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*** The Official Samsung Galaxy Note II Thread ***

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by Robbo, 3 Aug 2012.

  1. maddness

    Soldato

    Joined: 13 Dec 2003

    Posts: 6,151

    Location: Intel HQ

    no way it should take that long from the mains, from the PC it is slower though
     
  2. Amraam

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Jan 2009

    Posts: 4,461

    Is there any way to enable UMS mode without rooting?
     
  3. UserABCXYZ14

    Associate

    Joined: 16 Oct 2012

    Posts: 49

    Having to send my note 2 back k to Samsung as screen is unresponsive. Tried hard reset but now stuck on setup screen. Anyone else found this problem? I have the non LTE version.
     
  4. e36Adz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Nov 2003

    Posts: 11,396

    Location: Manchester, UK

    Mine charges in just under 2 hours. Had a proper test run of the battery today, used it for almost 2 hours as satnav (Google navigation), and took loads of pictures and made loads of videos. Gps, wifi and mobile data are always on. Just got home and battery just reached 50 percent.

    Anyone used that link I posted to add more apps to multi view???
     
  5. nyda83

    Associate

    Joined: 5 Nov 2012

    Posts: 4

    no I use the multiview find on xda where you have the classic multiview but with all the app I find it more easy for all day use
     
  6. UserABCXYZ14

    Associate

    Joined: 16 Oct 2012

    Posts: 49


    Just me then?!
     
  7. Omen123

    Gangster

    Joined: 30 Sep 2012

    Posts: 146

    Seems so :/
     
  8. fornowagain

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 3 Nov 2004

    Posts: 9,849

    Location: UK

    Better to know how to make your own and figure out an issues as you go. This is a rough guide, not comprehensive but should give a good idea.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    Get your list together from the market e.g.

    <item>com.quoord.tapatalkpro.activity</item>

    Install Java runtime, Apktool 1.5, Notepad++

    Grab framework-res.apk and copy to a new folder on your PC c:\apktools with apktool.jar (rename) & aapt.exe

    Then install the framework (open a cmd window in apktool folder)

    Code:
    java -jar apktool.jar if framework-res.apk
    Now decompile framework-res with apktool

    Code:
    java -jar apktool.jar d framework-res.apk
    See a folder under c:\apktools\framework-res
    Make changes to res/values/arrays.xml with Notepad++ “config_multiWindowSupportAppList”

    Now compile framework-res.apk back in c:\apktools folder

    Code:
    java -jar apktool.jar b framework-res.apk
    Go to c:\apktools\framework-res\dist and you will now see your new framework-res.apk

    Now open the original and new framework-res.apk with winrar or 7zip and copy the new resources.arsc over the one in the original apk. Put the original (modded) apk file back (makes sure you have a working Nandroid first) If you have one of the CWM flash-able zips just swap your framework-res.apk and use CWM.

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    Last edited: 14 Nov 2012
  9. Matson

    Mobster

    Joined: 20 Aug 2009

    Posts: 3,638

    Ordered my note 2 yesterday and should recieve it on friday. Very excited as at the moment i have an ancient sony erikkson so its a huge upgrade and from what iv read and seen this looks like the best phone on the market if you dont mind the size which i dont.

    What would be a good case to get for this? Im not looking for a full case just a protective one that coveres the back and sides. Theres so many out there and considering how much this phone costs it would be wise to get a really good protective case.

    Any ideas?

    The Otterbox Commuter Series for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 seems like a great one but its not released yet.

    http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/otterbox-commuter-series-for-samsung-galaxy-note-2-p36956.htm


    Any ideas for now?

    How about this one.... FlexiShield Skin For Samsung Galaxy Note 2 - black...


    http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/flexishield-skin-for-samsung-galaxy-note-2-black-p36482.htm


    Thanks
     
  10. Omen123

    Gangster

    Joined: 30 Sep 2012

    Posts: 146

    Get the otterbox definitely. I've pre-ordered my otterbox commuter. Defender is too big and doesn't offer much more protection from drops and shocks.

    Don't know how long it will take but I'm thinking maybe 2 weeks or even a month.

    Get this one whilst you wait

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Supergets®-...A3WW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1352916152&sr=8-3

    I have the black one, it's fine to protect it for now, but I'm just waiting for my otterbox one to arrive :)
     
  11. AaronW

    Gangster

    Joined: 24 Mar 2006

    Posts: 123

    Any good deals on this at the moment either SIM free or PAYG? Think I prefer the LTE version for future proofing.

    I don't want to get involved in another contract.
     
  12. e36Adz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Nov 2003

    Posts: 11,396

    Location: Manchester, UK

    Thank you fornowagain, will try that this weekend when I have some free time.
     
  13. Squink

    Soldato

    Joined: 25 Apr 2007

    Posts: 5,239

    Probably a bit of a long shot, but does anyone know if I order this phone with Orange but via a third party site (affordable mobiles), do I get the LTE version?
     
  14. Matson

    Mobster

    Joined: 20 Aug 2009

    Posts: 3,638

    yeah i just bought a cheap one for now and will get the otterbox one when its released.
    Do you feel like you need a case with a front cover for when your carrying it around in your pocket ect aswell?
     
  15. Participant

    Caporegime

    Joined: 13 May 2003

    Posts: 32,238

    Location: Warwickshire

    Anyone else finding the Google Nav voice too quiet even on max volume?
     
  16. Amraam

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Jan 2009

    Posts: 4,461

    Loving this phone more and more. NFC is awesome and I can actually see me using it. Poweramp and SwiftKey are 100% must haves.

    Surprised by the quality of the bundled IEMs. Pretty decent.
     
  17. e36Adz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Nov 2003

    Posts: 11,396

    Location: Manchester, UK

    After trying a few different keyboards I settled on SwiftKey, it's very good.
     
  18. spoffle

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Jul 2012

    Posts: 16,909

    Does anyone know how to enable the CRT lock effect like you get on the Galaxy Nexus?

    It's such a nice effect for an OLED display, such a shame that it's not enabled by default on more handsets.
     
  19. fornowagain

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 3 Nov 2004

    Posts: 9,849

    Location: UK

    You can edit the system/etc/default_gain.conf file to increase volumes. You'll need to be rooted for access. The file linked below is two I've edited, nominal and a max versions. Any higher than the max values and things start to distort. Rename the file, save a copy of the original and copy over, then reboot.

    http://www.multiupload.nl/7GK64ATWL4
     
    Last edited: 14 Nov 2012
  20. Omen123

    Gangster

    Joined: 30 Sep 2012

    Posts: 146

    Well I have a screen protector. It's a pretty strong one and 2 come in one pack. Only £10 and is a great deal for what it is. Will last ages. After applying just clean the screen with a slightly damp cloth and it's as smooth as butter.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/SPIGEN-Stei...5Z6S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1352929124&sr=8-2

    Or use ebay

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SPIGEN-SG...ting_LaptopAccessories_RL&hash=item2a236ef1dc

    Be sure to apply it right in the center, I just like having a screen protector for that extra sense of security :)

    Also just to add, it's fairly easy to apply, just make sure it's actually aligned since it's slightly smaller than the dimensions of the phone. Great design though and all the bubbles are removed easily with no hassle.
     
    Last edited: 14 Nov 2012