- CrackBerry Genius
08-14-2012, 12:43 PM #51
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I does happen and is not a fantasy.
As your problem has happened on a number of devices then maybe something other than the basic phone as it comes out of the box may be the issue.
Have you carried over some apps from your 9700 that are not OS 7 compatible ?
What has been advised a number of times is running your phone app free and seeing what the battery discharge is like.
Assuming that the app free phone works as it should, start adding the apps one by one until the culprit emerges.
Hope this helps you.Bold 9900 on Vodafone UK running BL Ultimate Hybrid RC15 on Do Co Mo .923 Base and .sfi
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- CrackBerry Addict
08-14-2012, 12:43 PM #52
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try the .569 with the .523 .sfi file! Look in the Hybrids section of forums, BerryLicio.us Ultimate Hybrid for OS6 and most 7.1 devices there is lots of help out there. Everything you need is in there. And yes perhaps we shouldn't have to do this with new phones, but that's blackberry at the moment.
The point I'm trying to make is there are options before buying an up rated or spare battery
- CrackBerry Abuser
08-14-2012, 02:44 PM #56
- 187 Posts
I finally managed to get the unit replaced by Rogers. Received the phone and noticed that there was something wrong just by pounding out a few BBMs - battery level dropped to 92% in a matter of minutes. Back to Rogers I went, and after a lot of arguing, received another 9900. This time around, all else being equal (same battery, 188.8.131.524 with .318 radio stack), the average battery discharge rate rarely exceeds 3.2%/hr ... yes, it spikes when using the BB heavily, but drops to zero discharge as soon as I stop using it.
What I do know is that fairly decent battery life is achievable on this phone using stock battery. For example, my phone reads 79% battery right now. I performed a quick charge after getting back from work yesterday evening and unplugged the charger at 7:45pm ...... I've sent out & received a combined 47 BBMs today, 10 emails with attachments, checked weather (Accuweather app) quite a few times (perhaps 10) and battery's still going super strong.
This leads me to believe that there are MANY 9900 units out there with some sort of defect which cause(s) the battery to drain abnormally quickly. Perhaps the CPU doesn't cycle down properly, something else like a little short somewhere? Who knows, I didn't test either.
Read more about my observations regarding the latest firmware (184.108.40.2069) here:
Official 9900 OS 220.127.116.119 Claro Dominican Republic
Either way, I'm looking forward to receiving the Mugen battery to see if that allows me to get even more uptime on the 9900.
- 08-14-2012, 03:33 PM #57
I use BBM pretty heavily sometimes (200 contacts, 3 groups) but i'm pretty sure many of you have similar usage patterns...since the primary reason for getting a BB was for BBM, the possibility of uninstalling it as a control does not exist
Im sure there's something wrong with the radio stack or something. Exclusively on Wifi, I get vastly improved battery life. and of course on 2G battery life improves.
I'll try that hybrid and see if that does the trick.
- 08-14-2012, 03:47 PM #58
i too feel that there are some units of the 9900 that may be suffering from abnormal battery issues. Unlike you lucky fellows, we don't have robust return policies or any official Blackberry stores in Nigeria...I pretty much buy all these 99x0 devices i've churned through off contract at full retail price. I paid the equivalent of $528 for my recent 9900.
I wish I could get a 3% discharge rate like you...that would be nirvana for me and would make the wait for BB10 much more tolerable. I guess i'll put in the hybrid OS tonight and watch for a few days.
I'll put in an order for the Mugen battery but this is getting disheartening to be honest. I was up until 1 am last night doing the device switch thingy and seeing drain rates as high as 12% today just ruined my day.
PS: Could doing a device switch have copied over some files from my old 9900 which would carry over the battery issues? Would restoring from a Backup have been better?
- CrackBerry Genius
08-14-2012, 04:26 PM #59C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader\vendor.xml <~ DELETE
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C:\Users\*User Name*\AppData\Roaming\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Loader XML\vendor.xml <~ DELETE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader\loader.exe <~ (Right Click) RUN AS ADMINASTRATOR
- 08-14-2012, 04:53 PM #60
Sometimes i switch to 2G if I need to delay the inevitable.
- 08-14-2012, 05:01 PM #61
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- 08-14-2012, 06:08 PM #63
If you're running an older OS it the BARM won't be included in the OS. Otherwise you can either upgrade the OS to something newer like 18.104.22.1689 or sign up in beta zone to try out the latest version of it OTA.
- CrackBerry Abuser
08-17-2012, 10:21 AM #66
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er... perhaps because nobody's received their battery yet? Mugen only made the battery available since Aug 10 & they just started shipping them out Saturday/Sunday from overseas...
Additionally, according to instructions posted on their site, it takes 5-7 full charge/discharge cycles to ensure full charging capacity is reached. That in itself would set back any attempt at a proper review until that whole procedure is dealt with.
I'd be weary of anyone's post claiming the battery life is "awesome" after just ½ or 1 day of use.
Last edited by upset; 08-17-2012 at 10:30 AM.
- 08-17-2012, 05:46 PM #69
Wow. Didn't realize that stock batteries were so cheap! They are so thin, I'm thinking that I'll just go that route.
This gives, truly, twice the battery life... only need to tolerate the one battery swap and reboot time.
Frankly, my 9930 is doing really well with battery life. When I got it, with 7.0, I was unhappy. It was an instant and significant improvement when it went to 7.1.
- 08-19-2012, 01:21 PM #71
yes I don't understand why people don't have spare batteries.
Heck that's one huge advantage over iPhones. A spare battery and charger is
only $15 shipped. My spare battery fits in my wallet.
I also have one charge spared battery in my cars glovebox, which I have
yet to use.Watch Hulu and Netflix on the Playbook
- 08-19-2012, 02:48 PM #72
- 08-19-2012, 04:02 PM #73
yep, thats why I opted for the 3200, more likely to guarantee an increase of some sort, especially when it's 3x larger
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- 08-20-2012, 04:10 AM #75