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Old October 1st, 2012, 07:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by lenovo288 View Post
I have just landed in Shanghai, lost my previous handset (an LG Optimus Black) and proceeded to the nearest China Mobile outlet.
That's exactly what I did when my Galaxy S broke.

Originally Posted by lenovo288 View Post
IA not-to-be-missed deal - practically RMB250 only - for a Lenovo A288t quickly turned into a small nightmare when I got back, charged the unit and powered up ...... it seems "locked out" of Google Play and instead links you to a host of locally-bred apps stores which is not of use for me as me-no-speak-Putonghua!!
No Google for Android in China sorry!

Originally Posted by lenovo288 View Post
II also cannot sync my Yahoo and GMail accounts - I have my entire CONTACTS list on GMail.
Here's what you need to do, assuming you got the phone working in English.

Settings > Contacts & Sync > Add Account > Corporate or Exchange >

Enter your Gmail address and password > next

Password: ********
Exchange Server:

Use Secure Connection (SSL) Checked
Accept all SSL Certificates Checked

That should sync all your Google contacts, Gmail and Google Calendar to your phone.

Originally Posted by lenovo288 View Post
IA quick check around cyberspace seems to suggest I can break this lock by getting a replacement operating system used for, say, Hong Kong handsets. It seems this can be done at the Xujiahui computer malls for about RMB100.

Has anyone had this experience?? Many thanks!!
Yes, but then I've been here four years now.

As for rooting and de-sino-fying Lenovo phones. I've not looked into doing that yet.
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