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December 27, 2012

Nexus 4 Battery Custom Kernel (also prevent apps from auto-starting)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — heredago @ 22:49

Source: http://forums.redflagdeals.com/nexus-4-available-purchase-today-canada-december-3-12-pm-pst-3-pm-est-1267501/89/#post16050080

Rooting won’t do anything for battery life, it only gives you access the the root “/” directory files/folders.

The only thing you can change to increase battery life is the kernel. I am running CodefireX ROM with the franco kernel, and better life is much better then stock. I was having to charge every day, sometimes plugging in at night with less the 15% left.

This morning I work to see I forgot to plug it in last nigh, and after a full day of use yesterday, and sitting all night, 68% left this morning. I am going to see if it will go another day.

 

 

I’ve been using this to keep an eye on apps that are going out of control. Android handles memory just fine, you need to watch out for apps using hte CPU running in hte background that chew through your battery.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zomut.watchdoglite&hl=en

I also used Autostarts (or a free alternative) to stop some apps from starting e.g. I don’t use twitter so it doesn’t need to start and why the hell does facebook need to start with the phone. Also get faster reboot times.

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