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Which firmware do you use?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Andronix, Jan 16, 2010.


Which one?

Poll closed Feb 15, 2010.
  1. stock 1.5

    53 vote(s)
  2. Galaxo/GalaxHero 1.5

    21 vote(s)
  3. mustymod 2.0

    5 vote(s)
  4. don't know

    0 vote(s)
  1. Andronix

    Andronix Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Title says it all...

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  2. RellikZephyr

    RellikZephyr Well-Known Member

    mustymod at the moment

    but really only playing with it

  3. buntoid

    buntoid Newbie

    GalaxHero - I need JAVA because I live in a 2G only area and Opera mini 5 is by far the quickest on a 2G data connection.
  4. Andronix

    Andronix Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    huh, opera mini (4 though) works on all roms out of the box. you're running opera mini5 without any problems like garbled/messed up text? btw. you can install java j2me runner or similar on any rom and use opera mini5, on 2.0 as well....
  5. Xenon

    Xenon Well-Known Member

    What about the latest Opera for Android? I've seen some articles about
    it but haven't found the actual product. Has it been released? I'd actually
    prefer it to the built-in Chrome if it had bookmark synchronization like Mini
  6. Member12446

    Member12446 Guest

    Should there be an option for the unofficial official firmware? It's not the stock firmware in the UK but i'm running it. Well, I was till I put my phone to sleep yesterday and said a few kind words so it didn't feel too bad about being replaced with a Nexus One. :cool:
  7. buntoid

    buntoid Newbie

    Not had any problems with Opera Mini 5, either beta 1 or 2. I find 2 slower than 1 because it tends to load the complete page before displaying it.
    The only font issues I have is the annoying font collecting dialog box at the start sometimes.
  8. martino

    martino Guest

    Stock here, just because none of the features of the custom roms will be of any benefit to me, so no use flashing them over. :)
  9. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    i use opera mini5 on without any problems but i generally use default browser out of laziness and familiarity.

    im runing galaxo
  10. wallysh

    wallysh Newbie

    IK5 as well. Should have added II5, IK4 and IK5 to the poll.
  11. cl0wnzee

    cl0wnzee Newbie

    IK5 (I7500XXIK5) since today, updated via Odin.
    Don't really see a difference between IK5 and IJ5, at least I have a nicer boot logo now.
  12. Andronix

    Andronix Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    ij5? what region is that?
  13. informale

    informale Android Enthusiast

    J isn't a region indicator. And he probably meant II5.
  14. Andronix

    Andronix Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    i meant where is he from.
  15. cl0wnzee

    cl0wnzee Newbie

    No, it was IJ5 not II5
    The phone is from Red Bull Mobile in Switzerland.
  16. KlaymenDK

    KlaymenDK Android Expert

    I'm using K4 + rectools + PandaHome which seems to be a winning combination. It's very stable and feature complete. I don't see myself updating anytime soon, unless there are serious improvements to be gained. :)
  17. Mr.DNA

    Mr.DNA Well-Known Member

    I figured I was in the minority on here using the stock firmware.
  18. zoomee

    zoomee Lurker

    Got My Galaxy last week after selling my HTC Touch HD2.

    REALLY like the android OS compared to winmo and apple interfaces - nice and simple - does exactly what it says on the tin :) Coming from a HTC background I like to try the latest and custom ROM's but overall prefer whatever is the most stable with loads of functionality.

    Awesome device but was sad to hear no android 2.0 rom :(

    I'm on o2 in the UK and got confused with all the different stock ROM's and I'm still trying to figure out what a CRC is - lol

    I got a tad sick of constantly flashing new ROM's on my HTC devices so have taken it easy with this Galaxy so far. (Got a work TouchPro2 to mess with ;)

    Samsung software refused to recognise my phone so I had to use odin (great tool) - I was originally on IH4 (I think) - now running official latest o2 ROM II4 I believe. It rebooted once on me so far (trying to use rotation) but otherwise all good.

    Interested to hear what others are running in the UK.....
  19. cl0wnzee

    cl0wnzee Newbie

    The i7500 Galaxy is an awesome device!
    After the update to IK5 the battery life got much better than before. After 1 1/2 years with an iPhone 3G I sold it after I got the Galaxy, the screen is a little bit smaller but AMOLED - fair deal.
    I'll buy in summer anyway a second phone, maybe again a Android from Samsung.
  20. FLT

    FLT Well-Known Member

    How could you even consider another Android from Samsung after you've seen what support they give you with a >400eur phone? :thinking:

    I've always liked Samsung phones but not anymore, after only 6 months I'm struggling to sell it for more than 250eur (which I shouldn't have to do if they would bother to release some updates)
  21. cl0wnzee

    cl0wnzee Newbie

    Agree, Samsung's support is anything else than great. On the other hand, Android phones are kind of do-it-yourself-phones. I updated the stock FW via Odin to IK5 and now it works great.
    Maybe Samsung will learn out of their mistakes and the next phones will be better.

    btw I paid for my i7500 converted about 250euro. I wanted a cheap Android phone with a good price/value when I bought it, since it was my first Android phone.

    However, we will see and hope if they'll release Android 2.0/2.1 for the i7500.
  22. informale

    informale Android Enthusiast

    You see, not everyone got it for "just" 250 EUR. People paid as much as 450 GBP (I guess, when it first came out).

    If it were 250 EUR new, it would totally worth it ;)
  23. cl0wnzee

    cl0wnzee Newbie

    I'm agree. When did the i7500 came out, around August right? But since then the prices haven't really dropped, just in some online stores maybe.
    Also if I would have bought the i7500 in a normal store I'd still had to pay the full price of ~466euro which is way too much for a non-high-end Android device.
    So I searched some online stores and finally found one for a good price with two years of warranty.
  24. NoUse4aNick

    NoUse4aNick Member

    You should definitely share with us that online store of yours ;)

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