Wow! Please! Do it again!: October 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

SGS2 + CM9: Flash 20121028 Build

Been running CM9 20100930 with Siyah 4.1.5 for the past 2 weeks and it IS stable, but somewhat lacks the smoothness of the stock kernel.

1. Downloaded (verified MD5 checksum 553ace910b40df9fa2471c15bcb401f7)
2. Reboot into Recovery and created backup.
3. Flashed
4. wipe cache partition.
5. advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache.
6. Reboot.

MD5, check!

Something new here?

Back to the blinky-ghost kernel

Friday, October 19, 2012

SGS2 + CM9: Google Calendar from Google Play Store

Read more here. For the following screenshots, ICS/CM9 is on the left and the Google Calendar app from Play Store would be on the right.

Events that span over a couple of days should be collapsed.

Notice the difference in size. Would it matter?

Different icons.

Spot the difference? 

About Calendar

Sunday, October 14, 2012

SGS2 + CM9: Siyah Performance Test

1. CM9 20120930 Nightly Build.
2. Siyah S2 v4.1.5
3. LPS Modem

Run #1

Run #2

Run #3

SGS2 + CM9: Flash Siyah Kernel v4.1.5

1. Download latest Siyah zip (for CWM Recovery) -
2. Reboot into CWM Recovery.
3. Create backup.
4. Flash
5. wipe cache partition.
5. advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache.
6. Reboot.

New Setup:
1. CM9 (20120930 Nightly)
2. Siyah Kernel S2 v4.1.5
3. LPS modem


About Phone #1 (Stock CM9 kernel is Linux3.0.32, why the downgrade?)

About Phone #2

Friday, October 12, 2012

SGS2 + CM9: Empty notification drawer/tray

Running nightly build 20120930, but I recall experiencing this every now and then in the past.

Now you don't see it

Now you do (taking a screenshot solves the problem)

Latest and Greatest: Google Play Store 3.9.16 APK Download

Got the news from this link.

From 3.8.17 to 3.9.16 (what happened to the versions in between?)

There's now the option to remove uninstalled apps from this list.

Long press to trigger multiple selection

Are you really, really sure?

That's a lot of uninstalled applications..

Monday, October 1, 2012

SGS2 + CM9: HSPA+ Support

This feature was introduced in the 20120903 nightly ( Since flashing 9.1.0, I'd only upgraded to 20120930. Now I know what "SystemUI: HSPA+ Support (android_frameworks_base)" means..

Notice the H+ beside the signal bar, still white in colour.

Now it's cyan.

HSPAP: 15 = H+ (Oh, I see....)