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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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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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Here's a good one I found on Lifehacker a while back. http://lifehacker.com/5611003/build-a-find-my-iphone-clone-for-android I changed a few things when I did it, like allow the text to come from any phone and send the reply to that phone, and making the SOS text a passphrase so that nobody accidentally sent it to me. I also made one that turned my ringer ...


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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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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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Launching ConnectBot remote commands in answer to another question.


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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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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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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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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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Yes. Tasker will do this. When you're setting up the state, choose "bluetooth connected", then click the magnifying glass next to the "name" field. It will search for paired bluetooth devices. Choose the one you want and configure states/actions. Then do it again for the other BT device.


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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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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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Create a profile that is active when connected to the Bluetooth device and set up an exit task to run whatever you want when the profile becomes inactive due to the device disconnects.


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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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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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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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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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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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Yes it is possible, but using Tasker's built in Media Control Next will not work. For the action you need to use Script --> Run Shell, and as the command enter "input keyevent 87" without quotes. This is the Android API: https://developer.android.com/reference/android/view/KeyEvent.html#KEYCODE_MEDIA_NEXT


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Sure. Just turn off audio notifications. That won't have any effect on the media volume. This will, of course, turn off the phone ringer, which you may not want.


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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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Here is a fairly simple solution that does not require the use of a variable. You will need to set up two additional profiles and also ensure that you name the profile you created to trigger on your shake context. To name your existing profile, if you haven't already, long press on the profile and then touch the A on the top bar to name it - let's use ...


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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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I am the developer of Locale. Locale has a plug-in architecture, and there is a free plug-in available on the Android Market called "Locale Bluetooth Plug-in" which provides this functionality.


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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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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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