Tegra 3 bug fix adds 20 per cent to HTC One X battery

News Tim Webb 12:09, 16 Apr 2012

A developer has launched a bug fix for HTC One X, which fixes its Tegra 3 power management bug

HTC’s One X (Tegra 3 version) has a power management bug that shaves off around 20 per cent of the handset’s battery life, according to one developer.

Fortunately there is now a fix available – but you will need to root your device.

The news comes via the guys at XDA-Developers who first spotted the issue whilst developing a custom ROM for the One X. According to Engadget, ‘an app known as NvCPLSvc.apk was misplaced in the /system/bin folder, rather than its proper destination of /system/app'.

There is now an updated ROM for the One X that fixes this power management bug, adding around 10 to 20 per cent onto the handset’s battery life. In real terms that’s roughly around five hours, which is quite an improvement.

‘To apply the patch,’ says Engadget, ‘users must push the new APK to their handset via ADB, and then alter the file's permissions.’

This isn’t an official update, however, so if you’re not all that comfortable rooting a device you might be best waiting for HTC to release an official version.

Click here to get the patch.

Check out our review of the HTC One X right here.

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