Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by crazy pyro, Nov 15, 2009.
noticed thats a lot worse in the US than other countries, all those stupid carrier variants.
but carrier could offer you lower price for the same phones
but they're not the same phones. Those guys get 10 variants of the exact same hardware, but with a different modem here, or one software feature added or removed.
Every carrier has a different model - different ram, CPU specs, modems, firmwares, bootloaders... and then people bitch at samsung for too many models, or too slow firmware updates.
the US has more variants of the S4 than the rest of the world combined, for example.
Is it only me who gets supremely annoyed with every stock app being very dim? Internet, email and everything dims the screen to retarded levels until you turn off the power saving thing.
Although brightness control differs from one phone to another, not really, just turn off the auto backlight adjustment however it's phrased. screens on both my S3 and Z2 are very bright once you turn of the ambient light sensor
also in-case of samsung and their default browser it has a setting inside the browser itself for dimming the screen
Yes but it's annoying to have to change the brightness every time I open some particular apps, especially when every other app does follows the system settings.
i wish i could turn that on, as i find some super bright.
just reset my phone after sms app crashing, cant send but can receive and its like theres process hanging on background that makes my phone extremely hot, after twice reset it looks the err be gone.
i nearly smashed my phone
aaaand what i find out
sammobile looks like has problem with login, after login it keep asking me to login
use wakelock detector, enable advanced mode and you'll find out whats draining it fast.
yeah, but yesterday its pretty hot, i just think its like theres process on background hanging
i may recheck using wakelock if the problem wont go away
anyway, LG G2 mini looks good too
maybe i consider to move from grand duos to G2 mini
Google Will Apparently Replace Your Nexus 5 No Matter How You Broke It
It's true! I just did this and they are sending me a one time exception replacement (refurbished). I've been sitting on this broken screen for months not wanting to fix it, glad I was cheap
this is awesome
wow really, thats a good news since replacing touch screen is kinda expensive
yeah I was looking at ~$100 to do it myself.
Isis changes its name
The U.S. mobile wallet platform Isis has had to
change its name because it is fed up with being
associated with decapitations.
Isis is backed by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon and
not by Saudi Arabia and al-Qaeda and none of its
staff remove heads from journalists, unless they
write stories like this one.
It appears that the rebranding exercise will mean
that Isis will become Softcard, which is nice, fluffy
and well soft. No mention of digging up Shiite
saints, destroying ancient relics or shooting
Softcard CEO Michael Abbott, who did not pose
with an AK-47 or display the heads of his victims
said that he had desire to share a name with this
group and our hearts go out to those affected by
“Your current Isis Wallet will continue to work as
it always has. In the next few weeks, we will
launch the updated Softcard app. At that point,
you can update your app as you normally would
and see that your Isis Wallet has become
Of course, there is a big risk that Softcard may
have hacked off the Ancient Egyptian Goddess
Isis who was once a rival to Christianity. Isis, the
Goddess, is unlikely to change her name and a
spokesman threatened us with a lightning bolt for
now i know why i need a "hardware" menu button...
you get an app that stops working with no "app crashed" dialog so you're stuck unable to do anything but hard reset, weird thing is at the same time android system was still functioning normally
and i know this because while the app was still not responding i connected it to my PC and moved some files and still heard the charge beep
Add me!! I have a Motorola Droid Maxx 16GB.
My favorite, and most used app, is InTransit, or Transit. It uses GPS to tell you when and where to catch Mass Transit, in most of the US. May be more countries, don't remember. But it rocks better than the Local Transit website!!
Also, WeatherUnderground. I definately use this every morning, to see what my ride to work will entail!
I also like, HappyHours. List's all the great deals in your locale!! If you like to drink, that is!
New app recommendation: Nights Keeper
Simple version: good do not disturb app that works well to block unwanted call/text notification, but allows whitelisted people through. Can enable repeat callers to get through "emergency mode"
Paid/advanced version: profiles can be set up to turn on/off data, wifi and bluetooth.
My use for me and the missus is roughly as so:
10pm-2am: silent, whitelist allowed. data etc still on.
2am-10am (i work nights): silent, data and wifi off, smaller whitelist of people, but emergency mode enabled for anyone who calls twice.
app wasnt really designed for setting up two profiles like that, but it works really well.
just switch from grand duos to LG G2 Mini, so far im pretty satisfied but gosh the accessories is hard to find here
btw since kitkat limiting the other apps to access ext sdcard, i need to make myself familiar with stock file manager and its like switching from aventador to ford laser
Hi all I have a galaxy s3mini running 4.1.2 god knows what its called jellybean?? , , anyway I have had this phone long enough to get bored of it yet I have to continue using it a year more at least so was wondering.
Is it worth rooting and possibly flashing a later os onto it or is it not worth the effort? ?.
rooting is just give you more access to system and you still run jelly bean, if you wanna try something you may install custom rom so you can try newer os.
but using custom rom sometimes return to many aspect, so just try and find what rom that meet your needs
I would say yes. Obviously the caveat of be very careful, don't break your phone applies - but it will definitely make it more interesting, and there are some useful things you can do too, custom roms also allow custom themes more than stock android, which can make it more interesting for sure.
Ran antutu 5.0 benchmarks on all my devices to get a performance ranking
S5 G900i: 46,508
Note 10.1 (2014) P605: 35,844
Note 3 n9005: 34,296
S4 i9505: 30,381
S3 i9305: 23,868
Tab 3 8.0 SM-T310: 18,576
All on modded ROM's and kernels, but stock clock speeds.
could post screenshots, but i figure you lot trust me enough to not cheat.
back again, this time with a Galaxy Note 8 rooted with help from @Mussels
Antutu 5.0 gives me a score of 24456
I just got a bluescreen on mah Galaxy Express.
And Opera often won't open. It's the best browser, but often it just gets to a white screen and stays there. Sometimes the phone reboots on its own after a while. The Swedish Ebay app sometimes drains the battery.
I'm seriously considering getting a Nokia 630.
opera is kinda down for now, with ads sometimes white/black screen, and sometimes just fail render if a web has many big pics
restart may relate to conflict apps, my girlfriend`s tab has several random restart until i reset it, and theres no explanation why
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