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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Coolguy71261, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Coolguy71261

    Coolguy71261 Android Enthusiast
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    i rooted to get beter battery life and my brother has the dx also non rooted and his battery life destroys mine i have the britness turned to 0 and have set cpu and juice defender plus i have the build prop mods and the blacked out top bar that was downloaded from rom manager

    :eek: now what did i do wrong
     

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  2. Coolguy71261

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    also have welldroid installed because something was keeping my phone awake and using my 3g
     
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    I don't personally think things like juice defender are necessary to save battery life, in fact I think they do quite the opposite. Have you set up profiles for setcpu, if so what are they? Also what apps do you have installed? Widgets on homescreen?
     
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    Different droid x's get different settings. My battery life is mediocre at best with ok usage and I've got my phone underclocked and not running anything but gmail pretty much. Kind of annoying. You just have to learn how to not be jealous of other peoples settings and results (im not there yet). :D
     
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    Try to underclock your phone. Just rooting it wont help you save battery life, and depending on what you have running and stuff using root access the battery life could be worse. Get set CPU and throttle down the max setting a little bit. And the brightness doesn't really effect anything everyone just assumes the screen brightness kills your battery.
     
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    i have set cpu at 3000/3000 when screen is turned off and 6000/6000 when below 40% of battery main setting is 3000/8000
     
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    apps? widgets?
     
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    I believe brightness did shorten my battery life some, so I have mine set to 20% most of the time (I got used to it). That said, the *display being on* uses up a lot of battery regardless of brightness. If your brother listens to a lot of music and you surf the web a lot, you will run the battery down a lot faster (of course, data usage is involved there as well).

    You don't necessarily need to under-clock -- the voltage is probably more important. I over-clocked to 1.25 using low voltage and my battery is doing pretty well, plus it's not lagging.


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    you have an app or multiple apps/widgets stealing your battery life possibly then? How often are you on your phone? Because constant calls or multiple calls obviously will drain it. When my phone just sits with the screen off and nothing really running it uses id say 10% of life every hour or so. The constant GPS connecting and things like that drain it.
     
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    Thats basically what I was going to suggest next :)
     
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    i have set my profiles on set cpu to several settings but i don't think it is actually working
     
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    I work in an office. It has a window, but it isn't
    In a house, near some mountains.
    why 600/600 below 40%? and, does that have higher priority than screen off? if that's the case, your phone will always run 600 when it drops under 40%.

    also, do you talk more on the phone than the one you are comparing it to? there are a lot of things that could cause you to get less battery life.
     
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    +1 ^^^ what he said.


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    i have noticed that my usage time is well above my screen on time. ive deleted all of the apps that i can think of that would be causing this and still no luck
     
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    Android system destroies my battery
     
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    why is my phone on way longer than my screen
     
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    Your phone is working, sometimes, when the screen is off.

    Does anyone have any idea what the UID1001 sensor is for? In Spare Parts under Battery History and Sensor Usage UID1001 is on nonstop, in fact the bar is longer than the android system itself.
     
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    so your battery only gets 10-11hrs without use? haha.. cause that'd be much much less than most here :eek:
     
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    I know that some apps have a setting you can change, one called wake lock, another called Wifi lock (there may be others). When turned on, these types of settings will not let your phone go completely to sleep, even if the screen is turned off. You may have these turned on is an app that you're unaware of.
     
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    But perhaps, instead of doing all of these things, making yourself crazy... you should just switch phones with your brother one day when he's not looking. :D
     
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    Ha! Or better yet, get an extended battery.
     
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    Yea how do I change wake lock
     
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    i would suggest trading BATTERIES with your brother and see what happens. this way you can rule out a bad battery and be confident it is a phone thing. (some batteries are just bad, brand new, rare, but it happens)
     

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