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I have tried a few alternative ROMs, and underclock using SetCPU, but I can't seem to find a truly effective way to have my Samsung Skyrocket's battery last for more than a day. My average usage time adds up to around 1 hour per day, comprising mainly of sending texts or looking up something with the browser.

Is the Skyrocket just battery-inefficient by design, or is there something I am missing?

EDIT: It seems that formatting everything/factory resetting/reapplying stock ROM seem to help significantly enough that it's no longer an issue.

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Have you looked at this question? http://android.stackexchange.com/q/476/1465 –  Matthew Read Nov 29 '12 at 23:01
    
I hadn't before, but I already follow everything it says pretty closely. That is, I try to manually close applications that offer that option, and Back out of ones that don't. –  mellowmaroon Nov 29 '12 at 23:20
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How's your cell coverage? Maybe you encounter many areas with low coverage during the day (say, less than 50% of your bars shown)? In that case you might want to take a look at What is Cell standby and how can I keep it from eating my battery? and Does 'poor' reception deplete the battery quicker?. One more hint: Follow your battery-life tag and order by votes, so best rated answers are on top. –  Izzy Nov 29 '12 at 23:57
    
My 4G coverage didn't show anything noticable. And thanks for the advice on following tags! –  mellowmaroon Dec 3 '12 at 7:18
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