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Old February 19th, 2012, 08:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I tried the B10, B12 and B13 based ROMs,I tried even a turbosim clone, and I tried replacing the android radio and SIM related libs with the ones taken from the Gsmart from gigabyte, and other single SIM phones.

Using the libs from a single SIM phone, the second SIM became (unsurprisingly) inactive, but the first one wasn't fixed (worked with 64k only).
Dear The Solutor
I'm following this thread, like many other, I'm interested on the U960. Since you seem to have experience with different U960 ROMs, I hope you don't mind answering my questions:
- Does any of those ROMs provides multi-language support? Like seen at etotalk, by the way they sell it for US$99,99
- Are they stable enough?
- Which ROM you can say is the best one?

Your answer would help me to evaluate if I'd rather buy from etotalk (I asume that I will get support and multilanguage Rom), or buying from a taobao agent (about $120 cheaper but no support and chinese ROM)

Thank you, any comment would be appreciate.

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Dear The Solutor
I'm following this thread, like many other, I'm interested on the U960. Since you seem to have experience with different U960 ROMs, I hope you don't mind answering my questions:
- Does any of those ROMs provides multi-language support? Like seen at etotalk, by the way they sell it for US$99,99
I don't know what they intend with multilingual, they sent me what they call 1.2 rom and is just a rom cleaned from Chinese apps ADW launcher preinstalled (which is more than enough for most users), I doubt they have a fully multilingual ROM available, but I could be wrong.

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The ROMs are stable, with few minor glitches (B08, B10 and B12 have the TTS menu missing and not working for example) but this is true for any recently released phone, no matter if a cheap chinese clone or an iphone or a good brand phone.


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- Which ROM you can say is the best one?
Right now I'm using a my own ROM, based on B13.

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Your answer would help me to evaluate if I'd rather buy from etotalk (I asume that I will get support and multilanguage Rom), or buying from a taobao agent (about $120 cheaper but no support and chinese ROM)
I bought the phone in Italy because another user sold it (he was not too skilled with android things, so he was unable to root the phone and to install the market), the support from etotalk is average to say the best, they always start with a bunch of questions unrelated with the problem you have, with just one or two mail per day, so a lot of patience is needed if you have a problem bigger than normal.

In my case they started to seriously cooperate only when they realized I'm a well known user, and only when realized that fix that issue is more important for them than for me, frankly if you are reasonably skilled, the price delta is big enough, and you have a trusted taobao agent, is better to go with the latter.
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And to the people that have it with market, if you enter on your PC to the market, the U960 is regconized by the system or only can use the market from the phone.

Anyone try to buy on taobao?

I'm looking for on taobao with an intermediate.

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The first big improvement is present on the B13 rom, where the TTS management is fixed.
Hi The Solutor. Could you send a link to the version of the B13 ROM you are using? Is it from this forum?
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I have B08 ROM. What differences between B08 and B13?
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I have B08 ROM. What differences between B08 and B13?
Most visible are the different lockscreen and the battery percentage indication on the top bar, other than that, as already said the TTS functionality is not broken anymore.
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Hi The Solutor. Could you send a link to the version of the B13 ROM you are using? Is it from this forum?
Yes it is.

I'm uploading my cleaned version right now, just wait a little for the link.
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Ok.

"My" B13 rom is uploaded.

Download U960-B13-TS-v0.1.7z (part1)

Download U960-B13-TS-v0.1.7z (part2)

use 7zip or winrar to unpack it

It's password protected

The PW is

zte_u960

It has just the root and the market preinstalled.

I added the SE style launcher (you can use it optionally)

The standard locale is set to IT and the timezone is set to central Europe (just set your preference during the initial wizard, if you are living in a different nation/timezone)

The Chinese apps should be all removed, and the cracked SW is removed too (sorry )

In the 7z file is also present the recovery and the updated baseband (you can update it, but is not mandatory, nor suggested to newbies).

I added the nexus one animation, and replaced the absurd Chinese ringtones with something more standard and more international (Please check your ringtones/alert settings after the initial configuration).

Keep in mind that installing that ROM will wipe your phone, so backup your data and preferences with titanium backup before updating.

Keep also in mind that I don't have the time (and the will) to support that ROM, consider it a one time gift, but I don't want to be the unoffical ZTE support.

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Already downloaded 22 times ?

Looks like there are a lot of silent users !
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Already downloaded 22 times ?

Looks like there are a lot of silent users !
Wow, that is allot of downloads i 45 minutes or so...

Have you updated your baseband to the included version? The file is named with "TD" but it works with WCDMA to?
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Have you updated your baseband to the included version?
Yes I did because my problem with the 128k sims (problem not fixed anywhay)
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"My" B13 rom is uploaded.
Thanks Solutor, my phone is currently in transit from etotalk so pumped for it to arrive, even paid for the speedy shipping.

pls tell me the B13 doesn't have the imitation fruitphone lockscreen!
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pls tell me the B13 doesn't have the imitation fruitphone lockscreen!
It has a different lockscreen with a big, not sliding, button to unlock the phone and a smaller one to go straight to emergency call dialer (unusual on a recent phone, but very handy).

This is not a my mod, to be clear.

If you like something different you have dozens of options eg: widgetlocker, loockbot, and so on.
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Got my U960 last night, and have installed the B13 ROM on it. First impressions are good. Good screen, smooth performance and seems like good quality.

Regarding battery life, I am now on 80% and had it fully charged this morning at 06:30. That is pretty good.
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to all owners of ZTE U960.

on my model USSD commands on SIM1 not working

for example for checking the balance *102# and SIM1 call
then it returns
CONNECTON PROBLEM OR INVALID MMI CODE
on SIM2 working ok
i try to switch the SIM places
the same situation SIM1 can not accept USSD
SIM2 can

who have similar problem ? and any way to solve it ?>
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to all owners of ZTE U960.

on my model USSD commands on SIM1 not working

for example for checking the balance *102# and SIM1 call
then it returns
CONNECTON PROBLEM OR INVALID MMI CODE
on SIM2 working ok
i try to switch the SIM places
the same situation SIM1 can not accept USSD
SIM2 can

who have similar problem ?

Yes I can confirm. Same problem here.

To be precise the USSD command is accepted and sent, but the reply is not interpreted correctly, so I can (blindly) manage my sim, but you can't check your billing.

Problems with USSD codes and STK are common on phones where the GSM is a second class citizen.

For example my droid 2 global (cdma/gsm) has the same problem with the stock rom, the droid 3 (also cdma/gsm) had the USSD codes working but the STK not enabled.

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Looking at the rom (because the problem with 128K SIMs) I can say that the SIM2 is managed mostly like on other monosim Android phones, while the SIM1 is managed mostly by the baseband SW and interfaced to Android trough the proprietary libzteril.so.

Even the network naming is different.

Vodafone Italy Is interpreted as "Vodafone IT" on SIM 1 and as "Vodafone Omnitel NV" or "Vodafone Omnitel NV 3G" on SIM2.

The first name is embedded on the baseband, the second one comes from an android library.

So is not that easy to do something unless you are the super hacker who understand the machine code better than his national language.
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Ok.

"My" B13 rom is uploaded.

Download U960-B13-TS-v0.1.7z (part1)

Download U960-B13-TS-v0.1.7z (part2)

use 7zip or winrar to unpack it

It's password protected

The PW is

zte_u960

It has just the root and the market preinstalled.

I added the SE style launcher (you can use it optionally)

The standard locale is set to IT and the timezone is set to central Europe (just set your preference during the initial wizard, if you are living in a different nation/timezone)

The Chinese apps should be all removed, and the cracked SW is removed too (sorry )

In the 7z file is also present the recovery and the updated baseband (you can update it, but is not mandatory, nor suggested to newbies).

I added the nexus one animation, and replaced the absurd Chinese ringtones with something more standard and more international (Please check your ringtones/alert settings after the initial configuration).

Keep in mind that installing that ROM will wipe your phone, so backup your data and preferences with titanium backup before updating.

Keep also in mind that I don't have the time (and the will) to support that ROM, consider it a one time gift, but I don't want to be the unoffical ZTE support.

Thanks.
I installed this firmware. It's amazing, thank you! But I have one issue - cannot send sms from simcard that is installed to SIM1
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I installed this firmware. It's amazing, thank you! But I have one issue - cannot send sms from simcard that is installed to SIM1
I have no problems with SMS, check if your message center number setting is correct.

It should be automagically configured as in most modern phones, but maibe something goes wrong with some specific SIMs.
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I have no problems with SMS, check if your message center number setting is correct.

It should be automagically configured as in most modern phones, but maibe something goes wrong with some specific SIMs.
I didn't work with Android before. If you tell me how to do that, it would be great
By the way, how can I install additional languages to system? For example Russian
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Almost forgot to ask. After installing your firmware on my phone, sim2 doesn't work with 3G network anymore. Only GSM
How to fix it?
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Almost forgot to ask. After installing your firmware on my phone, sim2 doesn't work with 3G network anymore. Only GSM
How to fix it?
try *983*02#

and for sim 1 *983*01#
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Did you buy this phone from etotalk? Because I want to buy one to try. Does this phone have problems on the sim2? I asked etotalk today, and they said there is no problem, but only Italy network vodafone is not working normally. I am using T-mobile. Will cause any connection problems?
Yes, I bought my phone in etotalk store.
As it was written on previous pages. That phone has some problems with 128k simcards. Additionally all problems that I have should be because of errors in ROM. With etotalk rom v1.3 I didn't have any problems with sending sms via sim1 or sim2. Only on v1.4 this issue persists.
Right now I'm waiting an answer from etotalk support. Really hope that will receive it quickly.
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try *983*02#

and for sim 1 *983*01#
Still cannot understand differences between GSM Preferred and GSM Only.
Can someone explain it to me please?
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Still cannot understand differences between GSM Preferred and GSM Only.
Can someone explain it to me please?
You'd better choose WCDMA preferred for SIM2

For SIM1 better to choose GSM only , in that case phone will not try to connect TDSCDMA and not spend battery resource

GSM preferred - will use GSM as priority
GSM only - will use only GSM , no other standard will be tried to connect (in case of support, of course)
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I didn't work with Android before. If you tell me how to do that, it would be great
It's on SMS settings, like on any pone built on the latest decade.


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No you can't unless you build an entirely new version of android, this is what happen on any AOSP ROMs and on Cyanogens.

But because there are a lot of proprietary pieces of code on any Android phone, it's not an easy matter, especially on not so standard phones like the dual standard or dual sim phones.

BTW you can use the language setting app (which is already included on that rom) to set the russian locale, and to have a good part of the system in russian.
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You'd better choose WCDMA preferred for SIM2

For SIM1 better to choose GSM only , in that case phone will not try to connect TDSCDMA and not spend battery resource

GSM preferred - will use GSM as priority
GSM only - will use only GSM , no other standard will be tried to connect (in case of support, of course)
At least this is the theory.

Which in this very phone doesn't reflect the real world behavior, try to set GSM only on SIM2.

The phone will switch to gsm, then will switch back to WCDMA/GSM in matter of ten seconds.

At least this is what happen on my phone.
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Ok.

"My" B13 rom is uploaded.
Grazie
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by the way situation with etotalk changed for me before this I thought that would spend less if buy directly from other sellers not eTotalk. but when I got the phone i got also the problems, the known root methods not working the Installed ROM was not stable and had no other language than English and Chinese. I applied to Etotalk for help as they are only English speaking and well known sellers of phones who has multilingual ROM. Of course i have paid for the software they provide. From the first sight it is a little bit high price but it really cost the money asked. The service i got from them was kind and helpful they help me to unlocK 3G on second sim- root - new recovery flash - and provide all available roms for testing and find out the best one suit my needs. I can offer to everyone who dont want to experiment with unknown programs to apply for help to Etotalk
Is it so difficult to root this phone? Does not any internet methods work?

I want to buy it by TaoBao......taobao 308usd + 42usd vs etotalk 389usd + 34usd

it is a 73usd difference!!
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Is it so difficult to root this phone?
I did it in my car during the the stops at traffic lights.

just google for

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I did it in my car during the the stops at traffic lights.
you are the best. do yuo need same time to do something else....?
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Ok, re-thank you

So, I will buy it from TaoBao and I will do all of you know my experience.
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With etotalk rom v1.3 I didn't have any problems with sending sms via sim1 or sim2. Only on v1.4 this issue persists.
I have the version 1.4 ROM installed, and no problems with sending SMS from sim1 or sim2. What baseband version are you on?

ZTE U960 Freeze up

I sometime experiences freeze ups of the system. It simply stops responding to touches or buttons, and I need to take out the battery and put it in again. Does anybody else with the ZTE U960 experience freeze ups of the system?
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I have the version 1.4 ROM installed, and no problems with sending SMS from sim1 or sim2. What baseband version are you on?

ZTE U960 Freeze up

I sometime experiences freeze ups of the system. It simply stops responding to touches or buttons, and I need to take out the battery and put it in again. Does anybody else with the ZTE U960 experience freeze ups of the system?
I had the same issue with v.1.3, but on v1.4 everything is great now...except one thing - it doesn't allow me to use Russian language in android keyboard. Only latin letters are available, no cyrillic letters at all. I know that can use additional keyboards, but keyboards with dictionary are taking too much memory.
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Ok, re-thank you

So, I will buy it from TaoBao and I will do all of you know my experience.
I'm interested to buy it from TaoBao, can saw me the link of witch one did you will bought.

Did you go to use any intermediate web to buy from TaoBao?

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Is it so difficult to root this phone? Does not any internet methods work?

I want to buy it by TaoBao......taobao 308usd + 42usd vs etotalk 389usd + 34usd

it is a 73usd difference!!
In fact it need to be easy , but i didn't understand why no one of methods shown up worked for me.
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In fact it need to be easy , but i didn't understand why no one of methods shown up worked for me.
Did you try also the solutor's method?
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Some BUGs discovered on U960

1. USSD on Sim1 mostly not work
2. SMS from Operator or AD which has no sender number and has only name not possible to get on phone
3. all SMS received are shown in international format +374..... etc. and it doesn't show the name of Sender , only number , even if sender is in your address book.
4. 3G video call function is absent ....

Any ideas ?
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Some BUGs discovered on U960

1. USSD on Sim1 mostly not work
Already mentioned on earlier posts. USSD commands on SIM1 are working, It's the reply that is not interpreted correctly, so you can do some SIM operations (blindly), but not check your credit, for example.

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2. SMS from Operator or AD which has no sender number and has only name not possible to get on phone
true, noticed yesterday. an alternate SMS program like Handcent fix it (always for SIM2, in most cases for SIM1

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3. all SMS received are shown in international format +374..... etc. and it doesn't show the name of Sender , only number , even if sender is in your address book.
For now I duplicated my contacts with or w/o the international prefix, just exported them from gmail, edited and re-imported them. Not a solution but a very quick and easy workaround.

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This is pretty normal for 90% of the smartphones, only the cheap clones and few brand ones have it. Personally I couldn't care less about videocalls
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Already mentioned on earlier posts. USSD commands on SIM1 are working, It's the reply that is not interpreted correctly, so you can do some SIM operations (blindly), but not check your credit, for example.
I believe that there is some fixing for it, just need to find the right solution


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For now I duplicated my contacts with or w/o the international prefix, just exported them from gmail, edited and re-imported them. Not a solution but a very quick and easy workaround.
You can try one SMS program from the market ICS Messaging (ported from ICS original SMS program) . it correctly shows all contact names in SMS received LOG


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This is pretty normal for 90% of the smartphones, only the cheap clones and few brand ones have it. Personally I couldn't care less about videocalls
Just wonder , why not have
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I'm using U960 with etotalk firmware v1.4.
Here is issues that I have:
1) cannot receive sms messages from Raiffeisen bank about my account status. Sender hasn't got number, just name "Raiffeisen". On malshenzu forum I received an answer that sms client is ignoring messages from sender without number. Nonsense. Other sms client didn't solve this issue
2) unable to use Russian alphabet even if it's chosen. Plus in any app capital Russian letter "П" looks weird.
3) cannot uninstall skype and other cracked software from system even if I use Explorer with Root access. Error message "Unable to delete. Read only access"
4) time to time status bar and android market are unexpectedly closing. After restarting system I see old notifications about missed calls and other stuff

Two days ago I asked these questions to etotalk support. Still no answer...
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I'm using U960 with etotalk firmware v1.4.
Here is issues that I have:
1) cannot receive sms messages from Raiffeisen bank about my account status. Sender hasn't got number, just name "Raiffeisen". On malshenzu forum I received an answer that sms client is ignoring messages from sender without number.
Yes this is exactly what happen, handcent SMS works for me, altough the sender name is truncated on the last character on SIM 1, no problem on SIM2

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3) cannot uninstall skype and other cracked software from system even if I use Explorer with Root access. Error message "Unable to delete. Read only access"
Root is not enough, you have to mount the /system partition in RW mode.

Or just use titanium backup to delete the unwanted system apps.

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Never happened to me, must be a specific issue of that ROM.
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Just got a ZTE U960. For those considering it, it seems pretty decent overall but there are a few niggly annoying problems with it:

-- As mentioned by someone above, it treats numbers as being different to each other depending on if they're stored with or without international codes. This means you have three choices: (1) store all your numbers in international format. SMS messages will correctly identify the caller ID but calls won't. (2) store them in local format. Incoming calls will identify the caller ID but SMS messages won't. (3) store them both ways for each contact, which is time consuming and error-prone (you don't always remember to do it).

-- You can tell that the English translations were done by a Chinese person, and this makes the phone feel a bit cheap. For example, when the screen is locked, there is a button for "emergence" instead of "emergency" calls, when you dial someone and it starts ringing, it says "Called is Ring", and one of the profile names (which you can't edit) is "Slient" instead of "Silent"). There are a few other examples which I can't remember right now. There is also no English manual supplied, so you have to figure everything out yourself. This has especially been a problem for me, as I've never had an Android phone previously. Luckily most things are self-explanatory, but I still for example don't know what all the various notification icons mean, and the charts I've googled don't cover all of them.

-- One of the supplied GPS apps, CoPilot Live, is very unstable. It crashes frequently when you try to use it in "walking" mode, and doesn't ever close properly, needing to be "forced" to close every time. I'm not familiar with Android phones in general though, so this may be the fault of the app and not the phone. It comes with two other GPS apps though (NDrive and Google Maps Navigation), so this is not necessarily a big deal (I haven't yet experimented with the other two).

-- MMI codes don't work on both SIMs, which is annoying as my network provider uses codes (e.g. *100#) for checking balances and allowances.

-- You can't have separate profiles for each SIM. My reason for wanting a dual sim phone was because I previously had separate work and personal phones and I wanted to merge them. But that also means that I would like to be able to silence my work phone outside of office hours whilst still having it ring on my personal SIM. That isn't possible. Either the whole phone is silent, or the whole phone rings. You can however have different ring tones on each SIM, so planning to look into the possibility of adding a ringtone which contains no sound, as a workaround. There's no obvious way to add new ringtones, but I haven't spent much investigating this yet.

-- Contacts are saved by default into a gmail account, with no way to change this (e.g. so that it saves to the phone), and the phone comes already set up with an Etotalk gmail account, which so far I've not been able to remove and replace with my own (if you try, a popup states that a factory reset is the only way to do it). Because I know that this phone didn't work with google apps at all until recently, I'm reluctant to mess around with what is obviously a workaround Etotalk have applied. But I'm not happy about the phone being permenantly linked to a Chinese supplier's gmail account.

Apart from those issues, I'm pleased with it. Most of the dual-sim functionality works very well, with the only major exception being the lack of separate profiles. All calls, call log entries and SMS messages have a "1" or a "2" in their icons to represent which SIM they've originated from, and when you dial or send an SMS, you are presented with two dial/send buttons. Someone else in this thread mentioned that 3G only works on SIM2, but as my SIM2 is the one with a data plan, I haven't yet tried it on SIM1 to confirm this.
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-- As mentioned by someone above, it treats numbers as being different to each other depending on if they're stored with or without international codes. This means you have three choices: (1) store all your numbers in international format. SMS messages will correctly identify the caller ID but calls won't. (2) store them in local format. Incoming calls will identify the caller ID but SMS messages won't. (3) store them both ways for each contact, which is time consuming and error-prone (you don't always remember to do it).
Not a solution but adjusting/duplicating the numbers using the exported vcf is matter of few seconds with a good txt editor.

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-- You can tell that the English translations were done by a Chinese person, and this makes the phone feel a bit cheap. For example, when the screen is locked, there is a button for "emergence" instead of "emergency" calls, when you dial someone and it starts ringing, it says "Called is Ring", and one of the profile names (which you can't edit) is "Slient" instead of "Silent"). There are a few other examples which I can't remember right now.
true, called is ring is terrible..

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This has especially been a problem for me, as I've never had an Android phone previously.
Frangly I believe this is the very last problem, manage android is matter of few hours, the web is plenty of infos, and BTW most of the android phones are coming w/o a manual, this is true also for windows linux and most of the well known operating systems.
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-- One of the supplied GPS apps, CoPilot Live, is very unstable.
you should really delete it and buy a decent and not cracked app, I use iGO and works well as in any other phone I had before, altough the almost instant fix seen on the ZTE phone was not so common.

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-- MMI codes don't work on both SIMs, which is annoying as my network provider uses codes (e.g. *100#) for checking balances and allowances.
they are working perfectly for me on SIM2, BTW I've updated the baseband and the rom

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But that also means that I would like to be able to silence my work phone outside of office hours whilst still having it ring on my personal SIM. That isn't possible. Either the whole phone is silent, or the whole phone rings.
You must admit that yours is a strange request.

What's the point to have one of the sim reachable but silent ?

If you don't want the calls from one of the two SIMs just turn it off

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-- Contacts are saved by default into a gmail account, with no way to change this (e.g. so that it saves to the phone), and the phone comes already set up with an Etotalk gmail account, which so far I've not been able to remove and replace with my own (if you try, a popup states that a factory reset is the only way to do it). Because I know that this phone didn't work with google apps at all until recently, I'm reluctant to mess around with what is obviously a workaround Etotalk have applied. But I'm not happy about the phone being permenantly linked to a Chinese supplier's gmail account.
You cant remove the first gmail account on an android phone w/o wiping it.

I strongly suggest to do it and to start the configuration from scratch.

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Someone else in this thread mentioned that 3G only works on SIM2
Obviously the Europen 3G works only on SIM2.

SIM1 has 3G too, but in the chinese flavour, used in china only
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they are working perfectly for me on SIM2, BTW I've updated the baseband and the rom
What baseband and rom did you use?
Can you upload it to rapidshare or somewhere else?
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What baseband and rom did you use?
Can you upload it to rapidshare or somewhere else?
It's already included in the rom package uploaded earlier.

(You need XP32 to install it)
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did you try this version 2B03 ???
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did you try this version 2B03 ???
It's a baseband file, I haven't tried it (yet). I'm not sure if it's an updated version or just an hacked one to let the chinese people to use the wcdma network.
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-- Contacts are saved by default into a gmail account, with no way to change this (e.g. so that it saves to the phone), and the phone comes already set up with an Etotalk gmail account, which so far I've not been able to remove and replace with my own (if you try, a popup states that a factory reset is the only way to do it). Because I know that this phone didn't work with google apps at all until recently, I'm reluctant to mess around with what is obviously a workaround Etotalk have applied. But I'm not happy about the phone being permenantly linked to a Chinese supplier's gmail account.

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You cant remove the first gmail account on an android phone w/o wiping it.
I found the application ErazzerFree.apk that deleted for me the first gmail account.
I hope it can work also for you.
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Not a solution but adjusting/duplicating the numbers using the exported vcf is matter of few seconds with a good txt editor.
True, but that requires regularly updating the phone via a PC, if you tend to collect numbers when you're out and about (which I do a fair amount, because of work).

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they are working perfectly for me on SIM2, BTW I've updated the baseband and the rom
Yes, sorry, I wasn't clear enough. I meant that it works on one SIM but not the other.

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You must admit that yours is a strange request.

What's the point to have one of the sim reachable but silent ?

If you don't want the calls from one of the two SIMs just turn it off
It's quite simple, actually. One of my phones (the one I like to silence sometimes) is a work phone. This is so that it doesn't constantly disturb me when I'm relaxing at home in the evening and/or weekends, as I tend to get a lot of phone calls on it due to the nature of my work. At the same time, I do need to be able to stay on top of things in case there is a genuine emergency I need to respond to, so I will glance at my phone from time to time (every 1 or 2 hours, sometimes more, sometimes less) to look at the call log and text messages. I can then decide whether or not to respond to them. This would be extremely inconvenient if I was constantly having to turn the SIM on and off, plus messages don't come through instantly when you first turn a SIM on.

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You cant remove the first gmail account on an android phone w/o wiping it.

I strongly suggest to do it and to start the configuration from scratch.
I'm worried about doing this. It was only very recently that Etotalk got gmail working on their phone, and they set up the account as an extra service you have to pay for. There are users who have commented on their site that they were unable to add gmail accounts themselves, and I don't have the technical experience to know how Etotalk have done it.
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