Discussion in 'mobiles, tablets and wearable tech' started by Sunray, Nov 13, 2013.
Mines cracked no where stocks screens
the screen on mine has gone tits up, coloured lines all over the place, still usable but only just.
This happened after I was showing friends the google cardboard VR stuff.
Seems to have fried the GPU or something.
Have you tried turning it off completely and then back on?
*sorry if I'm stating the obvious
yes, unfortunately all the visual problems are there right from the boot screen which is why I'm pretty sure
it is hardware not software,
I've had a good couple of years use out of it but I'm now a bit scared of using VR on the next phone I buy.
Is there any way to get control of app permissions on and old Moto G with the latest updates? I downloaded a recommended app to do it but it doesn't work on Android 5.1.
Any ideas on this? Or is it just not possible?
Any ideas of where to get a screen replace walk in central London it close to Brixton?
I think it might be time to join the modern world and am thinking of a G4 plus - to get the extra microSD storage capacity among other things - though a 256GB card adds another 70 quid ...
But then I have to find a use for my Orange Montecarlo ...
My MotoG (2nd gen) is coming to the end of its life i think - had the screen replaced once and it's cracked to fuck again and getting slow and erratic.
I've been looking at Wileyfox as an alternative as the newer Motos don't seem to have had such a good write up. I like the idea of it being waterproof though.
I've just been looking at the Wileyfox site and reviews on other sites about the Storm and the Swift...now got my eye on a swift with the dual simm capacity...
I've bought myself a Swift, although being a geek I'm ripping out the CyanogenOS and putting on a google-free CyanogenMod build instead. The Swift itself seems a plenty good piece of kit, especially for the price, but I'm no expert on android.
If you're a prime member the Swift is down to £94 - good deal or no?
I had heard it was worth waiting to get the Storm but there's close to £100 difference between the two.
I've got a Moto G that has recently started playing up. It can be quite slow and some of the apps often don't respond. I suspect this is to do with its age. Is there a way of improving the performance? I already clear the cache regularly.
Will stopping the apps updating themselves help?
My Huawei P9 has a class screen. Battery is going to shit though
Edited to add: not a budget phone though really.
the moto g6 and g6 plus is now out
Got the G6 plus. Shit camera but otherwise OK (poor focussing in low light being the main issue. Wife's G5 camera is much better.)
I factory reset mine and wiped data as I was giving it away. Person who has it says it's going well
Thanks, but I don't want to wipe all my data!
It sorted the persistent issues I'd had with it
Most data can be retrieved if you save it, can't it?
It's pretty easy to backup. Even if you don't want to wipe it, this is worth doing anyway, just in case.
I've not done it before. How do you back up?
Is it signed in with a Gmail account? That should take care of most stuff like photos.
What else do you have on there?
SMS backup and restore will back up texts and call history, if they're important to you
It would be nice if there was a straightforward way to back up settings and WiFi saved networks and Bluetooth pairings
I think these can be backed up but I've never waded through the various third party utilities that claim to do it to find a good one, I expect root is required
Yes, they have my photos and address book. What about apps, text messages and whatsapp messagges?
Your apps download automatically when you log in to your phone.
FFS I got an app called mobikin assistant for android that was recommended for storing all your data. I have factory reset my phone, but the app won't let me reload my other apps unless I pay for the full version.
Why can't you reload apps yourself? Google Play store gas a handy Library tab in 'My apps & games'.
Great, Thanks for that
Yeah I've never had to install a special app, I swear either the apps have downloaded automatically or Google has asked me which I want to restore when I've connected my Google account.
What's app messages should just sync across. Apps you get a list of ones you've downloaded before when you reset the phone or get a new one and it asks if you want to download them again. You can get an app to back up text messages, but I dont normally bother, so can't recommend a specific one.
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