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the Samsung Galaxy R discussion/troubleshooting thread

MANOfJosh

QA Professional
Ok, here's my experience with my Royale!

I'm using it since mid Jan 2012. I had restart problems, lag and force close bugs at the start. Later, i moved on with Austrian 2.3.6 ROM XWLA4(but with Indian CSC). I have had no issues till date with earphone plugging and unplugging.

As for battery life, i disabled background data and use DroidWall(Root) to block apps from connecting to internet.

Also, Powersave Mode with lower clocks and little undervolting. This saves a lot of battery juice.

And yes. MX Video Player does the job perfectly but not with 1080p h.264 at High levels. A Tegra2 Limitation!

Opera Next for data conservation and dolphin for full websites.
 

R2K

In the Zone
Short term ownership details: It is exactly 89 days since I own Galaxy R and it is performing like a charm.

Earlier, when I bought this phone on 31/12/2011, I faced deep sleep for 5-6times and when removed ear phone, was not able to hear calls for 2 times. Then the phone was restarting itself for about 5-6times. But since Feb'12, the phone does not have any kinda problems. :)

My SGR got 12 google play applications running, few on 8GB SD Card. The battery can hold juice for a day with good amount of browsing, music and calls.

The most impressive is that I can watch 1020p HD clips through MX Video player. Plugging a pendrive and watching movies is a great option.

Internet browser Opera has saved my time and data aswell, its terrible fast on GPRS/EDGE.

SGR owners, Please do share your experience/performance with your mobile.

did you root the device and install custom roms? Else how did the problems suddenly disappear :wink:
 
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PurusH

PurusH

The LeO
did you root the device and install custom roms? Else how did the problems suddenly disappear :wink:

No, Still I have'nt rooted. But the issues(deepsleep, auto-restart, earphone) that had when I brought new phone, dissapeared later. I even did not get any Samsung apps update.

And I donot think of rooting or go for ICS as I am satisfied with the GB OS and current performance.
 
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PurusH

PurusH

The LeO
Yesterday my SGR was DEAD ! Tried charging, removed battery, again tried to switch on and did not respond.:cry:

Gave to Service Center today, they said Hardware problem and enquired if any SGRs were coming for servicing, she said few came for problem having restart and dead like mine. Will revert back when I get back from service center.
 
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PurusH

PurusH

The LeO
Yesterday my SGR was DEAD ! Tried charging, removed battery, again tried to switch on and did not respond.:cry:

Gave to Service Center today, they said Hardware problem and enquired if any SGRs were coming for servicing, she said few came for problem having restart and dead like mine. Will revert back when I get back from service center.

Got back the mobile yesterday, they said an IC connector was gone lose, but I dont belive what they said. Some hardware problem could be there. They have formatted the phone & I lost all the app and contacts, contacts was saved in SD card, so no probs.
 
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PurusH

PurusH

The LeO
^^
Did the device show some kind of sign/symptoms before going kaput ?

No, it was absolutely fine when I last played some games and also attended a call in evening. Suddenly at night, it was dead.

Now again it is working fine and in fact, I feel that the battery backup in slightly increased.

When it went dead, I thought, I need to sell this and get S2 or S3(still to launch) but now it is working fine and will keep this for at least a year.
 

vishalg

AMD Fanboy
i have been using the galaxy r for few months now, and am happy with the fone.

didnt have the budget to go for the s2, so the r seemed to be the next best thing.
the only benefits i found in the s2 were amoled, 8mp cam & a bit light weight and they didnt seem worth 10k more over the r.
perhaps thats the reason sammy stopped producing the r, as it was eating into the s2's sales

the only thing i find bad is the lack of support for the device. There are only a handful of custom roms and kernels and although sammy has announced the ics upgrade, god knows when and if it will come.....

but a total VFM product :)
 

Skud

Super Moderator
Staff member
Yup, if you are not into much custom ROMs, this phone kicks some serious butt.

But I doubt if many people buy Android to run on stock.
 

vishalg

AMD Fanboy
i am facing a strange problem, i cannot access the my apps page on google play and hence cant update my apps, nor can upload any file to dropbox/google drive on my bsnl wifi connection
but it seems to work on other wifi connections, so guess the problem is my wifi

i have tried reinstalling google play, cleared cache, restarted......

any ideas??
 

MANOfJosh

QA Professional
If it works with other connections, then issue is not with the app or phone. Try re-configuring the wifi connection from scratch and if unsuccessful, see if u can access same wifi from some other device.
 

ashintomson

Journeyman
hey guys am facing a strange problem i can download apps and other stuffs from my galaxy R using wifi but i cant even enter my google play app (internet timeout) or i cant download any mp3 or stuff using my edge :/ (internet is not working with many apps like msn messenger or google play but its all working through any wifi connection )
 
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PurusH

PurusH

The LeO
hey guys am facing a strange problem i can download apps and other stuffs from my galaxy R using wifi but i cant even enter my google play app (internet timeout) or i cant download any mp3 or stuff using my edge :/ (internet is not working with many apps like msn messenger or google play but its all working through any wifi connection )

Ask your telephone network provider whether internet(gprs) is activated on your mobile or not.
 

ofabhishek

║ Green World ║
guys r u concerned about official ICS for our SGR...??

Please drop a line regarding that to "samsung.mobile.india@gmail.com" or any other higher samsung india officials....
 
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