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Root rom for dedicated gps tracking

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Vlar, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Vlar

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    Been doing alot of hiking/running lately and want to bring my original droid back to life as a gps logger. It won't be used for phone service, only for GPS and a few apps such as google tracks and maybe maps. I've already ordered a Droid2 extended battery, but I think this might be extended further with the right rom/kernel or apps to manage power. I don't care if operating it is like a slideshow so long as it logs for many hours.. any recommendations on what to try?

    thanks!
     

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    Every phone is different. You're going to just have to experiment. At one time I was getting almost 48 hours out of one charge, though the use was minimal. I cannot remember if it was on a Froyo or Eclair rom.

    A couple of my favorite old ones, Sapphire 0.6.2 (Froyo), Krazykrivda's 24k themed Cyanogenmod 5.0.6.x (Eclair), and Droidmod (eclair).
     
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    I am attempting the same. Have you found any ideal ROMs?

    It seems that turning off the phone radio may save some battery life - renaming Phone.apk or using Phone Info, but unfortunately I can't seem to get reliable GPS at that point.
     

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