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  1. Fernando Rodrigues

    Fernando Rodrigues Well-Known Member

    Not so fast!!! ;)
    The keyboard is not working in the wide mode...

    Everything here is not working in the wide mode! :(

    I just turned the 90 deg the phone and the screen continues in the portrait format!
    What is that?
  2. informale

    informale Well-Known Member

    You need to turn on the orientation in Settings :)

    Settings -> Sound and Display -> Orientation

    And don't forget to make a factory reset before you start using the phone.
  3. Fernando Rodrigues

    Fernando Rodrigues Well-Known Member


    Opsss.....ehehehehe
    Damn Portuguese from Portugal.... They are so stupid!! :)

    I just found here!
    Everything is 100%, my friend!!!

    You guys are just amazing! Thank you so much!
  4. Fernando Rodrigues

    Fernando Rodrigues Well-Known Member

    Just to record. After the update, when I dial *#1234# it appears only PDA and Phone numbers:
    PDA:I7500XXIK5
    Phone:I7500LVIII3

    Seems the CSC number disappeared!
    But I do not miss it at all.... :)

    Let me play with my "new toy" here... eeheheh
  5. informale

    informale Well-Known Member

    CSC disappeared because you did not flash it, so flashing removed your old CSC and did not replace it by Italian.

    So now that you have no CSC, Samsung's New PC Studio will not recognize the phone as eligible for firmware updates. You will have to flash next updates (if any) with Odin. Or you can re-flash an update with CSC and give it a chance with NPS, but I wouldn't )
  6. Fernando Rodrigues

    Fernando Rodrigues Well-Known Member

    I won't never ever give Samsung a chance anymore!
    Be sure... NPS, no thanks.... :)

    My friend, I'm leaving now... After so many emotions here, I just need some rest!
    See you tomorrow!;)
  7. Snazzy

    Snazzy Well-Known Member

    Fernando. Very stressful reading! and congratulations, not too many new grey hairs I hope?

    So this is the same i7500L that is being sold in Canada and you have successfully rooted and installed custom image? What did you gain and what did you lose if anything with the custom firmware?

    I'm tempted to try this myself but so far your the only one I have read who did this successfully with the i7500L. Was it worth it?
  8. Fernando Rodrigues

    Fernando Rodrigues Well-Known Member

    Sanzzy,
    you can't imagine how stressful this update was for me! Thank God this forum exist! :)

    Let me answer all your questions:
    1- I did, after a big scare, install the latest firmware to our complicated i7500L model! I did not rooted, just used Odin to update!

    2- I can tell all the gain i had, comparing with my old firmware II3:
    a) Battery life is much longer than before. I'm using the wireless connection for almost full day and the battery is in 28%.
    b) The Android interface is snappier than before. In the II3, the phone used to choke when you were moving the screens up, down and to the sides...
    c) The browser is 2x faster than before. It used to take so many time to open a page and now, it's almost the same speed as my ipod touch.
    d) The second biggest improvement (battery was the first) is the keyboard sensitive. I can write as fast as I can without any choking symptom.

    3- I lost all my operator icons and apps... Thank God! :)

    4- I strongly recommend the update for the Brazilians people. I can't tell you if your original firmware is equal to the Brazilians, but for us it was I huge step!

    If you need a help to update yours, please let us know! I can now contribute to the forum! :)
  9. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

    canadians are on ik6 i believe so this ik5 wouldnt really be a beneficial move
  10. Kumori

    Kumori Member

    I just want to share with you guys that I am new to the Android world, but was willing to give it a try after listening so much from my friend's who use HTC.

    I got my galaxy phone from Bell cuz they are giving promotion on I7500L. I can confirm that it is I7500BMIK6 baseband version / 1.5 firmware / GT-I7500L model number.

    i hope that we can find a way to root / flash rom for this phone. :)
  11. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

    your firmware is higher than the uk versions. leave it alone
  12. Kumori

    Kumori Member

    Rastaman-FB: yes, i understand 1.5 firmware is probably the highest for i7500 for now. the feature i want is chinese and t9 input (right now only have french and english), tethering, and the phone run faster (when comparing with my friend's HTC, it seems slower)
  13. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

    im not refering to 1.5 im refering to ik6 firmware
    if you are wanting to go to mustmod 2.0 then those things are not sorted out yet and it will never run as fast as a hero as it has less memory
    the language features are also not related to all firmwares.
  14. Kumori

    Kumori Member

    so, how to get other languages on it?
  15. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

    youd probably need to get firmware versions from other vendors from the country you want the language support from

    some 3rd pary kb come with language packs

    someone else maybe able to elaborate further on that
  16. manoccs

    manoccs Member

    For Bell Canada users (I7500L):
    Has anyone unlocked their phone for $75 via Bell? Or perhaps via a 3rd party?
    if so...
    If it's successfully unlocked... should you then be able to apply various firmwares?

    Here's my situation:
    I brought my Bell phone to a 3rd party for unlocking. They successfully unlocked the phone, and verified with Rogers SIM. Bell SIM still also works. (Still running BMIK6).

    I go home and without fully thinking things thru, do a full II5 update, then L3 update... etc... Haven't been able to get Bell voice or data since.

    As it sits right now, with the L3 Hong/Kong firmware, I'm able to get voice (haven't tried data) with a Rogers sim.

    My bell sim does not find any network.

    Demo sim @ Bell store does the same as my own personal sim.

    Have I bricked my phone by changing the AMSS portion?
    Why would a Rogers sim work, and not a Bell?
  17. Kumori

    Kumori Member

    hey manoccs, I am the other Canada Bell user.
    I haven't dare to update the ROM after reading this thread as our ROM (BMIK6) is pretty high already.

    For the difference between Roger and Bell, for what I understand, Bell is saying their network doesn't support all SIM card cell phone, and customer should check with their website first. Base on the fact their new network is for 3G, my guess is they may just have the 3G network for a particular freq or something.

    I don't have much knowledge on cell phone. So may be I am wrong...
  18. manoccs

    manoccs Member

    I know the phone is 100% compatible with Bell because I bought it from them originally... only had it unlocked by a 3rd party.

    SO... my unlocker was also unable to get voice/data working on the Bell sim card aswell.

    I understand if I've bricked by phone because I overwrote the original Bell AMSS portion of the firmware... but then why do Rogers SIM cards work?
  19. informale

    informale Well-Known Member

    Bell may only be able to work with their amss. You've not bricked it, it's just that Bell sim cards will probably never work again in your phone.
  20. Kumori

    Kumori Member

    manoccs: what i m saying is that bell can only work with certain freq/amss, but roger has been supporting sim, so it can take different and more freq/amss... (incluing fido's? cuz they merge their network?)

    informale: i wouldn't say "will probably never work again in your phone.", as long as he can get a good amss, right?
  21. kam187

    kam187 Well-Known Member

    Interestingly. I suspect rogers is using a different band than bell.

    The difference between your AMSS (7500L and the galaxy 7500 one is the frequency bands supported. Try typing *#*#4636#*#* into the dialer and playing with the WCDMA, CDMA etc options. They may map to something different on your phone.

    I suspect you may need to enable the debug interface and use qmat to switch the frequency support.
  22. manoccs

    manoccs Member

    UMTS frequency bands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    It appears that Bell/Rogers/Telus use the same 850 & 1900 UMTS bands.

    The dialer command you recommended gives me phone info, battery info, battery history, usage stats.

    Under phone info --> 'set preferred network type'... I can choose:
    wcdma preferred
    gsm only
    wcdma only
    unknown

    Does any of this info help?

    Perhaps when I tested the Rogers sim, it was connecting on 2G and not 3G? Otherwise, considering Rogers/Bell use the same frequency, does it rule out the option of changing the settings via debugger/qmat?
  23. kam187

    kam187 Well-Known Member

    I suspect that rogers in that area had 1900 towers (which the 7500 AMSS supports), but bell had 850 towers (which the 7500 AMSS doesnt support).

    Although both networks use 850/1900, it would depend on your location which frequency was in use.

    qmat has a provisioning tool that lets u select the bands. Its a qualcomm tool which u'll need to find _somewhere_ :p
  24. Snazzy

    Snazzy Well-Known Member

    I can confirm my Bell Galaxy never connects on 2G. :confused:
  25. manoccs

    manoccs Member

    I downloaded QMAT from _somewhere_ ;)

    Now... Not sure where to begin with this app..
    Under hardware forensics--> use mobile ports, there's a section called CDMA that appears to have the fields I'm looking for. (Preferred mode... preferred channel A/B etc)

    Can anyone tell if I'm on the right track with this? Any recommended guides/documentation/forums that might help?

    ...another thought... Are there any AMSS files in circulation that use the 850 band? ...or is there a way to edit the AMSS file to support my needs, then reload the firmware?

    BTW... thanks a lot for everyone's help and feedback so far
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