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    Talking Battery Life Fixed! Try these steps.

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    Any similar fix for those of us who don't want to root?
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    Quote Originally Posted by draken View Post
    Any similar fix for those of us who don't want to root?
    Suffer or root.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klittle81 View Post
    Taken Off Of the XDA Forums,

    1.) With the phone ON, charge till the reported battery status is full/green LED.

    2.) Turn Phone OFF and then charge until LED turns green again.

    3.) Boot to recovery mode and go to console (or adb shell) and type:

    mount -a
    rm /data/system/batterystats.bin

    You can also remove this file with the "Root Explorer" app from the market.

    4.) Once the file is removed, Power the phone off once more and charge it till the LED is green, then turn it back on. Once at the homescreen, unplug it from the charger and then use it until the battery dies completely. (phone will shut itself off)

    6.) Charge it fully again.

    After this, you should notice you now have better battery life.


    After doing these steps, now when I unplug my incredible from the charger, it sits at 100% battery for a while.. I could send a few text's.. browse a couple web pages and it does not move from 100%

    Before I did this trick, the battery life would drop to 89 - 93 % within a few seconds.

    Hope this trick works for you all, as it worked great for me! Also if this was posted already, just ignore me..
    Couple of questions.. (I'm posting here cause I couldn't find the original thread on XDA, if you want to link it - I'll re-post there)

    I thought you couldn't root 2.2 yet, at least not without going back to 2.1 first.. Is that still the case with this? I rooted far enough to do S-Off..

    Second - is this a one time thing that needs to be done, or does it need to get done daily to get better battery life?
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    A lot of work. I charge my batteries externally. I have an external charger and two 3500 mah batteries.

    Once the battery is charged and the light turns green on my external charger I leave it there for a few more hours. When I put it in my phone it stays at 100% for a LONG time. But if I was to charge the battery up in the phone it would not stay at 100% that long.

    The solution if you don't want to root...

    Charge the battery up until the light is green. Turn your phone off. You'll notice the light will now be orange. Let it charge to green again and when you turn it back on it will stay at 100% for a while.

    But I do not like that method because during the 20 minutes or whatever it takes to charge back to green while the phone is off I might get an important call or text message. Especially the call I wouldn't receive.

    Invest in an external charger. It's worth it. Can always have one battery charging while the other is in use!
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    Quote Originally Posted by klittle81 View Post
    Also if this was posted already, just ignore me..
    10-4 lol

    pfft see link in post #10 for your answer
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    Quote Originally Posted by klittle81 View Post
    3.) Boot to recovery mode and go to console (or adb shell) and type:

    mount -a
    rm /data/system/batterystats.bin

    You can also remove this file with the "Root Explorer" app from the market.
    Could you (or someone) provide details on how to:

    a) boot to recovery mode
    b) open a 'console' or 'adb shell'
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    Are you rooted?

    If not, you can't do this.

    If you have S-OFF, you can use Root Explorer to make this change and then just reboot the phone (power off, power on) unless you have Quick Boot and skip the adb commands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krelvinaz View Post
    Are you rooted?

    If not, you can't do this.

    If you have S-OFF, you can use Root Explorer to make this change and then just reboot the phone (power off, power on) unless you have Quick Boot and skip the adb commands.
    What is S-OFF? Is it something I have to get from the Market?
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    Quote Originally Posted by klittle81 View Post

    3.) Boot to recovery mode and go to console (or adb shell) and type:

    mount -a
    rm /data/system/batterystats.bin

    You can also remove this file with the "Root Explorer" app from the market.
    If you have amon ra there's an easier way of doing this step. Just boot into recovery then wipe battery stats

    And S-off is having nand unlock. No its not something in the market. You need to be rooted to achieve this then run toasts nand unlock from simpleroot (step 2)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubanjinx View Post
    If you have amon ra there's an easier way of doing this step. Just boot into recovery then wipe battery stats

    And S-off is having nand unlock. No its not something in the market. You need to be rooted to achieve this then run toasts nand unlock from simpleroot (step 2)
    You can also do it in clockwork recovery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by logan78511 View Post
    The solution if you don't want to root...

    Charge the battery up until the light is green. Turn your phone off. You'll notice the light will now be orange. Let it charge to green again and when you turn it back on it will stay at 100% for a while.

    But I do not like that method because during the 20 minutes or whatever it takes to charge back to green while the phone is off I might get an important call or text message. Especially the call I wouldn't receive.
    This is the solution I use and it works fine for me. In the larger scheme of things 20 min with the phone off is not a big deal to me and I don't want to go through the extra steps (removing the phone case + removing the back panel from the phone) every time I charged the battery externally. I'll be rooting as soon as unrevoked fix their "Evo bug", so I plan to test the OP's solution soon. Thanks for your update though, it confirmed that I'm doing the "charge bump" right.
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    From my experience you only need to bump charge so many time and it just kind of "sticks" for a certain amount of time. I did it for about 3 days and didn't have to do it again for about a month. I dunno YMMV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qazme View Post
    You can also do it in clockwork recovery.
    Can anyone confirm that ^this^ does the same thing as deleting the batterystats.bin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qazme View Post
    Whats sad is Q posted this info in June....
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    Yeah I know. But sometimes people are in such a hurry to share they don't search or read, same problem different thread lol.

    In clockworkmod it does EXACTLY the same thing in the advanced menu it says, "Delete batterystats.bin".......there is only one thing to do you either leave it alone or delete it, nothing magical about it. As a matter of fact from reading several pages into the whole mess on several websites, months ago, everyone came to the same conclusion that this 'trick' doesn't help everyone. So it's a shot in the dark, worth trying, but a shot in the dark. Most of it is placebo, unless you phone has a charging issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qazme View Post
    From my experience you only need to bump charge so many time and it just kind of "sticks" for a certain amount of time. I did it for about 3 days and didn't have to do it again for about a month. I dunno YMMV.
    i seem to be having similar results on this... i bump charged to full for like a week strait and now only do one bump after it turns green the first time and my battery seems to be running much better... after the new update it also seems like i am killing a lot more apps ever time i use ATK but my battery life is still very good...

    *shrug*
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    works great!!! Thanks
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    Mine was so bad that I wouldn't make it from 8am to Noon. I drained my battery completely and bump charged it a few times. I also installed juice defender.

    I left work yesterday at 6pm with a full charge and never plugged it in. I lasted until around 10am this morning at which point it was at 10%. So I've gotten a huge bump.

    I ordered the 3500 battery to fix my issue and it will be here today. But since I don't have an issue I'm expecting the 3500 to last a few days now!
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    I removed the .bin file using ClockworkMod, works well with my 1800mah batteries.
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