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GPS stopped working on my razr i, no satellites detected, it is looking for. Someone the same thing happens?

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  • 2013-10-23 00:00
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> In reply to [deleted post]Hey!
Don't forget to give feedback about NFS in JB. How does the speed feeling is.

The links is here, remove the ***:
android***authority.com/game-android-device-2848­­50/#comment-1089011776

It will take you right where my comment is. Don't scroll up, it's righ there. There are several pics.

What we'll do is to try those games. I'll send you the APks for both and you'll try them. Maybe you've tried already. If they don't work you should try and find a way to flash stock ICS rom. I think it's possible.
Maybe this thread can help you.

http://forum.xda-developers.co...hp?t=1974568

I'll send you the APKs now. Try them and tell us.

- L.


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  • 2013-10-22 22:02
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> In reply to joonvijay @ 2013-10-22 19:22 from vb8K - click to readHey! I saw your message very soon after you posted it just by coincidence.

What is important is this: Directory Bind works or doesn't work in the Razr i stock JB. Yes or Not.
You say it does, so the answer is Yes.
Good.

What you saw with ES File Explorer is what I saw too. Looks like the data is DUPLICATED. But I tell you that, it's like an illusion for the SYSTEM to "think" the data is actually in the internal. You understand?
But the data IS NOT there in the Internal anymore, thats's what this Directory Bind does. It's like a mirror.

When you deleted the data in that folder the game didn't work anymore cause you deleted its data which was BINDED in the actual External SD.

You just need to do the Bind process and let it like that. Done.
Have you checked my screenshots?

I have some 1.7GB left after installing all those games and all of them work perfectly. I'd have more if I moved the data and the OBB part of NOVA 3 cause that game has the 2. But only moved OBB. NOVA 3's Data folder contains some 850MB of info.

I don't think NOVA 3, MC4 and other don't work in JB. Just install their APK and see! I don't know why Gameloft don't put up to buy MC4, but the game certainly works. Now we'll see if it works for the Razr i with JB.

Please reply all you can and try to give feedback about NFS. And use Directory Bind for the heavy Data and OBB folders of the GAMES. It does free up storage. Check my screenshots from the links!

- L.



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  • 2013-10-22 20:22
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> In reply to [deleted post]I never tried ICS on it as i got it on JB itself but if u update to JB then you will be loosing MC4 and NOVA3,as they arnt working on JB as for now and gameloft is too lazy in replying to queries. But i must say that i used ICS and JB in other phones like samsung and sony But Razr i on JB just rocks, it works flawlessly and some new features added too so unlike others , it has ur DB working so u cn give it a go .

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  • 2013-10-22 19:22
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> In reply to [deleted post]Hii, omg u reply so fast man . ok many things to elaborate here:
I am using directorybind but being honest ,im not that expert in that software , for example i tried to move asphalt 8 via DB and then checked space freed in settings>storage ,so i found that around 1 gb space got freed from phone to sd card BUT when i checked whole asphalt8 data using File Explorer , it was there so im confused and then i deleted that data and game stopped working.
Secondly i played NFS MW in iphone so i never tried it in razr i but right now im downloading it and will tell u its performance soon.
Regarding update to JB i must tell u that MC4 version1.0 did work in JB but 1.0.1 and 1.1.0 arent working plus i heard that Fm radio is working in ICS by installing a cracked fm apk becaause Razr i has fm hardware but not software ,and they put a ban on fm in JB update so no cracked apk fm is working,and I need Fm radio but unfortunately i cant downgrade to ICS.
Hope i answered all what u asked .
thanks

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  • 2013-10-22 19:13
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@Eisley:, i have used smart launcher and just loved it , now no stuttering at all , also i formatted once and using stock launcher n no issues .
Nowi t is a great phone there is no doubt about that , but i dont know Why this phone cant play Modern Combat4 ,not compatible as said by Gameloft. may be due to intel processor.I use my iphone 4 for gaming purpose but i purchased razr i for its bigger screen than iphone4 so i m playing all games on it but not MC4.
I am Using Directorybind on stock JB with no Issues so no worries of space .
The most annoying thing im facing now a days is its Unlocked bootloader welcom warning screen which i tried to remove by flashing stock moto logo but no success , i downloaded its stock rom and unzipped it to get stock signed logo but im failed , plz help.Thanks

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  • 2013-10-22 17:36
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> In reply to Sean @ 2013-10-02 03:56 from 3JnW - click to readTry Smart Launcher. I consider it the most functional, cool and the best minimalistic launcher. It's really lightweight, like a feather.
Try it with a theme called "Transparent" something like that. Really nice with any livewp like Alien Shapes!

It doesn't have proprietary widgets like Go Launcher, that btw, is really heavy because of them. To use widgets you need the paid version. But if you appreciate minimalism and try this launcher you'll see widgets are not needed. Try its gestures. For example, swipe up hides the notifications bar, swipe down shows it! It's configurable n.n

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  • 2013-10-02 19:36
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Had this phone for ages now never a single issue. I also started using paid version of Nova Launcher and it makes this phone even faster and smoother.

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  • 2013-10-02 03:56
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> In reply to peposhi @ 2013-09-17 02:18 from 3pJ4 - click to readIt can be even better if you root it and tweak it with ROM Toolbox Pro.

Are you on JB or ICS? Do you play games? If so, join my request.

- L

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  • 2013-09-30 09:55
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> In reply to joonvijay @ 2013-08-20 23:24 from utx% - click to readDo you mean that it stutters when you minimize a game and go back to it? Or that the phone freezes completely?
I've not seen any stuttering when minimizing anything. Little lags do rarely occur, but are when the device is very busy and you go back too quickly, something like that. But are very little and rare.
Anyway, if you don't mind changing launchers you should try Smart Launcher, it's the lightest of all, and it's very nice, minimalistic and very functional. Try it with its Transparency theme. (When you apply this theme the Preferences button goes transparent too, but it's in the same place). Try its gestures: Swipe up hides the notification bar! It's so cool. Ha

The phone has frozen completely like 3 times with no apparent reason, too. I reset pressing Volume minus + Power for some seconds. This issue is quite weird, and has happened like 3 times in the 4 months I have had the device so far.
Not that.bad, fortunately it doesn't happen regularly. Other than that I haven't had any issue of any kind.

Sometimes Asphalt 8 closes while charging a race, rarely, too. But it's the game's fault.




(ASPHALT 8 players should read on, and collaborate!)




Btw, do you play A8? How do you like it? Do you feel Low graphics look better than "Low" suggests? I think it looks nice and enjoyable, even it looks more realistic than A7 that in the Razr i runs fine with almost all high graphics that are enabled, but yet it looks a bit toyish. A8 has nice road textures, some reflections, speed kicks when using nitro (cool when drifting) and car bumps effects even in this Low graphics for the Razr i n.n Oh, and the game runs so.very smoothly! It's a breeze for the phone! Isn't the same for you?

That's why I'm elaborating a comparison between the graphics on Need For Speed Most Wanted and A8. The graphics in NFSMW are much, much better than the A8's Aren't they? Of course NFSMW has its own beauty, BUT, if the Razr i can handle fine those high graphics why can't it handle at least Medium or even High graphics on A8? Its low resolution helps it a lot, you know?
What do you think?

I'll send this message to Gameloft and as them to unlock the Medium and High graphics for the Razr i. Would you like that? Anyone?

It's very easy to contract Gameloft, would you like to send this same request to then so they optimize the Medium and High graphics for the Razr i?

I hope you Razr i users can help me. I can share with you my comparison and you just need to send it out to Gameloft saying: I second this request!!
Gameloft does care, I've received several good attentions from them.
What do you say? You can send me your pictures with graphics comparisons too to backup our request.

Please contract me if you (everyone!) are interested: starsky182@gmail.com And if you want to compete, add me to G+ I play regularly!

- L

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  • 2013-09-30 09:30
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-09-22 20:09 from vbJD - click to readA friend of mine tried to use Directory Bind in his Razr i stock JB and couldn't. There's a bug in BD that makes it impossible to use in his device. But, in my Razr i running ICS (stock) DB works flawlessly and it's such a marvelous and the brightest app ever created n.n

If you (anyone) are a gamer I'd advice you to stay on ICS. JB doesn't have any appealing for me (worse now that DB doesn't work on it). I'm very satisfied using my Razr i on ICS (with little tweakings).

I'm planning to buy the Xperia Z Ultra to couple it with the Razr i n.n The big and the compact. A sweet complement, isn't it?

- L.

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  • 2013-09-30 08:49
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I have no apps minus from Youtube on this phone, however it keeps telling me to remove data and I have a memory card stored. It seems it is not using the memory card.

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  • 2013-09-25 10:44
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Will the RAZR i be replaced by the Droid Mini (or variant) soon!?

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  • 2013-09-24 12:55
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-09-18 12:35 from fnJH - click to readrightly said , directorybind is there also

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  • 2013-09-22 20:09
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-09-12 19:30 from myG{ - click to readit supports class 10 sd card , confirmed

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  • 2013-09-22 20:07
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-09-13 08:34 from 0Baw - click to readmoving apps to sd card is supposedly unavailabe on all android phones sporting jelly bean without root. Its not a problem with motorola phones

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  • 2013-09-18 12:35
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Excellent phone. After a long research decided to go for it rather than s4 mini. Absolutely love the screen, the speed, the quality pictures and those little tiny tricks it has once you customise it and get used to it. Battery life - if I'm off work and not really need it - 3 days, baby, yeah! Have always been p....d of going everywhere with a charger in the pocket.
Wouldn't change it for anything.

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  • 2013-09-17 02:18
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-09-12 19:30 from myG{ - click to readLuckly, I have there sdcard 32GB an class 10 from kingston and I think, that after update on 4.1.2 it schould be availible to move your apps to sdcard.

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  • 2013-09-13 08:34
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> In reply to nivi @ 2013-08-15 01:55 from QL5D - click to readI have been researching this for a few weeks and learnt about the XT890 doesn't surrport Class 10 cards or app move to SD unless rooted

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  • 2013-09-12 19:30
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Hello Moto! Wow! I am impressed.

I'd own a S3 before this.... and I have to recognize that I do prefer the xt890 instead of S3.

It's subjetive... of course.

XT890, it's fast! so fast! camera appears inmediatly!
No lag at all...

The bad. No FM radio in Jally Bean... no matter still can use tune in...

Material of contruccion... WOW... it's Motorola... no plastic...cheap pf samsung..

Moto has coming back... very happy with my choose...

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  • 2013-09-03 15:11
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