Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | ... | 111
13566 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2324

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 872523 6-Aug-2013 09:53
Send private message

Apparently you need root for tasker and similar programs to put the phone into flight mode. I want to do that every night, so I might as well automate it. Losing warranty could be an issue, wonder if it would affect phone insurance.




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


44 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 31


  Reply # 872553 6-Aug-2013 10:38
Send private message

timmmay, why do you want to put it into flight mode specifically? most profile schedulers will allow you to configure wifi, gps, 3g and other options individually so all you need to set is a night (sleep) profile that turns off all the services and does not synch. this gives you a pseudo flight mode

also, tasker is only as complex as you make it out to be. someone's advice to me on a good way to set up profiles is to go through a typical day. when i had done that thinking, i discovered i only needed 4 profiles

1) sleep (time based)
2) home (wifi based)
3) work (schedule based, mon-fri 8-5)
4) if not 1, 2 or 3 then this profile

 
 
 
 


13566 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2324

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 872592 6-Aug-2013 11:48
Send private message

Good point tilde - all I want to do is turn of all the radios, to stop people waking me up and to save battery. I'll give tasker a go tonight :)




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


186 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 40


  Reply # 872789 6-Aug-2013 18:15
Send private message

Update just gone live for VNZ handsets!

Downloading now. Hopefully it enables apps2sd and all that good stuff.

2852 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 681

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 872827 6-Aug-2013 19:43
Send private message

timmmay: Good point tilde - all I want to do is turn of all the radios, to stop people waking me up and to save battery. I'll give tasker a go tonight :)


NFC tags are very easy, PM me as I can send you a couple free of charge. All you do is download a free NFC app from playstore, program tag, (its very simple) stick the tag by your bed or light switch, switch NFC on in phone then all you do is pass phone over it to activate and again when you wakle up to de activate, simple really don't need any program skills :)

check out the vid about the app here




Galaxy S8

 

Garmin  Vivoactive HR




19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 872828 6-Aug-2013 19:49
Send private message

NFC tags are quite cool got one of Mr Biddle

2623 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 321

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 872830 6-Aug-2013 19:52
Send private message

I can't figure out why Google took the flight mode app access out in 4.2. It is one of my most used features. Having to click through three menus to turn on flight mode drives me insane.

I just re-rooted my S3 now that I am on 4.2.2 to allow single click and NFC activated flight mode.




My views (except when I am looking out their windows) are not those of my employer.

2852 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 681

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 872831 6-Aug-2013 19:53
Send private message

I got some for my S3 last year but haven't used them for ages. Yes they do cool things and quite cheap from overseas, think I got mine from Aliexpress.





Galaxy S8

 

Garmin  Vivoactive HR




13566 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2324

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 872832 6-Aug-2013 19:53
Send private message

Thanks Jeff, I appreciate that, I'll have a play :) I tend to turn all the features off that would receive NFC tags, but that sounds pretty low power.

Going to have a play with tasker, but it seems to turn GPS and one of the radios on and off I need root. Anyone had problems getting root with the S4? Looks simple enough...

I know it's a bit silly to buy a phone with all these features and turn half of them off, but I like having the capabilities to use when I want them.

Hairy - flight mode is in that drop down menu thingy isn't it?




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


2852 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 681

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 872833 6-Aug-2013 19:59
Send private message

timmmay: Thanks Jeff, I appreciate that, I'll have a play :) I tend to turn all the features off that would receive NFC tags, but that sounds pretty low power.

Going to have a play with tasker, but it seems to turn GPS and one of the radios on and off I need root. Anyone had problems getting root with the S4? Looks simple enough...

I know it's a bit silly to buy a phone with all these features and turn half of them off, but I like having the capabilities to use when I want them.

Hairy - flight mode is in that drop down menu thingy isn't it?


Rooting is fairly simple but can be daunting given all the warnings but reading is your friend. I posted some links a couple of pages back that had all the file links and instructions but its pretty bullet proof,

If you are concerned with warranty you can get triangle away and just download a stock full rom and it resets counters so they can't tell if its been rooted.




Galaxy S8

 

Garmin  Vivoactive HR




2623 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 321

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 872834 6-Aug-2013 20:00
Send private message

Yes. It is in the drop down menu which brings up a confirmation to click. I use it up to 10 times a day sometimes. That is 10 or 15 extra taps. He who dies with the least number of key presses wins!

We have NFC tags in the car. Note that turning on flight mode turns NFC off but you can use a secure settings task to turn NFC back on once you turn flight mode on...




My views (except when I am looking out their windows) are not those of my employer.

13566 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2324

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 872869 6-Aug-2013 20:35
Send private message

The best S4 rooting instructions are the ones on XDA developers, right? Good to know I can flash it back, figured as such, unless I do something really stupid.

I'll probably leave off for a while, make sure I need it first. I can hit the buttons manually for a while :)




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


2852 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 681

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 872876 6-Aug-2013 20:41
Send private message

timmmay: The best S4 rooting instructions are the ones on XDA developers, right? Good to know I can flash it back, figured as such, unless I do something really stupid.

I'll probably leave off for a while, make sure I need it first. I can hit the buttons manually for a while :)



also here same thing but with links




Galaxy S8

 

Garmin  Vivoactive HR




Aussie
4149 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1152

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 872879 6-Aug-2013 20:43
Send private message

I've run out of places to put NFC tags... I knew I shouldn't have bought 30!

13566 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2324

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 872889 6-Aug-2013 20:51
Send private message

Couple of basic question:
- If I root then all that changes is the ability to have root access - ie unix su command? And that access can be given to apps?
- If I mess things up and do a restore how much of my settings, icon layouts, etc are saved by google? Do I have to set the phone up from scratch or is it mostly preserved?

I'd rather there was one authoritative guide to rooting the S4... now I have to choose which is best!




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


1 | ... | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | ... | 111
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Fujifilm X beats its best with new top of the range, high-performance camera
Posted 24-Feb-2018 14:05


One million kiwis affected by cybercrime
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:58


New Zealanders want to engage with government online and via mobile apps
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:56


Samsung launches Samsung Max
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:52


CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny
Posted 21-Feb-2018 19:43


Foodstuffs to trial digitised shopping trolleys
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:27


2018: The year of zero-login, smart cars & the biometrics of things
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:25


Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21


Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18


Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer
Posted 12-Feb-2018 20:30


Time to take Appleā€™s iPad Pro seriously
Posted 12-Feb-2018 16:54


New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:12


D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:01


Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation
Posted 9-Feb-2018 08:26


OPPO announces R11s with claims to be the picture perfect smartphone
Posted 2-Feb-2018 13:28



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.