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Simple Software Tweak Enhances Battery Life on HTC One X Flagship

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HTC’s quad-core One X flagship Android smartphone–coming to the U.S. with dual-core Snapdragon S4 chipsets instead–is arguably one of the best Android smartphones available today. However, early adopters of the HTC One X notices that the device has a short-lived battery life, requiring users to plug in far more frequent than they’d like. As the HTC One X does not have a removable battery, this presents a challenge for pro-users who may want to carry a spare charged battery when they’re away from a charging outlet for a prolonged duration. Fortunately, though, a quick software tweak will help many users extend their battery life by 10 to 20 percent.

According to Talk Android, XDA-Developers hacker mike1986 has found that a misplaced file had caused the inadvertent quick battery drain. Users can locate the NvCPLSvc.apk file placed within the /system/bin directory and move it to the /system/app directory. In addition to relocating the file, users will also need to change the file permissions.

It’s unclear if HTC will rectify the file placement in a future software update, but it seems like a simple enough fix right now to squeeze out a little bit more power out of your One X’s battery.

In addition to shortened battery life, the HTC One X was also reported to suffer a death grip issue that caused the screen to flex.

If you’re a One X owner, have you noticed sub-par battery life out of HTC’s Ice Cream Sandwich flagship Android phone? Are you willing to perform this simple hack, and if so has your battery life improved much?

 

Tech enthusiast in Silicon Valley enjoying the possibilities of ubiquitous connectivity, information sharing, and collaboration enabled by mobile broadband. You can contact Chuong on Twitter @chuongvision or search +chuongvision on Google+.

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  1. haohao113

    04/16/2012 at 7:58 am

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