Thinking of buying a Fascinate on ebay...

Discussion in 'Samsung Fascinate' started by Stelv, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Stelv

    Stelv Silver Member

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    Hello. I know the question of "which phone should I buy" comes up on the forums a lot. But I tried the fascinate in BB the other day and it was super fast. I found a good one one ebay and want to buy it. I am going to sit on my upgrade from VZW for a while. My questions are...

    -Is the amount of ram it has good for multitasking (It's kind of low compared to the X or Inc)
    -Does the fact that it has 2.1 with no update in site hinder it? Does flash work, can I listen to shoutcast on winamp, will I need a task killer?
    - Do launchers like launcherpro and adw work?
    - Is it packed with bloatware like my D1 was before rooting?
    -Also can I get rid of bing maps and use google maps?
     
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    The fascinate is a good device. The update is not really an issue, root the phone and download froyo. Shout cast works, winamp works and you don't need a taskkiller. Bloat ware is installed but just root and you can remove it. And lastly the phone can be de-binged! Hope this helps welcome to the site.
     
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    And the launchers you mentioned do work

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    Thank you for the info. So the Ram isnt an issue then? I see you have an X in addition to fascinate. I know you can't tell me which is best for me, but which do u prefer?
     
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    I also have both. I much prefer the fascinate! Debinged and running froyo!

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    Is there a way to root it without using adb or with a mac?
     
  7. Roland B.

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    Use odin to flash roms

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    Super one click..

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    Super one click wont work if your on EA28

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    Z4, Rage in the Cage then? I think I am going to get it.
     
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    Worked for me running EA28. Than used odin to install super clean froyo with root and cwm.


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    Get it,You won't regret it. The screen is a beauty!

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    The fascinate is a sick phone once you get rid of all the bing crap. Im running 2.2.1 , honeycomb theme



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    The boot up screen is beautiful..

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    Yup, the boot is pretty sick huh?

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