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« Reply #75 on: January 10, 2011, 12:46:53 PM »

XSaenen, were you using the SLCD one or the AMOLED one ? I guess that this was the brown/amoled one !! (No, I'm not magician at all ^^ )

Btw, my phone arrives tomorrow at home !!! :-)
The Cool Blue service is very "Cool" indeed : I received a sms telling me that my phone had been shipped, I got an email sending me a link to follow my phone through its voyage, .. Pro, fast & efficient !

Do you agree that the first thing I should do when I receive my phone is to fully charge it (turned off) ?
Should I let it charge 8 hours (as I read somewhere) or should I stop the charge when the led turns green (since the charge will automatically stop when the led is green,  I think) ?


But I think that I should first calibrate my battery. And as I read in the first post of this topic, I should have to charge my phone TURNED ON.

So, what is the first things to do :  ('+' means "and then")
- fully charge the phone turned on + next steps of the calibration (starting to step 2) + use.
- fully charge the phone turned off + next stepts of the calibration (starting to step 2) + normal use.
- fully charge the phone turned off + normal use + calibration the following day when the battery gets empty Huh??

I need to know this tonight/tomorrow morning plz !  Tongue
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« Reply #76 on: January 10, 2011, 01:20:50 PM »

That was the SLCD one.  The other phone only uses the default 4GB card, so I couldn't store a couple of movies and my entire music collection on there.  Sure, I could swap the cards, but I'd rather not open the rear cover unless it's really necessary.

As for what to do with a new phone, I'd suggest the following procedure :

After removing everything from the box, insert the SIM and the SD card, hen the battery.  Put the rear cover on, turn the phone on and and plug it in for a full charge.  
Once the LED turns green, the phone will stop charging by itself.  Unplug the phone and start using it.  
Use the phone (you'll have a lot of setting up to do at first) untill it gives a battery warning.  
Plug it in again and calibrate the battery

Ideally you'd unpack it in the morning.  That way you can deplete the battery in the afternoon and calibrate it in the afternoon/evening.
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« Reply #77 on: January 10, 2011, 02:50:50 PM »

Why does I have to put the phone on at first ?
I think I read that you didn't turn your phone on before it had been fully charged the first time, right ? Do you think then that it was a mistake ?


And if you adive me to turn it on when charging, why couldn't I start using it while it's charging ? ?

Why shouldn't I calibrate the phone at first ? Has then the calibration to be done when then phone has been previously fully discharged ?

Hence, should I use first the a backup app tomorrow to be able to backup my phone to its initial state. What is the best app to backup the whole first state ?

I heard about Titanium Backup but I don't have root and I heard about MyBackup but it's working only 30 days longs, so it will not fit Cry
 
Thanks !
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« Reply #78 on: January 10, 2011, 04:42:47 PM »

TBH it doesn't really matter if the phone is on or off on the first charge.  However I did indeed change the text a bit.  Here's why :

Some Desires occasionally have a glitch which causes the LED to stay orange even after it detects that the battery is fully charged.  This glitch only happens when the phone is off, which is why I would suggest turning it on for the first charge.  My HT06 has done it 2 or 3 times in the last 6 months, so it's nothing major.

It would be a very slim chance of that happening on the first charge tho, but ask yourself this : Would you rather wait for a green led and then use the phone ... or do you want to stare at an orange led all day and finally write a post about how you think that your phone is not charging properly?

EDIT : oops, didn't see your other questions.

I wouldn't use the phone too much while charging.  When fully stressed, the CPU is perfectly capable of draining the battery faster than the charger can put juice into it.  So your battery could be charging and then briefly discharging several times, possibly shortening the overall lifespan.  There's no definite proof of this, but it never hurts to be a bit careful.

I prefer to start calibration with an empty battery.  Every time I did it from a near-full battery, it didn't seem to work for me.  Maybe a coincidence, but I've done the last 4 calibrations this way and judging by my standby times they seem to have been very successful.
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« Reply #79 on: January 10, 2011, 05:08:09 PM »

Ok. How many time should this take to charge ?
If I can't use the phone when it's charging, I should turn it off to be able to charge it faster. If the light doesn't turn green after (how many ?) X hours, I can then turn it on (still plugged in) and then the light should turn green ?

What about a free backup app ?

EDIT : just got my phone 5 mintues ago, it's charging, stille wondering which backup app to use to backup the whole state of the phone like twice a month.
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« Reply #80 on: January 11, 2011, 05:36:57 AM »

Theoretically a charge should take no longer than 3 hours.  The difference between phone on and phone off is minimal tho.  it'll only be a matter of minutes.

As for the backup app, I'm afraid that's Sakai's territory.  He has described backup apps in his guide to a factory reset
I have my phone set up to use Google contacts instead of storing them on the phone or SIM, so if something goes wrong I can just do a factory reset, have them restored from the Google cloud and have the entire phone all set up again in an hour.  The only thing I lose is my sms messages, but IMO sms is sooo 20th century to begin with.  I barely ever use it. 
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« Reply #81 on: January 11, 2011, 05:56:49 AM »

You would also lose all your apps and their datas, wouldn't you ?

I already read the guide to a factory reset, but the first app has to be used on rooted phones and the other is only  a 30 days trial Sad
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« Reply #82 on: January 13, 2011, 07:40:21 AM »

I tried this the other day but it made no difference  Cry

So I've just tried it again and we'll see  Undecided

Incidentally, I have had my phone for just over a fortnight weeks and I have minimal use. I am not synched with friend streams, etc.

Actually (there's probably another topic about this somewhere, I'll have a look in a bit) ... when I look to see what's been draining the battery - what is the difference between Android and Android OS  Embarrassed

I really wanted an Android but I'm starting to wonder: if you have a phone that can do everything, what is the point of having said phone when doing everything kills it?  Huh
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« Reply #83 on: January 17, 2011, 05:05:11 AM »

Hi guys. I know this may be an OT question but I was just wondering if this calibration trick will work on the Desire HD as well. I was given an offer to have my Desire replaced with a HD, but from what I've read, the HD has amore dismal battery life performance (could anyone verify that?). So before I take the plunge,I'd like to know if this trick will work. If not, then I'd rather stick to my Desire (that didn't sound right...)
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« Reply #84 on: January 17, 2011, 05:10:57 AM »

No idea on the HD's battery life.  However I do know that calibration doesn't work on that one.  I suggested it to a few HD owners and none of them noticed any improvement.
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« Reply #85 on: January 17, 2011, 01:43:25 PM »

Hi, I tried to calibrate by new desire but the led never turns orange when I reconnect the charger after a full charge and after a shutting down of the phone.

I don't understand Sad
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« Reply #86 on: January 17, 2011, 02:26:25 PM »

You mean it turns green right away?  That means that the battery really is full.  Maybe they updated the firmware slightly.  Would make sense, seeing as they apparently got it right with the HD and the Z. 
What's the first 4 digits of the serial number BTW? 
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« Reply #87 on: January 17, 2011, 02:55:31 PM »

I own a Htc desire A8181 silver bought a week ago.
The serial number starts with SH09.

When I use it intensively (using apps for some hours), I have to charge it ... twice a day !! So I always make full cycles charges.
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« Reply #88 on: January 17, 2011, 03:39:55 PM »

When I use it intensively (using apps for some hours), I have to charge it ... twice a day !!

That's pretty normal for a new phone.  After 2 weeks the battery should reach its full potential and you'll (probably) start using it less anyway.  So give it some time.  It'll turn out just fine.
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« Reply #89 on: January 17, 2011, 03:59:53 PM »

Yes. But I think that I will have to charge it once a day every day.
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