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  1. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    Did you do a true cache partition wipe? Could be, it's just that I see you left out holding the power button along with the other two (you probably did but didn't type it in your post). Obviously if you went to the recovery menu area and used the volume down key to navigate to "wipe cache" then my question is moot. ;)

    Meanwhile, my phone seems at least as fast and responsive as it was prior to the OTA. I'm wondering if the slow down you're seeing was going to come along anyway as a result of something configured in the apps/widgets etc, and the update just happened to come to the device at that time: that happened to me with my Fascinate, so I first blamed the update then decided to check out my auto sync of Weather Bug (which I'd just installed before the OTA, hated it enough to get Palmary Weather Pro) and other widgets I then set to manually sync on demand, etc.

  2. dfran1

    dfran1 Well-Known Member

    Sorry I did forget that, I also held power.

    Now I also should have mentioned this stutter (slowdown) is only in 1 game app so far, everything else seems like it was, absolutely No faster at all!
    Now this game is archipelago, I have played this for a long time, and it's not a graphics intense game either.
    The game did work perfect before but now it stutters, plays fine but the planes stutter now.
    It did a little before, but nothing compared to now (not that the stuttering is bad, just noticeable now). Maybe it needs to be updated?
  3. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    Well now. ;) It's just one app that you see a change in performance following the update.

    A cache clear of that app via Application Manager would be prudent, if not done already. A data clear of that app and reconfiguration following a reboot would remedy the issue, I'll wager. :D
  4. dfran1

    dfran1 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, as soon as I save my game data I will try.

    But meanwhile as I clicked the link in my email to get to this forum,
    1. Before update it would give me a choice now it defaults to the stock internet. I think I need to go into the internet application from application manager and clear data?

    2. It was working last night and this morning , but now it opens the stock internet and the stock internet just keeps refreshing the page.
    I use chrome anyway.
  5. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    Yeah, we all use our devices differently.. one quirk of mine is to clear everything once I find out an update is available. I'll do the data and cache clearing on stock apps, remove all 3rd party apps (yep, uninstall, then reinstall after a cache partition wipe and the OTA is done).

    Never had an issue once that little regimen was adopted.

    It should not be necessary, in a perfect world. But it's worked for me and I advise it when the subject comes up: See an update available? Clean house first and again when it's done. :)
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  6. whitecollar

    whitecollar Clericus Geekicus VIP Member

    I'm using Launcher 8 and it's working fine after the update and Fb Home is hanging in there as my lock screen which is odd.
  7. nlitenme

    nlitenme Well-Known Member

    The update went fine for me, but I added the NFC toggle to my notification tray & it doesn't actually toggle it. Would someone test it on theirs to see if it works? Thanks
  8. dfran1

    dfran1 Well-Known Member

    Yup this seems to be one update someone screwed up on

    Just tried my nfc and it does toggle it for me, yes I added it to the notification bar as you did.

    But I also had phone issues at one portion of my day today, that has seemed to go away.

    If I need to wipe this phone I'm going to root and get rid of that crap Verizon junk I hate, and driving me nuts, like the join Wi-Fi every time I'm on the road using maps.
    Sorry for the rant
    Thanks everyone
    At least you all care.

    there used to be a code on the phone to dial to turn the wifi notification on and off (comes defaulted to on) but ever since 4.1.1 and 4.1.2 all you have to do is go to settings and wifi and disable that notification, boy the things that get changed and never told to us.. not much reason now to root, phone seems to have settled in with the update.
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  9. nlitenme

    nlitenme Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I got it to work. I removed it from the tray, restarted the phone, put it back in & now it works. :rolleyes:
  10. atrain311

    atrain311 Well-Known Member

    I've been a swype beta guy and wanted to try out the Samsung keyboard. Does anyone know if there's actually way to swipe punctuation or do toy really have to long press the comma button every time you want actually comma?
  11. mntom

    mntom Well-Known Member

    I noticed that Kies also updated yesterday. Has anyone found that the software works any better?
  12. zhugzug

    zhugzug New Member

    It goes through a bootloader with options for install reboot settings etc. But when I minimize it shows it failed. Tryed 5 times. Rebooted. Help? ???
  13. dfran1

    dfran1 Well-Known Member

    Try and do this first, back up what you can or you will loose everything, of course google should have your contacts but make sure (it will be like a brand new phone out of the store with nothing on). Or just hold volume and home and then hold power till you get to the wipe and wipe everything , then don't reload a lot just minimum and wipe it again after the update, then reload, best of luck.

    I'm sure if someone has some better or 1st idea to try they will post.

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  14. zhugzug

    zhugzug New Member

    Wait how do you get to the wipe function? with the phone powered off?
  15. twister6

    twister6 Guides Guide

    Just found something new with this update. Whenever I take a picture and share/email it, it now gives me an option to keep attachment as original size or resize it down to 70%, 30%, etc. Awesome!!!

    Haven't noticed any lag, my phone is as fast as before!
  16. dfran1

    dfran1 Well-Known Member

    This will wipe your phone or you can clear the cache from this location
    (wipe means back to like you just purchased a new phone, so be aware, backup first) use helium or something to back up if you care.

    1. Turn off phone

    2. Hold volume up key and home key

    3. Still holding those keys now press and hold power till you see the green android then release all buttons.

    4. Use the volume up and down to highlight the option you want and the power button to select it.

    options when in system recovery
    1. reboot system now
    2. apply update from ADB
    3. apply update from external storage
    4. wipe data/factory reset
    5. wipe cache partition
    6. apply update from cache

    I do 5 every now and then but to wipe you do 4 and 5 and twice also just to make sure.

    5 will do no harm , with no loss of data.
  17. rcyphermd

    rcyphermd Well-Known Member

    I am on Verizon. How are you able to customize the notification bar ?
  18. dfran1

    dfran1 Well-Known Member

    Go here to adjust your notifications
    1. Settings
    2. Display
    3. Notification Panel
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  19. dfran1

    dfran1 Well-Known Member

    I just found my crappy app. that was causing me headaches and slowing down my game.

    UCCW.. I have not opened it up in a month the very least, it was running on it's own, now wonder why my battery was crap lately!

    I used elixir 2 application to find it. I uninstalled that application and all themes I had for it, it gave me problems in the past and I tried uninstall it and reinstall but still gave me problems so I figured maybe it would get fixed, boy was I wrong, I did not have any Widgets for it open in over a month, what crap.

    Sorry for the rant, but maybe this info will help someone else someday.
  20. karma2burn

    karma2burn Well-Known Member

    One of my small pet peeves is that when I used the navigation and listened to music, I would have to jump back and forth between the two if a song came up I wanted to skip etc. Kind of a pain and not exactly the best practice while driving.

    So after the update I was able to put up my media player and navigation side by side and it works perfectly. So nice to not have to jump back and forth.

    Now if google would get off their ass and separate the media volume and the navigation volume everything would be perfect.
  21. laurieb

    laurieb Well-Known Member

    How do get rid of the auto brightness on notification bar?


    Never mind found it:)
  22. phonedroid

    phonedroid Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have a link to a page that might document the new features ?
  23. nlitenme

    nlitenme Well-Known Member

  24. rivera02

    rivera02 Well-Known Member

    Was the option to use the volume keys as the shutter for the camera always there or is that new with the update?
  25. nlitenme

    nlitenme Well-Known Member

    I don't remember having that. Either way, thanks for the heads-up!

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