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So my gf's Nexus 4 is having some issues with the phone - on idle it drains in 8 hours, and it seems to charge very very slowly.
I tried connecting to the computer to copy off settings and photos but Windows is telling me in device manager, "Device Descriptor Request Failed". It's actually draining faster than it's charging when on USB (but is fine on AC, still very slow though).

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Has anyone else had a similar problem?
 
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Download an app called battery stats so that u wil know what app cause the battery drain and for slow charge, flash custom kernel that has fast charge feature..hoping it helps u

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Download an app called battery stats so that u wil know what app cause the battery drain and for slow charge, flash custom kernel that has fast charge feature..hoping it helps u

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Already done all that - underclocked and undervolt, still no improvement. BBS installed as system app with root, showing no wakelocks (highest one is 8 minutes).
 
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1. drain: can be a kernel related or os problem, so flash a new kernel, or reflash your current one, or flash another customer rom or stock
2. slow charging: you should try another USB cable, on my old HTC cable my phone is charging about 33% slower!
.. or it is charging slow because of the drain.. hmm, think last one
3. what do your battery stats tell you?

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I restored my phone back to factory Kitkat last night, and overnight there was 3h of constant battery drain under Google Play services.
Might downgrade to 4.3 and see if it's still there.
 
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Might be the battery is having some problem. Contact google if you still have warranty then ask for replacement.
 
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Might be the battery is having some problem. Contact google if you still have warranty then ask for replacement.
It was bought on launch day - out of warranty now

I don't think it's a physical thing though.
 
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Check system internal battery status, to see who uses battery. And also check if wifi, gps, etc are always on.
If RF, Android OS, etc uses most, and battery drain fast, try another ROM and Kernel also baseband firmware. If app uses a lot, uninstall it and have a try. Disable wifi, gps, etc.

If you can, try charge your phone from shutdown, where no app runs. It should be fast, otherwise, some hardware should be replaced.
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Did a factory restore from the Nexus image, just left it idle with Wifi on and no other apps other than the default Google ones, and it still drained itself after 8 hours.

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