setting/hack to keep the screen on (for some battery testing)
Is there a way to do this... "at all"?
Last edited by JediTWang; 04-13-13 at 10:09 AM.
- 04-13-13, 03:29 AM #2
The Battery Guru app has an option to keep the Z10 awake as long as Battery Guru is kept full screen. Some navigation apps try to keep the Z10 awake while running full screen.
It's supposedly one of the main obstacles impeding anandtech from releasing their (extensive) review.
So if there's a "less restrictive" approach, that'd be ideal...
Although admittedly, I don't see how what you've suggested would be too limiting for their testing.
Then again, I'm not (yet) fully familiar with their regimen, so it may be fine.
Last edited by JediTWang; 04-13-13 at 07:21 AM.
But (so far) prefers not to engage in any of the threads I've started on his behalf to explain:
How (in detail) it is unsuitable for the testing regimen planned
Whether that regimen is exactly the same as what's been used for recent major reviews
If the answer to 2) is yes, I'm yet to see how the app would be a "showstopper" for completing the regimen.
But giving this person the benefit of the doubt, can someone please point to this other (riskier) solution?
I'll do some digging soon myself, but if someone knows the entire process "off-the-bat", that'd be great!
- 04-14-13, 04:50 AM #6
Anyways, try AIR Browser, it should do as well.
I have no idea what "Anandtech" is trying to do and to what extent they are trying to "test" the Z10 but whatever it is, the "reviewer" should point it out so we can try and help more precisely, because what I'm getting is that he's trying to test how far the Z10 can shoot a rocket with its battery power.
- 04-14-13, 07:44 AM #7
No BlackBerry device I've ever seen allows the screen to be kept turned on for more than 5 minutes even when on the charger. This can be overridden by applications such as navigation, video media players and diagnostic apps. If the reviewer is unwilling to present their review findings because they don't want the device to work the way it does work, I can't fix their problem.
- 04-14-13, 08:29 AM #8
Culturally it may not sound right in one part of the Anglosphere, but if one can get past that, it's no big deal.
on-topic:Anyways, try AIR Browser, it should do as well.I have no idea what "Anandtech" is trying to do and to what extent they are trying to "test" the Z10 but whatever it is, the "reviewer" should point it out so we can try and help more precisely, because what I'm getting is that he's trying to test how far the Z10 can shoot a rocket with its battery power.
Time will tell if he decides to ENGAGE & elaborate...
this (potential) approach/sol'n....
This is AT we're talking about, they certainly aren't n00bs, they'll dot their I's & cross their T's again & again to mitigate risk.If the reviewer is unwilling to present their review findings because they don't want the device to work the way it does work, I can't fix their problem.
Apparently all that's needed by Anandtech, is a way to keep the screen on while the browser's in the foreground.
Apparently they've already checked eScreens thoroughly, & couldn't see any way to keep the screen on...
Although supposedly the primary reviewer only has the Z10 for a few days at a time, before it rotates to someone else.
- 04-17-13, 09:17 PM #12
If that's what they need, it's not likely possible.
What they may want to do is have someone whip up a little test app for them, which enables the keep-awake feature (in the same manner as Battery Guru does) but which provides them with the web browser component as the primary (or entire?) content on the screen. Then they can load whatever page it is they presumably want to load, and it will sit and run without the screen going off, indefinitely.
Of course, it's not testing the system browser app per se, but it seems likely to me that, for their purposes, this would solve the problem.
If someone points them my way, I could probably do that for them pretty quickly and easily. So could many other devs.
It'd be interesting to see what his reaction is to this offer, if you could also update here it'd greatly appreciated!?
Either way it doesn't matter, just the fact that you can approach & offer this is more than enough.
Last edited by JediTWang; 04-21-13 at 02:46 AM.
- 04-21-13, 08:14 AM #15
I'm afraid that means I'm not currently in a position to go out of my way and approach them. As I said, any dev could probably do what they need, so if someone just suggests it to them, maybe they can put something together themselves.
*assuming Brian would even be interested in that, frankly I have my doubts
Last edited by JediTWang; 04-21-13 at 11:13 AM.
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