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    Default I'm sticking with the S3 - Some questions

    Iíve decided that Iím keeping the S3. Itís been 30 days and now the iphone just seems tiny in my hand and i'm just bored of it.
    A few questions:
    1. Is lightflow the only app that controls the led? Iíve not had much luck
    2. Using Nova Launcher and see to like it (GoLauncher seemed too complex) I want Ďbadgesí showing unread email to show on my icons, is Nova Prime the only way? Are there other apps that will do that?
    3. Using Swiftkey. On the iphone, after entering numbers and hitting space, the keyboard would return to the alpha keyboard, any way to do that
    4. Using GoSMS Pro. When I delete a message or thread, it always Ďconfirmsí the delete. Any way to get rid of the confirm
    5. Any good program for syncing notes with MS Exchange? I found ĎNotes for Exchangeí, but Itís not great.
    6. Juice Defender seems to help my battery life (as well as turning off LTE). Any way to speed up JD? I have it set to turn off data when the screen is locked, when I unlock the screen, seems a bit slow to re-activate the data (actually experimenting with JD off today)
    7. On ATT, would really like GoogleWallet, and Google Now (S-Voice is just not good). Rooting is the only way, right? (I wonít ask about the best ROM as I know that is subjective)
    Thanks all.
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    Default Re: I'm sticking with the S3 - Some questions

    I can help (or not help) with some:

    2. There are quite a few widgets (look for "unread" in the Play Store). However, unlike stock Touchwiz and Sense, I have not found any that will give me unread counts of Exchange emails (just gmail). I have a hard time believing the community hasn't put out an app to handle this since it's obviously possible.
    3. Not that I know of.
    4. Also, not that I know of.
    5. Have you tried OneNote (it comes with MS Office) and you can sync them to the OneNote app. I just use Everynote though.
    7. Unfortunately Google Wallet isn't really available on all carriers. But there are many alternatives to S-Voice if you don't already have JellyBean with Google Now. Do a find for "Personal Assistant" in the Play Store and you'll find a bunch. I don't really have any recommendations. I guess I used Iris for awhile and then tried out EVA, but I don't really use them, so S-Voice works for what I need it to.
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    Default Re: I'm sticking with the S3 - Some questions

    No JB on ATT yet and it's nowhere in site. Considering rooting my phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spartanrob1 View Post
    6. Juice Defender seems to help my battery life (as well as turning off LTE). Any way to speed up JD? I have it set to turn off data when the screen is locked, when I unlock the screen, seems a bit slow to re-activate the data (actually experimenting with JD off today)
    How did you get juice defender to turn of LTE? I don't see that option. By the way Amen to 3 & 4 I would like that also
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    Can't do it in JD, it's separate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spartanrob1 View Post
    1. Is lightflow the only app that controls the led? Iíve not had much luck
    Have you tried Light Flow recently? There was an update 2 days ago that fixed it for me. Have been using it with my S3 (Sprint stock JB) for two days and it solved all my issues. The severe battery drain is gone, and the LED's have been working fine. I don't use it but for a few apps, but seems to be good now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spartanrob1 View Post
    3. Using Swiftkey. On the iphone, after entering numbers and hitting space, the keyboard would return to the alpha keyboard, any way to do that
    Although I recognize you've got some investment in Swiftkey, you might consider an alternate keyboard? I've been spending some time with TouchPal keyboard and I've been very impressed, particularly with it's latest version. It has the behavior that I believe you are describing, and it also merges number and several special characters into main keyboard so you can key those with a swipe up or down on the alpha key -- much easier than switching back & forth between different boards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by llmgtab View Post
    Have you tried Light Flow recently? There was an update 2 days ago that fixed it for me. Have been using it with my S3 (Sprint stock JB) for two days and it solved all my issues. The severe battery drain is gone, and the LED's have been working fine. I don't use it but for a few apps, but seems to be good now.
    i didnt get the update, was it for the payed one?
    maybe i didnt get it from play store. my versions jammin anyway

    i could be tripping but is there an app called blink.

    there should really be some better LED apps, id love one that cycled through every colour like a disco when someone important, a loved one, rings or texts

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
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    Quote Originally Posted by unlmtdRW View Post
    Although I recognize you've got some investment in Swiftkey, you might consider an alternate keyboard? I've been spending some time with TouchPal keyboard and I've been very impressed, particularly with it's latest version. It has the behavior that I believe you are describing, and it also merges number and several special characters into main keyboard so you can key those with a swipe up or down on the alpha key -- much easier than switching back & forth between different boards.
    I just tried out TouchPal, and it seems pretty nice (thanks for the heads up!). At first glance, I like it better than both Swiftkey and Swype (which I've gone back and forth between several times). Seems more accurate than Swype with better predictions, at least to me, and the options seem to be great.

    I know they're supposed to add the swyping/gesture thing to Swiftkey soon, so I might switch back when that happens, but in the meantime, I'm going to stick with TouchPal for a few days and see if works as well as it does at first glance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    i didnt get the update, was it for the payed one?
    maybe i didnt get it from play store. my versions jammin anyway

    i could be tripping but is there an app called blink.

    there should really be some better LED apps, id love one that cycled through every colour like a disco when someone important, a loved one, rings or texts

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    I do have the paid version, but I checked the play store and it looks like the free version has the 3.2 update as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unlmtdRW View Post
    Although I recognize you've got some investment in Swiftkey, you might consider an alternate keyboard? I've been spending some time with TouchPal keyboard and I've been very impressed, particularly with it's latest version. It has the behavior that I believe you are describing, and it also merges number and several special characters into main keyboard so you can key those with a swipe up or down on the alpha key -- much easier than switching back & forth between different boards.
    Thanks. going to give it a shot. Any way to get emoji with this keyboard? i do a lot of texting with people who have iphones
    Last edited by spartanrob1; 11-08-2012 at 12:54 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by llmgtab View Post
    Have you tried Light Flow recently? There was an update 2 days ago that fixed it for me. Have been using it with my S3 (Sprint stock JB) for two days and it solved all my issues. The severe battery drain is gone, and the LED's have been working fine. I don't use it but for a few apps, but seems to be good now.
    I'll try again. does it have any negative impact on the battery?
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    Default Re: I'm sticking with the S3 - Some questions

    Tried the new version of light flow, Fail!
    When I turn the screen off, I get a constant green light. Uninstalled again
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    Quote Originally Posted by spartanrob1 View Post
    Tried the new version of light flow, Fail!
    When I turn the screen off, I get a constant green light. Uninstalled again
    Yeah that app sucks. I've tried it 4 times.

    O_o WISHING I HAD WAITED AND GOT THE NOTE 2, ANYONE WANNA TRADE? o>_
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    Thanks for pointing me in the direction of GoLauncher and Nova Launcher, look pretty cool. I'm wondering though with JB coming will there be a need for these? And what kind of drain on the battery do these apps cause?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spartanrob1 View Post
    Thanks. going to give it a shot. Any way to get emoji with this keyboard? i do a lot of texting with people who have iphones
    No emoji to my knowledge, sorry. Never used before so don't really know enough to miss it. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartanrob1 View Post
    Thanks. going to give it a shot. Any way to get emoji with this keyboard? i do a lot of texting with people who have iphones
    You can download handcet and get the emoji plug in I use all the time with my sisters and its updated to the newest emojis from ios 6

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartanrob1 View Post
    Thanks. going to give it a shot. Any way to get emoji with this keyboard? i do a lot of texting with people who have iphones
    Try GOKeyboard, gosms, pretty much the whole GO line. I have most of them. Work Well.

    O_o WISHING I HAD WAITED AND GOT THE NOTE 2, ANYONE WANNA TRADE? o>_<o~
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    Quote Originally Posted by llmgtab View Post
    I do have the paid version, but I checked the play store and it looks like the free version has the 3.2 update as well.
    thanks mate but what i mean is i downloaded the full version from "unknown sources" lol dont wana expand on that but its workin fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by hell_on_heels View Post
    Try GOKeyboard, gosms, pretty much the whole GO line. I have most of them. Work Well.

    O_o WISHING I HAD WAITED AND GOT THE NOTE 2, ANYONE WANNA TRADE? o>_<o~
    noo Go launcher and Go locker are ****
    i stil use Go Sms and Go dialer tho
    heres ma new go sms set up
    I'm sticking with the S3 - Some questions-uploadfromtaptalk1352467480657.jpgI'm sticking with the S3 - Some questions-uploadfromtaptalk1352467496327.jpgI'm sticking with the S3 - Some questions-uploadfromtaptalk1352467509113.jpg

    on a silver tip

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapfrog View Post
    Thanks for pointing me in the direction of GoLauncher and Nova Launcher, look pretty cool. I'm wondering though with JB coming will there be a need for these? And what kind of drain on the battery do these apps cause?
    they probably use as much as the TW launcher mate and battery use depends on how long youre on the homescreen.
    although Go Launcher is free and has ALL the features of the payed launchers (i used it for 2yrs) its outdated and bloated; really slow so Nova Prime is worth investing in imo

    heres my nova use for this discharge cycle (0.5%)
    I'm sticking with the S3 - Some questions-uploadfromtaptalk1352467922571.jpg

    PS, yeah JB TW launcher is slightly better but it just doesnt match these things, you can use gestures to launch apps, hide/show statusbar and/or dock.
    the dock is scrollable and each icon can be glided up on to launch a secondary app (my camera icon can also launch gallery, etc) so you potentialy have 30 (EDIT: 100 as you can have up to 5 docks) apps in the bottom dock alone)

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
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