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  Reply # 626429 16-May-2012 19:53 Send private message

I have found battery life on 4.03 to be a little worse than 2.3.5, however I purchased a 2000 mAh battery which really has added to overall life. I do recall that my battery life improved on my previous HTC Desire when moving to Froyo, so I figure a further release/update of ICS will bring some battery improvements.

Any word on if there will be a further release of ICS for the SGS II? I guess a lot of focus will be shifting to the SGS III very soon...

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  Reply # 626654 17-May-2012 08:47 Send private message

Switched from Lite'ning ROM to Wanamlite 11.5 with Abyss ICS 3.2 kernel and so far so good. Togglilng Wifi, data and GPS now work reliably (so far) so that's an improvement. Too early to comment on battery life.

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  Reply # 626656 17-May-2012 08:51 Send private message

DoggNZ: Switched from Lite'ning ROM to Wanamlite 11.5 with Abyss ICS 3.2 kernel and so far so good. Togglilng Wifi, data and GPS now work reliably (so far) so that's an improvement. Too early to comment on battery life.


Try SIO/Abyssplug as your scheduler/governor, and set your minimum clock to 25mhz. Cool




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SGSIII
ROM: WanamLite v1.3    Kernel: Ninphetamine v1.1.0   Modem: DXLEA

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If you need a download-mode jig ASAP, you're welcome to borrow mine!  Works with SGS I/II/III.  I also have a SIM cutter available (Dunedin) - happy to post either to you at your cost.

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  Reply # 626712 17-May-2012 10:35 Send private message

nofam:
DoggNZ: Switched from Lite'ning ROM to Wanamlite 11.5 with Abyss ICS 3.2 kernel and so far so good. Togglilng Wifi, data and GPS now work reliably (so far) so that's an improvement. Too early to comment on battery life.


Try SIO/Abyssplug as your scheduler/governor, and set your minimum clock to 25mhz. Cool


Does this drop the clock to 25Mhz when its having a nap?

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  Reply # 626743 17-May-2012 11:34 Send private message

kiwitrc:
nofam:
DoggNZ: Switched from Lite'ning ROM to Wanamlite 11.5 with Abyss ICS 3.2 kernel and so far so good. Togglilng Wifi, data and GPS now work reliably (so far) so that's an improvement. Too early to comment on battery life.


Try SIO/Abyssplug as your scheduler/governor, and set your minimum clock to 25mhz. Cool


Does this drop the clock to 25Mhz when its having a nap?


That actually sounds detrimental. The voltage at 25mhz would not be very different from 200mhz due to the minimum voltage threshold of the chip. If you understand how voltage scales then you would see that a 25mhz minimum clock could be detrimental to power drain (as the cpu will take longer before going into deep sleep)




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  Reply # 627430 18-May-2012 17:24 Send private message

nofam: Try SIO/Abyssplug as your scheduler/governor, and set your minimum clock to 25mhz. Cool

Have a look at the AbyssICS voltage table on this page. Using the standard voltages (column 0) there's almost difference in voltage between 25, 50 and 100MHz (all 1.025V), and very little difference with 200MHz (1.050V).

That being said, I'm really liking AbyssICS as a kernel. It's given me the best battery life so far, very close to what I used to have under Gingerbread. (When I finally find some time to play with compiling kernels, I think I'll use AbyssICS as the base, and then tweak in whatever changes from Siyah/NEAK/etc).



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  Reply # 627922 20-May-2012 13:49 Send private message

I accidentally denied BBS from superuser rights, how do I reinstate those rights for that app?

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  Reply # 627932 20-May-2012 14:07 Send private message

networkn: I accidentally denied BBS from superuser rights, how do I reinstate those rights for that app?

Open the Superuser app and select BBS. Then select the little smiley/sad face at the bottom - it will toggle the allow/deny setting and all will be good in the world again. :)

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  Reply # 627984 20-May-2012 17:14 Send private message

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networkn: I accidentally denied BBS from superuser rights, how do I reinstate those rights for that app?

Open the Superuser app and select BBS. Then select the little smiley/sad face at the bottom - it will toggle the allow/deny setting and all will be good in the world again. :)

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Thanks, that was the business!



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  Reply # 628086 20-May-2012 21:55 Send private message

CF-Root-SGS2_XX_OXA_KG3-v4.1-CWM4.zip

Is this the file I would use to root the phone if I follow this guide?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1103399

It's been a while since I rooted my S2, and I am about to do my wife's phone and I just want to make sure I have everything sorted.

My Kernel string is 2.6.35-7-i9100XWKG3-blahblah

Is this the best guide to follow?


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  Reply # 628108 20-May-2012 22:40 Send private message

networkn: CF-Root-SGS2_XX_OXA_KG3-v4.1-CWM4.zip

Is this the file I would use to root the phone if I follow this guide?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1103399

It's been a while since I rooted my S2, and I am about to do my wife's phone and I just want to make sure I have everything sorted.

My Kernel string is 2.6.35-7-i9100XWKG3-blahblah

Is this the best guide to follow?



Any reason you're not just going the whole hog, and flashing a custom ROM?  You could still keep the stock look and feel, but with all the improvements?




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  Reply # 628114 20-May-2012 22:49 Send private message

Well because I thought I had to have Root before I could flash.

I did it anyways and then installed Wanamlite and it all seems ok!

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Reply # 628418 21-May-2012 15:50 Send private message

Was running 4.03 when it first came out - had problems with the Touchscreen not unlocking on phone calls.
Now running:

Android Version:
4.0.4
Baseband version:
I9000XXJVU
Kernel version:
3.0.8-Semaphone_ICS_1.1.1s
Build number:
IMM76I ICS333-RC2

Appears to have no issues that I have discovered.

Battery life much the same/better as the other builds I have tried (I dont load to many apps, no optimisers etc, just try to keep it clean)

Does anyone know what the biggest battery you can get for one of these suckers is in NZ?


Regards.

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  Reply # 628512 21-May-2012 19:24 Send private message



Does anyone know what the biggest battery you can get for one of these suckers is in NZ?


Regards.

David.


There are some big ugly 3000mAh ones around but they make your phone look like quasimodo. Have a look on TradeMe for the genuine Samsung 2000mAh one that comes with the back to match. Dont buy the ones that claim 2300mAh and dont need the different back. With the S3 about to come out you might be able to buy one off someone who is upgrading here on GZ.

This is what you want but these guys are out of stock last time I checked

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  Reply # 628683 22-May-2012 07:24 Send private message

kiwitrc:


Does anyone know what the biggest battery you can get for one of these suckers is in NZ?


Regards.

David.


There are some big ugly 3000mAh ones around but they make your phone look like quasimodo. Have a look on TradeMe for the genuine Samsung 2000mAh one that comes with the back to match. Dont buy the ones that claim 2300mAh and dont need the different back. With the S3 about to come out you might be able to buy one off someone who is upgrading here on GZ.

This is what you want but these guys are out of stock last time I checked


I second that, those 200mAh one are great and do the business.

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