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HTC One X has power management problem says custom ROM developer

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HTC One X has power management problem says custom ROM developer
The HTC One X

The HTC One X

The HTC One X has a power management problem according to a developer who has created a custom ROM for the device. The problem, says the developer, is that an NVIDIA power control app known as NvCPLSvc.apk was misplaced in the /system/bin folder, rather than its proper location in /system/app. Posting on the Xda-developer's forum, mike 1986 has released an unofficial fix that puts the APK in the proper location. The problem involves Tegra 3 power management controls and is obviously only on the international variant of the model, which comes equipped with the quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor under the hood.

The incorrect APK placement is costing the HTC One X user 10% to 20% of his battery life. The good news is that the fix from mike 1986 will recapture that missing battery life. If you want to use the unofficial patch, you will need to install the new APK on their HTC One X via ADB and change the permissions. You can see the instructions from the developer himself at the sourcelink. If messing with your handset is foreign to you, we'd suggest waiting for the official fix from the Taiwan based manufacturer. Until then, just remember to travel with your charger.

Did you catch our review of the HTC One X? If not, or if you want to view an encore, you can check it out here!

source: Xdadevelopersforum via Engadget

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posted on 13 Apr 2012, 22:10 3

1. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


great job!!

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 22:16 5

2. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


XDA should be hired by the manufacturers...

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 23:48 6

4. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


you know its not XDA themselves that come up with these fixes...its people that then simply post their fix on XDA....the people are the ones that should be hired

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 12:20

7. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


TRUE....

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 22:23 10

3. remixfa (Posts: 13909; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


woops!

ND, at least samsung hires from devs. Rumor has it that after Steve K got hired on that other guys started getting job offers too by various companies, so maybe they are finally catching on to what the "small guys" are capable of.

which is mainly fixing their buggy android overlays.. lol

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 06:25 2

5. sinfiery (Posts: 19; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Isn't this great news?

This seemed to be the biggest gripe about this phone based on most reviews and if you see a 10-20% instant improvement on battery life, it only solidifies its role as the best android phone on the market.

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 07:43

6. asimo (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)


aaah mike you're the One !

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 12:21 3

8. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Taco must be lurking as I see way too many red thumbs for no apparent reason

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 17:57

9. barondebxl (Posts: 102; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


I've always said it, manufacturers need to just build the phone and processor and put stock android. Then unlock the bootloader and let the devs take care of the rest.

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 19:14

10. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 215; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


No its not the misplacement of the file its just Android itself. Ok I just had to say that lol jk.. you guys can take a joke.

posted on 15 Apr 2012, 18:10

11. TMach (Posts: 367; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


I don't have a problem with my One x! In fact, I find the battery life amazing as my Xperia S barely lasts a day, great phone otherwise, and my iP4s is usually at around 15% by the end of the day. On the basis of similar usage, my One x is at 50% at the end of the day and has only been below 20% on one day and that was after hours of playing music and watching movies/music videos!

Will still await the update, if there is one, as this would give me stellar battery life!

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