Lag and battery usage...

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Okay so I got a question that hopefully someone can help me with. Recently I bricked my hero (don't worry for me I got a new one ;) ). So I got my new phone and rooted through the ADB. Everything went smoothly and I'm using the Aman Ra 1.6.2 recovery image. On my old hero I had gumbo 1.5c and the kernel that it came with. On that phone my lag was greatly improved and I got great life out of my battery. I was a happy camper. Now that I have my new phone I'm still running gumbo 1.5c and gbhil's 2.6.27GK-0.32 kernel, but my battery life stinks and I'm getting way more lag than I ever got with my old phone running the same stuff. The new phone has way less as far as apps and widgets than my old one did. But from when I unplugged my phone at 9:10am till now (11:33am) my battery has drained to 71% and I've been in class so I haven't even taken it out of my pocket! I'm wondering if anyone could offer any insight or some kind of explanation as to why this might be? Any help would be greatly appreciated, and thanks to all in advance!!
 

Darkshneider

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Drain the battery completely then re-charge, drain again and re-charge. Ive heard that batteries need some sort of break in. Also, what apps have you installed? Maybe one of them is keeping your phone awake.
 
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Drain the battery completely then re-charge, drain again and re-charge. Ive heard that batteries need some sort of break in. Also, what apps have you installed? Maybe one of them is keeping your phone awake.

I've heard that as well about cycling the battery like that, but I didn't think that you had to do that with newer phones now a days? I'll try it anyway tho, and thanks for that tip!! And my apps are things like google voice, imusic, and other stupid stuff and just a few games. I don't think that anything that anything that I have installed really "runs" in the background.
 

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Such a dramatic battery drain suggests that the phone isn't sleeping, like Darkschneider suggested. Compare your up time to your awake time (Settings->About phone->Status, scroll to bottom) and make sure you're not sitting at a high percentage awake time.

Another thing that could be a drain is if you've got your phone set to high performance instead of ondemand. If you use setCPU or gbhil's script to set your phone to max processing speed, try reducing it to the ondemand setting. (By the way, I wouldn't use both, as I tried that and it slowed my phone and started draining my battery faster.) If none of that looks familiar to you, don't worry about it; gbhil has the setting defaulted to ondemand.

Other settings that might help increase battery life:
-Turn off always on mobile (Settings->Wireless controls->Mobile Network Settings)
-Make sure that GPS and WiFi are off when not in use
-Disable auto backlight (Settings->Sound & Display) and set a constant, not too bright screen setting. This probably won't save you a whole lot of battery life, but the darker your screen can get while still being readable, the less battery it will require.
-Turn off Background Data (Settings->Data Synchronization->Google) DO NOT turn this off if you still want your phone to auto-sync with Google services (i.e: Gmail, Calendar and Contacts)
-Turn off wireless networks for location detection (Settings->Location) If you don't use location-aware apps, this should save you a bit of battery. Clear the top box; leave the middle one checked.
-Make sure that services that you use don't update too often. The common culprits are Twitter clients, the Mail app (not Gmail) and Weather. I tell Twidroid not to auto-update, Mail to update every hour and turned off Weather auto-updates completely. All of these can be updated manually, and having them fetching data constantly is a real drain.
-I've heard that the clock widget that the phone supplies by default (the HTC clock widget with the flip clock and weather under it) has some sort of memory leak. I switched to another clock that takes up less space on screen and doesn't include weather updates.

You probably have already tried all of these things; but I figured that I would throw them out there if you haven't already. I've been wrestling with my phone ever since I got it to squeeze the most out of my battery, and I think that the best I've been able to do is about 3% drain per hour with moderate use (Mail fetching every hour, manually checking Twitter every hour, occasional texting, and occasional Pandora).

Good luck!
 
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Yea I've tried most of those things, but thanks for the advise anyway :) It turns out that after i cycled the battery a few times I'm getting much better battery life. Thanks all who posted anyway for all the help!
 

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