| | 06-11-2012, 02:42 PM #108
first would like to say thanks wu-wei for this OS. Battery would last like 2 to 6 hours using the previous hybrid i tried (dont remember the name).
I got used to charging it all day long while at work, and while sleeping, (and driving) and only running off the actual battery while walking (even then, i have an external battery that can be plugged in)
This OS got my battery life to roughly 3 to 4 days before actually needing a charge (well, i used the version before this one, and now updated to the latest one). The phone has never been this efficient since I got it on release date. I was tempted to upgrade but now I can wait until the next generation of phones come out.
While struggling with battery life, i decide to remove all unnecessary apps/games. so i got used to a minimalistic BB with only things i feel i need.
-BB Traffic (just turned on for a second to see which route is safe, then turned off as i dont need directions..maybe there is a better way to do this, haven't figured it out yet)
-bebuzz (cant do without it anymore)
-all messengers (dont have them all logged in, just use as needed, except for the ones that are always logged in)
-facebook (dont actually use, but keep it just incase)
-twitter (dont actually use, but keep it just incase)
-youtube app (never realized it existed until installing b@stard OS)
no games, no stock ringtones/wallpapers, no fancy themes, no fancy fonts
The reason for this post was for the people having battery problems. Perhaps you have some app that has conflicts?
or maybe your installation method is not the most efficient.
HOW I INSTALL a new hybrid os:
-remove all existing OS on pc.
-install the suggested OS (suggested by wu-wei in first post)
-replace files with hybrid files
-run bb boss to shrink EVERYTHING OUT except what i need, or think i need (i didnt remove the things that said may cause problems if removed)
-backup settings with bb desktop software
-(tried today for the first time) backup apps with desktop software using switch device method (results seem good so far)
notes: normally, i reinstall the select apps that i use through app world
-use bbsak to wipe device
-double click loader.exe to start installing the OS
--selected (while installing) just the things i need (however, today, i also selected the apps which were backed up, not sure if the backup caused them to show up in the list, or something else did so dont quote me on this step)
-after os was installed, i used desktop software to restore settings (but i chose custom, sorted by entries, and only restored the things that i feel i absolutely needed, for example, i didn't feel the need to restore 3000 sms i would never ever read or the 500 purged messages)
os seems smooth so far, I have confidence in it only getting better after a few battery pulls. i do notice a bigger drain in battery at the moment (probably because I've been updating some apps through app world and restarting constantly and havent done a battery pull yet).
Notes: post is only to help dont attack me if it doesnt help you, lol.
As for problems of my own:
Probably not relating to this OS, while in a call, i would notice my signal deteriorate starts at 3g, then goes to gprs, then eventually drops. as soon as the call is dropped, i get full 3g again.
Anyone experience that? I was guessing its because Rogers sucks..lol. or a combination of my phone being old + rogers sucks.
the reason this is a problem for me is not the fact that the calls drop, its the fact that when it switches to gprs, i cannot use bb traffic as it says i have to turn on data. i do not want to end my call to get back data inorder to get the traffic. Again, if this is at the starting of the call, i am able to check quickly before the signal deteriorates. i found it awkward that it almost seems as if its a timed thing...
Maybe Acacia will fix that problem for me who knows.