battery life with villainrom 12


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  1. steveg

    steveg Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    just rooted and installed villainrom 12.

    love it, but my battery is draining like crazy... from 9:30a to 1:30p and I'm at 50% which is a lot worse than before!

    anyone have this issue/found a solution?
     

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  2. bzzzzz

    bzzzzz Well-Known Member

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    It should get better after a few days. I'm getting. 16 hours which is ok but not great.
     
  3. Jaffa

    Jaffa Well-Known Member

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    My battery life is WEAK!!
     
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    steveg Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    it should just get better spontaneously? just a bit confused here... any tips on how you're getting 16 hours? is it a fairly new battery? turn off any settings? are you using an exchange account?
     
  5. Slug

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    Even after a full wipe stats-drain-recharge cycle? I followed the advice (I think) you posted elsewhere and I'm seeing 12-15hrs better 'life' on MCRr5 according to the meter.
     
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    steveg Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    i should try the wipe stats-drain-recharge cycle... does that really work?
     
  7. bzzzzz

    bzzzzz Well-Known Member

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    That might work. But also try to give your phone 3 full days without installing any new apps. The android system does seem to work out what it can put to sleep after a couple of days. Try it and see.
     
  8. Jaffa

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    Yep, calibrated my battery andI can't get a full day with light to moderate use

    I may buy a new battery, or a desire :)
    Sent from my HTC Hero using Tapatalk
     
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    Well, it did for me. :)
     
  10. Jaffa

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    I have a suspision, and this is not the first rom I have noticed it on other ROMs, my laptop see's the adhoc wifi appliction even without it activated, it wont connect, but it still see's the application, so is this draining battery, Im going to un install it and check!!
     
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    My wife asked my why her battery was draining so fast compared to mine. I checked her phone and it turned out she had auto brightness turned off. I turned it on and the next day she had double the battery life.
     
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    Just turned mine on too, will report back..

    Sent from my HTC Hero using Tapatalk
     
  13. 1ceb0x

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    Why the hell you will use Auto brightness? Your phone will go on FULL BRIGHTNESS WHEN OUTDOOR = RAPIDLY BATTERY DRAIN. My brightness is at minimum and outdoor i CAN see anything.

    SO, i have now 30% off my battery and it's unplugged for about 2 days and 5 hours. I made a post on other thread about how to improve your battery life.

    FIRST, you should do this: DRAIN YOUR PHONE and leave it with no battery, Leave it off, and put it on charge. DO NOT OPEN IT. When green led is on, leave it for more 30 minutes to charge. Now boot on recovery mode and choose wipe battery stats. Boot to normal. Use it as normal and drain your battery until your phone will not open. Now you can plug and charge like normal (you can open your phone).


    This will calibrate your battery.

    NOW, i made one post on other thread and you should check it out: HERE.
    IT's about how to improve your battery life.


    After you follow my post, you can take a look at this one here, made by bluenova: HERE

    ! I use GSM only because i don't have internet from my carrier ! So be careful what you choose when entering *#*#INFO*#*# into your dialer.


    After you make these, let me know how your battery life will go :).
     
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    I'm calibrating my battery again now. I've not noticed any improvements when I've done it before, but anything to get a days battery.

    I'm currently getting 16 hours battery and nothing I do seems to be able to change that much.

    I've changed from HTC sense to launcher pro, as some seem to suggest it uses less power, but I've yet to notice a difference.

    One thing I did notice this morning is that if I look at these forum pages on my phone the battery plummets.

    The battery was on 31 when I woke this morning and dropped to 16 in 15 minutes.

    Can anyone shed any light on this?

    I'll investigate it further, but I don't think other pages had the same drain - I suppose these pages are quite big.

    Anyway I'll try use this thread as a blog so that I can monitor the changes I make and hopefully if I do get battery improvement then others will be able to benefit.
     
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    If you do spend a lot of time on forums on your phone, I'd suggest using Tapatalk (android market), it will consume less battery life loading pages than a browser.
     
  16. Xyro

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    Not to mention, using a native app is 10 times faster when it comes to browsing the forums. So less opportunity for battery drain :p

    Taptalk is extremely useful if you regularly browse forums from your phone.

    EDIT: Oh and the Opera mini browser is a good free alternative. Much quicker than the stock browser.
     
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    He also doesnt say if he is using wi-fi or data, and what other apps he has running in the background. Does he use Juice defender? does he overclock? Lots of variables.
     
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    Scanned the barcode and get a response that the market cannot find it.
     
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    barcode for what?
     
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    In the subject of his post. He was looking for Juice Defender. :eek:

    Just do a search in the market for "Juice Defender". Does it show up?
     
  21. bzzzzz

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    Sorry for not posting more in the original post. I'm just trying to build up an idea of what causes battery drain - and this certainly seemed to be one.

    I was using mobile internet (I do use this quite a bit and I've not seen battery drop quite like that).

    I was not overclocking. I installed overclock widget, and then uninstalled when I didn't notice a great deal of difference.

    Tapatalk may be a good idea. I don't often look at forums on my phone, but couldn't help notice the drastic drop in battery this morning.

    There may be other things causing battery drop.

    I am not using juice defender. I tried it but I didn't like the way it was very slow to connect to the internet when waking from sleep. It also didn't seem to save that much battery.

    I've not tried opera mini, that's one for the future. I'm currently using dolphin hd, which looks pretty neat, and loads pages in a reasonable time.
     
  22. bzzzzz

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    Just tried to replicate the problem. Battery was fully charged at 8. 30 this morning. It's now 8. 50 and I've been browsing around this forum for about 10 minutes. When I started browsing battery was on 50, as I type it is still on 50. Go figure.
     
  23. bzzzzz

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    And just changed to 49
     
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    Battery staid at around the high 40's until quarter to 10. Then just plummeted to 26 by quarter past 10.
    Not changed since then.

    Here are the running services. I wonder which of these I can disable or entirely get rid of

    GTalkService - I don't think I use this, can I dump it, if so how?

    Calendar - fair enough

    ObexService - hmm looks like something to do with syncing

    VillainROM updater - I'm still not sure how to use this or even if its necessary with villain 12

    UpdateCheckService - assume this has something to do with villainrom

    Maps - didn't know it was running but ho hum

    LocationFriendService - is this latitude?

    News and Weather - fair enough

    GenieRefreshService - Can I put him back in his lamp

    HTC_IME mod - keyboard I presume

    BBC News - more news

    Update service - for the news

    The Weather Channel - I like the way they present the weather, shame accuweather widgets are a bit dodge, because their forecast is often spot on.

    Weatherservice - for above

    Astrid - where would I be without having her tell me what to do

    Skype - for the occasional cheap phonecall

    skypeservice - as above

    3g watchdog - keep an eye on mobile use

    screebl - the only app i've used that has genuinely shown battery improvement

    sd card memory widget - just to keep an eye

    Internal memory widget - more eyes.

    Battery now at 20. Seems to drop pretty quickly when screen is on and battery is low.
     
  25. bzzzzz

    bzzzzz Well-Known Member

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    I use a lot of mobile internet, and don't turn it off too often.

    Last night I went to bed at 11:30 with the battery on 12. I turned it off fully expecting full drain by the morning

    Incredibly it is now 7.10 and the battery still reads 10!

    The reason the battery drained so quickly when looking at this forum page (I believe) was due to not having great signal. Which means that the receiver has to work extra hard, draining more power.

    The app that I need would do the following

    It would sleep mobile internet all the time the screen is off - except to check emails once an hour

    It would wake up mobile internet as fast as it wakes the screen

    It would also (here's the clever bit) have a preset level of power consumption for mobile internet - if it exceeds this it would flash up a notification saying "weak signal, battery consumption high, would you like to continue". I can then make the decision as to continue or save battery.
     

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