Download CFW Vondroid Haier W718 v2.x 2.1

CFW Vondroid W718 v2.X


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  1. Cris Mooney

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    The VonDroid 2.1 (Android 4.0.3) installed for me, with Google Play, and apps working well (no longer crashing), including Google sync up of my couple hundred contacts (Outlook -> Go Sync Mod -> Google Contacts -> W718).

    Question: Looking about a week after install, I note "settings" -> "about phone" says it is Android 4.0.4 (not 4.0.3), as a newbie to smart phones I am curious: does this mean the OS did a minor update itself?

    The small issues I have seen:
    • Beware USB micro cables "too thick plastic shroud" allowing "charging..." but not connecting to windows. Use original cable, or cut back plastic to get good connection and avoid hours of confusion about why USB connectivity is not working despite "charging..."
    • With AT&T in US I do only get "Edge", not high speed connection (which I confirmed I do getting with same SIM put back in old flip phone). Still, it works pretty good with Edge - I can remote desktop fine.
    • I also get no sound from radio, either through headphones or clicking the "speaker" icon shown in the radio app which I assume should make sound bypass the headphones while still using them as an antenna. Confirmed: web browser sound comes out of headphones, so it seems Radio app unique.
    • Until I put in a SD card I was unable to take pictures as well. However, SMSBackupRetore wrote to the internal SD card, and it shows in ES File Explorer, so this may be Photo app specific.
    Thank you Tuen! An almost useless phone is now very good!
     
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    different between 4.0.3 and 4.0.4
    http://socialcompare.com/en/comparison/android-versions-comparison

    is not really a big difference

    Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
    • stability improvements
    • better camera performance
    • smoother screen rotation


    Android 4.0.3
    Ice Cream Sandwich
    • Social stream API in Contacts provider to show updates associated to your contacts
    • Video stabilization and QVGA video resolution API access
    • Accessibility API refinements for screen readers
    • Calendar provider updates
     
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    Thank you for the pointer to the differences between 4.0.3 and 4.0.4. However, as an Android newbie I am trying to get my head around the system I have, and how it updates. Since this "CFW Vondroid Haier W718 v2.x 2.1" (http://vondroid.com/resources/cfw-vondroid-haier-w718-v2-x.194/#.UbX9UfLiHTo) release is documented "Android ICS 4.0.3 Firmware", I am trying to comprehend how I got 4.0.4 on the phone. Is this just a typo in the v2.1 resource description, or did it somehow update after I installed the ROM? Side note: I installed your MIUI 3.0 last night so I could compare it to v2.1 as requested in your poll, and I see that this AM it still shows v4.0.3 android - I did not know enough to ever check v2.1 on my phone so I can not confirm it started out as 4.0.3.
     
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    I suggest dropping back to the old status bar design. The battery icon just doesn't suit the rest of the icons, and the transparency is a nuisance with some apps.
     
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    suggestion added
     
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    When I receive a call the picture of caller is cut in half and only upper half is visible. When I initiate a call entire picture is visible. Is this repairable?
     
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    tnx for report, i'll take a look at it. atm not really know if this is fixable or not.
     
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    they should normally work? there was no problem reported before...
     
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    Is there any way to remove the message box that appears when you get a new text? It seems to turn the phone screen on for a long time when I get a text and the phone was locked in my pocket.

    Thanks
     
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    just test it out, when you got a sms, the screen will wake up e.g. 10 sec and then go back to sleep.
     
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    Mine stays on for more like 30 seconds, but I guess it's not that bad
     
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    maybe change the value in settings --> display?
     
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    There is only the setting for screen timeout, there's no way to adjust the screen timeout for that notification separately and I don't want my screen to turn off after 15 seconds when I'm using it, just when it's locked in my pocket
     
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    Hello,
    I experience a problem with GPS. It can't locate my position. I tried it with the official ROM and have no problem. I am using the firmware 2.1
    I tried to switch it on and off but nothing changed. Any idea??
     
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    Can you give me the official rom to take a look?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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    - when you close apps like LINE is switched off TouchWiz (Samsung's Launcher), and becomes stuck in a loop a little annoying.
    - sometimes desktop icons disappear and are replaced by android's dolls, such apps are installed on SD card.

    Thank you, Tuen.
     
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    Other buddies of Haier spanish forum ask if you can fix the radio's odex file (in v2.1 not exits), and if you can make Vondroid's boot start be faster than now.

    Thank you.
     
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    I am newbie with android phone and rom etc... but aware of IT. So if you tell me how to take out the official rom from my phone i ll send it to you. ( Is it something I should have done before installing vondroid?? )
     
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