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If you translate Newman website regarding the K1 here ( I think this is the 1gb version) then there is not mention of OGS: http://www.newman.mobi/mobile/k1.html scroll all the way down after translating.


Could be lost in translation though..


Yes had spotted this on there web site but as you say could be lost in translation,

however for anybody interested merimobiles have reduced price of Vowney V5 to £120.39, if 5% vip discount still works, makes it £114.37.....not bad.

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The Jiayu G4 Turbo is in production:

http://www.gizchina....-turbo-mt6589t/

Sorry if this was already posted, I just can't be bothered to read all the posts :P

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Ok i just did some googling on GPL it makes a little more sence now. But if they have to release it cant people sue them if they dont?


Short answer, yes.

The real answer is longer, involves the small zillion developers contributing kernel source, where do they want to sue? Where are they legally able to sue? where was the allegedly infringing phone bought/sold? Is it financially worth their while to sue? In some cases EFF has succeeded with Cease & Desist letters. Obviously I can't speak for EFF, but somehow I don't think they have the heart for hunting Chinese Pirates in foreign seas.

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Yes had spotted this on there web site but as you say could be lost in translation,

however for anybody interested merimobiles have reduced price of Vowney V5 to £120.39, if 5% vip discount still works, makes it £114.37.....not bad.


Thanks for the info, i might just get one... that price is hard to resist lol

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Yes had spotted this on there web site but as you say could be lost in translation,

however for anybody interested merimobiles have reduced price of Vowney V5 to £120.39, if 5% vip discount still works, makes it £114.37.....not bad.


Just checked and you're wrong!!!! .......................Its gone down to £119.84.. lol holy crap.

Questions: How hard are these phones to root? Merimobiles have an option to "Root Firmware Install". Is it a good idea to let them root the phone? And what firmware are they talking about?

Thanks for any info.


The Jiayu G4 Turbo is in production:

http://www.gizchina....-turbo-mt6589t/

Sorry if this was already posted, I just can't be bothered to read all the posts :P


In "development", and they haven't even gone into full scale production of the standard G4 yet.. It's gonna be several weeks I fear for the general release.

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Just checked and you're wrong!!!! .......................Its gone down to £119.84.. lol holy crap.


and if the 5% VIP discount doesn't work it is £117.49 on fastcardtech.

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and if the 5% VIP discount doesn't work it is £117.49 on fastcardtech.

Correct but if you use paypal on fastcardtech they will charge 4.5% on top

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Just checked and you're wrong!!!! .......................Its gone down to £119.84.. lol holy crap.

Questions: How hard are these phones to root? Merimobiles have an option to "Root Firmware Install". Is it a good idea to let them root the phone? And what firmware are they talking about?

Thanks for any info.


Cant keep up with the price......lol

Re Root, tillaz recommended a few posts ago if you cannot find a root process then pay for it which is what I have done, as for firmware haven't got a clue...................

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only problem with merimobile is you can wait a while for your order to be dispatched, i ordered my second zte v970 and was told it was in stock on the 14 and 2/3 days dispatch , still showing awaiting filfillment so contacted them on chat and was told will be sent 20th , still showing awaiting filfillment today , so on chat again , i said can i cancel and get a refund and they where quoting like 2 to 3 days to process a refund , dont think so, put a paypal dispute in , but on chat i told them i would do this and they said its been sent, but checked my merimobile account and it says refunded, so the name fits if you ask me merimobiles can take you on a meri roundabout , out of the 4 orders ive placed only one went as it should have, even saying all that im tempted by the vowney v5 , and guess what on chat they have in stock, but when i asked when would it be dispatched was told, 27th, when i quoted 2 to 3 days dispatch , i was told they count from day after the order and dont include weekends lol, again what a meridance.

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Did nobody else see this and seriously think, with all these delays I may as well wait for this? Looks like and absolutely awesome phone just like the Xiaomi mi2 apparently was. Plus i would probably be able to get one at the 1499 yuan price (£214.72)as a have a Chinese friend who is going home for a month in august :D

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well ive said all that and reordered a vowney v5 will give them till middle of next week , no tracking number will get refund lol, as recommended i went for the root option, also paid for a screen protector paypal cost in total £124, i used the vip code , but you pay a few quid in paypal currency converson fees , asked on chat been told dispatch 27th we will see lol, not holding my breath, i also asked about a gel case and they say they can get them in

Edited by blaster99999, 21 May 2013 - 12:49 PM.

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well ive said all that and reordered a vowney v5 will give them till middle of next week , no tracking number will get refund lol, as recommended i went for the root option, also paid for a screen protector paypal cost in total £124, i used the vip code , but you pay a few quid in paypal currency converson fees , asked on chat been told dispatch 27th we will see lol, not holding my breath, i also asked about a gel case and they say they can get them in


Was previously told on chat, that Vowney V5 to despatch tomorrow and Newman k1 to despatch on Thursday, just receieved message to say Newman Despatched today, guess they changed there mind, fingers crossed the Vowney is despatched tomorrow as promised.....Interesting they can get Gel cases..

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Was previously told on chat, that Vowney V5 to despatch tomorrow and Newman k1 to despatch on Thursday, just receieved message to say Newman Despatched today, guess they changed there mind, fingers crossed the Vowney is despatched tomorrow as promised.....Interesting they can get Gel cases..

i also told them on chat to mark my parcel as gift and value of $30 , which they did on my last order i recieved and didnt pay any import taxes

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i also told them on chat to mark my parcel as gift and value of $30 , which they did on my last order i recieved and didnt pay any import taxes


Did you go the free shipping route?

Thx

Edited by Rico_89, 21 May 2013 - 02:59 PM.

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i also told them on chat to mark my parcel as gift and value of $30 , which they did on my last order i recieved and didnt pay any import taxes


Hopefully I get the same luck, asked them to mark the value down (hopefully they remembered) but did not ask it to be marked as a gift

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Did you go the free shipping route?

Thx

yes free option less change of import tax with that option most have found

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Correct but if you use paypal on fastcardtech they will charge 4.5% on top

And also no free post option to UK with fastcardtech

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Just seen the new xbox. almost tempted to not buy a new phone :P

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Just seen the new xbox. almost tempted to not buy a new phone Posted Image


Yeah, me too. I'll be selling the old box and then saving for the new one :D

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