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Strange Behavior From Miren Browser


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  1. RichSz

    RichSz Not Entitled VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    Up front I'd like to say I am drawing no conclusions from this. Everything could be completely legitimate and I don't have the knowledge to judge otherwise.

    Over the passed three nights I unplugged my Droid X before I went to bed and it was at 100% battery. When I woke up 7 hours later it was at 20%. This is a recent development and normally I'm at 80% at worst (usually 90%) in the morning. Since Motorola messed up the Froyo update, my battery manager force closes so I can't see the details of what's pounding on my battery.

    This morning it was drained again (10% this time) so I took a log using Android System Info hoping to see what is going on. I found something. Here's an excerpt:

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    1. 12-07 04:03:47.104 I/ActivityManager(1225)Start proc cn.miren.browser for broadcast cn.miren.browser/.downloadmanager.DownloadReceiver: pid=11904 uid=10234 gids={3003, 1015}
    2. 12-07 04:03:47.284 D/ConnectivityService(1225)ConnectivityChange for mobile: CONNECTING/CONNECTING
    3. 12-07 04:03:51.065 D/ConnectivityService(1225)ConnectivityChange for mobile: CONNECTED/CONNECTED
    4. 12-07 04:03:51.065 D/ConnectivityService(1225)Handle CONNECT for mobile
    5. 12-07 04:03:51.065 D/ConnectivityService(1225)connecting to a default network
    6. 12-07 04:03:51.065 D/ConnectivityService(1225)Sending CONNECT bcast for mobile
    7. 12-07 04:03:51.088 D/ConnectivityService(1225)handleConnectivityChange
    8. 12-07 04:03:51.088 D/ConnectivityService(1225)handleDnsConfig Change
    9. 12-07 04:03:51.088 D/ConnectivityService(1225)connected: Mobile data state: mobile, CONNECTED
    10. 12-07 04:03:51.088 D/ConnectivityService(1225)adding dns 66.174.95.44 for mobile
    11. 12-07 04:03:51.088 D/ConnectivityService(1225)adding dns 66.174.92.14 for mobile
    12. 12-07 04:03:51.088 D/ConnectivityService(1225)sendStickyBroadcastExt, add feature=null
    13. 12-07 04:03:51.901 I/ActivityManager(1225)Process cn.miren.browser (pid 11904) has died.
    14. 12-07 04:03:52.487 D/ConnectivityService(1225)ConnectivityChange for mobile: DISCONNECTED/DISCONNECTED
    15. 12-07 04:03:52.487 V/ConnectivityService(1225)Handle DISCONNECT for mobile
    16. 12-07 04:03:52.487 W/ConnectivityService(1225)interface ppp0 is useless
    17. 12-07 04:03:52.487 D/ConnectivityService(1225)disconnecting a default network
    18. 12-07 04:03:52.487 D/ConnectivityService(1225)getMobileDataEnabled returning true
    19. 12-07 04:03:52.487 D/ConnectivityService(1225)handleConnectivityChange
    20. 12-07 04:03:52.487 D/ConnectivityService(1225)handleDnsConfig Change
    21. 12-07 04:03:52.510 D/ConnectivityService(1225)sendStickyBroadcastExt, add feature=null
    It repeats every FIVE (5!) seconds from there. Seeing the top line, I noticed Miren connecting to the network for some reason. The IP addresses are just Verizon, which make sense. I have no idea why Miren is connecting to the net nor where it's trying to get to nor what it's trying to do.

    Interesting to note is I was sleeping at the time of this log, I had rebooted my phone yesterday and had NOT run Miren. So it's auto-starting for some reason and it's definitely not just stuck in a loop looking for something from the last web page I visited because I haven't used it.

    Since I can draw no conclusion beyond this browser is apparently trying to talk to the net every 5 seconds all night long, I uninstalled it.
     

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  2. NanoVan

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    It sounds like you are having a terrible network environment. You received a Connectivity_Change sticky broadcast from system in every 5 seconds, which should only happens when some network connectivity status change happened. It is too many... I knew a lot of apps consuming the messages at backend including some stock ones.

    Are you sure it is caused by miren browser? I personally had good experience with miren. From the log, it looks like the miren browser nicely kill itself every time it consumed the system event. It is better than those apps with background service silently consuming the system without printing any log, except the annoying logs.
     
  3. RichSz

    RichSz Not Entitled VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    Basically I only know what I saw in the log. I'm not very familiar with Android logs, but I did see the snippet above repeating every 5 seconds ad naseum. It seems to me that Miren may be killing itself nicely but it's also starting up every 5 seconds.

    Uninstalling Miren did NOT fix my overnight battery issue. I'm slowly uninstalling apps which appear to be accessing the net during the night but this is a horribly long, somewhat random and completely boring process.

    I would love to find a better way.
     
  4. NanoVan

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    That's bad news. If the stock battery stat app in global settings does not help you, You probably should find some replacement app in google market. Hope that helps you.

    Good luck, man.
     

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