I bought a IDEOS when they were $159 (AUD) Crazy Johns special from Australia Post including a 4GB microSD couple months, which I have had no problems with. But I have since upgraded to HTC Desire and gave my mother the IDEOS which she loves and also is not having any problems with.
I recommend the IDEOS phone to a friend as his girlfriend broke her phone and knowing she uses Facebook etc via mobile. Well to keep the story short, the phones charging circuit had died a month after buying the phone and they have had nothing but trouble and the run around from repairer to point sale and vis a versa to get it repaired, replaced under warranty, or money refund on the device. And this phone was bought from a Crazy Johns store.
The last I have heard about it is that they are now taking it to Business and Consumer Affairs.
I guess the moral of this story is even though we live in a throw away society, we as consumers do still have rights, and the business, repairs, and manufactures should be holding up there end of the bargain even if the warranty repair job is going to cost more than the phone is worth or they hand over a replacement item. So even though a product is not worth a lot in monetary value, remember you are the one that bought the item and why should you have to fork out again out your own pocket for the item and only make these people richer.
End story stand up for your rights and not let these businesses and corporate giants push you around, even though it can seem to be hard work.
I am sitting on 50% battery usage @ 1 day 8 hours on battery, with above apps etc running and making odd phone calls/sms’s, updates, Facebook, IRC, etc etc.
The only thing I did to prep the battery was fully charge the phone to 100% and rebooted into recovery while still connected to the charger and wiped the battery stats and rebooted the phone and disconnected it from the charger.
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Changes in the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread source will allow applications to take screenshots without rooting your phone.
By what I can tell by the screenshots it like like it just a MS Windows only app at the moment and us Linux and Mac users will have to settle for using the SDK or rooting our phones and using apps like ShootMe (Screen Grabber) or PicMe (Screen Grabber)
I did this on my HTC Desire running OxygeN 2.0 RC7 ROM, and requires you have a root access to the ROM, and have a knowledge of adb from Android SDK install. As this just a quick how to I am not going to go into how to connect your phone etc, I sure you can Google that info.
Before we start remember to do a NAND backup
YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you. Continue reading →
OxygeN 2.0 Finally has been released over the weekend
Oxygen ROM is an AOSP source built ROM (ie. not a mod of any sense based ROM), it’s minimal, it’s superfast and mostly bugfree.
As Oxygen is not a mod/port of any HTC/CyanogenMod or any other ROM and may not be to everyones liking, it’s minimalistic and basic but I’m open to ideas and suggestions for improving the ROM.
Android v2.3.3 (GRI40) built from AOSP
Linux kernel v188.8.131.52
Minimal Google apps
Adhoc wifi network support
Advanced power menu with reboot options
Customizable browser user agent
Customizable light settings
Customizable status bar power widget
Download any file type
Full screen browser option
Improved widget picker
Long press back to kill mod (must be activated in Settings)
Optional battery percentage
Various other tweaks and features