Crazy battery drain

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  1. Big Ry

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    I've been having crazy battery drain all day today. I've had to fully charge my phone twice since I took it off the charger at full charge this morning. and now its almost dead again. I have no idea why this is happening. I haven't used my phone much. I've sent a few dozen texts cause of everything that went down on campus today and checkeda few dozen emails. pretty normal use. I downloaded a few of the 10 cent apps this morning and got a couple updates including facebook. however when i check battery usage, it says ~85% of it is the android system. any idea what's going on? tried rebooting too btw.

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    1. Are you at Virginia tech
    2. Do you use Google music

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    yes, but what does that have to do with my battery drain


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    Anyone have any idea at all?

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    My Android system typicaly uses about 3-5% of total. Do you use a task killer? If you do, get rid of it before you do anything else and see if that helps. Are you overclocking or on a custom rom, or is you phone stock? Froyo or Gingerbread? What apps did you download? You may have to uninstall them all and put them back on a couple at a time.

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    You could also have a bad battery. OG Droid batteries work in the Droid 2. Maybe you can swap it with a good battery and verify. I don't know if a verizon store can check your battery or not to see if its good. Does the phone feel like its running hot while off the charger?

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    It could be a bad app.

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    I'm overclocked to 1.1Ghz, but it happens on default settings too. also on stock rooted GB. I use a task killer. but all of this has been the case for like 6 months now, and I've never had problems until today. I didn't change any settings in any programs or the OS...I really don't use my phone for much more than email and internet now.

    As far as it being a result of the new apps, is that even a possibility? I don't really know how android works since I'm not in computer science. but in the battery stats list, its also lists app usage. so if I had a rogue app stealing my battery life, wouldn't the system say it was that app and not the android system?

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    I thought about that. this actually is a D1 battery. I got the D2 through warranty exchange after going through 5 D1s, but they didn't give me a new battery. it was running a little hot... Like around 105. that's probably pretty hot for not using it lol. i don't havea spare to test with either :/

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