06-12-2012 05:56 PM
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  1. lithprintr's Avatar
    UCLE2, Android 4.0.4, over at xda...
    Go check it out!
    05-13-2012 09:20 PM
  2. dalvik's Avatar
    im running it. seems to be a lot better than the previous one. however i'm concerned about the battery. will have to test it for the full day.
    05-14-2012 12:18 AM
  3. dalvik's Avatar
    so far haven't found any issues except one... this leak seems to be very heavy on the battery when actually using the phone. when the phone is idle it discharges 1% per hour. but if i use it, i can see the battery percentage falling down pretty fast. aside of that no FCs or any serious issues, contacts tab is back in the phone menu. But i may go back to GB because of the battery. will test more today
    05-14-2012 08:31 AM
  4. vientiane's Avatar
    Yes.
    The battery life seem to be going down a bit fast (auto radio between hspa & LTE).
    Now I'm testing it without LTE (using only hspa) My area far away from City, LTE signal strength is from -113 to -105.
    Hopefully the battery last longer with only hspa.
    05-14-2012 11:30 AM
  5. dalvik's Avatar
    i just went back to GB 2.3.5, in terms of the battery I think the best version is 2.3.6 I had some really fantastic results there (easily over 24 hrs) but unfortunately too many FC's and app freezes.... I am still thinking to do the OTA to 2.3.6 though... may do it today....
    05-14-2012 12:00 PM
  6. srsgonu's Avatar
    2.3.6 seems to have the best battery life. I had all day with moderate use and @ 11:20 pm still 45% left.
    05-15-2012 01:21 AM
  7. dalvik's Avatar
    2.3.6 seems to have the best battery life. I had all day with moderate use and @ 11:20 pm still 45% left.
    yes, but like i said too many FCs... at least on my device. I tried to OTA 2.3.6 yesterday all day but to no avail... update keeps failing....
    05-15-2012 09:31 AM
  8. srsgonu's Avatar
    It was failing for me too after unrooting my phone... I then followed the instructions (Solution 2) below and was able to upgrade to 2.3.6.
    **********************************************************************************
    Originally Posted by lithprintr
    I have used two different ways to return to stock.
    1. Go to sammobile.com, register, then search for SGH-I727, then download the file. Then search for Odin 1.85. which will be used to flash the file you downloaded from sammobile. Be careful with Odin, otherwise you can brick your phone. The only box checked should be auto reboot. Click the pda button, find your download, then hit start.

    2. Use Kies. Open Kies without your phone plugged in. Go to tools, Firmware Upgrade and Initialization, enter your device info (in caps). It will then offer to reload your software.

    Once you're back on 2.3.5, you can OTA to 2.3.6, if you want.
    ************************************************************************
    My phone had only one FC in a day now.
    05-15-2012 11:04 AM
  9. mcbaes72's Avatar
    After reading several pages over at xda, doesn't seem to be many complaints as previous leaks, I'm tempted to try it.
    05-15-2012 11:14 AM
  10. dalvik's Avatar
    solution 2 doesn't work for me, kies does not recognize my phone's IMEI. also, it says "your device is not supported updating via kies" or something like that... maybe it is because the unit is refurb? but the IMEI has to be in samsung's database anyway... besides, i am completely stock now 2.3.5 not rooted or anything. still OTA update fails at the white screen with the progress bar at 25%
    05-15-2012 11:16 AM
  11. dalvik's Avatar
    After reading several pages over at xda, doesn't seem to be many complaints as previous leaks, I'm tempted to try it.
    yeah.. I'm wondering why nobody complains about battery life... the leak is pretty stable almost looks like a finished version. but the battery drains very fast at least on my phone...
    05-15-2012 11:18 AM
  12. Aquarium1's Avatar
    yeah.. I'm wondering why nobody complains about battery life... the leak is pretty stable almost looks like a finished version. but the battery drains very fast at least on my phone...
    I just loaded this rom and the battery life is horrible. Seriously, I want to go back to the previous version. The battery life wasn't even that good with he last version, but this one drops 1% every 3-4 minutes. :what:

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Tapatalk 2
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    05-15-2012 09:02 PM
  13. dalvik's Avatar
    I just loaded this rom and the battery life is horrible. Seriously, I want to go back to the previous version. The battery life wasn't even that good with he last version, but this one drops 1% every 3-4 minutes. :what:

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Tapatalk 2
    Thank you very much for your feedback! I specifically went to xda and registered to ask this question. but i seem to be getting more answers here than there lol So then it is not just my device, seem that this rom really does have battery issues. same for me 1% every 3-4 minutes. well too bad... i am surprised people at xda don't comment much about it. one person actually said this rom improved his battery life... idk.. will stick to gb in a mean time.
    05-15-2012 09:39 PM
  14. jedah's Avatar
    Which rom are you guys using that has horrible battery life? The Odin leak? Or one of the custom roms?

    I'm still on the Sky ICS UCLD2 rom, and battery life is okay (though inconsistent).
    05-16-2012 10:42 AM
  15. dalvik's Avatar
    yes thw Odin leak the stock ATT UCLE2 that just leaked.. although I'm probably gonna keep it.. . I installed it again yesterday and right now it's been 11hrs 22 mins and the battery is at 30% with display time 2hrs and 12 mins. it sucks of course, but since I have two more spare batteries with me all the time I should be fine for at least a full day (24 hours) with moderate to some heavy use... what are your usual results jedah? just want to compare.. the best battery I was getting with GB 2.3.6...
    05-16-2012 11:39 AM
  16. jedah's Avatar
    yes thw Odin leak the stock ATT UCLE2 that just leaked.. although I'm probably gonna keep it.. . I installed it again yesterday and right now it's been 11hrs 22 mins and the battery is at 30% with display time 2hrs and 12 mins. it sucks of course, but since I have two more spare batteries with me all the time I should be fine for at least a full day (24 hours) with moderate to some heavy use... what are your usual results jedah? just want to compare.. the best battery I was getting with GB 2.3.6...
    The only test I've run is when I'm asleep, since my conditions and usage vary too much throughout the day to compare.

    Best battery life I got was -0.6 to 0.7%/hr drainage on NexusMod4 (GB) and Sky ICS 4.2D-9 using Wifi. Both roms settled into those results after about two weeks of use. NexusMod4 battery hit those results for me more consistently than Sky ICS.

    On stock KJ radio, battery life on Wifi was usually -1%/hr.

    On ICS, I suspect there is something off with the radios. Battery gets pulverized when I'm at work where my phone and wifi reception are both very poor: like double digit % drain per hour. Battery life took a hit when I used UCLA3, but it wasn't as bad as what I'm seeing now with either the UCALC4 or UCLD2 radios.
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    05-16-2012 12:55 PM
  17. dalvik's Avatar
    The only test I've run is when I'm asleep, since my conditions and usage vary too much throughout the day to compare.

    Best battery life I got was -0.6 to 0.7%/hr drainage on NexusMod4 (GB) and Sky ICS 4.2D-9 using Wifi. Both roms settled into those results after about two weeks of use. NexusMod4 battery hit those results for me more consistently than Sky ICS.

    On stock KJ radio, battery life on Wifi was usually -1%/hr.

    On ICS, I suspect there is something off with the radios. Battery gets pulverized when I'm at work where my phone and wifi reception are both very poor: like double digit % drain per hour. Battery life took a hit when I used UCLA3, but it wasn't as bad as what I'm seeing now with either the UCALC4 or UCLD2 radios.
    hmm interesting... perhaps i should reflash the radio, i am not even sure if it is possible with the stock odin leak.. will have to find out.. also i should probably give a bit more time for the rom to settle perhaps that will improve the battery too. I really like this leak. it feels almost like a finished update ready to roll out.. i haven't had any FCs or things like that.. will give it a try for a few more days... see what happens... thank you!
    05-16-2012 01:10 PM
  18. jedah's Avatar
    hmm interesting... perhaps i should reflash the radio, i am not even sure if it is possible with the stock odin leak.. will have to find out.. also i should probably give a bit more time for the rom to settle perhaps that will improve the battery too. I really like this leak. it feels almost like a finished update ready to roll out.. i haven't had any FCs or things like that.. will give it a try for a few more days... see what happens... thank you!
    Maybe I'll try the UCLE radio sometime to compare. So far for me, UCALC4 had better battery life than UCLD2, but I've heard people report the contrary.

    UCALC4 seems to give up on getting HSPA+ and LTE faster. In some cases, this sucks. When I went to the AT&T store to play w/ the One X, my phone showed HSPA while the One X showed LTE. I had to toggle airplane mode a couple time to get mine to show LTE.

    But if I'm in an area w/ poor reception, it's better because it won't keep trying to drain the battery w/ one bar on HSPA or LTE (in which you'd get no data anyway), but instead revert to 3 bars on Edge.
    05-16-2012 01:35 PM
  19. dalvik's Avatar
    thanks again! I might try to flash some radios later... also I suspect that the stock browser is either half finished or broken I can't figure out how to bring the address bar with bookmarks without scrolling all the way up and a few other issues too. in a mean time I'm using chrome browser which is also buggy but at least has all these features.
    05-16-2012 07:24 PM
  20. jontalk's Avatar
    As a potential newbie to Android, I'm wondering if I could bother you folks by asking the pros/cons to rooting, whether if voids any warranties, and if someone new to Android (but understand basics easily) should even bother. And if you you root a phone, can you still get the OS updates pushed by Samsung or the carrier?

    I know this may sound lame, but it seems clear that rooting a phone has some advantages so it's always nice to know. Thanks.
    05-16-2012 07:46 PM
  21. dalvik's Avatar
    ask away! we like lots of questions! lol for me rooting had only one advantage being able to install tethering app but since foxfi does not require root I don't even bother rooting my phone anymore. People root for various reasons, to tether, to remove carrier's bloatware to install custom rooms, tweak the system etc. I had to root my phone to install the Odin ICS leak. usually it depends on the phone if it can get the official updates with being rooted. I remember I had to return my Motorola Atrix to stock because the update was failing. I think with Samsung phones you don't have to worry about it. I prefer to stay stock. and last but not least, YES rooting does void the warranty. same as with jailbreaking the iPhone.
    05-16-2012 08:30 PM
  22. kevinqian's Avatar
    I suspect the battery life issues are still due to Wifi. Try turning off your wifi for a whole day and see how the battery fares. I'm having the same kind of issue with the SGS2 ICS leak. When I turn off wifi, standby drain is about 1%/hr. With it on, it would kill the battery overnight.
    05-17-2012 12:30 PM
  23. jontalk's Avatar
    Thanks Trevalkin.. much appreciated. Now it's just a matter of making the decision about whether to get the SR, Note or wait for the GS3. Then the fun will begin, LOL since I'll be a newbie to Andriod..

    Also has anyone ever heard that third party such as Amazon or others selling new phones that were returns instead of new?
    05-17-2012 01:13 PM
  24. dalvik's Avatar
    I suspect the battery life issues are still due to Wifi. Try turning off your wifi for a whole day and see how the battery fares. I'm having the same kind of issue with the SGS2 ICS leak. When I turn off wifi, standby drain is about 1%/hr. With it on, it would kill the battery overnight.
    Actually regardless of whether I'm on wifi or LTE my phone does lose about 1% per hour. The problem is that I'm having rapid battery drain when I'm actually using the phone.... even with radio turned off. I suspect this is rather the problem with either how the display affects the battery or calibration. Idk... but when I let's say listen to the music with display off it would drain about 1% per hour..
    05-17-2012 03:54 PM
  25. jedah's Avatar
    I suspect the battery life issues are still due to Wifi. Try turning off your wifi for a whole day and see how the battery fares. I'm having the same kind of issue with the SGS2 ICS leak. When I turn off wifi, standby drain is about 1%/hr. With it on, it would kill the battery overnight.
    That's really good. I only get 1%/hr if I turn on wifi. I'm guessing you're not in an LTE area, are you. I also only turn on wifi if I actually have wifi reception.

    I get different luck w/ different Wifi networks however. When I used the wifi network at my gf's college, it didn't really improve my battery life at all. Maybe it times out (I have to sign in w/ a browser after it connects). At home, my battery life is great when using Wifi.
    05-17-2012 06:03 PM
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