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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by x10iii, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. x10iii

    x10iii Well-Known Member
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    hey, im new to all this... i got my first smartphone: x10i in august.. it was purchased in england, but now im using it in egypt with a vodafone sim.... few weeks ago i got to know about the 2.1 software update and i have been eagerly awaiting it... do u know when exactly ill be able to get the update? isnt it supposed to be out today?
    also i just heard about 'rooting' my fone and home replacements (adw launcher).. so shud i root my fone, what are the benefits of doing so? n what will ADW give me? or since the update is gonna be out soon, shud i just wait for that?
    firmware: 1.6
    baseband version: 1.1.28
    build number: R2BA024
    i really like this fone, but i feel like i dont know alot of stuff.... plss, help me
    thanks :D

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  2. CuBz

    CuBz Android Expert

    Is your phone branded or unbranded? If it is unbranded you will receive the update when it is released within the next few days. If it is branded, you will have to wait until Vodafone have made their changes to it before they release it, but they have not yet announced when this will be.

    About rooting....When rooting a phone, you change the phone font and use apps that are only for rooted phones, such as wifi tether etc.

    ADW is an alternative home screen for your phone, it provides features that the stock home does not, such as extra screens (the stock home app has 3 screens, the ADW can have as many as 7). You could just wait for the update but as nobody knows when this will be released, you may be better of using ADW

    Hope this helps :)
  3. x10iii

    x10iii Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    ohh k.... thanks a lot... i think my fone is branded, shit! it would suck if i have to wait any longer.... btw do i have to root my fone in order to use ADW or is that not necessary?
    and is debranding a complicated process? will i lose anything/are there any disadvantages?
  4. powerkiter

    powerkiter Android Expert

    Calm down mate :D

    Dont bother rooting your phone or debranding it as you will void your warranty!

    Just hang back and wait for the update on your carrier, ADW will work fine on your phone unrooted and is just a home replacement so go for ADW and get used to more than 3 desktop screens :D
  5. X10iUser

    X10iUser Android Expert


    As Cubz said, depends on if the phone is branded or not.
    What is rooting and why should I do it? The pros & cons of Android rooting
    ADW is a homescreen replacement app, have a browse of THIS thread of pictures.
    Why wait is my opinion. :)
  6. johnaachen

    johnaachen Member

    If i were you then I would consider yourself VERY lucky as you are still within your 14 day return period and so you can take teh phone back and get something that wont make your life miserable like an HTC Desire.

    I have never been so disappointed with ANY product I have ever bought....had phone 7 months now and the bugs that were there on day one are still there today....but woop de woop I will be able to do HD recording on my phone. If I wanted to do bloody HD video recording I would have bought a blooody video camera! I wanted a phone that I could HEAR people on! IO wanted a phone that would connect everyday to the same wifi network and not just when it felt like it. I wanted a phone that doesnt hang up in calls. A phone that I could hear ring in my pocket! I could go and on....

    My advive to anyone who has just mistakenly bought an X10 is to take it back and save yourself the pain!
  7. x10iii

    x10iii Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    lol thanks for all ur advice.... i think ill keep my x10 cuz its my first smartfone, and i like it.... my friend got an htc desire and he's waiting for the 2.2 update lol
  8. x10iii

    x10iii Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    okay i have a problem.... i downloaded adw launcher, but what do i do now... i tried pressing the home button but i get a list of recently used apps only.... how do i enable adw?
  9. rosered

    rosered Android Expert

    Download Home Switcher too, then use that to launch ADW and when you are happy you can set it as default using this app too. It will show you Home (SE own launcher) Timescape and ADW.
  10. x10iii

    x10iii Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    it works!!! thanks a mill... i got an awesome iron man-droid theme :D
  11. rosered

    rosered Android Expert

    Glad you liked it... it was this app that gave me the comfort zone to change my launcher otherwise you have to go into menu and applications and clear something and ....... Yeah I can't even remember, so opening Home Switcher is much easier!

    Maybe you can post some images on Show Us Your Homescreen if you haven't already. There is a guide on how to do it on there too or within the sticky X10 thread at top of forum. It sounds complicated but its not really!
  12. CuBz

    CuBz Android Expert

    If you didn't like the phone on day 1, why didn't you change it?

    Alot of people are looking forward to getting HD video recording as most of us were not aware of it when we purchased the phone, so it's an extra bonus

    Also, many people love the X10, I especially do, and just because you seem to have problems, doesn't mean everyone does, so advising people not to buy one is the mistake
  13. x10iii

    x10iii Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    hey guys, one more question..... my 3g settings were automatically enabled and it was working fine for a while.... but now it doesnt work.... how can i enable/disable it? shud i go to the nearest vodafone store?
  14. powerkiter

    powerkiter Android Expert

    What!!! You mean you did not research the phone before you brought it? If you did research it how could you not have known about the HD update?

    I got this phone not caring about 2.1 but the fact SE "official" blogs touted that HD recording would come in september before the 2.1 update...

    But hey I was stupid as I researched the phone and belived what SE put on their blogs and I was told by 3 that even with in the cool off period they could not give me a desire as it would be another 3 weeks to get it and that would take me out off the the cool off period.

    I stayed with the X10 as the contract I signed up to was
  15. CuBz

    CuBz Android Expert

  16. X10iUser

    X10iUser Android Expert

    Settings - wireless controls - mobile networks - MMS & Data. I use an app called SwitchPro Widget which makes turning it on and off easier.
  17. x10iii

    x10iii Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    thanks, i got this widget called APN OnOff and its awesome... works perfectly, as i can enable/disable my 3g in just one click.... also any idea when vodafone will release the 2.1 update?

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