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    Reading, UK
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    Galaxy SII
  1. If you ever flashed the "JORDN_U3_97.21.51" SBF, then see this post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=15341774&postcount=8 Basically, that SBF sets the CG version to 5, and all other SBFs are 2,3,4. That post will get you to a stable Froyo.
  2. If you ever flashed the "JORDN_U3_97.21.51" SBF, then see this post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=15341774&postcount=8 Basically, that SBF sets the CG version to 5, and all other SBFs are 2,3,4. That post will get you to a stable Froyo.
  3. Thanks, but any of these that I flash just result in either a hung boot screen, or no boot screen at all. What am I doing wrong?
  4. 12-Oct-2011 FIXED!! This post explains why, provides the files and instructions on how to fix it: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=15341774&postcount=8 --------------------------------- Here's the sad sequence of events. I thought I'd upgrade my wife's Defy from UK T-Mo/Blur to anything newer. They were good intentions, I tell you. 1. Installed defy-recovery, a nice port of clockworkmod so that I could do a full nandroid backup 2. Copied a cyanogenmod zip to SD card (no flashing performed at this stage) 3. Factory reset/wipe cache/wipe dalvik cache 3. Installed the CM zip 4. Everything looks great! 5. Realized I needed to get gapps installed, so copied them onto the SD card, but then my troubles started when I... 6. Reinstalled the recovery partition from (1) 7. Result: Hangs on initial splash screen on reboot From here on, I've been learning about RSD Lite (you need 4.9 not 4.6) and flashing everything I could lay my hands on. First I flashed UK T-Mo 2.51, but this resulted in no boot screen at all, a truly scary moment. Luckily, RSD Lite could still flash. I then flashed UK T-Mo 3.4.2 (Froyo 2.2?), but then couldn't get root with ZRoot (later learnt how to do it manually). Then I flashed this: JORDN_U3_97.21.51.rar from this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=14762402&postcount=143 At this point, this is the *only* SBF I can flash now to get a working phone. Even if I use that as a starting point and apply updates from the SD card, I end up with a hung boot screen or a boot loop. Even when I restored my original backup, I end up with a boot loop. So, you see I've got myself into a bit of a pickle. Is anyone able to help? Please?! Edit: I should be clear about what I'd like to do! I'd like to be able to either get back to where I was, or to 2.2 or 2.3. I definitely want to get away from the "JORDN_U3_97.21.51" build. Thanks! Thanks Dave D
  5. It sure did, hence the reason for posting - I still think I made the greatest leap from low-end Android to top-end! Am pleased to hear that people coming from higher-end phones still appreciate the S2. If only we could get TV OUT through the 3.5mm like the S1. I know there's an adapter for the HDMI socket, but still..
  6. Ordered a new digitizer from sourcingcat for my wife's Defy, and installed it last night (the old one cracked). If anyone has any questions, go ahead and ask, I also took a few ropey pictures; I attached final result, have a few I took during the process. Screen ordered from here: www.sourcingcat.com, took 10 days to arrive Followed instructions here: http://www.repairsuniverse.com/motorola-defy-screen-repair-take-apart-guide.html (BTW, no affiliation with either of these sites, feeling pleased with myself and want to share)
  7. So I went from a Huawei Pulse to a Galaxy S2.. can anyone beat that in terms of android experience improvement?! This is just an amazing phone.
  8. That's awful! I had to return shame-facedly at 7pm when the ride closed and ask them to look for it.
  9. It's tempting, thanks, but I think I'll upgrade to something that doesn't make me feel apologetic on behalf of Android - cheap hardware doesn't do a great job of selling Android. I like the look of the Motorola Defy etc.
  10. So I'm now without my pulse, having lost it on the Colossus ride at Thorpe Park. I'm pretty sure it's in the swampy bit just as the corkscrew part begins. Part of me thinks I knew it would be lost, but I wish I still had it.
  11. Wow, thanks everyone. Very much appreciated! Dave
  12. Need training on how to edit posts...
  13. My Pulse is either: 1. out of battery or 2. too slow to be useful I'm running 2.2.1 with CyanogenMod-6.1.0-RC0-Pulse. I've got JuiceDefender installed, got the SetCPU o/c cranked. I leave data off all the time now. The 2.x bling is nice, but not at the expense of a usable handset. Does anyone have 2.x installed and have a useful phone, or did you go back to 1.5? Any tips or links to articles that tune our beloved Pulses? Thanks Dave PS By "useful" I mean "no lag". I haven't got time to wait for the phone to wake up and decide to let me text, phone, take pics.. EDIT: Found this thread with some good advice in it. Thanks for reading. http://android.modaco.com/content/t-mobile...attery-problem/
  14. Motorola Defy. Clear the Blur crap off it and it's a nice handset with decent performance.
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