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Support Moving from Desire to Galaxy S!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TechGrin, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. TechGrin

    TechGrin Well-Known Member
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    Hi guys,

    Just saying hello!

    I had an HTC Desire for about 3 months, after previously owning an iPhone 3GS.

    Although the Desire is a great handset, there were a few things that I just wasn't happy with. Battery life was terrible, the screen was very 'pinky', and the much talked about 720p video recording which came with Froyo was such a disappointment.

    So after 3 months I was getting really tired of it. I knew I wanted to stay with android(I doubt I could ever go back to iOS), but also knew I didn't want to stay Desire!

    Then I played with a friends Galaxy, and couldn't believe the video recording quality and screen!

    So I managed to sell the Desire within a day of putting it on another forum, and I should hopefully have a Galaxy S by Monday afternoon!

    Cant wait!
     

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  2. jollygoon

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    well let me be the first to welcome you to the dark side, mwahahahahaha!! ;p
    And be prepared to tweak because as good as this phone is the software does tend to let it down at times, but hey, that's what's fun about having an android right?
     
  3. NZtechfreak

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    I went from Desire to GS, very happy (after a fair bit of tweaking mind you!).
     
  4. jollygoon

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    @ NZtechfreak, just out of curiosity what tweaks have you implemented? I've done a fair bit but if it aint broken its not tweaked enough, if you get my drift.
     
  5. NZtechfreak

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    Tweaks and UI improvements - first of all Root, Modaco custom ROM removing some of the inbuilt stuff that I didn't use, Widget Locker to replace inbuilt lockscreen (also requires No Lock app to stop the TouchWiz lockscreen from messing with stuff), Power Strip, LauncherPro Plus, ReScan Media (Root version) to turn off media scanning on boot and instead manually allow it, One Click Lag Fix (although the Voodoo lag fix V2 soon in public beta sounds even better), clockworkmod recovery, titanium backup...

    Thankfully my GPS is perfect for my use, so I haven't had to also do the Epic 4G GPS fix, I also haven't had to do any of the audio fixes either since I almost always listen to music via line-out in my car.

    Currently I find it great for day-to-day use, but there is still quite a bit I'm looking forward to - Voodoo Lag Fix sounds like a step up, 2.2, cyanogenmod ROM (so I can finally use my Datel Retro Wireless controller with the emulators).
     
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  6. jollygoon

    jollygoon Well-Known Member
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    ah yes, cyanogenmod.. been drooling over that for a while as well. Have you tried autokiller? Maybe it's just me but my phone now seriously zips after putting it on aggressive mode.. Now trying to find some ways of improving battery life, thinking about getting setcpu to underclock the phone. Anyone tried it yet?

    sorry if it's becoming off topic guys..
     

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