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Battery life issues, MMS stopped working-Midnight JB-I need something new

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pheonix991, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. pheonix991

    pheonix991 Member
    Thread Starter

    Issues:
    MMS, I cannot receive any pictures. It worked when I did the last update, it was a clean flash.
    Over the past moth or so, my battery almost weekly will decide it's going to be at 20% within 40 minutes of disconnecting from the charger. I calibrate it once it's charged again, and it's fine for another week.

    So, I think it's finally time for me to update to a new rom, and possibly get a new battery.

    If you guys could kindly help me pick a new rom, that'd be great.

    Needs:
    MMS to work
    Battery life
    Google Now
    Android 4.1 or higher
    I'd like visual voice mail to work too


    What should I go with? Any input on the battery issue?
     


  2. Chingling

    Chingling Android Enthusiast

    A new battery would be awesome! I've gotten an extended battery and it is AMAZING. Best accessory I've bought. I got the Platinum Series Battery for the E3D on Amazon. Could barely last a day on regular battery with very little use, but now I can last 2 days with moderate use!

    For ROMs, personally I have noticed that 4.1+ ROMs do not have as good of battery life as Sense. Do not know why. Nevertheless, my extended battery fixed this problem. I would recommend Angry Bean by Chairshot. All the things you requested should be fulfilled by this ROM. There is even a flashable for MMS. Angry Bean is the most stable that I have seen, but I can also recommend PACman ROM on XDA.
     
  3. Chicoman

    Chicoman Well-Known Member

    Sounds like your battery could use an upgrade and is a must have for flashaholics like myself as loading and backing up ROMs apps, etc definitely drain the juice. No disrespect to the work of any developers but as of right now for the best blend of performance and updated JB features as well as customizations the VM build of PacRom is at the top right now. Everything is working and working well (for me at least). VVM works but of course you need to flash the zip file that's Angry Bean put together. Here's the latest link, Good luck.

    PacRom
     
  4. fivestardunk

    fivestardunk Newbie

    Have you guys tried MumboJumbo rom? Was wondering how you found it compared to Angry Bean and Pac
     
  5. pheonix991

    pheonix991 Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. I'll check it out once he uploads his new VM rom. This may be shocking to a few, but, I hate flashing roms.
     
  6. pheonix991

    pheonix991 Member
    Thread Starter

    So far so good on pac. Aside from not being able to disable the pie menu.

    Bump charging is also helping me get more battery life.
     
  7. Chicoman

    Chicoman Well-Known Member

    Disable Pie
     
  8. pheonix991

    pheonix991 Member
    Thread Starter

    So, yeah, other than that. It's pretty fantastic. I haven't gotten any voice mails yet, so not sure if VVM works out of the box. There are so many options. I am overwhelmed.
     
  9. Chicoman

    Chicoman Well-Known Member

    I wasn't sure if you still weren't able to disable pie or got it figured out from your post. As far as VVM working how did you install it? Maybe test it to be sure, I can usually get mine to work but it's not always guaranteed.
     
  10. Enazsem

    Enazsem Newbie

    Try Angry Bean, as for MMS try my settings here. Tell me if that fixes anything for you at all. I'm curious if it works on another ROM before you flash.
     
  11. pheonix991

    pheonix991 Member
    Thread Starter

    I just flashed the rom, then gapps. No VVM.zip. Like I said, haven't tested it. Haven't read up on it if it works without an additional .zip. I know on some roms at one time it wasn't working, which is why I didn't go to Midnightrom's 4.2.

    MMS is working with PACMAN.

    Weird thing with Midnight though. I did a clean flash, mms worked again. Something messed up, most likely due to me screwing up titanium. Reflashed the same way as before, lost MMS again. So, not sure what's going on. So, I ditched Midnight, it hasn't been updated in a long time anyway, which is sad, because I really liked that dev.

    Thanks for trying though.
     
  12. Chicoman

    Chicoman Well-Known Member

    No it's not working then since a voicemail app isn't even included in the ROM.

    Real easy fix made by Angry Bean Devs, just flash the VVM zip on this site (Voicemailhttp://chairshot.vmobi.us/shooter/) open the app once, then flash the same zip once more and your set. Very simple :)
     
  13. pheonix991

    pheonix991 Member
    Thread Starter

    Thank you very much!
     
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