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  1. Stardock

    Stardock Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi all, I have a Zenithink ZT180 and I have noticed in battery stats that it is using quite a bit of battery on "Cell Standby - Battery used by cell radio"
    It also says to turn on Airplane mode to save battery and that it is unconnected for 100% of the time.

    As it has NO phone, the 100% disconnect is no surprise, how ever using battery for it is. Equally perplexing is that in network settings, there is no Airplane mode

    there is 3G EVGO, WCDMA and Wifi but no airplane mode.
    #G EVDO and WCDMA are off so what is the cell radio using the battery? and where is Airplane mode to switch it off?
     

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    Stardock Member This Topic's Starter

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    Anyone?
     
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    What Firmware version are you running and which application to get Battery Stats??? Most versions either crash the settings program or return a black screen when asked for Battery use???

    I have 2, one running 1126 version and other the 1030 version so I could maybe try to duplicate your result... some versions seem to start the 'android phone' process... maybe to try and fool market? others don't have it installed at all...

    PS. you don't really want an older version with Airplane Mode as when it was there and you applied it you could not get Wifi again without jumping through hoops or re-flashing to stock...
     
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    Stardock Member This Topic's Starter

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    The firmware is
    Android 2.1-Update 1 - 20101030

    So 1030 I guess :)

    Been wondering if it is worth updating to 1101 or the current 1126 Beta

    There seems to be a number of battery measuring bits on these things, none have crashed it on me tho', only crashes I've had were from a couple of games I installed. The one I am using that shows the Cell Radio usage is

    Settings -> About MID -> Battery Use

    It list both Cell Standby and Phone idle as using battery power, which is pretty impressive for a device with no phone :)
     
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    1030==1101... also ==1103 if you have a Elonex 1000ET (same animal but sold by ToysRUs)...

    My About MID > Battery Use was blank on both Version TILL I unplugged them... then shows 9% Cell Standby... immediately :) Don't Think I beleive what it's saying :)

    That said the com.android.phone/Dialer service was added back in to support 3G dongles I beleive... but using a couple proc monitors I run I see it sitting at 0% CPU on both mine...
     
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    Stardock Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for that. The dodgy battery indication, I did suspect that after reading the ZT180 thread :)
    Looks like you answered my other query too about 3g dongles :)
    I shall ignore it from now on, and by the sounds of it I don't want airplane mode anyway.

    I assume you are a coder? The == (really equals) bit is a bit of a give away ;)
     
  7. Pegcity

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    Mine doesn't have it either, the battery mode said it was using 100% of the battery for the radio connection. It's b.s.

    If all you have on is WIFI than thats airplane mode.

    correction

    after checking battery stats cell standy is still sucking the juice.

    In order to fix it you need to root your tablet, go into root explorer, system , apps and delete the telephony apk , talk apk and phone.

    it will fix the cell standby issue
     
  8. cfigura

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    I had the same problem, and was trying to remove the telephony/talk/phone apk files, but even in 'root' mode (using z4root), I'm still being told that it's a read-only file system. Any ideas?
     
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  10. Pegcity

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    i was also. u need the newest version of root explorer and universalandroot.

    it will work
     

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