General Stock kernal battery drain

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http://androidforums.com – I got my VM GS2 4G the first weekend it came out. I liked the advertised battery life, but quickly realized that my phone suffered from heavy battery drain as many of them do. I will post my observations and notes for others to compare and learn from: -First 3 or 4 days, couldn't go a full day of my normal use (which is not heavy) without plugging in. -Using the GSam battery monitor app, I noticed that the Andorid OS and the kernal were accountable for more than 60% of total battery useage. -Tried the factory reset and the 'leave the battery out for 5 minutes' tricks. Neither had (General)