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  1. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    noticed thats a lot worse in the US than other countries, all those stupid carrier variants.
     
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    but carrier could offer you lower price for the same phones
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    i wish i could turn that on, as i find some super bright.
     
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    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
    Untitled.png
     
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  9. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    use wakelock detector, enable advanced mode and you'll find out whats draining it fast.
     
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    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
     
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    wow really, thats a good news since replacing touch screen is kinda expensive
     
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    yeah I was looking at ~$100 to do it myself.
     
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    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
    heretics.
    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
    this violence.
    “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
    Softcard.”
    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
    asking.





    http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/35672-isis-changes-its-name
     
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    now i know why i need a "hardware" menu button...:banghead:

    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 o_O
     
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    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! :toast:
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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? ?.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    Ran antutu 5.0 benchmarks on all my devices to get a performance ranking


    Antutu 5.0
    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.
     
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    back again, this time with a Galaxy Note 8 :D rooted with help from @Mussels :toast:

    Antutu 5.0 gives me a score of 24456 :)
     
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