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Real-World Battery Saving Tips for Android – XDA Developer TV

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You need Real-World Battery Saving Tips for your Android device. Our devices are powerful, our devices have huge bright screens, and our devices have quad core processors. Yet, our devices have batteries that quit in less than a day if you push your device too hard.

In today’s episode, XDA Developer TV Newcomer Jared shows off a bunch of hacks and programs to help you save battery life. He talks about 3 Llama, Greenify, Intelli3G, Boot Manager and Performance Profile. So if you wanted to try and squeeze more battery out of your Android device, check out this video!. . . READ ON »

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How to Charge Your Device with the Sun! PowerAdd Device Roundup – XDA Developer TV

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Here on XDA Developer TV, we’ve covered a few external batteries to help extend the use of your device when the onboard battery starts to deplete. The items we have covered have been everything from a standard battery from Lepow, to a battery plus a plethora of options like an SD Card reader from RAVPower and a huge 14000mAh Power Bank from RAVPower.

In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer TK takes some time to talk about a two unique smartphone accessories, the PowerAdd 14w Portable Solar Charger and the Apollo 2 Solar Power Bank. These devices either charge your device with the power of the sun or is a power bank that can be charged with the sun, respectively. Is Solar Charging a gimmick or a smart way to charge yo. . . READ ON »

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Battery Saving Mega Guide Celebrating User’s 2000th Post

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Imagine for a second that you’re coming up fast on an XDA forum milestone. Be it your 50th, 100th, or 1000th post—you really want to make it count. So or how do you best make use of these milestones? Looking back at my own post history, I always had big ideas for every major milestone with a planned celebratory post. Unfortunately, distraction and obligations would always kick in, and I would never quite remember in time for these big moments.

Well luckily, not everyone is quite as easily distractible as your favorite Editor-in-Chief. Proof of this can be seen in XDA Recognized Contributor Riro Zizo‘s 2000th post made just a few days ago. Rather than simply posting random lolcats and tro. . . READ ON »

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Give Your Battery Some Extra Life with OnePowerGuard Pro

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Since the beginning of Android, hardware changes have been easy to notice. Quad- and octa-core devices are nothing unusual now, and RAM and storage capacities make phones as powerful as some traditional PCs in certain respects. Unfortunately, they all have one major weakness: battery life. Even the biggest batteries still last a day or two of intensive use on phones and maybe few days on tablets.

Aftermarket kernel improvements can save a bit more of battery, which is a good beginning. Luckily, XDA Senior Member onexuan wrote an application to optimize battery usage in many ways. OnePowerGuard Pro gives users a chance to conserve the battery in six predefined modes, which turn on or off selected services dep. . . READ ON »

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Quad Core Manager for Increased Battery Savings

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As our devices acquire larger screens, higher resolutions, and an increasing numbers of cores, so have their power demands. And while battery capacity is going up as well, it can’t quite keep pace our demands, giving us less battery life than some of the less fancy alternatives.

Luckily for us, there are currently no shortage of apps that are aimed at getting back some of that battery life through various means. While the majority of power consumption in a device at use invariably comes from the display, quite a bit also comes from the device’s SoC. And if you don’t keep your display powered on for long, your processor’s battery thirst will likely be its biggest battery drain.

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Easily Fix Sony Xperia P Battery Drain Issue

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For most smartphone users, battery life is a key concern. As devices become more and more powerful, the need to conserve battery increases since battery technology itself isn’t evolving at the same pace. That’s why people are always on the lookout for battery saving tips. If you’ve got a Sony Xperia P and have noticed it consuming significant amounts of battery while idling, we’ve got a simple tip for you that may help you get some more juice out of your battery with little effort.

When XDA Member PGTomsk was tired of experiencing up to 20% battery drain overnight at idle, so he tried looking for solutions. By trial and error, he stumbled across the most simplest of solutions. It see. . . READ ON »

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Fix 15% Battery Shutdowns on HTC Desire GB Sense Kernels

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It is an issue many with older devices face: once the battery percentage hits the 15% or so, the device simply shuts down without any notice. What’s the reason for this problem? Battery aging. The process of battery aging isn’t inherently the cause, but as XDA Forum Member theGanymedes points out, it is the fact that your Desire thinks your battery is actually brand new. TheGanymedes puts it this way:

… your device thinks it has more capacity, when it’s actually empty (which occurs at 15-20% depending on the battery) and shutting down at weird percentages.

You’ve probably heard of ‘battery calibration’ before. It is a mod widely used for solving this exact pr. . . READ ON »

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Transformer Prime Gets Battery Improvements with System Update 9.4.2.14

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Early this morning XDA Junior Member Liferules reported in our forums that a new update had appeared for his Asus Transformer Prime. Since the previous update (9.4.2.13), intended to improve GPS performance, Prime users have experienced random restarts and decreased battery life. XDA Senior Member demandarin, shortly after the release of the update, posted this screenshot, showing the system using the previously disabled low-power CPU frequencies. Countless other posters confirmed improved battery life and several even claimed improved WiFi performance (not confirmed).

If you are a rooted Transformer Prime user out there make sure you use OTA Root Keeper to maintain root access after the OTA updat. . . READ ON »

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In Depth Nexus S Battery Study Brings About Surprising Conclusions

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It is a rare feat when someone goes out of their way to truly study their device. It is rarer still when that study warrants relevant information that’s beneficial to other users.

XDA Senior Member bedalus has performed what amounts to a case study to test battery usage with a variety of kernels and battery features such as under-volting and various levels of idling for the Samsung Nexus S. The study is rather extensive and tests the phone under a variety of conditions such as screen on/off, while music is playing, with different governors and even CPU Clock frequency. Of course, bedalus wanted to make a special note. Do NOT try this at home, it could be very damaging to your Nexus S.

The results were rather sta. . . READ ON »

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