Just wanted to share my scare {Tasker}Tips

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  1. ArmadaTattoo

    ArmadaTattoo Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Feb 13, 2010
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    So I was playing around with Tasker today. I wanted to set up a Low Power mode so that I could click a widget and certain tasks would be performed, namely:
    Wifi Off
    Bluetooth Off
    APN Off
    Screen Brightness lowered
    Screen Timeout lowered etc etc etc

    So I set it up and tested it. All fine.

    Once I had set the widget up I wanted to turn my APN etc back on, however APNdroid was not having any effect.

    So I tried using Extended controls to get APN back - no such luck.

    I did some searching and found that uninstalling or reinstalling APNdroid can get your APN back. So I did this but still no luck. I then realised I had no way of getting APNdroid reinstalled as I had no available Wifi.

    Eventually I downloaded a copy to my laptop and copied it across via usb. Still no good. I was starting to panic.

    In total I have spent 4 hours today tring to find an answer. I was in the process of putting up a post to ask for help when I decided I would try editing the APN settings manually. Thank god I did.

    Turns out Extended Controls and APN Droid had both tried to edit the APN settings at the same time and had changed them to a value neither could reset. So I manually removed the APN settings and put them back in and.... voila, APN is back.

    So I guess I learned two things:

    1. Dont have two different programs turning on and off your APN
    2. Sometimes you can fix things yourself without looking/asking for help online!

    Who would've thunk it?

  2. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member

    Oct 29, 2009
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    they turn off your mobile data by changing your apn (name). You should have first come to the forum to ask, could have saved a few hours :p

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