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Root Battery Life with updated Radio

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by shotgunfool, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. shotgunfool

    shotgunfool Well-Known Member
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    Hey people, i was just wondering, but does this sound like a faulty battery to you?

    Time since unplugged: 10 hours 30 mins
    Awake Time 1 hour 12 Mins

    Things been using Battery
    Cell Standby: 60%
    Phone idle: 32%
    Backlight: 8%


    and iv now got 10% battery left?

    surely it should last longer than that, iv got a g2 hero rooted with villain 5.2

    Edit: Oops sorry just noticed i wasnt in the normal hero section please can you move from root to hero please.

    Thanks

    Shotgunfool
     

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  2. shotgunfool

    shotgunfool Well-Known Member
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    Hmm, this is strange, i updated the radio rom last night, and now my stats are,

    Uptime: 15 hours 36 mins
    Awake Time: 6 hours 56 Mins

    Things using the battery:
    Cell Standby 47%
    Phone Idle 39%
    Display: 9%
    Wifi 5%

    and my battery is still at 50%

    could the radio rom effect the battery or am i just going crazy?
     
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  3. digger

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    Which radio rom did you install? My battery performance is pretty poor since going to 2.1 (I updated the radio to update-hero-radio-63.18.55.06JU_6.35.09.26-signed.zip before installing the ROM)
     
  4. shotgunfool

    shotgunfool Well-Known Member
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  5. digger

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    Cheers, that's the version I'm already running ;) I might try a re-flash if the battery performance stays this bad.
     
  6. shotgunfool

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    Yeah well its worth a try its not like its hard to reflash :)
     
  7. tojjer

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    Definitely found battery life is worse on 2.1
     
  8. bluenova

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    This is very interesting. I hope you don't mind I re-titled the thread to Battery Life with updated Radio and I'd like to keep it in the Root sub-forum. I hope some more people will chime in with before/after performance. I might look to update mine now.
     
  9. SammyC

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    What are you using to get those stats? Just flashed to the latest radio so could collect some data too if its helps.

    BTW, if I update to a new ROM such as Villain will I need to reflash the radio?
     
  10. Jaffa

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    Im running Villain 5.3 with the latest radio, and no live wallpapers, I just got 6 hours with light to moderate use, full to flat....WiFi may of been on now I come to think of it but i was using 3G
     
  11. bluenova

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    Settings > About phone > Battery > Battery use

    And no you don't have to update the radio. That's why I'm now wondering whether I should after this thread.
     
  12. SammyC

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    Ah, I'm assuming this is a 2.1 feature and not 1.5? I've not upgraded yet.
     
  13. Jaffa

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    My standard radio would not lock onto GPS with this rom, so I did have to :-D
     
  14. shotgunfool

    shotgunfool Well-Known Member
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    Update,

    Uptime: 26 hours 7 mins
    Awake Time: 14 Hours 44 Mins

    Things using battery
    Cell Standby 60%
    Phone Idle 35%
    Wifi 3%
    Calls 2%

    battery is now on 30%

    my battery is so tempremental ;)
     
  15. SammyC

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    Upgraded to Villain 5.4 last night, only used one blob overnight.
     
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