Terrible Battery Life on Bamf Remix 1.6.1
So I rooted my bolt a few weeks back, and have been running Bamf Remix 1.6 all the way up to 1.6.2.... My battery life was and still is terrible... and I was getting random reboots. After searching the thread I learned that the reboots could be from a bad radio, so I re-flashed the first radio from the Thunderbolt Radio thread here. Since I was doing that, I thaught I might as well re-flash das Bamf 1.6.1 and clear all data and cache and do a reset as well, just to make sure that wasnt causing any issues.So far I have had no reboots, but I still have terrible battery. I am not sure if an app is doing this; keeping my phone awake or not, but after hearing of some people getting 20 + hours of battery after heavy use, it kills me to see my phone drop 15% or higher on light use... can anyone give some advice?
Also when I try to download the new Bamf 1.6.3 update ( entire ROM) It just takes me to a white page and says the page needs permission to download files, when I allow it... nothing happens. And I know its always better to clear everything before a new rom but since I would be going from 1.6.1 to 1.6.3 remix would I have to do a factory reset or just clear cache/dalvik cache?
- 05-12-2011, 05:42 PM #3
I'll be sure to try System Panel.. But as for everything else I have tried it. Before Bamf Remix released the toolkit with the kernel built in with all the features I was on leankernel which was said to have the best battery outcomes. And I have bump chagred several times with no luck. Also can you tell me how to erase a VCard backup from contacts? I have made 3 different ones and now when I erase my data and import contacts I end up with almost 5 copies of the same contact..
I have been running system panel (Free version) for a few days now to see what is going on with this battery life. The live activity shows a 1% system, 15% user, 0% nice, and 55% idle. Memory is 43% used and 27% free, battery is currently at 59%. I cant make sense of any of this but my phone has been of the charger for 6 hours and im down to 59% on minimal use. I am currently running Bamf Remix 1.6.3 on the kernal that comes with it (Adrenalynes I beleive).
- 05-15-2011, 05:41 PM #6
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- 05-15-2011, 06:24 PM #9
EXACTLY what hockeypuck55 said. I was having weak battery life as well, changed it and rebooted. I get about 20 hours of battery life now with moderate usage. Even when using the Mobile Hotspot with a tablet leeching off it, battery is amazing.
Okay thanks- I'll be sure to try that. My screen on time isnt much, says 16.3% running time, 9.2 % screen on, and 2.1% phone on. Thats for today. When I first came to Bamf I was running setcpu at 1.24 max and 245 min... and when the toolkit came out I used that, but then went back to set cpu. I''ll try your settings with setcput installed and let you all know how it goes..
Honestly today wasnt that bad I was running setCPU with a 745 max and 245 min and was 8 hours off with 50% left. But I'm currently trying your settings to see how it goes. Thanks!
- 05-15-2011, 10:10 PM #11
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