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By master_boy_dn, Senior Member on 30th July 2014, 12:58 PM
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Hi guys i find a tip to improve ram management and battery life on my XV running Android 4.3. Just flash Gapps 4.4.4 via CWM in this link:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/goog...gapps-t2012857
Flash GApps Minimal 4.4.4 and then restart. Thanks and report if it help
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30th July 2014, 01:51 PM |#2  
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Hmm ram management looks much better now i can multitask and clash of clans dosn't reload after sms send its just awesome les take a look in to battery usage
30th July 2014, 03:00 PM |#3  
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How does that differ from Gapps provided with stock?
30th July 2014, 03:12 PM |#4  
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How does that differ from Gapps provided with stock?

yes, with newer Google framework than stock
30th July 2014, 09:33 PM |#5  
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After battery test i can say its much better now when i dont use phone it goes to deep sleep battery are better just need see what about ower nigt use .
31st July 2014, 08:03 PM |#6  
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While I like the idea of flashing fresh new GApps over the stock rom, but I checked the versions of some Google apps on my devices:

Xperia T Android 4.3 (stock)
GMail (com.google.android.gm): version 4.9 (1271612)
Google Play Services (com.google.android.gms): version 5.0.89 (1307510-036)
Google Services Framework (com.google.android.gsf): version 4.3-757479

LG V500 Android 4.4.4 (CM11 latest nightly with PA GApps)
GMail (com.google.android.gm): version 4.9 (1271612)
Google Play Services (com.google.android.gms): version 5.0.89 (1307510-036)
Google Services Framework (com.google.android.gsf): version 4.4.4-1227136

GMail and GMS seem to be identical, however both devices have GSF versions clearly respective to their Android version, and I'm not sure it's a good idea to flash a 4.4.4 GSF on a 4.3 phone.

1. Can anyone who has the 4.4.4 GSF flashed on a 4.3 device confirm that it's running the new version?
2. If you see battery improvement, which app has consumed less battery?
31st July 2014, 08:12 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by gkkovacs

While I like the idea of flashing fresh new GApps over the stock rom, but I checked the versions of some Google apps on my devices:

Xperia T Android 4.3 (stock)
GMail (com.google.android.gm): version 4.9 (1271612)
Google Play Services (com.google.android.gms): version 5.0.89 (1307510-036)
Google Services Framework (com.google.android.gsf): version 4.3-757479

LG V500 Android 4.4.4 (CM11 latest nightly with PA GApps)
GMail (com.google.android.gm): version 4.9 (1271612)
Google Play Services (com.google.android.gms): version 5.0.89 (1307510-036)
Google Services Framework (com.google.android.gsf): version 4.4.4-1227136

GMail and GMS seem to be identical, however both devices have GSF versions clearly respective to their Android version, and I'm not sure it's a good idea to flash a 4.4.4 GSF on a 4.3 phone.

1. Can anyone who has the 4.4.4 GSF flashed on a 4.3 device confirm that it's running the new version?
2. If you see battery improvement, which app has consumed less battery?

Well... it's not. I'm running stock 4.3 .205 build on my Xperia T and the GSF is 4.3-757479.


However, apart from most of the people here, I don't see any differences in comparison with all Google libs, apps and files left intact (provided with stock ROM). No "better battery life" or "better RAM management"... I think it's a placebo effect. Well.. at least for me.
1st August 2014, 05:53 AM |#8  
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Same here. It appears opinions are based on assumptions newer being better.

Google Play services from 5.x onward will not have better fuel consumption. Just watch the amount of wakelocks and location calls it produces. To me 4.x is the compromise at the moment, on KK and on 4.3.

The Google Play services stock version of 4.3 is actually 3.1.59, but it self-updates faster then I can say 1-2-3 when I access Play Store for the first time. Also, several 3. party apps have version checking and will refuse working at all with 3.1. Not that the functionality of these 3. party apps would be lost if they run with 3.1 or lower, but if version check does not find the latest version of Google Play services it will let the user not access the app.

BTW. There are a number of included original apps that self update soon, and then available RAM and internal space are getting a blow. Either phone makers need to address this by hardware solutions, or the devices should be fully functional and without crippled or old OEM versions which are just there to give users the impression that plenty resources are available.
1st August 2014, 07:27 AM |#9  
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That's amazing!! That's really helpfull!
1st August 2014, 08:31 AM |#10  
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I've been trying this tip for 2 days and I actually don't see any ram improvement

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1. Can anyone who has the 4.4.4 GSF flashed on a 4.3 device confirm that it's running the new version?
2. If you see battery improvement, which app has consumed less battery?

1) Yes, it works properly.
2) I see no battery improvements.
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