03-12-2010 02:33 PM
Everyone else will just have to wait for Vodafone to release this new firmware through Samsung, although it has been floating XDA for over a week now.
03-12-2010 03:03 PM
For hints, tips and flashing guides, visit my youtube page www.youtube.com/puggereduk
03-12-2010 03:15 PM
When they release it, is anyone's guess! ~(
but its been around for a week now on the Samsung open source site
04-12-2010 09:49 AM
The missing letters down the side of the contacts list have been like this since the JPM ROM.
The reason is that they added a search box at the top of the page.
So there is now not enough room for all the letters.
The letters that are missing and replaced by a dot are the ones with the fewest contacts in.
They had to do this otherwise all the letters would have been even smaller than they already are.
04-12-2010 09:53 AM - edited 04-12-2010 10:01 AM
if you do flash to JP8. Make sure that your battery is at 100% when you do.
Its also always prudent to re-calibrate your phone to your battery after installing a new ROM.
Also, I have been reading in a few places of late that charging your battery using the usb cable attached to the computer every so often can help.
I don't know if this is true or not as I haven't tried it myself, but its worth a go.
From past memory, It certainly takes longer to charge using USB than the mains charger.
05-12-2010 01:49 AM
I am unable to provide specific details at this point in time but have raised a follow up to see what, if any, specific informormation can be provided.
05-12-2010 01:36 PM
Thanks for all that info in the first message - when I went looking for JP8 the other day I was looking in all the wrong places!
Anyway, did it this morning, now running JP8, just putting all my stuff on now, will have play around when all that is done.
Rom : CyanogenMod 9 nightlies
05-12-2010 04:00 PM
Just took the plunge and the update went fine. Lets hope the wifi / 3g issues are solved and my battery stops draining much faster than before.
Off topic, the new emoticons look bloody awful...
05-12-2010 04:57 PM
I have just received private messages, saying that this has been decrypted and it is indeed a Vodafone ROM I9000BUJP8 intended for handsets with product code GT-I9000HKAVOD. (exactly as I said in my first post)
It is the most up to date froyo ROM and I think it likely it will go up on Samfirmware tomorrow
I can't say I was having battery issues with either JPO or this one.
So it could be your battery (unlikely) or something you're running in your phone which you might not even know about.
go into battery history
Have a look at what is caning the cpu usage and more importantly, the network usage.
05-12-2010 05:09 PM - edited 05-12-2010 05:18 PM
I hope vodafone release this but i hope they don't put any bloatware on it, as i have no problems i'll hang on and see if Vodafone release it which if it is a Vodafone one then they will no doubt but i will get it off Samfirmware just in case I got the last VF update the same day as every one else but i have just looked at my Phone id and it's GT-I9000HKDVOD i wonder what the difference is if any is
05-12-2010 05:15 PM
Vt, interesting news about the firmware situation, thanks for the update.
My phones only been turned on for around 2 hours and in that time nothing has been hammering the battery. I'll be keeping an eye on this for sure and make sure everything is turned off that doesn't need to be on, as I was getting 2+ days life out of it on JPO firmware.
05-12-2010 08:03 PM - edited 05-12-2010 08:06 PM
Indeed. I shall try and find out if there is any difference.
But I do vaguely remember when the JP7 was released, it came to light that some people had one or the other codes and some people got it a day or two early.
In any case, if you look at the xda link in my first post, you can flash any csc you want with it, so anyone can use it on any network even though it is a vodafone ROM. Although Swype languages supported in this ROM are only European ones (No arabic, No Asian, No russian)
and looking at the established custom ROMS over at XDA which have been cooked up over the last few months, they're now using it, which has got say something about this ROM, no?
The reason is simply that its got the newest build date and the newest modem.
We all need to appreciate that the fact that the UK was the first and Vodafone was the first, to receive froyo officially may mean that subsequent versions will be better.
I've already said that this JP8 has sorted out my 3g/wifi issues I had with JPO/JP7