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By WinningDays, Senior Member on 9th February 2010, 05:23 PM
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I have fought that the Android/Blackstone community would be happy to learn some tips and tricks to enjoy their configuration better.

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9th February 2010, 05:24 PM |#2  
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TIPS AND TRICKS:

1) Do you find your XAndroid build very slow and not as responsive as you expected ?
Install CleanRAM under WinMo (6.x), set it to "Level 3" (Fundamental Purge). Normally, your build will be faster and more responsive, it works for me !
Feel free to post your feedback

2) Do you find your battery life is not at least good ?
Disabling Wi-Fi toggle can be useful, even if you aren't connected to your favourite Network, let it drains the battery faster than everything...

3) An other battery tip ! Disable Animations in Settings Menu.
It won't change important things, it's almost unnoticeable.

4) You don't use the 3G network ? Disable this option into the comm manager under WinMo 6.x , you'll notice an important changing as regards your battery life

5) Have you found an app which doesn't fit the whole screen ? Open STARTUP.txt and try to change lcd.density from 220 to 240.
(Thanks Slaming)

6) Many many users don't manage to answer their incoming calls. Last night i found a trick. Don't use your finger, but press a bit hard the green circle on your screen with your stylus (no risk for your screen), you'll be finally able to answer your calls !

7) I just found a PERFECT package: http://zimages.googlecode.com/svn/au...215_000813.tar
If you don't know how to use it, there are some FAQs

8) Do not forget that your WinMo settings matter !
(Especially Screen settings, comm manager settings, etc, i'll give more details soon)

9) How to install glemsom's packages according to Slaming:
"to install this just download the zip and place it in your sd card then edit the starup and change zimage to the name of the zimage you are uing so in this case it will be zImage-20100215_000813 when its booting you will see the kernel script and it will say new image or something. hope this helps.
and dont forget don't unzip the other file inside the original zip just place it in the sd card normally."

10) I think i have found a temporary fix as regards DEEP SLEEP ISSUES (I test it for three days and the conlusion is impressive !).
There are the instructions:
1) Download the app SetCPU (included in Glossy's packages)
2) Install the app via the market (if you've downloaded it via your phone) or Astro file manager (If you have the .apk)
3) Launch SetCPU and choose "Auto Detect" (at the end of the list)
4) Set Max at 528MHz and Min at 245MHz, enable "Set on Boot" and let CPU Governor as "On demand"
5) Exit the app, test my tip and leave your feedback
Warning: Your battery life won't be shorter, don't worry.


11) Your Network drops down sometimes and never reappear ? Select your network manually, and if it doesn't work, don't reboot, it can take some time
I'm french so i do: Paramètres (Settings) => Réseaux sans fils (top of the list) => Paramètres réseaux mobiles (bottom of the list) => Recherche manuelle (Manually search ?), wait 10 sec and select your favorite network.

12) Boot failed to mount sd card ? Try this: http://groups.google.com/group/beagl...aef9116b?pli=1

13) Tired of installing all your APKs ? Just put your precious APKs in "Androidapps" folder, it will auto-install apps when booting. Thanks Brodos123

14) Deep Sleep problems are getting on your nerves ? Try to use the "board-htcblackstone-panel.no_bkl_off=1" in the cmdline in startup.txt. Thanks Brodos123

15) Tired of seeing all this "fsck0001", "fsck0002" ? You can delete them without having any issue ! Thanks N!ghty

16) Want to use your personnal wallpapers ? Try to put your JPEG, or GIF, or any image file into sdcard\media\resource\ , and select one of them with your favorite wallpapers manager. Thanks N!ghty
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11th February 2010, 05:23 PM |#3  
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[11/02/2010] Update !
[13/02/2010] Update ! Thanks Slaming
[14/02/2010] Update !
[16/02/2010] Update ! [Perfect Glemson Package added !]
[17/02/2010] Update ! [Warning about WinMo Config]
& How to install Glemsom's packages (thanks slaming).
[19/02/2010] Update ! DEEP SLEEP ISSUES ALMOST FIXED !
[27/02/2010] Update ! Fix for when the network drop down.
[05/03/2010] Update ! "Failed to mount sd card" fixes.
[13/03/2010] Update ! How to auto-install all your APKs.
[14/03/2010] Update ! HUGE UPDATE ! (3 new useful tips) Thanks Brodos123 and N!ghty.
13th February 2010, 07:53 PM |#4  
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finding apps aren't taking up the whole screen open the startup txt and change lcd.density from 220 to 240
17th February 2010, 10:33 AM |#5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WinningDays

TIPS AND TRICKS:

1) Do you find your XAndroid build very slow and not as responsive as you expected ?
Install CleanRAM under WinMo (6.x), set it to "Level 3" (Fundamental Purge). Normally, your build will be faster and more responsive, it works for me !
Feel free to post your feedback

2) Do you find your battery life is not at least good ?
Disabling Wi-Fi toggle can be useful, even if you aren't connected to your favourite Network, let it drains the battery faster than everything...

3) An other battery tip ! Disable Animations in Settings Menu.
It won't change important things, it's almost unnoticeable.

4) You don't use the 3G network ? Disable this option into the comm manager under WinMo 6.x , you'll notice an important changing as regards your battery life

5) Have you found an app which doesn't fit the whole screen ? Open STARTUP.txt and try to change lcd.density from 220 to 240.
(Thanks Slaming)

6) Many many users don't manage to answer their incoming calls. Last night i found a trick. Don't use your finger, but press a bit hard the green circle on your screen with your stylus (no risk for your screen), you'll be finally able to answer your calls !

7) I just found a PERFECT package: http://zimages.googlecode.com/svn/au...215_000813.tar
If you don't know how to use it, there are some FAQs


How is the wake up on sleep problem in this kernel?
17th February 2010, 02:23 PM |#6  
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No problem for me It should be the same for you.
17th February 2010, 02:29 PM |#7  
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The same sleep problem. Put the phone into sleep mode and leave it in your pocket for 15 minutes and see.

There hasn't really been any notable progress as far as fixing what is broken on Blackstone (or any of the features that don't work like camera, bluetooth, etc.) since December.

If you've been following the notes on the zimage builds, you'll see how slow progress really is. Although I appreciate how difficult it is for those working it, I think they'll still be working on it long after we've upgraded to another a phone, and with what they're up against, I wouldn't hold my breath about getting new features to work.

Besides, HTC Bravo/Desire will be available in March... Snapdragon? new Sense UI? Yes please.
17th February 2010, 02:50 PM |#8  
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I've woken up my device about 500 times and this problem have appeared only 2 or 3 times.
17th February 2010, 03:36 PM |#9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WinningDays

TIPS AND TRICKS:


7) I just found a PERFECT package: http://zimages.googlecode.com/svn/au...215_000813.tar
If you don't know how to use it, there are some FAQs

to install this just download the zip and place it in your sd card then edit the starup and change zimage to the name of the zimage you are uing so in this case it will be zImage-20100215_000813 when its booting you will see the kernel script and it will say new image or something. hope this helps.
and dont forget don't unzip the other file inside the original zip just place it in the sd card normally.
18th February 2010, 06:13 AM |#10  
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what do you mean by "perfect"?
how perfect it is and in what aspect?
It is meaningless to say perfect with no content at all.
18th February 2010, 10:16 AM |#11  
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Perfect for what we have at the moment

BT, headphones and camera still doesn't work, but this package make Android smooth, fast, wifi works perfectly, 3g too, and i didn't have any trouble with deep sleep
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