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Old August 7th, 2012, 09:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This phone had awesome battery life when I first got it. Now, it is suddenly HORRIBLE. I'm still on the stock Gingerbread rom. I never unrooted to get any updates at all. Yes, I'm rooted, but I've never flashed a rom on this phone.

I have no idea what could be causing this. It is the Android OS causing the most drain, where it is usually the display, which is what it should be...battery drained from actually being USED.

It used to drain only 1% overnight. It will now drain 15-25% or more overnight. And that is with GPS off, wifi off, no syncing of anything, and using Juice Defender.

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It also drains rapidly when it gets under 30%. I went to bed with it being over 40% and woke up to it being only 6% battery life. But the night before, it only drained from 65% to 50%. Something about it being lower always drains faster.
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Old August 7th, 2012, 09:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Do you have background proccesses?
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Do you have background proccesses?

Not intentionally. But I don't make it a point to close everything out through Task Manager, but I never have before. Nothing has changed as far as that goes. And definitely no wifi or gps on, and data is off via JuiceDefender.
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Not intentionally. But I don't make it a point to close everything out through Task Manager, but I never have before. Nothing has changed as far as that goes. And definitely no wifi or gps on, and data is off via JuiceDefender.
What launcher are you using? I switched to Go Launcher EX and it literally cut my battery life in HALF for the two weeks I used it. Went back to stock and it solved my problem immediately.
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LauncherPro. I've used it on this phone since Day 1. I bought this phone on launch day, btw.
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Since you're rooted, you can install Better Battery Stats (you'll have to register to download the free version from XDA) to see if there are any processes causing major wakelocks.
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Do you have Amazon MP3 installed? I did notice that my battery drain a lot faster with it installed. I resolved the problem simply sign-off after finished using the program.
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Hmm. Yes, but it's pretty much always been there. And I don't use it nearly as often as I used to (before I got an ipod). So it should've been an issue a long time ago, too. But it wasn't.
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Also, having a low phone or wi-fi signal will drain the battery faster because the phone is continually hunting for the signal.
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