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[International] Massive battery drain?

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  1. slugger09

    slugger09 Well-Known Member

  2. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Hello and welcome to Android Forums slugger09! :)

    Thank you for your post.

    There are currently 28 different models of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and over 2,000 different stock Samsung firmware versions, worldwide, covering 5 different Android platforms, Android 4.2.2, Android 4.3, Android 4.4.2, Android 4.4.3 and Android 4.4.4. Not all issues will affect all models or firmware releases and your answers to the following questions will help in the forum's answers to your specific query.

    #1 Could you post your Model number and Android version...

    To locate these, go to...

    Settings > More > About device > Model number and Android version

    This will give you the model of Samsung Galaxy S4 that you have and which Android version you are on.

    #2. Your current Firmware, (not just Baseband), version .

    To locate your current firmware version, go to the stock, Samsung, dial pad and type in...


    This will give you your, "Version", details in full, usually 3 lines of information, AP: CP: CSC:, which may all be relevant.

    *** If code *#1234# has been disabled on your firmware, you can download and install, free from the Play Store, Phone Info and it will give you, under Firmware Info... PDA, Baseband, CSC, versions.

    #3. Also helpful would be your carrier, (service provider), location, (UK, India, Russia, USA, etc: ), and if your phone is rooted or not and running a custom ROM, (give details).

    Thanks. The above helps us to help you and hopefully someone will be able to reply to you shortly. :)

    For more information, see, 28 Galaxy S4 models - know yours?

    (Tip: You can go to the green bar at the top of this forum and click on, "User CP", which will take you to your User Control Panel and then select, "Edit your details", under the heading, "Your profile", on the left hand side. Here you can fill in your model and firmware under, "Current devices", in, "Additional Information". This ensures that your device details are shown under your user name on the left, in every post you make. You can update this as often as you like and will help other users immediately identify your current phone and firmware details.)
  3. slugger09

    slugger09 Well-Known Member

    I'll make it easy I am on Omega ROM, on my i9500 S4 Octo, but had the same problem on I9500xxuemj8
  4. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    So, you got this octa core, GT-i9500, 3G phone yesterday and have rooted it and flashed a custm, Omega, ROM. Have you re-calibrated your battery after all this activity?

    See #1.4 of Update Problems - Dummies Guide
  5. slugger09

    slugger09 Well-Known Member

    Might be wrong but I think i've found the suspect. The preinstalled dropbox app, I thought I was having an issue with my internet as it was slowed to a crawl, I then caught on as soon as I turned wifi on on my phone the internet at home came to a crawl, and looking at my stats the phone was never sleeping, something was running constantly. I turned everything of in turn that was set to sync, eventually I can to dropbox, turned it of and low and behold my home internet speed improved, I let the phone sit for 20 mins and went back and looked at the stats and the phone went to sleep so I think it was this dropbox app.

    Now I've been using dropbox for years, autoupload enabled with no problems, this seems to be a different version of the standard dropbox app specifically for Samsung with the 50gb free storage and what it was doing in the background I do not know as I had nothing to upload but it was doing something and had been since I got the phone last night.

    So phones back on the charger again (3rd charge today) and we'll see what happens when charged.
  6. slugger09

    slugger09 Well-Known Member

    So just got 15 hours out of that last charge with fairly heavy usage, does that sound about right?

    It must of been either Google+ or dropbox eating the battery as have had no issues since after disabling them,

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