Horrible Battery Life

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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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    All of you are helping immensely...
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    Ok after almost 4 and a half hours of heavy use, flashing all kinds of zips(Eiker83 and I are working on his theme for Sourcery), and having the screen on at 90 %, I am at 60% battery life... Pretty awesome !! If I can get 9 hours out of my battery I will be so happy. Thanks everyone :biggrin:
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    Good deal

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    Ok, I went to bed around 4 am with 90% battery, when I got up at around 1 pm I still had 50%... not bad at all, I really wonder what is zapping all that battery at night? I had everything turned off, my data, my wifi,etc... so what could be the deal?Oh well it is wayyyyy better than it was:)
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    Mine hardly drops at all over night. Maybe like 10-20%. Is sourcery checking for updated files every so often? I haven't used sourcery so I don't know, but doesn't it use some sort if push method for certain things?

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    Sourcery does use a push method for updates and themes and such, but you have initialize them thru the Sourcery menu, by selecting install update, or install theme... it doesn't just do it by itself... The only other thing I can think of is I have beautiful widgets weather running, but that only comes on when the screen is awake I would think...I have no clue, but something is still eating thru the battery...
    Cara
    I even bought a second battery, just a regular one not an extended one, but it doesn't matter which one I use the problem still persists:unsure:
     
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