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post #661 of 947
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Originally Posted by gattari View Post
Please try to install kriskelo rom and siyhas beta 1.6 kernel.

Do you have S3 internetional version ?

 

Hey...Are you having issues installing it or something (send me a PM I´ll be happy to help) and yes i have international version :P 

 

I used Criskelo´s ROM with my S2 for over a year but FoxHound + Siyah on S3 is just brilliant...also try this app http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1756355 it lets you chose what apps appear in the notification pulldown! 

 

Also try to undervolt the CPU and GPU, noticed a fair increase in battery but more importantly the phone is so much cooler! Still super stable...never locks up or freezes! 

 

*****Undervolt***** 
| CPU: 725-750-775-800-825-850-875-900-950-975 | GPU: 800-825-850-900 |


Edited by danny93 - 8/12/12 at 12:33pm
post #662 of 947

Hey guys, I recently bought the international s3 and I am looking to get the most out out of my phone musically, however, this is my first android device and I am completely lost in the jargon being thrown around in this thread. I was wondering if there was a starter guide to get me up to speed with you guys? 

post #663 of 947
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Originally Posted by dougie View Post
Hey guys, I recently bought the international s3 and I am looking to get the most out out of my phone musically, however, this is my first android device and I am completely lost in the jargon being thrown around in this thread. I was wondering if there was a starter guide to get me up to speed with you guys? 

 

Well the thing you want is to have Siyah kernel and be on the latest samsung firmware for the best SQ that I have heard out of the device and for this you need to be rooted...the starter guide for rooting is here...I couldnt explain it any better myself! 

 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1671969

 

First you need to root and get a custom recovery (all explained with pics in that thread!) 

 

Then you will want to either flash a  custom ROM (new software) that you like the look of, or you could keep the stock if you like (dont reccomend as the custom ROM´s are sooo good that you just have to try and you can always come back to the stock if you dont like it for whatever reason) 

 

I would reccomend chossing a Sammy Based ROM (I use FoxHound and have tried pretty much every ROM) so that you will have all the features that the stock ROM has like smart stay etc and of course many more

 

(all ROM´s in one place, + kernels etc) http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=26583654#post26583654

 

And the ROM may already have Siyah kernel installed but if it doesnt then you will want to flash this as IMO it has the best SQ out of all kernels! 

 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1709686

 

None of this is at all complicated, you only need to follow instructions carefully...its incredibly hard to brick the S3, I dont know anyone who has so dont be too scared haha

 

There are many tutorials on Youtube on how to root and install a ROM so have a look there before you start, and of course backup all of the things like pics etc from your phone to the computer before you start!


Edited by danny93 - 8/12/12 at 2:06pm
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Originally Posted by dougie View Post

Hey guys, I recently bought the international s3 and I am looking to get the most out out of my phone musically, however, this is my first android device and I am completely lost in the jargon being thrown around in this thread. I was wondering if there was a starter guide to get me up to speed with you guys? 

 

Also worth checking out guides at places like my blog AndroidNZ for nice basic intros into things like how to back up your Rooted Android device and so forth: http://www.androidnz.net/2011/10/at-your-own-risk-how-to-backup-your.html

 

Often blogs are a little bit more accessible for newcomers, more screengrabs and things to make instructions clear. Having said that it is well worth doing a good amount of background reading so you understand the basics of what you are doing.

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jeez, you guys are incredible.... I can't thank you both enough for helping me get a foothold in the android world. From lurking around head-fi, I can honestly say the users here are the most helpful out of any forum I have visited.
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I just want to report back that I was able to connect my Pico DAC/Amp combo to my sister's Sprint S3.

 

I see a lot of people in this thread are running Foxhound on their international S3s.  That's what I'm using too.  Until I can get USB audio working on AOKP, that's what I'll probably continue to use.

post #667 of 947
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Originally Posted by nnotis View Post

I see a lot of people in this thread are running Foxhound on their international S3s.  That's what I'm using too. 

 

As far as I understand, your international S3 powered by a quad-core Exynos interworks with a Pico USB DAC/amp.

It’s weird that the international S3 of Ah_kap can’t work with his Pico.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3/630#post_8582500

 

It should be interesting to compare his S3-Pico dmesg log output with yours.

post #668 of 947
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Originally Posted by danny93 View Post

 

Well the thing you want is to have Siyah kernel and be on the latest samsung firmware for the best SQ that I have heard out of the device and for this you need to be rooted...the starter guide for rooting is here...I couldnt explain it any better myself! 

 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1671969

 

First you need to root and get a custom recovery (all explained with pics in that thread!) 

 

Then you will want to either flash a  custom ROM (new software) that you like the look of, or you could keep the stock if you like (dont reccomend as the custom ROM´s are sooo good that you just have to try and you can always come back to the stock if you dont like it for whatever reason) 

 

I would reccomend chossing a Sammy Based ROM (I use FoxHound and have tried pretty much every ROM) so that you will have all the features that the stock ROM has like smart stay etc and of course many more

 

(all ROM´s in one place, + kernels etc) http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=26583654#post26583654

 

And the ROM may already have Siyah kernel installed but if it doesnt then you will want to flash this as IMO it has the best SQ out of all kernels! 

 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1709686

 

None of this is at all complicated, you only need to follow instructions carefully...its incredibly hard to brick the S3, I dont know anyone who has so dont be too scared haha

 

There are many tutorials on Youtube on how to root and install a ROM so have a look there before you start, and of course backup all of the things like pics etc from your phone to the computer before you start!

 

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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post

 

Also worth checking out guides at places like my blog AndroidNZ for nice basic intros into things like how to back up your Rooted Android device and so forth: http://www.androidnz.net/2011/10/at-your-own-risk-how-to-backup-your.html

 

Often blogs are a little bit more accessible for newcomers, more screengrabs and things to make instructions clear. Having said that it is well worth doing a good amount of background reading so you understand the basics of what you are doing.

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the info and links guys, very helpful.

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Originally Posted by warubozu View Post

 

 

Thanks for the info and links guys, very helpful.

 

Happy to be of service :)

 

I know a lot less about audio than most here, but Android I do know.

 

@Danba: My Pico arrives probably next week at this stage, by then I will have a Garnet Red AT&T S3 to go along with my International S3 for testing.

 

Also, my Beyerdynamic T5p arrived this morning. Brief listening session at lunch, fed straight from the S3 - rather astonishing how good they sounded just from the phone. Be interested to see how the bass sounds when listening from the Pico next week and my Xonar One at home tonight, everyone seems to say it becomes a bit punchier with a bit more impact when amped - that would make these nigh-on perfect to my ears I think. The bass, while nice, is just a little bit under-presented. With just a little bit more (or perhaps some EQ tweaking) I think I could become indefinitely settled on these for my portable listening, the mids/treble/detail/PRaT were just awesome.

post #670 of 947
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post

@Danba: My Pico arrives probably next week at this stage, by then I will have a Garnet Red AT&T S3 to go along with my International S3 for testing.

 

 

 

Thanks!

 

It’s useful to publish the dmesg log output, because I’m quite sure Samsung engineers are reading our posts, and they don’t have all the existing DACs for testing purposes in their labs.

 

 

According to the S3-Pico dmesg output provided by ah_kap

 

<7>[   18.896475] c0 s5p-ohci s5p-ohci: urb f1c14200 path 1 ep0in 5ec20000 cc 5 --> status -62

 

there is a (software or likely firmware/hardware) problem at the Open Host Controller Interface (ohci) supporting USB 1.1 full speed communication.

 

<7>[   18.340080] c2 s5p-ehci s5p-ehci: port 1 full speed --> companion

<7>[   18.340126] c2 s5p-ehci s5p-ehci: GetStatus port:1 status 003801 0  ACK POWER OWNER sig=j CONNECT

 

A workaround should be the use of the Enhanced Host Controller Interface (ehci) supporting USB 2.0 high speed instead of the ohci by inserting a high speed to full speed-capable USB 2.0 hub between the S3 and the Pico:

 

S3>high speed >> high speed>USB 2.0 hub>full speed >> full speed>Pico

 

instead of

 

S3>full speed >> full speed>Pico


Edited by DanBa - 8/14/12 at 12:54am
post #671 of 947
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Originally Posted by nnotis View Post

I just want to report back that I was able to connect my Pico DAC/Amp combo to my sister's Sprint S3.

 

I see a lot of people in this thread are running Foxhound on their international S3s.  That's what I'm using too.  Until I can get USB audio working on AOKP, that's what I'll probably continue to use.

Yeh Foxhound was great, but I have been running Liquid Jellybean for the past couple of days and its super stable...rock solid and so smooth, and I never really used any of the motion features the sammy ROMS´s have so I will probably stick with it

 

Siyah works great with it too :P 

 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1820543

post #672 of 947

For people who have heard the Sony X-series, how does the S3 compare to the X-series in sound quality?  My EQ settings on the Sony is Clear Bass at 1+ and everything else flat with my GR07.  How would the S3 compare to my preference?

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post #674 of 947
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Originally Posted by danny93 View Post

If anyone gets a bored minute post your homescreens here just did mine http://www.s3forums.com/forum/galaxy-s3-general-discussion/705-screenshots-your-galaxy-siii-homescreens-15.html

 

Nice, bit too busy for my tastes :) Also a fan of APW widgets and the ICS theme on those.

 

I'm only using one homescreen at present, which is unusual for me. Nova launcher so despite keeping it super clean I can access all of the following with a single touch> Clock, calendar, weather, settings, PowerAMP, Soundhound tagging, Screen Filter, YouTube, Nova settings, camera, quickpik, browser, Play Store, Contacts, dialler, SMS, email, app drawer, tweetcaster, battery usage stats. Will upload a pic later.

 

I change devices too often to be bothered with deep customisation these days...

post #675 of 947

used my customs with my s3 and there was too much floor noise.  using poweramp at the moment... sound wise, nothing special.  any recommendations on how to get the hiss down from the sensitive customs other than buying an amp

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