Battery life with Froyo

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  1. ForensicDroid

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    When I was on 2.1 I would have a full day of heavy usage our of the phone and still come home with 70-80% battery. Today I used it the same way and came home with 40%, then after the gym it was at 5%! FIVE...I've never seen the battery that low. I've used Advanced Task Killer multiple times today, still was low.
    It's now been charging for nearly 3 hours and only at 40%.

    Anyone know why the battery is so much worse?
     
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    There's an issue with the version of Froyo that leaked out off the Google servers. Hopefully get the patch soon.
     
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    So you're saying I should have waited for the OTA?
     
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    Yeah. I thought the google release would be the same as the OTA release? No?

    sent from my HTC-incredible via tapatalk
     
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    I found my issue was my task killer was causing it. Uninstall if you have one and see if that helps
     
  6. ForensicDroid

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    Task killer really? I thought that was the app which was supposed to help with this by stopping app that battery drain?
    What I have noticed is that even when I kill my dolphin HD browser with it the app won't die. It's a zombie!
     
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    For some reason, Froyo and the Task killer fight each other, keeping apps open, or making apps randomly open. After I uninstalled, ALOT of my problems with Froyo disappeared
     
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    Ok. I uninstalled advanced task killer. We'll see what happens.
     
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    Just curious. What happened after uninstalling the Task Killer?
     
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    One of the people I work with had a problem with the battery drain. When all else failed, we did a hard reset and re-installed all of her apps. The problem went away, so far.
     
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    You dont need to use task killers with android. It will manage your memory on it's own and kill things as it sees fit. It's just another app running in the background that is not needed using resources...

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    i have this same exact problem with the official Verizon OTA 2.2 update that I just got a few days ago..

    battery life is piss poor on 2.2 compared to 2.1 and nothing has changed on my phone. I've checked battery stats in settings and in spare parts app and I can't find the cause.