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  Reply # 615647 26-Apr-2012 20:19 Send private message

joker97:
networkn:
Vivasanti: Darky LPQ, all those other roms you guys are running are rubbish IMO.

Ive tried them all.


Based on this your results, you will get 400 hours of battery life. I suspect you should give us the results after 24 hours or so. I don't believe there is a smartphone on the planet that is getting used, that could sustain that level of battery drain.


+1 ... but you need to resist not touching it for one day ... haha


And your smartphone too :) 


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  Reply # 615683 26-Apr-2012 21:27 Send private message

K1000716:
Chis: Anyone use a custom DPI with any ICS ROM without causing big battery problems?

I moved from 2.3 that worked just fine with custom DPIs.  Up to Omega and now CM9, and on all versions I've been getting android.process.media going crazy and sucking battery for periods of a few mins to an hour or so.  It can flatten my battery real quick.  This on Omega v8-11.1 (4.03), and CM9 (4.04)

Now I've returned to DPI of 240 and I've had no issues with battery or android.process.media all day.

So I'm wondering whether anyone using a custom DPI will have battery drain issues.


I've been running 192dpi on several different ics roms (Resurrection, Wannamlite, Darky, Omega, CM9) and have never encountered that issue.

Isn't that the media scanner process though? If it is will a reboot fix it or is it persistent? 

Darn, it must be something more subtle then.  192 is what I liked.

Assumed that process was the media scanner, but OS monitor gave it different names - which could be an OS monitor problem.  The problems would seem to start when there was no media scanning going on, perhaps just a screen redraw on app exit or sometimes it might start when the phone is otherwise idle.  Now trying CPU Memory Monitor to see if that gives a  consistent name.  Thinking it was a media scanner I put .nomedia into my whole SDCARD and external SD.  That stopped Gallery finding photos, but the process still went mad from time to time.

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  Reply # 615797 27-Apr-2012 01:27 Send private message

Chis:
K1000716:
Chis: Anyone use a custom DPI with any ICS ROM without causing big battery problems?

I moved from 2.3 that worked just fine with custom DPIs.  Up to Omega and now CM9, and on all versions I've been getting android.process.media going crazy and sucking battery for periods of a few mins to an hour or so.  It can flatten my battery real quick.  This on Omega v8-11.1 (4.03), and CM9 (4.04)

Now I've returned to DPI of 240 and I've had no issues with battery or android.process.media all day.

So I'm wondering whether anyone using a custom DPI will have battery drain issues.


I've been running 192dpi on several different ics roms (Resurrection, Wannamlite, Darky, Omega, CM9) and have never encountered that issue.

Isn't that the media scanner process though? If it is will a reboot fix it or is it persistent? 

Darn, it must be something more subtle then.  192 is what I liked.

Assumed that process was the media scanner, but OS monitor gave it different names - which could be an OS monitor problem.  The problems would seem to start when there was no media scanning going on, perhaps just a screen redraw on app exit or sometimes it might start when the phone is otherwise idle.  Now trying CPU Memory Monitor to see if that gives a  consistent name.  Thinking it was a media scanner I put .nomedia into my whole SDCARD and external SD.  That stopped Gallery finding photos, but the process still went mad from time to time.


Have you tried shutting down and pulling the bat for 10sec?


Just on some non SII topic the SII's latest news http://www.redmondpie.com/samsung-announces-exynos-4-quad-core-processor-for-the-galaxy-s-iii-video/
 

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  Reply # 615804 27-Apr-2012 06:23 Send private message

Chis: 

Assumed that process was the media scanner, but OS monitor gave it different names - which could be an OS monitor problem.  The problems would seem to start when there was no media scanning going on, perhaps just a screen redraw on app exit or sometimes it might start when the phone is otherwise idle.  Now trying CPU Memory Monitor to see if that gives a  consistent name.  Thinking it was a media scanner I put .nomedia into my whole SDCARD and external SD.  That stopped Gallery finding photos, but the process still went mad from time to time.


This seems to be an ICS thing, if you can persevere with the battery drain it will settle down over a day or two and return to normal

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  Reply # 616102 27-Apr-2012 15:44 Send private message

ICS on samsung gs2. Its good but rubbish with touchwiz. Games crash. Freeze ups touch screen lag and guess what? My GS2 is now a brick it won't turn on!!! One minute I'm using it and it froze again, so as usual I takes the battery out reinsert power on and - Nada, Nilch, Nowt Nothing whatever you want to call it. RMA'd phone this morning under warranty. I did not root it all the updates were officially via kies, my parallel import was the XEO region, hence I got ICS pretty quickly. Not sure what caused my phone to die after 10 months as I looked after it like it was my precious. Anyone else hit such a big downer with their phone?

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  Reply # 616247 27-Apr-2012 19:54 Send private message

Wade:
Chis: 

Assumed that process was the media scanner, but OS monitor gave it different names - which could be an OS monitor problem.  The problems would seem to start when there was no media scanning going on, perhaps just a screen redraw on app exit or sometimes it might start when the phone is otherwise idle.  Now trying CPU Memory Monitor to see if that gives a  consistent name.  Thinking it was a media scanner I put .nomedia into my whole SDCARD and external SD.  That stopped Gallery finding photos, but the process still went mad from time to time.


This seems to be an ICS thing, if you can persevere with the battery drain it will settle down over a day or two and return to normal


Thanks Wade.  I am sitting tight on CM9 and it does seem to be getting better.  Changed to 192 DPI and nothing noticeable happened.  Hopefully I won't get a big storm in a few days like I did with Omega, but I will persevere.

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  Reply # 616402 28-Apr-2012 08:15 Send private message

My ICS experience with the stock telecom ICS update.

I am on Vodafone. I updated my telecom i9100t  via Odlin, then rooted it with F-Root-SGS2_XW_XEN_LP7-v5.4-CWM5 and then updated to kernal SiyahKernel v3.1.2

I had some problems with it freezing and randomly rebooting. Tracked down the problem to having undervolted it before. Looks like ICS is less tolerant of undervolting. I reduced the undervolting and all seems well.

Overall I haven't noticed anything particularly useful from having moved to ICS yet.

Wot has ICS really got to offer?

Paul

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  Reply # 616505 28-Apr-2012 12:09 Send private message

prob: My ICS experience with the stock telecom ICS update.

I am on Vodafone. I updated my telecom i9100t  via Odlin, then rooted it with F-Root-SGS2_XW_XEN_LP7-v5.4-CWM5 and then updated to kernal SiyahKernel v3.1.2

I had some problems with it freezing and randomly rebooting. Tracked down the problem to having undervolted it before. Looks like ICS is less tolerant of undervolting. I reduced the undervolting and all seems well.

Overall I haven't noticed anything particularly useful from having moved to ICS yet.

Wot has ICS really got to offer?

Paul


Dude you cant test ICS properly if your going to use a custom kernel.. Most of your issues will be from custom kernels not ICS




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  Reply # 616520 28-Apr-2012 12:50 Send private message

Noted. The problem was undervolting. The phone was 100% stable under gingerbread and is fine now that I have adjusted the voltages....

Just curious what I get from upgrading (at least to the stock image).

I may need help here, but I thought that most of the changes to ICS were the ROM, not to the underlying firmware?

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  Reply # 616815 29-Apr-2012 00:40 Send private message

Sorry if this has been answered in this thread, but I rooted my SGS2 a few months ago and the yellow icon is starting to bother me ... I would like to remove it.

What's the best way to remove this? I remember there were people mailing each other some sort of USB jig?

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  Reply # 616823 29-Apr-2012 01:43 Send private message

Hey, me again. Finally got around to rooting (via the zergrush exploit) and flashing CF-Root (via mobile odin), so now I'm trying to figure out what ROM to flash.

So far it seems most people in this thread are using Omega, WanamLite, or CM9. Essentially what I'm looking for is ICS AOSP + the ability for BLN, is anyone aware of anything (or combination of anythings) that will do the trick?

A few pages back I saw CleanBlankRom and HyDrOG3NICS mentioned, which seem AOSP-y enough, but I'm not sure on their BLN ability.

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  Reply # 616845 29-Apr-2012 08:28 Send private message

Regiiko: Sorry if this has been answered in this thread, but I rooted my SGS2 a few months ago and the yellow icon is starting to bother me ... I would like to remove it.

What's the best way to remove this? I remember there were people mailing each other some sort of USB jig?


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  Reply # 616856 29-Apr-2012 09:27 Send private message

I updated my Telecom supplied SGS2 to the official ICS on Thursday. There are two problems I found.

1. In version 2.3.3 when a SMS or MMS arrives and the fone was in driving mode the CLID or the contact name was voiced. This no longer happens. Normal fone calls are OK.

2. When I take my Skinny SIM out , put in one from another carrier and then put a Skinny SIM back in again the APN for Skinny is not saved and has to be put in again. It was in 2.3.3. This is not a too big problem now but when Skinny gets MMS putting in both will be a pain. Yes I do swap SIMs quite regularly..

Generally I have found ICS faster but I suspect that the battery life is shorter..




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  Reply # 616860 29-Apr-2012 09:35 Send private message

old3eyes: I updated my Telecom supplied SGS2 to the official ICS on Thursday. There are two problems I found.

1. In version 2.3.3 when a SMS or MMS arrives and the fone was in driving mode the CLID or the contact name was voiced. This no longer happens. Normal fone calls are OK.

2. When I take my Skinny SIM out , put in one from another carrier and then put a Skinny SIM back in again the APN for Skinny is not saved and has to be put in again. It was in 2.3.3. This is not a too big problem now but when Skinny gets MMS putting in both will be a pain. Yes I do swap SIMs quite regularly..

Generally I have found ICS faster but I suspect that the battery life is shorter..


Skinny's APN never saves... You'll get very good at creating it each time. ;)

My wife's phone updated to teh latest Telecom ICS firmware via Kies, now will not turn off - just restarts each time. Anybody know a fix for this? I've used the recovery menu to clear the cache, maybe I need to reflash the firmware? 

Lee

If needed, I have a USB Jig available.






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  Reply # 616908 29-Apr-2012 12:17 Send private message

old3eyes:

Generally I have found ICS faster but I suspect that the battery life is shorter..


Consider buying a 2000 mAh battery for it - really bumps up the life by a few hours : -)

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