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Due to major changes by Google in Kitkat root access is required to have access to all the features of BBS (see here for more details:

A high battery drain is often a limiting factor for a great user experience.
With BetterBatteryStats you can analyse the behavior of your phone, find applications causing the phone to drain battery while it is supposed to be asleep and measure the effect of corrective actions:
- Spot drainers based on detailed information about the root cause
- Use the online Knowledge-Base to find how to reduce or remove the wakelocks
- measure the effect of actions to reduce drain
- detect changes in the awake/sleep profile and quickly find the causes (rogue apps)

In other words BetterBatteryStats helps you to get the best out of your Android smartphone.

Please don't use the market's feedback system for support. In case of issues or for any question or suggestion please contact me by e-mail or use the contact information from the about box.

If you experience problems with your superuser app keeping asking to grant su rights don't blame BetterBatterStats but tra another superuser app instead.

Keywords: better battery stats, wakelock, kernel wakelock, partial wakelock, reduce battery drain, optimize battery life, save battery, battery drain, saving battery, network stats, alarms, CPU states

- android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE is used only for writing dumps to the SD. In case you don't need that feature please fell free to remoke that permission. It won't have any side effect besides disabling that feature
- android.permission.BATTERY_STATS is obviously the permission to access the internal statistics and can not be revokes without making the app unusable (from Kitkat on BBS will have to be installed as a system app to access this permission)
- android.permission.DUMP from Kitkat on BBS can be installed as a system app to access this permission. It is required to access dumpsys without root for a better performance
- android.permission.INTERNET is required to access the online Knowledge-Base and Google Analytics. If you want to revoke this permission please make sure that the KB and GA are disabled in the preferences
- android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE is required for Google Analytics. You can opt-out from GA from the "Advanced Preferences" and revoke this permission
- android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED is required for cleaning references. Revoking this permission may affect the results of kernel wakelocks and custom reference until new references were saved
- android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE is required to detect when the phone was turned on/off in order to store references for advanced diagnosis
- android.permission.DEVICE_POWER is required to detect when the phone is disconnected from the charger and store the corresponding kernel wakelock reference. Revoking this permission will lead to losing "since unplugged" in kernel wakelocks
- android.permission.BLUETOOTH is required to fix a bug where the communication to the batteryinfo service stops working
- android.permission.READ_LOGS is required to allow logcat dumps to be saved. You can revoke this right and will lose only the ability to save logcats

BetterBatteryStats is open source so you can inspect/review/ contribute and submit issues or feature requests. Please check the about dialog for further details.

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Recently changed in this version

- Support of the L developer preview
- Fixed issued with google launcher (no stats)
- New circular gauges (bar can still be selected from settings)
- Some minor UI tweaks
- Update to Dashclock 2.0 API
- No need to enable root features in settings anymore
- Various performance and memory optimizations
- Fixes from crash reports
- .... and much more

Comments and ratings for BetterBatteryStats
  • (72 stars)

    by Andrew Ostrom on 07/07/2014

    Today's (7/6/14) update consumes all a available ram and crashes tablet. Was barely able to uninstall in the minute or so after a reboot.

  • (72 stars)

    by Pilvi Lease on 06/07/2014

    Works great and very informative (with root).

  • (72 stars)

    by Cory RiJack on 06/07/2014

    Very good. Helps to detect rouge wakelocks and battery drain

  • (72 stars)

    by Ade Adeleye on 06/07/2014

    Breaks down battery wakelocks into the apps and processes responsible if your phone is rooted.

  • (72 stars)

    by Wayne Rohret on 06/07/2014

    The app works but it no longer has graphs which is disappointing.

  • (72 stars)

    by Sorin-Mihai Oprea on 05/07/2014

    This is a useless app since KitKat. Developer says that in order to have full functionality the app should be installed as a system app. But there is no indication on where the apk is located so that I can just take it and move it to /system/app I've searched

  • (72 stars)

    by John Afeman on 04/07/2014

    One of three battery apps I use to pinpoint data or minute detail.

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