Drastically improved battery life/another good reason to root


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  1. sarspants

    sarspants Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    If you're like a lot of Android users, you're obsessed with battery life and probably require a percentage widget. If you don't use a battery life widget, this probably isn't for you. I used to use Curve Fish's battery life widget which, in my initial testing months ago, didn't seem to affect battery life so I kept it and didn't think much about it.

    My brother-in-law showed me a percentage indication that goes over the battery icon in the status bar on his Evo 4G. I found this hack for the Hero:
    [PORT] Display Percent Battery Left within Battery Icon - Fresh 2.1.2+ - xda-developers

    It adds the percentage remaining on top of your existing battery gauge in the status bar. Yes, root is required for this.

    At the time of writing this, I am at 14h 20m since unplugged and have 69% remaining. I would typically be between 47-53% remaining by this time. That equates to 3.5% drain per hour improved to 2.2% drain per hour.

    Which then comes out to around 60% increase in battery life without the loss of any features.

    Hope this helps some of you!
     

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  2. jxr94

    jxr94 Well-Known Member

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    Pretty cool
     
  3. Sixxx

    Sixxx Well-Known Member

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    So once I've flashed this, if i get rid of my systray monitor and/or battery widget I should have alot more battery life? Especially if I'm usually in standby?
     
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    jwpilly Well-Known Member

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    Does the hack work with fresh 2.3.3?
     
  5. sarspants

    sarspants Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I noticed that standby time is what really improved. If you're using a systray monitor or a battery widget you should see an improvement especially if those are running in the background while in standby

    Flash it and find out! Just don't forget to nandroid!
     
  6. Sixxx

    Sixxx Well-Known Member

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    Eh... I didn't like the way it looked, I ran my nandroid. I'll keep systray monitor. I got rid of my battery widget though because i realized i didn't need it since i normally just look at my systray percentage. Chea.
     
  7. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands VIP Member

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    This is included in the froyo rom from darch/cyanogen... in case anyone wanted to know...
     
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