Oh and there's another thing:
Does somebody know a ROM (or a fix) with a working accellerometer while the screen is in standby? Would be great for apps like step-counters (while jogging) and sleep-phase alarms (to save some battery).
thanks in advance,
Tony you are confusing two different phone states
- screen save
(screen off, touch locked, front buttons wake the screen to lockscreen, but everything else available)
- "proper" sleep
, when everything except
the phone radio (and thus mobile data), and the power button are disabled. So, in "proper sleep" there is no gps, no wifi, no missed call led and no accelerometer either. That (for now) is the way the hardware works, whatever rom you use.
Lots of apps (music players, MyTracks (GPS tracking), etc, etc) can keep the phone awake and doing stuff with the screen off
And when its on charge its in screen-save, and NOT in "proper sleep", don't be fooled like so many are by that behaviour.
Oh yeah, you also need to know (before you post on the subject) that when it times out and 'goes to sleep', the phone goes into screen-save for a few seconds on its way into proper sleep ... Nothing is going to be able to talk to the accelerometer while in "proper sleep", because the sensor is not going to be getting any power.
Shouldn't be a problem (apart from power consumption) in screen-save though.
Bitch at ZTE like the rest of us, and use search to find lots of discussion of this power management stuff (but not specifically about the accelerometer) going back to October. Notification LEDs, waking from the front buttons and wifi not staying alive are the main headings you'll find this under ...