So I got mine W8 beyond two days ago.
So far so good, but:
1. GPS problem. I am geocacher (more at: geocaching.com) and I need accurate GPS. When I stood still in the open for few minutes, I could see GPS jumping around for 400-900 meters for no reason. AGPS and EPO activated. We will see how it goes
2. I would love to get polish language settings, since there are some apps which fetch the content depending on Your language setting (I know that this is poor design, but this is how they works), so that would be nice.
Not an issue anymore. I installed MoreLocale2 and pm'ed it which is more than enough at the moment.
3. I do not see option for sorting the apps in the main apps menu (it was working on my old Lenovo A750) - am I missing something?
First 9 icons are fixed and alphabelical, the rest is just alphabetical. I can live with that.
4. I have my contacts stored with country prefix which is not used by my operator. I do not see my contacts data when they are calling me.
The SMSes are provided by operator with country prefix, so the problem is with calls only. I tried to follow this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2268120 but I am unable to decompile framework.jar - no classes.dex inside. I am not able to deodex framework.odex either, so I am stuck for the moment.
GravityMod2 3.0 ROM fixed that problem.
The link provided with the tools and howto contains W8_beyond.JB2.FHD.EN.COM.8P128_MT6589TV1.0.1_20130618-cwm6033.img,
when I go to phone info at my phone I can see W8_beyond.JB2.FHD.EN.COM8P128_MT6589TV1.0.2_20130626.
Seems like I have newer firmware. If anyone can tell me how to extract this, I would be more than happy to share.
GravityMod2 3.0 installed - not an issue anymore
For my good old Lenovo I was able to modify the ROM as soon as I got my hands on any ROM in zip format. I guess I could also try to compile something (I am a programmer), but since I am extremely low on time I would need MT6589T kernel patch (is it the same like mt6589) and some basic manual.