Root Rooted and now battery life is awful

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jhug, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. jhug

    jhug Active Member
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    Hello all:

    I rooted my phone and installed E.E. 3.0.

    SetCPU with the following settings:
    Main Profile: 710/528
    Charging AC/Full: 480/245, ondemand (I don't use while charging)
    Screen Off: 480/245, ondemand
    Temp > 43.9c: 480/245, ondemand
    No change to the "Perflock Disabler" setting.

    Phone was charged to 100% this morning.
    1. Made/received about 5 calls...maybe 5 minutes each
    2. Read about 3 gmail e-mails (they auto-synch).
    3. Read about 2 exchange e-mails (synchs every 15 min)
    4. Maybe 5 minutes total of other miscelaneous activities.

    Battery was 100% at 9:00AM...0% and dead at 6:00PM...that's 9 hours total.

    Battery Usage (Close estimate, I forgot the exact values):
    45% Cell Standby
    35% Phone Idle
    20% Split amongst phone activities (calls, etc.)

    Any ideas on what the issue may be?...Or things I could check?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. raphifix

    raphifix Well-Known Member
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    I would make the main profile lower to about 245mhz or so.

    However, if you really want better battery life, I would ditch the OC altogether and/or check out XtrROM.

    Originally, I had OC enable on Xtr with similar profiles as yours, and I got bad batter life. However, once I upgraded to the latest version, I decided to keep JIT off as well as OC. Well, wouldn't you know it, my battery life improved significantly. The rom is quite snappy even without those aforementioned boosters, and I was able to squeeze over 14 hours out of my Eris (according to Battery Left app) with moderate phone/data usage.

    /shameless plug :D
     
  3. Podivin

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    I had the same problem when I was OC'd. I removed SetCPU and just run at the default 528 of the phone and my battery life went back to normal (16 hours or so on a charge). *I* wasn't wowed by the difference in speed when overclocked, so I don't miss it now that it's gone. The rooted phone runs so much better (on XTR 3.03) than it did as stock that I'm happy with it the way it is.
     
  4. Papadroid

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    Just out of curiosity, what widgets were you running?
     
  5. Rav20

    Rav20 Well-Known Member
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    I dont know about other peoples battery issues for me i'm running CELB1.5 froyo OC'ed to 710/710 only profile i use is heat set to drop to 245/245 if it gets above 50c which it never has but just in case.

    anyway i unplug my phone at 6:30 am everyday use my phone a lot
    texting and email and widgets and what not. and when i go to bed at 10pm i plug my phone back in. and battery is around 30-35%

    but thats just me maybe there's another issue
     
  6. Frisco

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    Since I rooted, and overclocked, I've sacrificed a few of my normal settings in order to conserve battery life a bit: no more auto syncing on anything as prn works fine for me, that goes for emails, weather, anything at all that has a setting to poll another source.

    The sole exception is a low slot cycle setting.
     
  7. jhug

    jhug Active Member
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    Hi:

    Weatherbug
    SetCPU
    Exchange Mail
    Agenda (Calendar appointments)
    Pandora (Has not been used - just sitting there)
    CraigsList (Think it's called Craigsphone)

    Thanks.

     
  8. Papadroid

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    Try getting rid of the SetCPU widget and see if that helps. I've heard of that widget causing problems.
     
  9. frosteddroid

    frosteddroid New Member
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    ive noticed if you let your battery die then do a full charge, then go to recovery and wipe battery stats, makes a big difference if you switch roms alot...i get a full day of battery
     
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  10. 5thAgent

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    I just saw this on another thread somewhere on the net. Maybe even here. But thanks for sharing the knowledge. Actually doing it for once. I had the time to do it and this reminded me. lol.
     
  11. Haxcid

    Haxcid Well-Known Member
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    Install spare parts from the market and it will tell you what is eating your battery.
     

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