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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by razmataz, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. razmataz

    razmataz Newbie
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    Had my SGS (2.1) for a few days now, i love android but the apps for it have a mind of their own.

    1. Facebook app: HORRIBLE, seriously, notifications don't work, it crashes all the time, scrolling through the posts is awful, laggy

    2. Yahoo Messenger app: Laggy, crashes, i turn it off and it turns back on again whenever it wants

    3. Mail: i refresh my inbox, get a new email and only a while later i get the notification in the bar

    These are some of the things that bug me about it. The phone is brand new, out of the box from my carrier. I have not modified it in any way.

    Do you guys know of any fixes for it ? Does 2.2 get rid of some of these problems ? Also, how can i update using Mac OS ?

    Thanks a bunch !
     

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  2. THE ANDROID

    THE ANDROID Android Enthusiast
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    Root it and load a custom 2.2 ROM.

    Install Windows through Bootcamp.
     
  3. snapper.fishes

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    Facebook app becomes a lot smoother in 2.2. I don't use yahoo messenger. Haven't encountered the email bug before.
     
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    Most of the SGS quirks are solved in version 2.2.1
     
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    I am sorry for sounding naive.. but what do you mean by root it and and load a custom ROM...
    How do we do that?
     
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    Yea all the old problems are fixed. Too bad it created a hundred new ones
     
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    Can you give examples? I don't have problems. Or do I have problems that I am not aware of?
     
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    This is usually done by people who are into computers and the like. Flashing (Load) a custom ROM is not for the beginner. If you want to do this, read a lot about it first. This is probably the best place to learn about flashing ROMs.

    Flashing custom ROMs will...

    A) Void your warranty
    B) Possibly cause other problems (I flashed JPX and I couldn't receive calls anymore).
    and even worse,
    C) Brick (Kill) your phone.

    I would try a factory reset or better yet, return it and try to get another one since it's only a couple of days old.

    As for the Mac issue, I believe you need to have 'USB debugging' enabled.
    Go to:
    Settings
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    Development
    USB debugging

    Ian
     
  9. ayongkot

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    B) Possibly cause other problems (I flashed JPX and I couldn't receive calls anymore)

    i also have jpx but i can receive incoming calls. isn't that wierd? maybe it's in your settings?
     
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    Mine is in 2.2 now, but lag/ freezing issues with facebook and email.. Very slooooowww.
     
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    I am using 2.2.1 JPY and i havent got.any iss
    ues.so far . Even the bettery drain is fixed
     
  12. razmataz

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    SOLVED EVERYTHING !

    Rooted with Z4 and installed OCLF lag fix... Damn my phone is fast now, unbelievable. Yahoo IM works like a breeze, FB app loads instantaneously, pictures and everything. Good stuff ! :)
     

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