drdtyc added a topic in Acer Liquid Metal - LiquidMetal.MoDaCo.comWays to reduce power drainAcer LM is my first smartphone. It seems the battery needs charging once a day to be on the safe side. In comparison, my previous phone, Nokia C3 using the 2G band, could go uncharged for several days.
To preserve the juice in my LM, I can think of turning off Wifi, mobile internet, bluetooth, gps and portable hotspot when any of these is not needed.
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drdtyc added a topic in Acer Liquid Metal - LiquidMetal.MoDaCo.comNewbie questions on upgrading ROM?I have got a new Liquid MT since Nov 6 and like it very much.
It is a prepaid Rogers (Canada) phone with Froyo 2.2.2 ROM
Having read the various threads here, I am tempted to upgrade the Rom to Gingerbread.
My former job was a computer programmer about two decades ago.
Hence I am quite confident to follow the upgrading instructions posted in this forum.
I have the following questions to ask for your advice:
1. Is it worth the effort to upgrade the Rom from Froyo 2.2.2 to Gingerbread?
This is my first smart phone and so far for the first few days of owning it I have only used a small number default apps like Facebook, Gmail and Webbrowser.
I use this phone with a PetroCanada pre-paid SIM card for Unlimited Web Browsing (UWB) i.e. restricted to Port 80 and on a slower speed 2G network. Under this UWB plan, Google Map and Youtube are only available using WiFi but not the Rogers telecom data network. (PetroCanada is using the Rogers network - hence I do not need to unlock my phone)
2. Do I need to ROOT the phone before I can backup the stock Rogers Rom?
I wish to backup the stock rom so that I can always go back to it if I mess up with any upgrade.
3. Would the European ROMs affect my North American radio reception?
My phone has this Bulid Number: Acer_LiquidMetal_1.101.47_PA_ROGERS
The European ROM I intend to use is Acer_4.000.13.EMEA.GEN1_A32G
I presume EMEA is European radio and PA is Pacific/Asia radio.
Rogers uses 2G network and HSPA+ network on the frequencies of 850/1900 MHz.
4. Do I need to install APPS2SD in order to save up memory space on the phone for installing more apps from Google Play?
Thanks for you advices!
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