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Old 12-11-2012, 05:10 PM   #2641
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To each their own. And I didn't say bluetooth was unstable, I said the implementation on some phones isn't consistent meaning that it's not up to spec.
Most phone mfg's adhere to the Bluetooth spec just fine; more often than not it's simply a hardware failure. But you're right, to each his own, I won't quibble over older phones and various OS layers. My original point was simply, suggesting that someone root/flash their phone to improve Bluetooth connectivity is "LMAO". Imagine the can of worms that opens up, irrespective of warranty invalidation, with regard to "other" functionality becoming messed up.

Anyway, your SGS2 reference isn't valid on it's own merits. I connect to every Bluetooth device I've tried, from headphones to speaker systems, from AV receivers to hands-free - and most importantly - to MFT.
A sample of "one guy" with anecdotal / causal relationships a well founded proposition doesn't make.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:23 PM   #2642
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Most phone mfg's adhere to the Bluetooth spec just fine; more often than not it's simply a hardware failure. But you're right, to each his own, I won't quibble over older phones and various OS layers. My original point was simply, suggesting that someone root/flash their phone to improve Bluetooth connectivity is "LMAO". Imagine all the can of worms that opens up, irrespective of warranty invalidation, with regard to "other" functionality becoming messed up.

Anyway, your SGS2 reference isn't valid on it's own merits. I connect to every Bluetooth device I've tried, from headphones to speaker systems, from AV receivers to hands-free - and most importantly - to MFT.
A sample of "one guy" with anecdotal / causal relationships a well founded proposition doesn't make.
Unless I misread your post somehow it seems that your phone came with ICS installed. Mine came with Gingerbread and it had several problems connecting to MFT. Upgrading to CM9 (ICS) fixed those bluetooth connectivity issues with MFT. How is that not valid?
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:39 PM   #2643
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Unless I misread your post somehow it seems that your phone came with ICS installed. Mine came with Gingerbread and it had several problems connecting to MFT. Upgrading to CM9 (ICS) fixed those bluetooth connectivity issues with MFT. How is that not valid?
Like I said, I won't quibble over older phones and various OS layers.
Rooting/flashing is risky business; glad it worked out for you.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:38 PM   #2644
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Ask around - someone likely still has their 3.0.2 update thumb drive that they might share with you. You can do an update again with that and then you should be able to pair again.
Once you've updated you can't revert back without going to the dealer and you'll be hard pressed to find one that would do that for you.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:40 PM   #2645
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Version 3.5.1 installed.
Connecting my Android phone went without a hitch.
I'm not seeing the graphic glitch others have mentioned about the AM indicator; looks the same to me.
The navigation Home Screen "current" street location worked right away with no "destination" being set. We'll have to see how long this works.
Outside temperature and compass displays still intact - as previously set.
Hopefully my random reboots and rouge "ghost in the machine" random starting of media files on USB thumb drive has been corrected.

It appears that the MPG averaging algorithm has changed.

I'll report back with more feedback once I've tried more of the commonly used functions.
Voice commands don't appear to be any more efficient.
The response to voice prompted POI locations seems slow as ever and the "choose a line" thing is still a royal PITA.
We end up hitting the actual line when the choices decide to show up.
"Showing up" is still random.
In other words the database or look-up table searches, that go on in the background, still seem clunky as ever.

Access to a ACC music loaded 32 GB USB thumb drive seems markedly snappier.

The layout of the navigation screen buttons is better IMHO.

I can confirm that the "auto" up & down functions of the driver and passenger side windows no longer works; it does however work for the back windows. What's up with that?

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All four windows should be one touch. When I picked up my car this feature wasn't working on one of my rear windows. It was an easy fix to reset.

-Hold button down until window is all the way down and keep holding the button down for 3 seconds then immediately continue with next step
-Hold button up until window is closed and continue holding button up for 3 seconds
- Problem should be solved.

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Old 12-12-2012, 05:07 AM   #2646
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Anybody tried an MS phone yet?
Windows htc 8X here. Seamless relink. I don't BT my music, my iPod sits connected via USB.

I'll give it a look later on.

(I too have the S2 Blaze. Nice device although I like the 8X more. The UI is a lot nicer and things like my corporate email blend into the phone a lot more like an iPhone - certs, etc).
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Windows htc 8X here. Seamless relink. I don't BT my music, my iPod sits connected via USB.

I'll give it a look later on.

(I too have the S2 Blaze. Nice device although I like the 8X more. The UI is a lot nicer and things like my corporate email blend into the phone a lot more like an iPhone - certs, etc).
Good to know about the HTC. Once Sprint starts offering a wide selection of Windows phones I should be eligible for an upgrade and I'm liking what I see with the HTC 8X; hit a Microsoft Store for the first time this weekend and actually put my hands on one; very nice device indeed.
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Good to know about the HTC. Once Sprint starts offering a wide selection of Windows phones I should be eligible for an upgrade and I'm liking what I see with the HTC 8X; hit a Microsoft Store for the first time this weekend and actually put my hands on one; very nice device indeed.
I almost went the route of the Lumia 920 recently instead of the Nexus 4, wanted to give WP8 a spin. The Nokia phones have a lot of their own apps that actually get great reviews, their navigation and maps app apparently work far better than the Bing Maps and MS's Nav app.

I think that one's just AT&T though.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:16 AM   #2649
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Plus it pairs instantly with MFT. Just no info displayed on screen, but I can live with that.
That's my experience as well, which must mean the problems most must have is in the foundation of carrier based os garbage. Yet another reason to stay pure android. Anyhow, glad you're enjoying your phone.
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That's my experience as well, which must mean the problems most must have is in the foundation of carrier based os garbage. Yet another reason to stay pure android. Anyhow, glad you're enjoying your phone.
Agreed haha, don't need to root/flash or anything, pure android already has an unlocked bootloader and everything.

Though this just goes to show that manufacturer implementation/optimization is important and does make a difference.
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