2Samsung Galaxy S3Samsung Galaxy S3 & Appunto 2: Mods, Suggerimenti & tweaks

I’ve had my Galaxy S3 a little over a month already and have slowly been compiling a worthwhile list of tips and tweaks that I use and can recommend to other users. Ho aggiornato l'elenco per includere suggerimenti per il Galaxy Note 2 which my partner now has. Many of these may also apply to other Samsung or even other android phones, but some are specific to the galaxy S3 or Galaxy Note 2. By all means try them regardless of phone and let us know how you get on.

Importante aggiornamento (18th-Oct-2012): Ora include suggerimenti sia per Galaxy S3 e Galaxy Note 2. Suggerimenti sono per entrambi i telefoni a meno che non indicato.

1. Sradicarlo

Despite what you may have heard elsewhere rooting now is a very quick and painless procedure. Technically it does violate your warranty, però, if you need to use the warranty simply unroot again before returning the phone. Unrooting is just as easy as rooting. I’ve already written up the rooting procedure for the Galaxy S3 e la Appunto 2 so rather than repeat it here just read my original articles.

2. Installare AdFree

I’m willing to bet a good number of you already use Adblock Plus in Firefox or Chrome on your PC. Why suffer the ads on your phoneespecially as they can hammer battery life? AdFree è un app available on Google Play che blocca gli annunci sul tuo cellulare. It modifies the hosts file so it blocks ads in all apps not just when you’re web browsing. Si ha bisogno di essere radicata anche se, so count this as the first good reason to do the root mentioned in step 1. As of 11-Apr-2013 Google have removed all AdBlocking apps from the Play Store. You can get AdFree directly from BigTinCan.com. For more information, see our article Google rimuove le applicazioni di blocco degli annunci: Farli qui

3. Aggiornare l'applicazione fotocamera

Aggiornare: I no longer use this mod as the built-in camera app has improved in Android 4.1.2 and this mod is buggy and no longer being actively developed. però, you can still go ahead if you wish

This is probably the best known mod for the Galaxy S3 & Appunto 2. XDA-Developers member hyperX has modified the built-in camera app and enhanced it in several ways. The mod is available either as an .apk which you can copy over the original, or it comes as a flashable zip. Flashing the zip is done via recovery (ad es. clockworkmod) che si ottiene quando si radice. Alternatively you can over-write the .apk with a file manager app (ad es. ES File Explorer, available free from Google Play) ma ancora una volta, è necessario essere radicata, so count this as your second good reason to do the root mentioned in step 1.

4. Abilita input da tastiera Swype stile

With the newest Galaxy phones Samsung have included Swype-like functionality. I find this useful when trying to type when I’m a passenger in a car as keeping my finger on the screen is easier than being accurate if the road isn’t silky smooth. Vai alla home-screen, press the menu button and select settings. scegliere “language and keyboard” e poi “keyboards and input methods”. Press on the gear-wheel next to theSamsung keyboard” opzione. Assicurarsi “predictive textis set on and then turn oncontinuous input” (not to be confused with keyboard swipe!)

5. Impostare facciale sblocco riconoscimento

Unless you need a stupidly secure phone having voice or facial unlocking is actually pretty handy, I use facial recognition unlock all the time, its much handier than having the swipe a pattern or enter a pin. Vai alla home-screen, press the menu button and select settings. Choose security, blocco dello schermo e poi il viso di sblocco. Follow the instructions to set it up. There are other options you can also set upchoose whatever suits you.

6. Turn on “Smart Stay” to prevent screen timeout when in use

On of the well publicised features isn’t actually enabled by default. I can’t understand why as its one of the most useful features I’ve found on the S3 compared to my old HTC Desire. Smart Stay uses the front-facing camera to prevent the screen timeout turning the screen off if it detects that you are looking at the screen. Per accenderlo vai alla home-screen, press the menu button and choose settings. Open the display settings and turn on “Smart Stay”. Semplice come quello.

Prey_QR7. Installare preda

Premium smartphones are always a rich target for thieves, ma grazie alla loro GPS and data connections it is possible to turn the tables on would-be scum. The free service preda fornisce un piccola applicazione which you install and associate with your account. You can then remotely locate, control or lock your device. You can also make the device make a loud noise to help you find it if you’ve lost it somewhere in the house.

8. Consideriamo alcune delle applicazioni sulla mia lista consigliata

Ogni 6-9 months I publish a list of the apps that I’ve been using regularly. Sono quasi tutti gratis, and I’ve listed them entirely because I use themthere’s nothing sponsored there. Date un'occhiata al più recente apps-list and see if anything takes your fancy.

9. impostazioni di Auto-aptico (Aggiunto il 10-ago-12)

The Galaxy phones include anauto hapticfeature which turns all outputted sounds into auto haptic feedback. This is really useful for some apps, but a waste of power for others. Fortunately it can be customised by app. To turn it on go to Settings, Sound and scroll to the bottom and click the slider to turn auto-haptic on. Then Press and hold on theauto-hapticname to open a list of apps. Untick individual apps for which you don’t want auto-haptic, ad es. navigation apps and media players.

10. menu di servizio di accesso (Aggiunto 16-ott-12)

There are various codes you can enter into the dialer to gain access to several service menus. There are also some codes floating around on the internet that will factory reset your phone. Don’t dial random codes in without checking them first!

  • *#0*# – this gets you the LCD test screen which has lots of options
  • *#1234# – this tells you sftware version information
  • *#12580*369# – this gets the same as above plus some additional information including the hardware revision
  • *#0228# – this gets battery status information

11. Utilizzo del sensore di movimento (Aggiunto 16-ott-12)

Turn on the motion sensor and its various sub-options to enable lots of ways of controlling the phone through tilting twisting and shaking, compresi:

  • swipe palm across right to left to take a screenshot (or just hold the menu and power buttons at the same time)
  • agitare per far apparire il dialer
  • girare per silenziare una chiamata
  • doppio massimo toccare per tornare al top in un sacco di applicazioni con scrolling
  • doppia presa sulle immagini per ingrandire e singola tenere premuto e spostare il telefono per muoversi immagine

12. Migliorare la velocità di ricarica (Aggiunto 16-ott-12)

Samsung phones, Come HTC (and probably others) only charge at full speed from the supplied wall-wart. Nella parete-verruca l' USB pin dati (2 e 3) are shorted together to tell the phone to draw a higher current from the charger. Sebbene non sia facile (or advisable) per cercare di raggiungere questo obiettivo con un PC, it is possible to do so with cheap 3rd party chargers and in-car chargers. Basta aprire il dispositivo e breve mezzo 2 perni. For more detailed information see my previous article about how to do this for HTC phonesthe procedure will be identical.

13. Disable the annoying “linguetta” at the bottom for “modalità multi finestra” (Aggiunto il 12-Jan-13)

You can temporarily turn off multi window by holding the back button down for ~2 seconds. però, holding back a second time brings multi window back. To turn this off permanently go to settings, display and untickMulti window

14. Risolvere la mancanza di correzione automatica / autosubstitute in Jellybean e successivi (Inserito il 25-feb-13)

Aggiornare: Vedere punta 16 below for the alternative keyboard we recommend

Samsung, in their infinite wisdom, have decided to remove one of the most fundamental features of the keyboard in the update to Android 4.1 (JellyBean): the automatic selection of the most likely word! Sadly they have actually removed this, there is no way to turn it back on in settings. Così, stop wasting time trying to get it back (or wondering if you just imagined that it once worked) and get an alternative keyboard from the Play Store. Please post your alternative keyboard recommendations in the comments below. Grazie.

15. Turn onGoogle Now” (Inserito il 30-Mar-13)

There are several ways to turn on and access google now. The easiest is to press and hold the menu buttongoogle now should just open. You can also access it by holding down the home button for 2-3 secondi, and when the screen changes click on the ‘gbutton at the bottom centre.

16. Sostituire la tastiera con la tastiera Google (Inserito il 7 giugno-13)

With a previous update (Io non so esattamente che), Samsung changed the keyboard functionality slightly, and word prediction no longer chooses the most likely wordmeaning texts take longer to write, or contain lots more errors. Google hanno pubblicato il loro default keyboard on the Play Store so you can download and use it instead (gratis). All the feedback I have seen so far has been positive so give it a try and see if you prefer it.

17. Smettere di chat di Facebook di inseguimento (Inserito il 7 giugno-13)

Assumign you use Facebook on your phone (and I guest a significant majority do) si può (o non può) have noticed that if you send a message to someone it will include your location. To disable this you need to install theFacebook Messengerapplication from the Play Store. Una volta installato, open messenger, click on the menu button, and select settings. Clicca su “luogo” and untickLocation is on”. Then select OK and use the back button to exit the app.

18. Ottenere messaggi di Facebook sullo schermo a casa (Inserito il 7 giugno-13)

Facebook have releasedFacebook Homefunctionality for smartphones which allows facebook to interact with your homescreen and appear over the top of other applications. To allow messages to show up (o nasconderli) senza installare l'intero Facebook Home APP è possibile utilizzare il Facebook Messenger app. Installarlo dal negozio gioco, aprirla, press the menu button and select “Impostazioni”. Selezionare “Notificationsand then enable (or disable) “Chat Heads”. You then need to get someone to send you a messageit should pop up no matter what you have open on your phone. From then on you can open any message, vecchio o nuovo, and it will pop up a round floating “testa” to track the conversation.

19. Aumentare la durata della batteria con una batteria più grande (Inserito il 7 giugno-13)

Higher capacity compatible batteries are now available. The S3 has a 7.98Wh 3.8V battery as standard. This translates (da P = IV) in 2079mAh, or 2100mAh as marketed. “Oro” grade substitutes are available up to 3250mAh as a standard fit, and up to 5500mAh with a fatterback piece. Ciò equivale a 55% greater for a standard fit, e 260% greater with a larger larger replacement back. Using non-genuine parts will of course invalidate your warranty.

Questo è tutto per ora, but I’m sure there will be additional tips coming in the future.

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Keyboard suggestions: Swype, naturalmente, is a classic. Swiftkey is very good if you don’t mind a breach of privacy in the name of convenience. I am currently using GO Keyboard. It was advertised to be very customizable. purtroppo, they just mean colors and such, not much in the way of layout. But I like that it brings back auto-correct and a more google-keyboard-like emoticon section. I still miss the row of number keys along the top of the alpha keyboard, but it has a very nice 10-key number pad you can bring up at any time. Only complaint is that it has 1 at the top left instead of bottom left.