i535 v. s968 diff? ANY input apreciated
Hope I am not "NecroPosting"
I bought a brand new (still in wrapper from china) GS3 from pageplus about 3 weeks ago.
Should have known if it was $39 retail price, there would be problems.
Presently I have a marginally functional telephone, that MIGHT be repairable by loading the "Right OS and Drivers" (firmare) ... The "Phone" barely recieves calls, often drops them, incoming callers frequently asking "Are you still there?" This indicates problems with either the HARDWARE radio/antenna, or the FIRMWARE (drivers / OS) for said radio. So, for 2 weeks I've been combing through everything on XDA about "Verizon GS3" ... And have become utterly confused. There are other problems with the "OS" as well, such as it scrambles imported contacts -- to name only one.
No, I haven't done anything to my phone. Presently dont even know if this is firmware repairable, or if I should replace it with (Yet ANOTHER) phone.
On another thread, an experienced user has said the i535 and s968 are using the exact same motherboard and radios, hard ware etc?
So, what are the differences between these two "Model designations"
My understanding is unclear here. From computer building experience, when you have an identical hardware configuration (same combination of components) the unit's are essentialy EQUAL. How does this translate to Android Phones (or the GS3, at least)??
What I presently understand, the i535 and s968 are "Something Like" Equal Computer one running Arch Linux, the other running Ubuntu ? There will be differences in the Kernel, etc...
But one can easily wipe the Computer and put Windows on it (ewww!) if need be...
I do understand there is something odd in the GS3 hardware that is "Designed to Self Destruct" and can kill the unit completely -- if the wrong code is run through the system. I have read a lot about certain "Baseband" might improve reception --- the basebands are ALL for the i535, my phone is s968.
ANY input will be appreciated