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1% battery increments

Discussion in 'Droid 2 Roms' started by *Luke*, Feb 17, 2011.

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    For those that may be interested, the circle battery widget will display 1% battery increments on your Droid 2, D2G, and Droid X now =) My reason for posting this in the ROM section (aside from letting ROM users who would like to have 1% increments know) was simply to let any dev's know who might not have been aware. Possibly there is a way to incorporate the hack into a new ROM?

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    Mind telling us how you got this to work?

    Otherwise, bogus!
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    Definitely not bogus, sir ;)
    All you have to do is download and install it, nothing to it other than that.

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    Oh, I misunderstood. It's the circle battery widget, not just the icon..
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    All good =) lol hopefully there may be a way to use the hack that the developer of the widget used and possibly incorporate it into a ROM

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    Wondering if anyone thinks this drains battery? I'm gonna give it a couple day run and see but just wondering about other opinions
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    No it doesn't drain the battery any more than any similar app.

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    Appreciate it Neo ill see how it goes
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    No problem. I've been using this widget for months and I love it. Super bonus now that it reads in one percent increments like my girlfriends Continuum. Neither one of us suffer any ill battery life issues with the widget. G ood luck!

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    But isn't it actually just an algorithm that uses the battery stats to estimate exact battery percentage? I thought the drivers on Motorola phones only report 10% increments.
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    What calculates battery percentage is simple math, yes, your right. But drivers are not needed. Only thing you need is battery voltage. If you know at x voltage, the battery is at a specific percentage. Its a little more complex than that, but not much.
    I do a lot of battery research at work, and all the lithium chargers calculate percentage in 1% increments by just reading battery voltage. Why do motorolas phones go in 10% increments? Prolly because they feel 1% is not really accurate enough, and I don't think it is either. But its cool!!
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    Also I forgot to mention, and this is all pure speculation, so I may be wrong, but the reason ROM devs use 10% incs is probably because they are pulling that variable from the kernel as DID battery circle widget (they once also reported in 10% incs before the last update). But then its possible- on the last update, they produced their own algorithm, and the variable is coming from their own software. Just my two cents.

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    That makes sense sir, thanks much for the insight =)
    Forgive me for not being up to speed on such things, but possibly a modifier could be attached to the kernel to provide 1% increments? Or does the locked bootloader potentially prevent that?

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    Yea, with a locked bootloader you can't install custom kernels. However, I don't really know where the ROM devs are pulling that data from. Maybe someone with more knowledge could chime in.

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    I was thinking along the lines of attaching a temporary kernel modifier that would load up on boot, such as the overclocking apps do? Or am I incorrect that they actually temporarily modify the kernel?

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    Im sorry, I don't know. But I don't see why you couldn't do that if they are able to change the clock cycle of the device

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    That's alright, man... lol I don't know either, but that was my line of thinking as well. It seems as though it would be feesible since it is possible to change the clock speeds. I wish I knew what I was doing... if I did, I would probably try to develop this myself

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    Nice! Working great on my D2.

    BTW Luke, what widgets are those showing signal strength for your EV-DO and WIFI?

    EDIT: NM, I found them.

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    The first is called Signal Strength Widget, and the other is called Wifi Signal Widget

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    Yeah, I found them. Just edited my post at the same time you replied.

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