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Old November 23rd, 2012, 05:28 PM   #151 (permalink)
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With ICS you can disable most of them without being rooted. Just go to app manager, select the app you don't want, and disable will be the top right option.

Well i was able to disable some, but not all the ones i'de like too. Some had just to "uninstall updates". But im sure they'll all come back later when i reboot the phone.

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Gotta use a rooted method like titanium backup or rom toolbox to freeze and/or remove system apps.
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Gotta use a rooted method like titanium backup or rom toolbox to freeze and/or remove system apps.

well here goes nothing. wrote down what apps i have and started the factory reset. hopefully everything works out and i get the bluetooth back.
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well all seems ok at this time. when i get a chance i'll goto my truck and see if it syncs with the ford sync. Only complaint right now is watching the battery life literally drop as you look at it. Went to 15% left in the last hour after having 75%.
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well that 15% of battery life lasted less then 30 minutes with the phone locked and sitting in my pocket. Also ever since the upgrade the phone is very very hot on the backside by the camera.
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There's many reasons for that.

The first question is: do you use the Facebook app? If so, delete it... It's a resource and battery hog.

Second, you're going to use battery life even in standby, but you'll use more if you have updating apps and widgets. So don't use weather widgets and other self-updater and you'll be better off.

Last, use an app like Juice defender to kill your data connection when not in use. I get 1.5-2x battery life with the app.
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There's many reasons for that.

The first question is: do you use the Facebook app? If so, delete it... It's a resource and battery hog.

Second, you're going to use battery life even in standby, but you'll use more if you have updating apps and widgets. So don't use weather widgets and other self-updater and you'll be better off.

Last, use an app like Juice defender to kill your data connection when not in use. I get 1.5-2x battery life with the app.
im going to go thru the phone again and make sure facebook didn't reload the app when i upgraded to ics and did the reset. I got rid of it months ago cause it was killing hte battery then. and i'll check out that juice defender.

Other then that, so far its been a huge difference in the performance of the phone. I used to have trouble texting or doing anything with the phone. I would hit keys and they would not respond to me and then all of a sudden they would all start going crazy. THe phone basically couldn't do more then one thing at a time. Now its crazy fast.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 12:08 PM   #158 (permalink)
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Ditto. The upgrade was a difference of night and day. If you can get the apps under control, you can get some solid battery life out of the phone.
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battery life is ok so far. But texting, wow its nice to be able to hit keys and have them respond to you and not get hung up on and waiting for them. If I hit the back key, the phone goes back, not wait and wait and then finally go back. Camera seems to snap pics quicker too.
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Anyone else find the phone kind of "laggy" after the update? Specifically when going back to the home screen. Doesn't always lag but if I've been on the browse or some other big app and hit the back button to get out and return to the home screen, it really crawls.

On another note, I can't get the phone to order the apps alphabetically. Even though it gives you the option, it doesn't actually do it.
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With the odering the apps alphabetically, I find that it reshuffles it after a reboot. I wish it wouldn't
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Can anyne help me out. My phone will not sync with my truck at all anymore. I got it working once sunday, now nothing. Ive tried everything.
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Bluetooth sync? Did you unlock the bootloader?
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Bluetooth sync? Did you unlock the bootloader?
what is the bootloader? After i did the upgrade I did a factory reset and the phone sync'd with my truck on sunday, monday it wasn't working again and now its not even pulling up the icon in the phone.
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what is the bootloader? After i did the upgrade I did a factory reset and the phone sync'd with my truck on sunday, monday it wasn't working again and now its not even pulling up the icon in the phone.
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Have you rooted your phone or otherwise changed anything?

Nope, its bone stock except for apps that i've downloaded thru google play and the ICS update. Not rooted.
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Hmmm... well what apps did you install between sunday and monday?
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none. i re-installed all the apps i had pre factory reset on sunday before i left work.

I just went outside and played with the bluetooth setting and got the phone to work with my truck for now. lets see how it works tomorrow.
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I haven't been able to get Bluetooth to work with my phone since I installed stock ics. I don't use it often, so it's not a big deal, but still annoying.
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FWIW, completely stock ICS. I didn't even perform an FDR pre- or post-ICS install. All I did was make sure everything possible was moved to the microSD card, and I cleaned caches. BT working pretty solidly. Much better than GB for me.

Completely delete any pairings you may have had previous to the install, and re-pair.
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ok what i've noticed now since installing ICS is that I have to goto settings, click on bluetooth, then hit "make phone visible" everytime i get in my truck, let the sync say "connected" and the hit the phone icon on my dash and it will reconnect. This is every single time i turn off the truck. There has to be a way to have the phone automatically make phone visible or keep it visible.
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i updated to the ICS build when it was official OTA...received it and it was working amazing for about a month...then it shut off last night and never turned back on...been on charger...wont turn on even with charger...removed battery and put back in...tried to do a factory reset...still not turning on..
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i updated to the ICS build when it was official OTA...received it and it was working amazing for about a month...then it shut off last night and never turned back on...been on charger...wont turn on even with charger...removed battery and put back in...tried to do a factory reset...still not turning on..
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i updated to the ICS build when it was official OTA...received it and it was working amazing for about a month...then it shut off last night and never turned back on...been on charger...wont turn on even with charger...removed battery and put back in...tried to do a factory reset...still not turning on..
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Pull battery and let sit 2 min. Plug phone into 1amp or better charger with a good USB cable (not those flimsy ones you can buy for $5 for a 6ft one). Replace battery into phone while phone is still plugged into charger. If you're pure stock, then the phone will boot into charge only mode. If you have a custom kernel, there is a good chance you will be SOL. I've had to do this myself from my GF using a shitty charge cable and her battery went completely dead.
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Anyone make progress with wifi tethering on LG Spec? I tried to use wifi tether app, and its says that wifi tethering is running, but when i checked with my laptop, i cant find my lg Spec wifi.
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Anyone make progress with wifi tethering on LG Spec? I tried to use wifi tether app, and its says that wifi tethering is running, but when i checked with my laptop, i cant find my lg Spec wifi.
Check the thread in all things root section. There is a download link for a functioning version of Wifi Teather Beta

Edit: http://androidforums.com/spectrum-all-things-root/653548-tether-via-wifi-unlimited-data-plans-post5252754.html post #10
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Check the thread in all things root section. There is a download link for a functioning version of Wifi Teather Beta

Edit: http://androidforums.com/showthread.php?p=5252754 post #10
Thanks! I can confirm that wifi tether beta is working! Thanks once again for pointing me out !

*Posted using wifi tether beta!
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I hope you found the 3G only option. It is there.
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is there any way to get the bluetooth to "auto" sync/connect to my ford's bluetooth? It used to before the upgrade to ics, not i have to do it manually. I can't seem to find anything to check off.
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I cannot get Bluetooth to start up. It is killing my battery. I read I may need to "flash the OS with the .cab method". If this is accurate can someone lead me to the directions? Thank you.

Edit: I did get the Bluetooth to turn on but it has not paired with anything since root performed.
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I cannot get Bluetooth to start up. It is killing my battery. I read I may need to "flash the OS with the .cab method". If this is accurate can someone lead me to the directions? Thank you.

Edit: I did get the Bluetooth to turn on but it has not paired with anything since root performed.
Flashing LG signed Firmware - LG Spectrum - RootzWiki

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Then this is the challenge with my bluetooth problem? I need root. Any ideas how to get BT back with root?
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If you unlocked the bootloader, thats what killed your bluetooth. If you use the .cab method to go back to stock, you can root your phone, you just can't unlock the bootloader.
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All I did was run root a few times until root finally worked. I have no idea if I unlocked the bootloader or how to unlock it. Thanks for your help.
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Yea, flash cm10. It has fixed Bluetooth and root. Otherwise just run the ICS root programs, NOT the pwnage tool.
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I had to clear everything in my truck and re-install the device and now I have blue tooth in my truck again.

My only issue since doing the update is I keep getting this pop up message every time I goto charge my phone, "charging wallpaper needs to be closed". I have not downloaded any charging wallpower. only way to get it to stop appearing is by going to settings, running apps and stopping the "charging wallpaper" app that is there. again I haven't downloaded this, it appeared after the ics update.
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Charging wallpaper is an app that is part of stock. Freeze it, or run a fix permissions on it to fix that issue.
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Just wanted to thank you for your help but after looking at "flashing CM10" it is an intimidating task to me. You are correct MrB206, I did use the pwnage tool.

Is there another tool that just roots? Installing ROM's seems like a lot of work not to mention confusing.

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I believe so. I'll have to check what it's called, but I was rooted well before the pwnage tool came out. Scroll he forum for ics root... It was known before we got the update.
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FWIW here's my ICS story.

I had ICS for just a few days when my phone was stolen in Nov. So bought a new Spec and kept delaying update until it finally updated on it's own without my permission--about 2 weeks ago. My issues with ICS: bad battery life, even after checking on all apps running; contacts backup changed to back up asst rather than google; apps start working randomly when not accessed killing battery; ics update wiped calendar clean of everything; sync between everything google and phone would not work, have corrected everything individually taking way more time than needed; some installed apps' data was deleted; no tether; cannot use with my company web interface--have to go back to old method I used with Blackberry 6 years ago. The only good is browsing, texting and wifi connections are better.

Wouldn't mind purchasing another extended battery but I'm not confident that this will fix the battery problems. Just tried to update with the V8 included on another thread but Spec wouldn't read the update. Trying to be patient to see if anything new comes out to possibly patch these issues rather than trying to go back to GB and root. Seems crazy to go backward but that might be my only option. Kinda like my netbook keeping XP on it. LOL.
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FWIW here's my ICS story.

I had ICS for just a few days when my phone was stolen in Nov. So bought a new Spec and kept delaying update until it finally updated on it's own without my permission--about 2 weeks ago. My issues with ICS: bad battery life, even after checking on all apps running; contacts backup changed to back up asst rather than google; apps start working randomly when not accessed killing battery; ics update wiped calendar clean of everything; sync between everything google and phone would not work, have corrected everything individually taking way more time than needed; some installed apps' data was deleted; no tether; cannot use with my company web interface--have to go back to old method I used with Blackberry 6 years ago. The only good is browsing, texting and wifi connections are better.

Wouldn't mind purchasing another extended battery but I'm not confident that this will fix the battery problems. Just tried to update with the V8 included on another thread but Spec wouldn't read the update. Trying to be patient to see if anything new comes out to possibly patch these issues rather than trying to go back to GB and root. Seems crazy to go backward but that might be my only option. Kinda like my netbook keeping XP on it. LOL.
You could unlock your bootloader and try CM10.1. It's supposed to be really smooth and you wouldn't have to worry about all the manufacturer crap from stock ICS. Or, if you want to stick with something stock-based, Icy Fusion is pretty dang smooth and includes my kernel. And, not to be cocky or anything, my kernel is pretty dang awesome.

EDIT: Here's a link to the bootloader unlocker.
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Charging wallpaper is an app that is part of stock. Freeze it, or run a fix permissions on it to fix that issue.

How do i freeze this or run a fix permission? This thing drives me nuts when I goto charge the phone. I can't find hte actual app on the phone except in settings -> apps->running and click on the wallpaper app. when the thing pops up.

Othen then this issue, the ICS has been a huge upgrade except for the last week where texting/typing is becomming an issue again with lagging in key response and the back button.
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How do i freeze this or run a fix permission? This thing drives me nuts when I goto charge the phone. I can't find hte actual app on the phone except in settings -> apps->running and click on the wallpaper app. when the thing pops up.

Othen then this issue, the ICS has been a huge upgrade except for the last week where texting/typing is becomming an issue again with lagging in key response and the back button.
Go to settings > apps > all, should be an option to disable it. Think there was also an option to turn it off somewhere in settings but don't remember exactly where, has been a while since I was on ICS :-P
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Go to settings > apps > all, should be an option to disable it. Think there was also an option to turn it off somewhere in settings but don't remember exactly where, has been a while since I was on ICS :-P
The only time i can disable it is when i plug the phone in and the message pops up, when I clear the message the wallpaper icon disappears in the alla apps section.
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I just got a Spectrum and it was preinstalled with the ics update (v8). I was wondering if anyone else was experiencing a 7-10% battery drain when rebooting/ restarting the phone. Also, when I turn off the phone, it stays on the "Verizon 4g LTE" for a while before shutting down. Is that suppose to happen?
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Anyone else experiencing some lag in the YouTube app?
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Anyone else experiencing some lag in the YouTube app?
Very few of us are still on stock, mostly because stock lags a lot ;-)
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Very few of us are still on stock, mostly because stock lags a lot ;-)
Oh OK. What Roms do you recommend that run smooth?
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CM10.1.0 seemed pretty snappy after using the CM tweaked kernel and V6 super charger.

I didn't stay on it long, as I have to stay on 4.1.2 until someone can make an app that will work with 4.2+ for screen recording if you don't mind staying on 4.1.2 I can say the CM10 and AOKP41 that TDM made work awesome and have decent battery life.
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