Originally Posted by cjd80
there is a chance that this might also be a stupid question, but ive never seen it asked, so here goes:
how come in the i9000 section, all the modem names start with "captivate", but not in the i897 section? isnt the i897 the captivate, and the i9000 is the international galaxy s?
I have also found this with roms. specifically, i am currently running the KK4 saurom, but the splash screenw hen i turn my phone on says i9000. in about phone, my kernal says its the i897UCKK4... so why the i9000 splash screen?
anyway my main concern is about the modems, especially since i live in the toronto area, and my i896 stock modem is kh2, which has never been able to get a lock for me, and yet the i9000 KG3 modem works much better... but then id be running an i9000 modem on an i897 rom, and i want to stay with an i897 rom to have better call quality.
hey bud..i'm in the Toronto area too and have had a similar issue to you with the differing splash screens.. I have a cappy sgh-i897 (exact same as the i-896 but 896 is rogers in Canada and 897 is at&t in USA).. when i got the phone it had a Mosaic rom on it and the boot up screen actually showed BOTH gt-i9000 and then sgh-i897... and then the about screen had model i9000..
from what you're showing it sounds like you have i9000 bootloaders...which is what i have.. i have found out that is supposedly fine and many roms/kernels/loaders are done this way for these cappys as they're very similar and based on the i9000 framework.. but you seem to be running an i-897 rom/kernel.. that i'm not too sure about...running that rom with different bootloaders..
anyways.. for our area and basically almost all of southern Ontario I've found that the i9000 captivate UGKG3 modem is by far the best. I've had issues ever since i flashed to various ICS roms.. stock kernels, roms, modems WERE fine on this very phone until i've switched..but now that i'm on this SGSICS release i've had to switch modems and this one made a huge difference immediately.
So you should find out first if you can use the i9000 modems if you're using an i-897 rom cuz i would recommend the i9000 UGKG3 modem. I'm curious too, how the modems work in terms of should they be matched with the actual phone model or the rom/kernel model?