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MOFRED screen protector for Samsung Galaxy S3 III GT-I9300

Video Guide:

Useful Links:
-Can be bought for under £3.50 from Amazon – Amazon Link
-MOFRED, the company that make the screen protector – Amazon UK store front

Pictures:

 

Written review:

First of all, I would like to thank Mark from MOFRED, for sending me out the screen protectors for review.

I found the screen protector, after several weeks of use, to be still in great condition, and withstand scratches very well, by that I mean, it doesn’t get scratched easily, unlike my old screen protector, where after several weeks of use, say playing on Temple Run, or Swyping, I would find the screen protector having scratch marks being left, where I was using the phone the most (lower half usually).

As for the finger prints on the screen, I found the MOFRED screen protector, in having a slight tendency of picking up finger prints relatively easily. That said, I haven’t really had any troubles wiping them off with one single stroke with my T-Shirt, and haven’t had another screen protector be truly anti-fingerprint worthy.

Thus overall, the screen protector does a good job in protecting the screen, and yet not leaving marks, after having it used, unlike other screen protectors that I have had in the past. For the very cheap price, I feel that these are well worth the purchase. If anything I doubt anyone will get through the 10-12 packs in over 2 years of use – yes I do deem them that good.

For those that doubt screen protectors; For me, I’ve always had one on. It costs next to nothing to have one on, doesn’t decrease the touch sensitivity of the screen, and more so protects your device from small scratches. As I always say: I rather be safe than sorry: £3.50 or so, to protect a £500 phone? Well worth it, if you ask me, but be your own judge in that respect.

Hope you enjoyed my application guide & my review!
-TotallydubbedHD

Guide on flashing Faryaab’s 4.1.1 Jelly Bean ROM on GT-I9300

Video Guide:

Useful links:
-XDA Thread

Short written guide (Mainly by Faryaab):
-Copy Google Apps and ROM to your internal SD Card
-Enter Recovery
-Do a Wipe/Factory Reset
-Wipe cache & Dalvik
-Flash Android 4.1.1 JB ROM
-Flash Google Apps
-Reboot your device!
-Enjoy

Note:
When flashing a new build, when already on this rom, such as going from Build 2 to Build 3 – there is no need to wipe.
Simply install the ROM, and after it has finished, don’t forget to flash GAAPS!

Pictures:
(Pictures from JB 4.1.1 Build 2, with the updated Google Now)

 

Google Now, video demonstration:
(Now fully working, after build 2 – which is not shown in the video)

Hope you enjoyed my guide!
-TotallydubbedHD

Using a USB JIG on a Samsung Galaxy S III – GT-I9300

Here is the video showing it:

I bought the USB JIB, quite a while ago, from eBay, and never really used it on my I9000 – I thus got curious about using it + the flash counter on the I9300.

All-in-all, the S3′s flash counter doesn’t get reset, but the JIG works in booting the S3 straight into download mode, which is exactly what I bought it for (a safety net).

Hope this clears up some things!
-TotallydubbedHD

Official – Samsung EB-H1G6LLUGSTD – Battery Charger/Stand with extra 2100 mAh Battery for GT-I9300

I bought the charger/stand as I wanted an extra battery & somewhere I could put my S3 on whilst it was charging at home.

For the price of £31 from Amazon, I think it was a nice combo for both, considering the official battery on its own was around £16, I thought to myself, why not.

The model of the item is the Samsung EB-H1G6LLUGSTD.

Here are the pictures:

Here is a video on it:

Overall, I really like the idea of charging my battery separately, however would have also liked charging my phone, and not only the battery, whilst it was on the stand. Making it more like a dock, rather than just a battery charger and a stand.

For the price it’s good value, especially knowing that you get an official Samsung battery alongside with it. I now use it daily, when I get home, to put my phone somewhere, although have yet to really use the second battery, as the power management of the SGS3 is very good.

Hope you liked the post!
-TotallydubbedHD

Samsung Galaxy S III – GT-I9300 – USB OTG Connector Overview

The Samsung Galaxy S III, is a USB OTG (on-the-go) compatible device, which means using a OTG adapter, will allow you to use the OTG functionalities on offer!

I didn’t have much to test with, nor have an expanded knowledge in OTG functionalities, however I had 3 things, which to me were the most important USB connections I could potentially use:
-The Logitech MX Revolution – Mouse
-The Logitech K350 – Keyboard
-The Kingston DT R500 - USB Stick

I thus set out to buy a USB OTG adapter – however most I found, that were confirmed OTG compliant, were wires and not portable at all.
I took the plunge, trusting myself on ebay, and bought myself this OTG Adapter – to my delight, when it came in, it worked perfectly with all the above 3.

My video should explain and show you my use of the OTG adapter with those devices. I should also point out, that there was a function that I missed out to show on the keyboard, and that is the volume up/down & mute button at the very top of my keyboard were working perfectly!

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New Samsung Galaxy S III I9300XXBLFB Official Update – GT-I9300

There seems like there are A LOT of fixes.

List of noted changes:
(many thanks to shaklebolt over on XDA for compiling most, if not 99% of this list!)

  • Audio crackle sound is pretty much non-existent on stock “pegasusg” scaling I have noticed a few crackles after 3hrs of testing – thus the phone on “deep sleep” with the screen off, triggered it :(
  • Camera voice recognition – icon changed
  • Camera voice recognition – feedback
  • Camera – wand – 11 new modes
  • Swype – now works in google search box
  • Swype – now works in address bar for searching
  • Swype – improved accuracy
  • Text messages – attachment icon on the left
  • Text messages – message box width reduced
  • Text messages – delete specific messages in a conversation
  • New widgets – splanner month, splanner task, splanner mini today, digital clock, all share cast
  • Lock screen – camera launches quicker
  • Audio application checkbox
  • Email – update time
  • Email – message body
  • Redraw issue – fixed
  • Adjusted the screen tone
  • Long press power for silent/vibrate
  • Clock – desk clock
  • S planner – week view changed
  • Camera Firmware has updated from GDFE01 to GDFF02

Here are the pictures:

Hope you enjoyed the overview!
-TotallydubbedHD