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Is there a universal way for a circuit to detect battery life and report it to the stock OS?

It must be noted that I know very little about programming, and don't even own an Android device, however I am considering building one(Learning whatever it takes.) My question is simply, if I were ...
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How to troubleshot: IpcThreadState log spam / system_server eating battery

The last days, i encounter the issue of my phone draining its battery fast (about 10-15%/h when idle). I'm trying to see what's happening, there are no unusual or suspicious alarms or wake locks. ...
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android battery problem

I have had common problem when charging my phone with Android the battery reaches 90 percent and the time on battery resets to zero and 89 percent it remains on showing exact time on standby - is this ...
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How to set gmail sync frequency?

I want to know how often Gmail checks for new emails because I need longer battery life. How can I see/set this? I want to set it so that, for example, it checks for new mail every 10 minutes and ...
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Having serious technical problems / crashing on my Samsung i9300

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) that I've been using for slightly over a year. I am a rather heavy-duty user of the phone, and have used in intensively for that time. I do take care of the phone ...
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Galaxy S5 keeps restarting

I have recently gifted a Samsung Galaxy S5 and every time I turn it on I face with message: check battery cover Something similar to this one But my main problem is that it restarts randomly ...
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battery draining problem in samsung galaxy note 2

I've replaced my damaged battery with a new one in my samsung galaxy note 2, but it drains too quickly. After fully charging the battery, when I leave the phone without using it (the screen is ...
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Running an Android phone as a pure phone - disabling the computer part

This question is not about pre-installed apps but more about apps which are part of Android. What are all the apps (which come in the factory condition) which I can disable if I am planning to use an ...
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Wearing down battery as fast as possible

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 ...
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Massive battery drain after factory restore

I've been struggling the last couple of days figuring out a way to solve my mass battery drain issues on my android phone (Samsung Trend Android v 4.2.2). Since my time for finding a solution was ...
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Turn off cell standby?

I have a Droid Charge, but I live overseas and it's not an international phone so I can only use it for wifi. It is constantly searching for a signal that doesn't exist and it's eating my battery up! ...
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Battery Drain from mysterious wake locks

I have an huge battery drain issue on my OnePlus One running Android 4.4.2 on stock ROM CM11s O5Q with FrancoKernel R35. I googled and searched so many times but couldn't find anything and I am really ...
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Computing when on charger - long term effects on battery life

Donating your computational power for scientific projects is, in some cases, available for Android. One of them, the World Community Grid, states that "Using the application will not significantly ...
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Tablet wont get charged after continous use of a different charger

My Android tablet had a charger with output 5.0V 2000mA. Of course, it got damaged and i found another charger that suits the size.Its output was 5.0V 880mA.I used it for months.I noticed my tablet ...
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is there a reliable source of charging current?

I am testing several chargers and cables to find the optimal combinations for a fast charge. I was so far using CurrentWidget and was getting just a few values, (independently of how much the battery ...
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Why is my WIFI always on?

I have turned off WIFI in the settings, but it's still always running. Doesn't this graph indicate that WIFI is really on all the time? How can this be when it's definitely "off" in Settings? I'm ...
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Battery meter went crazy and now stays at 0%

I have a Samsung Galaxy Discover that worked fairly well until the last week or so. I ran the device down down to 0% - at which point the device shut off. I performed a full recharge and then ...
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Abnormally high battery drain

My battery drains extremely quickly, it can deplete completely in just over 1 hour. It can even drain faster than the charger can supply. Here is the battery graph after less than 60 minutes of ...
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Battery draining within seconds

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II GT-I9105. My problem is battery draining. It works normally after I charge it to full, but as soon as the battery percentage hits 30%, draining accelerates and will go to ...
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How much battery drain do push notifications cause on Android 4.1?

I've got an S3 on 4.1, and I have a lot of apps which have push notifications. This is convenient, but I want to know if 4.1 is set-up to use push notifications efficiently with regards to battery ...
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Google Play Services Battery Drain [duplicate]

I have sony xperia l running Android kitkat4.4.4 AKOP rom I want to ask that my phones google play services draines my battery 60% to 80% I tried all kind of fix but nothing sloved my problem ...
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Samsung S duos - showing charging symbol but percentage not increasing

I have samsung s duos. Suddently one day, when i was charging .. though the indicator shows charging, the battery level keep going down. I restarted mobile... still same issue. Then i tried with ...
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Battery life indicator issue on Alcatel One Touch Fierce 2

I have Alcatel One Touch Fierce 2. When I charge my phone to 80%, within 10 minutes it's on 75, and as soon as it hits 50, it drops down to 1 and up and down over and over again. What's wrong with my ...
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SGS2: Terrible battery life, I've tried everything I could think of

About 2 months ago, my gf started experiencing an odd problem with charging her Samsung Galaxy S2. While it was connected on charger and on stand-by, it would charge only 5% in like 2-3 hours. ...
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Download Manager causes high CPU usage on Motorola Razr with stock Android 4.0

My Razr (Stock ROM 4.0) is very very hot. After some research I found com.android.providers.downloads is responsible, since it's using about 60% of CPU. I have tried killing it, and it respawns, ...
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What can cause “Android OS” process to use high percentage of battery?

I've read a bunch of forum posts about the Android OS battery drain bug. This is where the 'Android OS' process is showing large percentages in the battery statistics. For me, I'm running 2.3 ...
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Is it possible to remove the battery percentage on my Samsung S5?

I have a Galaxy S5 running 4.4.2, unrooted. In the top indicator bar, there is an icon of a battery, and a percentage of remaining battery life beside it (not inside of it, as I've seen other people ...
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Why doesn't my phone charge?

Okay, so I already ordered a new battery, but in the mean time. Why won't my phone charge? I have tried every charger/cable in my house and car (over 10 chargers and around 15 cables). Double ...
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Battery percentage shown in lockscreen while charging is incorrect

I have a Samsung Galaxy S-III (rooted & running 4.4.4) with a peculiar problem. According to the Notification Bar toggles, the battery percentage is 82%. The same is shown in Settings > ...
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Network quality related battery discharge

I'm seeing a ridiculous battery drain on my Android/Samsung Galaxy S4 seeming to correlate with network traffic/signal change (see images below). Please keep in mind that the phone sits idly on my ...
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How can I have my device charge only when battery is below a given percentage?

So I've mounted my Nexus 7 onto a wall and use it as a sort of info screen / home automatisation device. Now this would require the screen to be on all the time which is why I want it to be connected ...
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My battery dies very quickly [duplicate]

I've had this issue a couple of months ago too but then I could fix it by turning off an option at my WiFi settings. Now the problem is back but it my previous solution doesn't work. I own a Samsung ...
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battery drain AFTER kitkat update

On Samsung S5 AFTER installing KitKat last week, the mm-qcamera deamon usage has drain down full battery in 7hours (before update 12+ hours uptime was the average. Hopefully an urgent fix is coming. ...
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Battery calibration myths [duplicate]

I have read loads of articles on battery calibration, but I have trouble finding any consistent information. Is calibration even necessary? I mean doesn't android do it automatically, surely it ...
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How to save battery on Moto G 2nd generation without installing third party apps?

How do I save battery life on my Moto G 2nd generation phone without installing third party apps ?
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Battery goes down from 100% to like 80-75% so fast

Why does my LG L90 battery goes down from 100% to like 80-75% so fast (about 30 mins) and then the battery lasts quite a while? Is it because the battery has been charged only a few times? Because I ...
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Is it better to take your phone to the store to have the battery replaced? [closed]

I recently upgraded to a smartphone and am learning my way around it. I like to do things myself whenever possible, so I'm wondering: When the time comes to replace the battery, should I take it in to ...
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My android system and android os are consuming more part of my battery

this problem has been troublimg me from the last few weeks I reported this problem at the Flipkart service center and they changed my battery and software.I even tried a factory reset but to no avail. ...
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Nexus 7 max battery capacity dropped so fast

I own a Nexus 7 2012 running Android 5.0.2 Two months back when I installed battery doctor and checked my maximum battery capacity it showed 3950mAh. Uninstalled the app, yesterday I re-installed the ...
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Can I leave my note 2 charging? [duplicate]

The guy I bought my phone off of said there was a problem with the note 2, where i should not leave my phone plugged in all the time becuase the battery could overheat of whatever.. So I dont have it ...
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How do I turn on battery percentage in Android Lollipop?

I haven't been able to find a menu option for this setting in Android Lollipop (previously known as Android-L).
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How to replace Nexus 5 battery?

As we all know, the battery in the Nexus 5 is sealed inside the phone chassis and cannot be replaced by the owner the way other phones' batteries can be. I am not particularly in favor of ...
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Battery down over night?

I only found a question where the cause of this problem was the exchange service. But in my case the battery went down from 80 to 9% over night, with 55% consumed by Android OS. What are the services ...
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edit : battery drain *MYSTERY*

UPDATE 06/02/2015 i have a Galaxy Grand Duos and i constantly faced battery drain issues. after MANY ideas to what the problem could be, (even by samsung service), i decided to root the phone and ...
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What would happen if the kernel was somehow modified to avoid sending the shutdown signal?

I'm assuming a signal is sent when the battery reaches some critical level. If that signal was programmed to be ignored somehow, what would me most likely to happen when the battery depleted its ...
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com.avast.android.mobilesecurity still using 30% of battery power even after I uninstalled the app?

On my Samsung Galaxy s5 I found out that avast was draining my battery, so I uninstalled it. Even after rebooting, by battery usage still shows something called com.avast.android.mobilesecurity (with ...
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Where is the battery animation called?

I have a tablet from China, it's a Q8H Allwinner. It is rooted, and I've browsed the internal storage for hours to find the battery animation, I found them at framework-res.apk... Now I want to find ...
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Alarm not triggered when battery low (but also when battery full)

I've noticed that on my Android 4.3 Samsung Galaxy SIII, as well as on previous devices, the alarm is not triggered when the battery is low, and any applications that depend on this will thus not be ...
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android app to shutdown below certain battery level

Does anybody know of an app or how to programmatically make my phone turn off when the battery level is below 50%? At the moment it does this when the battery level (or voltage) is critically low, ...
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SD Maid on Rooted Roger's Galaxy S3 hanging on “System Cleanup” and “Duplicate”

My phone is a rooted Canadian Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-I747M) running stock 4.4.2. I've had SD Maid installed for a very long time and it's worked great up until now. I've never had any issues with it. ...