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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    but the samsung official update is due this month so why go to a non "stock" rom?
    For a countless number of improvements (dependent on which ROM you choose). I'm not going to try to list them all here though, if you're interested XDA is the place to go

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    I've got a Desire HD and Transparent Proxy didn't work

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben604 View Post
    I've got a Desire HD and Transparent Proxy didn't work
    Are you rooted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    but the samsung official update is due this month so why go to a non "stock" rom?
    But will it come with the manufacturer and service provider bloatware?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    But will it come with the manufacturer and service provider bloatware?
    That's reminded me of a good point actually...

    @sted: where are you getting the info that Samsung will release an update in the next month? If it's actually Samsung releasing it, you can add at least another month to that while your network provider adds their crud to it, if they release it at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    but the samsung official update is due this month so why go to a non "stock" rom?
    Because non "stock" ROMs' seem to have less rubbish on them, and are actually smoother.

    I've had G'bread on my GT540 for about 6-8 weeks.....Best thing I've done to it.

    Also, the chances of actually "bricking" your phone are pretty slim. You may get a boot loop, or some other such problem, but completely bricking it is very difficult!

    (That's only MY opinion, and I do not wish to be held responsible for someone trying a ROM AND bricking their phone!!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    Also, the chances of actually "bricking" your phone are pretty slim. You may get a boot loop, or some other such problem, but completely bricking it is very difficult!
    I agree, but with a slight caveat that the end user takes the necessary precautions (such as a fully charged battery; I plug mine in as well, just in case) and that it's a well tested ROM. The only two ways I could see it actually bricking your phone is if there was a sudden loss of power while you're flashing the boot sector (hence the fully charged battery) or you were using an experimental ROM that overloaded a component, causing it to break (as has been known to happen when keeping the LED torch on for too long, regardless of ROM)

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    I've made my phone even faster today by using SD Increase!

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    well i got bored and flashed it to 2.3 earlier and apart from it not wanting to install angry birds(fixed) and after redoing looking at address book and assuming names had numbers not just e-mail but after a few mins exporting from oytlook im back up and running and it does seem faster now. All i need is to remember where i put my backdrop lol gps is still about as much use as a chocolate teapot though lol

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    ps is still about as much use as a chocolate teapot though lol
    AFAIK there's problems with the main Gingerbread update code from google causing GPS issues. I'm finding if I run up GPS Status app, wait till aqquires 5 sats and then close it and open up my own GPS speed app it them works OK. But sometimes I need to open/close GPS status itself a few times

    If you want reliable, then 2.2 ROMs are still the way to go (or maybe older Gingerbread versions that didn't seem to have the problem)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    AFAIK there's problems with the main Gingerbread update code from google causing GPS issues. I'm finding if I run up GPS Status app, wait till aqquires 5 sats and then close it and open up my own GPS speed app it them works OK. But sometimes I need to open/close GPS status itself a few times

    If you want reliable, then 2.2 ROMs are still the way to go (or maybe older Gingerbread versions that didn't seem to have the problem)

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    was meant to say 2.2 there is no 2.3 for mine as far as im aware why cant i edit in this part of the forum lol

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    A .1 in android is important
    Starting again
    gps is still about as much use as a chocolate teapot
    Are you saying your GPS didn't work well with original ROM outdoors?
    As up until recent Gingerbread updates, GPS reliability has never been an issue on 'droids so you probably have a physically duff phone
    [edit]try out GPS Status app and see what it gives you[/edit]

    regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    @sted
    A .1 in android is important
    Starting again

    Are you saying your GPS didn't work well with original ROM outdoors?
    As up until recent Gingerbread updates, GPS reliability has never been an issue on 'droids so you probably have a physically duff phone
    [edit]try out GPS Status app and see what it gives you[/edit]

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    looking at forums its a known issue on the apollo. it will sometimes pick up a signal but its fussy to say the least or maybe im just impatient (i have the gps status app on)

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    ah damn it wont send/receive texts now just crashes the app

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    I've just updated my Desire HD to Gingerbread and I've got an integrated proxy tool. Works fine too, well on the browser at least.

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