How to Reduce Battery Drain on Samsung Galaxy S3

Android Jelly Bean update provided plenty of awesome features for the Samsung Galaxy S3, however one awful bug still existed. A problem was triggering “Android System” consumption being constantly high.

Obviously, the proportion for this process which is utilized depends on your tasks at the same time, even so it shouldn’t be anywhere around this stage with “standard” use such as phone calls,emails, texts message, light browsing, etc.


There’s a way how to take care of this, and here’s tips on how to do it. You will have to be rooted to do this and its not difficult.

Identifying the problem

Quite often, the primary cause is a file/process identified as “gsiff_daemon”. It is a non-utilized however , strikingly active GPS sensor daemon. Simply, this is an in most cases that always on, but mostly pointless process.

indentify the Problem

To ensure that this is definitely the cause, head to Settings, then scroll down to Developer Options. Scroll down and inspect Show CPU Usage. At this point you will notice a small overlay on your screen. Try to find “gsiff_daemon” to show up.

How to fix this ??

Start Your Own Root File Explorer - you may require a file explorer which can browse and write to the root within your system. To do this step , lets say that you are using ES File Explorer , ensure that you hit Menu, Settings, Root Settings, and check “Root Explorer”, “Up to Root”, and “Mount File System”.

Go to System/Bin - In your ES File Explorer, go to the “bin” folder in “system”.


Rename The file “gsiff____daemon” to “gsiff_daemon.bak”


Reboot Your Phone – after you reboot your phone check out your “Android System” usage. Turn on CPU Usage in Developer Options and spot that you’ll not find ‘ol gsiff hanging out around.


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