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Samsung Galaxy Ace Technical Thread (Split from the "Hot Deals" thread by qca7e)

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akalic wrote:
Feb 23rd, 2012 6:39 am
i've been using bleuwave's CM7.2 mod from his post and...


i've noticed my phone has gotten super slow and laggy when i first turn it on from sleep just to check texts and it's brutally slow at times...but it gets faster the longer its on...almost as if it's booting up slowly. i was wondering if there were some options under performance i can tweak to make this faster? i have no idea why it is so slow...all i have is facebook and whatsapp...

sorry if this is an amateur question but i really am annoyed by this...is this what you guys call wake up lag? i really don't mind changing roms altogether if there's one truly faster

Set minimum clock speed to 245mhz.
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SCARBOROUGH
Most time I would use 3g data on the go, but sometime I do need to use heavy data, so I went to library or coffeshops.

I have used wifi on the home router , works fine, but I can not make it work on public wifi.

last time , I went to library, it can connect,but I can not even browse,and yesterday in Coffe time, I can connect it as well, but no data anyhow.

could somebody provide hint about how to set it up ? I checked the clerk ,they said the wifi is open nothing specilal.


TIA
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Back again and hopeing the pros in here can help with my Samsung Galaxy Ace internal memory problems.

I use titanium backup to force move apps to SD. The only apps left on internal memory are:

Maps, Market, Gmail, Youtube, Widgetsoid, Superuser and Google Search.

My App2SD app says I have 180.9 mb memory on the phone and only 17.17 mb free.

I've install App Cache cleaner to clean browser cache/history etc

I've also used Root Browser Lite to do this [as per a androidforums.com post]

1 - Root the phone
2 - Install Root Explorer or any application that can enables you to see and modify root files.
3 - Go to /data/log
4 - Select and delete all files
5 - Go to /cache
6 - Select and delete all .apk files

Using this method, I deleted 80MB of garbage I didn't know where it was missing

Every time an app crashes, Gingerbread creates an error log file that's about 250 kB and stores it in the internal memory. Moreover, every time a download fails in the android market, the corrupted .apk file is stored in the internal memory.


What else can I do? Why doesn't anyone else have the same problem. The phone keeps saying my internal memory is low.
We're all bozos on the bus until we find a way to express ourselves...

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Thanks kevinlekiller ..I flashed an older one but it did update. Shows as "Play Store" now...ugh...Market was much better....
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After some digging around we found the source of this cm7 nightly, https://github.com/CyanogenMod/android_ ... ung_cooper (branch gingerbread).

As you can see the code is outdated ( forked from an old teamhacksung repo (Around september ? ): https://github.com/teamhacksung/android ... ung_cooper , forked from Kolja's repo: https://github.com/coolya/android_device_samsung_cooper )

Kernel is probably from Kolja's repo https://github.com/coolya/android_kernel_samsung_msm (also outdated) (since there is no kernel source for cooper in the cyanogenmod repo). Edit: Possible teamhacksung also (but unlikely) : https://github.com/teamhacksung/android ... amsung_msm

I would stick to unnoficial Cm7's like vo-1 or fat since they are more up to date.
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kevinlekiller wrote:
Mar 13th, 2012 2:10 pm
After some digging around we found the source of this cm7 nightly, https://github.com/CyanogenMod/android_ ... ung_cooper (branch gingerbread).

As you can see the code is outdated ( forked from an old teamhacksung repo (Around september ? ): https://github.com/teamhacksung/android ... ung_cooper , forked from Kolja's repo: https://github.com/coolya/android_device_samsung_cooper )

Kernel is probably from Kolja's repo https://github.com/coolya/android_kernel_samsung_msm (also outdated) (since there is no kernel source for cooper in the cyanogenmod repo). Edit: Possible teamhacksung also (but unlikely) : https://github.com/teamhacksung/android ... amsung_msm

I would stick to unnoficial Cm7's like vo-1 or fat since they are more up to date.
I flashed it and see I'm back on GB (Android 2.3.7) - I had used your earlier instructions and was on ICS I think...
Perhaps you could link to the Cm7 that would be more stable? I do like the CM7 ...I think my battery is better just from the short time I've used it. I read I didn't need the setCPU with CM7 so didn't install it this time.
Thanks a lot! I'm lucky I haven't bricked my phone..but I do enjoy this playing :)
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jackie999 wrote:
Mar 13th, 2012 2:33 pm
I flashed it and see I'm back on GB (Android 2.3.7) - I had used your earlier instructions and was on ICS I think...
Perhaps you could link to the Cm7 that would be more stable? I do like the CM7 ...I think my battery is better just from the short time I've used it. I read I didn't need the setCPU with CM7 so didn't install it this time.
Thanks a lot! I'm lucky I haven't bricked my phone..but I do enjoy this playing :)

Ice cream sunday is 2.3.7 but skinned to look kind of like 4.0.1/4.0.3.

There currently are 3 different versions of ICS available for the galaxy ace, all of them are currently not for daily use, the latest and greatest by Maclaw & others still has graphical issues, non functioning camera etc.

Currently your best bet for CM7 is either vo-1's rom http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthr ... ?t=1360889 or team fat's rom : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthr ... ?t=1493143 .
I personally prefer vo-1's rom. But they are both quite similar.

For kernels you can use zImage which doesn't offer overclocking but has more features http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthr ... ?t=1292200
or blackhawk which has overclocking : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthr ... ?t=1296905

Edit: No you don't need setcpu with CM7 , you can go in cyanogenmod settings and you can over/under clock from there.
This phone is very hard to brick, as long as you don't try to use rom manager or play with the EFS partition.

Edit: Btw, if you switch between roms for testing, do a backup in CWM 5 first. If you don't like a rom you can go back to what you had (exactly how it was) before.
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Do anyone else have an issue where the phone would timeout and lock the screen after 10 seconds of no activity even though the time out is set to 1 min. It doesn't matter how long the timeout is set, the screen seem to timeout pretty fast and locks. Any solution for this?
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Any chance of getting a rehost of the stock rom stuff

multiupload died
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Thank you for providing the instruction. I unlocked my phone successfully.

I don't know if I should do anything further since overall the phone is good the way it is although I am a bit annoyed with the screen lag and the battery life can be a bit better.
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I just had to do something with the screen lag thing so I used bleuwave's coderom tutorial mod. Thanks man.
Why was he banned?

And also, thank you Hiroshirou for the battery calibration method.

Now, I love my ace again. It is such a simple and relatively cheap phone but man does it meet my needs and expectations.
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Jun 15, 2010
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Excellent tutorial ! Worked 100%, on new Kodoo Samsung Ace from FS (2012/4/28). Now I am back to my 7-Eleven (7-Eleven is using Rogers Network). Also many thanks not just for a tutorial, but the actual code generating program from S.Chan and for sharing it with others. Cheers!
Just for the info - I first tried to get the code from couple paid websites (called like "cellunlockcodes" or something similar), before I came across this forum. One charging $6.99 other around $8, but after couple days they both failed to produce the code (these websites looked very similar to each other and I am still waiting for a refund). I have the feeling that this cell/mobile phone can not be "cracked" only with IMEI numbers, it needs to be connected to code generating program. Maybe the other websites that offer code generation trough the connection to their servers are able to crack the code (as I did with my Sam Gio about a year ago), but first, they charge between $20 to $50 and second, they don't give you the code to keep (I don't know if there is any way to retrieve the code from the phone once it's there).
Once again cheers to S.Chan!

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