Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by geoff1951

  1. Update - been away from a decent web interface (proper computer and keyboard...) for a few days. while away, the phone showed the update was ready to install. So, battery fully charged, it loaded after about 20 minutes. Initial observations difficult to judge, but it generally seems a bit smoother in operation. Good luck to the rest who are still waiting.
  2. Hi Wayne, thanks, but I've tried that already. The no command screen gave me a fright, but then it went as you say. Took a while to get my apps back the way I want (except for one news feed that I'd deliberately not updated, bummer.) but it's still on 4.2.2 and says it's up to date. Oh well. I'll see if it tries again over the next few days.
  3. Long time no post, since I ditched the San Diego for a Nexus 4. Wahoo! However... like Wayne 877, I go the update message a couple of days ago, but it failed to complete the download/install. Kept getting the fail message So I've done a factory reset, and now it just tells me it's up to date. With 4.2.2, oh no it isn't. Sorry chaps, but I just don't want to go down the root route, I had enough heart-stopping moments with the OSD. So, just a simple question - has anyone got any experience/comments on the OTA update on an unrooted N4? Thanks in advance.
  4. On Orange website today at £79.99 plus £10 top up. Site also has special offer splash on front page, 20% off PAYG until 20th. But the link doesn't open. There were posts a few weeks back about ordering online, collecting from shops, and cancelling 'cos of delivery delay. The refunds were only the cost of the phone, not the topup. GRRRR.. Nice surprise today, opened my credit card statement to see not one, but TWO £10 refunds. I'll never say a bad word about orange again... not today anyway. PS. After coming close to throwing my SD at the wall in frustration over the ever-worsening power button, I managed to order a Nexus 4 when their window was open and it came in five days. What a beautiful piece of kit. For those who went from a San Francisco to a San Diego, this is a similar leap in the "love that phone" stakes. And it's already been upgraded to JB 4.2.2. My love affair with the SD is over. And Ricky, so sorry to read of the failure of yours. Good luck with whatever you get to replace it.
  5. Got my update message around 4pm this afternoon. Done by 5.
  6. Last night playstore was still predicting mid -Feb delivery. :( Got email this morning saying it was with DHL. Got home to find it had been delivered. :)
  7. Did that come by email or did you have to login to Google store to check any update details?
  8. Thanks Dio-Genes (nice name!) jeddy1 - so, what changed your mind after two weeks? Other than some guy saying it was poor? What was poor about it?
  9. It's easy to get off. Just go round the edge gradually. There are the usual very small clips that are found round all removeable backs. There's also some of what seems like double sided sticky tape/pads that hold it on. They'll release their grip as you slowly remove it. No need to renew these.
  10. Just wandered over here from the Orange San Diego posts. I was looking at the Google Nexus 4 in a couple of shops yesterday, (they have "LG" on the back) together with the Galaxy III. The N4 certainly seemed to be faster than the GIII, and nicer to handle, and I'm very tempted by it. Those of you who've actually got one and been using it for a while, what DON'T you like about it? IF I do go for it, I'd prefer to keep it stock. In the case of the OSD, rooting and applying ICS is essential to get the most out of that phone. Is there a great deal to gain in applying the mods described elsewhere in the forum for the N4? Thanks.
  11. Evening all! No, I'm not fooling myself that the others will be any better, but I've just had enough of Orange over the past year or so. Think I'll give someone else a chance to mess me about! :)
  12. I ordered one online to be collected from local store, and cancelled before it got to the store (if one ever actually got into the system). Got my £99 back on my credit card account within a week, but not the £10. Ripoff, and yet another reason to leave Orange when contract finishes. Can anyone else remember when it was a good company to do business with? My memory is fading fast.
  13. I meant the one on the flux capacitor... my De Lorean won't work.
  14. LOL With broken power button or without?
  15. Just to clarify, I think it's a great phone. I believe (but willing to be proved wrong by Orange) that it's discontinued, and only stock in shops remains. It's Orange who've raised my blood pressure, with their slooooowww website, incorrect/out of date/misleading/insufficient information, failure of the site to process Best Plan changes, then the call centre staff doing likewise though promised they have done the change, but instead added a package I didn't ask for, then the shoddy process over my web purchase. And that's only over the past three months. One final example - just for curiosity through my account on the web I looked at upgrading to an HTC One X, upgrade price on my tariff £169. I know I'm eligible to upgrade, close to contract end, but the website then said I can't do it online, have to call customer services. No thanks! Re. addict's post - I think Samsung and HTC would charge twice or more for a similar specced phone, but they also offer better support to compensate, IMHO and speaking to friends with HTCs/Samsungs. PS - Just seen the Xolo site is back up.
  16. Congratulations Ricky - all the best to mother and daughter too.
  17. Sorry grizzlyflea, and everyone else, but I think we've seen the best days of the SD. Contacted local shop, spoke to someone with some sense. Was told that the phone I'd ordered on the web would be in after I got an another email. Spoke to Customer services, online order section, nice bloke in Newcastle. Advised me to cancel the order, he hadn't heard of one passing through their system for days. Tried three local shops in person for stock, none available nor expected. NEVER believe any shop assistatnt who says DEFINITELY. I would be VERY surprised if any more SDs hit the shops again. As Horsa said, no branding, no street cred. It might have sold in thousands, but iPhones and Samsungs sell in millions. It's had a lifespan of six months, around half the main players - iphone, HTC, Samsung. IMHO it's turned out to be an experiment by Intel to see if their chip worked in the real world. It has, but it's been let down by poor support by Orange and poor build quality. Maybe if Vodafone had been behind it, then it'd have been a bigger success? I also spoke to customer services about my duff power button. Sorry, not covered by Intel's 2 year warranty, wear and tear. but we will send it off for free repair. It's not fit for purpose, I said - only 6 months old. Threatened them with trading standards, young lad (who kept calling me "mate") had no response. Offered a loan phone, a cheap Samsung flip, or a Galaxy Ace - if I left 60 quid deposit !!!!!! Wouldn't do a straight swop. even though I said the web is full of reports of this. (which supports my view that it's already deleted.) In any event, it's STILL a great phone, with a great screen, but we've been guinea pigs, pure and simple, sucked in by a low price. When my contract finishes, and the two others I pay for (wife and daughter) I'm away from Orange like a shot. And next time it'll have to be HTC or Samsung, I'm sorry to say. Meanwhile, I'll carry on, using Xolo ICS, and thank everyone here for the helpful and amazing work put in by Ricky and others. Cheers!
  18. Seems that the Xolo site is off air... Lets hope it's something to do with the current tech show in Las Vegas, where all new stuff is being launched.
  19. Just seen these posts. Should be interesting when I go to the shop later today to pick up the one I've ordered for my daughter. (Which I couldn't get through Topcashback - out of stock on there.) LATER - ...and, guess what, it wasn't in. But they are advertising it at £99 etc, on the displays. Shop - "yes sir, it actually says FROM the 9th" Me - "True. But that means it SHOULD be here today. FROM doesn't mean some time after the 9th. So why isn't it here?" (Knowing full well that the assistant won't have a clue.) Shop - "It should be in tomorrow." Me - "what makes you say that?" Shop - Assistant realised he's just spouted bullsh1t. Goes red. "er, they usually are." Me - "so, if it isn't in tomorrow, are you suggesting I come back every day thereafter to check?" Shop - "No, I, er..." Me - "Can I phone the shop?" Shop - "Sorry, we can't give out our numbers. Me - "OK. Are you going to cover my petrol and parking costs for every visit that doesn't produce the phone?" "Shop - "Sorry..." Me - "Right. Let's see what happens tomorrow, shall we?" Exit, stage left, smiling at customer listening to this. Got a thumbs up back, so felt better about that. To be continued...
  20. Not now on Orange website on PAYG - see forum pages for more.
  21. No posts on this thread for 11 days. Jikobutsu and flibblesan, how are your buttons, or are the software fixes working? My PB has deteriorated a lot over the past two days. Still works, but very fiddly and getting worse. Haven't got Orange startup screen so would need to use ricky's tool to put it on before going to the shop, but more importantly I dropped it over Christmas and have a fair bit of cosmetic damage to the case corner right by the PB. I can just imagine the argument with the shop. "Sorry, sir, don't you have insurance...?"
  22. IMHO the only real drawback to the SD is the size of the screen. Needs to be 4.3" (or 4.8!) to take advantage of its capabilities even running Xolo ICS
  23. No jikobutsu, the issue is the poor design of the power button in the first place.
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.