1. clearrants's Avatar
    Social Location is killing my battery. 94% battery use

    Any way to get rid of it without rooting? I added it to auto-kill on Task Manager but that doesn't seem to be doing anything. It still has a time of "Keep Awake" of 1h8m.

    I've run the app and hit Menu>Power Off but that doesn't seem to have done anything either. It just keeps on coming on.

    Is rooting and freezing my only option?
    09-13-2011 12:45 PM
  2. hokiesteve's Avatar
    Social Location is killing my battery. 94% battery use

    Any way to get rid of it without rooting? I added it to auto-kill on Task Manager but that doesn't seem to be doing anything. It still has a time of "Keep Awake" of 1h8m.

    I've run the app and hit Menu>Power Off but that doesn't seem to have done anything either. It just keeps on coming on.

    Is rooting and freezing my only option?
    You might have one or more of the Social Location widgets on one of your home screens. If you do, removing the offending widgets should help.
    09-13-2011 01:18 PM
  3. clearrants's Avatar
    The only stock widgets i have on are the vzw data widget, the google search widget and the quick contacts widget.

    Every time i open up the battery use in settings i see it click on itand force close which greys it out. When i reopen the battery use app again its running again and i have the option to force close again.

    This app has a mind of its own!

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
    09-13-2011 01:28 PM
  4. shadowsjc's Avatar
    Try opening the social location app, then clicking menu and click "off". after that restart your phone and check to make sure it's not running still (go to menu -> settings -> applications -> running services.

    Remember just because the app shows up in your battery use screen doesn't mean it's still running. It just has a list of all apps that were on at some point during that charging cycle
    09-13-2011 01:33 PM
  5. clearrants's Avatar
    Try opening the social location app, then clicking menu and click "off". after that restart your phone and check to make sure it's not running still (go to menu -> settings -> applications -> running services.

    Remember just because the app shows up in your battery use screen doesn't mean it's still running. It just has a list of all apps that were on at some point during that charging cycle
    It's weird. It doesn't show up under running services -- never has -- but still manages to drain my battery.

    And when I click on the battery use screen and click on the app there, it gives me an option to force close the Social Location app which means its running. So after I force close it, reopen the battery app, tap on Social Location again, the Force close is greyed out (hopefully meaning its not running again).

    HOWEVER, 10 minutes later, I'll check the battery use screen, Social Location gets another 1% (95 now!!) so I click on it and the Force close option is selectable again. I check the running services screen at this point and Social Location isn't there so I just Force Close it again via the Battery use details screen.

    I've opened the app, hit menu, and shut down but that doesn't seem to work at all
    I've added it to the auto-kill list in Task Manager and no dice.
    I've shut it down via the app, pulled the battery, and the SOB STILL runs.

    I really love this phone but this app is killing it for me.
    09-13-2011 02:03 PM
  6. clearrants's Avatar
    F it. I rooted.
    09-13-2011 08:31 PM
  7. KillerG's Avatar
    F it. I rooted.
    But did it work?
    09-13-2011 09:33 PM
  8. clearrants's Avatar
    But did it work?
    Used the TBH debloat app and Social Location is no longer running.

    As to its effects on my battery life, I can't tell so far. But I'm very much looking forward to find out tomorrow.
    09-13-2011 10:16 PM
  9. KillerG's Avatar
    Used the TBH debloat app and Social Location is no longer running.

    As to its effects on my battery life, I can't tell so far. But I'm very much looking forward to find out tomorrow.
    Tell me how it goes. Seems like Motorola needs a hotfix real quick to fix a few things, this, the camera, hissing in the headphones, etc. Sounds like normal early adoption kind of stuff, stuff that gets fixed quickly.
    09-13-2011 10:27 PM
  10. clearrants's Avatar
    Tell me how it goes. Seems like Motorola needs a hotfix real quick to fix a few things, this, the camera, hissing in the headphones, etc. Sounds like normal early adoption kind of stuff, stuff that gets fixed quickly.
    I'm actually wary of any upcoming updates. @P3Droid tweeted that he believes that they've been able to fix the root exploit for the d3/Bionic and it would probably be included in the next update.

    This would mean no more root and no more 2nd-init

    With the CM team confirming that they're working on the Bionic AND that they have 2nd-init working, I think I'll stick it out and wait till CM7
    09-13-2011 11:42 PM
  11. mjforte's Avatar
    I'm actually wary of any upcoming updates. @P3Droid tweeted that he believes that they've been able to fix the root exploit for the d3/Bionic and it would probably be included in the next update.

    This would mean no more root and no more 2nd-init

    With the CM team confirming that they're working on the Bionic AND that they have 2nd-init working, I think I'll stick it out and wait till CM7
    I'm sure we'll have any updates for the Bionic from Motorola rooted before the official release, as that's what usually happens. Just dont take any OTAs and you should be able to keep root.
    09-14-2011 01:19 AM
  12. clearrants's Avatar
    Tell me how it goes. Seems like Motorola needs a hotfix real quick to fix a few things, this, the camera, hissing in the headphones, etc. Sounds like normal early adoption kind of stuff, stuff that gets fixed quickly.
    Just an update.

    At 70% after 3 hours on battery, 4G and GPS on. Battery graph is extremely smooth -- no spikes or anything, even with moderate use (tweetdeck, checking emails, etc.). This is approximately 2x better battery life than I have seen over Monday and Tuesday

    Also, and this was one of my biggest concerns about the phone before, the phone, when at rest on my desk, now stays cool all the time. No random warm spots or anything. Before root, the screen used to heat up randomly. Now it's coooool as a cucumber.

    I'm definitely a LOT happier with the Bionic after root.
    09-14-2011 10:52 AM
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