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Support Newbie question about upgrading to Android 1.6

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by whchuang, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. whchuang

    whchuang Member
    Thread Starter

    Apr 15, 2010
    Dear all, I'm a new user of Samsung Behold II (t939). Couple of quick questions here:

    1. I read about "ODIN" and the BH_MAN 1.6 ROM upgrade. Is the most recent release from BH_MAN for the Samsung Behold II firmware r8 (release 8)??

    2. How would this release (BH_MAN r8) compare to the official T-Mobile 1.6 release (which happened in July?)

    3. I missed the window for the "over-the-air" auto firmware upgrade from T-Mobile, is it possible that I could bring the phone to a T-Mobile retail store and they could do the upgrade for me for free? Or is the official 1.6 firmware upgrade somewhere on the Web that I could grab one? Does the official 1.6 perform faster than the 1.5 cupcake? Also I assume that the BH_MAN release "removed" the TouchWiz interface (done by Samsung), is the official 1.6 firmware release still include the TouchWiz interface?? Performance-wise (and bug-free-wise), which 1.6 firmware (BH_MAN r8 and official T-Mobile release) is better?

    4. Does both ROM/firmware releases removed all the unnecessary applications, such as "WheresWaldo", "Cube (the TouchWiz?)", "Amazon MP3" and the subscription based GPS software?

    5. Any "known" issues or bugs with these two 1.6 firmware releases (BH_MAN r8 and official T-Mobile release) ?

    Sorry about so many questions. I have tried to search in this forum for all the answers, but couldn't find all the answers in one thread (especially for a newbie like me). Thanks again!


  2. mwl1119

    mwl1119 Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2010
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  3. slmar123

    slmar123 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2010
    There are basically 2 BH_MAN rom ports. One based on the Samsung Galaxy(not S) hardware and the other is from an unofficial Behold II pre-release.

    The latest Galaxy 1.6 rom is r12
    The latest Behold2 1.6 is named take5

    Both of these have the bloatware removed. Both have root and apps2sd. Apps2SD would be one advantage over the official T-Mobile 1.6 release.

    Galaxy Roms do not have vibrate and lack the Behold Camera and Music apps. However, Galaxy roms have better performance than the Behold II roms.

    If you're interested in finding out more about BH_MAN's roms I would suggest going to his forum on androidspin.com. Navigate to Forums-Developers Forums-Eugene373 and look for the Samsung Behold II stuff there. That's where you'll find the latest downloads and info.
  4. j0hnh0lmes

    j0hnh0lmes Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2010
    Or...you could download the new 1.6 OTA roms. These are up to date and work better than the BH_MAN roms. (No offense Eugune, they are great roms)

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