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Android / No ROOT - Increase Battery Life (General+Samsung)
« Last post by DeepCopy on April 23, 2014, 06:30:29 am »
Root not required

Ok so I just got an S5, mainly because I like bitching about Samsung (that and the major issues my note 3 had)

Keep in mind these methods will work for most phones, not just the S5, but all the options may not be available or in different locations. This guide is going to give you general tips and device specific tweaks to ensure that your phones battery get better performance without needing to root, or turn off all of the features of your phone. This guide also wont tell you to install this app or that app, just use your system.

So let's start with basic tips:

1. Your Screen
Ok so the number one killer of smartphones? The screen. The solution, keep your screen dimmed. When you're outside and its sunny, turn your body so you're in the shade and keep it low and at night you can pretty much have it turned down. This will drastically increase battery performance

2. Disable/Turn off Bloatware

Seems like a no brainer, but often over looked. The way Android is designed to effectively open apps quickly and multitask is that applications are constantly running. To help with battery performance, Android 4.1+ (can't remember if 4.0 can) has the ability to Turn Off or Disable applications that don't let you uninstall without root (they are in system/apps) to disable you go into Settings--> Application (Manager) and select the system apps you want to turn off and then choose "Turn Off". While you're in there, pay attention to the force close option. Later in phone use over time you can close out of applications so they won't stay running. I commonly force close apps that I don't use very often. Now this can be done with an android task manager a lot easier, but why add more bloat crap to your phone?

3. Limit Processes

This is the not so common tweak I actually just discovered which prompted me to make this post. In the developer options of your phone, there are some nice options in there that can help with battery life. Newer Android versions dont have the Developer Options enabled by default. To enable the Developer options, follow the following steps:

Settings-->About Phone--> Repeatedly tap on "build version" until there is a message that developer options is enabled. In your settings list, you will now have developer options in your settings list.

What to choose to help battery life in developer settings
》Check the option to "Do Not Keep Activities"
》Choose "Limit Background Processes" and select what you want to limit it to.

These options will slow down the opening of applications, but the overall performance and battery life will be improved.

Now for S5 (and some options for S4/S3) specific ways to increase battery life.

For example, motion and air view settings. If you don't use them, turn them off. These gimicky features aren't needed and you can select and choose what you want to disable.

Disable things you are not using from your notification bar. If you're not using GPS, disable it. If you're not using Bluetooth, disable it. If you're not using WiFi, disable it.

I think you get the point. With these settings applied, enjoy a smartphone that's not constantly dying.

If you have ideas that can improve this guide, please share them and I will gladly update the OP
Found it on the Webs / Re: Untrusted, awesome open source JS game
« Last post by Matriplex on April 23, 2014, 05:06:33 am »
Cool :)
I got up to level 11 before I ran out of time for the day, but I'll be coming back to it tomorrow.
Thanks for the share +1
Hacking and Security / Re: wpa-psk TKIP crack
« Last post by lucid on April 23, 2014, 05:01:09 am »
big shoes with lead at the bottom to increase your weight and pressure of the imprint.
Hehe you aren't the only smart guy here...  ::)
Found it on the Webs / Untrusted, awesome open source JS game
« Last post by Uriah on April 23, 2014, 03:28:38 am »
This game is pretty cool! I love things like this, where you actually modify the code in the browser to outsmart the game. Plus, it's open source. :D

General discussion / Re: Amd build your opinion
« Last post by Fur on April 23, 2014, 02:03:24 am »
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Just want to warn you that the 212 is a good cooler but is a pain in the arse to install. Remember to screw the screws in a little bit at a time in an X pattern.

Seasonic 520W Power Supply PSU
I'd get a (650|750)W PSU instead just in case.

Seagate 7200rpm 1Tb
Who Makes the Most Reliable Hard Drives
TL;DR get a WD or Hitachi HDD.

Corsair carbide 200R case
I have the 400R and can say that it isn't that good, but can't speak for the 200R. I think the Fractal Design Define R4 might be a good alternative, but the door and noise proof padding might put you off.
Hacking and Security / Re: wpa-psk TKIP crack
« Last post by Matriplex on April 22, 2014, 11:40:07 pm »
Don't forget to raid the kitchen.
Hacking and Security / Re: wpa-psk TKIP crack
« Last post by DeepCopy on April 22, 2014, 11:17:58 pm »
Well shit if we're escalating this to a home invasion, forget the laptop and tvs, go and get the jewelry box. See if there's a safe and get the code. Blindfold, gag, hog tie and ducktape to the floor. Call your boys load the big shit in the trucks, take the car. Remeber you need to wear gloves, a hairnet and big shoes with lead at the bottom to increase your weight and pressure of the imprint. Having a pressure sprayer (like 3 bucks at home depot) fill that shit with bleach and spray down the house when you leave. Also be sure to have a buddy out of town and go visit him right when you leave, drop the goods at a drop site, and go out spend $$$ on your credit cards and leave a paper/cctv away from the crime scene.

Damn I think I may have given out to many secrets. Still amazes me just how stupid some criminals are lmfao
General discussion / Re: Amd build your opinion
« Last post by DeepCopy on April 22, 2014, 11:06:18 pm »
Yes but if you are already spending 1500usd then why not go all out and get 32gb. Fuck it right?

My thoughts exactly :-P do you need it? Probably not. Do you want it? Fuck yeah
General discussion / Re: Lock picking.
« Last post by Factionwars on April 22, 2014, 11:02:43 pm »
Ok, finally found a shop that seems legitimate and the prices EVEN with the shipping aren't as bat-shit crazy as others.
I just ordered this set:
With shipping and tax it was 26GBP (44$), including some free book about tumbler locks.
According to their terms and services I should get the set in 30 days since shipment. So we'll gonna have to wait and see. Gonna post pics when I'll get it :D
Ahh fuck man those are nice. I wish i got those lol lol,
eBooks / Re: ebooks for beginners
« Last post by Cristiano Ronaldo on April 22, 2014, 09:48:11 pm »
Thanks for sharing 8)
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