Anonymous, 04 Nov 2014Dear Amit,
but are you still able to access play store ? because once you disable it you wi... moreYou don't need to stop entire Google Play Services (and yes, Playstore will still work), but what you should do is disable location access for it.
Beats me why a shop which already knows who you are should be spying on your movements every 5 seconds through GPS positioning.
amit, 04 Nov 2014guys happy news, i just found out the reason for the pathetic battery life of this phone. it w... moreIf you read (now probably many) pages back, when the KitKat battery life discussion first started, you'll see me thrashing the Google Play Services and Weather widget for halving my battery life, and when I killed location access to them (that's what the permission manager is for) the battery life instantly doubled.
Another thing was that some apps that had camera access in permissions kept on turning camera on, which caused phone to overheat and kill the battery. However the battery fix should have fixed that. Still, I rather manually disable access to camera and microphone to apps that I deem do not need it.
But you are absolutely on the right track.
Sadly - people here are blaming Asus for it, but it's Google's own services that kill battery.
AnonD-298283, 04 Nov 2014does zenfone 5 ww version will get V22.214.171.124 please tell meYes, it will. As soon as bugs are ironed out.
S Asif, 04 Nov 2014Dear Tomazz
I got my Zen5 a couple of weeks ago, i immediately got a 20mb update and then go... moreYou did full factory reset so it has already replaced any leftovers from JellyBean, so you should be fine.
As for battery - I recommend you permissions manager and disable permissions to everything that you think should not need them. Like why should Facebook have permissions to send SMS and MMS or make phone calls without your knowledge? Or why should a game have access to your camera, microphone, etc.
Using it on Asus I get 2 days+ of battery life out of it, and on Oppo Find 7 (yes, that phone that's supposed to have pathetic battery life) I am on 65% now, and I took it off the charger at 7 am YESTERDAY.
Both Asus and Oppo run beta builds of Kitkat.
AnonD-325676, 04 Nov 2014Dear Tomazz sir,
My current version is asus_T00J_ww_126.96.36.199
then I have installed 1 OTA... moreDear Nik,
Let me clarify. I was afraid that he might try to install 188.8.131.52 over a KitKat or something like that, which of course would not work. He would have to have an older version than 1.18 for that steps to work.
As for you - yes, the next version will have the complete OS including the patches in it, and what I would suggest you to do is to make automatic backup to your Gmail set up, so when you upgrade, you can do a full reset, then restore from backup, and your phone should be like new... except with new firmware version and all your settings and apps back :)
And someting more after KK up... When use 3g battery drainig is auful 30% for 30 minets of posting and reading gsmarena.com. After battery fix only standby time has inproof others as brawsing,gaming are still unexeptible. Waiting for 184.108.40.206 Ww with hope of many inproovments. Pardon me for the bad englesh!!!!
amit, 04 Nov 2014i was talking about greenify. disable google accounts manager, it will not freeze play store b... moredear amit,
can u please tell me the steps to hibernate google services.
do i need to install donation package and lucky patcher and xposed framework
AnonD-279813, 04 Nov 2014Factory reset merely deletes your custom settings and apps, but leaves OS intact. Hard rese... moreThank's one more question, after hard reset the os is staing the same(now i am with KK 220.127.116.11 waiting for 2.20.40 to fix some bugs or will downgrade to JB that i was when i both the phone)
I updated to kitkat when first released and still i am continuing with it. I too updated baterry fix after that. I am not facing that much problem as complained by many users here. Yes some bugs are there like my phone fm radio stops automatically after some time. Then i have to close and start again. But these are minor problem not affecting essential problems. Standby battery life is awesome though it drains faster during browsing on 3G, Gaming but i found performance is mind blowing for me, no lag, awesome smoothness etc. Others in my office also not facing those problems.
Anonymous, 04 Nov 2014 I hope you are talking about greenfy or are u talking about hibernet. which one is... morei was talking about greenify. disable google accounts manager, it will not freeze play store because you are not disabling it, hibernating it will prevent its wakelocks, but it will improve standby time,
amit, 04 Nov 2014yes i am still able to access play store. i am not completely disabling services. i herbinate ... more
I hope you are talking about greenfy
are u talking about hibernet.
which one is best.
and for using hibernet i think we have to root the phone .
Once i have installed greenfy.
but it was hard for me to undrstand and use.
but now you are claiming that we can turn off google play service then I Will definitely install it once again.
me to facing lot of battey drain problem because of google play services.
thanks a lot amit.
nik17, 04 Nov 2014dear sris,
If you are facing any problems like battery drain , or memory card unmounting a... moresorry for half reply ... by mistakenly clicked the submit button.
when you will google "" asus zenfone 5""
then u will get support site of zenfone 5 a500cg
mine is asus zenfone 5 a501cg.
And if you want a support site of a501cg then you have to change the url of zenfone 500cg to 501cg . just you need to put "1" insted of "0".then you will be redirected to it.
this is how I visit asus zenfone 5 a501cg support page.
So these are the problems.
If you have any doubts then ask tomazz sir. HE IS REAL MASTER in all this.
HE IS THE ONE WHO CAN SAVE US.
He helped me a lot and also taught me a lot.
THANKS A LOT TOMAZZ SIR.
guys i know everybody is angry about how asus says this phone has 18 hours of talk time and we dont get that much battery time, in reality asus checked the battery in place which has great 3g reception and they are only talking about the talk time , if you only use your phone for calling and just that , no music, no gaming, no photography in a good 3g reception area then you all will get around 18 hours battery too..asus knows this too that using camera and gaming and music will only make the phone last for around 10 or so hours ..
yes i am still able to access play store. i am not completely disabling services. i herbinate them, i disabled auto sync, all location services, main thing i stopped all wakelocks which occurs due to these services.. these wakelocks are responsible for battery drain even on standby
AnonD-309164, 04 Nov 2014Thanks for replying! So I need to reinstall? By downloading from asus website? Mine is T00J WW... moredear sris,
If you are facing any problems like battery drain , or memory card unmounting and mounting , restart in the middle of call then go for manual update otherwise keep on doing OTA.
I am telling you because you need to take lot of care while doing it manually.
You should know each and every detail of your phone.
because i came to know that when you will google asus zenfone 5 support
amit, 04 Nov 2014guys happy news, i just found out the reason for the pathetic battery life of this phone. it w... moreDear Amit,
but are you still able to access play store ? because once you disable it you will not be able to access any google services which includes your google play store as far as i know .
are u able to access play store ?
if yes then please tell the procedure about how to disable google services.
I also tried once ... but play store was not working after that.
guys happy news, i just found out the reason for the pathetic battery life of this phone. it was google play services.. for those who updated to kitkat and still have only 10 hours of battery life in normal use, i found out it was google play services which was responsible for this.
after disabling those services , now i got around 20 hours of battery life on moderate use and standby time has greatly improved. battery drains only 3% in 8 hours standby. its great..