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KitKat BBS partial wakelocks stats need root now!

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26th January 2014, 12:33 PM   |  #1  
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Anyone else noticed that Better Battery Stats now needs root to show partial wakelock statistics ?
On 4.3 I could see those statistics without root, but on KitKat it says I need root

Is it me or is Samsung trying harder to 'stealth' their background running apps ? (like Knox which shoots to 25% CPU usage as soon as the screen is turned off)..
26th January 2014, 12:42 PM   |  #2  
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This is a Kitkat "feature" and has nothing to do with Samsung. Except that Samsung updated to Kitkat.

http://en.reddit.com/r/Android/comme...oid_44_kitkat/
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Originally Posted by d33f

Anyone else noticed that Better Battery Stats now needs root to show partial wakelock statistics ?
On 4.3 I could see those statistics without root, but on KitKat it says I need root

Is it me or is Samsung trying harder to 'stealth' their background running apps ? (like Knox which shoots to 25% CPU usage as soon as the screen is turned off)..

hi ,
if you want to use an alternative to Betterbattery stats ...???
that does work on Kitkat ( with a small adb hack , very easy to do ,
no root required ) ,if you do not understand how to install ask and i will try and help ? )
.....Wakelock Detector .I am using it on v 4.4.2 with the hack and working 100%
For those who is interested link......
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...179651&page=34
post # 338 see ( developer ) ..akhitmat post .
He sets out in post what to do !
It is better than having nothing to check apps hogging , battery /wakelocks etc
good luck
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Also on kitkat ( if you don't know , apps like Quickpic cannot access and copy /transfer to sd card
also es file explorer also cannot)
i have found using Samsungs onboard Kitkat "My files " explorer you can access Sd card and complete these functions quickpic and es file explorer, can't do !
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26th January 2014, 01:25 PM   |  #4  
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hi ,
if you want to use an alternative to Betterbattery stats ...???
that does work on Kitkat ( with a small adb hack , very easy to do ,
no root required ) ,if you do not understand how to install ask and i will try and help ? )
.....Wakelock Detector .I am using it on v 4.4.2 with the hack and working 100%
For those who is interested link......
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...179651&page=34
post # 338 see ( developer ) ..akhitmat post .
He sets out in post what to do !
It is better than having nothing to check apps hogging , battery /wakelocks etc
good luck
Post note
Also on kitkat ( if you don't know , apps like Quickpic cannot access and copy /transfer to sd card
also es file explorer also cannot)
i have found using Samsungs onboard Kitkat "My files " explorer you can access Sd card and complete these functions quickpic and es file explorer, can't do !

Thanks I will try Luckely it seems that 4.4 isn't suffering from the same amount of wakelocks I had on 4.3
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