Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by crazy pyro, Nov 15, 2009.
What I have been keeping an eye on too. Gotta get my arse in gear and get a ROM to work.
Just spotted this forum and thought id pitch in I have 3 android handset 2 HTC Sensations both rooted and reflashed with the cyanogens mod and an older htc desire again rooted and reflashes with the insert coin rom ive 2 android tablets also one a cheep n cheerfull arnoava and the other archos 8 250 gig tablet
Just for fun, on my HTC desire CM7.1 (android 2.3.7), I,ve modified the splashscreen for this:
no troll or hate, just for fun
Installed NottachTrix rom on my Atrix and its decent, very fast and stable. Had to use a touch screen capable recovery because the installer used touch, other than that i can keep my stuff when upgrading to a newer version of rom.
Probably the best rom right now for the Motorola Atrix.
Cosmos Build is done and guess what?
Mmmm so so sexy.
Okay fellas, I'm panicking a bit here.
I rooted my Desire Z for the first time today. Before doing anything stupid, I obtained temp-root and backed up everything with Titanium Backup. Or so I thought. It lasted a long freaking time, but I didn't remember to check the sdcard because Titanium backup showed everything to be backed up.
Then I downgraded from 2.3.3 to 2.2 and rooted. Now Titanium Backup can't find the backed up data and the folder on the sdcard is empty.
Everything else is mostly irrelevant stuff, but are all contact info saved and synced somewhere or did I just lose all of them?
If you have it synced up with a Google account, then your contacts should come back when you log back in to Google. At least it did that for me when I replaced one phone and later when I upgraded to another.
It was synced to a Google account. I can't seem to get it to sync the contacts back though.
The sync settings are set to sync automatically and I even forced it to sync again.
Nothing shows up though.
EDIT: I can't find the contacts from gmail either. It seems I've lost them all.
Would ICS decrease the perf of a Galaxy SII. I know the new UI and all extra things are great, but it's a bigger resource hog than GB, unless they optimized it so good it out performs GB. Anyone have a GSII flashed to ICS run a quadrant bench for me? I get 3900-4000 GB 2.3.6 stock
I'm getting a nice Galaxy s2 on tuesday
You will not be let down, an amazing phone! IMO more of a pocket pc than a phone! Remember when you get it to update it to 2.3.6 by going Settings>About phone>Software Update>Update.
It's one amazing phone, I can play 1080p videos on youtube off the phones browser :3 and flash games work perfectly aswell!
Log into Gmail manually from desktop/laptop. Go to contacts. Export contacts as .vcf (card file). This will save the file locally. Get that file into phone, and import through phonebook/contacts.
Or, log in to Gmail through browser and switch to desktop mode(at bottom of page). This will allow you to see contacts through the browser.
I know this because I rarely use sync , or sign in my phone.
Another handy bit I found out if you don't/can't get market (play)... keep a copy of astro in an email. The new flavors of ics don't include a file explorer.
Astro is my fave file explorer.
Even better--->File Expert. Awesome root explorer.
Thanks. I checked the Gmail contacts, but it seems that the contacts weren't synced at all from the phone. I thought that was automatic, but didn't seem like it. Where/how do I set it to sync the contacts?
I managed to pull most of my contacts from the old phone. I just lost the ones from the last six months or so.
found this while browsing and thorght it worthy of a quick read enjoy
OK, first get astro file manager or file expert from play. I'm not sure how your phone sets up its file tree, but look for a folder in root called /mnt. Then /sdcard. Then something that looks like it belongs to titanium backup.
THEN, back to the market to get a fresh copy of TB. Uninstall if you must. Btw, congratulations, you just got me to log in my phone to the play store to get TB.
Now, go back to astro...look in /mnt/emmc for something like titanium backup. Or, /mnt/external_SD. Its tough to know where to point you.
Really what I'm getting at is just look around your phone for the TB backup. Once (if) you find it, you can tell TB where it is.
OK, if that doesn't pan out, the sync option is under accounts & sync. Click the address. Select what you will. I also saw something about backup & restore, but I think it has to do with .apk's data.
New Humble bundle... they have a droid app now too.
"A Droid App"? This is the second bundle that's actually multi-platform! Awesome idea, if I had been interested in any of the games I'd have it instantly.
Ok, so i now have a samsung galaxy S i9000 on firmware gingerbread.XWJVN
the proximity sensor is bad, and a custom firmware based on ICS (http://www.galnetmiui.co.uk/content/) has a button to disable/fix it, until i can do a hardware fix to the phone (cheap, but not fast since i gotta get the headphone jack/sensor from overseas)
Can someone please help me jailbreak and update the firmware on this phone?
edit: seems relevant
edit: so its debranded and rooted now. proximity sensor is dud ($5 part on ebay) so for now i need to disable that, which stock firmware cant do. i get an error flashing to the galnetMIUI firmware above, about file signatures being invalid - google says there should be an option to disable that, but i'm not seeing it. help?
edit: this page has a firmware with a different version of CWM already included, so i'll try that.
Man Mussels, I think we call it rooting, as jailbreak is apple-only.
Yesterday I rooted my ICS'ed Transformer, it didn't work until I plugged it into a good ole USB2 port instead of the Etron USB3 port... What a useles headache!
Edit: I also have that recent CWM version 5, it seems ok.
My Droid Incredible has lasted me two years now and has been great. Now I have a Droid Razer Maxx on the way! Can't wait
is that the touch based recovery? I can't wait til the phones get touch based cwm.
so i solved my issues, phones working great on galnet MIUI with the proxy sensor disabled.
what apps should i get? what are the must haves?
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