has ocing broke my Droid


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  1. rustymcbain

    rustymcbain Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have been flashing phones for some time. I started out on my Omnia, never had any hardware issues what so ever. Each rom gave me new features and higher performance. Ok so now I have my Droid and it is actually the second, I bricked the first flashing the sbf file. Followed all instructions just failed big time, but that was months ago. Now I have used roms from just about every dev, some have been good some great. One thing I keep reading about is how no two droids are alike. Aren't these devices manufactored the same? Like how some kernals will work on one droid but not another. I used to be able to run ulv and lv kernals but now I have to be on mv our standard. Battery life blows now, phone is hot all the time. Soooooooo....... my question: Is this the result of a fried processor from ocing? Should I disapear my droid and claim on insurance? Or is this just a glitch from the current releases of Froyo? I know its a big post but I love my droid and want it to be in top shape but right now she's not doing so well. I should mention she is running great, just poor battery and very hot all the time. Currently running BB v0.4/ Chevy's mv 1.0 ghz 7 slot// fabs x theme v 4 and lots of apps/ widgets like espn/ beautiful home/ adw launcher. Thanks for any replies.
     

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  2. DasteeZ

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    If you're overclocking to 1.0 ghz, then the phone will be hotter and have a worse battery life due to the much greater amount of power being consumed by the processor running at the faster clock speed.
     
  3. rustymcbain

    rustymcbain Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I realize this but before froyo my Droid did not exceed in temp and had outstanding battery life. A couple days before recharging now I'm twice a day like the fruit phones
     
  4. DasteeZ

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    Well if you're not overclocking and still having the problem, it could be due to the battery going bad. The only way overclocking would hurt the processor would probably be just burning it out entirely which would make it completely unusable which it is not.
     
  5. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Well-Known Member

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    The only advice I can give is to check your SetCPU settings. For instance, setting it to "on demand" as opposed to "performance", which will help battery life, for sure. Of course, if you were on "performance" you should have a pretty zippy Droid. Well, best of luck.
     
  6. anaphora68

    anaphora68 Well-Known Member

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    I would also swap the kernel out. Some of the froyo kernels really don't play nice with your phone. I've had awesome luck with Cyanogen 6 RC-1 and the jdflg kernels.
     
  7. mobrienjr

    mobrienjr Well-Known Member

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    I have had good luck w/ Chevy's. P3Droid does not like my phone. Every kernal I load up ends up restarting the phone after being on for 2 mins.

    I agree with anaphora and just try a different kernal...also try the different voltage kernals...ulv, lv, mv.

    You stated that you ran a mv kernal...try the lv, or ulv...it should bring your temps down. Anything over 120 is bad....but under 120 is good
     
  8. webeougher

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    OP clearly stated that ULV and LV kernels won't work for him anymore. Please read the post before commenting. My recommendation would be going back to BB 1.1 if your issues started with Froyo and see if you have any problems there. If BB 1.1 with 2.1 kernels work fine, then it's something with your phone and Froyo (and you'll end up with poor Redflea as a Froyo despiser).
     
  9. dmdroid

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    FWIW I have the same setup on my Droid as you. Except I'm using Chevyno1 LV1.1 GHZ for Froyo. 'You have to make sure that your kernal is for Froyo'.

    I had to back my CPU speed down to 900 MHZ to keep it from running to hot. It was running about 102* according to SetCpu. Now its running like 98* Max..

    That being said It will still ramp up to 1.1GHZ, and gets Quadrant Scores of up to 1300, on Conservative setting.

    In set CPU you can go to info and scroll down to time in state, and see what your processor is doing and for how long. obviously the more time its spends at max output, equates to more heat and battery consumption.
     
  10. mobrienjr

    mobrienjr Well-Known Member

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    I do not want to get into a pissing match, but he stated he used to be able to run them, and now he cant. Well He might be able to run them if he tries to run ones that play nice w/ froyo. If you used to do something, and then you cant do it, try it again, you might be able to do it.
     
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    rustymcbain Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have flashed a few Roms testing them out it seems the voltage is the problem. I am seriously considering just flashing back to stock. Will the sbf remove everything we've done.... all clean or will there be residual programming still left behind?
     
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    1st off i love buglessbeast, but i have had nothing but problems with all of them in 2.2. i was haveing the same heat and battery problem. i swicthed to the above and when it came out and have been more than happy with it. last time i charged my phone was friday night, as of right know i have 50% left.
    i would give this a shot before going back to stock.
     
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    I know you mean well but this sort of advice is purely subjective. Battery life has a lot to do with what kernel you are running and how your set cpu profiles are set.


    To the OP, if you battery is really draining faster than expected it's quite likely that one of the applications you have installed is not playing well with your ROM. Check your battery usage in settings>about phone>battery use and it will help determine what is draining your battery.

    I've used several 2.2 based roms and ChevyNo1 1.2 ULV kernel for a few weeks and I've been getting 2-3 days of battery life with moderate use.
     
  14. shadowdude777

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    More proof that kernels all work differently on different phones:

    mobrienjr said that P3Droid's kernels cause constant reboots for him. P3Droid's are some of the only current up-to-date kernels that work flawlessly on my phone. Bekit's kernels cause constant reboots for me, however. Try out EVERYTHING.
     
  15. rustymcbain

    rustymcbain Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok found a good mix loving it so far. CM 06 rci ,, jdlfg cm06 kernal 1 ghz,, and fabs cm06 x theme. Unplugged 5 hours ago and using moderatly thru day, I have 75% battery left and no heat ups.
     
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    congrats !!! I think the secret to a happy Droid is trusting yourself to find the right combo. I think I have only had 3 that come to mind that were perfect for me :) but have had lots of decent set ups.
     
  17. shadowdude777

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    Yeah, finding a great kernel is a rarity. I remember back when we were making the transition from 2.0.1 to 2.1. I would run Chevy's kernels at 1250/250 and get a whole day's use out of them. I wish someone could make a kernel that awesome again... come to think about it, I haven't tried out Chevy's Froyo kernels... :D
     
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    I have jrummys 4.0.7 kangerade with jdflg's LV 1.2 ver:1.3
    It runs so smooth and stable with good battery life that I am scared to try a new rom :)
     
  19. shadowdude777

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    Well, like I thought, Chevy's kernel gave me a substantial battery improvement, even over P3Droid's. Usually I am down to 40% by the end of the day, but today I didn't go past 80% (note: I'm on BB 0.4 and I'm going based on the notification bar battery icon, which only reads in 20% intervals).
     

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