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Old 12th May 2011, 10:24   #3091
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One thing is that the technology is not new. The other ofc is that one platform has failed but a new one works. Let's not mix both.

In other news, the Defy is successfully rooted. Here's the screenshot of Quadrant via ShootMe:
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but the previous attempt (on full battery) was 1034!

Let's see when I get GingerBreaded!
Got to be the fastest rooting ever! Within hours of buying the phone, if I may say?

P.S. Is Titanium Backup only for rooted phones?

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We may cheer at looking this news from Google !!! 18 months update support for all your device.
Google clarifies 18 month Android upgrade program, details far from solidified -- Engadget
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Old 12th May 2011, 12:34   #3093
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Got to be the fastest rooting ever! Within hours of buying the phone, if I may say?

P.S. Is Titanium Backup only for rooted phones?
LOL. Mind you - I only got time during lunch

It anyways takes about 30s - I'd done most of the homework & the phone was bought only for running 2.3!

Titanium backup is ONLY for Rooted Phones. as is the screenshot app (and many such others!)
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To the guys who have used paid apps:

How does the refund work if you do not like a paid app? Is the entire amount refunded? I am asking because even though the prices are shown in rupee, its converted.
Please throw some light on this!
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Never had to get anything refunded. I only buy stuff I am very sure of. However, I doubt you'd lose a lot of money. You are dealing with a foreign company, over the internet. They are a lot more consumer friendly than our Tatas and Ambanis.
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For battery saving if anybody is installing / using - task killer or - advance task killer,
do so after reading the below articles and comments:
Thanks for the links Santosh. I have noticed that my battery doesnot drain out as it used to when I had Advanced Task Killer installed. Morning before coming to Office I used to charge it 100% and by 4:30, it used to drop down to 30% with GPRS connected, 10-12 3 minute Phone Calls, 10-20 SMS, Emails and etc. Without Advanced Task Killer, I see my battery hovering around 70% as of now.
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Thanks for the links Santosh. I have noticed that my battery doesnot drain out as it used to when I had Advanced Task Killer installed. Morning before coming to Office I used to charge it 100% and by 4:30, it used to drop down to 30% with GPRS connected, 10-12 3 minute Phone Calls, 10-20 SMS, Emails and etc. Without Advanced Task Killer, I see my battery hovering around 70% as of now.
I noticed the same during the first few days, then stopped using pre-loaded task-killer in LG P500. I use (daily)

1. Wi-fi on - practically full day but auto sync off.
2. games for an 1-2 hrs.
3. calls - largest consumer of battery - all calls - max 1 hr.
4. SmS - sending max 1 per day - receiving - cant keep the count.
5. Vibration off.
6. Juice defender free V installed.

for the past few days battery is running for 1 day+3-5 hrs with full charge.
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I noticed the same during the first few days, then stopped using pre-loaded task-killer in LG P500.
I started using LG P500 few days back.I've placed the task killer widget on my home screen.

So how do you kill the applications without the preloaded task killer?
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Any Links to Root a Samsung Google Nexus S 2.3.3

MAC / Windows both will work
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Any Links to Root a Samsung Google Nexus S 2.3.3

MAC / Windows both will work
Any one of the routing procedure mentioned in this link will do. Do you want to route or do you want to update?
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i want to root the phone as well as update to 2.3.4
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and the Defy has now been Gingerbreaded
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and the Defy has now been Gingerbreaded
I know you have moved pretty fast, but any comments on the improvements over froyo ?
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I started using LG P500 few days back.I've placed the task killer widget on my home screen.

So how do you kill the applications without the preloaded task killer?
From the research I've done, it's wise not to get an auto task killer. Android's got it's own programming in place to place non running software and apps in the background without using battery and memory. After a certain time, it closes the software on its own.
Moreover, using an auto task killer can cause problems with certain apps if you don't include them in the list of exceptions. I've personally had a lot of problems on my milestone using these task killers. Ended up just leaving Android to do its own thing. Works best.

Juice defender is alright however. If you want to restrict your GPRS/Edge/3G usage whenever you turn your screen off. I've also witnessed problems with Juice Defender + task killer. The latter would try and kill JD

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and the Defy has now been Gingerbreaded
That's pretty neat. Moto's definitely stepped their game up. Or are we talking of an unofficial ROM here?
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and the Defy has now been Gingerbreaded
Wow, that's very fast. Now, how's the quadrant score? There is no motoblur I suppose. What did you gain and what did you lose?

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That's pretty neat. Moto's definitely stepped their game up. Or are we talking of an unofficial ROM here?
It's not Moto! My Defy is still in Eclair. Still awaiting official Froyo.
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