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Old September 2nd, 2011, 09:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tips and Tricks I learned the hard way today.

I picked up the Thrill today at Costco for $29.99. Not a bad phone. It's growing on me. It's MUCH heavier than the captivate. Not much thicker, surprisingly, but still bigger.

1) The "SuperOneClick" rooting method found found in this thread at XDA does work, and it offers an unroot also.

2) Titanium backup wouldn't restore backups I'd made on my Captivate that was running a Gingerbread ROM. It'll restore the *data* of the app, but won't restore the app. Gotta use appbrain or the web market to install the apps, then use titanium backup to restore the data.

3) Do not restore Titanium backups of system files of another phone on this phone. I did that accidentally and broke my phone's ability to scan for wifi access points. I had to factory reset to get it to work again.

4) WARNING: Factory reset also wipes the internal SD card. Surprise! Ugh.

5) LG has the USB drivers on their website. You can get them at this link:
http://www.lg.com/us/products/documents/LGAndroidDriver_Ver_1.0_All.exe

6) That sucking sound is power being drawn from your battery. Get used to it.

7) FYI some people are saying Costco has a 90-day return policy. That is true, Costco will take it back after 30 days, but if you return it after those 30 days, AT&T will hit you with an early termination fee. AT&T's policy is 30 days return/exchange on their contract and Costco's in-house return policy doesn't alter that.

8) Never mind on the GPS. It worked perfectly the next day.

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Yeah, the sucking sound is definitely the battery. Ive even popped Juice Defender on this without any help. This baby is definitely going back tomorrow. Hate to say it, but this was my last round with android phones. Windows phone I go!
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anyone find out how to reset the phone without powering it down completly?
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anyone find out how to reset the phone without powering it down completly?
Like a soft reset or a factory reset?
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Yes. a soft reset .
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Yes. a soft reset .
I think most of them require root...but here are some apps that may accomplish it

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Yeah, the sucking sound is definitely the battery. Ive even popped Juice Defender on this without any help. This baby is definitely going back tomorrow. Hate to say it, but this was my last round with android phones. Windows phone I go!
I don't disagree with returning it, but would recommend trying the galaxy-s2 before jumping from android entirely.
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By the way I edited my open to include the GPS has been almost as bad as the captivate. That's limited testing though. I'll try to play with it more today.
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By the way I edited my open to include the GPS has been almost as bad as the captivate. That's limited testing though. I'll try to play with it more today.
I tested my GPS this morning, and flawless. Just like my Atrix.
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tried mine again to my wifi and was hesitant. Tried on the network and found it asap!
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Restoring apps and apps with data for select games works flawlessly, I am not sure why you are having issues with restoring.

I am working on incorporating some tweaks we have been using on the Infuse that speed everything up and may help on the battery side. It's pretty much copy and paste using root explorer but I need another day or two on this to make sure it isn't breaking something else..

The battery is not draining any faster on my Thrill than it is on my Infuse. To take a phone back after 1 day due to battery is a bit absurd but it sounds like You really want a Windows phone so go for it!

Super One Click does in fact work, thank you for posting the drivers!


I don't yet have a working custom recovery, so if anyone finds something there let me know. Using the Optimus V recovery was a no go. Trying to reboot into recovery and bootloader do absolutely nothing.


Haven't had any GPS issues but still testing.
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I tested GPS again today while on wifi at my house and it was perfect. Probably a fluke yesterday.

Not a problem with the phone but at&t, but my download speed is the same as my captivate. 512K-1mb/s. Ick. H+ is lit up.
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I tested GPS again today while on wifi at my house and it was perfect. Probably a fluke yesterday.

Not a problem with the phone but at&t, but my download speed is the same as my captivate. 512K-1mb/s. Ick. H+ is lit up.
at&t wanna be 4g network
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Rooted mine with the instructions above. Everything went well!
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will rooting cause me to not recieve the gingerbread update?
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Typically only applying a custom recovery will prevent you from updating.


Fyi ...3 hrs 40 minutes and battery is still at 80%

I have not applied the tweaks yet to this testing period
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Mr. Ed,

Have you tried the Optimus 3D's recovery image for CWM? Is it compatible with ours do you know?

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Have you tried the Optimus 3D's recovery image for CWM? Is it compatible with ours do you know?

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Pretty sure I tried that one but I will check that one out.


On another note.. 20+ hours on the battery ...heavy use today including showing off the 3d and just hit 30%

I will try and get the tweaks posted by tomorrow this time
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Pretty sure I tried that one but I will check that one out.


On another note.. 20+ hours on the battery ...heavy use today including showing off the 3d and just hit 30%

I will try and get the tweaks posted by tomorrow this time
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posting in the root section, as root is required for these tweaks
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2) Titanium backup wouldn't restore backups I'd made on my Captivate that was running a Gingerbread ROM. It'll restore the *data* of the app, but won't restore the app. Gotta use appbrain or the web market to install the apps, then use titanium backup to restore the data.
Just a heads up if you're coming from an Atrix, the backups I made on an at&t Atrix on titanium backup worked fine (obviously not system apps though). I didn't try restoring data though, so tread carefully, backup first etc.
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Just a heads up if you're coming from an Atrix, the backups I made on an at&t Atrix on titanium backup worked fine (obviously not system apps though). I didn't try restoring data though, so tread carefully, backup first etc.
I restored apps and data and had no problems. (just not system data)
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Was the Atrix you were restoring from on Gingerbread? I seem to remember a problem with TiBu regarding backups between Froyo and Gingerbread.
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Was the Atrix you were restoring from on Gingerbread? I seem to remember a problem with TiBu regarding backups between Froyo and Gingerbread.
I was on Gingerbread on my Atrix (CherryPi ROM) and was able to restore the apps and data over to my Thrill with no problems.
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I'm doing something right. I set advance task manager to kill every hour. Been on the same charge over 11 hrs:

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CWM recovery....getting close!

TEST Try Optimus 3d CWM on Thrill... instructions... - xda-developers

don't do those steps...not quite yet
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Somethings I've fumbled across. Removing the stock video player breaks 3D video playback. Removing the music app (not widget) makes the music widget skin stick on the drop down menu. Those were two annoying things.
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Hrm....granted i didnt use my phone mutch at all....1 day 3hrs and I am still at 67%
i have good and bad battery days....just depends on usage



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I'm very new to android. I was a vigorous power user on Iphone via jailbreak and mods. Having that out of the way I will list some apps that I have found very beneficial and works well with the LG Thrill. If im posting this in the wrong spot ADMIN please feel free to move this post to its proper place. The following is by no means the best apps to have but I have found good success thus far

Autokiller Memory Optimizer
Works well to keep memory and resources consumption to a minimum. I have not figured how to use the auto app kill features though. Good to save on battery life if used properly.

SetCPU
App clocks your cpu based on cretin condition of your phone. I have mine set to down clock based on how low the battery gets. Great for longer battery life.

Titanium backup
An obvious great app. Backup and restore

Go launcher EX
Launcher. Replace your phones stock launcher. Works without deleting anything so no worries about loosing stuff. Great platform to customize and tailor your phone to your taste.

Root Explorer
File manager akin to a standard tree file directory service. Handy to delete or move pesky files that get lost.

AddFree Android
Self explanatory. Cuts down the adds that get on your phone. Not perfect but way better than nothing.

Battery Widget
Looks simple but very a robust battery tool. Can tell you battery life in time left, temp, memory storage, and even has a battery consumption graph so when you think your phone hates you cause you battery dropped 50% in 1 hour you can figure out what happened.

That's all the useful info I got. Hope it helps someone.
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Nice advice Caboose but most of your apps are for ROOTED phones. Batt Widget and Go Launcher EX work fine on my standard phone. I will root some day but not yet.
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