Originally Posted by Nbsss
I've happened to find this xposed module: http://repo.xposed.info/module/lv.id.dm.airplanemhx and its working perfectly, so that's that done
Thanks for the GPS task, i had it set up a year and a half ago, but lost my backup whilst switching phones and flashing etc and couldn't remember how i did it
I read Gravity Box recently added a few tasker shortcuts, seems really powerful, i'll see what i can use it for..maybe when i get my Pressy button i'll use tasker + GB to toggle immersive mode...the possibilities!
Will share my profiles here when i get them done, in-case someone finds some use, thanks mate
is the battery usage whilst data on and sync off comparable to data off (on 2g)?
Got the following working:
keyguard disabled when wifi connected
toggle display rotation lock by shaking device
Using 'smart radio' feature of GBox, and turn on sync every half hour when not on wifi.
SMS ring when misplaced phone
SMS Gps when lost /stolen
Now just need to find my nfc tags lol
The SMS GPS coordinates to my contacts (C:ANY) is mostly for work and family. It really has no purpose for lost/stolen applications. For that application, something like Cerberus seems the better option because it can silently track the phone. Also lock, remote wipe, etc. Yes, you could do it with Tasker. But you would have to test it!
You mentioned battery usage with syncing. I will say that the only reason I disable sync when I'm on 2G is because TMo's 2G is unusable. I can sometimes get 5-10kb/s, but most of the time (>90%), there is no data transfer. Just timeouts as far as the eye can see. This causes issues when Google apps trying to sync, because the programmers didn't have the foresight to add timeouts to their sync attempts. Brilliant. I'm an amateur programmer, and that seems like a no-brainer to me. If a condition is likely to happen, you account for it.
I am generally against conditional syncing (what you are after). Syncing with online services (gmail, hangouts, etc). is a fundamental feature of our devices. Disabling it, except under very specific criteria, is pointless. Why even have a smartphone? If you have control over your applications, there is no noticeable battery impact. Some of the bad applications, like Facebook, need to be controlled. Sometimes the app settings are enough, other times, you need Greenify.
All of that said, I do disable sync for things that I don't want syncing. Like Google Photos and People details. I don't want them to sync, ever, for any reason. For a time I also had Keep sync disabled because it was constantly keeping my device awake. That seems to be fixed now, but I still keep an eye on it because I don't trust Google to get it right.