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Old January 5th, 2013, 08:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hard reboot versus soft reboot..?

OK over the last couple days I have downloaded an app that is sucking my battery dry. So fast that it actually caused the phone to shut down due to lacking battery, . Usually I can go about 2 days before having to charge. This issue caused me to charge every twenty hours.

When the battery is that dead and it shuts itself off; when you hook up the charger the orange LED will blink for a while and then go steady. This is presumably to indicate that the battery is REALLY low. During this time you will not be able to restart the phone. Once the orange LED goes solid you will be able to restart the phone. It was about six or seven minutes before I was able to start the phone.

This brings me to my question. I have been using the Power Off option (power button menu) and while it sorta cleans up the memory; it didnt give me "everything" back. Usually with my apps it runs about 750 - 850 of free memory. Prior to the battery shutdown I was only able to free up to around 600 - 630 on reboots due to the downloaded app that would suck it down to about 200MB.

I read somewhere there was a key combination that would act the same as a battery pull but not as violent on the battery as my situation was. I thought NightAngel said something about power and down volume but I can't seem to find that post.

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Hold down the power button until it resets itself. Also if your worried about freeing up ram then download fast reboot from the play store. I use it all the time.
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What app is it that's causing this issue?
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What app is it that's causing this issue?
Not 100% sure. Its either juice defender or Sportacular. I was heavily suspicious of Sportacular so I removed it...but the problem still existed.

And I don't want to download a memory manager per say. I just want to do a hard reboot.
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lol What do you do with your phone? You must rarely use it at all if you look at 20 hours of life as something to be upset about.
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Not 100% sure. Its either juice defender or Sportacular. I was heavily suspicious of Sportacular so I removed it...but the problem still existed.

And I don't want to download a memory manager per say. I just want to do a hard reboot.
I would uninstall Juice Defender. The newer versions of Android reportedly have all these power saving algorithms already designed into the OS and power managers like JD just screw things up.
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Old January 6th, 2013, 08:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I would uninstall Juice Defender. The newer versions of Android reportedly have all these power saving algorithms already designed into the OS and power managers like JD just screw things up.
Yeah, i am thinking its the JD. I read some decent feviews on it and thought i would give it a try to help batt life. I think it did the opposite. I have since removed it as even the report tab didnt give me any new usable information.
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Hold down the power button until it resets itself. Also if your worried about freeing up ram then download fast reboot from the play store. I use it all the time.
This is the functionality I was looking for. And for sure Juice Defender was not playing nice with my phone. *Delete*
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