Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by BabyBlues, Dec 6, 2011.
Good luck, Anti. We're for any and all support you need!
Good Morning everyone. Last night was full of thunder and lightening again. Two nights ago, three houses were struck by lightening; the one right down the street from us was a total loss. It's got us talking about lightening rods, once popular and relatively common and now hardly ever seen. I think its time to do a little research. Anyone here have any experience with them?
Hope everything is alright.
Good morning all!
What kernel is everyone running with AOKP? Flashed it last night and loving it so far. The toggles and weather up top are a real nice touch (wish I could get rid of brightness though).
I do feel the lack of extraordinary phones has validated my Nexus purchase (especially since it was such an easy root and the customization is outstanding! What are you thinking Chief?)
With over a year to my next upgrade I'm not worried that there won't be something to make me drool when the time comes.
I'm running LeanKernel 3.6 as of this morning. Was on 3.4. Lean has always played well with my phone. Franco and the pre-packaged kernels with AOKP have always caused a high android OS usage rage for me.
What do you mean by get rid of brightness?
Morning everyone! Happy Hump day
Your phone is also a good flashlight
Any tea snobs here? Well...you don't need to be a tea snob, you just have to like tea. You can join me and BB in this thread. I love to hear your tea experience!
Yum, that looks delicious.
I guess it would depend on the price - if a phone with those specs costs as much the GNex, obviously it's not worth it. But if Verizon is trying to pad out their phone lineup by offering phones with solid-if-not-quite-top-of-the-line specs, I can get behind that. Like if the Incredible 4G is $150 or $200 where the GNex was $300, I'd say that might be a reasonable value. For someone that wants a "cool" phone without having to shell out top dollar, the Incredible 4G is probably a great choice.
Like others have said, I'm glad to not have phone envy, which I had almost constantly when I still had my OG Droid. I'm proud to have a superphone that's been enduring at the top of the pyramid consistently for five or six months now. Perhaps phone carriers are learning that options are smart, rather than simply one-upping each successive model.
That brightness toggle in the drop down - I rarely change my brightness from Auto so I don't need it up there and unless I miss something there is no way to turn it off.
I was so taken aback by all the customization options that showed up when I flashed this.
Edit: AAAAAAAAAAND I'm an idiot. Brightness Location > Don't Show. *doh*
I'm not as good a photographer as some others here, so I have to cheat and take advantage of altitude. Took this one flying high over Greenland yesterday.
Snapshot of daughter in Amsterdam
Greenland looks so desolated! Amsterdam on the other hand looks simply lovely.
Haha, yeah, I couldn't figure out if you mean don't show it at all or how to reduce it. I knew both were capable and was trying to figure out which you were needing. :thumbup:
What kind of battery life do you guys get with AOKP + LeanKernel?
I get around 2 hours of screen on time. Some days I get that in 8 hours, some in 15. Screen on is the limiting factor. As long as your Android OS usage is 5% or below, then you are getting about as good battery life as you're going to get on these phones. The other major factor would be cellular signal quality. If you can stay in a good service area or on Wifi, then that will be a low power draw.
My free app just broke that 50 active installs mark!! WOOHOO! A little confused as to why the uninstalls have suddenly went up, up until a few days ago I only had 5-6 total installs more than active and now I have 18. 71 total and 53 active.
Really? Man, I must be doing something wrong. I get awful battery life. Rooted, stock ROM. Here, I took some screenshots from two separate days last week:
This is from when I take the phone off the charger at around 8:15 to head to work until whenever I took the screenshots, approx. 6 hours later, so early afternoon. I think the most annoying part is that, as you can see, the random reboots can cost me up to ten percent of my battery. It's very irritating.
If I have a girl, I'll name her Delilah and sing to her, 'hey there Delilah' as her lullaby. lol
I wonder how many women thought this in 2007 when Plain White T's Hey there Delilah hit the radio?
Man...You've got some high Android OS usage. Wipe your Davlik Cache and flash another kernel. Try the latest Lean (3.6). No wonder you're getting terrible battery life.
HAHA probably a lot. I wonder how many guys tried to find girls named Delilah to sing that song too.
Unless he is on a 4.0.4 ROM his Android OS is going to be high - remember it was being reported incorrectly until 4.0.4 so thats probably the cause of that.
Honestly though if you can get on Wifi do so as it will increase your battery life by leaps and bounds.
I have no idea how to wipe my dalvik cache. :/ Doesn't it wipe your phone or something?
Yeah, I'm on my wifi when I'm home and my battery lasts forever. I was at 6% when I got home at 5:30 and it still hadn't died by the time I went to bed at midnight. Even though I wasn't using it, I still expected the natural drain to have killed it. About what you said in re: incorrect reporting, so my Android OS isn't actually that high? If not, what's causing my poor battery life?
Here's my real question - why are homemade ROMs and kernels so much better than stock? Are unpaid freelance programmers really that much better than the hordes that Google and Samsung employ?
Boot into recovery and go to Advanced and Wipe Dalvik. It will not wipe your phone.
In short - Yes, the freelance programmers are that much better.
I found this and I do need it:
Haha, the comment was mostly tongue-in-cheek. Anyways, thanks I'll try wiping the cache tonight. Is that something that's recommended to do on a regular basis?
Yeah, I wasn't thinking, if you aren't rooted, unlocked, and ROM'd, then none of that stuff matters, you're simply stuck with what you got.
To answer that question, yes and no. You have to remember, the freelance programmers aren't putting together an entire OS from scratch, they're building on what Google has already put out there. They are very good at what they do but Google putting out the source enables them to make improvements and customize it very quickly and easily. The Android OS is very well documented. That being said, the programmers employed by Google, Samsung, HTC, etc.... are all working 9 to 5's on this stuff. It's a job to them, and might be one they don't enjoy or are tired of. Add to that the fact that they are under intense pressure to get stuff out quickly and you end up with stuff coming from Google that is not quite ready yet and has a few bugs.
In short, devs work on this stuff because it's a passion. Programmers employed by companies, while I'm sure it's a passion to some, it's not for all.
HAHA that sounds awesome - totally gonna invent it somehow.