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By mzaidel, Junior Member on 8th November 2012, 04:35 PM
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After being frustrated for a couple of weeks and wanting to return my s3 due to overnight cell standby batty drain of around 40-50% (from full charge with no use overnight, I finally called Samsung tech support and they told me to power down, take out the battery and reinsert, and use the original charger ONLY (i was using a old clamshell phone's charger that I found lying around rather than the one that came with the phone. I freakin can't believe it but it solved the issue for me!!! I only lost about 4 percent overnight. I was soooo pissed before, but now I love my s3 again )

Curious to hear if this works for others who have also been frustrated with this awesome device...
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8th November 2012, 10:21 PM |#2  
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That's been a known problem since the beginning and there was a fix zip floating around, flashed it and my cell standby is only ever 1-2% max 6%

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9th November 2012, 03:05 AM |#3  
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Well just restarting my phone works to "fix" the massive battery drain issue (presumably because cell standby is using about 60% of my battery) but it will be back in a few days. While I do sometimes use more than one battery charger,I don't think this is related to using something other than the original charger but that is something I can test. Thanks for that tip.

This is one of the 3 big problems I have with this phone (the others being random loss of service presumably due to LTE network deficiencies and the face proximity sensor acting to disable the screen whenever I try to touch the screen with my finger). Since mine is a replacement phone for another S3 with the exact same issues, I'm assuming there is no real fix for these problems (for a stock phone). Yes, I have learned to hate my phone...
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That's been a known problem since the beginning and there was a fix zip floating around, flashed it and my cell standby is only ever 1-2% max 6%

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can i get a link please
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Yeah happened to me last night had 60 percent to 0 on paranoid android




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9th November 2012, 03:34 AM |#6  
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I found that letting the battery drain until the phone dies and then charging iy conpletely while off helped my sleep drain significantly. That and un installing apps that have numerous wakelocks such as facebook.

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can i get a link please

here flash this
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9th November 2012, 09:29 PM |#8  
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After being frustrated for a couple of weeks and wanting to return my s3 due to overnight cell standby batty drain of around 40-50% (from full charge with no use overnight, I finally called Samsung tech support and they told me to power down, take out the battery and reinsert, and use the original charger ONLY (i was using a old clamshell phone's charger that I found lying around rather than the one that came with the phone. I freakin can't believe it but it solved the issue for me!!! I only lost about 4 percent overnight. I was soooo pissed before, but now I love my s3 again )

Curious to hear if this works for others who have also been frustrated with this awesome device...

The Cell Standby Fix posted above me...which I use as well...does not fix a DRAIN...it fixes a false reporting of the drain. Charger has nothing to do with it. That was a fluke or a misrepresentation.
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i turned off the voip services that i had running and now it discharges only about 15-20% over night
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Do a search for gsiff_daemon. That is most likely the cause of your problem and while I can't say for sure, I suspect the charger advice worked coincidentally due to the problem being fixed temporarily by powering down and restarting.

Sadly, I don't know of Samsung admitting to this issue and it looks like even the jelly bean update does not fix it.
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I get the cell standby misreporting, not adversely affecting life at all. I did flash the fix and the cell standby consumption is now reported much lower, but I seem to be getting a slightly higher battery drain. sitting idle I generally drop around 2% per hour due to syncing and email push. after flashing the fix I'm up to about 5% per hour. I backed up right before this install so I'll probably revert back...

any idea why this would be?
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