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  1. Mahfuzul Haque's Avatar
    Hello,

    Sorry if there have been many threads about this issue already, but I've went through all of them with no definitive solution to my problem.

    It all started with a solid red light on my nexus 4.. I couldn't start up the phone. After many many tries with different button combinations, I managed to start up the phone and update it to the latest android version. The underlying problem persisted though, which was the battery drainage. This lead me to believe that it wasn't an os issue, rather a hardware issue. Therefore, I went about replacing the battery and YET I still have the problem.

    I've tried turning wifi off, turning location services off, closing the gmail app, other google apps, but to no avail. I checked the battery info and nothing peculiar seemed to be sucking up power other than the 1% being used up by phone idle.

    The only thing I haven't tried yet is rooting/flashing the phone with a custom rom but before I do anything else, I'd like to seek advice from you guys. What should my next step be..?
    01-03-2015 04:23 PM
  2. KCAndroid1's Avatar
    Did you reboot in recovery mode and clear the cache partition?

    How about a factory reset? Often helps after an OS update.
    01-03-2015 04:44 PM
  3. Mahfuzul Haque's Avatar
    Did as you've instructed yesterday and left the phone off the charge for a little under 12 hours, still have the battery drain

    Anything else?
    01-04-2015 01:23 PM
  4. KCAndroid1's Avatar
    you look carefully at all of your apps? Maybe something running too much in the background?
    01-04-2015 03:16 PM
  5. Rory Baxter's Avatar
    I have the exact same problem. I've tried different battery analysis apps to get to the bottom of it, but there's nothing significant to show. All superfluous services and apps have been uninstalled or turned off.

    I've replaced the battery, reflashed Lollipop, gone back to KitKat, and then come back to Lollipop.

    Outline of problem:
    Battery usage (on standby) estimates about 4-5 hours of use. At about 20-30%, the remaining charge drops in a matter of a couple minutes. Then, when plugged in to charge, solid red light comes on.

    I then have to charge my phone UNINTERRUPTED for at least 48 hours. At this point there's enough trickle charge to overcome the complete battery drain and it turns back on. I've replaced the battery also to no avail.

    Yet, the main drain issue persists. :| Please, if anyone has any ideas, please let me know!
    01-05-2015 05:28 PM
  6. Bugstomper2000's Avatar
    Since you have replaced your battery, your problem is either a physical short or an app on your phone. Let your phone discharge, then screenshot your battery usage and post the pictures. Check to make sure you don't have an app always using GPS. It won't turn off on standby, and it uses battery extremely quickly. Also check things like hotspot, Bluetooth discoverability, and maybe even your camera.

    Posted via the Android Central App on my Nexus 4
    01-06-2015 10:03 AM
  7. gtt1's Avatar
    I believe this has to be related to the upgrade to lollipop. Prior to updating I could leave my phone for several days on standby and notice only a small drop in battery level. Now even with all apps closed it goes from 80% to 20% overnight. Not sure if there is an answer. Maybe try using battery saver overnight and see what it does.
    gusar2000 likes this.
    01-06-2015 11:14 AM
  8. Bugstomper2000's Avatar
    I do also notice it. Really fast to drain even im not playing games just surfing.
    Define really fast.

    Posted via the Android Central App on my Nexus 4
    01-06-2015 02:04 PM
  9. CoMoNexus's Avatar
    Maybe try using battery saver overnight and see what it does.
    Based on my experience, you're better off putting it in airplane mode at night. Battery saver hasn't provided a noticeable boost at night or during the day.
    01-07-2015 12:35 PM
  10. jgenco78's Avatar
    Hello,

    Sorry if there have been many threads about this issue already, but I've went through all of them with no definitive solution to my problem.

    It all started with a solid red light on my nexus 4.. I couldn't start up the phone. After many many tries with different button combinations, I managed to start up the phone and update it to the latest android version. The underlying problem persisted though, which was the battery drainage. This lead me to believe that it wasn't an os issue, rather a hardware issue. Therefore, I went about replacing the battery and YET I still have the problem.

    I've tried turning wifi off, turning location services off, closing the gmail app, other google apps, but to no avail. I checked the battery info and nothing peculiar seemed to be sucking up power other than the 1% being used up by phone idle.

    The only thing I haven't tried yet is rooting/flashing the phone with a custom rom but before I do anything else, I'd like to seek advice from you guys. What should my next step be..?
    Was this resolved? Did you root your phone? Did it help? I too suffer from a draining battery after the lollipop install and was wondering if I should root my phone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-31-2015 08:47 AM
  11. 5L Mustang's Avatar
    Yup same problem here since lollipop!!! Come on Google get us an update to fix this!!!

    Posted via Nexus 4
    02-02-2015 02:25 AM
  12. Mahfuzul Haque's Avatar
    Apologies for the late reply, however, I'm not capable of rooting my phone. My computer can't seem to detect my nexus 4 as a media storage device, or as anything for that matter. I've manually downloaded and installed its drivers, but nothing would work. I guess this is a dead end for me... the phone is useless in every way possible.

    I've tried everything everyone has to offer, literally. Unless someone has a very specific method for fixing either of my problems (battery drain, USB connectivity,) then I guess all hope is lost.

    Since you have replaced your battery, your problem is either a physical short or an app on your phone. Let your phone discharge, then screenshot your battery usage and post the pictures. Check to make sure you don't have an app always using GPS. It won't turn off on standby, and it uses battery extremely quickly. Also check things like hotspot, Bluetooth discoverability, and maybe even your camera.

    Posted via the Android Central App on my Nexus 4
    Hmm... this wouldn't explain the drainage with the stock battery. However, could a foreign USB cable/power source lead to electricity surges that would otherwise mess up any other sort of vital internal phone parts? Maybe that could be it? After all, I do often charge my phone on my computer or with a car.
    02-04-2015 01:21 AM
  13. 5L Mustang's Avatar
    Damn I hate having to charge my phone so many times in this one day!! Still no update to fix the damn battery from draining so fast!!!

    Posted via Nexus 4
    02-11-2015 02:17 AM
  14. CoMoNexus's Avatar
    I'm still having the freezing problem I mentioned above, but I've found that shutting off location makes a significant difference in battery life.
    02-11-2015 12:27 PM
  15. GreenghostUvln's Avatar
    Change your memory from dalvik to ART. U should see an increase.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Nexus 4 LTE using Tapatalk
    02-12-2015 04:11 AM
  16. Double Tap's Avatar
    Change your memory from dalvik to ART. U should see an increase.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Nexus 4 LTE using Tapatalk
    I would greatly appreciate it if you would explain your answer. I too have battery drain greatly increase since Lollipop, I did get some relief by using Gservicefix.

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-12-2015 11:00 AM
  17. Amit Garach's Avatar
    Any luck here? Just ran into the exact issue described by OP and have replaced battery in attempts to save phone but no luck. I am starting to think my phone is shorted.
    06-16-2015 01:34 AM
  18. AnirudhRaghu's Avatar
    Hey man,

    I can surly help you if I had the screen on and Awake information, you can get this by clicking the battery graph and taking a screenshot, if problem persists, please download the factory image from google repository and manually flash using ADB.

    If you aren't used to flashing ROMs using ADB then download Nexus Root Toolkit by Wugufresh and flash the factory image from there, once you flash the stock image and if the problem still occurs, Unlock your bootloader, install a custom recovery and Flash a custom ROM, I recommend AOSiP I personally use it with Hellscore kernel and get 3 and a half hours screen on.

    If the problem is hardware your phone wouldn't function cause I had a shot battery and it would drain out in 5 mins off the charger, but since you swapped your battery, it most probably Google Play Services. Once you are rooted you can stop this using Xposed Framework and Amplify.

    Please do feel free to contact me for anymore assistance.
    06-20-2015 12:53 AM
  19. leroy_sunset's Avatar
    Same issue here, guys. My beloved Nexus 4 is toast with the red LED of death. I was rooted and couldn't OTA update (using 5.0.1). Then the battery drain began, fully discharged from 100% in about 4 hours and super warm to the touch. The computer would no longer recognize it was connected via USB. So I wiped the phone. Still discharging the battery. I then replaced the battery with a new OEM, same issues. Yesterday it was in my gym bag and discharged so fully that it gave the red LED. I charged it overnight, still red. So I think it's time to move on. Very sad indeed.
    06-25-2015 12:31 AM
  20. Amit Garach's Avatar
    Hey man,

    I can surly help you if I had the screen on and Awake information, you can get this by clicking the battery graph and taking a screenshot, if problem persists, please download the factory image from google repository and manually flash using ADB.

    If you aren't used to flashing ROMs using ADB then download Nexus Root Toolkit by Wugufresh and flash the factory image from there, once you flash the stock image and if the problem still occurs, Unlock your bootloader, install a custom recovery and Flash a custom ROM, I recommend AOSiP I personally use it with Hellscore kernel and get 3 and a half hours screen on.

    If the problem is hardware your phone wouldn't function cause I had a shot battery and it would drain out in 5 mins off the charger, but since you swapped your battery, it most probably Google Play Services. Once you are rooted you can stop this using Xposed Framework and Amplify.

    Please do feel free to contact me for anymore assistance.
    I upgraded to s6. Thanks for the reply though!
    06-25-2015 12:39 AM
  21. krishghige's Avatar
    Hi All,

    Factory reset followed by use of Gservicefix app has made a considerable improvement in battery drain issue on my Nexus 4. Those of you who are still facing this issue can try this.
    06-26-2015 02:51 AM
  22. Megan Elisabeth's Avatar
    I have been following this thread because I had the same issue on my Nexus 4 starting last month. I tried everything mentioned and had no luck, until one day my phone had the "red light of death" and no longer charged or turned on at all. I sent the phone to LG for the. To assess if it could be repaired. They said the phone had water damage, which I know is a load of BS because my phone has not made contact with any liquid. If it has, it was unknown to me. They said the phone is irreparable. I'm really frustrated by all this. Has anyone else sent the phone to LG and received Better explanations?
    07-07-2015 12:27 PM
  23. sainath ragi's Avatar
    I have battery drain issue in my nexus 4. I fully charge it 100%. While using it drains quickly to 60% or 50 % within 2-3hrs and it suddenly turns off. I thought it was a hang, but i was not able to restart my mobile. Event if its restarted, it shuts down again within no time. And When i plug it to charger, it starts charging from 10%. Anybody faced this issue? Please help. I Recently changed my screen before 4 months. In the first it worked fine, but now it is causing problem. Also I used powerbank to charge my mobile for one week in the middle. I guess that caused the issue to my mobile. ALso I downgrade my mobile From lollipop to kitkat using ADB. But still no use. Please help if anyone faced this issue.
    Thanks.
    08-28-2015 08:22 AM
  24. sainath ragi's Avatar
    I fully charge it 100%. While using it drains quickly to 60% or 50 % within 2-3hrs and it suddenly turns off. I thought it was a hang, but i was not able to restart my mobile. Event if its restarted, it shuts down again within no time. And When i plug it to charger, it starts charging from 10%. Anybody faced this issue? Please help. I Recently changed my screen before 4 months. In the first it worked fine, but now it is causing problem. Also I used powerbank to charge my mobile for one week in the middle. I guess that caused the issue to my mobile. ALso I downgrade my mobile From lollipop to kitkat using ADB. But still no use. Please help if anyone faced this issue.
    Thanks.
    08-28-2015 08:33 AM
  25. Cody VanDeusen's Avatar
    ah I gotcha!
    09-12-2015 08:14 PM
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