Originally Posted by xHausx
nah, you can't be scared of being flamed. This is just an internet forum.
No matter how it gets spun fact is that you are forcing your phone to charge for longer than it was designed to, which is why everyone who is familiar with li-ion batteries say that it is overcharging. I couldn't care less what any one else does with their phones but I do wish that people would at least give you warning that their ROMs are packed with SBC kernels. On more than one occasion I've flashed something only to feel my phone getting warmer than usual a few minutes later.
Which roms don't tell you? All the roms I know that have them say they have them...kernels too. I have never unwittingly installed sbc (although it wouldn't bother me anyway, I'm an sbc user myself). I'm not saying you're wrong for being concerned about it, but I'd like to know which roms you're talking about.
As for the "overcharging". The debate has been settled. It doesn't charge above 4300mV, which is the danger zone and it doesn't charge the phone hot enough to cause damage. In order to actually damage the li-ion battery, one of those two things must occur and they don't, so sbc doesn't overcharge as much as alarmists presume. When I don't touch the phone and leave it to charge, it stays at a steady 28 degrees Celsius.
I am an avid sbc user. I used MS79723's sbc v7 for a couple months then switched to netarchy's 4.3.4 sbc-cfs-havs-more. Never had a problem, battery lasts longer than ever and it stays cool and inside safe voltage measurements.
Can't get battery life like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/absolutzerogi/5635211381/
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