Castro Progress Report: October 2019

Castro Progress Report: October 2019

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 · 3 min read · 522 words

The new update brings many improvements in the information set, localization and design, new tool - “Speed test” and many new, shiny, features! Let’s start!

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Detailed changelog


Much attention was paid to improving the current set of information. In previous versions, many errors were made, which are now fixed. The biggest correction was made in the “System” module - the field “Uptime” was fixed and supplemented with a new data set. It is now divided into three fields - “Full”, “Idle” and “Deep Sleep” and the calculation algorithm was improved too.

New Uptime fields

New batterie’s status added in the “Battery” module - “Unknown failure” and if the battery discharges the “Charge rate” field will be changed to the “Discharge rate”.

Detection of both MEID fields improved for CDMA devices in the “Identifiers” module.

And the last major improvement is new devices in database - Xiaomi (Black Shark 2 Pro, Mi MIX 3 5G), Nokia (5.1 Plus, 6.1 Plus, 8.1, 8.1 Plus), Samsung (Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy Note 10 5G, Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, Galaxy A20E, Galaxy A20S, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A80), Motorola (Moto E6, Moto E6 Plus, Moto One Zoom), Sony Xperia 5, One Plus (One Plus 7, One Plus 7T), Google (Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL) and Asus ROG Phone II.


The set of themes for customization was updated with three new themes (“Jungle”, “Ocean” and “Pepper”) and the “Dark (Blue)” theme was removed in favor of the “Dark” theme. The overhauled design of that screen was also updated with titles for all themes. And as always, all themes, except “White” and “Dark” available only for Premium users.


I have also added new margins in the “About” screen and categories in the “Tools” screen.



The biggest change in this release is the new tool - “Network speed test”. This tool is designed to test the bandwidth of your connection. But I want to warn you that the tool can be unstable, so if you have any problems with it or ideas for improvement, then write to me at At the moment it allows you to check the speed of loading and unloading. Ping verification will be added later.

Network speed test

Two new options were added to the “Settings” screen. The first one is “Double-tap to exit”, which allows you to disable double-tap on back button action in the “Main” screen to exit the application. And the second one is the ability to disable all notification (promotional or from tools). Both of these settings were often requested by you and are now finally added. Also, the “Double-tap to exit” hint now adjusts for selected navigation system - “Buttons” or “Gestures”.