Last Updated: Aug 29,2012
yo hows your battery life so far since you had it?
It's the same as with 1.5
Most battery issues were fixed, like Awake bug with the stock Messaging app. But I never had that problem.
But most battery issues are from Apps rather than the OS.
yeah i guess i have to go through the condition of the battery stages...
From what I understand you shouldn't have to condition a Lithium-Ion battery. I did the conditioning and didn't notice any improvement. But, after a month without paying attention, my phone will last me three days with minimal use. Now if I go extreme and download stuff, surf the web, and play music and games.. a few hours. lol
was that with the 1.5 or 2.1?
Will do. I've had the Phone since Early December. Did a bunch of stuff with the phone already. Made it look exactly like the iPhone. Screwed it all up. Factory reset it. Downloaded well well over 100+ applications. Done a bunch of stuff with the phone already and will let you know exactly how I like the update after the weekend and then also after a week or so. I am focusing on the important applications this time. Not to just download everything out there like I first did with the phone. I already have a list of all my important or must have applications which I will maybe make a thread of 2.1 + must have applications and cool applications to impress your friends. I say focus on the main applications you must need to make the phone run more flawless just like before even when I had 1.5
I'll send you a pm if not just shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to remind me. I'll let you know what's up and the status with me on the 2.1 update and exactly what I did and what applications I run and how flawless it is. I plan on downloading exactly what is needed knowing I read through all 20pages of the bug's thread and also searched around everywhere to figure out what is needed and what isn't needed or might not work correctly. Until then it's probably in my best interest to stop playing with the phone call my girlfriend back and wish her a good night. However, right after I get off the phone it will be right back to playing with this damn phone.
haha good stuff man and thanks for the help bro, glad I left a great Blackberry community and jumping right back into what looks like another helpful one!
Both. The version of your ROM dosn't really effect the battery though unless there are unresolved bugs. Conditioning is purely the battery.
ok cool cool, i use to have an HTC Touch pro but then went to blackberry and right before I got rid of the HTC i just started getting into custom roms and all that so i have to get my mind refreshed back on the droid/winmo OS
Correct. You should not have to condition a lithium ion battery. I however did after the first couple times I charged it let it run down all the way till it turned off then charged it all the way up and did that a total of 3 times. However, I personally do not think it is necessary or even does anything. It's almost more mental if anything. If someone tells you it helps and you gain something from it you almost start believing it if more people say it. It all depends on the usage and how smart you are with using the phone. If you leave 3g on all the time but don't need to sync mail or at work or don't have good service then turn 3g off and other things that are hogging down the battery. I noticed the phone was really a good battery saver after learning what to shut off by holding down the power button then the 5things come up "turn off phone" etc etc etc "turn on or off mobile aka 3g" if you learn how to turn things off once your done if you aren't sync'ing your mail all the time you can save the battery fairly easy. However, most bough this phone so they could use all the settings and features instead of having it be just another normal phone. In that being said you need to figure out what you want out of the phone. I know I leave home around 8am or 9'ish and don't get home until 8pm at night. All I need to do is have my phone last me that log before I get home to plug it in. At work I have an extra usb cable to charge just in case I am using it a lot more than normal but all the time I make sure I know how to make the phone last for me and the way I use it.
I noticed you said to do *228 option 1 and also 2 after loading up 2.1
I however did not do ether. I didn't even call *228 or anything. I am going to go with out calling or with out turning the phone off for a couple days and see how the phone runs. I never turn off the phone unless there is a problem or it need to get a soft rest. If i notice the signal is crap or start to have problems I will do *228 1 and 2. However, until then I am not going to do anything or even turn off the phone unless needed which I will keep you all updated. I know you've all done it already but looking to help out other guys since for the past couple days I read through everything I could if it would be worth it to go to 2.1 and now that I have it am happy but then again it's only been a couple hours since I've had it.
PS. Do a *22899. This will run through all the 228 options with no input required. I will do this instead of 228 1 and 2 instead if need be.
are you guys running any kind of Task manager or app killer?
Not yet. I did on 1.5 even though certain people disagree and say you don't need I always found the phone lagging and starting to slow down and I would open up the task killer I used to see that I was down to 2x memory or 3x memory and realizing the phone was lagging because of this so I would kill certain applications to get back up to 5x memory. I'll keep you updated man. If you want you can pm and I'll give you my phone number since you sound pretty exited and tempted to download the 2.1 leaked version.
Here are the main settings I use. I don't have to charge for a little over 30+ hours. And even then it's only close to 20-30% when I charge.
3G is on
GPS is on
WiFi is off
HTC Weather (Auto & every Hour)
Mobile Network is on
Google is Auto-Sync with Background Data (all three checked)
Very internesting. I didn't know that. I'm going to try that out and possibly change a little on the Tutorial.
Nope. I learned it's a bad idea with the Linux engine. Linux works to keep it's system running smoothly without any Task Manager. I only use one if I get a force close loop or something similer.
ok then...right now I have Task manager. Guess ill see how it does.
Arguing/talking about how long your phone lasts is a dead conversation (pretty annoying for me as well). Some say they get 3hours and then the phone dies on a full charge while others say they get 40+ hours and some say they can get 70+ hours. It comes down to what battery your running. Your settings. The usage of the phone (How often you text/make phone calls/e-mail/play games/screen brightness/3g on/3g off/etc/etc). There are way too many combinations/applications/settings to try to compare battery life. I personally think all the phone needs to last for the average person is from the time they un-hook it from the charger in the morning (6am-9am for most users) till the time they get home (4pm-8pm for most users). Anything beyond that or battery life left is really un-needed because chances are your going to plug it back in and leave it charging over night and wake up and repeat that process. For myself I work 7days a week and have pretty much the same hours except on fri/sat/sun I don't really use the phone much at work so of course it's going to last a lot longer on those days while I am at work since I can't really check my phone (well I can but I am trying to take over my parents business so I'd like to set a good example and not use my cell phone so the other employee's might not use there own cell phones).
Well thanks for the all help Matlock adn iandroiid...hitting the sheets but will be back up here tomorrow in full affect and doing some more researching!
I read through all the pages of the bug's thread by caddyman and honestly by page 11 I stopped reading every exact post and skimmed through it. I just couldn't take waiting any longer because I realized half the little bugs or problems people were having wouldn't even affect me or there is another app to get so you can word around the problem. I'll probably be one of those people saying I have absoulte no problems with the 2.1 update but then again I did all of my research and know not to run into the problems other had by working around the few little bugs the 2.1 leaked version has. I am off to bed as well since I have to wake up early tomorrow. Will still play with the phone in bed before I pass out. hahah
I had problems upgrading personaly. I followed the steps to the word and it didn't give me the option to upgrade. I'm dying to have 2.1 but I'm not very up on this whole installing new OS. When I restart the phone by pressing end and volume down, I don't get the option to do the upgrade. It gives me to options but, upgrading is not one of them. I've tried several times with the same outcome. If anyone has any advice, I'd be very grateful.
I'm in the same boat... tried about 6 times now and the only option I get is to clear user data. I even tried vol. Up send and power, but got almost just as far.
It turns out i was hitting more keys then I needed to be only hit vol. Down and power
I've been doinh the power/volume down and still no luck. I couldn't even tell tpi how many times I have tried. VEry frustrating. PLease help! I'm about to whip this damn thing at the wall!
Where does the upgrade stop at when you try to perform the upgrade?
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