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Increased life for Desire battery - Really works.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by humma78, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. humma78

    humma78 Newbie
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    I can take no credit for this as I read about it over on XDA but after trying it out exactly as mentioned I can 110% state my battery improved immediatly. I was usually getting a day tops sometimes loosing all juice around 11pm after being unplugged from around 7.30am. Well I stumbled across this in a thread discussing the Neophyte Rom im using and it actually worked for me. Yesterday after a good 20 - 30 mins of phone calls , lots of emails and texts I went to bed at about 12.40 am and my battery was at 60% still. Now today after being unplugged for 2.5 hrs Ive had around 3 emails 1 text and 4 mins worth of phone calls im still on 96%. I have 3G on all the time 1 email account updates every 30 mins and gmail is push, twitter updates every hour. I dont have wi fi on and my screen brightness is 20%. I am rooted and running SETCPU with the CPU down to minimum when the screen is off, but I had that before also. So all in all try it out and see if it works for you, I think it has for me.

    Here's the link

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    HTC no longer recommend this, see the below post for further info:


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  2. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    thanks for pointing it out, gonna have to give this a try :)
  3. mbatson89

    mbatson89 Android Enthusiast

    What ROM were you using before out of curiosity? Sounds like you were getting really poor performance, especially considering you were already using Set CPU and the like.
  4. humma78

    humma78 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    The same one. Neophyte 5.0.
  5. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    you sure you don't mean nextsense 5.0?

    they both made by neophyte, but the rom that is called neophyte is the one that im runnin, which is at 1.7.1 atm..
  6. humma78

    humma78 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I do mean nextsense yes, I was just refering to the rom author. But yes Neophytes Nextsense 5.0.
  7. humma78

    humma78 Newbie
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    Almost 7hrs now and on 89%. I'd say it works. This should be stickied, could save a lot of posts about battery life.
  8. Haste75

    Haste75 Member

    Would be interesting to see if this works. Currently on the first eight hour charge, i'll report back.

    Here is the passage, for those that would rather not follow the link:

    o also help with Battery Life you can do these steps exactly: 1) Turn your device ON and Charge the device for 8 hours or more 2) Unplug the device and Turn the phone OFF and charge for 1 hour 3) Unplug the device Turn ON wait 2 minutes and Turn OFF and charge for another hour Your battery life should almost double, we have tested this on our devices and other agents have seen a major difference as well.
  9. t0Msha

    t0Msha Member

    Worth a try. Especially since my phone died on me today with 9-5 percent (not exactly sure) still left nominally.

    Desperate times call for desperate meassures.
  10. Captain Vallo

    Captain Vallo Newbie

    I dont think that there is anything that hasnt been already discussed and suggested in previous threads and was recently 'stickied' within the encyclopedia thread ... though it appears to have disappeared.

    Basically, take control of alerts and updates... quite simple really
  11. The Stranger

    The Stranger Newbie

    Do you know if it works with non rooted phones?
  12. Haste75

    Haste75 Member

    Did you read the whole passage? Double check and read the part in bold. I also copied and pasted a few posts up.
  13. Haste75

    Haste75 Member

    There is no mention that being rooted is important. Just so happens to have been brought up in regards to a rooted rom.
  14. adam_hilluk

    adam_hilluk Well-Known Member

    im non rooted and curious whether this will work for me?

    may aswell try anyway
  15. The Stranger

    The Stranger Newbie

    Let us know how you get on. I wanna know it works for non rooted phones before I have a go.
  16. Haste75

    Haste75 Member

    This has nothing to do with being rooted....did anyone read the post??

    There is no mention of rooting and the message came straight from HTC themselves.

    The only relation to rooting in this entire thread is that OP is using a custom rom
  17. Phenomenological

    Phenomenological Android Expert

    It's been renamed the Desire FAQ to make it more obvious what it is. :)

    As to this battery trick, it sounds a bit voodoo but I'd still be interested to hear a few people's opinions after trying it!
  18. chris 290

    chris 290 Android Enthusiast

    Think I will try it, nothing ventured nothing gained :)

    Just sounds like a battery conditioning trick to me, so all those people who said battery conditioning was not needed might end up with egg on their faces, time will tell.
  19. humma78

    humma78 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Just a little update
    I charged my phone normally today after doing the afformentioned method yesterday. My current stats are unplugged for 10hrs 15 mins. only had 4 minutes of voice calls had about 10 texts and 5 emails. Browsed the web a little and my current battery is 78% Im using 3G and email and Twitter auto syncing. It's worked for me.
  20. Wardogz

    Wardogz Member

    I think there must be some really dodgy batteries out there, seeing as I easily get over 30hrs I would never need this trick
  21. matttye

    matttye Android Expert

    Do you have to do this every time you charge or just the once?:thinking:
  22. mabizela

    mabizela Guest

    should I try this without 2.2 ?
  23. supman

    supman Newbie

    Yeah, I'm unclear on this as well. Anybody?
  24. Quazar

    Quazar Android Enthusiast

    I tried this today, it really worked for me, much improved battery life.

    Time will tell if this technique lasts!
  25. mcchriswood

    mcchriswood Well-Known Member

    yes id love too know if this is a one off thing??
    If its every time you charge i think its more hassle than its worth
    and would this work without a sim card??

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