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  Reply # 477262 2-Jun-2011 23:40
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I'm starting to think I may have a faulty phone, twice today it has rebooted while using both whilst charging, once was in angry birds the other was using whatsapp. Also I get no where near the battery life others seem to. I leave wifi and cell data on but I might make one call a day and a couple of txt and a bit of whatsapp maybe a tiny bit of browser and my battery will be at 10% by 5pm

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  Reply # 477273 3-Jun-2011 04:48
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NZtechfreak: Should get a lot better than that, avoid using the Social Hub for one thing that will deplete the battery (don't ever even open the app!). Be careful about monitoring which apps are performing background sync type operations. Turn of auto-brightness in Settings, manually adjust brightness by longpressing the Notifications bar and sliding your finger side to side when you want to adjust the brightness (quick, better than auto).


OK so I'm noticing that every time I load Android App Killer it has a whole bunch of apps I didn't load, period. Not too sure what's going on there but how can I stop stuff from loading in the background? And how can I kill them permanently until I next load them? 




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  Reply # 477274 3-Jun-2011 06:03
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Asrafrate:
NZtechfreak: Should get a lot better than that, avoid using the Social Hub for one thing that will deplete the battery (don't ever even open the app!). Be careful about monitoring which apps are performing background sync type operations. Turn of auto-brightness in Settings, manually adjust brightness by longpressing the Notifications bar and sliding your finger side to side when you want to adjust the brightness (quick, better than auto).


OK so I'm noticing that every time I load Android App Killer it has a whole bunch of apps I didn't load, period. Not too sure what's going on there but how can I stop stuff from loading in the background? And how can I kill them permanently until I next load them? 


Leave them alone. Don't kill stuff. uninstall what every app killer you have.




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  Reply # 477277 3-Jun-2011 06:45
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Leave them alone. Don't kill stuff. uninstall what every app killer you have.


To expand on the above, google "why you dont need android task killer" and have a read. Also you can freeze certain apps that you dont need once you have root on your phone. To learn about how to root (its pretty easy) have a look at the links on page 3 of this thread.

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  Reply # 477281 3-Jun-2011 07:02
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Yep, don't use app/task killers! I only mentioned freezing the Social Hub because its a known battery hog.




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  Reply # 477385 3-Jun-2011 12:51
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Ambrose_1: I'm starting to think I may have a faulty phone, twice today it has rebooted while using both whilst charging, once was in angry birds the other was using whatsapp. Also I get no where near the battery life others seem to. I leave wifi and cell data on but I might make one call a day and a couple of txt and a bit of whatsapp maybe a tiny bit of browser and my battery will be at 10% by 5pm


I've looked back through this thread, but can't see any mention of you updating your firmware from what came on the phone.

If you haven't, I'd suggest updating to the latest KE7 firmware. You can use Fus Downloader (http://fus.nanzen.se/) to get the firmware package, and Odin to flash. Battery life is certainly up over older firmware packages, and it may be more stable for you.

It's rumoured that 2.3.4-based firmware will be coming soon (source: @SamFirmware), which may help as it should fix a battery-eating bug that affects dual-core phones (source: @EldarMurtazin).

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  Reply # 477390 3-Jun-2011 12:59
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@nzgeek re the fus firmware checker what exactly to you download, the exe file at the top or the QR link to the app?

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  Reply # 477397 3-Jun-2011 13:10
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kiwitrc: @nzgeek re the fus firmware checker what exactly to you download, the exe file at the top or the QR link to the app?

Go for the first Check Fus Downloader link. This is the latest version of the app (1.1), and it has worked perfectly for me so far.

Once you've started it and let it copy in FusCipherUtil.dll, give it a few seconds to fill in the drop-down menus on the RH side. Then choose "GT-I9100", "Europe - GT-I9100LKAXEU", and click "Check Firmware". That's pretty much all there is to it.

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  Reply # 477399 3-Jun-2011 13:18
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Tried that, I get a NET Framework error, so maybe my NET whodacky needs an update?

EDIT: Yep, that was the problem

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  Reply # 477479 3-Jun-2011 16:07
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New camera .apk for, allows use when battery is low as mentioned earlier, plus other stuff
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1104051

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  Reply # 477565 3-Jun-2011 19:35
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nzgeek:
Ambrose_1: I'm starting to think I may have a faulty phone, twice today it has rebooted while using both whilst charging, once was in angry birds the other was using whatsapp. Also I get no where near the battery life others seem to. I leave wifi and cell data on but I might make one call a day and a couple of txt and a bit of whatsapp maybe a tiny bit of browser and my battery will be at 10% by 5pm


I've looked back through this thread, but can't see any mention of you updating your firmware from what came on the phone.

If you haven't, I'd suggest updating to the latest KE7 firmware. You can use Fus Downloader (http://fus.nanzen.se/) to get the firmware package, and Odin to flash. Battery life is certainly up over older firmware packages, and it may be more stable for you.

It's rumoured that 2.3.4-based firmware will be coming soon (source: @SamFirmware), which may help as it should fix a battery-eating bug that affects dual-core phones (source: @EldarMurtazin).


I am running KE7, I've updated firmware twice through Kies rather than Odin, shouldn't make any difference right? I'd like to get rid of Social Hub though, seems to be always running and I don't want it to.

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  Reply # 477569 3-Jun-2011 19:47
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I'm using the social hub and haven't noticed it draining the battery at all. Personally I find it quite useful.

Question: are the torch applications safe to use? I'd find one quite handy but don't want to damage my phone



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  Reply # 477571 3-Jun-2011 19:49
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Ambrose_1:
nzgeek:
Ambrose_1: I'm starting to think I may have a faulty phone, twice today it has rebooted while using both whilst charging, once was in angry birds the other was using whatsapp. Also I get no where near the battery life others seem to. I leave wifi and cell data on but I might make one call a day and a couple of txt and a bit of whatsapp maybe a tiny bit of browser and my battery will be at 10% by 5pm


I've looked back through this thread, but can't see any mention of you updating your firmware from what came on the phone.

If you haven't, I'd suggest updating to the latest KE7 firmware. You can use Fus Downloader (http://fus.nanzen.se/) to get the firmware package, and Odin to flash. Battery life is certainly up over older firmware packages, and it may be more stable for you.

It's rumoured that 2.3.4-based firmware will be coming soon (source: @SamFirmware), which may help as it should fix a battery-eating bug that affects dual-core phones (source: @EldarMurtazin).


I am running KE7, I've updated firmware twice through Kies rather than Odin, shouldn't make any difference right? I'd like to get rid of Social Hub though, seems to be always running and I don't want it to.


How did you update to KE7 using Kies? I'm still on KE2 and Kies is telling me that's the latest firmware available??

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  Reply # 477585 3-Jun-2011 20:24
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My Case Mate Barely There protector arrived today. Very nice - similar in quality, fit, etc to the model for the Galaxy S. It was my favourite protector on my Galaxy S (and I did try a few). Not too bulky and seems to make the phone easier to hold. Went for the black one although there are other colours available. Hopefully it'll let all that extra heat out okay.

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  Reply # 477602 3-Jun-2011 21:17
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For those who have root access, here's a nice simple method to remove Samsung Apps:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1108479 

The best part is that you can pick and choose what you want removed and save the list for use next time.

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