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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kresten, May 7, 2010.

  1. kresten

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    hey androidforum-users :)

    does anyone encounter short battery life in galaxo 1.6.3.1 ?

    before i was running JC4 and had about 3-4 days between my changes..

    after i changed to galaxo i HAVE to charge every day!

    at JC4 i did encounter the "no sleep" bug, but only when i used GPS. Right now it seems like the phone is never sleeping ?
     

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  2. golanster

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    yesterday i had it on 710mhz and it died after approx 13hours with sync and wifi on.
    today i tried it at 528mhz with wifi and sync off and still got approx 13 hours

    with jc4 i had it for minimum of two days
     
  3. kresten

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    maybe there is something wrong with the galaxo rom ..

    i dont know much about it, the only thing i know for sure, is that my battery life sucks now
     
  4. Rastaman-FB

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    ive never had good battery life with any rom when background data and autosynch is enabled

    i have my device on 710mhz without autosynch on and use it for music 1.5 hrs a day and get 2 days out of it.
    (this is with a dim screen if im browsing)
     
  5. apolloFER

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    Nothing wrong with Galaxo, it's just good old no-sleep appearing out of thin air even though you didn't experience it that much in JC4. Bad luck I suppose...
     
  6. adrianoftyriel

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    Actually... once I stopped trying to micro-manage my memory and deleted taskiller and auto memory manager, and I turned off "Share with Google"... I'm getting the best battery life of any firmware I've used with Galaxo 1.6.3.1.

    I'm at more than 48 hrs and my battery is at 44%. I almost always have wifi, autosync and gps on.

    I suggest giving that a try. I was skeptical at first because those programs saved me battery life in the past, but someone on this forum suggested it, and I figured "hey I'll give it a shot"

    I also have compcache and swap on, cpu sampling is at pref and I am set to O/C to 710.
     
  7. Alonzzo2

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    i have the apn on, no auto sync, no wireless, no share with google, i'm downloading apps from the market and playing around with the phone around 1.5 hours a day, talking about 30 minutes, and the battery dies at the end of the day - around 15-20 hours.

    I think it lasted longer before the 1.6.3.1 / OC (710)

    and i dont have the no sleep issue currently - im checking it with spare parts / battery use widget (shortcut)
     
  8. Rastaman-FB

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    battery widgets use up battery
    there must be something draining that battery.
    i usually get the no sleep bug after a phone call so i bet its that

    obviously with the overclock @ 710 when phone is in use then more power is needed but still ive no need to lie to you neither is the person above you. there must be either some app or not checking for no sleep properly
     
  9. Alonzzo2

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    Offcourse ur not lying to me, I never claimed u did.
    I'm just describing my galaxy's battery life.
    the battery widget is just a shortcut to a hidden menu that displayes battery usage.
    I always had problems with my galaxy - unresponsive, hangs, all kinds of problems. That battery issue is just another problem of that lousy device:)

    I guess i'll buy a new htc in 6 months or so.
    By the way , do u use a task killer? Which widget do u have on your home? I have around 10
     
  10. Rastaman-FB

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    i dont use taskiller or the widget as it keeps the phone running, its a known issue. if you use it dont use the widget and disable the notification tray aswell.

    I use advanced task manager but again i dont use the widget and rarely use it to end tasks as galaxo does a good job of doing that itself
    i have a reboot widget and power control widget
     
  11. Alonzzo2

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    I'll give it a try
    Thanks Rastaman!
     
  12. Fernando Rodrigues

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    Hello guys,
    I just need a hand in a small thing.
    After updating my galaxy to the rom 1.6.3.1, I could not able to recovery google apps..
    I just followed this tutorial Flash rom Galaxo 1.6.3.1 - Windows tutorial - Samsung Galaxy , but everytime I tried to restore g.apps, I received a message aborting!
    Do you have any clue where I`m failing??
    My phone is now without any google application (obvioulsy :) )

    Thanks for the attention!
     
  13. Rastaman-FB

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    use my samsung.tar
    http://yardimage.co.uk/files/i7500/galaxo 1.6.2/SAMSUNG.tar

    fix package permissions in recovery then apply it
     
  14. metal23

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    guys wat about the in ear audio levels ?
    has anybdy came up with some solution ?..the headphone audio level really sucks since m on 1.6
    m using 1.6.3 rite nw...
     
  15. Fernando Rodrigues

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    Thanks, Rasta!
    Now worked almost perfect. :)
    I was able to make the g.apps recovery but my phone doesn't have all the improvment drakaz made like:
    - five screens,
    - eclair bottoms,
    - htc widgets.

    My phone just have galaxo config and galaxo + settings. Should I have to do everything again?
    My rom seems like a normal JC6.
     
  16. Fernando Rodrigues

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    What I mean you can see in this video bellow:
    I thought the updating to galaxo 1.6.3.1, my phone would come like in the video, but it came like a original JC6 firmware... Nothing especial, except the Galaxo and galaxo+ settings...

    The big question is "how to make my Galaxy runs like this one in the video?"

    YouTube - Samsung Galaxy overclock 710 mhz - NEW Galaxo Rom Review

    Thanks
     
  17. Rastaman-FB

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    the launcher is helix launcher for donut (do a search on this forum for it and youll find it)
    the icon pack is one for better cut but they dont work properly for me so i dont know what hes using
    the clock is beautifull widgets
    all these are apps you need tu purchase apart from helix launcher

    for more home screens without helix you just press menu key when at home then click extended and you can increase the screens
    helix is a nice launcher though and i recomend it
     
  18. Fernando Rodrigues

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    Man,
    that is just perfect! I will do that right away. (thanks a lot for the 10398th time :) )
    If anyone wants to know more about Helix Launcher see here:
    http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-i7500/61604-using-launcher-2-1-galaxo-1-6-2-a.html

    To download the Helix Launcher, go here:
    ADW things

    I hope the Overclock takes care of the nice effects! :)
     
  19. golanster

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    after two days of working with the phone without background data and sync enabled i can honestly say that the OC doesnt effect the battary
    i'm on 710 with wifi and gps only when i need it and after 48 hours the phone is on 30%
    now i'm happy
     
  20. Rastaman-FB

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    thats not helix launcher thats launcher 2.1 which is alot heavier on resource although very nice and pretty.
    helix launcher can be found here
    http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-i7500/68712-those-looking-themes.html
     
  21. Hark

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    I've just been out of the country for 4 days not long after installing Galaxo and wow, the battery lasted the whole time. I've never gotten it to last more than a day and a half before.

    Roaming was off (though I switched it on briefly to check the net and use the GPS), I took a few calls and got the odd text, played a game for an hour at most but otherwise the phone didn't get much usage. Still it would never have lasted a day had I been doing that in the UK. But the funny thing was as soon as I got back to the UK and background data came back on the remaining battery drained like a burst tire. There looked to be about 25% left which went in 30 minutes. When I got back I was stuck in a long customs queue so checked Facebook, added my email account (only had Gmail app set up, so used Mail to check my other account) and that was really it. I could almost see the battery gauge in the notification window draining the remaining battery drained so fast.

    Was it the background data that drained it? Is there a bug in the Mail App? There's certainly something funny going on here.
     
  22. Rastaman-FB

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    background data and 3g is a big battery drain. the combination of the 2 is disastrous lol
     
  23. Hark

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    What is background data exactly? I mean if you don't have auto-sync on, then why is it taking up so much battery?

    I almost never use 3g, just switch it on when i'm browsing or downloading. For checking emails or when i'm calling I don't bother with it.

    So is background data usage much worse on the Galaxy or is this an Android problem?
     
  24. Rastaman-FB

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    it keeps the phone running for use with market and other apps that require process with the system that run as background tasks.

    everyone i know that has android gets fed up and turns it off to find the life of the battery is much increased.

    dont fear though, other phones like iphone etc you cant turn this off so the damn thing needs charging everyday.

    if you compare it to the a normal phone though then its a pain. however if you want extra functionality expect a battery cost
     
  25. KlaymenDK

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    You can use apps such as JuiceDefender to turn data on only for a fraction of the time (say, 5 out of every 60 minutes). That allows you to receive updates (albeit possibly with some delay) and save your battery. :cool:
     

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