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  #872151 5-Aug-2013 16:38
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johnr: 
Of course it has an alarm clock, Built into most handsets since 1994 the handset also has a batt saving mode,


I never found it last time. Yes it has a battery saving mode, but it doesn't do things like turn off data automatically when the screen's off. So if anyone can answer my questions that would be much appreciated, but I can probably figure it out myself.

You've seemed a bit grumpy lately John, time for a holiday perhaps?

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  #872211 5-Aug-2013 17:51
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johnr: 
Of course it has an alarm clock, Built into most handsets since 1994 the handset also has a batt saving mode,


I never found it last time. Yes it has a battery saving mode, but it doesn't do things like turn off data automatically when the screen's off. So if anyone can answer my questions that would be much appreciated, but I can probably figure it out myself.

You've seemed a bit grumpy lately John, time for a holiday perhaps?


get some NFC tags and have one setup by your bed so it just switches to aieplane then swipe over again on morning to reverse iot.

I have some if you want to try them, failing that you can use tasker its in the playstore




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#872212 5-Aug-2013 18:03
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timmmay:
johnr: 
Of course it has an alarm clock, Built into most handsets since 1994 the handset also has a batt saving mode,


I never found it last time. Yes it has a battery saving mode, but it doesn't do things like turn off data automatically when the screen's off. So if anyone can answer my questions that would be much appreciated, but I can probably figure it out myself.

You've seemed a bit grumpy lately John, time for a holiday perhaps?


Not grumpy at all but I find it funny someone has to ask if a top of the line smart phone in 2013 has an alarm clock

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  #872214 5-Aug-2013 18:08
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Bacha: So couldnt resist flashed JB 4.2.2 PA3.68 [AOKP][CM10.1]P.A.C True All in 1 ROM last night.

Flashed was smooth. Only problem I am having is camera is not working with flash (icon is greyed out) Looking into that issue.

Kind of miss some of the samsung apps like S - health. Other wise Rom is smooth.

Will try it for a week and see how it goes.


 I found the same thing, as I have said previously I miss some of the samsung software thingies.

At least it gives you a taste of 3 of the other Rom types  available.

Not sure about the flash haven't seen anything on it





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  #872216 5-Aug-2013 18:12
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johnr: Not grumpy at all but I find it funny someone has to ask if a top of the line smart phone in 2013 has an alarm clock


I was being a bit tongue in cheek. I assume it has one, but it has so many features and functions I have no idea where to find it, and perhaps there's an alarm clock app that is know as awesome.

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  #872217 5-Aug-2013 18:15
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johnr: Not grumpy at all but I find it funny someone has to ask if a top of the line smart phone in 2013 has an alarm clock


I was being a bit tongue in cheek. I assume it has one, but it has so many features and functions I have no idea where to find it, and perhaps there's an alarm clock app that is know as awesome.


its the çlock'app just open it and hit the alarm symbol its very easy to use and works well. You can try some of the 3rd party ones but the supplied app does the job




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  #872236 5-Aug-2013 18:41
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Bacha: So couldnt resist flashed JB 4.2.2 PA3.68 [AOKP][CM10.1]P.A.C True All in 1 ROM last night.

Flashed was smooth. Only problem I am having is camera is not working with flash (icon is greyed out) Looking into that issue.

Kind of miss some of the samsung apps like S - health. Other wise Rom is smooth.

Will try it for a week and see how it goes.


just a silly quiestion, was camera on front or back? as flash won't work on front camera. Failing that have you changed modes to see if that works.




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  #872259 5-Aug-2013 19:06
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Bacha: So couldnt resist flashed JB 4.2.2 PA3.68 [AOKP][CM10.1]P.A.C True All in 1 ROM last night.

Flashed was smooth. Only problem I am having is camera is not working with flash (icon is greyed out) Looking into that issue.

Kind of miss some of the samsung apps like S - health. Other wise Rom is smooth.

Will try it for a week and see how it goes.


just a silly quiestion, was camera on front or back? as flash won't work on front camera. Failing that have you changed modes to see if that works.


Back of course :D its working now, installed a different APK.
Forgot to mention HDR wasnt working before and its not working with the new one. Camera app is based on 4.3 that could be why... Reading through different roms etc there are lots of roms developer and its kind of hard to pick which one you can try. In the past people like Darky you know there rom will be good no matter what... 

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  #872333 5-Aug-2013 20:20
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Bacha:
jeffnz:
Bacha: So couldnt resist flashed JB 4.2.2 PA3.68 [AOKP][CM10.1]P.A.C True All in 1 ROM last night.

Flashed was smooth. Only problem I am having is camera is not working with flash (icon is greyed out) Looking into that issue.

Kind of miss some of the samsung apps like S - health. Other wise Rom is smooth.

Will try it for a week and see how it goes.


just a silly quiestion, was camera on front or back? as flash won't work on front camera. Failing that have you changed modes to see if that works.


Back of course :D its working now, installed a different APK.
Forgot to mention HDR wasnt working before and its not working with the new one. Camera app is based on 4.3 that could be why... Reading through different roms etc there are lots of roms developer and its kind of hard to pick which one you can try. In the past people like Darky you know there rom will be good no matter what... 


yes darky was always good until they had the split. Depends on what you like I'm a sammy fan so usually head back to them rather than CM, AOKP etc. Wanam does a good no frills Rom battery life is great and you can add different themes, Omega is very popular and heavily themed and heaps of mods available but seems a bit sluggish to me. Foxhound is usually very good but slow to download, Android revolution is also good. I'm currently on Bobcat Rom its very good and still has all the sammy frills and an OTA like Darky had so you might find it familiar.




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  #872378 5-Aug-2013 21:12
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This is probably a silly question, but I can't figure it out with google.

On my Nokia I had different sound profiles: outdoor was loud, work was quiet and no vibration, discrete was vibrate only. How do you do that on Android?

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  #872465 6-Aug-2013 07:39
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Turns out there are no sound profiles built into Android, you have to buy an app to do it. I thought that was standard functionality, my phones have had it since the nineties. How could it be left out?! That's far more important than a clock!

Plenty of apps around - tasker (overkill), MyProfile, Timerific, dozens of profile managers. As an advantage over my old phone they can all be location or time based.

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time-based - now that's useful.  I honestly wouldn't mind if my phone notified me about a FB comment or something 'frivolous' during the day....but I had to disable all the sound notifications because my North American friends were waking me up at night - yet I need my phone sound to be on in case I receive a txt or call from work.  If I could control individual notifications based on a time schedule....that would be great!

timmmay: Plenty of apps around - tasker (overkill), MyProfile, Timerific, dozens of profile managers. As an advantage over my old phone they can all be location or time based.

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I use Tasker.

I have a profile set up to mute when the phone is docked and between the hours of 10pm and 8am. As soon as I remove it from the dock or it goes outside of those hours the phone un-mutes.

I also have it set so that I have the phone security enable when I'm not connected to a selected known wifi source. This eliminates the need for using a security lock in a place I know the phone is safe.

You can set up all sorts of profiles very easily and with all sorts of triggers. There are some incredibly advanced profiles/guides online. Root permissions are required for some of them but not all.

p.s. the easiest way to get to the clock/alarm/timer for me is to have a clock widget which I can touch and it will bring up the clock app where these features are located.

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  #872482 6-Aug-2013 08:51
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Thanks mate. I read that tasker was complex, but probably not so bad for a software developer. Is it pretty easy to do things like set volume and specific ring/message tones, vibrate settings based on time?

How do you root the S4? Is there any danger/risk or is it pretty simple for someone who's technically competent but hasn't done it before? I read that from Android 4.2 you need root for apps to change the phone to flight mode.

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timmmay: Thanks mate. I read that tasker was complex, but probably not so bad for a software developer. Is it pretty easy to do things like set volume and specific ring/message tones, vibrate settings based on time?

How do you root the S4? Is there any danger/risk or is it pretty simple for someone who's technically competent but hasn't done it before? I read that from Android 4.2 you need root for apps to change the phone to flight mode.
I'm an Architect so if I can figure it out it can't be rocket science ;)

Root isn't tricky, it's a case of measuring twice and cutting once. If you have the i9505 S4 (the ones most NZ retailers sell) then follow this link. Remember that it will void your warranty and *might* not be necessary for what you want to do. 

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