Captain Ned wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
Cool, I need to look into that. I do have a pass-through USB dongle that tells you voltage, current, and total power transferred thru the port, but that app sounds like it gives more detail since it knows where all the power is going inside the phone.
Does it require a rooted phone?
No root necessary. I haven't rooted my 6P because that would break auto Google Android updates (the phone is on VZW, but doesn't march to VZW) and I'm too lazy to download apks and sideload them. Rumour has it that the 6P will get Android O when it's released as the last major guaranteed upgrade for the phone. Currently on Nougat 7.1.2
At least on my 6P, it also reports battery technology (Li-ion for me), phone model, and Android update version/Build ID.
Also, I've yet to see Ampere report a voltage over 4.5V. Most of the time it slides in a range between 4.3V and 4.4V.
My biggest issue with Ampere (I have not uninstalled it yet, so at least part of me thinks it is useful in some circumstances) is that on my free version, I cannot tell it to keep the app on, even if I set the screen timeout to like 30mins. The app will go dark (exit?) after a while anyway, affecting the results when I turn it back on. Does the paid version have logging to a file? That should be much more accurate.
That said, I am of the opinion that we should use yet another device to measure the current draw to keep up our geek creds
. So I am looking at little gadgets like this
. Granted, who knows how accurate these cheaply made Chinese gadgets are, but it should be at least on par with software? I am kind of waiting for QC4.0 support, so I am in continuous window shopping mode. I do have the older DROK-like
device from a while back, but all the fast charging tech of the last few years are making it obsolete.
The Model M is not for the faint of heart. You either like them or hate them.
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