Materialized LeanDroid Fights Your Poor Battery Life

Materialized LeanDroid Fights Your Poor Battery Life

Battery life has always been one of the biggest problems facing most Android devices. Phone manufacturers are battling it out putting increasingly powerful CPUs, more RAM, storage–but a bigger battery always seems to be left behind. Even Google noticed that something was wrong and added some battery saving features into Android L.

The large battery drain is often caused by unnecessary services running in the background. 3G/LTE connection uses lots of energy, as well as synchronization and WiFi. Among many applications that can be very helpful in keeping your battery lasting for a long time, LeanDroid seems to be one of the more popular options. We’ve talked about this application a few months ago. Since then, XDA Senior Member Flyview gave the application an overhaul to be compliant with the Material Design aesthetic, as well as Android Lollipop.

Here’s a list of changes in version 2.5.0:

-Android 5.0 Lollipop fixes: Data (now requires ROOT!), Cell radio, GPS
-Fixes to “except if WiFi has web login” (not yet working on Lollipop if data also connected)
-Material theme on Lollipop, new window transitions
-Low notification priority (no longer in status bar)
-Time spent disabled now counts since last unplugged on full battery
-Updated libsuperuser
-Improved purchase caching

Unfortunately for some of you, this application requires root. Root access shouldn’t be such an issue like it was a few weeks ago, as XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire managed to find a new method of giving the superuser rights, even on stock kernels.

If your battery lasts for a short time and you want to change it, head over to the LeanDroid thread and give this application a shot.

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Tomek Kondrat
Tomek Kondrat

In his 30's. Joined XDA in 2011 and the portal in 2013. Senior Moderator and Developer Committee Leader. Android enthusiast that needs to have his devices rooted. Likes football (the real one), travels, TV shows, Kodi, post-rock and good food. Contact: [email protected]