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worth rooting for better battery?

27th July 2014, 10:16 PM |#1  
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I'm passed my 14 day return deadline so I guess I'm keeping this thing. I like it, buts a challenge with the battery.
Wondering if there are any means to conserve battery If I root, and if so how much would it really help?
28th July 2014, 01:45 AM |#2  
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Root and remove carrier IQ is a start
28th July 2014, 02:06 AM |#3  
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Agreed. This will improve idle time significantly.
28th July 2014, 03:24 AM |#4  
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Freeze all bloat, remove carrier IQ, greenify system apps that are doing excessive wake locks.

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28th July 2014, 04:26 AM |#5  
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I removed all and also removed all the bloat from the phone and i get kick a$$ battery life now. So much better then out ofnthe box, i would recommend it 100%
28th July 2014, 09:16 AM |#6  
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All the things above are good and if you're still not happy, an app called lean data can really boost the battery.

All in all, coming from s3 I'm very pleased with the battery life on this thing

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Last edited by screwyluie; 31st July 2014 at 10:13 PM.
31st July 2014, 09:09 PM |#7  
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With root being easily achieved thanks to towelroot, there's not much of a reason to ever not root (apart from OTA's).

I enjoy brightness and constant music, so my phone is awake a lot and when the screen is on, it takes up a lot of battery life. So greenifying apps and removing bloat was a must to get the best battery life.
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