An unexpected effect of upgrading to Gingerbread

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

  1. kevins686

    kevins686 Member

    Mar 20, 2010
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    Jacksonville, FL
    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.
  2. jseah

    jseah Active Member

    Mar 24, 2011
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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.