I have HTC Desire with original Android 2.2 (kernel 18.104.22.168-gf5a401c) with HTC Sence. I have not installed any task killers.
Now I have a stock alarm clock application.
Yesterday evening I set my alarm for 6:30am, but got up at 10 being 2h+ late for my work. When I took my phone, I noticed 3 things
- it was showing a message like "Adobe Flash Player cannot be installed without internet connection";
- second thing I noted is "Low on space" notification --- common problem for HTC Desire;
- my alarm was silently asking me if I want to snooze or dismiss it.
- to have an alarm clock on my phone as stable as my bicycle, i.e. which
- works as expected;
- does not turn off automatically after 1, 5, 10 or 100500 minutes;
- does not stop working in case of update or any other event (except airplane mode);
- to have Android update like Debian Squeeze, i.e. not to update automatically (at least if it causes problems), but gently suggest to install only security critical updates and to give any other suggestions only by special request;
- some logging for my alarm to "debug" problems with waking up.
In the list above I mention not only the alarm, but the whole system (Android update), because I think that tuning off the system can help to stabilize my alarm. Correct me if I'm wrong.
- What can be done to make my system and, importantly, my alarm, very stable?
- What is the most stable alarm clock app?
- Is there any way to make it even more stable (for instance, turn off updates to stick with a stable version)?
What is done
I have found the following relevant threads:
- "Is there an alarm clock event log?" has no satisfactory answer;
- "Which Alarm clock app do you use to wake up in the morning?" suggests Smart Alarm Clock and Gentle Alarm, a similar thread suggests Alarm Clock Xtreme (ad-supported or paid ($2)); I do not have any information on stability of these;
- the following threads about alarm clock incidents: , ;
- "disable update notification" - done.
Probably at some point I will reinstall Android with a question of solving low internal memory problem in mind. So if there are some solutions for a different version of Android (say 2.3) or advice for installation to make my system and alarm stable I would like to know them.
Update As roxan pointed out, probably alarm rings just for a few minutes. If it is so, I would like to turn off this feature or set this time to something big (2 hours or more).