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    Samsung Galaxy S

    As a replacement for my LG GT540, I have decided to get a Samsung Galaxy S....

    Now....Has anyone upgraded this to 2.3 yet?

    Was it easy? Do you have a link to this?

    My LG has been on 2.3 for about 2 months, and although I'll be sad to put it in a drawer, it'll always be my back up!

    Any advice is greatfully received, and usually rep'ed....unless I forget, in which case you might need to nudge me!!!
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    Not yet tried to do it the other weekend and it kept being unable to do it.

    Now d/l kies at work to try again.

    Ben

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    I haven't run the 2.3 update yet, but the update to 2.2 was an absolute a**e. Samsung's Kies software, which seems to be the only supported way of updating, is more than a little buggy, it took 4 separate computers before I found one from which it was willing to run the update (which coincidently was an NC20).

    Don't let that put you off the phone, it's a nice bit of kit, it's just a shame Samsung's software lets it down.

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    My ex got a Samsung, so I've already got the software on my laptop....

    Though I'm not sure I like the look of Kies!!

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    Managed it but had to do it twice. Originally had problems with Kies running on 64bit Windows.
    I do like the phone but have found that the battery life is very poor if you do anything other than use it as a phone. ie browsing play games or watching movies whilst travelling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcshammer_dj View Post
    Managed it but had to do it twice. Originally had problems with Kies running on 64bit Windows.
    I do like the phone but have found that the battery life is very poor if you do anything other than use it as a phone. ie browsing play games or watching movies whilst travelling.

    How long are you looking at for battery life?

    My LG is hardly managing a day at the mo....although I'm pretty sure that has more to do with me messing with the ROM than poor battery!!!

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    Yup battery life is a wet dog, I use mine for 99% of all web browsing I do at home via wifi and I have to charge it every day.

    Ben

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    So....I got the Galaxy S, and I have to say that it's an impressive phone.

    Upgraded to 2.3.3 last night, and it was fairly painless.....

    Agree that battery life is pretty poor though.

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    Right then.....

    All you Galaxy owners!

    Rooting your Galaxy....

    I have been trying for the last 2 hours to get it rooted, and although Root Check says that it IS rooted, busybox says it isn't, whilst Superuser doesn't see Busybox....

    Any ideas????

    How did you root yours? (If indeed you did!)

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    my other half has a galaxy S, installed the 2.2 update easy enough. Not a big fan of kies but it did the job. Did notice the battery was pretty poor afterwards. Took a few weeks to get it back the way it use to be, seemed to act like it did when we first got the phone so dunno if a script tells the battery to act differently after the update. I'll steal the phone off her this weekend and see how 2.3 goes.

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    I have Gingerbread 2.3.3 on my galaxy s and the battery lasts forever now compared to the constant charging i had to do when it was running froyo

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    just updated my gf's last night, ill keep an eye on battery and hopefully get same results as you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbaz View Post
    I have Gingerbread 2.3.3 on my galaxy s and the battery lasts forever now compared to the constant charging i had to do when it was running froyo
    I've got 2.3.3 too, and I'm charging every night, and sometimes putting it on charge at work too!

    Not impressed with battery life, but love the phone

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    I havent charged mine for nearly two days now and its on 72%

    i dont really use wifi on it and gps is off. ive used the camera and apps like twitter/facebook and a couple of games of mouse trap, i use it for email but thats set to manual rather than push and ive sent alot of texts.

    very happy with it now as previously i had to always have in plugged in as it wouldnt last 8 hours even on standby

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    if you don't mind the galaxy putting on a few lb's
    have a look at this for extra battery life..

    it has a kickstand.. lol

    Momax EXPower Replacement Battery For Samsung Galaxy S i9000 - 2700mAh - Black



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