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enaberif October 31, 2011 05:20 PM

Samsung Galaxy S2 X
 
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Have to say if your a Telus sucker like I am and looking for a new phone this is definitely a nice one. Mine is now rooted obviously and have been playing around with it.

Heres a few shots of Quadrant showing the typical test people run and my home screen.. very minimal!

Arinoth October 31, 2011 05:28 PM

I've always been a little worried about rooting my phone for fear of screwing it up, that and I don't know what else it offers for the regular old galaxy s

Grampa October 31, 2011 05:39 PM

How do you like the handset itself? & using Android?
I'm long overdue for a new handset, as I absolutely detest using crackberry.
Just looking for different points of view & opinions.

b1lk1 October 31, 2011 05:41 PM

Rooting is the easy part. Flashing the ROM is the harder part. I bricked my phone twice this weekend trying to flash Cyanogen7 to it but the 3rd time I did it right. As long as you don't panic and can Google you should be able to get it done without too much headache if you are new to modding phones.

enaberif October 31, 2011 07:54 PM

Rooting is easy but since this phone is so new not much info is out and thus took me like 7hrs to root mine.
I love Android and since I have it rooted I can make changes like use setcpu to help with battery life then install apps to make my phone how I want.

I also was able to remove unnecessary software preinstalled. Phone runs much nicer now imho.

Jake_HT October 31, 2011 08:01 PM

that thing should fly once you get a custom ROM on it, my galaxy s with a ROM is not far off

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...28433748_n.jpg

arinoth, you have the galaxy s vibrant (bell) right? it's amazing the difference from stock when you run a custom ROM. Battery life is way better, even overclocked, imoroved cell reception with different modems, way faster overall, rooting gives you lots more options, etc.

Everyone should root their android!

enaberif October 31, 2011 08:46 PM

Jake you got setcpu installed?

Jake_HT October 31, 2011 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 563295)
Jake you got setcpu installed?

yes I do, but I am not really using it for anything, I think

Arinoth November 1, 2011 05:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jake_HT (Post 563243)
that thing should fly once you get a custom ROM on it, my galaxy s with a ROM is not far off


arinoth, you have the galaxy s vibrant (bell) right? it's amazing the difference from stock when you run a custom ROM. Battery life is way better, even overclocked, imoroved cell reception with different modems, way faster overall, rooting gives you lots more options, etc.

Everyone should root their android!

Yep, I have the Galaxy S Vibrant from Bell, really it performs that much better? I guess I should start looking into how to root my phone. At least my warranty with the source allows me to brick it and have them reset it for me if I can't (looked through their ToS)

Jake_HT November 1, 2011 07:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Arinoth (Post 563396)
Yep, I have the Galaxy S Vibrant from Bell, really it performs that much better? I guess I should start looking into how to root my phone. At least my warranty with the source allows me to brick it and have them reset it for me if I can't (looked through their ToS)

From what I read the galaxy s is nearly impossible to completely brick, message me for help if you want, I still have all my files. You can actually flash darkyROM with odin software before you do anything and that will root your phone and give you a custom ROM, then you just flash a modem and if you'd like you can flash a different kernel to overclock. do some reading, most i9000 files will work with the i9000m


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