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Jeff Knox

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Message 54956 - Posted: 20 Jul 2014, 18:59:34 UTC

Hi all, so my Android phone was recently replaced by the manufacturer, and I'm still in the process of getting it back to the level of functionality my old phone had. One of those items was to reinstall BOINC. Okay, no sweat, done. But wait, what's this? It's not running and says I need to connect to a wall charger? OH, that's a setting, lemme go change that. "Power sources for computation"-- found it! BUT HANG ON... I can select the check mark next to wall socket, USB, and wireless charging, but the battery option is RED across the entire line & I can't select it? Well that explains why it's not running, but it ran fine on battery power on the old phone, so I wonder what's causing the weirdness? Anyone know?
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Message 54958 - Posted: 20 Jul 2014, 19:08:53 UTC - in response to Message 54956.  

Must be something local then. The red line is as far as I know to warn you that this isn't something Berkeley advises you to use. But selecting it isn't a problem with 7.3.12 on my phone:

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Message 54959 - Posted: 20 Jul 2014, 19:18:50 UTC

Oh, ha, great thanks! Turned out the selection box was just hidden by the red. An invisible selection box. Thanks again!
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Message 54961 - Posted: 21 Jul 2014, 4:24:22 UTC

I'm not sure you will want to compute on battery, unless you're planning on moving from charger to charger... Or have a very large battery.
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Message 54962 - Posted: 21 Jul 2014, 14:08:28 UTC - in response to Message 54959.  

Oh, ha, great thanks! Turned out the selection box was just hidden by the red. An invisible selection box. Thanks again!

The checkbox became invisible on some devices like my 2012 HTC One S, upgrading to Boinc 7.3.17 should fix that,

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Message 54963 - Posted: 21 Jul 2014, 17:03:17 UTC - in response to Message 54961.  

I'm not sure you will want to compute on battery, unless you're planning on moving from charger to charger... Or have a very large battery.


That's why I make an adjustment to the setting for CPU limit several times a day, to ensure that I'm donating what I can afford to at the moment. :-)
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Message 54964 - Posted: 21 Jul 2014, 17:07:44 UTC - in response to Message 54962.  

Oh, ha, great thanks! Turned out the selection box was just hidden by the red. An invisible selection box. Thanks again!

The checkbox became invisible on some devices like my 2012 HTC One S, upgrading to Boinc 7.3.17 should fix that,

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Good to know, thanks! But I'm stuck with BOINC 7.3.12 at the moment on my Android 4.1.2 phone, and the Market knows of no upgrades. C'est la vie!
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Message 55518 - Posted: 22 Aug 2014, 9:22:59 UTC - in response to Message 54966.  

Yeah, my Sony Xperia E has the same problem. I can turn battery on and off, it's just that the button is hidden for some reason.
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Message 55519 - Posted: 22 Aug 2014, 9:23:39 UTC - in response to Message 54965.  

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/boinc_7.3.17.apk

Is it safe to use versions newer than the recommended version?
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