Last Updated: Jan 30,2011
Someone can state for sure that IH8 is better than I5?
I had less problems with H7. Next restore, if the latest firmware isnt any good i'm going back to that.
I think in honesty your best bet is just to try both.
There was very little difference in performance or battery BUT in H7:
- The unlock button behaved properly for the first time. Unlock was faster and it wouldnt do that wierd thing where you need to press it for just the right amount of time.
- I consistantly had 40mb free on boot and ~30mb after normal use. Now I have ~30mb on boot, and ~20mb after normal use
- The phone didnt randomely power off
That's about all, but these little things are really anoyying for what seems very little or no benefits in I5
So for a newbie who just got the phone do you advise to install H7 or I5
H7, maybe even H8.
But since you're wiping now you might as well try I5 for half an hour, then H7 and compare yourself.
So my uptime on my phone has been 48 hours and counting and I havent had a dropped call or other issue that I was having before. I did a factory reset and reinstalled everything. So the dropped call problem I was having I think is related to this maybe? I dont know but so far the phone is working very well. When is samsung going to come out with another firmware update. It had better include donut 1.6 as I just played with it on a mytouch 3g and i like the battery usage feature. I also like the voice search stuff although that isnt a big deal overall.
There don't seem to be that many changes visible at user level:
Android 1.6 Platform Highlights | Android Developers
no 3G network after full installation + reset factory defaults of I5? Is it true?
Have tried this but it does'nt work for me, just opening an app seems to block the dialerpad ,it's a real pain before each call have to think if I need the pad or not and use "force stop" if so
After defining correct APN -
This is problem with the G8 too... That's why I've installed a BatWidg..but BatWidg is not precise also so you r hoping for longest run..
2nd battery in pocket is advised..
Has anyone found a UK supplier of spare batteries?
Also is any "micro usb" cable suitable for the i7500 - I want one to leave at work and home. Or, failing that, a source for spare chargers?
yeah i got my spare cable (samsung one died) from amazon as a car kit. obviously it was a bit expensive but imo worth it as i needed a car charger anyway but they dont seem to sell them like that any more.
there is this though
DURAGADGET USB Data sync / synchronisation cable for: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo
afaik the battery for the omnia 2 is the same
you might want to get the battery moddel number and put it into ebay/google and see what comes up
I have had no luck locating spare batteries. I asked Seidio, and they said they had no plans to bring a high-capacity version to market for the Galaxy.
On the bright side -- yes, any standard micro USB cable will do, both for data and for charging. Finally something the industry, as a whole, is getting right.
Original Samsung Battery for i900 Omnia II i7500 i8000 - eBay (item 280404515132 end time Oct-31-09 22:33:23 PDT)
our model is the AB653850CU
it is compatible with these battery types
these apparently work aswell
as they are same fit and spec, also 3.7v 1500mAh
That is not entirely true. I bought a Motorola usb car charger and it only charged phone when it was powered off. When phone was on it would not charge only basically stop from depleting.
Anyone else find this?
Posted from my galaxy.
That is not the cable's fault -- more likely, it must be a 'dumb' charger. USB devices per default get 100mA from the host, but can request to get the full 500mA. When you plug your phone into a pc, it should be able to negotiate for that, but some (esp. car) chargers don't 'listen' to the USB. So if your phone consumes ~100mA at idle, there's your reason.
So is there any easy way to tell a smart charger from a dumb one?
Because I am still chasing a car charger for my galaxy
Posted from my galaxy
i got one from amazon that doubled as a usb cable and home charge kit .
I can confirm that it does work and charges while powered on
Car/Mains/Sync USB Cable Charger for Samsung i7500: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo
Also motorola chargers do some stupid negotiation with some phones to force them into charge mode. Avoid them as replacements for other phones.
as there are no samsung galaxy car chargers out yet, what do you recommend?
Rastaman-FB - although yours works can you confirm if i get an aussie one it will work to? as i doubt they will be same brand cause no point me buying from UK
i had one of those wall usb ones and it did the same thing, run but not charge (though it was an older one)
kam187 - what would you think would be better? a nokia one? ...?
or... i should just play with them until i find one that works maybe
Hi All ,
Going back to bugs in I5, has anyone noticed when you turn on sync with samsungs "switchers" it dose not sync straight away (if not ever ,I gave up waiting) but if you use sync in settings it starts synchronising imediatley
The phone comes with a usb lead, so simply get a Car USB charger gadget (ebay -> "car usb charger", about
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