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    You HAVE TO DO A FULL FACTORY RESET. Meaning you have to reformat the device memory, usb storage, and your SD card if you have one installed. Just make sure you backup your important files. I was having horrible battery life as well until I did a full factory reset. Now I'm having amazing battery life and I'm using stock ICS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by el bos View Post
    You HAVE TO DO A FULL FACTORY RESET. Meaning you have to reformat the device memory, usb storage, and your SD card if you have one installed. Just make sure you backup your important files. I was having horrible battery life as well until I did a full factory reset. Now I'm having amazing battery life and I'm using stock ICS.
    When you say "Stock ICS" do you mean a Rom, or the update through Kies??
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    OK so I did the dreadful wipe yesterday. Downloaded some apps and stuff and let it charge all night. This morning its dropped 25% in about a hour..... looks like I'm stuck with a charge cord like the trash iPhone. Hopefully this gets fixed, already miss the gingerbread.

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    I just installed the ICS update through Kies after getting a text from AT&T about the upgrade. I used the phone for a few hours and then tried a test. I gave it a full charge, turned off WiFi and background sync and then rebooted. Over a 36 hour period the phone averaged 0.6% battery use per hour. I basically did nothing with the phone during this time except check the battery use every couple of hours. The battery use was better on 2.3.6 without WiFi but this seems good enough for me. It is nice to have the update.
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    It's just sad that we have to jump through all these loops just to get our phone to last a day. I dont consider having to 1) turning off Wifi, 2) killing background sync, 3) low screen brightness, 4) quicker screen timeout lock, 5) turning off data connection, etc. to get a day worth of battery as having a "good battery life"
    Last edited by frozencloud; 07-02-2012 at 11:17 AM.
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    Update: been on battery today for 6 hours and the battery dropped 2% since my post this morning.

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    Have you done anything different Roberts other than the wipe? Like turn off wifi, screen brightness, etc? It seems that when I turn all of those settings off, my phone battery get the same results as yours. The issue for me is that when I turn on these features or use my phone. My phone just heats up and start draining battery. I can lose up to 20% within 10 minutes surfing or texting (I'm currently using Nova Launcher fyi).
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRoberts View Post
    OK so I did the dreadful wipe yesterday. Downloaded some apps and stuff and let it charge all night. This morning its dropped 25% in about a hour..... looks like I'm stuck with a charge cord like the trash iPhone. Hopefully this gets fixed, already miss the gingerbread.

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    I am thinking of doing the same thing, but I wanted to make sure, that I can 1) re-download all of the apps that I purchased (Free/Paid) from google. 2) If I used Kies to backup my contacts and my messages (I am assuming text messages), will I be able to put them back on the phone, and 3) once I do the reset, would I need to do the OTA firmware update (Gingerbread), then connect it to Kies to do the firmware update (Ice Cream Sandwich).

    These are the questions that I have before I do a factory reset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theolodin View Post
    When you say "Stock ICS" do you mean a Rom, or the update through Kies??
    The update through Kies...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theolodin View Post
    I am thinking of doing the same thing, but I wanted to make sure, that I can 1) re-download all of the apps that I purchased (Free/Paid) from google. 2) If I used Kies to backup my contacts and my messages (I am assuming text messages), will I be able to put them back on the phone, and 3) once I do the reset, would I need to do the OTA firmware update (Gingerbread), then connect it to Kies to do the firmware update (Ice Cream Sandwich).

    These are the questions that I have before I do a factory reset.
    1. Yes you can redownload whatever you want or need it does not do it for you. 2. Kies will back up your pics music contacts and miscellaneous info like log in stuff. It WILL NOT reinstall your text messages that I know of. I clear that out regularly anyway because it deletes like 20megs every time. 3. It doesn't delete your firmware, only puts it to stock form like when you bought it. You can do all of the kies stuff all at once, back up first and then do the update. Which you will be prompted to do so durning the update anyway. So, remember to back up everything and do not wipe your SD card unless you need to do so for yourself. Also wait to wipe it until after you get the ICS installed. That way you can wait and see if you even need to.

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    Why should we have to do all this crap just to make it a day? When I complain about the battery the only response I get is: "what are your settings? Wifi? Bluetooth?...." They might as well ask me "Are you actually USING your phone?!"

    I didn't expect I'd need to read through message boards to just use my phone. I called Samsung and was told, "using apps will drain your battery." So THAT'S what we've all been doing wrong since the update!
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    Quote Originally Posted by frozencloud View Post
    It's just sad that we have to jump through all these loops just to get our phone to last a day. I dont consider having to 1) turning off Wifi, 2) killing background sync, 3) low screen brightness, 4) quicker screen timeout lock, 5) turning off data connection, etc. to get a day worth of battery as having a "good battery life"
    Exactly how I feel. "Have you tried to drain your battery all the way, pull it out, then back in, then re-charge, then add this rom and that rom, then do a full factory reset..."

    Ridiculous.

    Is it still a mobile phone if I have to keep it plugged in ALL friggin' day?! It isn't very mobile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRoberts View Post
    1. Yes you can redownload whatever you want or need it does not do it for you. 2. Kies will back up your pics music contacts and miscellaneous info like log in stuff. It WILL NOT reinstall your text messages that I know of. I clear that out regularly anyway because it deletes like 20megs every time. 3. It doesn't delete your firmware, only puts it to stock form like when you bought it. You can do all of the kies stuff all at once, back up first and then do the update. Which you will be prompted to do so durning the update anyway. So, remember to back up everything and do not wipe your SD card unless you need to do so for yourself. Also wait to wipe it until after you get the ICS installed. That way you can wait and see if you even need to.

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    Ok, so I did the Factory Reset on my phone, and it reset the phone, but back to ICS (4.0.3), but back to the version that I had when I bought the phone. Is that what it is supposed to do?

    Sorry for the dumb questions, but this is my first android phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theolodin View Post
    Ok, so I did the Factory Reset on my phone, and it reset the phone, but back to ICS (4.0.3), but back to the version that I had when I bought the phone. Is that what it is supposed to do?

    Sorry for the dumb questions, but this is my first android phone.
    Yeah ics 4.0.3 is the firmware we're all having issues with currently. The firm we came from was 2.3.6 gingerbread. The wipe, while on ics 4.0.3, is suppose to help with better battery life. And no worries, no dumb question exist, its only dumb to not ask it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRoberts View Post
    Yeah ics 4.0.3 is the firmware we're all having issues with currently. The firm we came from was 2.3.6 gingerbread. The wipe, while on ics 4.0.3, is suppose to help with better battery life. And no worries, no dumb question exist, its only dumb to not ask it.

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    Sorry, made an error, i meant to say, "but not back to the version that I had," meaning it stayed on ICS not Gingerbread. Was that ok?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theolodin View Post
    Sorry, made an error, i meant to say, "but not back to the version that I had," meaning it stayed on ICS not Gingerbread. Was that ok?
    Yeah wiping it won't downgrade you. Only clean up the phone of junk pretty much. Downgrading I'm not sure on how to do it, if your wanting to ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRoberts View Post
    Yeah wiping it won't downgrade you. Only clean up the phone of junk pretty much. Downgrading I'm not sure on how to do it, if your wanting to ?

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    Ok, I just wanted to make sure I was stating my question correctly.

    On a different note, Nova Launcher, is it equal to or more than the TouchWiz Launcher when dealing with resources (battery/ram/processor)? I want to get that stock ICS feel but I am afraid that if I download Nova, I will have to worry about my battery/resource.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theolodin View Post
    Ok, I just wanted to make sure I was stating my question correctly.

    On a different note, Nova Launcher, is it equal to or more than the TouchWiz Launcher when dealing with resources (battery/ram/processor)? I want to get that stock ICS feel but I am afraid that if I download Nova, I will have to worry about my battery/resource.
    Wise thought. Keep in mind all these apps people say to get to monitor your phone, also help ruin what your trying to localize. Like battery apps monitoring and helping improve battery life, well, those still use battery power to run. So what is it really doing. Just pay attention to your task manager and don't have background data running , you don't need it. As far as launchers go, I use go launcher. Very customizable and I haven't noticed much battery wear from it, before and after the update. Or, just leave it and don't install a launcher. That'll give you both the clean feel of ics and use less power.

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    So I did the factory reset, and downloaded my apps ( I have not re-downloaded Beautiful Widgets or Nova Launcher), and my battery has improved greatly (I think greatly), from 2~3% and hr to about .8%~1% an hr. That is with a few phone calls, and checking the battery in settings. I think I may hold off on Beautiful Widgets, but I am not sure yet.
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    While the battery has slightly improved, there are still other issues:

    1) The clock will be off by 10 mins at least once a day.

    2) Phone won't wake up which requires a battery pull (every 2-3 days)

    3) General laginess - takes 1-2 seconds to wake up, apps take a second or longer to launch or close, animations crawl.

    If I want to factory reset my phone and start w/ a "clean install", do I need to do more than back-up photos, vids, etc.? My e-mail, contacts and calendar are all in Gmail. Do I do the reset while plugged into Kies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theolodin View Post
    So I did the factory reset, and downloaded my apps ( I have not re-downloaded Beautiful Widgets or Nova Launcher), and my battery has improved greatly (I think greatly), from 2~3% and hr to about .8%~1% an hr. That is with a few phone calls, and checking the battery in settings. I think I may hold off on Beautiful Widgets, but I am not sure yet.
    Yeah the more widgets you have and how often they refresh WILL use the battery. All that fancy stuff you see is a up sale point and all of it uses power. I don't run weather widgets or anything like that. I have a clock as my only widget. Oh and YouTube but that shuts off when I disable background data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psufan32 View Post
    While the battery has slightly improved, there are still other issues:

    1) The clock will be off by 10 mins at least once a day.

    2) Phone won't wake up which requires a battery pull (every 2-3 days)

    3) General laginess - takes 1-2 seconds to wake up, apps take a second or longer to launch or close, animations crawl.

    If I want to factory reset my phone and start w/ a "clean install", do I need to do more than back-up photos, vids, etc.? My e-mail, contacts and calendar are all in Gmail. Do I do the reset while plugged into Kies?
    Not sure on the clock issue. How many widgets do you have on your screen? Is it set to update via network?

    If you require a battery pull that often you either have to much going on with your phone. Like running apps, that all refresh on unlock. Or its a phone issue and insurance is needed.

    My screen also takes a minute to unlock. Not sure why, a buddies at work, his phone(not Samsung) also does that. Must be a android thing. If your Gmail account already has your contacts saved, your good. Yup photos, music, miscellaneous info too if you want. You don't have to be connected to kies to reset, the option is on your phone too. But, Kies will remind you to backup if you use it. But if you remember it then your good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRoberts View Post
    Not sure on the clock issue. How many widgets do you have on your screen? Is it set to update via network?

    If you require a battery pull that often you either have to much going on with your phone. Like running apps, that all refresh on unlock. Or its a phone issue and insurance is needed.

    My screen also takes a minute to unlock. Not sure why, a buddies at work, his phone(not Samsung) also does that. Must be a android thing. If your Gmail account already has your contacts saved, your good. Yup photos, music, miscellaneous info too if you want. You don't have to be connected to kies to reset, the option is on your phone too. But, Kies will remind you to backup if you use it. But if you remember it then your good.

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    1 widget (BeWeather) that updates once each hour. The only other thing that I have set to work in the background is my Gmail account, which is set to sync.

    I'll also say that I didn't have any of these issues with 2.3.6.

    Will a factory reset reinstall the OS or will it simply erase my personal info?
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    Quote Originally Posted by psufan32 View Post
    1 widget (BeWeather) that updates once each hour. The only other thing that I have set to work in the background is my Gmail account, which is set to sync.

    I'll also say that I didn't have any of these issues with 2.3.6.

    Will a factory reset reinstall the OS or will it simply erase my personal info?
    The wipe will erase any trace of your info. It will NOT downgrade the firmware.

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    Once more before I wipe it...

    Will factory resetting it do anything to OS other than remove my apps, personal data, and reset the basic look of the thing? In other words, will it reload the OS? I'd think that simply wiping personal data isn't going to positively effect the issues that I've been having. Rather, I'd think that reloading the OS is what would be required in order to do that.
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