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Tips Battery fix from Evo board.....Check it out!!!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DroidDave, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. DroidDave

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    Since Verizon is a CDMA network, this is what our phones should run off, however when I did this test from the EVO board it showed that my phone was actually on a GSM signal and since Verizon isn't running that it searches for a signal that isn't there thus wearing the battery down. So here is the post so that all my Incredible brethern can enjoy better battery life.

     

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  2. golfinglenn

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    This was posted long ago, but I think most of us found that the Inc's were already set to CDMA. Mine was.
     
  3. Frenchy180

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    i sure hope this works...
     
  4. contagous

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  5. Old Member

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    If you reboot, it changes it back too. :( Mine was NOT on CDMA (PRL) It was in fact on GSM. Hopefully it will increase my battery charge time. We shall see.
     
  6. killadanny

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    Mine was set at GSM auto (PRL), changed it to CDMA auto (PRL). Well see, hope it improves the battery.
     
  7. mrspeedmaster

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    Guys when you do this, please scroll down first before you make it Force close, as thats the true setting, not the one after the FC...
     
  9. killadanny

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    Just rebooted and mine remained the same, weird. :thinking: (cdma auto prl)
     
  10. NovaCove

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    thanks for the tip, mines already at cdma
     
  11. lexluthor

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    I'm not sure how many people this would help anyhow. Many people report their battery going very long periods of time in "paperweight" mode. It's when you start using data/gps that that battery drains much faster. This would only help people who see significant drain when the phone is just sitting there on the table.

    Personally, when I just leave it sitting there, I have wifi connected (which turns off mobile data) and wifi set to never sleep, I barely lose any battery at all if I don't touch it.
     
  12. Outatime

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    Does the D Inc have a GSM radio in it? I didn't think it did.
     
  13. Kelmar

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    It's a visual glitch (from Hero days as well). That being said, this usually doesn't affect every phone. If your "time without service" is high, this fix will typically help. :)

    Correct, this needs reapplied each time you turn the phone on.
     
  14. Jakaro

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    Maybe for 911 emergency calls?
     
  15. Kelmar

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    I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that this is in the Android framework. What this is doing is looking for the GSM radio (which isn't there) and FCing the GSM settings and allowing you to change to the proper CDMA settings.
     
  16. dguy

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    This is nothing more than a case of ignorant journalists learning something they didn't know and mistakenly believing it has something to do with the Evo since they discovered it with the Evo. Android OS runs at 30fps, always has with every single version and every single device.
     
  17. howarmat

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    i did this long ago, saw no changes in battery...more hocus pocus i think. sorry
     
  18. Old Member

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    There is no way to save this setting and exit. That seems to be the problem.
     
  19. Trooper

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    This.
     
  20. blue rocket

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    whoa, i just did this and went from 2 bars signal to full...crazy!? wonder if this is legit.
     
  21. JustinHEMI

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    So there seems to be conflicting info in this thread. Could someone please put down in one post, what is correct?

    Here is what I have;

    BEFORE I force close, mine is set on CDMA. AFTER I force close, it says GSM and I have to change it to CDMA.

    So, my question is, what is correct? Before or after force closing?
     
  22. eflosd

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    hopefully this helps... i just did it
     
  23. Steven58

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    i did the "fix"....we'll see.
     
  24. Kelmar

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    More important... check your time without signal. If it's high, you need to do this fix. If it's low, you don't.
     
  25. JustinHEMI

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    Where is time without signal?
     

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