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  Reply # 526731 28-Sep-2011 13:18 Send private message

I left my S2 alone for a couple of months before i dropped lite'ning 6.1, don't know why i waited, LR6.1 basically retains all the samsung niceness but gives you a few nice tweaks and the usual rooted control

Personally I would recommend going down this route asap there is nothing to lose and a small gain to be had

Now i just have to sit and wait for a nice 2.3.5 rom to present itself, if the speculations are accurate this will be the one that will help battery life

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  Reply # 526733 28-Sep-2011 13:19 Send private message

K1000716: Brendon has created an FAQ with many of the points you'll be interested in. Have a hunt a few pages back as it's linked in his signature.

If you're planning on using the camera much avoid CM7. They've not yet managed to incorporate the Samsung package and it's apparently not very good at the moment. 

Thanks. Camera is big for me. I'm happy with 5MP/8MP cams since iPhone 4, and since buying IP4 have not touched my 7MP Canon compact. While I don't need super massive quality or loads of features, I wouldn't want my choice of ROM to send me backwards.

Big thing for me is getting a kernel supporting BLN Control app going (to flash the menu/back keys as notification lights for missed call/SMS etc). 




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  Reply # 527133 29-Sep-2011 11:31 Send private message

Rom choice becomes rather emotional and subjective. Best idea is to id those that interest you and troll the XDA site to see what the current issues are and that may give you a better idea of what suits.

As to 2.3.5, I'm waiting as thier are always bugs and currently happy where I am but will flash in another week or so when mod's to current bugs are issued.





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  Reply # 527136 29-Sep-2011 11:52 Send private message

Leomar75 released 2.3.5 version of his rom a day after it came out. I'm on it atm and looks fine. 

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  Reply # 527212 29-Sep-2011 13:31 Send private message

Wade: I left my S2 alone for a couple of months before i dropped lite'ning 6.1, don't know why i waited, LR6.1 basically retains all the samsung niceness but gives you a few nice tweaks and the usual rooted control

Personally I would recommend going down this route asap there is nothing to lose and a small gain to be had

Now i just have to sit and wait for a nice 2.3.5 rom to present itself, if the speculations are accurate this will be the one that will help battery life


Villian rom 3.0 seems fine... it's 2.3.5.

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  Reply # 527240 29-Sep-2011 14:51 Send private message

I'm seeing more mixed reports regarding the 2.3.5 ROMs than earlier ones though, so not unreasonable to hold off a bit longer. I did a full wipe flash to Battista's 2.3.5 ROM last night, after 2 battery pulls in 15mins and several other problems I ended up restoring the previous one (or at least I would have, but by Nandroid backup would not boot!). Because of the Nandroid problems I ended up doing a fresh full wipe flash of 2.3.5 stock and then Rooting with CF Root, working fine now. Will look into 2.3.5 ROMs in the coming week or two - I already miss lots of the improvements...




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  Reply # 527298 29-Sep-2011 16:30 Send private message

General consensus seems to be that the KI3 radio/modem improves reception greatly but uses notably more power to do so and Samsung have done rather a lot of non-crowd-pleasing tweaks to KI3 (such as removing SIP support, making the bootloader non-JIG-resettable, etc). Most of the community modded firmwares have resolved Samsungs trangressions, but given their supposed embracing of the development community (such as handing out free SGS2's to the CyanogenMod team) the back-pedalling seems awfully unusual.

I'd give it a few days while the issues are ironed out. Sounds like CM7 is getting pretty close to being release-worthy so I may hold out for that assuming that they manage to get Bluetooth sorted out which appears to be the major sticking point at the moment due to Sammy not really playing ball.




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  Reply # 527484 30-Sep-2011 00:17 Send private message

Neets:
joker97: running cognition 1.5... getting a bit sick of the hopeless battery life!!!

nothing running overnight and it drops 7-10% consistently! batt stats say 53% screen and 43% android OS (i don't know when the stats reset - does it show stat from the beginning of time?)

on flight mode it drops 0% overnight.

hrrmph ... is lite'ning rom 6 any better? and downsides? (might flash lite'ning when the next kernel update is released ... )


Hmm, I've still on 1.42.  Been for a 2 hour bike ride and sat at home now for the last 90 minutes connected to wifi, a bit of tweeting, reading FB, synch for mail, foursquare etc and I'm on 95%.  Wifi is set to turn off when the screen sleeps.  But I've more or less had it going the whole time I'm at home.  I think the battery life on 1.42 is awesome.  GPS is pretty useless.  Foursquare and Seesmic can't get a read on my location, but Google Maps does.  I don't understand.  And I put the fix on that someone posted about earlier in the week on this thread.  No improvement at my end though.


i think my phone is unable to use wifi properly. i have nailed down why my battery now drains at up to 10% per hour!!! wifi!!!

i have to manually turn off wifi when turning screen off otherwise in a few hours the batt is drained. (note: calibrated)

there is no option to set turn off wifi on sleep. this kernel does not allow reporting sleep state - so i have no idea if the phone even sleeps. but probably does, as if i turn off wifi and data (ie 3g) after leaving overnight still 100%.

can it be programs? well i have frozen everything and rebooted so it's most likely wifi ... (or the android OS itself - remember i didnt' clean install, but chose no wipe)

it could be "wifi at work". but why? very strong signal although it has security password - maybe that prevents it sleeping? (forgot to mention overnight with wifi + 3g drains 7-8%)

tried cognition 1.5 and 1.42 ... both are the same in terms of battery use. feels like 1.5 gives me a better modem.

this may or may not help someone ....




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  Reply # 527497 30-Sep-2011 02:24 Send private message

Hi all I'm kinda new to all this and just got a s2 on telecom the other day and want to root it, just wondering if anyone can help on how to do it seen I remember having a few issues on my old milestone.

Cheers

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  Reply # 527498 30-Sep-2011 02:43 Send private message

Sithis88: Hi all I'm kinda new to all this and just got a s2 on telecom the other day and want to root it, just wondering if anyone can help on how to do it seen I remember having a few issues on my old milestone.

Cheers


Instructions are in my FAQ below.
 

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  Reply # 527560 30-Sep-2011 10:04 Send private message

I'm loving MIUI Rom on my S2.

It also seems to be one of the only roms that slightly reduces that god damned home button wake delay.

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  Reply # 527579 30-Sep-2011 10:32 Send private message

joker97: i think my phone is unable to use wifi properly. i have nailed down why my battery now drains at up to 10% per hour!!! wifi!!!

i have to manually turn off wifi when turning screen off otherwise in a few hours the batt is drained. (note: calibrated)

there is no option to set turn off wifi on sleep. this kernel does not allow reporting sleep state - so i have no idea if the phone even sleeps. but probably does, as if i turn off wifi and data (ie 3g) after leaving overnight still 100%.

can it be programs? well i have frozen everything and rebooted so it's most likely wifi ... (or the android OS itself - remember i didnt' clean install, but chose no wipe)

it could be "wifi at work". but why? very strong signal although it has security password - maybe that prevents it sleeping? (forgot to mention overnight with wifi + 3g drains 7-8%)

tried cognition 1.5 and 1.42 ... both are the same in terms of battery use. feels like 1.5 gives me a better modem.

this may or may not help someone ....

Which kernel are you using, and what's your WiFi sleep policy setting?

I'm currently running Hardcore's SpeedMod T40 w/ Cognition 1.5.1 (radio XXKH3), WiFi isn't set to sleep when the screen is turned off, and I'm getting excellent battery life. After a day at work (WiFi connected), an evening at home (WiFi again), and using LightningBug to play sleep music through the speaker for 90 minutes, I still have around 65% battery the next day.

The other thing to check (if you haven't already) is the expanded view of the built-in battery graph (Settings > About phone > Battery usage > tap on the graph at the top). This will show you how often the phone was awake when the screen was off. If you're seeing this, tools like BetterBatteryStats will help track down which process is keeping the phone awake.

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  Reply # 527793 30-Sep-2011 17:39 Send private message

hey I manage to get my phone rooted last night all went well but now I always have to take the battery out and restart my phone as the screen wont turn on, any ideas or places where to get a stock kernel.

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  Reply # 527907 30-Sep-2011 23:20 Send private message

I'm running Dlev 1.3. and after seeing some good comments about KG6 modem, decided to try it. The performance is very mixed and i rarely get full bars on it.. This was in hamilton where i live and am currently in palmerston north and its showing the same strength.. 4 bars is normally the top strength. I'll probably go back to KH3 shortly. Was worth a try, not sure whether being a 9100T makes a difference. The stock modem was KH1.




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  Reply # 527909 30-Sep-2011 23:28 Send private message

Sithis88: hey I manage to get my phone rooted last night all went well but now I always have to take the battery out and restart my phone as the screen wont turn on, any ideas or places where to get a stock kernel.


What kernel are you using? Would help to know...

You should try using the SiyahKernel latest version. I am using it with KH1.

The stock kernel will remove all your Root access. Try flashing SiyahKernel and let us know how you get on. You might also need to wipe your Delvik cache (under advanced in the CWM menu). Also you may need to 'wipe data/factory reset' from cwm. This will wipe all your apps and settings, but you can put them in again manually.

It's possible you are using a kernel that is incompatible with your ROM; as you did not properly list these off it's hard to guess.

 

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