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Root [MetroPCS/CDMA] High "Android System" Usage

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 1iwilly, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. 1iwilly

    1iwilly Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    i found this on a search hope it helps others.

    I just switched from CM10 to a Touchwiz based rom (FreeGS3) but my battery life is terrible. My Android System usage is always around 70-80%, so I'm pretty sure that's the culprit.
    Is there something I can do? I tried a a couple of other stock based roms and it's generally the same thing...might just have to go back to CM.

    I had this problem, as did lots of other people. Thankfully, the fix is pretty easy as long as you're comfortable navigating around the file system.

    Open your favorite root explorer (ES File Manager for example).
    Navigate to system/bin and find the file "gsiff(underscore)daemon".
    Rename the file to "gsiff(underscore)daemon.bak".
    You should notice the Android System usage do waaaaay down (back to normal).

    Let me know how it goes.

    Cool find. I just went from AOKP back to Touchwiz but just assumed the drain was natural. I renamed the file about 12 hours ago, rebooted, and the difference is night and day. "Android OS" usage was at about 40% before, it's sitting at 10-15% now. It's still not as good as CM or AOKP, but it will do.
    here is the link=http://gs3.wonderhowto.com/how-to/reduce-battery-drain-your-samsung-galaxy-s3-by-fixing-android-system-usage-0142361/

    bunch of other good stuff there.

    credit goes to Marlon Sanchez


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  2. ARocker

    ARocker Android Expert

    If this works, its a good find. :)

    FYI. Its always a good idea to show where you got the info from. Post a link to the site you found so that others can look into it too. Its also polite to credit the person and places you found this info. :)
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  3. 1iwilly

    1iwilly Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    thanks i just updated it good stuff on there

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