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You can't really mess up your phone rooting it, putting in roms or kernels. The only real way to brick your phone is when you mess with radio updates.

I'm not sure why weirdo didn't notice battery saving with downclocking his phone, but for me and MANY others it saves a TON of battery. You should try it. You could try setcpu which I think is pay to use or try other apps like cpuboost which is free. They have ways to downclock the phone, overclock the phone, do either of the two when the screen is on or off etc. This was a huge battery saver.

The reasons people think programs like "Juice Defender" work is because it turns off things that use up battery life. You don't actually need Juice Defender to save battery BETTER than juice defender. Basically if you turn off Wifi, 3G, GPS and Bluetooth, you'll be saving TONS of battery. If you're using an HTC weather widget, change it's update time to every 3 hours or more that way the system isn't checking every hour or 5 minutes which uses a lot of battery.

This of course depends how much you use your phone etc. If you're expecting emails, you're gonna' need internet connectivity, but if you like to just check the email whenever you have the time you can easily turn wifi or 3g on for a moment, check your email then turn it off again.

Those are the largest consumptions of energy. I don't recommend app killers. If you have Android 2.2 or 2.3 then it knows how to handle apps appropriately and killing them is only bad for your phone and doesn't actually help.
1) It depends on your phone, some ondemand stock scaling is nearly unbeatable. I have setCPU.

2) Agreed. JuiceDefender is a great app but only if you don't bother to do what it does yourself. I usually don't TBH, unless i know i'm not gonna be using WiFi for a while and i'm low on battery. GPS doesn't help your battery at all unless you're using the GPS. Common misconception..GPS only runs when requested by an app. If you really want to save battery without touching the WiFi settings, use Root Tools or something to change the scan interval. That helps a lot.

3) pretty sure it's common knowledge to not use task killers. I have one, but it's fully Froyo and Gingerbread compliant (SystemPanel) so it does help, and i don't even usually use it.

Maybe part of the reason downclocking didn't help me is i'm constantly using my phone. 18k texts per month FTL.
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Yeah, if you're constantly using the phone then it won't help you much since it's constantly powering down and waking back up. Downclocking is great for people that only mess with their phones every now and then but take long breaks in between. Like 4 hours before checking to see if you've missed a call or check your email or what have you.

Btw, I don't know how to change it, but under Notes add "MIUI ROM, InvisibleK's #28 Kernel"
Edited by Simca - 2/14/11 at 2:00pm
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Wow, I'm overclocking my phone to 500 when Idle, since I use it alot I really didn't notice any difference other than instant wake up.

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post #294 of 352
ok ok.. i have question since i found this thread... actually , u can OC mobile CPU... hooow???
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SetCPU if you're rooted.
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SetCPU if you're rooted.
And have a kernel that allows for it.

Picked up a Nook Color the other day, got it running CM7. HC just isn't quite ready yet for use as a daily driver.
    
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Idk, would it work on xperia x8
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Originally Posted by Nburnes View Post
And have a kernel that allows for it.

Picked up a Nook Color the other day, got it running CM7. HC just isn't quite ready yet for use as a daily driver.
Nice. My sister got one. It's really nice, but I keep thinking about getting a XOOM, even it it's more expensive.

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Idk, would it work on xperia x8
Unlikely. As far as I remember, Xperia devices are pretty locked down. xda-developers.com forums might be able to help more.
    
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18k texts per month FTL
lol a little too much free time?
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lol a little too much free time?
nope, multitasking ftw
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