will Orange San Frans get android 2.2?Support


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  1. Muslimahxo

    Muslimahxo Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    will the Orange San Fransisco get android 2.2?
     

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  2. OFI

    OFI Well-Known Member

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    Probably not officially as it's a budget phone. But unofficially several devs on MoDaCo are frantically working on it. They have 2.2 working with one slight issue...

    The phone part doesn't work :p
     
  3. Muslimahxo

    Muslimahxo Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    ok, and what does it mean when people say theyve flashd their phone?
    and how would i unlock the SF?
     
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    Muslimahxo Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    ok thnx, and what does it mean when people say theyve flashd their phone?
    and how would i unlock the SF?
     
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    Hello sis ,the term flash their phone means they applied a different rom ie 2.2 etc ,with regards to unlocking there are various places offering unlock codes for a few pounds which will be in the form of a code that you enter upon startup with a another sim inserted other than the orange one

    another term used is "root" or "rooting" basically doing this will remove all the restrictive crap that orange apply to all their phone thus slowing down the device and also interfering with the phones full capability

    have look at this thread below for more info if you already havent ofcourse

    give us a shout if you need more help as im currently in the process of flashing and unlocking my device too ,so still recearching all before i take the plunge and attempt the flashing etc lol

    hope this helps

    suleman

    HotUKDeals - Orange San Francisco - Android 2.1 WVGA OLED Capacitive FM SatNav
     
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    Also a more active place for the orange san francicso is the Modaco forums as they are the guys who have created the custom froyo 2.2 roms (flash file) etc there are some lenghtly discussions on there with peoples review on who to buy the unlock codes and so on
     
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    Ok to get "rooted" you will need to download the two files that are in the first post in the link below

    04/Oct r3: Superboot Root + MCRi - Android @ MoDaCo

    then follow the guide in the below link

    HotUKDeals - Orange Sanfrancisco Rooting and custom ROM install guide - Page #3

    and then you will hopefully be rooted and to check you should have the superuser app logo thing in the apps list

    now the only thing to do next is to decide which ROM to flash on to your phone which will remove the orange stuff and give you a more responsive device just as the makers wanted you to have and of course all the other tweaks that are involved

    some roms are at a charge ie the r4 and r5 on the modaco site ive not yet flashed it and still deciding what to do

    one thing that was tricky was to get vista to recognize the device ! as it just would not assign the drivers but i found some drivers online cant remember now ,ill add the link if i can find them
     
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    ok got it unlocked via nck codes and they are amazing!!! code the code in like 3 mins once i sent the $3 around
     
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    hi - i personally was going to apply a custom rom to this phone, but just simply deleted the orange apps that were cluttering up the phone....PERMENANTLY...even now a factory reset does not bring the orange stuff back..unlock code for
     
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    thats good i was gonna go down that route but then wanted to add a custom rom also good for in the future when more rom's will be available
     
  11. HACKDROID

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    just moved onto the R5 rom which is the lighetest one with no crap at all with only the stock android apps and it is the best ,im going to be staying on this one for sure the phone is very quick now and also has the proper android boot up logo
     
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    Hackdroid has some tips in his post earlier.
     
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    Muslimahxo Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanx for all posts hackdroid, il check the sites and try out wat u said. :)
     
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    just to mention if you follow the hot uk guide to roo as above remember to make sure when copying and pasting to the command screen that you may have to change r2 to r3
     
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    Muslimahxo Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    dyu kno with the SF can u play vidoes with Flash like youtube vids and stuff?
     
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    Yes of course there is also an internet radio app called tune in which is awesome. If you havent got the sf yet i suggest you get it the only thing is the camera is whack,but the screen is wicked! Also just a got a tmobile sim only deal that is great for this phone @ only 10 pound a month for 600 mins ,500 text ,unlimited landlines and unlimited INTERNET.

    There are literally thousands of apps and im only talking about the free ones lol.

    I sent this post via my SF....
     
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    Yes of course there is also an internet radio app called tune in which is awesome. If you havent got the sf yet i suggest you get it the only thing is the camera is whack,but the screen is wicked! Also just a got a tmobile sim only deal that is great for this phone @ only 10 pound a month for 600 mins ,500 text ,unlimited landlines and unlimited INTERNET.

    There are literally thousands of apps and im only talking about the free ones lol.

    I sent this post via my SF....
     
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    Youtube videos work straight out of the box, theres a youtube app pre-installed :cool:

    Unfortunately the processor on the San Francisco is to slow to use Adobe Flash player.
     
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    Muslimahxo Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    thanx for all the info evri1, much appreciated =) ..just 2 more thingz tho..:
    does the SF have a 3.5 mm audio jack?? and which processer does it use?
    and im only tech-savvy to a certain point..so wud it b complicated for me to install the custom rom and all that????..it looks quite scary..:O
     
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    Yes



    600MHZ Qualcomm MSM7227 processor


    Not that complicated if you follow the guides here: 04/Oct r3: Superboot Root + MCRi - Android @ MoDaCo
     
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    its not that difficult ,look if you get stuck we will help you that's what these forums are for i didnt know how at start but after reading loads of posts mainly on modaco and when i felt i had some understanding of it then only i attempted it and now lookin back it was a piece of cake !

    the rom flashing is easy its just a case of putting the downloaded file on to the sd card ,which is simply a drag and drop from say your desktop to the root of the sd card meaning do not put it into another folder but just add to list of files/folder which are already there

    and then to root the phone i found the easiest way was to follow what ive said in post # 7
     
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    R5 rom is now updated to R6 so just giving that a go it all seems ok so far running faster than R5 probabbly because i wiped all data first ,so a proper clean install
     
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    Any chance you can point me towards the r5 ROM you're using please ? Is it one of the MoDaCo custom ROMs or was it made by someone else ?

    I was looking at this one and considering whether to update :

    http://android.modaco.com/content/z...tian404s-de-orangeated-rom-for-san-francisco/
     
  25. HACKDROID

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    yeah im on the R6 now its pretty much the same as R5 just a lilttle better and thats the last change for me until i feel that there is a proper 2.2 that i feel is worth the move

    remember to download titanium backup and backup your phones apps etc or you may have to re install all that too

    and after that do a factory reset / wipe via clockwork then install R6
     

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