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  Reply # 605910 5-Apr-2012 22:19 Send private message

jeffnz: 
Have to say still not overly impressed with ICS battery life as I'm not running or doing anything differant that I was on GB, maybe all the eye candy has a trade off.


Yep, I've noticed that too, the battery life on stock ICS is not as long as stock 2.3.5. I guess 4.0.4 and upwards will improve things.

I also got the email saying they had sold out (as I wanted to increase my order to 2 batteries rather than just one). Oh well, at least one will be on the way.



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  Reply # 605994 6-Apr-2012 09:22 Send private message

So far I am not loving my 2000mah battery, seems worse for life than my 1650 stock battery.

Also I am not a huge fan of Omega ROM v7, lots of little issues, things like my names don't always appear when I am typing in the dialer, and number format for phone numbers is off. Is 8 Stable? What about Wammalite, should I try 10.5 (Heard 10.6 isn't worth upgrading to).

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  Reply # 605995 6-Apr-2012 09:26 Send private message

Just said battery was awesome but my ics has contracted battery drain bug ... Not sleeping well ... Maybe it's syncimds or disabling too many google things ... So weird ...




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  Reply # 605996 6-Apr-2012 09:28 Send private message

networkn: So far I am not loving my 2000mah battery, seems worse for life than my 1650 stock battery.



Have you done a few charge cycles? Often battery life improves after the battery has been fully charged and  drained a few times. You may find you get longer life after a week or two of use. 



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  Reply # 605998 6-Apr-2012 09:30 Send private message

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networkn: So far I am not loving my 2000mah battery, seems worse for life than my 1650 stock battery.



Have you done a few charge cycles? Often battery life improves after the battery has been fully charged and  drained a few times. You may find you get longer life after a week or two of use. 


As I understand it, these are Li-Ion Batteries and shouldn't need this treatment?

Is there also a good battery run down utility available?
 

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  Reply # 606002 6-Apr-2012 09:37 Send private message

networkn:
Foo:
networkn: So far I am not loving my 2000mah battery, seems worse for life than my 1650 stock battery.



Have you done a few charge cycles? Often battery life improves after the battery has been fully charged and ?drained a few times. You may find you get longer life after a week or two of use.?


As I understand it, these are Li-Ion Batteries and shouldn't need this treatment?

Is there also a good battery run down utility available?
?


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  Reply # 606007 6-Apr-2012 09:54 Send private message

networkn: So far I am not loving my 2000mah battery, seems worse for life than my 1650 stock battery.

Also I am not a huge fan of Omega ROM v7, lots of little issues, things like my names don't always appear when I am typing in the dialer, and number format for phone numbers is off. Is 8 Stable? What about Wammalite, should I try 10.5 (Heard 10.6 isn't worth upgrading to).


I'm really happy with the battery.  At 18hours I'd had 4hrs 40min screen time and it was at 33%.  And given this was overnight as well it must have gone into sleep mode. Or am I misunderstanding that.  I'd have expected more screen on time if it hadn't gone into sleep mode.  After 5 minutes the screen times out for me.

EDIT:  I'm now at 5hrs 53min screen time, 19% remaining and discharging 20hrs 24min.
EDIT2: And my display is at auto brightness.  Prior to the new battery I had it set to the lowest, without auto brightness. 




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  Reply # 606070 6-Apr-2012 12:17 Send private message

Those with the extended battery (like mine arriving soon), should remember android keeps statistics about the battery based on past usage; therefore when you put a new or bigger battery in those statistics will be wrong leading to wrong estimates of battery time and icons on the screen.

Do a few full charge and discharge cycles before judging.

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  Reply # 606100 6-Apr-2012 13:29 Send private message

joker97: Just said battery was awesome but my ics has contracted battery drain bug ... Not sleeping well ... Maybe it's syncimds or disabling too many google things ... So weird ...


found the dumb bug -
1) enabled google location services for android so that my samsungdive could activate gps - result: gtalkasync conn keeps wake locking
2) my ms exchange service is on all the time for some reason - even when turned off to never push/check mail. froze it, using a free 3rd party app.

now sleeping like a baby ... but on screen time seems to be draining it much faster than 2.3.5

phew         




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  Reply # 606103 6-Apr-2012 13:37 Send private message

Must get me an extended battery too! Payday comes along.."out of stock"




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  Reply # 606282 6-Apr-2012 22:34 Send private message

Any thoughts yet on Omega 8? Seems to be going very smooth for me.




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  Reply # 606313 7-Apr-2012 08:08 Send private message

Damager: Any thoughts yet on Omega 8? Seems to be going very smooth for me.
Yeah im happy with 8, moreso with neak kernel as bln works nicely.

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  Reply # 606316 7-Apr-2012 08:52 Send private message

Disrespective:
Damager: Any thoughts yet on Omega 8? Seems to be going very smooth for me.
Yeah im happy with 8, moreso with neak kernel as bln works nicely.


I don't know your method of download, but for a version 8 on XDA, the torrent file states v9.  Is that what you found? I'm unsure if they're in the process of updating the XDA thread to v9 or it's just a file naming error.   




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  Reply # 606319 7-Apr-2012 09:16 Send private message

Nah I used uploaded.to I think. I wasn't a torrent in any case. It was definitely called v8. Make sure the torrent is for the ics version of omega.

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  Reply # 606321 7-Apr-2012 09:18 Send private message

Neets:
Disrespective:
Damager: Any thoughts yet on Omega 8? Seems to be going very smooth for me.
Yeah im happy with 8, moreso with neak kernel as bln works nicely.


I don't know your method of download, but for a version 8 on XDA, the torrent file states v9.  Is that what you found? I'm unsure if they're in the process of updating the XDA thread to v9 or it's just a file naming error.   

V9 was released last night, based on LP4. 






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