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I'm also looking to upgrade from the Vowney V5 which has been a trusty mobile for a good year, depsite being severly cracked in the face..

 

Anyway, like many others the Coolpad F1 is on my short list as it looks to have a great spec. Its a shame to hear the ROM currently lets it down but that can be fixed at least.

 

So any more hands-on reports of this one? I'm particularly interested in how the camera stacks up, especially against the quite poor cam on the V5.

 

Also, If anyone is looking for decent alternatives around the £120 mark I've short-listed these ones, just trying to decide if the Coolpad F1 is the better option hmm..

 

All have 2GB and IPS OGS Displays.

 

Haipai X3S - £126
 
For
 
Metal casing
6.9mm thin
 
Against
 
Small 2000mah battery
No Gorilla glass
No Sony cam 
 
JIAYU G4S - £119
 
For
 
Gorilla Glass
Sony Cam
Large 3000mah battery
 
Against
 
Comparatively thick at 10mm
Plastic body
 
 
THL T11 - £126
 
For
 
Gorilla Glass
Large 2750mah battery
 
Against
 
Plastic body
No Sony Cam
 
Coolpad F1 - £115
 
 
For
 
Gorilla Glass
Decent 2500mah battery
Sony Cam
 
Against
 
Plastic body
Comparatively small 8GB internal memory
Comparatively thick at 9.3mm
 
Would be good to get your opinions on how these stack up to the F1?
 
I'm personally moving towards the G4S which is very similiar to the F1 but larger battery, storage and better brand arguably.
 
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Eternal team sent me this link for a different firmware to stop the crashes,only problem is that the rar will not extract without the password which i do not have although i have requested it from ET.

 

http://bbs.etbuying.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=4013

 

Chinese is not my strong point and google is not able to translate properly.

Any takers ???

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Eternal team sent me this link for a different firmware to stop the crashes,only problem is that the rar will not extract without the password which i do not have although i have requested it from ET.

 

http://bbs.etbuying.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=4013

 

Chinese is not my strong point and google is not able to translate properly.

Any takers ???

trying to download for a look, but so slow, showing 5 hours

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Which firmware do you have on now? Original 5.5 CoolLife UI v5.5 or something else seller flashed?

 

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjcyNTczNDUy.html

 

 

Eternal team sent me this link for a different firmware to stop the crashes,only problem is that the rar will not extract without the password which i do not have although i have requested it from ET.

 

http://bbs.etbuying.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=4013

 

Chinese is not my strong point and google is not able to translate properly.

Any takers ???

 

 

So you downloaded it from ET BBS and it's password protected?

Can't you contact ET and ask for the password?

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I cant find the coollife version number.

ET finally sent me the password. it is "ET" That must be the only thing i didnt try.

The downloaded rar includes a recovery image...i guess its ok to replace that one with my english version cwm ?

The instructions say to copy downloaded files to phone...surely that should read sd card ?

Ah well......time to backup then try it out.

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I cant find the coollife version number.

ET finally sent me the password. it is "ET" That must be the only thing i didnt try.

The downloaded rar includes a recovery image...i guess its ok to replace that one with my english version cwm ?

The instructions say to copy downloaded files to phone...surely that should read sd card ?

Ah well......time to backup then try it out.

keep us updated grabster, Be interesting to see if it fixes your crash problem, if it does then hopefully it will fix other crashes seen on my coolpad f1, currently downloading the rom another 2 hours to go.........

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I decided not to flash the ET rom as i wanted to try this first...  http://www.needrom.com/mobile/coolpad-f1-8297w-aosp/#comment-59547

So far so good.

I done a dirty flash,no wipes...naughty i know but what the hell,i figured i was gonna have to restore my backup anyway but the flash wiped the system anyway so its up to personal choice i suppose.

Kept root and english recovery and everything is working perfectly.

I just spent an hour setting it up and all is sweet.

The problem is obviously in the cool looking skin that the phone had pre installed.

 

The ET rom is downloading quicker this morning using Chrome although last night it took 50 minutes with IE.

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The ET rom is downloading quicker this morning using Chrome although last night it took 50 minutes with IE.

You must be high speed broadband, still varying between 2 to 6 hours for me this morning, download crashed last night so started again thmorning.

It is good you appear to have got rid of your crashes, did it also get rid of the "data usage" crash when selected in settings?

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Sure did...    i tried pretty much all the settings and not a single crash.

Comes with nova pre installed but that can be changed ,i use it on my own phone anyway.

The settings crashes are obviously built into the firmware.

 

I never tried the rom that ET sent me as i now dont need it. 

The AOSP rom i installed works fine so i am gonna stick with that.

Sorry if i didnt make that clear.

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If you use a download accelerator that would speed things up.

I dont use one but i have before and it helped.

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If you use a download accelerator that would speed things up.

I dont use one but i have before and it helped.

cheers for the info re downloads, will get the phone back from the wife and see if either rom cures the crashes on hers, if it does will get another one for myself

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Whoops..... sausage fingers strike again. 

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Thanks for the info :)

That AOSP rom is from Jonzalvo from that forocoches forum. He did several other roms, too

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The Spanish forum is very useful, not least because it is possible to get decent translations of Spanish instead of the incomprehensible gobbledigook from translated Chinese!

Just received shipping confirmation for my F1 so hopefully I'll receive it later this week. Good to hear that the English CWM works as well as the other needrom links.

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cheers for the info re downloads, will get the phone back from the wife and see if either rom cures the crashes on hers, if it does will get another one for myself

Tried the needrom grabster has now and data usage still crashes the settings when selecting It. Gone back to original rom

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Tried the needrom grabster has now and data usage still crashes the settings when selecting It. Gone back to original rom

Correction to the above, it was the one from ET that made no difference to the crashes on my phone, the one from neeedrom aborted installation, have re downloaded from the Spanish forum and it does clear the settings crash when selecting "data usage".

In light of the above which fixes the crash have Just ordered one for myself.......

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Yeah :)

But there is a more reliable store which sells it for 184USD

 

Coolpad appeared at many specialised shops now (to2c, minideal....)

and the price is 190-200 USD

 

I am thinking about buying this case...

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Nillkin do a similar hard back case as well. Seem to get decent enough reviews.

 

When my phone arrives, I'll see how I get on without a case for a week or so before deciding if I need one. I don't usually need one as I'm very careful and always put my phone in my pocket, making sure I don't put any keys or coins in there at the same time. On the other hand, not a fan of white phones so I might just get a case to cover that up!

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ET have given me yet another link for firmware.

http://pan.baidu.com/s/1o6G1obo

I dont think i will be using it though as the aosp rom i flashed seems rock steady so far but im grabbing it now regardless.

It is downloading quicker on IE than Chrome.

 

Waiting for correct password.

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