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Complete noob needs advice which rom to improve battery life

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by uktivo, May 1, 2012.

  1. uktivo

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    Hi All.

    I've finally got around to flashing to my already rooted S2 today the ICS stock firmware update. Now running 4.0.3 on a GTi9100.
    I then flashed a kernel to root my phone again - 3.0.15-i9100XWLP7


    So currently have ics with root access.

    Now.. I've been reading lots of reports about battery usage being dire on ICS. I do use my phone for work, so it currently does the following functions:

    1 x Exchange account on push
    2 x Hotmail accounts on manual (although mail still seems to keep being delivered even if I haven't sync'd it)
    1 x Mac mobile me account on poll every 4 hours
    1 x face book account

    I tend to leave Wifi on most of the day and BT goes on when I'm driving, although I do tend to plug the phone into the USB to charge if I'm going to be any period of time.

    Some calls.. not many

    some web browsing mostly in the evening.

    I really would like some very simple advice about which rom in your very informed opinion would best suit me..
    Then, if possible, a link to the correct file to flash would be very greatly appreciated. Being a noob, I find all this talk of dingdongxx11.4.5typ etc.. a little confusing.. Make it simple for me please. I'm old :D

    Thank you for any help you can give me....
     

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  2. iT0mm0

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    If all you are looking for is simplistic no frills ICS the F1 would be a good choice

    [ROM][AOSP][4.0.4][IMM76I][01-05-12] F1 GalaxyNexus| Pure Galaxy Nexus Experience - xda-developers

    currently im running D4 rom with latest siyah kernel and get above average battery, its as simplistic as you want to make it but in the ota app and rom control theres a lot extra you can do with it

    [ROM][4.0.4][AROMA][OTA][TABLET MODE] D4 Rom v10 - D4 Theme Engine v4.0 [29/04/2012] - xda-developers

    and here is a link to siyah kernel

    http://www.gokhanmoral.com/

    Have a look at the next link by the people onboard at this forum sharing thier experiences with different roms

    http://androidforums.com/galaxy-s2-...s-rom-reviews-post-your-own-reviews-here.html

    enjoy the reading :)
     
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