So, my teXet X-Basic celebrated another birthday!
(It was purchased in August 2013).
What has changed over the past year?
1. Of the browsers, Google Chrome has long ceased to be updated, a bit later Opera stopped updating.
Now I'm sitting on Dolphin browser v12.1.2 - updates are very rare, but they arrive.
2. What software from the most popular is regularly updated?
2GIS (version for Android up to 4.2.2 inclusive) - the databases are always fresh, and the main program is very rare, but updated.
Navitel - software and maps are always fresh.
Telegram, Viber - regularly updated.
SpeedTest - regularly updated.
Total Commander, OpenCamera, AllReader. ColorNote, VKontakte, SuperSU - very rare, but still updated. Not more than 1 time in 2 years.
Files for predicting satellites in navigation are also regularly updated:
True, they must be manually downloaded and installed on BASIC.
3. There is software that I do not intentionally update:
ADW Launcher EX v22.214.171.124 - with this launcher I replaced the native launcher.
BSPlayer v1.27.190 - audio and video player instead of the native.
CalenGoo v1.0.75 - instead of the native and Google calendar. Works with a standalone database!
Contact Editor Pro v0.6.6 - an addition to the native Contacts. May add a birthday to a contact.
QuickPic (no cloud) v4.2 - view pictures and drawings instead of the native Gallery.
SD Maid Pro v126.96.36.199 - a system cleaner from garbage.
FlashLight v1.0.7 - Flashlight.
I do not update for reasons: either the software has changed its owner and has lost its former quality, or the new versions of the software do not receive new functionality for Android 4.2.2, or the software acquires weight and advertising without new functionality. Well, or a combination of these items! : D
4. What configuration of system software do I use?
Firmware - from September 2013. Of course, Android 4.2.2. Strong, maximally cleaned of software debris.
Partitioning the internal flash - a la "41 Megabytes". This is when the entire internal 4GB flash is available for software, and the data section is a MicroSD flash drive (I have 8GB and 2GB on two BASICs).
Philz CWMR Toch recovery v188.8.131.52 - excellent recovery, works great with the layout of the flash drive "41 megabytes."
5. On both of my BASIC ALL ALL Google applications - the so-called. GAPPS.
My opinion is this: GAPPS are the main poison for all budget smartphones, as they very quickly and unreasonably grow in size and cease to fit in limited Flash and RAM state employees.
After the demolition of GAPPS, both of my BASICs are working as fast as when buying.
Strange, but even heavy applications like 2GIS, Navitel, Viber, Telegram, Dolphin Browser do not slow down ...
How did I replace the GAPPS?
Yalp Store v0.46 - replacement for PlayMarket. They are now updating all the software.
CalenGoo v1.0.75 - stand-alone, without synchronization, replacement for the Calendar.
OpenCamera, QuickPic (no cloud) v4.2 - replacement with Google's photo gallery.
BSPlayer v1.27.190 - replacement for the standard video player (I liked the fact that you can set the boundaries for the section of the video being watched and adjust the speed of the video display).
The most difficult thing was to replace the native client of Youtube.
SkyTube v2.95 - a great third-party client YouTube! But there are also disadvantages: you can not register and leave comments. Does not remember request history ...
Z.Y. 1. Alas, the good NewPipe program has ceased to be supported for Android 4.2.2. Therefore, demolished her.
2. The most popular clone of the native Vanced client no longer supports Android 4.2.2. But there is not the latest version suitable for BASIC. I downloaded it, but have not tried it yet, because my BASIC - for a long time already my 3rd spare smartphone and SkyTube capabilities are enough for me.
6. Navigation on BASIC - fire, especially with fresh EPO.DAT, EPO.MD5! Despite the legendary MTK65 chipset **
BASIC navigation is worse than Snaps only one - IMHO a little worse positioning accuracy.
But in general, Basic all these 6 years remains a very good navigator for a penny!
7. Battery (both of them, of course, are third-party. Since my relatives swelled and died a year later, already in 2014).
So, due to the very rare use of BASIC, they lose the calibration of the controller.
With a 100% charge, the smartphone can still lie for a whole week without use, but the charge readings drop in jump, say, from 30% to 5%.
To prevent this from happening, you need to use Basic at least a little every day - for example, watch at least one 5-minute YouTube video on it.
Well, or you need to recharge the batteries to 100%, pull them out and "put BASIC on eternal parking near the pier!" : DPost has been editedmkudritsky - 23.08.19, 08:24