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    hey, that's pretty good news... I just got my phone today, the guys at mologogo are great, helpful & reliable from my conversations with them so far...

    I'l look into powering the phone & stuff when I get a chance to play with it a bit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by midiwall View Post
    I did some more testing on this and I have a clearer picture of what happens (in regards to the i455)...

    If you power on the phone, and then close it before it comes up all the way, it will stop during boot with a message on the external LCD saying "FORWARD ON". You then open the phone, and you'll find a dialog box asking OK or OFF.

    When you press OK, you'll be sitting at the main menu of the phone. Your startup Java app (Mologogo as it pertains to this conversation) WILL have been started, but it will now be sitting in a suspended state - and NOT transmitting.


    Now, scenario #2 comes from "What happens if the phone is open?". If the phone is left open after you hit the power button, then NONE of this is an issue. The phone will NOT prompt for the forward confirmation, it will do "as you'd think" and go through it's boot sequence then load your Java app and leave it in an active state.

    I think that goes to saying that the phone needs to stay open in order for this process to be clean.


    So now... how do we get the phone the auto-power up when external power is applied? i.e., when the phone's been on for a day without power, the (phone) battery dies, and you start your car? Hmm...
    Is it dying so quick because it's constantly transmitting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shotgunefx View Post
    Is it dying so quick because it's constantly transmitting?
    Ummm... "dying so quick"? Do you mean my reference to "been on for a day without power"? I dunno that's "so quick" given that yeah, it's transmitting a lot...

    I had said above somewhere that I was thinking the battery life is about 8 hours with a 2 minute interval, I think BugByte said 5 hours with a 1 minute interval. So, "a day" (if we're casually calling that, say, 16 hours?) is a long time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by midiwall View Post
    Ummm... "dying so quick"? Do you mean my reference to "been on for a day without power"? I dunno that's "so quick" given that yeah, it's transmitting a lot...

    I had said above somewhere that I was thinking the battery life is about 8 hours with a 2 minute interval, I think BugByte said 5 hours with a 1 minute interval. So, "a day" (if we're casually calling that, say, 16 hours?) is a long time...
    I figured if it was sporadically transmitting, you would get more than 8 hours as I thought standby was listed as 70 hours.

    Does Mologogo transmit on a constant interval? I just put loopt on my phone this weekend, haven't played with it much, but notice (by the interference on my speakers) that it tends to update every hour. I wonder if it wasn't in a static location, would it update more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shotgunefx View Post
    I figured if it was sporadically transmitting, you would get more than 8 hours as I thought standby was listed as 70 hours.

    Does Mologogo transmit on a constant interval? I just put loopt on my phone this weekend, haven't played with it much, but notice (by the interference on my speakers) that it tends to update every hour. I wonder if it wasn't in a static location, would it update more.
    Interesting theory about Loopt possibly being smarter than Mologogo... Could be.

    The MG Java applet likes to show things that spin, and it seems to pop up the GPS icon a lot, so it's quite possible that it's more of a pig than it needs to be. To bad the source isn't available... hmmm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thanatos106 View Post
    Ok here goes a tip for those who want t; know if the phone is widen anable... (steps for i450):


    Push this set of buttons as fast as you can:

    #*menu (the one with the little page right on top of the green call button) and right arrow (one of the four arrows that are around ok) then you going to be on trace mode after that go down until you see "err/channel" click ok then selet "on".... then get out of there with red hang button, after that go to "menu" select "web" and do a search, if you see "WPCH" and a set of numbers (like WPCH 5:5:6:0 *this change every x/secs) at the top right corner of the screen (where the signal icon is) you have widen anable. in the other hand if you just see the PCH you're screw then you need the CP which is like accessing to the bios in a computer (really easy)

    BTW like I said before I got mine from BB and it was Widen anable out of the box (at least after reading and reading about the subject and finding out how easily is to know without codeplugs or calling CS) but still I'm just geting speds of 2.5/ 2.5 KB/sec in my area so I think I will get something faster.

    Thanatos.

    Thanatos.
    Hmmm, glad I reread this. There is a Widen entry in my i455 trace menu, but doing this test, I get pch, so maybe I need to plug it.

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    I got same crap, it says widen in the menu but same pch... it's really slow...., gotta go back to see what the solution there was...

    I played a bit with the phone, shorting the power button for auto on won't work cause it puts it in flight mode, I'm thinking a small cap across the power switch should make it auto on when powered, kinda like the older lilli's, gotta pick up the tool to take this apart... also trying to come up with a way to build it into the car... my first thoughts ae building it into the rear view mirror wth the display showing through the mirror glass, clear view of the sky, might be an option...

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    hello all.
    i just purchased a boost i415, and ordered two data cables off ebay...

    i have a quick question.....
    i was wondering what the extent of gps via data cable was...like, would you be able to use it with...say network stumbler? thanks in advance.
    -Keaton

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    You cannot use the GPS with your PC at all with a USB data cable. You would need a serial cable to do that.
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    Unlimited Internet and gps tracking for $6 a month with boost mobile!

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    Quote Originally Posted by midiwall View Post
    If you power on the phone, and then close it before it comes up all the way, it will stop during boot with a message on the external LCD saying "FORWARD ON". You then open the phone, and you'll find a dialog box asking OK or OFF.

    When you press OK, you'll be sitting at the main menu of the phone. Your startup Java app (Mologogo as it pertains to this conversation) WILL have been started, but it will now be sitting in a suspended state - and NOT transmitting.
    Dang it folks, I'm really sorry, but I was _wrong_.

    The i455 running Mologogo _IS_ transmitting when it's powered up, closed and with the "Forward On" prompt showing on the external LCD.

    Mine is doing it now, as I sit here, watching it.

    I think what confused me is that the timestamp shown on the user's Mologogo screen is not in local time. I figured it must be GMT, and therefore I thought that the phone hadn't transmitted in hours. Nope, the time stamp is actually EASTERN time, so it's only 3 hours off from me, not 8 hours.


    Turbocad, your hack work just got a bit easier. You only have to get the phone to auto-power on, you don't have to leave the phone open, or try to get a PIC to hit the OK button.

    Sorry all...
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