Wow UD 3.1....18 hrs on a single charge?

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  1. juv3
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    Hi everyone, i'm new to this forum but not new to trying out Kernels for my Moto Droid 1, So i tried Chevy's1 Kernel, Slayher kernel the latest one for GB and the one for froyo, and a bunch more... one that i tried but i had trouble with was P3droid kernel but after a few tries i got it working and man that Kernel is flying, recharges the phone faster and can't explain how excited i am because to be real it's the ****, the socond one i recomend is Chevy's1 kernel Simply stunning Gingerbread because it has a nice theme that comes with it and by the way i'm on my way to give it a try for the second time because i like the pimp'n look it gives to the status bar, it didn't notice it faster than P3droid but if you are the kind that likes performance and look rather than battery life i recommend that one, for bettery performance i recommend p3droid whatever overcloack your phone can take: now with p3droid what i did was i first flashed the kernel then the ramzwap file to use compcache, but all these needs to be done before you turn on the compcache, and also the Detethering option being checked makes it really slow so uncheck that if possible before flashing this kernel, another thing was i unchecked the Lock messeging app in memory, my phone is faster than any other kernel i have tried for the U.D 3.1.1 and if it discharges quick it charges full within one hour.
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    Excellent post, Juv. Can you post where you got the ramzswap to flash?
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    Hey juv, are you talking about the P3droid froyo kernel? I don't see one for gingerbread.

    Play a jam!
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    I'm still having battery problems with UD any suggestions?
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    Depends on what the actual issue is. Things to try:

    * Get and run the Spare Parts app after leaving your phone alone for a couple hours. Check the battery usage and "partial wake usage" and see if any app has a partial wake lock on the phone

    * Remove widgets that have to poll for information; CPU/Battery temperature gauges, weather, twitter/facebook, etc.

    * use setCPU to limit the max CPU speed when the screen is off to about stock or below.

    * change your governor from "interactive" to "ondemand" - you get a slightly less responsive system, but it doesn't run your CPU nearly as ragged

    But again, these are general solutions; you need to find out what the actual problem is first.
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    If I have widgets installed but not any on the homescreen do they affect battery life? I am using the fancy widget for a clock in my homescreen though.
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    In general, no, installed-but-not-used shouldn't take any battery.

    That said, I found fancy widget to be using battery even when it wasn't on a home screen. I don't know why, but I never had it on any home screens and it was running all the time, and was waking up my phone every so often, presumably to get the weather. It's in /system somewhere in UD, so I couldn't uninstall it; I had to go to root explorer and remove the thing.
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    oohhh well what could be some more complicated problems that could be affecting my battery life, the not so general if there are some common ones
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    Depending on whos kernel ur running, as some kernels do or dont have "full data collection" of all apps, some just show system apps, but going into settings-about phone-device info-battery use & battery history, u can see what apps are high & or if any of the system is running alot, specifically android system & compare the running time with the screen on time, they should be relratively close to each other.
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    I like wigets, they're Fancy and come in Handy but most of them do kill battery, these are the ones i have right on my main screen out of 5 screens i have.. Advanced Task Cleaner, because it's the best for killing apps it has a autokiller and screen off killer so when you add an app to the autokill list and you can choose to check every 10-5 or 1 minute and kill it, i have it for 1 minute, the other only widget i have is the Launcher Pro Facebook... Fancy Widget and all other Digital clocks i have tried do waist battery life they help only if you can see the widget for example if you are on the browser are you gonna hit home just so that you can see the widget? i rather look at the little clock on the upper corner, and if the screen is off i press the power button and see the time without unlocking the phone, to me The clock widgets are a waist of my MF battery life and Time lol
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    Saw the OP last night, so I installed UD, and I am also completely floored! I was normally getting 4 to 5 hours of battery until I hit 5%. This was on various gingerbread roms. Today, on The Ultimate Droid, was a different story! This is awesome! Though I am going to have to look at what the heck ING direct is doing, I only used it for a couple minutes... I'll also clear my battery stats again, and see how we do tomorrow.

    Also, I've noticed the camera/video camera is completely stable. This is good, since I thought I was going to have to revert to a stock ROM for the upcoming Rock on the Range we go to every year where I take a gazillion pics and videos with my phone!



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    I plugged the usb in to pull that screen capture over, and when I unplugged it about a minute later, the battery jumped back to 60% and it still says over 11 hours on battery. Hmmmm.. yup, gonna clear the battery stats tonight.

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    Does anyone know an app that can clear your battery stats, how long should i do this like days/restarts/etc, is the only way to delete this by going to recovery advanced?
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    I've only ever seen that ability with recovery. I usually clear them when flashing a rom, or restoring a previous version, and then only if I'm at 100% battery when I do it.
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    Or terminal, or a file explorer ...
    Data/system/batterystats.bin
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    Here is a link to a different way of calibrating ur battery, I have never tried it so not sure if it works or not: xda-developers - View Single Post - Battery Calibration

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    Well I'm still on my discharge portion of my battery stat reset, and I'm over 21 and a half hours. I've been at 5% battery for about five hours now. Just waiting for the phone to shut off!

    Interesting stuff going on here!

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    That's about exactly the life I get on mine; 24 hours +/- a few.
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    This is just insane! The best I've Gotten from any rom is about ten hours when I was on Sapphire. Here I am at almost 23 hours with ud, still at 5% on my battery stat reset round.

    I think I finally found a rom I'm going to stick with for more than a few weeks!

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