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Talking 1-Click Gremlin Remover (UPDATED OP 20SEP12)

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Between multiple ROM flashes and restores, you can develope a build up of left over data. These leftovers are commonly refered to as "Gremlins." You will know if you have the Gremlins because you will not be getting the battery life and/or performance everybody else is getting that is using the same ROM/Tweaks.
I have compiled a great method of removing these Gremlins that has worked very well for myself and many others. I simplified the Odin method to avoid multiple flashes (i.e. flash ROM package, reboot, flash kernel, reboot. etc...)
**I am NOT RESPONSIBLE for anything you do wrong and damage/brick your device**
I tested this method several times on my own phone and it works perfectly.

Step 1: Cleaning: Reset Device and Clear RAM
If you are not getting the battery life you expect, try this
Battery Pull
1 Remove battery
2 Hold power button down for 15 seconds
3 Let phone sit with no battery for 10 minutes
4 Reinstall battery and let phone sit for another 10 minutes
5 Reboot phone and test

Part 2: SDcard Wipe
You may also consider reformatting your SDcard:
1 Using an SDcard reader and a PC (or put phone in mass storage mode and connect to PC), backup ONLY your data, i.e. backups, pics, music, ringtones, etc
2 Place Sdcard back in phone and reformat
3 Place SDcard back into PC and replace your backed up data
4 Place SDcard in phone
5 Reboot and enjoy

Before doing Part 3, try this first and see how things work. Then, if you are still having issues move to Part 3.
Filesystem Cleaner

Part 3: 1-Click Odin Flash to Stock and Build Up
DO NOT change ANY options in Odin
If that still doesn't restore your battery to optimal levels or your performance is way below those that share the same ROM/Tweaks as you, try this:
1 Download to your computer, extract .zip, and open Gremlin Remover.exe (it is an Odin 1-Click I created with KG4 files with KJ1+voodoo Kernel and PIT, as well as the necessary drivers. If you do not have Odin already set up on your computer, use the drivers to do so now):
http://www.filefactory.com/file/c3bc...in_Remover.zip
Gremlin Remover Mirror Hosted by kyndig66 (Thanks again man)

2 Plug phone in to the computer and boot into download mode
3 Press the start button
4 Odin will do it's magic and your phone will reboot
5 When phone reboots you will hear Linda convert to ext4 (see notes at bottom)
6 Allow phone to sit for about 10 minutes
7 Reboot into recovery mode
8 Perform a factory/data reset and flash ROM of choice per the OP of the ROM
9 After ROM is finished, install any Tweaks you may use per the OP of the Tweaks
10 Enjoy!

Notes:
If your phone reboots to RED CWM Recovery after Odin, eneable voodoo lagfix, reboot, and continue with step 5
Voodoo lagfix ext4 conversion may run twice, just let Linda do her thing

The best way to minimize these pesky Gremlins is to:
Use Part 3 before flashing a new/different ROM (not an update of an existing ROM)
Always follow instructions to the letter
If you are confused, research and read
If you are still confused, ask
Never restore system data, especially from a different ROM
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This really works, my battery life is at nearly at 32 hours with one single charge cycle, with moderate use and wifi on constantly.
 
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This really works, my battery life is at nearly at 32 hours with one single charge cycle, with moderate use and wifi on constantly.
Mind you I didn't use the above one click, but I did follow what Thomas suggested and its well worth it.
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Mind you I didn't use the above one click, but I did follow what Thomas suggested and its well worth it.
24 + 5 = 29 hours.
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428 MB? This thing is a monster! Did you include ODIN in here? Just curious.

Yep. A one click odin. Nice work. Between heimdell, the aroma installer, and now this we seem to be well on our way to idiot proofing flashing and fixing this phone. Thanks to all how have made this possible.
 
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Just to verify.. If I'm using Titanium Backup and would like to restore my apps, should I just choose the restore option with apps only or apps + data to ensure there aren't any previous issues with apps affecting the new install?

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Hi Thomas

What exactly is reset on the pulling battery procedure?

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24 + 5 = 29 hours.
Yes, I know this.

I was estimating what I would get based on the percentage left, I was at a run rate of 2.5% to an hour (on average at that point). So with 6 percent left I thought I would end up with 32%. I ended up with nearly 32 (31.5) hours.
 
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Yes, I know this.

I was estimating what I would get based on the percentage left, I was at a run rate of 2.5% to an hour (on average at that point). So with 6 percent left I thought I would end up with 32%. I ended up with nearly 32 (31.5) hours.
2.5% per hour? Did you use the phone at all like surf internet and stuff?

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2.5% per hour? Did you use the phone at all like surf internet and stuff?


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Yup, but I wasn't on it all the time. This battery cycle includes 12 hours of sleeping when the phone was just idle...haha that might skew results a bit.

But yea, I surf the net, read news, facebook, all that stuff periodically during the day.

Try downloading "my battery drain analyser" from market, that calculates the average for you and gives good stats.

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