1. Post #201
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    November 2005
    404 Posts
    Yesterday I stupidly dropped my Galaxy Nexus. It's still working fine, except for one little thing I noticed today. I have no idea if it had this earlier and I just hadn't noticed it, but it appears as if there's some sort of grain layer over the screen making it look like paper.

    Especially when I'm on the homescreen and drag the background to the left and right, I can clearly see the background moving with a fixed grain pattern over it. Is this normal or did my screen break?

    This is approximately what it looks like (took a screenshot and added noise with PS)



    Could another Nexus owner check if they have this?
    There's a thread on XDA detailing what's normal and what's not:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1394358
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  2. Post #202
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    October 2010
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    I hate how loud my phone vibrates

    I'm sitting in lesson with it in my pocket on silent as usual and then suddenly BUZZBUZZBUZZBUZZBUZZ and everybody stops and looks at me

    if I put it on silent I forget to take it off and end up missing a load of calls/messages
    Wow, I complain about how little it vibrates
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  3. Post #203
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    July 2009
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    There's a thread on XDA detailing what's normal and what's not:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1394358
    Even if that's normal for the GN, honestly the phone should be turning pixels off in blacks, and Google really needs to make sure that the display's white balance and gamut are set up to look right.
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  4. Post #204
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    March 2009
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    When I connected the tablet with my gmail, what does that actually do? Can google track what I browse, etc. Or is it just for the market and mail?
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  5. Post #205
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    July 2009
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    When I connected the tablet with my gmail, what does that actually do? Can google track what I browse, etc. Or is it just for the market and mail?
    They can record what you searched for the google application, what apps you've installed/bought/uninstalled.

    But really, the security loss isn't that big of a deal. There is no CarrierIQ scandal here.
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  6. Post #206

    November 2011
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    So in the next few days ill be getting an asus transformer (tf101 not prime) from work free, what apps should i get/not get? is there anything i should stay away from like installous for ios?
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  7. Post #207
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  8. Post #208
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    why?
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  9. Post #209
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    January 2006
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    That's surprisingly well made
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  10. Post #210
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    May 2010
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    XDA never fails to amaze me.
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  11. Post #211
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    garychencool's Avatar
    October 2010
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    Saw this on reddit, I got it right away
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  12. Post #212
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    March 2011
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    I feel like I should stand up and clap after watching that video.
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  13. Post #213
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    October 2010
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    Oh yeah, so today my Comp Sci Teacher said that the Grade 12 Comp Sci Java course will have Android Development, so like yeah I can make some apps. Exciting indeed.
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  14. Post #214
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    Protocol7's Avatar
    June 2006
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    Oh yeah, so today my Comp Sci Teacher said that the Grade 12 Comp Sci Java course will have Android Development, so like yeah I can make some apps. Exciting indeed.
    hooray my c++ and mysql classes

    I'm gonna write a tablet-optimized c++ development suite for Android though. I use c4droid and it's good and constantly patched but not tablet optimized and it shows
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  15. Post #215
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    January 2006
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    hooray my c++ and mysql classes

    I'm gonna write a tablet-optimized c++ development suite for Android though. I use c4droid and it's good and constantly patched but not tablet optimized and it shows
    Do the C programs from C4droid still run in the DalvikVM of Android or do they run completely separately?
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  16. Post #216
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    October 2010
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    My Comp Sci Teacher also said that he will be getting some Samsung Galaxy Tabs for the dev. Of course, we can use our own devices. I can use my mini pro

    But by then, I'll get a new phone which would be better for dev and have a Quad Core
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  17. Post #217
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    June 2006
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    Do the C programs from C4droid still run in the DalvikVM of Android or do they run completely separately?
    I've got no idea, but it runs in the terminal emulator so I think so.

    As in, the executables run as processes inside the terminal inside Dalvik. (I think. I have no idea if the terminal emulator actually exposes a true terminal without Dalvik.)
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  18. Post #218
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    October 2010
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    XDA never fails to amaze me.
    Everyday, there is something awesome on XDA
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  19. Post #219
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    Dennab
    November 2008
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    what the heck is happening

    i didn't use my phone at all during that time
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  20. Post #220
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    Dennab
    March 2007
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    Usually it's a bug with the current ROM when Android OS starts eating up the battery. Are you on a stock ROM or custom?
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  21. Post #221
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    Dennab
    November 2008
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    Usually it's a bug with the current ROM when Android OS starts eating up the battery. Are you on a stock ROM or custom?
    stock ROM, the idea of rooting/installing a custom ROM really doesn't appeal to me TBH
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  22. Post #222
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    June 2006
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    stock ROM, the idea of rooting/installing a custom ROM really doesn't appeal to me TBH
    Well installing a custom kernel and ROM will basically fix your problem and likely give you better performance.
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  23. Post #223
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    I've got no idea, but it runs in the terminal emulator so I think so.

    As in, the executables run as processes inside the terminal inside Dalvik. (I think. I have no idea if the terminal emulator actually exposes a true terminal without Dalvik.)
    I really doubt it. The terminal emulator just runs native programs and displays their outputs.

    What you're saying is like the windows command prompt emulating x86 along with an entire pc...
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  24. Post #224
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    Dennab
    November 2008
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    Well installing a custom kernel and ROM will basically fix your problem and likely give you better performance.
    is it really that wrong for me to say that I'd rather wait for the official Samsung Android 4.0 ICS thingy rom to be released?

    i'm looking into whether widgets are the offenders because it seems to be a common problem, I've removed all of them and I'm charging back to 100% before I go to bed, so I can tell whether that's them or not
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  25. Post #225
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    is it really that wrong for me to say that I'd rather wait for the official Samsung Android 4.0 ICS thingy rom to be released?

    i'm looking into whether widgets are the offenders because it seems to be a common problem, I've removed all of them and I'm charging back to 100% before I go to bed, so I can tell whether that's them or not
    It's not like it's going to explode - just get a custom ROM and never look back.

    It won't be widgets, it says Android OS not one of your apps.
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  26. Post #226
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    June 2006
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    I have a custom rom on my Xoom, it's an alpha of ICS but it's been on constantly since I last flashed it two weeks ago. I use it frequently and don't charge it more than twice a week.

    It really makes a difference.
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  27. Post #227
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    is it really that wrong for me to say that I'd rather wait for the official Samsung Android 4.0 ICS thingy rom to be released?

    i'm looking into whether widgets are the offenders because it seems to be a common problem, I've removed all of them and I'm charging back to 100% before I go to bed, so I can tell whether that's them or not
    Keep it plugged in, my advice.
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  28. Post #228
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    March 2009
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    What's a good ROM for transformer prime, I know it's new and all, but I lost like 35 percent of battery life overnight, and I don't really like that. I could just turn it off thou I guess, but saving battery would be nice.
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  29. Post #229
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    Keep it plugged in, my advice.
    Say goodbye to your battery then.
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  30. Post #230
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    January 2010
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    Say goodbye to your battery then.
    I've been charging all of my phones overnight and never had a dead battery. Ever.
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  31. Post #231
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    I've been charging all of my phones overnight and never had a dead battery. Ever.
    not dead, but its capacity will be reduced
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  32. Post #232
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    October 2007
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    It's not that significant of an issue with modern batteries though. It will affect it in the long term, but since people get new phones every 2-3 years or even less I doubt it's worth worrying about.
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  33. Post #233
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    March 2009
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    It certainly happened to my old Droid 1. It hardly goes an hour now, shame too because it makes a nice remote.
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  34. Post #234
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    May 2009
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    Just wondering, what would you guys recommend for a new rom? I've been using a nightly of Cyanogen, but I've been having crashes a plenty, so it is time for a wipe.

    Agree - MIUI
    Disagree - Stay with Cyanogen (Stable build though)
    Funny - Another nightly build of Cyanogen
    Winner - Other (please state!)

    I am using an SGS2 (Of course!) and I really want to use Ninphetamine kernel, because it fixes the sensitivity issues I have with my SGP Glas protector. Is it possible to use this with either MIUI or Cyanogen?

    Thanks guys :)
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  35. Post #235
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    It is possible - apart from with CM9 I think
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  36. Post #236
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    July 2007
    323 Posts
    What about SiyahKernel? It seems to work with MIUI and CM7 (Not CM9).
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  37. Post #237
    My HTC Wildfire's display broke. Bought a new one, are they hard to replace?
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  38. Post #238
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    What about SiyahKernel? It seems to work with MIUI and CM7 (Not CM9).
    Heard lots of good about that kernel, but just not sure if it will fix my screen sensitivity when charging, and from what I heard Ninphetamine is the only one that fixes it :(
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  39. Post #239
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    November 2011
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    I just got myself a Droid Razr. My other phone shit itself, and the Razr had a price drop down to $199, so I went for it. It's pretty fucking nice.
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  40. Post #240
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    July 2009
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    My HTC Wildfire's display broke. Bought a new one, are they hard to replace?
    I hope you have surgeon's hands, because disassembling a device put together by thousands of little Chinese hands is not easy to put back together.
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