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Thanks for that! WIll copy you on some of them then. Do you just phone and text then or just found better alternatives to most of them?! :)


Oh no, if it was just phone & text, I'd still have a Nokia 5110!

I forgot to put that I use K9 instead of the other e-mail apps. I've still got Clock on there if I want to set an alarm.

If I want Facebook/Twitter, I'll probably use Tweetdeck. Similarly, if I want a weather widget, I'll use Fancy Widgets. I can set that to only update every few hours or so. I couldn't find that in the installed Weather one.

I know a lot of people make a fuss about the FM Radio, but I can't think of a time that I'll ever want it.

If the Office app can edit docs offline, I might keep it, otherwise it goes in the pile as well.

I see there's a DivX logo on the box. If that's linked to the video player app, then I might reconsider it.

Most of the rest are just tripe.

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Oh no, if it was just phone & text, I'd still have a Nokia 5110!

I forgot to put that I use K9 instead of the other e-mail apps. I've still got Clock on there if I want to set an alarm.

If I want Facebook/Twitter, I'll probably use Tweetdeck. Similarly, if I want a weather widget, I'll use Fancy Widgets. I can set that to only update every few hours or so. I couldn't find that in the installed Weather one.

I know a lot of people make a fuss about the FM Radio, but I can't think of a time that I'll ever want it.

If the Office app can edit docs offline, I might keep it, otherwise it goes in the pile as well.

I see there's a DivX logo on the box. If that's linked to the video player app, then I might reconsider it.

Most of the rest are just tripe.


Re Divx, yes there is a number on the phone somewhere you register it on the divx website but i couldn't find the link so gave up!

Thanks for the apps advice. I mind on the blade deleting the stock sms app caused havoc with GO SMS! Do you recommend leaving it on this one too??

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only apps really needed are:

camera
contacts
email
gallery
market
messaging
file manager
phone
settings
sim toolkit
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only apps really needed are:

camera
contacts
email
gallery
market
messaging
file manager
phone
settings
sim toolkit
super user



Cool! Thanks! What about the stock browser? I use Skyfire but just wondered if like SMS I better not delete it!?

On another note, just noticed when I switch the phone off and on that my widgets aren't saving! And my launcherpro is changing to the LG one! Any idea guys????

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how much wasted partition space is there in system?


I've currently got 165MB used out of 190MB. Wow, that is a lot of junk still. 64MB cache seems a bit wasteful as well.

Thanks for that! WIll copy you on some of them then. Do you just phone and text then or just found better alternatives to most of them?! :)


I already replied to this, no idea where that's vanished to.

Yes, I use alternatives is the short answer. K9 for e-mail being the main one.

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I've currently got 165MB used out of 190MB. Wow, that is a lot of junk still. 64MB cache seems a bit wasteful as well.



I already replied to this, no idea where that's vanished to.

Yes, I use alternatives is the short answer. K9 for e-mail being the main one.


I saw your reply way back re the apps thanks. The Launcher situation is something I've just noticed in the last 10 mins! My phone won't reboot to the previous launcher correctly and none of my widgets work! And if I do it all again from fresh, the same happens when I restart?! Never seen this before!

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I saw your reply way back re the apps thanks. The Launcher situation is something I've just noticed in the last 10 mins! My phone won't reboot to the previous launcher correctly and none of my widgets work! And if I do it all again from fresh, the same happens when I restart?! Never seen this before!


That's odd. If you press home, does it give you a choice of LauncherPro or the LG Home? If so, set LauncherPro as the default. I can't think of any other reason for that.

I deleted Messaging on my Blade, thinking Handcent would do it all. Something went wrong, I think it ran out of space for messages or something. I had to reinstall it, but set it not to notify me.

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That's odd. If you press home, does it give you a choice of LauncherPro or the LG Home? If so, set LauncherPro as the default. I can't think of any other reason for that.

I deleted Messaging on my Blade, thinking Handcent would do it all. Something went wrong, I think it ran out of space for messages or something. I had to reinstall it, but set it not to notify me.


Think I'll leave the stock SMS app on this too then.

Re the Launcher issue, I deleted the LG launcher after reinstalling Launcher Pro and all swell now. Odd!

Seen this guys?! Someone has a flash player download on here for Armv6 processors! Will this work???

http://www.hotukdeal...2/976009?page=1

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Think I'll leave the stock SMS app on this too then.

Re the Launcher issue, I deleted the LG launcher after reinstalling Launcher Pro and all swell now. Odd!

Seen this guys?! Someone has a flash player download on here for Armv6 processors! Will this work???

http://www.hotukdeal...2/976009?page=1


There's been some discussion about Flash on the Blade forum. I've only had a very quick look, but I got the impression that it's pretty flakey and no good for iPlayer, though it might let some games work.

I used beebPlayer for iPlayer and it seemed fine. It isn't installed at the moment and hasn't been for a while, so don't know if it still works. I might copy it across to the P500 and give it a try. tvctachup.com also worked well for watching live TV for me.

I also had Skyfire installed and that worked quite well for sites that contained Flash video, I think. Again, I don't have it installed now.

I'm at work, so can't test much just now. The signal here is woeful and despite being the admin, I can't get my phone to connect through our firewall. I might give Transparent Proxy another go later.

Just gone looking for the thread. Here you go, guess who started the thread & probably knows far better than me how well it works?

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There's been some discussion about Flash on the Blade forum. I've only had a very quick look, but I got the impression that it's pretty flakey and no good for iPlayer, though it might let some games work.

I used beebPlayer for iPlayer and it seemed fine. It isn't installed at the moment and hasn't been for a while, so don't know if it still works. I might copy it across to the P500 and give it a try. tvctachup.com also worked well for watching live TV for me.

I also had Skyfire installed and that worked quite well for sites that contained Flash video, I think. Again, I don't have it installed now.

I'm at work, so can't test much just now. The signal here is woeful and despite being the admin, I can't get my phone to connect through our firewall. I might give Transparent Proxy another go later.

Just gone looking for the thread. Here you go, guess who started the thread & probably knows far better than me how well it works?


i should have known you and Hec were on the case lol. That guy seems quite confident in his postings anyway on HUKD!

Thanks for more yet apps advise.

We'll see what Hec has to to say then!? :)

Cheers

PS you Scottish too or Irish???

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that flash is okay for games but useless for video.

just used the defconfig from the lg gingerbread kernel source and my lg refused to boot....

we have two setup wizards on the p500, do we need the lg one?

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that flash is okay for games but useless for video.

just used the defconfig from the lg gingerbread kernel source and my lg refused to boot....

we have two setup wizards on the p500, do we need the lg one?



All above me lol. I'll leave ths detailed bits to you and Celtic! I might install it anyway and just use skyfire for web flash.

I also meant to ask you guys if there is any point in clocking the processor? I done the vmheap to 32 mind already.

Ta again

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i should have known you and Hec were on the case lol. That guy seems quite confident in his postings anyway on HUKD!

Thanks for more yet apps advise.

We'll see what Hec has to to say then!? :)

Cheers

PS you Scottish too or Irish???


Scottish with an English accent ;)

I've never overclocked my CPU, but it would be worth doing a bit of testing to see what speeds this phone will be stable at.

I'm off to a festival tomorrow. The Blade will be my main phone, the P500 is backup, if my battery doesn't last or I get completely steaming & lose my Blade. Did you say you were posting your Blade back? Do you see the P500 as an upgrade?

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Scottish with an English accent ;)

I've never overclocked my CPU, but it would be worth doing a bit of testing to see what speeds this phone will be stable at.

I'm off to a festival tomorrow. The Blade will be my main phone, the P500 is backup, if my battery doesn't last or I get completely steaming & lose my Blade. Did you say you were posting your Blade back? Do you see the P500 as an upgrade?



lol, sounds like my wife's accent!

I clocked the Blade but I don't think it done too much that I noticed anyway. I'm surprised how good Angry Birds is on this out of the box!

Have fun mate, try not to think about us too much!

The hotukdeal was good enough for me so I just sold my blade. That £40 Android is getting some heat on there just now that the comment about flash came from!

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UOT Kitchen is working fine, I can flash the resulting file from Clockwork. I made the mistake before of changing update-binary to Type Optimus. Leaving it as Type MTD (default) worked fine. I don't use ThemeChooser, but changed that to mdpi for the preview.

Here's a sample from it, a simple battery circle mod that changes colour as it discharges. I used T-Mobile UK official 2.3.3 files to upload, so I can't guarantee it'll work on other systems, though I wouldn't be surprised if it did. If you want to try it on something else, back up these 2 files first, using root explorer or similar:

/system/app/SystemUI.apk
/system/framework/framework-res.apk

If you do have to put them back, change permissions to rw-r--r-- and group to system on both.

I just realised that it doesn't need SystemUI.apk for this mod, but I'm not going to cook it again now.

Put this zip on your SD card, boot into Clockwork & choose to flash a zip from SD. Choose the zip, let it finish, reboot, enjoy a nicer battery icon.

Attached File  CircleBattery_T-Mobile_UK_2.3.3.zip   2.58MB   8 downloads

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UOT Kitchen is working fine, I can flash the resulting file from Clockwork. I made the mistake before of changing update-binary to Type Optimus. Leaving it as Type MTD (default) worked fine. I don't use ThemeChooser, but changed that to mdpi for the preview.

Here's a sample from it, a simple battery circle mod that changes colour as it discharges. I used T-Mobile UK official 2.3.3 files to upload, so I can't guarantee it'll work on other systems, though I wouldn't be surprised if it did. If you want to try it on something else, back up these 2 files first, using root explorer or similar:

/system/app/SystemUI.apk
/system/framework/framework-res.apk

If you do have to put them back, change permissions to rw-r--r-- and group to system on both.

I just realised that it doesn't need SystemUI.apk for this mod, but I'm not going to cook it again now.

Put this zip on your SD card, boot into Clockwork & choose to flash a zip from SD. Choose the zip, let it finish, reboot, enjoy a nicer battery icon.

Attached File  CircleBattery_T-Mobile_UK_2.3.3.zip   2.58MB   8 downloads


Cheers Celtic for the battery app mod - just downloading it now!

Guys, re the flash. I tried flash media in the stock browser and it opened up and played in rockplayer great! :)

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Cheers Celtic for the battery app mod - just downloading it now!

Guys, re the flash. I tried flash media in the stock browser and it opened up and played in rockplayer great! :)


Oh guys I downloaded 'Custom Android Font Switcher' from the market. Works a treat! :)

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Cheers Celtic for the battery app mod - just downloading it now!

Guys, re the flash. I tried flash media in the stock browser and it opened up and played in rockplayer great! :)


I'm liking my new battery indicator! :)

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Received from LG Friday,can someone cleverer than me explain how someone downloaded 2.3.3 from T Mobile when LG say its not available from ANY network until september?

Thank you for your e-mail

Unfortunally 2.3 Android update will not be available until September and this is for all networks.

Best Regards,

LG Electronics UK Helpdesk

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http://www.multiupload.com/61CZFXXMH1

repackaged this up with fastboot enabled, and clockwork recovery 4.0.0.8, oh and the flasher.

back to looking at custom rom

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