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  1. pedrojaime added a post in a topic pulse is gone :(   

    I have since come to own a Samsung Note II now and I am blown away by the performance - after all its only 20x more powerful than pulse.. Having said that, believe it or not, there are still things I miss about the pulse like the track ball for moving to exact part of word to fix spelling mistakes and the hardware buttons for dialing and hanging up. I found a little app called 'button remapper' somewhere on XDA developers site that allowed me to play/pause tracks on the pulse using the camera button I never used. Long-pressing on Vol^up and Vol^down allowed me to skip to next/previous track when phone locked. I recommend it! I still think these buttons are hugely important and unfortunately lacking in newer phones. There's a lot to be said for just pressing the green button 3 times and immediately dialing the last person in the call log..

    What I also miss is this vibrant forum. The Samsung Note section of Modaco is nothing compared to the contributions, dev efforts, hacks and determination of those in the pulse forum.. if anyone wants to compare experiences with Samsung note, I've gone over to scottsroms.com forum!
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  2. pedrojaime added a post in a topic Note 2 Multi Window Tool   

    Just trying to figure this out, so I guess this won't work for me because my Baseband version ends in I9:
    N7100UBALI9

    and by the same token my build number is therefore:
    JRO03C.N7100UBALI9

    Is that correct? Can someone point me in the right direccion here?

    thanks
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  3. pedrojaime added a topic in Samsung Galaxy Note II - Note2.MoDaCo.com   

    Available ROMs
    There is a good review here covering top5 ROMs for NOTE II:
    http://reviews.cnet....ote-2-50009961/

    With an extensive and up to date list on this page:
    http://www.grantbark...axy-note-2-roms

    Which are most on this forum using (if any aside from factory-shipped) and are happy with and why I wonder??

    EDIT:
    Just discovered: Alliance Rom - http://downloadandroidrom.com/file/GalaxyNote2/roms/JellyBAM/jellybam-v7.4.0_n7100-STABLE.zip
    DESCRIPTION: You are downloading Alliance ROM for Galaxy Note 2 Samsung Android smartphone.

    and JellyBAM Rom - http://downloadandroidrom.com/file/GalaxyNote2/roms/JellyBAM/jellybam-v7.4.0_n7100-STABLE.zip
    DESCRIPTION: You are downloading JellyBAM ROM for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android smartphone. JellyBAM ROM is an AOSP Android 4.2.2 ROM made from a mix of AOKP, ParanoidAndroid, and CM10.1 ROMs.

    thanks,


    Peter
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  4. pedrojaime added a post in a topic Protection or no protection for your SGN2   

    There is a real misconception about these plastic covers on new phones in Latin America. Everyone puts them on because no one seems to realise many like Note II come with Gorilla Glass.
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  5. pedrojaime added a post in a topic Rants about my new Galaxy Note 2   

    Interesting, I will test this out with the auto brightness..

    According to gsmarena.com, Samsun S II has inferior dpi screen pixels compared to the Note II. the Samsun SIII however should be better than Note II:
    http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=4238&idPhone2=4854
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  6. pedrojaime added a post in a topic Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Accessories   

    Posted asking about similar items before I noticed this thread, great information here. thanks a lot!
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  7. pedrojaime added a topic in Samsung Galaxy Note II - Note2.MoDaCo.com   

    How I rooted the Note II
    As per the usual disclaimer, this worked for me. Hope it works for you too but don't hold me accountable if anything goes wrong.

    Okay, these are the exact steps which worked for me:


    You will need:
    -Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 smartphone
    -USB cable (I found a blackberry USB cable worked just fine if you can't find the manufacturer-supplied cable)
    -I used Windows7 and it worked (I don't see that XP would be a problem though Vista may well cause issues with drivers and UAC user security settings)
    *Note I had avira antivirus installed on PC, but no intrusion detection/firewall/windows firewall activated or installed. This posed no issues for me
    -Samsung Kies (provides the necessary drivers), otherwise you will have to hunt down the correct Samsung USB drivers
    -Enable USB debugging on phone (in Settings -> System -> Development)
    -decent battery power left on the device just in case the process should get rudely interrupted (ie read 'bricking' potential here). I would say at least 40% battery to be on the safe side.

    From what I have read:

    Odin allows you to flash files on your Android device, including Kernels, stock and custom ROMs, along with different hacks. Flashing stock ROMs with Odin will usually not increase the flash counter, while custom ROMs and Kernels most definitely do increase it.

    1. I downloaded the latest (recommended) Odin I could find (version 3.07) from here:
    http://forum.xda-dev...21&d=1341114315

    2. Downloaded Kies and installed on Windows7. Got 'kiesSetup.exe' for Windows from:
    http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/ -> http://downloadcente...5/KiesSetup.exe (note this is quite large at 65.7Mb and setup takes a while to install too so you just have to wait this out and recommended to have the phone connected by USB during the install)

    3. Downloaded https://hotfile.com/...121015.rar.html Extract the cwm6-root-n7100-121015.rar file and there you need to obtain the cwm6-root-n7100-121015.tar file. Unfortunately I did not succeed with this file so I downloaded Openrecovery from here: http://goo.im/devs/O...overy/t0ltespr/ and I picked the latest version (2.5.0.0 - openrecovery-twrp-2.5.0.0-t0ltespr.img.tar). Save this on local hard disk (c:\temp), otherwise the rooting process will fail.

    4. Disconnect your smartphone from the PC if it is still connected and then turn off your smartphone.

    5. Run Odin (run odin.exe file) on PC (version 3.07)

    6. Now, boot your Note II device into Download Mode. For this you must press and hold the following combination of buttons: Volume Down, Home, and finally press
    Power buttons (note: you should be holding down 3 buttons) until a “Warning” message is displayed. Let go and then press the Up key to start Download Mode. Now, connect your smartphone to the computer with the USB cable. In the Odin window, you need to see the “Added!!”message. This message is located at the bottom left of the window Odin software and can take a few seconds for the device to be recognised. In the ODIN app click on the PDA button
    and then select openrecovery-twrp-2.5.0.0-t0ltespr.img.tar file. Verify if the file is shown on the space immediately beside the PDA button.

    Important: Don’t change anything in the ODIN, as is expecting for adding this .tar file

    Verify and make sure that the “Re-partition” box option is not ticked. Other than this, the only default options that should be ticked are 'Auto Reboot' and 'F. Reset time'
    Now, provided that the phone has been connected to the PC for at least 20 seconds, press Start button in the ODIN application to begin to install the Recovery. If the phone was very recently connected, the Start button will go black again 2 seconds or so after it is pressed and you will have to try again.

    IMPORTANT: Once this process is started, be patient! Do not move or disconnect or do anything as this can take 5 minutes or more until the flashing process is completed.

    When the installation is successfully done, your device will get a reboot automatically. At the same time, the Odin will show a “PASS” message. When the SAMSUNG logo is displayed, then you can safely remove the smartphone from the computer.

    Important: If the ODIN display the “FAIL” message or gets stuck, then you must disconnect your smartphone from the computer and close the ODIN application. Go
    and remove the battery device, wait few seconds and then reinsert the battery. After that, repeat the guide from the step 5.

    Note: These instructions guided me along the way: http://android.sc/ho...y-note-2-n7100/ though I wasn't successful until the 4th time I tried it with exactly what I have explained above.

    Finally, once the phone rebooted, it prompted me for the installation of 'SuperSU' app to complete the rooting process. Then, I downloaded 'terminal' and 'SuperUser' apps and opened terminal, where I typed 'su'. This brought up supersu program which prompted me whether to grant terminal root access rights, where I pressed 'grant' and succeeded in rooting this phone.

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    Hope this helps someone out there and this sparks more ROM developers to take the plunge and experiment with this device!

    Now, I have a question, has anyone managed to flash Clockwork recovery on this phone successfully or successfully backed up the factory image using Openrecovery because my backups fail with Openrecovery with the default options/partitions set.

    ->EDIT: I have since rebooted the phone, ran ODIN again and (now it's rooted), pointed it to the abovementioned downloaded https://hotfile.com/...121015.rar.html

    and this time it succeeded! The output I got from Odin was:

    <ID:0/004> Added!!
    <ID:0/004> Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
    <ID:0/004> File analysis..
    <ID:0/004> SetupConnection..
    <ID:0/004> Initialzation..
    <ID:0/004> Get PIT for mapping..
    <ID:0/004> Firmware update start..
    <ID:0/004> cache.img
    <ID:0/004> NAND Write Start!!
    <ID:0/004> recovery.img
    <ID:0/004> RQT_CLOSE !!
    <ID:0/004> RES OK !!
    <ID:0/004> Removed!!
    <ID:0/004> Remain Port .... 0
    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)
    <ID:0/007> Added!!
    <ID:0/007> Removed!!

    For what seemed like a long time, I got 'RESET' displayed on Odin. I wasn't until Android fully came up and I tried calling the phone that it completed with 'PASS' and I disconnected the USB cable. I think I then went into 'ROM Manager' which I have installed and told it to reboot into recovery. At this point it asked me whether to reboot into:
    Clockwork 2.x or
    Clockwork 3.x

    I selected 3.x

    rebooted and after a while it now goes into Clockwork 6.0.1.5. I was able to successfully backup then. i see that Clockwork 6.0.3.0 is available and Clockwork touch. In people's experience, which is the most stable, recommended version of Clockwork??
    =>EDIT: I have, through ROM Manager, now successfully updated and rebooted into ClockworkMod Recovery v6.0.3.0. It tells me I have x space free on the SD card. Funny that, I haven't bought an SD card yet but anyway..

    I don't think I will be purchasing ClockworkMod Touch version unless anyone can give me a compelling reason to do so..?

    thanks,


    Peter
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  8. pedrojaime added a post in a topic Galaxy note 2 to root or not??   

    After 2 days of owning this device, I felt the urge to root and I am very haven't looked back!
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  9. pedrojaime added a topic in Samsung Galaxy Note II - Note2.MoDaCo.com   

    Extended Battery; suitable case/keyboard for Note II
    Hello everyone, I have joined the 21st century with Note II after my Huawei pulse was stolen last week!

    I noticed someone else on the Samsung forum has bought an extended battery from MugenPower and I was wondering if anyone has bought this similar item for the Note II:
    http://www.mugen-power-batteries.com/samsung/samsug-galaxy-note-2-gt-7105/mugen-power-6400mah-extended-battery-for-samsung-galaxy-note-2-with-battery-door.html

    What I like about this is that it comes with a clip-stand but it looks huge and so far the battery seems better than my last phone, even though this one is 20 times more powerful!

    I was also wondering if someone has found a good case/keyboard/wallet for this phone since in its current state - without any protection, it is liable to just slip out my pocket all too easily. At the moment, I find the most convenient thing to do is unfold my wallet and slip in inside along with the notes and then I am more confident it's not going to get lost quite so easily.

    Any suggestions for me? Maybe I should be hunting around for a wallet the same size as the phone instead..

    thanks,


    Peter
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  10. pedrojaime added a topic in T-Mobile Pulse - Pulse.MoDaCo.com   

    pulse is gone :(
    I have not continued to participate in the forums since my Huawei U8220 was stolen from me by a pickpocket a few days ago. Unless I get another one, this is the end of my time on this forum. Thanks all for all your help. Its a wonderful phone and unless I get something significantly better, I may even buy another one! It's sad since I have really grown attached to it, even though its old and has limitations, I was very content and it did everything I ever wanted from a phone. So long..
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  11. pedrojaime added a post in a topic optimized kernel 2.6.32.9-perf   

    @jgilalonso
    Another thought, If you say your phone is running out of space (is Android complaining?) It could be your /data partition is full. try the command:
    df -k /data

    If you prefer not to use terminal,I can recommend:
    Link2sd app tells me where my hard disk space is being used up (diskusage app too for that matter is excellent for ths purpose and does only that)
    System panel app/task manager is very good at telling you where your RAM is being used

    It sounds like your Android OS is fine, just a few changes required for stability. Hope this helps.
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  12. pedrojaime added a post in a topic optimized kernel 2.6.32.9-perf   

    Hi Desalesouche,
    Back to the issue at hand, I still haven't found the time to start taking the kernel apart/attempt a compile of ar6000.ko.

    Another question you may be able to help me with though, how do you recommend I edit the framework-res.apk file? apktool?? I am trying to remove the additional languages I do not use.
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  13. pedrojaime added a post in a topic optimized kernel 2.6.32.9-perf   

    Time machine and UK/Hungarian/TRE rom will give you /system of 110Mb AFAIK. Suerte
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  14. pedrojaime added a post in a topic optimized kernel 2.6.32.9-perf   

    Hola jgilalonso,
    Did you try this section from the pulse owners guide? 'Removing all Traces of Custom Roms' It sounds like this is what you tried and this is where it's failing. It looks like your /system is 170Mb! That's huge but very useful. Its also very good that your /system is only 51% full.

    Do you have Clockwork recovery installed? Hold down Menu+End+Power to start until you start in recovery (or reboot -> recovery option from Android). I am using Clockwork recovery 2.5.0.7 - it works very well. If you have this, then try these options first before trying time machine:
    -wipe cache partition
    - advanced -> wipe dalvik cache
    - advanced -> wipe battery stats

    press Home to go back and reboot. Will take a bit longer but once rebooted (give at least a minute after rebooted to check), Android should be smoother. Is your phone still really slow?

    If so, what you can do (after saving important information to PC), is to reinstall CM7.2-Onyx in Clockwork recovery:
    -wipe data/factory reset

    -wipe cache partition
    - advanced -> wipe dalvik cache
    - advanced -> wipe battery stats

    then, choose 'install zip from SD card' and re-flash CM7.2-Onyx again. Wait patiently for first boot, go through setup and reboot again. Now the phone should be in a better state. Personally I tried CM72-Onyx and I really liked it and the features but far too slow compared with Styx rom (2.2) so I went back to that one. Let me know where you get up to and most importantly if you do not have Clockwork recovery on your phone!

    If you cannot boot into Android, don't panic, because with Clockwork recovery you can go into:
    - mounts and storage -> mount USB storage
    and plug into USB on computer and you will be able to put CM7.2-Onyx.zip on the sdcard without a microSD-to-USB adaptor

    If you do not have Clockwork recovery, there are ways around that too, you just have to get it flashed on the phone with fastboot, I can explain this if you get to that point. Although Android may be in a very bad state, it is extremely unlikely that your phone is bricked so don't worry, just be patient going through these steps until we get it back.

    Let me know how far you get. Escribo en inglés para que todos puedan entender pero avísame si algo te confunde para explicarte en español.

    Saludos,


    Peter (un Anglo-Ecuatoriano)
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  15. pedrojaime added a post in a topic optimized kernel 2.6.32.9-perf   

    Call me crazy but I am using a 10-year old laptop (original centrino 1.4 single core processor with 2Gb ram) and the thing flies because I have a light Archlinux running and only what I need on it. Can boot to Window manager in 8 seconds - beat that MS Windows XP/7/8.. By the same token, I am also very happy with the pulse and it runs just what I need. There is something very satisfying about getting old hardware to run more efficiently than new machines. OK, so I have to wait 7 seconds for whatsapp to start on the pulse but that's another story - its not my fault that everyone has chosen to use whatsapp instead of better, faster alternatives (the same way VHS was chosen over beta max - now I am showing my age).

    I was scared too at the beginning of bricking my phone. I wrote at length in this forum somewhere about what I did to recover from that.. But honestly, in my experience its virtually impossible to brick the pulse and that's why I love it, because its such a good phone for flashing, testing, learning etc.

    First, do you mean that you have a /system partition that is 220Mb?? Are you sure? Mine (that came with my flashed Ecuador Movistar 1.5 android rom) is 85Mb. Everyone on this forum talks of TRE/UK/Hungarian roms giving you 110Mb but that breaks the 3G frequency for Ecuador so I am stuck with 85mb.

    I really see no good reason to go to a 2.1 rom but if you want to try it, put time machine update.zip in the root of your sdcard. (make sure you copy off everything important from the SDCARD first) and there is no emergency that your phone must work for a few hours before trying this. Then pull the battery and run the update sequence (holding down Menu+End(red button)+vol up, slide the battery in) and it should flash the update.zip. I find the movistar 1.5 rom can also be used and you can use that update.zip which will then allow you to flash 2.1 or 2.2. From there you can flash 2.3 if you wish. I really find the Styx rom very good and fast.

    I am just re-reading your message and it sounds like you are doing everything correctly. YES, you are correct, you will need to use time machine or movistar 1.5 rom to take you back to earlier Android versions.

    Once you have re-installed, the most useful program I have found for monitoring battery use is 'system panel app/task manager' Note you only get the graphs if you buy it but its worth it (graphs even work on 2.2, unlike batterbattery stats app). It will show you exactly what is using the processor at which time. Let me know if you have trouble finding suitable Time machines/Movistar rom and I can find and upload them for you. Cpu tuner is also very good if you want to for example switch to use only 2g only when the phone screen is off and fancy things like that which will help you save more battery.

    I am writing this from memory but write back if you get stuck and I will help you become unstuck. Good luck!

    EDIT: btw, Desalesouche, not me is providing new kernels and patches, I've just done a lot of testing ;)
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