Vow to much of my relief i discovered that location repirting was running on GPS instead of battery saving mode.stopped that and now i hope battery and heating problem might go away.lol
Seems asus has cheated us after reading tomazz comments on intel atom processor.If they knew it is not optimised than why not snapdragon.After kitkat battery is droping very very fast.Fix it soon or migrate us back to jellybean or replace our phones.
I wonder that in this advanced technological era companies like asus/apple cant design a phone flawlessly
Tomazz, 05 Oct 2014I must agree that although standby time has improved somewhat with KitKat, the usage battery t... morePhone is not fast as compared to jellybean rather lags and battery is a very big issue.Phone heats a lot,if intel processor has this problem than why asus used it in our phones.Why not snapdragon? Seems we are cheated.Asus should immediately give us a fix or replace phone.
confused211, 05 Oct 2014hi i want to copy an excerpt or line of the book im reading using my zenphone5 but i cant see ... moreSome books are copy protected. That function is controlled by the app.
Kindle app for example does not allow copying of any contents. Not even on a computer.
Tomazz, 05 Oct 2014Go to PlayStore and download Zen Camera.tomzz sir,
this one with 674.21 mb???
also help me to improve battery performance.. eagerly waiting for your reply..
krish, 04 Oct 2014http://www.mega-networks.asia/ZenFone/ZenFone5_WW_Firmware/UL_ASUS_T00F_WW_1_18_40_10.zip
thi... moreThe file on the link is the last full OS update for JellyBean.
Now about battery it's like this:
KitKat offers a longer IDLE time.
Jelly Bean offers a longer USAGE time.
The IDLE time improvement is between 15-20%.
The USAGE time degradation would depend on what you do. In my usage pattern, I have not seen any, but other people saw significant drop in battery life.
Therefore - make your choice of whether you wish to run JB or KK.
abkz5, 05 Oct 2014Hey
Thanks for your help bro.
Im using kitkat and it finally it feels like..atleast for a s... moreI must agree that although standby time has improved somewhat with KitKat, the usage battery time hasn't.
So I went to ask my contacts about it, and they flatly blamed Google for it, and said that Google is working on a fix, but has not yet been released to them, but when it is, they will implement it into future firmware versions.
It also seems from amateurish tests, that CPU still can't switch whole core off when idle, both are still active, although it does look like some parts of the cores can be put to sleep. That is obviously disappointing and it is not sure whether this is Google's oversight or whether this is a limitation of the Atom platform for mobile.
So in essence - standby idle times were improved by the ability to turn some of the CPU functions off, squeezing about 15% longer standby time out of the battery used by Atom CPU. However when working, optimisations went towards speed rather than power consumption, making phone much snappier than in JB (not like it was slow in JB), but power consumption seems to have been secondary concern.
That this is Atom issue has now also been confirmed in a head-to-head comparison with A500KL in 3G. The phones are identical except for the GPU (which is much faster in A501CG) and the CPU (Atom 1.6 GHz dual core vs. Snapdragon 400, 1.2 GHz quad core).
Both running 4.4.2, the A500KL battery life is over 40% longer than that of A501CG. In 4G though, the battery life of LTE version is still very poor.
This would make only one short term solution - getting a snap-on power bank, if battery life is insufficient.
jainbull, 05 Oct 2014Dear Tomazz thanks for your concern,i am facing a lot of problems after kitkat update.I bough... moreI am sorry to hear of your issues and I am sure that the Asus team will help resolve them.
Unfortunately it will not help to reload the same version of the firmware, as unless the phone was rooted, it would not see it as a newer version and as such would not install it automatically.
So no, reloading 800 MB file would not help.
What might help - but do that after sending the logs - is to reload the firmware from recovery partition.
How to do that:
- first of all make sure to backup your phone to gmail account
- now turn the phone off and wait 10 seconds
- simultaneously press power and volume down buttons and hold them until phone turns on and a "DOS" lookalike shows up on the screen
- press volume up to confirm that you want to run recovery mode
- choose full system recovery
- let it finish
- phone will restart to a stock latest version of the firmware, like if you just took it out of the box
- now restore your gmail account and redownload your apps
If that does not help, do NOT upgrade OTA to the next KitKat, but instead wait a couple of days until full 2.20 version is posted on Asus website, then load that one manually, as it will overwrite complete system you have now.
There are other ways but they are more likely to cause more troubles than they resolve, and as such I do better not list them here.
jainbull, 05 Oct 2014Dear Tomazz thanks for your concern,i am facing a lot of problems after kitkat update.I bough... moreI dont know how to root and have a non rooted phone.Just while typing these messages to you battery has fallen down from 58% to 31%.Need urgent updates from asus or is there anyway u can help
Tomazz, 04 Oct 2014Interesting. I do not have issue 1. There is no black screen after the call and in 4 days o... moreAgreed. Till date i have'nt face any problem. No screen lock ,no heating, no hang, no blank screen after call even i have loaded subway surfer. no any difference feel during gaming.
Tomazz, 04 Oct 2014Interesting.
I do not have issue 1. There is no black screen after the call and in 4 days o... moreDear Tomazz thanks for your concern,i am facing a lot of problems after kitkat update.I bought this phone on 29 th July and was facing no problem till kitkat update.I had updated all versions of jelly bean2 regularly,before kitkat i have updated stability update of 20 MB and immediately after that kitkat update of 449 mb.
Never faced any issues on jellybean,i have written to email@example.com for faulty incall ui,they have promptly replied and will send log tool on monday to diagnose the problem.
Phone feels very hot even while i am messaging you,what can i do now?Shld i download kitkat update again through asus website of 800 mb or wait for asus to respond? battery detail shows 35% is consumed by android os.
Tomazz, 04 Oct 2014Interesting.
I do not have issue 1. There is no black screen after the call and in 4 days o... moreHey
Thanks for your help bro.
Im using kitkat and it finally it feels like..atleast for a short period of time ive got the latest android os 😉
Everything is fine. But just one concern. Can u please give tips to improve battery life.. as the phone drains a lot even in 2g mode. Ive already installed Greenify. 😢
It works even if the phone's not rooted.
Can u give proper tips to improve my battery life.
And i know it sucks to use battery saver apps and automatic task killers.
I neeeeeed battery backup.
Tomazz, it regards with my memopad ME172V. Please help me to restore my camera? I think i accidentally uninstalled it.
Hi friends I am using asus zen phone 5 this phone is only digitizer(touch)broken I am searching in Andhra Pradesh and telagana digitizer but i no need I want digitizer I am technician I want digitizer any one please help me friends please reply this my email krupa.annam@Gmail.com
DJVISIX, 02 Oct 2014in the specs they say that the screen has gorilla glass 3, i unfortunately got a scratch near ... moreYou do know that "scratch resistant" doesn't mean "absolutely guaranteed to never ever have scratch" right?
Tomazz, 04 Oct 2014Must be others out there as well. You could not be the only one. Unfortunately I am not fac... moreTomazz,I have noticed an issue after the update.I cant access data anymore.On clicking for APN it says Setting has stopped unfortunately.OTA 456mb kitkat over 1.18.***.10(20mb)
somebody help me,my zenfone updated to kitkat and i lost my wifi.. build number is 2.19. what i do?
hi i want to copy an excerpt or line of the book im reading using my zenphone5 but i cant see a copy and paste option only add to which is not allwing to copy it.pls help me