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  1. NZ_Nitro

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    wonder if samsung should be watching out for it? this phone is known for being slow... perhaps they knew which is why the called it the "S" (snail) I for one are considering taking it back to the retailer:mad:
     

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    Yes the file system Samsung use on the Galaxy S can cause lag, we have know this since launch.

    Takes about 15min to root and change the file system to ext4, if thats too much for you to do then yes return it.
     
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    comes back to rooting it voids the warranty, why would I do that to a 4 month old phone? just been talking to the retailer will keep you posted
     
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    Only voids the warranty if you return the phone in that condition. :p
     
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    well to be fair I have tried rooting but it sidnt work due to signature verification
     
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    If you can't root then you can flash a new rom with Odin How to Use ODIN to Flash Your Samsung Galaxy S

    I'd recommend trying a custom rom before you return the phone. You can always flash back to a stock rom if you still want to return it.

    A good rom completely changes how the phone feels and works. I'd recommend trying Darky's rom [ROM] Darky's Gingerbread Edition. Installing a custom rom isn't as complicated as you'd think, and there's a huge community both here and on Darky's site who will help and guide you through the process.

    One of the problems with the Galaxy was the speed, but one of its strengths is the developer community.
     
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    Thanks for the advice as i do like this phone, is it risky?
     
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    well...... its 2am here and what a waste of my day, set odin up followed the instructions to find samsung are disabling the download function, bloody retailler better have answers on monday
     
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    Ah. The one thing I was going to say is to make sure that you can get your phone into download and recovery mode using the three button method.

    If you can't its possible to enter download mode through other software (ADK -Android Developers Kit) and then to flash a rom which has the three button method enabled.

    There is another fix here [FIX] Release: 3-button combo fix for any firmware version - xda-developers but it seems more complicated.

    You can always ask the retailer to replace the handset (or at least fix the firmware) as it technically is not fully functioning if the recovery mode is disabled.
     
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    lol thats also an angle i will follow but not mention download mode
     
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    conversation today with Samsung....."how do I do a hard reset" "you cant its been disabled" unless you use the software reset, well what if Kies fails?
    'send it back to us" its been disabled to stop rooting...................second question to Samsung "this has horrendous lag including up to 10 seconds to access contacts, what is samsung doing about it?" "sorry sir we have never heard of this problem, we use the phones here with no problems" but its a well known issue based around the Samsung architecture.... "our phones dont lag"
     
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    Samsung are more slippery than an eel over this or is it only a few phones?
     
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    If you dont want to root what version of android do you use 2.3.3 is out now.

    And to get it back in downloadmode order a jig on ebay for 9 buck i hav'nt used it but a lot of people have
     
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    I want to root but samsung seem to be activley trying to stop people
     
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    I know the try to stop you from rooting but if you want to root and Z4Root does'nt work youll have to flash using odin
     
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    flashed rooted f..ed and now running Darkeys system
     

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