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  # 1748529 27-Mar-2017 09:43
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Think the first of the March security update updates came through late last week (for a different CSC). 

 

I just changed from XEU to XSA to be 'closer to home' and because I was having some random drain issues. Clean installs FTW, things seem much better. Need to remember to do this more often - and with samsung smart switch + viber/whatsapp cloud backups, it's so much easier to do! 


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  # 1748534 27-Mar-2017 09:47
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tanivula:

 

Think the first of the March security update updates came through late last week (for a different CSC). 

 

I just changed from XEU to XSA to be 'closer to home' and because I was having some random drain issues. Clean installs FTW, things seem much better. Need to remember to do this more often - and with samsung smart switch + viber/whatsapp cloud backups, it's so much easier to do! 

 

 

I clean installed XSA after being on BTU and finding the battery drain to be quite substantial. I've usually found XSA to be better due to what I assumed was the modem firmware.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1748691 27-Mar-2017 13:42
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bradstewart:

 

tanivula:

 

Think the first of the March security update updates came through late last week (for a different CSC). 

 

I just changed from XEU to XSA to be 'closer to home' and because I was having some random drain issues. Clean installs FTW, things seem much better. Need to remember to do this more often - and with samsung smart switch + viber/whatsapp cloud backups, it's so much easier to do! 

 

 

I clean installed XSA after being on BTU and finding the battery drain to be quite substantial. I've usually found XSA to be better due to what I assumed was the modem firmware.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm on BTU and I don't have any battery drains Whatsoever - Except for Effing Facebook Messenger which may as well be renamed Battery-Vampire Messenger.


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  # 1748695 27-Mar-2017 13:46
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On the whole, I think my S7 battery life has improved post Nougat


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  # 1748716 27-Mar-2017 14:21
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m2geek:

 

I'm on BTU and I don't have any battery drains Whatsoever - Except for Effing Facebook Messenger which may as well be renamed Battery-Vampire Messenger.

 

 

Oh so it's not just me that had that.

 

Wondered why I'd used nearly 80% of my monthly data in the first 5 days of the month.  FB Mesenger using some 2.4GB in background data in one day.  Not to mentiuo the something like 12GB on WiFi.  How/why does it even manage to do that?
Found the setting to restrict background data use and disallowed it.  That seems to have slowed it down 2 or 3 orders of magnitude but still trickling background data from time to time.





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  # 1748717 27-Mar-2017 14:23
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geoffwnz:

 

m2geek:

 

I'm on BTU and I don't have any battery drains Whatsoever - Except for Effing Facebook Messenger which may as well be renamed Battery-Vampire Messenger.

 

 

Oh so it's not just me that had that.

 

Wondered why I'd used nearly 80% of my monthly data in the first 5 days of the month.  FB Mesenger using some 2.4GB in background data in one day.  Not to mentiuo the something like 12GB on WiFi.  How/why does it even manage to do that?
Found the setting to restrict background data use and disallowed it.  That seems to have slowed it down 2 or 3 orders of magnitude but still trickling background data from time to time.

 

 

 

 

It does some of its own app updates from inside the App now.

 

I'm nearly ready to ditch the rich apps and go to the Lite versions. My boyfriend uninstalled the rich apps and uses the lite ones and he gets an extra 30% of battery per day.


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  # 1748721 27-Mar-2017 14:35
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m2geek:

 

geoffwnz:

 

m2geek:

 

I'm on BTU and I don't have any battery drains Whatsoever - Except for Effing Facebook Messenger which may as well be renamed Battery-Vampire Messenger.

 

 

Oh so it's not just me that had that.

 

Wondered why I'd used nearly 80% of my monthly data in the first 5 days of the month.  FB Mesenger using some 2.4GB in background data in one day.  Not to mentiuo the something like 12GB on WiFi.  How/why does it even manage to do that?
Found the setting to restrict background data use and disallowed it.  That seems to have slowed it down 2 or 3 orders of magnitude but still trickling background data from time to time.

 

 

It does some of its own app updates from inside the App now.

 

I'm nearly ready to ditch the rich apps and go to the Lite versions. My boyfriend uninstalled the rich apps and uses the lite ones and he gets an extra 30% of battery per day.

 

 

In settings there is only the option under Auto-Update Messenger for letting it update over WiFi or not.  Nothing to say do or don't update over 3G.

 

So why is it still using 3G to do so?  Or was that something else?





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  # 1748723 27-Mar-2017 14:37
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Yeah, this will be a killer feature in Android O (restricting background CPU/data usage).  Which I'm guessing the S7 will eventually get. 


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  # 1748725 27-Mar-2017 14:38
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geoffwnz:

 

m2geek:

 

geoffwnz:

 

m2geek:

 

I'm on BTU and I don't have any battery drains Whatsoever - Except for Effing Facebook Messenger which may as well be renamed Battery-Vampire Messenger.

 

 

Oh so it's not just me that had that.

 

Wondered why I'd used nearly 80% of my monthly data in the first 5 days of the month.  FB Mesenger using some 2.4GB in background data in one day.  Not to mentiuo the something like 12GB on WiFi.  How/why does it even manage to do that?
Found the setting to restrict background data use and disallowed it.  That seems to have slowed it down 2 or 3 orders of magnitude but still trickling background data from time to time.

 

 

It does some of its own app updates from inside the App now.

 

I'm nearly ready to ditch the rich apps and go to the Lite versions. My boyfriend uninstalled the rich apps and uses the lite ones and he gets an extra 30% of battery per day.

 

 

In settings there is only the option under Auto-Update Messenger for letting it update over WiFi or not.  Nothing to say do or don't update over 3G.

 

So why is it still using 3G to do so?  Or was that something else?

 

 

 

 

That's a good question actually, sounds like you need to reset the apps and see if that changes anything. I reset mine every few months (clearing caches or reinstall them entirely) because they are such buggy apps.


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  # 1748780 27-Mar-2017 15:32
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geoffwnz:

 

m2geek:

 

geoffwnz:

 

m2geek:

 

I'm on BTU and I don't have any battery drains Whatsoever - Except for Effing Facebook Messenger which may as well be renamed Battery-Vampire Messenger.

 

 

Oh so it's not just me that had that.

 

Wondered why I'd used nearly 80% of my monthly data in the first 5 days of the month.  FB Mesenger using some 2.4GB in background data in one day.  Not to mentiuo the something like 12GB on WiFi.  How/why does it even manage to do that?
Found the setting to restrict background data use and disallowed it.  That seems to have slowed it down 2 or 3 orders of magnitude but still trickling background data from time to time.

 

 

It does some of its own app updates from inside the App now.

 

I'm nearly ready to ditch the rich apps and go to the Lite versions. My boyfriend uninstalled the rich apps and uses the lite ones and he gets an extra 30% of battery per day.

 

 

In settings there is only the option under Auto-Update Messenger for letting it update over WiFi or not.  Nothing to say do or don't update over 3G.

 

So why is it still using 3G to do so?  Or was that something else?

 

 

 

 

Give this a crack - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.glasswire.android&hl=en


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  # 1748806 27-Mar-2017 16:26
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Messenger Lite definitely makes a massive difference.
http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/facebook-2/messenger-lite/ 

 

Also using the browser version and allowing for notifications is a nicer option than the main app as well. The Facebook Lite is just an app wrapper for an awful mobile version.

 

 


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  # 1753335 2-Apr-2017 18:42
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Any easy root about for S7 Nougat?

 

 

 

 

 

tanivula:

 

and with samsung smart switch + viber/whatsapp cloud backups, it's so much easier to do! 

 

 

 

 

How do you properly backup viber? Need this.


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  # 1753356 2-Apr-2017 19:32
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Check out the superman or superstock ROM on XDA. Magisk is the best Root method for Nougat, you simply select what you want in the Aroma installer. Then use the CSC selection tool to choose whatever locale you desire. I'm pretty impressed with the stability of the whole scheme.

https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s7/development/rom-s7-rom-v1-0-t3356197

https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s7/development/rom-superstoc-rom-v1-0-aroma-t3496520

https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s7/development/utility-flashable-csc-selection-30-t3392949

Of course you'll need a custom recovery. TWRP IS what you use these days.

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  # 1753402 2-Apr-2017 21:49
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webup:

 

Any easy root about for S7 Nougat?

 

 

 

tanivula:

 

and with samsung smart switch + viber/whatsapp cloud backups, it's so much easier to do! 

 

 

 

 

How do you properly backup viber? Need this.

 

 

There is an option in the Viber settings for this.


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  # 1753475 3-Apr-2017 08:14
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Yeah, you link it to a google drive account and hit the go button, very painless.


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