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  Reply # 499218 29-Jul-2011 07:48 Send private message

Talking of apps that we'd recommend.  Here's one I've not heard anyone else mention on Geekzone before.

We've probably all heard of Dropbox.  It provides 2gb of free space where you can store files/documents whatever.  And there's an Android app for it.

I've used all my 2gb and a friend recommended SugarSync

SugarSync provides 5gb of free storage.  And like Dropbox, you can grow your storage by friends clicking on your link.

SugarSync also has an Android app.

I've used both.  I don't have a preference as far as ease of use, but if you share documents/files on Dropbox then that shared information uses space on each machine.

If you share files/documents on SugarSync, then it's only the owners storage that is affected.  The size of the file doesn't count towards any other account's storage.

So for an extra 3gb, and knowing shared documents you receive don't add to your own storage use, I'd say SugarSync is better.

If anyone is interested in joining SugarSync and wants my "referral" link (which will give me an extra 500mb of space) then let me know.  I wont post my referral link here in case people think this suggestion/recommendation is self gratifying.

More important to me is sharing of information which may provide a useful tool to the SGSII community.




Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I

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  Reply # 499261 29-Jul-2011 10:19 Send private message

i made myself a downlaod mode jig yesterday, very useful for getting rid of the yellow triangle,
also flashed official KG2 2.3.4 and chainfire kernel, few days and its working like a charm.

bad thing about the jig was i resoldered it a few times and the micro usb plug shat itself and short circuited, so only solder once or twice.

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  Reply # 499300 29-Jul-2011 11:04 Send private message

grdwalker: i made myself a downlaod mode jig yesterday, very useful for getting rid of the yellow triangle,
also flashed official KG2 2.3.4 and chainfire kernel, few days and its working like a charm.

bad thing about the jig was i resoldered it a few times and the micro usb plug shat itself and short circuited, so only solder once or twice.


have you got a link to where I can get the info to make one as well?

Thanks :-)

Just googled it, is this the correct info - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=819551






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  Reply # 499302 29-Jul-2011 11:05 Send private message

Or a link to ebay where I can buy one?

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  Reply # 499314 29-Jul-2011 11:14 Send private message

nzgman:
grdwalker: i made myself a downlaod mode jig yesterday, very useful for getting rid of the yellow triangle, 
also flashed official KG2 2.3.4 and chainfire kernel, few days and its working like a charm. 

bad thing about the jig was i resoldered it a few times and the micro usb plug shat itself and short circuited, so only solder once or twice.


have you got a link to where I can get the info to make one as well?

Thanks :-)


Jig Instructions  Google search...



networkn: Or a link to ebay where I can buy one? 


The seller most of us have used is Melbourne based: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250824932406&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT






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  Reply # 499335 29-Jul-2011 11:28 Send private message

Totally off topic, but I'm proud to announce a new member to my Android family.  My Asus Eee Transformer TF101 arrived from Amazon about 30 minutes ago and is currently charging.

I'm a little anxious about rooting it. No one is saying it's nearly impossible to brick it like with the SGS's.

This will hopefully be a much better way of communicating with the world (over the computer) when I'm one handed after my shoulder surgery next week.  Of course that's not the only reason I bought it ;-) 




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  Reply # 499342 29-Jul-2011 11:33 Send private message

nofam: 


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



Update on battery usage:

I'm on 1d 3hrs and 58% left :) :) :)
That includes 1.5hours of music via bluetooth, 5mins video, 20-30texts, 15min voice calls, checking emails via wifi. Absolutely NO games this time and used 3g sparingly.

1% used from 1:30am till 10:30am thats like 9hours when I was sleeping. 

Cognition v1.15

Things I did on top of what is mentioned above by nofam that dramatically improved battery life: 

-Freeze apps such as Whatsapp and Viber. 
-Turn wifi off completely when not in use.
-Disabled "Backgroud data" sync and auto sync.
-Found out the biggest killer is syncing and screen/display on.   

When screen is on and doing google and fb sync I can see the battery literally going down. 

Thought I might share this info, sharing is caring :D

 

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  Reply # 499344 29-Jul-2011 11:35 Send private message

everybodylovesfebs:
nofam: 


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



Update on battery usage:

I'm on 1d 3hrs and 58% left :) :) :)
That includes 1.5hours of music via bluetooth, 5mins video, 20-30texts, 15min voice calls, checking emails via wifi. Absolutely NO games this time and used 3g sparingly.

1% used from 1:30am till 10:30am thats like 9hours when I was sleeping. 

Cognition v1.15

Things I did on top of what is mentioned above by nofam that dramatically improved battery life: 

-Freeze apps such as Whatsapp and Viber. 
-Turn wifi off completely when not in use.
-Disabled "Backgroud data" sync and auto sync.
-Found out the biggest killer is syncing and screen/display on.   

When screen is on and doing google and fb sync I can see the battery literally going down. 

Thought I might share this info, sharing is caring :D

 


Nice one - have you got your screen set to Auto Brightness?

Also, check out the batterystats app/thread on XDA - specfically, you want to look for what is firing on Wakelocks. . . it's pretty interesting.




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

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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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  Reply # 499354 29-Jul-2011 11:45 Send private message

Nice. Have you tried Juice Defender? Will do all that stuff automatically for you.

Btw does anyone know if turning off fast dormancy on Vodafone (since they have this feature) affect battery?

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  Reply # 499357 29-Jul-2011 11:46 Send private message

Yep screen is set to auto brightness.

I'm on xda atm, but there quite a few threads on batterystats most of them showing how to reset calibration, reset batterystats in system?  

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  Reply # 499364 29-Jul-2011 11:54 Send private message

 

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. 


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  Reply # 499368 29-Jul-2011 11:58 Send private message

madspaz: Nice. Have you tried Juice Defender? Will do all that stuff automatically for you.

Btw does anyone know if turning off fast dormancy on Vodafone (since they have this feature) affect battery?


I think I tried it a while ago but I like doing things manually and in control of basic settings such as wifi, 3g etc

Re: fast dormancy, reading though forums they said it doesn't have a dramatic effect but nevertheless I did that anyways. Every tiny bit counts :P 

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  Reply # 499370 29-Jul-2011 12:07 Send private message

everybodylovesfebs: I like doing things manually and in control of basic settings such as wifi, 3g etc 


That's why I use widgetsoid (and previously beautiful widgets) to put toggles on my home screen. Easy control of Wifi, data, airplane mode, brightness (three levels), sound and flashlight. I use them on at least a daily basis so it makes it easier to have them on hand.
On SkyRom v3.0 I was still at 100% after 3hrs 45mins this morning (sleep mode, wifi/data off).






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  Reply # 499379 29-Jul-2011 12:37 Send private message

K1000716:
everybodylovesfebs: I like doing things manually and in control of basic settings such as wifi, 3g etc 


That's why I use widgetsoid (and previously beautiful widgets) to put toggles on my home screen. Easy control of Wifi, data, airplane mode, brightness (three levels), sound and flashlight. I use them on at least a daily basis so it makes it easier to have them on hand.
On SkyRom v3.0 I was still at 100% after 3hrs 45mins this morning (sleep mode, wifi/data off).


Omg how could i not ask this question earlier!!

Which flash light app do you use? I had the coolest, most useful built in flash light app by HTC which used the camera LED, but sadly I tried over a dozen apps from the market but none of them is using my camera LED for flash light, they are just turning up my screen brightness which is pathetic/less than useful when compared to the dual LED flash light.

Any suggestions? 

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  Reply # 499383 29-Jul-2011 12:40 Send private message

everybodylovesfebs:
K1000716:
everybodylovesfebs: I like doing things manually and in control of basic settings such as wifi, 3g etc 


That's why I use widgetsoid (and previously beautiful widgets) to put toggles on my home screen. Easy control of Wifi, data, airplane mode, brightness (three levels), sound and flashlight. I use them on at least a daily basis so it makes it easier to have them on hand.
On SkyRom v3.0 I was still at 100% after 3hrs 45mins this morning (sleep mode, wifi/data off).


Omg how could i not ask this question earlier!!

Which flash light app do you use? I had the coolest, most useful built in flash light app by HTC which used the camera LED, but sadly I tried over a dozen apps from the market but none of them is using my camera LED for flash light, they are just turning up my screen brightness which is pathetic/less than useful when compared to the dual LED flash light.

Any suggestions? 


Widgetsoid has one built it. Prior to that I used this from the market.






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