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Optus to release 2.2 on SGS Friday
Charlie
Brisbane, Queensland
2127 posts
I recall a few people here own an SGS. I started wondering while reading that every other country/carrier it seems has this available for Samsung Galaxy S's when Optus will be pushing it out. I just gave them a call and they reckon this Friday 12/11 after the nice indian lady confirmed with the tech department. Hopefully they don't push it back again.

So, just a heads up, install the PC software and check Friday for updates.

(I checked a few pages, if someone's already posted it feel free to lock)
05:29pm 09/11/10 Permalink
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Alize`
Brisbane, Queensland
1478 posts
I have been waiting for this quite badly. If this doesn't fix my issues I'm having with Exchange and the random lag/ crashing of background services I'm going to be so cut. I'll probably switch to the iPhone 4...
05:42pm 09/11/10 Permalink
Charlie
Brisbane, Queensland
2129 posts
Yeah, I'm hoping it fixes lag issues. I've got mine lagfixed but I so shouldn't *have* to install third party software to fix it like I do now.
05:44pm 09/11/10 Permalink
iTOM
Brisbane, Queensland
714 posts
I have been waiting for this quite badly. If this doesn't fix my issues I'm having with Exchange and the random lag/ crashing of background services I'm going to be so cut. I'll probably switch to the iPhone 4...

pussy! you should root it moite
05:53pm 09/11/10 Permalink
BillyHardball
Brisbane, Queensland
11361 posts
pussy! you should root it moite

So if you root it, you don't have to wait for telcos to release updates?
06:15pm 09/11/10 Permalink
Farseeker
Brisbane, Queensland
1673 posts
this is crazy... I thought android was "open"? more like "open for carriers to f with you"
06:16pm 09/11/10 Permalink
reso
I can't read
Brisbane, Queensland
5162 posts
here we go again!!!!!!!
06:17pm 09/11/10 Permalink
Alize`
Brisbane, Queensland
1479 posts
pussy! you should root it moite

I've been meaning to but I have to go out and buy a microSD card first and that's effort.
07:12pm 09/11/10 Permalink
iTOM
Brisbane, Queensland
715 posts
correct billyh - you can root with a 2.2 custom mod... there may even be a beta 3.0 out (or soon)? hell, if you wanted to, you could install 1.6 lols!

alize - ebay it, $20. plus i don't think you need sd card for rooting. you only need sd card if you want to install apps to your sd card
07:18pm 09/11/10 Permalink
m3nt4l
Brisbane, Queensland
214 posts
In a similar boat with my x10 mini pro, everywhere else started rolling nov 1st (2.1... from 1.6), Australia while they wait for the operators to sign off on it Nov 16th
So now my phone thinks its swedish
07:21pm 09/11/10 Permalink
Opec
Brisbane, Queensland
6885 posts
this is crazy... I thought android was "open"? more like "open for carriers to f with you"


Sadly this is true.... :(
07:35pm 09/11/10 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
6445 posts
Just in time while Google releases 2.3 to the Nexus One in the next week!
07:40pm 09/11/10 Permalink
iTOM
Brisbane, Queensland
716 posts
Just in time while Google releases 2.3 to the Nexus One in the next week!

what? afaik, next release is gingerbread and the sdk should be released in 2-3 weeks?
07:40pm 09/11/10 Permalink
Mordecai
Victoria
351 posts
According to Optuss' Twitter account .. 15th of November for Froyo 2.2. So next monday.

http://twitter.com/Optus/status/1766712689033216
08:35pm 09/11/10 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
17378 posts
this is crazy... I thought android was "open"? more like "open for carriers to f with you"

Sadly this is true.... :(

Don't buy branded or plan phones then, just buy a generic android phone if you want one to play with. That's like buying an Apple computer and b****ing because it's locked down when there's plenty of other options out there.
08:37pm 09/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1315 posts
Woo, ty. Mine was running great until recently, am at some point going to remove some apps again and see if that helps.
08:54pm 09/11/10 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
7584 posts
Just for peeps tossing up their options - I have a T-Mobile branded Desire and I waited for the official update and it was a piece of piss to install and I lost no data.
09:04pm 09/11/10 Permalink
Charlie
Brisbane, Queensland
2130 posts
According to Optuss' Twitter account .. 15th of November for Froyo 2.2. So next monday.


Are you saying Mahatma Majulimba lied to me on the phone? Damn sneaky injuns.

Edit:

what? afaik, next release is gingerbread and the sdk should be released in 2-3 weeks?


Isn't Gingerbread supposed to be the tablet orientated OS? I remember google going on about how 2.1/2.2 isn't really a tablet OS and they will be releasing one ... sometime.

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09:07pm 09/11/10 Permalink
HeardY
Gaelic newb
Sydney, New South Wales
19051 posts
In heardy terms, how does one upgrade/update android??

also I hope Optus means Virgin too !
10:56pm 09/11/10 Permalink
Charlie
Brisbane, Queensland
2132 posts
In heardy terms, how does one upgrade/update android??


When you know it's available (they'll probably SMS or something) do this:

Goto Settings > About Phone > USB settings and select Samsung Kies

Install and update the POS Samsung Kies (good luck, it always f**** out on me)

Plug phone into PC and in the bottom right there's a "firmware update" button next to the settings button. Click it and wait.

also I hope Optus means Virgin too !


Not sure, I'd say it should be around the same time at least.
05:29pm 10/11/10 Permalink
Opec
Brisbane, Queensland
6892 posts
In heardy terms, how does one upgrade/update android??

also I hope Optus means Virgin too !


Not sure about SGS but with the Desire, I just update over the air cause it's easiest, I go settings -> about phone -> System software Updates -> Check now

I had to make sure that I had at least 20MB or something on the phone storage (not SD) otherwise the update will fail. Also I'd do it when you're plugged in the power point (unless you got full batteries) and on WiFi.
05:32pm 10/11/10 Permalink
Morax
Brisbane, Queensland
2024 posts
With the SGS you will have to do it through Samsung KIES
05:34pm 10/11/10 Permalink
Charlie
Brisbane, Queensland
2135 posts
Not sure about SGS but with the Desire, I just go about phone -> check update, then apply it.


Us ghetto SGS owners don't get over-the-air OS updates (We just have to make do with the sweet readable-in-sunlight screen and decent headphone output :D )

I had to make sure that I had at least 20MB or something on the phone storage (not SD) otherwise the update will fail. Also I'd do it when you're plugged in the power point (unless you got full batteries) and on WiFi.


Ohh yeah, good point. Make sure you have more then 60% battery when applying as the phone won't apply a flash (it's like that for 3rd party roms anyway, I'm assuming it'd be the same for official).
05:35pm 10/11/10 Permalink
HeardY
Gaelic newb
Sydney, New South Wales
19053 posts
cool, thanks for the info guys :)
09:26pm 10/11/10 Permalink
HeardY
Gaelic newb
Sydney, New South Wales
19069 posts
F***en s*** poo bum, Virgin haven't rolled out the 2.2 upgrade yet :(

yes, I've only just remember to try to upgrade my phone.

Kies seems s*** FYI
09:10pm 20/11/10 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
17436 posts
Can't you just root your phone & use a generic 2.2?

Personally I wish I could go back to 2.1, my screen seems uber sensitive in 2.2 & either the phone has gone crazy & just selects stuff randomly or I'm brushing against it so softly I can't even feel it but it's detecting that I've touched it. HTC Desire
09:33pm 20/11/10 Permalink
Morax
Brisbane, Queensland
2025 posts
Can't you just root your phone & use a generic 2.2?
Unfortunately no, the source code for the SGS drivers hasn't been released. People are working on creating decent roms but it's not as easy as more open phones :(
12:09am 21/11/10 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
17444 posts
So samsung phones are basically iphones running android? How do you use generic HTC roms then? Do HTC provide them? Don't samsung make generic roms? Or are you forced to rely on your provider to release the software, like when you have a laptop you can't just go get the nvidia drivers for your video card, you have to get them from the makers of your laptop?

If so, I'm glad I changed my mind at the last minute & got the HTC. I walked into the store, was about to say gimme the samsung galaxy s & thought can't hurt to ask & asked if they had any desires and BINGO! ended up with that instead :)

I might have a s***** non readable in sunlight screen and apparently no decent headphone output but at least I can update my phone :p
12:35am 21/11/10 Permalink
Eds
Brisbane, Queensland
9616 posts
Can't you just root your phone & use a generic 2.2?
Unfortunately no, the source code for the SGS drivers hasn't been released. People are working on creating decent roms but it's not as easy as more open phones :(


?
http://www.kalpiknigam.com/blog/2010/10/19/jp6-de-deodexed-and-zipaligned-rom-for-gt-i9000-with-voodoo/

I upgraded a SGS with the above instructions. Worked pretty well but I was still disappointed with the speed, although its a huge improvment
07:41am 21/11/10 Permalink
3dee
Brisbane, Queensland
5955 posts
Hi,

Lol. Carrier bloat.

Regards, iPhone.
08:19am 21/11/10 Permalink
HeardY
Gaelic newb
Sydney, New South Wales
19073 posts
I am super very tempted to get me an iphone 4, after all that's the phone I wanted, I just got me a SGS coz I didn't want to wait for stock to arrive...
09:06am 21/11/10 Permalink
Morax
Brisbane, Queensland
2026 posts
I upgraded a SGS with the above instructions. Worked pretty well but I was still disappointed with the speed, although its a huge improvment
All the current 2.2 SGS roms are based on leaked 2.2 firmware from Samsung, not ported generic 2.2 roms that are currently released for other phones.
11:48am 21/11/10 Permalink
MatchFixah
Brisbane, Queensland
4398 posts
After updating i noticed my keyboard doesn't go into full screen when browsing the net, irrespective of browser/keyboard. Annoying as s***.
12:05pm 21/11/10 Permalink
Morax
Brisbane, Queensland
2027 posts
if you want to try some of the 2.2 roms out there, this is the best source I've found for them - XDA
12:13pm 21/11/10 Permalink
kos
UK
1621 posts
Hi,

Lol. Carrier bloat.

Regards, iPhone.

Hi there iPhone, nice to meet you!

I don't have to deal with carrier bloat either, and as a bonus I don't have the arrogant, better than you Apple owner attitude, plus I have so much more freedom with my device!

Regards, Nexus One.
05:28pm 21/11/10 Permalink
carson
Gippsland, Victoria
629 posts
I am not sure if I got 2.2 on my gfs phone or not. Installed that piece of s*** Keis program, updated it, then updated the firmware but it's still saying 2.1 on her phone. Says it's got latest firmware on Keis too.

I got no idea.
03:59pm 22/11/10 Permalink
Alize`
Brisbane, Queensland
1489 posts
I don't think they've released 2.2 on kies yet. I have been constantly checking... still stuck on 2.1
04:18pm 22/11/10 Permalink
carson
Gippsland, Victoria
630 posts
I don't think they've released 2.2 on kies yet. I have been constantly checking... still stuck on 2.1

Just twittered them. they haven't but they're working on getting it done by the end of nov.

I'm f*****g sick of Optus, once my plan is up I am moving to another carrier. I can't download apps on their network from the market place on my htc dream. Apprently it's a common issue with the optus networks.

They take f*****g ages to release updates too.
04:32pm 22/11/10 Permalink
supreme
Brisbane, Queensland
2636 posts
so samsung kies is the biggest pos i have ever used. i cant even get it to connect to my phone!
05:00pm 22/11/10 Permalink
Alize`
Brisbane, Queensland
1490 posts
i cant even get it to connect to my phone!


I had issues as well at first. Make sure you use the installation cds/download the drivers and install for the phone first and foremost and make sure that when you plug your phone in there aren't any driver issues. Then update kies and make sure you choose 'Samsung kies' for the USB mode.
05:18pm 22/11/10 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
17450 posts
I can't download apps on their network from the market place on my htc dream.

I usually use my home wifi to download apps after that one incident where I discovered an app was like 9 meg or something and at the same time it decided to auto update & chew through about another 12 meg. Good old telstra and their data: 'Pay As You Go', at the rate of $2 per MB.. Good thing I have a 200 meg data pack so I didn't get shafted.

Hi,

Lol. Carrier bloat.

Regards, iPhone.

I wonder if you bought an iPhone from a telstra store would it have telstra bloat on it. Probably not because the only people who are bigger c**** than telstra, are Apple and probably wouldn't let telstra mess with their OS anyway. They'd probably put a bunch of their own apps on there though.
07:07pm 22/11/10 Permalink
Eds
Brisbane, Queensland
9619 posts
I wonder if you bought an iPhone from a telstra store would it have telstra bloat on it. Probably not because the only people who are bigger c**** than telstra, are Apple and probably wouldn't let telstra mess with their OS anyway. They'd probably put a bunch of their own apps on there though.


Exactly, they don't because apple doesnt let them....and apple made the OS so its hard not to have their app's on there...like safari and mail
08:23pm 22/11/10 Permalink
myWhiteWolf
Brisbane, Queensland
3005 posts
Good old telstra and their data: 'Pay As You Go', at the rate of $2 per MB.. Good thing I have a 200 meg data pack so I didn't get shafted.
how much did that 200meg cost? one thing i'm really happy with virgin about is that i got the SGS and 2gig download for only $50 a month. just waiting for froyo now.
09:28pm 22/11/10 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
17454 posts
I'm on prepaid so just buy data packs if I decide to browse the net. I think it was $10 (comes out of the prepaid balance). Comes in handy for google maps (because whereis navigator is dongs, free data but dongs).

You can get cap plans where you pay like $50 & get a couple of gig but only have 30 days to use it so you have to pay whatever it is every month to keep going whereas right now my credit expires somewhere in 2013 so I don't have to keep paying $50 every month. I don't make that many calls, I mostly use my phone for texts & porn educational material.

last edited by Whoop at 21:52:06 22/Nov/10
09:49pm 22/11/10 Permalink
HeardY
Gaelic newb
Sydney, New South Wales
19075 posts
10:11pm 22/11/10 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
17456 posts
son of a b****!
Social networking over your mobile gets even cheaper

Can't get any cheaper than free. http://0.facebook.com is free to telstra users apparently, but it doesn't load any images so you can't see that awesome picture of that dirty clown level makeup wearing chick you're tuning.
10:16pm 22/11/10 Permalink
Charlie
Brisbane, Queensland
2170 posts
Can't get any cheaper than free. http://0.facebook.com is free to telstra users apparently, but it doesn't load any images so you can't see that awesome picture of that dirty clown level makeup wearing chick you're tuning.


Are you sure about that? I was under the impression only stuff through tribe was free. Optarse seem to offer most social networking sites free though.

I gave up after the latest pushback of 2.2 and threw Doc's on, running great since.
01:00am 23/11/10 Permalink
myWhiteWolf
Brisbane, Queensland
3008 posts
I gave up after the latest pushback of 2.2 and threw Doc's on, running great since.
nice find, installing now :)
09:23am 23/11/10 Permalink
Opec
Brisbane, Queensland
6902 posts
iPhone 4's reception really is s***. My mum's phone kept dropping out all over the place and this is with NextG. Is there a trick to setup so it doesn't f*****g drop calls? I'm serious, I'm thinking about returning the mother f*****g thing. It's so f*****g s*** when you can't hear anything and the calls are made with lots of bars.
11:06am 23/11/10 Permalink
reso
I can't read
Brisbane, Queensland
5182 posts
Has she got the bumper case on it Opec?
11:30am 23/11/10 Permalink
Opec
Brisbane, Queensland
6904 posts
Has she got the bumper case on it Opec?


Not a bumper, but one of the silicone one. Does the bumper case works better?
11:50am 23/11/10 Permalink
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