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List of bugs

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Ok, so my G300 is being repaired, but the time without it gives me an opportunity to reflect on it. And although it is a nice phone, what I remember most of all is the amazing amount of bugs that it had.

Battery state

- the state of charge detection was faulty, sometimes dropping very quickly

- the 29% warning cannot be switched off

- I even got a low battery warning while charging

- and the graph under "Battery use" also had bugs, showing a different result in portrait and wide screen

Camera

- something is wrong with the camera - the sharpness is not consistent

- the JPEG quality setting was terrible

- actually most of the settings did not work properly

- sound is bad

Volume / Sound

- the obvious ring tone volume problem was fixed in B885, at least for me

- but I still had issues with the amplifier not switching off when it should, draining the battery

Radio

- HSPA was not stable, sometimes switching back to 3G repeatedly

- WiFi is ok by Android standards, but it still has bugs connecting to enterprise (EAP) WiFi

Google Talk

- would only connect to the first Google account

Crashes

- a restart caused a factory reset and loss of all Vodafone apps - surely that should never happen?

Keyboard etc

- on the default keyboard, the + character is very difficult to find

- the touch screen sometimes would not respond - Angry Birds Space triggered this for me

- the three soft button sometimes need pressing several times

- the response to the power button can be very slow

Data

- there is no backup tool

- Google Backup did not work for me

I am sure there are more problems (potterunlock, security issues etc), but these are the ones that I remember. Not exactly a good reference - certainly compared to for example the ZTE Blade it is a pretty poor show.

But I hope we will get CM9 soon, and that it will address most of the software problems!

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To fix the crappy picture quality, get quickpic on the play store. The stock gallery does not render the image at full quality, but quickpic does.

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you should have tried 888 rom it was alot better than stock roms imo

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Flash Modaco Gr2 ROM over your B885 and some (most?) of these problems will vanish. Unresponsive screen and non-responsive touch buttons, in particular, will become a thing of the past - the difference really is like night and day). I'm kicking myself for not having installed it much earlier than I did. It will even add the official Huawei backup tool.

The Gr2 ROM can be flashed directly over stock B885 without a wipe (although you should still backup first). All of your settings and apps will remain as they were before the upgrade.

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Ive upgraded to 888 stock and the system "forgets " the standard apps ive selected for each function everytime i reboot. Is this a bug or a problem that can be solved?

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Ive upgraded to 888 stock and the system "forgets " the standard apps ive selected for each function everytime i reboot. Is this a bug or a problem that can be solved?

It's not a bug or a problem but a useful feature of android when duplicate functions are discovered in applications. It's lucky that data transfers using this bodged method. You should backup properly using something free like Titanium Backup.

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