Battery stats, to wipe or not wipe?

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  1. upther

    upther Well-Known Member

    Does wiping the battery stats really help? I'm not getting the best battery life at the moment, have the Seidio "1750", and have seen conflicting reports on if wiping the battery stats really helps or not. Tried it this morning anyway, figured it couldn't hurt. Charged the phone, gave it a nice bump charge, and then booted into recovery and wiped the stats. Guess I'll see how it goes today.

    Also, when's the best time to do this? After every ROM flash?

  2. ACD168

    ACD168 Well-Known Member

    get the phone as charged as you can bump charging ect.
    wipe stats, don't plug phone in again til the phone dies completely
  3. necosino

    necosino Well-Known Member

    I have heard a lot of mixed impressions regarding this. I personally just charge to green (not bump charging) and then wipe everything (cache, data and batt stats) then flash a ROM. This hasn't really been studied too much so there's no definitive answer, or even proof that it changes anything.
  4. crazyg0od33

    crazyg0od33 Well-Known Member

    It seems like you can now wipe battery stats through clockwork recovery now. Is this true?
  5. upther

    upther Well-Known Member

    Yup. That's where I did it at. It's under the advanced menu.
  6. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Wow, Neco is a guide now? They let anybody in that job. :p

    I've had the best luck using the stats wipe if I flash a Rom with a marginal battery status at that time. It seems to carry over the actual % incorrectly so I charge to 100, wipe stats and call it quits. I think it would probably be a good idea to let it go to zero after that but I never have enough patience to wait that long so I only do the upper end. Sometimes I feel it's made a significant difference, other times not so much. To me, it seems to take another full cycle before it really shows it's colors.
  7. crazyg0od33

    crazyg0od33 Well-Known Member

    I tried wiping though recovery, but I can't tell if it worked or not. It didn't confirm that the stats were wiped when I did it and my battery widget is still showing my battery amounts
  8. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Yeah there's no confirmation message afterward, I noticed that also.
  9. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

    I wiped mine yesterday in clockwork and although my battery life seems to be the same it is now a different order of things listed under "battery use" that take up usage. It used to be "cell standby" as #1 (always has been since April 29), but now it is "android system" the last two charge cycles. What this means? Have no clue :D

    Also I think a "complete wipe" wipes dalvik least that's what I read about it on xda. Go ahead wipe batt stats and see what your results are.
  10. crazyg0od33

    crazyg0od33 Well-Known Member

    Ok, so it worked though?
    Now to use my phone constantly until it dies lol
  11. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Yeah, it's always done that. I kinda wish it'd give a completed verification but oh well. I just reboot and call it a deal.
  12. crazyg0od33

    crazyg0od33 Well-Known Member

    alright, im just gonna stream pandora and go online all day tomorrow
  13. chrisjz

    chrisjz Well-Known Member

    I bump charged my phone, then did a battery wipe. Now after i charge my phone, without bump charging, my battery drains to about 90% within 10minutes. Anyone else having this problem? Wouldn't it be better to wipe stats at 100% rather than bump charging, then wiping stats? Or does this even make a difference
  14. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Yeah, that's why I don't bump charge before resetting battery stats. If a person bumped every single time, it might be ok but most of the time I just unplug and go. So I want that to be my representation of 100%.
  15. picord

    picord Well-Known Member

    I did a wipe of the Battery and Dalvik last night after installing King BFS#2,I am rooted running the leaked 2.2 OTA
    Wi-Fi, GPS,Bluetooth off, Sync is on
    My Uptime 10:08
    My awake time says 0:57 ( I guess it resets after a certain amount of time)
    Battery Level at 69% on the stock battery.
    I'm using SetCPU with the settings used by ChiTownJim
    for me to get this much out of the factory battery is amazing
  16. Hand76

    Hand76 Guest

    Does anyone know how the battery stats effect the phone/battery?

    Like what is going on behind the scenes?

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