Sk17i first mods and heart attack
location: androidpark.com - date: March 28, 2012
I'm glad to post in this forum because I'm very interested in modding and custom for smartphones BUT... I want to ask you some questions about my bad adventured encoured yesterday:
1) Fresh Sk17i with .62 stock firmware
2) Unlocked bootloader with test-pointer method (success)
3) Downgraded firmware to .58 stock firmware with S1tool WITHOUT wipe cache and partition (success)
4) Rooted with Doomslord (success), at this point I will able to see "Superuser" icon in menu
5) Installed Xperia CWM Auto-Installer with granted root (success)
6) Executed OTA upgrade to .62 stock with SE autoupdate...
Phone downloaded firmware and, at next reboot, it shows an opened box with 4 squares.
Phone shut down and never boot again. I was in panic!
Now, afraid to recycle the phone, I've executed these steps:
1) Trying to power up phone nothing appears on screen, only a tactile feedback with power button down
2) Green status LED blink for several times, tried to remove and re
Email vs Gmail Apps: Deleting an Account?
location: droidradar.com - date: January 10, 2014
This morning, at 0538 hrs, I discovered that both the Email and Gmail apps were checking my gmail account for messages (I had turned off notifications for one app but not the other and got an email). Looking at the accounts handled by each app, I see my gmail account in both. How do I remove that account from the Email app but leave it in the Gmail app? In Email, I see the option to add an account. But, I see no way to delete an account. At the phone level, if I go to IMAP under Settings | Accounts, I see that gmail account, but I worry that if I remove it I'll be removing that account throughout the phone and not just under the Email app. Is that same gmail account I see under Settings | Accounts | Google just a sort of logical pointer to the same account as under IMAP or are they completely separate entities?
US vs Global versions
location: droidradar.com - date: November 28, 2013
Thanks in advance for any clarification to following question...
I am considering the G for use on T Mobile postpaid Simple Choice account which recently has allowed global text and data roaming and calls at 20 cents per minute on the same sim used when in US. I am a bit confused as to which version of the G to consider...US or Global. I do not plan on using any local sims when traveling abroad (outside US). I see only one difference in the band coverage between two models but it doesn't mean much to me!
Happy Holiday and thanks again..
ART vs Dalvik
location: droidmania.com - date: December 15, 2013
So ive finally gave in and reverted to dalvik. I really miss the customisation Xposed offers.
Any diehards still sticking with ART?
ART vs Dalvik
location: droidmania.com - date: February 23, 2014
There are a lot interesting ideas regarding this topic but there's a huge point that is disregarded. Without ART, android apps even some system apps are available as interpreted code rather than compiled code. Interpreted code is compiled at runtime and is being interpreted on the fly hence JIT. This affects the performance throughout the app lifecycle and not only during launch time. Scrolling, transistions, fluid motions, etc are all affected. This explains why iOS or WP run apps faster even on slower hardware. This is because they run native machine code and not interpreted code like Android. WP and iOS has no middle ground between apps and machine. Google on the other hand had to tackle issue of multiple hardware configurations for each device. Knowing that, interpreted code was the obvious solution. Now with ART, interpreted code will be compiled upon installation making the app on android native to the system. Apps won't run on a virtual machine anymore. This will save CPU power,
Moto X: ART vs Dalvik
location: droidradar.com - date: February 10, 2014
I have now been running ART on my Moto X for the past 2-3 weeks straight. I thought I would post my findings below: Performance:
I think performance was very good, I could consistently juggle multiple apps all the time. But, there is a caveat; web browsing sucks. I tried multiple web browsers and finally I got consistently decent performance on Chrome Beta. Regular Chrome was atrocious. Other than that apps opened quickly and without delay, and in app performance (outside of web browsing) was fantastic. Web browsing was killing me though. Battery Life:
Battery life as many Moto X owners know is always been a high point. Before ART my battery lasted all day consistently and I had a hard time killing it in one day, honestly. With ART well..... it`s hard to say exactly but, its all day battery life for sure. But, I`m not seeing anything awesome about it. If anything I say its a placebo affect. It may appear to be longer but, I cant tell for sure. I just switched to Dalvik today so if th
Art vs dalvik run time
location: droidradar.com - date: April 2, 2014
Been reading a lot about this subject. I rebooted my phone to art and don't see any significant changes just yet. Can anyone report any major differences and pros/cons?
Sent from my HTC One M8
Battery Life Dalvik vs Optimized Dalvik vs ART
location: droidradar.com - date: January 11, 2014
I was just wondering how you felt about battery life with different runtimes - I use the optimized dalvik and for me, it has improved my battery life a little more than the others.
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Chrome vs Stock Browser in Note 3?
location: droidradar.com - date: October 26, 2013
I have been testing both since the first day I purchased Note 3, and I don't see any difference between both. Can you please share your experience? I want to make a decision and set a default browser asap.
HTC's Camera App vs. Google's Camera App (UFocus vs. Lens Blur)
location: droidradar.com - date: April 16, 2014
So I just did my first post in the "first impressions" sticky thread a couple of days ago...wasn't sure if I should post what I'm going to do now in the "Photos and Videos" thread, or create a new one. If you think I should put into the existing sticky thread, let me know.
In any case, I just read that Google released their own camera app in the Google Play store. I downloaded it because I didn't know what it offered that might be different than the HTC camera app. Saw that it has a "lens blur" option, so I wanted to do a quick comparison between that specific effect and UFocus, and thought it might be interesting for others.
I'm not a photographer by any means, so take everything I write here (or that you see here) with a grain of salt. These are my observations and impressions only.
I did two quick series...indoor (mild fluorescent lighting) and outdoor. I'm going to provide the original HTC camera shot, alongside the UFocus edit and the Googl
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