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Old 09-08-2017, 09:42 AM   #126
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N00b question for you all. Where's a trusted sight for OS images? My 6P has not done the best lately and now the phone will die once I get to 15-20% battery life. This followed one of the monthly updates, so I hope it's just software.
Welcome to the 6P battery eating itself club! Just start looking for a new phone and save yourself the time and aggravation.
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Old 09-08-2017, 10:08 AM   #127
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Not in the cards, unfortunately and especially due to phone prices. Wife's LG G3 is next on the list. I also (foolishly or wisely) bought the google coverage for the 6P, so if it's a hardware I'll just get a new one.

However, I'd like to know a good source so I can reflash both phones to revitalize them.
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:37 AM   #128
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Not in the cards, unfortunately and especially due to phone prices. Wife's LG G3 is next on the list. I also (foolishly or wisely) bought the google coverage for the 6P, so if it's a hardware I'll just get a new one.

However, I'd like to know a good source so I can reflash both phones to revitalize them.
It's a well known *hardware* issue, nothing to do with the OS so flashing a new image won't do anything for you. Most of us are or have experienced the same thing and either changed devices, swapped the battery or (like me) are currently looking at options for a new device. :thanksobama:
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:11 AM   #129
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How can I get this?



Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:30 AM   #130
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How can I get this?



Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
https://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones...8aAi0nEALw_wcB

Whoops, that's the Max, not Mix.

Gearbeast has it listed at $1900+...and out of stock...yikes

https://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_625064.html


This place appears to have them. https://www.geekbuying.com/item/Xiao...UaAvGZEALw_wcB

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Old 09-11-2017, 10:05 AM   #131
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It's a well known *hardware* issue, nothing to do with the OS so flashing a new image won't do anything for you. Most of us are or have experienced the same thing and either changed devices, swapped the battery or (like me) are currently looking at options for a new device. :thanksobama:
I completely get that once the battery gets low enough no software change is going to fix it. But my drain down to 30% is pretty steep and usually various Android utilities are the big users. Or am I just being thick and that's what you're getting at? I'm just looking to buy time and if that's in vain, practice before I get a new phone as I've always heard OTA's should be avoided if one can flash the phone.
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:07 AM   #132
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What networks would that run on? TMobile or Sprint?
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:23 AM   #133
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What networks would that run on? TMobile or Sprint?
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:36 AM   #134
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If I'm reading the specs right it should work on any US Carrier. CDMA BC0 is 800 MHz CDMA used by Verizon & some MVNOs.
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Old 09-11-2017, 11:37 AM   #135
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Old 09-11-2017, 01:11 PM   #136
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I completely get that once the battery gets low enough no software change is going to fix it. But my drain down to 30% is pretty steep and usually various Android utilities are the big users. Or am I just being thick and that's what you're getting at? I'm just looking to buy time and if that's in vain, practice before I get a new phone as I've always heard OTA's should be avoided if one can flash the phone.
If an app or service is causing the drain its generally an app or service. The fact that the drain is happening in various apps and services generally means that its the underlying hardware. That app just happened to be running when the battery had an aneurysm.
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Old 09-11-2017, 01:14 PM   #137
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I knew mine was done when I started getting less than 2 hours SOT yet no app in particular was eating it. That speaks to a general reduction in capacity.
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Old 09-11-2017, 01:24 PM   #138
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If an app or service is causing the drain its generally an app or service. The fact that the drain is happening in various apps and services generally means that its the underlying hardware. That app just happened to be running when the battery had an aneurysm.
That's a fair point. Damn.
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:00 PM   #139
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So quibbles with Samsung's needless and ****ty redressing of Android aside I'm mostly happy with my S8 Active, battery life is excellent.

Took these at 15% and the phone chewed on for several more hours until I got home.

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Old 09-12-2017, 09:51 AM   #140
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A bit surprised that device idle (whatever that really is!) is at 8% though.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:57 AM   #141
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That is a tall screenshot!

I realized that when I say I want a small phone that I can one-hand, not only do I mean that I can reach the nav buttons and notifications with the same thumb, but the phone being narrow enough to not need to support it with my pinky makes a world of difference.

I saw a good comment on r/Android the other day where someone pointed out that 5.2" phones are really stupid because they're not giving you the nice 5.5" screen real estate but also aren't small enough to comfortably one hand. As a 5.15" screen owner whose last 2 devices were the N4 and OPO, I completely related. A <5" phone would be fantastic and if you want a big screen, those are nice options, too. While I'm never against more options, the middle is a compromise that is perfectly fine but not great at either, obviously.
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:25 AM   #142
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I can one hand this phone but its much faster with two.
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:28 AM   #143
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I love the size of my S8 (non-plus). It's perfect for me. Fits nicely in the pocket, great 5.8" screen. Can easily one-hand it. So glad I didn't +.
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:21 PM   #144
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The V30 wasn't on my radar at all until this week but with my 6P rapidly turning into a hot pile of garbage (42% random shutdowns!) I decided to do some research and pretty much across the board the initial impressions are fantastic. I'd be a little leery of LG as the mfg but they're making the new Pixel too I believe which is what I was already looking towards as my next replacement so there may not be getting around that. I'd just have to keep fingers crossed they figured out their hardware issues over the last 2 generations.
Don't buy an LG, they have contuinally had hardware issues with just about every single one of their devices. In the case of the G5 they don't show up until ~8 months or so of use.
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:46 PM   #145
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Got Substratum running rootless on my Pixel XL on Oreo. GIMME ALL THE BLACK BACKGROUNDS.
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:57 PM   #146
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Don't buy an LG, they have contuinally had hardware issues with just about every single one of their devices. In the case of the G5 they don't show up until ~8 months or so of use.
We'll see if my V20 explodes in 8 months. I rooted and removed as much **** as I could. If it does, I don't know what the hell I'm going to do. Maybe get a dumb phone or use a small tablet with a data connection? I'm kind of sick of google's crap, I hate apple and Microsoft is just...
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:08 PM   #147
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Got Substratum running rootless on my Pixel XL on Oreo. GIMME ALL THE BLACK BACKGROUNDS.
Now if there was a way to get ad blocking (that doesn't involve a VPN or specific browser), I wouldn't have any reason to root anymore.
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:34 PM   #148
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Now if there was a way to get ad blocking (that doesn't involve a VPN or specific browser), I wouldn't have any reason to root anymore.
There is on Samsung phones

I have no root/VPN systemwide adblocking.
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:36 PM   #149
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I have no root/VPN systemwide adblocking.
I need the details on that... That would be enough to make me go S8+ or Note.
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:37 PM   #150
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I need the details on that... That would be enough to make me go S8+ or Note.
You install AdHell (or one of the equivalent apps) and generate a developer Knox key. It plugs into Knox and uses system access to block ad domains. It can be a bit fussy to set up but then it just does its thing.
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