All the flak I get in my thread, and here's a thread with pretty similar issues.
It's not vodafone branded because there is no Vendor file. Vodafone apps and toggles will be missing.
He clearly states the following:
So he flashed B926, which IS official (in China anyway)
I created this document highlighting the issues with my phone: https://docs.google....ekdhTU01NUNySTA
Printed off the issues with the phone from Modaco and Vodafone's forums.
Took it with me to the store, handed it to them.
Suffice to say, my £110 appeared back in my account this morning.
Obviously kn100 got a lemon, as it seemed to be problematical from the get-go....
as evidenced by the wifi/network/dropped calls/lock-ups he had.
It appears there is either a bad batch of devices out there, or perhaps individual devices which should not have got past QC......
or indeed users have caused some "damage" themselves and are unable to recover.
But the situation here and in other cases, has been exacerbated by the flashing of these "Official" ROM's, or leaks, perhaps not understanding the implications of doing this, and then being left with a device which wears the evidence of this flashing boldly in Chinese!!!
This ends up with the user attempting to return a compromised device after all this stuff has been done, after obviously voiding any warranty they had, notwithstanding their consumer rights under the Sale of Goods Act, or whatever.
If you have a faulty item, it is never a good idea to try to rectify the situation yourself, by attempting stuff which clearly can lead to further damage being inflicted......
much better to return it immediately, and vindicate your consumer rights, without needing or having to cover the tracks of modifications you have attempted, to fix, or just modify the device.
To expect VF, or any other operator, who sell these devices at a subsidised price, to customers locked to their Network, to just accept back devices which obviously have been modified by the users, for whatever reason, is just a step to far.
Ppl who Root, SIM Unlock, flash official unofficial ROM's, even change Stock Recovery for CWM, should be aware of the risks, and be prepared to accept the consequences of their actions........
In fact, most threads by devs have disclaimers relating to these risks, and usually warnings regarding warranties.......
Best of Luck!!