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  Reply # 645490 24-Jun-2012 17:24 Send private message

could you try with this wallpaper?

http://i50.tinypic.com/33v2idw.png

just use it as a lockscreen (as it appears when setting, do not move around) bump up brightness to 100 and check. Lock screen should be default one with clock & Shortcuts. Ripple ticked.

Then same thing for homescreen. See the difference!

Thanks.

Hopefully you will see what I mean here!!!

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  Reply # 645494 24-Jun-2012 17:35 Send private message

Would Like to get hold of the TecTiles, apparently they are small NFC's that you can stick on a surface and then there is an Samsung OEM app that allows you to program functions when the phone connects to it, an example is attach one to your cars handsfree cradle or dash, put you phone in and have the phone automatically turn on bluetooth - drivemode - landscape and whatever else you want it to do ( say turn on maps ) or have one beside your bed table and when you place it there - phone goes into silent - push email off and say set your alarm.

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  Reply # 645496 24-Jun-2012 17:37 Send private message

jpanwala: could you try with this wallpaper?

http://i50.tinypic.com/33v2idw.png

just use it as a lockscreen (as it appears when setting, do not move around) bump up brightness to 100 and check. Lock screen should be default one with clock & Shortcuts. Ripple ticked.

Then same thing for homescreen. See the difference!

Thanks.

Hopefully you will see what I mean here!!!


Eeek!




Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 645498 24-Jun-2012 17:45 Send private message

n00dy: Would Like to get hold of the TecTiles, apparently they are small NFC's that you can stick on a surface and then there is an Samsung OEM app that allows you to program functions when the phone connects to it, an example is attach one to your cars handsfree cradle or dash, put you phone in and have the phone automatically turn on bluetooth - drivemode - landscape and whatever else you want it to do ( say turn on maps ) or have one beside your bed table and when you place it there - phone goes into silent - push email off and say set your alarm.


The comments i've seen said that they're a bit pricey and it's possible to buy cheaper ones that do the exact same thing, and there are a few apps around that let you program them. You can also get NFC keyrings, wrist bands, etc as well as the stickers.  See:

http://rapidnfc.com/
http://buynfcstickers.com/
http://www.buynfctags.com

and there are others.

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  Reply # 645513 24-Jun-2012 18:28 Send private message

Neets:
jpanwala: could you try with this wallpaper?

http://i50.tinypic.com/33v2idw.png

just use it as a lockscreen (as it appears when setting, do not move around) bump up brightness to 100 and check. Lock screen should be default one with clock & Shortcuts. Ripple ticked.

Then same thing for homescreen. See the difference!

Thanks.

Hopefully you will see what I mean here!!!


Eeek!


Don't judge! LOL

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  Reply # 645543 24-Jun-2012 20:04 Send private message

ajobbins: I got a new memory card to boost the storage on my SIII. What is the best way to set it up so the phone can use the storage? What is the default?

Default is ExFAT, just go with that on stock ROM

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  Reply # 645568 24-Jun-2012 21:22 Send private message

jpanwala: could you try with this wallpaper?

http://i50.tinypic.com/33v2idw.png

just use it as a lockscreen (as it appears when setting, do not move around) bump up brightness to 100 and check. Lock screen should be default one with clock & Shortcuts. Ripple ticked.

Then same thing for homescreen. See the difference!

Thanks.

Hopefully you will see what I mean here!!!


Reproduced your wallpaper problem. Only seems to be when ripple is on in my case though. Turned ripple off and white spots disappeared.

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  Reply # 645685 25-Jun-2012 09:24 Send private message

Hi all,

Just thought some people might like to know how to do this - if your network doesn't support fast dormancy then your S3 battery life will be reduced because of network related wake locks. This affects all Telecom users who didn't purchase their phone from Telecom. Unfortunately unlike earlier Galaxy devices it is not easy to disable fast dormancy, but fortunately lokhor from our very own Geekzone has worked out how to do it (Root required folks).

Check out his guide here: http://www.androidnz.net/2012/06/at-your-own-risk-how-to-disable-fast.html




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: AndroidNZ.net


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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 645851 25-Jun-2012 13:08 Send private message

NZtechfreak: Hi all,

Just thought some people might like to know how to do this - if your network doesn't support fast dormancy then your S3 battery life will be reduced because of network related wake locks. This affects all Telecom users who didn't purchase their phone from Telecom. Unfortunately unlike earlier Galaxy devices it is not easy to disable fast dormancy, but fortunately lokhor from our very own Geekzone has worked out how to do it (Root required folks).

Check out his guide here: http://www.androidnz.net/2012/06/at-your-own-risk-how-to-disable-fast.html


Hmmm... I have excellent battery life on the Telecom network with two phones purchased via JB HiFi.

I had a light day yesterday and after 16hrs I still had 67% battery life left, if that isn't decent for a phone this size I don't know what is.

Are you sure it is blanket for all Telecom users with phones not purchased from Telecom?

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  Reply # 645905 25-Jun-2012 14:40 Send private message

motorwayne:
NZtechfreak: Hi all,

Just thought some people might like to know how to do this - if your network doesn't support fast dormancy then your S3 battery life will be reduced because of network related wake locks. This affects all Telecom users who didn't purchase their phone from Telecom. Unfortunately unlike earlier Galaxy devices it is not easy to disable fast dormancy, but fortunately lokhor from our very own Geekzone has worked out how to do it (Root required folks).

Check out his guide here: http://www.androidnz.net/2012/06/at-your-own-risk-how-to-disable-fast.html


Hmmm... I have excellent battery life on the Telecom network with two phones purchased via JB HiFi.

I had a light day yesterday and after 16hrs I still had 67% battery life left, if that isn't decent for a phone this size I don't know what is.

Are you sure it is blanket for all Telecom users with phones not purchased from Telecom?


Yes it will affect all Telecom users with phones not purchases from Telecom. If you want to see whether it affects you then get the BetterBatteryStats application linked to in the guide. 




Current Devices: HTC One
Old Devices: SGS I9000, HTC Sensation, SGSII I9100, Asus Transformer, Samsung Galaxy S3

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All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.

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  Reply # 645911 25-Jun-2012 14:50 Send private message

Bhugz:
jpanwala: could you try with this wallpaper?

http://i50.tinypic.com/33v2idw.png

just use it as a lockscreen (as it appears when setting, do not move around) bump up brightness to 100 and check. Lock screen should be default one with clock & Shortcuts. Ripple ticked.

Then same thing for homescreen. See the difference!

Thanks.

Hopefully you will see what I mean here!!!


Reproduced your wallpaper problem. Only seems to be when ripple is on in my case though. Turned ripple off and white spots disappeared.


Yes, that's correct!

So thats 2 confirmed issues then!

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 646071 25-Jun-2012 19:51 Send private message

lokhor:
motorwayne:
NZtechfreak: Hi all,

Just thought some people might like to know how to do this - if your network doesn't support fast dormancy then your S3 battery life will be reduced because of network related wake locks. This affects all Telecom users who didn't purchase their phone from Telecom. Unfortunately unlike earlier Galaxy devices it is not easy to disable fast dormancy, but fortunately lokhor from our very own Geekzone has worked out how to do it (Root required folks).

Check out his guide here: http://www.androidnz.net/2012/06/at-your-own-risk-how-to-disable-fast.html


Hmmm... I have excellent battery life on the Telecom network with two phones purchased via JB HiFi.

I had a light day yesterday and after 16hrs I still had 67% battery life left, if that isn't decent for a phone this size I don't know what is.

Are you sure it is blanket for all Telecom users with phones not purchased from Telecom?


Yes it will affect all Telecom users with phones not purchases from Telecom. If you want to see whether it affects you then get the BetterBatteryStats application linked to in the guide. 


Sorry, but I'm having trouble getting my head around this. 

What exactly is bad battery life in terms of real world hours of use...You might say "it depends"...well then I'm not sure how to react to being told it affects all Telecom users, because you can't tell me what you mean.....exactly.

So, how much is this error costing me?

Correlation doesn't necessarily mean causation.

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  Reply # 646082 25-Jun-2012 20:24 Send private message

motorwayne:
lokhor:
motorwayne:
NZtechfreak: Hi all,

Just thought some people might like to know how to do this - if your network doesn't support fast dormancy then your S3 battery life will be reduced because of network related wake locks. This affects all Telecom users who didn't purchase their phone from Telecom. Unfortunately unlike earlier Galaxy devices it is not easy to disable fast dormancy, but fortunately lokhor from our very own Geekzone has worked out how to do it (Root required folks).

Check out his guide here: http://www.androidnz.net/2012/06/at-your-own-risk-how-to-disable-fast.html


Hmmm... I have excellent battery life on the Telecom network with two phones purchased via JB HiFi.

I had a light day yesterday and after 16hrs I still had 67% battery life left, if that isn't decent for a phone this size I don't know what is.

Are you sure it is blanket for all Telecom users with phones not purchased from Telecom?


Yes it will affect all Telecom users with phones not purchases from Telecom. If you want to see whether it affects you then get the BetterBatteryStats application linked to in the guide. 


Sorry, but I'm having trouble getting my head around this. 

What exactly is bad battery life in terms of real world hours of use...You might say "it depends"...well then I'm not sure how to react to being told it affects all Telecom users, because you can't tell me what you mean.....exactly.

So, how much is this error costing me?

Correlation doesn't necessarily mean causation.


It doesn't affect all Telecom users, just people using non Telecom Galaxy S3s on Telecom's network. It really does depend on a person's usage as it is highly dependent on signal strength and how long your device is on cell standby for. There is also no easy way to measure how much battery life a wakelock such as this would drain your device.

If you don't feel that you are affected then don't worry about it. If you are interested in Fast Dormancy then check out BetterBatteryStats and see if secril_fd-interface is causing a large number of Kernel Wakelocks or not. A wakelock is Android's method of allowing applications and services to wake the device up from the power saving deep sleep mode to perform functions. 




Current Devices: HTC One
Old Devices: SGS I9000, HTC Sensation, SGSII I9100, Asus Transformer, Samsung Galaxy S3

Consultant @ProvokeZoo

All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.

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  Reply # 646095 25-Jun-2012 20:54 Send private message

What kind of improvements have you experienced lokhor?

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  Reply # 646099 25-Jun-2012 21:04 Send private message

P1n3apqlExpr3ss: What kind of improvements have you experienced lokhor?


I'm still fiddling around with different modems, trying to find which one works the best for battery drain as well as data speeds so not in a good position to judge this. I am also still using Light Flow which causes an absurdly high number of wakelocks and means I usually only get ~4hrs screen time and 15hrs standby before my phone dies.




Current Devices: HTC One
Old Devices: SGS I9000, HTC Sensation, SGSII I9100, Asus Transformer, Samsung Galaxy S3

Consultant @ProvokeZoo

All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.

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