1. crazymike's Avatar

    Is there an app that simulates a battery pull? I know blackberry has one, but wondering if it exists on android. Thanks.

    12-04-2009 09:12 PM
  2. rip14's Avatar
    12-04-2009 10:46 PM
  3. Roy Aguilera's Avatar
    To answer your questino, no. Its not necessary.
    12-04-2009 11:54 PM
  4. crazymike's Avatar
    I didnt ask if it is necessary. The questions was: Is there one? My text messages stopped coming and if I pulled the battery out it fized it. Did this twice now. However, I have a hard case on and taking it off to pull the battery sucks.
    12-05-2009 12:37 PM
  5. Roy Aguilera's Avatar
    Have you tried powering the device off and turning it back on? That should not be happening. Check the message setting.
    12-05-2009 12:48 PM
  6. Adiliyo's Avatar
    that and turning it off and on is the same thing as a battery pull on these phones, it's not a blackberry, if you power down, it will actually power down.
    12-05-2009 01:05 PM
  7. crazymike's Avatar
    Sprint had me do a battery pull when I called tech support. I guess if I have issues again ill try powering off. Hopefully I won't have issues anymore and it won't matter. Thanks guys.
    12-05-2009 01:32 PM
  8. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Quickpull type apps on the Blackberry simulate a series of key presses that allow anyone to reboot the phone. Android phones are more secure in this area. An application has to have correct permissions to reboot the phone. If you press and hold the power off/end call button for 3 seconds and release you can shut it down, because the application that runs when that's done has superuser permissions.

    There are several apps that will call the shut down reboot script

    su shutdown -h now
    su reboot -h now
    but a third party is not allowed permission elevation, so they do nothing unless you have the phone rooted and they are on the su whitelist.

    You have 2 options - use the power off button, or root your phone. If you have no other need for superuser permission, just use the power button method.

    Sorry for the wall of text. I just figured instead of the generic answer, I'd try to explain a bit why things are done the way they are.
    12-05-2009 03:31 PM
  9. Adiliyo's Avatar

    but really, thanks for the info
    12-05-2009 04:25 PM
  10. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    LOL. That's exactly what i was afraid of.

    Sometimes I forget that not everyone wants to know the why and how, so I try to moderate myself a bit. I don't wanna be 'that guy', you know what I mean?

    On the plus side, I don't get offended. Just tell me STFU and I usually do
    12-05-2009 05:02 PM
  11. Adiliyo's Avatar
    i usually like to know the why and how, as it helps see the logic behind stuff, and i'm a pretty logical guy, so i doubt you'll get a stfu from me
    12-05-2009 05:11 PM
  12. Roy Aguilera's Avatar
    Well since you wont say it, I will.

    I had no clue how it worked.
    12-05-2009 07:00 PM
  13. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    meanie lol
    12-05-2009 07:16 PM
  14. Roy Aguilera's Avatar
    Seriously, your knowledge is appreciated. Thanks
    12-05-2009 08:24 PM
  15. TheChaps322's Avatar
    You def shouldnt STFU cause that information is exactly why i like coming here to read these posts... Your knowledge on this phone/OS is what i like to read... So please by all means spit it out and be that guy all you want
    12-06-2009 04:55 AM