Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 100 | 101 | 102 | 103 | 104 | 105 | 106 | 107 | 108 | 109 | 110 | 111 | 112 | 113 | ... | 427
1375 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 398170 31-Oct-2010 19:08 Send private message

Ahhh, Swype is in the Applications section of the phone.

Can you try Clear Data to see if that makes a difference?  Might be worth checking while you wait for the email to arrive.




Samsung Galaxy S I9000 16GB (Optus) | 32GB SD | CM9
Samsung Galaxy S I9100 16GB | 64 GB SD | Omega v9 (UK origin on XT Network)
Asus Eee Transformer Pad 32GB | 16 GB SD | ICS 4.0.3 stock (rooted)



2308 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 48

Trusted

  Reply # 398180 31-Oct-2010 19:26 Send private message

I tried wiping everything to no avail. I just flashed stock JPO firmware and Swype works fine on that, however my Home button no longer goes back to Home when pressed and holding it down does not open the task switcher. Very odd.




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.



2308 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 48

Trusted

  Reply # 398233 31-Oct-2010 21:21 Send private message

Ok I ended up flashing JPO firmware using Odin (no reparition, no pit) and then flashed the SpeedMod Froyo Kernel which includes CWM and ULF as well as giving 340mb ram - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=822756




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.

2603 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 50

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 398237 31-Oct-2010 21:28 Send private message


I was seeing no lag on my SGS (Froyo JP6) at all until last night I ran Angry Birds for the first time. The phone has been lagging ever since.

I haven't re-booted the phone since. I will, but if that doesn't work I may uninstall the game....and if that doesn't work I may try another factory reset and avoid Angry Birds. 

Amazing how running that one app one time can transform my phone into a semi-usable lag-fest.

UPDATE: Re-booting the phone sorted it out. But interesting the effects of running a game almost 24 hours ago were both significant and persistent.  






____________________________________________________
If you're not curious, your brain is already dying...if not dead.



2603 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 50

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 398238 31-Oct-2010 21:30 Send private message

lokhor: Tried wiping the dalvik-cache to no avail :( I can't live without Swype


I use SlideIt...and prefer it to Swype.  




____________________________________________________
If you're not curious, your brain is already dying...if not dead.



1375 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 398249 31-Oct-2010 21:49 Send private message

What is it about SlideIt you like better than Swype? Just curious. From memory it's not free so presumably it has something much better. Cheers




Samsung Galaxy S I9000 16GB (Optus) | 32GB SD | CM9
Samsung Galaxy S I9100 16GB | 64 GB SD | Omega v9 (UK origin on XT Network)
Asus Eee Transformer Pad 32GB | 16 GB SD | ICS 4.0.3 stock (rooted)

388 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 398261 31-Oct-2010 22:09 Send private message

I was seeing no lag on my SGS (Froyo JP6) at all until last night I ran Angry Birds for the first time. The phone has been lagging ever since.

I haven't re-booted the phone since. I will, but if that doesn't work I may uninstall the game....and if that doesn't work I may try another factory reset and avoid Angry Birds.

Amazing how running that one app one time can transform my phone into a semi-usable lag-fest.

UPDATE: Re-booting the phone sorted it out. But interesting the effects of running a game almost 24 hours ago were both significant and persistent.


Were you running without a voodoo or ext based lag fix? e.g. stock build? If so, it's probably down to Samsung's crappy RFS more than anything else.

2603 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 50

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 398271 31-Oct-2010 22:28 Send private message

Neets: What is it about SlideIt you like better than Swype? Just curious. From memory it's not free so presumably it has something much better. Cheers


I used Swype first and liked it. Then the beta / registration / login hassles kept getting in my way so I tried SlideIt...and found that it was easier to use. I can turn the slide mode off esily for entering passwords or odd bits of text / numbers / caps as required.

Mainly it was a finished product and I could buy it and install it on anything and it just worked.

On the SGS Swypee seems to lag whereas SlideIt doesn't. 

I don't worry about app prices. I can't buy a sandwich for what most apps cost...so don't even really look unless it's over US$15...and then I'll buy it anyway because I can refund it no questions asked from the Market within 24 hours.

I've probably spent an average of $40 / month on apps over the past 15 months. 

I'm not using a lag fix at the mo as I want to see what affects lag and what helps avoid it. 





____________________________________________________
If you're not curious, your brain is already dying...if not dead.



388 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 398284 31-Oct-2010 23:20 Send private message

I'm not using a lag fix at the mo as I want to see what affects lag and what helps avoid it.


That's what I suspected. I'm not using one at the moment either (I have in the past) as I also have been trying to learn more about the problem.

There was a post on XDA telling how the Samsung implementation of RFS continually corrupts itself. The corruption is minor but appears to degrade performance on the handset over a period of time. After rebooting the phone, the system runs a fsck and fixes the errors. This temporarily resolves the issue, which is why the phone works well after a reboot even without any lagfix installed.

It makes me wonder why Samsung haven't fixed this yet. I suspect that the Samsung engineers either don't have a good understanding of the problem (hence the continued optimisation without a fix for RFS) or their implementation of RFS is for a very valid reason that only they know internally.

388 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 398295 1-Nov-2010 00:54 Send private message

Here is how Samsung describe their RFS filesystem:

"Samsung's RFS is an ideal flash software solution for Linux-based embedded system using OneNAND flash memory. It manages the flash media much stably and delivers the most optimized flash management functionalities for OneNAND flash memory. Samsung's RFS delivers superior read/write performance compared to the existing solutions."

So I guess it boils down to NIH syndrome (not invented here) more than anything else as we know that the performance is definitely not better.

Really hoping they do release the Nexus 2 for Google and that Google take over the main branch of development for Samsung's version of Android. I can dream.

n4

684 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 398407 1-Nov-2010 10:37 Send private message

Linuxluver:
Neets: What is it about SlideIt you like better than Swype? Just curious. From memory it's not free so presumably it has something much better. Cheers


I used Swype first and liked it. Then the beta / registration / login hassles kept getting in my way so I tried SlideIt...and found that it was easier to use. I can turn the slide mode off esily for entering passwords or odd bits of text / numbers / caps as required.


I tried SlideIt (free/demo) for a week but went back to Swype. Didn't seem to make a whole lot of difference to the lag. What I didn't like was the word suggestion/learning mechanism. Maybe it was me or the fact that it was a demo, but it didn't learn words like Swype does. It also doesn't have the punctuation etc available on long press on the keys like Swype, which I prefer to having to change keyboard set.

When it comes to entering passwords/text/numbers/caps, I don't see the need to 'turn off' slide mode on either keyboard? If you just starting pecking keys it works just like a normal keyboard, why turn off the slide mode?




Huawei P6, on 2degrees

1375 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 398421 1-Nov-2010 11:02 Send private message

n4:
Linuxluver:
Neets: What is it about SlideIt you like better than Swype? Just curious. From memory it's not free so presumably it has something much better. Cheers


I used Swype first and liked it. Then the beta / registration / login hassles kept getting in my way so I tried SlideIt...and found that it was easier to use. I can turn the slide mode off esily for entering passwords or odd bits of text / numbers / caps as required.


I tried SlideIt (free/demo) for a week but went back to Swype. Didn't seem to make a whole lot of difference to the lag. What I didn't like was the word suggestion/learning mechanism. Maybe it was me or the fact that it was a demo, but it didn't learn words like Swype does. It also doesn't have the punctuation etc available on long press on the keys like Swype, which I prefer to having to change keyboard set.

When it comes to entering passwords/text/numbers/caps, I don't see the need to 'turn off' slide mode on either keyboard? If you just starting pecking keys it works just like a normal keyboard, why turn off the slide mode?


I do the same n4, just tap the letters/characters I need rather than swipe for passwords.

I don't mind paying for good apps either, I've even made donations on the XDA forums, I just like to know that what I'm paying for provides me a better experience or tools/functionality that I like.

You're right, it's great you can get a refund in 24 hours for a paid app.  Not that I've needed to use this so far.

Anyway, I'm using the Doc_Kalpik v6 ROM using the JPA web browser with the Dena theme and I'm loving it.  No problems with Swype, but for all that, seems they've resolved the FC problems on V7 and one of the contributors is getting the Dena theme sorted for V7.  I'll probably flash the new ROM after it's been bedded down a little more.

Last night I had 9% battery usage over 8 (and a bit) hours, the night prior it was 8% in 8 hours.  Best battery usage overnight for me.  I think the ROM is great.




Samsung Galaxy S I9000 16GB (Optus) | 32GB SD | CM9
Samsung Galaxy S I9100 16GB | 64 GB SD | Omega v9 (UK origin on XT Network)
Asus Eee Transformer Pad 32GB | 16 GB SD | ICS 4.0.3 stock (rooted)



2308 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 48

Trusted

  Reply # 398423 1-Nov-2010 11:09 Send private message

I like swype and never change keyboards, for passwords etc I just peck as well.

I may try out a Doc_Kalpik rom once they have a stable JPO version. The JPO browser performance is a lot better than JP6.




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.

2107 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 16


  Reply # 398689 1-Nov-2010 18:08 Send private message

if you peck type your password in a normal text field (eg. the txt messaging app) then your password will enter the dictionary and you can swype your password, or you can just put half your password into the dictionary and then peck the remaining 2 characters etc... obviously this is not very secure but it is very very convientent for passwords that are not too important.




HTPC - Intel i3-2100 / 12GB DDR3 / GA-Z77X-UD5H / HD4670 1GB / HVR2200 / 750GB + 4 x 3TB / Win 7 x64 / MediaPortal 1.5
PC - Intel e8500 / 8GB DDR2 / HD5830 1GB / Win7 x64



2308 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 48

Trusted

  Reply # 399015 2-Nov-2010 10:39 Send private message

If you have numbers in your password swype does not save it




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.

1 | ... | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 100 | 101 | 102 | 103 | 104 | 105 | 106 | 107 | 108 | 109 | 110 | 111 | 112 | 113 | ... | 427
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic








Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new jobs are posted to our jobs board:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

galaxy s4 now on 4.4.2
Created by nzrock, last reply by TimA on 17-Apr-2014 18:47 (29 replies)
Pages... 2


Forms of government for New Zealand
Created by charsleysa, last reply by SaltyNZ on 17-Apr-2014 16:47 (84 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Business vs Residential UFB, why the huge difference in cost??
Created by dman, last reply by dman on 16-Apr-2014 23:45 (22 replies)
Pages... 2


Problem with NDSCam
Created by haydenmarsh, last reply by Benoire on 14-Apr-2014 21:28 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


MH370 - Call for Search & Rescue Help
Created by DS248, last reply by Sideface on 17-Apr-2014 17:28 (735 replies)
Pages... 47 48 49


Weather - Auckland
Created by networkn, last reply by Sidestep on 17-Apr-2014 13:47 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


True cost of driving ..
Created by rayonline, last reply by alasta on 14-Apr-2014 20:43 (52 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


NZ still in the stone ages regarding IT ?
Created by surfisup1000, last reply by wasabi2k on 17-Apr-2014 16:49 (16 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.