General Is this phone any good?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tiring_day, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. tiring_day

    tiring_day Well-Known Member
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    Hi

    I have been looking at various reviews of this phone and while mixed it seems good for the cost. Would like to hear some feedback from someone who actually owns one and uses it day to day. I am buying it for the wife at Xmas, I have a Desire and while I dont expect it to come near that it still looks pretty good and usable.

    How is the touchscreen, have seen vids of people using stylus's on the screen is this necessary?
    I take it the front is glass so if she was using a Stylus it wouldn't scratch?
    How is using the keyboard and would she be able to use Skype if I happened to be able to get it for her?

    I have noticed that this phone is now Rootable, might be interesting if some Dev starts doing Roms for it.

    Anyway I think that is all I want to know for now.

    Thanks

    Steve
     

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  2. ryanraven

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    I just upgraded to a wildfire.
    i my answer is no
    the screen picks up even the tiniest of scratches.
    Wi-Fi isnt that good ( disconnects and reconnects )
    Batter life is prob the worst phone i have ever had ever
    keypad is ok but its resistive touch screen so not great
    Apps arnt that good either
    There wont be an official 2.2 Froyo Update
    screen also picks up alot of dust and is very annoying
    if you have the money like
     
  3. I disagree, if like me you don't feel the need for a ridiculously expensive phone, such as the
     
  4. rickywyatt

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    could someone with the zte racer upload all files under /system/apps pls
     
  5. ryanraven

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    huh i paid
     
  6. rickywyatt

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    have you rooted your phone?
     
  7. ryanraven

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    no not yet not sure how z4root doesn't work and not sure of others.
     
  8. rickywyatt

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    you can use this to root it once installed click unroot then click root:rolleyes:
     

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  9. grommit

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    Brilliant phone. Used my Nectar points to pay for it @ Argos :rolleyes:

    Does everything the big phones do. GPS, WiFi, I use Google Navigation all the time. My car has an athermic windscreen so some cheap GPS receivers don't work, this one works with no problems at all. The WiFi is great, I use the WiFi keep alive app, but I did on my last phone as well.

    I have a screen protector which I got for
     
  10. ryanraven

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    ok done and rooted :)
     
  11. rickywyatt

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    ok next is to install this once install browse to system and copy the app folder to your sd then zip them up
     

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  12. rickywyatt

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    if you can then upload them so i can make a update.zip

    do you have a clockwork recovery?
     
  13. ryanraven

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    i dont the phone is fresh.
    installed
    universal androot
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    root explorer that's it.

    ( uploading now )
     
  14. ryanraven

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    i will do anything to the phone for ya don't use it any more
    anything else you want me to install or get for you ?
     
  15. rickywyatt

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    do you no how to use fastboot?
     
  16. ryanraven

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    ZumoDrive - app.rar
    heres the file wont let me upload on here
    and no idea lol never used it.
     
  17. rickywyatt

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    thanks

    ok download rickywyatt.zip

    ok take out the battery and wait 5 secs then put it back in the press the vol + and the power button it should boot only to the green android logo and the red light stays on

    extract it to your c:\ then inbstall the drives if needed then click install-recovery-windows.bat once done the fone will reboot once booted pull out the battery once more the put it back in the hold the vol- button and press the power button it will boot into recovery
     
  18. ryanraven

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    dont get u the c drive on computer ? dose the phone have to be plugged in ?
     
  19. rickywyatt

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    yes you will need to conncet it to the pc
     
  20. ryanraven

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    nope fastboot aint working press volume plus and power and boots up normally.
     
  21. ryanraven

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    fastboot works but install-recovery-boot dosnt reboot phone. just opens closes straight away and that it,
     
  22. ryanraven

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    phone says FTM now lol
     
  23. rickywyatt

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    extract this and put it in the folder just over wite the other file
     

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  24. rickywyatt

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    ok take out the battery and wait 5 secs then put it back in the press the vol + and the power button it should boot only to the green android logo and the red light stays on
     
  25. ryanraven

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    ok logo staying on usb plugged in now what?
     
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