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  Reply # 483055 20-Jun-2011 10:11
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stevenz: Hopefully 2.3.4 won't be far off which is supposed to fix most of the battery issues. Not holding my breath though :)

2.3.4 should make a fair amount of difference. It fixes a bug that prevents apps from suspending properly, which causes them to use more battery than needed. Other phones are seeing big improvements with this fix.

In the 22 hours that my phone has been off the charger, my Android OS has used 1.5 hours of CPU, and WiFi Sharing has used 38 minutes. After the 2.3.4 firmware comes out, the OS should go down to under a minute, and sharing down to seconds. That alone will save several hours of battery life.

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  Reply # 483059 20-Jun-2011 10:18
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Is the Jig that people are using simply the 301K resistor mod? Sounds like maybe $10 worth of parts if so, could be worthwhile :)




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  Reply # 483069 20-Jun-2011 10:50
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also.. how is the battery life on the galaxy s2 now that you have the optimised roms going etc compared to the galaxy s? we at least getting through a day comfortably?



Not on Lite'ning 1.4 by a million miles!

Will let you know how Cognition goes.



Only lost 6% overnight, with 3G sync on (Gmail, Facebook & Accuweather widgets), and wi-fi sleeping on screen-off.  Pretty good start for Cognition!






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  Reply # 483073 20-Jun-2011 10:59
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What SG2 apps have you frozen? I've frozen:

Accuweather (don't use it)
All of the Hubs
Samsung Apps

Be keen to hear from others if there is anything I have missed. Of course its all down to personal use etc as to what you freeze.

Update: This guy has quite the freeze list, looks a little over the top - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=14873342&postcount=2363




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  Reply # 483099 20-Jun-2011 12:02
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My dock arrived today. It's a genuine one from Clove. Like this one: http://www.accessoiregalaxys.com/110-264-large/dock-station-accueil-samsung-galaxy-s-2.jpg

It's a bit of a tight squeeze with an Invisible shield on so would never fit a phone with a case more than half a mm or so thick.

It's built well and feels solid. Now I just need to sort out a better dock homescreen, one that can dim at night time with any luck.

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  Reply # 483117 20-Jun-2011 12:29
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valtam: What SG2 apps have you frozen? I've frozen:

Accuweather (don't use it)
All of the Hubs
Samsung Apps

Be keen to hear from others if there is anything I have missed. Of course its all down to personal use etc as to what you freeze.

Update: This guy has quite the freeze list, looks a little over the top - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=14873342&postcount=2363


I've actually frozen the majority of the stuff he has, most of it is pretty useless. (ebook reader on a 4.3" screen isn't much fun). I've frozen Email as I use Gmail, I've no use for weather apps\widgets as the MetService in NZ is a useless waste of space, Software Update is useless with a custom firmware.

Basically, if you've no use for it, then freeze it. If you ever need it later you can just thaw it out.

I just noticed that the Cognition firmware has SIP support built in whereas Litening does not. This is useful to me, means I don't need a separate SIP app installed.




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  Reply # 483162 20-Jun-2011 13:29
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defnz: Just switched from iPhone to Android so excuse the freshness.

Is the Sandisk 32gb microsdhc Class 4 a good option?

Also, I got the phone in NZ with the VNZ CSC. Is there any downside to flashing the KE7 firmware with XEU CSC and doing the *#272*IEMI#, reset to factory to change from the VNZ CSC to XEU? Will I be able to update via Kies or will I have to rely on Odin?


Anyone?

Also, do you guys install your apps onto local storage of SD card normally? 

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  Reply # 483164 20-Jun-2011 13:30
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As far as the Sandisk goes it will be fine, I have a 32g Class 2 and it is fine.

As far as the apps, I put them on the phone as there is stacks of mem.

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  Reply # 483177 20-Jun-2011 13:47
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What are you guys formatting your 32gb sd cards in, exFat, fat32?




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  Reply # 483178 20-Jun-2011 13:48
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Cool, thanks.. loving the phone so far, glad to have rid myself of the iphone

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  Reply # 483179 20-Jun-2011 13:50
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valtam: What are you guys formatting your 32gb sd cards in, exFat, fat32?


I think I formatted it using my HTC Desire, I didnt do anything to it just threw it into the SGS2 and it works fine.

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  Reply # 483248 20-Jun-2011 16:18
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Hey guys,

Just got a S2 from JB hifi.. Was thinking about rooting it. Is it worth rooting the phone? Are there any painless guides to rooting the SGSII online? Everything looks somewhat technical. Do custom roms make the phone faster?

I've also ordered a Rearth Ringke silicone/polycarb case, will post about it once it shows up.  

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  Reply # 483255 20-Jun-2011 16:28
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Debin: Hey guys,

Just got a S2 from JB hifi.. Was thinking about rooting it. Is it worth rooting the phone? Are there any painless guides to rooting the SGSII online? Everything looks somewhat technical. Do custom roms make the phone faster?

I've also ordered a Rearth Ringke silicone/polycarb case, will post about it once it shows up.  


It's pretty straight forward. Have a good read around the XDA forums. Custom roms themselves might not neccessarily make the phone faster but they're usually pre-rooted which will allow you to freeze\uninstall apps that aren't required etc. I'm using Lite'ning ROM 1.4 and it's awesome. Along with titanium backup and Android Optimizer, you can really tweak what's running on your phone.





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  Reply # 483258 20-Jun-2011 16:30
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Follow up to my thread above, a couple of good posts in XDA

Extending battery

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=14879132&postcount=71

Apps that can be uninstalled

https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?hl=en_US&hl=en_US&key=0Ag43oj7rLQP4dENZcmhGN0ZUa3pHSENVeXlqUm5vV0E&single=true&gid=0&output=html

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  Reply # 483263 20-Jun-2011 16:39
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jpanwala: tried quickpic and other app called reduce image size, neither have the ability to batch resize...


Any luck with the image upload/resize app? Did any of the suggestions fit your needs?




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