Last Updated: May 07,2010
im on C_01.3B.01p
could this be causing my bad battery?
Probably the best answer you're gonna get is maybe. Is there any reason you didn't update?
i actually did update but i had to replace that phone and forgot about that part with configuring my new phone
Yeah, nobody knows much about the mysterious battery issues. The best suggestion I can make is to update to 03P (the new baseband) and see if your battery life improves.
Oh I know what is causing my battery issues... It is the fact that I never but the damn thing down... LOL...
Honestly though I've never had very good battery life, I'm usually down to 50% by the time I get off work (7:00AM to 4:00PM)... I don't get how some people say that they last 48 hours with moderate use...
yea ive never had 48 hours either but ive had 16 hours and up if i dont use it that much
right now im looking 20 percent of battery by just checking facebook and a site or 2 when i first get up then not touching the phone for like 3 hours
My battery has been in the middle, I mean, when I hear people say they get 12+hrs on moderate to heavy use, I start thinking that I got a cheapo battery in my phone. I get from 3 to 6 hours on moderate to heavy use, and 8+12hrs on minimal use. But recently both of these have been dropping consistently. The 3G sign keeps showing that its sending/receiving data and I don't have the auto-sync on, and in the system update section it doesn't show that anything is downloading. But that's about it. Hopefully someone will come out and point the exact issue for the battery drain
Note: Ive been using a portable external battery juice pack from energizer these past few day just to get me through the day now. I think its called XPL1000, could help some you, it also comes with free charging tips for life for other devices! Just wanted to share this with you guys.
Where is the firmware update section?
Sorry was referring to the system update area under about phone in settings menu.
It doesn't exist under CyanogenMod; I haven't had any adverse battery effects under CM so I'm wondering if it blocks the OTA from being downloaded at all somehow? Seems like OTA isn't even a concern with CyanogenMod, and I'm thinking that might be because CyanogenMod is built from AOSP and as a result also has other settings for other phones (you can find trackball settings that don't do anything for Droid users, for example), and all of the other ROMs are built from Verizon's official Droid ROM.
That is my understanding of how it works... Basicly the OTA sees that phone as already up to date so it doesn't even try to push the updates at all on CM...
(BTW the trackball settings are actually the LED for the Droid)...
Yeah, but most of them (like the pulsating light) don't work for us because the trackball LEDs usually have variable brightness so you can make it look like they're "breathing", unlike our single-level brightness LEDs. I've never understood why we got a crummy d-pad on the Droid instead of a trackball.
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