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  Reply # 802089 19-Apr-2013 09:34
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I find it doesn't drain any faster than before but I do know that these phones can't take 3g, screen time, processing power (video, mp3) ... the best way to have a full day use is to not use it ... hence I've ordered a 3800mAh battery for US8 ... probably will arrive in a month ... these el-cheapos are a bit of a hit and miss some awesome some despicable

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  Reply # 802092 19-Apr-2013 09:47
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mxpress:
openmedia: Anyone else experience battery issues since the upgrade.

I'm wondering if perhaps its just i've been playing with the phone more for the last 2 days.


I seem to be going through more battery power but I think that is because I am playing around with it more discovering the new features.  I will attempt to resort to normal usage today and see what happens but it's difficult to resist the urge to pick it up and play around with it a bit more  (I was carefully choosing my words there LOL)


If anything, I've noticed much better battery life coming from 4.0.3 to 4.1.2.

I've frozen/uninstalled the usual bloatware, leaving the same stock apps in 4.1.2 I ran in 4.0.3, and the same underclock/undervolt settings as I'd run previously. The only thing I'm really doing differently with this install, is using STweaks rather than Voltage Control as I'd previously done, oh and a newer version of Siyah (v6). In saying that STweaks has more control, allowing me to edit sound and display settings also which would be contributing to better battery life.

I'm currently taking my phone off charge @ 0620hrs and at approx 1300hrs, I'm still >50% with moderate usage (wifi on, Facebook every 10/15 minutes, Bad Piggies/Angry Birds for about 20minutes in the morning @ work while I eat breakfast)

One thing that is niggling me a wee bit now and then is intermittent haptic feedback (vibrate while typing/touching the screen). I've switched it off in my settings (Power Saving) and have disabled it across all apps that allow me too, but there are still some instances where haptic feedback is triggered.

It's really not a big deal at all, more just a nit pick, but if anyone knows how to disable haptic feedback permanantly, that would be appreciated.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 802095 19-Apr-2013 09:51
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small stupid things can affect battery life a lot when combined over time - background backups, google location, outlook exchange, Samsung backup/other background crap, 3g signal strength, wifi trouble, other sync stuff, other wakelocks

thing is turn everything off then it's not a smartphone

but big things are signal strength, screen brightness x time, processing power

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  Reply # 802298 19-Apr-2013 14:02
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mxpress:
allan: I do NOT like the (non)implementation of predictive text on the S2. From a bit of searching, it looks like a third-party keyboard app is the only way to get it back to how it was in ICS.


My predictive text is still working the same as it was before the upgrade.  No apparent issues noticed yet.

I'm having the issues reported here and here. The corrected word is highlighted, but using the space bar and continuing does not auto-select the corrected word into your text. You have to tap on the corrected word to select it into your text - which rather defeats the purpose. The Samsung keyboard setting only has options for Predictive text on or off and where to learn from (Gmail, Twitter etc) and the Advanced options only allow for controlling things like auto-capitalisation key-tap vibration etc.

I ended up installing SwiftKey, which "just works".

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  Reply # 802302 19-Apr-2013 14:08
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OMGpjay:
old3eyes: It did the Wifi download fine and the update went without any problems and all aps working. Some interesting new features. One thing I can't seem to sort. On ICS I could place the time / date position on the lock screen. Can't see anyway with Jellybean.. Will be interesting with the power saving mode on to see if my battery life improves.


Settings > Lock Screen > Lock Screen Options

You will see a check box for Clock, show clock on lock screen.


True but in ICS you could change the position of the clock on the lock screen..  Can't see it here..

The other thing I have a problem with is when I receive a SMS, read it and close the screen there is a "1" on the Messaging icon that seems hard to remove..

Edit.  It looks like you have to go in and open the message rather than just view it in the conversation mode as you could in ICS..




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  Reply # 802420 19-Apr-2013 18:06
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OMGpjay:
mxpress:
openmedia: Anyone else experience battery issues since the upgrade.

I'm wondering if perhaps its just i've been playing with the phone more for the last 2 days.


I seem to be going through more battery power but I think that is because I am playing around with it more discovering the new features.  I will attempt to resort to normal usage today and see what happens but it's difficult to resist the urge to pick it up and play around with it a bit more  (I was carefully choosing my words there LOL)


If anything, I've noticed much better battery life coming from 4.0.3 to 4.1.2.

I've frozen/uninstalled the usual bloatware, leaving the same stock apps in 4.1.2 I ran in 4.0.3


Got a link of the apps you've disabled / removed?




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  Reply # 803506 22-Apr-2013 10:07
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OMGpjay: If anything, I've noticed much better battery life coming from 4.0.3 to 4.1.2.

I've frozen/uninstalled the usual bloatware, leaving the same stock apps in 4.1.2 I ran in 4.0.3


Got a link of the apps you've disabled / removed?


I have compiled a makeshift collaboration which I used for confidence in removing apps, using data I've found around the 'net and my own data. It's not 100% but it's a good starter if you're not sure what is what and I've added to it with a pretty cautious perspective. I added to the linked doc created by Veyka as per links below.

Original list (24/01/2012): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnO2-4y6yE1gdDJRekl4QmkyNmIzUmRvX2h3UDVkQXc#gid=0

My edited version (18/04/2012): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjiQZAVYVAXldFVBVThYQTV1QTNtdWZBc2hpYURLV0E#gid=0

Just keep in mind, freezing/uninstalling system apps can wreak havoc on your phone and you should always back up beforehand just in case. This is all at your own risk.

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  Reply # 809795 1-May-2013 21:09
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well I updated using the dreaded Kies yesterday and all seems well however.....

I now discover of course I am no longer rooted so I look to see if I can get root back and


now I cannot get the chuffing phone into download mode  or boot mode using the 3 buton combo - UPDATE got this to go now just not holding the buttons down long enough

Now for a rooting, any suggestions on the best way to achieve this or is google my friend ?

XT TNZ stock rom

any hints or suggestions gladly accepted

UPDATE used http://www.smartphonesupdates.com/how-to-root-samsung-galaxy-s2/ to root the phone so now titantium is working again

ooo time for bed


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  Reply # 811915 6-May-2013 10:19
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I'm not impressed with jelly Bean on my telecom S2 so far. Depending on usage it hangs at least once a day. 3 times yesterday as I was using it more. If and when I rarely got a hang on ICS I could clear it with the "middle" button. Not so with JB. A hard boot is required each time, altho it DOEs reboot a lot quicker than ICS did.

Typically it hangs in things like Facebook, Gtalk and web-browsing with the Android browser.

On the other hand, my daughter who is an Android novice has not had any problems on her 2degrees Galaxy S2, and she uses it a lot more than I do. She also has a fair few dodgy "kids apps" on her phone as well.

I'd be interested to hear if anyone else is having problems with the telecom version? It installed with no problems over the air.
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  Reply # 811932 6-May-2013 11:19
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eljefe: I'm not impressed with jelly Bean on my telecom S2 so far. Depending on usage it hangs at least once a day. 3 times yesterday as I was using it more. If and when I rarely got a hang on ICS I could clear it with the "middle" button. Not so with JB. A hard boot is required each time, altho it DOEs reboot a lot quicker than ICS did.

Typically it hangs in things like Facebook, Gtalk and web-browsing with the Android browser.

On the other hand, my daughter who is an Android novice has not had any problems on her 2degrees Galaxy S2, and she uses it a lot more than I do. She also has a fair few dodgy "kids apps" on her phone as well.

I'd be interested to hear if anyone else is having problems with the telecom version? It installed with no problems over the air.
Cheers
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Both myself and a freind has been having the exact same issues you describe on our S2 phones.  In desperpation, yesterday I backed up everything on via  Kies (that itself was a mission) and changed the phone back to factory default including formating the SD card.  Interesting that it defaulted back to a standard version of Jellybean instead of the previous ICS. Once I put my google details in, one by one all the the apps started downloading and reapearing, along with all of my contacts etc. I restored my email and photos via kies.  I am still setting up some of the apps but so far my phone has been faultless. No freezes etc and it also seems much faster with, so far, good battery life.   I did the above because I Googled the problems and found it was a common issue world wide.  It seems that the apps are the problem as they were downloaded and installed on a previous version of the software and in some cases do not intrigate with the newer jellybean as they are the wrong version.  A fresh install seemed to have sorted the issues.  It didn't really take that long either but so far I am impressed with the result. It makes a sense when you think about it.  Upgrading a computer OS over the top of an existing one is generally not the best thing to do so why should a phone be any different?




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  Reply # 811945 6-May-2013 12:17
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eljefe: I'm not impressed with jelly Bean on my telecom S2 so far. Depending on usage it hangs at least once a day. 3 times yesterday as I was using it more. If and when I rarely got a hang on ICS I could clear it with the "middle" button. Not so with JB. A hard boot is required each time, altho it DOEs reboot a lot quicker than ICS did.

Typically it hangs in things like Facebook, Gtalk and web-browsing with the Android browser.

On the other hand, my daughter who is an Android novice has not had any problems on her 2degrees Galaxy S2, and she uses it a lot more than I do. She also has a fair few dodgy "kids apps" on her phone as well.

I'd be interested to hear if anyone else is having problems with the telecom version? It installed with no problems over the air.
Cheers
jeff



Both myself and a freind has been having the exact same issues you describe on our S2 phones.  In desperpation, yesterday I backed up everything on via  Kies (that itself was a mission) and changed the phone back to factory default including formating the SD card.  Interesting that it defaulted back to a standard version of Jellybean instead of the previous ICS. Once I put my google details in, one by one all the the apps started downloading and reapearing, along with all of my contacts etc. I restored my email and photos via kies.  I am still setting up some of the apps but so far my phone has been faultless. No freezes etc and it also seems much faster with, so far, good battery life.   I did the above because I Googled the problems and found it was a common issue world wide.  It seems that the apps are the problem as they were downloaded and installed on a previous version of the software and in some cases do not intrigate with the newer jellybean as they are the wrong version.  A fresh install seemed to have sorted the issues.  It didn't really take that long either but so far I am impressed with the result. It makes a sense when you think about it.  Upgrading a computer OS over the top of an existing one is generally not the best thing to do so why should a phone be any different?


Thanks for that. Hmmm, I had imagined that it was burning through the battery quicker too. Usually I'd get through a day no problem. Not so recently.

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  Reply # 812195 6-May-2013 18:31
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Do you have an exchange account set up? This will lead to battery drain eventually ... happens to me every time I set one up

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  Reply # 812206 6-May-2013 18:50
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joker97: Do you have an exchange account set up? This will lead to battery drain eventually ... happens to me every time I set one up


No exchange for me. One pop and a gmail is all.

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