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    Default More awful vivid battery life.

    Ok guys, I'm back and this time I'm more pissed than ever.
    The battery life I complained about in my last thread was bad, but this is just terrible
    I've done everything, including battery calibrations, extended batteries, turning off wifi when not using it, and my battery still fails me.
    Don't believe me, check this out

    More awful vivid battery life.-2012-11-03_14-54-01.png
    From playing Subway Surfers for about 45 minutes, and leaving my phone to sleep for an hour has resulted in 87% of my battery being drained in 2 hours.

    I NEED SERIOUS HELP, OR I'M REVERTING TO THE SAMSUNG SKYROCKET
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    HTC has completely disappointed me with this phone, I've been thinking of getting the SGSII Skyrocket or maybe even the LG Optimus G, and see how to battery life is on those

    My phone is rooted with CWM9, Stock ROM, and Faux123's OC/1.73GHz[Sweep2Wake] Kernel.
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    Default Re: More awful vivid battery life.

    Overclocked? And you wonder where the drain comes from? I get at least 8 hours per charge with moderate to heavy use. With no use, I can go days. Turn off ActiveSync, don't use auto-brightness, and get rid of the OC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayjay1o1 View Post
    Ok guys, I'm back and this time I'm more pissed than ever.
    The battery life I complained about in my last thread was bad, but this is just terrible
    I've done everything, including battery calibrations, extended batteries, turning off wifi when not using it, and my battery still fails me.
    Don't believe me, check this out

    Click image for larger version. 

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    From playing Subway Surfers for about 45 minutes, and leaving my phone to sleep for an hour has resulted in 87% of my battery being drained in 2 hours.

    I NEED SERIOUS HELP, OR I'M REVERTING TO THE SAMSUNG SKYROCKET
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    HTC has completely disappointed me with this phone, I've been thinking of getting the SGSII Skyrocket or maybe even the LG Optimus G, and see how to battery life is on those

    My phone is rooted with CWM9, Stock ROM, and Faux123's OC/1.73GHz[Sweep2Wake] Kernel.
    Battery life was a big factor when I made my choice on getting the skyrocket over the vivid. The skyrocket has a much larger battery at 1850 MaH. My suggestion is to keep brightness down and turn off Lte when you don't need it. I'm actually still on gingerbread with the skyrocket and with power saving mode on I can get 15-17 hours on a charge with 3 of those being on screen time.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Android Central Forums
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    Default Re: More awful vivid battery life.

    What the? 1.73 GHz Dual Core? CWM? It's your own fault. There is absolutely no need for that much overclocking. 1.5 GHz dual core (1536 MHz x2) is actually plenty enough! And ClockworkMod? Please tell me it isn't CWM Touch...and let's see, you want answers on what you can do, yeah? SetCPU can help, but to be honest, I would suggest to flash the stock kernel, then flash a BETTER, CONSERVATIVE kernel set. WCXXPERIA-NCE ILLUMINATI SERIES (There's a link to a very stable, powerful ROM.) The features are: Stock Sense 3.6 look, WCX Tweaks (I love them!), 1.5 GHz Dual Core, Custom recovery, bash commands, 3D Home screen, and many more customizations! Cannot recommend it enough. Hope I helped out enough.
    Sent from my HTC DROID Vivid Ultra BoRKeD using Android Central Forums.
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    No, No, No. That was the kernel I was using. I'm running OC to 1.242. I would never have any intentions to overclock that high!
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    I was only overclocked to 1.242. I would never overclock to that high!!!
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    Default Re: More awful vivid battery life.

    Quote Originally Posted by jayjay1o1 View Post
    Ok guys, I'm back and this time I'm more pissed than ever.
    The battery life I complained about in my last thread was bad, but this is just terrible
    I've done everything, including battery calibrations, extended batteries, turning off wifi when not using it, and my battery still fails me.
    Don't believe me, check this out

    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	44566
    From playing Subway Surfers for about 45 minutes, and leaving my phone to sleep for an hour has resulted in 87% of my battery being drained in 2 hours.

    I NEED SERIOUS HELP, OR I'M REVERTING TO THE SAMSUNG SKYROCKET
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    HTC has completely disappointed me with this phone, I've been thinking of getting the SGSII Skyrocket or maybe even the LG Optimus G, and see how to battery life is on those

    My phone is rooted with CWM9, Stock ROM, and Faux123's OC/1.73GHz[Sweep2Wake] Kernel.
    Look at your last line. You only said it. Whether you kept it at 1.2 or the max doesn't matter, but that's the reason for the battery drain. Think of it like cars: The bigger the engine, the more gasoline required.
    Sent from my HTC DROID Vivid Ultra BoRKeD using Android Central Forums.
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    I love my Vivid. 4G LTE, 1.2 dual core processor, 1Gb ram, 16 Gb + card storage, removable battery, and a big 4.5 screen, front and 8 Mp rear camera....all for under $50.00. HELLO!!!
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    I bought my vivid a month after it received ICS, and I had it when it first came out. I sold my vivid and and bought an unlocked Galaxy nexus and forgot all about the vivid up till now.
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    Default Re: More awful vivid battery life.

    Quote Originally Posted by thornesone View Post
    I love my Vivid. 4G LTE, 1.2 dual core processor, 1Gb ram, 16 Gb + card storage, removable battery, and a big 4.5 screen, front and 8 Mp rear camera....all for under $50.00. HELLO!!!
    It's nice to rattle off specs, but you have to look at the quality of those components. The Skyrocket is better in pretty much every one of those categories, including the camera if you wanna get technical with it.

    Suffered with a Vivid for 28 days before I go the Sony ion for ~20 hours and then went to the Skyrocket. I wouldn't go back to the Vivid if AT&T tried to give me a free one and let me keep the cash I sold my SR for to myself. I'd try to lie and sell the Vivid, instead.
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    I dumped the Vivid about one month ago, got the SGSIII, and never looked back. IMHO, it's a much better phone.
    Give yourself, to the Dark Side!
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    Mine will more than get me through my contract and then I'll start shopping. It's not perfect but I quite like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vividrich View Post
    Mine will more than get me through my contract and then I'll start shopping. It's not perfect but I quite like it.

    Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Android Central Forums
    I'm with you - it's the first smartphone I've owned, so I may not know what I'm "missing", but it beats the hell out if the $10 Go Phone (replacement for a dead LG contract phone) I was using before it.

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    My first was the Aria, which I liked, but the battery and puny internal storage got on my nerves. I figure the way things advance there will be some sweet stuff out there. I've only had the vivid since July, not long enough for anything to really annoy me. Other than the FB app of course, but that goes without saying

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    Eh, I love the way the Vivid feels and runs after it's been modded; Stock, it's...useable... but I did hate the bloatware.
    Sent from my HTC DROID Vivid Ultra BoRKeD using Android Central Forums.
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    You know what? after reading all of the stuff on my thread, screw the Vivid. I mean hell, it's a quality phone, but it's a year back, and I had bought this phone since March, and it's been hell for me. Well, I'm done. I've made plans to sell my Vivid, and buying a new phone. Thank you all, especially OperationA7X for all of his help. The next time you see me, I'l be in the SGSIII forums... Goodbye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayjay1o1 View Post
    You know what? after reading all of the stuff on my thread, screw the Vivid. I mean hell, it's a quality phone, but it's a year back, and I had bought this phone since March, and it's been hell for me. Well, I'm done. I've made plans to sell my Vivid, and buying a new phone. Thank you all, especially OperationA7X for all of his help. The next time you see me, I'l be in the SGSIII forums... Goodbye.
    Depending on if I don't get my new Vivid in a few days, let me know how much you're selling it for. :-D
    Sent from my HTC DROID Vivid Ultra BoRKeD using Android Central Forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OperationA7X View Post
    Depending on if I don't get my new Vivid in a few days, let me know how much you're selling it for. :-D
    Lol, I'm selling it on eBay for 100 bucks. I've re-rooted, Unlocked, and removed the custom kernel(to make it easier for the buyer.)

    EDIT: That's without contract:$100, and with contract:$25(half the price on the AT&T site)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayjay1o1 View Post
    Lol, I'm selling it on eBay for 100 bucks. I've re-rooted, Unlocked, and removed the custom kernel(to make it easier for the buyer.)

    EDIT: That's without contract:$100, and with contract:$25(half the price on the AT&T site)
    When you say "Unlocked", do you mean the Bootloader or Carrier wise?
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    i know is bad
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    Thank you, extended battery. Saved my phone. Only charged it for a bit too!

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