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N7000 Battery Drain: "Media Download"??


Android Enthusiast
Aug 12, 2010
Paoli PA, USA
On a day-to-day basis, there's no way I can nurse my N7000
through a 12-hour day without the battery (less than a year old) going flat.

This morning I booted my N7000 up with:

  • 100% battery
  • GPS = Off
  • BlueTooth = Off
  • Screen Rotation = Off
  • WiFi = Off
  • Settings | Location Services | Location and Google search = Off

Within 27 minutes, it had burned through 5% of the battery.
As I write this (40 minutes later) it's down to 91% already.

Opening up GSam Battery Monitor Pro, I see usage:

  • Phone 0%
  • Screen 7.5%
  • Phone Radio 1.5%
  • WiFi Active 0%
  • Held Swakd 0%
  • BlueTooth 0%
  • App Usage 90.6%

Breaking down App Usage, I see:

  • "Media" 36%
  • Google Services 14.6%
  • Task Manager 8.1%
  • Kernel (Android OS) 7.5%
  • DoubleTwist 4.9% (iTunes analog)
  • Android System 1.5%
  • Avast Mobile Security 1.2%
  • Nova Launcher 1%
  • (Other stuff.... all less than 1%)

When I drill down into "Media", AppInfo calls it "Downloads".

But WiFi is off and I don't have a data plan.

Can anybody shed some light? Consequences of disabling "Media"?

Also, has anybody experimented with killing various Google Services? I've got Titanium Backup, so I could freeze them as desired.
Sounds to me as if you may have some corrupted files on your SD card. The phone is constantly scanning media, because it encounters those corrupted files, then restarts the scan.

I think you nailed it.

Pulled the card, found several problem files while backing it up under Windows XP, reformatted, restored data, re-inserted.

Now it is 15:40 on the following day and the batt is at 65%. Normally it would need charging by now.

And "Media" usage is only .1% - even though WiFi has been on all the time.

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Is there a way to test fro corrupt files with out doing all that reformating thing?

I don't know how many corrupt files it will catch (In fact, I'm not even clear on the technical def of "corrupt" in the context of my Android device), but I'd think that doing a drag-drop copy to a folder on one's PC would smoke out some.
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