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  1. Would be interested in how you are finding it Gary ? Have you encountered any issues ? I am running JB that I got from here http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=1704185 I did have some problems with this rom when comming from a custom ICS rom (TurkBey) even with a full wipe, but I then tried it comming from stock ICS and things were much better. Still having a few issues with it myself. S-Note Lite just does not seem to want to run properly and was giving close messages at strange times. Diasabling it seem to sort this out. With ICS using the stock video player I could click on the 'allshare' icon and it would play the video to my samsung network connected telly. With JB it works but only for about 30 seconds and then allshare seems to crash. Before on ICS I was using an app called 'voice speed dialer' which I could access with double press on the home button. With JB I can not get this app to run via the double home button press any more (and thus not through long press on my bluetotth headset). Also Kies says I can not update with this rom as does the phone itself as it says it is 'modified'. Overall though other than the small issues above it is running fine for me. It does feel a bit 'smooother' over all though it is not a massive difference to my eyes and mind from ICS. Some things like opening my contacts list is faster as far as I can tell and scrolling on long lists feels faster too. For me the biggest drawback of JB over ICS right now is the lack of working flash, though this is not down to Google or Samsung really. I did try installing flash from titanium backup but it just crashes on JB using the stock browser or Dolphin. On ICS I could and did use bbc iplayer, ITV player 4oD and a site that uses flowplayer. On JB I can not view video on any of these. I know eventually they will all have to move to some alternative to flash but as of right now my choice seems to be JB with no access to bbc,itv or C4 online video content or ICS with it. Anyway just thought I would post my experinces so far with JB on S3.
  2. Thanks from me for this post. I am looking for gampad solutions for my S3 and this is a great guide. Thanks
  3. Hi Sorry if this is a stupid question but using the rom above - Samsung Galaxy S III XXBLG1 (ICS v4.0.4) ROM Should my home screen rotate ? The lock screen now rotates but the home screens do not. Is this correct ? What is '15-button quick panel toggles' and how do I use them ? - Think I worked this one out. These are the extra toggles switches on the pull down notifications thing with an app that lets you control which you see ? Thanks
  4. Had my S3 for a few days now, my first smart phone as well. Generally I like it but what is up with voice dialing ? In car I use it with a bluetooth headset (very old plantronics one) and all I want to do is push a button on the headset and tell it who to call. I dont want to ask it if I need an unbrealla today or what the weather is like in Coventry or get it to tell me a joke. I just want it to dial someone in my contacts list. This is something I was doing with my mobile phone 12 years ago but could I get my S3 to do it in any way that was near useable in real life ? No I could not and maybe it is just me. First off I have a contact called 'Office'. So I hold down relevant button on my headset and S Voice opens up and listens to me. I say 'call office' and S Voice recognises that I say 'call office' yet does not recognise that I have a contact called office. So I try to call my wife who's name is Karin. I say call Karin and S-Voice tells me I have no contact called Karen in my contacts book. The only way I could get it to work was to rename my wife in the contact book from her real name, Karin to Karen, just so S Voice would let me call her. So I try some of the other contacts I need to call when in the car. I try Kemal - no joy. I try Seran - no joy. I try my own name Erol and say call Erol at home, to try and call my home landline number - no joy. The only contact I could get it to work with was my wife and then only by changing her name in my contacts list. I played with every setting for S-Voice I could and still no better. I tried using google voice search , even though I could not activate that from the headset. Still no joy. Eventually I give up and go the 'play' market and search for a third party app. I can not find any free ones that seem to do what I want and in the end go for a paid one called Voice Speed Dial. Google play site tells me this £1.91 So I enter my UK CC details and then it tells me it is $2.99 which after the foreign currency charge by my CC company and the terrible exchange rate they give is gods knows how much. Anyway I get my app and it works. I do understand the difference between using voice tags and natural language parsing and I do see how much more advanced S Voice is in theory and some degree in practice, but really to have to pay extra for an app to get something so fundamentaly basic as working voice dialing on a phone that cost £500 does irk somewhat. Like I say I am very new to this whole smart phone experience and maybe I have just missed something plainly obvious that would have given me working voice dialing on my phone without having to shell out extra on a third party app and if I have I would welcome someone putting me right. Surely there must be a way in S Voice of recording voice recognition tags for contacts in your contact book so that it can actualy understand who you are trying to call without the need for extra apps ? Sorry for the rant, but this experience has taken the shine off what has otherwise been a pretty pleasurable experince of owning an S3 (other than its actual price which was painful for me)
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