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The easiest way to compare these two apps: Locale costs more. But it is a lot more user friendly. You just set up "situations" with triggers and actions. Then you prioritize the situations. That's it. Tasker costs less. But it is a lot more customizable. It's more like being given a scripting language. There are TONS of options and choices and it ...


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Or probably you can use "Inverted" conditions to do an opposite task?, e.g. If you want to run a task when WiFi is connected OR when the profile:A is inactive, you can instead setup contexts for "WiFi is disconnected" AND "Profile: A is active" both with "inverted" checkbox selected, and setup a task that does the opposite, if that is possible. This ...


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Have you tried browsing the Tasker's wiki? There are some good pre-made profiles there you can use. The easy way to block calls with Tasker is described here: Open Tasker, create a new Profile and name it "Blockr". Select the "State" context menu and the "Incoming Call" context from that menu. Keep this screen open and follow the instructions below ...


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Turn off 3G when I've got WIFI on. I only need the mobile networks for phone calls when I've got wifi so I would prefer not to have 3G on. 3G and mobile data are two separate things. When wifi is enabled, mobile data no longer goes through the cellular connection, but it does remain connected to the 3G network (otherwise it couldn't receive calls or ...


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I am the developer of Locale, and I wanted to make sure the most up to date information is available here: Locale does support backup and restore. More information about this feature can be found on our website at http://feedback.twofortyfouram.com/forums/5655-locale-feedback/suggestions/74784-backup-settings-?ref=title We publish a Headphones Plug-in ...


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You could check out this wake on LAN plugin for Tasker / Locale. (Haven't tried it - would be interested to hear how you get on if you give it a go)


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I am the developer of Locale. Battery life is a key metric that we test extensively. The only feature in Locale that has any real effect on the battery is the Location condition. At the time of this writing, the Location condition in Locale 1.4.3 can accurately detect 100-meter location changes within 4 minutes on average, while using 3% or less of the ...


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You could use an "HTTP Get" action to query the site. The response code sent back by the website is stored in the %HTTPR variable. So %HTTPR = 200 means the site loaded sucessfully. You can then make the rest of your task conditional on that variable, eg. IF %HTTPR = 200 THEN Go Home (or however you are "closing" Dolphin). I know that %HTTPR is dependent ...


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Now with your latest details, a raw approach. As you are on a stock ROM, switching GPS might not work out-of-the-box. In case it doesn't work, take a look at the Secure Settings plugin, which should be able to help out. I assume your raw concept is: 8am to 5pm is work time, and you want different settings during work hours and after leaving work, ...


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Tasker allows you to customize the app icon because some users like to have a consistent theme across their Home Screen. Google has also suggested that apps default to a black and white default icon, while some users prefer the older color icons. Many apps allow this icon customization. Tasker also allows icons to be chosen for various other purposes, like ...


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For Locale, Both GPS and Wifi triggers can drain the battery more quickly. Locale's built-in location condition can consider cell towers without GPS if you set the diameter of the location condition to about 2km. There is also a Locale condition plugin, "Location (energy-saving)", which uses cell towers to determine location. It takes advantage of the ...


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I am a long-time user of Locale and a fairly new user of Tasker. I find both to be very helpful tools in managing my device automatically. I use Locale for all GPS-related tasks. Vibrate when at work between work hours. Silent when at home between sleeping hours. When I first installed Tasker I ported over these profiles and found that my battery life was ...


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Specify SSID in the WiFi Connected context to be ABC/XYZ This will activate the context if you connect to ABC or XYZ, Reference: http://tasker.dinglisch.net/userguide/en/matching.html


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You could make your action depend on a variable "%condition=true" and then make two different profiles: profile a: set condition to "true" profile b: set condition to "true" your profile: if variable "condition"=true then ... and there goes your exit task But would be nice if the authors would enhance tasker for that... :)


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This was solved thanks to Bossman's awesome proxy APK. Install it and then run via SSH: am broadcast -a pl.bossman.taskerproxy.ACTION_TASK --es task_name TASKER_TASK_NAME_GOES_HERE It works flawlessly :)


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On the Tasker homepage there's a section called "Plans" where the developers outline future ideas that they might incorporate into the product: http://tasker.dinglisch.net/todo.html Also listed on this page are those two lines: Actions/Tasks: VPN (dis/re)connect Events/States: VPN connected So it's not included yet but it might be at some point ...


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The simple answer is that it requires root to do things that would require root if they weren't automated by Tasker and you were doing them manually. Tasker is irrelevant. Edit: Turning on/off GPS does not require root. Apps must be able to do it, because Power Widget can. As for the lock screen, I think what you read must have actually referred to the ...


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I'm not sure what you're talking about, Tasker does not require root for any of its features. From their website: This simple concept profoundly extends your control of your Android device and it's capabilities, without the need for 'root' or a special home screen.


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It seems to me that you could get there by having tasker either directly set the system variables necessary to overclock or to access the commands that setCPU uses. To do that you can use the "Execute" plugin that executes commands like you would in the terminal emulator. A lot of this is over my head but you probably understand terminal commands and such ...


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If you trigger events by GPS co-ordinates (and possibly wifi), then they'll drain your battery significantly, like any other GPS app would do. If you trigger events by date/time, etc. then you'll experience minimal battery reduction. Often the benefits of these apps weigh beyond any downside, i.e. turning your brightness down or screen timeout down when ...


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There's a Locale plugin (that you can use in Tasker) that might handle your needs. And here is another plugin for Locale.


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If you are usually home at 7pm, you could make it conditional on the presence of your home Wifi network (using "Wifi Near") or a cell tower near you (using "Cell near"); if you use a dock at home, you could make it only fire when docked instead. You could also make it dependent on a calendar and just set the dates for your trip now.


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The plugin you're using is deprecated; Tasker now has built-in support for shell commands (under Misc->Run Shell). You can use root with this also. EDIT: It's too bad that didn't work for you :( The last option I can think of is using Secure Settings Plugin. This can run shell commands too, and has the option of returning STDOUT and STDERR to Tasker as ...


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Although this question is already answered, and accepted, I would like to add to it. Sounds like what you want is pure location-based profiles. Tasker is very powerful, but if you are willing to try an alternative, there is Llama. It is roughly the same as tasker, except that almost every action is location-based. It 'learns' a location you want to set up ...


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Your suggested approach would have the same result: a few seconds later, the app would be back. Tasker kills it again. Start at the beginning. This vicious circle will certainly help you drain your battery faster -- but nothing else. Two possible solutions would include either to uninstrall the app, or to disable the "listener" it established to get started ...


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You can periodically check status of real connection using HTTP GET by Tasker. You can restart the Data again by Tasker in case connection is stalled. But, its down side is that it'll drain battery faster.


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I know of no way to restrict an app to the 3G network (as opposed to 2G/4G), but there are several solutions to restrict apps to either WiFi or mobile networks (or keep/allow them from/to both). Examples include DroidWall - Android Firewall1 (which you already mentioned, but which is discontinued), its successor AFWall+2, its fork Android Firewall3, and -- ...


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You can specify AND logic in contexts, not just tasks. Don't forget that you can have multiple contexts that must all be met (logical AND) before the task(s) run. Try adding the context State > Call [Any, Invert = YES]; this would mean the profile will only activate 1) when a text is received AND 2) no call is active.


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I don't know whether Tasker can meanwhile handle that itself, but it's at least doable with the right plugin. There's e.g. Locale NFC Plugin which could fill this gap. Alternatives exist as well, like a modified version of AnyTag, which is used e.g. in this tutorial. For more examples, tutorials, and possibilities, I recommend a GoogleFu, ahem, search for ...



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