Heavy use

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    This is weird and pissing me off. I have an extended battery.

    Lately when I use my phone heavily, the battery doesn't budge then after I put it in standby with screen off the battery drains...BAD. And it doesn't stop until I restart the phone. I noticed this because even if I charge the phone it will lose battery immediately after done charging with no use, and that never happens with extended battery on.

    Why is it that I have to reboot the phone to stop battery from draining. I've never had reboots which people complain about but this is the same concept...except I'm forced to do it myself
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    On busy days at work, when I don't have time to fart around with my phone, it has about 85% battery left when I get home. I have never experienced drainage while in standby. Perhaps you should check your uptime, your phone may be randomly rebooting without you knowing which takes a lot of juice to do.

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    U could try calibrating your battery... Or if your rooted try a different kernal.

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    I am rooted. I haven't tried any roms I tried loading das bamf but it gave me problems.

    The drain only happens when I use the phone heavy though. It just doesn't stop going down. When I don't use it heavy it has weird drains also.

    How do u calibrate the battery?
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    Easiest way is to download battery calibrator from the market and follow its directions. I believe u can also do it from CW


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    You can do it from root explorer as well. Battery calibration works great though

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    I'll try the market download I don't use root explorer much.

    I downloaded the app...do i just fully charge phone and then turn auto learn on and drain phone completely?
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    Check your battery usage? See if there's something using a large amount of battery that shouldn't be.
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    There isn't...i close everything after using them. My phone drains big time only when I use the phone heavily. It doesn't stop draining until I reboot.

    Must be something causing problems. I had lookout which I just removed...and also one widget which may have killed my battery. I'm charging the phone to try and calibrate it
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    Have you downloaded any questionable apps? Not trying to sound like an alarmist, but maybe you are infected with that new malware DroidKungFu.

    If you are rooted, you might consider recovering to an older backup or outright reflashing the ROM.

    Once you have done that -- don't install any apps and see if the problem still persists and if not, slowly start adding apps back in. If the problem pops up again, then you know the culprit (even if it's not malware).
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    Haven't downloaded anything strange. My battery sometimes lasts two days. I'll try the calibration first and see what happens with that
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    task killer?
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    Yeah charge to 100, run the calibration, let it ride until it dies and charge without a break until 100 again. Done

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    It is possible that your battery percentage is lying to you, or at least is inaccurate.

    Since I see that you are rooted, I would recommend that after doing the battery calibration you delete your batterystats.bin

    To do this:

    1) Download a terminal emulator, if you already haven't (or your ORM doesn't have a built-in one).

    2) Once downloaded or opened, type:

    1. su
    2. rm /data/system/batterystats.bin

    Combining this method with a battery calibration will help you at least a little bit.
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    Battery calibration app deletes your battery stats file. Wouldn't that be redundant or am I missing something?

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    Oh, I didn't read the post. It may, but I choose to do things like that manually anyways, for a couple different reasons.
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    the one I downloaded asks me to turn it on while charging first then let it run down
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    I think it may be 4g actually cause I remember running the phone on 3g for fun too, and this doesn't really happen. I wonder if toggling 4g on and off may help
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    This only happens if I have the large battery. With the small battery, the phone just dies within less than half a day