Goodbye Symbian, Hello Android

After messing around with Odin and flashing the many “leaked” images floating around I’ve finally been able to settle down on an official version recognized by Kies. And of course a bit of editing nv_data.bin. Official Gingerbread on my Samsung Galaxy S.


There was one outstanding issue: The Android Market paid apps weren’t available in South Africa. A workaround was to use Marketenabler which requires rooting. That’s changed and these apps are finally available without resorting to tricks.

Goodbye N8

It was an accident. A loose table top at a restaurant and lots of hot chocolate. My wife’s N97 did not take well to being immersed in hot chocolate. So she now has my N8 and I went back to using the Galaxy S permanently. I’ll miss the excellent camera and great battery life.