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GUIDES [WM]: How to Increase Battery Charge Life (On Android - Pre"Android Guides")

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PLEASE ADD GUIDES TO COMMON ISSUES YOURSELVES

I decided to open this thread as i saw a lot of people having the same problems. this might help with the "search" issue.
I will try to be as precise as possible while writing the guides so that when you search for something you will find it.

I will dedicate 1 post per guide as to keep everything as neat as possible (if you have comments about any of the guides.. or want to add something, please pm me).
the thread will not be closed but i urge you to post only if you have a guide to post.

also, if you decide to post a guide, please keep the guide as neat as possible, with a title containing the common searched words so that people who look for it can find it easily. (if you can, use the same color (dark orange) and same size (4) and Bold.. for the main title.. tho that's not a must :))

I volunteer in a community which helps deserted/hurt animals.
i ask you to open your hearts and donate if you find any of these guides useful. I will work hard on these guides and supply as many as i can to draw as many donations as i can. whoever donates will be listed in this very post.
all donations go to that service.. as my paypal is shared with them. THANK YOU :)

this donation link will be presented with each guide for your convenience:
If you found this guide useful please Donate.. (all donations go to TZABACH Wounded Animal Service)

Hope this helps a lot of you.
cheers



post #2. Restoring Data/Recovering Data from Devices and Storage Cards (even pcs)
post #3. Automatically Syncing Through Bluetooth (ActiveSync) [UPDATED 8.6.09]
post #4. A Definitive Guide to Bluetooth Services + Bluetooth Stacks
post #5. Setting Specific File Associations
post #6. Drive Mapping or "how the hell can i see my PC drives on my PDA?"
post #7. Storage card as a Removable Device instead of ActiveSyncing or "USBtoPC"
post #8. "How to backup your contacts/messages/email/notes/data/system...etc."
post #9. "How to Toggle Bluetooth/Wifi using Hardware buttons"
post #10. "How to control my PC through my PDA?" or "Remote Controls" (Media and more) [UPDATED 8.6.09]
post #11. "How to show Network Info/Network Info using a Today Plug-in
post #12. "How to control my PDA through my PC?"
post #13. "How to make the grey lines between the today screen plugins disppear?"
post #14. "How to stop activesync from turning itself on all the time?"
post #15. "Which shell is the best shell?"
post #16. "Which shell is the best shell?" - continued
post #17. "How to enhance Messaging?" or SMS Applications
post #18. "How to install M2D and change M2D skins?"
post #19. "How to remap hardware buttons?"
Post #20. "How to upgrade my device?" or "How to flash a rom?" (Referances)
Post #21. "How to 'safely' remove applications?" or "Remove Programs"
Post #22. "How to remove unwanted SIP's (Input Methods/Virtual Keyboards)?"
Post #23. "How to retrieve CAB Files from PC Installation Files" or "Retrieve CABs"
Post #25. "Registry Tweaks for Volume" by Aegishua
Post #26. "Flashing ROMS from SD card/Internal Storage/Bootloader"
Post #27. an addition to "Setting URL Associations" by selyb
Post #28. an addition to "How to retrieve CAB Files from PC Installation Files" or "Retrieve CABs" by Farmer Ted
Post #29. "How to add your City to both manila 2d and 3d" by timmymarsh
Posts #30-33. "How to: Edit the registry" by wg5566
 
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Always use as low brightness as you can. This is highly recommended as high brightness produces more light out of your phone’s screen and stresses the battery and results in battery drain.
 

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DO NOT POST IN THIS THREAD BEFORE READING THE WHOLE POST
PLEASE ADD GUIDES TO COMMON ISSUES YOURSELVES

I decided to open this thread as i saw a lot of people having the same problems. this might help with the "search" issue.
I will try to be as precise as possible while writing the guides so that when you search for something you will find it.

I will dedicate 1 post per guide as to keep everything as neat as possible (if you have comments about any of the guides.. or want to add something, please pm me).
the thread will not be closed but i urge you to post only if you have a guide to post.

also, if you decide to post a guide, please keep the guide as neat as possible, with a title containing the common searched words so that people who look for it can find it easily. (if you can, use the same color (dark orange) and same size (4) and Bold.. for the main title.. tho that's not a must :))

I volunteer in a community which helps deserted/hurt animals.
i ask you to open your hearts and donate if you find any of these guides useful. I will work hard on these guides and supply as many as i can to draw as many donations as i can. whoever donates will be listed in this very post.
all donations go to that service.. as my paypal is shared with them. THANK YOU :)

this donation link will be presented with each guide for your convenience:
If you found this guide useful please Donate.. (all donations go to TZABACH Wounded Animal Service)

Hope this helps a lot of you.
cheers



post #2. Restoring Data/Recovering Data from Devices and Storage Cards (even pcs)
post #3. Automatically Syncing Through Bluetooth (ActiveSync) [UPDATED 8.6.09]
post #4. A Definitive Guide to Bluetooth Services + Bluetooth Stacks
post #5. Setting Specific File Associations
post #6. Drive Mapping or "how the hell can i see my PC drives on my PDA?"
post #7. Storage card as a Removable Device instead of ActiveSyncing or "USBtoPC"
post #8. "How to backup your contacts/messages/email/notes/data/system...etc."
post #9. "How to Toggle Bluetooth/Wifi using Hardware buttons"
post #10. "How to control my PC through my PDA?" or "Remote Controls" (Media and more) [UPDATED 8.6.09]
post #11. "How to show Network Info/Network Info using a Today Plug-in
post #12. "How to control my PDA through my PC?"
post #13. "How to make the grey lines between the today screen plugins disppear?"
post #14. "How to stop activesync from turning itself on all the time?"
post #15. "Which shell is the best shell?"
post #16. "Which shell is the best shell?" - continued
post #17. "How to enhance Messaging?" or SMS Applications
post #18. "How to install M2D and change M2D skins?"
post #19. "How to remap hardware buttons?"
Post #20. "How to upgrade my device?" or "How to flash a rom?" (Referances)
Post #21. "How to 'safely' remove applications?" or "Remove Programs"
Post #22. "How to remove unwanted SIP's (Input Methods/Virtual Keyboards)?"
Post #23. "How to retrieve CAB Files from PC Installation Files" or "Retrieve CABs"
Post #25. "Registry Tweaks for Volume" by Aegishua
Post #26. "Flashing ROMS from SD card/Internal Storage/Bootloader"
Post #27. an addition to "Setting URL Associations" by selyb
Post #28. an addition to "How to retrieve CAB Files from PC Installation Files" or "Retrieve CABs" by Farmer Ted
Post #29. "How to add your City to both manila 2d and 3d" by timmymarsh
Posts #30-33. "How to: Edit the registry" by wg5566
Thanks. Worked.
 
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How to Increase Battery Charge Life (On Android - Pre"Android Gu

Good 10 Tips see here:

1.Dial down the brightness or set it to automatic:

2.Stay cool

3.Don’t worry about overcharging.

4.Turn off the features you don’t need (Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, LTE)

5.Check for email on your own

6.Update your phone’s software and apps.

7.Close out background apps

8.Stay out of poor-signal areas (or use Airplane mode)

9.Use built-in power management software (or download some)

10.Get a battery case
 
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I 've heard that battery saving apps functions opposite. They use more power so they drain eventually phones battery.
I use the one installed on my phone. Thanks for the tips anyhow...

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    GUIDES [WM]: How to Increase Battery Charge Life (On Android - Pre"Android Guides")

    DO NOT POST IN THIS THREAD BEFORE READING THE WHOLE POST
    PLEASE ADD GUIDES TO COMMON ISSUES YOURSELVES

    I decided to open this thread as i saw a lot of people having the same problems. this might help with the "search" issue.
    I will try to be as precise as possible while writing the guides so that when you search for something you will find it.

    I will dedicate 1 post per guide as to keep everything as neat as possible (if you have comments about any of the guides.. or want to add something, please pm me).
    the thread will not be closed but i urge you to post only if you have a guide to post.

    also, if you decide to post a guide, please keep the guide as neat as possible, with a title containing the common searched words so that people who look for it can find it easily. (if you can, use the same color (dark orange) and same size (4) and Bold.. for the main title.. tho that's not a must :))

    I volunteer in a community which helps deserted/hurt animals.
    i ask you to open your hearts and donate if you find any of these guides useful. I will work hard on these guides and supply as many as i can to draw as many donations as i can. whoever donates will be listed in this very post.
    all donations go to that service.. as my paypal is shared with them. THANK YOU :)

    this donation link will be presented with each guide for your convenience:
    If you found this guide useful please Donate.. (all donations go to TZABACH Wounded Animal Service)

    Hope this helps a lot of you.
    cheers



    post #2. Restoring Data/Recovering Data from Devices and Storage Cards (even pcs)
    post #3. Automatically Syncing Through Bluetooth (ActiveSync) [UPDATED 8.6.09]
    post #4. A Definitive Guide to Bluetooth Services + Bluetooth Stacks
    post #5. Setting Specific File Associations
    post #6. Drive Mapping or "how the hell can i see my PC drives on my PDA?"
    post #7. Storage card as a Removable Device instead of ActiveSyncing or "USBtoPC"
    post #8. "How to backup your contacts/messages/email/notes/data/system...etc."
    post #9. "How to Toggle Bluetooth/Wifi using Hardware buttons"
    post #10. "How to control my PC through my PDA?" or "Remote Controls" (Media and more) [UPDATED 8.6.09]
    post #11. "How to show Network Info/Network Info using a Today Plug-in
    post #12. "How to control my PDA through my PC?"
    post #13. "How to make the grey lines between the today screen plugins disppear?"
    post #14. "How to stop activesync from turning itself on all the time?"
    post #15. "Which shell is the best shell?"
    post #16. "Which shell is the best shell?" - continued
    post #17. "How to enhance Messaging?" or SMS Applications
    post #18. "How to install M2D and change M2D skins?"
    post #19. "How to remap hardware buttons?"
    Post #20. "How to upgrade my device?" or "How to flash a rom?" (Referances)
    Post #21. "How to 'safely' remove applications?" or "Remove Programs"
    Post #22. "How to remove unwanted SIP's (Input Methods/Virtual Keyboards)?"
    Post #23. "How to retrieve CAB Files from PC Installation Files" or "Retrieve CABs"
    Post #25. "Registry Tweaks for Volume" by Aegishua
    Post #26. "Flashing ROMS from SD card/Internal Storage/Bootloader"
    Post #27. an addition to "Setting URL Associations" by selyb
    Post #28. an addition to "How to retrieve CAB Files from PC Installation Files" or "Retrieve CABs" by Farmer Ted
    Post #29. "How to add your City to both manila 2d and 3d" by timmymarsh
    Posts #30-33. "How to: Edit the registry" by wg5566
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    Restoring Data/Recovering Data from Devices and Storage Cards (even pcs)

    A lot of people have had this problem lately.. where they were losing important information to defects and malfunctions.

    Restoring from Storage Card:

    1. first and most important thing is, after losing your data DO NOT COPY ANYTHING to your storage card or it will overwrite the current data (yes, the data still exists but the pointers were deleted)

    2. download Active Recovery: http://www.file-recovery.net/

    3. use a card reader to read the card through your computer. DO NOT FORMAT IT!

    4. use active recovery to recover from Removable Device

    Recovering from My Storage (internal storage)

    1. first and most important thing is, after losing your data DO NOT COPY ANYTHING to your device or it will overwrite the current data (yes, the data still exists but the pointers were deleted)

    2. download Active Recovery: http://www.file-recovery.net/

    3. download nueMassStorage (or any other USBtoPC app. you can find a guide for it in this thread so you can choose the most compatible software for you if nueMassStorage doesn't work): http://www.nuerom.com/BlogEngine/page/nueMassStorage.aspx

    4. go to start/settings/connections/USB to PC and mark Mass Storage (USB Drive) instead of Activesync

    5. Soft Reset

    6. connect your device to your comp. the device will be read as a storage card.

    7. use active recovery to recover from Removable Disk

    If you found this guide useful please Donate.. (all donations go to TZABACH Wounded Animal Service)
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    Automatically Syncing Through Bluetooth (ActiveSync)

    I've noticed that many people are looking for a solution to automatically sync their devices using ActiveSync bluetooth sync.

    Setting up automated Bluetooth ActiveSync

    [Update 6.8.09]
    Solved! This new tools provides you with the ability to autosync to a specific computer through bluetooth, allowing you to set intervals, enable or disable the autosync and select which computer you'd like to connect to.

    Auto Activesync via BT (when in range) by user dmkpoznan
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=530327
    THIS IS FREEWARE


    [/Update]

    for this... you will need 2 tools and one script

    1. MortScript - http://www.sto-helit.de/downloads/mortscript/MortScript-4.1.zip
    2. BlueStarter - http://smartmobiletools.freehostia.com/drupal2/system/files/BlueStarterCab.CAB
    3. BTSync script (written by le_cactus) - included in this post (downstairs)

    these are the steps you need to follow:
    1. install mortscript
    2. install bluestarter
    3. put the script file in a dir of your choice
    4. launch bluestarter
    5. set the bluetooth device you want to sync with (all should appear in a dropbox)
    6. write the path of the script file (e.g. \\storage card\\BTSync.mscr)
    7. go to menu/interval config and choose the way you want to sync..
    8. (DONT FORGET THIS STEP) open the script file and change all NIR36-PC to the name of your bluetooth connection, that is to your comp's name.

    A few clarifications.
    - if you set the interval to "On Power Button Pressed" a BTSync connection will occur EVERY time you wake your device up
    - if you set the interval to "Time Interval" it will sync every set amount of time.. and even if you're sleeping and your comp is on it will sync and stay synced.. so it may drain your battery.
    - in any case, if your comp is off, it will try to sync but nothing will happen.

    if you're looking for a normal BTSync without an interval you can just set one of the hardware buttons to run the .mscr

    cheers

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    BTSync File
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    Setting Specific File Associations

    there were a few queries about setting file/url associations.

    Setting Specific File Associations

    1. download Schaps' Advanced Configuration Tool from http://www.touchxperience.com/

    1a. thank Schaps for creating this unbelievable tool.

    2. install it and soft reset

    3. open the config tool from start/prorams/advanced config

    4. click menu/more settings/file associations

    5. a list will load containing all file association information on your device.

    6. you can choose a specific file type from the list and assign a direct path or choose the Select Program... option to assign an app to run the file. REMEMBER to click SAVE after EVERY association.

    7. click close and soft reset.

    Setting URL associations

    This issue doesn't contain much info.
    Every browser (at least to my knowledge), contains the option to choose it as the device's default browser.
    when chosen, every URL ran will be loaded using that browser.

    for instance, if you are using UltimateLaunch and you set an icon to run http://www.xda-developers.com, it wil be loaded using the default browser.

    If you found this guide useful please Donate.. (all donations go to TZABACH Wounded Animal Service)
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    A Definitive Guide to Bluetooth Services + Bluetooth Stacks

    This is an old guide i wrote about 10 months ago. might help you out.

    After a lot of strugle with using Wireless Headsets, Serial Ports, Activesync over BT and Sideshow... i managed to have them all work.. on VISTA and XP.
    So i decided to write a fully detailed tutorial for whoever needs it.

    Bluetooth Services Guide (including repairing commom bluetooth sync problem)

    1. Know your Stack.
    if your stack is the toshiba one, when you right click on the bt trayicon you should see OPTIONS..
    if your stack is the microsoft one, ... well.. you will not see OPTIONS :)

    2. before starting to deal with services i suggest you download one of the stacks below, according to your demand, and install them. also install Windows Mobile Device Center (from now on WMDC).

    This is WMDC6.1 x86...

    http://rapidshare.com/files/120340376/MobileDeviceCenter6.1-x86.exe.html

    These are both the LATEST versions of both stacks: (up until the day of posting this message of course )

    TOSHIBA STACK:
    http://rapidshare.com/files/120186967/TOSHIBA_BTSTACK.zip

    MS STACK:
    http://rapidshare.com/files/120187911/MS_BTSTACK.exe

    i strongly suggest you keep both files on your comp as a cover for any services one might provide while the other doesn't.
    to save you the trouble. (after a correction from Jadel):
    MS Stack works with both Activesync AND sideshow.
    TOSHIBA Stack is problematic although more userfriendly AND provides some different options which might come handy. i had to go thru a ****load of trouble to sync it with Vista... and syncing it with XP isn't a teaparty either.

    3. after finding out which one you have we can begin.


    AS - ActiveSync.
    this will probably be the most problematic service to have working since a lot of times it DOESNT APPEAR AS A SERVICE. when you try to sync with the comp it tells you you have to pair it.. even tho the device is already paired with the comp.
    XP might be more flexible with this but the solution is for both XP and VISTA.

    To Async using TOSHIBA Stack do the following:
    a. open Control Panel and open the BT Ports editor..
    b. add a port and choose it as a Server.. (usually it rounds up to ports 6 or 7 but you may have to try others..)
    c. go to WMDC/Connection Settings and mark "Allow connections to one of the following.." and choose the port you created.
    d. on your device go to Bluetooth Settings and add a new device... put the desired passkey... and you should see a list of the services the computer provides the PDA.
    e. now this is a bit tricky to deal with. sometimes ActiveSync might not appear there. if it doesn't, go to COM Ports (in bluetooth settings on your device) and add the COM port you added on your comp..
    go back to Devices and choose your comp and click Refresh. if ActiveSync appears there, mark it. if it doesn't, you should delete your comp from your device and this time add the port BEFORE finding your comp. it that doesn't work, you should follow the links i will provide soon.
    f. on your device, open ActiveSync and under Menu choose Connect Via Bluetooth.

    To Async using MICROSOFT Stack do the following:
    a. open Control Panel and open Bluetooth Devices
    b. click Add and add your device. go to Options and mark "Allow Bluetooth devices to find this computer" and "Allow Bluetooth Devices to connec to this computer". you can also mark other options as desired.
    c. go to COM ports and add an INCOMING port. it will choose a port for you automatically.
    d. go to WMDC/Connection Settings and mark "Allow connections to one of the following.." and choose the port you created.
    e. go back to Devices and choose your PDA. choose Properties and go to Services. there you should see all services your PDA provides. one of them should be Active Sync Bluetooth Service. mark it and click OK. your comp and PDA should connect and disconnect a few secs later.
    f. on your device, open ActiveSync and under Menu choose Connect Via Bluetooth.

    (if these methods don't work you should follow the reference links in the below post).


    SP - Serial Port.
    some services demand a serial port. for instance, if you're using the Desktop iGO8 and would like to connect a BT GPS receiver to your comp the serial port service must be enabled. i found TOSHIBA's stack to be much more flexible concerning port usage. in Control panel you have a BT Ports icon somewhere.. if you double click on it.. it will let you play with the ports and change them to help you adjust various devices as well as use the ports as Clients or as Servers. this is important for ActiveSync as well (depending on the device).

    An example:
    Ipaq's Desktop iGO8 supports a Bluetooth GPS receiver. to use it, you have to define a COM port (just as we did for activesync, depending on your stack)...
    you will have to define a port for the receiver and make sure the Serial Port service is marked or the program will not identify the PDA. some programs might NOT need this service at all.
    (of course, this is only for people who want to use their PDA's GPS receiver. people who have a seperate GPS receiver might get the port number automatically when pairing it with the computer or have to find the correct port themselves (in older receivers).

    also, to use the Networking feature you have to use the Serial port service. (i will post links for this as well).


    WH - I would prefer leaving this for later as i play with it a little further.


    SS - Sideshow. (Vista Users)
    i tried using sideshow on 3 different devices. Wizard, Polaris and Titan.
    all 3 came out with nothing when i used the TOSHIBA stack. the devices didn't discover the SideShow service even tho it was installed on my comp and my device was paired with the comp.
    now if you're using the MICROSOFT stack.. it's a whole different area.

    Alright. so a little batch of detailed insturctions about using this:
    (during the process make sure your device is DISCOVERABLE)

    IMPORTANT! you should make sure the Sideshow software is active on your device while doing this. i tried syncing the service once with it on and once off and it sorta confused me. so we'll just agree on having it ON.

    To use sideshow using TOSHIBA Stack do the following:
    a. on your device, go to Bluetooth Settings
    b. add your device.
    c. look for the Sideshow service in the list. if it's there, Mark it, (on your comp) go to control panel, go to sideshow, and you should be able to mark V on the gadgets you'd like to use.
    d. if it's not there, you should add a port on both your device and your computer. the ports should match.
    e. go back to devices and refresh the Services list.
    f. to my knowledge, if it doesn't work up to this point, give it up :)

    To use sideshow using MICROSOFT Stack do the following:
    a. open Control Panel and open Bluetooth Devices
    b. click Add and add your device. go to Options and mark "Allow Bluetooth devices to find this computer" and "Allow Bluetooth Devices to connect to this computer". you can also mark other options as desired.
    c. go to COM ports and add an INCOMING port. it will choose a port for you automatically.
    d. go to Devices and choose your PDA. choose Properties and go to Services. there you should see all services your PDA provides. one of them should be Windows Sideshow. mark it and click OK. your comp and PDA should connect and disconnect a few secs later.
    e. go to control panel, go to sideshow, and you should be able to mark V on the gadgets you'd like to use.

    after syncing the service and choosing the gadgets you'd like to use from Control Panel/Windows Sideshow you can go back to your device and go back to the sideshow software and click Connect....... ................. ........


    TP - Technical Port (this concerns only people who use ASUS's GXP Factory PDA so if you're not, just ignore this).
    for the GXP to control Wireless devices such as ELTO's waterpipe controller and Applied Materials' connectors you HAVE to have a Technical port enabled as a service. other than Serial port this is the only service the GXP provides, so you won't have much trouble enabling it as it's part of the software.. it will always appear. MAKE SURE you DO NOT create another bluetooth port as it will use it instead of the default one and you will not be able to control ANY of the wireless devices around you.


    If you found this guide helpful please Donate.. (all donations go to TZABACH Wounded Animal Service)