An unexpected effect of upgrading to Gingerbread

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by kevins686, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. kevins686

    kevins686 Member

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    My battery life has decreased, probably by a third. Today, for example, I've been off charge for about five hours, and it that period of time, it's dropped from 100% down to 20%. I'm going to try to root the goddamned thing; if that doesn't get it, I'm going to try to harrass Verizon in letting me upgrade to something that works the way it's supposed to.
     
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    My battery life decreased the first day or two, but somehow it has increased since then. I have the extended battery. I only get 3G at home, but 4G at work. The weird thing is the battery level drops dramatically when I first unplug it from the charger in the morning when I wake up, but improves as the day goes on.

    At home (3G area only):

    Unplug at 6 am at 100%. By 8 am battery level drops to between 75-80%. By 8 pm battery level is at about 50%. By midnight when I go to bed and put phone back on charger, battery level is at about 35%. Prior to the GB update, my phone would be at between 15-20% when I go to bed.

    At work (4G area, inside an office building where 4G drops to 3G to 1x to no connection depending on how far away from the windows I am):

    Unplug at 6 am at 100%. Leave home and drive to work, arriving at work around 9 am. Battery level is usually around 70-75%. By 4 pm battery level is at about 60%. Leave work at around 6 pm and drive home, arriving around 7 pm with battery level around 45%. Go to bed around midnight and plug the charger back in, battery level at around 15-20%. Prior to the GB update, the battery would hit the 15% low battery warning level around 8-9 pm.