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Not sure if Messages is the whole story. Now its 75% Dialer and 25% Andriod. If I download Spare Parts, the Sensor battery usage mirrors the overall battery usage. Maybe the sensor code is not working correctly? Can it be disabled? Assume this is the light sensor for whether the phone is next to your face or not? Anyhow battery usage is much better now. I would need to go back to 2.1 to compare; maybe do a backup and restore my 2.1.


I'm seeing the same. Spare parts reporting that dialer is almost constantly using the sensor, based on the uptime.

Btw, i have tried shutting down messages app but it did not make a difference for me.

Currently i'm comfortably getting a day's use out of the device with some browsing, gps and a couple of calls. it even lives through the night and half next day.

Partial wake lock is minimal for the dialer and android system. cpu usage is similar.
Only the sensor stats are weird.

could this be related to the 'light sensor issue' in froyo?

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I worked out what is causing the high battery usage on Dialer. This rom has this issue. If you kill the messages process, the Dialer battery usage drops. Actually drops quite quickly. So Dialer was 97% battery usage. A couple of minutes after killing messages, dropped down to 60%, with Andriod system battery usage increasing (what you would expect). Reason I found it is I googled for the issue, and came across a similar issue with the htc hero. With this issue they recommended you disable notifications within Messages. However this does not work with the Blade; guess its looping checking for new messages, but not as drastically as on the hero. Messages process actually needs to be terminated. I wonder if someone can look into updating the messages app to a later release from Froyo main release tree? Or temporarily disabling its startup and maybe use a messaging app from the market until someone can fix it?

If we can resolve this issue, then as far as I can see this seems to be the only MAJOR issue with this rom. Battery is much reduced compared to the 2.1 stock roms.

http://androidforums...t-lets-fix.html


And what about the network(cell or wifi) location? Does it work now?
e.g.: in Maps or Latitude can it find your position without gps?
Can somebody confirm it works?
I think IT IS a major issue. No location based applications without it.

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And what about the network(cell or wifi) location? Does it work now?
e.g.: in Maps or Latitude can it find your position without gps?
Can somebody confirm it works?
I think IT IS a major issue. No location based applications without it.


No, unfortunately that feature doesn't work at the moment.

Looks like we will have to wait for chinese release of 2.2 Froyo. Good news is that it should be soon! very soon.

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No, unfortunately that feature doesn't work at the moment.

Looks like we will have to wait for chinese release of 2.2 Froyo. Good news is that it should be soon! very soon.


Is there any competent person who can take a look at it: http://forum.xda-dev...p;postcount=710
Can it be the solution for our problem too?

Or are we going to get an official froyo so soon that it doesn't worth working on this alpha release anymore?

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I find this rom to be amazing and have been able to work around most of the known bugs... I'm still struggling with some minor ones like YouTube colour line, battery usage, and facebook not syncing. Nothing important really.

But something I haven't read about, maybe of even less importance, is an annoying box in the calendar, covering about 1cm of the calendar area. I'm just curious to know if anybody else has this? And in that case, well, if anybody has managed to get rid of it? Have tried to install other calendar versions from xda but the box just changes colour... not that helpful :rolleyes: I have a feeling that this is because I installed the galaxy s theme from another thread here at modaco.

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I find this rom to be amazing and have been able to work around most of the known bugs... I'm still struggling with some minor ones like YouTube colour line, battery usage, and facebook not syncing. Nothing important really.

But something I haven't read about, maybe of even less importance, is an annoying box in the calendar, covering about 1cm of the calendar area. I'm just curious to know if anybody else has this? And in that case, well, if anybody has managed to get rid of it? Have tried to install other calendar versions from xda but the box just changes colour... not that helpful :rolleyes: I have a feeling that this is because I installed the galaxy s theme from another thread here at modaco.


I must say - well done to all chaps involved. I managed to make a simple, well explained procedure far more tricky than it needed to be, but I got there in the end.

My question is- is it possible to get rid of the Google Ads that keep interfering with my very smoothly running game of Angry Birds and other Apps?

BTW - I have installed the Easy Answer App and my dialer doesn't seem to be taking up any battery power - coincidence?

Edited by nedmundo1, 15 November 2010 - 10:29 PM.

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Download an app called adfree and should get rid of ads in nearly everything :rolleyes:

BTW I installed adialer and maybe thats why mine doesn't show up in battery stats now.

Edited by MIKEYMC, 15 November 2010 - 10:31 PM.

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Download an app called adfree and should get rid of ads in nearly everything :rolleyes:

BTW I installed adialer and maybe thats why mine doesn't show up in battery stats now.



Thanks Mikey MC.

Are there any superflous Apps apart from the obvious ones which we can get shot of- e.g Google ones?

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But something I haven't read about, maybe of even less importance, is an annoying box in the calendar, covering about 1cm of the calendar area. I'm just curious to know if anybody else has this? And in that case, well, if anybody has managed to get rid of it? Have tried to install other calendar versions from xda but the box just changes colour... not that helpful :rolleyes: I have a feeling that this is because I installed the galaxy s theme from another thread here at modaco.

I have the same issue and also think it's quite annoying.
Was using Steves 2.2 Alpha before, that didn't have that issue.
I guess it's because gforums ROM uses the 2.1 calendar, the 2.2 calendar in Steves ROM crashed after restarting.
This had to be fixed by disabling and enabling calendar sync in the account settings after every reboot.
I actually preferred it :-)

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Tried adialer. It doesn't fit the screen properly. Also doesn't seem to replace the main Dialer, which is com.andriod.phone. I think adialer (and alot of the others) are just a 'skin' over the standard dialer. These just create a new GUI into the main dialer app.

The really odd thing is that if you check the amount of cpu com.andriod.phone has used its almost nothing (7s after booting for 10 mins or so). This is much more than Andriod os. However, it could be executing in system code, which would not show up on the process, which only shows user execution. If you know anything about UNIX/Linux you would understand what I mean.

I think I need to learn alot more about how Andiod works, dialer, etc. I am a UNIX/Linux sysadmin, so can't be that hard. My latest project!

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I get random lockups on mine, i have to take the battery out to turn phone off. i flashed again and still the same problem, anyone else experiencing this?

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does this rom support app2sd+?? if so great! B) would i need ex2, ex3, or ex4? if not can you please direct me to a rom that does? :)

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