Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by crazy pyro, Nov 15, 2009.
Complaining about a january 2012 post? lol
After so many ics, jelly bean, slim roms, and after many flashing
i back to stock rom: GB again.
its kinda fun have custom rom run on mine, but this time i prefer stock
but now i run rom from slovakia for my galaxy w
Help with Downgrading
I need help downgrading my Samsung Galaxy S Captivate (AT&T) from Gingerbread (2.3) to Eclair (2.1) this is greatly appreciated, the results i turn up are like from 2010 which if im not mistaken is older than the Gingerbread firmware, Ive been having slow bootup and call screen issues since 3 days ago on 2.3- ive already tried a master reset which didnt fix the issues
I think you should go the other way, to Android 4.x instead.
The captivate variant is supported by a popular ROM series: http://www.slimroms.net/index.php/supported-devices
that, my galaxy S is running on 4.1 and works fairly well.
im going to keep it on released versions of Android, 2.3.5 is the final version for the Captivate, I just want to know how to downgrade it to 2.1, I think i have a glitch in 2.3.5 when it makes a call it freezes before even getting to the call screen
1. seriously, the newer firmwares are faster.
2. that sounds like the sensor that blanks out the screen when your face is next to the phone is screwing up. mine did that - the screen would blank and i couldnt answer the call, but after they hung up it would recover. my solution was to go to MIUI 4.x because it had a software option to disable the proximity sensor.
id rather start off on that then upgrade it all over again, Also I will be switching to a Galaxy S4 (S4 Active has 8MP Camera like the S3 did, The S4 has 13MP Cam, and radio functionality).
I did find odin, just getting the USB driver and probably the 2.1 Firmware then up it to 2.2 then 2.35 then the latest Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean
2.1 is a massive downgrade, your phone will literally be 20%-30% slower across the board just due to no longer having JIT compilation, let alone the other froyo / gingerbread improvements.
Android 4.x (and especially a 4.x ROM catering more specifcally to your device) will run even faster thanks to many more things being hardware accelerated, Linaro ARM optimizations literally doubling performance in some cases, and it looks so much cooler.
The list of apps that require 4.x+ is only getting larger. Why do you want to hold on to the past? It's like insisting on running Windows 98. Running XP in 2013 (2.3 gingerbread) is understandable, but not 98.
I'm guessing you're already rooted and you have a proper recovery tool like clockwork mod, so just backup your apps / data (titanium backup app is great for this), wipe, flash slim bean, flash slim gapps, done
I'm using a Galaxy S 1 running it. A real Galaxy S 1, not some American rebrand, but the internals are more or less the same / compatible. There is no comparison however, in the performance of this thing when it comes to Android 2 vs Android 4.
im doing this to try to start on a clean slate, then go up from 2.1 to 2.2 then 2.3.5 then to the latest ver 4 Firmware/OS, Ill be going to a Galaxy S4, I just want to ensure this one is working right when I trade it in.
My Nexus 4 Running CyanogenMod 10.1 RC2/ 4.2.2
Don't go down to 2.1 that makes no sense, why not use a custom rom for your device and go to 4.**?
So I sold my soul to a carrier, so now I have tons of calls and texts and 3GB data and I got a Samsung Galaxy Express, and I wish I wish it had a built in stylus. I really do.
Otherwise it's a solid phone and a big upgrade from the Galaxy Gio I used to have.
I doubt you will get much of anything at all for a Galaxy S1 nowadays. I'd just keep it. The Galaxy S1 also has somewhat of a legendary status in the audiophile community for its high end DAC, similar to the revered original model Playstation.
Again, slap Slim bean on there and install the voodoo sound app (to interface with the kernel module you'll have put on in the process) and you'll get simply unbelievable audio quality out of it. If for nothing else, it makes for a great PMP.
Still too lazy to upgrade my S3 from ICS.
I'll just put this here... https://secure.worldcommunitygrid.org/about_us/viewNewsArticle.do?articleId=318
Go try it!
A guy I work with uses me to flash rom's in his galaxy s2, but he never seems to be happy with the outcome of using different rom's, I've tried so many and he always whinges about this or that not being what he wanted,
so I flashed his i9100 back to stock and disabled some of the bloat and finally he is happy... what a waste of my time!
nvmd, the phone just needed a hard reset x4 to stop the problem it was having, still on Gingerbread 2.3.5. AT&T has a $100 off promotion for 3 year old or less phone trade ins for the newest ones out. (S4Active is a re-badged S3 Pretty Much). I was thinking of the S4 32GB Model
i went through that early on with buggy firmwares on my S1, eventually i found some stable ones (finding a pure CM nightly release is a good start).
Aight I think I need some help, in setting up the phone as a wifi hotspot. Because I can't find the settings for the damned thing. I'm on 4.1.2. I get to the page where the settings for wifi hotspots and tethering is, but I can't configure it. When I drop down the meny at the top whatever you call it it says Tap to configure but that just takes me back to where I turn it on.
must be glitched in your firmware. custom ROM?
Waiting for those.
I did find an app that allowed me to access those things but it seems it's shutting on and off, and when it's on I don't have internet connectivity on the computer so... Blergh. There are other options for the computer I intended it for though so it's not that big a deal.
What cellie you got?
I bought a 2013 Nexus 7 32GB today, and it is AWESOME. Just about everything is superior to my original Nexus 7, and it scores ~11700 in 3DMark Ice Storm and ~19000 in AnTutu with its 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro (supposedly it is close to the Snapdragon 600 in performance). I don't think I can even see the individual pixels since the density is amazing. Now I just need to sell my old one...
There are going to be a LOT of Nexus 7 2012's for sale soon. I'm going to be "less careful" with mine and replace it once it takes a spill
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