Go Back   Android Forums > Archived Android Devices > Archived Phones > Motorola CHARM

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old November 3rd, 2010, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 8
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Radio question

Ok, I've been having battery drain problems ever since i purchased my phone through ebay( from the US because I live in Europe). The phone is a quad band world phone so I can get 3g etc perfectly here.

The problem is that my battery drains far too fast when in standby mode (cell standby takes up too much battery) and today I think i found the solution.

After reading countless threads and articles I dialed *#*#4636*#*#, went into Phone Information to see which preferred network type it was set too.

I asked around some friends first who live in my area with android phones and theirs is all set to WCDMA PREFERRED (htc hero, htc desire and motorola milestone) and my moto charm is set to GSM auto (PRL).

Ive tried countless times to change my pref. network type to wcdma preffered but failed, then i tried changing it to CDMA auto (prl) and exited and reentered the screen and finally it said WCDMA preferred.

Used it for couple of hours and my battery app and I saw that the battery was atleast 1.5 times better than it previously was.
Then the phone automaticly rebooted and the change I made was gone again and reverted back to gsm auto (prl), this happened twice.

It seems it wont stick while it should, does anyone one a workaround to get it to stick to wcdma pref?


I also didnt put this in the charm forum because i dont think this is a charm issue and almost nobody is active in that forum to answer my question.

JonaC is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to JonaC For This Useful Post:
crocodoyle (November 6th, 2010)
sponsored links
Old November 6th, 2010, 07:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 15
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Great find! This is the closest I've seen to a solution to my battery woes. Post if you find a solution!
crocodoyle is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 7th, 2010, 01:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Brendanmurphy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Richmond Hill, ON
Posts: 403
 
Device(s): Main : Samsung Captivate Backup: Motorola Milestone, Motorola Charm
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 9
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Default

Unfortunately this will not work for the telus version. As telus is a HSPA only network. We cannot fall back to edge
Brendanmurphy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2010, 12:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
sookster54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 906
 
Device(s): HTC Desire, LG Shine Plus, LG Optimus One
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 56 Times in 46 Posts
Default

Leaving it on WCDMA only saves a little battery, if it's set to auto then it'll switch back and forth when searching for the strongest signal which does drain your battery. You could always use APNoid or juicedefender to disable data when you don't want to use it, and couple it with a timer or locale app.

Charm's battery is one of the worst I've experienced.
__________________
Useful Downloads (for root users)
LG Optimus LTE P935 / 2.3.5
HTC Desire / CyanogenMod 7.1
Motorola can kiss my a##
sookster54 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 30th, 2011, 03:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Chennai
Posts: 4
 
Device(s): motorola Charm, HTC wildfire
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thumbs up Thanks!

Ill give a try. i too have switched to WCDMA now.. lets see.. hoping the best that the battery standby would improve..
sman999 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Motorola CHARM
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

The Motorola CHARM is the very first candybar QWERTY Android phone to hit the scene. This phone finally gives those last Blackberry users that are on the fence about Android to give it a shot. The Motorola CHARM is not a powerhouse by any means, ... Read More



Go Back   Android Forums > Archived Android Devices > Archived Phones > Motorola CHARM
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:17 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.