Hi guys, just waiting to recieve this smartfone and I am hearing about the 2.2 Android release. I know that the fone comes with 2.1 but how would I go about upgrading this to 2.2?
Anonymous, 16 Nov 2010optimus san francisco on portugalI know about that one, but it's at 189€. And I'm on TMN, so the sapo A5 at 149€ sounds a whole lot better to me.
Just waiting to know if it has an OLED display or standard LCD.
hello I have got a serious problem...I rooted my phone and uninstalled all the orange stuff...By mistake I uninstalled my andriod market app also...Please help
Freefaller, 16 Nov 2010@ RFB
It's been updated since then.
Go - Hancent/Menu/Settings/Notification Settings/Notif... more@ Freefaller,
might give it another whirl then..it was a pain before, and i never really got to like the look of it.
I see there's another 2.2 rom released, by someone else now..might try that one later, see how that compares to Gforums one.
RottenFoxBreath, 16 Nov 2010@ Freefaller,
I tried Handcent before, when on 2.1, but it would take over the ringtones, a... more@ RFB
It's been updated since then.
Go - Hancent/Menu/Settings/Notification Settings/Notification Settings/Notification Sound/Music and select your own sound/mp3 ringtone.
It seems that the WHITE version of this phone is being released on the 30/11/2010.Goto:
Same price - £99.99
Freefaller, 16 Nov 2010@RFB
Try Handcent from the Market for your SMS messages. It's a HOOT after you change the s... more@ Freefaller,
I tried Handcent before, when on 2.1, but it would take over the ringtones, and wouldn't let me use my own, as it picked the standard ones.
Had to uninstall it to get my tones back.
Try Handcent from the Market for your SMS messages. It's a HOOT after you change the settings around to your liking.
I chuckled when I got it looking like a HTC interface, but then got it looking like an iPhone and fell off the chair laughing !
Bought this phone about a month ago and have had no problems what so ever and i am a heavy user, battery life is on par to other smart phones with android OS, This is the first phone that a can honestly say that ive encounted NO freezes or lockups (like Nokia) This has got to be one of the best buget priced phones for 2010
Twad, 15 Nov 2010Bought this phone a week ago and couldnt be happier. First android phone so not exactly sure ... more@ Twad,
The wifi bug is across Android 2.1, but 2.2(Froyo) on the SF/Blade, seems to cure it.
Bought this phone a week ago and couldnt be happier. First android phone so not exactly sure how it compares but does every thing I expected it to and more (with style). Have noticed the wifi bug a few times but for the price and screen I think its not really a problem.
Pete, 14 Nov 2010I'm a bit 'meh' about this phone tbh. I bought it on the 8th of November from Orange got it un... more@ Pete
If the phone is locking up as you say it could be that it is still trying to access the Orange servers. You will have to remove the Orange bloatware or install a custom rom.
for help in doing this.
Thanks to RFB I have installed a custom rom with Android 2.2 sucessfully and have changed the APN to my network (O2) and everything is now fine.
Also check your APN - Settings/Wireless & networks.Mobile networks/GSM/UMTS Options/Access Point Names
Pete, 14 Nov 2010I'm a bit 'meh' about this phone tbh. I bought it on the 8th of November from Orange got it un... more@ Pete,
Oh yeah, Orange software/phones are garbage, so get rid of the Orange rom pronto.
The battery is just as good(or poor) as most other smartphones, and wifi/3G connections kill the batteries on all phones.
with 3G enabled, and average use of the phone, I can get 1-2 days with it.
With 3g disabled, and average use of the phone for calls/texts, you can get 2-3 days.
wifi though, thats the battery killer, as i say, on all phones, even the GT540(which isnt as good as the Blade/SF).
Also, stick the screen brightness down to about 20% or less, and switch off auto brightness..those and dodgy 3G connections, and wifi use up a lot of the battery.
I'm a bit 'meh' about this phone tbh. I bought it on the 8th of November from Orange got it unlocked (using giffgaff now), and apart from the screen, im not that impressed. The battery truly is abysmal, not even lasting a working day and it froze 3 times yesterday- just with me checking football scores. I had to remove the battery each time. Would debranding to remove the Orange bloatware help? Im seriously thinking of returning to my LG Optimus otherwise
Freefaller, 13 Nov 2010@ RFB
I would appreciate those APN's for O2 network if you could please.
I uploaded the APN's, and have sent you the link over twitter, to the zip file. :)