Originally Posted by Sydney99
So then Mr ass, any report on whether the new energy saver function makes any difference?
It was a nice little app that came with the MG3
firmware and I gave it a go. The Energy Saver app is really a toggle that turns on, or off, a feature that, when the phone is in idle, screen off, mode will turn data off and then every 30 min's it turns it on again for a short burst.
Since I am rooted and running DjeMBeY's
de-bloated, modified, stock firmware and with my settings already tuned to avoid unnecessary connections, then it did not make a great deal of difference to my battery consumption.
Having said that, if I had been on an un-rooted phone that was running stock firmware, I would have saved myself quite a bit of battery I feel. Therefore, before switching to MGA
, I extracted the Energy Saver .apk from the MG3
firmware and have installed it on the phone in case I ever need to squeeze even more battery saving at some stage.
As mentioned, I am now on the latest Jelly Bean, Android 4.2.2, firmware for the i9505
I downloaded and installed DjeMBeY's
stock, modified, ROM for MGA
, using Odin and just flashed it over MG3
with no wipe. I then re-installed the PhilZ
recovery via Odin and was up and running. I prefer the stock modified ROM to the CWM version as I never have to flash a Wi-Fi fix.
One thing that I did notice is that my phone would boot up completely and then enter the boot cycle again. After this happened a couple of times, I un-installed and cleared the data on the ReKey
app, mentioned here
, and rebooted and re-installed the ReKey
app again which solved the problem.
Outwardly, there appears to be very little noticeable difference between MG3
firmwares except for the lack of the Brazilian Help guide, Call Log app and the Energy Saver app that are mentioned in my previous post.
modem is on a par with all the previous firmware modems that I have used so far on the S4.
Will give MGA
a good going through over the weekend.