Which is better out of the 2 and why? Both have key differences and some may or may not like the depending on what differences they prefer. Main differences I can think of are these:
- Galaxy s is thinner while the Epic has the Qwerty slider
- Epic has a flash for the camera and Wimax connectivity
- Software wise, the Epic is missing a lot of features of touch wiz. There are more differences like design of the phones, theirf networks, etc. But I don't have time to list them all right now.
I've just got my new Samsung Galaxy S I9000 phone which looks awesome. I had been using a Nokia N97 Mini which had behaved OK and I've been using Joikuspot as a WIFI tether which is important because of my need for the internet during the day. I was really please to find that the Galaxy has an inbuilt tether application in the Mobile AP however I cannot get it to work and wondered if any one else had any issues? The Mobile AP kicks in ok and I can find it on my laptop however when I try to connect it just tells me that it cannot connect and goes into trying to diagnose the problem. I tried to bypass this by inputting the wireless connection manually but when I do it tells me the security option is wrong but does this for every option in the list.
As i just said before, I was updating my Galaxy S I9000 when it just got to the last notch on updating, and it failed. Now my phone when i turn it on, Goes to a screen with a phone then *!* warning sign to computer. What do i need to do here?
I recently bought an unlocked international version of samsung galaxy S GT-i9000. I was able to use it with at&t sim card quite happily till now. Even the 3g worked on it. But from yesterday the at&t service keeps disconnecting after using for few hours. The network bars at the top right disappear and a blue disconnected sign appears. I cannot make a call or receive a call till I reboot my phone. In settings->about phone I see that the "Service" shows "Not in Service". When I reboot it gets back to "In Service". My unlocked phone boots with T-mobile preset settings - is this problem because of that?
I was trying to install the latest Froyo update on my new galaxy i9000 and ran into problems. The update was JP3. First the phone kept on flashing i.e. screen off and on. and then i had to reboot the phone and same problem. I tried to flash it again with odin but this time I got an error message:
Update Media please wait E:Can't mount /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 (or /dev/block/mmcblk0) (No such file or directory) E:copy_dbdata_media:Can't mount SDCARD:"
Your storage not prepared yet, please use UI menu for format and reboot actions copy default media content failed.
When I boot it moves past the Galaxy I9000m screen shows me the galaxy screen with animation and sound, the screen then goes of leaving me with a black screen and the buttons lit.
Now, no matter what I do I kept on getting this message. I have a feeling that somehow it messed up the internal sd card of my device.
Is there a way I could repartition my card (if that would solve it) and then reinstall a froyo 2.2 update.
My phone have turned it self of or turned it self into cwm for over a week now! I've tried to update the phone, changed rom, deleted everything (that's not a must to have for the phone). But it keeps on doing it!
I have a Samsung galaxy s i9000. Kernel: 3.1.10 devil2 Codename: Tiramisu EVO I.C.E A.G.E 1.9.5 Version: IMM76D Android version: 4.0.4
I've tried using an old version that I installed with Odin but without success...
I am having problem with performance of SQLite database in Android application in Samsung Galaxy GT-I9000 device. The database contains 10 tables with 3 - 8 columns each.
As soon as a database file gains about 400 KB update/instert queries need much more time to execute - 2 seconds! In comparision to other devices (HTC Magic, HTC Desire) update/insert queries take about 40 msec !
The database file is located in application data directory. Moving database file to sd card increases the speed significantly.
Periodic ANALYZE and VACUUM commands do not affect the speed. As well as PRAGMA cache_size command.
Do you have any ideas how to improve the performance? for keeping the database in sd card or splitting the database into many files containing one table each.
The problem is when I install apps (apk's or from google play ) they are installed on internal memory (2GB) and this caused many problems for me . I want my apps to be installed directly by default on usb storage ( 13.20GB)
Note I dont have micro sd in my device ...
In apps ... i tried ( move to sd card ) but it didn't work i assume for not having sd card in the device ? right I tried also programs like move to SD or something it didn't work.
I want apps to be installed directly on the biggest memory ( usb storage (13.20 gb) not the small internal one (2gb).
Samsung Vibrant family, Got some bad news, Finally got some update about Froyo update for Samsung Galaxy S(Im thinking its going to affect us Vibrant owners too since its the same phone). IT HAS BEEN DELAY TILL LATE OCTOBER. You can read more here Froyo update for Samsung I9000 Galaxy S delayed until October - GSMArena.com news This sucks but I knew something like this was going to happen.
A friend of mine rooted my samsung mobile Galaxy S I9000 with a android 2.2 version. I read information on rooting your device, in which everything is explained very well, but could not find information on how to update once a device was rooted (probably I did not search in the right place). What I did so far is:
1) Taking backup of my pics (by manually drag and drop the folder on my pc), SMS and call logs (with sms backup + app), syncronized my contacts with gmail so that I can recover them later on and backup the music folder. I installed backup Titanium to back up my apps on my SD card.
1) Which most recent version of Android is supported on the device I have? 2) Is there important information that I forgot to back up? 3) Is there a guide with step by step procedure on which files I have to download on my pc and which procedure to follow?
I have finally for Samsung Galaxy S I9000 and Kier to run together, but now there are problems with sync. Outlook 2007th My contact persons energy comes over fine but my calendar does not - with others or going this problem - and is there a solution?
I updated my galaxy s gt-i9000 to cyanogenmod 10.1,1. everything worked great.... I got a wild hair and decided to upgrade it to 10.3.0 but it went into a boot loop. I then broke out oden, and long story short I soft bricked it. I now actually got my phone to let me restore my backup that I did before I updated it, and it completed successfully. But it only boots into recovery mode. What I can do?
just changed my rom to 10.1 cm, but even that i changed my ringtone to a different one from my sdcard, and it is saving my choice - when someone calls me - it doesn't play that song.if i change it to the deafault ringtones of the device - it changes, but not with my music files.
I quickly glanced at those forums, but didn't spend a whole lot of time reading. It seems some people had issues with defective phones that needed replacing, sometimes multiple times. I don't see that as ultimately a problem with the phone though, such as a design flaw that can't be fixed without more R&D.From time to time I see people posting something along the lines of "I'll never buy another Samsung product again" due to lack of support issues, or whatever, on some of the newer phone models. Personally, I had an i730 and it was the best phone you could get during its time.Has anyone closely followed what the AT&T and T Mobile Galaxy S owners are saying?The main gripe I've heard is that there's a GPS software issue for some users, but there's supposed to be a workaround, and supposedly a fix in an update.
I have an Epic and my husband an Evo - now our son wants one, but I can't see adding yet ANOTHER $10 a month when there are a lot of phones out there that have a lot of the same features that are 3G instead of 4G (which we don't get most of the time anyway) So - which non 4G phone out there is most similar to the Evo/Epic? He particularly likes Swype that comes on the Epic - Is this an app you can download on other phones?
The Samsung Galaxy S has just received the honor of being the first Android phone to be certified by DivX for HD video playback.You now have the official blessing from DivX to load up your (legal) 720p video files on your Galaxy S phone and enjoy your media on the go.With the phone�s DLNA and microUSB connections you will also be able to sync up with other DivX certified devices and enjoy your videos on your large screen TV. Currently, the only other phone to receive certification from DivX for HD playback is Bada powered Samsung Wave.With developers pushing out more Android handsets with larger screens, we should expect to see DivX handing out more HD certifications over the next few months.
I don't know what's wrong with my phone, but the screen display is messed up. Sometimes, the screen will display if I keep clicking the power button one-hundred times, but other than that it won't budge. Everything thing else works when I press the power button, the keyboard lights up, the home button and other buttons light, just not the screen. Like I said, I have to repeatedly press the power button so that in a slight chance, the screen might display.
I rooted my Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G and then decided to unroot it. I was using Odin3 v1.85 and about half way through it failed and the phone restarted. Instead of booting into the OS is just displayed a message saying
Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again
. When I put it into Downloaded Mode it says
ODIN MODE PRODUCT NAME: GT-i9100 CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD: YES (1 counts) CURRENT BINARY: SAMSUNG OFFICIAL
And when I plug it in to to my computer to try to unroot it again, it would not recognize the phone, it did not appear in device manager. I tried two different cables, two different computers, and re-installed the drivers.
In the end I found it fairly easy to root my samsung epic 4g galaxy sph-d700 but the documentation was a bit tricky (because some of it was based on odin rather than heimdall, it wasn't always clear where to get ROM's, how ClockWorkMod Recovery (CWM) fits into the picture, etc.).
(1) Install heimdall on the computer running ubuntu (heimdall is a program that will flash ROM's to the phone) apt-get install heimdall-flash
(2) Download to the computer the latest CWM and an appropriate, i.e., pre-rooted, ROM from an archive such as that of kennyglass123. BML ROM's may be easier for beginners than are MTD ROM's. The ROM should be matched to the phone, which means both the hardware and the system it is replacing. I used cwm-18.104.22.168-epic4g.tar (ClockWorkMod Recovery; extract its contents) Deodexed-FC09-BML.zip (a ROM and system for the android phone; leave the file zipped)
(But ThePeoplesROMv2.22_BML.zip has also been recommended and there are others in circulation).
(3) Connect the android phone to the computer via USB cable; the phone should show up on the desktop as a removable disk. Transfer the ROM file (Deodexed-FC09-BML.zip) from the computer to the sd card of the phone (just as you would transfer any file, e.g., an mp3, by drag and drop or by copying from the command line from/to the appropriate directory).
(4) On the computer extract recovery.bin from the CWM tarfile tar xvf cwm-22.214.171.124-epic4g.tar (I renamed recovery.bin to cwm5_recovery.bin to remind myself what it is.)
(5) Disconnect and turn off the phone and restart the phone in Download mode by turning off the phone and turning it on while holding down the number "1" on the physical keyboard. "Download" mode starts (black screen with yellow triangle with worker digging).
(6) Connect the phone to the computer by USB cable. From the computer use heimdall to flash the CWM file to the phone as a recovery file. Flashing is not the same as file transfer: phone must be in Download mode and the heimdall program must be used to flash the file onto the phone's ROM. The command is:
heimdall flash --recovery cwm5_recovery.bin
(7) Disconnect the phone and restart phone with on/off, camera, and volume-down buttons ("three-fingered salute"). Hold all three buttons until the lighted buttons at the bottom of the phone turn on. Phone will start in "Recovery" mode with a menu of 7-10 items.
(8) Navigate the Recovery menu with the volume up/down keys and select items with the camera button. Select item "Install zip from sdcard". Navigate file menu to choose Deodexed-FC09-BML.zip (or another zipped ROM file you have selected). ROM will install.
(9) When the Recovery mode menu returns, select "Reboot phone" and the phone should boot (slowly the first time) to the new ROM and be rooted. There will be a new "Superuser" app on the phone and you should be able to install apps from the Play Store that require root privileges.
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