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Old December 20th, 2011, 01:47 PM   #2251 (permalink)
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You really do lose 30% while sleeping? Something is seriously wrong with your phone whether software or hardware idk.

I did the first couple nights too. Last night I turned off auto sync and only lost 10%

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Mine has dropped 3% since I changed the settings so it's still dropping pretty fast.

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(3) Screen Troubles

The blotches and marks in the screen in low lighting are a effect of AMOLED screens in general.
Altimax, do me a favor. Go into Netflix HD and start playing the newest Star Trek movie. Let it buffer, of course, but in the opening moments, when they are being attacked by the gigantic ship, look at the blackness of space and the shadows inside the ship. They're totally frakking black!

I tested this going into the bathroom here at work (it's a 1-person deal) and shutting off the lights. It was ink-black.

I did get splotches with DVD Catalyst when I tried to convert a non-HD movie and I chalked it up to it being a crappy res'd file.

Is there something I'm missing?

(Not meaning to sound contrary or jerk-like. I'm just genuinely confused.)

 
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I did the first couple nights too. Last night I turned off auto sync and only lost 10%

WOwzers. I haven't lost more than 4-5% while sleeping (about 7 hours).

So you just used the power widget sync icon thingy or you just go into settings > accounts and sync and turn it off there?
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WOwzers. I haven't lost more than 4-5% while sleeping (about 7 hours).

So you just used the power widget sync icon thingy or you just go into settings &gt; accounts and sync and turn it off there?

Used the power widget. I went to bed at 2 with 99% and woke up at 7 with 92%
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Used the power widget. I went to bed at 2 with 99% and woke up at 7 with 92%
I'm definitely trying that over my Christmas vacation. Since the Nexus S has the same issue after the upgrade, it's obviously a software issue. This will only make the phone unstoppable once this bug gets fixed.
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BB, you need to sleep more. You'll be looking like a 70 year old in a few years otherwise!
 
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Altimax, do me a favor. Go into Netflix HD and start playing the newest Star Trek movie. Let it buffer, of course, but in the opening moments, when they are being attacked by the gigantic ship, look at the blackness of space and the shadows inside the ship. They're totally frakking black!

I tested this going into the bathroom here at work (it's a 1-person deal) and shutting off the lights. It was ink-black.

I did get splotches with DVD Catalyst when I tried to convert a non-HD movie and I chalked it up to it being a crappy res'd file.

Is there something I'm missing?

(Not meaning to sound contrary or jerk-like. I'm just genuinely confused.)

When it comes to stuff like this from video conversion and compression the possibilities are endless. But in general the better the conversion/compression the longer you are gonna be waiting for it to finish. The simpler programs like DVD Catalyst and handbrake do a best/easiest/quickest trade-off of some sort. Usually though, from my understanding, the biggest reason for splotches as you describe is related to compression that gets a lot of the downsizing from reducing color content and thus making fine smooth color gradients impossible. It's actually possible you would see less of this in a similar sized 480p file as the smaller resolution would allow for more color info and on such a small screen it will tend to look almost as sharp as a moving picture. I am still not fully upto speed on all the different compression regimes and which is the best, but pretty sure the better the regime the more likely it will bring our Nexus to a standstill as it tries to decode the compression at cost of MASSIVE CPU/GPU use.
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I catch up on weekends when I can sleep in! Lol. But I do appreciate the concern.
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Altimax, do me a favor. Go into Netflix HD and start playing the newest Star Trek movie. Let it buffer, of course, but in the opening moments, when they are being attacked by the gigantic ship, look at the blackness of space and the shadows inside the ship. They're totally frakking black!

I tested this going into the bathroom here at work (it's a 1-person deal) and shutting off the lights. It was ink-black.

I did get splotches with DVD Catalyst when I tried to convert a non-HD movie and I chalked it up to it being a crappy res'd file.

Is there something I'm missing?
I'll try this when I get home to corroborate.
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Sheesh, it's been what, 5 days since this baby came out?

The dev support for this thing is going to be ridiculous.

Actually, it already is!

So glad I didn't jump on the HTC device for $50!!!

 
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Nice! I haven't had a long enough time with some of these as they're coming out in droves (and that is a good thing indeed!), but this one has some killer customizations in it, specifically to reduce power usage for those that like the "2 day battery life". I'm testing now

EDIT: eek he added this do not use this feature yet lol AS OF NOW THE 2G POWER SAVER SCREEN-OFF OPTION DOESN'T WORK FOR CDMA DEVICES. IF YOU PICK IT YOU'LL HAVE TO DATA WIPE.





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....in general the better the conversion/compression the longer you are gonna be waiting for it to finish.
What is the best conversion tool out there, regardless of ETA of completion? I know DVD catalyst has a few different settings for the Nexus. I think HQ2 is the best one (it certainly takes it's time. About 2 hours, I think.)

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Okay, let us know. I don't think my eyes are playing tricks on me. I really tried looking for artifacts or imperfections in the Star Trek movie, but honestly couldn't find anything. I kept muttering "Holy crap, this is ridiculous."
 
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There is also MIUI out as well (wifi doesn't work yet though).
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There is also MIUI out as well (wifi doesn't work yet though).
I found MiLocker, an app that reproduces MIUI's lock screen customizations, but it's not compatible with ICS yet. Real shame, some of the example lockscreens shown look awesome.
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What is the best conversion tool out there, regardless of ETA of completion? I know DVD catalyst has a few different settings for the Nexus. I think HQ2 is the best one (it certainly takes it's time. About 2 hours, I think.)
I am actually not sure on this one?? My guess is that any of them with device profiles for the compression are going to be friendly to the devices battery and assume a regime and format compatible with the stock player. I really haven't messed with this so much for portable devices as I have to create files for my media center computers to play from a central store on my network. I was using a free program called mediacoder then, but that was a couple years back and I had picked it as it had nVidia CUDA support to speed it up. There may be other options out there now and it was kinda less than user friendly due the highly custom regimes you could use.

Maybe this weekend I can play with some stuff and report back since it's been a couple years since I was doing this last. The new google VP8 format exists now also and might be a good option that I didn't have when I last did this, but not sure what converters support it so far.
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nice! I haven't had a long enough time with some of these as they're coming out in droves (and that is a good thing indeed!), but this one has some killer customizations in it, specifically to reduce power usage for those that like the "2 day battery life". I'm testing now

edit: Eek he added this Do not use lol as of now the 2g power saver screen-off option doesn't work for cdma devices. If you pick it you'll have to data wipe.





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yeah he recently added it. I've been running it since this morning and have not tried the data switch power saver just wanted to see how it performs running stock 4.0.3

He also added some nice tweaks (haven't seen any of these yet implemented) with the LED notification, battery % in status bar or not, pulldown wifi and rotate toggle and auto-brightness setting and slide really cool advanced power menu, and a nice gradual auto brightness rather than stepped up.

edit: he has a build out now that is in testing to fix the 2G issue I'll let a few test it out before upgrading
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yeah he recently added it. I've been running it since this morning and have not tried the data switch power saver just wanted to see how it performs running stock 4.0.3

He also added some nice tweaks (haven't seen any of these yet implemented) with the LED notification, battery % in status bar or not, pulldown wifi and rotate toggle and auto-brightness setting and slide really cool advanced power menu, and a nice gradual auto brightness rather than stepped up.

edit: he has a build out now that is in testing to fix the 2G issue I'll let a few test it out before upgrading

Is this the beta Cyanogen mod you guys are talking about?
 
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That's a negative Mr Solo (:
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-120dBm is no signal.

You want closer to 0 than that.
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EDIT: Frankly, I know this widgets menu thing is supposed to be nice, but I find it to be much harder to use than the old name-list-menu.
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I think your thinking of skankwich or euroskank maybe?

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OK, I thought I would finally be brave and flash my first ROM but when I went into Rom Manager and told it to install the ROM it came to a picture of an android with a red triangle on it and it just sits there. What is wrong?
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Maybe I'm just dumb, but I can't for the life of me get widgets to show up in the widget menu right after installation from the market. Is there some way to force a refresh? Eventually they do show up, maybe hours later.

EDIT: Frankly, I know this widgets menu thing is supposed to be nice, but I find it to be much harder to use than the old name-list-menu.
Agreed.

I usually restart the phone to get them to show up, which is obnoxious though.
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I usually restart the phone to get them to show up, which is obnoxious though.
Does that happen after you root? Cause I haven't experienced it yet.
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You probably didn't delete the boot-from-recovery.p file in /system did you?

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Sweet!!!! I made Droid Life! Second time lol.. they posted my phone making a phone call on miui on a thunderbolt.

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The blotchy line and black ink spot look are a issue with the screen. But if its bad processing then that's the video compression.. sorry
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You probably didn't delete the boot-from-recovery.p file in /system did you?

Looks liek the stock recovery is overwriting CWM on boot.

Since he's flashing a rom an easy fix is to just hit flash recovery and then reboot into recovery and flash the rom. No renaming needed :-)
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You probably didn't delete the boot-from-recovery.p file in /system did you?

Looks liek the stock recovery is overwriting CWM on boot.
Dang! Looks like I will be starting all over again. I have superuser in my drawer so I thought I was good to go. Thanks for that insight.
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Dang! Looks like I will be starting all over again. I have superuser in my drawer so I thought I was good to go. Thanks for that insight.
No need to start over.

Just use a file manager, mount system as R/W and rename boot-from-recovery.p to boot-from-recovery.bak and then reflash CWM through ROM Manager.
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Agreed.

I usually restart the phone to get them to show up, which is obnoxious though.

FINALLY! It's not just me! Been asking and looking around for two days if anyone else has the same issue. It's definitely the widget app drawer. I can find them when I long press on the screen(ROM I am on has that option baked in) but they do not show in the drawer until after a reboot.
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Have to wait a bit to change voice plans but thats okay. Oh and got an extendes battery on its way for 25 bucks. Hope its the official one
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Got my numbers swapped out. Unlimited 4g data ftw

Have to wait a bit to change voice plans but thats okay. Oh and got an extendes battery on its way for 25 bucks. Hope its the official one
I got my extended for $25 too.
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No need to start over.

Just use a file manager, mount system as R/W and rename boot-from-recovery.p to boot-from-recovery.bak and then reflash CWM through ROM Manager.
OK, I find a file called recovery-from-boot.p Is that it? Great! Astro says I have insufficient permissions.

NM. Problem solved. Using wrong file manager.
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Who was it looking for smart dialing like HTC sense has? NCTurner maybe? I forget. Check this out
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Alrighty, finally rooted today since I had an hour free for if things went bad. Since they didn't only took a couple minutes.
I'm just rooted with no CWR. Is there any benefit to doing that now vs later? I'm going to hold out on ROMS likely until CM9 comes out. Just not sure what that really gives me now since the process seems less straightforward at this point that I remember it being for the OG Droid after a few months.
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I'm down to 18% with the Android OS now showing 54%. I hardly touch my phone while at work and it went up.

I think I am going to go home and grab the box and go exchange it.

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Android OS 50%
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BTW...did I mention that I got Verizon to apply my NE2 discount evnthough I bought it at Radio Shack?? SCORE!
How the heck did you do that? Best Buy wouldn't honor it and when I called Verizon they said that it was gone and they couldn't get it back.
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