- CrackBerry Abuser
- 103 Posts
poor Battery Life
Lost 35% of battery from listening to music for approximately an hour and half. That's pretty steep, radio was off part of the time, wifi off, bluetooth off, battery saving mode on, blacklight minimum, and screen times out after 10 seconds.
35% is a huge chunk to lose. According to the device analyzer my battery usage is up to 20% an hour
Last edited by Shocktribe; 04-12-2012 at 09:04 AM.
- 04-12-2012, 01:38 PM #2
What OS version are you using? The newest official release is available near the top of this forum. The various 7.1 versions of the OS all have significantly better battery life then the older 7.0 versions.
- 04-12-2012, 06:54 PM #3
only for some Jolt. My Battery life was HORRIBLE with 7.1. I have a picture from meterberry with a 109+% per hour. It would drop like 8 percent about 5 minutes off the charger and with wifi on it would idle at 9 percent per hour whereas with 7.0 I idle at 1.3 or less percent with wifi on.
- CrackBerry Abuser
- 103 Posts
I am on sprints 18.104.22.1687, the only os i've ever had one my phone, I'm a little weary about the leaked os for my 9850, because I don't know how to install it and I don't want to mess up installing it.Probably sent from my PB via BBBridge on my Torch 9850
- 04-12-2012, 10:12 PM #5
How To: Update to a Leaked/Beta OS
Instructions are fairly easy. Only thing is that you don't need to backup 3rd party apps for it already does that for you.
On this page, select the BlackBerry 9850 It doesn't matter that you're on Sprint. I'm on Sprint too and it worked perfectly.
After installing it, Go here to see how to delete the vendor.xml files (I learned there are two that need removal) and they make it easy for you do to it with an exe file; very convenient!
Did I miss anything else? Hope not. It's worth it. Good luck.
- 04-23-2012, 02:20 PM #7
Beside your 21% drain rate where it says (high) - it will state that your battery drain rate is "high" when you are in the 5% to 6% range - that goes to show how high yours really is.
- 04-23-2012, 02:24 PM #8
That is an obvious indication that something is very wrong with your phone. I could not reproduce that if I tried to on my phone. This to me would clearly mean something went wrong with the installation and the phone is not behaving correctly. I would try re installing the OS fresh after a clean wipe of the phone, then reinstalling apps one at a time. There is no way that the phone should be getting that kind of drain if things were working correctly.
- 04-23-2012, 06:41 PM #10
I was on BBM for 2 hours and writing an email for more than 1 hour. I haven't installed anything new. In fact I only recently shrunk my OS days ago. BeWeather has never given me a problem. I have BeJoose apparently running, backlight is 10%/20sec., not sure what I'm doing wrong. I set battery saver to kick in at 40% which is now active as I type.
Sent from my BlackBerry 9850 using Tapatalk
- 04-23-2012, 07:13 PM #11
Your battery drain is just very high and its not normal for it to be draining like that, the only explanation is that something must be causing this to happen.
- 04-24-2012, 10:26 AM #13
I've left my phone charging overnight and it has stayed at 94%, I think it's the battery itself that's the problem because before this I only shrunk the OS and nothing else.
- CrackBerry User
04-24-2012, 10:32 AM #14Powered by Bold 9900
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- 04-24-2012, 12:21 PM #17
Well, I'm running .402 on my 9860, and after a full day I went to bed last night with my phone sitting at 52% battery remaining. I charge it every night, but I could have probably gotten through yesterday and most of today on a single charge. That has pretty much been the case with all 7.1 releases for me. If getting a new battery would go from getting what you are getting to what I am getting, I'd be getting a new battery.
- 04-24-2012, 04:18 PM #18
The culprit that's taking the most CPU is net_rim_bb_qm_peer which by what I can find via Google search, it's BBM. Looking at the Battery Details from the analyser:
(9am - 10am)
Total CPU: 6.3%;
Module w/ higest CPU Time: net_rim_bb_qm_peer 3.46%
(10am - 11am)
Total CPU: 7.28%;
Module w/ higest CPU Time: net_rim_bb_qm_peer 2.92%
net_rim_bb_geolocationagent 1.2% (searched a location for only 5 minutes)
(11am - 12pm)
Total CPU: 5.57%;
Module w/ higest CPU Time: Crackberry 1.93%
and I love this one:
(2pm - 3pm) I was writing a long email
Total CPU: 21.3%;
Module w/ higest CPU Time: net_rim_bb_messaging_app 18.72%
When it's idle and just receiving emails and messages, the drain rate is only 4% considered (Normal) There was a recent update to BBM which I now remember I updated it. So anyone know how to downgrade it?
Last edited by Undenied; 04-24-2012 at 04:24 PM.
- CrackBerry User
04-26-2012, 07:17 PM #19
- 96 Posts
I keep posting the same, sorry about that: Switch 3G off if you are not browsing or downloading. It makes a huge difference in my 9860, seriously, crazy, no matter the coverage or the OS version.
Most instant messaging apps are battery hogs, I do not know about BBM as I do not use it at all.