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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kirbysawhoor, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. kirbysawhoor

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    Well I looked around but I don't see any mention of it on these forums. Onestepahead from xda got a reply from htc about the battery and they said to do this.

    To also help with Battery Life you can do these steps exactly: 1) Turn your device ON and Charge the device for 8 hours or more 2) Unplug the device and Turn the phone OFF and charge for 1 hour 3) Unplug the device Turn ON wait 2 minutes and Turn OFF and charge for another hour Your battery life should almost double, we have tested this on our devices and other agents have seen a major difference as well

    Going to try it tonight, people say it works though. No idea why but figured I'd share and give the results tomorrow. here's a link to the page Official response from HTC RE: How to double battery Life (WORKS!) + 2nd Reply - xda-developers
     

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    That's to much work for me to charger my phone. My battery life is pretty good considering everything I do on it and the fact that its a phone.
     
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    sorry i forgot to mention they say you only have to do it once. maybe once a month. i'm at 100% after 3 hours i'd say it worked.
     
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    This is excellent advice! However, the forums are RIPE with the same advice over and over and over.
     
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    sorry, I saw a lot of battery threads but didn't see one that mentions that
     
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    How does one figure out that THIS is the correct plug/unplug on/off combination? If I ever have some time to spare one day, I might give it a whirl, but it isn't high on my list. When they "doubled" battery life, what did they double it from? 4 to 8 hours? 12 to 24 hours?
     
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    I'm a little suspicious of this. Why 8 hours? It takes no where near that long to get the battery to read 100%
    I am wondering how this is different from the trick where you charge it, turn off, charge, unplug, charge, etc. for ten times.
     
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    This didn't make a difference for me.
     
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    Sounds rubbish, especially this:


     
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    This did not seem to work for me. Charged over night, shut the phone off brought my charger in with me to work and charged it for an hour. Turned on the phone for two minutes then shut off and charged for another hour. Turned on and with moderate usage, checking e-mail and setting up some home screens for a while, the battery is down to 86% after one hour of use :(
     
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    Didn't work for me either. Just charge until full and recharge when you need to. It's probably best to simply use and allow discharge and not try to keep the battery full anyway. Laptop batteries use the same LI technology, and they always recommend not leaving the battery continuously plugged in (or in a phone's case continually charged to full without regular discharge below 80%) because it will actually worsen battery life and performance.:eek:
     
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    im getting 18-19hrs with minimal use.. (meaning i charge it at night around 11pm, then use it slightly at work and do not need to charge it again until 8-9pm..


    11-13 hours when i watch a 1 hour video at the gym, or play with the phone all day.. I think it is progressively getting better with time :dunno:
     
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    For those of you that can't get this battery trick to work:

    Plug in an NES in the same socket as your phone's wall charger. Put in the game "Contra," making sure you breathe on the contacts before you put it in. It HAS TO BE CONTRA. Life force and other Konami games will not work. Start the game. Pause it. Now, with the STOCK controller (not the NES Advantage or the NES Max), press UP UP DOWN DOWN LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT B A START.

    If you did that exactly as specified, your battery life on your phone will be doubled. It works for me!
     
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    lol wtf...
     
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    Not to piss anyone off but you forgot it is select then start.. up up down down left right left right b a select start.
     
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    Damn, that was funny as hell! The original cheat code that started it all! ;)
     
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    already said in details...;)
    the right coast
    brings back memories....
     
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    already said in details...;)
    the right coast
    i beg to differ, the original code for the original contra was correctly stated earlier as upup,downdown,leftright,leftright,b,a,b,a,[start]
     
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    It was select start if you wanted to do multiplayer haha
     
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    I tried this the other day and surpisingly it worked! BUT a day later battery life dropped back to normal. I wasn't sure if it was the fact that turned on wifi tethering and 4g for a little bit but still, it shouldn't of killed my battery this quick after doing this method. I don't think.

    I am doing this method again as we speak so is it bad that I am doing this twice and it's only been less than a week?
     
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    ya I don't know. it worked the first few times but then it went back to normal. I guess it's just useful if you know you're going to be away from a charger for awhile or something. it really did stay at 100% for 3 hours though
     
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    Put on charger before going to bed got up for work and pulled phone off charger. It went from 100 to 94% in the first 30 minutes then slowed down and now after 5h 50min it is at 79%. And by the way i didn't try any of those tricks. :cool:
     
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    funny!!!!!
     
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    i did the advised tip and it seems to help.
     
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    USB charge try it.
     
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