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#110293 6-Oct-2012 21:50
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"android OS" on my SGS2 drinks data at a rate of 1kb a second!

Does anyone have experience on Go Launcher and JKay Deluxe?

These are my top two suspects

I am using Onavo but it can't be more specific and Android OS and can't be blocked ...

I kinda like both!

(2.3.6 Fluxmod Custom ROM)




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  #697285 6-Oct-2012 21:52
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Note: it can drink data while deep sleeping!

all background transfers are OFF

all sync is OFF
all google location farming is OFF
all google backup is OFF




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  #697295 6-Oct-2012 22:40
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joker97: Note: it can drink data while deep sleeping!

all background transfers are OFF

all sync is OFF
all google location farming is OFF
all google backup is OFF

Absolutely.

Scroll through your "data usage" screen, there should be a good breakdown in there of what apps are the thirsty ones. You should be able to select the culprits from that screen and restrict their data usage on an individual basis, or you can restrict everything in one go.

Do you have Swype Beta by any chance? I found this app spazzed out one night and used up just over 500MB!

 
 
 
 




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  #697308 6-Oct-2012 23:20
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hmm i'm not on ICS - i don't have data usage screen ...

i have swype but not beta ...

it's constant ...

i think i'll freeze go launcher and see what happens




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  #697310 6-Oct-2012 23:32
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well i froze go launcher for a bit but there is still data usage ... weird

and no i have not gone to any dodgy sites or downloaded anything weird ... this is a fresh rom i installed by CTDroid and sniffed something weird about my 3g data usage and discovered this "leak"




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  #697311 6-Oct-2012 23:35
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was wondering if ICS is so powerful at pinpointing data usage could you install go launcher and see if it shows?

according to onava it's not an app that is using data it is "android OS + Others", and it cannot be any more specific




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  #697312 6-Oct-2012 23:41
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Why not update to ICS and see how you get on. Personally I can't think of a reason to stay on Gingerbread on an SII




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  #697314 6-Oct-2012 23:47
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i have been on ICS ... but it drains around 50% in one hour of screen time for some reason ... on wanamlite it was




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  #697315 6-Oct-2012 23:49
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in fact i came from wanamlite 4.0.3 to fluxmod 2.3.6 + go launcher + jkay deluxe




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  #697325 7-Oct-2012 00:47
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In the past I found Go launcher to be terrible.

LauncherPro is still one of the best for Android 2.x or you can try Holo Launcher which is a ICS style one for 2.x.

You battery life issues are weird since on my SGS2 I was getting 4 hours screen on time with CM10 which had a terrible battery lifes due to a lack of sources.

As for your data issues it could be a case of something 'phoning home' like an account sync. Try another app like this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobidia.android.mdm for tracking data usage,

Custom and heavily ROMs can be just bad at doing things like this. If you're looking for a decent stock like experience then check out SensatioN. it is very good and looks really nice too. I used this one for a while and really liked it. I would recommend the DorimanX kernel instead of Siyah though for battery life.



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  #697359 7-Oct-2012 08:28
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i've uninstalled, or frozen everything under the sun and it still eats data ...

i think i'm flashing another rom!

*sigh




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  #697595 7-Oct-2012 20:51
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joker97: i have been on ICS ... but it drains around 50% in one hour of screen time for some reason ... on wanamlite it was


With vanilla ICS before you've been installing apps?


I can get 36+ hours on a charge with ICS. You might want to take a look at what you are running.




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  #697639 7-Oct-2012 22:32
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are there not any data monitor apps that track app useage for 2.3?

you could try https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.onavo.android.onavoid




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