- CrackBerry Newbie
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How do I increase the battery life? I heard some people using different Os'es could increase battery life to 1-2 days without charging.
Also my BB 9780 is on Vodafone and its not debranded, how do I do that? Thanks.
- 11-28-2011, 04:14 PM #2
Different OS's are better\worse with battery life. Grab the .666 one as it is even an official Vodafone release.
Also turn off stuff you don't use. Turn off Bluetooth and WiFi unless you are actually using it. Kill apps you don't use (especially the chat apps you are not on the network of). When upgrading the OS it is a good time to thin them out.
Oh - and beware of "battery apps" that let you log your battery usage... some of them just make the battery drain worse due to them running all the time. Keep an eye on apps in general and watch how battery usage change as you add third party ones.
My battery is usually 2-3 days. Sometimes more.
Last edited by Batter Pudding; 11-28-2011 at 04:20 PM.
- 11-28-2011, 04:47 PM #4
Can't remember where the brightness settings are. I don't think I have changed them, if I have it is not much. (My wallpaper is Dark Side Of The Moon, so pretty low light usage anyway. Never seen anything on that, but I'd assume a black wallpaper would be lower battery usage than a white one. Maybe we can start a new Urban Myth on battery draining )
I don't make huge numbers of calls. Mainly texts. But on the days I do use it heavy, or go mad with the Media Player, I still get amazed at the battery life.
A very big battery drain is when you are on a low signal strength as the phone will boost the signal. At home I use Wireless UMA as I am Orange Mobile. Otherwise my signal at home is just about zero. So this means my WiFi is often left on all the time as I don't always remember to turn it off when I am out. (Bluetooth is always off though)
If you are in a strong 3G area, then you can set the radio to stay on 3G. If the 3G signal around you is rubbish, or you are in a building with bad coverage and trying to stretch the battery life, then lock to 2G instead.
Personally I don't really bother worrying about it. Battery life is more than ample for normal use that means you can add a few toys to it without worrying. And you can still laugh at your mates with their iPhones and Androids running around looking for chargers before the day is out.
Certainly update the OS to .666 though. This has a much improved battery life when compared with earlier releases.
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
11-28-2011, 05:16 PM #5
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Besides the battery issues, talking about debranding on the forums is illegal and should be taken elsewhere. Other than that, the brand logo cannot be removed because it is hardcoded like the PIN is.
- 11-28-2011, 05:31 PM #6
I thought there were a few people offering to unlock phones on here in their signatures? I must have misunderstood them. But surely once the contract has ended it would be your phone to do as you like?
I bought my phone unlocked, so I have no idea really. Never looked close at this.
I am fairly sure the .666 OS was officially released by Vodafone UK anyway, so no real problem with that update on the still locked phone. So the OP does not need to do anything naughty (yet)
Confirmed - the .650, .666 and .668 OS's I have downloaded have all been Vodafone UK ones. (I then legally remove the vendor.xml before I install it on my factory unlocked phone)
Last edited by Batter Pudding; 11-28-2011 at 05:34 PM.
- 11-29-2011, 04:16 AM #8
Just to get this clear in my own head. Unlocking means entering a few codes and then installing any OS upgrade that someone wants to use?
Debranding means taking away Vodafone logos from the startup screens? More of a cosmetic thing than really?
- CrackBerry Genius
11-29-2011, 06:30 AM #9
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Unlocking means entering the unlock codes so that the device can be used with a different compatible carrier from the one to which it is branded. Installing the OS doesn't have anything to do with unlocking. You can install any compatible OS version whether the device is unlocked or not.
Yes. You have described debranding correctly.
And installing an OS released by a different carrier doesn't affect the branding nor the unlocked/locked status.