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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by PJ147, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. PJ147

    PJ147 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    These things keep cropping up about the Galaxy Ace:

    1) The Galaxy ace does have Gorrilla Glass :) Look HERE

    2) Flash (by default) is not supported on the Ace. To be honest its not really needed as the web is moving away from it to other technologies (HTML5 etc). I know there are ways to get it to install it and work around it, but by enlarge our armv6 processors are not supported. (it works for some but not for most)

    3) ICS Will not be rolled out officially for the ACE. Phones with much higher specs and that are a lot newer wont either.

    4) Cyanagenmod 7.2 has been given an official release. Check out my thread in the all things root section of this forum. CM 9 based on android 4.x.x will get a unnoffical release (most already works)

    5) There is no front facing camera on this device - Its a proximity sensor - Skype will not work for video calls. There are apps that allow the back camera to be used but most dont.

    6) No HD video recording in ace

    7) Battery consumption is not the best. Stock roms are far better than CM based /custom roms

    8) DO NOT USE ROM MANAGER - it will kill your phone (clockworkmod recovery on its own is ok though) [​IMG]

    9) Dont use task killers. Android manages its own memory better and causing apps to reload when called on actually uses more CPU and Battery if they have to load from scratch.

    10) Interested in rooting? Have a look here: Ace - All Things Root - Android Forums. Lots of info about that. ;)

    11) The Variants of the Ace S5830 such as the I version (there are others) actually have different hardware and firmware. This is very important if you are looking to mod,flash,root,decompile or play with the phone in any other way as you could put phone in danger!!

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  2. GrahamF

    GrahamF Android Enthusiast

    Hi, a very toned down version Mr. PJ!!! LOL!! At least it got stickied at the top of the page eh!! Have a good Xmas & New Year :cool:
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  3. kazza0480

    kazza0480 Lurker

    I agree with the battery usage. I have had my phone for 5 days and I have had to recharge the phone every day.
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  4. PJ147

    PJ147 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Happy xmas to you Graham too! Yeah they toned it down and cut some bits but happy its up there! Hopefully we'll see less of the same thread clogging the forum!

    @kazza0480 yeah the battery usage is not the best but most smartphones are similar. When you first get a phone you tend to play with it more than normal so you should see an improvement. Dont use task killers though as they are counter productive and actually cause more drain in the long run.
  5. chismay

    chismay Android Enthusiast

    lets just hope peeps can check here before posting them "repeaters" again lol cheers pj
  6. Snatch3r

    Snatch3r Newbie

    When is the official CM7 releasing ??
  7. pipsavage88

    pipsavage88 Lurker

    its a great phone but i am hating the internet problems
  8. julesadi

    julesadi Lurker

    All I want to do is hear my music when recieving a text and NOT the crap thats installed at factory settings. Can anybody tell me if this is possible and if so HOW ?
  9. Hate that after using it for a day it needs to be recharged :/ it lasts longer if i dont do ANYTHING at all which sucks
  10. PJ147

    PJ147 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Still waiting for this news :( Will post when i hear!
  11. PJ147

    PJ147 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    What problems are you having?
  12. insekticide

    insekticide Well-Known Member

    I found a thread about one hour ago that links to xda for flash support. Worked for me.
  13. PJ147

    PJ147 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    as the post above said. Works for some not for most. If that is the flash version 11 (based on 10.3 lib) then I believe that does work.

    I have flashed cm7 so flash works now with that anyhoo!
  14. kouyamz143

    kouyamz143 Lurker

    rooting is like hacking the cp right?
  15. ACEsq

    ACEsq Newbie

    Rooting is like putting a new operating system on the phone, as you may do with a home computer. The root OS is not provided by the phone manufacturer and will void the warranty. The benefits are by doing this it allows you to uninstall the useless bloatware stuff that comes with it and thus speed up the phone performance. I have done it and reverted back, just in case. I'd like my device to be rooted, but can't risk being left without a functional handset.
  16. PJ147

    PJ147 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

  17. ACEsq

    ACEsq Newbie

    Thanks for the clarification, I flashed a custom rom on mine then using those (correct) terms.

    Edit; I did it successfully previously, but as I said I have since put stock gingerbread back on to preserve the warranty.

    Is the only risk involved when doing the install? Or can things still go wrong afterwards? For example in day to day use, or plugging it into a laptop, market updates etc...

    I wouldn't mess around with the phone too much (i've heard of problems occurring due to 'overclocking'), I wouldn't alter anything like that from the custom rom after successfully installing it.

    Thanks in advance.
  18. You told that flash is working for you.
    Can you play a video from dailymotion website or like this any such websites from where you can play videos directly except youtube?
  19. PJ147

    PJ147 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Dailymotion works for me. Mind you isnt it a HTML5 site now?
  20. PJ147

    PJ147 Android Enthusiast
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    Sent you a PM. Ask any specific questions there (otherwise thread may be moved to rooting section) Cheers
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  21. mynoombies

    mynoombies Lurker

    My provider uses 900/2100 and my phone can only pick up the 2G signal which is painfully slow. I've seen workarounds for other phones. Modems, etc. Does anybody have a solution for me?
    Thanks so much
  22. PJ147

    PJ147 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    WHich country and network are you with?
  23. mrluffy18

    mrluffy18 Lurker

    But I am satisfied with my Samsung Galaxy Ace.. :)
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  24. kaylapudd

    kaylapudd Lurker

    Quick question for those who have owned this phone,
    Ive owned mine for about 4-5 months & i dont know about you, but it likes to shut itself off randomly
    + i will type & send a a message & it will say failure.

    The only way to fix this is by restarting phone.
    Anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this?
    its a pain in the ass
  25. bala1982

    bala1982 Newbie

    Well i experience this problem if your mobile is on standby you haven't use it few hours it in sleep mode so when you unlock it ( click slide to unlock) you need wait few minutes to let get the system working if you try to use a app while it system is working it crashes shut off. You need install CPU Widget ( i am using slw cpu widget) to see how much it working.

    As for i will type & send a a message & it will say failure - you need make sure you have a signal before sending a message and secondly make sure you right settings for your mobile.

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