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    Last night I tried out the DE Rom and decided against it, and wanted to go back to the newest version of Kangerade which I've been running for a while now. I wiped data and cache and everything went well with installing the new Rom. Installed all my apps and everything was fine. Had 100% battery life when i fell asleep.

    I went to bed and woke up to a phone that was completely dead. Battery wise I mean. It's up to 60% now that its been charging but ive noticed the gps indicator has been on all morning here. It usually isnt like that. Could that be what killed it? Im running chevys ulv 1.0 and never had a problem. In fact just last weekend with this same rom I had over 24 hours of battery life with moderate use.

    Any help is appreciated thanks!

    Do i re-wipe and try again? I've switched roms on a daily basis and havent had this problem yet and I dont believe its a rom issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggage7j View Post
    Last night I tried out the DE Rom and decided against it, and wanted to go back to the newest version of Kangerade which I've been running for a while now. I wiped data and cache and everything went well with installing the new Rom. Installed all my apps and everything was fine. Had 100% battery life when i fell asleep.

    I went to bed and woke up to a phone that was completely dead. Battery wise I mean. It's up to 60% now that its been charging but ive noticed the gps indicator has been on all morning here. It usually isnt like that. Could that be what killed it? Im running chevys ulv 1.0 and never had a problem. In fact just last weekend with this same rom I had over 24 hours of battery life with moderate use.

    Any help is appreciated thanks!

    Do i re-wipe and try again? I've switched roms on a daily basis and havent had this problem yet and I dont believe its a rom issue.
    If the GPS indicator is on it's going to kill your battery. GPS takes alot of juice. Find out why it's running and that'll be the issue. Not likely something with the ROM but an app running maybe. Check running services and see what may be using GPS that you didn't expect.
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    Wow you guys are quick thanks for the tip. As I was reading your reply it went off on its own. Haha really the only thing I have downloaded that would use it would be Weather Bug Elite, but its never gave me trouble before. Thanks for the head up however next time it does it ill look in there.

    While I have you here, Im having a problem with Clockwork. Everytime i reboot into recovery it randomly shuts off and reboots the phone. It's got me puzzled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggage7j View Post
    Wow you guys are quick thanks for the tip. As I was reading your reply it went off on its own. Haha really the only thing I have downloaded that would use it would be Weather Bug Elite, but its never gave me trouble before. Thanks for the head up however next time it does it ill look in there.

    While I have you here, Im having a problem with Clockwork. Everytime i reboot into recovery it randomly shuts off and reboots the phone. It's got me puzzled.
    If you have anything that uses geolocation and periodically updates, it'll kick on the GPS for a few seconds to get a fix while it updates. This uses a little extra juice but usually isn't too bad.

    If your GPS is not getting a fix fast enough however it could start using a lot more juice than it should be. One way to make sure your GPS is running efficiently is to download an app called "GPS Status".

    Go outside and turn the app on. While it is locating and fixing to satellites, turn in a circle 3 times with the phone held out flat, battery door facing the ground. Then turn three more times holding the phone up, battery door facing the direction you are.

    You'll look silly but this will help calibrate the GPS and it'll not only be more accurate, but it seems to cause it to get fixes faster afterwards.

    I've noticed that with many roms, GPS seems to be not so accurate after a reboot, and running GPS status gets it going correctly.

    Also, for clockwork, I'd go into Rom Manager and flash SPRecovery, and then reflash clockwork recover. See if that helps.
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    Thanks I'll try not to fall down doing circles in my yard haha. Thanks for the advice tho. I'll get back to ya.
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    Well seems GPS hasn't been on at all anymore so thats good. However clockwork is still rebooting before i can even get to choose a zip to install from sd, and i sure as hell dont want it to do that when its in the middle of installing a kernel.

    Hmmm what now?
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    Did you try reflashing it?
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    Yea I did, still same thing. hmmm
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    Try one of the older verisons of clockwork recovery? They can be found underneath the option to flash SPRecovery.
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    Just tried that too, It literally takes about 7-8 seconds after the menu pops up that it restarts the phone and exits clockwork. I've never had this problem with it.
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