Anonymous, 01 Nov 2014freefallen@mySN-how come you in s3 forums ? u had s4 then u said u went for moto etc and now s... more@ Anonymous
Long time no see.
Actually, I only have two phones. I use one for work, and that is the number I give to my suppliers, contractors, etc.
The other phone is used for family and friends because they kept telling me that my phone was always busy, and only a few people have the number. I hope that satisfies your curiosity.
I updated from a S3 to a S4 but was disgusted to find that the S4 had the KNOX spyware embedded in it which you couldn't remove so I sold it. Presently I have a S3 (work), and a Nexus 5 (family). I chose a N5 because when Samsung abandoned the S3 regarding firmware updates I decided that I would NEVER buy one of their products again. I know other S3 owners who decided the same, so it's Samsung's loss. It's a shame because the S3 is still working perfectly after 2 years of being dropped, kicked, and generally abused.
One other point though. Because I use my S3 for work, and travel a lot, I purchased a Zerolemon 7000mAh battery for it because I didn't know when I could charge it. Fully charged, I can get up to 5 days use out of it!
Freefaller™, 31 Oct 2014@ dd 1) I haven't found that reducing the animation makes a lot of difference to be honest.... morefreefallen@mySN-how come you in s3 forums ? u had s4 then u said u went for moto etc and now s3 ..?bit of climb down from s4-2013 to s3 -2012 model ..anyway- important to be happy with ur cellfone ..cheers .btw- NSA -USA- AND GCHQ UK (u said u r in uk ) spy on all cellfones -now its official -including ALL EUROPEAN UNION .
AnonD-262593, 31 Oct 2014Install app calld ( QuickPic ) from google play it's alternative album gallery and much better... moreThanx I've now disable the Samsung Gallery app & installed QicPic & using d same as gallery.
Hope turning off the Samsung's gallery app wont hamper my S3's performance.
dd, 31 Oct 2014Hi,
I've already did wat "alsafi" said.
1. But apart frm dat m askin if its benef... more@ dd
1) I haven't found that reducing the animation makes a lot of difference to be honest.
2) I agree with 'alsafi' that Quickpic is better for your needs. It's a nice app that shames Samsung's effort.
3) Keep the app cache cleaner you are using. It is handy for a quick fix for extra memory if your phone starts to lag.
The method I described clears ALL files from the cache because nothing is running, but if you are using a particular app then using an app cleaner at the same time will not clean the cache while it is in use.
I usually clean the cache from Recovery mode about once a month just to have a clean up.
dd, 31 Oct 2014Hi, I've already did wat "alsafi" said. 1. But apart frm dat m askin if its benef... moreInstall app calld ( QuickPic ) from google play it's alternative album gallery and much better from the stock samsung gallery ...
Freefaller™, 31 Oct 2014@ dd
By all means change the settings you mentioned if you wish; you can always reset them ... moreHi,
I've already did wat "alsafi" said.
1. But apart frm dat m askin if its beneficial to scale down those 3 parameters in Debugging tab.
2. Also my concern was not only speed but also d issue m facing dat i can't share anything frm my galery via BT or any social apps..this m facing after my last week factory data reset. :(
3. Another thing is that shall i uninstall app cache cleaner? if i can clean cache d way u advised (3 button technique) y shall i keep an app fr d same which wil also run behind
hello, i have 19300 Galaxy S4 and vit can detect my operator sim card what can i do?
dd, 31 Oct 2014Ok its done now..i have cleared cache..as u said..a liitle diffrence in speed can c..even did ... more@ dd
By all means change the settings you mentioned if you wish; you can always reset them afterwards if you wish.
I guess by your posts that you are trying to speed up your phone. Unfortunately you won't have much success with that because 1) The S3 is underpowered with only 1Gb Ram and 2) It is bogged down with that awful Touchwiz which is a real memory hogger.
The best thing to do is follow 'alsafi's' advice and disable any apps you don't use. Think 'Use it or lose it'. Why have an app running in the background if you never use it? Let's face it, half of the bloatware forced on us by Samsung never gets used by the average user anyway.
I got so fed up with Touchwiz slowing my phone down that I installed Nova and made it my default launcher. It is definitely a lot faster than Samsung's Touchwiz.
Freefaller™, 30 Oct 2014@ dd
No, clearing the cache partition only cleans out the old files that are held there. It... moreOk its done now..i have cleared cache..as u said..a liitle diffrence in speed can c..even did alll d steps as d other buddy adviced me in this forum.
Pls advice do i need to scale down "window, transition & animator" duration scales to 0.5x frm 1x? pls confirm
AnonD-262593, 30 Oct 2014Excellent explanation to enter the Recovery mode .@ alsafi
dd, 30 Oct 2014Thanx..will try this fr sure..but do I need to tk back of all via Kies b4 proceeding to this? ... more@ dd
No, clearing the cache partition only cleans out the old files that are held there. It won't upset the performance of the phone in any way.
Freefaller™, 30 Oct 2014@ dd First, remove the battery and wait a few seconds to clear the memory before replacing.... moreThanx..will try this fr sure..but do I need to tk back of all via Kies b4 proceeding to this? Pls confirm
dd, 30 Oct 2014Thanx buddy..i already did all the abv steps, closed amny unwanted apps but still facing issue... more@ dd
First, remove the battery and wait a few seconds to clear the memory before replacing.
The restart your phone as follows.. Hold down the Vol Up button and the Home button, and while doing that press and hold the Power button until the Samsung logo appears (3 button reset). Release all 3 buttons and you will see the Android robot lying down with a red triangle. Your phone is now in Recovery mode. Use the Vol Up/Down buttons to select 'wipe cache partition' and press the Power button ONCE. When the cache is clear you will return to the menu where you select 'reboot system now' and press the Power button ONCE again. Your phone will restart with a clean cache.
Anonymous, 28 Oct 2014use original charger to speed upIm using sony charger and it takes only 2hrs to full charge
dd, 30 Oct 2014Thanx buddy..i already did all the abv steps, closed amny unwanted apps but still facing issue... moreTo enter to recovery mode press power and home button and volume up at the same time , screen recovery mode will appear after that choose wipe cash partition , after devise finish wipe cash , choose reboot system now .
This method help you to solve many issues .