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If you haven't seen it already then this thread and the links to the Spanish moviledualsim.com website might be of interest to you. 

 

http://forum.xda-dev...=2394696&page=9

 

I have elbuit's repack of gASK's 4.1.2 ROM (Acer V350 based) and it works fine.

 

Thanks for the link. I have tried this ROM and it didn't work for me. It might be my network provider - I need to add APN manually (OVIVO in the UK). I'll stick with 4.0.4 (rooted, with my own choice of launcher and keyboard) for now.


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OK - that's odd. I think I had an initial problem with wifi but flashed it again and everything worked fine. I also had to manually add my APN or use Tweakker APN to configure it but that was not bother. I haven't used the Haier W910 that much yet but that ROM looked clean and stable as much as I did use it.


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Thanks for the link. I have tried this ROM and it didn't work for me. It might be my network provider - I need to add APN manually (OVIVO in the UK). I'll stick with 4.0.4 (rooted, with my own choice of launcher and keyboard) for now.


When I set up my OVIVO SIM the other month, I used information from the following file:

http://ovivomobile.c...Setup-Guide.pdf

In this file, there is a note that, instead of entering APN type as "internet", some devices need to enter the following as APN type instead: "default,supl,dun,fota"

As I recall, I needed to enter the second option to get my OVIVO sim to work correctly. Perhaps worth trying that one if you didn't yourself?

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Can people recommended a good quality phone for me please, I'm looking to order in the next week. I was thinking about getting the xiaomi red rice but I think with the new wave of phones out soon I'd rather get 1 a bit cheaper. My only specs I want are quad core, max 5"screen and regular rom updates (miui etc) and not too expensive. Thanks

Anybody able to give any advice? I'm wanting to order tomorrow, but would really like recommendations, sites to order from and is it best to order in my own currency (GBP) or another?

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Anybody able to give any advice? I'm wanting to order tomorrow, but would really like recommendations, sites to order from and is it best to order in my own currency (GBP) or another?

If you want a safe bet How about the Motorola Moto G? I know its not a Chinese phone as its just been released in the UK. About £120-£135, no import/postage problems.

Motorola plan to upgrade it to Kitkat early next year.

 

http://crave.cnet.co...r-120-50012744/

 

The only downside I can see is that it doesn't have a micro SD slot.


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Google own Motorola so this phone should be well supported, but i would avoid the 8GB unless you can live with 5.5GB max available storage 

 

Full specs http://www.gsmarena....moto_g-5831.php Google seriously need to add Sd Card slots to there devices...  


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or if anyone is interested i lowered the price of my 16GB nexus 4 to £199.99, would probably take £180 outside of eBay since i would avoid £20 fees 

 

its like new, here is the link if anyone is interested. 

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1555.l2649

 

send me a PM if interested.


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If you want a safe bet How about the Motorola Moto G? I know its not a Chinese phone as its just been released in the UK. About £120-£135, no import/postage problems.

Motorola plan to upgrade it to Kitkat early next year.

 

http://crave.cnet.co...r-120-50012744/

 

The only downside I can see is that it doesn't have a micro SD slot.

It looks ok but id rather have a micro sd slot really.


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quite a few apps are showing as incompatible with my phone (Freelander i30) - I think its mostly apps that plugin to Google Maps/Location services.  The phone came without GMaps installed but I've subsequently installed it from the Play Store and its working fine.  However many apps still say "incompatible" - its as if Play Store cached my phones capabilities at the start and now won't refresh them (this is a guess).  Anyone any ideas - there's no way to delete a device in Play and start again unfortunately.

 

(I can probably use something like Market Helper to get around it, but I'd prefer to fix the root cause).


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quite a few apps are showing as incompatible with my phone (Freelander i30) - I think its mostly apps that plugin to Google Maps/Location services.  The phone came without GMaps installed but I've subsequently installed it from the Play Store and its working fine.  However many apps still say "incompatible" - its as if Play Store cached my phones capabilities at the start and now won't refresh them (this is a guess).  Anyone any ideas - there's no way to delete a device in Play and start again unfortunately.

 

(I can probably use something like Market Helper to get around it, but I'd prefer to fix the root cause).

 

 

that's not why they are saying incompatible, its determined by what's in your build.prop, if you can send me that i can help you.


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that's not why they are saying incompatible, its determined by what's in your build.prop, if you can send me that i can help you.

 

thanks, I think its because the maps library is missing as described here - I tried using Market Helper to change the device ID to Samsung and was able to download one of the apps, but it then wouldn't install complaining of missing libraries. 

 

if that doesn't work I'll come back to you.


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thanks, I think its because the maps library is missing as described here - I tried using Market Helper to change the device ID to Samsung and was able to download one of the apps, but it then wouldn't install complaining of missing libraries. 

 

if that doesn't work I'll come back to you.

 

market helper just edits the build.prop, but a few things need changed for full compatibility i had to do it for my G300 rom.

 

 

check in system/framework if you have com.google.android.maps.jar

 

if not your best flashing a Gapps package for your version of android so it adds all the missing java library's and other files and libs

 

http://wiki.rootzwiki.com/Google_Apps


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market helper just edits the build.prop, but a few things need changed for full compatibility i had to do it for my G300 rom.

 

 

check in system/framework if you have com.google.android.maps.jar

 

if not your best flashing a Gapps package for your version of android so it adds all the missing java library's and other files and libs

 

http://wiki.rootzwiki.com/Google_Apps

 

 

got Gapps installed, apps all working - thanks.


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Am looking for a bit of assistance in getting CWM working on a LENOVO A830, I have managed to get Mobile Uncle tools onto the phone and can boot into 'a recovery' but am looking to get CWM installed with a view to installing custom roms, but having scoured the web I seem to be going around in circles.

Can anyone point me in the right direction???


Edit: Installed ROM MANAGER and found a recovery here ( http://www.needrom.c... to do with it.

Am probably missing something simple (or else I am out of my depth!!).

Edited by SG8, 15 November 2013 - 11:26 PM.

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Am looking for a bit of assistance in getting CWM working on a LENOVO A830, I have managed to get Mobile Uncle tools onto the phone and can boot into 'a recovery' but am looking to get CWM installed with a view to installing custom roms, but having scoured the web I seem to be going around in circles.

Can anyone point me in the right direction???


Edit: Installed ROM MANAGER and found a recovery here ( http://www.needrom.c... to do with it.

Am probably missing something simple (or else I am out of my depth!!).

 

add the recovery.img to your sdcard then use the update recovery option from mobile uncle 


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Moto g is going to be the next g300 and get good ROM support, shame there is no SD slot but otherwise its a great phone for the price.

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Is this genuine? http://www.aliexpres...1187550648.html


It's genuine......but says ships within 60 days!!!

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It's genuine......but says ships within 60 days!!!

You might be better off here...About £133 and comment from 10th Nov says in stock and ready to ship. I'd check with them first that they still have stock before ordering. Use paypal!

 

http://www.merimobil..._p/meri9833.htm


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It's genuine......but says ships within 60 days!!!

Yeah I had seen that, but still took the plunge and ordered. Fingers crossed

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