HTC One X has power management problem says custom ROM developer

HTC One X has power management problem says custom ROM developer
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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One X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1800 mAh

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11 Comments

1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

great job!!

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

XDA should be hired by the manufacturers...

4. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 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

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

TRUE....

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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

5. sinfiery

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 18, 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.

6. asimo

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

aaah mike you're the One !

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

9. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 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.

10. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 219; Member since: Oct 20, 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.

11. TMach

Posts: 485; Member since: Dec 29, 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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