a blue screen with some codes and
again the phone will restart automatically.
22.Disconnect the Usb cable.
23.after u successfully install the new firmware hard reset by using *2767*3855# and then the phone will boot.
24.use this tutorial to update the camera firmware-
25.then change to cp UART (full power) or ap uart (powersaver) modes via *#8740# as u like
28.reinstall the contacts,messages, appps and other backup data through kies.
26.lastly check if bluetooth,wifi or imei id's are changed or not.
27.download the latest route 66 maps or use the free version u already downloaded:-
1) download route 66 sync on http://www.66.com/route66/index.php?cid=US&act=1&catid=255
2) Run the installed program.
3) Connect your phone to your computer with a USB data cable and switch your phone to "Mass storage" mode. You can
do this by going to "Menu > Settings > Connectivity > USB" and by subsequently selecting "Mass storage > Set".
4) In the program, select "STORE > ROUTE 66 Store". Identify which products you need and add them to the shopping
cart.some will be free.
5) When all products are in the shopping cart, select "Checkout".
6) Disconnect your phone from your computer.
7) Start the navigation application on your phone by selecting "Navigation" in the main menu.
note- If it gets stuck on the bada screen when it restarts take out battery and then it will restart and work properly.
note-if u cannot connect to kies then (Click KIES on the top left side and select Driver Recovery..)
[deleted post]I fully agree with your comment,i had n8 4 days but its display is dim,not many games work,social network is rubbish,still 5th edition symbian..Wave is lighning fast with brilliant audio/cam/video/screen/battery.
Anonymous, 02 Nov 2010Last sunday i bought this wonderful mobile.Before buyng this i wasn't sure abt BADA.some peopl... moreHi friend can you say which is the better place to buy this mobile,samsung showroom or the mobile store or univercell
in which shop the quality will be perfect
Guys new firmware is available XXJJ9 also called as XXJJA
it got lot of impovements this is the original post from badablog.it
Anonymous, 02 Nov 2010i want to buy a samsung mobile wave or galaxy but i m afraid of samsung service, will the supp... more
Try Samsung service centre Kenya.Guys are great.They understand the product.I had mailing problem and was solved in a day.Congratulations Samsung Services Kenya.
Anonymous, 02 Nov 2010yes u r right many features r inbuit in wave like locking of email my files etc,photo n vide... moreI hav never used active sync and will never need this.so i cant say much about this feature.But one thing i can say is -->People who r saying there r nt many apps r just b*lsh*t.
Last sunday i bought this wonderful mobile.Before buyng this i wasn't sure abt BADA.some people were saying that 'BADA is bad', but believe me that's not the case ,infact BADA is fast and much faster than symbian^^3.This is my first touchscreen phone.Before this i have used moto razr,sony eric w850i,Nokia N73 me and my favourite wave is best phone i have ever used.
And if u r planning to buy this then don't hasitate just go for it, because this is the best option in this price range(Rs 16800 to 18300)
I am facing one prob, "DNS Failed" - how to use internet using wifi.I have BSNL modem