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Turn off radio when battery low not available in OS6 ?
In my old curve I had this feature when the battery is too low , it turns off the radio but u can continue using the rest of the features of the phone...
But in my 9700 OS 6 it directly shuts down my phone when battery goes low.
Is there any way to activate that feature to turn off radio when battery is low ?....
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
10-30-2011, 03:50 AM #3
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Sorry, but that feature isn't present anymore in OS 6. If your curve ran OS 5, you could downgrade your 9700 and use OS 5, then enjoy that feature again.
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- 10-30-2011, 04:05 AM #4
There was a good deal of muttering and mumbling about the radio shut off on 15% battery level. Many people did not like it and there was no way to disable it.
I guess in their wisdom, RIM have determined that 15% battery causes an unreliable radio signal and on OS6 they decided to simply shut down the entire phone rather than just shutting off the radio.
As an electronics engineer I can see that very low battery levels could produce power fluctuations that upon a radio surge (call) and that this could cause the phone to misbehave and possibly cause intenal data corruption. Unforunately there would be no way to pre-determine whether this corruption would be to user data in memory or the OS.
If the above is the case and, I can see a theoretical way that it could happen, then I definitely supprt that RIM shuts off the phone on low battery to protect it.
I can also see a common sense approach to the battery meter where it should display the USEABLE bettery percentage rather than the currently displayed actual charge level.
It would be simple to do and equally simple to put a command into the OS similar to the <Alt>NMLL command that shows signal strength in dBM rather than the usual bars. This would switch between actual and usable charge. Like <Alt>NMLL this command would not be published but would be there for diagnostics. The RIM "Help Me!" screen ( <Alt><LeftShift>H ) could also display both numbers.
Last edited by 4Q2; 10-30-2011 at 12:07 PM.I used to be indecisive now, I'm not so sure.