02/08/2013, 02:33 AM
I am soon to recieve a 4G 32Gb machine and thus look forward to sharing the rarified airs of the 'Owners Lounge' community here.
A pleasure to join the many.. (or is it 'few'?).. now enjoying *full* stand alone TP connectivity!
My 32Gb Wifi only unit will instead become the emergency 'back-up' machine!
I will initially be using the Australian Telstra '3G' network.
Yes.. I have read this thread (and other '4G Android' related threads) but would graciously ask any reader with the experience/knowlege already gained, to qickly & simply walk me through a few basic steps to allow me to efficiently and successfully update, activate and install etc.
These are my basic questions:
1). I wish to retain/transfer all contacts etc at present stored (and backed up online @ HP/Palm) from the Wifi, to the 4G unit.
If I activate and log in to my same Palm Profile name/password when I first initiate the 4G machine, will that backup then automatically be re-downloaded onto the 4G machine also?
I was slightly confused by when and how, if necessary, one machine may in fact have to impersonate or masquerade as another's Profile (via 'Impostah' etc), in order to actually update/achieve the above?
2). Having said that.. would I initially be better first-activating and then allowing the 4G to OTA update it's OS online.. or instead first 'Doctor' straight to latest '305hstnatt' anyway.. and then first-activate online?
*[3). Unlocking.. (Big THANKS to 'Ceejayr' - you *THE* Master-keyholder! .. am I correct in assuming that when I first insert my local Telstra (non-AT&T) prepaid Broadband SIM, I will (hopefully) simply be asked to enter an 'unlock code' and that this process is clear and straight forward from thereon in?] [*Later: 'OK Thanks again Ceejay' - @ #740 below].
4). APN Settings.
Where are they entered again please.. and would these settings then 'cover' it?
• Name: Telstra Internet
• APN: telstra.internet
• Proxy: (blank)
• Port: (blank)
• MMS Protocol: WAP 2.0
• MCC: 505
• MNC: 01
• Authentication: CHAP
• APN type: default,supl
5). Preware Patches etc.
Can these also be backed up and 'transferred' from the Wifi to the 4G unit? Or must they be reloaded individually?
Are there any glaring incompatabilities that have so far been spotted re. any 'standard' (Wifi only) Patches in the 4G-specific OS?
Does the 'F4 Phantom' Kernel also cater for the 4G unit.. or should I revert to 'Uberkernel' in that machine in order to safely 'overclock' etc?
Also, I notice only one 4G-specific 'patch'.. a widget to allow 'toggling'.. am I missing any others here?
6). In this country there are many weak signal areas still.. the idea, also mentioned here, of fitting a jack for an external 'booster' Antenna resonates well.. has anyone yet found need for this mod.. or would it only be applicable to the LTE Sierra card Mod?
That'll do for now..
Thanks again and great to be with you!