How to improve battery life on ICS 4.0.4? On standby is more than ok - 1% 3-4 hours, but when using 3G internet or tallking it uses faster than gingerbread i think...
Is there some patch or tweak...?
rohith, 16 Dec 2012I have been using this phone for four months... good feature phone with excellent ppi.... but ... morejust try to calibrate your battery there are apps on google play. Also...
if you are on default ROM provided by company then just open the dialer and enter *#*#7378423#*#*
and find battery test service. you will have to plug the charger and allow it for charging upto 100%. after that when the screen says testing .. unplug the charger and let the test complete. Test generally takes 2-4 hrs so i recommend you running this test during lazy hours.
I got this phone from ebay and it does not work on any of the Canadian networks... Bell, Rogers or Videotron. I really do not understand why, because Bell says that they have other users with this phone, but for me... it does not work... even checked the IMEI number, but it says NO. WHY? The company I bought it from tells me it is unlocked! GRRRRR.
I have been using this phone for four months... good feature phone with excellent ppi.... but now adays even though, the battery remaining will be 29% for that phone indicates 1%... can anybody tells what's the reason for it
Ampatuan, 15 Dec 2012i want this phone .. but if i may ask , is this phone laggy? and rate this from 1 to 10 ..Its a very elegant phone, but lag when you overdo with the apps
i want this phone .. but if i may ask , is this phone laggy? and rate this from 1 to 10 ..
Im bit confused, whether to go for windows os phone or this..Can one help me out??????/
Aadrian, 12 Dec 2012As I've not updated the phone to ICS, I'm not sure which steps you all must take. First you ne... moreUse SUS (sony update service) not pc companion if want bug free and lag free ICS.
ICS is ok - maybe even better than GB...try and see. If not, you can always go back to GB
I don't saw the pic in my raypro.can anyone help me ?i want to make my set android4.how can I do that?pls help me
reeta, 12 Dec 2012then how to update to ics mr.aadrian? pls reply meAs I've not updated the phone to ICS, I'm not sure which steps you all must take. First you need to be sure you want the update. The phone can be slower due to higher hardware requirements with ICS. Secondly, you need to install the Sony PC companion from the Sony website. After that, you need to open the Sony PC companion and connect the phone with the pc or laptop. Then I suggest just to follow the exact steps given by the Sony PC companion.
In all my previous posts I recomened NOT to upgrade to ICS...but, now I upgraded it just to see how it works first hand... Now I recommend to try and upgrade to ICS but there is one trick! You must upgrade in one way and optimaze with root etc. So this is my review of ICS 4.0.4 *.587
Works OK, no lag at all, works better than gingerbread, it is more beautifoul, more options (reject call with sms, freeze apps, etc)...I dont see any disandvantages - maybe that 3G internet uses more battery...but thats maybe subjective opinion. My conclusion about battery consumption is that ICS uses maybe more battery...but standby is same or even better. Talking, surfing with 3G uses battery...100-80% (20% battery drain) means 1 hour surfing with 3G and 10-20 min talking...On gingeread I would do that with 15% battery drain maybe...But it is worth because there is now easy root method, Camera driver, kernel, roms where you can benefit more than with gingerbread. But I will limit this review on stock versions with small modifications. Stock ICS can be rooted (fool-proof)! Very easy, do not be afraid - its realy click here - click there and done!
Easy method od XDA and sony mobile talk forum.
Why root - to delete bloatware, you can free up to 120MB on system (60mb alredy was free)- and then with titanium backup transfer apps to system (launcher, office, widgetlocker...). With deleted bloatware phone is faster, more stabile, more free RAM and space for you apps(320+130=450MB)
It didnt restart on me (gingerbread did that few times), no lag. In few firs days it happened that opera mini or tapatalk was closed. low ram or something...but no more. If it is more often there is option in settings to setup managing ram and apps (how many to keep in RAM...)
How to upgrade ICS: use SUS - this is must. First factory reset on gingergread, then use SUS to update to ICS (option with factory reset). After update, do one more factory reset. That way you delete everything from scratch and do new install - no update...Update with PC companion does update and mix stuff up...so you get lag etc.
So my final conclusion is: try yourself ICS (update+factory with SUS). Than root to delete bloatware and do mods you want (turn on light sensor, camera drivers,maybe kernel you want...)
For notification led fix - use smsAwake app (it just turns on screen for 5 sec, and led works then).
For launcher i use LauncherPro - great and light.
ICS 4.0.4 works ok on ray. It is modern, better. It is refreshing for my Ray. If you find ICS bad for your device, then use flashtool to update to gingerbread .42 and root it. Than update to .62 gingerbread thru phone update, over the air (OTA). -or just give it to your Sony service centar to do it for you. (no root then).
For now I will leave ICS on Ray - works ok. Same as gingerbread or even better (modern).