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ZesPak

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13,710 posts

79 months

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Benni said:
Hello,
just got into this smartphone thing because the company gave me an S2.
I have read not sooo good things about this KIES programme from Samsung,
have used "MyPhone Explorer" with my K850i and now I see that the new version works with android.
Has anyone got experiences with MPE here ?
Another thing :
I was looking for a case that incorporates a small PAPER notebook,
did not find any and bodged together something from an old calendar,
is there something like that on the market ?
(have read the thread and followed links but did not find anything)
Why do you need the "myphone explorer"? If you plug it in, the phone can appear as a mass-storage device, you don't need any extra software.

ATM

4,094 posts

102 months

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ZesPak said:
Benni said:
Hello,
just got into this smartphone thing because the company gave me an S2.
I have read not sooo good things about this KIES programme from Samsung,
have used "MyPhone Explorer" with my K850i and now I see that the new version works with android.
Has anyone got experiences with MPE here ?
Another thing :
I was looking for a case that incorporates a small PAPER notebook,
did not find any and bodged together something from an old calendar,
is there something like that on the market ?
(have read the thread and followed links but did not find anything)
Why do you need the "myphone explorer"? If you plug it in, the phone can appear as a mass-storage device, you don't need any extra software.
I'm not really sure what "MyPhone Explorer" is?

I have used the Web based version of Kies - yes. Turn it on and then point your browser to the url displayed.

Tycho

8,418 posts

156 months

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Tuesday 13th March 2012 quote quote all
ZesPak said:
Benni said:
Hello,
just got into this smartphone thing because the company gave me an S2.
I have read not sooo good things about this KIES programme from Samsung,
have used "MyPhone Explorer" with my K850i and now I see that the new version works with android.
Has anyone got experiences with MPE here ?
Another thing :
I was looking for a case that incorporates a small PAPER notebook,
did not find any and bodged together something from an old calendar,
is there something like that on the market ?
(have read the thread and followed links but did not find anything)
Why do you need the "myphone explorer"? If you plug it in, the phone can appear as a mass-storage device, you don't need any extra software.
^^^ This. Just plug it in for mass storage to copy all media across and use the cloud for email, contacts and calendar.




P.S. Official ICS update is out!!! XDA-Devs have lots of links.

ZesPak

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13,710 posts

79 months

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Tycho said:
P.S. Official ICS update is out!!! XDA-Devs have lots of links.
yes

It's there. http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/12/samsung-heralds...

Anybody has been able to get it? My Kies tells me there's no update available yet...

Tycho

8,418 posts

156 months

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Tuesday 13th March 2012 quote quote all
ZesPak said:
Tycho said:
P.S. Official ICS update is out!!! XDA-Devs have lots of links.
yes

It's there. http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/12/samsung-heralds...

Anybody has been able to get it? My Kies tells me there's no update available yet...
I installed it from XDA via Odin. No wipe upgrade although you will loose root but there is a rooted kernel IIRC.
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Rollcage

11,277 posts

75 months

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March the 19th in the UK.

What does ICS bring to the party then?

PugwasHDJ80

5,837 posts

104 months

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ooh got home to find a shiny S2 ready and waiting.

Have NO idea where to start- guess i better start reading this thread.....

scovette

294 posts

91 months

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Tycho said:
P.S. Official ICS update is out!!! XDA-Devs have lots of links.
Thanks for the heads-up! Installed, and root too - no problems. Just needed to restart as the screen was hanging, and change the font back and forth as the sizing was ugly at first.


Edited by scovette on Tuesday 13th March 17:01

Tycho

8,418 posts

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scovette said:
Tycho said:
P.S. Official ICS update is out!!! XDA-Devs have lots of links.
Thanks for the heads-up! Installed, and root too - no problems. Just needed to restart as the screen was hanging, and change the font back and forth as the sizing was ugly at first.
No probs, there are a few tweaks to be made and Sky Go doesn't work on ICS yet but it seems nice so far. Chrome browser looks nice and seems pretty stable.

PugwasHDJ80

5,837 posts

104 months

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whats ICS?

is there a good beginners android guide that anyone can recommend?

im

34,302 posts

100 months

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PugwasHDJ80 said:
whats ICS?

is there a good beginners android guide that anyone can recommend?
Ice Cream Sandwich, code for Google's Android v4 OS

PugwasHDJ80

5,837 posts

104 months

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isn't that on a brand new phone already?

im

34,302 posts

100 months

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PugwasHDJ80 said:
isn't that on a brand new phone already?
Galaxy Nexus only at the mo.

Teppic

4,447 posts

140 months

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PugwasHDJ80 said:
isn't that on a brand new phone already?
Yes, it's on the Galaxy Nexus.

LukeSi

5,314 posts

44 months

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Glad to hear, I shall wait until the 19th since I am already running ICS (XXLPB) anyway. Hopefully the official firmware will have the FM Tuner app back, it disappeared in my rom.

S47

961 posts

63 months

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Just tried to copy Video MP4 files from the SG2 to my Vista laptop, but they won't play, any ideas why??
win media player is saying it doesn't have the codec, I thought all these things were updated through windows confused
Any ideas how to get them to play on the laptop?

dontfollowme

694 posts

116 months

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Anyone recommend a hands free solution for SGS2? My car has no blue tooth.

Tycho

8,418 posts

156 months

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I'd try something like vlc which plays pretty much anything you can throw at it.

RadoVR6

1,047 posts

89 months

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Just updated the latest firmware on mine and it is shocking!

Very juddery and slow.

It is PDA:KI8/PHONE:KI2/csc:KI2(H3G)

Is there any way to roll it back to before the update?

Teppic

4,447 posts

140 months

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Tycho said:
ZesPak said:
Tycho said:
P.S. Official ICS update is out!!! XDA-Devs have lots of links.
yes

It's there. http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/12/samsung-heralds...

Anybody has been able to get it? My Kies tells me there's no update available yet...
I installed it from XDA via Odin. No wipe upgrade although you will loose root but there is a rooted kernel IIRC.
Flashed mine to ICS tonight. Does anyone else have a screen that looked washed-out screen afterwards? Mine doesn't seem to be as vibrant as before.

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