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    Yes you can disable app in ICS same as freezing. Although some can't be disabled and you have to uninstall any updates to the app first. Nice thing about this is no root required.

    Regarding drm usage I heard somewhere that this can be caused by installing apps from amazon and the uninstalling the amazon app or by an older amazon app version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverfang77 View Post
    I'm not familiar with freezing apps natively in ICS, so can't say if that would work as well as TitBu or not. I'd say I got an 80% improvement.

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    wanna know before u freeze the app, is the DRM service always show if u open a task manager to see what's running? Well for my device, the service doesn't show up usually.. Freezed already anyway. I'm guessing maybe some other apps u installed is keep calling the DRM service?(I have Google Movie app installed, so this app should not be the reason)?
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    I don't use a task manager. You can kill apps, if you want with the app settings, under running apps or long press the home button and swipe. At home with strong wifi I get 30 hours and out with wifi off I get 14 hours or so battery life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsnweitzel View Post
    I don't use a task manager. You can kill apps, if you want with the app settings, under running apps or long press the home button and swipe. At home with strong wifi I get 30 hours and out with wifi off I get 14 hours or so battery life.
    Yeah I know that trick. But press the home button only show some recently use apps, not including services or widgets... Anyway task manager gives me a better view of what are running on my machine and I like the "kill all" function
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsnweitzel View Post
    Regarding drm usage I heard somewhere that this can be caused by installing apps from amazon and the uninstalling the amazon app or by an older amazon app version.
    I did not see any measurable difference in battery use by freezing drm so it does indeed appear to be individual usage or non-stock app related.
    On the other hand turning off Bluetooth when I'm not using it made a significant difference for me.

    Anybody know off hand how the radios compare on battery consumption? For example is there a significant difference in draw (while idle and then while active using "normal" settings) between WiFi, Bluetooth, LTE, GPS?

    (I know, I know... I'm off to use the search)
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    Killing apps actually slows down your phone. Having a bunch of free ram in android is just wasting it. It's not like windows.

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    The second night, with wifi on. Fully charged and 8 hours later still 90%. However if I turn wifi-off, my phone become hot again and battery drop fast. By the afternoon it require charger again. Not sure it's still indexing files or it is the 4G LTE that causes the hot and battery life issue. Gonna wait several days and see if it can improve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yankaiyu View Post
    The second night, with wifi on. Fully charged and 8 hours later still 90%. However if I turn wifi-off, my phone become hot again and battery drop fast. By the afternoon it require charger again. Not sure it's still indexing files or it is the 4G LTE that causes the hot and battery life issue. Gonna wait several days and see if it can improve.
    the stock profiles for the cpu drain power like no other.... my oc scripts on my rom sip power in comparison... the phone is also colder to the touch... you should try it out..
    Eclipse ICS for droid 4
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    the stock profiles for the cpu drain power like no other.... my oc scripts on my rom sip power in comparison... the phone is also colder to the touch... you should try it out..
    Eclipse ICS for droid 4
    Hi. Actually I just took your rom the day before yesterday. The eclipse 1.2.6. As u mentioned the first couple days battery life will be terrible. So i'm still waiting until the battery life becomes stable. By the way when I first installed your 1.2.6 rom I installed the 1320 oc ulv patch together without the speedscript. Then the first reboot my device get freezed on the booting logo. So i did a reset and installed your rom without any patch.

    Just wanna know if it this like the speed script must be installed together with the oc patch, or it is like the first reboot requires a lot of system resources so an unstable cpu is easy to get died and I should install the patch some days later? And if I choose to install a underclock lv patch, do I need to install the speed patch? Thanks! Your rom seems to be really tight and clean. Hope it can solve my battery life problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yankaiyu View Post
    Hi. Actually I just took your rom the day before yesterday. The eclipse 1.2.6. As u mentioned the first couple days battery life will be terrible. So i'm still waiting until the battery life becomes stable. By the way when I first installed your 1.2.6 rom I installed the 1320 oc ulv patch together without the speedscript. Then the first reboot my device get freezed on the booting logo. So i did a reset and installed your rom without any patch.

    Just wanna know if it this like the speed script must be installed together with the oc patch, or it is like the first reboot requires a lot of system resources so an unstable cpu is easy to get died and I should install the patch some days later? And if I choose to install a underclock lv patch, do I need to install the speed patch? Thanks! Your rom seems to be really tight and clean. Hope it can solve my battery life problem.
    you dont need both but i recommend both... you should re dl the 1320lv oc patch, i just edited a problem with a couple profiles... thats why you arent saving power yet...
    when you boot use setcpu to change the values to hotplugx and noop..
    also use up all your batt till it dies and charge the phone up in the charge only mode with the stock charger... this calibrates your battery... this is the mode with the big battery on the screen
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