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    Default HTC One X: Extremely poor battery life

    Rooted, S-off, TWRP2.5.0.0, Android 4.1.1, sense 4+, 3.18 firmware

    This phone has always had unsatisfactory battery life, but recently it has been downright stupid bad. I figured when I rooted I would be able to straight up remove bloat apps that I never use and see an improvement, but it wasn't that easy and I haven't gotten up to speed on custom ROMs yet and which one to use; so I used App Quarantine to freeze them. Over the past two weeks or so I've been seeing battery drain as bad as 40% in 3 hours with minimal use. I just unplugged my phone 16 minutes ago and it has used 5% of the battery - with the exception of setting an alarm, I haven't used it. Usage shows Chrome taking up 33% - fair enough, when it's awake I use the internet a lot, 2nd is Android System with 10%, then Handcent SMS with 6% and Android OS with 5%. I am really quite puzzled here; because it looks like there is nothing there that could draw that much power. The only things consistently and by choice running in my background are a screen brightness bar, gmail and handcent. I have auto update and notifications disabled for all social media bloatapps, which I never use anyway. I'm not using any widgets, either. What the hell is going on?
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    Default Re: Extremely poor battery life

    Were any of the apps youve "frozen" running in the background at the time you took them out? Perhaps they are stuck open, for lack of better words, causing more of a drain.
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    Default Re: Extremely poor battery life

    Is that even possible? The apps would stop running when I reboot the phone anyway.
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    Default Re: Extremely poor battery life

    Quote Originally Posted by yarch View Post
    Is that even possible? The apps would stop running when I reboot the phone anyway.
    I would suggest updating your version of TWRP and flashing Android 4.4. I personally think it has good battery life with Kit Kat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    I would suggest updating your version of TWRP and flashing Android 4.4. I personally think it has good battery life with Kit Kat.
    So I went to TWRP 2.7. Which recovery would you recommend for flashing Android 4.4?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yarch View Post
    So I went to TWRP 2.7. Which recovery would you recommend for flashing Android 4.4?
    2.7 has lots of problems. I use 2.6.3.0 with selinux.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    2.7 has lots of problems. I use 2.6.3.0 with selinux.
    Noted and heeded. And which ROM?

    (edit)
    Not which ROM are you running, but what would you recommend overall for an knowledgeable user but non-developer.
    Last edited by yarch; 05-13-2014 at 07:42 PM.
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    Default Re: Extremely poor battery life

    Quote Originally Posted by yarch View Post
    Noted and heeded. And which ROM?

    (edit)
    Not which ROM are you running, but what would you recommend overall for an knowledgeable user but non-developer.
    I have not found the perfect 4.4 ROM yet. Right now I'm running Karbon Kat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    I have not found the perfect 4.4 ROM yet. Right now I'm running Karbon Kat.
    Ok. Until I find out a little more about the current 4.4 ROMS I'm running Cyanogenmod 10.2.1 (4.3.1). The extremely poor battery life issue was intermittent and odd, I'll wait and see what happens with this ROM.
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    I have been having the same problem, i noticed that the battery was lasting about 4 hours. I forced closed all apps, ex facebook, weather channel app ect, and rebooted it. And it been fine for about a week now. But it does randomly shuts ofc while I talking on the phone... Haven't figured that one out yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yarch View Post
    Ok. Until I find out a little more about the current 4.4 ROMS I'm running Cyanogenmod 10.2.1 (4.3.1). The extremely poor battery life issue was intermittent and odd, I'll wait and see what happens with this ROM.
    4.4 has good battery life. You probably have to adjust the CPU speed.

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    Default Re: HTC One X: Extremely poor battery life

    Quote Originally Posted by numskull223 View Post
    I have been having the same problem, i noticed that the battery was lasting about 4 hours. I forced closed all apps, ex facebook, weather channel app ect, and rebooted it. And it been fine for about a week now. But it does randomly shuts ofc while I talking on the phone... Haven't figured that one out yet.

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    What ROM are you running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    What ROM are you running?

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    Viper 4.2
    I'm thinking of going to CandyKat.
    Your website down?

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    Last edited by numskull223; 05-17-2014 at 11:26 AM.
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    Default Re: HTC One X: Extremely poor battery life

    Quote Originally Posted by numskull223 View Post
    Viper 4.2
    I'm thinking of going to CandyKat.
    You website down?

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    Which one?

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    Default Re: HTC One X: Extremely poor battery life

    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    Which one?

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    If you mean which CandyKat, it's 4.4.2/sense 5.
    I'm making sure I can use beastmode and twrp 2.6.3

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    Quote Originally Posted by yarch View Post
    Ok. Until I find out a little more about the current 4.4 ROMS I'm running Cyanogenmod 10.2.1 (4.3.1). The extremely poor battery life issue was intermittent and odd, I'll wait and see what happens with this ROM.
    Try candykat 4.4 so for its solid

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    Quote Originally Posted by numskull223 View Post
    Try candykat 4.4 so for its solid

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    Scratch that, it has issues of freezing while changing....back to Venom 4.2 for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    Which one?

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    Wizzrah, A while back I had this problem, when my screen would go off, and I would turn the screen on I would not have a signal.....I went to settings>power, and unchecked the box for turning off data when its inactive. But it still shuts off the data....Is there something else I am forgetting. I went back to the 4.2 viper rom.
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    Default Re: HTC One X: Extremely poor battery life

    Quote Originally Posted by numskull223 View Post
    Wizzrah, A while back I had this problem, when my screen would go off, and I would turn the screen on I would not have a signal.....I went to settings>power, and unchecked the box for turning off data when its inactive. But it still shuts off the data....Is there something else I am forgetting. I went back to the 4.2 viper rom.
    Were you using the stock kernel or a custom kernel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    Were you using the stock kernel or a custom kernel?

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    Beastmode 3.5+

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    I think I got it. I flashed a stock kernel, then flashed beastmode again...so far so good.

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    Default Re: HTC One X: Extremely poor battery life

    So the CM 10.2.1 ROM is ok but it has a couple of pretty bad flaws and support is nonexistent. When I receive a call it only plays my ringtone once, and I am having some pretty frustrating wifi issues. It won't automatically connect to a network most of the time and to manually connect I have to open the connect dialog and hit "connect" between 2 and 8 times, the connection also drops while the phone is sleeping but only sometimes. There is no pattern whatsoever to how and why. I would go to a different ROM but I do not have time to go through that process right now because life takes priority.
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    Default Re: HTC One X: Extremely poor battery life

    Quote Originally Posted by yarch View Post
    So the CM 10.2.1 ROM is ok but it has a couple of pretty bad flaws and support is nonexistent. When I receive a call it only plays my ringtone once, and I am having some pretty frustrating wifi issues. It won't automatically connect to a network most of the time and to manually connect I have to open the connect dialog and hit "connect" between 2 and 8 times, the connection also drops while the phone is sleeping but only sometimes. There is no pattern whatsoever to how and why. I would go to a different ROM but I do not have time to go through that process right now because life takes priority.
    Try TeamEOS ROM. It's worth it if you have the time to flash it. I have had no problems with this ROM.

    [ROM][KK][AOSP][TEAMEOS] OFFICIAL Evita Nightlies - xda-developers

    It has been phenomenal. You'll need TWRP 2.7 though.
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    Default Re: HTC One X: Extremely poor battery life

    More specifically the unofficial TWRP 2.7.0.8 by pandasa123 on XDA, or the official TWRP 2.7.1.0 from the TWRP goo.im page.

    Sent from my Evita
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    Default Re: HTC One X: Extremely poor battery life

    Quote Originally Posted by Timmaaa View Post
    More specifically the unofficial TWRP 2.7.0.8 by pandasa123 on XDA, or the official TWRP 2.7.1.0 from the TWRP goo.im page.

    Sent from my Evita
    Spot on!

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