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[Q] OMG Google, what have you done to Android with KitKat?!

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13th March 2014, 06:00 PM   |  #1  
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Hey all, long time Note series owner who switched to T-Mobile from ATT last week and got myself a sexy Note 3 and in my stupidity, I downloaded Kit Kat and its been nothing but issues. I'm seeing who else is having this problem as i'm hearing across the webz that lots of people are havingp problems with Kit Kat in general.

But the biggest one is battery life. Why in the hell is Android eating up nearly half my battery life with kit Kat?? What have you done to my new Note 3 Google? It's 3 days old! My Note 2 and 1 ran and lasted longer then this!

Yes, i've done the following

1. Cleared partition cache
2. Exchanged phone at store, twice.
3. Tried with and without A-Data SD card
4. Factory reset and rebuilding after Kit Kat update
5. Forcefully stopping Knox and Lookout from running in background
6. Yanked out battery and reinstalled

Don't even get me started on the WiFi issues....




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13th March 2014, 06:08 PM   |  #2  
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Welcome to the club. Sure someone or Google (search) will help you, because till now thousands are having the same problems. Me not.

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13th March 2014, 06:20 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by HothTron

Hey all, long time Note series owner who switched to T-Mobile from ATT last week and got myself a sexy Note 3 and in my stupidity, I downloaded Kit Kat and its been nothing but issues. I'm seeing who else is having this problem as i'm hearing across the webz that lots of people are havingp problems with Kit Kat in general.

But the biggest one is battery life. Why in the hell is Android eating up nearly half my battery life with kit Kat?? What have you done to my new Note 3 Google? It's 3 days old! My Note 2 and 1 ran and lasted longer then this!

Yes, i've done the following

1. Cleared partition cache
2. Exchanged phone at store, twice.
3. Tried with and without A-Data SD card
4. Factory reset and rebuilding after Kit Kat update
5. Forcefully stopping Knox and Lookout from running in background
6. Yanked out battery and reinstalled

Don't even get me started on the WiFi issues....


I'd post pics from my GSAM app but being new, I am not able too

Try to shut off some of the sensors that you would not need, better yet shut off all those sensors and turn on one by one as needed while monitoring battery usage. I did that.
13th March 2014, 06:23 PM   |  #4  
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Try to shut off some of the sensors that you would not need, better yet shut off all those sensors and turn on one by one as needed while monitoring battery usage. I did that.

The following are already off all the time cause I don't need them

Bluetooth
GPS
Eye View
Smart Scroll
Smart Stay
Air gesture
Multi window
S beam
NFC
13th March 2014, 06:28 PM   |  #5  
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U can also turn on CPU power saving. Most tasks will suffice with low powered cpu unless u play heavy games turn that back on.

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13th March 2014, 06:36 PM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by HothTron

Hey all, long time Note series owner who switched to T-Mobile from ATT last week and got myself a sexy Note 3 and in my stupidity, I downloaded Kit Kat and its been nothing but issues. I'm seeing who else is having this problem as i'm hearing across the webz that lots of people are havingp problems with Kit Kat in general.

But the biggest one is battery life. Why in the hell is Android eating up nearly half my battery life with kit Kat?? What have you done to my new Note 3 Google? It's 3 days old! My Note 2 and 1 ran and lasted longer then this!

Yes, i've done the following

1. Cleared partition cache
2. Exchanged phone at store, twice.
3. Tried with and without A-Data SD card
4. Factory reset and rebuilding after Kit Kat update
5. Forcefully stopping Knox and Lookout from running in background
6. Yanked out battery and reinstalled

Don't even get me started on the WiFi issues....


I'd post pics from my GSAM app but being new, I am not able too

Hey donīt even think about it... now lookahere, grab yourself a beer and root your phone, download a very good custom rom and get rid of some or all the bloatware and you are good to go. May I recommend a custom rom for ya ?Try EchoRom itīs solid as rock,smooth like jelly and the battery is very good. For me I donīt have any of your problems but still good to know.
13th March 2014, 07:09 PM   |  #7  
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Hey donīt even think about it... now lookahere, grab yourself a beer and root your phone, download a very good custom rom and get rid of some or all the bloatware and you are good to go. May I recommend a custom rom for ya ?Try EchoRom itīs solid as rock,smooth like jelly and the battery is very good. For me I donīt have any of your problems but still good to know.

Rooting my phone will break my contract agreement with T-Mobile and my warranty will be voided, so that is not an option
13th March 2014, 09:23 PM   |  #8  
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This is mine on KK NB7 germany. I root, but never install any battery saver apps.

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13th March 2014, 09:24 PM   |  #9  
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Here it is

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13th March 2014, 10:03 PM   |  #10  
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So here's my utter crap battery life thanks to Kit Kat on my second Note 3






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