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Battery Drain Issues on SHIFTAO5P v1.2x

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by shaddyyy, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. shaddyyy

    shaddyyy Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hey guys I have been getting horrible battery life out of my thunderbolt running SHIFTAO5P V1.2x with imoseyon 3.5.8 kernel. I tried out different kernels too but all result in this battery drain when I am on 3G or 4G. I have 4g turned off when im not in 4g area but my battery drops rapidly and i get on average 4 hours of battery life a day. I have done battery wipes and tried different kernels but nothing helps. Any ideas on what i can do to get these really good battery lives from rooted phone?

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  2. WormDoes

    WormDoes Android Expert

    What do you have syncing? How do you use your phone, do you play a lot of games, social media, etc? Do you keep GPS on? Do you live in a strong signal area? Have you properly calibrated your battery? Have you given the kernel at least 3 days to settle in?

    These are a few of hundreds of questions I can ask you. Each phone is different and will have different results. Just because a few of us have gotten great life on 3.5.8 doesn't mean you will. Have you tried his .11 or .12 yet?
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  3. superstretch

    superstretch Well-Known Member

    Also, what radio?
  4. Flyguy94

    Flyguy94 Well-Known Member

    Great I just flashed this Rom because my CM7 was killing my battery. I will be watching this thread close.
  5. chipp0

    chipp0 Newbie

    just my 2
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  6. WormDoes

    WormDoes Android Expert

    I find this statement very hard to believe
  7. jackdubl

    jackdubl Android Expert

    Need more info on phone use. Something is going on. One thing I have noticed unrelated to Shift: Phandroid app will kill my battery in a few hours sometimes. Seems to get stuck in some state where it is constantly processing, even with all options unchecked. I basically force kill it with every use now. Never know when it will happen. But you seemed to say your phone operates correctly on wifi, correct? And you are on the newest radio(802, i believe), correct?
  8. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    You aren't the first person to report this with the phandroid app. I have 2 phandroid apps installed and they don't seem to mess with my battery. I really should uninstall one.
  9. shaddyyy

    shaddyyy Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I have google, facebook and whatsapp syncing in the background. I keep gps on and i live in a very strong 3G signal area with 66 to 79 dBm. I properlly calibrated the battery and have been running different kernels for at least 4 days to settle in. I've also used his .11 and .12 i am currently using slayhers kernel.

    4th GB Leak 2.11.605.0 n/
  10. shaddyyy

    shaddyyy Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    It's strange because i came from stock htc sense and my battery life is significantly bettery. On this rom if i leave the phone idle then it will drain more than 10% of the battery.
  11. shaddyyy

    shaddyyy Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Only way I found my battery life double to 13hrs on average is if im on wifi the ENTIRE time. But im just wondering why all of a sudden on 3g or 4g battery life is only about 4 to 5 hours with just texting and data related messaging such as whatsapp, gtalk and google voice
  12. WormDoes

    WormDoes Android Expert

    I'm not sure why to be honest. I know AOSP has significantly less battery than Sense ROMs do.

    When was the last time you wiped data? Maybe a full wipe would help? I wish I had a clear cut solution for you, but I don't.
  13. chipp0

    chipp0 Newbie

    Wish I would have kept stats for proof but there was a pretty substantial difference in battery life for me. I've been doing my darnedest to get the most out of my battery, different roms, kernels etc. I just flashed imos 3.5.8 kernel, I'm hoping it'll work for me as it seems to have for other ppl
  14. shaddyyy

    shaddyyy Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Will using launcher pro instead of adw launcher cause significant battery drains?
  15. WormDoes

    WormDoes Android Expert

    No, it shouldn't
  16. shaddyyy

    shaddyyy Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I was just wondering because adw launcher is still running in the background and I feel That it is causing the ROM to lag and drain unnecessarily. Also when I go to unlock the screen the slider laggs before it unlocks that majority of the time.
  17. WormDoes

    WormDoes Android Expert

    Then uninstall it. Or, what I do is create an app.disable folder with Root Explorer. I then remove whatever apps I don't use in system/app and put them in the app.disable folder. That why if I ever want to use them I can paste them back into system/app, but being in the disable folder they aren't taking up memory or running in the background
  18. bjanow

    bjanow Android Expert

    Hey guys, you see that droidtheory is out? No more dev on this rom.
  19. WormDoes

    WormDoes Android Expert

    Timely exit that's for sure. I'm not surprised. He said a while back he needed some personal time, then was back a day or so later. I guess with the absence of Slayher, DT figured it's a good time for him as well ;)
  20. bjanow

    bjanow Android Expert

    Couple of more roms coming out tomorrow, the final ones. I just flashed back to the latest CM7 with Tiamat 1.1.2. Fun while it lasted.
  21. brizey

    brizey Android Enthusiast

    I'll run 2.0 final for a while if it is good. Liquid is still at it, but if the CM7 pipeline goes down... Maybe time to see if my phone is happier with the latest OMFGB than it used to be.

    I am also thinking about nonsense, too.

    Bionic is out in a few days...I expect a few more disappearances once the TB is no longer the hottest phone on the market.
  22. shaddyyy

    shaddyyy Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Wow i have tried almost everything and still getting horrible battery life on 3g and 4g. 4G i would say is the worst, battery went down to 60% after a little less than 2 hours. And another thing is does anyone know of a gps fix for these aosp roms? My phone always thinks im in different countries and states. So far i've been in Argentina, Russia, Missouri, Utah, and in the UK when clearly im in NY...
  23. WormDoes

    WormDoes Android Expert

    For the battery issue, my guess is something happened during either the d/l or flash and I would suggest doing a full wipe and reflashing the ROM.

    For the GPS fix you can see THIS thread or do this..

    Make a backup of ROM
    Full wipe
    Flash Sense GB ROM
    Get a lock in Maps
    Boot to recovery>full wipe>restore backup
    Should have great GPS
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  24. shaddyyy

    shaddyyy Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    So I should do a full wipe from the recovery? I will see if that works. And since we are on the topic of aosp roms did any of you guys find a pure aosp stock gingerbread rom, something like what the nexus s comes with, without the custom launchers.

    And ill try the gps fix you mentioned. Thank you very much
  25. WormDoes

    WormDoes Android Expert

    Yes, that's the only thing I can think of. You shouldn't be losing battery that quickly.

    The only "pure AOSP" we have is OMGB, and it's not 100% pure. (feel like we're talking about drugs or something, lol)
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