[FAQ] GT-i9100 Galaxy S II FAQ thread
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GT- i9100 Galaxy S II FAQ
Factory Model: May 1st
UK: May 1st
Where to Buy:
i9100 vs i9103
both of these are variants of the Galaxy S II, to be respectively released in different regions, however key differences will will include:
: Super AMOLED Plus screen, 1.2 GHz Dualcore Exynos processor
alternate screen (possibly SLCD, but yet to be confirmed), 1.0 GHz Dualcore Tegra 2 processor
List of Regions for Each Variant: INFORMATION NEEDED
The Galaxy S II features a 480 x 800 pixels, 4.27 inch screen, 1.2 GHz Dualcore Exynos processor, 8MP camera with LED flash capable of 1080p/30fps video recording and playback in .MP4 format, 16GB or 32GB internal storage, with a 1650MAh Li-Ion battery. (full technical specifications can be found here
What File System Will the Galaxy S II use?
Does the Galaxy S II have Capped FPS like the Galaxy S I?
Yes, the Galaxy S II has its FPS capped at 60fps because of Vsync.
Hows the GPS on the Galaxy S II?
"Great!" check it out for yourself Picture
Does the Galaxy S II have a Notification LED?
unfortunately no, it doesnt, but the app 'BLN
' has been worked with so that the Menu and Back LED buttons work on certain kernels, with certain messaging apps, such as Handcent.
one kernel that has BLN support is Ninphetamine
Is the Bootloader Locked?
No, it is not locked
Is it possible to run Nvidia Tegra Zone games on Galaxy S 2?
Yes, with the creation of Chainfire3D
Does having a Dualcore Processor in my phone use more battery than a Single Core?
No, on the contrary, having two processors do half the work to complete a single task requires less energy than a single core doing all of the work, it also keeps the temp of your phone down, since neither processor are overworked.
What Media Formats/Codec will the Galaxy S II support out of the box?
MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB/AMR-WB, WMA, WAV, MID, AC3, IMY, FLAC, XMF
Will the Galaxy S II have NFC?
no, the i9100 variant will not, however a NFC enabled MicroSD card may be released to support NFC
Is there root for the Galaxy S II?
yes there is! a swell dev by the name of Chainfire made it, heres a link
. you can also find it included in most Custom Roms
Cant i just use superoneclick, or an update.zip to root?
at the moment no, but as more people start to get this phone, development will start to pick up
Will the Galaxy S II get a Voodoo Kernel?
No, supercurio, Mr. Voodoo himself, said that he doesnt see any room for improvement on this phone =/
My Galaxy S II is locked to a network, how can i unlock it?
theres an app for that, and here it is
Is there a cyanogenmod available for the Galaxy S II?
What about MIUI
yep, right here
How can i backup my apps, or app/game save datas?
Titanium Backup can do all of this, its free and available in the market
I dont know much about whats available, can you recommend some cool mods?
Long press volume buttons to skip songs
google talk with video calling over 3g (its just an app you install, nothing manual)