Before a time I criticized battery life of my HD2 flashed by energy rom. Last week I installed new version and it seems that HD2 can simply alive almost four days per one charge! I’m usually read internet at least 30 minutes per day, write a few messages, sync to google exchange, couple of calls.
How to improve HD2 battery life?
- install energy rom 🙂
- definitely switch CHT (Cookie home tab) Editor’s lock screen off. Despite it makes your device really unstable, it drains battery a lot – use WM’s default because the android version can be simply unlocked in a pocket – significant battery life improve
- use GPRS instead of 3G – significant battery life improve
- lower backlight to 20% – it’s enough for almost all cases
- switch vibration when any virtual key is pressed off
- install all programs into main memory
- switch weather animation widget off
I was really curious about new CHT (Cookie Home Tab) Editor 2.0. It’s UI heart of the whole work with this device.
Without undue hesitation I’ve yesterday installed famous energy rom including final CHT 2.0 into my HD2. My experience is really bad, I fear that it’s still really unstable piece of software.
CHT Editor brings really great new graphic, no doubt about that, see following screen-shots.
The down side of new graphic is unstable device, I was forced to restart my HD2 four times only for today. Why?
First restart followed execution of google maps app. I wasn’t able to return to today screen. After an hour, I’ve tried to perform any call. I’ve chose person, clicked at photo and the call started but I was unable to go to “call screen”. The last case was again about music player and today screen, I was again unable to return back.
I’m silently waiting to next release of new energy rom version, I hope that it will work, you should wait too because it’s annoying to restart HD2 each hour.
I really like energy rom for my HD2. After month and half I re-flashed HD2 device from later august energy rom to current one – 14.10.2010. I have chose great looking .Sencity theme, see attached screenshot. I love it.
But the worst surprise wait for me. After two weeks of using I can say that current energy version consumes two times more of battery. HD2 has drain the whole battery within three days, but current version is out easily in one or one and half day. Consider if you need to move on to new version!
I have suspected lock screen of Cookie Home Tab in beta 2 but switching to the normal build-in one didn’t improve battery consumption and the only app I have installed is great Twitter MoTweets. Maybe it can be caused by the whole betaversion of CHT. NRG still supports CTH in final 1.8.5 version. So, I’ll try it 🙂
I’m really satisfied with my cell phone HTC HD2. I’ve bought the device in February and I truly like the change, the innovation.
Logically, I’ve started to consider flash HD2 by one of many ROM’s developed by guys around xda-developers.
There were three main reasons why I did it.
- the device suffers by child ailment like wrong delivering of SMS. I’ve no time to watch and search forums and apply released patches
- there are a lot of handful applications around HD2
- there are a lot kinds of settings, it’s hard to fine tune the device
The most widely known rom is the Energy rom.
What do you need to do to flash your device? There are two simple steps described in details within the article. Note that you should make the all flash stuff on the notebook to prevent against the blackout.
What the energy ROM brings me?
- I have got the updated device all the time as I’m flashing it couple times per month. The rom contains almost 40 applications, see the complete list
- HD2 keeps alive almost three days per one charge! This is the best improvement at all
- the fine tuned and fresh graphic of sense environment, see screenshots, note that there are seven different graphics designs!
- the fine tuned environment, all applications works together in the complete bundle
- the whole device is faster, this is the main reason why “energy” 🙂
NRGZ28 made and is making the great work, I like it and I appreciate that! I also have to admit that sometimes the HD2 went down without any reason but it happen a few times.