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The Moto G Phone, £135 yet decent smart phone.

dweller

muthafuckin snakes
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.
 

editor

hiraethified
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
 

dweller

muthafuckin snakes
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.
 

Brainaddict

chief propagandist (provisional)
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.
 

gentlegreen

Bulla liberali in perpetuum.
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 ...

:hmm:
 

QOTH

Well-Known Member
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.
 

fizzerbird

Always there when I need me...
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.
Cheers QOTH

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...:thumbs:
 

stdP

I never learn.
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.
 

Maggot

The Cake of Liberty
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?
 

Poi E

Well-Known Member
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.)
 

Miss-Shelf

I'll meet you further on up the road
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?
I factory reset mine and wiped data as I was giving it away. Person who has it says it's going well
 

Almor

Well-Known Member
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
 

Maggot

The Cake of Liberty
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. :mad:
 

lazythursday

Well-Known Member
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.
 

UnderAnOpenSky

baseline neural therapy
Yes, they have my photos and address book. What about apps, text messages and whatsapp messagges?
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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