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Cell Standby AKA Time without a signal - What's the deal?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nstallion, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. nstallion

    nstallion Well-Known Member
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    I only just noticed that about 75% of my battery is being used by "Cell standby" and I have a 50% time without a signal.

    I just rooted about a week ago and before then I'm pretty sure whenever I checked I had 0% time without a signal. I'm not sure if it is certain roms or kernels or what, but this 50% time without a signal thing seems pretty common but I can't find much information about it.

    I don't think I'm ever actually without a signal, so I'm fairly certain this is some sort of weird glitch caused by using a different rom/kernel. Is it actually draining my battery faster?
     

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  2. nstallion

    nstallion Well-Known Member
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    If it makes any difference, I'm running Cyanogen 5.0.5.4 and bekit 7x1200 Low Voltage kernel.

    Also I have noticed that whenever I check, cell standby is always using exactly 75% of the battery power and I always have exactly 50% time without signal.
     
  3. ejl2010

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    you know since I rooted a few days ago I noticed the same thing but I am running Ultimate Droid 8.1.1 with Chevy's med-Voltage 1.1gHz Kernel.

    I too would like to know whats going on with the signal.
     
  4. GreedyBird

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    For Cyanogen that is a fairly well known issue with that rom. some users report a big hit in battery life, others claim that since the radio usage is high, the other applications are being handled more efficiently... personally, i think it is a bug and I noticed decreased battery life with it.

    For UD, I know that issue crept up in one of the releases, not sure if it was 8.1.1. I am running v9 now and my cell/standby are both below 15% which I feel is norm
     

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