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      04-30-2012 08:14 PM #15821
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post
      It is that bad. Locks up when I try to go into the gallery and I have to pull the battery. Most games are pretty much unplayable because they lock up all the time. Apps are the same, if I launch the facebook app it will lock up for a good 2-3 minutes before it displays anything. As for loading a custom rom, I was going to do that, but the only thing the USB cable does is charge the phone. I have tried 3 different computers and numerous cables and none will detect the phone at all.
      I assume you have done a full wipe on it and started from a factory fresh load? From what I've seen, most Android phone problems are due to user modification or apps that have been installed.

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      05-02-2012 04:24 PM #15822
      Quote Originally Posted by Savvv View Post
      That wasn't my point. Obviously they have commercials for all their products. But leading up to the release of the 4, there wasn't anything but the leaked test unit that gizmodo or whoever got their hands on. They didn't use commercials to hype the product.
      I think you're confusing mass commercial expenses w/ brilliant, low-cost guerilla marketing (aka "leaks").

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      05-02-2012 04:27 PM #15823
      Quote Originally Posted by StormChaser View Post
      I assume you have done a full wipe on it and started from a factory fresh load? From what I've seen, most Android phone problems are due to user modification or apps that have been installed.
      Yep. Not by choice either. The phone locked up loading the gallery and after pulling the battery it was soft bricked. I had to wipe everything and start from scratch. This phone is a huge pile of ****. I have to turn on airplane mode to even play some games.

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      05-06-2012 02:20 PM #15824
      Finally installed the replacement display I ordered from eBay for $30. The job wasn't as bad as I anticipated, and the parts were OEM quality. It beat paying $150 for an outdated replacement phone.

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      05-09-2012 01:42 AM #15825
      My boss told me to uninstall the iOS update 5.1.1 today, he said his phones been hanging and rebooted twice on him.

      I told him back then on iOS 5.0.1 to jailbreak his phone so I can keep his blobs on cydia, instead he updated to iOS 5.1 and now he updated to the latest it's too late.

      He's the kind of IT boss that wants all his personal stuff to get the latest and greatest updates and expect the newest updates to always work the best.

      I never tell him straight but imo, updating to the latest software is always rolling the dice. He said Jailbreaking iPhone is inviting hackers, I giggled a little inside. It's ok, I know most folks are anti-JB that's OK.

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      05-09-2012 04:03 AM #15826
      Its he really that naive?
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      05-09-2012 12:21 PM #15827
      Quote Originally Posted by KeiCar View Post
      Its he really that naive?
      Majority of people in IT are sadly misinformed especially in line of command. I'm a manager as well and it's disgusting when I sit in manager's meetings and gotta sit though rounds and rounds of misinformation about technology.

      I was berated by many managers years after years about iPhones being inferior to Blackberry my boss himself had claim that the iPhone is a toy. Today, he has a 27" iMac, iPad, iPhone, and Core i7 MBA. They gulped down that Kool-aid faster than most Mac fans.

      Today, 1/2 of those managers all have iPhone and iPad. They're just a bunch of hypocrites.

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      05-09-2012 12:39 PM #15828
      If Apple made an iPhone slider with hardware QWERTY keyboard, I'd be back to Apple in a second.

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      05-09-2012 01:31 PM #15829
      I like nothing about sliders. I'd move onto something else if Apple did that as their sole replacement.

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      05-09-2012 01:59 PM #15830
      I'm not suggesting one or the other...both. Offer a version with keyboard. Humm...wonder if anyone makes a slider or flip style case that has a BT keyboard built in?

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      05-09-2012 02:13 PM #15831
      I have seen some slider cases with bt setups. I thought only teenaged girls would actually lug that chit around with them in their purses though.

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      05-09-2012 02:24 PM #15832
      humm...this looks pretty good and might solve my issues.


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      05-09-2012 02:33 PM #15833
      That's the one that I remember.

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      05-15-2012 01:13 PM #15834
      Quote Originally Posted by StormChaser View Post
      humm...this looks pretty good and might solve my issues.

      Lol you people are out of your ****ing minds if you think apple would ever make a design with a sliding keyboard.

      Not to mention those style phones are bulky ugly and outdated . And defeats the purpose of some iOS features

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      05-15-2012 09:46 PM #15835
      Sliding keyboard = moving parts = malfunctions. I had one of those samsung slider phones back in the day and the screen was supposed to turn on when you slid the keyboard out. Well after almost a year of use it stopped recognizing the sliding motion and the screen wouldn't turn on. Ended up throwing it on the floor at work, breaking the screen, and bought an HTC Fuze ...then left that one on my sunroof in a parking lot and it fell off, then bought an iPhone.

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      05-16-2012 03:23 AM #15836
      Quote Originally Posted by StormChaser View Post
      humm...this looks pretty good and might solve my issues.


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      05-16-2012 03:58 PM #15837
      A buddy's gf had the slider keyboard i was playing with for a little bit. She likes to feel the keys (i feel like this is just turning into a texting-while-driving excuse now ?) and says she can type faster. I know i can type faster with my touch screen. It's great for her because the added size doesn't bother her, it just sits in her purse all day. For me i would absolutely hate it, having the extra bulk in my pocket.

      Cool idea, designed pretty well, worked very well for me, but added size is a negative for me
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      05-16-2012 04:52 PM #15838
      I thought I would miss my keyboard coming to my 4S (bought last Monday!) from my BlackBerry 9700, BlackBerry 8130, and HTC WinMo something-or-another phones I've used over the last 5 years.

      The touch screen gave me a bit of a learning curve, but I'm at the point where I don't miss it. I still like my iPad keyboard better due to not needing to switch to symbols just to put in a comma, among other things. It is becoming more natural though.

      No need for a slider attachment here.

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      05-17-2012 02:46 PM #15839
      Does anyone use a battery case for extended life? I'm up in the air between the Mophie Juice Pack Plus and Sol Solar Powered Case; I've been able to mess around with the Mophie case but still haven't seen the Sol in person. Does anyone use either of these or recommend another option?
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      05-17-2012 03:46 PM #15840
      Quote Originally Posted by StormChaser View Post
      humm...this looks pretty good and might solve my issues.

      I need to find this .

      The tiny ass screen from iPhone doesn't allow type with people with larger then average fingers

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      05-17-2012 04:06 PM #15841
      Quote Originally Posted by Here's Johnny View Post
      Does anyone use a battery case for extended life? I'm up in the air between the Mophie Juice Pack Plus and Sol Solar Powered Case; I've been able to mess around with the Mophie case but still haven't seen the Sol in person. Does anyone use either of these or recommend another option?
      I've used the Morphie on my old 3GS. It worked well. The phone was quite a bit bigger and didn't fit in my pockets very well, but it did the job on all day flights.

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      05-17-2012 04:29 PM #15842
      Thanks, getting tired of killing my battery so quickly.
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      05-26-2012 01:37 AM #15843
      Untethered jb for 5.1.1 is out

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      05-26-2012 11:33 PM #15844
      Looking for a little help here.

      My girlfriend's iPhone 4 (16gb, AT&T) is acting up, not sure why. It sporadically shuts off on her, sometimes it won't charge, and occasionally it'll do a quick restart mid-day, and come back and say "activation required - connect to iTunes".

      My thoughts is that it's got a bad battery, but I took it to an Apple 'genius' who ran it through a diag and he said it was coming back with no errors, hardware or software. He then told me it was out of warranty and if we wanted, we could buy a new refurb iPhone 4 from him for 199.00

      I did a restore on it a couple of times and the issue still continues, so I'm pretty sure it's hardware based, but I just have no idea how to tell what's wrong with it.

      Any thoughts?

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      05-29-2012 01:14 AM #15845
      Anyone know how to restore from an older (one day old) backup?

      Something went wrong with my phone and all my pictures are deleted.

      When I right click my iPhone icon to "restore from backup" it just shows my most recent backup (~ five minutes ago).
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      05-29-2012 03:22 AM #15846
      Quote Originally Posted by Das Pike View Post
      Untethered jb for 5.1.1 is out

      http://greenpois0n.com/
      <<-- Conformation that it works. I used the latest Absinthe 2.0.2 on my 4s (5.1.1) and it worked perfectly. I did a "Erase content & reset settings" command before running the jb.

      Quote Originally Posted by Absinthe 2.0.2 readme
      DESCRIPTION:

      - Absinthe 2.0 is an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 devices


      SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

      - MacOSX 10.5/10.6/10.7
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      SUPPORTED FIRMWARE: 5.1.1

      SUPPORTED DEVICES:

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      05-30-2012 04:23 AM #15847
      Quote Originally Posted by Chacolla View Post
      Looking for a little help here.

      My girlfriend's iPhone 4 (16gb, AT&T) is acting up, not sure why. It sporadically shuts off on her, sometimes it won't charge, and occasionally it'll do a quick restart mid-day, and come back and say "activation required - connect to iTunes".

      My thoughts is that it's got a bad battery, but I took it to an Apple 'genius' who ran it through a diag and he said it was coming back with no errors, hardware or software. He then told me it was out of warranty and if we wanted, we could buy a new refurb iPhone 4 from him for 199.00

      I did a restore on it a couple of times and the issue still continues, so I'm pretty sure it's hardware based, but I just have no idea how to tell what's wrong with it.

      Any thoughts?
      Did you do a factory fresh restore without restoring any of her personal data from backup?
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      05-30-2012 11:30 AM #15848
      Quote Originally Posted by zhenya00 View Post
      Did you do a factory fresh restore without restoring any of her personal data from backup?
      No, I have to run an iCloud restore to get back all her contents. Why?

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      05-31-2012 12:44 PM #15849
      Gonna attempt the new jailbreak tonight. One question though for those of you who've done it. I read the how-to on greenpois0n's site and they have you do a restore after the jailbreak is complete to get back all your data. Now, if you want to get rid of the jailbreak all together, will doing another restore get ya there or is there something else that needs done?

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      05-31-2012 04:51 PM #15850
      No, a restore is all that is needed to remove a jailbreak.
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      06-01-2012 08:19 PM #15851
      So I've got a factory unlocked iPhone 3GS, activated it with an AT&T SIM card, then slipped in my T-Mobile SIM card and used it merrily for a month. Not being being able to leave well enough alone, I decided to get a different T-Mobile SIM card, this one with unlimited texting and web, and 100 minutes of talk time for $30 a month. That one is a "new" customers only prepaid plan, hence the new SIM as opposed to just changing the plan.
      Activated the new SIM, inserted it into aforementioned iPhone, and ta da! No service! Meh, let's just put the other one back in. Yay! Also no service. WTF?

      So, how do I fix this?

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      06-02-2012 08:11 AM #15852
      Just won a free iPad last night, is the jailbreak same as iPhone? I mean like same procedure and all..

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      06-04-2012 11:39 AM #15853
      Did the jailbreak this past Friday. So far so good. Ah I didn't realize how much I missed NoSpot and SBSettings. Anyone have a repo for IntelliscreenX cracked?

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      06-06-2012 04:05 PM #15854
      On the eve of a possible new iPhone announcement next week I went to double check my eligibility. Typically I'm eligible for an upgrade every year because my family plan is over $100. So, I always end up selling my current iPhone for the same price a new upgrade one costs. I have been doing that since the first iPhone and haven't paid for a single upgrade all these years.

      I go to check the eligibility and I no longer can upgrade every year. I now have to wait the typical 2-year cycle. Did anyone else notice this?
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      06-06-2012 04:51 PM #15855
      Quote Originally Posted by GTI_Matador View Post
      On the eve of a possible new iPhone announcement next week I went to double check my eligibility. Typically I'm eligible for an upgrade every year because my family plan is over $100. So, I always end up selling my current iPhone for the same price a new upgrade one costs. I have been doing that since the first iPhone and haven't paid for a single upgrade all these years.

      I go to check the eligibility and I no longer can upgrade every year. I now have to wait the typical 2-year cycle. Did anyone else notice this?
      The iPhone has always been a two year cycle. Usually, the way you went about it, you'd pay a minimal fee (like $40) for the upgrade though.

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