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reflex, did you calibrate it the method I listed?

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Also after you wipe your battery stats. Let the phone die and then fully charge. Take it off the charger and don't plug it in until it dies again, then fully charge. This is the method I always use when swapping ROM's.
You can wipe your battery stats using the app as well. Does the same thing as doing it through recovery.

Its in the market, but in case you cant find it here's the link:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1024867

If this method doesn't work. I suggest the follow:

1. Grab the new iPhone 4S when it comes out. I have the iPhone 4, and it has great battery life right out of the box.

2. Grab a bigger battery for your Android phone

3. Grab the Nexus Prime. I only suggest this because its one of the routes you wanted to go with in your original post. Also for the fact that it could be a viable option for good battery life. The Super AMOLED Plus screens are great on battery, plus I can see a huge community/developer scene for the phone.
Edited by dmasteR - 10/8/11 at 3:36pm
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went to bed last night- plug phone in
woke up this morning- wipe stats
unplug
go run
try to use phone to make call- battery dead
go home- plug in/turn on


currently charging it up again.
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Anyone in the market for a high-end smartphone would be foolish not to wait for the Nexus Prime. At the very least to see what it's going to be packing.

I mean that in the nicest way possible. Seriously. That phone is going to make you drool all over yourself.
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Since i don't enjoy ingesting plastics, i usually don't salivate over phones.

Thank you for your concern though.
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iPhone with the mod to turn off 3G when not in use. Basically, you open Safari 3G turns back on. I'm sort-of an iPhone fanboy, HOWEVER! I have been using iPhones for 2 years and have had no complaints, anyone that I had was on my end. The reason I so strongly suggest the iPhone is it's just like your desktop, only on your phone. Very handy AIO type of phone. Battery isn't too bad. It'll drop when gaming, videos, anything that really uses the CPU. That's typical for any electronic with a battery though. On top of that the iPhone is pretty damn mainstream so a lot of developers work on it.
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I'm not sure when the Nexus comes out but there should be more info on it by the time you can actually get your hands on the iPhone 4S. I'm assuming it's going to be pretty hard to get, especially considering recent events.

If I was you I'd call Verizon and ask them how much you have to pay to cancel your contract. I'm not sure if they'll let you turn around and sign a new contract right after cancelling but ask.

Also, mention how unhappy you are with the hardware and how you can't even use the service you're paying $$$ for because the phone won't stay on. Most companies are willing to make some adjustments to keep you happy.

Might want to throw in how attractive the Sprint plans are for the iPhone 4S and how your friends have Sprint and love it.
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Since i don't enjoy ingesting plastics, i usually don't salivate over phones.

Thank you for your concern though.
Yes you do.

(Seriously, wait and see what the Nexus will have for you.)
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went to bed last night- plug phone in
woke up this morning- wipe stats
unplug
go run
try to use phone to make call- battery dead
go home- plug in/turn on


currently charging it up again.
I'm still really confused as to how your battery died after you unplugged it, and went for a fun. No reason for your phone to die on IDLE, after your run. It was Idle correct?

How many more months before your contract is over?
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I'm not sure when the Nexus comes out but there should be more info on it by the time you can actually get your hands on the iPhone 4S. I'm assuming it's going to be pretty hard to get, especially considering recent events.

If I was you I'd call Verizon and ask them how much you have to pay to cancel your contract. I'm not sure if they'll let you turn around and sign a new contract right after cancelling but ask.

Also, mention how unhappy you are with the hardware and how you can't even use the service you're paying $$$ for because the phone won't stay on. Most companies are willing to make some adjustments to keep you happy.

Might want to throw in how attractive the Sprint plans are for the iPhone 4S and how your friends have Sprint and love it.
I've been a customer of theirs since 1994, I really feel i should get a personal verizon branded slave by now....

I can usually leverage that to get me some stuff. If all else fails, i may go the call and beg route.

I am eligible for phone upgrade in march-ish of 2013.

It would be cheaper to pay the early cancellation fee, and buy a subsidized phone, but i REALLY REALLY REALLY do NOT want to give up my $30 a month unlimited LTE....

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I'm still really confused as to how your battery died after you unplugged it, and went for a fun. No reason for your phone to die on IDLE, after your run. It was Idle correct?

How many more months before your contract is over?
I am confused to. It was in sleep mode. hoping it is just some residual funkyness, and after this charge it will be ok.


And another strange thing i have noticed: The Green "fully charged" LED goes on, but the phone only reports 92% charge
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I've been a customer of theirs since 1994, I really feel i should get a personal verizon branded slave by now....

I can usually leverage that to get me some stuff. If all else fails, i may go the call and beg route.

I am eligible for phone upgrade in march-ish of 2013.

It would be cheaper to pay the early cancellation fee, and buy a subsidized phone, but i REALLY REALLY REALLY do NOT want to give up my $30 a month unlimited LTE....


I am confused to. It was in sleep mode. hoping it is just some residual funkyness, and after this charge it will be ok.


And another strange thing i have noticed: The Green "fully charged" LED goes on, but the phone only reports 92% charge
92% is definitely off. Should be at the very least 98%. Which is due to the phone "turning off" the charger once it hits 100%. Something is definitely wrong. Could you use the Battery Calibration App that I linked to earlier in this thread tonight.

Steps:
1. Charge phone to 100% if its possible. If you cant get it to hit 100% let me know.
2. Run the Battery Calibration App.
3. Discharge phone completely. Doesn't matter how you do it, I normally just run a game so I can quickly discharge it.
4. Fully charge the phone to 100% and see how long it lasts on idle. Don't worry if you get emails, texts, etc. It's still idle and check the battery %.

What battery app/widget are you using? I know some actually DRAIN your battery really bad. I'm using the HTC Battery Widget, which I believe does a great job and very low on resource.
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