ZTE Blade aka DELL XCD 35 aka Orange San Francisco Thread

Discussion in 'Mobiles and Tablets' started by bigbyte, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. bigbyte

    bigbyte Well-Known Member
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    Dear Friends,

    Got this phone from prepaymania (thanks varkey) and flashed it with Modaco's custom ROM:hap2:. Waiting for stable Foryo release for it. Please post your experiences and tweaks about this phone here.

    This is my first android, so taking time to get used to it.:ashamed:
     
  2. arun687

    arun687 Well-Known Member
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    Ah it's about time for this thread. :p

    Guys if anyone flashed your Blade with Froyo CFW, do report back if everything is fine or if anything is not working.

    I heard Paul at Modaco was about to release the next Froyo Rom soon, hopefully it will be out by the time I get my phone. :D
     
  3. bitsandpieces

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    I am on Paul froyo alpha3 release. There is a issue with the phone not unlocking at times and there are issue in the call logs/contacts application.

    say you open a call log of person x, then do a view contact, sumhw it is showing me the contact of person y. Now, a reboot will fix the issue, but I have not been able to identify which event is causing this. And there are few random restarts.

    Overall, a pretty stable rom considering it is still a alpha release

    btw, is it only me or anybody else is also finding the mp3 playback volumes over the headphones low ? Any way to fix that ?

    did anyone try to lookup for a spare battery for this thing ?
     
  4. tech.addict

    tech.addict Well-Known Member
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    I heard that the official Froyo for ZTE Blade will be released soon (within 2-3 weeks) - so it's better to wait for that.
     
  5. RaSh

    RaSh New Member
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    By then, will be too tempted to load custom gingerbread rom if any :p
     
  6. universal

    universal Active Member
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  7. madnav

    madnav Well-Known Member
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    are you feeling low volume on stock headfones or have you tried it with other in-ears too?

    as for battery, i'm venturing a solution to end the issue with all devices.

    i went through Zagg Sparq2 and waiting for next wave of 50% off coupons as it costs $99 :p

    if you are game, get this.

    DealExtreme: $11.81 Solar Powered 2000mAh Rechargeable Portable Emergency Power with Phone Adapters + LED Light

    a backup power source would be better for power backup imo, we keep changing devices so fast and buying extra battery for each doesnt seem worth it.

    the zagg one is 6000mAh though :p
     
  8. sunny27

    sunny27 Stig's Indian Cousin!!!
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    how bad is the battery life of this phone? assuming i make 2 hours of phone calls in a day, send 10 sms messages, play around with the phone for a bit(say 30 mins) and listen to music for one hour and take 5-6 snaps with the camera--how long would it last?

    are there any good screen guards and full body protection covers? i am looking to buy this phone primarily to play angry birds - so which would be the most stable android distro for the purpose -- i intend to use it for basic stuff only no high end stuff or apps .
     
  9. bitsandpieces

    bitsandpieces Well-Known Member
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    i tried it with the jvc marshmellow n m11p. With a bluetooth sony ercission mw600 it sounded loud enough, just with any other wired connection does it seem low.

    I understand how you feel about getting spare batteries :p but still i prefer carrying a extra battery to a portable source. With dell launching i guess, i shouldnt hv much issues.

    I have never used something of the quality of zagg, but what i could get locally left me disappointed. the charging seems to be pretty slow, plus you end up carrying the bulk everywhere.

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    it get through the day. I charge the phone overnight, have about 30 mins of conversation in three four differnt calls, 20 or so sms, mail checking about 3-4 times a day for 10 mins or so each,bit of gps usage, 10 mins or so n and by 10 pm i need to put it back on charges.
     
  10. varkey

    varkey Well-Known Member
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    You can use the Samsung Omnia i900 screen guards. Fits perfectly. :)
     
  11. OP
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    bigbyte

    bigbyte Well-Known Member
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    I'm waiting for Dell XCD35 rom dump to be available on internet. At least that will contain some Ringtones and music files out of the box. At present for each and every thing it tries to connect to internet. I guess I'm most kachha user of this phone in this forum.
     
  12. tech.addict

    tech.addict Well-Known Member
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    ^^You can use apndroid to disable internet access.
     
  13. OP
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    bigbyte

    bigbyte Well-Known Member
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    Now how to get and install it without internet connection on mobile?

    Edit: Ok googled for it and got it. Thanks
     
  14. tech.addict

    tech.addict Well-Known Member
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  15. sunny27

    sunny27 Stig's Indian Cousin!!!
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    taking the plunge and going for the phone!!!! Tally ho!!!!!!
     
  16. bitsandpieces

    bitsandpieces Well-Known Member
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    well to many it is exactly the thing that makes it so appealing. you can disable internet entirely, but then what is a point of a phone ? I cant call its camera or music player exceptional. Only its use as a internet enabled device is what makes it so outstanding

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    welcome to the club !
     
  17. tech.addict

    tech.addict Well-Known Member
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    +1

    you can get GPRS packs nowadays below Rs. 100 per month.
     
  18. arun687

    arun687 Well-Known Member
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    Yes I agree, if you're not having an active gprs or 3g plan with this phone, you're wasting its potential. This is the same for almost all android phones and smartphones in general. Get a small gprs pack for Rs 50-100 and then you'll realize the true potential of the phone.
     
  19. chaitu.genius

    chaitu.genius Active Member
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  20. varkey

    varkey Well-Known Member
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    The Samsung i900 Screen Guard is available from Letsbuy.com for Rs 76 shipped ( On applying the SBI100 coupon )
     

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