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Root overclocking = no battery!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DroidJnkie, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. DroidJnkie

    DroidJnkie Well-Known Member
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    I unplugged my phone from the wall charger at 6:30 am this morning. It is now 1:00pm and my battery is at 20%!!!

    It says that the display has used 33% and the android system has used 24%.

    For some reason it says that the calendar has used 14%, and I barely looked at it today.

    I installed bugless beast 7.5 last night, set the overclock to 800, and charged it up.

    Today, when my battery dipped to 40%, I went to setCPU and set the speed back down to 550. Still, now it's at 20%.

    What the fudge, man?! :mad:
     

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  2. Fabolous

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    Are you using profiles? You should set your phone to low clock speeds in sleep/standby, where it spends the majority of its time.

    With that feature, many users are actually seeing an increase in battery life, even at 1GHz.
     
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  3. vincentp

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    That's odd. You don't have it at max speed all the time, do you?

    I second the above post. My battery life actually feels better since I installed BB and used the profiles.
     
  4. meekrab

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    Likewise. What are your profile settings/cpu governor setting?

    A good way to monitor running clock speed easily is overclock widget, you can set it to update at a lot of different time intervals and it works pretty well.
     
  5. DroidJnkie

    DroidJnkie Well-Known Member
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    thanks guys. I only had the failsafe profile switched on, to where it slows down to 550 if temps get above 38 degrees.

    I did the modifications to go back down to 550 during sleep, 250 during charge, 800 during power up.

    Hopefully it will help.

    Thanks again! :)
     
  6. DroidJnkie

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    that's weird. When I made the modifications, I rebooted and now my battery has gone up to 40% from 20%. Green again, and no longer yellow.

    Strange!
     
  7. meekrab

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    I've noticed some inconsistency with the battery charge reading after rebooting in the past. Mine sometimes lands at 50% after being around 30 or 40.

    Good luck, I hope those profiles work for you
     
  8. darrin2520

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    With properly set profiles you should actually be able to get more out of your battery in most cases. However, keep in mind that if you use your phone a lot, that it is having to draw that much more power under full load. One thing I have noted is that games will heat the unit up pretty quickly as well as draw heavily on the battery because they run at max. cpu frequency.
     

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