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Towelroot then more battery drain?

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By TheArtiszan, Senior Member on 18th June 2014, 02:23 AM
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18th June 2014, 07:39 PM |#11  
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19th June 2014, 04:22 PM |#12  
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Same issue here - applied Towelroot on an HTC One M8 (Verizon), root did not work, but battery drains considerably faster now (would estimate about 30% faster drain than before).
There is definitely something going on with the towelroot apk, I have not installed anything else.
19th June 2014, 05:02 PM |#13  
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master reset works like charm. battery got back to normal
19th June 2014, 09:38 PM |#14  
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master reset works like charm. battery got back to normal

So I have to completely setup my phone again? I guess that's the price for being brave and trying new things
19th June 2014, 09:52 PM |#15  
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So I have to completely setup my phone again? I guess that's the price for being brave and trying new things

Something's running rogue and keeping your CPU running high, which probably accounts for the heat. A hot phone wastes more energy, so you're getting hit twice. Did you try installing wakelock detector to hunt down the issue?
19th June 2014, 10:09 PM |#16  
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So I have to completely setup my phone again? I guess that's the price for being brave and trying new things

lol i guess so. Back up with kies that will help restoring apps and data.
21st June 2014, 02:58 PM |#17  
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Haven't noticed any lag because of towel root. However installing xposed and xprivacy gave me unbearable lag. I had to Uninstall them and the phone went back to being smooth.

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21st June 2014, 04:42 PM |#18  
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So I have to completely setup my phone again? I guess that's the price for being brave and trying new things

Resetting to factory settings after towel root RETAINS root.

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lol i guess so. Back up with kies that will help restoring apps and data.

Or, since you are rooted, use an app lie Tibu to backup apps and data, and restore it after reset. Root survives factory reset.
21st June 2014, 04:55 PM |#19  
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Resetting to factory settings after towel root RETAINS root.

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Or, since you are rooted, use an app lie Tibu to backup apps and data, and restore it after reset. Root survives factory reset.

Thanks for the info friend. I already factory resetted and solved the battery drain issue.
22nd June 2014, 01:11 AM |#20  
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Originally Posted by diablo009

Resetting to factory settings after towel root RETAINS root.

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Or, since you are rooted, use an app lie Tibu to backup apps and data, and restore it after reset. Root survives factory reset.

I am not rooted - towelroot doesn't seem to work on the HTC One M8 (Verizon).

I did a factory reset, but the battery still drains like a jug of beer on a summer day... down to 15% after 6 hours

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Something's running rogue and keeping your CPU running high, which probably accounts for the heat. A hot phone wastes more energy, so you're getting hit twice. Did you try installing wakelock detector to hunt down the issue?

Looked at wakelock detector, but that only runs on rooted KitKat phones. As mentioned before, Towelroot did not work on my HTC One M8...
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