Root CyanogenMod RC2 3G Switch Is Awesome

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by altimax98, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. altimax98

    altimax98 Well-Known Member
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    To whoever came up with the idea for a 3G switch your a genius. The #1 reason to use this rom. I had battery problems on my phone before and it was annoying how in a few hours i would lose all battery and would have to charge.

    But now thats all changed, I just hit the switch when I need to sync or use web and its saved me so much battery. I used my phone just like normal today.. a bunch of texting, about 30 mins of web time, some sega genesis emulator time and about 15min talk time and I only used 20% of my battery from 9am to 5pm.

    K-9 mail sees that the 3G is off so it stops polling and immediatly polls when its reconnected and within 1 minute, my facebook, twitter, email and news apps all sync up. I love it :)

    Thank you guys!!!!!

    PS- the switch is in the Power Controller Widget
     

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  2. tom108

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    it is a nice feature. CM roms always have new little surprises like that.
     
  3. Kerplunk

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    is the 3g switch the same thing as juice defender's APN off toggle ? or the setting that allows data to connect at a specific intervals ?
     
  4. csoga

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    Yessiree, it is awesome...

    I just updated to CM RC2 today, and already had the Power Widget on my homescreen. When it rebooted the first time, I noticed the new switch and had a sneaking suspicion what it was and that it would help my battery life!

    We'll know tomorrow about this time. :)
     
  5. tom108

    tom108 Well-Known Member
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    just a switch built into the power control widget.
     
  6. emdmao

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    It is a very cool feature. I have used it here and there. Tomorrow I'm going to try it out for the whole day and see what kind of difference it makes.

    I don't know if there is a suggestion area for CM (didn't see it on their website) but it would also be cool if they could add a switch to toggle between 3g and 1x for times when I want to receive emails immediately. Switching to 1x should save a good amount of battery compared to 3g also.
     
  7. Kerplunk

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    i mean does it serve the same purpose as juice defender shutting down internet connectivity? resulting in the same power savings.
     
  8. tom108

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    yes but done manually. :)
     
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  9. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique
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    I tried it all of my work day yesterday and didn't notice much of a difference. However, the past couple days I've been noticing my battery just being demolished so fast. I'm trying to find the source of it now :thinking:
     
  10. minger

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    any chance its possible to pull this off for use in other roms? Insanely clean + this would be perfect for me.
     
  11. ska.t73

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    I would love to see Cyanogen and his team turn this into something like JD. I love JD but it is starting to get a little buggy (in terms of wifi location mostly). Implementing it as part of the actual ROM would make the functionality work better IMHO.
     

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