Root Could rooting fix this?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by RyanB, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    I bought (and rec'd on Monday) the Seidio super-honking-big extended battery. All day yesterday and today (until I could get home and swap it out), I was getting false indications of low battery that would get "fixed" upon reboot, yet 2-3 hours later it would again indicate that it's low. Here's a thread on it in the regular Droid forum:

    I'm holding out very faint hope that a ROM junkie might now of a work around. I'm currently intending on putting a rooted 2.1 on my phone, but I'll gladly deviate to something else if it'll fix this problem.


  2. gwlaw99

    gwlaw99 Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2009
    I think the cyanogen rom has its own battery meter or you could try one of the several battery wigits in the market place..
  3. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    Do you mean like a widget, or that it can properly read the remaining voltage?

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  4. shrink57

    shrink57 Well-Known Member

    Dec 19, 2009
    South Florida
    "Battery Left" battery widget has a learning mode (take a few days to increase accuracy) that actually keeps an eye on your battery, usage, and habits. I don't take the percentages and hours left as gospel but it does give a good general idea of how your battery is doing and time left. It is also quite configurable on the type of reading and display. My guess is it will acclimate itself to your extended battery.
  5. droidpcguru

    droidpcguru Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2009
    Northwestern PA, USA
    The underlying problem may still be there.. since the SYSTEM thinks the battery is low..
  6. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    Agreed droidpcguru

    @ Shrink: I weighed that option, and it only solves the accuracy issue (to a point). It still leaves the phone impacted by a reading of near-zero. This can change the behavior of apps that read battery levels to determine behavior (SetCPU, Juice Defender, Weather Bug, etc). It also means that my LED would be wholly given over to a steady red light, and I have doubts that anything else would show through. I didn't have the patience to leave it there long enough to find out though.
  7. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    FWIW, I've posted this question on Cyanogen's boards, and I'll update here when I hear something.

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  8. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    Here's the link I was referred to:

    Given that there wasn't any shouting from the rooftops about a particular ROM fixing it, I guess I'm returning the battery. It's a shame.

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  9. silkchaos

    silkchaos Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2010
    IT Director
    Binghamton, NY
    have you tried charging the battery fully, and running it down fully so the phone can "learn" its capabilities?
  10. ska.t73

    ska.t73 Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    ^^^ This, it appears that the issue with the extended batteries is with the phone and not the software... most have done the cycling thing and have reported that it fixes the issue. The phone just needs to learn that the battery is not the normal stock one and has different parramaters...
  11. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    I'll give it ashot when I'm back home on Monday (assuming I have time), but I'm not holding my breath.

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