Jumpy Battery

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  1. AndyMan

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    So I have been having issues recently with my battery life not lasting more than a few hours with very limited use. What I have discovered, is that although the battery might say 20%, a simple reboot brought it back up to 80% (which seems right for the real usage). Anyone else have this problem? Could it be a faulty battery sensor or something like that?

    I tried to make a video, but everything was too blurry because the numbers are so small..
     
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    I haven't tried the reboot but noticed that %'s aren't accurate. My phone typically says several hours >70%, then quickly drops to 20% but will then stay at 5% for hours.

    It would make me worry about running out of "juice" but I have yet to run out of power during the day 5:30a to 10p with average use. If you focus on the % it will drive you crazy.

    I didn't see this in the earlier ROMs (I'm running .6.2.1)
     
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    Use Root Explorer, or equivalent), go to data>system>and delete batterystats.bin after you've charged your phone to 100%. This will help with battery meter accuracy.
     
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    thanks, ill give it a shot
     
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    the folder was empty.. Instead I charged the phone and cleared the battery statistics from the rom toolkit. we'll see if that helps
     
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    I'm having the same issue with three different batteries and I've recalibrated each of them with no luck. My battery stays at 70% for 2-3 hours, then drops to 50% and then to 20% all with 15-20 minutes. My time at 5% varies greatly, but I know yesterday I was at 5% for at least 8 hours, with around an hour of that spent playing Zenonia 2.

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    This is a known issue with latest versions of BB that a TON of people are getting. Peter claims that all of his phones and those of his close friends/family don't show this so he isn't able to debug it.
     
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    wow! another thread? Why are the mods leaving things like this up. This isn't a huge problem. it's only happening to a few people. that's why pete isn't changing his rom. The few people should just swap roms. and stop creating more threads. This is hilarious, everyone wants to know why pete isn't checking these threads? it's probably because there a select few complaining about a problem only they are having. This is not directed at anyone in particular so don't get offended. this is a person who loves this rom and wants pete developing more like it. He does awesome work and if we tolerate these damn threads than why would he continue to develop for us?
     
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    Should we start having people submit there posts to you for approval prior to putting them here? People post to get their problems seen by as many people as possible. The more people see the problem, even if it is happening to only a few, the more likely an answer can be found.

    BTW, OP have you tried just reflashing the rom with no wipes?

    See how that works?
     
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    Wow! Another post by you saying the same crap over and over again? Why do the mods allow you to exist here still? And by exist I mean troll battery threads.

    So what you are saying is since YOU don't have the problem, it doesn't exist?

    I think Pete can handle threads like this. He's a big boy. He's not going to stop developing because some people bring up issues. Regardless if it is the same thing in multiple threads.

    If YOU had an issue you would post a new thread too. Or you'd risk your post getting lost in a thread with a bunch of non-helpful posts like you constantly bring to these threads. And like I just did. But you deserve to be abused.

    Now go get your shine box.
     
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    I've actually had this issue with a few different ROMs. It's not just BB it seems.
     
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    People, stop responding to polack, he's just a troll that needs a good ban... we do have an 'ignore list' just for this!
     
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    I have tried reflashing in the past with and without clearing all cache and data. My issues is with consistincy. Some days it will be great battery life, and today, it went through 2 batteries, with no/minimal usage in about 7 hours.. somethings wrong, and its really hard to pin point if I have bad rom/battery/phone/etc..
     
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    one thing I imagine that might not help is using two batteries. My guess is it might confuse the phone, when you clear battery stats, so it gets use to the drainage properties of one battery for a while, and then a switched battery confuses it. I dont change batteries often, but while traveling, and not much access to power outlet, I usually keep a charged battery near by. That being the case today, two fully charged batteries barely lasted 7 hours, with barely any usage, no crazy programs running, a few reboots to make sure the output was correct..
     
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    I never had this problem with any other ROM :-( I like BB but this is a very annoying issue to put up with if there is no fix. I have talked to many others about this in about 6 different threads and on even other droid forums. This is a huge issue with many users that use BB (new version). I switched back to SS and the problem went away. I am back on BB because I like the gingerbread components and a few other features. The battery issue will not give you shorter usage time you will just get inaccurate readings all day. Towards the end of the day you will get a red x saying your battery is completely gone but it will still work fine. I have a battery widget called "battery monitor widget" by 3c06 that actually show the real battery life. How does this battery widget have the real battery status and know the real and accurate battery levels? Where does it get the data from that BB cannot get it from?
     
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