StreakDroid 2.3 beta2 brings 20+ hours of battery life to the Dell Streak

6a00e55225079e8834014e892f9c98970d-320wi1 Yes, you read that right. The new beta build of StreakDroid 2.3 for the Dell Streak is providing 20+ hours of battery life on normal usage. This is on a stock battery with 3G, GPS, and WiFi running.

I most recently pulled over 23 hours with about 45 calls totaling around two and a half hours, nine Facebook updates, a few Google searches, and a mash of texts and emails. This was more than enough to get me through a full day, and enough standby to get me home. It's worth noting that my phone never actually died, so I probably could have pulled a few extra hours out.  

This new beta is no longer based on Dell's alpha kernel but a mysterious Gingerbread kernel provided to fards by an undisclosed source. It does require flashing a new AMSS and DSP, which are both tied into the battery saving nature of this new build.

This is by far the smoothest ROM to date for the Streak in terms of battery life. There are no more of the radical jumps in battery life that we saw in StreakDroid 1.9 and 1.9.1. Your phone will run evenly from 100% to 0.

For those of you still on the fence about making the jump to the beta, now may be the time. This also happens to be an improvement over Simple Streak 1.2 in terms of battery usage. It may seem like a leap of faith to run a beta build on your Streak, especially one that changes your baseband to "Unknown," but this is more stable than anything I have used so far. This ROM is truly a gift as far as I am concerned; there is nothing to fear.

If you are still not ready to make the jump, then you may not have much longer to wait. I can't see this build going much farther before an official release. It will be interesting to see whether DJ_Steve's overclock perfmod will make its way in and how this will affect battery consumption in the long run.

So has anyone else been enjoying all their extra battery life?

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Jon Jones

Jon Jones is a former contributing editor at StreakSmart, which was merged into Pocketables in 2012.

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22 thoughts on “StreakDroid 2.3 beta2 brings 20+ hours of battery life to the Dell Streak

  • Avatar of commanderastig
    September 8, 2011 at 2:41 pm
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    I can confirm this true. this is by far the most battery saver rom i have ever flashed! fast and smooth as well.
    one complaint I have is that, the portrait default that was in SD 1.9.1 is missing. a little laggy when you unlock the screen on portrait mode. besides that everything is awesome! thanks to Fards. first to post. woohoo!!

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  • Avatar of Alfonsoon
    September 8, 2011 at 3:20 pm
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    I’m still on the fence to try this… I’m on Streakdroid 1.9

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  • Avatar of Jon Jones
    September 8, 2011 at 3:20 pm
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    I’ve noticed the issues in portrait as well. I just never use it that way so it wasn’t so much of an issue.

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  • Avatar of Jon Jones
    September 8, 2011 at 3:22 pm
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    Well you should at least be on 1.9.1 the upgraded version was a major improvement over 1.9. But you still shouldn’t have any problems with this, it extremely well done and smooth.

    Just be sure to follow the instructions for the AMSS and dsp. Also, it has the added benefit of the GPS tweak which honestly shaved about whole minute off my lock times on my GPS

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  • Avatar of ak
    September 8, 2011 at 3:41 pm
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    Is there any issues on hardware not working… I know at first they had problems with proximity sensors and such. Does anybody know if they have been resolved yet?

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  • Avatar of Jon Jones
    September 8, 2011 at 4:47 pm
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    Nope, everything is working in this build. Jump over XDA to see whats going on in this new beta. The GPS does require a lil tweak but other than that everything is awesome

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  • Avatar of Alfonsoon
    September 8, 2011 at 9:10 pm
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    Thanks. You convinced me. I installed it :)
    Let’s see how it goes tomorrow.

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  • Avatar of ak
    September 9, 2011 at 2:34 am
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    i cant find the post about the tweak… do u know what page its on or what to search i tried gps tweak didnt bring it up.

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  • Avatar of Jon Jones
    September 9, 2011 at 5:12 am
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    It’s on the bottom of the original post for 2.3 Just go down to the bottom of the first post and there is a link to download the config file for your country. Then just use a file manager to copy it to the appropriate location and boom, youre done

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  • Avatar of Ralph
    September 9, 2011 at 10:29 am
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    This ROM is the best by far. Cant imagine what the official release would bring to make it better.

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  • Avatar of Jon Jones
    September 9, 2011 at 10:52 am
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    I’m still waiting for an overclock option, possibly getting apps like StreakLight and things back into the mix.

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  • Avatar of Hevroth
    September 9, 2011 at 1:01 pm
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    You keep pushing that one “may not have much longer to wait”… just what exactly is the rush? If it reaches an ‘official release’, then it’s even better than the beta. You say that “now may be the time”.. basically insinuating that this rom may somehow vanish inexplicably from the face of the internet… :

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  • Avatar of JVCS
    September 9, 2011 at 3:13 pm
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    Does anyone know if voice dialing over bluetooth head set is working? This is my only hold up.

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  • Avatar of gino
    September 9, 2011 at 8:33 pm
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    is there a way to lock this in portrait mode like the simple streak?

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  • Avatar of commanderastig
    September 11, 2011 at 2:13 am
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    you can actually lock the screen on portrait mode. i use adw launcher ex and it works just fine. but again its not native in the system like simple streak so when you slide to unlock the screen you get that lag transition. if Fards/dj steve can do imports this to the Rom would be perfect for me.this Rom has been awesome for me especially when i use Volume * app really enhance the sound dramatically.

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  • Avatar of Droidfreak
    September 11, 2011 at 7:22 am
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    Does Streak Droid work for Streak 7?

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  • Avatar of Commanderastig
    September 13, 2011 at 9:16 am
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    Fyi. If anyone is interested there is already a way to make portrait mode possible by default. Go to xda same post as gingerbread 2.3 all the way to the very end. There’s a link there. Enjoy! I’m running it right now and it’s awesome!

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  • Avatar of gaga
    September 19, 2011 at 11:24 am
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    +1 … i just put on streakdroid 2.3 beta 2; 2 days back… i still have 25% remaining… occasional use.. but standby time has gone up crazy!!

    plus the rom is smooth as silk… although i have had one unexpected reboot while playing a flash video on onion…

    love it!

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  • Avatar of Geeknizer
    September 23, 2011 at 11:20 pm
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    I tried it, but why it was so jerky for me.. graphics were jerky.
    1.9.1 gives 2100 quadrant and 2.3 only gave 1600. I could easily see the difference.

    Which baseband, dsp did u use? I used the one specified in the thread.

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