ridiculous battery life

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    Updated to .890 about a week ago and have had to charge multiple times each day with normal usage. I came from a droid 2 then d2g and got at least a day on one charge. I have the Verizon extended battery. Im seeing on these forums that guys are getting a day and a half easy on a single charge. I have every flipping thing shut off and and dead in 6hrs. Wtf????
     
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    did you calibrate your battery?
     
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    You mean stats-wise? I use battmonx. Its pretty accurate all the way till the phone shuts off
     
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    I added everything I could except my emails to the "auto end" in the task killer. Worked for me, I get 12-14 hrs with good usage.

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    I don't have any task killer cept for killing stubborn apps auto killer is frozen with bloatfreeze. These screens are a typical day for me on stock battery after some heavy usage at school. View attachment 40619

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    I get a good 15-20 hours with normal use (phone calls, internet, facebook, texting, gmail, etc..) after installing the leaked update. Before that it was easily 10+ hours.

    No auto-end task killer crap going on either (which is VERY bad for the OS).

    I did freeze most of the bloat including all the social services and whatnot which I am sure helped some.
     
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    I used to use advanced task killer on my d1. This time I am using the one that came with the phone. I have it set to turn off selected 2 minutes after screen goes out.
    Gonna have to try the leak though, 15-20 hrs sounds real good.

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    Yeah im thinking I might just take it in. Doesn't matter whether the screen is on 100% of the time and im tethering or if I have it shut off and don't touch it- the thing dies after 6hrs and is borderline on fire the whole time.
     
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    I don't even think my Droid 3 has even been what I would call "warm", tethering, GPS'ing....anything.

    Maybe GPS'ing.....it's been above cool.
     
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    What apps are you running? Take everything off of the auto-end list. Uninstall antivirus, security software, automatic task killers.
     
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    Agree with the bloatless one. If its warm then there is a chance something is running in the background. If you haven't tried powering it down and pulling the battery for a minute, that would be a relatively painless first step. Listing your apps might work if any of us see something that is a known problem we can better advise you. Otherwise, a factory reset without syncing the apps, and then adding the apps back one at a time very slowly is another way to get to the bottom of a misbehaving app. If you haven't done that yet, now would be a good time to since many users with similar issues have indicated that the reset fixed them... well their phones anyway.

    The mighty V may not treat you so well if they ID the update on your phone BTW.
     
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    The only time I find mine get above room temperature is while using Skype video chat, I imagine its from constant CPU use. If yours is hot all the time your CPU is working hard alot or maybe its a defect. Have you tried a CPU monitoring app to see what's going on there

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