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3G Watchdog shows data wont stop


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  1. heffa

    heffa Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Apologies if there is a better place for this query.

    My housemate and I both installed 3G Watchdog the other day (Desire and an X10, noth on different networks) and in both cases it shows small amounts of 3G data being used even when the WiFi connection is up and running. I have been at home all day, in good connection with the wireless, but it shows about 3 meg of data traffic.
    Could 3G Watchdog be misreading somewhere or is the an app or 2 that wont use WAN?
     

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  2. poultrum

    poultrum Well-Known Member

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    sounds like an app is using the 3g, i have wtachdog running on my hero and it never picks up wifi connection data usage,Inside the 3gwatchdogs settings you can get it to only turn on when only 3g is running this would help you test and see what is running or what apps are trying to use 3g,

    another thing it could be is the update time for data usage, might be set to something high i.e checks every couple of hours instead of every minute(what i have it set on) so would be counting data you previously downloaded hope this helps :)
     
  3. heffa

    heffa Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Cheers for the response dude :)

    Updates are still set at 1 min, so not sure about that one

    Checking thru Watchdog settings and cant find this one. All I got is
    Show Systems tasks, Show Icon, Autokill settings, Widget settings, Task list settings and Auto Startup
     
  4. heffa

    heffa Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Bah, Sorry, looking at the wrong damn app for those settings (Task Manager instead of 3G Watchdog).
    Even so, I still cant see an option to turn on when only 3G is active. There is an option to make the notification visible if 3G is active
     
  5. heffa

    heffa Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Auto-Kill app keeps showing the same 4 apps auto starting: Stocks, Footprints, Peep and Friend Stream. I dont use any of them so have gone thru their setting and shut down all sync options they have. Seriously pissed I cant uninstall them. Would consider Root, but the whole process scares me a bit. Dont wanna brick my new phone.
     
  6. bluenova

    bluenova OK Computer VIP Member

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    Don't worrie about bricking. As long as you stay away from Radio updates (which can brick your phone if interupted) you'll be fine. As much chance of bricking as you would with an official update which is pretty much zero.
     

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