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    (Original post by Karma Charger)
    I went on the website if that's what you mean? I meant check the specs of my phone, not the specs of a standard SII.

    This was posted from The Student Room's Android App on my GT-I9100
    It's not like a PC, I'm pretty sure they can't have just swapped out the processor for a lower one etc. If you are having hardware problems then why not send it to the insurance company again? If you suspect they might be software problems, search on the internet for other people having the same ones. Try xda, the subreddit for your phone, etc.
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    (Original post by Karma Charger)
    This post may turn into a ramble/nonsensical, but bear with me:

    I got my Galaxy SII in August last year. Worked like a treat, until I dropped it in some water. I sent it off to my insurance company for repair, get it back, works fine. I upgraded to ICS back in May, and since then my phone has been playing up- random crashes, turning wifi on/off wouldn't work all the time (though that's been fixed so far since I upgraded to 4.04 from 4.03), the phone would randomly restart itself, and sometimes when it restarted, at least 20% of the battery power would vanish (that also has been fixed since 4.04. However, my phone crashed today, so I had to take the battery out and back in, and the battery went from 43% to 15%?). My question is this: is it possible the insurance company replaced the damaged hardware in my phone for a cheaper/easier fix? Therefore, the reason my phone is struggling with ICS is because the phone no longer has the specs it used to? Is there any way to find out the specs of my specific phone? Thanks, and I hope someone can help
    Yeah, that's quite similar to what ICS did to my S2

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    (Original post by Karma Charger)
    This post may turn into a ramble/nonsensical, but bear with me:

    I got my Galaxy SII in August last year. Worked like a treat, until I dropped it in some water. I sent it off to my insurance company for repair, get it back, works fine. I upgraded to ICS back in May, and since then my phone has been playing up- random crashes, turning wifi on/off wouldn't work all the time (though that's been fixed so far since I upgraded to 4.04 from 4.03), the phone would randomly restart itself, and sometimes when it restarted, at least 20% of the battery power would vanish (that also has been fixed since 4.04. However, my phone crashed today, so I had to take the battery out and back in, and the battery went from 43% to 15%?). My question is this: is it possible the insurance company replaced the damaged hardware in my phone for a cheaper/easier fix? Therefore, the reason my phone is struggling with ICS is because the phone no longer has the specs it used to? Is there any way to find out the specs of my specific phone? Thanks, and I hope someone can help
    The same thing happens to me sometimes.
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    Can someone recommend a decent music player on the android platform? I have an S3 with ICS firmware if it helps
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    (Original post by rhw)
    Can someone recommend a decent music player on the android platform? I have an S3 with ICS firmware if it helps
    Poweramp.
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    (Original post by whyumadtho)
    Poweramp.
    Cheers, looked into a syncing tool and it seems Winamp can sync directly with my phone; I saw that Winamp had their own app which is free compared to the £3.25 for Poweramp.

    What makes poweramp better?
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    Two twos nah, I've been watching this thread. It seems pretty unlikely that I'll be able to get a One S with the S4, which is rather disappointing. Do you think I should deal with it, or see if I can get a different phone? The S feels so much nicer than the X, but I could... grow to love it, perhaps.
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    (Original post by rhw)
    Cheers, looked into a syncing tool and it seems Winamp can sync directly with my phone; I saw that Winamp had their own app which is free compared to the £3.25 for Poweramp.

    What makes poweramp better?
    Personally I quite like the Winamp app.
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    (Original post by rhw)
    Cheers, looked into a syncing tool and it seems Winamp can sync directly with my phone; I saw that Winamp had their own app which is free compared to the £3.25 for Poweramp.

    What makes poweramp better?
    I haven't used WinAmp so I can't comment. Poweramp offers a trial so you can see which one you prefer.
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    (Original post by wizard710)
    Yeah, that's quite similar to what ICS did to my S2

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    Well that is sort of relieving. Really annoying though, on gingerbread the phone was amazing!
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    (Original post by whyumadtho)
    Poweramp.
    +1

    Simply sublime UI, loads of configuration for eq (custom eq by folder and output device etc...) and fx. Auto download album artwork, browse by folder or id3 tag.
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    The fire alarm went off at the call centre while I was talking to someone :indiff:

    ffs.
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    I've got an xperia x8, not the best of phones and Sony won't provide an update past 2.1... I'm thinking of trying cyanogenmod, there's a stable release for my phone, but does anyone know if I'll have any problems with virgin mobile? I only have one phone and want to keep using it.

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    (Original post by A.J10)
    I've got an xperia x8, not the best of phones and Sony won't provide an update past 2.1... I'm thinking of trying cyanogenmod, there's a stable release for my phone, but does anyone know if I'll have any problems with virgin mobile? I only have one phone and want to keep using it.

    This was posted from The Student Room's Android App on my E15i
    It shouldn't affect the compatibility with your carrier at all, no. I would recommend going for CM it will give your phone a new lease of life
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    Do you think this would encourage development for devices with the same SoC?

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    (Original post by tface)
    It shouldn't affect the compatibility with your carrier at all, no. I would recommend going for CM it will give your phone a new lease of life
    Just wanted to make sure I've been thinking about it for a while, had quite a few problems with this phone and the last straw was the alarm not going off (again)... Had to factory reset it twice to send/receive messages (at one point I thought everyone was ignoring my messages for a solid month or two).

    But yeah, later android version, no horrible SE interface and apparently multi-touch support, iirc. Sounds damn good to me.

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    There's no way I could have backed up an app's data without root, right? :unsure:
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    (Original post by + polarity -)
    There's no way I could have backed up an app's data without root, right? :unsure:
    Not unless it stores its settings on the SD card.

    At least I don't think so.
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    (Original post by + polarity -)
    There's no way I could have backed up an app's data without root, right? :unsure:
    I'm not sure - I thought you could but I've always rooted so it's never been a concern for me. :unsure:
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    (Original post by G8D)
    Not unless it stores its settings on the SD card.

    At least I don't think so.
    :nope:

    (Original post by alex_hk90)
    I'm not sure - I thought you could but I've always rooted so it's never been a concern for me. :unsure:
    Yeah me too, but it's my mum's phone :nothing: Just lost some notes from the homescreen, I suppose I could have copied and pasted them into a text file before it, but oh well
 
 
 
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