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24th December 2008, 03:54 PM #1
Advice for new Smartphone owners
Charge the phone up fully and then go and find the firmware upgrade and upgrade straight away before playing with your new toy
Really - don't play with it until you've done this first as you'll just waste days of time trying to work out why it doesn't do what is says on the packet!
Having just bought myself a Samsung Omnia and following on from my trials and tribulations with my daughter's N96, I wished I done this myself
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24th December 2008, 03:57 PM #2
24th December 2008, 04:09 PM #3
Same here with my Blackberry Bold. Battery life etc is awful without the latest firmware upgrade.
24th December 2008, 04:33 PM #4
The Samsung Omnia, is a great phone after the FW upgrades.... Over at i900.modaco.com the are loads of Custom firmwares... A new revision is being released tomorrow so loads more will pop up.
I have my own fw there aswell.
MD01 Cleaner Rom - Sprry bit busy to provide the link at the mo.
30th December 2008, 10:11 PM #5
Last edited by SimpleSi; 30th December 2008 at 10:15 PM.
30th December 2008, 10:17 PM #6
... I want a smartphone ... Santa brought me a new telly instead though, shouldn't complain too much.
30th December 2008, 11:04 PM #7
30th December 2008, 11:17 PM #8
How strange, i came from the MDA II also... i do miss the slide out kb, but my fingers are not too stubby for the touch screen, and i dont mind the stylus dangling from the side..
There should be a spare stylus in the box, is there not?
The wheel is not needed on the omnia, as you can slide your finger from top to bottom to scroll up and down.
I've customised my own rom over at modaco.com, here is the link to my topic
It's based on the DXHK3 Rom, which is a newer UK rom, which is most people preference for stability and speed. iGo 8 is quick to connect, 10 seconds to sat fix.
Please read the linked topic, to see what i've done to the rom regarding removing and adding, i guarantee you wont be disappointed, or have a look at Taril's rom there, as other people seems to favor that.
If you want any more help to make the phone useable, please let me know what i can do.
30th December 2008, 11:26 PM #9
Slide your finger from the samsung logo to the middle of the screen to quickly open task switcher, click end all tasks to close all open programs, or close which ones you wish.
Originally Posted by SimpleSi
You can regedit the default locations, but this can be a bit lengthy.. also sure you can change the location to default save all files through bluetooth, in the bluetooth settings. Change it from bluetooth FTP to My storage or Storage card.
Originally Posted by SimpleSi
30th December 2008, 11:54 PM #10
I got an Omnia....lets just say, if there's an emergency, dont rely on me to phone the appropriate people....2 key strokes just to get to dialer...
I do regret getting this phone from Voda...it's a nice PDA though.
31st December 2008, 12:45 AM #11
I dont understand why people hate this phone???
How many key presses /slides /strokes does it take on other phones?
Hold red button for two seconds to unlock, press the green button, dialer opens, dial 999.. no more than 5 seconds...
I think it obvious that i like this phone. lol
31st December 2008, 03:53 AM #12
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It's good advice, there needs to be more simple stuff like on the web because for first time buyers or people who don't know a great deal about smartphones or mobiles in general, I find there's nothing out there to educate. Just tech tech tech!
I found this site which has given a comprehensive 101 guide on Windows Mobile, which I found interesting and other beginners might too. It kind of runs you through what it's all about and what you can do with the OS...
101 Beginners Guide to using Windows Mobile 5 and 6 software
Hope this is helpful!
31st December 2008, 11:20 AM #13
I just scored myself a HTC Pro and its totally awesome,
Ive had just about every iteration of HTC's phones from original XDA and this ones definately a marked improvement on all of them. After you apply the speed fixes touchFlo is pretty awesome and it feels like a well built solid handset.
31st December 2008, 07:07 PM #14
My original point
After you apply the speed fixes touchFlo is pretty awesome
These devices all seem to need upgrading before they do you what you expected them to do out of the box
31st December 2008, 07:36 PM #15
Where did you get the Omnia updates from?
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