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I got the NA one (I747)
Thanks man! I changed to power saver, and the battery has barely been draining. Huge difference there, I just didn't know if it was fine to leave it on all the time.
Also, apparently the latest Gmail update broke the push notifications and update (lots of reviews saying that now).
And I will be doing a ROM as soon as possible smile.gif

If it did, just download an older version gmail APK and install that over it so you have working mail. thumb.gif

and awesome, if you need help just let us know.
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If it did, just download an older version gmail APK and install that over it so you have working mail. thumb.gif
and awesome, if you need help just let us know.

What the hell man, why aren't you sleeping tongue.gif I'm about to pass out soon, but figured I'd reply first.

I'm just using the normal mail for now. I actually like it better. It lets you put messages into folders easier and allows you to access your other folders better. I might switch to the gmail on my new ROM when I get going with that though.

If you would be willing, I'd love to get a "barney version" (taking the awesome term from someone here in the thread) of how to flash a ROM. I am heavily leaning towards kyanrom, unless you think there is a better option. I know next to nothing about the different ROMs, this is just based off what I have heard here. I followed the steps you had on your previous post to get the root, but that is it. I haven't installed any backup software or anything. I figured I would wait for my SD card.

So right now, I think the steps are just:

1. Install clockworkmod using the instructions you posted
2. Backup apps and contacts to SD card using Titanium Backup (I don't have anything synced to google)
3. Backup pics, ringtones, music and all those goodies on PC.
4. Wipe everything on the device (not actually sure how to do this correctly)
5. Flash ROM using instructions on site.

I'm just worried I am going to miss some step and brick my phone redface.gif

Thanks for the superb help!
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What the hell man, why aren't you sleeping tongue.gif I'm about to pass out soon, but figured I'd reply first.
I'm just using the normal mail for now. I actually like it better. It lets you put messages into folders easier and allows you to access your other folders better. I might switch to the gmail on my new ROM when I get going with that though.
If you would be willing, I'd love to get a "barney version" (taking the awesome term from someone here in the thread) of how to flash a ROM. I am heavily leaning towards kyanrom, unless you think there is a better option. I know next to nothing about the different ROMs, this is just based off what I have heard here. I followed the steps you had on your previous post to get the root, but that is it. I haven't installed any backup software or anything. I figured I would wait for my SD card.
So right now, I think the steps are just:
1. Install clockworkmod using the instructions you posted
2. Backup apps and contacts to SD card using Titanium Backup (I don't have anything synced to google)
3. Backup pics, ringtones, music and all those goodies on PC.
4. Wipe everything on the device (not actually sure how to do this correctly)
5. Flash ROM using instructions on site.
I'm just worried I am going to miss some step and brick my phone redface.gif
Thanks for the superb help!

I never sleep. My sleep schedule is as if I was working third shift, but I work second shift.. It's weird.

You have step 1-3 down. For step 4, in clockworkmod you'll see "Wipe Cache" and "Wipe Data" on the main screen. Do that and then go to advanced and do "Wipe dalvik cache" That is wiping everything. Flash a ROM by placing it on the sdcard, going to "install zip from sdcard" in clockworkmod, and select the file you downloaded. It'll go through a flashing process and then just reboot your phone.

As far as KyanROM goes, it looks like a pretty basic one which would probably be a good start for you. thumb.gif

If you somehow brick your phone, that is what download mode and Odin are for. You can almost always fix it.
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If it's your first time, find a good YouTube video. It will walk you through it. Pretty easy.
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I went in to get one the first day my 2 year contract ran out but held off seeing that there might be a quad core available since there is already one in the UK. Less is not more, I want the Quad core.

If you're in the States, not gonna happen. No point in waiting. It's a phone after all. Don't see the need for quad-core.




For everyone else. I don't use this since the Rom I'm on has battery mods and I'm on a custom kernel.

But if you're not as daring...

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eugene373.cpu.sleep&hl=en

Basically it puts one core to sleep when idle.
Leaves one running for basic functions. Receives mail, calls, txt, and whatever else you need running.
I never noticed any delay or issues.
Had it on my E4GT and it increased battery life.

SetCPU is also a classic. Haven't messed with it since, but should work. This thing did wonders on my previous phones. Had this on my Evo3D and SGSII T989.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mhuang.overclocking&hl=en

Leaving WiFi on doesn't drain battery, I didn't notice a difference.

Juice Defender is old. Back in the Evo days. I find it useless now.

If you guys don't want to pay for SetCPU and CPU Sleeper let me know. I can find you legal sources for free download. It's not pirated or off a share site. The devs released it to the public in a different channel.
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Thanks iinversion and chris.

iinversion: I will follow the steps you posted.
Chris: I will check out the apps you posted as well.
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Does anyone have an s3 that is a little brighter near the bottom with brighter whites and dimmer/bluer whites/grays as you move to the top (portrait)? I received a replacement today for this issue and the dammed replacement has the exact same defect. I'd this the norm with Samsung and amoled screen or does my luck just suck?

Just is case anyone was curious:

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Btw, Verizon is sending me a blue one to see if that corrects the issue (I found other people with this issue online and they all have white ones; one of my friends has a blue model with a even screen as well).
post #997 of 2113
After flashing KyanRom, I noticed that the battery lasts longer, and more responsive. For example, on stock there was the short delay between pressing the home button and it actually exiting, but now there is no delay.
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MY GF's Blue one seems to have better whites than mine and better colours, but I can only really tell when they're side by side, so I don't mind.
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I had it set to off, but the only problem is that my phone isn't ever sleeping?

You probably have a spurious app preventing sleep. Examples of such are network / terminal related apps such as SSH / Smanager / ConnectBot

WAKE_LOCK http://developer.android.com/reference/android/Manifest.permission.html
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Any recommendations on a good screen protector? I'm using the Otterbox Commuter case.
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