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Hi,

I currently have HTC Desire HD smart phone with a 1200mAh battery. My battery runs out within a day and i would like it to last longer so was thinking about upgrading to a larger capacity battery. Would this make battery life a significant amount better?
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Have you considered rooting?

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No, pretty much. You would get some more hours out of it, but you need to, more importantly, look at what's draining your battery. Screen timeout, wifi sleep, pocket mode, fastboot. Then get SetCPU from XDA and set profiles to underclock the CPU when the screen is off (big saver!). I use the power saver at 30% battery too. Means the last 30% last a couple of hours instead of half an hour.

Also, have 3G turned off in areas of low signal. Use airplane mode if you're in a meeting or in class.
    
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Originally Posted by LuckySe7ens;14576993 
Have you considered rooting?

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Never looked into it, i will look at rooting it shortly.
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Originally Posted by Viridian;14577825 
No, pretty much. You would get some more hours out of it, but you need to, more importantly, look at what's draining your battery. Screen timeout, wifi sleep, pocket mode, fastboot. Then get SetCPU from XDA and set profiles to underclock the CPU when the screen is off (big saver!). I use the power saver at 30% battery too. Means the last 30% last a couple of hours instead of half an hour.

Also, have 3G turned off in areas of low signal. Use airplane mode if you're in a meeting or in class.

It is the mobile network that drains the battery very badly. It doesn't last a day if i use it for a few hours and i need more than that.
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I have the same phone, mine lasts about 2-3 days between charges, thats with a fair amount of usage. Im not running any ROMs or anything.

Get yourself a task manager app so you can properly close other apps, check your sync settings - personally I dont really have a problem with the mobile network as im always either connected to wifi at work or at home.

I never understood how people have such a big problem with the battery life on this phone, I mean after all, its not meant to be used like a handheld game console.
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the max i can usually get out of it is a day and a half but i'm pretty heavy on it, 3 hours + of music then atleast another 2 hours of browsing. It just comes down to killing mobile networks when your not using them and gps and so fourth. Beyond that i have all my accounts to sync every 2 hours.
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Root the phone and flash a custom rom these improve battery life enable you todo much more and even lets you overclock nicely smile.gif

search XDA and goto the Desire HD section for all the guides etc rooting and using custom roms are the best way to get the most out of it here is a list from the Rom Android Revolution HD that just shows some of the features.
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About Android Revolution HD

Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) - official HTC RUU 2.50.405.2
This is improved version of stock ROM - no visual changes!
New kernel: 2.6.35.13 (under-volted & tweaked). Details below:
CPU up to 1.61 GHz (1.15 GHz by default) - controlled automatically by built it O/C Daemon. How to use O/C Daemon?
If you want to control CPU manually, you would need SetCPU from here: SetCPU
In SetCPU remember to check "Set on Boot", but using built in O/C Daemon give much better performance and battery then SetCPU
Many CPU governors (SmartAss, Ondemand, Performance, Conservative, UserSpace)
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V(R) I/O as default scheduler
SLQB Memory Management
CIFS, TUN & UTF8 support
LZMA compression
Wi-Fi module improved drivers
Possibility to change VDD levels dynamically - check question 21 in FAQ
Code cleaned up with custom voltages, tweaks & many more!
You can find custom kernels here
ROOT (SU + SuperUser Permissions - Thanks to ChainsDD)
Fully optimized and tweaked
Unsecured boot.img
Newest BusyBox
RAM optimizations
Speed optimizations
2-way recording patch
Enabled GPU UI rendering
SD Card speed tweak
Battery auto-calibration
Data partition special speed tweak
Very fast, clean & stable!
Battery auto-calibration script (Thanks to seo)
Bloatware applications removed (Amazon MP3, SoundHound, etc.)
All system applications updated to latest available
Improved camera performance
Multilanguage (WWE)
Advanced Power Menu and CRT Animation as extra add-ons
Full Arabic and Hebrew languages support! (see the second post)
Zipaligned (Improved RAM management)
Zipalign on boot (for user applications on data partition)
Fully de-odexed
init.d scripts (BusyBox run-parts) support
NANO text editor & sysro/sysrw commands support
Excellent battery life!
Device partitions mounted & formatted as fast EXT4 file system instead of EXT3
SD card EXT4 partition support
A lot of themes made for my ROM & plenty of extras like Advanced Power Menu or CRT in the second post
ROM is ad-free. It means that you don't need any extra software to get rid of advertisements
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Support almost 24h a day
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Mach 5;14587672 
I have the same phone, mine lasts about 2-3 days between charges, thats with a fair amount of usage. Im not running any ROMs or anything.

Get yourself a task manager app so you can properly close other apps, check your sync settings - personally I dont really have a problem with the mobile network as im always either connected to wifi at work or at home.

I never understood how people have such a big problem with the battery life on this phone, I mean after all, its not meant to be used like a handheld game console.

2-3days including browsing the web from the mobile network?

I use 'Advanced Task Killer Free' to close off apps but it apparently doesn't use more battery when these apps are open or not, so i've heard.

Mines doesn't last for a day which is why i have a problem with it.
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the max i can usually get out of it is a day and a half but i'm pretty heavy on it, 3 hours + of music then atleast another 2 hours of browsing. It just comes down to killing mobile networks when your not using them and gps and so fourth. Beyond that i have all my accounts to sync every 2 hours.

Sounds exactly like me except no music and it doesn't last long. Mobile network is never enabled unless i'm actually using it and likewise for gps. I am automatically syncing accounts as well.
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Root the phone and flash a custom rom these improve battery life enable you todo much more and even lets you overclock nicely smile.gif

search XDA and goto the Desire HD section for all the guides etc rooting and using custom roms are the best way to get the most out of it here is a list from the Rom Android Revolution HD that just shows some of the features.



http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=840040

I'll take a look at rooting it, i will have to wait until i get broadband in the new house first to be able to download the rom as i've used up all my allowance by USB tethering.
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Also if you are using Wi-Fi check the advanced settings there should be something like "Sleep when screen is off", so it won't use any more power when the phone is locked etc most of the time they are set to "Never".

Try adjusting your brightness thats a big one i usally set it to manual and the lowest i could get it with it still being visible.

I had a decent guide that covered everything to increase the life i'll dig it up for you smile.gif
    
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