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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 498651 27-Jul-2011 19:16

For those with a Vodafone NZ sourced Galaxy S II, there is a firmware update available on Kies:

PDA:KG3 / PHONE:KE7 / CSC:KG1 (VNZ)

Oddly enough, it is still 2.3.3 (despite the leaked 2.3.4 firmware also being labelled KG3) but curiously has some 2.3.4-flavored features like video chat in google talk.

I didn't think to note down the kernel version before flashing CF-Root - lost root after flashing.

Android Version: 2.3.3
Baseband version: I9100XXkE7
Kernel version: 2.6.35.7-I9100XXKG3-CL401405 se.infra@sep-35 #2 (this is the CF-Root kernel)
Build number: GINGERBREAD.XWKG3

...as a footnote, have just realised there is no 2.3.3 KG3 CF-Root kernel available, but the 2.3.4 one seems to be working OK (gulp!)

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Master Geek


  Reply # 498663 27-Jul-2011 19:53 Send private message

nofam:
everybodylovesfebs:
everybodylovesfebs:
nofam:
everybodylovesfebs:
nofam:
nofam: Anyone tried/currently using Hardcore's K1-T8 kernel?? I'm plannning on flashing it tonight; it doesn't have CWM yet, but I can flash Ninphetamine back via Odin if it's not doing the job.

Needless to say Hardcore's pedigree with kernel dev'ing is impeccable.


13h, 10m on battery with quite a bit of txting last night, and still have 78%.? Android OS isn't even showing in the battery stats. . . . .? Surprised


That hardout so you're using this - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1182498

And which rom?
Not sure what I'm doing wrong but i'm hardly getting 14hours battery with occasional bluetooth music, wifi and music.?



Pretty much what's in my sig still. . . . What ROM are you running?

If you haven't already, try the following:

- Buy Titanium Backup
- Freeze anything Kies-related (Kies Wifi etc), and freeze all the hubs
- Set wifi to sleep on screen off
- Disable fast dormancy


Cognition v1.15

Sweet just did these -
Freezed 2 kies related
Set wifi to sleep on screen off
Disabled fast dormancy

Will report back in next few mins/hours. I'm on 91% and 1h 12m atm.?


I'm on 4 hrs 1 min and 73 % left atm.

All I've done is few texts and checked email.. And handful of services.running in background like email, settings etc.



Ouch - can you post some screenshots of your battery use and running services?



I'm on 9hours and 37% left. Was at gym for an hour so listened to music for around just over an hour using PowerAmp.

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Running services:
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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 498666 27-Jul-2011 20:04 Send private message

everybodylovesfebs:

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Are you sure you set wi-fi to sleep on screen off?  It's showing as on for most of your battery graph drilldown screenshot?

Try downloading watchdog task manager (lite) from the market and see if that throws up anything




Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone - kindness in another's trouble, courage in your own.

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

SGSII (Now belongs to SWMBO)
ROM: WanamLite v12     Kernel: Siyah v3.3.2   Modem: BVLPB

SGS
 (Cat's chew toy)

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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Master Geek


  Reply # 498720 27-Jul-2011 22:10 Send private message

nofam: yes absoloutely positive that wifi is set to sleep when screen turns off.

I'm looking at watchdog lite right now, not exactly sure what to look for.

I'll try freezing gmail app, whatsapp etc.

There is this Email service which when I go into it says SmsRelayService, i'm guessing that is pretty important? 

Did going from cognition v1.15 to v1.30 make a bigg difference? 

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Geek


  Reply # 498749 27-Jul-2011 23:23 Send private message

Try a battery calibration?  I am yet to do it. Have you done one nofam?

Looking at trying http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1024867

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Master Geek


  Reply # 498751 27-Jul-2011 23:25 Send private message

Done calibration few times. Went right down to 1% then fully charged.

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Geek


  Reply # 498905 28-Jul-2011 12:47 Send private message

Did you do a backup with titanium on the stock rom and than reinstall everything again on the new rom?

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 498909 28-Jul-2011 12:58 Send private message

Just a mad idea I had:

Who thinks a FAQ for this forum (galaxy S II), perhaps posted to the front of the thread, is a good idea?

I see a lot of newbies asking the same questions, and even some old hands from other devices need info. People find wading through 90 pages (or 400 in the S1 thread!) impossible and i can't say I disagree. Often that info is out of date anyway.

If so, I'll volunteer to put it together with the help of the posters here....

Opinions?
 

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 498911 28-Jul-2011 13:00 Send private message

Brendan: Just a mad idea I had:

Who thinks a FAQ for this forum (galaxy S II), perhaps posted to the front of the thread, is a good idea?

I see a lot of newbies asking the same questions, and even some old hands from other devices need info. People find wading through 90 pages (or 400 in the S1 thread!) impossible and i can't say I disagree. Often that info is out of date anyway.

If so, I'll volunteer to put it together with the help of the posters here....

Opinions?
 


I'm keen to help - perhaps it could be a Google Docs kinda thing, as flow charts are often a good way to explain when you should/shouldn't use pit files, flash bootloaders etc?




Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone - kindness in another's trouble, courage in your own.

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

SGSII (Now belongs to SWMBO)
ROM: WanamLite v12     Kernel: Siyah v3.3.2   Modem: BVLPB

SGS
 (Cat's chew toy)

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.

Foo

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 498917 28-Jul-2011 13:09 Send private message

nofam:
Brendan: Just a mad idea I had:

Who thinks a FAQ for this forum (galaxy S II), perhaps posted to the front of the thread, is a good idea?

I see a lot of newbies asking the same questions, and even some old hands from other devices need info. People find wading through 90 pages (or 400 in the S1 thread!) impossible and i can't say I disagree. Often that info is out of date anyway.

If so, I'll volunteer to put it together with the help of the posters here....

Opinions?
 


I'm keen to help - perhaps it could be a Google Docs kinda thing, as flow charts are often a good way to explain when you should/shouldn't use pit files, flash bootloaders etc?


I absolutely agree - it will make life much, much easier for people new to the handset.

Perhaps have a link to the FAQ rather than including all the content in a post?

Questions/topics covered in the FAQ could include:

- Rooting your handset
- Flashing custom ROMs - which one to choose and how to do it
- Improving battery life
- "Must install" apps and perhaps separate into free and paid (I'm thinking keyboard apps, Titanium Backup etc)
- Phone monitoring tools e.g. CPU/Memory
- Why task killers are a no no
- Cases/accessories - recommendations
- Security recommendations i.e. installing Prey or other options
- Any uber awesome games that push the phone to the limits
- Any uber awesome apps that allow you to show off demonstrate phone capabilities to iPhone users

I can think of a bunch more and would be happy to contribute...I actually put together a list of good Android Apps which I email out to friends whenever someone new gets an Android device, haven't put it on the net though.

Just waiting for my SGS II to show, probably next week. 

Foo

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 498919 28-Jul-2011 13:11 Send private message

hmmm, my strike through of the words 'show off' didn't carry through. odd.

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Geek


  Reply # 498921 28-Jul-2011 13:21 Send private message

Foo:
nofam:
Brendan: Just a mad idea I had:

Who thinks a FAQ for this forum (galaxy S II), perhaps posted to the front of the thread, is a good idea?

I see a lot of newbies asking the same questions, and even some old hands from other devices need info. People find wading through 90 pages (or 400 in the S1 thread!) impossible and i can't say I disagree. Often that info is out of date anyway.

If so, I'll volunteer to put it together with the help of the posters here....

Opinions?
 


I'm keen to help - perhaps it could be a Google Docs kinda thing, as flow charts are often a good way to explain when you should/shouldn't use pit files, flash bootloaders etc?


I absolutely agree - it will make life much, much easier for people new to the handset.

Perhaps have a link to the FAQ rather than including all the content in a post?

Questions/topics covered in the FAQ could include:

- Rooting your handset
- Flashing custom ROMs - which one to choose and how to do it
- Improving battery life
- "Must install" apps and perhaps separate into free and paid (I'm thinking keyboard apps, Titanium Backup etc)
- Phone monitoring tools e.g. CPU/Memory
- Why task killers are a no no
- Cases/accessories - recommendations
- Security recommendations i.e. installing Prey or other options
- Any uber awesome games that push the phone to the limits
- Any uber awesome apps that allow you to show off demonstrate phone capabilities to iPhone users

I can think of a bunch more and would be happy to contribute...I actually put together a list of good Android Apps which I email out to friends whenever someone new gets an Android device, haven't put it on the net though.

Just waiting for my SGS II to show, probably next week. 



Would probably include a list of stock installed apps that can be safely frozen through Titanium, also include the minor things that people ask ie; the yellow warning triangle that appears, and the various ways of removing it, etc... I've gotten a lot of information out of this thread. It's been incredibly helpful.


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Master Geek


  Reply # 498922 28-Jul-2011 13:21 Send private message

madspaz: Did you do a backup with titanium on the stock rom and than reinstall everything again on the new rom?


hey if that question was for me, Nope i didn't do a titanium backup. All I did was flash kernel through odin and root by SuperOneClick, install CWM, booted into cwm and installed Cognition v1.15.

Is that okay? Or did I majorly screw up? 

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Master Geek


  Reply # 498923 28-Jul-2011 13:21 Send private message

Brendan: Just a mad idea I had:

Who thinks a FAQ for this forum (galaxy S II), perhaps posted to the front of the thread, is a good idea?

I see a lot of newbies asking the same questions, and even some old hands from other devices need info. People find wading through 90 pages (or 400 in the S1 thread!) impossible and i can't say I disagree. Often that info is out of date anyway.

If so, I'll volunteer to put it together with the help of the posters here....

Opinions?
 


+1 

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Geek


  Reply # 498929 28-Jul-2011 13:33 Send private message

Was just curious, just incase you reinstalled all the old samsung/stock apps that cog removes which kills battery.

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