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Free42 version 1.5.7
02-29-2016, 09:06 AM
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Free42 version 1.5.7
The INSR bug has now been fixed.

The action bar is a noteworthy addition to the screen display.
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02-29-2016, 05:49 PM
Post: #2
RE: Free42 version 1.5.7
(02-29-2016 09:06 AM)Gerald H Wrote:  The action bar is a noteworthy addition to the screen display.

If only there was a way to make it optional...

I've moved back to 1.5.5 (android) I just can't find the apk for 1.5.6.
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02-29-2016, 07:04 PM
Post: #3
RE: Free42 version 1.5.7
I don't believe there was a version 1.5.6
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02-29-2016, 07:35 PM (This post was last modified: 02-29-2016 07:37 PM by Manolo Sobrino.)
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RE: Free42 version 1.5.7
(02-29-2016 07:04 PM)Gerald H Wrote:  I don't believe there was a version 1.5.6

That should explain it. Just checked the history log:

Quote:2014-12-21: release 1.5.6

* iPhone version: implemented Copy and Paste.
* iPhone version: fixed LOCAT for iOS 8.
* All versions, on hard reset, now initializing flag 28 (decimal point/comma)
to match the host's locale.
* Paste didn't clear the message flags. Fixed.

I understood that "all versions" implied Android as well, which was a bit puzzling as I was under the impression that it'd been a long time since last update.

Anyway, apparently Thomas is looking into making it optional. It makes sense for some devices, but I find that for smaller screens this fixed action bar on top makes the app harder to use and not as pleasing to look at.
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02-29-2016, 08:30 PM
Post: #5
RE: Free42 version 1.5.7
(02-29-2016 05:49 PM)Manolo Sobrino Wrote:  
(02-29-2016 09:06 AM)Gerald H Wrote:  The action bar is a noteworthy addition to the screen display.

If only there was a way to make it optional...

Ditto. Customization seems to be a lost art.

(02-29-2016 05:49 PM)Manolo Sobrino Wrote:  I've moved back to 1.5.5 (android)

Me too.

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02-29-2016, 09:56 PM (This post was last modified: 02-29-2016 09:58 PM by walter b.)
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RE: Free42 version 1.5.7
(02-29-2016 08:30 PM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  
(02-29-2016 05:49 PM)Manolo Sobrino Wrote:  I've moved back to 1.5.5 (android)

Me too.

How can I move back to 1.5.5? I don't see this opportunity neither on Thomas' website nor on G#% Play. Help will be appreciated.

d:-?

P.S.: I deinstalled 1.5.7 which was automatically updated on my phone without asking me.
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02-29-2016, 09:59 PM
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RE: Free42 version 1.5.7
(02-29-2016 09:56 PM)walter b Wrote:  
(02-29-2016 08:30 PM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  Me too.

How can I move back to 1.5.5? I don't see this opportunity neither on Thomas' website nor on G#% Play. Help will be appreciated.

d:-?

P.S.: I deinstalled 1.5.7 which was automatically updated on my phone without asking me.

Don't you have any backup on your Android device?

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02-29-2016, 10:30 PM
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RE: Free42 version 1.5.7
(02-29-2016 09:59 PM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  Don't you have any backup on your Android device?

Frankly, I thought G#% has my data anyway so there's no backup of any apps necessary. For data files I have my backups but that's another story.

d:-?
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02-29-2016, 11:09 PM
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RE: Free42 version 1.5.7
(02-29-2016 10:30 PM)walter b Wrote:  
(02-29-2016 09:59 PM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  Don't you have any backup on your Android device?

Frankly, I thought G#% has my data anyway so there's no backup of any apps necessary. For data files I have my backups but that's another story.

d:-?

If you google around you will find several places from where to download it, albeit somehow risky since they are not official sites. ;)

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03-01-2016, 11:00 AM
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RE: Free42 version 1.5.7
Thanks for for the warning. I've just disabled the autoupdate for this app.

I searched the filesystem in my (Android) phone and have found that Free42 resides on both an .apk file and a .so library, so I cannot recover the original .apk. I do not have any backup, so I cannot be of any help here.

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03-01-2016, 03:22 PM
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RE: Free42 version 1.5.7
(02-29-2016 09:59 PM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  Don't you have any backup on your Android device?

Massimo,

I'm curious.

Since you were able to go back one revision of Free42, did you have the previous APK file? Are you running a backup program that does incremental backups? I've done backups of individual APK's using a file manager. But that is a pain since I must remember to actually do it before updating.

Are you running an app that will do auto backups?

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03-01-2016, 04:30 PM
Post: #12
RE: Free42 version 1.5.7
(03-01-2016 03:22 PM)Bill (Smithville NJ) Wrote:  
(02-29-2016 09:59 PM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  Don't you have any backup on your Android device?

Massimo,

I'm curious.

Since you were able to go back one revision of Free42, did you have the previous APK file? Are you running a backup program that does incremental backups? I've done backups of individual APK's using a file manager. But that is a pain since I must remember to actually do it before updating.

Are you running an app that will do auto backups?

Thanks,

Bill
Smithville, NJ

Here I am.

I use Titanium Backup for complete daily backups of my data+programs; I also use App Backup & Restore as another protection layer when an app gets updated.

My devices are rooted.

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03-01-2016, 04:33 PM
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RE: Free42 version 1.5.7
How come? How can a perfect app become this bad in a blink? The landscape skin is now useless.

Let's hope Thomas is read us.

Sometimes is better leave things as they are when no-one is complaining.
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03-01-2016, 04:41 PM
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RE: Free42 version 1.5.7
(03-01-2016 04:33 PM)Jlouis Wrote:  Sometimes is better leave things as they are when no-one is complaining.

In the what's new of this version, the change is justified because of some devices lacking a menu button. In fact, the developer seems not to be very happy being forced to introduce such function because of such devices. I suspect some users of such devices complained.

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03-01-2016, 05:29 PM
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RE: Free42 version 1.5.7
(03-01-2016 04:30 PM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  I use Titanium Backup for complete daily backups of my data+programs; I also use App Backup & Restore as another protection layer when an app gets updated.

My devices are rooted.

From what I read, Titanium is great, but requires Root. And App Backup & Restore does not require Root, and thus cannot backup protected files.

I'll have to give App Backup & Restore a try. Would probably do what I need for most items.

I have reviewed the pros of rooting and while I can appreciate it, just really don't have the desire to do it.

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03-01-2016, 07:07 PM (This post was last modified: 03-01-2016 07:07 PM by Jlouis.)
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RE: Free42 version 1.5.7
(03-01-2016 04:41 PM)emece67 Wrote:  
(03-01-2016 04:33 PM)Jlouis Wrote:  Sometimes is better leave things as they are when no-one is complaining.

In the what's new of this version, the change is justified because of some devices lacking a menu button. In fact, the developer seems not to be very happy being forced to introduce such function because of such devices. I suspect some users of such devices complained.

Is it so difficult to make an option to disable that thing?

We ar so grateful to Thomas that we can't complain, but if he can read us, maybe he can manage an option.
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03-01-2016, 07:50 PM
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RE: Free42 version 1.5.7
This might be a good time to consider Android go42S:

https://sites.google.com/site/olivier2smet2/home/go42s

True, it costs & you have to supply a ROM but it is a pure emulator (except for size of memory).
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03-01-2016, 08:50 PM
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RE: Free42 version 1.5.7
(03-01-2016 05:29 PM)Bill (Smithville NJ) Wrote:  From what I read, Titanium is great, but requires Root. And App Backup & Restore does not require Root, and thus cannot backup protected files.

Correct & correct.

(03-01-2016 05:29 PM)Bill (Smithville NJ) Wrote:  I'll have to give App Backup & Restore a try. Would probably do what I need for most items.

It should be enough for a free app as Free42.

(03-01-2016 05:29 PM)Bill (Smithville NJ) Wrote:  I have reviewed the pros of rooting and while I can appreciate it, just really don't have the desire to do it.

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility ;)

(03-01-2016 05:29 PM)Bill (Smithville NJ) Wrote:  Thanks,

You're welcome Bill.

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03-01-2016, 09:21 PM
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RE: Free42 version 1.5.7
(03-01-2016 04:33 PM)Jlouis Wrote:  The landscape skin is now useless.

Let's hope Thomas is read us.

Which landscape skin are you using? Though I don't need/like the toolbar, it works fine on my Droid RAZR MAXX with both the default (portrait) and landscape skins.

I'm pretty sure Thomas does follow here, especially after any controversial release. I suspect a new version allowing this to be disabled will appear soon.

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03-02-2016, 01:01 AM
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RE: Free42 version 1.5.7
Bob, I mean useless because it have shrunk downside, making it horrible to use.

Of course it is working, but I can't use it anymore.

Ityge H layout. I'm gonna check others, but this one was my preferred.
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