I have asked this on the bloatware thread, and I've only seen one person mention that they have seen an improvement (BringTheRain403). I know a lot of you have removed most of the bloatware by now.
Do you see a noticeable increase in performance or battery life after removing the bloatware? By removing, I mean freezing the apk's in Titanium Backup. I don't really have a problem with this stuff being on the phone, but if it will noticeably help to remove it, then I definitely will.
There are a few things you can do that will help your battery life and performance...
� Do some graphical tweaks... 1. Install Spare parts 2. Set Window animations > Fast 3. Set Transition animations > Fast 4. Set Wifi sleep policy > Never While Plugged
� Adjust the Android memory management... 1. Install Autokiller 2. Menu > Presets 3. Most people have best results with 'Moderate' but you could also try 'Optimum' 4. Menu > Settings > tick 'Apply settings on boot'
� Wipe your battery stats... 1. Allow the phone to discharge completely 2. Boot into recovery (hold Home and press On) plug the phone in if you don't have enough charge to get into recovery 3. Select Wipe > Wipe battery stats 4. Go back and Reboot 5. Leave the phone to do a complete charge (preferably over night)
� Adjust your radio settings... 1. Go to Settings > About phone > System updates > Update PRL (it's normal that the phone process will force close at this point and the radio will reboot) 2. Go to your dialer 3. Dial *#*#INFO#*#* 4. Click 'Phone information' 5. Scroll down to the first dropdown selection and set according to your preference below...
� WCDMA preferred (default) - This will automatically switch you between G/E/3G/H depending on the best signal available by constantly monitoring all signals. This uses the most battery. � WCDMA Only - If you only want to use 3G/H (3G) and do not want to use G/E (2G) select this. � GSM auto (PRL) - This is the preferred option as it will allow you to use G/E/3G/H but uses the PRL list on your phone (provided by your carrier in the PRL update) rather than constantly monitoring all frequencies thus saving your battery. This may not work with all carriers if you have difficulty getting mobile data in some areas you will have to use one of the other options. � GSM only - If you only use G/E (2G) select this (it's the same as selecting '2G only' through the settings menu). This option uses the least battery.
Upon making your selection the radio will reboot and the setting is saved, so just back out back to the dialer and you are done.
First off, love this phone! Before the 1.56 update, battery life sucked, but awake time was around 20-39%. After update, battery life is noticeably better, but awake time is never under 100%. I did a factory reset and it went down to 85%, but is back up to 100%. So, should I just ignore the awake issue since battery life has improved or should I take it back for a new hand set? I can go about 8 hours with moderate use and its about 70-80% battery life.
February 19 Update The over-the-air update for the Motorola CLIQ has been delayed to the week of February 22. An updated article will be available once a date has been determined.
On February 18, Motorola will begin sending over-the-air (OTA) software updates to Motorola CLIQ customers. The software update will improve device performance and resolve several known issues. Improved Performance: Improved battery life Improved software performance and stability Improved widget response Decreased Force Close error messages New Manage SIM Card application Support of .WMA and .WAV media files Removal of the imeem mobile application Known Issues Resolved: Accessories & Bluetooth Error: 'Unable to pair' or 'Unable to connect to device' Call functions Can activate other functions while listening to visual voicemail Call not ended by pressing the End key Speakerphone turns on unexpectedly when answer incoming call Plays ringtone or vibrates while on an active call Unable to answer incoming call using �Slide to answer� feature Accidentally opens Dialer or makes outbound while holding device Device hardware (battery, keys, power, screen) Battery indicator may not display accurate battery power Call not eded by pressing the End key Touch screen issues Cannot answer incoming call using the Slide to answer feature Incorrect keys registered using on-screen keyboard Touch display appears to have �dead spots� that are unresponsive Accidentally selects item when trying to flick through screens or menus Messaging Wrong message deleted Phone may reset when turning Wi-Fi off in area with no Wi-Fi coverage Customers can manually download the OTA on demand by going to Settings > About Phone > System Updates. Customers do not need to wait for a notification message to download. Action Steps Be aware of the fixes and enhancements included in the Motorola CLIQ update. If customers are experiencing any Known Issue that will be resolved by the software update: Do not file a handset exchange Advise customers that the issue will be resolved by a software update on February 18. Important Rebate Changes [Retail Partner Sales - T-Mobile Employees and Authorized Dealers] Customers eligible for rebates as part of new activations or upgrades must be advised they will receive their rebates in the form of a prepaid Visa card. When customers take advantage of our new Early Upgrade or Early Upgrade Plus options, they are not eligible for upgrade rebate cards. These new upgrade options allow customers to take advantage of upgrades sooner and provide an instant discount, instead of having to wait for rebate cards. To be eligible for an upgrade rebate card, customers must meet upgrade eligibility requirements. Current, 1-year contracts: 11 or more active months since last discounted handset purchase. Current, 2-year contracts: 22 or more active months since last discounted handset purchase. Rebates on eligible purchases require contract extensions and a $9.99 or higher Data/Messaging feature. Valid only on FlexPay plans with 1 or 2-year contracts. Not valid for Even More Plus plans. Active Months: The number of months in which the account has been in good standing and during which service has not been suspended. Action Steps Inform customers that Early Upgrade and Early Upgrade Plus are not eligible for upgrade rebate cards. Advise customers eligible for rebates that they will receive their rebates in the form of a prepaid Visa card. "With the purchase of your new handset, you can submit a rebate form to receive your rebate. The rebate will be in the form of a prepaid Visa card that can be used anywhere Visa is accepted. See the rebate form for additional details." Trackball Replacement Program [Retail Partner Sales - T-Mobile Employees and Authorized Dealers] On February 24, T-Mobile will launch a Trackball Replacement program for BlackBerry Pearl 8100/8120 and BlackBerry Curve 8320 customers that are having trackball issues. This program will be available in T-Mobile retail stores only at this time. Action Step Refer customers to a T-Mobile retail store after February 24 for further assistance if they come in to your location looking to complete a trackball replacement. First Connect for Dealers [Retail Partner Sales] First Connect for Dealers is an exciting class designed to help on-board and prepare Retail Partners to successfully sell T-Mobile products and services and provide differentiated customer experiences. This four hour class is conducted via the T-Mobile Live Virtual Classroom and covers the following: Welcome to T-Mobile Who is T-Mobile? PCC Differentiated Handsets Differentiated Rate Plans Service Excellence / Selling Skills Tools and Resources Customer On-Boarding The attached flyer contains dates and times for these calls as well as registration details. ADRs should educate their locations about these calls and encourage them to attend. To successfully be able to attend the training sessions, Retail Partners should have the following: Computers with high speed Internet connections The ability to play and hear video segments on the computer using speakers or headset The use of a fully charged mobile phone to hear the audio portion of the conference call Printer access to print Participant Workbook. Action Steps Share the attached flyer with your locations and encourage them to attend one of the scheduled calls.
My X recently (within the last week) started having extremely poor battery performance under the same usage conditions as the previous week (K-9 syncs every 15 min, maybe 2 texts per hour, 2-3 emails per hour, maybe 5 total minutes of phone use). After 4 hours, the battery would be at 20-30%
To make matters worse, most functions were extremely slow to respond (contact loading, test message loading, recent calls, bookmarks, any scrolling was choppy, etc.) The delay when trying the most basic things (opening the browser, making a call) was getting unbearable.
I started backtracking the changes in the last week. Although I started tinkering with Google's App Inventor over three weeks ago, that's where I focused. I uninstalled all App Inventor programs, including the Eyes-Free Text to Speech engine. This engine was recommended by Google to do things like read text messages in the Apps you create.
Still no luck.
I decided to investigate the battery use a little more. In Battery Manager, I found that "Android System" was using about 70% of my battery. I was typically used to seeing things like "display" at the top.
I have an app called Android System Info. This showed my CPU usage pegged at 100% (even after a reboot). It never got lower than 99%. The biggest CPU hog was "Android System" at 75-80%, consistently.
This App has a tab to view the log, and I noticed several recurring error messages in the log. They were occurring at the rate of about 180 times per second! The error? "Invalid TTS Engine" Well, the TTS is controlled by the "Android System". The "Android System" was constantly trying to load the uninstalled TTS engine.
I went into "Settings...Voice input and output", and, although the Eyes Free TTS engine wasn't available, the default TTS was not set. I checked the box to have the native TTS as the default, and checked the box for "Always use my settings".
Everything immediately went back to normal. CPU usage is now around 10-20%, and "Display" is back at the top of my battery hogging functions.
Battery life is back to over 10 hours, and the delays are gone.
I'm not too familiar with the Android OS, and the Droid may be my first Android device. From what I've gathered so far, battery life seems to be an issue with Android devices. I've had 3 different BlackBerrys for a couple of years now and for the most part, battery life has been good or acceptable. My question is, will the Droid suffer from battery life issues as do other Android devices, or will Motorola have a magic formula that increases it? I've read that BGR says battery life is supposed to be "very, very good." But I'm not sure I believe them. They have a way of exaggerating how good a device is, especially if no other reviewer has that device, to make it seem like they have something very special (probably to get more readers).
My battery life has been pretty good since getting the phone in November but the last few days, my use or setting haven't changed but my battery goes from 100% to dead without much use in about 3-3.5 hours. The back of the phone also feels extremely hot. This is with auto brightness, wifi, and bluetooth turned off to maximize battery life. What should I do?
Hey all, so my battery hasn't been the greatest since I got the phone. I got it about 5 days ago, and the battery has been getting worse. At first I could go all day with very heavy use. Now I took my phone off around 11:30 and it's now 7 o'clock. it's now at 40 percent, but I have barely used the phone at all. I texted occasionally, and I made one ten minute phone call. Other than that, nothing. Wifi is off, gps is off, only syncing is on. Is this normal for everyone else? Or should I go to verizon to see if I can get a replacement battery?
Seeing as how the screen seems to have the largest draw on battery life, I've been running the screen brightness at "0", with the native tools. I installed an app called Quick Settings, which decreases brightness by another 10-20%. May not work for some brighter situations, but if you want to have the screen "always on" or know you'll be going hard w/ Facebook, every little bit helps.
I have been a big fan of android since I heard about it a few years ago and when my carrier finally got a android phone I jumped at it. The day the Motorola droid came out I bought it. The Motorola Droid is a great device and I am really happy with it. Fast forward last week I bought a Droid X for my girl friend and at first we both thought it was an amazing device. But after using it some more I noticed all the CRAP that comes with the phone.(she will never use skype and all the other junk) I am mad at google for letting companys like Motorola add all this useless crap on a phone with no way of removing it. Also the battery only lasts a few hours with only twitter and facebook installed on the device? Without rooting it does anyone else know a way to remove these apps?
I have a rooted Droid X running the 2.2 leak. I want to remove apps by renaming them to .bak files but I can't seem to do it with root explorer. Can someone help me manually rename the files by providing a list of comment prompt inputs?
**UPDATED 10/2/2010** Hey all Droid Eris owners, just wrote a lengthy post on my blog about improving performance, stability, and battery life on the Droid Eris on my blog at: http://jonsuh.com/2010/09/make-your-...y-life-how-to/ I included tutorials on: Rooting FroyoEris SetCPU AutoKiller LauncherPro GPS Status Dialer One Wireless Tether *Added 9/24/2010* Battery recalibration for extended battery life *Added 9/17/2010* Upgrading radio (July 2010 2.42.01.04.27) Upgrading Kernel (CFS v5) *Updated 9/17/2010* Tweak your settings (Window transitions, VM heap size, Launcher Pro) *Added 9/24/2010* Well known bugs (Camera bug, 3D gallery bug) *ADDED 10/2/2010*
I've had my Evo for about 2 months now and the battery life wasn't so great. Being that I'm coming from a Hero, it wasn't surprising. But the past week its got incredibly worse. I've done the battery conditioning thing and have a auto task killer. But for example, i got 4 hrs and 17m on one battery today with VERY MINIMAL use. I had bought a back up battery and that has about the same life. I've never rooted and really considering it now. Is 2.2 rootable yet?
I'm thinking about rooting the fiance's evo, she could careless about all the ins and outs of it. My main reason for wanting to do it is for battery life increase. When rooted and flashed to a custom rom is battery life increased? When I rooted and flashed a custom rom my battery life doubled on my hero. Is it possible for the evo?
Got some great help last night getting setcpu up and running and there is some difference, mostly because I'm using LWP. I just had some questions on setting it up correctly. On the main page, you have the two scroll bars (I have both set to 710 and haven't had any problems) , under that is the Scaling option, What exactly does that do, and how should it be set for the balance between performance and battery life?
Follow up question, under profiles, is there any recommended profiles I should set up? Currently I have Screen off: 528/528 on demand with priority 50 (not sure what all of this means though). Are there any others that should be established?
This thread along with the other is being created for the purpose of merging all battery threads into three. It will keep the forum clean and will also serve as a one stop information collective. This particular [Battery] thread is for Fixes and Tips on how to increase battery life. If you have found any ways to help get the most out of your battery please share it here and help other members if you can. Please don't get angry or upset with another member if they disagree with your fix or tip.
According to a lecturer at uni, mobile devices use more power when they have to try and hold a connection (wifi or mobile network) that is further away.
Apparently moving your router closer will allow the device to conserve energy by allowing it to power down it's radio because it's not having to broadcast it's signal as far. This also extends to cell towers - it seems living a long way away from one will make your phone work harder to keep a 3G/EDGE/GPRS signal and thus wastes battery. I'm inclined to take his word for it, what with a PhD under his belt on the subject!
Heres a new battery saving tip
I think this holds some truth, when I was in London over the summer I swear my battery used to die so much quicker because it kept having to try desperately to hold onto weak signals being blocked by all the built up areas. Not a lot anyone can do about it but it might go some way to explaining the differences in battery life people are reporting.
SetCPU claims to be able to increase your battery life by limiting the speed your processor can run at. This seems like sound reasoning at first, but then I remember roughly what a CPU is and how it works...
So let's say you've set a profile so that when the screen is off it will be limited to half the clock speed; around 500mHz. Lets then say your email wants to get updated, so your processor chugs away that that. If it was set to full capacity it may take say, 1 second to complete the task then go back to it's idol state. With SetCPU limiting it, it would take twice as long and would still use exactly the same number of cycles as before.
In fact, when you think about it, it doesn't actually matter what speed your phones processor is running at all the time, what matters is how much work you're asking it to do. Surely the best and only way to increase battery life is to simply have your processor complete less tasks, therefore using less clock cycles? Sending a text message uses the same amount of clock cycles no matter what your max setting is, so as a result uses the same amount of power.
If anything, having SetCPU running all the time just gives your phone more work to do and therefore decreases battery life?
My Captivate has been plugged in for the past 2+ hours and I barely have 40% battery. Also, my charging cord doesn't stay plugged in. If I pick it up at all while it is charging, the cord falls out. I love this phone, but this may be a deal breaker. What are the chances these issues are just with the phone? Should I go to AT&T and get a new one?
I rooted my phone about 2 days ago and I did a nandroid backup, titanium backup, used titanium backup to freeze some of the bloatware.. Have not yet installed any ROMs or Kernels. I got SetCPU and made several profiles in an attempt to increase my battery life. I wanted to see if it was working so I set up a widget, and despite the fact that my battery was at 20% (I have a <25% battery profile setting) the max was still 998
So I'm not sure if any of you have been reading or trying out some of the SetCPU values a fellow over at XDA is suggesting. Froyo ROMs increase your battery life! try this (UPDATE 08/26/2010) - xda-developers. Basically, whatever you want your max to be (700+ish) and setting the min down to 19 (lowest it can go).
I remember reading something about it not being good to have your CPU jumping 300+ Mhz, which it clearly would be doing with these values. I would ask over there, but that place kind of scares me Just wondering if any of the fine, intelligent folks over here have any advice on this. I would love for my eris to idle at 19200 but not at the cost of my battery and/or the phone itself.
I just ordered the Xperia X10a. Customer Retentions gave me a great deal on it (Great deal = entirely 100% free, I figure I really couldn't beat "free" :P) and so I said "Yes, that sounds lovely" (not an exact transcript of my reaction). I now await its arrival in the mail. So I've been pretty damn excited about it. But then I did the ONE thing I told myself not to do: go trolling on the internet for all the negatives. I knew there were going to be negatives, that's the nature of smartphones, there's always going to be something if not multiple somethings. But I have to admit I was unprepared for the sheer amount of complaints over the battery life. Now I'm depressed (not really, but you know what I mean). Did I just order myself a lemon? I mean don't get me wrong, you still can't beat a free phone I suppose, but is it a free mobile phone, or a free "I need to get to a wall outlet so I can charge this thing because it discharged after only an hour and a half" phone, which isn't exactly all that mobile (ok, well it's mobile, just not mobile + useful at the same time -- I admit I was sort of hoping for the latter. Pipe dreams, what can I say).
I am a complete noob at this stuff and was planning on using my samsung moment with stock android 2.1 but..........the battery life sucks. I'll be lucky if i get through a day with only two phone calls and a couple of texts. I was reading on these forums about how rooting can increase battery life on the moment, but how? can someone explain to me how? Oh and if i wanted to root my moment, would this be the easiest way? http://sdx-downloads.com/custom/
Ive used Cm6 and had some homescreen lag issues so i tried liquid frozen yogurt 1.6 and i love it. i ran the slayher kernel and it seemed to be doing just fine. it is snappy and battery life is better than CM6. I also tried simply stunning v4.8. I really like SS a lottt but with the chevy kernel my battery life was absolutly terrible. I don't know why that was so i switched back to Liquid froyo 1.6 and my battery life is a lot better now. Does anyone know about UD extreme 8? ive heard good things but i just wanted to know a little bit more about it. So basically my question is what do you guys think the best ROM and kernels are for performance and battery.