A possible fix for random reboots, keyboard hanging, slow searches on Resurrection Remix Lollipop 5.1.1

Screenshot_2015-08-02-10-08-10 (Mobile2)I have experienced some annoying phone issues over the past 3 to 4 weeks, which have stumped me somewhat until now. I have a custom ROM installed on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 called Resurrection Remix, which I upgrade every week or two whenever there is a new update,  that way I am always up-to-date. It is a brilliant ROM, but clearly one of the updates screwed things.  Here are the symptoms I have experienced.

Symptom 1: Searching something through the Google search bar widget, the search page opened up with the results, but scrolling down the page (thumb up) does nothing or it hangs for a few seconds. If I swapped direction and scrolled up briefly it would hang. After a few attempts the phone would reboot.

Symptom 2: At random times during typing the keyboard would hang, and the phone rebooted. My default keyboard is Swype.

Symptom 3: My phone would get very slow all of a sudden, very laggy and my RAM would run out and the phone would reboot.

Symptom 4: Random reboots.

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New 780mAh batteries for my WLV636.

It’s been a while since I flew my WLtoys V636, 6 axis quad copter, partially because the batteries I had seemed to deteriorate quite quickly over the past six months. They were these bubble gum stick 500mAh look-a-likes, which lasted for about 5 minutes of flying. That is not much time considering they took about 90 minutes to charge.

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These blue 780mAh batteries are the biggest I have ever bought for my quad. They should get at least 9 minutes of flying time.

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Lifehacker: If You’re Looking for a Shortcut, You’re Doing the Wrong Work

Lifehacker: If You’re Looking for a Shortcut, You’re Doing the Wrong Work. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwuKb-gyU

In short if you don’t want to read the article…

There is no ‘get rich quick’ formula. There is no perfect diet, work is hard get over it.

Is your website mobile friendly?

Did you know Google is ranking websites differently these days? As of 21st April, if your website is not mobile friendly, it ranks worse than a site that is mobile friendly. You can read all about it at Google Webmaster Central Blog.

If you want to find out if your website is mobile friendly then head over to the Google Developers Mobile-friendly test and enter in your sites URL. It will do a quick analyses and give you a result.

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I found a great website called MobileTest.me, which showed me what our website looks like on other mobile devices and tablets. One can test on an iPhone, HTC, Nokia Lumia, Samsung Galxy Y, iPad and the Google Nexus 7.

If you are running a WordPress website, there is a plugin called Jetpack, which has allows one to set up a mobile theme, thus making your website mobile friendly.

How sweet does Android Lollipop look alongside Windows 10?

After experiencing Android on the Surface Pro 3 recently, I thought I would give it a try out on my 7 year old iMac, so I installed DuOS, a program that appears to be compatible with Windows 7, 8.1 & of 10.

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AMIDuOS is nothing less than the full Android experience, with all the features that the latest version of the popular mobile operating system has to offer. It runs fast, looks crisp and sharp and performs with no limitations – because it is 100% native Android running on your Windows hardware!

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Resurrection Remix is the best custom ROM!

I am in no doubt that the quote below is true.

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I have used Resurrection Remix ROM on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for almost a year now, which just goes to show how good this ROM is. I use to download and try the various ROMS every week, but once I tried Resurrection Remix, I knew I had found the best ROM.

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Ouch! R20 buys you £1 only.

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All this means is that less South Africans will be traveling to our wonderful land.

It should mean cheaper holidays to South Africa, if only the airlines would play ball and drop their prices.

I have only seen the rand to the pound in the twenties once before and it fortunately recovered to 11 to 1. What are the chances it will happen again?

Begs the question, what is going on in South Africa? Why is the rand weakening so much?

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Why does Spotify not show album art in my car?

When I play music from an USB key or hard disk in my car, I see the album art on my display, but never when playing Spotify. I know the screen can display colours, so why not in Spotify?

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Take a look at what the Bowens are up to.