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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ewvegas, May 30, 2012.

  1. bencurt24

    bencurt24 Well-Known Member

    I did a hard reset on my phone whipping out everything. Plugged it in and got it charged up. So far it seems to be doing a lot better. I'll keep tabs on it today and let you know at the end of the day how the battery is doing.
     


  2. Epicblaze

    Epicblaze Member

    More observations:

    It looks like ICS utilzies much more of the system memory compared to GB.
    I have approx 100 apps (includes standard bloatware). Previously, my phone would run-rate memory usage at about 350 to 450 MBs. Now it is averaging 470 to 550. I suspect this increased memory usage is contributing to the faster responsiveness of doing most everything - so it's casual. Smoke em if you got em I always say; if you have 1GB of on-board, why not use (more of) it?

    I'm at 17 hours off-charger and at 84% battery level with moderate usage today.
    This is markedly better than what I was getting with GB.
    I've not done a hard reset yet. How does one do that?
    I am also using JuiceDefender Ultimate, on aggressive - no changes in the setup from Gingerbread - which is making for better results than other have reported here. Lastly, I use a very low backlight setting primarily for indoor use; if I need to jack it up, I use a power control widget for that. Screen brightness reduction pays huge dividends on battery life...

    So far I am digging the improved menus, the snappier performance and the improved screen-draw of Ice Cream Sammich. :D
     
  3. bencurt24

    bencurt24 Well-Known Member

    dude, if your at 84 percent with 17 hours off the charger i wouldn't do a damn thing to your phone lol I had probably 9 apps and my battery was almost dead within 4 hours on a full charge.... If you really want to do a hard reset i'll tell you but if i was you i would keep things the way they are....
     
  4. Epicblaze

    Epicblaze Member

    For sure Bro. I was just asking how to do it in case my phone ever locked up or something, NOT because I want to squeeze anything more out of this puppy. I was just curious and threw that question in there as I've never done one before...

    I should have made that more clear.
     
  5. bencurt24

    bencurt24 Well-Known Member

    Its all good. The way you do it is shut the phone off and when you power it back up hold down the power on button and the volume up button until the "samsung galaxy s2" comes on the screen then you navigate through the screen with the volume controls until you find the hard reset button I believe is what its under and the phone will go ahead and reset it self to the way it was when you pulled it out of the box. How you've gotta that good of battery life without coming into a rouge app is beyond me.... for some reason i have to keep my apps around 10-15 to squeeze out a day's worth of battery.
     
  6. CoachEVO

    CoachEVO Well-Known Member

    I read somewhere that a hard reset did help but for the life of me couldn't remember where so I decided against it. If it helps you out, I will follow suit.
     
  7. cary328is

    cary328is Android Expert

    Link seems to be working fine for me. Give it another try?
     
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  8. Epicblaze

    Epicblaze Member

    Thanks on the instructions. :)

    The best reason I can give for the good battery performance includes what I have already mentioned earlier PLUS I don't run around with WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and location services always enabled. I also don't do very frequent account syncs for data, RSS or email. I get by just fine with voice and text as my primary modes of communication. JuiceDefender is pretty awesome and the widget regularly reports battery optimization factors of 1.9 to 2.5... and I actually believe it because I am seeing it.
     
  9. bencurt24

    bencurt24 Well-Known Member

    Thats interesting... I'll have to give it a shot. I also turn off all the sync and gps and anything that i don't need. I keep my wifi on because i've read things that say it says battery and its obviously a lot faster than 3g. Where did you find your run-rate memory on that phone?
     
  10. jeeptecb

    jeeptecb Member

    i watch the update video. the person says go to the link on the video. there is no link???
     
  11. someguyatx

    someguyatx Well-Known Member

    Before you start moaning about battery life give it time to settle guys. Restart your phone a few times and set your app preferences to sync with a certain frequency. Apps like facebook, twitter, picasa, google drive will kill your battery with syncing.

    For those who are rooted start looking into stock apps and widgets running the background that you never use. Think media hub, social hub, sprint id, etc... You can use apps like rom toolbox or titanium backup to remove or freeze multiple apps at once. There are lists all over the internet with apps safe to remove. Some of us have been playing with ics leaks for months now and its all been discussed already. Also look into inverted app settings and inverted gapps to flash. Black is better for battery life on this phone.

    Here is also a plain black wallpaper I made in photoshop, its my background and lock screen enjoy
     

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  12. Epicblaze

    Epicblaze Member

    Task Manager/Ram

    I check it frequently when I want to understand where the phone starts off after a reboot and then after extended use.

    I have the Task Manager icon pulled up onto a homescreen for easy access.
     
  13. Epicblaze

    Epicblaze Member

    Task Manager
     
  14. bencurt24

    bencurt24 Well-Known Member

    were not moaning but its a little ridiculous that our battery would go from getting 20-25 hours on a full charge to 4. You wouldn't be happy either....
     
  15. valerielyn77

    valerielyn77 Newbie

    I tried downloading the manual update. I followed all the steps and the zip file located at Sprint Community: How to manually update to official OTA FF18 would not work for me. I tried running the file twice while in recovery mode. I put it on my SD Card not my phone.

    Anyone have any suggestions on how I can the manual update to work? If not, I'llh have to wait for the OTA.
     
  16. valerielyn77

    valerielyn77 Newbie

    I went to do the manual update using the Sprint Community: How to manually update to official OTA FF18 link.

    I downloaded the file and saved it to my SD CARD. While in recovery mode I tried to install the twice. It would not work.

    Any suggestions on how to get this to work?

    If not, I'll have to wait patiently until the OTA decides to come through.
     
  17. CoachEVO

    CoachEVO Well-Known Member

    With ya. I'm not moaning at all, just want to try and get it fixed, that's all.
     
  18. bencurt24

    bencurt24 Well-Known Member

    Have you got to the part where you have been able to drop the update zip into the sd folder?
     
  19. CoachEVO

    CoachEVO Well-Known Member

    Hi. Back on page two I posted a really well done video I found on the steps.
     
  20. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Android Expert

    I spent a lot of time playing with my phone after doing the ICS update, so naturally I used up a lot of juice. But I made sure I got to every settings dialog and had everything set up the way I want. I whipped out my spare battery from the charger, and put it in before I went out to run errands, which means I did a hard reset in the process.

    Now my display is at 10% and Android OS and Cell standby are the biggest consumers at 39% and 34%, respectively. After 3:15 and change running after the hard reset, I'm down from 99% to 91% as read from the ICS "Battery" control panel. That's no different than before the ICS update.

    I set up the Power Saving control panel to kick in the Draconian power rules at 50%. At this rate I might fall asleep before it happens.

    My biggest gripe is that the damn thing is constantly searching and reconnection to my WAP for no apparent reason. I set it to keep the Wi-Fi on when the phone sleeps, and hoped the hard reset might settle things down, but no joy. To be fair the Wi-Fi network often wasn't there a lot before ICS; I just notice it a lot more because of the pop-up notification that tells me every five minutes that I'm connected to my home network. I wish I could turn that "helpful" message off. :rolleyes: If it persists, I'll try forgetting, then re-entering my 128 character security key. I don't relish doing that even though the ICS keyboard is a WHOLE LOT BETTER!!!

    So far so good.
     
  21. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Android Expert

    Yep, it works fine now. Thanks!
     
  22. bencurt24

    bencurt24 Well-Known Member

    I wanted to show you a screen shot of my batter level. I'm at 62 percent after being on it for 6 hours and my os is 37 and my display is 33...... whats even more weird is that my batter level up by the time is only a hare under 100 percent.... I guess I'll just have to give it a few days and see what happens. Def a ton better than when i work up with morning. I think that hard reset might be doing the trick! Fingers crossed!
     
  23. Track Day

    Track Day Lurker

    Anyone having issues connecting to a PC after installing ICS? I can't get my W7 laptop to recognize my phone after the update unless I put it into PTP mode (which doesn't do what I need it to).
     
  24. VGPOP

    VGPOP Android Enthusiast

    I did a factory reset and that may have fixed battery problem. I did a lot of changing and installing apps and surfing web and only used 10%. Before I probably could've used 40-50% easily.
     
  25. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Android Expert

    You have to go to the YouTube page for the video to see the comments section where the link is. I posted the link along with the video in an earlier post. to save everyone else from having to go to YouTube. Just scroll down a bit.
     

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The Samsung Epic 4G Touch release date was September 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.52" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4210 Dual processor, and 1800mAh battery.

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