Battery Life Testing/Observations (Rooted Only)

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  1. furbearingmammal

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    Emulator> Menu Softkey> Toggle Softkeyboard

    Failing that, look in settings and see if it gives you the option. :D

    I found the hard keyboard less awkward and I have a problem with my left thumb -- I cut the tendons in it when I was 4 and had hours of surgery to correct it. If I bend it at the wrong angle it'll throb for hours. Heck, it's hurting now thinking about it.
     
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    ok screw it, i deleted every file manually. rebooting now.
     
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    Running the D2 keyboard so I pretty much can't use the hard keyboard cause it's jacked up. SHould have checked the options... dangit. Oh well, next time ya know.
     
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    woah.. just..woah. Did I mention woah? Dude where have you been all of my Android life? It's like Christmas came early.

    This phone is as fast as I always thought it should be now. I came here for battery life (only time will tell on that) and ended up getting a much more responsive phone. My redraw issues with LP are gone. Who knew?
     
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    can the same result be achieved by mounting USB and deleting the contents of the dalvik cache folder?

    then reboot?
     
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    Nope, for two reasons. First, mounting will only give you access to the sdcard. The cache you're looking for is in system memory, not on the card. Second, you'll need root access to delete it, something that isn't available through USB mount.

    The way I did it was that I have ADB (Android Debug Bridge, part of the Android SDK) installed. If you run ADB from your PC, you can navigate around the Droid, and find/delete the cache. Plus, the SDK has lots of neat system tools to play with too!

    -Matt
     
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    OK, that worked. Shows how much I use the Terminal.
     
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    worked for me too. Mine didnt take long to reboot. Maybe because I recently just flashed a new ROM (like yesterday), so there wasnt much in cache? Idk.

    I will be doing this again after a while.
     
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    Subjective test results for the OP -- after a few hours off the charger + game playing + heavy music streaming + decent amount of web use = approximately 20% increase in battery life.
     
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    Not only is battery life improved but overall UI performance is smoother
     
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    I'm trying this now.... Recommended to me by "furbearingmammal"

    It's rebooting now.
     
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    After doing this, so far today, made 30 minutes of calls. Used the music player via bluetooth for an hour, played WSOP for 30 minutes. Checked emails and wifi "on" constant. 70% battery life after 6 and a half hours.

    That my friends is just nuts compared to what I was getting before. I can go to lunch now and not worry about killing my phone.
     
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