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    Default Poor battery life, should use a different build?

    I just received my father's 9900, he got a note 2 so yeah!

    The battery life on this is horrible I have heard that going on a particular OS rev can help like .394 or something.

    Currently the phone is on : 7.1.0.523

    please help, Battery saving mode is set to always on.
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    What do you call horrible? If you don't use wifi you can disable the radio along with bluetooth. Depending how heavily the phone was used before you got it the battery could be on it's way out. From all the charging cycles..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ojas541 View Post
    I just received my father's 9900, he got a note 2 so yeah!

    The battery life on this is horrible I have heard that going on a particular OS rev can help like .394 or something.

    Currently the phone is on : 7.1.0.523

    please help, Battery saving mode is set to always on.
    Your current OS is well out of date.

    Try the latest release .825 which is stickied at the top of the forum.

    Would also advise doing a wipe before install
    BlackBerry 302: A complete wipe and clean install of your BlackBerry OS | CrackBerry.com

    Also after loading new OS install any apps fresh from App World rather than backing up and restoring.

    This should improve things for you. Also if you do a search of the forum you will find many threads with battery saving tips.

    If your Father has had the 9900 for some time it could also be time to consider a new battery, you can pick up genuine JM1's very cheaply on Amazon
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    Battery is already replaced

    Where can I find the latest OS, because the update tool says no new update available..

    Also what about berrylicious and how do i load it?
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    Legal Eagle linked a tutorial for installing a new OS, just read it. The download sources of the .825 firmware is stickied on this forum.

    Just for your interest: I have used .523 for quite some time and it was one of the first OSs with better battery life. Things again got better with .569, however using .714 and now .742 for weeks I can't say battery life improved much compared to .569. So you shouldn't expect any miracles migrating to a new OS here.
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    Okay....

    But isnt the .825 for Vodafone branded ones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ojas541 View Post
    Okay....

    But isnt the .825 for Vodafone branded ones?
    You can use any carriers OS on any phone provided you delete the Vendor.xml file(s)
    If you read the .825 thread there is a tutorial post by Elite1 in there quite early on telling you how to find these files.
    Found it for you, it is post number 16.
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    Thanks! does the hybrid hold any advantages??
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    Quote Originally Posted by ojas541 View Post
    Thanks! does the hybrid hold any advantages??
    There are multiple advantages in using a hybrid. However, just by judging you obviously don't have any experience in device wiping and OS installation at all, you shouldn't be thinking about that hybrids right now. Start off with upgrading an official firmware build, which actually is quite easy. Once you got that and you know what steps to do, you might think about installing a hybrid.
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    ^^ I understand, installing ROMS on android was easy -_- but BB.....
    Well will the vodafone DE logo appear on bootup?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ojas541 View Post
    ^^ I understand, installing ROMS on android was easy -_- but BB.....
    Well will the vodafone DE logo appear on bootup?
    The Vendor ID and splashscreen remain unchanged no matter what OS you use.
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    In simpler language...it will not appear?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ojas541 View Post
    In simpler language...it will not appear?
    Whatever the phone shows now will not change no matter what OS you install.
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    Cool once I finish downloading from rroyy I will follow Elite 1's instructions

    Hopefully the battery life will be a little better.
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    Okay downloaded and flashed, this feels much better
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    just for good measure on a day off when i am not doing anything (like today) i just wipe and reload my os just to keep the phone running mint. seems to work out well for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eve6er69 View Post
    just for good measure on a day off when i am not doing anything (like today) i just wipe and reload my os just to keep the phone running mint. seems to work out well for me.
    That seems troublesome to me....

    Any way to know battery drain per hour?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ojas541 View Post
    That seems troublesome to me....

    Any way to know battery drain per hour?
    the 9900/9930 comes with a 1200mah battery....don't expect to get super long life out of it...if you can get a full day out of a charge you are doing well....
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    Default Poor battery life, should use a different build?

    Yeah I easily get a full day of usage time, in fact more probably complete 24 hrs and a few more

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900
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    Default Poor battery life, should use a different build?

    Quote Originally Posted by ojas541 View Post
    That seems troublesome to me....

    Any way to know battery drain per hour?
    There are battery apps like tinymeter and meterberry (not available anymore) that track battery drain percentages.

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