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i would like to start the ball rolling on this thread that may somewhat cater to the filipino owners, users and lovers of the galaxy note...

being a new owner, i would like to find resources and share knowledge base for the galaxy note from our fellow pinoys...

i hope this thread blossoms as it does with our own galaxy s2 thread in the sgs2 string...

mabuhay and thanks!
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2nd March 2012, 08:28 PM |#2  
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What case are you currently using? It saddens me that there's a dearth of cases available for the Note here

other than those China ones which are mostly plain ugly
2nd March 2012, 08:42 PM |#4  
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What case are you currently using? It saddens me that there's a dearth of cases available for the Note here

other than those China ones which are mostly plain ugly

im using the capdase alumor...950 from aerofone...

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My parents are going to the Philippines later this month, in the Makati/Taguig area mainly.

1. How much are GNote's selling over there for

2. A good place to purchase it in that area for a great price

3. I'm assuming GNotes on sale in the Philippines are the GSM version with Exynos and unlocked (can use on AT&T or Smart Talk in the USA)?
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My parents are going to the Philippines later this month, in the Makati/Taguig area mainly.

1. How much are GNote's selling over there for

2. A good place to purchase it in that area for a great price

3. I'm assuming GNotes on sale in the Philippines are the GSM version with Exynos and unlocked (can use on AT&T or Smart Talk in the USA)?

1. for most online stores (kimstore/dbgadgets/widgetcity) they are selling it from 28 - 29K (service warranty) and additional 3K with the samsung warranty...samsung stores sell it between 33-35K...

2. most cellular shops in sm malls now offer competitive prices (unlike before)...they sell between 31-33K with the samsung warranty...you can check out technokid/aerofone/bsd shops etc...

3. yes the notes here are international unlocked versions (and some sell "gray" international unlocked) which can be used anywhere...the come with the 1.4 exynos chip

- was able to answer this after almost a month of canvassing
2nd March 2012, 08:56 PM |#7  
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1. for most online stores (kimstore/dbgadgets/widgetcity) they are selling it from 28 - 29K (service warranty) and additional 3K with the samsung warranty...samsung stores sell it between 33-35K...

2. most cellular shops in sm malls now offer competitive prices (unlike before)...they sell between 31-33K with the samsung warranty...you can check out technokid/aerofone/bsd shops etc...

3. yes the notes here are international unlocked versions (and some sell "gray" international unlocked) which can be used anywhere...the come with the 1.4 exynos chip

- was able to answer this after almost a month of canvassing

Thanks for the quick reply. So if I get the Samsung warranty and my phone should break while using it in the USA, then the warranty is only valid in the Philippines? That would be OK for me because I have family in the Philippines so I could send it to them if it would need to be fixed it's just turnaround time would be a hassle (would have to ship phone there, then my relatives would have to send it in, then send it back to me after it was serviced), but I wonder if the warranty could be used in the USA?

And what is the Gray International Version?
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My parents are going to the Philippines later this month, in the Makati/Taguig area mainly.

1. How much are GNote's selling over there for

2. A good place to purchase it in that area for a great price

3. I'm assuming GNotes on sale in the Philippines are the GSM version with Exynos and unlocked (can use on AT&T or Smart Talk in the USA)?

The last time i checked (from my sources) its around 25K Php. I got mine from Singapore posted to me by a friend. Its a little bit expensive than the usual. I have this belief the Devices coming from SG are of high quality compared to those being sold in the Philippines.

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What is the main difference of the local firmware from the European ones? When i got mine it was Asian Stock firmware LA2 if i recalled it correctly. But that version is unrootable.

Found the post of chainfire about rooting and it helped. I downgraded to 2.3.5 first, the KJ1 version i think, root the phone, then update using CWM.

One bug though. After the phone boots, you will be able to unlock it, the next time my scree locked i get this black screen with some drips of white. What i did was, install the Abyss kernel (you can just search for it, since i can not place links here yet) and that fixes the problem.

I have the latest version of fw the German stock version XXLB1
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The last time i checked (from my sources) its around 25K Php. I got mine from Singapore posted to me by a friend. Its a little bit expensive than the usual. I have this belief the Devices coming from SG are of high quality compared to those being sold in the Philippines.

Isn't all Notes coming from Asia, are assembled either in China and Vietnam? I beg to disagree on the notion tat SGN sold locally are inferior to that being sold outside (like in SG)... what's the diff anyway? either the fones from Singa came from the same factory as the ones here in Phil... its either in Vietnam still (or China)
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What case are you currently using? It saddens me that there's a dearth of cases available for the Note here

other than those China ones which are mostly plain ugly

I've already posted this in the accessories section but here are my cases again and I bought them in Singapore.

The blue case (Uniq) is probably going to be available here in the PH soon 'coz I see this brand cases for the iPad and Galaxy tabs in local stores and I'm telling you now, don't buy this. Yes it looks great, but the case is covering the mic and when I make calls while using the case, the person on the other line can't hear me clearly so it's kind of sitting in my shelf at the moment.

The reason I got the brown case (Verus) is because of the speaker hole. I was thinking of getting other cases but most of them don't have this hole and I find it really convenient to have this feature so you won't need to flip over the case whenever taking calls.
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