Losing Battery Every Minute

TedLWJR

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Attempted to flash SC 2.6 NonVoodoo today, everything went fine, but i eventually discovered that I am losing battery every minute, I am on EB01 using the tar package DroidXCon provided. Flashed back to SC 2.4, and still the same result.

ALso can't download from the market anymore. Any tips?
 
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Reflash the version you want this time doing a data, cache, and dalvik wipe first. I usually do each one 3 times before I apply the zip.

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I've been thinking about rooting and flashing froyo on my sf too.

What is wiping of data, cache and dalvik? How do you do it?
 

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I've been thinking about rooting and flashing froyo on my sf too.

What is wiping of data, cache and dalvik? How do you do it?

It is done through clockworkmod which you will install when you root. Here are a couple of real good threads to read that will give you some good information to prepare you for rooting. It's not as difficult as it might seem at first, and you could certainly root and upgrade to Froyo without even having an understanding of what you are doing. But I myself prefer to have an understanding:
http://forum.androidcentral.com/ver...6394-beginners-rooting-read-me-2-27-11-a.html
http://forum.androidcentral.com/ver...659-guide-all-about-rooting-faqs-how-tos.html
http://forum.androidcentral.com/ver...ls-trade-troubleshooting-returning-stock.html

Then when you are ready to root, you can use one of DroidXcon's all-in-one packages located here:
http://forum.androidcentral.com/ver...ged-roms-w-root-clockwork-updated-2-27-a.html
They make the process so easy.
 

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You do it from cwm. Just hold the power and choose recovory. you should have the red cwm (red text). You might have to install the update.zip cwm found in the stickies. If the text is blue when you restart you have to go to update.zip, then you should be on the red cwm. You will find the clear the cache options on there.

Edit: just follow landsharks post, I thought you were the original poster and were already rooted on sc 2.6.
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Also, if you have gps always on, it doesn't let the phone sleep for some reason. On previous roms you could leave it on and as long as nothing was utilizing it, it wouldn't use up the battery. Not the case with the leaked froyo versions so far
 
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Op, when you get into red cwm you will see wipe data/factory reset. underneath that you should see wipe cache. Do both of these two or three times because sometimes funny things happen and some things will linger. After that in red cwm there will be an advanced menu. In side this you will see wipe dalvik. As before do this two or three times then hit the menu soft key and choose install zip from sd and install whatever you are trying to install. Hope this helps

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What i did was i started completely fresh by flashing the complete and untouched EB01 build through odin back on my phone. Cory said the battery life is reporting correctly now with that build. I noticed a significant improvement, in the last 6 hours ive gone down 15% with occasional texting, calling, browsing, and music. I dont suggest doing this now till you are more comfortable with flashing and recovery. Also another way to improve battery life is to use juice defender which regulates your mobile data enabling/disabling according to your preference.

EB01 (Froyo) Unmodified/Stock Engineering Test Package
 

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Also, if you have gps always on, it doesn't let the phone sleep for some reason. On previous roms you could leave it on and as long as nothing was utilizing it, it wouldn't use up the battery. Not the case with the leaked froyo versions so far

yeah, with GPS on, you can go into Spare Parts and Battery History and it shows running as 100%. I had GPS disabled all day today and running was only 7%. I'm at 76% battery left now after almost 13 hours off the charger where I was at the same after only 5-6 hours yesterday. That's with very minimal usage.
 

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What i did was i started completely fresh by flashing the complete and untouched EB01 build through odin back on my phone. Cory said the battery life is reporting correctly now with that build. I noticed a significant improvement, in the last 6 hours ive gone down 15% with occasional texting, calling, browsing, and music. I dont suggest doing this now till you are more comfortable with flashing and recovery. Also another way to improve battery life is to use juice defender which regulates your mobile data enabling/disabling according to your preference.

EB01 (Froyo) Unmodified/Stock Engineering Test Package

OK, I'm pretty familiar with flashing and CWM, i wipe data,cache, and dalvik on almost every flash. I've tried Odin around 5 times and come back to the same result. Data connection is off, GPS is off, etc and still losing battery, guess i'll start from EB01 STock.
 

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Op did you happen to forget to activate your phone? Dial *228 and activate it. That might be you're problem. A for the battery, search the forums for the script to delete battery stats because its broken in cwm

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Op did you happen to forget to activate your phone? Dial *228 and activate it. That might be you're problem. A for the battery, search the forums for the script to delete battery stats because its broken in cwm

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Here is the maintenance script:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2056318/update-template/maint.zip
It is included in superclean 2.6

You flash it via clockworkmod recovery. Once you have flashed it and rebooted your phone, you should wait til your phone is charged to 100% before doing the battery stats wipe, but you can fix permissions right away if you have your phone set up the way you want it.

If you don't already have it, purchase terminal emulator from the market.
Open terminal emulator and next to the $ type su
Terminal emulator will ask for super user permission.
When it's done, next to the # that appears type fxpms
That will start the process of fixing permissions. How long that takes will depend on how much stuff you have on your phone.

You do the same process for wiping battery stats except that next to the # you type bstats, and your phone will reboot after it wipes battery stats.
 
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Haha I just figured out my problem. Mine was all GPS trying to grab a signal indoors for the past few days. Kills your batt quick if it cant grab a signal.
 

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Haha I just figured out my problem. Mine was all GPS trying to grab a signal indoors for the past few days. Kills your batt quick if it cant grab a signal.

That'll do it! Supposedly ever since DL30, when the GPS is on, it's always actively searching/actively operating instead of sleeping like it's supposed to do when no program is using it. I can attest to this. Leaving my GPS on when I'm not using it since DL30 has crippled my battery life. So now I just turn it off when I don't plan on using it.
 

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