The woes of BB 6.2.1
For the past 2 weeks I have been playing with, experimenting with, and trying to get this blasted rom to work. After two weeks, I am frustrated, hopeless, and out of answers. I am posting this for other users to share similar experiences. I will say straight away: DO NOT TELL ME TO RESET ME BATTERY STATUS
-Abysmal battery life (4 hour drain while idle)
-battery useage not displaying
-battery jumping down large percentages
-conditions falsely improve with reflash only to degrade after 1 day
-resetting battery status 10+ times
-letting battery fully drain
-swapping out with alternate new battery and repeating process
-using various kernals: stock, slayher, p3, chevy etc.
-using various voltages
-using setcpu profiles - including screen off
-reflashing the rom several times
-waiting to see if things changed over a period of time
-underclocking stock kernel
-changing various compcache settings
Dispelled myths on the boards:
-battery status is a load of garbage
-battery useage doesn't seem to display for kernels other then stock (see thread "reflashing stock kernel" for issue), however running stock kernel always insures percentages to be visible.
-reflashing the rom seems to solve all issues, and I get phenominal battery life for one charging cycle, then it seems the next day the phone goes to hell.
I don't know what else to do other then to flash another rom, I love BB, but never ever have I had such a problem with a rom as I have had with this current build.
im in the same boat as you. ive never had any issue with BB until this. no matter what i did or how many times i wiped battery stats, changed kernels, reflashed, my battery would be dead in 4-5 hours. without using it. when on it i would see the battery go from 40% to 5 in less than 2 min. i dont know what it is but seeing as how i need my phone i went to UD and have had no issues so far. been running 2.5 for about a month now. i hope the next version of BB gets along with my phone better.
So odd.. I haven't had any issues with 6.2.1 since installing. In fact, battery life has been stellar (using a sapphire LV 250-1100 kernel). Wish I could offer something more substantive.
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It seems to be a 50/50 thing on opposite sides of the spectrum. All roms and kernels are subjective to each phone, which is insanely frustrating.
My batt life did suck initially, then I went back top stock kernel, reset the batt stats right after fully charging the batt & then unplugging, drained fully until phone died, then fully charged again..... from that point the batt has progrssively improved each day that I've used it...it didn't jump to spectacular performance the first day or two after the wipe batt stats process, but it has gotten better each day afterwards as the stats are being rebuilt.... give it more than one day of testing after the wipe, and 'do not' charge inbetween after the initial wipe'!... worth a try no?
The only thing that worked for me is a task manager. I kill every app after I use it and I started getting phenomenal battery life. It may not be recommended, but it works for me.
A little over 3 weeks until the iPhone is in my hands :)
it wont help in the longrun
Originally Posted by Mbk
ive kept the stock kernel and im receiving amazing battery life personally. ive had my phone off the charger for 11 hours and im sitting at 60% yet.
This is the first rom i've put on my phone. Prior to this i was rooted stock droid with my battery draining down in six hours because i use my phone to play podcasts and xm alot throughout my morning. After i put bb6.2.1 my battery life has gone to ten plus hours. This is with p3droids 1.25 standard voltage kernal and my phone is always running 1.25. i never drop it down. this has been the second best thing i've done to my phone since i purchased it. rooting it was by far the best thing. All this *****ing about battery life is crazy. Over the year or so i've been here lurking about i've seen guys just flashing rom over rom over rom. Maybe this is why your phone sucks now and it might not be the rom. all you guys whining should sbf back to rooted 2.2 state and reinstall from there. after of course you wipe everything. maybe then it'll be a better experience for you. And stop creating new threads for the same damn problem. We know, "YOUR" battery sucks. enough!!
Easy tiger. Easy.
Originally Posted by polack