05-23-09 09:29 AM
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  1. tghockey07's Avatar
    Last night my phone fell off the charger at 85%. Well usually when that happens my phone is less that 50% when I get out of school, but today it stayed above 80% and now it still has 40% 8 hours later! (I use my phone a lot.)
    That is great for me. I'm glad they made large improvements like this in the OS.
    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-22-09 12:44 AM
  2. AisforAustin's Avatar
    .132 is about the same as .148 for me.
    05-22-09 12:47 AM
  3. Mtaylo24's Avatar
    My battery died in 6 1/2 hrs...upgraded last night
    05-22-09 01:01 AM
  4. dfloyd's Avatar
    My battery died in 6 1/2 hrs...upgraded last night
    Mine is worse too since 148. got about 10 hours today
    05-22-09 01:09 AM
  5. markdental's Avatar
    yeah, .148 is worse than .141 for me
    05-22-09 01:37 AM
  6. GooTz66's Avatar
    Crazy to hear i am getting great battery life on .148 Better than .132. Memory was improved as well!
    05-22-09 02:22 AM
  7. mrslaps668's Avatar
    13 1/2 hours for me and i'm at 65%. Texted, talked on the phone and watched a few youtube videos.
    05-22-09 02:27 AM
  8. nadebac's Avatar
    I am getting amazing battery life. I have seen no difference until now, having used every update (and a few hybrids) since 109.

    I believe some people just allow too many applications running in the background. I have noticed that Google maps will drain the life pretty good if left running.

    After a full day, I still have 80%. I am normally at about 60% at this time.
    05-22-09 02:35 AM
  9. Nibbla's Avatar
    First post guys!

    I've had my Storm since March and luckily found this site pretty early on. Upgraded with 113 onwards and then found Lyricidal's work. This guy is unbelievable.

    Anyway now I am running his .148 hybrid and I have the best battery life of all. Texts, emails, a bit of video, a fair few calls and 25 hours later I have 64% left!

    Everything works as far as I can tell and quickly too.

    He might just have made a decent phone out of it.
    05-22-09 03:49 AM
  10. Devil Thr3a's Avatar
    I agree... battery life is a lot better. I use Slacker and Pandora all day at work, maybe 100 txt messages, and a couple short phone calls. At the end of my 12 hour shift... its about 15% left. This is with the OEM battery... I used to have the Sedio extended battery also, until i lost that storm, so I do a lot of rough battery tests. .148 improves battery life!
    05-22-09 04:05 AM
  11. kermalou's Avatar
    Yeah it is the best so far!

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    05-22-09 04:14 AM
  12. e12voltsdac's Avatar
    I've been getting pretty impressive battery life with .148 as well. Been up and running about 25 hours and i'm at 55%.
    Closing all the apps after using them definetly helps the most.
    05-22-09 04:37 AM
  13. GpCaptMandrake's Avatar
    Yeah my battery life has been outstanding as well, under heavy data/GPS use. .148 is seriously the best OS I've used so far.
    05-22-09 08:14 AM
  14. stolzyboy's Avatar
    my battery life is unreal good... i couldn't make it to the afternoon with my previous OS... it wasn't .75 but wasn't .132, think it was .113.
    05-22-09 08:18 AM
  15. Mtaylo24's Avatar
    my battery is draining rapidly again today with .148...the back of my phone is hot as all **** as well...what is all this talk about the new radio for the storm? Will it improve battery life?
    05-22-09 12:36 PM
  16. blastco2's Avatar
    I think they are just talking about radio files. Don't know what to say about yer hot batt

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    05-22-09 12:57 PM
  17. 2XPLICIT's Avatar
    I completely agree .148 has amazing Battery on a full charge my battery barely moved one notch through out a full entire day... Now i text message constantly.
    05-22-09 01:00 PM
  18. maserati13's Avatar
    I must be the only one with a battery isue running .148. I had the same problem with .141, .132 was the only one that the battery held up. I pulled it off the charger @ 6:45am and it's now 2:00pm I have lost almost half my battery. I thought it was some of my apps but have gone thru them all and thats not the problem. Anything I can do to help the battery life?
    05-22-09 02:01 PM
  19. vzwcttech's Avatar
    my battery is draining rapidly again today with .148...the back of my phone is hot as all **** as well...what is all this talk about the new radio for the storm? Will it improve battery life?
    OS may not be an issue...

    Sanity check: Downgrade back to .75 for 24 hrs. If your battery is still hot, get it replaced ASAP.
    05-22-09 02:43 PM
  20. papaguya's Avatar
    Make sure you turn down the backlight brightness and the screen timeout in Options-->Screen/Keyboard

    This will make a big difference. Backlight brightness at it's lowest setting works fine...there are so many variables to consider but .148 has been much better than other betas.

    Oh and changing the network setting to 1XEV instead of Global is another battery saver.
    05-22-09 02:51 PM
  21. maserati13's Avatar
    vzwcttech, what is considered to hot. I have a battery drain problem also. When charging it gets a little warm. I have also noticed it charges fater then it has ever before. At first I thought this was great but it drains faster now. Not sure if it's the new os or battery it self. Any ideas?
    05-22-09 02:57 PM
  22. Penumbra's Avatar
    My battery life was certainly better considering .148 was my first upgrade ever from .75
    05-22-09 03:21 PM
  23. causey's Avatar
    vzwcttech, what is considered to hot. I have a battery drain problem also. When charging it gets a little warm. I have also noticed it charges fater then it has ever before. At first I thought this was great but it drains faster now. Not sure if it's the new os or battery it self. Any ideas?
    Sounds like a faulty battery...take it to a tech and see if they will replace it.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-22-09 04:07 PM
  24. Mtaylo24's Avatar
    how come my battery never had an issue before and all you people say is that it is a faulty battery?
    05-22-09 04:10 PM
  25. Mtaylo24's Avatar
    unplugged phone at 10:30, its 4:14 and i have 1 1/2 bars left, 2nd day in a row after the upgrade
    05-22-09 04:14 PM
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