Something is KILLING my battery life!!

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I have installed juice defender and it says I'm saving 1.5 etc as far as I can understand it. I just know that since I have installed JD I will loose alot of battery. For example I lost 10% in the first Jr with the Droid just sitting. And down to 50% in three hours. I am about to uninstall JD and see what is going on.

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Uninstall DJ and get the 'watchdog' app from the market. It looks specifically for apps that are using to many CPU cycles and/or to much power and tells you (but does NOT kill them or anything, this is NOT a 'task-killer') it works great (i.e. uses barely any power or cpu cycles and doesn't interfere with the system).
 
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I downloaded watchdog and nothing jumped out as using cpu resources. I've uninstalled juice defender so we'll see. I fully plan on getting a droid 2 extended battery.

This phone is a refurb, I wonder if it has a bad battery?
 

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Go into settings -> battery something -> & touch the battery for a usage list

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I uninstalled JD for this very reason and just got a D2 extended life battery :)

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I was in your same situation.

Install clockwork recovery and go to the advanced menu there and delete dalvik cache and delete battery stats.

I did this today and now am at almost 9 hours off charge with 70% still remaining. I didn't think it was for real at first but I cannot believe it. I can finally use my phone the way I want to again.
 
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I was in your same situation.

Install clockwork recovery and go to the advanced menu there and delete dalvik cache and delete battery stats.

I did this today and now am at almost 9 hours off charge with 70% still remaining. I didn't think it was for real at first but I cannot believe it. I can finally use my phone the way I want to again.

Hey I like the potential there! BUT its not in the market place. I also don't have a rooted phone. Did I miss something? Thanks for the input.
 

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I was in your same situation.

Install clockwork recovery and go to the advanced menu there and delete dalvik cache and delete battery stats.

I did this today and now am at almost 9 hours off charge with 70% still remaining. I didn't think it was for real at first but I cannot believe it. I can finally use my phone the way I want to again.

Hey I like the potential there! BUT its not in the market place. I also don't have a rooted phone. Did I miss something? Thanks for the input.

Yeah you'd have to be rooted to do this, and since you're not I don't think this is the problem anyway since the battery stats usually mess up if you're flashing roms or kernels. you may have to get an extended battery if nothing is jumping out at you in battery usage...

do you have antivirus or app killer installed? if so, get rid of those...
 
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I have ATK on my phone. I will uninstall it and see where we go. Thanks.

I had hoped that ATK would speed up the system and thus save SOME battery.
 

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I have ATK on my phone. I will uninstall it and see where we go. Thanks.

I had hoped that ATK would speed up the system and thus save SOME battery.

Yeah get rid of it, android has built in memory management, and an app killer honestly just uses more resources/battery then saves...
 

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Make sure you reboot after you uninstall ATK

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Turn off the wifi when you are not using it the same with blutooth. Also turn off live wallpaper.
 
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