General Post Froyo OTA: Your Battery Life

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sail4fun201, Sep 1, 2010.

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How has Froyo affected your battery life?

  1. It got better!

    134 vote(s)
    27.1%
  2. It got worse!

    220 vote(s)
    44.4%
  3. It stayed the same!

    141 vote(s)
    28.5%
  1. sail4fun201

    sail4fun201 Well-Known Member
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    I got the OTA yesterday afternoon and I've noticed HORRIBLE battery life. For example, I usually get online at about 3:00 every day. I got the OTA at like 3:30 or so, and my battery life was at 55-60%.

    Today, same time, my battery life is at 31%.

    Have you noticed any difference in your battery life after installing Froyo?

    I realize this has been discussed in other threads, but I wanted to have a poll to see if it was just me.
     

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  2. BiggShooter

    BiggShooter Active Member
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    I AM HAVING THE SAME ISSUES!! Battery is horrible after the OTA update to Froyo 2.2!! Anyone have any troubleshooting suggestions?? They would be much appreciated ;)
     
  3. TonyG916

    TonyG916 Well-Known Member
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    hmmmm. i've noticed my battery life improved. though it does take a bit longer to fully charge. the usual amount of use today, unplugged since 8:00am this morning and showing about 90% battery life. I'm using 2150mah
     
  4. MooN

    MooN Well-Known Member
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    Mines about the same.
     
  5. ilinimud

    ilinimud Well-Known Member
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    Mine hasnt really been affected. I did notice a lot of the Verizon bloatware running all the time though, i checked with System Panel and i had a lot of crap running (City ID, Skype, Calendar, News, Weather) stuff that i never started. Might check and see if that is causing the battery drain.

    BTW, i did the RUU with a complete wipe.
     
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  6. campuscop2003

    campuscop2003 Active Member
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    Mine is worse, unpluggedt 6 am and 10% at.1pm, havent done much but sent a couple text and check weather. I have to charge twice a day as it is. Might have to make that three times per day at this rate
     
  7. DROIDdidME

    DROIDdidME Well-Known Member
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    I think mine is worse
     
  8. TheGoatLantern

    TheGoatLantern Well-Known Member
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    Mine is worse, but I know that like before it'll find it's legs and level out
     
  9. emmur0

    emmur0 Well-Known Member
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    Check accounts and sync. I had multiple accounts set to sync every hour...even after the RUU factory reset upgrade process.

    My battery life is great even running the Nexus live wallpaper.
     
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  10. BiggShooter

    BiggShooter Active Member
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    I am only syncing weather and my gmail. I turned everything else off (backup assistant / news / stocks).
     
  11. unclemetz

    unclemetz Member
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    Mine looks to be about the same. I am floored that the "bump" charge issue hasn't be fixed! I had read that Verizon acknowledged this to be a bug a while back. To comfortably make it through the day (even with a 2150) I still have to do the bump charge.
     
  12. BiggShooter

    BiggShooter Active Member
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    Any chance a *hard* factory reset might fix the problem?? Has anyone tried it or is anyone willing to try it and report the results?
     
  13. NoRegrets78

    NoRegrets78 Well-Known Member
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    I used the RUU method, battery life is better.
     
  14. kirk_kanenbley

    kirk_kanenbley New Member
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    The update turned on all of my sync accounts and my battery was getting sucked up. Go into settings and accounts and turn off what you don't need.
     
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  15. mandasol

    mandasol Well-Known Member
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    I think needing to do the bump charge is an HTC sense issue and not hardware or Verizon or Android version related. I kept waiting for the OTA because I wanted Sense, but decided to root/cyanogen. Now my battery charges fully and no need to bump charge. My dinc no longer drops about 10% in the first few minutes. It actually takes a couple hours to drop that first 10%. My phone is better in just about every way and there isn't anything that Sense had that I haven't found a free app that does just as well if not better.
     
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  16. JSS12

    JSS12 Well-Known Member
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    sorry for newbie question, what is RUU? what are the pros and cons?
     
  17. unclemetz

    unclemetz Member
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    mandasol, you just about sold me on rooting my phone. Thanks for the info! I think my evening has just been planned for me. :) Hope it is not an all night-er trying to recover/restore anything.
     
  18. andydg

    andydg Member
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    Mine is much worse and takes forever to charge. Just got it last night though...
     
  19. Havoc

    Havoc Active Member
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    I ran the RUU and the battery life is about half of what i had before, and i have already turned off the stuff i dont want to sync automatically. I dont notice that charging takes any longer though.

    Running a 1750 Seidio battery, not stock 1300
     
  20. POG322

    POG322 Member
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    Mine has gotten better.
     
  21. shizco

    shizco Member
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    In system panel I noticed that the CPU clock speed stays above 700mhz and around even 800mhz. I think it used to drop below 300mhz even! Is the bad battery life we are experiencing due to the CPU clock speed more then twice as much even when idle?

    BTW: used update.zip from thread
     
  22. jayochs

    jayochs Well-Known Member
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    interesting! my cpu clock stays between 520 and 800 as well, never dipping below 500. i believe it USED to go lower, i'm unsure though.

    anyway, yeah i have MUCH worse battery life.

    *edit* actually i left system panel running, and the phone went to sleep..when i woke it up and unswiped, i quickly noticed the cpu clock was at 290 mhz then it jumped up because i woke it up. so i still suppose it's going quite low when the phone is asleep
     
  23. parula

    parula New Member
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    Mine also got much worse. Anyone else also have the problem where the phone, not just the battery got very hot to the touch. Had to keep it out of my pockets today. When I went to Verizon, they had to wipe the phone and redownload the update. Lost everything, even things back-upped to the SD card. Hope that fixes the problem
     
  24. Joshuahist

    Joshuahist Well-Known Member
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    My battery life is terrible since the update. I am not sure what I am going to do now with my phone, as it completely died before 2 PM after pulling it from the charger at 6 AM this morning.
     
  25. zemerick

    zemerick Well-Known Member
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    It's more likely that the different battery indicators use different algorithms. It could be either the Sense indicator is indicating a significant drop when there isn't one ( though this is refuted by people who do an Off-Charge not having this sudden drop. ), or the indicator used in the mod kinda smooths out the sudden drop, instead appearing as a slow and steady decline.

    It's also fairly possible you have less running, causing less of a drop to begin with.

    RUU is ROM Update Utility. Basically it's a windows executable ( .exe ) file downloaded to your PC that will update your phone for you. The main thing about it is that it will do a complete wipe of your phone. This is both good and bad ( just like upgrading from vista to windows 7, there can be incompatibilities which you would not have with a clean install. )

    Back to the topic of battery life:

    I think the update has wiped the calibration data for the charge indicators...so everyone should make sure to do a couple full charge-discharge cycles before screaming that the sky is falling ( or that they just invented cold fusion... )

    If you are one of the people though having lag issues: Something is maxing out your CPU ( hence the lag ), and this is likely to eat up your battery a lot. You need to strongly look into a factory reset. ( Make sure to check out: http://androidforums.com/htc-incred...most-everything-before-ruu-factory-reset.html first )


    Mine is definitely going below 700 even while I have it awake looking right at it. You are probably having issues from not having a clean wipe. You should at least look into a factory reset as I mentioned just above.
     
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