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  • DodgyPast 5 Feb 2014 22:29:03 9,181 posts
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    mrcrumley wrote:
    Just wondered if anyone could recommend a battery efficient daily rom for the S4. Gf needs hers rooted but I'm not sure which roms are the go too ones. Thanks
    First thing to check is whether the phone is an i9505, or i9500

    If it's an i9505 just whack the Google stock rom on it.

    If it's an i9500 then I'm not so sure... Been looking into that myself... But nothing I've glanced at on XDA has appealed enough to make me want to loose the Samsung camera app.
  • mrcrumley 6 Feb 2014 20:40:08 541 posts
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    Thanks.  Will check out the google roms on xda.
  • DodgyPast 7 Feb 2014 01:46:32 9,181 posts
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    mrcrumley wrote:
    Thanks.  Will check out the google roms on xda.
    Actually you inspired me to have a play with mine.

    The Omega 17 Rom is pretty solid for i9500s.

    5% for 3 hours standby. Some decent customisation through the Xposed framework.
  • Trafford 7 Feb 2014 15:54:12 7,784 posts
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    Need some help please guys.
    I recently bought the Humble audio book bundle for android, downloaded it but have no idea to where? I've got a Nexus 7.
    I blindly thought they would work with the Audible app I use, but there seems to be no way of importing the books.

    Any pointers please?
  • Dougs 7 Feb 2014 15:59:07 79,515 posts
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    If it's not in Downloads, Download a file explorer if you haven't got one (like ES File Explorer or Astra) and search
  • Trafford 7 Feb 2014 18:47:08 7,784 posts
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    Cheers Dougs
  • Deleted user 19 February 2014 21:19:24
    It'd be LOVELY if someone could recommend a good audio player to me for Android. I'm fed up with the Walkman player on my Experia.
  • Rodpad 20 Feb 2014 08:07:39 2,898 posts
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    Poweramp
  • Dougs 20 Feb 2014 08:49:37 79,515 posts
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    Anther one for Poweramp. A bit temperamental at times but sounds great, extraordinarily customisable and plays anything you throw at it.
  • Deleted user 20 February 2014 09:23:22
    LOVELY. Thankee, all.
  • DisappointedDunceky 7 Mar 2014 10:45:49 154 posts
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    A little while ago I downgraded my XPERIA U to Android Version 2.3.7 , because it was malfunctioning with 4.0.4.

    Ever since the downgrade, my PC has lost the ability to recognize the phone's memory.When I connect the phone to PC through USB cable, at the moment of plugging , Sony PC Companion shows a little box at the bottom right corner of the screen , giving the message "Wait for the device to get connected" ,
    soon after it says "My Sony XPERIA U (ST25) is connected" , but once I click on Launch Sony PC Companion , it shows the connection error with the 4-step guide.

    I followed the guide but that didn't do any good.

    Any tips, anyone?
  • nickthegun 7 Mar 2014 10:51:53 68,441 posts
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    Learn basic grammar.
  • Tonka 7 Mar 2014 21:08:23 24,704 posts
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    AirDroid might sort you out
  • eleven63 7 Apr 2014 19:01:30 1,934 posts
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    General question about Gmail notifications, via the mobile app - anyone else have the same problem of receiving numerous notifications for certain emails? e.g. my son sent me a photo via Gmail on the 30th of March and twice a day since then, if I check my "All Mail" feed, I see "1 Unread" count and its his email from 8 days ago?! (I obviously mark as read, or read it or delete it, etc). I don't get additional notifications after the initial (first) email is sent - just there as 'un-read'...

    Using latest version of KK, N5 hardware, etc - am I missing something with notification set up, either Gmail, or general settings?

    Odd and fucking annoying.

    Thanks
  • Dougs 7 Apr 2014 19:26:54 79,515 posts
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    Try displaying them separately and not as part of a conversation?
  • eleven63 7 Apr 2014 19:33:28 1,934 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Try displaying them separately and not as part of a conversation?
    Nice one, how do I do that please?

    Cheers chap.
  • Dougs 7 Apr 2014 19:48:36 79,515 posts
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    Hmm, used to be in settings bit I can't find it now!
  • eleven63 7 Apr 2014 19:48:50 1,934 posts
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    Ahh, looking at the notification, he sent it via G+ - sooo there are a myriad Notification options with G+, like FaceBook, most don't make sense (other than ALL) - Twitter is so much easier to understand what you get notified on and when...

    - anyone care to breakdown G+ for me please?

    / being needy tonight.

    Cheers
  • Tonka 7 Apr 2014 20:55:49 24,704 posts
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    Create a circle
    Post to people in that circle

    Or

    Post to one contact

    Or

    Post to everyone

    Or

    Post in a group (basically a circle that you don't control)

    Pretty straight forward.
  • THFourteen 7 Apr 2014 20:56:25 41,576 posts
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    fecking delete that shite
  • Tonka 8 Apr 2014 05:50:50 24,704 posts
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    @THFourteen Google+ has become my RSS replacement on the phone. And I use it to spam my family with pictures of my sons without bothering others who don't give a shit.

    Plus, the image handling is brilliant and the video editing is the best I've used for casual family videos. (I do wish they would add some more songs)

    I find it surprisingly good
  • Deleted user 8 April 2014 09:14:43
    I'm reluctant to use Google+ just because of the way Google are forcing it upon us. I already use Facebook. One social network is enough for me.
  • THFourteen 8 Apr 2014 09:55:25 41,576 posts
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    Ah ok. I use Feedly and greader+

    I like it because it downloads full text articles even from sites that dont normally have full text.

    Plus feedly makes it really easy to add and organise feeds
  • Deleted user 8 April 2014 10:30:29
    Dumb question time.

    If I root my mobile, assuming it goes right, do I lose all the content on it already or is it just treated like a software update?
  • crashVoodoo 8 Apr 2014 11:28:57 4,863 posts
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    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    Dumb question time.

    If I root my mobile, assuming it goes right, do I lose all the content on it already or is it just treated like a software update?
    Depends on device but usually once you've unlocked the bootloader (precursor to rooting) it tends to wipe the device internal storage. Removable media will be untouched.
  • THFourteen 8 Apr 2014 11:31:05 41,576 posts
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    Yeah i wouldnt rely on anything being saved. But once its rooted you can titanium backup anything you like to dropbox.

    Also i think there is some modicum of android / google backup which brings a few settings back but its nothing like as good as iOS, and i don't know if its samsung ROM only

    recommend rooting and romming though. My new ROM has turned my S3 into a brand new device tbh.
  • eleven63 8 Apr 2014 11:53:22 1,934 posts
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    @Tonka cheers chap, I'm just being useless of course!
  • Deleted user 8 April 2014 15:16:29
    Thanks, I'll back up my G2 before hand.

    Was running perfectly before the KitKat update apart from the fact that LG have disabled LTE in their international edition by default for some baffling reason so everytime I restart or the phone goes into a battery saving mode I have to change the setting back to LTE auto. Which is pretty annoying.

    On top of that little niggle the Kit Kat update adding a lovely hissing noise to audio playback over the headphones. So I'm going to have to root to get rid of that annoyance anyway.
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