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Old 07-25-2011, 10:50 PM  
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Does Anyone Mod Their Smartphone

I have owned the Samsung Vibrant since the day of release, a little over a year ago. It gets a little buggy every now and then so I reboot to manufacturer's specs and then download my apps from my backup (takes about 10 minutes) and I get stellar speed and GPS lock afterward for about 5-7 months. Then I have to start the cycle again.

I am wondering if anyone has modded an android smartphone? I update my G1 from Donut to Eclair with Cyanogen and had no problems. I want to update my Vibrant from Froyo to Gingerbread but I understand there is still a problem with the GPS (which I use a lot). Has anyone here upgraded to Gingerbread? Positives... Negatives?
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:55 PM   #2
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I'm running gingerbread on my Evo right now. I've gone through about 8 different Roms now and am currently using one called Synergy which runs 2.3.3.

I've only been running this particular rom for 48 hours and finally have it set to where I am comfortable with it. I'll run it for a few weeks until the next big development or until I get bored and want something to play with.

The only problem I have had with the GPS is that my weather app tells me I'm in a neighboring city. I'm going to play with the navigation over the next few days.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:57 PM   #3
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I really need my gps. I was thnking I should wait for something more stable. Where did you get yours?
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:04 PM   #4
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:07 PM   #5
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:07 PM   #6
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I have the Samsung Galaxy S 4G. I'm still waiting for Gingerbread.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:15 PM   #7
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I have the Samsung Galaxy S 4G. I'm still waiting for Gingerbread.
You don't need to mod, you are scheduled to receive it. My Vibrant has been forgotten since Android released about 25 other phones since mine.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:33 PM   #8
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You don't need to mod, you are scheduled to receive it. My Vibrant has been forgotten since Android released about 25 other phones since mine.
I was thinking about rooting it, but I'm afraid I will brick it.

Plus, I'd really like to get the HTC Sensation.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:41 PM   #9
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I really need my gps. I was thnking I should wait for something more stable. Where did you get yours?
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:31 AM   #10
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doing a little reading, it appears this rom has good gps
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:36 AM   #11
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I have owned the Samsung Vibrant since the day of release, a little over a year ago. It gets a little buggy every now and then so I reboot to manufacturer's specs and then download my apps from my backup (takes about 10 minutes) and I get stellar speed and GPS lock afterward for about 5-7 months. Then I have to start the cycle again.

I am wondering if anyone has modded an android smartphone? I update my G1 from Donut to Eclair with Cyanogen and had no problems. I want to update my Vibrant from Froyo to Gingerbread but I understand there is still a problem with the GPS (which I use a lot). Has anyone here upgraded to Gingerbread? Positives... Negatives?
Could be a stupid question, but what do you use to backup your phone? I thought I could do it through HTC sync, but don't really see where to do it.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:42 AM   #12
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Could be a stupid question, but what do you use to backup your phone? I thought I could do it through HTC sync, but don't really see where to do it.
Not stupid. Do you mean backup the downloaded programs or backup the system itself?

The programs I use Astro File Manager, the system I use Odin and Nandroid.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:33 AM   #13
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Not stupid. Do you mean backup the downloaded programs or backup the system itself?

The programs I use Astro File Manager, the system I use Odin and Nandroid.
I have Astro, but only use for it file management....need to check on the backup portion. I'm mainly concerned with backing up my stuff/contacts...thanks!
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:13 AM   #14
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I have Astro, but only use for it file management....need to check on the backup portion. I'm mainly concerned with backing up my stuff/contacts...thanks!
your contacts sync with your google account right?
another popular app for all the other things is titanium backup
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:59 AM   #15
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your contacts sync with your google account right?
another popular app for all the other things is titanium backup
Contacts and Calendar. Now that I have downloaded Music Beta, I am sure it will be integrated as well.
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