Crackly Calls and Battery Tips!

Leonti Bielski prishelec at
Sun Dec 7 20:26:07 CET 2008

Hello and welcome to OM community :)

1.) This is so-called buzzing issue. It's hardware related and in a
week or so a paper explaining how to do a fix will be available.
You can read about it from those links:|a675090

2.) From what you've written it seems like you don't suspend your
phone. What image do you use? Anyways, you have to enable autosuspend
- so phone will go to sleep while not being used and wake up only on
certain events - call/message/cable connected/headset connected.
Without suspend phone can work only for about 8 hours or a little
more. With suspend my phone can be waiting for calls for a couple of
days without any problems. Battery life is for a long time not a
problem anymore.
Tips: try to manually suspend your phone using power button
On QtExtended if I recall correctly autosuspend is disabled by default
so you have to enable it to get the most of your battery life :)


On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 7:49 PM, Dave Smith <lists at> wrote:
> Hello folks,
> Just a few questions really to kick start me being on this list. :-)
> I received my FreeRunner about a week or so ago and have just about got
> around to playing with it a bit more and actually using it. It's running
> FDOM based on recommendations, and picked up my Orange SIM and contacts
> without difficulty.
> A few issues I have had though:
> 1) Recipients of phone calls consistently seem to report a buzz /
> crackling during calls made from the FreeRunner. Apparently the buzz is
> particularly prevelant when I stop speaking, whilst I'm speaking the
> line seems to be clear enough - anyone suffered a similar issue and know
> / suspect it's cause?
> 2) Battery Life. I was warned by people before getting the phone that
> battery life wasn't great as of yet, and as I understand from what I
> have it is a fairly high priority. However, what do you folks do to
> maximise life out of your battery?
> The reason I ask is that with everything (bar GSM) turned off, and the
> phone mostly locked / on standby (30 second timeout for standby and
> blank screen are set up at the moment) I am struggling to get even 12
> hours life out of it.
> To give an example from today, where I didn't get chance to glance at
> the phone whilst at work, it went from being fully charged at 08:00 (I
> took it off charge from the Desktop at that point) to being powered down
> and without the juice to startup at 16:30.
> So, what do you all do to get the most out of it, and what sort of life
> do you get?
> Whilst I can live with the battery as a work in progress, the
> crackliness would be interesting to find out if it's just my unit
> suffering, as it does make using it as my primary phone a little difficult!
> Thanks in advance,
> Dave
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