Fix Battery Drain on Sony’s Stock Android 7.0 Nougat

If you’re an owner of a Sony Smartphone and have received the Android 7.0 Nougat update, then you’re probably aware of the battery drain issue. Upon opening Settings->Battery, users will be able to see all the apps and tasks that are draining their device’s battery. With the Nougat update, it seems that “Phone Idle” eats up a larger percentage of the battery than what it used to.

Turns out that Sony miscalibrated the Virtual Memory Values which  is the cause of the battery drain. You’ve probably gotten used to Android Nougat and are reluctant to flash back Android Marshmallow, so here’s a tutorial on how to fix and even improve your device’s battery;


  • Stock Nougat running on your Sony Device
  • Root
  • A Root Explorer that can  edit text

Steps to fix battery drain

  • Open your Root Explorer and navigate to /system/etc and open the file called
  • Scroll down to the end of the file and add the following lines of code:
    echo 'N' > /sys/module/msm_thermal/parameters/enabled
    echo '1' > /sys/module/msm_thermal/vdd_restriction/enabled
    echo '0' > /proc/sys/vm/laptop_mode
    echo '60' > /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_ratio
    echo '70' > /proc/sys/vm/vfs_cache_pressure
    echo '20' > /proc/sys/vm/dirty_ratio
    echo '10' > /proc/sys/vm/dirty_background_ratio
    echo '2000' > /proc/sys/vm/dirty_expire_centisecs
    echo '3000' > /proc/sys/vm/dirty_writeback_centisecs
  • Save the file.
  • Reboot your device.

Note: This has been tested on the Z5 Premium and may or may not work on other Sony Devices.

via: XDA Developers