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  1. Prime

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    than a day

    I flashed the 800mhz kernel last night with my root of petes 2.2 ota

    but 2 o clock my battery was dead

    it was even the low voltage one too.

    any body know if thats normal?
     

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    Not normal, no. Something else must be going on here. I'm using Chevy's LV @ 1200 right now and I was at 70% battery last night after 14 hours. Have you checked your battery usage to see what's draining it?
     
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    I'm using his 1GHz kernel at 900MHz with Pete's FRG01B 2.2 release (what you're using) and getting excellent battery life.

    Not all Droid's react the same way to kernels. Try a few different ones and see what happens. Make backups first and make sure 'set on boot' is unchecked in SetCPU while you do your testing. You can check it when your phone is running the way you want it.
     
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    I don't have SetCPU yet

    I will get it and see what its set at

    I might just go back to BB.4
     
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    I would check your battery use first so you know what the primary culprit is.
     
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    I will

    but its possible that it was my gmail unread notification and a missed call.

    but as I said I will look to see what the battery drainer is
     
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    I'm having problems with battery life to. Tried many different roms. Need to try new kernels. Would switching from ULV to meV make a difference? Since all phones are different.
     
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    Increasing the voltage should never have a positive impact on battery life. By definition the phone is using more power.
     
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    When I saw this thread title I just pictured ChevyNo1 coming to your house and physically killing your battery.
     
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    ^^^ lol, people are looking at me funny at work because i really just did start laughing upon reading that...

    diff phones react differently to roms and kernels, right now pete's bbv0.4 running chevy's ulv 1gig kernel is hitting my droids sweet spot. runs smooth, quick, battery life = great.
     
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    and driving his Camaro right into your living room!!!! :cool:
     
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    Mostly true, but it is definitely possible to have a higher voltage use less battery if the voltage conversion from the battery to the voltage used by the OMAP processor is really inefficient at the low voltage and more efficient at the higher voltage..

    Generally as the voltage goes down, so does efficiency, so there is a point where lowering the voltage consumes more battery power..

    Does this happen with the droid, hell if I know
     
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    did a battery pull

    working better now

    I think it might of been the new facebook
     
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    You can also use 'os monitor' to set the cpu speeds. It's a free app and it goes on every new rom I get. OS Monitor - Android app on AppBrain

    Glad I read this thread as I was about to get the new facebook app.
     
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    Check widgets and hours between refreshes that use data. Even battery widgets can drain if it's putting up numbers ever 30 seconds - the widget needs to use resources to get a reading.

    Try JuiceDefender as well - awesome battery saver and now working for CDMA
     
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    so my phone crashed on me 3 times today

    with a full battery using pandora.

    time for a new kernel?

    what would anyone recommend
     
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    op in setcpu are you set to performance all the time? once I set it to ondemand and made some profiles battery life seems to be way better for me on 1.2 low voltage.
     
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    trying a P3 kernel
     
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    ive also been having terrible battery live with chevyno1's kernel, im gonna try a p3 one as well and see if it helps
     
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    I was having terrible battery life with chevys 1.0ghz ulv kernel on RC2, switched to p3 and its a lot better
     
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    I heard there were some issues with Chevy's kernels if you downloaded them between 8/1 and 8/3, but he fixed the issue, so if you are having issues then you might want to download and flash the new ones.
     
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    Don't I know you from some lunar colony? ;)
     
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    P3 kernel FTW!

    working so much better

    AMAZING battery life

    going on 2 days without a charge and sitting at 80 percent
     
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    I bet even money it was not the kernel, but the fact that the Facebook app was sucking your battery down - it had an issue that had it continuously synchronizing events or notifications or something.

    The new update fixes that - but in the meantime a lot of people probably thought it was something *else* that was causing the battery discharge issues.
     

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