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How is everyones battery life?

Discussion in 'Project Elite' started by tonyisballin, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. tonyisballin
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    tonyisballin New Member

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    i have never seen battery life this good since i got P.E.

    usually i can get about 30 hours, but the other day i got over fifty.

    im so impressed with how smooth this rom is, and how stable it is.

    Thanks Actngrezy
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    What kernel are you using?

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    Slayher's 1100. I also notice, if i have really good signal, i have significantly better battery life.
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    Damn, how the hell have you managed 30-50 hours? Do you have an extended battery?
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    i have friggin awesome battery life too! and i use my droid heavily
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    Yeah I can get a days worth sometimes but 30-50 hours? How in the world are you doing that? Are you using it at all? lol Even if I barely use the phone at all I will get 24 hrs max. Still is the best battery life out of all the roms out for my phone. I have GPS off unless I need it, the kernel that came with the rom and updates only about every 3 hours for my weatherbug...I would crap my pants if I could get 30-50 hours.
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    Are you actually going from a full charge and letting it die completely to get your 30-50 hours (30hrs later your phone is dead). Or are you taking a section of the battery life (90% after 3 hrs) and multiplying it?

    *edit: is it a real time test?
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    My battery life has been excellent with 4.1, but as soon as I fire up one of my games, battery drops drastically. I'm talkin' 10% every 5min.
    But with basic use, it's VERY good.
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    I got my first all nighter out of my droid reciently. P3 1000 ULV (not 100% on that, could be the LV one) GPS off, I did little web browsing. good amount of sms and a few calls, and just a little solitaire, a few widgets not many. Usually I can get a solid 4-6 hours when I'm playing games (addicted to Game Dev Story). I noticed a drastic difference when I deleted my task killer and lookout and gps off. This is by far the best rom I've used. snappy and spectacular battery life, along with awesome support around this forum.
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    I just flashed ChevyNo1-1.0Ghz-lowV kernel. I was using Slayher's 1Ghz LV. Im noticing a little lag when swiping across the home screen. Ill give it a day or two to see how it is. What are you guys setting on the Current Governor? I have it set to onDemand right now.
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    My battery life is horrible on this rom, if i'm on my phone much at all it'll need the charger 2-3 times a day, I love this rom I used the stock slayer kernel which I usually run with every rom i'm trying out cm6.1.2 right now but apps are missing in market couple other things are screwy so I'll be back on this rom after work, gonna try a chevy kernel

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    i just have the stock battery, i like to cycle my batteries every once in a while.

    well i dont have anything refresh, i do keep background data on.



    no i dont use any weird math, i get 50 solid hours, but i dont use the internet a whole lot, i keep my screen time out at about 30s, i dont refresh anything.

    the last 30% seems to last forever, which i love.

    also i use 250-600 with my gov on powersave, it does work.


    can someone suggest to me a screen capture program that doesnt suck?
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    I use shootme for screen shots

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    I have chevy's 1.1ghz ulv kernel and I don't have a specific number of hours to post but I do know it lasts the whole day now w/ moderate usage. As far as ondemand goes try changing your sampling rate down from the default 300000 to 32000 amd your up threshold to 90 using setcpu. Hope this helps!

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    on board I use drocap2. or is that what you don't want to use?
    On the computer I use the screen capture that came with the android sdk (ddms.bat). Once you get that all set up, it's the easiest and quickest way; you just have to be plugged in to the computer.
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    After a reboot, my phone is acting better. Dont see much of a difference from Slayher though. I dont have setcpu.
    Thanks.
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    That's why you get good battery life... Powersave gov sets your freq to your lowest slot on the kernel. So it doesn't matter that its set at 600, its actually only at 250... Go into info on set cpu and scroll down a little to were it says "bogomips", that's your current frequency, it doesn't change from 249.x does it? =]



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    I haven't been on the ROM long enough to comment on battery life because I like to test it a few different way to get an accurate assessment which I wont bore you with in this comment. I do have question about SetCPU that I am hoping someone can answer though. Actually two questions. I haven't changed any of the settings, what ever the ROM was set up to run is how I left it, governor is set to interactive and scaling is 250-1100. Question #1. Under advanced tab the Min sample rate sometimes shows as -1 , sometimes it shows as 50000. I have seen 50000 and 30000 on most of the kernels I have used but never -1. Question #2. Under the Info tab the section that shows the Time in each State is not keeping track or registering any of the statistics, I have never had this problem with other kernels and I am wondering what if the problem is user related or if it is a glitch in the kernel or a ROM glitch? Any input is greatly appreciated! By the way THIS ROM KICKS A**, its faster than a speeding bullet, smoother than a babies bottom and has more customization options than I can list!!! Not to mention my Droid loves it so far!
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    Been using 4.2 for a few days now, and my battery life is flat out amazing. I can go 24 hours no sweat on light use, and I'm going a solid 20 hours under "normal" usage. I know on previous ROMs I'd be dead after 12-15 hours.

    Maybe 20-30 minutes of www, 10-20 texts, constant tweetdeck updating, push gmail.

    I keep GPS off all day (no reason to have it on), and I also keep WiFi off while I'm at work from 9-5, because there is no WiFi in my building.

    This is the best ROM I've used on my Droid, by a mile. :icon_ banana::icon_ banana::icon_ banana:
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    Question 1: I've seen that issue pop up once or twice:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/rescue-squad-guides/47871-overclocking-101-a-27.html

    Unfortunately, it seems to be intermittent, kind of difficult to reproduce and no solution was found. Seemed to be possibly related to kernel and governor settings.

    Question 2: I can verify I''m seeing the same thing. I did disable the internal governor in the ROM, as that seemed to be creating some issues with SetCPU starting in PE V4.1 (though it seemed fine in V4.0). I'm running SetCPU V2.1.0 and currently have the stock kernel. This is the first time I've used a Slayher kernel, and have been thinking about flashing a P3 to see how that runs (not that I have complaints about the stock, but, like you, i enjoy testing for optimization).

    I'm going to guess it's a kernel issue, but can't confirm right now until I try out some others.

    Update Edit: Just flashed a P3 LV kernel-still no stats. Might have to get Actngrezy's take on this one...
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2011