Horrible Battery Life

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  1. Stelv

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    No I do not use compcache. It starts fast but ends up slowing your phone down and killing your battery. All of my profiles are set to on demand. Make sure u have profiles for below 40 percent and 20 percent battery and temp. Your overall governor should be set to on demand also in my opinion. Make sure you are using a kernel with an interactive governor.

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    OK I have installed p3's low voltage 1100 kernal and changed profiles to make the governor run on demand and turned the brightness down on my screen, I had 100% battery at 2:35 pst... I am going to let the battery run down and see how long I will get now, almost anything will be an improvement... Thanks for all your help everyone, I will let you know how it turns out...:)
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    Good luck:)

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    Down to 60% with moderate to heavy use....not bad but not great either lol

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    @stelv why would it matter if you have a kernel with an interactive governor if all your profiles are set to ondemand?
     
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    40% with pretty heavy use...

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    Hey Cara. I would actually recommend you lower you clock speed and use a different kernel. A lot of people use 1000, 1100 and 1200mhz kernels but I dont recommend it based on what I've seen for speed differences and battery drainage. I stay at 800mhz standard/medium voltage and most devs nowadays load 800mhz stock with their roms, myself included. Just a thought.
     
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    metiCkOne,
    I would try that, I don't think it really makes my phone any faster to clock to 1100, infact the laginess I seem to get when opening my app drawer, or going to my home screen seems to increase with the higher clocking speed. I only got about 5 and a half hours of heavy/moderate use out of my phone switching to a p3 kernal, which was about twice as good as I was getting, but still... I will try a 800, but where do I find one of those?
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    Well just to ensure the kernel is working properly with the profile and it is not causing any conflicts. I dont know if it matters really but I use kernels with interactive governors just in case.

    M1 is right about 800mhz being fast enough. Maybe wipe bat stats again on a full charge after you find a kernel you like. Also it is good to let your battery run out almost all the way before charging.

    I am running sapphire with a 1mhz kernel and although battery life is subjective I am getting average 15hrs give or take. I have gotten up to 20.

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    What do you guys think? The battery is still draining pretty fast right? Should do a clean (wipe) re-install of sourcery and see if battery is better? Or just keep trying another kernel?

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    I put on p3's lv 125/800 kernal ...if this doesn't help, I will reinstall sourcery after wiping and see if that helps...
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    Ok hope I am helping. Battery drain can be a lot of factors and can be hard to pinpoint sometimes. Just throwing ideas out there.

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