HTC One X software mod grants up to 20% better battery

The HTC One X is pretty great, but its 1800mAh battery (not unlike the one on the Galaxy Nexus) is only OK. It turns out that HTC itself made something of an error in judgement when putting together that shiny new software. Due to an errant APK location, the native NVIDIA power control app (you know, the thing that makes that magical “5th core” work to save all that battery life) wasn’t working properly. HTC should have a fix out soon enough, but in the meantime, the fellows at XDA have a fix for you.

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It’s a very simple process: all the ADB function does is move a copy of the “NvCPLSvc.apk” into its proper place in the system/app folder, instead of the system/bin folder. Noted Android developer Mike1986 noticed the problem, which should only affect the international version of the HTC One X. You just need the ADB files from the Android SDK to enable the fix – root isn’t even required. If you do have root, you can use an app like Root Explorer to manually move the app yourself. Either way, reboot and you’re ready to go.

Users are reporting between 10 and 20% better battery life, which is nothing to sneeze at in a high-powered phone that got about ten hours of active use and 14 hours of on-and-off use in our review. That’s nothing terrible – we’ve seen far worse after all – but it’s also less than we might have hoped for. The excellent standby time of the One X shouldn’t be negatively affected by this mod. If you’re the cautious type, you might want to just wait it out. HTC will probably apply the change themselves in an update sooner rather than later.

Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : One X [AT&T]
    Manufactuer : HTC
    Carrier : AT&T
    Announced Date : February 26, 2012
    Release Date : TBA
    Also Known As :

Display

  • Screen Size : 4.7 Inch
  • Resolution : 720×1280
  • Screen Type : S-LCD
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : 5.31 Inch
  • Width : 2.75 Inch
  • Depth : 0.36 Inch
  • Weight : 131 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 1800 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : NA
Software
    Android OS:
  • 4.0.x
    Audio Playback:
  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • AMR
  • MID
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
    Video Playback:
  • h.263
  • h.264 / AVC
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS

Hardware

    CPU : S4
    CPU Clock Speed : 1500 Mhz
    Core : 2
    Ram : 1000 MB
    Internal Storage : 16 GB
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    Camera Resolution : 8 MP
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • 1080p Video Recording
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Proximity
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Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • GSM
    GSM Band:
  • 850
  • 900
  • 1800
  • 1900
    CDMA Band:
  • 850
  • 1900
  • 2100
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 3.0
    Location Features:
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
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[via Engadget]

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