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27th May 2014, 03:03 AM   |  #11  
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You can keep an eye on the MiddleMan thread, and can hope your X is a winner, if you're willing to spend the money for a forever-unlocked X

Update: just saw you were already posting over there, good luck either way

Yup keeping an eye out! Thanks man! Definitely hope I am able to hook it up when my phone comes in!

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27th May 2014, 06:33 AM   |  #12  
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I don't know about Call Blocker, but you don't need root to use the basic function of Greenify. It can't automatically hibernate apps in the background, but it can automate hibernating of all running apps manually. It have a widget so I just put the widget on my dock and press it once a while.

As for woodback, save your money and get the nonslip material, which is more comfortable and grippy to hold. I believe if it fell, the dents will be less visible compared to woodbacks as well. The woodbacks are nice looking, but is more slippy. Also they aren't real wood (some people say the bamboo version is real wood but it didn't seem that way when I had it). You could get adhesive real wood back from toastmade.com which I think is higher quality, but it will add more bulk to the phone and is not comfortable to hold unless you sand down the edges.

Also the app Helium for backing up apps data doesn't need root to work.
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27th May 2014, 06:59 AM   |  #13  
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If it somehow hasn't been updated to 4.4.2, is there any way for me to prevent it from automatically updating when I receive it and root?
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Once you're rooted you can freeze the Android Update service. This will stop it checking for OTAs.
27th May 2014, 07:16 AM   |  #14  
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I don't know about Call Blocker, but you don't need root to use the basic function of Greenify. It can't automatically hibernate apps in the background, but it can automate hibernating of all running apps manually. It have a widget so I just put the widget on my dock and press it once a while.

As for woodback, save your money and get the nonslip material, which is more comfortable and grippy to hold. I believe if it fell, the dents will be less visible compared to woodbacks as well. The woodbacks are nice looking, but is more slippy. Also they aren't real wood (some people say the bamboo version is real wood but it didn't seem that way when I had it). You could get adhesive real wood back from toastmade.com which I think is higher quality, but it will add more bulk to the phone and is not comfortable to hold unless you sand down the edges.

Also the app Helium for backing up apps data doesn't need root to work.

The last time I used Greenify on a non-rooted device it was a bit time consuming. Everything had to be done manually unless I was doing something wrong. Or maybe it's better now from what you're saying. That'd be nice.

I did not get the woodback. I figured if I wanted a wood back I could always get one of the few wood cases or backs later. Toast Back was the exact one I saw that gave me confidence that I should get the regular back. I'm very happy.

And if I don't end up with root I will DEFINITELY be checking out Helium, thanks!


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27th May 2014, 08:36 AM   |  #15  
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Helium not working on X yet. I have a link in my sigi.
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28th May 2014, 09:42 AM   |  #16  
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I have both the T-Mobile and AT&T version with 4.4.2, no root, both have Helium working without problems. Check your drivers.
28th May 2014, 07:48 PM   |  #17  
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I have both the T-Mobile and AT&T version with 4.4.2, no root, both have Helium working without problems. Check your drivers.

Is that premium?
29th May 2014, 08:38 PM   |  #18  
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Is that premium?

I just use the free version. What I did is:
-Install Motorola driver: http://download.clockworkmod.com/dri...iver_5.4.0.exe
-Run Helium on the phone and run Helium PC program: http://www.clockworkmod.com/carbon
-Connect the phone to PC, then the Helium app will ask to enable USB Debugging
-In a moment after enabling USB Debugging, a window will pop up asking to allow ADB permission for the PC, if the permission window doesn't pop up, unplug and replug the phone
-In a few seconds you should see a green check in the Helium PC app
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29th May 2014, 09:44 PM   |  #19  
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I just use the free version. What I did is:
-Install Motorola driver: http://download.clockworkmod.com/dri...iver_5.4.0.exe
-Run Helium on the phone and run Helium PC program: http://www.clockworkmod.com/carbon
-Connect the phone to PC, then the Helium app will ask to enable USB Debugging
-In a moment after enabling USB Debugging, a window will pop up asking to allow ADB permission for the PC, if the permission window doesn't pop up, unplug and replug the phone
-In a few seconds you should see a green check in the Helium PC app

Awesome thanks man!

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