I picked up a Moment at launch as I needed a newer phone and it fit the bill as a merger between telecommunication and my Nokia N800 Linux PDA. Android provides a lot of the same flexibility between modification, open source, and solid code, and I am hooked.
Just last week, I had the 2.1 update loaded to it by Sprint, because, well, I can't get a USB driver that works for it to to the manual update! Now, I got the same update I could have (and did) download, but I am now in the spot where I want to patch the recovery module with SDX JoeyKrim update as Sprint (for reasons I don't understand) decided to leave out Live Wallpapers from the ROM, and the stock recovery module won't allow that load.
With 1.5 (stock Android out of the box), the Samsung 18.104.22.168 universal USB driver worked just fine for dropping documents, music, and video to/from the phone, but 2.1 won't talk to it. I have the 22.214.171.124 that was included in the 2.1 Sprint tool, it's installed, but it will not recognize the phone (SAMSUNG_Android) and Sprint Update simply hates this Bluetooth connection I've got going on for internet access (yes, I am trying to install the driver for the device I am using for internet access over another connection... yeah, I know, I'm asking for problems).
I guess, the question is, does anyone else have a Samsung phone in this generation with a verson 5 or better driver? I'm running Vista 64bit... the pack I have here works OK with XP SP3, but that machine is ancient and locks when I try to connect data to the phone.
Any hand would be helpful.
Well, sounds like I'm asking questions over the normal crowd...
Okay, info for those who happen to stumble across this: The 126.96.36.199 USB driver included in the Sprint (and other Samsung devices outside this network) is compliant to 32-bit operating systems only. XP 64, Vista 64, and Windows 7 64 all seem to be showing the same problem. I've managed to patch using my wife's laptop that is still running 32-bit XP (she is Vista-shy and we never installed the free update). JoeyKrim Recovery (available here) module is highly recommended as it does not affect your firmware or OS, just allows you to install unsigned ZIP updates (e.g. stuff your phone compony didn't send you)!
Okay, Android 2.1? Yes. Great! Quick, adds speech to text and good text to speech, and all around pretty and refined. Sprint's take on it...? Hmmm... not so great.
We are missing live wallpaper, 3d galleries, multitouch, and lots of other details. I am reluctant to load a non-Sprint ROM with complete Android 2.1 (which the Moment is fully capable to handle hardware wise) to it as a result of what Sprint could do to me on the warranty side, but for those willing to hack a bit, you can get around it with ZIP updates.
We'll see what happens.
Android is good. Sprint is good, but for custom stuff with any phone service is out of my league. My phone is retarded, but it works as is. :)
Oh, Sprint, you clever ****ers...
Yeah, the new Evo? Android 2.1 with all of the nice happy visual stuff, complete. Why didn't the Hero and Moment get it? Per company script, "they aren't fast enough for it and lag." Despite the fact that the original Droids on Verizon use the same CPU as the Hero, which is a mere 526Mhz, and it runs butter-smooth.
Ah, well, I wanted the Evo anyway for WiMax and 4G. Not ready to update yet, though!
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