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Were you using the phone 3G and just haven't noticed how much that drained your battery?
post #12 of 30
Download SetCPU and make a profile to underclock the CPU when the phone is locked or not being used should increase life by quite abit
    
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Do you get good reception at the library? My Evo 3D absolutely ate through its battery in a matter of a few hours while I was doing nothing when I was in the mountains of Washington. I had zero reception. I would charge it when I got back to my cabin and a few hours later it would be dead again. I came back home and I can go a day without charging it again.

I think it burns up a lot of power when looking for a signal.
    
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whats running in the background? I can promise you, that is what kills the battery. I've gone through several android phones and battery issues can always be tracked to something software related.

Keep in mind the battery on some of these devices is just poor to begin with. I always buy a spare and a charger or just a bigger non-standard battery whenever i pick up a new phone.

On my Galaxy S (original) I can get anywhere between 20 hours and 4 hours depending on usage with the original battery.
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post #15 of 30
Try CPUspy on the market, will show you what is eating up cpu time.
Heard only good things about Juice Defender.
Don't be using super bright themes (every little bit counts)
Does your kernel support under-volting, you can save a little bit there.
Try different browsers, I still like the default, but found some browsers really heated the phone up.
Also check that your phone is going into deep sleep when the screen is off and not something running that is keeping it awake.
Also don't have programs running that you really don't need

http://www.overclock.net/14545807-post28.html

Screens are from Cognition 1.30, but I'm using Cognition 1.42 now and only installed it yesterday, so not sure if its as good with the battery yet, but seems OK.




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post #16 of 30
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Do you get good reception at the library? My Evo 3D absolutely ate through its battery in a matter of a few hours while I was doing nothing when I was in the mountains of Washington. I had zero reception. I would charge it when I got back to my cabin and a few hours later it would be dead again. I came back home and I can go a day without charging it again.

I think it burns up a lot of power when looking for a signal.
Thats a good point. If your reception sucks, it will keep searching actively for a better connection (or a connection at all if you have none).

If you know you aren't going to have reception just go ahead and hit airplane mode. Just remember to turn it back off again when you leave the bad area.
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post #17 of 30
On my Nexus S, after 6 hours my battery drops only 22%. Thats doing nothing, just standby.
You might have lots of apps running in the background. I use JuiceDefender Ultimate and get nearly almost double my battery life.
Also you can try Advance Task Killer, to auto kill apps not in use.

Using my phone on calls of 2+ hours non stop, with bluetooth on, I drop about 34-45%.
    
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post #18 of 30
You're in a library... building material... always searching for the most optimal reception. Drains faster...
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The Galaxy S2 is a battery eating beast. You should try out a custom undervolted kernel like [KERNEL]░█░ Jeffrey-SpeedFrey 2.2.0 ░█░ Amazing battery life(!) & more (Update 17/08)

It should help significantly
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Quote:
Originally Posted by r34p3rex View Post
The Galaxy S2 is a battery eating beast. You should try out a custom undervolted kernel like [KERNEL]░█░ Jeffrey-SpeedFrey 2.2.0 ░█░ Amazing battery life(!) & more (Update 17/08)

It should help significantly
Do I need to root for this?

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