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How to Get 12 Hours Battery Life on Droid RAZR

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The uber-thin Motorola Droid RAZR, sold now on Verizon Wireless as an LTE phone and also as a worldwide unlocked GSM phone, claims to be able to get 12 hours of battery life. Achieving the full 12 hours is no easy task, and XDA member royalbloodvi has written a guide for RAZR owners who want to get the most battery life possible from their device.

Use the following settings:

  • 2g & Data connnection off when screen off (For e-mails, let autosync check every x minutes you would like)
  • 3g when specific apps need data connection on (for internet radios enable the screen on/off profile)
  • In-built setcpu function, set min/max to 300mhz on idle
  • Enable juicedefender to automatically handle 2g/3g networks
  • SMARTACTIO
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Play With Voltages On Your Xperia Neo and Arc With SetXperia

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There are several advantages on having a rooted device. One of them is that it allows you to install apps that would otherwise be barred by the device itself. The other advantage is that this allows you to do other fun things like making your device faster and/or more battery efficient. XDA member inteks has released a tool that he was working on for his Xperia Neo. Basically, this is like SetCPU but with a more dedicated focus on the Xperia devices. This program will allow you to change frequencies (overclocking), play with voltages (undervolting), and it also takes some functions from other similar apps like SetCPU, No Frills, and IncrediControl. You have to keep in mind that the heart of these functions do n. . . READ ON »

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Turn your HTC Sensation Into a HTC Sensation XE

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So, you just bought a Sensation and just when you get it on your hands, HTC announces an update. Well, don´t worry because XDA Recognized Developer mike1986. just cooked a new ROM based on the Sensation XE with Beats Audio technology, and moreover it comes overclocked to 1.5 GHz with real dual core support.

Other nice stuff included is the improved Andreno200 configuration, it has enabled GPU UI rendering, SD Card speed tweak, battery auto-calibration, a data partition special speed tweak, and the 3D Engine was overclocked from 266.6 MHz to 320 MHz.

Give it a try and let the developer know about your experience by leaving your feedback.

Originally posted by mike1986.
Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) – late

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Do You Have A Wave(Droid) And Would Like to Overclock It? Here Is How…

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Well, it looks like development on the Samsung Wave is paying off rather nicely. In case, you haven’t been following the Bada scene, developers have successfully ported Android 2.2 (Froyo) and slapped it on top of Samsung’s proprietory OS in a project called Wavedroid. Well, now that Android is fully functional, tweaking efforts are underway. In this particular case, XDA member ispanecaaaa showed us how to overclock the device to about 1.6 GHz. Most of you Android users will be familiar with this process as it is done with setCPU. However, for this to work properly, a different image must be installed than the original wavedroid one. Also, you need root due to SetCPU being utilized. People have . . . READ ON »

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First HTC Sensation ROM With Enabled Full Dual-Core Support

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Do you know how dual core processors work? They contain two central processing units integrated into one circuit, just think of it as a four-lane highway as opposed to a two-lane one. Dual-core processors can handle twice as much data without making the processors themselves any faster.

XDA Recognized Developer mike1986. presented today the first HTC Sensation ROM capable of full dual-core support. Basically, this means that you will take full advantage of the new processor giving you more smoothness and perhaps a bit more of speed when you are multi tasking on your shinny Sensation. Moreover, the CPU is automatically over-clocked up to 1.83 GHz instead the 1.29 GHz that comes by default. Lastly, the ROM is A. . . READ ON »

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Plan Your Routes For Future Meetings With This Tasker Profile

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Tasker’s quite the powerful little app, enabling such things as taking control of your CPU speeds and Texty notifications. Now XDA forum member and experienced Tasker tutorial writer brandall has put together a very useful guide aimed at displaying the route information and travel time required for your future meetings five minutes prior to departure.

In the words of the author:

Profile Aim

Tasker reads your calendar creating a home screen widget via Minimalistic Text. Reacting to a future ‘meeting’ entry, it queries Google to find out the route information and journey time. Using the journey time information and meeting start time, it calculates what time you will have to leave and loads Sav

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Asus Transformer Successfully Overclocked to 1.4 GHz… More to Come!

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For those of you who were concerned that the ASUS Transformer was going to be a dead device because of the lack of development on its forums, you should drop by and check out some of the latest developments, particularly the latest, which is courtesy of XDA member netarchy. The dev has been working for a few weeks on a kernel that would allow to do more with this tablet from ASUS. Long story short, he recently released a kernel that allows the device to run at a blazing fast 1.4 GHz, as opposed to the stock speed of 1 GHz. The dev does warn that the 1.4 GHz is still a bit unstable, which makes this kernel not 100% ready for mass consumption. However, if history is any indication, running unstable or otherwise experimental s. . . READ ON »

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Rooting and Overclocking for Noobs – Chad Hughes – XDA TV

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In Chad’s newest episode of XDA TV, he talks about three important tools for those that are interested in rooting and overclocking their Android phone. He offers some pointers and tips that will be especially helpful to those that are new to the process. Click on to see the episode! . . . READ ON »

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The Fast Gets Faster – SGS 2 Overclocked

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Lots and lots of people worldwide are claiming the Samsung Galaxy S 2 as a fantastic piece of mobile technology. Slim, good looking, and packing quite a punch under the hood, some would even say that it is one of the best phones out there. Well, if there is one thing that is a universal truth around XDA is that there is always room for improvement.
XDA member coolbho3000, whom you may remember from a relatively unknown app called SetCPU as well as many of the overclocks done for most phones, has managed to take the SGS 2 to a whooping 1.504 GHz, making it faster and snappier, and yielding Quadrant benchmark scores of over 4000 (I am fully aware of the fact that about half of you out there will say that the scores mean nothing, . . . READ ON »

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The Weekly Q&A: Week 35

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As part of our regular Q&A session here on the XDA-Developers portal, I’ll be covering some questions and issues frequently seen here in the world of XDA.

Q: I have a little headphone icon showing up in the system tray, and I have no idea why, or what exactly it means is happening. [Question originally seen in the Motorola XOOM Q&A Section.]

A: While the notification pops up at seemingly random some times, this is nothing to be alarmed about. Honeycomb simply places a headphones icon in the notification area to let you know that the Music Player app is running in the background. Sometimes, this is triggered by disconnecting headphones or removing the tablet from the dock.

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Keep Tabs on Your CPU’s Frequencies With CPU Spy for Android

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If you are into playing with the settings that control the hardware and performance of your Android device, you are more than likely familiar with overclocking applications like SetCPU. Having said that, you probably have set a nice profile that would give you great performance as well as great battery life. However, do you know exactly what your processor is actually doing? XDA member storm717 had this idea that he put into an application where he could monitor the frequencies at which the processor runs at any given time and more importantly, for how long. The app will also display information as to which kernel is being used. Information like this can help end users evaluate kernels even before trying them. . . READ ON »

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Harness The Power of OCD on Your Android Smartphone’s OC

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If you’re anything like the rest of us ORDers, you’re a fan of XDA forum member coolbho3000‘s wonderful SetCPU utility. However, while SetCPU lets you create and specify over-clocking profiles, the list of profile entry conditions is a bit sparse.

Luckily, Android’s many automation utilities excel at creating and executing condition-based commands. Using Tasker as his reference, XDA forum member brandall has compiled all of the relevant information that you need to get started with profile-based CPU control.

This thread is to show, assist and learn (from your input) how to fully utilise the newly introduced CPU controls, with the ultimate goal of preserving batter

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CM7 Now Available for Tattoo

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It seems that the infamous Gingerbread CM7 rom keeps on making its way through the world of mobile devices. Recently, the Epic 4G received the honor of joining the group of devices capable of running this rom. Now, thanks to the efforts of XDA member KalimochoAz, one of the first Android devices joins the CM7-GB club. This is a full featured rom, with most features working right out of the box, including but not limited to camera and FM radio. A slew of options and features are available that will make any CM regular user feel right at home in this new rom, such as the ability to undervolt and overclock.

Needless to say, there may be some bugs present, but aside from that, the port seems to be fully functional. If you own a T. . . READ ON »

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