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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by RunVert, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. RunVert

    RunVert Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Just curious, but if setCPU works like a charm with a standard stock battery installed, then I wonder how much extra battery longevity would be when combined with a 3500mAh upgraded battery? (the stock is 1500mAh)
    I just ordered the upgraded battery...should be in here in a few days!

    Supposedly, with the 3500 battery you can easily go all day with a full charge (with wifi on, surfing the web and texting and making calls) , now combine that with 245 settings on setCPU when the screen is off, and I wonder if it will last even longer!

    Has anyone combined the two?
     

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  2. Hunterbeav

    Hunterbeav Android Enthusiast

    My current set up is Mikfroyo 4.5 Netarchy 4.3.2 cfs havs more sbc.......Setcpu main screen slightly overclocked at 1007 conservative, profile on screen off at 245 conservative. I will post screen shots of battery life, but it's somewhere around 1 and 1/2 days with like 50% battery left. That's with the 3500mah battery.
     

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  3. jdugan26

    jdugan26 Well-Known Member

    I am running Myn 2.2 and I get between 1.5 days and 2.5 days depending on useage. Usually it's closer to the 1.5 but I have no worries, no matter what I'm doing.
     
  4. -Ax-

    -Ax- Lurker

    I've got a Seidio 3500mah Lithium Polymer. Rooted on CM7 2.3. Not only does it last 12+ hrs on Wifi with my Main clock profile being Max: 1113 Min: 245... But the same setup on 3G with GPS on can go 8-10 hrs. Dumping HTC Sense was the best thing I've done to this phone lol. This giant battery coupled with rooting and tweaking the CPU profiles/voltage draw is a WIN
     
  5. sdezrilov

    sdezrilov Member

    I have the Seidio 3500 also rooted running Myn's RLS5 Netarchy 4.2.1 smartass no wifi because I am always on a job site with poor 3G service, no SetCPU and have great battery life. On the job site by 6am by 10pm I average 40% remaining with heavy phone, 45 mins tethering, 20 emails, 30+ text average daily usage. Typical awake time average 4hrs.

    Hope this helps...
     
  6. esthernrob

    esthernrob Android Enthusiast

    slightly off topic but, where is everyone getting their 3500mAh battery? can you recommend a good site? what's a decent price?
    TIA
     
  7. m-unit

    m-unit Member

    I just got mine on amazon.com
     
  8. Ventada

    Ventada Member

    I just received mine today from ebay (China). I will post back in a few days with my findings.
     
  9. sdezrilov

    sdezrilov Member

    Seidio 3500 on Amazon for $53 delivered, absolutely worth every penny... It arrived in 2 days with free shipping.
     
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  11. JunBringer

    JunBringer Android Expert

    Quick question about SetCPU:

    Is there a way to tell it to be always on? It seems to get bumped if I use a bunch of other apps and I have to turn it back on. It tells me "SetCPU has been granted superuser permissions" which makes me feel like it's not on.
     
  12. Knewz

    Knewz Android Expert

    I'm guessing you are using a task killer and didn't add SetCPU to the ignore list. Also check the box that says "start at boot"
     
  13. calvinrw

    calvinrw Member

    Hunterbeav, I thought or heard SBC was a bad thing for your battery.
     
  14. JunBringer

    JunBringer Android Expert

    I don't use a task killer, I feel like Android itself bumps it after I've used a few other apps. I already checked the "start at boot" box. :)
     
  15. tony_nandezz

    tony_nandezz Newbie

    @anybody who can help
    i have an htc evo rooted wit my seidio 3500mah battery fully flashed into metro pcs
    and im getting about 10hours a day but wit hardly any use
    idk wats going on i charge the battery about 9 to 10 hours and still havnt got the battery life i was expecting
    is there anything i should do to fix this problem
     
  16. tony_nandezz

    tony_nandezz Newbie

    hey man how are you doin it cuz i have a rooted htc evo wit the same siedio battery 3500mah but im geting like 10hrs a day but wit hardly any use...i need help like wat can i do to get the battery life extended
     
  17. tony_nandezz

    tony_nandezz Newbie



    hey man how are you doin it cuz i have a rooted htc evo wit the same siedio battery 3500mah but im geting like 10hrs a day but wit hardly any use...i need help like wat can i do to get the battery life extended
     
  18. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    welcome to the forums!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    what rom are you on? have you tried a custom kernel? you can also use setcpu to help in conjunction with a custom kernel.
     
  19. tony_nandezz

    tony_nandezz Newbie


    idk bout roms either man ha
    but i can check if you can show me
    and i havnt tried a kernel....whats a kernel?

    and i overclocked it with the widget
     
  20. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    1.ok so there are two types of roms for the most part. there is sense based roms, roms with htc sense. and then there is aosp(android open source project) that has sense removed and is pure android os. if you check in phone settings/about phone/software. it should tell you what software and what rom you are on as well as your kernel.

    2.a custom kernel is kind of like a go between the hardware and software of your phone. it decides how much juice to give to both, thus a custom kernel can help give your phone better battery life depending on the kernel. here is a guide that will help you understand some terms on kernels:[GUIDE]
     
  21. tony_nandezz

    tony_nandezz Newbie

     
  22. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    ok so try one of these kernels:http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=719763 i would start out with the more havs kernel and go from there.

    also here is a guide to using setcpu:http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/210253-setcpu-guide.html. just keep in mind that having to many profiles set up can also create battery drain. i would only recommend that you just set the govenor to smartass and to have a screen off profile and that is it. also make sure that you uncheck the set on boot option in the main menu, unless you know that your pone will be stable if you overclock it.
     
  23. tony_nandezz

    tony_nandezz Newbie


    aight sorry im new to this whole kernel thing and roms
    but i was woundering which one is highly recomended fo my evo
    i dont wana mess around wit it being fully flashed into metro pcs
    i jus wana be able to get my full 3500mah out of my seidio battery
    thanks alot by the way
     
  24. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    well you should be ok by flashing the kernels. it is really hard to brick your phone. just make sure to make a nandroid backup that way if something goes wrong or the kernel sucks you can always go back. here try this one:http://kernels.teamw.in/files.php?fid=447&kid=96. this is the sbc more havs kernel. give it a few days and see how the batter life is. if that does not work then try the less havs and then the no havs.

    when you flash a kernel all you would need to do is wipe dalvik cache and cache. there is no need to wipe data, so everything on your phone will be saved. also again do not forget to make a nandroid backup before doing so.
     
  25. eggsack43

    eggsack43 Member

    For those who want longer life. Set CPU is marginal, I have more battery life without it than I did with it.
    WIFI needs to be set to never while plugged, because it then sleeps when the screen is off for like 5 minutes or something like that. If you do not set this under the ADVANCED setting under Wifi settings, you are losing about 10 hours a day.
    MOBILE Networks, DISABLE ALWAYS ON in the menu. That also puts the data connection to sleep when the screen is off. It takes about 10 seconds or less for it to wake up and be full throttle when screen turned on. Well worth it cause it adds 10 hours to life.
    BRIGHTNESS SETTINGS, I got Brightness adjust (AdjBrightness from DeskAngel) from the Market for rooted phones. I set at 50% and it adds lots of time to life while screen on. I only turn up when I am outside in the sun, otherwise it works great.
    I have the Seido 3500 and Myns RLS5 with SBC. I get right now, 2.5 to 3 days on, with moderate use, a full 36 hours on Tether and or letting my kid watch netflix all day on the phone. I tried just about every other option, and none worked.
    ADVANCED TASK KILLER IS A WASTE OF SPACE/TIME/BATTERY. It is useless.
     
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