Terrible battery life on CM7

spacelordmf

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So I finally got sick of the messages on my Incredible that space was running low, so after much aggravation and learning I got my Incredible flashed with Cyanogenmon-7.10-Inc.
I think its working well when the display is off, but when the display is on it is just chowing down on my batter.y. maybe a % per minute. It was never like this on the stock ROM.

Even before I started to re-install my apps and get my phone back to where I like it, I thought the battery was dropping awfully fast.

I have the screen brightness down pretty far, and hasn't seemed to help much.

Is this something a new Kernel might help? I've been looking for the incredikernels I've been reading about, but the website appears to be gone or down. ** update incredikernel site is back up.. I suppose I will try a different Kernel.

Thanks.. I may try another ROM and see if I can get a respectable battery life.
 
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PvilleComp

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I've been running the stock kernel in CM7 on and off for about a year and have not noticed this.

Did you clear Data, Cache and Dalvik Cache when you loaded the ROM?

Also, are you turning your GPS and Wi-Fi on and off as you need them? GPS and Wi-Fi searching for signal can be a big drain.
 

spacelordmf

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I am recalibrating my battery now to see if that helps after updating to Incredikernel. I am hoping that the new kernel and bat calibration helps. Good to know that other Incredibles are working ok.
 

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I am recalibrating my battery now to see if that helps after updating to Incredikernel. I am hoping that the new kernel and bat calibration helps. Good to know that other Incredibles are working ok.

CM7 always gave me the best battery life my Inc ever had! 4 hours screen on time on average with my GPS set to always on, screen brightness to full and Exchange set to push mail. Give yours a few days to settle out and for the battery to figure out which way is up and I'm sure you'll see some great results.
 

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