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  1. Device Name Samsung Omnia2 i8000 Operating System Version Windows Mobile 6.5.3 ROM type Custom ROM
  2. Nope, everything works, except for weather update via GPRS if your provider uses a proxy. Not related to rom version though. So I update weather via wifi. Everything else is fine and fast. :)
  3. I'm using Drrrko 21851 (Wm 6.5) and that works fine (over 4 weeks). Have not tried any of the newer WM 6.5.1 roms.
  4. I had similar problems... not being able to close Kinoma Freeplay down. I had to use WkTask to force it to quit. After seeing the new features of the new version I decided to buy it and since then no problems at all. The sound is great, better then any other player I've used (and I've tried them all - i think). They have now included a smart way to close the application and also the rotating issue when you use the HTC sensor dll's has been fixed. These features are not yet available in the freeplay version (I think). I don't buy a lot of applications but this one is worth the money; great sound, fantatsic finger friendly interface. If you're a twiter, facebook, and I don't know what fan, they have included all of those features in the new version, with a very fancy "desktop". By the way, 've been using it on my I900 with several recent WM6.5 roms.
  5. Hallo Billou, Sorry to tell you, but the below mentioned connector from Fommy, does not work for FM reception. A ready to use solution can at the moment not be bought. The best solution I could find is described in post 298 in this thread. W
  6. Updated my audio / charger / antenna cable post (#298) above with pictures and some further tweaks. Enjoy! <_<
  7. Hi davejim, Nope, when I bought my Omnia (august 2008) there wasn't such an adapter included. I think Samsung started to include those later (or potentially only in certain countries). But I bought one from www.fommy.co.uk, which I've been using till recently. Now with the TMC program from Beamrider I had a new challenge.... car charger + audio out + antenna connection. This is what solved my problem (same story as posted in TMC thread)... - - - - - - - - - - - For those of you, still searching for a cable that can charge, have audio out and functions as antenna here is the result of my home tweaked version. I started with this cable: http://www.mobilefun.de/18478-erweitertes-...-i900-omnia.htm or for the UK : http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/samsung-omnia-t...able-p18478.htm Nice thing about this cable is that the plug at Omnia side can easily be opened. Also the little box with all connections can easily be opened as it has 4 screws if you take the sticker off. Then you need to get you solder iron out and do a few changes: - remove the big cable with the video out connectors (we only want audio through the 3.5 mm connector) - with a little screwdriver or knife cut the connection on the board from connector 10 of the omnia plug (so your Omnia doesn't think anymore you have a video cable connected) - the video cable in the omnia plug should be removed and soldered to pin 1 (antenna) - now the omnia plug can be closed again - on the connection box side I took the video cable (coming from the omnia plug) also of the board and soldered two wires directly to that wire (these two wires are the actual antenna - both roughly 60 cm long). You could also leave the video cable on the board and solder the antenna wires at the other end of the board. I tested a bit and a direct connection gave a better signal. - The antenna wires are then routed through the original hole in the connection box for the video cable - close the connection box and put the sticker back on !!!Ready!!! - Reception with this solution is very good. Similar or better as with standard Omnia audio out cable. Of course you need a car charger with a mini usb plug (I still had one from a previous phone). I have pictures of the whole operation, but haven't figured out how to add/upload those. The whole thing is not that difficult, but if you want them send me a pm. Finally I don't have to mess around with cables anymore in the car. Just plug the adapter in and when using my Omnia as navigator (with TMC) it works and when I want to listen to my mp3 files it works as well. - - - - - - - - -
  8. For those of you, still searching for a cable that can charge, have audio out and functions as antenna here is the result of my home tweaked version. I started with this cable: http://www.mobilefun.de/18478-erweitertes-...-i900-omnia.htm or for the UK : http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/samsung-omnia-t...able-p18478.htm Nice thing about this cable is that the plug at Omnia side can easily be opened. Also the little box with all connections can easily be opened as it has 4 screws if you take the sticker off. Then you need to get you solder iron out and do a few changes: - remove the big cable with the video out connectors (we only want audio through the 3.5 mm connector) - with a little screwdriver or knife cut the connection on the board from connector 10 of the omnia plug (so your Omnia doesn't think anymore you have a video cable connected) - the video cable in the omnia plug should be removed and soldered to pin 1 (antenna) - now the omnia plug can be closed again - on the connection box side I took the video cable (coming from the omnia plug) also of the board and soldered two wires directly to that wire (these two wires are the actual antenna - both roughly 60 cm long). You could also leave the video cable on the board and solder the antenna wires at the other end of the board. I tested a bit and a direct connection gave a better signal. - The antenna wires are then routed through the original hole in the connection box for the video cable - close the connection box and put the sticker back on !!!Ready!!! - Reception with this solution is very good. Similar or better as with standard Omnia audio out cable. - After a week of testing I decided to remove the whole cable between the Omnia connector and the extender box. I've replaced it with the wires from a cat5 network cable and kept the antenna cable in one piece (60 cm wire soldered directly on Omnia plug). The whole cable is now more sturdy and reception is now 2x as good as it was before. It doesn't look so nice anymore though. Of course you need a car charger with a mini usb plug (I still had one from a previous phone). Finally I don't have to mess around with cables anymore in the car. Just plug the adapter in and when using my Omnia as navigator it works and when I want to listen to my mp3 files it works as well. And now we just have to wait for Beamrider to find the solution for the audio problem <_< :) B) (no pressure). Actually if I need to use my Omnia as navi I just listen to a the radio or a cd (there are worse things in life). I'm a happy camper!!! Thanks Beamrider!!!!
  9. Hi Beamrider, Been using Beta2 last few days. Works very wel on WM65 L2. Saved me today from a major traffic jam :D :lol: :lol: . Of course the external speaker setting doesn't work yet. Still hoping you can find a solution for that one too. And when someone knows where to get a cable that charges and has antenna and audio out, I'm the first one to get it. I'm now switching cables every time, but for long trips the Omnia battery just doesn't last long enough. Greets from Germany
  10. I bought one, but have only used it a few times. It works as advertized. Build quality it good, frequency on the display is a bit hard to see in bright light but since you adjust it once no real problem and doesn't blind you at night. Sound quality was fine. The reason I stopped using it is because it doesn't charge your Omnia. So for long trips it's not an option. Other thing to keep in mind, is that when you've plugged it in your Omnia you might have a problem with fitting your Omnia in your car holder. But if none of the above is a problem, it's a great add-on to your Omnia for a handfull of dollars. Gr.,W.
  11. Hi, No, unfortunately the FM antenna part is not working. Also not with headset connected to adapter. :D :lol: :lol: See also this thread http://www.modaco.com/content-page/287075/...ation/page/120/ post # 132. Gr.W
  12. See my post above (#132). This adapter can not be used as antenna. Everything else works but there is no TMC reception with the adapter connected/ in between headset cable and Omnia. Unfortunately :D :lol: :lol:
  13. Hi Beamrider, "Does you splitter have a S20 (the same connector that Omnia has) replicated port? Does TMC works if you connect the headset adapter to the replicated port? If you answered yes to the above questions, you may only need a simple antenna harness just like the one made by illusion786 shown on the previous page." I have this one : http://www.fommy.co.uk/view-full-page.asp?...amp;skuno=82507 Tonight I have tried a few things with that port splitter and here are the results. - Yes it has S20 connector. When looking at connector with magnifiing glass it seems all pins are there on the Omnia side - The 2 replicator ports (again 20 pins samsung) are also fully loaded (20 pins) - But whatever I try no reception of a radiostation (let alone TMC). Of course as soon as I plug my headset directly in Omnia I have no problem at all. Seemed they have shortened the antenna pin directly in connector - I can't check because the connector can not be opened without destroying it. - Can confirm note from gemx that wall charger does indeed work as antenna as well (original wall charger that came with Omnia). However, reception is by far not as good as headset and of course has no audio connections - Looked at headset connector as well but there pin 1 and 2 are just not present in Omia connector, so no way we can turn that into a audio + charger + antenna cable -looked around internet but have not really been able to find alternative port replicator (this - http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/samsung-omnia-t...able-p18478.htm - comes close to needed functionality but I doubt if there is an antenna in there. The Samsung video cable I have also doesn't work as antenna. - I wouldn't mind build my own audio/ charger / antenna cable but that combination seems impossible to build. Only if you have a loose Omnia S20 connector (with all the needed pins) which so far I have not been able to find on the web. Also looked at your comment around settings in iGo. I changed GPS from port0/57600 to port 3/4800. Left TMC at port 4. Everything worked more or less the same. If music is playing (on headset) and then start iGo, iGo can't find GPS and TMC anymore (and I need to reset to get GPS and TMC working again. If iGo is working with TMC all sound is distorted (as if d/a convertor can't cope / frequency is to low). Oh and something else I found out... if you switch of your phone then the gps and tmc/radio receiver is also completely switched off. Hadn't noticed in the 9 months I have my Omnia now. That's it for today....
  14. Hi Beamrider, Have you tried to setup iGo to use GPS on the same port of TMC? The TMCSerial mixing feature is to have an unique port for both, just like GPS/TMC devices. --> No, I did exactly as in your instructions using tmc port 4 and gps port 3. Now I think of it. If I let iGo do it's own auto selection of the GPS it gets port 0. Is that causing a conflict somewhere? Yes, that is what I'm investigating, but if you are using some other software with iGO I strongly suggest to step back to previous iGO builds. The latest are too much hungry to be able to play music with only 128MB of memory. Your test seems to confirm esticbo's guess. --> Ok. I'm using KINOMA music player together with iGo and that works fine. Till later...
  15. Hi Beamrider, Today I was finally able to use my Omnia with TMC in the car. I've tried to use in following setup... Omnia connected to port multiplier (bought at Fommy in UK). Port multiplier connected to car charger and with headset cable to car stereo. I'm using my Omnia like this so I can listen to music and downloaded podcast while iGo is doing navigation. And I was hoping this would now be supported by TMC information. Unfortunately I ran into following problems (partly already mentioned by other posters in this thread). - The port multiplier is not connecting the antenna connection so no TMC receipt. Then I connected the headset cable directly with my Omnia (no longer being able to charge at same time), but now iGo was at least receiving TMC data. - when I start iGo, then minimize and then start music player to listen to music I have no sound (not from iGo and no Music) - when I start music player first and then start iGo, music keeps playing but iGo doesn't connect with Gps receiver in Omnia (funny enough the TMC receiver was actually working) - when using just iGo with TMC switched on it works but no usable audio on headset. The sound is converted at to low frequency and not usable (already reported in this thread). I also have the feeling that iGo is responding very sluggish. Screen refresh in iGo is not fluent any more. iGo is every now and then loosing GPS connection and then within 1-2 seconds GPS connection/receival is back again. It almost looks like my Omnia is not fast enough to run iGo with TMC switched on. I know the software is still beta so I hope you (together potentially with our HTC friends) can "solve" the above mentioned problems. My ideal setup is that I can listen to music / podcasts while iGo is doing navigation with TMC. Based on above posts around antenna connector I'll also see if I can fix the port multiplier to also pass antenna connector. Again thanks for your fantastic work on this. Gr.W Tested it in Germany and works on iGo 8.3.2.79297 (20090302). I'm running it on WM6.5 - 21501 from dddrko. P.s My donation is a small amount compared to investment if you want a real navigation system in your car with TMC and then you have problem that you're always messing around with multiple gadgets. So other people who are interested please support Beamrider so he can "fix" the problems with the beta. :excl: :excl: :excl:
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