Alarm clock failed in MilestoneSupport


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  1. ayshjeff

    ayshjeff Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Did anyone share with my similar circumstance?

    I am used to use my mobile as an alarm clock for morning calls. It worked fine on my all previous Nokia's simple phones. However, I face a problem when I switch into Milestone this month.

    I have 2 cases that the alarm clock (default in Milestone) failed to alarm. Both cases, I need to restart the OS until it resumes to normal. 1st of the cases - the alarm seemed to alarm before with no sound, noting that the music player's unable to play sound as well (audio device unconnected?). 2nd of the cases - happened this morning. No alarm again and I found a message for force close dialog on OS.Process. It give auto reboot showing Android startup logo on screen...

    I find it's insecure of using my mobile as my alarm clock. It is very obvious if I compare it with Nokia simple phones.

    I don't reboot my phone until it stuck. And I like use Taskiller to kill some used apps. For example, killing music apps before listening albums.

    Does Android phone require daily reboot so that it work properly on going? And the Taskiller may be the cause of abnormality?

    Anyone shed me some lights?
     

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  2. imac

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    Taskiller is the cause.
    I don't kill any programs (Android take care of the memory) and is going well.
    Most likely, Taskiller stops some services related with the alarm clock.
     
  3. GDVS

    GDVS Active Member

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    Stop doing that and your problems will go away :)
     
  4. ayshjeff

    ayshjeff Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks guys. I will stop doing this and see any improvements.
     
  5. Blio

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    Yep, it's definitely the task killer. The android OS doesn't work like a windows pc, it's memory management is far better. With a task killer you probably cause more problems for the OS than without using one.
     
  6. Boni2k

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    Just don't kill the alarm app and leave it running. No problem to kill the rest. Same goes with Klaxon or Smart Alarm Clock.
     
  7. tek-monkey

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    Having exactly the same problem, and also use a task killer. Will ditch it, ta. Although I have no idea how to actually close an app? Take the media player for example, I don't even see a stop button? Just a pause, then no way to close it. Am I missing something?
     
  8. Boni2k

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    As android is based on Linux, closing programs is not necessary. Thus you usually don't have a quit button in a program. Programs running in the background won't drain your battery. You can read more searching "android closing programs" in Google.
     
  9. GDVS

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    Yes, you don't need to close apps on Android. Whan an app goes into the background it's supposed to suspend itself, it may periodically wake up and check something (for instance updating news feeds) but it's not running in the way something behind your active window is running on a PC.
     
  10. tek-monkey

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    Thanks a lot for that, not had the phone a week yet so still playing. Next question then, I'm using stock android 2 and can't seem to add new alarm sounds. Any ideas?
     
  11. GDVS

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    Ringdroid is your friend :)

    Download it form the market, it allows you to take any file or portion of a file and set it as a notification, alarm, or ringtone.
     
  12. ayshjeff

    ayshjeff Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes. Android is quite different from Windows environment in which I am working hard to stop/kill any unnessary jobs. I am free to do so in Android because it will do process management at background.
     
  13. tek-monkey

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    Thanks again, much appreciated. Grabbing it now :)
     

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