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  1. SlowRain

    SlowRain Well-Known Member
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    Hi everyone. I pick up my i9000 tomorrow night, so I was just wondering if there are any recommended procedures I should do first before I start using it.

    What settings/changes do you recommend for new users?
    What are some common mistakes new users make?
    What advice do you wish a more advanced user would have given you when you were just starting out?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. SlowRain

    SlowRain Well-Known Member
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    Okay, guys, I'm terribly sorry. I put this in the wrong forum. Can someone move this to the "Samsung Galaxy S" forum. :eek:

    Thanks.
     
  3. Nixxi

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    crash test dummy for the school system
    Land of vikings and salty black licorice
    Buy Beautiful Widgets
    Play around with all the buttons and get to know the phone
    Download kies on your computer
    Connect your phone to the computer and transfer music
    Download a facebook app and then complain about it
    Make sure you can view videos, listen to music, use the camera, make calls, sms, mms all those good things. You don't want to have the phone a month and then realise something is broken.


    That is what I did yesterday.
     
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  4. SlowRain

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    Thanks. I'd heard of Kies, but didn't know that it was so useful.

    I'll try to do all the other things you suggested too, minus the FB and widget things.

    What happened to your phone?
     
  5. snapper.fishes

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    KIES is useful... when it works.

    But you will need it anyway. It contains the drivers necessary for connecting your phone to your computer. But given the choice, it's easier to take out the SD card and plug it into a card reader.

    Not so sure about buying beautiful widgets. I had it for a while, then refunded it because it took up too much screen space. Do give the default Samsung widgets a try first. See if you like them.

    Download a few apps just for fun, from both the Android Market and the Samsung Market (on your phone). A few great apps to get your started will be the ES File Manager, ES Task Manager, ES Security Manger, Angry Bird Beta, Falling Ball and jetVD. The last one will allow you to download HD videos from YouTube.

    Customize your own ringtones and notifications. Learn how to use swype. There's a tutorial in settings.

    There is a lot more than I can tell you, but I am feeling lazy, and it is more fun if you find them out yourself. :D

    Just a word of warning at the end. If you are going to root, read. Read. Read.
     
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  6. Lawls

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    Charge it for a lengthy time before using it then run down the battery a few times (without letting it die). Should make your battery life decent
     
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  7. karnka

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    My continued ranting goes on:

    Read up about the software issues (GPS/Lag/Wifi etc) with the SGS and make sure you're comfortable with them and decide whether you trust Samsung to fix them or not before you pick the phone up.

    (I am in a bad mood about all of this today, aren't I! :) )
     
  8. snapper.fishes

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    Do note that some of us (like me) hasn't had any of the above issues at all. It's a little like playing Russian roulette I suppose.
     
  9. SlowRain

    SlowRain Well-Known Member
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    Yeah. I fully realize there will be devices that are pooched right from the factory. When researching what phone to buy, I discovered the GPS issue, the delayed Froyo release, the lag, etc. Over on XDA Developers the phone has an 85% positive rating, which helped sell me on it. The 15% dissatisfaction seemed to be either one-off instances or else extreme anal-retentiveness on the part of the owner.
     
  10. karnka

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    I don't personally thinks the GPS issue is just some devices. If it is it's widespread enough to be a significant proportion of the handsets out there.

    The phone has some very nice points. It may not perform as it should but it is very light/thin and the screen can only be described as a thing of beauty.
     

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