Some of the worst battery life I've ever seen????

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  1. Stormwing

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    This may be a bit premature as I just got Sapphire working today, but my battery life ever since then seems to be utterly atrocious.

    WIth relatively light use - some web browsing, market downloads, flashing a small update.zip or two, and just straight idle time - I'm losing like 30%-40% per hour. (And I really mean light use, I've done much worse before, CPU-use wise.) Tried 3 different kernels, and results were still pretty much the same. I left BB0.4 to LithiumMod in search of better battery life, and then went from LM to Sapphire when LM failed. And now Sapphire manages to be spectacularly worse? This goes against everything I've heard about both ROMs! What the heck is going on??

    *Note: I've been using 125-300/800-1000 across all three ROMs, so I'm not throwing crazy speeds at them either.
     
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    There is something seriously wrong with losing 30-40% per hour.

    When you go to settings > about phone > battery use, whats the #1?

    If this seems to be a continuing trend with every rom / kernel you try, I would get a new droid
     
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    See that's the strange thing. Ever since I flashed Lithium nothing shows up in About Phone besides stuff like cell standby, android system, and display. Partial Wake gives me a better idea, but it's usually "UID 1002" at the top which I assumed was the display. Forgot to check batt use in Sapphire until now (too caught up in restoring after the data wipe), and since I just unplugged it 20 minutes ago I don't have much to work with.

    On that note, omg i just made it 20 mins with constant web browsing without going down from 60 perc-oh wait okay down to 50 now.

    Could it really be a Droid issue? Maybe I need a new battery? Or I guess I could just retry BB? I didn't get insurance, I don't want to bother with unrooting/returning it, I don't really want a DX or D2 due to their software limitations if they're out of D1s, and despite all of it's limitations I've been quite happy with my little Droid...we've been through a lot *sniff*
     
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    it is definitely not sapphire causing that. what if you just wipe and start fresh?
     
  5. Stormwing

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    I'm not blaming sapphire; battery drain just seemed to accelerate exponentially after I got it going. Just hoping someone somewhere has some insight as to what's causing this across all ROMs I flash (and maybe how I can improve it within Sapphire). Also I already had to do a data wipe to stop Gem Tools from FCing...unless you mean all the way back, unrooting included...
     
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    He means wiping cache and data 3 times and reinstalling Sapphire.

    Also, the applications that run in the background do matter. If you have any instant messengers or anything else that sits and uses 3g all the time, like IRC or AIM/MSN/Yahoo it will absolutely eat battery life.
     
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    Oh...reinstalling was so tedious..how can I force a backup with Google's servers?

    I do keep an eye out for rogue apps, but all I have running are usually just widgets, setcpu, and tempmonitor. I have a themed version of Facebook (1.3.1), not sure if that was the notorious battery drainer but afaik it doesnt seem to be the culprit here.
     
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    As far as I know, Google has record of everything you have installed as long as you have sync on. I have personally used TitaniumBackup plus the Google restore to get everything back up and running. (Use Titanium to backup all apps+settings and then restore missing apps and settings once initial Google sync is complete w/ all apps.)

    Only thing I would personally look at, is make sure the overclock settings in GEM are off, since you're using SetCPU, and make sure your phone has a profile for when the screen is off, like 400/125 or so. Helps a lot when the phone isn't running at 1ghz while you're not doing anything with it. :)

    Edit: Oh, and reboot the phone once you turn off the GEM stuff.
     
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    My battery life is crappy too, but not as bad as yours. BB had much better battery life, but I like the speed and snappiness of sapphire. I had setcpu running today with profiles copied from some other thread, but I'm going to test battery life using the built in GEM settings and see if it's any better.
     
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    You really need to be doing a full wipe on data, cache and system partitions. You can do data and cache off of recovery if you want but you gotta jump on adb shell to wipe system.

    I just flashed saphire today actually first time I've used this ROM, thorougly impressed!

    Just give it another try. I know its a pain in the ass but if you do a full wipe you eliminate 99% of things can go wacky on ya.

    Good luck!

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
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    When i was on sapphire for a day i got some great battery life..i went to disneyland that day..from 7am-11pm my battery had only dropped 30%...every line i was in id browse the web..you just have to find the right kernal and set up set cpu to your phones liking..