Official Samsung I5801 Thread

gopi_vbboy

Cyborg Agent
As there are growing users of I5801 and many FAQ for I580I...I have started this thread :)

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General Info
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Price in India:11.5-12.5k
OS:Android 2.1
Able to Root:Yes

Other Names
Galaxy3 Apollo
Samsung GT-I5801


Specs
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General

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
Announced 2010, June
Status Available. Released 2010, July

Size
Dimensions 113.5 x 55 x 12.9 mm
Weight 109 g


Display
Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 240 x 400 pixels, 3.2 inches
- Touch Wiz 3.0
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Multi-touch input method

Sound
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Speakerphone Yes
- 3.5 mm audio jack
- DNSe (Digital Natural Sound Engine)

Memory
Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited
Internal 512MB ROM, 256MB RAM
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, 1GB card included, buy memory

Data
GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB

Camera
Primary 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus
Features Geo-tagging, face and smile detection
Video Yes, QVGA@15fps
Secondary No

Features
OS Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair), upgradable to v2.2
CPU 667 MHz processor
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games
Colors Black, White
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Via third party application
- Digital compass
- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Organizer
- Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk integration
- Voice memo
- T9

Battery
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Stand-by Up to 620 h (2G) / Up to 510 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 15 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 7 h 15 min (3G)
 
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gopi_vbboy

Cyborg Agent
Rooting Guide


HOW TO ROOT/UNROOT :

Simply use z4root. z4root it's an app you install from the market or by side loading, that has a single button that will root your device.
You can find all infos about z4root here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=833953

Download:
This application is available directly from the market. Search for 'z4root'
or click here for .apk
http://www.fileserve.com/file/z39RsmU

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OR


Register an account in forum.xda-developers.com

then


Follow these threads:
A)http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=778880
B)http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=742403

Remember:-

I)
Download the one click root from thread B)

After extraction use the following file as root.rar

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=8226981&postcount=128


II)Keep phone in usb debugging as mentioned
 
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gopi_vbboy

Cyborg Agent
FAQ

Most tweaks are summarised here-
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=858583

1)Does this phone have video call?
No


2)Is Rooting possible
Yes I580I android v2.1 is rootable

3)Is the screen AMOLED
No

4)What video formats playable?
AVI,DIVX,3GP,MP4,Ipod format
(mkv not playable in normal video player..even if you have external app..the processor is slow at rendering)

5)What apps work?
I have currently more than 50apps installed..the following market apps work-
Opera,
DroidWall,
aFirewall,
Task Killer,
ChompSMS,
IMDB,
Barcode scanner,
Swarm,
Compass,
GPSOPT,
Terminal Emulator,
Super User permmission(Root app),
RingDroid,
Switch Network,
APN widget
SetCpu
Chess
Motivation Quotes
Best Tube
Balloon
Root Explorer
etc


6)Does it face any resolution prob
Frankly i had 99%success rate with apps i tried from market..there was no resolution prob

7)Is the screen a finger print magnet?
Ya if you dont clean once a day...you see some prints...it can be reduced by using screen cover/guard

8)GPS Show Location is Unavailable!
GPS Problem - The device doesnot catch GPS properly for first use because of timezone of europe,
Solution use GPSOpt from Market!


9)Balance/USSD code not working?
USSD codes(*123# etc), Push SMS from vendors & IVR doesnot work when Samsung Mobile Tracker is enabled.

10)Mount SD-Card?
Make sure first drivers is installed
First configure ur usb setting as mass storage in Settings-->ABout Phone
Now plug usb and connect to pc
In Notification area(when u slide down from top of screen) Click Copy files...
select mount


11)How to setup exchange email account?

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/smartphones/?p=1581
 
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gopi_vbboy

Cyborg Agent
The I5801 USERS:

gopi_vbboy
Charan
Aditya11
sanlak23
sasuke
multi
NainO
ashishisdrunk
arvindr1234
sharma_atul85
salvachn
Xmen360
bhargesh
Sap_Sanam
useranonymous
comrade
creativensimple
vivek11
Voltage
sameer.pur
reddead
 
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RCuber

The Mighty Unkel!!!
Staff member
Good Work :D , you can also list Forum Members using this phone, Include me :) .

I would suggest you to add known issues and how to resolve those too. Following are the issues faced by me till now.

1. GPS Problem - The device doesnot catch GPS properly, Solution use GPSOpt from Market!
2. USSD codes(*123# etc), Push SMS from vendors & IVR doesnot work when Samsung Mobile Tracker is enabled.
 

sanlak23

Right off the assembly line
Messaging problem in i5801
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Hi Everyone

I am Muthu from India. The first thing I wanted and tried on my newly bought Samsung galaxy GT i5801 is group messaging. I can't send group messages (SMS to many contacts) . Only message to first contact in the group list gets succeeded. For all remaining contacts, it is getting failed with "Message not sent!". It's annoying.

*I checked with my service provider (AirTel Tamilnadu) and found no issues their side.
*I tried other applications like handcent_sms, the same issue persists there also.
*I didn't find anything useful over internet to resolve the issue.

Could anyone help me to get rid of this problem?

Make & Model: Samsung galaxy GT i5801 aka Galaxy Apollo
Android OS: 2.1 Eclair

Thanks,
Muthu
 

Aditya11

Journeyman
Hey!

Good initiative! I am a proud owner of i5801 too! In fact I have written a review of it here.

Hoping to see more and more Galaxy 3 users around..
 
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gopi_vbboy

Cyborg Agent
Messaging problem in i5801
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Hi Everyone

I am Muthu from India. The first thing I wanted and tried on my newly bought Samsung galaxy GT i5801 is group messaging. I can't send group messages (SMS to many contacts) . Only message to first contact in the group list gets succeeded. For all remaining contacts, it is getting failed with "Message not sent!". It's annoying.

*I checked with my service provider (AirTel Tamilnadu) and found no issues their side.
*I tried other applications like handcent_sms, the same issue persists there also.
*I didn't find anything useful over internet to resolve the issue.

Could anyone help me to get rid of this problem?

Make & Model: Samsung galaxy GT i5801 aka Galaxy Apollo
Android OS: 2.1 Eclair

Thanks,
Muthu


-Dude make sure you are sending to phone no that are active(i.e not switched off)

-Try a factory reset

-Try using chompsms app

my gps does not lock no matter what. pls help me!!!!

dude can u elaborate ur problem

u have to first use gpsopt app to fix timezone bug to get gps working
 
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Gollum

Collector
Is this phone better than htc wildfire? Does it have flashlight? Does it have flash player in webbrowser to they youtube videos? How is the photo quality of macro photos? How is the reception? Does it have native support for divx? Does it have slide lock system like wildfire?
 
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gopi_vbboy

Cyborg Agent
^^
-I havent seen wildfire
-Divx rendering is very good
-Flash videos works fine with youtube app
-Flashlight is not there.Camera is ok.
-ya it has slide unlock...lock using power button press
 

NainO

Believe Me or Not!!!
What does able to root mean?

The process of changing the content of ROM of a device is called as ROOTING the device. This thing is specially popular with android phones.
Rooting the device will let the user access some features that are restricted by the the phone manufacturer. For instance a phone in android 2.1 eclairs version can be upgraded to froyo 2.2 by rooting, before the update is provided by manufacturer OFFICIALLY. Other example is having live wallpapers on galaxy 3 aka apollo.

CAUTION: Rooting your device will void your device warranty, as it is against manufacturer terms and condition.

Can anyone give me alternate for ULTRASURF (software used to bypass the firewall of a WIFI/WLAN) for galaxy 3.
I need it to bypass my college wifi firewall!!! :p
 
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Gollum

Collector
Can anyone give me alternate for ULTRASURF (software used to bypass the firewall of a WIFI/WLAN) for galaxy 3.
I need it to bypass my college wifi firewall!!! :p
lol we are the same.
Do you think shifting from nokia5233 to this phone will be a good decision? How much do you think i can get for nokia5233 which is still less than a year old?
 

ssb1551

Technomancer
^^Not more than 3-3.5k!!I already inquired at my place.None of the shops were ready to gimme more than 3.5k!:(
 

NainO

Believe Me or Not!!!
lol we are the same.
Do you think shifting from nokia5233 to this phone will be a good decision?

Yes :)
You can feel the advantage of having capacitive touch and android. Capacitive touch is far more superior than the resistive touch of your phone, it can register even the slightest tap on your screen. And as far as android goes, it need no introduction...
Also galaxy 3 will be getting froyo upgrade soon...

BUT, if you are eyeing this phone and pretty much interested in buy it, i suggest you to wait for release of LG OPTIMUS ONE. Optimus one comes preloaded with froyo, have almost same processor and have good screen resolution of 320*480 (galaxy 3: 240*400)...
The low resolution of galaxy 3 is a big hinderance while viewing small text or while using the stock android browser (poor text visibilty at lower zoom). But working with opera mini is just fine.
This is the only problem with galaxy 3 otherwise it is good in every other aspect...
 

ssb1551

Technomancer
^^Very informative post NainO!!Moving from a phone with 360*640 to 240*400 can be a bummer!!Isn't LG Optimus already launched in India?Or is Optimus One a slightly upgraded version of Optimus?
 

Gollum

Collector
@naino
I bought this nokia only for the screen. But the resistive touch sucks. Its also very non responsive at the left and right edges of the screen. I've used wildfire but the jaggies of low resolution makes me not look at the screen. I'm also eyeing the soon to be launched psp2 aka psp-phone which has android3
 
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