Spare Parts Update - Warning Do Not Update

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  1. SSHGuru

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    I have a Droid and tried the new features and it screwed up my phone big. DO NOT update it. My bottom lights stopped coming on among a ton of new problems - took me an hour to get it back to normal.
     
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    From spare parts? That's always been a safe download.:blink:
     
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    The new update contains features to speed up your phone and it has a mode to manage your programs - the old spare parts was fine. This new one is a mine-field. If you update just don't use the new features.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Hope this gets enough views.
     
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    thank you for this i would of updated
     
  6. SSHGuru

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    You can update probably without a problem but the update only adds features called "other secret system settings". The major one is Activity/Process manager and you can set it to aggressive to have it finish activities and speed up your device.

    I thought GREAT and activated it.

    BIG MISTAKE.

    I had to do a few battery pulls and unselect it and then a reboot to get back to where I was. I uninstalled the program but I found that it didn't really uninstall so I used astro to reinstall it - get the update back to undo what I did and now I have the update but I'm not touching those settings again.

    Even when I opened the keyboard it wouldnt light up in the dark. Many other features of the phone stopped working as well.
     
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    I think this thread should be renamed 'Spare Parts Update - Warning Do Not Click on a Button When You Don't Know What It Will Do' :)
     
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    Given that this update added these features only and given that they don't explain exactly what they do they are like candy - you gotta try em.

     
  9. BayouFlyFisher

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    Spare Parts is a program that is intended only for 1.5 and 1.6 Android. I started using it because it let you make changes to the animation of the droid's windows/screens. In the past, the parts that would not work on your Droid were greyed out and would not work. So it was a much more benign program.

    I agree with the analogy about updates and candy. I love updates and update every single time without concern for ill effects. I rarely even read what the updates are about. Guess I'll read from now on.
     
  10. TemplesOfSyrinx

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    I already updated but have not tried any of the new processes. I won't. Only use it to speed up animations. no problem with that.
     
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    That's what I used to use it for too. Until I discovered simply turning animations off. That makes my droid even snappier.
     
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    Always read the comments before updating. Lucky I read a poor soul's rant about the update, so I refrain from updating.
     
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