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Topic # 198798 23-Jul-2016 08:40
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I've been using Llama on Android 4/5 to do a variety of things including:

 

  • Make my phone quiet at work, normal volume at home, loud when plugged in charging. It worked off cell towers, not GPS, so it was low battery.
  • Turn to Airplane mode at night, back off in the morning
  • Turn off WiFi when I leave the house

Llama has been abandoned and doesn't work on Android 6. Can anyone recommend an app or apps that will do these jobs well?

 

Note I have Tasker, and I have a background as a developer, but I've never managed to get it to do much for me because it's either complex or just different from the way I think. I might have another shot at it for some of the automation if there's nothing simpler around.





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  Reply # 1597142 23-Jul-2016 09:13
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Yes. I use Tasker to do a lot of the things you describe. But you are correct, it is not easy to come to grips with. There are some excellent tutorials on YouTube.
Your phone needs to be rooted to maximise the usefulness of Tasker. What I have discovered though is that with the upgrade to Android 6, one of the plugins that makes Tasker more effective, 'Secure Settings', is virtually useless as it appears to have been abandoned by the developer. To take its place I am using the 'run shell' function in Tasker to google data and airplane modes.
Developer skills will stand you in good stead if you can devote a little time to Tasker.




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  Reply # 1597147 23-Jul-2016 09:22
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I have a rooted phone with a custom ROM - resurrection remix. I might look at Tasker, I know it's very powerful, but I never got my head around it. That's odd since I have program in 12 languages, including assembler, Java, Python, etc. I might just have to devote more time to it. Can it do location profiles in a simple way, using cell towers rather than GPS?





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  Reply # 1597152 23-Jul-2016 09:27
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I have a rooted phone with a custom ROM - resurrection remix. I might look at Tasker, I know it's very powerful, but I never got my head around it. That's odd since I have program in 12 languages, including assembler, Java, Python, etc. I might just have to devote more time to it. Can it do location profiles in a simple way, using cell towers rather than GPS?



Yes. Uses 'cell near' profile trigger. Secure Settings doesn't work for me because I have used a non system root method (cf autoroot). If you have system root airplane mode toggle will work in SS but not data toggle. Shell commands seem better. I wish I had cottoned on to them earlier.




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  Reply # 1597153 23-Jul-2016 09:28
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Great, thanks. Let's see if anyone can come up with an easier way first, otherwise I'll have to devote half a day to Tasker.





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  Reply # 1597162 23-Jul-2016 10:13
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I use Tasker to do a pile of stuff when in range of the cell tower at home. Instead of airplane mode, I use android's do not disturb feature at night, coupled with Tasker setting auto sync to Off. All works very well, but has certainly taken a fair bit of time to fine tune!




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  Reply # 1597177 23-Jul-2016 10:35
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Can you export scripts for others to use Stu? Or is it better to build them yourself?





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  Reply # 1597225 23-Jul-2016 13:09
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You can export the whole shooting match (backup of all tasks), but that's no good. I'll have to check if each task can be exported individually, I've never had the need to do it.





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  Reply # 1597227 23-Jul-2016 13:13
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Yes each task can be exported, but obviously the cell info is of no use to you. Could try and type out a how-to, at least enough to get you started?





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  Reply # 1597231 23-Jul-2016 13:15
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Thanks Stu, I'll just look on youtube for now.





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  Reply # 1597270 23-Jul-2016 14:24
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Have a look at AutomateIt and Macrodroid, both easier to use than Tasker but possibly not as feature-rich.


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  Reply # 1597274 23-Jul-2016 15:00
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I use "Trigger"... It's easier to use than tasker




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  Reply # 1597275 23-Jul-2016 15:03
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I'm having a play with Automate at the moment. Seems pretty good, well supported by a community which has scripts and such. I'll report back.

 

Android 6 has gotten a bit annoying with its permissions. Battery use does seem pretty good though, for now.





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  Reply # 1597277 23-Jul-2016 15:11
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I've been using Profile Scheduler+ for around 4 years, primarily for time based/ diary events triggers. To change screen brightness and volumes, turn off sync at night, stop screen rotation etc. It just works, once you set then forget. It hasn't been updated for about 3 years. But seems to mostly work in my galaxy note2 running Resurrection Remix on Android 6. In light of this thread I've had a relook at what's available for Android 6 and have drawn blanks so far. The system profiles in RR seem pretty feature poor.

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  Reply # 1597299 23-Jul-2016 16:07
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I also use Trigger for a couple or three things. I was using Profile Scheduler+, but have moved all the profile type control to Tasker.





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