Fiddling With The Phone

September 12th, 2009 Comments(4)

I nearly thought I bricked my phone last night trying to flash it to the European firmware. It was blank and wouldn't switch on or reset. Until I realised that it was still hot after half an hour, so I took out the battery and flashed it again. It didn't help that the guide was pretty awful, with wrong instructions and huge gaping information gaps that a noob like me couldn't fill the first time around. (Not that I'm not grateful that someone actually took the time to do this, but it could've been done better.)

The European firmware was so not worth my time. Not a lot of improvements, and it had a lot of formatting I wasn't used to. Flashed back to an update of the Asian firmware (which, btw, isn't even available via the Samsung's PC Studio, the eejits). So I got my Chinese language back and some bug fixes. Yay!

I still want an Android phone. Where's the Samsung Galaxy? The lite version is already leaked all over the Net in its revolting lime green glory.

Gross. What is that monstrosity? No lite version for me if that's what it looks like. I want the Samsung Galaxy to be in Singapore now!

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  1. Pip @ September 14th, 2009

    Hi,
    I was looking around for reviews on Samsung Jet. Would like to enquire if it can input Chinese, and also if viewing Youtube/wifi-ing is ok? Can I install third-party apps and themes on it? My previous experience with Samsung wasn't too good but that was a while back.


  2. reverie @ September 14th, 2009

    The version you get in Singapore does have Chinese input. Wifi-ing is great but I wasn't able to view Youtube videos until I upgraded to the latest firmware. If you get it now, it should be fine. If not, just head over to Samsung to get the firmware upgraded. :)


  3. Pip @ September 15th, 2009

    How about third-party apps? I need stuff like converter, universal time and themes... can it work on the Jet?


  4. reverie @ September 15th, 2009

    You can only install java apps. Converter and world clock are included in the phone. No themes though.



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