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Re: A Guide for the Centura, of sorts...

« Reply #75 on: May 17, 2015, 06:29:51 PM »
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    As far as the Disable Services mentioned in the OP, can you maybe (and i know this may be a pain, bear with me lol) make a list of services it would be ok to disable, as far as keeping it my main everyday phone for making calls, texting, FB, etc but not have a bunch of crap I dont need running in the background?
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    Re: A Guide for the Centura, of sorts...

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    First off, I assume you are really talking about Google Play Services or other system services, because if you don't want other apps running in the background you can always hibernate them with Greenify or crystallize them with 3C Toolbox (using this would be more efficient than Greenify because it would use less resources in the background) or even prevent them from starting up altogether.  It also depends on how each user uses their phone.  For instance, I have some google play "subservices" disabled so my phone isn't constantly checking for my network location and giving me wakelocks because I use GPS for that, but some people might need that.  Also, every time google play services updates they change things.  For instance, NlpLocationReceiverService used to be a big wakelock but now its not even listed anymore. 

    For these reasons I'm hesitant on putting all this information in the OP because first off it probably deserves a thread of its own and secondly I don't want to "fill up the OP's suitcase with unnecessary plastic objects" --Nanci Griffith  :D.  Plus there are 304 or so Google Play "subservices" and I really couldn't figure out what is or is not OK to disable in that large list.  What I can do is make a list of what google play "subservices" I have disabled and point you in the direction of some threads that are specifically devoted to this topic.  It may take a while so hang in there...

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    OK, went ahead and did it....

    TIP- What I do is every once in a while go into Disable Services and it will show you what services are running in the background at that time (in blue) and then if I feel I don't need that service running I just disable it and see if it messes up anything.  If it unexpectedly re-enables on its own, you may have to disable its corresponding receiver.  Btw, there's a tab on top where you can sort by what's running, what's disabled or alphabetically to make it easier to see what's going on.

    What I have disabled:

    These are listed under System category in Disable Services:

    Google Play Services
        - AdvertisingIdService
       -  AnalyticsService (there are 2 of them, both disabled)(might also need to disable their corresponding receivers in 3C Toolbox               so they don't re-enable on their own)
         -GoogleLocationService (this won't disable GPS location, only network location service)
         -NetworkLocationService
         -WearableService
         -WorkAccountAuthenticatorService
         -Any Cast, Fitness or Wearable services because I don't use them (disabling some Wearable Services might impact Google Play Music if you use it, I don't)

    Bluetooth Share
         -BluetoothSapService

    BluetoothTest
         -Both services disabled

    Email
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         -MailService

    Factory Test
         -FtClientCPO

    Google Services Framework
         -CheckinService (push notifications will still work)
         -EventLogService

    Network Location
         -Both receivers

    I have found that disabling these google play services will give you massive wakelocks:

         -SystemUpdateService
         -ConfigFetchService
         -ReportingAndroidService

    Like I said, it all depends on what the each user needs or doesn't need running so some of these may or may not work for you.  Its another one of those trial and error things.  Hope this helps........
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    Re: A Guide for the Centura, of sorts...

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    The link to the OC kernels takes you to a precedent ROM for some reason.
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    Re: A Guide for the Centura, of sorts...

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    The link to the OC kernels takes you to a precedent ROM for some reason.

    Hmm. I just rechecked and it took me to the Centura OC kernels...Strange it took you to a precedent ROM. 
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    The link to the OC kernels takes you to a precedent ROM for some reason.

    Hmm. I just rechecked and it took me to the Centura OC kernels...Strange it took you to a precedent ROM.
    I tried it 3 or 4 times, got the precedent ROM every time. I'm using tapa so that may be the reason. IDK.
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    Re: A Guide for the Centura, of sorts...

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    The link to the OC kernels takes you to a precedent ROM for some reason.

    Hmm. I just rechecked and it took me to the Centura OC kernels...Strange it took you to a precedent ROM.
    I tried it 3 or 4 times, got the precedent ROM every time. I'm using tapa so that may be the reason. IDK.

    Huh, I don't know.  I'm using my computer and no problems.  If anyone else is having this problem, let me know...Thanks for the heads up...
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    Re: A Guide for the Centura, of sorts...

    « Reply #82 on: May 19, 2015, 07:36:53 AM »
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    As far as the Disable Services mentioned in the OP, can you maybe (and i know this may be a pain, bear with me lol) make a list of services it would be ok to disable, as far as keeping it my main everyday phone for making calls, texting, FB, etc but not have a bunch of crap I dont need running in the background?

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    Re: A Guide for the Centura, of sorts...

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    awesome, Thanks!!!
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    Re: A Guide for the Centura, of sorts...

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    No problem...Disabling some of those definitely helps on saving on RAM and unneeded stuff running in the background...Let me know if you have any more questions...
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    Re: A Guide for the Centura, of sorts...

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    Re: A Guide for the Centura, of sorts...

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    Turning out better than i thought it could great job guys keep it up....Thanks

    Thanks daddy.  I think you gave us some magic seeds and now its growing like the proverbial beanstalk ... :D  Really appreciate all the support you have given...

    Updated the OP earlier today with instructions on how to change the size of zram in the script, more explanations on what zram does and ran an AnTuTu stability test running the zram kernel which got good results (screenshot below).

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    I've updated the OP on recommended governors for single-core CPU's (that would be the Centura) and I/O schedulers for the categories of everyday use, performance, multitasking, battery life, gaming, and balanced battery life and performance.  This updated information is based on recently updated information from the source used and mentioned in the OP.  Also put it in an easier to read format...
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    Added a specifications sheet to the OP for those interested or curious...

    Working on a "combined settings/tweaks" section whereby in addition to the individual tweaks for each setting I've found helpful, I'll make a list of what tweaks seem to work well with other tweaks (an all-in-one type of thing)...when I get time that is...Its next on my "to do" list...
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    how can i change the signal, 3g, and battery icons at the top of the phone next to the notification bar without changing the whole theme? can thisbe done safely with Rom manager?
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    Yeah, there's a big warning about Rom Manager in the Apps section of the OP about it being known to brick the Centura.  For battery icon, you can use XBattery Themer (Xposed).  You can also use Xblast Tools (also Xposed) to change battery icon.  Not sure about signal and 3g icons, although you can change the colors of them with Xblast Tools as well.  If you want to customize the status bar, I would suggest Tinted Status Bar and Live Icons, also both Xposed mods.  If you're not hooked up with Xposed yet, there are links in the App section of the OP, with daddy's instructions, if I remember correctly.  Then, as daddy said, you could browse for mods to change signal and 3g.  I'm currently using all the mods I mentioned above and they work really well.  I also use Xblast Tools to customize my navigation bar...

    You can change the signal and 3g icon to text with Xblast Tools, but I don't think that's what you're looking for...
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    where do i download the proper xposed framework zip file for the centura?
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