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Old 03-18-2008, 04:19 PM
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Data Activity and Signal Icon in 6.1

I tried searching the few 6.1 ROM threads about this issue, but I cam up blank. Does the new 6.1 ROM disable the activity animation for the signal strength meter in the taskbar? In the 6.0 ROM (never checked 5.0, since I flashed up as soon as I got my Apache) the data connection arrows (the two arrows on the icon, not the actual bars) would be gray when no data was being sent or received, and white when it was. My concern now is that they are ALWAYS white, which makes me wonder if there’s some kind of bug that is having the phone constantly sending data and eating battery life. I'm on a Verizon XV6700, by the way.



Has anyone else noticed this or has had an issue with this occurring?
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Old 03-18-2008, 04:38 PM
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Re: Data Activity and Signal Icon in 6.1

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I tried searching the few 6.1 ROM threads about this issue, but I cam up blank. Does the new 6.1 ROM disable the activity animation for the signal strength meter in the taskbar? In the 6.0 ROM (never checked 5.0, since I flashed up as soon as I got my Apache) the data connection arrows (the two arrows on the icon, not the actual bars) would be gray when no data was being sent or received, and white when it was. My concern now is that they are ALWAYS white, which makes me wonder if there’s some kind of bug that is having the phone constantly sending data and eating battery life. I'm on a Verizon XV6700, by the way.



Has anyone else noticed this or has had an issue with this occurring?
I've noticed... it's been killing battery life.
I performed a work-around by:
1) Setting Exchange push to "Manual" (which I don't like)
2) Using the Advanced Settings configuration utility, setting EVDO to time out.
(Yet another action I don't like).


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Old 03-19-2008, 04:34 PM
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Re: Data Activity and Signal Icon in 6.1

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I've noticed... it's been killing battery life.
I performed a work-around by:
1) Setting Exchange push to "Manual" (which I don't like)
You mean by going into Activesync (on the ppc), inputting a server IP (real or fake), which then enables the "schedule" menu item, and selecting 'schedule...manual" for peak and off peak times?

Since I do not use an exchange server I have done this as a matter of course to prevent AS from periodically trying to connect by itself.

Or do you have another way?

EDIT 03/19: I checked today on my just-flashed 6.1, the EVDO icon acts normally, white arrows when connected, gray when dormant. I have set the AS connection interval to manual as before. Thanks!

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Re: Data Activity and Signal Icon in 6.1

Reflashing 6.1 without a third-party dialer program (WITH the smart dialer, though) seems to have solved my problem. I also turned off the battery tweaks, and have been trying various combinations of them using the 'advanced configuration' tool, to what gets the fewest crashes.
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