Top ways to improve batt. life?


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  1. elninost0rm

    elninost0rm Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey all,

    Recently upgraded to 2.1 rooted using Ultimate Droid v10.

    What are the ways to improve battery life utilizing root? I know all the obvious ones like no animations, wifi, bluetooth, syncing intervals, etc.

    Are there programs that can be removed from booting that are bloatware? If so, is there a safe list of these floating around, and how do I do it? Thanks.
     

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  2. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Well-Known Member

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    Have a very underclocked SetCPU profile for Standby/Sleep (maybe 250 max, 125 min or 250 max/min?)

    Aggressive screen timeout (15-30 seconds)

    Make sure apps (the browser is a big one) aren't utilizing GPS when you don't need them to.
     
  3. elninost0rm

    elninost0rm Member This Topic's Starter

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    Aye, thank you for the tips. I already do all 3 (and actively use a task killer almost every time I'm done using the phone and putting it back in my pocket).

    I just read that there was a lot of bloatware that can be removed on boot by having root access.
     
  4. shrink57

    shrink57 Well-Known Member

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    I use Startup Auditor to kill program that I don't need running at startup. That has helped eliminate wasted memory and improved my battery life.
     
  5. droidpcguru

    droidpcguru Well-Known Member

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    I *Think* "Autostarts" Gives you more control than Startup Auditor.
     
  6. tireironmike

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    CRPercodani OFWGKTA VIP Member

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    Turn off syncing when you don't need it. Same with GPS and BT obviously. Dim screen as much as possible. Task killer apps.......as you can see in that thread I am against them in MOST instances, but, if you run a lot of 3rd party apps then you might need one. Reason being is some of these dev's have done a poor job of coding so they are eating up your battery when not being used.
     
  8. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga VIP Member

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    Everyone seems so concerned with battery life. If you phone makes it through the day what does it matter? I pay no attention to it at all anymore and the only time I have had my phone requiring a charge before the end of the day since was when I used gps nav for like 2.5 hours in the car with no car charger on hand.

    Seems for most its only a problem cause you pay so much attention to it
     
  9. ska.t73

    ska.t73 Well-Known Member

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    I'm starting to have the same attitude OMJ... To tell you the truth I'm never too far away from a charger, and when I'm doing heavy battery hogging stuff (Pandora, GPS, 3) it is always from my car dock and I keep it plugged in whenever it is in the car...
     
  10. elninost0rm

    elninost0rm Member This Topic's Starter

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    Crazy_J Well-Known Member

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    I've even left my screen brightness set on full brightness with no real change with my battery life. The only times I see battery life dwindling down quickly is if I'm doing a large amount of data transfer or playing a game like asphalt or project inf. As I've had my Droid for a while now I have become used to charging when ever I am doing any of those things. Most days I last all day with only an overnight charge.
     

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