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I've used the N5 for a few days now and I must say I'm impressed with everything except for the battery.

So the thing is, i really gave no craps about the battery on my Defy because I didn't care much for the phone either; so I'm sort of confused and out of ideas for battery saving.

I haven't rooted yet, but when I do my best guess would be just to down-clock the CPU, but how well does that really work? I use No-Frills and it works about 93% of the time, other times it just reverts. Do I need a kernel?

I keep it on about 10% brightness because I like soft lighting and screens. That works to a certain extent as well as the fact that I'm not a data user and I always turn wifi off when I'm not using it (like, immediately I will go and toggle it).

Other than turning off sync, is there anything else I'm missing? A good app maybe?
Phone: Nexus 5 32GB
ROM: Unitato
Kernel: Some linaro one
Recovery: TWRP 2.6.3.4

Previous phones: Motorola Defy (Mint ROM-4.1.2) hooked up to home theater, HTC Desire (VJ CM10.2-4.2.2)
Tab: iPad Mini

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I've used the N5 for a few days now and I must say I'm impressed with everything except for the battery.

So the thing is, i really gave no craps about the battery on my Defy because I didn't care much for the phone either; so I'm sort of confused and out of ideas for battery saving.

I haven't rooted yet, but when I do my best guess would be just to down-clock the CPU, but how well does that really work? I use No-Frills and it works about 93% of the time, other times it just reverts. Do I need a kernel?

I keep it on about 10% brightness because I like soft lighting and screens. That works to a certain extent as well as the fact that I'm not a data user and I always turn wifi off when I'm not using it (like, immediately I will go and toggle it).

Other than turning off sync, is there anything else I'm missing? A good app maybe?
Few things i've done is turn off wifi always scanning. set location to device only. undervolt -75 and max cpu 1575. i'm using cataclysm rom and frank r16 which was just recently released. when i was on r14 kernel i was getting about 7hour 1% drain on idle connected to wifi. I also try to monitor what I want to have push notifications for. So check what you have constantly Syncing.
 
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Few things i've done is turn off wifi always scanning. set location to device only. undervolt -75 and max cpu 1575. i'm using cataclysm rom and frank r16 which was just recently released. when i was on r14 kernel i was getting about 7hour 1% drain on idle connected to wifi. i also turn make sure i monitor what want to have push notifications. i hope this helps.
Biggest changes for me were:

-Disable Hotword detection. Turn it back on when you want to impress friends and otherwise hit the mic button manually. Increases Screen on Time.

-Disable Auto sync. Set an automation to only sync while charging instead. Increases Battery at all times, may slow charging a tad.

-Disable Locations. Enable if needed on the go. Can't automate this with Llama but I'm guessing it would work using Tasker. Many less wake locks you can go hours without a single one now.
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