2.5 battery life...

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    Anyone else having horrendous battery life on 2.5?

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    I've been experiencing terrible battery life since 2.1.0 at which point I thought it was a faulty battery. So I purchased a new battery only to have the same symptoms. Finally I thought it was the phone and I even received a new re-certified droid through Verizon, and yet I am still puzzled. I have cleared the battery stats via rom manager multiple times. I have tried stock kernel as well as 1ghz slayher kernel to no avail.

    The droid is sucking the batteries juices like it cannot ever quench it's thirst. In some instances my battery % drops from 80-->50 within a blink of an eye. Ill throw it on the charger at 40% and within only minutes the charge jumps up to 60%...

    During heavy phone usage (talk, navi, games, etc) my battery will last about 6 hours or so..

    During light use (mostly idle) my battery will last any where from 11-16 hours till battery warning @ 15% alerts.

    There are a couple other battery threads, but it only appears its affecting a handful of people. Otherwise these battery threads would be blowing up. Bottom line is that there is no solution for those of us suffering. My battery literally needs to live on the charger.
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    Get a Droid 2 extended battery:) Won't solve the issue but it lasts a while.
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    Try different people's kernals... like chevy, jdflg, p3droid, etc.


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    +1 I love mine! Also, the stock Sapphire kernel and Slayher kernels drained my battery really quick too! I've found Chevy's and jdlfg (sp?) work best on MY phone. Make a backup and try them, you may be surprised.



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    Haha yeah! It's great. I didn't realize I had a few apps that were updating like, every 3 minutes and my phone was still lasting around 19 hours and what not. Now that I've found out they're doing that(found out today), I'm sure it will be even long. Jdlfg or whatever it is, before I found out it didn't play well with MIUI, I flashed it and I was fully charged and it said I had no battery. Like, none was in the icon, it was just red. I thought I wasn't going to be able to restore a backup haha.
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    Yessir! Sitting at 20% now after 14 hours of HEAVY usage (100+ texts, 100+ emails, 30 minutes or so of calls, staying on here, etc, etc)!! Pretty impressed! :dancedroid:



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    Which of the Chevy kernels are most friendly? Looking at the 1ghz, but low V, ulow V, and med V?
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    The lower the voltage, the longer the battery life. Not all phones can run ulv though so make sure you make a backup first!



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    Haha that's a lot. I wasn't sure mine was working at first. It seems like I drop from 100 to 90, 90 to 80, etc. extremely fast but then it lasts me all day. Now with those widgets not updating every few minutes on top of my use it will last much longer.
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    Appreciate the timely responses. I just flashed to Chevy's 1ghz ulow V. Charging the battery to full as we speak. I will be reporting back on hopeful success? We shall see. Thanks again guys!
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    That's why we're here :)



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    Yeah, mine goes from 100 to 90 in minutes but, 90 to 80 to 20 takes a WHILE! :dancedroid:



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    Good to see I'm not the only one then haha. But I think a lot of it is my ROM. I have unusual battery use. Normal display beats the crap out of my battery life but the top 4 are Cell standby, Maps, Android System, and Phone idle. So, something is wrong with that pictures. Display is using 4% where normally it's using like 60.
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    Just wanted to chime in and say that poor battery life with this ROM isn't the case for everyone. To say I get amazing battery life would be an incredible understatement. I charge my phone overnight while it's on the media dock (doubles as my bed-side clock). It's usually off the charger around 6am. With moderate use (20-50 texts, about 30 minutes of phone calls and some general browsing/playing around) I'll usually be at 60-70% when I put it back on the dock at night (usually between 10:30-11:30). If I happen to play some games along with my other daily usage, at worst I'll be at 30%. And, for the record, I am using the stock 800Mhz kernel and I have 5 homescreens with 13 widgets in use.

    One of these days I'm going to put my phone on the dock without it being charged and see how long I can go before it dies.
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    My battery life is awesome. I use stock kernel, setcpu, and 125-800mhz. No lag, smooth as butter.

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    Would someone be kind enough to shoot me the link the chevy kernles or that jplg thingy kernels? I can't seem to find them.

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    I appreciate it man. Are you running the jdlfg kernel? If so how's it running, helping battery life?

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