BEEPBEEP123

Can you get rid of the Orange bloatware?

I currently have the Orange Monte Carlo and the only way I can get rid of the orange Monte Carlo is by using another launcher. With this phone, would there be a setting somewhere where you can change to standard gingerbread? Thank you.

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matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 7, 2012 at 20:32

How does CyanogenMod 9 sound (Android 4.0.4)?

http://www.modaco.com/topic/348745-ics-cm9-404-coldfusionx-for-the-zte-skate-rom-updated-3105/

I'll find you instructions on how to root the phone, install ClockworkMod Recovery and flash the ROM :).

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 7, 2012 at 20:36

BEEPBEEP123  Jun. 7, 2012 at 23:02

bloody hell mate youre well helpful arent you!! THANKS!!

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 7, 2012 at 23:25

I've had a pretty boring evening, you can probably tell :p.

Treab  Jun. 7, 2012 at 23:44

I've had a pretty boring evening, you can probably tell :p.

go play with your cat then

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 7, 2012 at 23:49

I've had a pretty boring evening, you can probably tell :p.

go play with your cat then

He's asleep :(.

Treab  Jun. 8, 2012 at 00:01

hows this... i just bought a 710...

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 8, 2012 at 00:03

hows this... i just bought a 710...
Really? That's made my evening a little more interesting. When you say bought, do you mean ordered for delivery in a few days or you went to the shop and therefore have it in your possession right now?

Treab  Jun. 8, 2012 at 00:05

hows this... i just bought a 710...
Really? That's made my evening a little more interesting. When you say bought, do you mean ordered for delivery in a few days or you went to the shop and therefore have it in your possession right now?


ordered one off ebay... £20 cheaper... however it was one used for a strip down video... ill link you to their video...

http://youtu.be/i1jfmb2Qmyo

Treab  Jun. 8, 2012 at 00:14

americans pronouncing nokia.... noo kia sounds odd.. isnt it normally nok-ia sort of?

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 8, 2012 at 00:18

The guy in the video is English :p. That's the same channel who made the SGS2 teardown video which I followed when I was replacing the headphone jack and vibrate motor in my phone.

This is the actual teardown video of the phone you've bought:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXOOjmeqIFw&feature=related

The guy was very careful with it, taking your phone apart doesn't hurt it in any way. That does mean you can't claim the free headphones or apps though :(.

Treab  Jun. 8, 2012 at 00:20

Thats what you think ;) i might still try lol. but i paid 88 for it... with a plan for 2 t-mobile sims @99p each with £5 credit... meaning total outlay of 90 compared to 110 at mobiles.co.uk

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 8, 2012 at 00:21

You could have got it as an upgrade from CPW for £89.95 :p. Why did you buy some PAYG SIMs? Seems a bit random...

Treab  Jun. 8, 2012 at 00:24

cause if you dont buy them you have to pay full price for the credit... (this will be my back up phone as im going to crete/australia so rather lose this than my sgs2...)

dont have a payg sim so cant do that upgrade thing... and isnt it 99.95 plus top up? or has it fallen again this week?

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 8, 2012 at 00:29

It's £99.95 plus top up on PAYG, but if you buy it as an O2 PAYG upgrade, it's £89.95 with no mandatory top-up (the phone is still SIM free and unlocked).

Ahh, I get you, so you're not going to take your contract SIM abroad with you? That's actually quite a good idea as then you'll be able to keep track of your spending more easily as you have to pre-pay. When are you going to Oz/Crete?

Treab  Jun. 8, 2012 at 00:31

It's £99.95 plus top up on PAYG, but if you buy it as an O2 PAYG upgrade, it's £89.95 with no mandatory top-up (the phone is still SIM free and unlocked).

Ahh, I get you, so you're not going to take your contract SIM abroad with you? That's actually quite a good idea as then you'll be able to keep track of your spending more easily as you have to pre-pay. When are you going to Oz/Crete?


Crete is september... (sisters wedding) and oz hopefully in january... for a 4 week elective as a part of my nursing course :D it would be brill.

contracts abroad even in europe would be stupid... totally utterly stupid... sorry i have no sympathy for those pillocks who buy a contract phone go abroad and come back with a 2 grand bill... its not hard to get a payg sim to remove all risk.

Treab  Jun. 8, 2012 at 00:32

It's £99.95 plus top up on PAYG, but if you buy it as an O2 PAYG upgrade, it's £89.95 with no mandatory top-up (the phone is still SIM free and unlocked).

you have to be an o2 member for 6 months right? and im not waiting that long ;) plus isnt it 99.95 plus £10 top up otherwise?

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 8, 2012 at 00:40

It's £99.95 plus top up on PAYG, but if you buy it as an O2 PAYG upgrade, it's £89.95 with no mandatory top-up (the phone is still SIM free and unlocked).

Ahh, I get you, so you're not going to take your contract SIM abroad with you? That's actually quite a good idea as then you'll be able to keep track of your spending more easily as you have to pre-pay. When are you going to Oz/Crete?


Crete is september... (sisters wedding) and oz hopefully in january... for a 4 week elective as a part of my nursing course :D it would be brill.

contracts abroad even in europe would be stupid... totally utterly stupid... sorry i have no sympathy for those pillocks who buy a contract phone go abroad and come back with a 2 grand bill... its not hard to get a payg sim to remove all risk.

I agree with you entirely, people are thick, there's no excuse for that. You did buy MicroSIMs, didn't you?

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 8, 2012 at 00:42

It's £99.95 plus top up on PAYG, but if you buy it as an O2 PAYG upgrade, it's £89.95 with no mandatory top-up (the phone is still SIM free and unlocked).

you have to be an o2 member for 6 months right? and im not waiting that long ;) plus isnt it 99.95 plus £10 top up otherwise?

Yeah, you have to have been a paying O2 PAYG customer for 6 months or longer (which my daughter has...). The upgrade price is £99.95 on other networks and £99.95 + £10 top-up on bog-standard PAYG.

Treab  Jun. 8, 2012 at 00:44

It's £99.95 plus top up on PAYG, but if you buy it as an O2 PAYG upgrade, it's £89.95 with no mandatory top-up (the phone is still SIM free and unlocked).

Ahh, I get you, so you're not going to take your contract SIM abroad with you? That's actually quite a good idea as then you'll be able to keep track of your spending more easily as you have to pre-pay. When are you going to Oz/Crete?


Crete is september... (sisters wedding) and oz hopefully in january... for a 4 week elective as a part of my nursing course :D it would be brill.

contracts abroad even in europe would be stupid... totally utterly stupid... sorry i have no sympathy for those pillocks who buy a contract phone go abroad and come back with a 2 grand bill... its not hard to get a payg sim to remove all risk.

I agree with you entirely, people are thick, there's no excuse for that. You did buy MicroSIMs, didn't you?


yes mother...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310404373071?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1952.l2649#ht_1091wt_1065

Treab  Jun. 8, 2012 at 00:45

It's £99.95 plus top up on PAYG, but if you buy it as an O2 PAYG upgrade, it's £89.95 with no mandatory top-up (the phone is still SIM free and unlocked).

you have to be an o2 member for 6 months right? and im not waiting that long ;) plus isnt it 99.95 plus £10 top up otherwise?

Yeah, you have to have been a paying O2 PAYG customer for 6 months or longer (which my daughter has...). The upgrade price is £99.95 on other networks and £99.95 + £10 top-up on bog-standard PAYG.


shall i review it for you on monday when i should get it? and tell you whether its a good deal?

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 8, 2012 at 00:53

It's £99.95 plus top up on PAYG, but if you buy it as an O2 PAYG upgrade, it's £89.95 with no mandatory top-up (the phone is still SIM free and unlocked).

you have to be an o2 member for 6 months right? and im not waiting that long ;) plus isnt it 99.95 plus £10 top up otherwise?

Yeah, you have to have been a paying O2 PAYG customer for 6 months or longer (which my daughter has...). The upgrade price is £99.95 on other networks and £99.95 + £10 top-up on bog-standard PAYG.


shall i review it for you on monday when i should get it? and tell you whether its a good deal?

Would be much appreciated, I'm seriously considering getting one for...someone...I'm not quite sure how it's going to be rationalised yet :p. Oh and, yes, before you ask, I do want it compared to the SGS2, however unfair that may be, as that's what I'm used to everyday :p.

Treab  Jun. 8, 2012 at 00:56

Well both are locked to t-mobile so it should be a fair comparison ;) tbh i want it for some fun ;) if its crap its going on ebay so i will let you know if i sell it...

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 8, 2012 at 01:01

Both being locked to T-Mob...that's my kinda definition of a fair comparison haha :D. It's by no means a crap phone, it's just a case of whether it has the apps I use and whether I could learn to love the Crayola-esque UI of WP.

I may give you a list of my most used apps and see how many the WP marketplace actually has, if that'd be ok with you?

Treab  Jun. 8, 2012 at 01:04

yep sure i wont be buying any apps... but i will be trying the free ones ;)

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