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  1. porky101

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    Well, I am running the 2.1 V3 and I still have battery issues. I have had the phone since December, I think I might wait to complain to HTC/Verizon until I install the official 2.1, but this is annoying. The battery is so inconsistent, some days by lunch time its half way gone, on little use, other days its a 3/4 gone by 2:00 with little use.

    I charge my phone while its off all night, and unplug right before I leave for school. I make 1 phone call during the morning, usually about the same time every day and some days right after the phone call, im already down to 3/4 of battery. I check the phone occasionally for texts and email and maybe for some news. And by lunch time its down half way, and by the time im in my car on my way home I have 1/4 of battery left.

    **I have all animations turned off, the brightness is set almost to the lowest it can go. I do have location turned on, but it gets it through the mobile network and I occasionally use Advanced Task Killer**

    My battery use throughout the day looks like: Cell Standby about 70%...Phone Idle 24%...Android System 7%...Display 2%

    Can anybody seem to guide me in the right direction? Also, what happened to the % of Awake Time, now it just shows the time?
     

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    "Cell Standby about 70%"
    !?!?!
    holy shit man! mine is only 31%
    you clearly have an app running thats not letting your phone sleep.

    what apps do you have installed?
     
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    Are you on 3G, or in an are with 1X?? My area just completed the full transition to 3G last week--before we had one 3G antennae and 2 1x, so my phone was constantly changing back and forth. The stock battery was only lasting about 8 hours then. Since last week my battery has been consistently at 50-60% at the end of the day(14+ hours). Got the OTA update this morning though and it is at 35% now, so got to figure that out...
     
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    you got the update? were you able to pull it off your sd card before you installed?
     
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    Well, I feel stupid. I have no idea what you are talking about. I just put it down and watched until it was complete.
     
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    its ok. dont feel bad, im sure someone else will grab it.

    im just wondering because as soon as the update is posted, im sure our fabulous dev team will have it rooted as a base rom within an hour or so.
     
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    APPS Installed:

    Abduction!
    Advanced Task Killer Free
    AP Mobile
    ASTRO
    Barcode Scanner
    Cestos
    Engadget
    Facebook
    Googles
    Google Sky Map
    Home++ Menu
    Jewels
    Key Ring
    Maps
    MonkeyKickOff
    Navigation
    Navigator
    NPR News
    Pocket Empires
    Replica Island
    Quickoffice
    Shazam
    Stitcher
    Waze
    What The Doodle? (LITE)
    WikiMobile

    +all the apps the come with HTC Sense and my phone is running Sense, not any home replacements

    Also my area is mostly all 3g, occasionally when I am inside my school it switches to 1x, but only for a minute at the the most maybe, depends where in the school I am
     
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    go to settings>applications>running services and tell tell me what is listed, and the times next to them.
     
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    Calendar 6.4MB:
    ObexService 3:00:55

    Google 6.5MB:
    GTalkService 3:01:19

    Touch Input 6.2MB:
    Touch Input 3:03:12

    **All times are obviously going up every second**
     
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    What is the gtalkservice? Since my update today my battery life is different. Gtalkservice says 3:44:54 and rising....what does that mean?
    oh and rotatewallpaperservice...what is that?? at 3:43:25 and rising
    and obexService???? about the same as the other
    There is more but I will stop at that.....
     
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    well, I think that ObexSerivce has to do with the Calender since it is under the calendar section of the running services. gtalkservice, is for well....Google Talk, and i have no idea what rotatewallpaperservice is, i have never seen that one
     
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    The v3 leak still has the Cell Standby bug. FIX: You have to plug phone in. Put in Airplane mode. Wait a minute or so. Unplug phone and exit Airplane mode. (I'm not really sure if it has to be plugged in or not. I just do it that way anyways). Also, you have to do this every time you reboot the phone.

    That should help your battery. Also, keep 3G off when you aren't using the phone. Those seemed to work the best for me. I've had my battery sit at 100% for hours before.
     
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    ya, it looks like your having the cell standby issue. try the airplane mode trick
     
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    ^^^^ absolutely, anytime you cycle power on the phone you need to do that .
     
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    so i have to do the airplane mode thing every time i turn my phone on :S
     
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    not a big deal there are widgets to turn air plane on and off with one tap
     
  17. porky101

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    Just did it and now it says:

    Android System 100% ?
     

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