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  Reply # 406342 18-Nov-2010 16:59
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I turn wifi off when I know I want to use mobile data. I don't have both going at the same time and never thought to do that. I use extended controls. Must try it when I'm back on wifi.




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  Reply # 406344 18-Nov-2010 17:01
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kiwijunglist: For car kit you could make some extra large win7 style icons using desktop visualizer app and have a specific homescreen for driving. there are also android car apps out there, and some of the phones (not galaxy) have a special car mode when you attach them to the car dock, not sure if anyone has ported this to over phones.

 Google Car Home works on the Galaxy S (Froyo required) and can launch automatically via Bluetooth, or via a specially modified USB cable or plug. It would also work with the official Samsung car dock but they've withdrawn this from sale for some reason.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 406720 19-Nov-2010 13:03
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Is it strange to be paranoid that there is something wrong with my phone? I feel like it drains battery faster than anyone else.




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  Reply # 406735 19-Nov-2010 13:42
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lokhor: Is it strange to be paranoid that there is something wrong with my phone? I feel like it drains battery faster than anyone else.


Might be a faulty battery, my mates does exactly the same.  He just upgraded to a 3500mah battery(looks ugly as imo) and his lasts 4-5 days now,  I'm not ruining my case for that though


Mine is in and out, sometimes it lasts 2-3 days, other times 20 hours :s 




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  Reply # 406737 19-Nov-2010 13:48
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@lohhor - reset the battery data then do 2x full charge / discharge cycles.




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  Reply # 406739 19-Nov-2010 14:00
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Done that many times. My standby battery life isn't terrible but the battery just drains so rapidly when I'm using the phone. Most times when my battery has gone flat I have only had the screen on for a total of around 2 hours.




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  Reply # 406757 19-Nov-2010 14:53
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I imagine it's mostly the display that is draining the battery when you check the battery info? and you already have the brightness on lowest setting or auto? I think voodoo or some other mods allow you to lower the brightness below the default lowest setting. no other ideas.




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  Reply # 406987 20-Nov-2010 05:46
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lokhor: Is it strange to be paranoid that there is something wrong with my phone? I feel like it drains battery faster than anyone else.


Might be a faulty battery, my mates does exactly the same.  He just upgraded to a 3500mah battery(looks ugly as imo) and his lasts 4-5 days now,  I'm not ruining my case for that though


Mine is in and out, sometimes it lasts 2-3 days, other times 20 hours :s 



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  Reply # 407013 20-Nov-2010 09:31
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Since downloading the APNDroid and switching off the 3G with it, my phone goes for about 4 days with moderate use. I highly recommend it to anyone who can live without their emailing syncing every half hour and only turn internet on when needed. :>

Edit: In fact you were the one who recommended it to me lokhor! heh

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  Reply # 407025 20-Nov-2010 10:29
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Tasker can turn off data too, and a lot more besides!

In fact you can set Tasker to automagically open the data connection on opening email/browser/whatever, and then turn it off again afterwards!!!!




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  Reply # 407103 20-Nov-2010 16:24
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Ok I think I might be stupid, however, I can't see to get a doc kalpik rom on my stock eclair SGS from VFNZ. I can get into recovery mode, but it won't let me apply update.zip since it says it can't find it! Was I supposed to root before that? If so what is the process for this? Is root ROM specific or phone specific?

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  Reply # 407111 20-Nov-2010 16:47
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nm I found the problem, PEBKAC. Needs to be on the internal memory not the external sdcard :)

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  Reply # 407121 20-Nov-2010 17:30
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networkn: nm I found the problem, PEBKAC. Needs to be on the internal memory not the external sdcard :)


I'll have to look up what PEBKAC means, but in the end, have you got it working?  I assume you've gone for the latest ROM (v8?).




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  Reply # 407123 20-Nov-2010 17:33
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no, but I will reflash 8 shortly now I know how to do it.

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  Reply # 407125 20-Nov-2010 17:51
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I like PEBKAC, can't remember where I picked that one up - it comes from the IT helpdesk industry doesn't it?




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