Why wait for T-Mobile's Froyo


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  1. secularhuman

    secularhuman Member This Topic's Starter

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    I got the courage yesterday to Flash AOSP ish JK2 1.1 Official FROYO (my first flash). It was easy, using ROM manager on the Market.

    Its fast, pretty, the GPS is pretty good and I'm using USB tethering to write this now.

    The difference between 2.1 and 2.2 is really worth it. Mobile AP (which I will try next), Flash, WIFI calling, the really pretty waves on the beach live wallpaper. Ryan OCLF works too.

    I feel like now I will be able to flash back to stock when the Official OTA update comes out and try that for a while, then go on to other ROMs and settle on the best.

    Secular
     

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  2. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member

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    You have to redo all of you system configuration everytime you flash like that, right?
     
  3. bootsie

    bootsie Well-Known Member

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    Thats correct. You can do a backup of your apps but don't use your old app data.
     
  4. survivorevil

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    could you post a link to the guide? Ive been looking how to install it but all i find is for the galaxy s the international version
     
  5. apocalypse_later

    apocalypse_later Well-Known Member

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    Is there an official ETA for Froyo yet from Samsung? Im avoiding custom roms but if they arent going to deliver the goods this year, I'll do what you do.
     
  6. psz

    psz Well-Known Member

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    I'm running the "UnOfficial" T-Mobile version (leaked) of 2.2 from Eugene...

    I'll wait for the builds based on the Official release before I flash again.
     
  7. Zylograth

    Zylograth Well-Known Member

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    I was running the Unofficial Leak Froyo for about 4 days and on the 4th day I woke up to fin RIL errors and could not use text, voice or data functions so I flashed back to JFD and did JI6 VIA Mini KIES. It was nice to test out Froyo on my Vibrant and I really liked it but I guess I will wait for the official OTA.
     
  8. misterrunon

    misterrunon Well-Known Member

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    you know, i think next time i'll get the nexus 2.. i mean, the original nexus is getting support up to gingerbread at the very least, and it's 6 months older than the vibrant. f samsung!
     
  9. Zylograth

    Zylograth Well-Known Member

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    The Nexus S is made by Samsung LOL
     
  10. robo21

    robo21 Well-Known Member

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    For all who are clamoring for Froyo/Gingerbread here is an interesting perspective which surfaced over at XDA - Be careful what you wish for, there may be ulterior motives behind that shiny new OS you so desparately want:

    Could it be that Google has the Android Community hypnotized into begging for the very thing that makes Google's Android unit so profitable? Keep drinking that Kool Aid.

    Entire post:
    [Q] JI6 battery questions. I've tried everything and it still sucks. Help? - Page 4 - xda-developers
     
  11. reddragon72

    reddragon72 Well-Known Member

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    What??
     
  12. robo21

    robo21 Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Z, You beat me to it!

    By extension I guess we can project that the Vibrant is also destined to receive fabulous support through Gingerbread and beyond - just like the Nexus!
     
  13. casinocat80

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    From what I've been reading daily the 2.2 roms still have a long way to go to be great for everyday type use. I'll probably try one soon just for the fun of it.
     
  14. howetechnical

    howetechnical Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. So many of us constantly yearn and gripe about not getting the newest and greatest, turning our heads to the fact that it will prostitute our information over to the highest bidder at any moment (aka, the government).

    Do you all really want big brother knowing who you call and what you say, not to mention the text/graphics of every text and multimedia message you send, as well as every search term you've used while on your smartphone? It doesn't stop there.

    Granted, the situation is pretty much mandated unless we stick with old dumb phones, but we're only enabling them to do what they want behind closed doors when we focus on the "enhancements" of the newest OS.
     
  15. VegasTouch

    VegasTouch Well-Known Member

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    If a phone can text, it can be seen or brought back to see if big brother wants or needs to. You dont need an Android phone for that to happen.
     
  16. psz

    psz Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong (so far) with the basic UnOfficial 2.2. (On week 2!)

    Aside to AT&T being mentioned in the WiFi calling app.... :p
     
  17. Zylograth

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    tried out Axura 2.0.3 and Obsidian V3 yesterday, decided I liked Obsidian based on looks. Gonna try it out and see if I like it enough to stay with it. Android flashing is so much smoother than winmo, When I would flash a winmo ROM I would spend a good couple hours reinstalling everything, with Android it's pretty much all there once I log into Google LOL
     
  18. vud911

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    You aren't lucky then because they released v4.2. Now they have an overkill rfs lagfix that basically converts all your data over to anything but rfs. So far it is blazing fast for me but...external sd card is mounting as a cdrom drive.
     
  19. w_bovine

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    I installed Onyx R4.2 this morning...my Vibrant has never been happier! I've read posts about the external SD card...mine won't mount at all. Not a big deal, as the internal SD is fine (and didn't get wiped when I flashed). This ROM is stoopid, screaming fast.
     
  20. vud911

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    Yea, it isn't that big of a deal as the internal sd card not being access. Still, hope they fix that problem. So far that's the only one issue I have so far.

    By the way, anyone who was on v3 Obsidian back then noticed it was still laggy as hell as if Voodoo wasn't working? It would 'lag' so many times, which is odd because Fusion with Voodoo was smooth sailing.
     
  21. Zylograth

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    yeah I saw the 4.2 came out and looked at the changelog but I do not think I will go with that, at least not until it has been tested in the wild and bugs worked out. R3 is quite fast and I am more than happy with it.
     
  22. w_bovine

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    Obsidian V3 has the stock kernel and there's no OC/UV option. Between that and the stock TouchWiz launcher it's no surprise that some lag would still be present, even with the mods put in place.

    Voodoo makes a world of difference, at least it always has for me. I'm now running Onyx R4.2 with one of the more advanced lag fixes. So far so good with the exception of not being able to mount the external SD. Not a big deal and one I expect will be remedied in time.
     
  23. eggnoodle

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    I'm running the "UnOfficial" T-Mobile version (leaked) of 2.2 from Eugene since last night. I noticed that when I opened up a web page, I get a "data connectivity problem" error message! But when I'm on wifi, I'm able to load a page.

    When I flashed the ROM last night, it loaded right away skipping the part where I had to delete user data and clearing the cache. But I read with the updated version, that I didn't have to do that anymore. But I'm guessing it's still causing some problems??

    Has anyone ran into this data connectivity issue? Do you think I need to get into recovery mode and clear user data and clean cache?

    Any suggestions?
     

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