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I am trying an experiment and I need to wear down my Droid Incredible's battery as fast as possible. What apps are known battery hogs? I've already beaten Angry Birds so that one is off the list for the time being.

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Enable your GPS and use navigator to some location you are not going to that is far away. Then watch a movie on your phone with brightness on max.

This will get the job done.

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I wound up watching youtube, streaming pandora, leaving the flashlight on full power, and playing angry birds. –  KPthunder Nov 15 '10 at 3:09
@npsken: does not youtube automatically stop when you minimize? –  Louis Rhys Nov 19 '10 at 10:15
I believe it does. I just kept it open. –  KPthunder Nov 19 '10 at 10:59

Watch a movie with full brightness, download a large file, while enabling wifi tethering (this is a great battery drain), GPS, bluetoth and wifi at the same time.

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If you know some basic programming, you can write an application that just do some random calculations (e.g. calculating primes, factorials, or even folding proteins), request CPU lock, prevent screen from turning off, turn on GPS, Bluetooth, Wifi, turn on vibrators, record videos, etc.

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Just play The Elements. A very cpu intensive game. If you add a lot of stuff to make the simulation very slow, you are sure to use the cpu on full. Meanwhile you could use GPS fix to constantly use your GPS. And you could leave your Bluetooth on. All this at the same time (especially with the SGS2 & Cyanogenmod) you might end up using more power than your phone can recharge.

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  • Connect a USB device with Motor, like external HDD, cooling fan ( to the USB port using a USB OTG cable. )
  • Play HD videos @ full brightness and sound ( from external HDD )
  • Turn on GPS, Wifi, 3G, bluetooth and do searching
  • unlimited Viberator
  • Run a virus check
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