As an FYI, to preserve battery life on the T-bolt (any smart phone really) it's a good idea to turn down screen brightness as low as it can go. I have also heard with the Thunderbolt that it is good to start the pre-packaged Blockbuster app, let it update and then adjust any settings that look like they might let the app run automatically in the background. The blockbuster thing seemed to help with my wife's Thunderbolt, but maybe it is placebo effect. Under normal use checking Facebook, making a few short calls, leaving 4g,WiFi, and gps on all the time, she gets at least 12 hrs of battery life. You can tinker with turning 4G and/or gps off if you're not in a 4g area or don't need the gps.
I would say if you turn the screen brightness down into the teens, make sure apps like blockbuster are not running in the background, and always shut down apps right (hit back button repeatedly or menu-->exit), you should get 12 hours battery life without super heavy use. If you get something crazy like 4 or 5 hours under normal use, I would take the phone back and try another unit before giving up on it.
Last edited by Beer; 04-17-2011 at 05:34 PM.
So I have spyware or some shit now on my Bell Vibrant(galaxy s). When I am sufing the net every 5 mins or so A pop up appears."lm.zeobit.com says recommended download- clean your Mac with MacKeeper- award winning system utility". I have to click ok. Then its fine for another 5 mins.
It pops up in the phone pop up window style-dark blue gray.So this shit is on my phone not just a regular internet pop up.
Hopefully it doesnt get worse. Dont want to factory reset this thing. Maybe this has to do with the Skype loophole? Just started a couple days ago when that Skype security story dropped.
Have you factory reset before?
It literally takes 5-10 minutes total to be right back to where you are now. Once it resets you login to your google account, and all of your apps and contacts download again automatically. Everything is stored on google. The only thing youll have to do is set up your screens again.
Thanks for the help everybody. I'm kind of exited.
I unrooted my Evo just now. Was having trouble with Mynn's ROM, the browser would always hang when loading a web page about 75% of the time. And basically, I just got tired of having to research ROMs to see what was broken (there's always some little issue that's wonky) and I just wanted to have everything work even if it meant going back to stock.
Everything that I initially wanted custom ROMs for though, eventually made it to stock releases through updates and I found myself not even knowing why I was using a custom ROM for these days. It was fun at first, but I just want to not worry about ROMs and kernels and all that jazz.
I love having a droid sooo much, I just set my wallpaper as Mario running through levels, so epic....will kill the crap out of my battery, but don't care