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Cyanogen 7 battery usage and general advice

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by khaosgott, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. khaosgott

    khaosgott Newbie
    Thread Starter

    hey folks,

    i'm looking for advice regarding rooting my GSII.
    i've been reading a bit about the Cyanogen Mod, and i've been wondering, is there really an improvement in battery longevity in comparison to the original, un-rooted ROM?

    also, what else should i know before starting the process?
     



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  2. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Android Expert

    I'm going to move this to the all things root section so you can hopefully get some advice.

    Good luck!
     
  3. steslatt

    steslatt Android Expert

    Check the stickies for guides. There is also a guide in my sig for rooting. CM7 is still buggy. Not sure what battery life is like on it though.
     
  4. khaosgott

    khaosgott Newbie
    Thread Starter

    thanks for the replies, guys.
    well, the phone is now rooted, although i didnt proceed to install an alternative rom.
    my question now is, how do i remove all these Samsung pre-installed apps that just sit there?
    can you recommend a quality uninstaller app that can deal with all these unused apps?

    thanks!
     
  5. steslatt

    steslatt Android Expert

    Titanium backup on the market can uninstall app for free and the paid version can freeze apps to.
     
  6. Jigsy

    Jigsy Newbie

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  7. Slug

    Slug Check six!
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    Very nice find Jigsy! Link added to the "Root Guide", thanks. :)
     
  8. retrorom

    retrorom Well-Known Member

    Just to let you know, on this list the FM Radio is listed as "Ok to freeze", but I did it and had to find out that the market was force closing each time I wanted to access "My apps". After unfreezing it, the problem was solved. (What does the FM Radio have to do with the market? I don't know
     
  9. steslatt

    steslatt Android Expert

     
  10. khaosgott

    khaosgott Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for tips, fellas.
    Actually i found "root uninstaller" on the Market that does the job smoothly, giving it granted root permissions.
    So now back to the original topic, how's the battery life when using an alternative rom?

    Thanks!
     
  11. Jigsy

    Jigsy Newbie

    I found Villian to be the best when it comes to battery life. As close to a stock Rom there is and I use Green Power battery saver to knock off WiFi and 3G when the screen is off to maximise battery performance.

    Try different ROMS for yourself cus what I find the best might not suite you and vice versa but try Villian first and go from there.
     
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  12. khaosgott

    khaosgott Newbie
    Thread Starter

    thanks for the tip on the Green Power app, will check it out.
     

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